Tagged With fujifilm

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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

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It's assumed that once CDs killed off audio cassette tapes, the medium became extinct. But believe it or not, magnetic tape is still alive and well when it comes to data storage, mostly because it's so cheap. And now that IBM has found a way to squeeze 220TB onto a single cartridge, hard drives will still have plenty of competition for years to come.

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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.

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Three years ago, two Fujifilm digital compacts, the X100 and X10, helped spark a new trend in cameras by melding classic, long-retired design with new technology. Amongst the innovations on the fancy X100: A combination LCD and optical viewfinder, which gave you both a taste of the old glass-and-film rangefinder world, and the conveniences of digital. With the upgraded x20, in 2013, the smaller one snuck a peak of digital in your eye hole with a thin digital overlay. So it's about time we're seeing the full electronic shebang.

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There was a time back in the mid-1970s — around about the era of the Canon AE-1 — when photography was simple. Automatic exposure made taking good pictures easier than ever before, and cameras were getting cheaper by the day without sacrificing design or build quality. Some time in the new millenium, with the birth of mirrorless, things got complicated, and cheap cameras felt cheap. The Fujifilm X-E2 is a breath of fresh air — it's easy to use, and built very sturdily, but doesn't skimp on cutting-edge features.