Category Archives: Photo-Video


Canon EOS M10’s Successor Rumored To Be Known As The M100

Tyler Lee August 16, 2017

While Canon’s DSLRs are well-known and have a pretty solid reputation around the world amongst professional photographers, the company’s mirrorless efforts haven’t exactly been particularly well-received, at least not compared to Canon’s competitors like Sony or even Fujifilm.

Now we have heard that Canon could have a new camera in the works that would be the successor to 2015’s EOS M10, which last we heard could be known as the EOS M20. However in a report by Nokishita Camera (via Canon Rumors), it seems that the EOS M10’s successor could actually be known as the EOS M100.

Of course nothing is official yet, but Nokishita Camera has in the past been pretty solid and accurate when it comes to leaks and rumors, so perhaps the latest report could be trusted (but take it with a grain of salt anyway, just to be safe and avoid disappointment). The specs of the EOS M100 are unknown right now, but some rumored features include three color options, and also a couple of different bundles available.

This includes the body-only option, a bundle that comes with an EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, or a double zoom lens kit. Nokishita Camera also claims that the camera will be announced within a week, so we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more information.

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New Nikon D850 Photo Leaked

Tyler Lee August 14, 2017

If you’re a photographer who is in the market for a new professional DSLR, or a hobbyist looking for more “serious” gear, then you might have heard that Nikon has a new camera in the works in the form of the Nikon D850, which the company has confirmed is real and does exist, although specs and design remain a bit of a mystery for now.

However thanks to images uploaded and shared on the digicamera.net forums (via Nikon Rumors) by user Hel_NiS, a p photo of the camera has found its way online. Unfortunately this photo does not show us the complete look of the camera, but for the most part it doesn’t look like Nikon will be changing the design of the camera too much.

The front and top portion of the camera where the Nikon branding is placed also seems to confirm that there will be no pop-up flash, but other than that we guess it shouldn’t be surprising that Nikon is sticking to the same design (maybe with some changes or variations) that they’ve been using for the past few years.

The D850 will be a new full-frame camera by Nikon and it is expected to introduce a 46MP sensor along with 4K video capture. It is also said to sport some features borrowed from the Nikon D5, and the rumored prices have hinted that this camera will not come cheap, but hopefully we’ll have the official details soon.

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Leaked Translated Nikon D850 Slides Confirms Its Specs

Tyler Lee August 11, 2017

While Nikon might have confirmed that they are working on the Nikon D850 camera, apart from it being a full-frame camera that is the successor to the D810, the company stopped short of sharing the specs and features that we might be able to expect. However thanks to leaked slides, we might know more about the camera already.

The slides were posted in Chinese but a translation by Nikon Rumors has confirmed some of the camera’s specs. For starters the camera will feature a 45.7MP sensor which is in line with the earlier rumors that suggested anywhere between 45-46MP. The slides also confirm a 3.2-inch touchscreen LCD display that can be tilted.

The D850 also appears to be capable of shooting at 9fps when combined with a battery pack, support 8K timelapse capture, 4K video capture, an ISO range of 64 up to 25,600, a 153-point AF system, and a 180,000 RGB sensor. For those most part this is in line with what we’ve heard, although it seems that an earlier report of a hybrid viewfinder could have been false.

There is still no word on when Nikon is expected to fully unveil the D850, but given the leaked specs and the photos, it does seem to suggest that we could be nearing an official announcement, so check back with us in the near future for more updates.

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HTC U11 In Taiwan Receiving 1080p @ 60fps Video Update

Tyler Lee August 11, 2017

We’re not sure why in today’s day and age that the HTC U11 was launched with a camera that was only capable of capturing Full HD 1080p footage at 30fps. Considering that many phones these days offer at least 60fps (and with the iPhone 8 rumored to allow 4K @ 60fps), it does seem strange.

However this is a problem that HTC is looking to rectify as you might have heard the company recently announced an update that would fix it. There was no specific release date except to say that it will be released over the course of the next few months, but hopefully HTC U11 won’t have to wait too long because according to reports, the HTC U11 handsets in Taiwan are already receiving the update.

