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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.
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 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
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
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
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
We recently looked at a selection of the best entry-level and mid-range mirrorless cameras available. But some people want even more from their next camera, and will find themselves drawn to top-of-the-range models in search of improved image quality, faster performance and sturdier devices. Gizmag's 2014 high-end mirrorless camera comparison guide looks at how the best mirrorless cameras stack up against each other. Read More
Mirrorless cameras are now able to offer comparable image quality and performance to their DSLR rivals, but they have the benefits of being smaller, lighter, and arguably more stylish. However, choosing the right one for you can be difficult. Luckily we're here to help, with Gizmag's Entry-Level to Mid-Range Mirrorless Camera Comparison Guide 2014. Read More
Whether you want to document your extreme exploits, or simply create a video of a family day out, an unobtrusive and sturdy action camera might be the best tool for the job. But with so many to choose from, which is right for you, and how you intend to use it? Gizmag's 2014 Action Camera Comparison Guide looks at the specifications and features of some of the best action cameras currently available. Read More
Most photographers have experienced the annoyance of having to lug heavy weights, typically sandbags, to the location of a photo shoot to help hold down and stabilize their tripod or lighting stands. WaterWeight is an new alternative which keeps your gear steady with (as the name suggests) water, and only needs to be filled when you're using it. Read More
Are you fed up with handing over your tablet every time your child wants to play their favorite game, or use it with their latest tech toy? Maybe it really is time they had a tablet of their own. But with so many to choose from, which is the best tablet for children? To help you out, here is Gizmag's guide to the best kids' tablets available in 2014. Read More
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