Just a short while ago APS-C cameras were seen as being only suitable for beginners and enthusiasts in the field of photography. Now, thanks to advancements in sensor technology, and the amount of features being poured into these camera bodies they are now suitable for beginners to pros, and beyond.
Camera manufacturers have been utilizing different types of autofocus systems in modern digital cameras. If you’d like a primer on how each one works, here’s a fantastic 18-minute video by tech tester Gerald Undone that will bring you up to speed.
This news from Photokina 2018 is amongst the most exciting as it means that there is going to be a whole lot more full frame camera competition on the market. Leica, Panasonic and Sigma are announcing a joint initiative on the L mount.
It’s September, which means another generation of Apple iPhones. This year, the iPhone XS (pronounced “ten ess”) adds a slightly larger sensor plus significantly more computing power via the A12 Bionic Chip to enhance the phone’s image signal processing.
I think that lots of photographers wouldn't mind software that could fix the image noise in their photos and also bring back more details automatically. But arguably they'd probably want to do it themselves and fine tune it to their exact needs and wants.
A mechatronics engineering student has invented a “mobile airbag” that automatically deploys when you drop a device, protecting it from harm. Phillip Frenzel, a 25-year-old master’s student at Aalen University in Germany, came up with his idea after breaking his phone by throwing the jacket containing it over a banister. The impact caused the electronics […]
NVIDIA researchers have created a new AI system that can turn standard 30fps video into high-quality slow-motion that looks like it was actually shot at higher frame rates with a high-speed camera. The 1.
The worldwide shipment report from January to April 2018 released by the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) revealed some good and bad news. Overall, camera shipments are down compared to last year, but system camera sales were up than in 2017 and 2016.
While companies and researchers around the world work to build the most advanced and powerful AI systems, Facebook has a special treasure trove that most don’t: billions of tagged photos thanks to Instagram.
In the era of the “selfie”, of the relentless click-and-publish images on social media, of the mega sensors replete with megapixels, we are witnessing an unpredictable resurgence of many ancient photographic devices and techniques.
Marques Brownlee (AKA MKBHD) recently paid a visit to the company Motorized Precision in Portland, Oregon, to check out the company’s high-speed camera robots. In this 8. 5-minute video, Brownlee shares the beautiful camera moves that are made possible by this “dope” technology.
Apple just released this 1-minute video that offers a short and sweet behind-the-scenes explanation of how the company created the Portrait Lighting feature found in the latest iPhones. Apple says it started out by studying the art of portraiture through the history of art, from paintings to photographs. After doing that research, the company then […]
There is no doubt, Canon’s Dual Pixel AF technology is some of the best out there, especially for video and when it comes to tracking subjects. So, when a new report comes out indicating some patents that suggest that Nikon’s upcoming ‘pro’ mirrorless camera could feature some similar technology – let’s just say that peaks our interest.
There are a number of popular HDR photography programs out there. Microsoft Excel isn’t one of them. Photography enthusiast and software engineer Kevin Chen came up with the strange and hilarious idea of using Excel to create an HDR photo, and he presented his results in this 12-minute presentation he gave at !!Con 2017 (pronounced […]
UK police are turning to high-tech artificial intelligence to help wage war against the scourge of child pornography, but the system currently has a tricky problem: the AI has a hard time telling the difference between nudity and photos of deserts.
Researchers from the University of Illinois have managed to create a new camera called the Mantis Cam that can see polarized light. This technology provides possible solutions for everything from unlocking the mysteries of the underwater world to early cancer detection.
Apple has quietly acquired Invisage, the camera sensor startup company behind QuantumFilm, according to a new report. Image Sensors World reports that Apple closed a deal to acquire InVisage back in July 2017, and that some of the employees of InVisage have joined Apple while others were let go. We first covered InVisage back in […]
The stock photo service Shutterstock has announced a new powerful photo search tool called Composition Aware Search. It uses advanced deep learning technology to let you search for photos containing certain objects in certain locations.
The new Google Pixel 2 smartphones announced yesterday has a new feature called “Fused Video Stabilization. ” The short side-by-side comparison video above shows how effective it is at smoothing out extremely shaky footage.
The new iPhone will shoot 4K at 60 fps and 1080p at 240 fps. But why is it that smartphones seem to be shooting “better” video resolution than most “serious” cameras? In this 8-minute video, Max Yuryev looks into the technical reasons behind this.
In need of new photo locations? The new iOS app Explorest might be the answer for you. By curating locations from photographers local to an area, the app aims to provide a real insight into unknown photographic opportunities.
Years ago, photojournalists were creating images that changed the world, our opinions on life, public policies, etc. The photo was powerful; and it arguably still is. But the inherent problem with the photo's power these days has to do with a myriad of changes in society where the photo just hasn't been able to keep up.
Have you ever found yourself sitting and watching someone browsing through their travel snaps, flitting between endless folders on their computer? No one likes looking at someone else’s holiday snaps, but Caroline Buttet wants to change that with her interactive globe project.
Google made a bunch of interesting and exciting camera-related announcements at I/O 2017, and we’ll cover them all, but one of the most intriguing was also one of the shortest. Google briefly showed off a powerful “content aware fill” feature that left people wide-eyed and clapping furiously. You can see the capability in this GIF. […]
Absolutely nothing? Ten years ago, a Nikon D3 saved me while shooting a gig in a dimly lit club. It’s expansive ISO range of 200-6400 allowed me to shoot with a 24-70mm f/2. 8 at about 1/20th of a second.
The future is exciting for mobile photography. Adobe just released this sneak peek that shows off some amazing features powered by Adobe Sensei, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to do edits on photos.
In this day and age being a photographer is more than just carting around some cameras and lenses, technology has become an integral part of the photography equation. This means that beyond your standard photography gear such as lenses, cameras, tripods, and such you also have this array of technology tools that can and do help make a photographer's life that much easier and hassle free. Today we wanted to highlight some of that tech.
It's been years since Fujifilm and Panasonic teamed up on developing an organic CMOS sensor, and over the years the teams have taken turns in releasing updates about the development of the sensor technology.
Back in 2014, the light field camera company Lytro unveiled the $1,600 Illum, a camera of the future that shoots 40 “Megaray” photos and lets you refocus photos after they’re shot. The tech specs were fancy, but no one bought the camera, leading to massive price cuts and eventually a complete change of direction by […]
In addition to working on a voice assistance for photo editing, Adobe Research has a number of other image editing projects brewing that it’s showing off demos for. The 30-second video shows one technology that allows you to rotate faces in static photo portraits.
Light—the makers of the 16-module L16 camera that purports to put 52-megapixel DSLR quality in your pocket—get a lot of questions about how exactly their wonder-cam will work. So they made a video that explains it in plain English.