How Googles Handheld Multi-Frame Super-Resolution Tech Works

Since there are physical limits to how large sensors can be in smartphones, companies like Google have been pushing heavily into computational photography, the use of digital rather than optical processes to improve the capabilities of a camera.

Samsung AI Can Turn a Single Portrait Into a Realistic Talking Head

There have been huge advancements in recent years in the area of AI “deepfakes”, or fake photos or videos of humans created using neural networks. Fake videos of a person usually require a large number of photos of that individual, but Samsung has figured out how to create realistic talking heads from as little as […]

Maybe Its Time for Samsung to Return to Making Camera Sensors

Over the last few years Sony have emerged as the the world's leader when it comes to camera sensor manufacturing and supplying. The Japanese powerhouse develops and keeps the very best sensors for use in their own cameras of course, but they also supply sensors to most other camera manufacturers too, with the likes of Nikon relying heavily on their technology.

These Portraits Were Made by AI: None of These People Exist

Check out these rather ordinary looking portraits. They’re all fake. Not in the sense that they were Photoshopped, but rather they were completely generated by artificial intelligence. That’s right: none of these people actually exist.

Four of Our Favorite Crop Sensor Cameras for $2,000 and Under

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 Autofocus Systems Explained: Phase, Contrast, Hybrid, DFD

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.

Student Invents a Mobile Airbag That Deploys When a Device is Dropped

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 […]

Dry Glass Plate Photography is Back

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.

The Crazy Shots You Can Do with a Camera Robot

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.

How Apple Created Portrait Lighting

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 […]

Could Nikons Pro Mirrorless Camera Feature Dual Pixel AF-Like Tech?

There is no doubt, Canons 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 Nikons upcoming pro mirrorless camera could feature some similar technology lets just say that peaks our interest.

How to Do HDR Photography Using Microsoft Excel

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 […]

A Mantis Shrimp-Inspired Camera That Sees Polarized Light

Researchers from theUniversity 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 Acquires Camera Sensor Startup Behind QuantumFilm: Report

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 […]

This is the Power of Googles New Fused Video Stabilization

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.

Why Your Phone Shoots 4K But Your Camera Still Doesnt

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 Yuryevlooks into the technical reasons behind this.

Why Documentary Photography Needs to Fundamentally Change and Evolve

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.

This DIY Globe Helps You Browse Your Travel Photos with Taps and Spins

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 Will Soon Be Able to Remove Unwanted Objects from Your Photos

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. […]

ISO 12,800. Huh! What Is It Good For?

Absolutely nothing? Ten years ago, a Nikon D3 saved me while shooting a gig in a dimly lit club. Its expansive ISO range of 200-6400 allowed me to shoot with a 24-70mm f/2. 8 at about 1/20th of a second.

5 Essential Tech Items For The Modern Working Photographer

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.

A Look at the Lytro Illum, The Camera of the Future That Failed

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 […]

Adobe Working on Letting You Rotate Faces in Static Portraits

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.

This AI Can Tell When Faces in Photos Were Photoshopped

Fake photos are a rampant issue in our digital age, but researchers are working hard to restore a greater degree of trust to photography. One team has created a new AI that can detect when faces in photos were manipulated using Photoshop.

Sony Developed a Color Film That Can Be Erased and Reused

Sony announced today that it has developed a new rewritable film material. Just as rewritable optical discs can be erased and written to again, Sony’s new film can have full-color photos drawn onto them, be erased, and then be reused for another photo.

NVIDIAs AI Can Turn Doodles Into Landscape Photos

Impressed by NVIDIA’s AI creating photorealistic portraits of people who don’t exist? Check out what the company is doing with landscapes. NVIDIA has developed a powerful AI that can turn your doodles into photorealistic landscape images in real-time.

Harvard Makes Nanosurface That Fixes Chromatic Aberration in Lenses

Color fringing in photos is most often due to chromatic aberration, when a camera lens doesn’t focus all colors onto the same point. It’s a common problem, especially with cheaper lenses, but we may soon be seeing much less of it thanks to a new breakthrough at Harvard.

Adobe Using AI to Spot Photoshopped Photos

Adobe’s software has been widely used for many years now as a tool to create fake photos, but now the company is developing software for the other side: it’s using AI to spot photo manipulations to aid in the war against fake photos.

Revolutionary Metalens Can Focus All Visible Light on One Point

Researchers have created the first “metalens” that can focus the entire visible spectrum of light onto a single point in high resolution. The breakthrough brings metalenses one step closer towards replacing bulky camera lenses with much smaller chips.

Adobe Scribbler Can Auto Colorize B&W Photos

Adobe is teasing an impressive new technology called Scribbler. It’s an “interactive deep learning-based image generation system” that you can use to automatically colorize black-and-white photos.

This is How Google Built the Pixel 2s Best Ever Camera

Google’s new Pixel 2 phones boast the best smartphone camera ever tested by DxOMark. In this 9-minute video byNat and Friends, learn how Google created this bar-raising camera. The video includes a number of interesting interviews with the Pixel 2 team.

Googles New Algorithm Makes JPEGs 35% Smaller Without Hurting Quality

Google has just released a brand new, open-source JPEG encoder that can do two very neat things. First, it can decrease JPEG file size by 35% without a noticeable decrease in quality, and second, it can increase the quality of an image without increasing file size at all. Editor’s Note: The image above is an […]

StyleShoots Robotic Studio Lights and Shoots Fashion Photos All by Itself

Fashion photographers now have a very real reason to claim that robots are taking their jobs. A company called StyleShoots has designed a fully-robotic fashion photography studio that can set up its own lighting and capture its own pictures and video while poor unemployed photographers stand by and watch. Okay, maybe it’s not quite that […]

Russia Created a Shotgun-Toting Drone for Shooting Down Other Drones

Russia has created a new drone with a built-in shotgun that’s specifically designed to shoot other drones out of the sky. Consumer camera drones are making headlines for all kinds of wrong reasons these days, causing governments and industry to scramble to create effective anti-drone measures.

Facebooks AI Can Open Your Eyes in Blinking Photos

“Take it again, I blinked.” That’s something commonly said after pictures are snapped, but it may soon be a relic of the past if Facebook has its way. The company’s researchers have created an AI that can automatically replace closed eyes with open ones in your pictures. The scientists trained the AI with photos of […]

GoPro Licensing Its Lenses and Sensors to Third Parties Now

GoPro hasn’t been good for its investors as of late, but the company is stepping in a new direction in its search for profits. The company has announced that it has signed a licensing deal for its camera lenses and sensors to be used in third-party products. This new licensing agreement was made with Jabil, […]

NVIDIAs AI Can Magically Transfer One Photos Style to Another

NVIDIA has unveiled a new AI algorithm called FastPhotoStyle that can transfer the style from any photo to another photo, producing impressive, photo-realistic results seemingly by magic. The algorithm was developed by a team of scientists at NVIDIA and the University of California, Merced.

Sony Creates Groundbreaking Backlit CMOS Sensor with Global Shutter

Sony just announced a groundbreaking development in the world of camera image sensors: it has created a 1. 46-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor that has global shutter. This is the first-ever CMOS sensor of over 1MP that has both back-illumination and global shutter.

This Simple Animation Shows You How an SLR Works

Here’s a neat little animation from Harman Technologt, the folks behind the Ilford brand of film, that breaks down exactly how a basic film photography SLR (single lens reflex) camera works. This video will reveal nothing new or ground breaking for the seasoned photo nerds out there, but it’s one of the simplest and shortest […]