Canon just announced the sequel to the aging mid-range 60D camera, which is (shocker) called the 70D. Our friends at Popular Photography took a look at it and came away impressed. It's an upgrade over the 60D in all the usual ways: a higher megapixel count (now up to 20.2), a higher ISO maximum (25,600), faster burst shooting, a touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi, and more. But the big news is the autofocus system, which should make focusing during video shooting a breeze. For the more info and an in-depth look at the cool new autofocus system, head on over to PopPhoto.
When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Camera, a top-of-the-line point-and-shoot camera with 4G and a full version of Android, we were left with one thought: "this interface is going to be so awesome when it's on an interchangeable-lens camera." And today our friends at PopPhoto got their hands on--guess what--the new Samsung Galaxy NX, which is exactly that.
In the wake of the scandal around the winner of the World Press Photo award, which was found to have been manipulated significantly with Photoshop, it seems like the right time to discuss this sort of editing. Our sister publication, American Photo, has an excellent interview with Fred Ritchin, a professor at NYU, author, photojournalist, and activist against unannounced digital manipulation of images. Check out the full interview here.
Focusing on drones as devices of scary military surveillance and execution ignores the entire field of consumer drones--which are, basically, next-generation remote-controlled helicopters. One of the fields that's seeing the most benefit from the new world of drones is photography--suddenly, combined with tiny, amazingly capable cameras, drones can accomplish what in years past you'd need tens of thousands of dollars of crane setups and cameras to do--for only a few hundred bucks. Our friends over at Popular Photography took a look at how this new technology is revolutionizing photography and videography. Check it out here.
Our good friends over at Popular Photography got their hands on the world's smallest and lightest DSLR, the Canon SL1, and found it quite nice! It's about the size of a mirrorless camera, but it has a mirror, which will make its autofocus faster and more accurate, and also gives you access to the entire range of Canon-compatible lenses. It's essentially a shrunken T4i, Canon's excellent entry-level DSLR from last year. We've spoken before about how DSLRs aren't for everyone--and the SL1 still isn't nearly pocket-sized, though it's closer than any other of its kind. Anyway, go check out the hands-on at Pop Photo.