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technology  // Posts tagged as "technology"

10 Jan Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Canon G1 X: The Best Compact Digital Camera, Ever?

Canon G1 X: The Best Compact Digital Camera, Ever?

The split between Digital SLRs and digital compact cameras has long puzzled me.  In the past, on the most part if you wanted excellent quality (especially in low-light) then you pretty much had to get a DSLR.  The tide started to turn a little with the emergence of compact system cameras, but really these too...

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12 Dec Posted by Matt in Reviews |

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L Lens Review

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L Lens Review

The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L might be a bit of an ageing rock star in Canons lens line-up, but can it still cut it as a top of the range lens?  With a 35mm focal length this lens acts as a slight wide-angle lens on a full-frame body, and is more or less neutral...

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07 Nov Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Nikon 1: Was it worth the wait?

Nikon 1: Was it worth the wait?

Ever since the first compact system camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, was introduced back in 2008, photography enthusiasts have been falling over themselves to speculate on when one of the two big players, Nikon or Canon, would enter the market. The wait is finally over. But does the Nikon 1 series live up to the hype?...

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14 Oct Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

iPhone 4S vs DSLR: Apple’s latest model takes on the big boys.

iPhone 4S vs DSLR: Apple’s latest model takes on the big boys.

The iPhone 4S has a great 8Mp camera, but can it hold it's own against an enthusiast-level DSLR? We go head to head to find out whether Apple's latest is just a great phone camera, or a great camera full stop.

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08 Sep Posted by Matt in News |

iPhone 5: Evidence of a better camera?

iPhone 5: Evidence of a better camera?

You don’t have to trawl the internet for very long, or indeed speak to very many people down the pub, to find out that a lot of people think a new Apple iPhone is not very far away.  For the purposes of simplicity I’ll call it the iPhone 5. I’ll confess that as a user...

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06 Jul Posted by Matt in Guides, News |

Image Stabilisation Low Down

Image Stabilisation Low Down

Image Stabilisation is commonplace in nearly every digital camera these days, but have you ever wondered what this mystical technology is or how it goes about trying to make your shots less wobbly? There are actually two different ways that image stabilisation (which may be referred to as Anti-Shake, Vibration Reduction, or simply as IS...

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02 Jul Posted by Matt in History, News, Stuff We Like |

Lytro: A revolutionary new type of camera

Lytro: A revolutionary new type of camera

Since the first photograph was taken nearly 200 years ago, there have been relatively few big technological landmarks that have completely revolutionised the industry. Sure the development of colour photography around the turn of the 20th century, the invention of colour Polaroid film in the 1960′s, and the launch of the first autofocus SLR from...

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25 Aug Posted by Matt in News |

BBC Radio 4 use DSLRs for Video

BBC Radio 4 use DSLRs for Video

Steve Bowbrick, blogs editor at BBC Audio & Music (the part of the BBC predominantly responsible for radio), has just posted an interesting article about BBC Radio 4 comedians on the red button at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Why is it interesting? Well it turns out that (apart from one high end Red Cam) the...

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24 Aug Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Introducing the Sony SLT-A55V & SLT-A33

Introducing the Sony SLT-A55V & SLT-A33

Sony have announced two intriguing new cameras, the SLT-A55V and SLT-A33, both boasting new Translucent Mirror Technology. Sounds snazzy, but what does it mean?

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