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X-Steady Electro handheld rig for action-cams and phones keeps vids silky smooth

X-Steady Electro handheld rig for action-cams and phones keeps vids silky smooth

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Everyone knows that smooth footage is the way to go for pro-looking videos. But action-cams are all the rage right now - and even the best in-camera digital stabilisation tricks aren't going to stop your videos of mountain climbing or biking or surfing... >>

Sony a7S II can record 4K video in ridiculously low levels of light, ISO up to 409,600

Sony a7S II can record 4K video in ridiculously low levels of light, ISO up to 409,600

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Sony has announced an S model in its latest a7 compact system camera line-up that is ultra-sensitive so is capable of shooting stills and video in very low levels of light. The Sony a7S II boasts an ISO range of 50-409,600, achieved by a 35mm full-frame... >>

iPhone 6S camera: Sample photos and new technology explained

iPhone 6S camera: Sample photos and new technology explained

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Alongside the 3D Touch pressure sensitive touchscreen technology and the new A9 processor, one of the most impressive additions to the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus smartphones is an all-new rear camera that is capable of much higher resolution photography with... >>

These incredible photos were taken using the new iPhone 6S 12MP iSight camera

These incredible photos were taken using the new iPhone 6S 12MP iSight camera

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Along with a whole stack of new features, including a 3D Force Touch screen technology that recognises three different types of finger gesture and pressure for different actions, Apple announced that the iSight rear camera on the new iPhone 6S and iPhone... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: Thrashing a Jaguar XF around the track

Pocket-lint Extreme: Thrashing a Jaguar XF around the track

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When you're going sideways into a corner in a car worth more than double anything you've ever owned, you'd be forgiven for being nervous. That's the situation we found ourselves in while driving the new Jaguar XF around the Circuito de Navarra in northern... >>

VR filmmakers can register for a GoPro Odyssey 360-degree shooting rig now, works with Jump

VR filmmakers can register for a GoPro Odyssey 360-degree shooting rig now, works with Jump

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GoPro has announced that it will soon be making its first 360-degree virtual reality camera available in limited quantities. The GoPro Odyssey is the camera rig designed to work with the company's collaboration with Google, Jump. It is comprised of 16... >>

Forget 4K, Canon's new 250MP sensor can read lettering on a plane 18km away

Forget 4K, Canon's new 250MP sensor can read lettering on a plane 18km away

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The world of ultra high definition 4K video is starting to spill into homes with more affordable TVs and more streamed content. But it's already outdated thanks to Canon's new 250-megapixel sensor. Canon Japan has developed the 250-megapixel APS-H sensor... >>

7 ways to make more of your Instagram photos

7 ways to make more of your Instagram photos

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How many great Instagram photos do you have? Chances are if you've been using the service for a while you've got dozens of amazing square photos buried in your feed.  But it doesn't have to be that way, there are dozens of ways you can enjoy them away... >>

Back from your holidays? How to create an epic photo book

Back from your holidays? How to create an epic photo book

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How was your holiday? Chances are, however splendid it was at the time, that relaxed feeling will fade all too quickly. Still, there are ways to hang on to the memories. Photo books are the modern, classier photo album. And because they’re done professionally,... >>

Panasonic Lumix GX8 review: Viewfinder victory for 20MP compact system camera
4.5 stars

Panasonic Lumix GX8 review: Viewfinder victory for 20MP compact system camera

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It's been almost exactly two years since we last saw a GX-series model – the viewfinder-laden "flat" compact system camera series – in 2013's excellent Lumix GX7. But with the new GX8, we see the shifting focus of Panasonic as a camera company: to... >>

Olympus OM-D E-10 Mark II enhances line-up with 5-axis image stabilisation

Olympus OM-D E-10 Mark II enhances line-up with 5-axis image stabilisation

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Olympus has announced a successor to the OM-D E-10 compact system camera, giving it a Mark II suffix and adding 5-axis image stabilisation to the mix. The OM-D E-10 Mark II will be available in mid-September from £550 for the body alone, up to £800... >>

TomTom Bandit review: Capture action the easy way
4.0 stars

TomTom Bandit review: Capture action the easy way

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TomTom is diversifying and the Bandit sees the Dutch navigation company move into action cameras. We've seen TomTom lend its name to sat nav and sports devices and there's a nod to GPS experience in the TomTom Bandit, but this is really a foray into new... >>

Lytro goes open source for VR capture and more

Lytro goes open source for VR capture and more

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Lytro, the name behind light field photography, has just generously dished out all its tech to everyone, by becoming open source. This means anyone can now use the Illum camera and first-gen camera smarts to create anything their imaginations allow. This... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: White water rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Pocket-lint Extreme: White water rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre

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"Listen up, or you'll get hurt." Those might not have been the exact words from Rich our raft instructor at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, as team Pocket-lint huddled around him, but it is the main gist of what he had been saying over the last 20... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: Mountain biking

Pocket-lint Extreme: Mountain biking

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What's happening around you right now? Turn around and you'll be able to quickly see, however the same might not be the case when you are bombing through the forest on your mountain bike. On a recent trip to Bracknell Forest's MTB trail we used the Kodak... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: Ziplining across Wembley Stadium

Pocket-lint Extreme: Ziplining across Wembley Stadium

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Going to Wembley Stadium is an exciting trip on its own. But going, not to watch football but to zipline across the stadium, is even more exhilarating. We were invited to take the plunge across one of the world's most famous football pitches. What better... >>

27 incredible iPhone photos, bringing movies and TV shows into the real world

27 incredible iPhone photos, bringing movies and TV shows into the real world

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Photographer François Dourlen has carved a niche for himself in producing some incredible images using an iPhone. However, his pictures aren't great because they were taken with the device's camera, rather that they feature the phone in some very inventive... >>

18 examples of Photoshop madness: How designers around the world see the same woman

18 examples of Photoshop madness: How designers around the world see the same woman

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We've seen plenty of examples of awful Photoshop manipulation in the past, but Superdrug's "Perceptions of Perfection" experiment reveals some shocking truths. It has been known for quite some time that different designers around the world dramatically... >>

E1 is a 4K camera with interchangeable lenses - but it's like the size of a GoPro

E1 is a 4K camera with interchangeable lenses - but it's like the size of a GoPro

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A startup camera company has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for what it has described as the world's smallest 4K UHD camera - and the camera itself, which is called the E1, looks pretty amazing. Las Vegas-based Z Camera has unveiled a micro four-thirds... >>

Leica Q review: The best fixed-lens full-frame compact ever made
5.0 stars

Leica Q review: The best fixed-lens full-frame compact ever made

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Leica is one of those brands that's been around for donkeys years, and for good reason: it makes such exceptionally good optics for its high-end M-series rangefinder cameras that it's in a league of its own. But while the photographic elite might wax... >>

Graava action cam is more like a sensor-loaded smart cam that can edit your vids

Graava action cam is more like a sensor-loaded smart cam that can edit your vids

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There's a new camera available that's being billed as an action camera, but it's probably more like a smart camera, because it's equipped with enough technology to record and edit what you might think is memorable. Called Graava, the new action camera... >>

UK band, Foals, goes 360 with new Virtual Reality music video

UK band, Foals, goes 360 with new Virtual Reality music video

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Just as OK Go likes to push the boundaries of what a music video is, English indie rock band, Foals, has launched a 360 spherical video to accompany their new track “Mountain At My Gates”. Rather than use a dedicated 360 camera, like the Kodak PixPro... >>