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Huawei’s P9 and P9 Plus, with Dual Leica Cameras

Huawei's new flagship, the P9, has been unveiled in London

Huawei’s new flagship, the P9, has been unveiled in London (Credit: David Nield/Gizmag).

Outside of China, Huawei isn’t one of the first names that springs to mind when it comes to smartphones, but the company wants to change that — and the new P9 and P9 Plus, co-engineered with photography expert Leica, are leading the charge. The two flagship phones were shown off at a media event in London today and we were there to take a look. read more

Smartphone Camera Apertures

 

Gizmag looks at smartphone lens aperture, and why it's important

Gizmag looks at smartphone lens aperture, and why it’s important (Credit: Simon Crisp/Gizmag).

Lens aperture is increasingly up there with megapixels when it comes to the camera specifications that smartphone makers like to boast about, but what exactly do those numbers mean? Here we look at what aperture is, how it works, and what it means to your smartphone photography.

Aperture is essentially an opening of a lens’s diaphragm through which light passes. It works much like the iris and pupil of an eye, by controlling the amount of light which reaches the retina. A bigger aperture hole lets your smartphone camera sensor gather more light, which it needs to produce quality images.

The size of a lens aperture is described by its F-number, which is calculated using the lens focal length to the diameter aperture. As such, a larger F-number refers to a smaller hole, and therefore less light getting through. This is why smartphone camera manufacturers brag about larger apertures, with smaller F-numbers. read more

Nikon’s 360 Action Cam

What's interesting about the KeyMission 360 is that Nikon is seemingly able to achieve 360-degree video ...

What’s interesting about the KeyMission 360 is that Nikon is seemingly able to achieve 360-degree video with only two lenses.

Nikon has just made its debut in the action cam arena, revealing what it says is the first in a family of durable, compact devices for harsh shooting conditions. The rugged KeyMission 360 is claimed to capture all manner of outdoor activities, and in ultra-sharp, 360-degree video no less. read more

Ricoh Wider Angle Action Cam

The Ricoh WG-M2 is a 4K-shooting action camera with an ultra-wide lens

The Ricoh WG-M2 is a 4K-shooting action camera with an ultra-wide lens (Credit: Ricoh)

Ricoh has updated its rugged action camera with the 4K-shooting WG-M2. The new adventure-focused camera also gains a wider and faster lens which could lead to more immersive footage. read more

Bringing Back the Super 8 Camera

The Kodak Super 8 camera, showing off both an analog film cartridge an LCD viewfinder

The Kodak Super 8 camera, showing off both an analog film cartridge an LCD viewfinder

Fifty years ago, Kodak introduced its first Super 8mm movie camera. More recently, we’ve seen devices with a retro form factor and “organic” picture quality inspired by classic Super 8 cameras, but that still record on modern digital video. This week at CES, however, Kodak revealed a prototype of its first new Super 8 film camera in over 30 years. Known simply as the Kodak Super 8 camera (for now), it combines analog and digital features. read more

16 Cameras in One

Light L16: multiple images from different lenses combine to give wider dynamic and focal range than ...Light L16: multiple images from different lenses combine to give wider dynamic and focal range than a single camera can capture (Credit: Light)

The Light L16 was created by the Light Company. Visit them at www.light.co for more information on their brand and new camera technology.

Light is a new silicon valley startup that’s focused on the holy grail of photography. A camera the size of a smartphone, that takes photos the quality of a 52-megapixel DSLR, zooms optically between 35 and 150mm, shoots great images in low light, and lets you select focus and depth of field after you shoot. read more

Total Selfie Fail!

A Southern California man who picked up a rattlesnake to pose for a photograph was badly hurt when the reptile bit him on the hand.

Alex Gomez, 36, was bitten on Monday by the 4-foot rattler in a field at his family’s ranch in Lake Elsinore, a community about 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles, according to TV station KCBS, which showed a picture of the man holding the snake around his neck.

Alex Gomez’s mother, Deborah, told KCBS on Tuesday that her son might lose his hand because of the bite wound to the extremity.

The man’s hand swelled up after the bite, and he was taken to a local hospital and treated with anti-venom, according to the station.

May lose his arm: Alex Gomez, 36, is hospitalized in Lake Elsinore, California, after he picked up a 4-foot rattlesnake and tried to take a selfie with the killer reptile
May lose his arm: Alex Gomez, 36, is hospitalized in Lake Elsinore, California, after he picked up a 4-foot rattlesnake and tried to take a selfie with the killer reptile

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Snap Shot Instant Print Camera

The Polaroid Snap instant digital camera is expected to be available in black, white, red, and blueThe Polaroid Snap instant digital camera is expected to be available in black, white, red, and blue (Credit: Polaroid)

Back in the old days, the instant-sharing of photos typically followed the click of a button, whirring of gears, and quiet swish as excited hands waved Polaroid film about while images resolved. The advance of the digital age has certainly redefined how we preserve and share memories with friends and family; many cameras and smartphones make it easy to upload images online for all to see. read more

Puppy Luggage

Getting ready for a new holiday is always an exciting time. 

But while travellers are delighted at the prospect of a couple of weeks drinking sangria on the beach, their pets are often less than impressed about being left behind.

Often, cats and dogs aren’t afraid to make their feelings known about the fact their mum or dad is leaving them for some fun in the sun.  

Animal lovers have been sharing pictures online of their pets reacting to them packing a suitcase. 

In these pictures, the furry creatures are seen looking deeply hurt – or hiding in the luggage in a vain attempt to be taken on the journey.

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This cat is hoping their owner will take them on the holiday by hiding in their suitcase 
This cat is hoping their owner will take them on the holiday by hiding in their suitcase

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