While smartphone cameras have been improving rapidly in recent years, even top-of-the-line devices can fall short of the visual effects we really need. One area that can disappoint is that of field of view – the area that the lens is able to ‘see’. At CES we were lucky enough to test out Olloclip’s new … Continue reading CES 2015 Video: Olloclip camera lens for iPhone 6
Japanese tech company Sony’s next shot into the smart-camera fray is on the horizon with the upcoming release of their a5100 camera. It promises to be an extremely lightweight, pocket-sized solution to photography needs, boasting a huge 24.3 megapixels and the ability to shoot full 1080p video. Sony promises “Crisp, blur-free action shots and soulful portraits. … Continue reading Sony’s a5100 camera: the height of lightweight photography?
What do you expect from your headphone these days? To give you good sound surely, and maybe a wireless connection to give you freedom of movement during your weekly jogging – but what about a camera? Soundsight Headphones do just that! You can record video up to 720p HD resolution and take pictures up to 1080p … Continue reading SOUNDSIGHT: World’s first video recording smart headphones
Rather than sit on their laurels and rely on appealing to the more serious photographer, digital cameras have reacted to the threat of smartphones by upping their game to include a range of modern technology standards and incorporating tricks of the trade that offer users the sort of flexible experience they’ve come to expect. Many … Continue reading Olympus PEN E-PL6 comes with World’s slimmest zoom lens
Milled from a single block of aluminium, and designed in collaboration with Audi, the all-new Leica T is a fairly remarkable piece of kit. This is a radical departure for the German photography brand, introducing an entirely new operating system alongside Leica’s first touchscreen and their inaugural integrated Wi-Fi module. Weighing less than 400g, the … Continue reading Milled thrills – the Leica T 16.5 megapixel camera
Californian action camera company GoPro has been synonymous with capturing the thrills and spills of extreme sports over the years – and this week the company released an improved version of its popular GoPro Hero 3+. What made GoPro cameras so successful is how easy it is to attach the dinky little cameras to car … Continue reading GoPro Hero 3+: First impressions and sample footage
It may look like a Wii controller, but this sleek and stylish handheld device is actually a significant consumer first. Unveiled late last month by Ricoh at Berlin’s IFA electronics fair, it is the first mass-produced fully spherical camera, simultaneously taking images through two 180-degree lenses and delivering remarkable results. The system works through a … Continue reading Review Round-Up: Ricoh’s THETA spherical camera
Remember when camcorders first hit the mainstream consumer market in the 80s? They were huge, in both senses of the word. These bulky and heavy shoulder-born items suddenly unleashed a whole new load of fun as VHS’s became an almost household commodity with families being able to replay their own experiences and memories on the … Continue reading Canon’s LEGRIA Mini – Crying Out to Be Played With