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Leica Q3

Leica Q3 Review From a Canon Photographer: Hit and Miss

Like many photographers, I've spent years hunting the impossible combination: a high-quality camera that's also compact. Must haves: a great sensor and a wide aperture wide angle lens. Today, I’ll walk you through the meandering journey that eventually led me to the Leica Q3.

Fujiflim, Please

Fujifilm is the Best Company to Make the Camera of my Dreams

After wrapping our awards, PetaPixel's staff turned its attention to another annual project, "Bold Camera Predictions." The 2024 edition arrives later this week with the help of a special guest, but ongoing internal discussions birthed the camera of my dreams, a Sony RX1R II replacement.

AI models and energy use, negative impacts on the environment

Legislation Must Consider AI’s Energy Demands and Environmental Costs

Much of the focus on the potential hazards of generative AI technology has understandably been on how it impacts artists and copyright ownership, and how it could affect people's jobs and wages. New research shows that the dangers of generative AI go much further and may be catastrophic for the environment.

Sony a9 III ISO 250 and dynamic range

The Sony a9 III’s Base ISO Reflects the Cost of a Global Shutter

The Sony a9 III is still months away from release but has already sent photographers into a frenzy. The positive buzz around the camera is as high as any camera reveal ever, and with good reason. The a9 III's global shutter system is a complete game-changer for a wide range of photographers and videographers and will enable shots that have long been impossible.

Apple iPhone Clipped Highlights

Critics Are Wrong: It Is Impressive Apple Shot its Latest Event on iPhone

This week's Scary Fast Apple event was significant in mostly expected ways. Apple debuted its new M3 series of chips, launched super-powered new MacBook Pro notebooks, and updated the iMac for the first time since 2021. However, Apple also did something unprecedented: it shot the entire event on the iPhone 15 Pro Max smartphone.

Canon 10-20mm f/4 L

No, Sigma Did Not Make Canon’s New 10-20mm f/4 L IS STM Lens

Late last night, Canon introduced a new wide-angle zoom lens -- the 10-20mm f/4 L IS STM -- that is unlike any optic it has ever produced. It's unique, and one publication published a story with quite an incendiary accusation: Canon didn't actually make it, Sigma did.

The Best Thing About Every Camera Brand: 2023 Edition

Recently we made a video detailing the worst things that each of the major camera manufacturers was guilty of. It could have been a lack of foresight or a technological setback. It could have been a failure to update cameras, or a decision to cut off third-party manufacturers.

USB-C is the Biggest Improvement the iPhone Has Ever Seen

Ah, that new iPhone smell is in the air, which means two things. Autumn, probably the best season for photography, is just around the corner. And two, Apple has stoked its hype train's engine and sent it roaring down the tracks, spewing buzzwords and fancy graphics at everyone it passes.

Does The World Need Images of Fake A.I. People?

We have all heard the arguments for and against A.I. imagery from the perspective of photographers. By now, most of us realize that these images are not photographs but some sort of graphic design created by artificial intelligence.

Clipped Highlights what is Sony doing with its drone

Sony’s Drone Product Strategy is Confusing and Inconsistent

Sony's Airpeak S1 drone has thus far been a rare misstep for the respected Japanese company. Despite some (expensive) improvements to the Airpeak S1 drone, Sony's support for its flagship aerial platform, first revealed in 2021, has been significantly undercut by yesterday's reveal of the Sony ILX-LR1 full-frame camera.

SanDisk

SanDisk’s Name is Now Mud

Due in large part to its abysmal response -- or rather, complete lack thereof -- to widespread reports of the failure of its portable SSD products, the SanDisk brand name is now mud.

Police drones

Police Are Putting More Drones in the Skies, But Are We Safer?

While PetaPixel editor-in-chief Jaron Schneider implores drone manufacturers to make drones compelling enough to jump through regulatory hoops in the United States, law enforcement and first responders in the United States are finding plenty of reasons to fly drones. However, some critics wonder if existing limits are sufficient to curtail the questionable use of drones, especially by police.