Sony RX100 Mark III: The Point and Shoot Champ Takes It Up a Notch

The RX100 was instrumental in forging the high-end point and shoot category of digital cameras when it debuted in 2012. Last year's Mark II version was a minor spec bump, but the new RX100 Mark III has some startling features you'd ever expect from a camera so small. » 5/16/14 12:00am 5/16/14 12:00am

Polaroid's Socialmatic Camera Is All About Sharing Your Shots

We were cautiously optimistic when the concept for the real-life Instagram camera, the Socialmatic, popped up online last year. Now, despite a few concerns, Polaroid is officially making the design a reality. The company is partnering with Socialmatic, and when the camera is available this fall, it will allow… » 1/06/14 5:46pm 1/06/14 5:46pm

Can you tell the difference between a digital picture and film?

Film is better! No question, right? Well Shanks FX wants you to take a closer look at pictures and footage taken on film versus images and footage taken with a digital camera. As much of a copout as it is to say, I think the answer is it depends. » 12/20/13 1:10am 12/20/13 1:10am

The 10 Most Important Digital Cameras of All Time

This time of year, when new digital cameras are being released left and right, is a great opportunity to look back on those pioneering shooters that led the charge from photochemical to digital supremacy. PopPhoto has a great rundown of the 30 most important digital cameras of all time. Here are our 10 favorites. » 10/30/13 11:00am 10/30/13 11:00am

This High-Speed Digital Camera Can Freeze Objects Moving 7,500 MPH

When it comes to high-speed photography—and we're talking about freezing explosions and other occurrences that are over in just thousandths of a second—something known as film-based streak photography has always been the go-to technology. But as film continues its slow death, a company called MetroLaser has come up… » 8/15/13 12:40pm 8/15/13 12:40pm

Digital Camera Dissection Explains Why Your Dirt Cheap Shooter Sucks

The image quality might be absolutely terrible, but one advantage to dropping just $18 on a low-low-end digital camera like the Vivitar V25 is that you can dissect it without feeling guilty. The Kahn Academy certainly didn't shed a tear over the demise of this V25. Instead, they used its death as a golden… » 11/12/12 4:00pm 11/12/12 4:00pm

Syrian Rebels Hack Together Digital Cameras To Replace Machine Gun…

Rebels in Syria are not satisfied with the munitions and technology readily available to them. So, increasingly, they're building their own badass battle tools. New York Times' At War blog is discovery these crazy awesome DIY weapons, like a machine gun, which instead of a traditional scope, has a digital camera … » 9/20/12 9:31am 9/20/12 9:31am

Can You Really Shoot Print-Quality Portraits With a Red Epic Video…

There are murmurings in the tech word that eventually still cameras will be replaced with video cameras, and photographers will simply pore through thousands of frames to find the perfect shot. And curious if that day had already come, Fstoppers pitted a Red Epic against a Hasselblad H3D-22. » 5/29/12 1:00pm 5/29/12 1:00pm

A Forgettable Camera/Media Player Is Suddenly Worth Remembering When…

It's been quite a while since a personal media player finagled its way onto the site, and while eMatic's new eSport Clip is probably a marginal-at-best media player and digital camera, it's worth noting that it's also just 22 bucks. » 3/19/12 1:20pm 3/19/12 1:20pm

Why Boosting Your Camera's ISO Setting Can Make Your Photos Worse

Increasing your camera's ISO setting improves its ability to see in the dark, but it can also lead to artifacts in your images that look like millions of tiny dots, known as noise. But where exactly does it come from? » 2/22/12 5:20pm 2/22/12 5:20pm

The "Eye of America" Takes Two-Story-Tall Pictures

To celebrate the 200th birthday of the invention of the camera, photographer Dennis Manarchy built one of his own. It looks just like a classic film camera with a wooden frame, leatherette, and brass hardware but, oddly, I don't remember cameras normally being 35-feet long. » 1/18/12 11:00pm 1/18/12 11:00pm

Will Samsung's Zoomy, Wi-Fi Cameras Beat Out Your Smartphone For Your…

It's not news that smartphone cameras have gotten so good that even tiny, excellent point-and-shoot cameras for all their benefits can seem, well, a little unnecessary. Samsung's WB850F hopes to change your mind with an incredibly zoomy lens and improved Wi-Fi integration. » 1/09/12 5:00pm 1/09/12 5:00pm

Nikon's $6000 D4 DSLR Stalks Light Wherever It Hides

Nikon's $6000 D4 might just be the new most deadly lightstalker around with a new 16.2-megapixel full-format CMOS sensor that has (relatively) gigantic 7.3-micron pixels (bigger than Canon's new 1 DX). And it shoots at up to ISO 204,800. Did I mention it's better than the D3s in almost every way? » 1/05/12 11:00pm 1/05/12 11:00pm

The Best Affordable Pro Compact Camera

You're ready for a camera upgrade. You've outgrown the best point-and-shoot cameras, but a DSLR is a little excessive. Luckily for you, there's a middle ground. Mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras—even affordable ones—are getting really, really good. » 1/04/12 2:00pm 1/04/12 2:00pm

These Unwearable Specs Poorly Hide a Digital Camera

If you fancy yourself an amateur Bond, there are plenty of high-tech glasses available that discreetly hide a compact camera. This isn't one of them. In fact, these Fuuvi Megane glasses aren't going to fool anyone. » 12/31/11 8:00pm 12/31/11 8:00pm

Is This the First of Many Cameras You'll Connect Directly to Your iPad?

With Disney graphics and an easy-to-use photo editing app, the Sakar AppClix camera is squarely targeted at kids. But instead of a USB port it includes a 30-pin Apple connector, making me wonder if other camera manufacturers will follow suit. » 12/19/11 11:00am 12/19/11 11:00am

Fujifilm's Unsettling X10 Ad Features Peeing Dogs, Butchered Fish, and…

I have no idea what Fujifilm is trying to sell me in this creepy Japanese ad for their X10 point and shoot. Maybe the camera has a secret mode that can see inside my head and photograph my chilling nightmares? » 12/03/11 7:00pm 12/03/11 7:00pm

Mirror Box + Digital Camera = Instant Holiday Desktop Wallpaper

If you're not already swamped this time of year, here's a fun experiment you can do with a compact digital camera, a box made of mirrors, and any holiday themed items you might have lying around. » 12/03/11 11:00am 12/03/11 11:00am

Panasonic's GX1 Micro Four Thirds and 3D-Shooting 3D1 Compact Cameras…

Panasonic's dropped two new cameras on the unsuspecting public today: one, the compact DMC-3D1 that shoots 3D, and two, the DMC-GX1 which follows the micro four thirds GF1 model. » 11/07/11 7:30am 11/07/11 7:30am