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The Sony a9 Sacrifices Dynamic Range in the Name of Speed: Report

As the saying goes, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." And it looks like this applies to camera tech as much as anything else. According to a new report, the Sony a9 had to sacrifice some dynamic range to reach the crazy 20fps speeds everyone is so excited about.

iPhone 7 Plus vs $82,000 Arri Alexa

A few months back, a viral video showed how the iPhone 7 could (in some respects) hold its own against a $50,000 RED Weapon. This side-by-side comparison of the iPhone 7 Plus against an $82,000 Arri Alexa is a bit more... what you expect.

Filters, Do We Still Need Them?

With the advent of better camera technology and clever processing software, do we really need neutral density filters any more? Can’t we just replicate the effect of filters in Photoshop or even in camera? Isn’t the dynamic range sufficient in my shiny new Sony camera? Well, yes and no…

Why I Sold My Nikon D5 for the Fujifilm X-T2

I love toys... camera equipment toys, that is. And thanks to my never-ending photographic ADD, I have owned a lot of different cameras. I have a pretty good understanding of most of the different camera makes and models that are on the market today. I’ve shot most of them to some degree, and I have been able to really dial in what works best for me as a professional wedding photographer.

Is a Full Frame Camera Really Worth It? D610 vs D7100 Real World Test

Since I got my Nikon D7000 camera 6 years ago I’ve used it almost everyday. That is a lot of shutter clicks, 148,558 to be exact. It looks like I will be in the market for a new camera soon as the D7000 is only factory tested to 150,000 clicks. My dilemma is should I go full frame, or stick with my cropped frame?

Pentax K-1’s Pixel Shift Rivals Medium Format Dynamic Range, Report

Pentax fans have been waiting for the full-frame K1 with bated breath, and the first impressions coming out of the review community seem to indicate they haven't been holding their breath for nothing. In fact, a new test report claims the K1's dynamic range can compete with medium format!

‘Prix’ is the First Short Film That Shows the Power of a QuantumFilm Sensor

Back in 2010, we reported that a California-based startup called InVisage was working on a new image sensor technology called QuantumFilm, which uses "quantum dots" to make sensors that are several times more sensitive to light than traditional sensors.

Now, 5 years later, the first short film shot with the technology has been released. You can see what the sensor can do in the 7.5-minute short above, titled "Prix."

Film vs. Digital: A Comparison of the Advantages and Disadvantages

In a world in which photographs are primarily taken with digital image sensors, there are a growing number of photographers who are newly interested in film formats of the past. But why would anyone in our age of technological convenience still choose to shoot with analog film?

To understand the advantages and disadvantages of each shooting practice, we are comparing the different aspects of each’s image quality, along with the cost of usage. If you have been thinking of tinkering with film photography, you have landed in the right place.

Samsung Debuts ISOCELL Sensor Tech, Promises up to 30% More Dynamic Range

Although the pixel war probably isn't ending anytime soon, a new sensor technology from Samsung shows how yet another company is focusing on improving the tech instead of stacking the spec sheet.

We've seen amazing low-light sensors and dual-pixel AF tech from Canon, organic sensors with insane dynamic range from Fuji and Panasonic, and now new ISOCELL technology from Samsung, which promises substantial increases in color and light sensitivity.

Video Comparison Puts Magic Lantern’s Dual ISO Hack to the Test

Yesterday, we shared the groundbreaking news that Magic Lantern's a1ex had managed to squeeze 3 more stops of dynamic range out of Canon's 5D Mark III and 7D by using a new feature dubbed Dual ISO. Today, we have a comparison that shows what RAW video shot on the 5D Mark III looks like taken both with and without the Dual ISO feature enabled.

Fuji and Panasonic’s New Organic Sensor Boasts Insane 29.2 Stop Dynamic Range

Fujifilm and Panasonic have joined forces and created an image sensor that blows everything currently on the market completely out of the water. By using Fuji's patented "organic photoelectric conversion material" to collect light instead of the traditional silicon photodiode, they've created a sensor that nearly doubles the dynamic range of the best sensor currently on the market.

Rambus’ ‘Binary Pixel’ Technology Seeks to Bring Single-Shot HDR to Smartphones

Tech company Rambus just announced "Binary Pixels," a new sensor technology that intends to bring ultra-high dynamic range to small sensors like those found in smartphones and P&S cameras. By allowing pixels to "reset" and saturate more than once, the pixel tech promises to expand the dynamic range of these sensors to "single-shot HDR" levels.