Sony A7R Mark II Review: A Beautiful Dream That Ends In Tears

You can’t buy a single camera that does it all, no matter how much you spend. The most expensive DSLR or mirrorless offerings will give you top-notch photos or great video—not both in a single package. But Sony’s A7r Mark II is tantalizingly close to being that do-it-all camera. »9/10/15 1:28pm9/10/15 1:28pm

4K Video on the iPhone 6s Is the Future, and No One Will Care

I’ve been pondering Apple’s addition of 4K video recording on the new iPhone 6s and 6s plus. My feeling is simple, and applies to many facets of any new Apple product. Please, oh please. Do not let yourself be roofied by Apple ads and marketing-speak that will attempt to sell 4K as magical rainbow juice from above. Do… »9/10/15 12:30pm9/10/15 12:30pm

A Clever Google Algorithm Could Make 4K Video Half the Size

Viewers of Silicon Valley will appreciate the earth-shattering importance of compression algorithms. To most everyone else, it’s a geeky bit of math that’s of no particular interest. But when Google promises an algorithm that can cut the bandwidth needed to stream a video in half, things get a little more interesting. »8/31/15 11:55pm8/31/15 11:55pm

The iPhone 6s' Biggest Upgrade Is All About That Camera

The iPhone 6s seems to be a boring upgrade as far as aesthetics go. Surprise! It’s going to look almost identical to the year-old iPhones already out there. But as we approach ever closer to that September 9 Apple event, more leaks are fleshing out what exactly the 6s is going to deliver on the inside. And it looks… »8/27/15 1:25pm8/27/15 1:25pm

DJI Phantom 3 Review: Stunning Video + Easier Controls = Hell Yes

DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+ really upped the ante for a consumer-friendly all-in-one aerial photography drone. It shot solid 1080p video, and its built-in stabilized camera kept the shot super smooth. Well, the Phantom 3 is here—and while it isn’t perfect, it blows the doors off the 2 Vision+. It’s a mighty sweet birdie. »6/28/15 1:30pm6/28/15 1:30pm

Here's the Best Deal We've Ever Seen on a 27" 4K IPS Display

Dell’s 27” 4K IPS display is the early voting leader in Lifehacker’s 4K monitor Hive Five, and you can get one today direct from dell for $540, along with a $150 promo e-gift card. That’s a great deal for any 4K monitor, let alone one with an IPS panel.
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Sony 4K Action Cam Hands-On: Giving GoPro a Run for Its Money

It's been a hard fight for Sony (and everyone else) who is trying to get a slice of that action camera pie GoPro is so effectively hogging. Sony has had some solid cams that offered best-in-class audio, but they've always fallen just a bit short beating GoPro on image quality and ease of use. This week Sony brought me… »2/09/15 1:45pm2/09/15 1:45pm

Samsung NX1 Review: A Mirrorless Camera Packing Heat But Lacking Glass

Samsung sells a crapload of cameras all around the world. But not for pros. At $1500, the new NX1 is the first Samsung cam packing enough power to be taken seriously by photography enthusiasts. It shoots 4K video and fires off super fast 15 frame-per-second bursts. It's a good camera... but maybe not good enough. »1/29/15 5:45pm1/29/15 5:45pm