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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

Researchers advance ultra-thin flat lens to capture perfect colors

By - February 23, 2015 2 Pictures
Ultra-thin flat lenses suitable for photography are one step closer after a team of researchers at Harvard University made a major leap forward with its prototype wafer-thin flat lens. The new lens builds on the original prototype, which we first heard about in 2012, by using an achromatic metasurface to focus different wavelengths of light at the same point. Read More
— Games Review

Review: The New Nintendo 3DS XL has 3D you'll actually use

By - February 19, 2015 43 Pictures
When we saw the glasses-free 3D of the original Nintendo 3DS back in 2011, we were suitably impressed, and then promptly disappointed when the effect kept breaking and left us suffering headaches. Now, Nintendo is back with the New Nintendo 3DS consoles which promise to fix that with super-steady 3D, while also offering a power upgrade and better controls. Gizmag recently spent a week with the XL version of the new portable console, to see if it's worthy of your gaming thumbs. Read More
— Digital Cameras

Nikon shoots for the stars with the astrophotography-focused D810A

By - February 10, 2015 4 Pictures
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
— Digital Cameras

Canon reveals two entry-level DSLRs and a new mirrorless camera

By - February 6, 2015 18 Pictures
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
— 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
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