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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.
Ricoh has revealed the Pentax K-S2, a small weather-resistant DSLR which features a number of firsts for the K-series. The new 20-megapixel camera – said to be the world’s smallest dust-proof, weather-resistant DSLR – boasts built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and has a vari-angle LCD monitor. Also announced by Ricoh was the new rugged WG-5 GPS-packing camera. Read More
Nikon has revealed the D810A, an astrophotography-focused version of its D810 full frame DSLR. Though the new camera will retain many of the specifications of the 36.3-megapixel camera it's based on, it will enable DSLR stargazers to capture the cosmos in highly detailed and vibrant images thanks to a number of astro-centric features including a modified infrared (IR) cut filter. Read More
Canon has announced it will be updating its entry-level interchangeable lens offerings with a pair of new DSLRs and (in some territories) a new mirrorless camera. The EOS 750D and 760D (or Rebel T6i and T6s if you're in the US) are a pair of Wi-Fi enabled 24-megapixel DSLRs, while the EOS M3, with its hybrid autofocus system, looks to be Canon's best attempt yet at getting into the mirrorless market. Read More
The rumors were true. Canon is going big in terms of resolution with its latest full frame DSLRs. The newly-announced Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R each boast 50.6-megapixel sensors, that's more than double the 5D Mark III and considerably bigger than previous megapixel monsters like the Nikon D810 or Sony A7R. This gives the new megapixel-heavy duo the highest resolution of any current 35-mm-format DSLR. Read More
Samsung has revealed its upcoming NX500 mirrorless camera, which packs a number of high-end features into a compact mid-range device. The new camera borrows heavily from the specification sheet of the flagship NX1, and features a 28-megapixel APS-C backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, 4K video recording, and the NX AF System III for speedy autofocus. Read More
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 was one of the first mirrorless cameras to really strike a chord with photographers when it was released in 2012. Now, three years later, Olympus has revealed what appears to be a worthy sucessor, the E-M5 Mark II. The new camera inherits features from the professional-focused E-M1, and boasts a few impressive tricks of its own like better image stabilization and the ability to shift its 16-megapixel sensor around to take 40-megapixel stills. Read More
The new Fitbit Charge HR has got a lot of competition in the increasingly crowded fitness tracker market. With countless devices vying for the chance to monitor your activity and tell you you're not doing enough exercise, can the Charge HR stand out with its built-in heart rate monitoring, activity tracking, and gentle encouragement? We've recently spent a couple of weeks with one to discover whether it can encourage us to be more active. Read More
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
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
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
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