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The Otto camera features a crank that can be popped out from the top and turned to instant...

With smartphones sporting built-in cameras, its hard to imagine a photo opportunity arising for which we'd be unprepared. But for those looking to capture moments in a form that straddles the line between stills and video comes Otto, a retro-looking digital camera that instantly captures GIFs and sends them to your phone, perhaps breathing new life into the well-worn concept of the selfie.  Read More

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III features a fast zoom lens and a built-in pop-up electronic v...

Sony has announced the third iteration of its RX100 camera, and the new point-and-shoot looks like it could be one of best compact cameras on the market. It features everything that was great about previous RX100 cameras, plus a faster zoom lens, Sony's speedy BIONZ X image processor, and a built-in pop-up electronic viewfinder.  Read More

The Nikon 1 S2 can shoot at impressive speeds of up to 20 fps with continuous autofocus

Nikon has updated its 2014 mirrorless camera line-up with the launch of the Nikon 1 S2, and the announcement that the previously revealed 1 J4 will be making its way to the US. Despite being the new entry-point into the 1 Series, the S2 features a 14.2 megapixel CX-format sensor, a new 135-point autofocus system, and can shoot at speeds of up to 20 fps with continuous autofocus.  Read More

Close-ups taken using a regular smartphone camera's digital zoom (left), and with the Core...

Although people may speak about zooming in with smartphone cameras, what they're doing isn't actual "zooming" in the telephoto-lens sense of the word. That's because almost all phone cameras just have a digital zoom, meaning that in order to get in closer on the subject, the phone just enlarges the pixels from the middle of the frame. The result is a grainy, crappy photo. While it is possible to squeeze optical zoom lenses into phones, Tel Aviv University spinoff company Corephotonics has developed a sleeker solution, that utilizes the combined output of two compact lenses.  Read More

Gizmag compares the specs of the Leica T and Hasselblad Lunar luxury mirrorless cameras

If you're looking for an inexpensive mirrorless camera, look away now! With the addition of the Leica T, which we recently took for a spin, there are now two luxury offerings on the market for photographers with deep pockets and a desire to own a mirrorless camera which stands out from the crowd. Here Gizmag compares the specifications (and substantial price-tags) of the new Leica and the Hasselblad Lunar, to see how they stack up.  Read More

Leica T with 18-56mm Vario-Elmar-T lens (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag)

The Leica T is a true supermodel of a camera, a masterpiece of design, engineering and machining perfection that begs to be touched and turns the heads of Leica fans and lesser mortals alike. But Leica is adamant that it doesn't make sculptures, and it wants the T judged on its performance. So let's see if its results stand up to its astronomic price tag. Loz Blain spent a week with a compact camera that costs, coincidentally, exactly as much as his car.  Read More

Samsung has announced the NX3000

Samsung has announced a new member of its NX interchangeable-lens, compact camera family. The NX3000 promises "crisp, high quality images" and allows for sharing of images via Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. It also features a flip-up viewfinder screen for taking selfies.  Read More

The Sony A77 II is an advanced amateur-oriented DSLR which has professional-level speed as...

Sony has revealed the A77 II, its latest enthusiast-focused DSLR, which has an autofocus system said to be quick enough to rival many professional models. A follow-up to the A77, the new A-mount camera boasts a 79-point autofocus sensor, a 24.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and Sony's BIONZ X image processor.  Read More

The Leica T is the first of a new line of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras from the...

While many camera manufacturers are releasing retro-looking mirrorless offerings, Leica, arguably the king of old-school style, has revealed a thoroughly modern new line of interchangeable lens shooters. The Leica T is a minimalist camera which is milled from a solid block of aluminum, uses an APS-C sensor and features a new lens mount. It also boasts a redesigned touchscreen interface, Leica's fastest autofocus, and built-in Wi-Fi.  Read More

The Lytro Illum is a professional-grade 40-megaray light field camera

When Lytro announced plans for consumer-oriented light field cameras, we were instantly smitten by the idea of being able to re-focus images after taking them. However, the quirky kaleidoscope-like form factor and low resolution of its first camera meant it was only ever going to be a hit with the most ardent early-adopter. Now the firm is back with a second-generation light field camera, the Illum, and things have got a lot more serious.  Read More

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