This isn’t art, though it may look like it. Instead, it’s a striking look at 17 years of progress in snapping digital photos in low light. How times have changed.
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.
Who doesn't love baby pictures? It's fun and nostalgic to remember what you were like as a kid. But do you keep your baby pictures stored on your computer or are they squirreled away in a yellowing album in the basement of your parents house?
Barbie, at once a gender pioneer and enabler of countless anorexic, has found her newest role: human-machine hybrid.
As much as Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds lineup has our attention, the non-interchangeable gear out there is looking pretty good. Case in point: the brand new FZ150, which packs a 12MP sensor, lens-mounted controls, and 24x optical zoom for $500.
Has gravity collapse upon itself, distorting the entire temporal realm and melting the whole world into pudding? No, this guy just got an email on his phone—and some serious vibration—while he was trying to snap a pic.
Panasonic's newest Micro Four Thirds cam is a mostly-incremental boost over its predecessor, the G2. But improved specs on an already solid base is good news. The G3 brings a new sensor, faster shots, less noise, and a touch-heavy interface.
In case you weren't aware, two very rich and good looking people in England just got married, and everyone in the world went into a frenzy about their hats and hair and shoes. So photos were key! Here's the gear.
OK, the Pinwide might not be a micro four thirds lens so much as its a cap, but its end function is the same: it allows you to take pretty looking, wide angle shots of objects through a tiny aperture.
Eudora Welty once said, "A good snapshot stops a moment from running away." It's also hard for the moment to run away if it's extremely tiny, as is the case with this iPod Nano turned diminutive digital photo gallery.
Well, it's inductive charging, not magic. But Canon's Cross Media dock looks like a particularly sweet implementation, letting you not only juice up to three cameras or camcorders sans wires, but suck down and share your pics and vids too.
Panoramic photography can be tricky. What's better? Canon's camera that shoots a single, 360° image. The tech uses a giant, 50 megapixel CMOS sensor and aspheric mirror to capture a sharp, sweeping photo, exceeding the human eye's measly 120° view.
Reading at a maximum of 95MB/s and writing at 80MB/s, the new Toshiba SDHC UHS-I memory cards are the fastest in the world. Now, good luck finding a camera that can saturate that kind of bandwidth.
An impending update to the mini-projector sporting S1000pj we adored is on its way, according to leaked images by German mag Foto Digital. The S1100pj will add a touch screen and remote control, as well as other unrevealed improvements.
Whether it's nervous jitters or a bumpy road, it's easy to inadvertently ruin a snapshot with blur. But a team at Microsoft Research is using the same motion detecting tech found in your iPhone to lend an artificially steady hand.