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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

Nikon finally adds a touchscreen to a DSLR with the D5500

By - January 6, 2015 10 Pictures
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
— Digital Cameras

Hands-on: Pico time-lapse camera controller

By - January 5, 2015 14 Pictures
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
— Digital Cameras Review

Review: Roundflash offers an affordable and portable ring light

By - December 30, 2014 26 Pictures
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
— Digital Cameras

2014 High-End Mirrorless Camera Comparison Guide

By - December 22, 2014 39 Pictures
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
— Digital Cameras

2014 Action Camera Comparison Guide

By - December 9, 2014 46 Pictures
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
— Children

2014 best kids' tablets buying guide

By - November 25, 2014 34 Pictures
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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