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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

Best Travel Gadgets That Will Only Wreck Your Budget A Little

In late August I spent to weeks traipsing through Europe — on very important work assignments in London, and taking in the local culture of Amsterdam. Being a gadget blogger, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to completely load up my European adventure with every conceivable gadget I could possibly need. I wanted to travel like a 21st-century tech nerd — and it all went according to plan… for the most part.

All The New Cameras Announced At Photokina

Here’s a round up of all the latest and greatest in cameras and lenses from this year’s Photokina in Germany — read on to see what FujiFilm, Olympus, Nikon and Panasonic have announced so far.

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.

Olympus's Pen-F Is The Artsiest Retro Camera Yet

Covetable retro camera reboots have been a thing for years, but oh my, this new Pen-F interchangeable-lens shooter from Olympus has my heart beating hard.

Olympus's Tiny OM-D E-M10 Mark II Gets An Australian Price And Release Date

A while back, I reviewed the Olympus OM-D E-M10 and came away damn near head over heels with the small, charming camera. The new Mark II version enhances nearly every aspect of the camera, but it’s still the little friend we know and love. We now know when it’ll come to Australia, and how much it’ll cost.

A Rocket Launcher Camera Rig Shoots Photos With Deadly Precision

We’ve been giggling about Sigma’s huge, 16kg 200-500mm lens for years, mostly because the preposterous glass looks like rocket launcher that could be used to take down an aeroplane. This clever hack from Digital Camera Watch in Japan leverages the humorous resemblance between long lenses weapons to a useful end.

Watch Olympus'  Dope Image Stabilisation Work Its Shake-Free Magic

Olympus’ five-axis image stabilisation is some of the best out there. The system allows you to usable shoot images in conditions where the results would horribly shaky. This video captures a view of what the shake-free guts look like under the hood. It’s hypnotising.

Olympus E-M5 Mark II Review: The Original Retro Camera, Refined To A Tee

Beautiful retro design. Pro-level controls. So small. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 was the mirrorless camera for discerning photographers. Three years later, it’s finally getting a update in the form of the new E-M5 Mark II. It provides some welcome improvements in feel and operation, plus a flashy trick or two. Is that enough? Depends on you.

Here's The Motherlode Of New Cameras Announced This Week

The photography trade show known as CP+ is about to take place in Japan. It’s prior to this when many camera makers trot out their shiny new wares. And that they have! Here are the best of the lot so far.

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