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The new ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 features a 100% Adobe RGB 4K display

The new lightweight laptop packs a whole lot of photo- and video-editing punch. The laptop can be specced out with a Core i9 processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage, NVIDIA graphics with 4GB of GDDR5, and a 4K display with 100% Adobe RGB coverage.

Canon is now selling CMOS image sensors, including a 120MP APS-H beast

It looks like Canon is getting into sensor sales. The three specialized CMOS sensors the company recently demoed—including a 120MP APS-H model and an ultra-low light sensor—have been listed for sale through a distributor in the US.

Instagram launches Mute button, tests 'all caught up' feature

Instagram has finally launched a "Mute" button, and is testing an "All Caught Up" feature that will let you know when you've seen all new post from the people you follow from the past 48 hours.

Shutterbug shuts down print publication after 45 years, goes 'web only'

45-year-old photography magazine Shutterbug announced today that it is shutting down its print publication, focusing instead on reaching its readers online as a web-only publication.

Kodak Daylight Single Use disposable camera launched in Europe

Kodak Alaris has launched a new single-use disposable camera in Europe. Called the Kodak Daylight Single Use Camera, this 800 ISO film camera is supposedly ideal for parties, weddings, and similar events.

RED and Lucid unveil 8K 3D camera that produces 4V holographic video in real time

Computer vision company Lucid and cinema camera maker RED have partnered to create an 8K 3D camera that can capture 4-view (4V) holographic images and video in real-time. The camera is designed to work with RED's upcoming holographic Hydrogen One smartphone.

RED's Hydrogen One phone with holographic display is coming to AT&T and Verizon

It seems RED's Hydrogen One super-phone will make it into the hands of customers in the near future. The phone is now officially slated for a Verizon and AT&T release in the US sometime this summer.

Video: Astronaut forgets to insert SD card into GoPro before spacewalk

You know that feeling when you're already all suited up and out on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station, and only then do you realize you forgot to put the SD card in your GoPro? No? Us either... but one astronaut on the ISS sure does.

Instagram now lets you share other people's photos in your Stories

You can now insert another user's Instagram post into your own Stories as a customized sticker, the first official "regram" feature we've seen from the Facebook-owned photo sharing app.

New 6-bay NAS from Synology offers 72TB of storage

Synology has added a new 6-bay NAS to its DiskStation+ series, and it's aimed squarely at photographers and medium sized businesses. The DS1618+ can handle up to six 12TB drives, giving it a max capacity of 72TB, or up to 60TB in RAID 5.

Fujifilm EU accidentally leaks full specs of upcoming X-T100 camera

Fujifilm EU seems to have accidentally leaked an unreleased camera to the masses. The leaked page details a new "X-T100" camera that will share most of its specs with the X-A5, but includes an EVF, deeper buffer, and 3-way tilting touchscreen.

This is why Google's impressive object removal tool was never released

According to an interview with the Google Photos team on XDA, object removal simply had a lower priority in the development queue than other features. It might still show up some day... but maybe not.

Nisi shares more details on its full-frame cine lenses and launches Mist filter range

In a bid to clear up online speculation, surprise entrant to the full frame cinema lens market Nisi has answered some questions about its relationship with brands marketing lenses very similar to its own F3 series.

Buying guides updated with Panasonic DC-ZS200 (TZ200)

Now that we've completed our review of Panasonic's Lumix DC-ZS200 (TZ200), we've updated its entry in our Best Cameras for Travel, Best Pocketable Enthusiast Cameras and Best Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras buying guides.

Tutorial: How to light paint product photo backgrounds on the cheap

This product photo was captured using two speedlights to light the bottle, a smartphone to light paint the background, and some Photoshop to pull it all together. Watch the video to see how product photographer Dustin Dolby did it.

Ricoh releases SDK for Pentax cameras, opening the door to 3rd party remote control apps

The software development kit allows third-party developers to create mobile and desktop apps that can control the camera remotely via USB cable or Wi-Fi.

Fujifilm rolls back firmware 4.0 for the Fuji X-T2 due to 'malfunctions'

Fujifilm has been forced to roll back the much-anticipated firmware update v4.0 for the X-T2 released last week due to "malfunctions." Firmware updates for the GFX 50S, X-H1 and X-Pro2 planned for this month have also been delayed as a result.

