Photokina 2014 highlights

Simon Crisp

The Kodak PixPro smart lens cameras are similar to the Sony QX devices

When Sony launched its quirky QX lens-style cameras last year, they were something of an oddity and very different to anything else on offer. But now other firms are getting in on the action, including JK Imaging, which recently announced a pair of Kodak-branded smart lens cameras that offer 10x and 25x optical zooms.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

When the original Samsung Galaxy Camera was released, it was very different to anything else on the market. It boasted 3G/4G connectivity and ran Android, at a time when most cameras lacked Wi-Fi. So, while at CES 2014, we were keen to get out hands on its successor, the Galaxy Camera 2, and see how the latest smart compact compares.  Read More

The not-so-spherical Sphero 2B

The Sphero 2B will be the next robot toy from Orbotix, maker of the Sphero smartphone-controlled balls. A departure from the ball-like form of its stablemates, the 10 mph (16 km/h) tubular robot will also use interchangeable parts – with different wheels, tires and hubcaps designed for different terrain.  Read More

The Nikon D3300 will be bundled with a new smaller 18-55-mm kit lens

Nikon has revealed its latest entry-level DSLR, the D3300. The new camera has a 24-megapixel sensor without an optical low pass filter, uses the new EXPEED 4 image processor and will come with a new small and retractable standard zoom kit lens. At the other end of the DSLR line-up, Nikon has also announced the development of D4S, its next flagship DSLR.  Read More

The Canon Powershot N100 can embed a photo of you taking a photo into your photo

Canon has revealed its next PowerShot N camera, the N100. While the new device ditches the quirky square form-factor of the original N, it has gained its own distinctive tricks, such as using a rear-facing camera to take photos of you taking photos. Designed with social sharing in mind, the pocketable camera also features Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.  Read More

The new Samsung NX30 features a number of substantial upgrades over its predecessor, the N...

Samsung has unveiled its latest mirrorless camera, the NX30. A follow-up to the previously flagship NX20, the new camera boasts a series of substantial upgrades including better autofocusing, a tiltable EVF, and easy wireless connectivity with NFC. Samsung also announced a new line of premium S lenses for NX cameras, which will launch with the introduction of a 16-50-mm F2-F2.8 zoom.  Read More

The Galaxy Camera 2 is the new Android-toting smart compact camera from Samsung

Samsung has revealed the Galaxy Camera 2, the successor to its Android-toting smart compact camera. The new model features a more retro grown-up camera design and boasts upgrades to its processor, RAM, and battery. There's also a new dedicated selfie mode, presumably to ensure Instagram always gets your best side.  Read More

Gizmag takes a look back at the biggest and best camera releases from the past 12 months

2013 was a great year for new cameras. There were full frame mirrorless shooters which can rival all but the very best DSLRs, compacts good enough to make you leave your smartphone in your pocket, and DSLRs which can shoot better video than they've ever been able to. Join Gizmag as we take a look back at some of our favorite cameras of 2013.  Read More

Phlite lamps convert your photography gear into interior lights

Whether it's their vintage rangefinder or a carbon fiber tripod, some photographers like looking at camera equipment almost as much as the photographs they've taken. The Phlite lamp is a product which might mean us camera-geeks don't have to pack our kit away at the end of a shoot, because it turns photography gear into stylish interior lighting.  Read More

Gizmag compares some of the best mid-range mirrorless cameras on the market in 2013

We recently took a look at some of the best mirrorless cameras on the market, but with body-only prices starting at US$1,000, they're not within everyone's budget. Luckily, their mid-range counterparts can offer almost as much photographic oomph for far less money. In this guide Gizmag compares the best mid-range mirrorless cameras on the market in 2013.  Read More

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