Photography

Google is revolutionizing smartphone photos with computing, not lenses

Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL takes low-light images, high-resolution photos, and well-timed shots — but those big new photo features aren’t realized solely by the camera packed inside. Instead, Google is tackling tasks typically left to larger cameras with computers, not lenses and high-resolution sensors. (Read our hands-on preview […]

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Fujifilm FinePix XP130

The compact camera market continues to dwindle, with fewer new models released every year, but there’s one area where it still makes a lot of sense to opt for an inexpensive point-and-shoot: underwater. The latest phones may be waterproof, but not to the point where you’ll want to take them diving in salt water. The […]

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Nikon Z7 review

Research Center: Nikon Z7 After a tepid dip into the mirrorless category with the now discontinued 1 series, DSLR giant Nikon is diving head first into the professional mirrorless market with the launch of the Z-series. As the flagship model, the Nikon Z7 boasts specs that rival the company’s best DSLRs, and even adds features […]

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Snap a photo to follow a new friend on Instagram with its Nametags tool

Instagram Adding friends on Instagram is now as simple as scanning a photo. On Thursday, October 4, Instagram launched Nametag, a custom scannable graphic that allows other users to follow you by snapping a photo. The launch comes alongside Instagram’s tests directed toward school communities designed to connect college students. Scanning a Nametag works like […]

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Stop missing the mark — here’s what you need to know about autofocus settings

Gannon Burgett/Digital Trends Despite modern advancements in photography making it easy for every man, woman, and child to get their Annie Leibovitz on, taking breathtaking photos isn’t always quite as simple as just hitting the shutter button. To make the most of your camera, you should understand a wide range of prerequisites, skills, and advanced functions in order to get […]