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The Nikon 1 V2 features a 14.2-million-pixel CX-format CMOS sensor

Nikon has announced a "photographer-friendly" update to its mirrorless 1 System, the Nikon 1 V2. The new camera features a 14.2-million-pixel sensor, adds command and mode dials on the top, a configurable 'F' button, a built-in flash and a DSLR-like front grip, all of which it's hoped will help it appeal to a slightly more enthusiast market.  Read More

ThrowMeApp makes your smartphone capable of producing great photos taken from an aerial pe...

If you've ever felt the need to take a photograph of yourself and your friends from an elevated position then you may have tried the "throw your camera in the air while it snaps away at you from above" method. Now there's an app titled ThrowMeApp that's designed to make this approach a little more hit and a bit less miss. Unfortunately the app can't overcome the biggest risk of employing this method: if you fail to catch your smartphone before gravity sneaks it past your outreached hand, it could wind up being a pretty expensive photo.  Read More

The HiLO right-angle lens allows iPhone and iPad photographers to more easily get high- an...

A lot of digital cameras have LCD screens that can be swiveled around independent of the camera body, making it a lot easier to get high- and low-angle shots. Photographers using an iPhone or iPad, however, are stuck with an unswivel-able screen. That’s where the HiLO lens comes in. It’s a right-angle lens that attaches to an iDevice’s existing lens, allowing users to shoot up, down or to either side while still being able to view the screen.  Read More

Memoto automatically captures a photo every 30 seconds

As illustrated by the recent unveiling of the Autographer, manufacturers are waking up to the idea of a consumer-friendly wearable digital camera that takes photos automatically. The latest device of this type to appear on our radar is Memoto, an intelligent wearable camera that can take up to two day's worth of snaps before requiring a recharge.  Read More

The Belair X 6-12 pairs 120 (medium format) film with interchangeable quality optics

It's easy to think that the future of photography is all about megapixels, RAW files and camera apps, but for some people the future will remain analog. Just ask the good folks at Lomography who continue to come up with intriguing film cameras, like the Spinner, the LOMO LC-Wide, and now the Belair X 6-12, a 6 x 12 film camera, which features collapsible bellows that give the camera a convenient and portable size when not in use.  Read More

The Stow-Away lens cap holder attaches under your camera and gives you somewhere to stow y...

The Stow-Away lens cap holder is a DSLR accessory which addresses the problem of what to do with your lens cap while taking photos. While the majority of photographers simply slip their lens cap into their pocket, others (nudist photographers perhaps?) apparently need an alternative. The Stow-Away lens cap holder attaches under your camera and gives you somewhere to stow your lens cap.  Read More

Lytro users can now adjust settings such as shutter speed or ISO

The Lytro light field camera – which lets users adjust a photo's focus after it's been taken – has gained the manual controls photographers have been craving, with a new firmware update. This means users can now stretch their creative shutter finger and adjust things like shutter speed or ISO (remember there's no need to adjust aperture, which is a constant f/2.0), and turn on or off the neutral density (ND) filter.  Read More

Adobe has introduced lossy compression to the DNG specification because of the gulf betwee...

While the majority of people use their digital cameras to shoot JPEG files, serious photographers swear by RAW, which offers much increased possibilities in post processing. But while RAW images are of a higher quality than their JPEG counterparts, they also take up a lot more space and require more processing power to work with. That's why Adobe has included lossy compression in the recently announced 1.4 specification for its Digital Negative (DNG) RAW file format.  Read More

Klyp is designed to tackle the main problems of smartphone photography and videography: li...

There's no shortage of iPhone cases out there, from ones that add a physical keyboard or USB storage, to ones that want to keep your precious Apple device safe from water … or even bullets. But the Klyp from Manfrotto has more humble ambitions, it has been designed to help you take better photos and video by making it easier to add lighting and hold the phone steady.  Read More

The touchscreen menu on the Metz 52 AF-1 rotates 90° when attached to a camera held in por...

Until we get the ability to accurately control devices with the power of our brains, it seems like the touchscreen display will be the interface of choice for gadget-makers. Touchscreens continue to be added to devices which have previously made do with humble physical buttons, like the external flash, which recently joined the touchscreen fold with the launch of the Metz 52 AF-1.  Read More

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