Photography

Canon and Nikon are reportedly both planning full-frame mirrorless cameras this year

It's going to be an exciting year for photographers — finally — as both Canon and Nikon are reportedly planning full-frame mirrorless cameras for debut before the end of 2018. It's good news for c

Bag Week 2018: Chrome’s Niko Hold secures compact camera gear in a sleek package

Most camera bags prioritize function over form, which makes sense for protecting some of your most expensive gear, but it’s still a bummer. If you’re both practical and interested in culti

500px nixes Creative Commons option and replaces Marketplace with Getty and Visual China Group partnerships

Photographers who use 500px to distribute their work are now adjusting to two big changes. First, the platform is removing the option to upload or download photos with a Creative Commons license. On S

Photomyne raises $5 million for its A.I.-powered photo scanning app

Tel Aviv-based Photomyne, an A.I.-powered app that helps you bring your old photo prints online, has been benefitting from the subscription app boom to the tune of $5 million in Series A funding. Tod

How Facebook’s new 3D photos work

In May, Facebook teased a new feature called 3D photos, and it's just what it sounds like. But beyond a short video and the name, little was said about it. But the company's computational photography

Google Clips gets better at capturing candids of hugs and kisses (which is not creepy, right?)

Google Clips’ AI-powered “smart camera” just got even smarter, Google announced today, revealing improved functionality around Clips’ ability to automatically capture specific

Google’s VR180 cameras get their own app that live streams to YouTube

Just ahead of Google’s big developer conference next week, Google I/O, the company has rolled out a new mobile app for its VR180 point-and-shoot cameras, allowing users to set up their device,

Halide’s iOS camera app now lets you strip the location data from your photos

Halide, the premium iOS camera app from ex-Apple designer Sebastiaan de With and Twitter engineer Ben Sandofsky is today launching one of its biggest upgrades since its arrival last year. The update

SmugMug acquires Flickr

Two photo-sharing services are teaming up, as SmugMug buys Flickr from Verizon’s digital media subsidiary Oath . USA Today broke the news and interviewed SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill, who said he h

Under a millimeter wide and powered by light, these tiny cameras could hide almost anywhere

As if there weren't already cameras enough in this world, researchers created a new type that is both microscopic and self-powered, making it possible to embed just about anywhere and have it work per

Insta360 One gets a massive upgrade with FlowState stabilization

One of the better 360-degree cameras out there just got a lot better: The Insta360 One, a standalone 4K 360 camera with a built-in iPhone or Android hardware connector now supports FlowState onboard s

One-time Flickr rival 500px acquired by the Getty of China, VCG

500px, the photo-sharing site that once proposed to take on Flickr and Getty, has been acquired by Visual China Group (VCG), a strategic investor in 500px via previous financings. A publicly-traded im

A system to tell good fake bokeh from bad

The pixel-peepers at DxOMark have shared some of the interesting metrics and techniques they use to judge the quality of a smartphone's artificial bokeh, or background blur in photos. Not only is it d

Fujifilm’s X-H1 camera adds top video chops to X Series still shooting prowess

Fujifilm’s mirrorless lineup of X Series cameras has an excellent reputation, especially thanks to their ability to produce great-looking images comparable to full-frame competitors from crop se

Foxconn is working with RED to make cheaper and smaller 8K cameras

Foxconn, AKA Hon Hai Precision Industry, AKA the company that made your iPhone, is working with digital cinema pioneer RED to create affordable 8K cameras, the company announced. Chairman Terry Gou to

NASA engineers stare at the sun to see shockwaves from supersonic flight

Before the eclipse this summer, NASA warned us over and over again not to stare directly at the sun — but now they're doing just that. Its researchers have reinvented a photography technique more th

EyeEm’s new products aim to understand brand aesthetics

EyeEm is unveiling new tools to help the brands and marketers using the site to source their images. Underlying these tools is a technology called EyeEm Vision, which we described in-depth earlier thi

ispace just raised $90 million to launch two private moon missions by 2020

Japanese company ispace has raised $90.2 million in a Series A funding round, an amount it’s calling the “largest ever” Series A in commercial space financing. The funding comes from

Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technology

Google today is launching a trio of new photo apps – a part of new series of what it has dubbed photography “appsperiments.” (Get it? Ha ha.) The apps, some of which are available on

Lytro’s ‘living pictures’ cease to live

As part of its move away from consumer gear towards professional cinema hardware, Lytro has killed off the site that once hosted "living pictures," still photos taken with its cameras that could be re
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