Rant: Professional car photographer on shooting behind-the-scenes videos

"...excuse me if I don’t walk around in front of [my client] shooting bloody BTS because somebody on social media wants to see it because they can’t be arsed to attend a proper controlled seminar and learn properly, they’d rather be ‘cheap’ and just try to reverse engineer BTS stuff."

OnePlus 6 smartphone launches with bigger image sensor and OIS

OnePlus has slightly boosted the camera specifics of its news flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6. Compared to its predecessor, it boasts both a bigger sensor and optical image stabilization.

Leaked photos of DJI Phantom 5 drone with interchangeable lens camera

These newly leaked images and sketches show the upcoming DJI Phantom 5 drone, which will allegedly feature a 1-inch sensor camera with interchangeable lenses.

Instagram CEO confirms: New 'time spent' feature is coming

A piece of leaked code revealed a new feature—since confirmed by Instagram's CEO—that is coming to Instagram. It's called 'time spent,' and it will allow users to track how much time they spend on the photo sharing app so they can be more 'intentional' about it.

New Fujifilm X/GFX website and app offers news, events, deals, interviews and tips

The new website and app—developed by Fujifilm USA but available to everyone—will host interviews with X and GFX professionals, run technique articles, and showcase collections of images shot with Fujifilm equipment.

The new Honor 10 features portrait lighting and advanced scene recognition

The flagship smartphone by Huawei's sub-brand Honor offers the same Kirin 970 top-end chipset as Huawei's flagships P20 and P20 Pro, but at a significantly lower price point. It also includes some advanced AI scene and object recognition.

Microsoft unveils the Surface Hub 2: A huge collaborative 4K+ 50" display

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 is a massive collaborative touchscreen display that may or may not have any practical use for professional photographers... but it sure looks impressive nonetheless.

Google launches Google One cloud storage plans, offers 2TB for $10/month

Google is replacing its existing Google Drive plans with newly packaged Google One plans that are 50% cheaper and come with live chat support. Two terabytes of cloud storage will now cost you just $10/month.

Report: Canon to release new 70-200mm F4L and F2.8L lenses next month

Canon Rumors is reporting with near-certainty that Canon will unveil two new 70-200mm L-lenses in early June. The site says it is 100% certain the 70-200mm F4L IS II is on the way, and 95% certain the 70-200mm F2.8L IS III will also be announced.

This 7.3-gigapixel panorama 'timelapse' of London is made from 6,240 D850 pictures

Photographer Henry Stuart has created a 24-hour panoramic timelapse of London that combines 6240 D850 files to form a picture that contains over 7 billion pixels. The 155° view presents the city in an incredible amount of detail, with Nikon claiming you can read signs up to 5 miles away.

Fujifilm's Instax Square SQ6 is a square-format analog instant camera

Fujifilm has announced the Instax Square SQ6, an analog instant film camera that resembles the old Instagram logo. The SQ6 takes Fujifilm's Instax Square film which gives a 62 x 62mm (2.4 x 2.4") images on 86 x 72mm film. It will cost around $130.

Xiaomi establishing dedicated camera team

In a leaked internal email, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun details the creation of a dedicated in-house camera department that will focus exclusively on developing better camera tech for the brand's smartphones.

hähnel introduces Modus 600RT flash for Micro Four Thirds

hähnel has extended its range of radio-triggered Modus 600RT flash units with a model for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The unit can be used directly in the hotshoe as a standalone flash, or within a group of flashes as a TTL commander or a slave using radio or optical communication.

Nikon restructuring and strong D850 sales lead to 8x increase in annual profit

Nikon Corporation has released financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31st 2018, and the news is good. Thanks to strong sales of the D850 and some restructuring measures paying off, the company reported an 8x increase in overall profit despite a slight drop in revenue.

Yongnuo unveils YN50mm F1.8 II: Version 2 of its 'Nifty Fifty' clone

Yongnuo has released version II of its ultra-affordable nifty fifty lens for Canon EF Mount: the 50mm F1.8 II. Version II drops the minimum focusing distance to 35mm, adds a focus distance indicator to the lens, and more, but costs only $75.

How the 50mm lens became 'Normal'

"The idea that a 50-mm best approximates human sight has more to do with the early history of lens production than any essential optical correspondence between the lens and the eye."

