Articles written by Andy Day
Autofocus systems have evolved rapidly since the technology first emerged in the mid-70s. Understanding contrast detection, phase detection, and dual-pixel is a complex business, but might be critical to choosing the system that best suits what you shoot. This intense video covers pretty much everything.
What do you do if you want a camera that has the quality and gorgeous depth of field of medium format with the immediacy and fun of an instant? Well, if you're a hardware interaction designer, you take the front half of a Hasselblad 500C/M and attach it to the back half of a Fujifilm Instax Mini 9.
With every new generation of class-leading camera phones comes new claims of their ability to compete with professional-quality camera equipment. In this short test, the Northrups puts the brand new iPhone XS head to head with a consumer DSLR with a kit lens and a top-end Nikon boasting some super-sharp glass.
Another full-frame mirrorless contender has stepped into the ring as Zeiss has just announced the ZX1. Controversially, the ZX1 does not feature dual card slots. In fact, it doesn't have even a single card slot. Instead, it will boast a 512 GB SSD complete with Lightroom CC installed.
Why would anyone spend $50 on a lens that's almost certain to be soft, noisy, and slow to focus? Let me tell you: because it's awesome. If you're new to photography, have a tiny budget, or have never owned a prime lens and want to see what the fuss is about, this is where to start.
Details are still a little vague, but rumors regarding Panasonic's foray into the world of full-frame mirrorless are starting to surface. Given the success of their micro four thirds offerings, will Panasonic be the dark horse that finally presents something genuinely comparable to the Sony a7 range?