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The Z50 Is Nikon's More Affordable and Compact Mirrorless Camera

After launching the Z6 and Z7 last year, the next thing people wanted to know is how Nikon planned to expand its new family of mirrorless cameras so that more people could buy them. Because while the Z6 and Z7 are great cameras, they’cost around $2,000 and $3,400 respectively, which isn’t really what you’d call…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Mirrorless Cameras, Nikon, Mirrorless, First Look, Consumer Tech, Nikon Z50, Nikon Z50 First Look


Researchers Created Lenses a Thousand Times Thinner to Hopefully Eliminate Ugly Smartphone Camera Bumps

Smartphones are currently plagued by a host of ugly design features that compromise aesthetics for functionality, including holes and notches in their screens, and protrusions on the back to accommodate camera optics. But those bumps might soon go away thanks to a team of researchers at the University of Utah who’ve …Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Research, Cameras, Lenses, University of Utah


I Pitted Canon's 'Affordable' EOS RP Against My Beloved Sony A7 III

The $1,300 Canon RP is not the best camera made or even the slickest mirrorless camera. It will win no awards for dynamic range or color rendition, and if you’ve got strong feelings about the number of megapixels available in post-production, it will leave you uninspired. But the Canon RP is the cheapest full-frame…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Cameras, Sony, Mirrorless Cameras, Canon, Sony A7III, Canon Rp Review, Canon RP


Is It Time to Reckon With the iPhone Square?

Now that iPhone day is just four months away, we’re starting to get some credible rumors about what the devices will look like. One of the steadiest rumors is a rough one: the next iPhone will have a square camera bump that’s roughly the size of a silver dollar. To which I say: No thanks.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Cameras, iPhone X, Smartphone Cameras, Iphone Xs


Report: Apple's A13 Chips for Next Generation of iPhones Are Now in Production

Gather round, consumers, for yet another Apple rumor.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Cameras, Rumors, Apple rumors, A13, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co


Batwoman, Failed Airlines, and Height Enhancement Scams: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s been a busy week for our friends at Facebook: Amid showing a bunch of loser far-right trolls and also Louis Farrakhan the door, kicking off an unhinged Twitter spree by the president, the company announced a confusing pivot towards being a privacy-first platform while also announcing other features designed to…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Facebook, Wearables, Twitter, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Air Travel, Medicine, Labor, Environment, Cars, Social Media, Brands


The Very Best Smart Home Gadgets

The first crop of smart home gadgets from a few years ago weren’t actually very smart, but times have changed, and there’s now plenty of good reasons to upgrade your vacuum cleaner, microwave, and even your sound system, with a bit of AI-enhanced smarts.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Cameras, Wifi, Routers, Smart Home, Buyers Guide, Smarthome, Consumer Tech


United and Delta Cover Their Seatback Cameras in Bid to Stop Freaking You Out

Evidently registering that no one wants to be stared down by a camera for the entirety of their flight, United and Delta are now covering the tiny in-unit cameras in the back-of-seat entertainment units on their planes. American Airlines may be considering a similar move.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Surveillance, Cameras, Delta, Airlines, United, United Airlines, Singapore Airlines, American Airlines


Elon Musk Was Right: Cheap Cameras Could Replace Lidar on Self-Driving Cars, Researchers Find

Among the many tidbits of wisdom that Elon Musk dropped at a Tesla company investor event on Monday was the revelation that Lidar, a laser-based scanning technology that images objects in 3D, was “friggin’ stupid,” and that “...anyone relying on LiDAR is doomed.” It seemed a grandiose claim given how many autonomous…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Research, Tesla, Sensors, Cameras, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, Lidar, Cornell, Cornell University


China Bans the Word 'Leica' on Social Media

When a promotional video for German camera maker Leica hit the web this week, it looked like a bold statement about the hard work done by photojournalists around the world. But the company is now distancing itself from the 5-minute video after Chinese social media users cried foul and the word “Leica” was banned on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Democracy, China, Social Media, Cameras, Huawei, New Cold War, Photojournalism, Leica, Tiananmen Square, Tank Man, Word Leica


Google Adds AI That Automatically Stops You From Filling Your Pixel 3 With Selfie Trash

Take a peek at your smartphone’s camera roll and you’ll probably find hundreds of duplicate shots, all snapped while trying to take the perfect selfie. To remedy this, Google is bringing some new AI smarts to its camera app so that it only takes a photo when everyone is selfie-ready.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Apps, Photography, Science, Smartphones, Cameras, Clips, Ai, Pixel 3


