Insanely Detailed Diagram Of A Classic Nikon SLR's Guts

Some gadgets of the past were feats of engineering that managed to squeeze countless moving parts into small packages. This diagram of the classic Nikon F3 shared by Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter is a glorious sea of mechanics.


Sony A7 II: A Mirrorless Camera That Stabilises Shots With Any Lens

Sony clearly isn’t one to be complacent: its compact mirrorless camera, the A7, launched a year ago, then got a video upgrade just six months later. Now it’s successor — the A7 II — has been announced.


Fujfilm Stuffs The X-T1 With A Zillion New Features In Firmware Update

The thing about software is that it’s… soft. Malleable! You can add neato things to it that make products better. Camera makers usually update a device’s firmware with bug fixes and supposed “performance increases”. Not so with the upcoming December update to Fujfilm’s X-T1 mirrorless camera. It’s replete with fancy new abilities.


What Everyday Life Looks Like Under A Heat-Detecting Camera (NSFW)

BuzzFeed recorded normal, everyday things people do with a thermal imaging camera to see what our bodies’ temperature looks like when we’re, well, doing normal, everyday things. Spoiler: It makes a lot of things look really gross, especially exercise, which looks like a damn disease.


This Ultra-Compact Support Lets You Shoot Hands-Free With Your iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 and iOS 8 make it impossibly easy to shoot timelapse and high-speed footage using just your phone. But while the boxy design of the iPhone 5 meant it could be stood on its edge for hands-free shooting, you unfortunately can’t steady the curvy iPhone 6 that way. Lots of companies have announced tiny tripods and folding cases to help solve that problem, but none seem as elegantly simple and straight-forward as the MOS Kick.


Smartphone Camera Sensors Are About To Get Even Better

Sony just announced a new sensor for smartphones called the Exmor RS IMX230. This jumbled mess of alphabet soup is a 21-megapixel stacked CMOS imaging sensor that promises higher-quality images to your personal pocket computer. Exactly how will it make your mobile pics more professional? Well, a couple of ways.


NY-LA Road Trip Video Shows How Amazingly Beautiful America Is

Filmmaker Alex Avella filmed this beautiful video on his road trip from New York to Los Angeles. If there is something that really amazes me about North America is its stunning landscapes full of cinematic references. This short captures this feeling perfectly.


Learn How To Make Milky Way Time-Lapses In About 20 Minutes

It’s no secret that Gizmodo loves Milky Way time-lapses. They’re an awe-inspiring fixture on the internet we can’t help but highlight. But astrophotographer (jealous of that job title) Ian Norman wants to transform us from just casual observers into active creators.


5 Camera Features You Think You Want But Are Actually Bad Ideas

Camera geeks are a needy bunch. They all have their opinions and won’t hesitate to shout at manufacturers to include their pet requests. But that doesn’t mean all those requests are good ideas. Here are five commonly desired camera features that are better left to the trash heap of design.


DJI Inspire 1 Hands-On: A Badass Drone That Shoots Lovely 4K Video

The aerial mavens at DJI just added a new member to their fleet of video drones. The Inspire 1 introduces a bunch of new tricks to the world of airborne cinematography, the flashiest of which is 4K video. But there’s way more cool design and tech that makes this bad boy stand apart from the quadcopter masses.


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