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The Best Action Camera: Q2 2014 Edition

You can’t just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren’t all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best.


Earth 2.0: What We Know About The First Earth-Sized Planet In A Habitable Zone

When you’re looking for alien life, the best place to look is somewhere like Earth; the only place we know of that life exists. Kepler-186f, the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star, is the best bet we’ve ever found.


Amazing Satellite Image Cutouts Turn Infrastructure Into Intricate Art

Human civilisation has littered the natural terrain with sprawling megastructures too big to be entirely seen from the ground. But when seen from above, isolated from their surroundings — as in the work of Jenny O’Dell — these vast tangles of organised chaos will wreak even more havoc on your sense of scale.


Chase Jarvis Breaks Down His Most Essential Photo Gear For Any Job

“Essential” gear is a relative term. Each situation and budget has its own necessities. But this video of noted photog Chase Jarvis explaining his core kits is a solid breakdown of how to be ready for any situation.


10 Incredible Images From This Year's Smithsonian Photo Contest

Every year, Smithsonian Magazine launches a photo contest culling the most amazing images from a globe’s worth of submissions. Here are our 10 favourites from the pool of finalists.


Pentax 645Z: The Medium-Format DSLR Gets A Major Sensor Upgrade

Medium-format digital cameras are out of reach for most, but Pentax has been providing ones on the “affordable” side (under $10,000), for a few years now. Their new guy, the 645Z, packs a brand new, friggin large, 51 megapixel CMOS sensor.


The Best Gear For Your Outdoor Photo Expeditions

For photographers, the end of daylight saving means getting a jump on your night shoots, as well as having a spring in your step for taking amazing sunrise shots the next day. If you’re heading out into the wilderness to grab the perfect shot, here’s what you’ll need to consider.


Panasonic Lumix GM1 Review: A Bite-Size Mirrorless Camera With Pedigree

When Panasonic introduced the Lumix GM1 late last year, it was met with equal parts confusion and wonder. Is it really a good idea to pair such a tiny size with interchangeable lenses? To be honest, we’re still not quite sure.


Sony's A7s Low Light Test Shows Off Crazy Ability To See In The Dark

Sony’s recently announced A7s boasts some pretty mind-boggling light sensitivity. Even though the camera hasn’t reached the hands of the masses yet, Sony posted this low-light test to give you an idea of its ability to laugh at darkness.


Amazing Photoshop Job Turns Dozens Of Pictures Into One Seamless Image

Image compositing is a common practice in digital art and advertising. But the crazy extent of it is often completely invisible. Like the image above, which is made of a few dozen separate pictures. This GIF — posted to Reddit — peels back the layers of one meticulously crafted scene.


Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art Review: Great Glass That Punches Above Its Price

Sigma has been the darling of the lens world recently, producing high-performance products at reasonable prices. Its latest is the 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens, a long awaited addition to their line that we recently had the pleasure of trying out. You’re not going to find much more lens for the price.


Dropbox Carousel Hands On: So Many Swipes, So Little Time

Today Dropbox announced a new app just for viewing and sharing photos. It’s called Carousel, and it allows and your friends to seamlessly share images between your Dropbox folders. But you might not want to give it a spin.