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There are no shortage of camera straps out there which promise to make carrying your interchangeable-lens shooter more comfortable. The Boomr, which is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign, aims to do this by using built-in bungee cords to act as shock absorbers. We recently spent some time with a pre-production model to see whether the Boomr is worthy of bouncing its way onto your camera.
So you're in the market for a new full frame DSLR camera, but which one to choose? Here to help you out is Gizmag's 2015 full frame DSLR comparison guide, where we look at the key specs and features of the best and most popular full frame DSLRs on the market in 2015.
The low-light photographic performance of smartphones could soon get a significant boost, thanks to the development of a new type of color filter. Created by an engineer at the University of Utah, the new filter is said to let in three times more light than conventional filters, resulting in brighter and sharper images with better color reproduction.
The Pentax K-3 II is the latest flagship DSLR from Ricoh and one which, on paper, offers a number of interesting upgrades over its predecessors. We recently spent a couple of weeks with the surprisingly compact DSLR to see if features including an enhanced in-body shake reduction and a Pixel Shift Resolution mode can help the camera compete with the likes of the Canon EOS 7D II and Nikon D7200.
It will come as no surprise to parents that kids enjoy using tablets to watch their favorite shows and play games, but is it best to let them use yours or get them one of their own?Gizmag looks at some of the things to consider if you're looking for a kids’ tablet, along with our pick of the best child-safe and child-focused tablets on the market in 2015.
Sony has revealed the RX1R II, its latest full frame compact camera. This time the diminutive shooter packs a 42.4-megapixel sensor, a 35-mm F2 lens, and a pop-up electronic viewfinder into a device small enough to fit in your jacket pocket. The new camera also features an optical variable low pass filter which can be manually adjusted.
Canon has added a new pair of large-sensor-toting compact cameras to its G-series line-up. Following hot on the heels of the G3 X which was launched earlier this year, the PowerShot G5 X is an enthusiast-focused camera with a built-in high-resolution electronic viewfinder, while the G9 X sibling is a slimmer and more lightweight offering.
After finally giving its EOS M3 a wider release, Canon has now introduced a new entry-level mirrorless camera, the EOS M10. Designed to appeal to those looking to upgrade to an interchangeable lens system, but who might be put off by too many buttons and dials, the M10 boasts an 18-megapixel APS-C sensor, a tilting 3-inch touchscreen, and built in Wi-Fi and NFC.
Action cameras are continuing to get smaller and more powerful with the usual jumps in resolution and frame-rates. But they're also gaining new skills such as the ability to communicate with external sensors, and automatically edit your extreme video in-camera. Gizmag compares the key specs of the current crop of action-cams to see which might be right for you.
Tablets for kids have come a long way in the past few years and are now much-improved over their low-resolution, slow and clunky predecessors. The LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum looks set to be one of the most popular tablets for children this year, so we decided to spend a bit of time with one to see whether it would make a good first tablet for your little one.