Google Lens will soon be available in several Android camera apps

At the I/O developer conference this week, Google revealed that its AI-based image recognition system Google Lens will be making its way into several stock camera apps on Android smartphones.

Qualcomm's 700-series chipset will bring triple-cameras to mid-range smartphones

With the release of the Huawei P20 Pro, triple-cameras made their debut in the high-end smartphone market. But it seems the technology could trickle down to mid-range devices faster than we thought, thanks to Qualcomm.

Crash Course: Understanding DPI and PPI

Elizabeth Gray at Photography Life has put together a helpful guide that explains the difference between PPI (pixels per inch) and DPI (dots per inch), and how these terms relate to capturing, editing, and printing photos.

Trint's AI-powered plug-in automatically creates captions for Premiere Pro CC

The Trint for Premiere plugin integrates seamlessly into Adobe Premiere Pro CC, using the company's popular speech-to-text technology to automatically generate easy-to-edit captions for your video projects.

Shooting Greenland in Winter: Part 2 - The Better Part of Winter

In Part 2 of his series on shooting Greenland, landscape photographer Erez Marom is treated to some gorgeous winter weather, and a spectacular display of the aurora borealis over Uummannaq.

ON1 reveals Photo RAW 2018.5 with 'massive performance boost', LUTs and more

ON1 has released a major update to its ON1 Photo RAW photo editor. Version 2018.5 will be available in June and boasts, "a massive boost in overall performance" in addition to bug fixes and some important new features like LUTs and camera profiles.

Sigma's 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art lens costs $570, ships this month

The Sigma 70mm F2.8 MACRO Art lens—the first macro lens to join Sigma's much-beloved "Art" lens lineup—will be available in Canon EF mount at the end of this month for $570. Sigma shooters will have to wait until June.

Apple patent describes dual-live-view for dual-camera smartphones

The system described shows the images from both cameras simultaneously, side-by-side. This allows users to compare the field-of-view of both cameras while shooting, and pick the one they prefer.

Meike introduces full-frame Sony edition of its 50mm F1.7 lens

Chinese lens manufacturer Meike has added a new version of its existing 50mm F1.7 lens to its range—this time for full frame Sony users. The previous model was aimed at users of mirrorless cameras systems and comes in APS-C and MFT mounts.

8x10 is an app for selling limited edition framed prints on Instagram

The 8x10 app lets you monetize your Instagram account by selling fine art prints of your photography directly through the photo sharing app. The app handles all the fulfillment and shipping details for you, taking a cut of your profit to cover the costs.

Panasonic Lumix TS7/FT7 is the first rugged compact camera with a built-in EVF

Panasonic has announced the Lumix DC-TS7 (known as the FT7 outside of North America), which is the first waterproof compact with an electronic viewfinder.

CMOS image sensor sales at all-time high

Overall, CMOS image sensors accounted for 81% of all image sensors sold in 2017, making CMOS by far the most utilized image sensor technology.

The Yongnuo YN43 is a Four Thirds smartphone clip-on camera with Canon lens mount

The clip-on camera for smartphones follows a very similar concept to Sony's QX-cameras, the Olympus Air, DxO One or the Kodak PixPro models.

Sony reduces Pixel Shift interval to 0.5 seconds in a7R lll

Sony has released new firmware for its a7R lll to insert a new option for Pixel Shift Multi Shooting that reduces the delay between frames to 0.5 sec. Firmware v1.10 adds the 0.5 sec delay setting to the menu so users can halve the current shortest time between frames taken with the camera in Pixel Shift Shooting mode.

Shooting polar bears with the $12,000 Nikon 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR

Award-winning wildlife photographer Roie Galitz shares his experience shooting polar bears with the new Nikon 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR in one of the harshest places on Earth. Find out why Galitz calls his $12,000 behemoth "a dream lens."

Yongnuo reveals YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens

Budget camera gear brand Yongnuo has debuted a new lens. Made for the Canon EF mount, the YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens offers a 1:1 magnification ratio at a minimum focusing distance of 23cm. No word yet on how much (or how little) it will cost.

Lomography releases gold-plated Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm F2.9 lens

The limited edition lens joins the original black and brass versions, as well as the chrome-plated version released last year. You just have to be willing to pony up an extra $150.

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