Industry

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.

Blackmagic Design joins L-Mount Alliance

Blackmagic Design Joins the L-Mount Alliance

Yesterday, Blackmagic Design announced its first-ever full-frame cinema camera, the Cinema Camera 6K. The camera is significant for many reasons, not the least of which is that the full-frame camera sports an L-Mount, marking Blackmagic Design's entry into the growing L-Mount Alliance.

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.

Adobe increases its Creative Cloud prices, posts record revenue. Adobe HQ in California.

Adobe Hikes Creative Cloud Prices as it Rakes in Record Revenue

This week, Adobe announced the public release of Adobe Firefly, the company's generative artificial intelligence platform, and updates to Premiere Pro. Adobe has also announced a price hike for Creative Cloud subscription plans and record revenue for its third fiscal quarter this year.

Minolta: Tales of a Forgotten Camera Maker

Today, most of the consumer-grade camera landscape is dominated by less than half a dozen brands. Canon, Sony, and Nikon take the lion’s share in terms of sales and public recognition, while almost all the gaps are filled by smaller companies like Fujifilm and Pentax.

Ricoh Opens Up About its Pentax Film Camera Project and More

Ricoh chose not to exhibit at CP+ earlier this year, so I took advantage of my extended stay in Japan to visit their corporate headquarters in Ota-ku, Tokyo. (Ota is southwest of central Tokyo, about a 50-minute train ride from where I was staying in Asakusa, on the northeast side of the city.)

Fujifilm Opens Up About AI, 8K Video, Entry-Level Cameras, and More

While attending the CP+ 2023 show in Yokohama earlier this year, I met with representatives of Fujifilm and had a chance to ask them about the reasons behind some camera features, the details of a recent firmware update, specifics about some of their future plans, and some more philosophical questions about 8K video and whether there’s still a place for “entry-level” models in the industry these days.