Pictures of the World's Biggest Cargo Ship Make You Feel Tiny

The Maersk Triple-E is the largest cargo ship in the world. Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper got the chance to visit Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, the South Korean port where nine of these behemoths are currently being build. These are his amazing photos, originally published on Wired. » 9/16/14 4:54pm Tuesday 4:54pm

These Photos of an Empty City at Night Will Haunt Me Forever

If you find yourself wander a strange city in the middle of the night, something is probably wrong. But if you stop and take all in, the urban landscape is somewhat surreal at night, when all of the people are sleeping. Photographer Paul Puiia captured that uncanny feeling so well, I don't think I'll ever look at… » 9/16/14 3:00pm Tuesday 3:00pm

There's No Way to See the Photos You Shoot on Leica's New Camera

Either the folks at Leica are just plain out of ideas, or they simply enjoy playing jokes on the camera community. Their latest stunt is the $19,500 Leica M Edition 60. It's a digital rangefinder with no rear display. Yep, it's impossible to review your digital images. Why? We're not sure, but Leica probably has a… » 9/16/14 9:45am Tuesday 9:45am

Panasonic CM1: A 1-Inch Image Sensor Crammed Into an Android Phone

Amongst Panasonic's big announcements the Photokina show in Germany came a whopper of a surprise. The Panasonic CM1 is a 4.7-inch Android smartphone with a 20-megapixel 1-inch image sensor. This could be the best smartphone camera of all time. » 9/15/14 12:50pm Monday 12:50pm

Sony a7 Owners Get a New Super-Wide Lens, With New Primes Coming Soon

Sony's trio of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the a7, a7r, and a7s, are wonderfully capable machines. Unfortunately there just aren't that many native lenses to choose from. Today, a new super-wide zoom enters the fold that will hopefully make these slick bodies more appealing, with some primes on the way. » 9/15/14 10:45am Monday 10:45am

​Canon G7 X: Canon Catches Up With a Tiny 1-Inch Sensor Point-and-Shoot

From about 2009-2012, Canon's S-series point-and-shoots were the best tiny little cameras you could buy. Then, Sony's RX100 line conquered it with similar functionality, but a much larger 1-inch image sensor that blew Canon's dinky 1/1.7-inch chips away. With the PowerShot G7 X, Canon strikes back. » 9/15/14 8:04am Monday 8:04am

Panasonic GM5: The Smallest System Camera Around

Last year's Panasonic GM1 was an absolutely tiny camera with interchangeable lenses. It seemed like a curious design, because once you changed lens from the kit pancake to a normal-sized lens, it turned out to be not-so-tiny anymore. That hasn't stopped Panasonic from pushing out a similarly small follow-up, the… » 9/15/14 8:00am Monday 8:00am

Panasonic LX100: A Whole Lot of Juice In a Not-Quite-Compact Design

The race to make the most capable camera in the smallest possible package is a death-match of features versus size. Panasonic has a notable new gladiator in the LX100, which combines a large(ish) micro-four-thirds sensor with 4K video and a lens to be reckoned with. » 9/15/14 8:00am Monday 8:00am

Inside the Former Soviet Union's Secret Nuclear Test Cities

Though it played out on the international stage, the arms race between the United States and the USSR took place mainly in rural, isolated parts of the world. The Americans tested their nuclear bombs on a desolate patch of Nevada. The Russians chose a barren polygon-shaped patch of what is now Kazakhstan. » 9/12/14 12:05pm Friday 12:05pm

These Abstracted Views of Barges Might Give You Vertigo

Barges and other huge and slow watercraft are common yet mysterious objects . What are they carrying? Who dwells on on their decks? In his photo series, titled "Floating Aspect", Hungarian photographer and freelance photojournalist Gyula Sopronyi answers these questions in an elegant way, showing us abstract and… » 9/12/14 11:30am Friday 11:30am

Peak Design Slide Review: One Strap For All Your Cameras (Updated)

Peak Design's Slide is a camera strap that tries to rise above the glut of cheap, frustrating tethers that come bundled with your camera. How does it do that? It uses a combination of seductive materials, quick adjustments, and a unique connection system called Anchor Links that lets you quickly switch between… » 9/12/14 10:10am Friday 10:10am

Nikon D750: Finally, a Top DSLR With a Screen That's Useful For Video

Over the last few years top DSLRs have gotten so good that they're not just for photographers; they're used by filmmakers and producers to shoot high-quality video, too. The Nikon's D750, though, is the first pro-DSLR to come with a tilting screen, a significant ergonomic improvement. » 9/12/14 9:42am Friday 9:42am

Sony Releases Burly E-Mount Lens With Serious Video Chops For Your a7

Sony's a7 and a7r full-frame mirrorless cameras were only so-so for video, but the a7s is an absolute killer. The only thing lacking at launch was a good selection of lenses to suit the needs of videographers. That is starting to change with the new 28-135mm f/4 OSS. » 9/12/14 3:00am 9/12/14 3:00am

Fujifilm x100t: The Retro Compact Gets Some Subtle Improvements

How do you upgrade a camera that everyone already loves when you don't really have much new technology to stuff inside? With Fujifilm's x100t, the latest iteration of the classic-styled fixed-lens shooter, the answer is to buff out some minor flaws, add maybe a feature or two, and of course, a whole new letter: "t." » 9/10/14 1:00am 9/10/14 1:00am