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Photojournalists Demand Encrypted Cameras

Posted by on Wednesday December 14, 2016 | Camera, Photojournalism

Esther Vargas | Flickr

Hacking is much in the news of late, but the Freedom of the Press Foundation is concerned about a less visible, yet no-less-vital, aspect of information security: the security of digital cameras. Or, more accurately, the lack thereof. The Foundation has published a letter from over 150 documentary filmmakers and photographers that calls on the major... More

Filmmaking Fight: The iPhone 7 vs. Red Weapon

Posted by on Tuesday December 6, 2016 | Camera, Fun

In July of last year, we profiled the film Tangerine, which was shot entirely on an iPhone 5s. While shooting a feature film on an iPhone entailed plenty of compromises and workarounds, the end results were nonetheless impressive. So Parker Walbeck’s comparison of the iPhone 7 Plus’s footage against a Red Weapon isn’t entirely contrived.... More

What Photographers Need to Know About the iPhone 7

Posted by on Wednesday September 7, 2016 | Camera

Few products have reshaped photography over the past decade like Apple’s iPhone. And while many will rightly scoff at Apple’s typically hyperbolic declaration that the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are “the best camera[s] you’ve ever owned,” they are (on paper) much better cameras than the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Here are the highlights. iPhone 7 The... More

Fujifilm’s New X-A3 Mirrorless Loves Selfies

Posted by on Thursday August 25, 2016 | Camera, Photo Gear

If you’re the kind of person who thinks our collective selfie obsession is a telltale sign of civilizational collapse, you should probably stop reading. Fujifilm’s new X-A3 mirrorless camera has been optimized for, yes, selfies. The camera’s 3-inch touch display can be flipped up over the camera and slid up so that it’s clear of the top, giving the user... More

The New Workhorse: Meet the Canon 5D Mark IV

Posted by on Thursday August 25, 2016 | Camera, Photo Gear

Canon has officially announced its newest full frame workhorse: the 5D Mark IV. The Mark IV delivers a few main upgrades from its predecessor. The first is a new, higher-resolution sensor: it’s a 30.4-megapixel CMOS chip with a native ISO range of 100-32,000 (expandable to 50-102,400). Another big upgrade comes on the video front. You’ll... More

The New Power Couple: Phottix Indra500 and Odin II

Posted by on Monday August 15, 2016 | Camera, Lighting, Photo Gear

Sponsored by Phottix Though Cliff Mautner only occasionally used artificial lighting for the first 15 years of his career as a photojournalist, it has been paramount to his repertoire for the last 15-plus years as a wedding photographer. Mautner is known for his mastery of balancing light, having photographed close to 1,000 weddings in various settings around the world.... More

Fujifilm’s X-T2 Delivers 4K Video, Improved AF

Posted by on Thursday July 7, 2016 | Camera

    Fujifilm’s new X-T2 mirrorless camera may look similar to its predecessor, but it’s had a major internal overhaul to improve AF speed, video recording and overall performance. The X-T2 uses a 24-megapixel APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS III image sensor with no low-pass filter. It’s the first Fuji camera to support 4K video recording (3840... More