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For still photographers, we feel the Nikon Z5 represents the best value for the money when it comes to full-frame mirrorless cameras. Which is why it receives our top award.
What if I told you that for just $50, you could have yourself a fully-customizable interchangeable lens camera capable of shooting 12.3MP stills and capturing 4K/30p video? You’d probably tell me to kick dirt, but the truth is that’s now a possibility thanks to Raspberry Pi’s new ILC camera module and accompanying lenses, which start at just $25.
‘There has always been a big overlap between Raspberry Pi hackers and camera hackers,’ reads the Raspberry Pi blog post announcing the setup. ‘Even back in 2012, people (okay, substantially Dave Hunt) were finding interesting ways to squeeze more functionality out of DSLR cameras using their Raspberry Pi computers.’
|The full kit currently available from Raspberry Pi.|
Since 2013, Raspberry Pi has released a few different camera modules: the original 5MP camera board based around the OmniVision OV5647 sensor, a Pi NoIR board for infrared photography and a follow-up camera board that used the Sony IMX219 8MP sensor (this unit replaced Raspberry Pi’s 5MP camera board, which has the distinction of being just two other products the company has ever officially discontinued).
Despite selling more than 1.7 million units of the 8MP camera boards to date, the Raspberry Pi team wasn’t content with the limitations put in place by fixed-focus camera modules with small sensors and poor performance. Enter the new Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera.
This new module is build around the Type 1/2.3” (7.9mm diagonal) Sony IMX477 backside-illuminated CMOS sensor that features 1.55μm pixels (double that of the IMX219 found in the 8MP camera board). In front of the sensor is a C and CS lens mount with adjustable back-focus, a mount most commonly used on 8mm, 16mm cameras, closed-circuit security cameras and other industrial-focused systems. It even features a built-in 1/4”-20 tripod mount for supporting the system.
While any off-the-shelf C- and CS-mount lenses will work with the new sensor, Raspberry Pi has announced it will be working with its official retail partners to carry a pair of lenses: a 6mm CS-mount lens and a 16mm C-mount lens for $25 and $50, respectively. There’s always the option of 3D printing and purchasing third-party adapters to create wild combinations, such as this monster, shown below, built around the Canon 70–200mm F2.8 IS II lens.
|The possibilities are nearly endless.|
The High Quality Camera is compatible with ‘almost all’ Raspberry Pi models, starting with the original Raspberry Pi 1. The only exception are a number of early Raspberry Pi Zero boards that lack the connector. Raspberry Pi has compiled accompanying support documentation on the product page, including a ‘Getting Started’ guide. There’s also ‘The Official Raspberry Pi Camera Guide’ that’s available to download for free as a PDF or buy in physical form on the Raspberry Pi Press Store for £10.
The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera, which will remain in production until at least January 2027 per Raspberry Pi’s obsolescence statement, is available starting today for $50 on the Raspberry Pi website.
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Most modern cameras will shoot video to one degree or another, but these are the ones we’d look at if you plan to shoot some video alongside your photos. We’ve chosen cameras that can take great photos and make it easy to get great looking video, rather than being the ones you’d choose as a committed videographer.
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Astropad, makers of Luna Display for Mac, has launched a new Kickstarter project for Luna Display for Windows. The project will turn your iPad into a secondary wireless (or wired) display for your PC via an HDMI or USB-C port.
Google's 5G 4a variant adds new cellular connectivity as well as a few small spec bumps, while the flagship Pixel 5 upgrades its CPU, swaps the telephoto camera for an ultrawide and adds a number of new shooting modes.
In preparation for the sale of its Imaging business, Olympus will establish a new subsidiary, which will then be sold to a division of Japan Industrial Partners Inc. at the beginning of 2021.
TTartisan is back again with an extremely affordable manual lens for Canon EOS M, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mount camera systems.
Sigma's newly designed 105mm F2.8 macro offers 1:1 reproduction for full-frame Sony and L-mount bodies. Take a very close look at what it can do.
