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Kiwi scoops grand photography prize at Sony Alpha Awards
Wanaka-based Oscar Hetherington won this year’s award for his seascape photo, called ‘Back Wash’. He’s the fourth consecutive Kiwi to win the grand prize – and $10,000 worth of Sony camera gear to boot.
Hands-on review: OPPO A72, the budget phone with killer cameras
I never expect budget phones to come with a fast charger, but this is another area where OPPO made sure to take care of the consumer.
Epson launches new SureColor photography desktop printers
Epson has launched the A3+ SureColor P706 and A2+ SureColor P906 desktop photo printers.
DJI's Mavic Air 2 drone to hit stores in May
The Mavic Air 2 drone is a folding drone that features 8K camera functionality and a ½ inch camera sensor, with improvements to flight time and autonomous capabilities.
Kiwi photographer wins Sony's 10K grand prize
“An iceberg drifts in the Southern Ocean somewhere near the polar circle. This was the first iceberg I had ever seen, and I was for a moment stunned by the majesty of this natural phenomenon. After taking a few photos I put my camera down and tears filled my eyes.”
TECNO releases CAMON 12 smartphone range
Mobile phone brand TECNO Mobile has launched a new range of CAMON smartphones: The CAMON 12, CAMON 12 Pro and CAMON 12 Air.
UNISOC releases Octa-Core SoC with improved image processing and AI
The Tiger T618 SoC boasts the latest and greatest in smartphone photography tech to boost the mobile shooting experience.
DJI’s new selfie stick has plenty of awesome features
DJI’s new Osmo Mobile 3 mobile phone stabiliser is a selfie stick in disguise – but it’s a selfie stick that has plenty of features.
Sony's new RX mirrorless cam brings pro features to a compact
Sony has taken many of the technologies developed for the Alpha 9 and incorporated them into its latest mirrorless camera release, the RX100 VII.
Sony introduces high-resolution Alpha 7R IV camera
The new Alpha 7R IV features a newly developed 35mm full-frame, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 61.0 MP.
Hands-on review: The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom - no fumbling around for the right lens
I still get excited every time the selfie camera pops up and pops back in. It takes me back to the days when digital watches were first introduced, and we’d gather around the lucky rich kid who brought his or hers along to school.
OPPO woos photography lovers with a pop-up cam
New Zealand smartphone junkies can now get their hands on OPPO’s Reno smartphones over the next few weeks.
Adobe AI detects Photoshopped faces as war against fakes continues
Adobe and researchers at UC Berkeley in the United States have teamed up to create a way of detecting image edits that were made with Photoshop Face Aware Liquify feature.
Hands-on review: DJI Osmo Pocket
Famed for providing amazing drone photography equipment, DJI have adapted their gimbal and camera technology for mobile phone users.
Huawei’s new flagship phones jump on the photography train
The new P30 and P30 smartphone handsets are sensor and lens heavy, placing emphasis on the growing trend for smartphone photography.
Fujifilm to release X-T30 mirrorless camera next month
FUJIFILM continues to innovate its mirrorless cameras, and the X-T30 is the latest one to market.
Samsung’s new image sensor can ‘slow down’ time
Since the sensor captures an image at very high speeds it significantly reduces the image distortion.
Samsung strikes a killing blow with new ultra-fast dual pixel sensor
Dual Pixel technology employs two photodiodes in each and every pixel of the sensor instead of only one, I know, exciting stuff...
Gardener Jim jumps into photography
“It's an exciting time to be involved in such a nascent industry with such potential...”
DJI reveals two new drones and the fisheye feature
“DJI continuously looks for ways to improve its products and introduce new features, many of which are the result of the positive feedback..."
Use hand gestures to take the ultimate selfie with the DJI Spark
DJI released new features for its Spark camera drone that makes it easier than ever to capture and share special moments...
Car or Camera? Photographer uses Volvo’s XC60 SUV to take spectacular pictures
Prize-winning photographer takes Volvo’s new SUV and uses it as a camera...
Drone pilots get ready to compete! The 2017 SkyPixel contest is here
It's time to strap on your director's cap, as the largest drone-videography contest has just entered our air-space.
The democratisation of drone photography: Essentials & tips for amateurs
"Capturing beautiful flybys and overhead shots require a new set of skills foreign to most professional photographers."