After months of speculation, it appears a final list of detailed specs have leaked for Fujifilm’s upcoming successor to its X-Pro1 camera, the X-Pro2. And from the looks of it, the X-Pro2 is going to be one heck of a camera for Fujifilm users to add to their arsenal.
Nikon has officially unveiled the Nikon D5, its newest flagship DSLR capable of capturing up to 14 frames per second (FPS) with its 20.8-megapixel sensor.
Cameras have been getting smaller and smaller with each passing year. This particular one might just take the cake though–at least in the thinness category.
Meet the Paper Retro Camera, a 6mm thin cardboard camera that’s fully capable of capturing 1.3-megapixel stills, 720p video and audio.
We’ll go ahead and avoid the argument of whether size matters (in photography, of course) and simply introduce this hilarious little short by photographer Serge Ramelli.
When Apple introduced its new iPhone lineup this past September one of the stand-out features was a display technology called ‘3D Touch.’
With the exception of the Huawei Mate S, Apple’s 6s and 6s Plus smartphones are the only devices to possess these touch-sensitive displays.
One of the first developers to take advantage of the new technology was Instagram, who brought 3D Touch capabilities to its iOS app in November 2015. Now, after a few months of trying it out on iOS, Instagram has brought it to Android with an update that effectively replicates the functionality without the actual display tech.
Kicking off 2016 with a bang, Phase One announced a new 100mp full frame 645 medium format sensor.
The sensor was designed together with Sony, and will be used in the new 100MP Phase One XF camera system.
No to be confused with the standard full-frame sensor, this one got its name simply as it’s not a cropped 645 sensor. Don’t worry about mixing them up, though, as the price will quickly remind you this is a medium format camera.
While the DJI Osmo is amazing for smooth cinematic shots, when it comes to audio it is. well… lacking…. If you want to retain your run and gun portability along with good audio, there is a 3.5mm jack that you can use for external audio (of course you can always record the audio seperately and sync in post, but we are talking a quick run and gun setup here).
Of course the challenge is to keep the rig light and easy to operate. Aldryn Estacio of FlytPath shows a nice little hack that keeps the rig small, while providing pretty usable audio.
Get ready. Smartphone cameras are about to get a whole lot faster.
Today, OmniVision Technologies Inc. has announced its latest imaging sensor, a 16-megapixel 1/2.4-inch module capable of capturing full resolution photos at a blazing 45 frames per second.
All things held constant, prime lenses are far sharper at any given focal length than their zoom counterparts. The trade off, of course, is that you don’t have the convenience of changing the composition of an image with only a twist of the wrist.
One field where zooms seem to make the most sense is in photojournalism, since you’re oftentimes constrained with where you can shoot. But the truth of the matter is many photojournalists prefer primes. Myself included.
The reasons will vary from photographer to photographer, but two reasons I prefer fixed focal length lenses are that they tend to offer faster apertures, which help in do-or-die situations where light is all but nonexistent, and that the constraint of primes often leads to better images, as it makes me use my own legs as a means of composing images.
Regardless of why I, you or any other photographer chooses primes, I’ve decided to bring together the top five prime lenses for anyone looking to get into photojournalism.