Equipment

 

Amazon’s ‘Fire Phone’ Comes with a 13MP Camera and Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage

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Today, Amazon showed us that where there’s smoke, there’s most definitely Fire. After years of rumors that Amazon was working on a phone, CEO Jeff Bezos officially unveiled Amazon’s first attempt at a smartphone at today’s event.

It’s called the Amazon Fire Phone and it comes to market with a few interesting, photo-centric features that go beyond the standard camera specs. Read more…

‘What’s In My Bag’ Video from Erik Almas is Full of Both Great Gear and Great Advice

“What’s in my bag” posts oftentimes come across as a bit pretentious. Between pulling out this body or that piece of glass, it’s easy for the post/video to become a game of “look what I have that you probably don’t have because it costs $XX,XXX.”

But when done right, they can be both interesting and informative, as photographer Erik Almås demonstrates in this fantastic walkthrough of his camera equipment. Read more…

AirDog: The Foldable, Autonomous GoPro Drone that Always Keeps You in the Shot

It looks like autonomous drones are the next fad, because just days after sharing the Hexo+ drone, we have for your consideration another very popular autonomous flying cameraman. It’s called AirDog, and like Hexo+ it is currently in its crowdfunding stage a la Kickstarter. Read more…

Likely Fake Photo of the Nikon D810 Shows Up Online, Features Top Plate ISO Wheel

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Published by Nikon Rumors last night, the image above may be the first photograph of the Nikon D810 that is rumored to arrive officially on June 26th. More likely, however, it’s just a Photoshop-created ‘wish list’ image that a hopeful D800/E user put out at the right time to grab some attention. Read more…

Sony A7s Becomes DxO Mark’s New Low-Light King, Falls Short in Other Categories

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The DxO Mark verdict is finally in for the much-lauded Sony A7s, and as you might expect, it steals the low-light crown from the Nikon Df handily. The problem is, it seems to fall short of its main competition (the other two A7 cameras) in every other category. Read more…

Rumor Update: Nikon D800/E Replacement Will be Called the D810

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A week from Thursday. Mark your calendars, because that’s the day Nikon’s D800/E replacement will arrive in all its allegedly AA filter-less, 36-megapixel, sRAW capable glory. And according to Nikon Rumors, it will be called the D810, not D800s as previously reported.

You can read more about this shooter and what the rumor sites are expecting its spec sheet to look like by checking out our previous coverage. Or, you know, you could just wait a week and two days… there’s always that option, too.

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Report Claims the Sony A7s’ Image Quality is Comparable to Medium Format

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Sony’s new A7s camera has been blowing minds when it comes to low-light performance; and, frankly, with a full-frame sensor made up of pixels three times as large as those in the A7r, we expected impressive low-light performance. But it seems low-light performance isn’t the camera’s only forte.

According to a report by Michael Reichmann of The Luminous Landscape, the image files he’s getting from the A7s are capable of going toe-to-toe with medium format cameras in terms of image quality! Read more…

Hexo+ Autonomous Camera Drone Lets the Adrenaline Junkies Film Their Own Stunts

Adrenaline junkies who want to capture their stunts on video have thus far been limited to two options. They either had someone else photograph/film them, or strapped an action cam to themselves for some first person point of view shots. Now, thanks to Hexo+, they have a third option: have your autonomous drone film you from above. Read more…

Fuji’s Weather Resistant 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Raises Image Stabilization Bar to 5 Stops

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Typically, lens announcements go unnoticed unless the lens in question is some optically incredible, super-wide aperture prime lens. But if the idea of an 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens leaves you thoroughly unexcited, we would beg you to read on, because Fuji’s first attempt at a weather-resistant XF lens might just knock your socks off. Read more…