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Ask Gizmodo: What Camera Should I Buy My Son To Learn On?

Hiya Gizmodo! My 15 year old son has really started getting into photography — it has quickly become one of his favourite subjects at school. I’d love to get him a decent camera (under $1000) that can grow with him and his skills, for a few years at least. What’s the best direction to go in? Cheers, Mum

Chinese Company Recalls Cameras Used In Last Week's Huge Cyberattack

Xiongmai, the Chinese company whose webcams were at least partially responsible for Friday’s massive DDoS attack, is recalling some of its products in the US.

Watching Cigarettes Burn Up Close Is So Much Cooler Than Smoking

Don’t smoke. It might look a teensy bit cool, but it’s a dumb thing to start, a filthy habit to quit, and terrible for you and everything around you. You know what’s way cooler to do with cigarettes than smoking? Lighting them up and seeing them burn on their own in macro.

Watch 38 Planes Take Off From Sydney Airport At Once

Image Cache: Well, sort of. Photographer Mike Kelley camped out at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport, along with 17 other airports around the world, to capture hundreds of photos of airplanes large and small on their takeoff climbs. Stitched together, the result looks like some kind of perfectly coordinated flying magic.

Lunch Time Deals: GoPro Hero Session For $235

GoPro’s Hero4 Session is a great little action camera: it’s waterproof, captures high quality video, and it’s ridiculously simple to use. There’s literally one button to turn it on and start shooting. Sound good? OK. You can buy one for a ridiculously cheap price on eBay at the moment.

Canon's EOS 5D Micro-Satellite Preps For March 2017 Launch

It’s not unusual for large companies such as Canon to diversify their business, in fact, last year Canon itself decided it wanted to get into the micro-satellite game, specifically ones armed with Canon’s own photography gear. Those plans have now come to fruition, with the company preparing for a test launch in March.

If You Can Spare $US100,000, An Original Ansel Adams Camera Could Be Yours

There’s something oddly visceral about antique cameras. They’re so darn mechanical compared to the digital devices we use today, you can almost taste the photos being created inside. True, you might just be high on developer fluid, but it would be a small price to pay to simply be in the same room as this 4×5 Arca-Swiss, once owned by photographer Ansel Adams himself.

Inspecting Film Is Weirdly Interesting

Video: I always assumed that inspecting film would be a thankless job done out of sight in a back room. And, well, it kind of is, but Michael Rousselet makes it look way more fun than it should be.

This Upgraded Nikon Chills The Sensor For Clearer Shots Of The Stars

Those long exposure photos of the night sky that capture details of our galaxy invisible to the naked eye come at a cost. The longer a camera’s sensor is active, the warmer it gets, adding unwanted electronic noise to an image. You can go shoot in the freezing temperatures of the arctic to solve the problem, or grab this custom sensor-cooled Nikon D5500.

Putting A GoPro On A Hot Wheels Track Is The Safest Way To Become A Stunt Driver

Video: Think you can pull off burnouts, drifts and breath-taking jumps in your sedan just because you’ve seen all the Fast and Furious films? Being a stunt driver takes years of practise and the right equipment — and you probably have neither. But it turns you can get a similar experience by just slapping a GoPro on a Hot Wheels car and send it hurdling down a track.

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