Sony a7 III: A Feature-Filled 24MP and 4K Full-Frame Mirrorless for $1,999

Sony has just announced the a7 III, a feature-filled 24-megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera combines many of Sony’s latest technologies (things found in the new a9 and a7R III) into a compact body.

Canon’s New Speedlite 470EX-AI Shows How Fast Computational Photography Is Moving – PhotoShelter Blog

We previously wrote about the state of computational photography in September 2017. Included within that piece was a reference to the work by Kukas Murmann, Abe Davis, Jan Kautz and Frédo Durand who built a prototype flash mounted on a servo and connected to an electric eye. The mechanism provided an automated way to position a flash to provide indirect light. The resulting images were a dramatic step up from direct flash photography.

Kodak is Bringing Back T-MAX P3200 Film

“This film excels when shooting in low light or when capturing fast action,” Kodak Alaris says. “It is ideally suited for handheld street scene photography, night work, and in dimly lit venues where you can’t use flash.”

Fuji X-H1 First Impressions – Luminous Landscape

I am in Los Angeles for the official press launch, and with this beautiful camera, Fuji has again hit it out of the park. My order already has already been placed, and when I receive it, I’ll give it a good field testing. Thank heavens I have a wide range of lenses for this camera. I intend to really put it to the test, especially the new video features.

After Unsane, Steven Soderbergh says he’ll likely shoot all his future movies on iPhones [Video] | 9to5Mac

“I’d have to have a pretty good reason not to be thinking about that […] There’s a philosophical obstacle a lot of people have about the size of the capture device. I don’t have that problem. I look at this as potentially one of the most liberating experiences that I’ve ever had as a filmmaker, and that I continue having. The gets that I felt moment to moment were so significant that this is, to me, a new chapter.”

Google’s Clips AI Camera Was Trained in Photography by Pro Photographers

In October 2017, Google announced Clips, a small hands-free AI-powered camera that’s designed to capture your life’s memories without much human intervention. The camera isn’t on store shelves yet, but Google is revealing some new interesting details about it. One such detail is that the camera was trained with the help of real professional photographers.

The Hasselblad H6D-400C Multi Shot Captures Monster 400MP Photos

Hasselblad just announced a camera capable of 400MP photos. The new H6D-400C MS is a “Multi Shot” camera that can capture 100MP photos with single exposures or gigantic 400MP ultra-resolution photos using its Multi-Shot capture feature.

5 Things We’re Hoping from Camera Companies in 2018 – PhotoShelter Blog

Designing and manufacturing camera gear ain’t easy as anyone who has invested in a Kickstarter project can attest. The amount of technology that’s stuffed into gear is astonishing, but that doesn’t mean each product meets the needs of the photographer. So in the spirit of “there’s always room for improvement,” here are a few of our hopes in the new year.

Lens Rentals | Blog

Last week, we shared with you our most popular photo and video rentals for 2017. While that list is extremely telling to market trends and what the average consumer looks for when it comes to gear and tech, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s our favorite gear personally. With being the largest photo and video rental house in America, much of our staff have the unique opportunity to handle hundreds of different pieces of gear every day. With continually handling, cleaning, inspecting, and using this gear, we’ve come across many of our favorites for the year. So we went around the office and asked some of our lens techs, our repair techs, and our video techs what their favorite pieces of new gear were for 2017.

This season, we’ve partnered with Feature Shoot for The Photographer’s Ultimate Holiday Wish List. Inside, 34 professional photographers share their most wanted items. Some are after the latest gear, while others are seeking inspiration from books, films and experiences. There’s no question you’ll find tons of gift ideas for the photographers in your life, or even a little something for yourself.

Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone X (vs Leica Q) – PhotoShelter Blog

Last year when the Google Pixel was announced, we compared it to its closest competitor, the iPhone 7. And then for fun, we compared those images against the Leica Q since they all share a equivalent field-of-view to a full frame 28mm lens. This year, Google and Apple both announced hardware upgrades that scored top marks according to DxO, so we decided it was time to see how the Google Pixel 2 ($649) and the iPhone X ($999) compare to the Leica Q ($4250).

Sony Unveils the a7R III: 42MP, 10FPS, 15-Stop DR, 5.5-Stop IS, 4K

Inside the a7R III is a 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated full-frame Exmore R CMOS sensor. Despite its high megapixel count, the a7R III is fast with a continuous shooting speed of up to 10fps with full AF/AE tracking — this is twice as fast as the 5fps offered by the a7R II.

Nikon D850 DxOMark sensor review: the first DSLR to hit 100 points | Nikon Rumors

The introduction of the first BSI sensor in a full-frame Nikon DSLR with a super-high 45.7Mp resolution puts the Nikon D850’s image quality on par with, and often better than, medium-format cameras

Canon’s New ‘Virtual Camera’ Tech is Something Straight Out of Sci-Fi

Intel isn’t the only one working on sci-fi-style virtual camera systems for things like sporting events. Canon just announced that it’s developing a new “Free Viewpoint” virtual camera system that will let you virtually move around inside a recorded event.

The iPhone X deep-dive – Why this phone will disrupt the mobile imaging ecosystem – Kaptur

What makes the iPhone X unique isn’t its design (I am personally of the opinion that Apple’s design has been uninspired for years), or even its massively immersive 5.8″ OLED screen – it is the machine learning, depth imaging sensors and processors that set it apart and justify the phone’s $999 entry price point. The iPhone X is a groundbreaking device that gives us a window into the future of mobile imaging.

Sony Unveils the RX10 IV with Blazing Speed and a 24-600mm Lens

Inside the RX10 IV is a 1-inch 20.1-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS stacked image sensor paired with a BIONZ X image processor. The camera can do continuous shooting at a whopping 24fps with full AF/AE tracking and a buffer of 249 shots.

Nikon D850 Announced: First 45.7MP BSI Sensor, 4K Video, $3,300

“The Nikon D850 is the new benchmark in DSLR image quality, with an unprecedented combination of resolution, dynamic range, ISO and processing power,” Nikon says. “The 45.7-megapixel CMOS sensor approaches medium format-level resolution […] This is also Nikon’s first DSLR to incorporate a BSI CMOS sensor, which captures light more efficiently, resulting in a wider dynamic range and low-noise image capture.”