This Digital Camera Draws Every Photo It Snaps on an Etch A Sketch

The challenge of trying to draw anything even partially recognizable using just two spinning knobs has somehow made the Etch A Sketch a popular toy for almost 60 years now. Some artists have managed to master the unique medium with endless hours of practice, but Martin Fitzpatrick opted to hack together a shortcut…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Photography, Toys, Science, Cameras, Hacks, Etch A Sketch, Martin Fitzpatrick


Ricoh Finally Updated Its Cult Favorite Compact Camera, and It's a Beauty

The Ricoh GR II is a cult favorite—A tiny pocketable point-and-shoot camera with a big APS-C crop sensor and a fine 18.3mm f/2.8 fixed lens. While Sony dominates the point-and-shoot field with its versatile RX100 series, the GR II has been a minimalist alternative built for photographers who want to take a step back…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Sony, Point And Shoot, Ricoh, Consumer Tech, Ricoh GR III


Google Is Forcing Some Nest Customers to Reset Their Potentially Compromised Passwords

After Nest contacted its customers earlier this month urging them to better secure their accounts, it appears the company is now taking the reins.Read more...
Tags: Google, Security, Science, Passwords, Cameras, Nest


Fujifilm's X-T30 Mirrorless Camera Is a Little Fussy, But Absolutely Gorgeous

These days, it seems all you hear about are full-frame mirrorless cameras, with their glorious image sensors about the size of a 35mm film frame. Sony, Canon, and Nikon all seem to have their focus set on the market for high-end full-framers, but with few exceptions, Fujifilm has been steadfast, choosing instead to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Fujifilm, Nikon, 4k Video, Consumer Tech, Sony Canon, Fujifilm X T30, Fujifil


Canon's EOS RP Is the More Affordable Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera We've Been Waiting For

When Canon announced its first full-frame mirrorless camera in the EOS R, there was a lot of excitement. But just making one camera was a bit of a head-scratcher when everyone else was releasing two at a time. Nikon released two versions of its mirrorless platform in the Z6 and Z7, and so did Panasonic with the Lumix…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Panasonic, Nikon, Mirrorless, Canon, Hands On, Full Frame, Consumer Tech, EOS R, EOS RP, Canon Eos Rp Hands On


Panasonic's First Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Are Big Expensive Beasts

First, it was the Nikon Z7, then came the Canon EOS-R, and now Panasonic is officially joining the ranks of full-frame mirrorless camera makers with its brand new Lumix S cameras.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Mirrorless Cameras, Panasonic, Nikon, Hands On, Lumix, Consumer Tech, Canon EOS R, Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras, Panasonic Lumix S1, Panasonic Lumix S1R


Olympus Bucks the Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Trend with the OM-D E-M1X

The high-end camera world is in the middle of a revolution. Longtime DSLR makers Canon and Nikon recently jumped on the full-frame mirrorless bandwagon with the new EOS R and Z series systems, with Panasonic joining the party soon with the new Lumix S1 and S1R. Meanwhile, Olympus is taking the road less traveled by.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Mirrorless Cameras, Panasonic, Nikon, Dslr, Canon, Micro Four Thirds, OM D, Olympus Cant Quit Micro Four Thirds, Olympus Om D E M1x, Lumix S1


Nikon Adds a Powerful New 14-30mm Ultra-Wide Zoom to Its Z-series Lens Lineup

For Nikon’s first foray into the full-frame digital mirrorless world, its new Z-series cameras have become worthy rivals to Sony’s A7 and A9 cams, sometimes even beating Sony at its own game when it comes capturing high-quality video.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Cameras, Sony, Digital Cameras, Nikon, Lenses, Consumer Tech, Camera Lenses, CES 2019, Nikon Z, Z6, Z7, Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras, Nikon Z Cams Get A New Lens And Video Kit


Red’s Follow-Up to its Wild Holographic Phone Is a Cinema-Grade 3D Camera

With its high price, outdated specs, lackluster holographic screen, and absent mod support, Red’s Hydrogen One may have been the biggest smartphone flop of 2018. However, on the last day of the year, Red teased that something could be coming in 2019 that could potentially redeem the over-hyped handset. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Cameras, 3D, H4V, Reds Hydrogen One Gets Some Help, Red One, Red Lithium


