DSLRs were the cameras that many professionals used back in the day, but then mirrorless cameras came along and the game was changed. This is because mirrorless cameras are smaller and lighter than DSLRs, making them more ideal to be carried around, plus with some of them sporting full-frame capabilities, some pros have actually replaced their DSLRs with mirrorless cameras.
This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that maybe Nikon could be considering something similar as well. According to a report from Nikon Rumors, they have heard that there might be some Nikon DSLR models that will not be replaced with newer DSLR models. Instead, they believe that these models could actually be replaced by mirrorless cameras. This includes the Nikon D3500, the D5600, and the D500.
Canon has introduced a small clippable camera called the Ivy Rec. Meant for outdoor use, the camera is built into a keychain carabiner and is roughly the size of a USB drive. It can connect to a mobile device wirelessly through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and show a live preview. The company is crowdfunding this project through Indiegogo.
There’s a 13 megapixel 1/3-inch CMOS sensor in the Ivy Rec which is capable of recording 1080p video at 60 frames per second. It’s waterproof for up to 30 minutes in up to three feet of water. The empty square space that you see is essentially the viewfinder. There’s also a single dial at the back for switching between the modes.
Somewhat unexpectedly, a new Sony Xperia smartphone model has just popped up on XperiFirm – a third-party repository to download Xperia firmware. XperiFirm does not host any files themselves, but replicates what they are seeing on Sony's servers. This normally only happens once the phone is due to launch within weeks.
US Xperia fans are able to rejoice. Often they get the raw end of the stick when it comes to any pre-order offers for the latest Sony Xperia devices. Typically there's never any offers, however in a turn for the books, Sony is throwing in a pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling over-the-ear headphones if you pre-order the Xperia 1.
Microsoft’s ‘Your Phone’ app for Windows 10 allows for greater connectivity between your PC and smartphone. The idea is to enable users to interact with content on their smartphone without requiring them to use the device as long as it’s connected to their Windows 10 PC wirelessly. Checking notifications is why most of us pick up our phones so many times every day and that’s just going to get a bit easier with the latest update to the app.
The latest update for Your Phone now brings the ability to mirror notifications from an Android smartphone to a Windows 10 PC. This functionality has been in testing for a couple of months now and it’s finally being made available to all users starting today.
Sony normally confirms the PS Plus lineup of free titles for a coming month a couple of days before. It then sticks to that lineup for the entire month before it announces the one for the next month. Sony has taken the rather unusual step of swapping a title that it had previously confirmed for another one. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 has been removed from the July 2019 PS Plus free games lineup.
Sony confirmed today that PlayStation Plus subscribers will now get Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition instead of Pro Evolution Soccer 2019. Horizon Chase Turbo remains unaffected by this decision.
The start of the new fiscal year often brings some bad news related to taxes or price increases. If you weren’t over eBay collecting sales tax in over a dozen additional states starting today, then you’re not going to like this if you subscribe to Sony’s standalone online TV streaming service. It has been confirmed today that the PlayStation Vue subscription fees are being increased.
Dwayne Benefield, VP and GM of PlayStation Vue, wrote on the service’s official blog that each deal is constantly evaluated to make sure that PlayStation Vue delivers the content users want while keeping in mind the overall value of each package.
Not much is known about the PlayStation 5 apart from the fact that Sony is working on it. The specs haven’t been confirmed as yet but if a new report is to be believed, the console could have quite the computing power. It’s APU is expected to have better performance than the NVIDIA GTX 1080.
The report mentions that the first Firestrike benchmark for the PlayStation 5 had seemingly surfaced online and it had revealed a Gonzalo APU which is expected to be the SoC for the PlayStation 5. Many game developers have already sang praises of the PS5’s computing power so it seams that Sony may have succeeded in making significant improvements on this front.
Microsoft has acquired quite a few development studios over the years who have worked on titles for the Xbox One and PC. Sony didn’t follow in its footsteps but it appears that the Japanese giant is now thinking about doing the same thing. Sony has confirmed that it’s thinking about buying development studios.
Sony Interactive Entertainment President Jim Ryan confirmed to Nikkei that the company is thinking about acquiring game development studios. Ryan believes that the content will now become more important than ever as major tech companies like Google enter the market with their game streaming services.
Electronic Arts launched its EA Access game subscription service almost five years ago for the Xbox One. The service enables subscribers to pay a monthly fee in return for which they get access to a substantial library of EA titles. The service has never been available on the PlayStation 4 but that’s set to change next month. EA has confirmed that EA Access is going to launch on the PS4 on July 24th.
It was actually Sony that rejected EA Access for the PlayStation 4 back in 2014 because it made all the sense in the world for EA to offer this service on both major gaming platforms. It had no reason to choose Xbox over PlayStation but it couldn’t serve the latter because Sony didn’t allow it. It’s unclear what made Sony change its mind but it has now been officially confirmed that EA Access for PS4 will be available starting July 24th.
The problem with third-party apps on mobile devices is that they need to comply with the rules and policies set by the company that owns the ecosystem, whether it be Apple or Google. For the most part, if the app complies, they are usually left alone, but there are times when it could spell bad news for the app and its users.
Such is the case with popular third-party keyboard app SwiftKey, in which according to emails Google has been sending out to Gmail users, it looks like the app could see a reduction in quality and functionality due to some policy changes that Google has made that are supposed to help protect the user’s data.
One of the perks of subscribing to Nintendo’s Switch Online service is that it gives gamers access to a collection of old NES games that can be replayed on their Switch console. However, given that Nintendo’s console history is more than just the NES, we’re sure some are wondering if this could eventually expand to cover more consoles.
The good news is that there is a chance that could happen. During Nintendo’s investor Q&A session, Nintendo was asked about expanding on its online service and in response to that question, the company said that they are looking to expand its NES games. This has led to speculation that Nintendo is hinting that they might be exploring other older consoles.
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It makes a lot of sense as to why studios want to recreate video games as TV series or movies. This is because the plot is there, characters are already developed, and there is already a following which more or less guarantees some level of success. However, more often than not, a lot of adaptations tend to fall flat on their faces.