•   AFP staff photographer Ronaldo Schemidt has won the 2018 World Press Photo Award for his image entitled Venezuela Crisis. The image also won the first prize in the Spot News Single category. The image shows José Víctor Salazar Balza on fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. Salazar was set alight when the gas tank of a motorbike exploded. He survived the incident with first- and second-degree burns. Schemidt is a staff photographer for Agence France-Presse, based in Mexico. Magdalena Herrera, director of photography Geo France and chair of […]

  • Fujifilm India has launched its new X-series mirrorless camera, the X-H1, featuring a robust body and 5-axis in-body image stabilisation. The camera, which is aimed at video professionals, also features flicker reduction mode, the new Eterna film simulation mode, ideal for shooting movies. The X-H1 will also be compatible with the MKX18-55mm T2.9 and MKX50-135mm T2.9 professional cinema lenses. These lenses are expected to be released in May 2018. Commenting on the occasion, Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Professional photography in India is gaining momentum and we see immense potential in this market. With X-H1 we […]

  • The legendary German high-end cameras and optics brand ‘Leica,’ today launched its operations in India. With a vision to change the dynamics of photography in the country, the brand has opened its doors to customers in India by inaugurating its first partner store in the capital city. With this, the brand plans to widen its reach and open more destination points starting with the metros. Speaking about Leica’s entrance to India market, Mr. Sunil Kaul, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Region, Leica Camera AG, said, “We are extremely excited to launch in a country which is rich in art, history and […]

  • Sony has announced the α7R III (Alpha7R III or A7R III), the third edition of their high-resolution range of full-frame mirrorless cameras. The camera uses a 42.4 MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and provides 4K videos along with 10 fps continuous shooting speed with full AF/AE tracking. The α7R III is claimed to have a 15-stop dynamic range, and high sensitivity with noise reduction equivalent to almost one stop. The α7R III sensor utilises a gapless on-chip lens design and AR (anti-reflective) coating on the surface to improve light collection efficiency, resulting in high sensitivity with low-noise performance and […]

  • GoPro has unveiled the Hero6 Black, their latest addition to the action camera series. Powered by GoPro’s custom-designed GP1 processor, Hero6 produces 4K 60 and 1080p 240 videos and the most advanced video stabilisation ever achieved in a GoPro. GoPro also launched Fusion, its bar-setting waterproof, mountable 5.2K spherical camera. Additionally, GoPro introduced new mounts and accessories plus a new Follow mode for its Karma drone. “HERO6’s next-level image quality, video stabilization and three times faster QuikStories performance makes it a powerful storytelling extension of your smartphone,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder and CEO. “It’s never been easier to live […]

  • Vitec Group, owners of popular brands like Manfrotto, Gitzo, Avenger, and Lastolite, has acquired Joby and Lowepro brands from the DayMen group. The deal is valued at $10.3 million. This brings Joby’s popular GorillaPod flexible tripods along with the world famous Lowepro camera bags under Vitec’s stables. According to Vitec Group Chief Executive Stephen Bird, “Vitec is the natural home for JOBY and Lowepro and we know the business well. This is an opportune time to buy these high profile, high quality brands: JOBY has been growing rapidly, reflecting its success in developing innovative new products for the camera accessories […]

  • Sony has announced an upgrade to their much-acclaimed superzoom lineup with the new Cyber-shot RX10 IV (also known as DSC-RX10M4). The camera boasts the world’s fastest AF system and up to 24 fps continuous shooting. The RX10 IV uses the latest 1.0-inch Type, 20.1 megapixel Exmor RS CMOS stacked image sensor with DRAM chip for imaging. The sensor is supported by a BIONZ X image processor and front-end LSI. The camera retains the ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600mm f/2.4-4 lens of its predecessor. Sony claims that the camera clocks the fastest AF acquisition time of 0.03 seconds. The device also boats […]

  • Apple has launched the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with a glass and aluminium design, Retina HD Displays, A11 Bionic Chip, cameras supporting Portrait Lighting, Wireless Charging and Optimised for Augmented Reality. Both devices will be available in India from September 22. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus introduce a beautiful glass back design made with the most durable glass ever in a smartphone in three new finishes: space grey, silver and gold. The glass finish is made using a seven-layer colour process for precise hue and opacity, delivering a rich depth of colour with a colour-matched aerospace-grade aluminium bezel, […]

  • Deviating from its previous aluminium-glass designs, Apple has constructed its tenth generation iPhone with an all-glass design. The new iPhone X packs a Super Retina Display, TrueDepth Camera System, Face ID and a new A11 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine. Termed as the future of the smartphone by the company, the iPhone X uses a 5.8-inch Super Retina display. The device has done away with the all-familiar home button and now unlocks with Face ID, enabled by the new TrueDepth camera. The all-display curved glass seamlessly merges with the thin aluminium bezel. Apple says the front and back panels on […]

  • Vivo today launched the V7 Plus, another selfie-focussed smartphone. The V7 Plus comes with a bezel-less full view display and screen size of 5.99 inches, which offfers 12.5% more screen surface. The fingerprint sensor is at the rear. The front camera is a 24-megapixel moonlight unit with f/2.0 aperture while the rear camera sports a 16-megapixel sensor. The device incorporates 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. At the heart is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor. The phone is powered by a 3225 mAh battery. The Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen display delivers a pixel density […]