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How a startup's tiny dots could lead to better smartphone photos

With tech called quantum dots, InVisage promises to surpass the limits of today's image sensors and vastly improve digital photos and videos. The first devices with its technology should arrive in early 2016.

By November 10, 2015


Explore the Milky Way at 46 billion pixels

A 194-gigabyte image is the largest astronomical image ever created, showing a swathe of the Milky Way galaxy across the southern sky.

By October 21, 2015


Jaw-dropping Andromeda galaxy photo comprises 37 hours of exposure

A pair of "backyard" astrophotographers have collaborated to produce a stunning image of our nearest galactic neighbour.

By September 24, 2015


Scientists map the 219 million stars of the visible Milky Way

A new catalogue of the visible Milky Way is the most detailed yet, charting 219 million distinct stars in the region we can see from Earth.

By September 22, 2014


How the Hubble telescope captures the colour out of space

The Hubble can only take images in black and white. Does this mean its gorgeous full-colour photos are "fake"? Well, actually... no.

By September 8, 2014


Hasselblad sets a price for the H5D-50c: $27,500

The transition to CMOS image sensors in professional medium-format cameras takes its second big step after Phase One's IQ250 arrived in January.

By March 3, 2014


Hasselblad overhauls sensors with new 50-megapixel camera

A move to an image sensor made with CMOS chip manufacturing technology will mean more adaptable cameras, the medium-format camera maker promises.

By January 21, 2014


Guide to buying a cheap camera

We don't encourage buying a camera by specs alone, but there are a few things to look for that can help keep it out of the return pile.

By December 11, 2013


Digital camera buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a camera.

By November 27, 2013


Camera buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a camera.

By October 4, 2013