From amateur to professional, insane amounts of time and effort are spent trying to achieve smooth and steady video footage. DJI’s new Osmo handheld gimbal and 4K camera is meant to be the easiest and quickest path to gorgeous, silky-smooth shots. »
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. »
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… »
The Philips AmbiLux UHD grabs your eyeballs by the...er...balls and puts them through some sort of kaleidoscopic interdimensional warp hole. »
After plenty of talk about who would be first to launch a smartphone with a 4K screen, it looks like Sony’s gone and done it, with a screen that has double the pixel density of the iPhone 6 Plus — despite being the same 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. »
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… »
A new set of proof-of-concept tests reveals that it’s perfectly possible to beam 4K TV through the air, without the need for streaming video services. Imagine: 4K through your TV aerial. But, perhaps predictably, it’s going to be a little while before you can have it.
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. »
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.
Having played Grand Theft Auto V on the Xbox 360 and again on the Xbox One, I didn;t grab a copy of the PC version for the story or the multiplayer—I got it for those sweet 3840 x 2160 ultra HD graphics. So far I’m very pleased. »
Vizio can’t stop making its cheap 4K TVs even cheaper. The company just announced this year’s M-Series Ultra HD Smart TV Collection. They start at $600 for the 43-inch screen, and boy do they look beautiful. »
SpaceX has been kind enough to release this two-minute supercut of its Falcon 9 rocket launches in the gloriously high-def 4K format. I hope your connection's up to it, because 4K space porn is the best kind of space porn. »
Google is working on an exciting new feature for YouTube: videos you can't watch! Blame your shitty computer and internet connection. »
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… »
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. »