This Huge Camera Rig Was the Howitzer of Early Action Photography

Photojournalism has come a long way in the last 65 years. Back in the first half of the 20th century, photographers looking to capture the fast action of car races and baseball games were forced to shoot with enormous camera contraptions like this Graflex "Big Bertha" large format press camera. But the pictures it… » 4/24/14 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

Leica T: A Compact Camera That's Engineered Like a Sportscar

Today, Leica jumps into the future with the Leica T, a brand new camera and lens system from the storied maker of luxury cameras you can't afford. The new unibody shooter has a huge 3.7-inch touchscreen and a brand new interface that looks unlike anything we've ever seen on a camera before. It's gorgeous, it'll take… » 4/24/14 9:03am Today 9:03am

Lytro's Light Field Tech Is Amazing, But Is It Already Obsolete?

Lytro wants to bring photography into the future by creating cameras that do the seemingly impossible—allowing anyone viewing the image to choose which part is in focus. It's called light field technology, and it might already be completely obsolete. » 4/23/14 4:35pm Yesterday 4:35pm

How This Crazy Three Minute Sequence Was Shot In a Single Take

The three minute video above is all one single shot created by DJI Innovations to showcase the company's new sub-$5000 Ronin gimbal stabilization system for cameras. OK maybe the content is a little cheesy, but the behind-the-scenes video shows just how impressive the take really is. » 4/22/14 2:40pm Tuesday 2:40pm

Lytro's New Professional-Grade, Light Field Camera Is a Serious Stunner

Two years ago, a little startup called Lytro shook up the world of photography by introducing the world's first light field camera. It hasn't replaced normal cameras, but now Lytro's got a new toy: professional-grade model and software platform. After you see what this camera can do, you'll never look at still pictures … » 4/22/14 8:00am Tuesday 8:00am

Reframe Roundup: This Week's Best Photography Posts

Did you guys know there is a Gizmodo subdomain where you can go for all things photographic? Yep! It's called Reframe, and it's where you'll find additional coverage of gear, techniques, news, and all kinds of great stuff related to the crafts of photography and videography. » 4/18/14 7:00pm Friday 7:00pm

Sony a6000 Review: A Solid Mirrorless Camera That's a Small Step Up

Pretty much all mirrorless cameras—Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, to name a couple—with APS-C size sensors can take a damn fine picture these days. The a6000 does its best to stand out with a pinch of style and updated tech, but it's still largely the same as the camera it's replacing, 2012's NEX-6. » 4/18/14 2:00pm 4/18/14 2:00pm

The Best Action Camera: Spring 2014 Edition

You can't just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren't all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best. » 4/17/14 1:00pm 4/17/14 1:00pm

A Google Glass App That Helps the Watchers Watch the Watchmen

If you're committed to avoiding the gaze of the ever-growing number of cameras recording our every move, Google Glass hardly seems like a sensible purchase. That is, unless your face-computer can steer you around each camera's field of view. Enter Sander Veenhof's new Glass app, Watch Your Privacy. Now, you and your… » 4/16/14 2:20pm 4/16/14 2:20pm

Project Tango Teardown: Google's Crazy Camera System (Oh, And a Phone)

Google's Project Tango isn't coming to stores near you any time soon. You wouldn't even know what to do with it if it did. Still, the folks at iFixit got their hands on one and tore it apart. What's inside? Mostly a ton of crazy cameras, with a phone almost as an afterthought. » 4/16/14 9:28am 4/16/14 9:28am

Save On The Cameras You Want With These Bundles

Amazon is running several camera/accessory combo discounts through April 26th, so if you're looking to replace your current gear, you should definitely take notice. Selection ranges from point and shoots to the amazing Sony A7 line. » 4/14/14 9:15am 4/14/14 9:15am

Reframe Roundup: This Week's Best Photography Posts

Did you guys know there is a Gizmodo subdomain where you can go for all things photographic? Yep! It's called Reframe, and it's where you'll find additional coverage of gear, techniques, news, and all kinds of great stuff related to the crafts of photography and videography. » 4/11/14 7:00pm 4/11/14 7:00pm

Panasonic GM1 Review: A Bite-Size Mirrorless Camera With Pedigree

When Panasonic introduced the Lumix GM1 late last year, it was met with equal parts confusion and wonder. Is it really a good idea to pair such a tiny size with interchangeable lenses? To be honest, we're still not quite sure. » 4/11/14 1:20pm 4/11/14 1:20pm

Sony's A7s Low Light Test Shows Off Crazy Ability to See in the Dark

Sony's recently announced A7s boasts some pretty mind-boggling light sensitivity. Even though the camera hasn't reached the hands of the masses yet, Sony posted this low-light test to give you an idea of its ability to laugh at darkness. » 4/11/14 10:22am 4/11/14 10:22am

Nikon 1 J4: An Interchangeable-Lens Camera That's All About "Features"

Just a month after announcing the pricey V3 interchangeable-lens camera, Nikon global just pushed out info about a more compact, and we're assuming more affordable, version of the mirrorless camera. The Nikon 1 J4 is ultra-fast and loaded with beginner-friendly features. » 4/10/14 12:56am 4/10/14 12:56am

Nikon Coolpix S810c: Samsung's Galaxy Camera Finally Has Competition

An Android-powered point-and-shoot camera sure sounds like the future even if it's yet to be proven, which is why nearly two years after Nikon pushed its first Android experiment into the world, the company is trying again. How does the Coolpix S810c measure up against Samsung's very successful Galaxy Camera? » 4/10/14 12:01am 4/10/14 12:01am

The drones and cameras in this dystopian animation are horrifying

The dystopia created in this animation by Simon Russell is a world I hope to never be a part of: drones littered across the sky, surveillance cameras pointing every which way and for some reason, dubstep. It doesn't all make sense but Russell's imaginative take on the look of futuristic drones and cameras are perfectly … » 4/09/14 8:31pm 4/09/14 8:31pm

A Simple Photographic Trick Lets You See Invisible Things

The world is full of things you can't see: the heat coming off your hand, the spray of a sneeze, even the sound of two hands clapping. But a simple camera trick called Schlieren flow visualization turns those invisible waves of light into beautiful plumes of movement. With this trick you can literally see invisible… » 4/09/14 4:00pm 4/09/14 4:00pm

Sony A7s: Sony's Compact Full-Frame Camera Gets a Video Overhaul

Just a half-year after Sony announced the dope A7 and A7r full-frame compact interchangeable-lens cameras it's pushing out a new iteration of the mirrorless shooter. This one's built around video. It does 4K video, too—Sort of. It's not what people were expecting from the A7s, but it might be incredible anyway. » 4/06/14 6:11pm 4/06/14 6:11pm