DJI RS 3 Mini is the super-light gimbal YouTubers have been waiting for

Better known for its drones, DJI has several cinematography accessory lines that aim to meet the various needs of content creators from pocket cameras to handheld gimbals. Today, the company is launching a new addition to its Ronin Stabilizer line with the RS 3 Mini.  YouTube creators will get a big kick out of the RS 3 Mini as it’s better suited for small productions. Compared to its two big brothers, the base RS 3 and RS 3 Pro models, this gimble is smaller and weighs less than 800 g…

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Raspberry Pi’s new camera is the DIY project I’ve been looking for

I’ve been threatening to start a Raspberry Pi project since buying one of the little computers during the original lockdown. While those plans never came to fruition, Raspberry Pi’s new Camera Module 3 could just be the spark that relights my DIY camera fire. Raspberry Pi has made camera modules before – in fact, the first one in 2013 was the company’s first official accessory. So why could its third module be the one to convince me to finish a project? Because it’s actually a modern digital camera, with autofocus and…

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Google Photos vs Amazon Photos: which is the best photo cloud storage?

Which is the best cloud storage site for your photos: Google Photos or Amazon Photos? When it comes to photo cloud storage, Google and Amazon both offer very easy-to-use platforms for keeping your photos secure online. Better yet, you can also get some free cloud storage without needing to subscribe. The Google Photos vs Amazon Photos debate isn’t easily solved. Both make it easy to sync, organize, and manage your photo library across desktop and mobile devices. They also feature useful search and filtering tools to help you find specific…

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This smart telescope knows how to find stars and beat light pollution

If you look up at the night sky, you might see some stars, even a bright planet and, of course, the moon. You won’t see galaxies and the billions of stars that are sharing the universe with those brighter objects. That’s because studies show 80% of the world’s population lives under light-polluted skies. At CES 2023, Unistellar is showing off a smart telescope that appears to beat back the light and reveal the wonders of the universe to anyone. The new eQuinox 2 is a 400x telescope – upgraded from…

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Panasonic just fixed the biggest weakness of its Lumix mirrorless cameras

Panasonic has grabbed the camera headlines at CES 2023 by announcing two full-frame cameras that bring a much-needed new feature to its Lumix lineup – phase-detect autofocus. The Panasonic Lumix S5II and Lumix S5IIX, which succeed the Panasonic Lumix S5, are shaping up to be great video workhorses thanks to their new 24MP full-frame CMOS sensors. For the first time on Lumix cameras, this sensor brings a hybrid phase-detect autofocus system, which should (in theory) be a significant jump from the contrast-based detection system seen in its earlier cameras. So…

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The 12 most exciting cameras of 2023, from the Canon EOS R50 to the iPhone 15

Against all the odds, 2022 was a pretty big year for new cameras – we saw affordable mirrorless cameras make a much-needed comeback, while at the opposite end of the scale the Nikon Z9 scooped our camera of the year award. With the chip shortages and shipping delays now starting to settle down, it looks like 2023 could be an equally exciting year for new cameras. We’re already seeing strong rumors that Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic will all have new photographic stars to unveil in the early part of the…

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Pentax is bringing back film cameras – and that actually makes perfect sense

Pentax has made some of the best film cameras ever – and now the classic brand could be making a comeback thanks to a new film camera project launched by its parent company, Ricoh. Ricoh has launched a new ‘Film Camera Project’ that will involve the “research and development of new Pentax-brand film camera products”. If you spent your formative photography years with a Pentax K1000 (above), or just fancy experimenting with the tactile joys of 35mm film, that’s potentially very exciting news indeed. Before you start building a darkroom in…

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The DJI Mini 3 is an affordable mash-up of its two best compact drones

The rumored DJI Mini 3 has officially taken to the air – and the compact drone could be the new sweet spot for beginners looking for their first flying camera. The Mini 3 is a mash-up of the pricier DJI Mini 3 Pro and the older DJI Mini 2, which the drone maker says will remain on sale for now. And like those drones, its sub-250g weight makes it exempt from drone regulations in many regions. So what’s missing from the Mini 3 Pro? The two main features that the Mini…

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Look away, Canon fans: Sigma could soon announce lenses for the Nikon Z mount

Sigma could be about to turn up the heat on Canon’s decision to keep its RF mount closed to third-party lens manufacturers by announcing its first lenses for Nikon’s Z mount. The reliable Nikon Rumors is confidently predicting that Sigma, one of the world’s most popular lens makers, will announce its first lenses for Nikon’s mirrorless camera system in early 2023. The site says it “expects to see the official announcement at the CP+ show in Japan”, which takes place in February 2023. While we don’t know which Sigma lenses…

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Why MPB is the best one-stop-shop for all your photography needs this Christmas (and beyond)

Photography can be a daunting hobby for newcomers and experienced shutterbugs alike. With so many cameras and lenses to choose from (many of which will happily drain your wallet without a second thought), it can be tricky to navigate the photography gear minefield. Enter MPB — a world-class photography equipment platform that allows photographers from all skill levels to buy and sell equipment to help them evolve and grow as their creative skills and interests change and develop. Designed from the ground up with a passion for photography at the…

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