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Shoot and print pics and, um, take voice notes with the new Fujifilm Instax LiPlay

Instax has launched a new camera called the LiPlay that can shoot and print pictures, print pics from smartphones, and use QR codes to 'attach' audio.

Fujifilm’s 102MP GFX100 camera is coming to South Africa later this year

Fujifilm has confirmed its 102MP GFX100 medium-format mirrorless camera will be coming to SA later this year.

Fujifilm opens its overhauled Innovation Centre to the public

Fujifilm South Africa recently revealed its brand new Innovation Centre based in Roodepoort, Johannesburg.

How to take better smartphone photos, thanks to computational photography

Each time you snap a photo with your smartphone – depending on the make and model – it may perform more than a trillion operations for just that single image. Yes, you expect it to do the usual auto-focus/auto-exposure functions that are the hallmark of point-and-shoot photography. But your phone may also capture and stack multiple frames (sometimes before you even press the button), capture the b...[Read More]

Flickr users will need to do a photograph spring clean, and soon

Yahoo-owned photo sharing service Flickr is implementing a few drastic changes to its service that would see users’ content disappear if they don’t act soon. Flickr has decided to reduce the cloud storage capacity for their free-tier users. What was once 1TB will be skimmed down to a mere 1000-picture capacity., with plans to start deleting excess images early next year if users fail to clear up t...[Read More]

Photokina 2018 roundup: Our top pic(k)s

For anything and everything camera and photography related, Germany’s Photokina is the event to watch. This year’s event had plenty of fascinating pic(k)s. These are the best of them. Zeiss’ ZX1 is Lightroom-compatible Zeiss unveiled an Android-based compact camera capable of running Lightroom last week. Talk about an all-in-one system. The ZX1 has a 37.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor and a...[Read More]

Fujifilm’s X-T3 mirrorless camera is more than just an upgraded X-T2

Fujifilm announced the X-T3 today, the latest addition to the company’s X-Series lineup of APS-C mirrorless cameras. The mirrorless camera announcements are coming thick and fast of late. Unlike Canon and Nikon, Fujifilm isn’t trying to hop on the full-frame mirrorless bandwagon. Instead, the newly announced X-T3 with its 26.1MP APS-C sensor, is an upgrade to the already excellent X-T2 (one ...[Read More]

Canon announces the EOS R, their first full-frame mirrorless camera system

Canon’s EOS range is getting a full-frame mirrorless addition, right after Nikon announced their first crack at a full-frame mirrorless camera. Finally there’s some solid competition for Sony in the full-frame mirrorless game that it’s been dominating with its A7 series and its legendary low-light performance. To help distinguish between its crop-sensor mirrorless range and the n...[Read More]

Fujifilm South Africa launches rent-to-own programme

Upgrading from a phone to a “real camera” is a dream for many, but with the price of camera bodies and the lenses to go with them, it’s out of the realm of the possible for many. To address this, Fujifilm South Africa has launched a rent-to-own programme, which is available to customers online or in bricks-and-mortar stores. As it says on the box, you pay a monthly rental fee for...[Read More]

Photographers like Sam Nzima and David Goldblatt were great chroniclers of our history

My favourite thing that the great photographer David Goldblatt said was in answer to why he didn’t shoot colour film during the dark days of racial repression: “During those years colour seemed too sweet a medium to express the anger, disgust and fear that apartheid inspired.” Last Monday, news broke that this great documenter of South Africa’s dark legacy had passed away. He was 87. Earlier in Ma...[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]

Olympus wants you to be a better photographer, launches series of tutorial videos

[youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3oCpALgeSw”] Olympus is hoping to make the average photographer into a better photographer, while punting their hardware at the same time, with a series of YouTube videos that the company calls Anywhere Classroom. The videos, the first of which you can see above, feature National Geographic photographer Jay Dickman giving advice on how to ...[Read More]

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