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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

Canon's 5DS and 5DS R have 50-megapixel sensors

By - February 6, 2015 8 Pictures
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
— Digital Cameras

Olympus reveals the E-M5 II with 40-megapixel sensor-shift shooting

By - February 5, 2015 11 Pictures
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
— Wearable Electronics Review

Review: Fitbit Charge HR fitness tracker

By - February 2, 2015 17 Pictures
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
— Mobile Technology

Moment Case turns your iPhone 6 into an even better camera

By - January 28, 2015 12 Pictures
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
— Digital Cameras

Panasonic announces the novice- and selfie-friendly GF7

By - January 20, 2015 7 Pictures
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
— Digital Cameras

Fujifilm announces new cameras, including the selfie-focused X-A2

By - January 16, 2015 19 Pictures
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

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