Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II – A classy, though costly, compact

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is a serious compact for serious photographers. Just take a look at that all-black colour scheme: your six-year-old nephew won’t want anything to do with it. It’s the kind of thing you’re meant to grab when a DSLR is too much of a bother, but you still want to be able to take a great snap. But is it good enough to claim the very top spot of the best pre...[Read More]

Fujifilm X-T20 – Is this the best camera of its size on the planet?

The Fujifilm X-T2 is pretty much the best all-round camera on the planet – a mirrorless mélange of wonderful photo quality, sparklingly sharp 4K video, rugged design and pro-friendly handling. That’s all well and good, but it also costs R25,000 without a single lens; a daunting sum for anybody who’s not totally invested in that shutterbug life. How great would it be, then, if you could take the bu...[Read More]

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]

Fujifilm X-T2 – Meet the best camera on the planet

There’s a world of difference between a great camera and a camera that merely takes great pictures. Anything can take great pictures these days. A cheap compact will do it, your average smartphone will do it and pretty much any compact system camera or DSLR will do it with a nonchalant shrug. Taking great pictures is the easy part. The hard part is creating a camera that makes the shooting experie...[Read More]

LG X Cam – Two ways to look at the world

LG has been camera-happy since the LG G4 was the hot new phone on the market — so since about 2015 or so its opted to wander off the trail being blazed by Samsung and create somewhat quirky flagships. This year its also reinvented some of its mid-tier product lineup, with the first of these devices, the LG X Cam, finally appearing in South Africa. The question is: Does the X Cam, which borro...[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]

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]

Local startup Limelens wants to make your smartphone camera smarter

If you’re a Samsung or iPhone user, chances are you’re familiar with the Olloclip. It’s a dandy addition to your mobile photography setup but it’s got a couple of issues. It is sometimes hard to locate in stores and it can get a tad pricy. South African startup Limelens has something quite like the Olloclip called the… Limelens. And it works with more phones than you&...[Read More]

So-so storage: entry-level iPhone 7 looks set to stick with 16GB

Struggle to fit all your photos onto that tiny 16GB iPhone in your pocket? Things aren’t about to get any easier with the iPhone 7. The latest set of sneaky snaps to leak their way out of Apple’s supply chain have given us the best look yet at what we can expect in terms of storage, and it’s not good news for anyone that’s ever seen the dreaded “Not enough storageR...[Read More]

Samsung to incorporate Dual Pixel tech in new 12MP smartphone camera sensors

You might be forgiven, if you’re fond of counting megapixels, for thinking that Samsung’s Galaxy S7’s 12MP camera was a step backwards from the Galaxy S6’s 16MP snapper. We’ll let that one go but we won’t be able to do that a second time – the company’s newly-announced 12MP sensors, which build in Dual Pixel tech normally only seen in DSLR sensors, m...[Read More]

Single iPhone 7 Plus model expected with dual-lens camera and extra RAM

While the Apple rumour mill often gives us pretty precise details about the new iPhone before it’s officially revealed, the months leading up to that point can contain a lot of back-and-forth on the particulars. That’s definitely been the case with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus since late last year, and one rumour has popped up again and again: that the larger Plus model will offer a ...[Read More]

iPhone 7 Plus likely to have dual cameras

Remember those iPhone 7 and 7 Plus leaks from a while back? Don’t worry if you don’t – a lot’s happened since then. Either way though, there’s a chance they were on the money. Japanese site Mac Otakara‘s sources have suggested that two leaked photos – one of an iPhone 7 Plus, and the other of an iPhone 7 render – are accurate. If true, this means tha...[Read More]

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