See How Much Camera ISO Has Improved Over the Years

The picture on the left (if you can't tell by the young and spunky Britney Spears) was taken at the 2001 Super Bowl with a Nikon D1H at 2.7 megapixels and 800 ISO. That was PRIMO technology back then! The picture on the right was taken at this year's Super Bowl with a Nikon D3s at 12MP and 12,800 ISO. Yep, thing's done … » 2/07/12 9:20pm 2/07/12 9:20pm

Giz Explains: Why ISO Is the New Megapixel

In 1975, the first digital camera took 23 seconds to record a 100-line black-and-white photo onto cassette tape. Today, a Nikon D3s takes photos with 12 million pixels at 1/8000 of a second. And it can see in the dark. » 2/12/10 2:00pm 2/12/10 2:00pm

Pentax Leaks Affordable New K-m DSLR

There've been lots of rumors floating around about Pentax's Photokina lineup, and it looks like the German Pentax site leaked some images and details about the K-m, an entry-level DSLR. Specs are a little bit sketchy, but it's using the same 10.2MP Sony sensor as the K200D, and retains the 2.7-inch screen and the sad… » 9/20/08 1:00pm 9/20/08 1:00pm

New Wii Backup Loader Opens Gateway to All-Out Piracy

It's the Holy Grail of Wii piracy—load DVD game backups without any sort of hardware modification. And it's just been demonstrated in a very legit-looking video » 9/15/08 9:30am 9/15/08 9:30am.The Wii Backup Loader is a simple program that runs from the and can load specially modified ISOs from the DVD drive. The hack is still considered a work in…

Popcorn Hour A-100 Networked Media Streamer Reviewed (Verdict:…

NMT's Popcorn Hour network streamer looks great on paper (YouTube/Google Streaming, DVD Image playback, XviD, MPEG4, and even BitTorrent client support), but how does it actually perform? Quite well, says Networking Audio Video dot com, but with a few very annoying bugs. » 2/26/08 2:46pm 2/26/08 2:46pm

BenQ Digital Camera Has Seriously High ISO Sensitivity

The X835 digital camera from BenQ has an 8MP sensor, packs in a 3x optical zoom and can handle sensitivities of up to ISO 2000 during still image capture. The ISO sensitivity during video capture is set at a maximum of 6400. The addition of such functionality comes at a price; the noise in the captured images will… » 12/16/07 2:50pm 12/16/07 2:50pm