Photokina 2016

  • To make good VR, you need good VR content. Z Cam is eager to help

    To make good VR, you need good VR content. Z Cam is eager to help

    Z Cam just launched its S1 camera. Aimed at the VR crowd, it captures four perfectly synchronized 4K streams for high-end 360 video recording. The company is gunning for GoPro’s $15k Odyssey rig. Z Cam’s team claims that its sleek four-eyed beast can match Odyssey’s video quality at a tenth of the price, with far shorter post-processing times and the option for real-time… Read More

  • With Kúla Bebe, any smartphone is a 3D camera

    With Kúla Bebe, any smartphone is a 3D camera

    If you spotted the iPhone 7 Plus launch and hung your head in sadness because the dual lenses weren’t for 3D photography, Kúla’s new Bebe might be the solution you’re looking for. The product splits your lens in half, taking a photo from two different angles at once, turning it into a 3D scene. Read More

  • Foolography adds tech your camera should have had in the first place

    Foolography adds tech your camera should have had in the first place

    With Unleashed, Foolography is launching the smartest SLR camera remote control yet. Instead of using the camera’s remote control port or trying to futz about with Wi-Fi, the company chose a third option… Using a custom Bluetooth dongle that plugs into the camera’s USB port and leaches power from its HDMI port, Unleashed unlocks the power of your camera from your smartphone. Read More

  • Hands-on with Leica Sofort instant camera

    Hands-on with Leica Sofort instant camera

    Leica, the company best known for its soul-fryingly expensive, lovingly hand-crafted high-end rangefinder cameras, recently launched the Sofort. It’s a $300 Polaroid-style instant camera that aims to “make photography tangible.” When getting up close and tangible, it turns out that the camera is lovely and all, but ultimately too expensive and not as Leica-like as some… Read More

  • Sony asserts its place at the grownups’ table with new flagship SLR camera

    Sony asserts its place at the grownups’ table with new flagship SLR camera

    At the Photokina trade show, Sony launched a long-awaited followup to its aging flagship SLR camera. The Sony A99 II sports high-resolution sensors, 5-axis image stabilization, a raft of high-end video features and a hefty price-tag to match. The camera is putting its proverbial foot down as a force to be reckoned with in the high-end SLR market that has historically been dominated by Canon… Read More

  • Launching three new cameras, Nikon plunges deep into VR and action cams

    Launching three new cameras, Nikon plunges deep into VR and action cams

    In launching its Keymission series of cameras, Nikon is bringing the fight to the doorstep of action cameras and VR camera makers. The cameras range from chest-wearable cams, borderline GoPro clones and the most interesting item of the bunch: 360-degree cameras. Read More