Digital Cameras

The 4K Ricoh WG-M2 goes wider than your average actioncam

Ricoh has updated its rugged action camera with the 4K-shooting WG-M2. The new adventure-focused camera also gains a wider and faster lens which could lead to more immersive footage. While the new camera is both smaller and lighter than its predecessor, it still retains its tough go-anywhere credentials thanks to waterproofing, shock resistance and being freeze-proof.Read More

Nikon’s DL premium compact trio are all about their lenses

Nikon has finally decided to enter the market of premium compact zoom cameras with not one, but three new shooters. The DL trio share many specs including a 20.8-megapixel one-inch-type sensor, with their focal length range being the main distinguisher between them. One camera focuses on the wide angle, one has a standard zoom, and the other features a long super zoom.Read More

Samsung expands its view with all-seeing Gear 360 video camera

With virtual reality headsets from the likes of Oculus, Sony and HTC set to launch in the coming months, 360-degree cameras, too, are starting to come in from all directions. At this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung has announced its first foray into the immersive video content creator space with a spherical shooter that shuttles 360-degree video straight to the smartphone.Read More

Canon’s G7 X Mark II premium compact gets a speed boost

Canon has revealed the latest iteration of its premium large sensor compact camera with the PowerShot G7 X Mark II, and this one promises to be quick. The first camera to be bestowed with Canon's new Digic 7 image processor, the G7 X Mark II claims faster autofocus and tracking, and improved low light performance. Also announced is the PowerShot SX720 HS which packs a very big zoom for a pocketable camera.Read More

Canon focuses on budding videographers with the EOS 80D

Canon has announced the EOS 80D (its follow-up to the 70D), another videographer-pleasing DSLR which looks set to deliver the goods whether it's shooting stills or video that does it for you. With a new 45-point autofocus system, improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF, and built in Wi-Fi, the EOS 80D looks a solid upgrade, and one which could have the Nikon D7200 looking nervously over its shoulder.Read More

Pentax finally joins the full frame DSLR club with the K-1

Pentax has finally revealed its upcoming full frame K-1 DSLR. The 36.4-megapixel camera boasts a number of features which have impressed elsewhere in the Pentax lineup, including five-axis shake-reduction, Pixel Shift Resolution and robust weather sealing. The US$1,800 DSLR also debuts a new cross-tilt LCD monitor and operation assist LEDs to help you use it in the dark.Read More

Cambits system lets users build cameras from high-tech blocks

Scientific research institutes typically need a lot of cameras, as their studies require various types of imaging. However, instead of having to buy multiple complete cameras, what if those places could just make the systems they needed out of electronic building blocks? Well, that's essentially what Columbia University's Cambits system is. It consists of multiple types of blocks that can be assembled in different configurations, each one of those comprising a different imaging system.Read More

Ultra-thin, flat lens could slim your smartphone and camera

Engineers at the University of Utah have developed a new method of creating optics which are flat and ultra-thin, yet can still bend light to a single point like traditional lenses. It's hoped the breakthrough could see some cameras using paper-thin lenses within the next five years.Read More

Nikon D5 vs. Canon 1D X Mark II

Nikon and Canon recently announced new flagship cameras which are sure to be hits with professional photographers and deep-pocketed enthusiasts alike. But how do the D5 and 1D X Mark II compare to each other? Here Gizmag compares the key specifications and features of the two cameras ahead of their release into the wild.Read More


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