Camera zooms can get so ridiculously close it's scary

If you want to be a total creep and spy on things from miles away, just get a camera like the Nikon P900. The zoom is so ridiculous it’s scary. Check out the video by Fratila Angelo below that shows just how close you can get. It shows an excavator at work and when it zooms out, you realize you’re seeing that from… » 6/25/15 2:14am 6/25/15 2:14am

The Ricoh GR II Adds Wi-Fi to a Cult Classic

The Ricoh GR was a fantastically simple compact camera — one big APS-C sensor crammed into a portable body, with a good prime lens, decent controls, and not much else in the way. Two years after the original release, Ricoh has released the GR II. What ain’t broke isn’t fixed — the only major addition is Wi-Fi and NFC. » 6/17/15 10:00pm 6/17/15 10:00pm

Sony's New 4K Cameras: Supercharged Guts For a Supercharged Price

Sony builds some of the world’s best camera technology—so good that even competitors like Apple and Nikon buy their sensors. Now, Sony’s cramming some never-before-seen, next-generation guts into three of its hottest cameras. The new A7R II, RX10 II, and RX100 IV are promising unheard of levels of performance. » 6/10/15 1:39pm 6/10/15 1:39pm

The Leica Q: A Droolworthy Camera That's More Than Just Luxury Design

Leica has spent the better part of the last decade peddling one or two great products, flanked by a bunch of overpriced “special editions”, and some re-branded Panasonic cameras (also overpriced). The Leica Q finally brings something new to the table. I spent a weekend with the Q, and here are my thoughts. » 6/10/15 9:00am 6/10/15 9:00am

A $60k Broadcast Lens on a Compact Camera Makes For Some Great Zoom Porn

Ever see those giant rectangular cameras on TV sets and wonder why they’re so damn big? It’s because they house giant-ass lenses that can zoom from here to the moon while maintaining large, bright apertures. One internet mastermind decided to pair his $60,000 Fujinon XA55 lens with a Panasonic GH4, and it’s great. » 6/02/15 11:00am 6/02/15 11:00am

How to Take Better Photos Using Your Camera's Mode Dial

Switching your camera out of Auto mode can be daunting, but it’s the only path toward taking control of how your photos look. Of course, it helps to know what things like f-stop and shutter speed do, but just as important are the various modes that appear on almost every camera’s dial. We made this handy video… » 5/29/15 10:40am 5/29/15 10:40am

Here's What Sharks Do When You Give Them Cameras

Fisheries biologist John Shepherd once said that “counting fish is like counting trees—except you can’t see them and they move.” This can make animal behavior research extremely difficult. And while increasingly advanced electronic telemetry tags can tell us a lot, there’s just no substitute for seeing a behavior on… » 5/20/15 11:10am 5/20/15 11:10am