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Digital cameras changed photography, and now smartphones are changing digital cameras. There’s never been more interesting ways to take a picture or record a video, and there’s also never been more ways to view those images. We’re focused on finding the most interesting innovations happening in all parts of photography.

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The iPhone 15 Pro is teaching me to embrace digital zoom

With new crop options and processing upgrades, digital zoom is finally worth your time.

Fujifilm’s new Instax Pal is a $200 palm-sized digital camera bundled with a smartphone printer

The Instax Pal bundle comes with a tiny camera, an Instax Mini Link 2 smartphone printer, and a 10-pack of Instax Mini film. It will be available for purchase in late October for $199.95.

Damn, this Nikon hits me right in the feels.

If you’ve got a bit of nostalgia for the old days of photography, or you really love classic film cameras but usually prefer to shoot digital, the newly announced Nikon ZF mirrorless camera may be for you.

Our own Becca Farsace got to spend a couple hours with the new vintage-style Nikon, and you can check out her thoughts on the latest episode of Full Frame.

The new GoPro can give you Mrs. Incredible arms (or, you know, huge field of view).

Becca goes all elastic to show off the Max Mod 2. It’s a $100 interchangeable lens that’s the most exciting part of the $400 GoPro Hero 12 Black — because it adds a 177-degree field of view.

The best instant cameras you can buy right now

We found the best cameras for your budget and needs.

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The GoPro Hero 12 Black will get better battery life and not much else, according to a new leak.

GoPro claims in leaked specs that its newest action camera will have 70 minutes of recording time in 5.3K at 60fps, over 90 minutes in 5.3K at 30fps, and more than 150 minutes in FHD at 30fps, reports WinFuture (translated by Google Translate).

Those are gains between about nine percent and 15 percent over the Hero 11 Black, but GoPro appears to be changing little else in this year’s release, according to the article.

The Eras Tour photography arms race has reached wild new heights.

Taylor Swift fans have been figuring out how to max out photo and video quality at the Eras Tour since it began — the only restriction is that you can’t bring a camera with a removable lens, so it’s like a little puzzle for photo nerds. There was a wave of point-and-shoot interest, then there was a period where renting Samsung phones just for the periscope zoom was in vogue — but here we have the current peak: Dominic says he took a Sony RX10 IV and set it to shoot jpgs in the fastest burst mode, which captures 24 still frames per second for about 10 seconds at a time. A little Premiere work later, and you have the highest-resolution Eras Tour video anyone’s shot yet.

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PetaPixel no longer recommends SanDisk portable SSDs.

The popular photography blog says:

This situation has been serious enough that other staff members at PetaPixel have stopped using SanDisk portable SSDs regardless of their age out of an abundance of caution.


PetaPixel has tried for months to speak to Western Digital about issues with SanDisk portable drives to no avail. The company has had ample time to answer questions, even if it has been busy putting out fires. The silence from WD cannot be explained.

A new GoPro desktop app is coming.

During the company’s Q2 earnings call, CEO Nicholas Woodman said all GoPro paid subscribers will have access to the software for no additional charge. It’ll sync with the cloud and mobile apps and can import footage from third-party cameras.

It’ll be the first desktop app since the company discontinued its GoPro Studio editor in 2018, favoring its simpler Quik app.

GoPro subscriber count is up again by the way, to 2.44 million from the previous quarter’s 2.36 million. 

The UFO videos are almost certainly just lens flares and gimbal movements.

It is bonkers that this video and others like it have been available for over a year and they aren’t mentioned in every single UFO conversation! Cameras! We know how they work! The simplest explanation is best!

Real photo rejected from local competition over AI suspicions.

I suppose it was inevitable, really. After high-profile examples of AI-generated images winning photography competitions, a real photograph has been rejected from a competition over suspicions it was AI-generated.

“We can’t know for sure it is or isn’t, but on the basis we’re suspicious we can’t allow it in,” the owner of Charing Cross Photo, who runs the competition, told The Guardian.

The ultimate “what is a photo?” gadget.

The Paragraphica camera makes photos, but not in the way you’re used to. Designer Bjørn Karmann rigged the experimental device so that when you hit the shutter, it collects information about where you are, the current conditions, and what you’re looking at — and then feeds that to an AI image generator, which creates a picture for you.

He also made a generator for building your own images. Is it a photo? Is it something else? Who knows! I want one.

Suddenly, cameras! Cameras everywhere!

Sometimes the photo industry goes months with no major announcements. Then, suddenly, four companies introduce new cameras within just a few days of each other — despite no trade show or unifying event.

In case you missed it: Sony, Canon, Fujifilm, and now Leica all have new cameras this week. Any of these new models got you excited? Or are you hyped for something else still being rumored?

The Sony ZV-1 II is one of four cameras announced over the last two days.
The Sony ZV-1 II is one of four cameras announced over the last two days.
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge