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Bestbuy Leaks The Canon PowerShot G1 X II

It is true! Bestbuy posted the details to the currently unreleased Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II and we are here to keep the information public. The …

8 Tips for Successful Documentary Photography

Discussions of documentary photography often occur within the context of significant historical events; Dorthea Lange’s Depression-era work, Diane …

Street Photography

Canon Announces the T5: An Entry-Level Rebel for the Budget Conscious

CP+ is underway, which means the gear announcements are about to start coming hard and fast… brace yourselves. First up is Canon, with a new …

Canon’s G1 X Mark II Has Officially Arrived, Another Impressive High-End Compact

Canon’s mirrorless attempts haven’t gone all that well. But where they’ve struck out in the mirrorless game, their large-sensor G1 X compact …

Spec Sheet Wars: Canon’s New D30 Tough Cam Can Go 82 Feet Underwater

Last of the newsworthy announcements out of Canon for CP+ is a refreshed ‘tough’ or ‘rugged’ cam that boasts more impressive waterproofing than just …

Sony Takes the Bridge Camera Bar to New Heights with Crazy 63x Superzoom at CP+

Canon wasn’t the only one to food our inbox last night, and not even the announcements we were most anxious for. Sony also made some exciting …

Sony Debuts the Super Fast A6000: World’s Fastest AF Meets Tempting $800 Price Tag

The much-rumored Sony a6000 — the camera that is replacing both the NEX-6 and NEX-7 — has finally arrived, and it might just steal your heart with …

Essential camera equipment for photography students

Whether taking a photography course for school, university or pleasure, here are some tools to make the learning experience as smooth as can</b> …

Cameras

How Do Digital Cameras Work? An Explanation by Top Gear's James May

Most of us know how to use a camera by now, but it can sometimes get lost on us just how complex the machines we use every day really are. The truth …

Best budget studio lights: 8 tested

When you want to shoot portrait photos indoors, what should you do about lighting?<p>On a bright day with big windows, ambient light might just suffice, …

Photography

7 Essential Accessories for Your First DSLR

If you read my post back in September about Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS), you know that I’m a firm believer in making smart choices about …

Landscape Photography

Camera makers are desperately trying to stay a step ahead of smartphones—and failing

The best camera, experienced photographers say, is the one that’s with you—and the truth of that adage is spelling doom for many of the world’s camera brands, who are desperately trying to stay afloat as their businesses are eroded by the omnipresent smartphone.<p>The average point-and-shoot has …

Cameras

The best games of 2013 (GamesBeat staff picks)

<i>Check here for more from GamesBeat’s 12 Days of the Best and Worst of 2013</i>.<p>The Last of Us. BioShock: Infinite. Tomb Raider. These are a handful of the best-reviewed and highest-rated video games of 2013. But you won’t find all of them — or just those — on this list.<p>Nope. We’re doing things a little …

The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android

Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft. Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed.<p>In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project. …

Another Tidbit On The "no EOS 7D Mark II" Rumor (APS-C flagship set to come)

Gear & Gadgets

Fitbit Force vs. Jawbone UP24: Which activity tracker should you buy?

Advertisement<p>54 Comments<p>There’s little doubt that activity trackers will be a hot gift this holiday season, but which one should you give?<p>Recently …

Wearable Tech

Here are all the Xbox One voice, gesture commands (updated)

Microsoft posted a guide to Xbox One voice commands, including how to navigate menus, control volume and multitask, on its Tumblr.<p>The image, which you can view on Tumblr, features more than 30 commands. In addition to basic functions, like turning the Xbox One on and off, users can issue voice …

Turtle Beach offering limited-time Xbox One headset upgrades

Turtle Beach is offering upgrades until Jan. 30, 2014, on select Xbox 360 headsets to make them compatible with Xbox One.<p>The promotion only applies to four models: the XP400, XP510, XP Seven and X42. Those who purchase an Xbox 360-compatible headset now can sign-up to receive an upgrade kit when …

'Killzone Shadow Fall' Review: Army of Darkness

In a landscape of generic military/futuristic sci-fi shooters, Killzone has never really stood out against rivals like Halo and Call of Duty, constantly overshadowed by the more popular series. But now, it’s earned a brief moment in the spotlight as quite literally the only PlayStation 4 exclusive …

Amazon offering next-gen launch titles for $49

Amazon is offering Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launch titles from $45 including <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts, Ryse: Son of Rome Day One Edition</i> and <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i>.<p>Usually retailing for $59.99, the list of next-gen titles on offer at a discounted price include:<p><i>Angry Birds: Star Wars</i> …

Sony releases massive PlayStation 4 FAQ as launch approaches

We're just over two weeks out from the release of Sony's PlayStation 4, and today the company is setting out to answer any lingering questions you may have. Sony has published an exhaustive FAQ at the PlayStation Blog covering a wide range of topics including the console itself, supported …

Xbox One dashboard shown in most feature-complete video yet

Microsoft has shown off parts of its Xbox One dashboard previously, but the company has now started to demonstrate it fully with just under a month until the console is released. In a new video briefly posted to the official Xbox One site, Microsoft demonstrated apps, games, and TV switching from …

PlayStation 4 Android app launching in mid-November in North America, Europe

Sony on Friday announced that its new PlayStation App for Android will be launched in mid-November in certain markets, just in time for the PlayStation 4 arrival, its brand new gaming console.<p>The app will be available as a free download from the Google Play Store starting with November 13 (North …

Apps

PlayStation 4 FAQ explains sharing games and displaying 2,000 count friends lists

Need for more PS4 info after news about the companion app and day one 1.50 firmware update popped up earlier today? SCE President Shuhei Yoshida just tweeted a link to the system's official FAQ, which answers questions users might have about game sharing and how friends lists work across the new …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top Pre-Ordered Next-Gen Video Games

<i>Call of Duty: Ghosts tops next-gen pre-order charts as the console wars heat up.</i><p>Video game sales tracking site VGChartz has assembled the latest pre-order numbers for the Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from Microsoft in the United States.<p>In the US alone, the PS4 has gained 125,000 pre-order units …