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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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The Moment Case is designed to make the iPhone 6 an even better camera with interchangeabl...

After launching a pair of photography-improving lenses for smartphones last year, Moment is back on Kickstarter with a new case which aims to turn the iPhone 6 into an even better camera. The Moment Case features a multi-state shutter button enabling more traditional DSLR-like shooting, and a built-in mount which allows users to easily attach the firm's interchangeable lens.  Read More

The Panasonic Lumix GF7 is the latest interchangeable lens camera to be marketed on its se...

Panasonic has updated its GF series of mirrorless cameras with the GF7. The interchangeable-lens camera follows in the footsteps of the Samsung NX3000, Olympus E-PL7, and Fujifim X-A2 by making it easier to shoot and share high-quality selfies. In addition to a 180-degree tilting touchscreen and hands-free selfie shooting, the GF7 also boasts narcissist-friendly picture effects to make you look more attractive and slimmer.  Read More

Gizmag compares the newly announced Nikon D5500 entry-level DSLR and its predecessor the D...

Nikon recently announced the launch of its first DSLR to feature a touchscreen monitor, but what other improvements does the new D5500 have over its D5300 predecessor? Gizmag takes a look at the key specifications and features of the two entry-level DSLRs to see how they compare, and which one would be right for you.  Read More

The selfie-focused X-A2 is the headline attraction of the new Fujifilm cameras

Fujifilm has revealed a number of new cameras, with the headline attraction being the X-A2. The new interchangeable lens camera is designed for selfie-obsessed photographers who don't want to compromise on image quality, and is the first X-series model to feature a 175 degree tilting LCD screen. Other selfie-friendly features include Eye Detection AF, and a Portrait Enhancer mode which makes a subject's skin look brighter and smoother.  Read More

Panasonic has revealed a selection of new compact Lumix cameras for 2015

Panasonic has announced a selection of new Lumix cameras at CES, which are designed to give you better photographic power than your smartphone while still being compact. New models include a travel-oriented camera which features a big zoom and a high-resolution viewfinder, a compact you can wink at to take a selfie, and a couple of rugged cameras.  Read More

Toshiba has launched the world's first SDHC memory card to feature built-in NFC

Toshiba has launched the world's first SDHC memory card to feature built-in NFC (Near Field Communication). Unlike other wireless SD cards which make it easy to transfer images, the new NFC card has instead been designed to let users see what's stored on it using a suitably-enabled smartphone, without than having to put it into a camera or computer.  Read More

Canon has revealed five new PowerShot cameras

Canon has added five new PowerShot cameras to its 2015 line-up. Aimed at refreshing the entry-level end of the firm's compact camera offering, the new models include pocketable point-and-shoots, compact super-zooms and a bridge camera which boasts a massive 24-1200-mm equivalent lens.  Read More

The Nikon D5500 has a 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD touchscreen with 1,037k dots

Nikon has revealed its first DSLR to feature touchscreen capabilities, the entry-level D5500. While its predecessor, the D5300, was the first Nikon DSLR to boast built-in Wi-Fi, it's the D5500 which finally adds the option of touchscreen operation to the firm's DSLR line-up. A couple of new lenses were also announced, the affordable 55-200-mm F4.5-F5.6G ED VR II, and the surprisingly compact 300-mm F4E PF ED VR.  Read More

Gizmag tests the Pico time-lapse smart controller (Photo: Simon Crisp/Gizmag.com)

Just as slow motion video is oddly compelling, there's something equally mesmerizing about watching things unfold faster than they should. Think clouds darting speedily across the sky, day quickly turning into night, or a flower blooming in a matter of seconds. Pico is a recently Kickstarter-funded, smartphone-controlled camera dongle designed to make shooting this sort of time-lapse footage easier. We go hands-on with a beta version to see what Pico can do, and what backers can expect.  Read More

Gizmag tries out the RoundFlash Ring and Dish  (Photo: Simon Crisp/Gizmag.com)

The RoundFlash Ring and Dish are a collapsible ring light soft-box and beauty dish that work with your speedlight and DSLR. Like the ring flashes used by fashion photographers, they produce a big round light which can be used to create shadowless images with distinctive circular catchlights. Join us as we review the affordable ring flash alternative to see whether it deserves a place in your kit bag.  Read More

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