Sony A7s Review: The New King of Full-Frame Video

Sony's moves in the field of consumer electronics can seem genius at times, and baffling at others. Its new full-frame mirrorless camera, the A7s, is a little bit of both. It's a camera that looks and functions exactly as previous A7 models, but with a few very specific, and exciting, features especially suited to… » 7/15/14 2:45pm 7/15/14 2:45pm

Why Medium Format Is So Gorgeous (It's About More Than Resolution)

One of the biggest reasons to shoot film nowadays is medium format, an option that yields gorgeous results but whose digital counterpart is wildly expensive. It's well known that medium format offers an increase in resolution and print size, but there are other advantages that make it a unique tool in a photographer's… » 7/11/14 4:03pm 7/11/14 4:03pm

Taking Photos From Inside Fighter Jets Is the Coolest Job Ever

For all the boring photography jobs out there—weddings, corporate, et cetera—Sergeant Larry Reid Jr. did pretty well to avoid them all and land one of the most thrilling jobs imaginable. He is the photographer for the Air Force Thunderbirds. His job is to fly with the team and document their amazing flights. » 7/09/14 11:21am 7/09/14 11:21am

After Ansel Adams, Photographers Breathe New Life Into an Iconic Subject

It's impossible to think about Yosemite Valley without Ansel Adams coming to mind. The photographer's countless breathtaking images of that location, and others in the western United States, shaped our perception of the region and landscape photography in general. But artists continue to bring their own experiences… » 7/07/14 11:52am 7/07/14 11:52am

Panasonic GH4 vs Sony A7s: The Most-Anticipated Video Slingers, Compared

The Sony A7s and the Panasonic GH4 will be compelling options for people who want to shoot video without dropping a fortune on a pro video rig. Both cameras have unique features and represent some really cool advances in video shooting. While we're busy reviewing them, we wanted to serve up a quick comparison of the… » 7/03/14 12:57pm 7/03/14 12:57pm

Reframe Roundup: This Week's Best Photography Posts

Did you guys know there is a Gizmodo subdomain where you can go for all things photographic? Yep! It's called Reframe, and it's where you'll find additional coverage of gear, techniques, news, and all kinds of great stuff related to the crafts of photography and videography. » 6/27/14 6:40pm 6/27/14 6:40pm

Why Apple Won't Miss Aperture, and Neither Should You

Aperture, Apple's pro software for cataloging and editing photos, is being put out to pasture. The move is indicative of what many see as the company's continuing drift away from robust, capable software. But there probably won't be many tears shed for good ol' Aperture, which always seemed to be running an uphill… » 6/27/14 2:42pm 6/27/14 2:42pm

Nikon D810: Subtle Improvements For One of the Baddest DSLRs Around

The Nikon D800 is commonly held in high regard as one of the best pro DSLRs out there. When it was released back in 2012, it made news for its unique 36 megapixel sensor. This time around, the focus is on minor improvements for some added firepower in an already fiery camera. » 6/26/14 12:01am 6/26/14 12:01am

The Best Way Shop For a Camera Online: Look for Its Crappiest Pictures

It's easy to fall into a vortex of never-ending camera research when you're looking to buy. Even if you've consulted the most comprehensive reviews, there can still be an itch to seek further evidence of what's best. Allan Murabayashi over at PexaPixel wishes for better quality photos in reviews. I would argue that… » 6/23/14 12:49pm 6/23/14 12:49pm