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Your next smartphone will shoot 1000fps ultra slow-mo videos

Get ready for some Matrix-style slow motion – without the crazy expensive camera hardware. Sony has pulled back the curtain on a new smartphone sensor, one that’ll shoot Full HD 1080p video at a frankly ridiculous 1000fps. That’s about eight times faster than the rest of the smartphone world, according to Sony. The new sensor should be pretty handy when it comes to still photos, ...[Read More]

5 things you need to know about the Canon EOS 800D

Two years is a long time in camera world, but that’s how long it’s been since Canon announced our then favourite beginner DSLR – the 750D. Since 2015, a whole army of mirrorless cameras have stormed the entry-level barracks and become our picks for anyone looking for ‘my first proper camera’. Not that DSLRs are giving up the fight. The Canon 750D is still going to be available for bargain-hunters,...[Read More]

The Fujifilm X-A10 is the selfie cam of your dreams (or nightmares)

I don’t like selfies, I don’t take selfies and I don’t care about selfies. And with a look like that on your face, Mr Grumpyguts, we’re not surprised. But a few minutes with the Fujifilm X-A10 may be enough to change your oh-so-small-minded approach. You have 10 seconds to convince me. Like it or not, selfies are here to stay. So unless you want to be confirmed as the out-o...[Read More]

Digital photography has come a long way, as the new iPhone 7 and Moto Z demonstrate

In 2005 I bought myself the first digital SLR camera under $1,000. The Nikon D70 was then only the second such “cheap” digital single-lens reflex camera on the market. It was a huge investment for me at the time but it was worth every cent. Not only did it rekindle my love of photography but it opened up the world of digital. I would fill gigabytes of memory with pictures as I rediscov...[Read More]

GoPro hopes their Karma drone will bring them good fortune

It’s been a long time coming, and there have been some stalls along the way, but GoPro has finally revealed their own branded drone. Introducing Karma: a foldable quadcopter that fits perfectly into its little backpack, ready to be flown wherever you may go. Why did GoPro do this? Well, other consumer drones on the market have been making extensive use of the company’s action cameras. ...[Read More]

For when you really need your space – Meet SanDisk’s new 1TB SD card

We’ve all seen what an SD card looks like, right? It’s the larger one, about three times larger than a first-gen SIM card, that only works with certain devices. Chances are you have one at home (or at least an adaptor that lets you scale up a microSD) but you probably don’t have anything like SanDisk’s newest baby. That’s because this baby… isn’t that smal...[Read More]

Dual camera smartphones – the missing link that will bring augmented reality into the mainstream

Smartphones boasting “dual cameras” are becoming more common, and news that they will feature on the just-announced iPhone 7 Plus indicates the arrival into the mainstream. But while dual cameras may stem from efforts to improve picture quality, it has the potential to lead us down much more interesting paths: the real story may be that Apple is using dual cameras to position itself for the augmen...[Read More]

More GoPro Hero5 images and features have leaked

Earlier this month we were given a brief glance at GoPro’s new Hero5, specifically the interface, as well as a few hints as to what the camera would entail when the company made it official. Now there’s even more to go on, as images — both physical and renders — of the new Hero5 have surfaced online. The images suggest that the GoPro Hero5 will be a little larger than previ...[Read More]

A rocket booster in action has never looked this good

If you want to find someone qualified to make video footage of a rocket booster in action then you need look no further than NASA. They’ve been doing it a long time and they haven’t been idle. Their new High Dynamic Range Stereo X (HiDyRS-X) camera has been designed to capture rocket engines at high resolutions and at high speeds using multiple exposures as once. What you can see above...[Read More]

Details of the GoPro Hero5 have leaked

GoPro arguably make their devices too well but that hasn’t stopped them from coming up with new action cameras so we can have more awesome wingsuit videos to watch. The next in line is the GoPro Hero5 and now we’ve got some idea what the new camera might look like. Figuratively speaking, as there are no actual photographs just yet. This is thanks to a short video clip that has surfaced...[Read More]

Need an excellent video drone? DJI and Hasselblad have you covered

So you fancy yourself an aspiring filmmaker, do you? Care to put money on that? Not in the form of a bet or anything, but rather in the form of equipment. DJI, makers of some of the finest hobbyist drones on the market, recently entered into a partnership with manufacturer high-end camera Hasselblad and the first fruits of that meeting has been revealed. Congratulations, it’s a bundle. No, r...[Read More]

Comedy website Funny or Die is heading to SA and they want you to make them laugh

If you’re any kind of office slacker (not that we know what those look like, at all) then you are probably familiar with Funny or Die, the comedy website known for creating videos that make you laugh when you’re supposed to be working on your TPS reports. We know you do it. We’re not going to tell anyone. Well, Funny or Die are heading to South Africa for a live roadshow, hosted ...[Read More]

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