The Panasonic GH5 is a big, bad mirrorless camera that’s all about video

The Panasonic GH5 is a big, bad mirrorless camera that's all about video

The Panasonic GH5 is a big, bad mirrorless camera that’s all about video

Panasonic unveiled the long-awaited Lumix GH5 at Photokina 2016, but the company’s announcement was surprisingly light on specs. Now the company has filled in the blanks at CES, and the final picture looks like this: it’s a beefed-up GH4 — both in specs and in size — that fixes a number of problems and adds new features. But it will all come at significant price: Panasonic will charge $1,999 for just the GH5 camera body when it hits retail shelves in late March.

Panasonic is using the same battery from the GH4 in the GH5, but that’s where the similarities stop. All around the rest of the camera, changes abound. That goes for the GH5’s build as much as it does the specs — the camera is 13 percent bigger than the GH4, a choice Panasonic said it made to add things like a full-size HDMI port. The camera is also now freeze proof, in addition to the dust and splash-proofing offered on previous models. And maybe most importantly, the GH5 features 5-axis in-body image stabilization.

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Flickr now lets you search for images based on visual similarity

Flickr now lets you search for images based on visual similarity

Flickr now lets you search for images based on visual similarity

Flickr today received a new update that will allow users to search for images based on visual similarity. Now, you’ll be able to pick an image from a search result and find more photos that share the same shape, composition, color, or content category.

In a blog post, Flickr says it uses deep neural networks to analyze the photos as they’re uploaded to the server. This helps to define the contents of the image, then flag whether or not it’s safe for work. It’s similar to what Facebook recently launched last month where users can search for photos based on their content, without requiring the uploader to manually add tags.

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Flickr now lets you search for images based on visual similarity

Flickr now lets you search for images based on visual similarity

Flickr now lets you search for images based on visual similarity

Flickr today received a new update that will allow users to search for images based on visual similarity. Now, you’ll be able to pick an image from a search result and find more photos that share the same shape, composition, color, or content category.

In a blog post, Flickr says it uses deep neural networks to analyze the photos as they’re uploaded to the server. This helps to define the contents of the image, then flag whether or not it’s safe for work. It’s similar to what Facebook recently launched last month where users can search for photos based on their content, without requiring the uploader to manually add tags.

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Flickr now lets you search for images based on visual similarity

Flickr now lets you search for images based on visual similarity

Flickr now lets you search for images based on visual similarity

Flickr today received a new update that will allow users to search for images based on visual similarity. Now, you’ll be able to pick an image from a search result and find more photos that share the same shape, composition, color, or content category.

In a blog post, Flickr says it uses deep neural networks to analyze the photos as they’re uploaded to the server. This helps to define the contents of the image, then flag whether or not it’s safe for work. It’s similar to what Facebook recently launched last month where users can search for photos based on their content, without requiring the uploader to manually add tags.

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Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ10 is a hybrid digital/film instant camera

Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ10 is a hybrid digital/film instant camera

Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ10 is a hybrid digital/film instant camera

Fujifilm’s Instax series of instant cameras is super popular, having sold more than 25 million units around the world, and the company just announced the biggest shakeup to the line yet: Instax Square. Apart from the shift to an Instagram-friendly square film format, the first Instax Square camera works in an entirely different way to the rest of the Instax line. For starters, it’s digital.

Yes, the Instax Square SQ10 uses a 3.7-megapixel digital sensor, and you can frame shots by using a 3-inch LCD on the back of the camera. There’s a 28.5mm-equivalent f/2.4 autofocus lens. The camera has ten different filters that can be applied to photos before printing, as well as vignette control and brightness adjustment. Images can be saved to internal memory or a microSD card. Instax Square film is 86mm x 72mm, with the actual photo taking up 62mm x 62mm; for comparison, standard Instax photos are 46mm x 62mm.

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The Trump administration resurrects the White House’s Flickr account

The Trump administration resurrects the White House’s Flickr account

The Trump administration resurrects the White House’s Flickr account

The official White House Flickr account is finally active again, after sitting empty for 90 days since Donald Trump became president. 23 photos were uploaded by the administration today, and so far each is captioned with “Photo of the Day” followed a specific date ranging back to March 15th.

The subjects vary from a photo of Trump at the White House Easter Egg Roll, to one of Neil Gorsuch being sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court, to an image of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick from just yesterday. The first image uploaded was of a meeting between Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Tom Price (the secretary of Health and Human Services), and Seema Verma, the administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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DxO’s mobile photography benchmark now tests dual cameras and depth effects

DxO’s mobile photography benchmark now tests dual cameras and depth effects

DxO’s mobile photography benchmark now tests dual cameras and depth effects

DxO’s mobile photography test has become the go-to benchmark for comparing smartphone cameras. But the test, created in 2012, wasn’t designed to measure a lot of features that are now common in phones, so DxO is updating it to start considering a bunch of new factors, like second lenses and depth effects.

The updated DxOMark Mobile test has three big new focuses: zoom, bokeh, and low-light performance. The first two are meant to take into account additional lenses and focus effects, like on the iPhone 7 Plus. A phone with an additional telephoto camera will necessarily perform better on a zoom test than a phone that’s relying on digital zoom. And while the bokeh test will look for how well the camera is able to pleasantly blur the background of a photo in a traditional sense, artificial depth effects will be considered for this category, too, which again gives dual-camera systems an advantage.

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Olympus beefs up the the E-M10 with the 4K-capable Mark III

Olympus beefs up the the E-M10 with the 4K-capable Mark III

Olympus beefs up the the E-M10 with the 4K-capable Mark III

Olympus is refreshing the E-M10, a camera that was last updated two years ago. The new E-M10 Mark III will be out in late September and will run $649 for the body only. It’s not a radical departure from the small, classically-styled versions of the camera before it. But there are some cosmetic changes, and a few new features like 4K video, that bring the camera in line with the modern competition.

Like smartphones, cameras tend to get smaller and maybe even lighter as they evolve with each product release. The E-M10 Mark III bucks that trend, though. It’s 2mm wider, 0.5mm taller, and 3mm deeper than the Mark II. It’s also 11 grams heavier. This makes the camera feel more substantial without totally changing the character or profile. The dials are more robust, and the camera’s grip is deeper than before.

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Moment releases Pixel 2 cases that support its add-on lenses

Moment releases Pixel 2 cases that support its add-on lenses

Moment releases Pixel 2 cases that support its add-on lenses

Moment is bringing support for its add-on camera lenses to the Pixel 2. After Google’s announcement yesterday, Moment announced two cases for the phone that include slots around the camera to screw in its line of mountable camera lenses, which let you add wide, fisheye, macro, and telephoto lenses in front of the existing camera glass to get new effects (and potentially, better images).

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Hasselblad’s new 400-megapixel Multi-Shot camera captures 2.4GB stills

Hasselblad’s new 400-megapixel Multi-Shot camera captures 2.4GB stills

Hasselblad’s new 400-megapixel Multi-Shot camera captures 2.4GB stills

A couple years ago, Hasselblad released a 200-megapixel, Multi-Shot version of its H5D medium format camera. Now it’s back with a bonkers, 400-megapixel version of the H6D: the H6D-400c.

Hasselblad’s Multi-Shot technology is pretty straightforward: it takes four 100-megapixel images, shifting the sensor by one pixel for each capture, and then two more shots that shift the sensor by half a pixel. By combining all six stills, the resulting file is a single 400-megapixel (23200 x 17400 pixel) 16-bit TIFF file that weighs in at 2.4GB. In fact, the images are large enough that the camera needs to be tethered to a computer to capture them.

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