Camera gear

Tripods are a necessary tool for traditional photographers and smartphone photographers when they want to take a picture without holding the camera. Whether it's to get in the shot yourself or to keep the camera ultra steady, a good tripod is a photographer's best buddy. I was recently given the opportunity to try the MeFOTO BackPacker… Read More

If you're a blogger, a traveler, or you simply like to create great shots with your smartphone, you may want to look into the Picbot.  It has fully automated self-rotating facial tracking capabilities so you can walk around a room and stay centered and focused during your video. It has the ability to track more… Read More

I have always been a big fan of Kenu products.  I have owned many of their products and their simple design, high-quality materials, and ease-of-use are top shelf.  So when I heard about the new Kenu Stance, I was intrigued.  My smartphone is the main camera that I use to document the moments in my… Read More

Every so often you might find yourself in a situation where you want to take a panorama shot or video with your smartphone. The built-in camera software on most iOS and Android devices help you take these shots but they often don't turn out as expected due to shaky hands. A possible solution is the… Read More

Do you want to create your own 3D videos but think it will cost too much and be too difficult? If you have an Android device with a micro USB port, the Weeview Eye-Plug camera will let you  capture your own VR movies for less than $50. But does the old saying "you get what… Read More

As the many people, kids and adults alike, continue to use their smartphones and iPhones as a main source for a video camera, the HD quality resolution that the phones record is nothing less than stellar. So it is no surprise that outlets such as news stations, filmmakers, content creators and TV production houses have… Read More

How do you easily capture events with your camera that span minutes, hours or even days without having to manually snap each image? You can use your DSLR and special software and even your smartphone with special apps. But if you want to take a time-lapse of something outdoors, you run the risk of weather… Read More

ExoLens has recently announced professional grade camera accessories for the iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, and iPhone 7 (I'm not sure why there's no love for the iPhone 7 Plus, but here's hoping they will offer these new accessories for that model as well). The Wide-Angle kit comes with a ZEISS Mutar 0.6x Asph… Read More

If you've ever tried to shoot iPhone videos at night then you've surely run into problems. The iPhone has a great camera, but it has a teeny tiny aperture which makes night shots problematic. You can overcome this limitation by shooting at a wide angle; iPhone also tries to compensate by adding gain, but mostly you end up… Read More

Last Sunday I posted a review of the Smoovie Pocket Video Stablizer and wasn't very impressed with it. Now I see that Olloclip is offering a video grip that looks interesting. The Pivot doesn't have a gimbal like the Smoovie, you're on your own for stabilization, but a lot of phones already have built-in image… Read More

Video cameras sure have evolved since the first VHS camcorder that I bought 16 years ago. That thing was HUGE and crazy expensive. If I remember correctly, we bought it on payments and it took about a year to pay it off. Today I have a video camera that captures much better video than the… Read More

It might seem strange, but I don't have an action cam. There have been many times where I have needed one, but for some reason, I haven't bought one. That might change after reading about the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30. This action has all the regular features that you want in a great action camera… Read More

Meet Hangie, a 3D printed wall mount that's great for displaying your DSLR and other cameras.  They have a Metals collection which is best suited for heavier cameras, and uses a #4 wood screw to mount any camera that has a tripod mount socket. For lighter cameras they offer a plastic collection.  This looks like… Read More

Choosing the right home security camera can be difficult when there are so many different brands and price points to choose from. The Nest Cam which was originally Dropcam before being purchased by Google / Nest is a popular brand because they have a reputation for quality hardware, features and cloud services. I reviewed each of… Read More

Virtual reality is taking off in a big way, so why not get in on the fun and create your own 3D pictures and video. How can you do that? With Weeview's Eye-Plug 3D. This flash drive sized camera plugs into Android phones with a micro USB connector and allows easy capture of 3D video… Read More