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Researchers Use Deep Learning to Add High-Quality Motion to Still Photos

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new deep learning method that essentially creates high-quality cinemagraphs automatically. The team says the method can animate any flowing material, including water, smoke, fire, and clouds. The researchers say that the method involves a neural network that needed to be trained to predict the future and animate what a state of flowing…
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Xiaomi Patents Three Smartphone Models with Huge Cameras

According to a report from LetsGoDigital, the Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi has patented three new smartphone designs with huge camera arrays developed in a collaboration with Samsung. The three new patents were filed by Xiaomi Mobile Software in March of this year…
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Sigma Versus Sony: Which E-Mount 35mm f/1.4 Lens is Better?

Within a few months of each other at the beginning of 2021, both Sony and Sigma announced 35mm f/1.4 lenses for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. They were just begging for a comparison to be made. This is not the first foray into the 35mm f/1.4 landscape for either company. Sony had the Distagon 35mm f/1.4 ZA available for full-frame mirrorless cameras since 2015. On the other hand, the Sigma 35mm…
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Interview: Olympus Educators Lisa and Tom Cuchara on how Olympus has transformed their outdoor photography

Lisa and Tom Cuchara are photographers and Olympus Educators, based in Connecticut. Their work covers everything from weddings and infant portraiture, to bird and macro photography. Over the course of long careers, they’ve used various types and brands of camera equipment, but these days their core kit is based around Olympus OM-D series cameras and M.Zuiko lenses. In this interview, they…
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China’s Zhurong Mars Rover Snaps Selfie with Detachable Camera

China’s Zhurong rover, which landed on Mars as part of its Tianwen-1 mission, has sent back its first images which include a panoramic photo of the landing site as well as a “selfie” that the rover captured of itself using a detachable, wireless camera. According to an official press release, the panoramic photo below was captured by the drone’s navigation camera. When it took the photo…
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