We’re not sure which region HTC is expected to move onto next, but the rollout in Taiwan does signal that the update is on its way, so hopefully it will take weeks and not months. That being said, 30fps is a perfectly fine frame rate to be recording at, but like we said with many smartphones already offering a buttery smooth 60fps, it does seem odd that HTC missed it, but we guess better late than never, right?

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Nikon Confirms They Will Make A ‘Serious’ Mirrorless Camera System

Tyler Lee August 10, 2017

Nikon’s mirrorless camera systems while not terrible, are definitely not that amazing either, leaving companies like Sony to command a huge share of the mirrorless camera market. However in a recent interview with Yahoo Japan (via Mirrorless Rumors), the company reiterated their plans to make a “serious” mirrorless camera system.

Note that the interview was done in Japanese which means that something could be lost in translation, however this is not the first time that we have heard about Nikon’s plans to improve on its mirrorless lineup. Back in July an interview with Nikon President Kazuo Ushida revealed the company’s plans to make a mirrorless system that will be able to beat the competition.

Ushida was quoted back then as saying, “With generations grew up on smart phones I will give out a “Nikonashii” mirrorless camera that made a difference to other companies in terms of performance. I want to overwhelm the performance of the lens by making use of industrial lens technology, but also need playfulness.”

We’re not sure what kind of system this will result in, but there have been rumors to suggest that Nikon could be thinking of launching a full-frame mirrorless system similar to what companies such as Sony has done. There’s no word on when that will take place, but we’ll keep our eyes and ears peeled.

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LG V30’s Camera Confirmed To Feature F/1.6 Lens

Tyler Lee August 10, 2017

The LG V30 is expected to be announced towards the end of the month, but it seems that for some reason LG has been steadily revealing details about the upcoming phone, which means that by the time the phone is announced, there will be pretty much no surprises left. LG’s latest reveal is about the phone’s camera, and how it will sport a f/1.6 lens.

If you’re wondering why this sounds familiar, it is because a report from not too long ago suggested that the LG V30 will be great at low-light photography, and that it will come with a lens with an aperture of f/1.6. For those unfamiliar with cameras and lens aperture, the aperture is basically how wide the lens will “open” to allow light to come in.

The lower the f-stop, the wider it is, so an f-stop of f/1.6 means that the lens is pretty wide open, meaning more light can come in. This means that in low-light situations, more light can be let into the camera which reduces the blur/shake that comes with longer exposures. An aperture of f/1.6 also marks the first time we’re seeing such a wide aperture on a smartphone camera.

Exactly how well it will perform remains to be seen, but we should be able to find that out for ourselves come end of the month where the LG V30 will be officially unveiled.

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Firmware Hints At iPhone’s Ability To Shoot 1080p At 240fps

Tyler Lee August 9, 2017

Apple is expected to launch their new iPhones later next month, or at least that’s assuming Apple doesn’t break tradition. With the new iPhones we’re expecting a ton of new features like faster processor, a better display, and of course improved cameras as well. Recently we heard that the iPhone 8 could possibly record 4K videos at 60fps, and now more details have surfaced.

In a tweet by iOS developer Guilherme Rambo, it seems that the recently leaked HomePod firmware has revealed that the iPhone could potentially be capable of recording 1080p video at 240fps, and not just with the rear-facing camera, but with the front-facing camera as well. Of course whether or not you might have the need for a frame rate of 240fps is entirely up to you and how you use your phone, but we guess at least the option will be there if you need it.

That being said, we can’t say for sure if this feature will be limited to just the iPhone 8 or if it will be applicable across all of Apple’s 2017 iPhones. However we have seen in the past that there are features on the Plus version of the iPhone that don’t make it to the “normal” iPhone, so we guess we’ll just have to wait and see for ourselves.