The DJI Osmo Pocket Feels Like the Camcorder of the Future

We didn’t know what to think about the Osmo Pocket when DJI announced the device earlier this month. It’s basically a tiny drone camera and three-axis gimbal on a stick. There’s a little screen so you can see what you’re filming and some smart features that help you track subjects. It’s not an action cam, the company…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Dji, Osmo, Osmo Pocket, Gimbals, Dpi Osmo Pocket Review


DJI's Osmo Pocket Is a Very Tiny, Super Steady 4K Camera 

Budding cinematographers and Instagram influencers alike will probably love the Osmo Pocket. This new DJI camera system shoots 4K video and features a three-axis gimbal attached to a handle the size of a small cigar. It’s adorable.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Cameras, Dji, Dji Osmo, Dji Osmo Pocket, Osmo Pocket, Gimbals


These Are the Best Smart Home Gadgets to Trick Out Your Pad

The first crop of smart home gadgets from a few years ago weren’t actually very smart, but times have changed, and there’s now plenty of good reasons to upgrade your vacuum cleaner, microwave, and even your sound system, with a bit of AI-enhanced smarts.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Cameras, Wifi, Routers, Smart Home, Buyers Guide, Smarthome, Consumer Tech


Canon EOS R Review: Beautiful Photos, But Mistakes Were Made

The Canon 6D was my first grown-up camera, back in 2013. I loved how Canon’s colors looked like the best version of reality, and how sharp its glass was, and the 6D was the most affordable way to get into full-frame photography. As the years went on, though, I came to believe the mirrorless cameras were the way of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Review, Cameras, Mirrorless, Canon, Canon EOS R, EOS R, Canon EOS R Review


Nikon Z7 Review: A Worthy Mirrorless Contender, But Not a Sony Killer

Half a decade ago, a new kid named Sony made up a game called “full-frame mirrorless,” and has spent the last five years dunking on everybody else. At first, the cool kids thought this game was dumb and they were happy to let Sony play by itself. Then, as the game caught on, old veterans were suddenly scrambling to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Review, Cameras, Sony, Mirrorless Cameras, Nikon, Comparison, A7RIII, Full Frame Mirrorless, Sony A7RIII, Z7, Sony Killer


Here's All the Big Camera News from Photokina 2018

With attendance hovering around 200,000, Photokina is the largest camera and imaging trade show on the planet. And since it’s held just once every two years (until 2019 when it switches over to being an annual event), cameras company often save major announcements for the show so they can all duke it out together…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Fujifilm, Mirrorless Cameras, Panasonic, Lenses, Instax, Photokina 2018, Big Camera News


Panasonic Teases its First Full-Frame Cameras: The Lumix S1 and S1R

Well here it is, following the Nikon Z7/Z6 and Canon EOS R, Panasonic is treating photo fanatics to the third new line of full-frame mirrorless cameras in as many months in the form of the new Lumix S1 and S1R.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Mirrorless Cameras, Panasonic, Nikon, Photokina, Photokina 2018, The Lumix S1r And S1 Are Finally Official, Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras, Canon EOS R Panasonic


The New GoPro Hero 7 Black Promises Smoother Footage, But That's About It

Following another round of in-store display leaks that GoPro just can’t seem to avoid, the action cam maker officially announced today a new 7-series line featuring three compact cameras differentiated by scaling features, but now easily distinguished by black, silver, and white housings.Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Tech, Cameras, Gopro, Consumer Tech, Hero 7, Hero 7 Black, Hero 7 Silver, Hero 7 White


Fujifilm's X-T3 Chases Even Better Video While Fixing the Two Biggest Issues About the X-T2

Tired of new mirrorless cameras yet? I hope not, because with today’s launch of the new Fujifilm X-T3 and the possible debut of Panasonic’s first full-frame mirrorless camera later this month, there’s going to be a ton of pixel peeping going on between now and the end of the year. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Fujifilm, Mirrorless Cameras, Panasonic, APS C, Fujifilm X T3


Canon Hits Back Hard Against Nikon and Sony With the New Full Frame Mirrorless EOS R

It’s been a busy summer for camera aficionados with Nikon recently announcing its first high-end mirrorless camera. But now, things are about to get even more hectic thanks to the new Canon EOS R.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Sony, EOS, Mirrorless Cameras, Nikon, Dslr, Canon, Consumer Tech, Canon EOS, Canon EOS R



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