Scientist Captures Incredible 1,000fps Close-Up of Ants Injecting Venom

An ant’s stinger is thinner than the width of a human hair, and made up of a main stinger and two “lancets” that actively drill into you as they release venom. We know this because of the incredible footage of this process that was recently captured for the very first time in super-slow motion. The […]

This is the Worlds First Solargraphy Timelapse

Solargraphy is a technique for photographing the sun’s path through the sky by using a pinhole camera to expose photographic paper for anywhere from a few hours to over a year. Photographer Sam Cornwell has created what he believes is the world’s first solargraphy timelapse.

This is the First-Ever Photo of Quantum Entanglement

Scientists have unveiled the first photograph ever captured of quantum entanglement, the physical phenomenon in which two or more “entangled” particles are connected via their quantum states, even across vast distances.

You Can Now Buy the First 1TB microSD Card

Want to shoot high-res photos and 4K video all day on a single microSD card? SanDisk just launched the world’s first 1 terabyte microSD card. With a UHS speed class of 3 (U3) and a video speed class of 30 (V30), the card is ready to handle 4K UHD video recording. The monstrous card features […]

This is the First 8K Video Shot in Space

NASA has released the first 8K footage ever shot in space. This 3-minute video was captured aboard the International Space Station using a RED Helium 8K camera, and it shows the astronaut residents living, working, and conducting research.

This is the Worlds First Terapixel Macro Photo

Say hello to the world’s first terapixel macro photo. The photo is of a food mosaic, and it was made by stitching together 629,370 separate photos. The final image has dimensions of 6,571,152×160,256 pixels, weighing in at a staggering 1053.

Tamron Unveils the Worlds First 18-400mm Lens

Tamron has announced the 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD, which it is calling the worlds first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens with an extremely flexible zoom ratio of 22.2x. The new lens, available for Canon and Nikon APS-C cameras and with an equivalent focal length range of 28-600mm, is packed in to a surprisingly light […]

How the First Camera Phone Photo Was Shot 20 Years Ago

Believe it or not, there was a time when photo sharing was a lot slower than in the age of Snapchat. 20 years ago, instantaneously capturing and sharing photos online was unheard of. The first camera phone photo was sent two decades ago, on June 11th, 1997, a fact that we previously shared in 2011. When entrepreneur Philippe […]

I Shot the Worlds First Drone Tintype

I’ve been shooting tintypes for almost six years now and love to push the boundaries of what is possible with this slow and difficult photographic process. Taking a tintype from the air was an idea that, years ago, I had shelved as the technology wasn’t there yet. Drones were pretty scarce and the ones I […]

This is the Worlds First Underwater Portrait, Taken in 1899

It’s been called the first underwater photograph and the first underwater self-portrait, but it doesn’t seem to be either of those things. No, but this photo by diver and photography pioneer Louis Marie Auguste Boutan, taken in 1899, does seem to be the world’s first underwater portrait.

Canon Unveils First SPAD Image Sensor with 1-Megapixel Resolution

Canon has announced that it has created the world’s first single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) image sensor that’s capable of capturing 1-megapixel photos. The traditional CMOS image sensors found in today’s digital cameras receive photons and convert each one into a single electron, and these electrons are used to figure out how much light hit each […]

World First CANIKON Autofocus Lens Adapter Coming from KIPON

Want to use your Canon EF-mount lenses on a Nikon camera… with autofocus? That will soon be possible. KIPON has announced the world’s first “CANIKON” lens adapter. While Canon-to-Nikon and Nikon-to-Canon lens adapters already exist, none of them allow you to use autofocus — in other words, any adapted lens is turned into a manual-focus-only […]

LargeSense Unveils Worlds First Single Shot 8

Say hello to the world’s first full-frame 8×10 large format single-shot digital camera. The Santa Clara, California-based startup company LargeSense has just launched the LS911, a camera that raises the bar for sensor sizes in digital photography.

SanDisk Unveils the Worlds First 1TB SDXC Card

It has finally happened: an SD card has now broken the 1 terabyte threshold. SanDisk and its parent company Western Digital today unveiled a new 1 terabyte SDXC card, ushering in a new era of tiny memory cards with massive storage capacities.

Delkin Unveils the Worlds First 2TB CFExpress Memory Card

Delkin announced the latest leap in CFExpress technology today by unveiling the world’s first 2TB CFExpress Type B memory card. That’s double the capacity of the previous “world’s largest” 1TB cards, which were first launched by ProGrade Digital in April of 2018.

The First-Ever Photo of an Albino Giant Panda

China has released the world’s first-ever photo of an albino giant panda. It’s a bear with all-white fur and reddish eyes. The photo was captured by a motion-activated camera trap placed in the Wolong National Nature Reserve in the southwestern province of Sichuan on April 20th, 2019. Scientists estimate that the young panda is likely […]

The Olympus STF-8 is the Worlds First Weatherproof Macro Flash

Olympus this week announced its new STF-8 Macro Flash, the world’s first macro flash that boasts durable weatherproofing. Designed for macro photographers who want to capture the great outdoors on a tiny scale, the STF-8 twin flash is designed to be dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof down to 14F (-10C) — a perfect companion for the […]