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Pictures of the Huawei P20, P20 Lite, and three-camera-laden P20 Pro have leaked

Another day, another leak. This time it’s Huawei having its parade rained upon and proving how impossible it is to keep details of new smartphones secret. Images of the new P20 range of devices Huawei’s launching at an event in Paris on 27 March have made their way online, and as expected, it looks like we can expect three devices with the fanciest of the trio touting three rear camera...[Read More]

Demystifying smartphone camera jargon

The technology industry is rife with acronyms, jargon and specialist terms that can be overwhelming for newcomers. Photography is no different. In fact, sometimes it can be even worse, and just like the tech sector, often the things we’re told we’re meant to be paying attention to aren’t in fact the ones that really matter. So here’s Stuff‘s guide to the terms youR...[Read More]

Hands-on with the new Fujifilm X-H1 mirrorless camera

We had the privilege of taking Fujifilm’s new flagship mirrorless camera, the X-H1, out for a spin at a motocross track last week. It was dusty, it was dirty, but it was completely in focus. On 15 February, Fujifilm launched the X-H1, the highest performing camera in their X Series. It combines a robust, durable body with great image quality and easy operation (especially for a novice photographer...[Read More]

Here is Fujifilm’s mirrorless, leather accented, 4K-shooting X-A5

If you’re in the market for a new entry-level APS-C mirrorless camera then Fuji’s newly-announced X-A5, an addition to the company’s X Series of shooters — replacing the X-A3, a camera that we haven’t seen a whole lot of here in South Africa. The Fuji X-A5 has a 24.2MP APS-C sensor using a more conventional Bayer colour filter array — rather than Fujifilm’...[Read More]

The DJI Mavic Air is the drone we’ve always wanted

Want the foldability of the DJI Mavic with the compact dimensions of the DJI Spark, along with the smarts of all of DJI’s finest quadcopters combined, and 4K video capabilities? Of course you do. DJI’s latest — and most compelling — attempt to part us from our hard-earned cash is just what the drone enthusiast ordered. It’s called the Mavic Air. We loved the SparkR...[Read More]

The next generation of cameras might see behind walls

You might be really pleased with the camera technology in your latest smartphone, which can recognise your face and take slow-mo video in ultra-high definition. But these technological feats are just the start of a larger revolution that is underway. The latest camera research is shifting away from increasing the number of mega-pixels towards fusing camera data with computational processing. By th...[Read More]

Lenovo Mirage Camera hands-on – VR snaps with point-and-shoot practicality

It’s never been easier to experience virtual reality, with the latest headsets not even forcing you to faff with your phone before diving into all manner of digital worlds. So shouldn’t it be getting easier to create VR content, too? Google and Lenovo think so, and the Mirage Camera could be the piece of tech to do it. The point-and-shoot camera made its debut at CES, and we made sure to try it ou...[Read More]

Take a trip through the real virtual world with Lenovo’s Mirage Solo

Lenovo brought a collection of new devices to CES 2018, including a set of devices aimed at making (virtual) reality better. The most interesting of these are the Mirage Solo Headset and Camera as well as the Lenovo C220 smart glasses. Show me the VR The Lenovo Mirage Solo is a virtual reality headset, based on Google’s Daydream technology, which combines immersive VR with a simple-to-use de...[Read More]

Nikon’s new AF-S Nikkor telephoto lens is a pretty big deal

If you’ve ever wanted to take up a career taking passport photos of the people working on the International Space Station, Nikon might just have the lens for you. And you won’t even have to leave the ground. That’s because the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR (yup, that’s the whole name) is one monster of a telephoto lens. The company unveiled the AF-S Nikkor...[Read More]

The eVscope wants to give you your best (live) look at the stars yet

What if you could look into space and see an awful lot more than you’re used to? What if you could do large amounts of science at the same time? The eVscope, a telescope being funded on Kickstarter, aims to do that without you needing to build an observatory in your back yard. If you’ve ever used a telescope you probably know that what you can see through a tube and some ground glass (...[Read More]

Which GoPro should you buy?

In a world where action lurks down every YouTube link, three Heroes just aren’t enough. No, when every leap, splash, crash and climb (no matter how insignificant or embarrassing) must be recorded in total clarity, a new Hero is needed. A Hero that will capture every concussion in 4K at 60fps, before automatically editing them into a fame-worthy compilation of pain to share with your burgeoning fan...[Read More]

Crowdfund the Moon, a levitating 360-degree home camera

Homes are only getting smarter. We’re right behind that, especially if it means we can populate our living space with gadgets like the Moon, currently being crowdfunded on IndieGoGo. Not the actual lunar orb, though that would be awesome… if stunningly impractical. No, the Moon is a 360-degree camera of the type you may have seen before. It can be used to keep an eye on your home, so y...[Read More]

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