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The 6 best mirrorless cameras for beginners (2015)

If your smartphone or compact camera is struggling to keep up with your photographic ambitions, it might be time to upgrade. Mirrorless cameras can offer a huge step up in image quality and performance, but choosing the right one can be difficult. Here Gizmag looks at six of the best mirrorless cameras for beginners.Read More

Lumu Power lets your iPhone double as a powerful light meter

Having already convinced some photographers to leave their dedicated light meter at home in favor of its Lumu smartphone add-on, Lumulabs is back with a significantly more powerful light meter for the iPhone. Currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, Lumu Power connects to the Lightning connector and offers a number of improvements over its predecessor.Read More

Bonhams auctions rare spy camera

A piece of Cold War memorabilia is going on sale in Hong Kong as Bonhams auctions a rare spy camera disguised as a packet of Lucky Strike cigarettes. The high precision 16 mm stills camera was made by the Mast Development Corp in 1949 or 1950 for the US Signal Corps and is believed to be one of only two in existence.Read More

Ditching the lens enables superslim FlatCam that's thinner than a dime

Much has changed in camera design over the years, but snapping photos and shooting video still invariably requires a lens to capture light and focus on a subject. But if a camera could somehow replicate this process digitally, making relatively chunky lens attachments completely unnecessary, what would be left to look at? Well, going by new research underway at Rice University, not really much at all. Engineers have produced a functional camera that is thinner than a dime, raising the possibility of tiny, flexible versions that could one day be embedded in everything from your wallpaper to your credit card.Read More

Extremely rare Nikon lens which can see behind itself goes to auction

The Nikon Fisheye Nikkor F5.6 6.2-mm SAP is said to be one of the world's rarest camera lenses. The bulbous piece of glass, which is actually able to see behind itself, was never made available to the public, and only three examples are believed to have been produced. This month, one of those will go up for auction, where it's thought it could sell for up to US$50,000.Read More

Pulse lets you control camera settings from a smartphone

Pulse is a remote camera trigger for Canon and Nikon DSLRs which allows users to wirelessly control the shutter and adjust settings such as ISO, aperture and shutter speed from their smartphone. The device, which can also be used when shooting video or time-lapses, is currently on Kickstarter, where it exceeded its US$50,000 funding target in just three hours.Read More

Tikee camera simplifies professional time-lapse photography

Due to launch on Kickstarter next month, Tikee is a camera system that's aimed at making it easier to shoot high-quality time-lapse videos. The camera features dual wide angle lenses to produce immersive footage, and is designed to be durable enough to remain in position longer than you'd probably be happy leaving your DSLR out for.Read More

Slopes offers 20 ways to angle your GoPro camera

Slopes is a unique GoPro stand which aims to make it faster and easier to position your action camera. Currently on Indiegogo, the polyhedron stand has slots to attach it to a GoPro camera in various orientations, and can then be rested on different sides to shoot footage from 20 different positions. Read More

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