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Gizmag compares the specifications and features of the best high-end mirrorless cameras on...

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

Polaroid's long-awaited Socialmatic camera can now be preordered for US$299

In long-awaited news for Instagram devotees looking for something a little more tangible to archive their favorite moments, the Polaroid Socialmatic is now available for preorder. The camera has the ability to capture and print photos much like the original Polaroid cameras, but is equipped with Wi-Fi to enable sharing over the internet.  Read More

The CUP system is claimed to be the world's fastest 2D camera (Image: Lihong Wang, PhD)

Researchers at Washington University in St.Louis have built what they claim is the world's fastest 2D receive-only camera, which is able to capture images at a rate of up to 100 billion frames per second. Using a technique called Compressed Ultrafast Photography (CUP), the researchers have so far taken photographs of a number of properties of light propagation and behavior that are already pushing the dimensional limits of fundamental physics.  Read More

Gizmag looks at the specifications and features of some of the best long-zoom cameras arou...

You don't need an interchangeable lens camera to have versatile shooting options. A new breed of long-zoom lens cameras can now have you photographing a wide scene one minute, and zooming in on a distant subject the next, all without making vast compromises in image quality. Gizmag compares the specifications and features of some of the best superzoom cameras on the market.  Read More

Wally Schirra examines the Hasselblad camera alongside Deke Slayton (L), and Gordon Cooper...

The first Hasselblad camera body and Zeiss lens sent into space during the Mercury-Atlas 8 mission in 1962 and the Mercury-Atlas 9 mission the following year are up for auction. The historic camera set, which was originally purchased over the counter, goes on the auction block on November 13 at the gallery of Boston-based RR Auction.  Read More

Gizmag compares the specifications and features of some of the best entry-level to enthusi...

So you're thinking about getting a new DSLR. Maybe it'll be your first interchangeable lens camera, or you might have been using one for years, but want to scratch the upgrade itch. Either way, we should have you covered with Gizmag's 2014 comparison of the specifications and features of some of the best DSLRs on the market from entry-level to enthusiast models.  Read More

Gizmag compares the feature and specifications of some of the best small compact cameras o...

After looking like they'd be consigned to history by smartphones and their increasingly able cameras, compact cameras are making a comeback. With bigger sensors, vastly improved image quality, and an array of new user-friendly features, they're once more able to justify their place in your pocket or bag. But which is right for you? Gizmag compares the features and specifications of some of the best small compact cameras available in 2014.  Read More

The FPS1000 captures slow motion video at up to 18,500 frames per second for the price of ...

Slow motion video is undeniably cool. It's not only visually intoxicating, it gives you a mind-bending perspective on the most fleeting of life's moments. Slow something down enough, and your brain can begin to catch up on the physics, dynamics and emotional content of events that transpire in the blink of an eye. The FPS1000 is a small, hand-held camera designed to capture slow motion video at up to 18,500 frames per second for the price of a decent compact instead of your typical US$100,000 slow-mo rig.  Read More

Gizmag compares the specifications and features of the GoPro Hero3+ and Hero4 actioncams

GoPro has recently updated its lineup of actioncams with new models that include improved 4K video recording or a built-in touchscreen. But which one is right for you to capture your extreme exploits, or even those of your dog? Gizmag compares the specs and features of the Black and Silver GoPro Hero3+ and Hero4 cameras.  Read More

The complex eyes of the mantis shrimp are inspiring new cameras that can detect cancer and...

One of nature’s most notorious psychopaths may be giving cancer patients new hope. The mantis shrimp is famous for having a punch like a .22 bullet and a perpetual bad attitude, but is also has the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom, which are excellent at detecting polarized light. With this in mind, the University of Queensland is developing new cameras based on the mantis shrimp’s eyes that can detect a variety of cancer tissues.  Read More

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