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Simon Crisp

Simon Crisp

Simon is a journalist and photographer who has spent the last ten years working for national UK newspapers - but has never hacked a mobile phone - and specializes in writing about weird products and photography technology. When not writing for Gizmag, Simon is often found playing with LEGO and drinking far too much coffee.

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— Digital Cameras

The best GoPro accessories for 2015

By - July 24, 2015 59 Pictures

Action cameras are great, but without the right mounts, grips and filters, you might struggle to capture footage that does your action-packed adventure (or extreme lawn mowing session) justice. Gizmag looks at some of our favorite GoPro accessories which will help you capture unique angles, mount your camera from everything from a speeding car to a dog, and keep shooting when other GoPro users are staring at a low battery warning.

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— Digital Cameras

World's smallest interchangeable lens 4K camera set to fly

By - July 21, 2015 6 Pictures

Competition is hotting up for the space under that quadcopter you've got your eye on. The E1 from Z Camera is a tiny drone-friendly Micro Four Thirds camera which can shoot 4K video and has far exceeded its funding target on Kickstarter. Like the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, the E1 aims to offer the benefits of a compact action camera form-factor with the quality and options you get from more traditionally-sized interchangeable lens cameras.

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— Digital Cameras

Fashion photo shoot captured with musical triggers

By - July 21, 2015 7 Pictures

Though there are all manner of cool ways to fire the shutter of your camera with triggers like the Triggertrap and ioShutter, fashion shoots are traditionally still done with the old-fashioned finger and button combo. Not so at a recent shoot for an Australian retailer, in which 42 customized cameras were automatically triggered by frequencies in a live musical performance. Is it time to fire the photographer and hire a drummer?

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— Digital Cameras

GoPro vs. GoPro: Hero4 Black, Silver, Session, and Hero+LCD

By - July 20, 2015 42 Pictures

The updates to the GoPro line-up so far in 2015 haven't been specification-beating flagship offerings, but with new models that are more affordable or smaller, they might still be the right cameras for you. Gizmag looks at the key specs and features of the new Hero4 Session and Hero+ LCD cameras to see how they compare to the Hero4 Black and Silver from last year.

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— Digital Cameras

Panasonic's GX8 shoots 4K now, will gain Post Focus function later

By - July 16, 2015 12 Pictures

Panasonic has updated its mirrorless camera line-up with the DMC-GX8, a follow-up to the GX7 which retains the retro styling of its predecessor, but adds mod-cons like a higher megapixel count, 4K capabilities and dual image stabilization technology. The camera is also due to gain a new Post Focus feature – allowing users to select a focus point after taking an image – in an upcoming firmware update.

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— Wearable Electronics

Misfit turns the fitness tracker into a selfie remote control

By - July 16, 2015 5 Pictures

Activity trackers are rarely just activity trackers nowadays, some include heart-rate monitors, while others deliver smart notifications to your wrist. Misfit, however, appears to see a different future for its trackers, doubling as wearable smart buttons which can be used as remote controls for things like taking a selfie, or controlling your music playback on Spotify.

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— Mobile Technology

Olloclip's latest kit adds more than just lenses to your iPhone's camera

By - July 2, 2015 6 Pictures

Olloclip's clip-on lenses have impressed smartphone photographers since they launched on Kickstarter four years ago, and they recently featured in our roundup of the best smartphone camera accessories. Now the firm behind them is returning to the crowd-funding site with a new product, the Olloclip Studio, a photography-enhancing iPhone 6 or 6 Plus case and accessory system.

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— Around The Home Review

CubeSensors review: These little cubes want to make you and your home healthier

By - July 1, 2015 29 Pictures

In a bid to improve their lifestyles an increasing number of people are turning to sensor-toting wearables, but your environment can be just as important as your body. CubeSensors are sensor-packed devices which monitor external factors and give advice to improve your relaxation, productivity or, in conjunction with a Jawbone or Fitbit tracker, sleep quality. Never missing the chance to sleep in the name of work, we recently spent some quality time with the little cubes.

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