The Best Smartphone Camera: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edition

With spring comes the launch of another Samsung Galaxy phone. The S6 and S6 Edge are on their way into the hands of the masses, so we thought we would fire up the cameras and see how the newbies fare against tried and true competitors for the title of best smartphone camera. » 3/26/15 10:20am Thursday 10:20am

Shooting Challenge: Lights Out

It's Earth Hour this weekend. And no matter how you feel about its message, I think we can all agree that seeing cities blanketed in darkness is chilling. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph the darkness of Earth Hour. » 3/25/15 10:45am Wednesday 10:45am

21 Stupendous Photos of Spring

Many of us are still buried under snow, but that doesn't mean it isn't springtime, dammit. So enjoy these entries to this week's Shooting Challenge, spring. » 3/24/15 2:00pm Tuesday 2:00pm

Olympus E-M5 Mark II Review: The Original Retro Camera, Refined to a Tee

Beautiful retro design. Pro-level controls. So small. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 was the mirrorless camera for discerning photographers. Three years later, it's finally getting a update in the form of the new E-M5 Mark II. It provides some welcome improvements in feel and operation, plus a flashy trick or two. Is that… » 3/20/15 1:00pm 3/20/15 1:00pm

Ugh, This Engagement Ring Box Camera

Spring is in the air, and you're possibly feeling joyously spontaneous, looking over at your winter cuddle buddy that things got unexpectedly heavy with. Maybe it's time to spend the rest of my life with this person! If you're going to get down on one knee and propose marriage to the love of your life, you now have… » 3/19/15 1:30pm 3/19/15 1:30pm

16 Gorgeous Green St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

Shooting Challenge: Green

Next week is St. Patrick's Day, which means the celebrations will be in full swing by the weekend. For this week's Shooting Challenge, let's embrace the most iconic part of the holiday: the green. » 3/11/15 12:20pm 3/11/15 12:20pm

You Don't Need the Insane Zoom That Camera Makers Are Shilling

Camera makers are trying everything to revive the tanking market of low-end shooters. Their latest gambit? Insanely long zooming cameras that reach across vast swaths of land. But zoom is just another sweet-sounding spec that could leave you with crappier pictures. » 3/04/15 5:18pm 3/04/15 5:18pm

Shooting Challenge: Time

This weekend, we'll begin daylight savings time. Next week, we'll get another peek at the Apple Watch. Time is on the mind. And so for this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph this largely invisible phenomenon by photographing watches and clocks. » 3/04/15 4:00pm 3/04/15 4:00pm

A Host of Lenses Arrive For Sony's Full Frame A7 Cameras

A good camera system needs lots of lenses, and Sony is taking their full-frame FE system a step forward with some new hunks of glass. We caught a whiff of these last year when Sony first teased them, but now we have a full rundown of pricing and availability. » 3/04/15 9:28am 3/04/15 9:28am

12 Bubblicious Photos Of Bubbles

Bubbles are micro-thin orbs of liquid suspended around gas. That's nuts. And yet they're never more than a squirt of dish soap away. These 12 photos from this week's Shooting Challenge are a small reminder that the little things around us are pretty amazing. » 3/03/15 2:00pm 3/03/15 2:00pm

Shooting Challenge: Bubbles

You left a few awesome habits behind when you grew up: Wearing dinosaur costumes, attending sleepovers, and maybe most importantly, blowing bubbles. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph bubbles. » 2/26/15 12:35pm 2/26/15 12:35pm

29 Photos Pyromaniacs Will Love

Fire! We're drawn to it like moths to a flame. (Wait...does that metaphor still work when it references the allure of fire?) Regardless, for this week's Shooting Challenge, you photographed flames, and here are the results. » 2/24/15 2:00pm 2/24/15 2:00pm

This Book Of Countless Cameras Is An Ode to Analog Photo Nerds

If you have that obsession with camera gear that so many of us behold, you'll want to check out the new book Tokyo Camera Style. It's based on the website of the same name, which gathers snapshots of everyday folks and their coveted shooter of choice. » 2/20/15 11:13am 2/20/15 11:13am

This Camera Is Going to Hell, and Will Send Us Pictures

European Space Agency engineers are going where no human will ever go. They've put a camera inside an automated spacecraft full of garbage (including sewage) to see what will happen during its reentry into Earth's atmosphere this weekend. » 2/11/15 8:00pm 2/11/15 8:00pm

13 of History's Most Ingenious Spy Cameras

Most of us can't help it: When we think about spies, we think about James Bond. And when we think about James Bond, we think about his gadgets. But real life spies use gadgets too—and there's no more amazing category of spy gadget than the camera. » 2/11/15 4:45pm 2/11/15 4:45pm

Nikon D810A: An Incredible DSLR Camera Modded to Shoot the Stars

The Nikon D810A is a slight modification to Nikon's existing D810 professional DSLR powerhouse. Its guts have been tweaked to help astrophotographers shoot the beautiful cosmos. » 2/09/15 11:01pm 2/09/15 11:01pm

Raspberry Pi 2 Loses Its Shit When You Blast It With a Camera Flash

One user of the newly available Raspberry Pi 2 computer has discovered a pretty weird flaw with the new hardware: If you shoot the cheapy computer with a camera flash, it shuts right the hell down. » 2/09/15 2:25pm 2/09/15 2:25pm

Shopping for a Camera at This Amazing Store Is Way Better Than Ebay

If you're into analog photography, most of the time the only way to shop is online. It is exceedingly rare to come across a physical store with a hearty stock of film cameras you can hold and touch. One such oasis is the Denton Camera Exchange in the fair city of Denton, Texas. » 2/09/15 10:03am 2/09/15 10:03am