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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

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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— Digital Cameras

Olympus Air A01 turns your smartphone into a mirrorless camera

By - July 1, 2015 10 Pictures

Olympus has announced its Air A01 add-on camera for smartphones, which turns your Android or iOS device into a very capable mirrorless camera, will be getting a wider release and heading to the US. Previously only available in Japan, the Olympus Air A01 is a smartphone-controlled camera similar to the Sony QX1, but features a Micro Four Thirds lens mount with a matching 16-megapixel sensor and is an open platform for developers.

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— Digital Cameras

JVC's latest camcorders can take a beating, survive harsh weather

By - June 25, 2015 9 Pictures

Last year JVC gave its Everio camcorders a rugged makeover, with the GZ-R10 and GZ-R70 models getting the same sort of protection as its ADIXXION actioncam. Now the firm has updated its tough camcorder offering with the new Quad Proof Everio GZ-R450 and GZ-R320, which boast improved battery life and performance, while still being dust-proof, water-proof, drop-proof and freeze-proof.

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— Digital Cameras

Clip and Flipper aim to make changing lenses easier

By - June 25, 2015 13 Pictures

While most experienced photographers think nothing of changing the lens on their camera, others find it difficult to do on the fly while juggling their camera, lenses and lens caps. The Clip and Lens Flipper is a system which aims to take the stress out of changing lenses by making it easy to carry a second lens, and gives users a spare mount for the lens they are taking off the camera.

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— Digital Cameras

Canon reveals the zoom-centric PowerShot G3 X

By - June 22, 2015 11 Pictures

Canon teased in February that it was working on developing a compact camera with a 25x optical zoom and a one-inch-type sensor to add to its G-series line-up alongside the G1 X II and G7 X. The firm has now revealed more details about the 20-megapixel PowerShot G3 X which will be released in July and offers a massive 24-600-mm equivalent lens. The camera will also boast a tilting LCD touchscreen and a hot shoe.

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