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This Video Streaming Breakthrough Could Lead to Smart Glasses You Might Actually Want to Wear

One of the many inconveniences that doomed wearable products like Google Glass and Snap’s Spectacles was the need to charge them every night. Streaming video and data requires a lot of power, and that takes a tremendous toll on a tiny battery. But engineers at the University of Washington say they’ve found a way to …

Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera Returns With New 4K Video Powers Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera Returns With New 4K Video Powers

Announced five years ago, Blackmagic’s original Pocket Cinema Camera was a compact video shooter that delivered RAW 1080p recording in a body perfect for stuffing in your jacket. Fans of the original will be happy to know the company’s finally got a successor, unsurprisingly named the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

The Best Security Camera for Most People

Now that the world is so full of uncertainty, you might consider buying a wireless security camera. They’re cheaper and easier-to-use than ever, and some even have mind-bending features like facial recognition. There are also about a million options to choose from. But worry not. Gizmodo is here to help.

Sony's New $2000 A7 III Might Mean My Panasonic GH5 Is Trash Now Sony's New $2000 A7 III Might Mean My Panasonic GH5 Is Trash Now

Sony just announced a brand new, super cheap (for what it is) full-frame mirrorless camera that could make every high-end micro 4/3 camera, like the Panasonic GH5 and GH5s, look like complete garbage. The news came at the Wedding & Portrait Photographer International trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada (yep, that’s a…

Canon's Next Flash Is Trying to Be Idiot-Proof

Using a flash is what separates photographers from people who got a good camera deal on Black Friday. Flash photography can be hard. There’s light theory and mathematics at play. Use a flash incorrectly and the images you’re making are often uglier than if you’d never used a flash at all. Canon’s hoping its new…

Panasonic's ZS200 Puts a Really Big Zoom in a Little Camera Panasonic's ZS200 Puts a Really Big Zoom in a Little Camera

The photos from most smartphones have gotten so good nowadays, they have basically killed the market for point-and-shoot cameras. That said sometimes you need a zoom. For people wanting to push image quality a little higher, there’s still value in a small, compact camera with a (relatively) big sensor and a long…

See If You're Allowed to Access Police Body-Cam Video in Your State See If You're Allowed to Access Police Body-Cam Video in Your State

Across the country, police departments are having officers wear body cameras to record their day-to-day activity. The programs are meant to help officers and the public by keeping record of their interactions with people. In some states, it’s possible for the public to gain access to those videos.

Panasonic's GH5S Can Take Photos in Basically Complete Darkness Panasonic's GH5S Can Take Photos in Basically Complete Darkness

Back at CES, Panasonic announced a camera which is designed primarily to do one thing above all else: get the best possible low-light pictures and videos. Unfortunately, we couldn’t actually test the claims Panasonic made of it’s new GH5S until recently.

The Surprisingly High-Tech Super Bowl I Broadcast

When footage of CBS’s 1967 coverage of Super Bowl I first emerged from the ashes seven years ago, sports historians reacted with glee. Long considered one of the Holy Grails of sportscasting history, the footage, found on a set of two-inch Quadruplex video tapes in a dusty Pennsylvania attic, provided a rare glimpse…

Sony A7R III Review: The New King of Mirrorless Cameras Sony A7R III Review: The New King of Mirrorless Cameras

For three years now I’ve been using the Sony A7S as my primary camera. It’s compact and it’s incredible in low-light, but in certain regards the camera is starting to show its age and doesn’t really fit all my needs: It’s limited to 12-megapixel photos, and it can’t shoot 4K video without an external recorder. As…

Kodak Catches Raging Case of Blockchain Fever Kodak Catches Raging Case of Blockchain Fever

In the past few months, a number of companies have whispered the word “blockchain” and seen their stock prices explode, including a Hooters franchise owner, an iced tea company, and a biotech firm whose CEO promptly sold off around $870,000 in stock. So hey look! Camera manufacturer Kodak is now crypto!

Panasonic Cut the Lumix GH5S' Resolution in Half to Get Even Better Low-Light Images Panasonic Cut the Lumix GH5S' Resolution in Half to Get Even Better Low-Light Images

Panasonic’s Lumix GH5 is already one of the top picks for people who want mirrorless camera that captures high quality 4K video. So what could the company possible do to make it even better? Apparently, it seems the answer is to slash its megapixels in half.

DJI's Refreshed Smartphone Video Gimbal Is Now Way Cheaper and Whole Lot Better DJI's Refreshed Smartphone Video Gimbal Is Now Way Cheaper and Whole Lot Better

Videos shot on smartphones have a very specific, very low-rent aesthetic. A whole host of stabilizers are available on the market that try to improve that aesthetic—eradicating the shaky cam look so you can actually see whatever the smartphone’s camera is looking at. DJI even has one! The original Osmo Mobile was a…

How to Get Portrait Mode on Your Non-Pixel Android Phone How to Get Portrait Mode on Your Non-Pixel Android Phone

If you’ve been lusting after the portrait mode on your friend’s Pixel 2 (or iPhone) now there’s a way you can get it, too—provided you have an Android device running Oreo.

Storm Chaser Captures Slo-Mo Lightning Footage Like You've Never Seen Before

There’s no denying that a massive bolt of electricity streaking hundreds of miles across the sky is one of Mother Nature’s most impressive demos. But when seen through the lens of Dustin Farrell’s high-speed camera, lightning becomes even more phenomenal as it slowly zig-zags its way from the clouds to the earth…

Super Slo-Mo Footage of Swords Slicing Water Bottles Will Satisfy Your Ninja Fantasies

When people fantasize about being ninjas, they’re not day-dreaming about sneaking up on their enemies; it’s all about the sword play. The Slow Mo Guys are no exception, and realized that playing around with a katana sword would result in some spectacular slo-mo footage.

Watch This GoPro Experience What It's Like To Be Consumed By Molten Lava

The big advantage to compact action cams like the GoPro is that they’re tiny enough to capture shots in places where regular cameras can’t fit. And as Hawaii volcano guide Erik Storm discovered, they’re also remarkably resilient, even to the point of surviving an 1,100+ degrees Fahrenheit lava flow.

How to Read a Camera Lens How to Read a Camera Lens

When it comes to purchasing a lens for your digital camera, the sheer number of options, specifications, acronyms, and features is enough to make anyone throw up their hands in frustration and resort to simply using their smartphone. But dedicated cameras are still worth it, and produce high-quality photos that…

4 Situations Where a Dedicated Camera Still Smokes a Smartphone 4 Situations Where a Dedicated Camera Still Smokes a Smartphone

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we take pictures and record our lives—it’s hard to remember a time when we didn’t always have a camera with us. For all their convenience though, and all the smartphone camera improvements we’ve seen in the last few years, the dedicated camera isn’t dead yet.

Sony's Crazy A7R Mark III Is Way More Camera Than You Probably Need, But That's What Makes It So Fun Sony's Crazy A7R Mark III Is Way More Camera Than You Probably Need, But That's What Makes It So Fun

When it comes to mirrorless cameras, especially pro-grade ones, Sony’s full-frame Alphas are king. Panasonic’s Lumix GH5 and Olympus’ OM-D E-M1 Mark II come close, but both of those have Micro Four Thirds sensors, which for a lot of picky people puts them out of the running. And when Sony released the A9 earlier this…

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