Camera

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

Q&A with Michael Hejtmanek, President of Hasselblad Americas on Breaking the Medium Format Mold

Posted by on Wednesday June 22, 2016 | Camera

With the X1D, Hasselblad is attempting to redefine the medium format category. We sat down briefly with U.S. President Michael Hejtmanek for his take on the camera and its place in the Hasselblad universe. What follows is a condensed version of the talk that’s been edited for length and clarity. On new lenses for the X1D “We’re... More