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Pictar makes your iPhone more like a camera

Given the popularity of smartphone photography, many people no longer even own a stand-alone camera. That said, there is something to be said for the physical buttons and ergonomic design of cameras, that a phone just can't match. As a result, we've seen several docking devices that essentially turn smartphones into cameras. The Pictar is the latest, offering some handy features.Read More

Space

The cosmos created from cinnamon, spice and ... cat hair?

For most of us, spilling some sugar or cinnamon on the glass of our scanner would be an accident. For photographer Navid Barraty, it's art. Barraty uses ordinary food, kitchen staples and other odd bits and pieces along with his Epson scanner to create enchanting cosmic worlds. Pancakes become planets, potatoes become asteroids and cat fur – yes cat fur – helps create a striking nebula. Have a look at this new series and see if you can guess what the images are comprised of – before you read the captions. Read More

Digital Cameras

Portable camera parachute elevates aerial GoPro photography

A change in perspective generally leads to fresh composition and context, which is essential for anyone looking to develop their photography game. It's easy enough to crouch down low behind a lens, but the latest aerodynamic accessory assists with an avian view. Birdie is designed to be hand-tossed into the air, allowing GoPro cameras to take continuous photos or video safely on the way down.Read More

Digital Cameras

Hasselblad now has a 100-megapixel 4K-shooting medium format camera

When Phase One announced it was launching a 100-megapixel CMOS full frame medium format back for its XF system, we didn't think it would be too long before Hasselblad responded. The new H6D is that response, and the Swedish firm says the camera, which comes in 50 and 100-megapixel options and can shoot video at up to 4K resolutions, has been rebuilt with an all-new electronic platform.Read More

Digital Cameras

Panasonic’s new mirrorless camera squeezes in advanced stabilization and 4K stills

Panasonic has announced its latest mid-range mirrorless camera, in the shape of the Lumix GX80 (or GX85 depending on where you live). Headline attractions of the Micro Four Thirds shooter include super-steady shooting thanks to a combo of in-body and lens stabilization, and the sort of 4K video and photo abilities we've come to expect from recent Panasonic cameras.Read More

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