Researchers have created the first gigapixel camera and claim it could be brought to market for consumers in as soon as five years.
Enginners from Duke University and the University of Arizona synchronised 98 tiny cameras into their prototype, which produces a resolution five times better than 20/20 human vision over a 120-degree horizontal field, according to reports.
An Arizona company has launched a super high-resolution digital camera that is capable of photographing a starry sky in the middle of the day.
The 1110 series from Spectral Instruments boasts a 112-megapixel CCD sensor measuring 95 x 95mm, which are extremely light sensitive and can take exposures lasting hours without recording any noise.
The company says its 1110 series cameras have a dynamic range so big that they can photograph both the sun and the stars during broad daylight.
Waterfall pictures are some of the most satisfying subjects you can shoot with your digital camera. However, the fast moving water throws up some challenges for photographers.
Often, exposures end up disappointing – you may have set the wrong shutter speed, for instance, and won’t get the traditional blurred-water effect in your waterfall pictures. Other times the exposure ends up being too dark or light, due to having to cope with the combination of dark rocks and bright, foamy moving water.
Pictures of planes, like pictures of birds, can be incredibly difficult to capture, if not more. Their size and speed can lead to shots with awkward compositions or poor focusing, let alone exposing against a bright sky.
Inside we offer 6 of our best tips for getting yourself into position and your digital camera set up ideally to take top-notch pictures of planes in flight or on the ground.
In between Strictly Come Dancing revivals at Focus On Imaging we managed to get some time alone with the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
The 16-megapixel E-M5, announced last month, is the first camera in the new Olympus OM-D line – with rumours of an OM-D Pro possibly to come.
Watch our initial hands-on review of the Olympus OM-D, with a full review to follow soon.
Makers of the Lytro camera claim that soon Lytro photographers will be able to shoot slow-motion, wraparound video such as those seen in the Matrix movies.
The Lytro camera, which takes pictures in which photographers can change the point of focus after the fact, was announced late last year. The Lytro light field camera achieves this effect by capturing the entire light field within a scene, which includes the direction of individual rays as well as the colour and intensity of light.
If you use a point-and-shoot camera or cameraphone, it’s often almost impossible not to get everything from your feet to the distant horizon in focus. But the large sensors built into DSLRs means it can be surprisingly difficult to get everything in the frame looking sharp.
That’s because the bigger sensors used on DSLR cameras mean less depth of field (DOF). While blurred backgrounds can be a real bonus for subjects such as portraits, the limited zone of sharpness can be a problem for other types of photography.
Canon has extended its range of accessories for use with both its professional and mid-range EOS cameras. The new releases follow the Canon announcement of the long-awaited Canon EOS 5D Mark III full frame DSLR.
Sitting at the top of Canon’s range, the Speedlite 600EX-RT is Canon’s first flash unit to feature inbuilt wireless radio connectivity and replaces the advanced Speedlite 580EX II. Partnering with the new Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, this new model offers enhanced opportunities for photographers wishing to explore creative lighting techniques.
Lensbaby has expanded its range with the addition of Macro Converters and a new 80mm Optic.
What is hyperfocal distance? Hyperfocal focusing is a specialised application of depth of field theory that’s perfectly suited to landscape photography. Calculating hyperfocal distance actually quite simple to get your head around.
When managing depth of field, you need to think in terms of the zone of sharp focus as a distance range, from the near limit (the closest object that will appear sharp) to the far limit (the farthest). With hyperfocal focusing, you place the far limit at infinity, and this automatically maximises the depth of field available.