May 25
Think Tank Photo updates TurnStyle sling bags and adds wheels to StreetWalker series

Think Tank Photo has updated two of its popular bag lines with improvements to functionality. Read more

Arsenal is artificial intelligence for your DSLR or mirrorless camera

It will automatically pick the best camera settings depending on shooting conditions. Read more

A prototype of the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm Edition 0.95 can be yours for $25K

As if $13,950 wasn’t enough to pay for a special edition lens, the Leica Store in San Francisco is offering a prototype of said lens for $24,995. Read more

Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything

When Nikon released the full-frame D3 in 2007, it changed the professional photography industry. In this week's Throwback Thursday, Barney remembers a legend. Read more

May 24
Ricoh announces WG-50 rugged compact with 5x zoom, built-in macro lights

Ricoh has introduced a new rugged compact camera with a 16MP CMOS sensor, 28-140mm lens, 2.7" LCD and built-in LED macro lights. Read more

The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone

This compact drone can shoot HD video using a 2-axis stabilized 12MP camera. Read more

Prynt Pocket, a pocket-sized photo printer for iPhone, is now available

The new Prynt Pocket can print a photo directly from their iPhone simply by inserting the phone into the printer, then snapping a photo. Each print will cost about 50 cents. Read more

Triggertrap Mobile camera control dongle goes open source

The Triggertrap remote camera control system is no longer sold due to the company folding, but now users will be able to build their own. Read more

Magic Format Converter lets you use DSLR-lenses on the Fuji GFX 50S

The Magic Format Converter comes with internal optics that expand the image circle of full-frame DSLR lenses for use on the Fuji medium format camera. Read more

MacPhun to release Aurora HDR and Luminar for Windows users

The usually Apple-exclusive MacPhun software developer has announced that it will introduce PC versions of two of its most popular applications. Both Aurora HDR and Luminar should be available for the Windows operating system by the autumn of this year. Read more

Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery

Sony's newest G Master telephoto zoom, announced alongside the a9, is the first of the company's FE lenses to reach 400mm natively. We had one in California and photographed horses, portraits, and landscapes - check out how it did. Read more

Garmin announces the VIRB 360, a 5.7K waterproof 360-cam

Garmin has entered the 360-camera market with the VIRB, which captures 5.7K video at 30p as well as 15MP stills. Read more

May 23
Makers of the Panono 108MP 360-degree camera filing for bankruptcy

German media reports that the founders of the company behind the Panono 360-degree ball camera have filed for bankruptcy at a court in Berlin. Read more

The new Surface Pro: new processors, boosted battery life and more

With a claimed 800 new custom parts, Microsoft's updated Surface Pro comes with the latest Kaby Lake processors, better battery life, a new hinge, plus the Surface Pen is updated as well. Read more

Kodak EKTRA 'camera first' smartphone now available in US

The Kodak EKTRA, the company's 'camera first' smartphone, is now available to purchase in the United States. Read more

Photokina 'repositions' itself, will become an annual event

Photokina, the biennial photo industry trade show in Cologne, Germany, has announced that it will become an annual event beginning in 2018, and expand its focus to additional areas of imaging technology. Read more

Photo Gear News shows you how to make a DIY lapel mic

No mic socket? No problem. In this video, Daniel Peters at Photo Gear News shows you how to make a lapel microphone using just a smartphone and a pair of earbuds.

Maintaining a legacy or building for mirrorless, who benefits?

Rumors abound that Canon (and maybe Nikon) may produce a mirrorless camera based using their existing DSLR mount. Does this guarantee immediate great lens choice or a perpetually second-rate experience? Read more

May 22
Leica announces plans for 'peeling' CCDs in M9 and Monochrom

Owners of Leica M cameras that suffer from peeling CCDs will be able to claim a free repair in the future so long as the camera was purchased within five years of the fault becoming apparent, the company has announced. Read more

MIT previews autonomous tracking drone

The MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed a drone that does not require any human control for recording tracking shots. Read more

Video: Journalist survives ISIS sniper attack, his GoPro does not

In this terrifying video, Iraqi journalist Ammar Alwaely narrowly misses a sniper's bullet, which takes out his chest-mounted GoPro. Warning: strong language. Watch the video

 

Global action camera market expected to grow 15% by 2021

A new report expects action camera growth to increase about 15% by 2021, with Ultra HD cameras driving demand. Read more

Electronic shutter, rolling shutter and flash: what you need to know

Whether you're syncing a flash, wondering why banding is appearing in your image or getting strange images from your camera's silent shutter mode, the way your shutter works has a role to play. Here's what happens when you press the shutter button. Read more

May 21
'It's about being prepared for whatever is thrown at you': Q & A with William Vazquez

William Vazquez travels all over the world documenting humanitarian work. He spoke to us about the challenges of his work, the importance of research and why a multitool and duct tape are your best friends in the field. Read more

May 20
Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras

These ten film cameras stand the test of time. They are easy to find, affordable and capable of excellent results. Read more

