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A Camera Lens Breakthrough Could See Smartphones Outperforming DSLRs

If you’ve ever held a high-quality camera lens, the first thing you notice is the weight. Thanks to layers and layers of thick glass hunks inside, they end up being very heavy. However, thanks to research being done at Harvard on something called metalenses, one day those giant glass-filled lenses might be obsolete.


Lunch Time Deals: Up To $200 Cash Back On FujiFilm Lenses And Cameras

When you’re buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo’s Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the ‘net. Today’s deal: for the next two months, Fujifilm is offering up to $200 cash back on selected XF lenses and X Series cameras.


Expert Tips For Taking Photos Of Vivid Sydney At Night

The Vivid outdoor lighting festival kicks off in Sydney tonight, bringing three weeks of light sculptures, multimedia artworks and stunning building projections around the city. If you’re planning to chronicle the event with your camera, it pays to know how to get the most out of your equipment. Here are 12 indispensable tips from Canon Collective photographers Greg Sullavan and Colin Baker that cover the basics of capturing light at night.


This Amazing 145 Megapixel, Helicopter-Mounted 5-Camera Rig Is Aussie-Made

You might be proud of your home-made camera rig that lets you take steady shots by mounting your shooter to your belt buckle, but it’s nothing compared to the work done by Wayne Rogers and the folks at the Camera Clinic.


A Rear Opening On Manfrotto's New Pack Protects Camera Gear With Your Body

If you’ve ever found yourself crammed into a packed train carriage, right up against another rider’s backpack, you’ve probably realised just how easy it could be to sneak open a pocket and swipe something. So to help protect expensive photography gear, Manfrotto’s new backpack makes lenses and cameras only accessible while the pack is removed.


Deals: Go Pro With The Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle

Learn how to use a camera and take pro-level photographs with the Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle. Gizmodo Australia readers can purchase this package, which includes access to 13 courses and more than 65 hours of training, for only $89 AUD [$64 USD]. That’s a savings of 93% off the RRP.


Sports Cameras Are Now Being Disguised As Model Aeroplanes

Image Cache: The so-called spidercam has changed the way we watch sports, allowing camera operators to shoot footage while moving vertically and horizontally above where the action happens. And now they’re being disguised as… aeroplanes?


This Huge Camera Rig Busts People For Texting And Driving

If you live in British Columbia, don’t try to sneak out a quick text while driving just because you don’t see any cops on the road. The RCMP, Canada’s version of the FBI, have started using DLSR cameras attached to massive scopes to spot distracted drivers from as far as 1.2km away.


Olympus's First Action Cam Has A Boatload Of Crazy Sensors

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker — terrible name aside — looks like it’s built to have rocks thrown at it. Something about the renderings the company just released scream “play with me.” Yet despite a solid reputation for rugged point-and-shoot cameras, Olympus has never played in the action camera sandbox GoPro built before.


The 360fly 4K Camera: Australian Pricing And Availability

The 360fly camera has been around for the last six months, finding its place with the likes GoPro and others in the “action cam” category as 360 video and VR continued to become more “mainstream”. At its heart, it is a single-lens camera that captures stitchless 360-degree video with interactive and mobile virtual reality viewing capabilities.

Today it sees an upgrade to address a complaint all too common for 360 cameras — resolution. The new 360fly 4K camera, (which was unveiled at CES earlier this year) boasts, as the name suggests, higher resolution in addition to the ability to shoot point-of-view as well as 360 video.


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