Google VP of Product Management Sundar Pichai. Photo: Engadget.com.

Google+ social network finally shutting down

Google has announced that its shutting down Google+.The ill-fated social network was Google's attempt to take on Facebook. Although initially successfully -- especially among the tech community -- it offered little to differentiate itself. Most users were accustomed to and happy with enough with Facebook, and reluctant to sign...
Canon EOS 80D and 70D DSLRs

Top 5: Best accessories for the Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera

Are you a new 80D owner, or just about to purchase Canon's flagship APS-C camera? Here's 5 accessories that should find their way onto your shopping list.The Canon EOS 80D remains a very popular DSLR for a reason: it gets the job done. Whether you're shooting stills or video,...
Canon EOS R - Is 4K crop really that bad?

Canon EOS R: Is 4K 1.7x crop really that bad for shooting video?

Canon made big news this month with the unveiling of a new camera. But it wasn't just any old camera.For the first time ever, Canon has brought a full-frame mirrorless camera to market.It's called the EOS R ("Revolution") and the body costs $2,299 (USD).Those new to the full-frame mirrorless...

Panasonic GH5: How good is IBIS? (Hint: wow)

In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) on the Panasonic GH5 is so good that you can handhold cinema lenses and get good results. Here's a video example.
Panasonic GH5 with Metabones Speedbooster

GH5 On Location: How good is Panasonic’s flagship mirrorless camera for shooting travel videos?

TL;DR The Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera remains Clinton Stark's top pick for shooting travel videos. Its compact design, outstanding 10-bit 4:2:2 codec and image quality, high-performance IBIS, dual SD card slots, variable frame rate options, and robust build make it a camera worth considering for your next trip.I recently...

Canon EOS R Mirrorless Full-Frame: Can it succeed against Nikon Z6, Panasonic GH5, Sony A7 III?

UPDATE 09.16.2018: My pre-order is in. Canon EOS R it is. I'm not convinced it will replace the GH5 as our standard bearer for Stark Insider videos, but that 30MP sensor (5D Mark IV) with DPAF in a compact body is pretty tantalizing. Plus, it's one thing to actually...
Wine Review: Grgich Hills 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Review: Grgich Hills 2014 Cabernet, because you get to do what you get to do

Sometimes little things deserve a celebration. Sure, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve are all grand occasions and worthy of uncorking something special. But why not take some time out every now and again to recognize an everyday accomplishment, however minor?In this case, that would be...
Canon EOS 80D Unboxing

Camera Deal: Canon EOS 80D DSLR with 18-135mm lens is on sale

If you're looking for an excellent all-around performing DSLR, now may be the time to jump in. (sample video footage below)Canon is heavily discounting one of the best models of its generation, the EOS 80D. Regularly $1,799 (USD) the kit with the superb 18-135mm telephoto lens is now going...
Nikon Z6

Mirrorless Camera Wars: Panasonic GH5 or Nikon Z6? I think Nikon made a few questionable decisions…

You have $2,000 to burn on a mirrorless camera body for shooting videos. Can the new full-frame Nikon Z6 unseat the the GH5 as the 4K video king?
Jim Jannard - RED Hydrogen phone

RED’s ground-breaking Hydrogen camera starts shipping October 9

Here's hoping there will be an option to capture Redcode footage.