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

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 opportunity… » 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

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