This holiday we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time. Today: Electronics is so completely integrated now that building new equipment is just a matter of glueing together a few parts you can buy from the Internet. Is this true? And is this the biggest threat to traditional camera manufacturers? In this article, we investigate this, and the background to it, in detail

With a 4/3 sensor, 4K recording and a Leica lens that should really cost more than the camera itself, this is a pretty amazing camera. There may be better ones costing a lot more, but for the money, Neil Roberts thinks the LX100 is a great buy

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 2

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Redshark Replay: Here's another chance to read part 2 of this beautifully detailed article on selecting a vintage lens for your large-sensor camera

Big surprise from Samsung: 4K 28MP APS-C camera?

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In the run-up to IBC and Photokina, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive with the shocking news of a Samsung 4K mirrorless camera with a whopping 28 megapixel ISOCELL sensor!

Buyer Beware!

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I recently encountered a thread on one of my favourite forums in which someone was asking for opinions on a Canon EOS-60D package he'd seen on ebay. This package included the 60D body and extras including three lenses including a battery, charger, flash cards, various filters and diopters, cleaning kit, tripod, and more. All of this was neatly photographed and posted for sale on Ebay by a vendor we'll call, in order to protect the guilty, Pretty Cheap Digital, based in New York

Technology or art? You decide.

Published in Technology & Computing

Technology can make cameras easier to use. But what does this mean for professionals? Is it still art if your camera does almost everything for you?

An accelerated evolution and a highly competitive market has helped ensure that cameras themselves are excellent now, but what about everything else? Phil Rhodes, RedShark's Technical Editor, gives his views ahead of the start of NAB.

Colour Look Up Tables demystified

Published in Technology & Computing

As digital video cameras get better, and their users become more ambitious, LUTs are used to preserve or manipulate the images. Understanding LUTs is now key to setting up a production workflow

Could you build your own camera? And would you want to?

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How much does it cost to make a smartphone these days? And does this mean you could build your own camera?

Practical 3D Filmmaking

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Karl Schodt is an experienced 3D filmmaker. He believes that 3D's time is still to come; but come it will, and it will be soon

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