Apple has yet to confirm when the new iPhones will be coming out, but like we said, next month is probably a safe bet based on previous iPhone launches.

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Restaurant In The UK Provides Its Diners With ‘Instagram Kits’

Tyler Lee August 9, 2017

A post shared by Dirty Bones (@dirtyboneslondon) on Aug 6, 2017 at 12:48am PDT

While there are some of us who are perfectly fine with ordering our food and eating it without taking a photo first, there are some who are just obsessed with it. In some cases it can actually be a bit tedious since you would have to wait for them to arrange the food properly, take multiple shots, readjust, and take them again before you can eat.

Now if you’re a budding Instagrammer who wants to take the perfect food photo, it seems that over in that over in the UK there is a restaurant called Dirty Bones that will actually provide its diners with what they are calling an “Instagram Kit”. Basically this kit will help their diners take better photos of their meal.

Obviously this isn’t entirely altruistic because if better composed, better lit, and sharper photos are shared on Instagram, it is basically free marketing for the cafe as well. So what’s in this kit? The kit will comprise of a portable LED light so that you can create better lighting in case it isn’t ideal; there will also be a charger in case your phone is running low; a clip on wide-angle lens so that you can capture everything on the table; a tripod; and a selfie stick.

That being said, Dirty Bones is not the first restaurant to offer up such a kit, but they are the first restaurant chain in the UK to do so. Will we be seeing more cafes and restaurants offer this to diners in the future? Who knows?

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Researchers Develop Algorithm To Help Improve Our Selfies

Tyler Lee August 2, 2017

What makes a good photo? Or rather, what makes for a good selfie? Is taking a good selfie an art form, or is there science behind it? Perhaps a bit of both, and if the researchers at the University of Waterloo have it their way, perhaps soon our smartphones and cameras could even give us directions and instructions on how to snap the best selfie.

The researchers have recently put together an algorithm in which it is apparently capable of determining the best selfie. How the algorithm was put together involved thousands of Mechanical Turk workers to rate artificial selfies to find the best choice across three different factors, such as lighting direction, face size, and position, and from there they created an app that would help act as a director of sorts to the user when it came to taking selfies.

They then asked real people to then try taking selfies with and without the app, and apparently based on the feedback they got from the raters on Mechanical Turk, they found a 26% improvement in the ratings in the selfies taken with the app, compared to those taken without the app.

One of the study’s co-authors Dan Vogel writes, “This is just the beginning of what is possible. We can expand the variables to include variables aspects such as hairstyle, types of smile or even the outfit you wear. When it comes to teaching people to take better selfies, the sky’s the limit.”

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iPhone 8 Could Support ‘SmartCam’ Scene Selection

Tyler Lee August 2, 2017

If there is one feature you might notice on many cameras, especially those of the compact variety, is that there are scene selector modes where users can change it depending on the photo they’re trying to take, such as landscape, at night, a portrait, sports/action, and so on, and it seems that these are features we can expect in the iPhone 8’s camera.

It seems that Apple’s HomePod firmware is giving away a lot more than what Apple might have intended, because in a tweet by developer Guilherme Rambo (via 9to5Mac), it mentions a potential feature called “SmartCam”. Apparently this feature will be able to tune the iPhone 8’s camera settings depending on the scene at hand, with references being made to Baby, Bright Stage, Document, Fireworks, Foliage, and more.

iOS 11 (or the next iPhone) will have something called SmartCam. It will tune camera settings based on the scene it detects pic.twitter.com/7duyvh5Ecj

— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 2, 2017

In a way it reminds us of white balance settings, which can also be adjusted depending on the lighting of the scene, and exactly how this differs from that remains to be seen. Perhaps the feature will help to enhance certain types of scenes, like maybe make sunsets more saturated, or document photos brighter, but we guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Apple is expected to officially announce the iPhone next month. No official invites have been sent out but assuming Apple keeps to schedule, that’s when we can probably expect it. Apple’s CEO has also hinted at a September launch in which the company has forecasted a strong quarter.

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