Sigma has designed an all-new 105mm F2.8 Macro full-frame lens for L-mount and E-mount camera bodies. It offers 1:1 reproduction, uses a new optical design optimized for mirrorless and will go on sale in late October for $800.
The manual lens is redesigned from the ground up and is available in more than half-a-dozen lens mounts.
The images won't be mistaken for actual photos, but they do reveal the machine's understanding of the visual world and how it relates to concepts presented as text captions.
The international competition dedicated to aerial photography, hosted by Siena Awards, recently announced their 2020 winners. We've rounded them up into a gallery.
Nikon has published a countdown timer on its website teasing the forthcoming launch of its next-generation full-frame mirrorless cameras.
Fujitsu has announced that Canon recently ordered a new supercomputer system in order to advance Canon's 'no-prototype' product development plans. Aided by a class-leading supercomputer, Canon hopes to be able to quickly analyze and iterate upon products in development without needing to produce real-world prototypes.
The tiny USB device plugs directly into your computer and accepts footage up to 4K/30p via HDMI, but downscales that to 1080p at 60fps over USB for either recording or livestreaming.
The new Color Grading panel will replace the current Split Tone panel, bringing with it the ability to now control the color of midtones, as well as a more refined wheel-based interface for making more precise edits.
Venus Optics is now offering three of its 'Zero-D' ultra-wide prime cine lenses with Canon RF mounts for native use on Canon's growing lineup of Canon EOS R mirrorless cameras.
Sony's current range of Alpha and RX-series cameras offer among the most advanced autofocus features on the market. Explore Sony's latest face and eye-detection with photographer and Rancher Alyssa Henry.
Focus stacking, a motorized slider and some macro tubes add up to a set of really cool images. But regardless of how you approach it, macro work can be an interesting and inexpensive way to reinvigorate your photography.
The Wall Street Journal has released a new video detailing the history of the Kodak Eastman company, including its origins, rise to prominence and subsequent fall from grace.
The Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR promises to be great for portraiture. Does it live up to the hype? And how does it compare to Fujifilm's own 56mm F1.2? Watch our review to find out.
Fujifilm's new 50mm F1.0 lens practically begs to be used for portraits, so we shot lots of them, including many wide open at F1.0. Check out our sample gallery to see how it performs.
With Newspaper Navigator, users can quickly search through more than a million images extracted from digitized historic American newspapers.
Tamron deems the lens, which is set to go on sale starting October 29, ‘the world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.’
Dan Cuny had wanted to travel to Machu Picchu ever since he was ten years old. When the chance finally arrived, he opted to bring his Panon 120 camera, to make some special memories. A near empty park provided the perfect setting.
The Canon EOS Rebel T8i (EOS 850D) is well equipped to get an ambitious beginner started in photography – take a look at the kind of images it can produce.
RGKit Play, the first modular wireless motion control kit, has launched on Kickstarter. RGKit Play includes motors, accessories, light controllers, sensors and more and allows you to control the motion of a camera, light, subject or all three using an accompanying smartphone app.
For the first time since unveiling the technology earlier this year, you can purchase a Profoto speedlight with the company's smartphone-syncing AirX technology. Aside from that addition though, the speedlight remains nearly unchanged from the A1X released in 2019.
We know, we know, you're sick of the webcam news, but Nikon users can now use ten of Nikon's most recent DSLR and mirrorless cameras as webcams on their macOS computers.
After a couple years' hiatus from macro shooting, DPReview contributor Chris Foreman decided to experiment with a motorized slider and focus stacking. Check out his gorgeous results, and get all the details on his process right here.
Canon has announced the EOS C70, a digital cinema camera with a design similar to that of a mirrorless stills camera. Notably, the C70 uses the RF lens mount, making it the first Cinema EOS model to adopt Canon's newest lens system.
ACD Systems International has launched ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2021. The new photo editing software is up to 100 percent faster than its predecessor.