May 19
2017 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras $2000+

Whether you're seeking ultra-high resolution, first-rate autofocus or 4K video capture, there are some supremely capable 'semi-pro' cameras available. Find out which models we liked best in our updated semi-pro camera roundup. Read more

Nikon reshuffles management structure

Nikon today announced a reorganization of its corporate structure which will see several divisions and business units closed or merged. Read more

May 18
A Taste of New York is a stunning Big Apple time-lapse

Team Film Spektakel spent 10 days in New York in 2016 and shot 65,000 photos to produce this breathtaking three minute time-lapse. See video

Google demos technology that scrubs objects from photographs

A feature we first saw demonstrated in 2015 appears to be almost ready for prime time. Read more

Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range

The good news? a9 Raws look good at high ISO, and there's no cost to it dropping to 12 bit mode. The bad news? That's because there are only 12 bits worth of dynamic range to begin with. Rishi digs into Sony's sports specialist's sensor. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom

Back in 2004 Olympus announced the C-8080 Wide Zoom, bearing a 28-140mm lens that was designed to be as good as the Zuiko lenses found on the company's DSLRs. Read more

May 17
Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM sample gallery

We've gotten to try out Sony's new pro-oriented wide-angle zoom with some action involving bicycles, skateboards, horses and... a vineyard. Turns out it's pretty well-suited for them all. Read more

Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample gallery

Sony's full-frame 12-24mm F4 G lens is impressively lightweight and small in size, but packs a serious image quality punch. Check out how it performs in our gallery. Read more

Hands-on with Sony's new 16-35mm and 12-24mm wide-angle lenses

Sony's just released two new ultra-wide-angle lenses, and perhaps what's most surprising about them is their size and weight - or lack thereof. Read more

Sony adds 16-35mm F2.8 GM to G-Master pro-focused lens range

Sony has added a 16-35mm F2.8 wide-angle zoom to its G-Master range of premium lenses. The widely anticipated lens addresses a common need among professional and amateur landscape shooters. Read more

Sony unveils FE 12-24mm F4 G ultra wide-angle full-frame zoom

Sony has announced the FE 12-24mm F4 G, a full-frame, ultra-wide angle zoom for E-Mount. Read more

New Olympus TG-5 improves 'toughness', brings new sensor and tracking functionality

Olympus has announced its latest rugged camera, the TG-5. Compared to its predecessor, the TG-5 can take more of a beating, uses a lower-res sensor and offers tracking capabilities. Read more

May 16
Sony releases machine vision sensor capable of 1000 fps object tracking

It won't end up in a smartphone or camera, but Sony's IMX382 high-speed vision sensor is still pretty cool. Read more

Canon EOS M6 Review
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The Canon EOS M6 is a 24MP APS-C mirrorless camera. Essentially an updated M5 shorn of a viewfinder, has Canon finally made an enthusiast-worthy small-bodied mirrorless? Read more

May 15
Samsung Galaxy S8 comes close to the best in DxOMark Mobile testing

With a score of 88 points in DxOMark's Mobile testing the Samsung Galaxy S8 cannot quite achieve the Google Pixel's score of 89, but is on the same level as its predecessor Galaxy S7 and the HTC 10. Read more

Can you build a cheaper X100 with a mirrorless body and pancake lens?

Everyone loves a big sensor compact with a prime lens. But can you put together a better combination with a cheap-ish mirrorless camera and a pancake prime? Read more

May 14
We shot the Boeing 737 Max 9's first flight with a Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

The Boeing 737 first flew in 1967, and it's been in continuous development ever since. The latest model is the Max 9, which flew for the first time last month. We were there and we took the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III along for the ride. Read more

Huawei Mate 9 quick review

The Huawei Mate 9 puts flagship smartphone specifications in a high-end phablet, with Leica co-designed lenses to boot. Read more

May 13
Week in Review: Hungry Birds
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While this past week was a bit calmer than the Sony a9 craziness the week prior, it was still filled with sample photos, an interview, a fun throwback and more. Read more

Karsh, Beaton and Swannell featured as Camera Press celebrates 70 years with exhibition of famous faces

An exhibition of portraits that chart the last seven decades of celebrity photography will mark the 70th birthday of British photo agency Camera Press. Read more

May 12
Polaroid sold to new owner
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PLR IP Holdings, LLC and its Polaroid brand have been sold to a Polish investor who owns a majority stake in the Impossible Project. Read more

FilmLab is a film negative scanning app for smartphones

Developer Abe Fettig is launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to get his FilmLab negtaive scanning app ready for official distribution in the app stores. Read more

National Geographic highlights early 'People' entries to Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 competition

Submissions are being accepted until June 30th. Thinking of entering? Scope out the competition in the 'People' category and check out some early favorites. See gallery

2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500

While they don't necessarily grab the headlines, one thing is for certain: entry-level interchangeable lens cameras sell by the truckload. In our latest roundup we'll pick out the best options for those wanting to spend around $500. Read more

May 11
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850/GX800 review: lean selfie machine

Panasonic's smallest camera is also its most affordable. But is it any good? Read on

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