Les Shu

Les Shu

As the photography editor for Digital Trends, I bring with me more than a decade of tech and lifestyle journalism experience. I have written for a variety publications that include Laptop, Men's Fitness, Computer Shopper, More, Best Life, and Men's Journal. My approach to tech is simple: Highlighting the best products that are easy to use with the most bang for your buck. On the side, I am an airline nerd who enjoys building Lego sets.

Want to fly to North Korea’s shiny new airport? No you don’t. But here’s how

The newest state-of-the-art airport is in … Pyongyang? North Korea just built a new terminal, but few will ever see it. If you want to, here’s how.


Peak Design just made changing lenses fast and easy with this tool

Hate swapping lenses while on the go? The CaptureLENS from Peak Design lets you switch glass easily, quickly, and safety. The two-sided mounting system is available for Canon, Nikon, and Sony E-mount cameras.


No more cropping: Instagram now lets you post landscapes and portraits

Wish you didn't have to crop a photo for Instagram? The photo-sharing social network now lets you post photos in landscape or portrait orientations, in addition to the square. It also applies to videos.


Fresh from Japan, Canon's M3 is the mirrorless cam devotees have been waiting for

Canon is bringing its EOS M3 to the U.S. and, finally, it has a proper mirrorless camera in its lineup. The M3 uses Canon’s latest 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, and faster…

  • Pros: Terrific still image quality , Faster autofocusing than…
  • Cons: Video frame rate only 30p , Some noticeable issues with…

iFixit tears apart Sony A7R II camera, calls it ‘mighty feat of engineering’

Sony's A7 mirrorless full-frame cameras are an exercise in sophisticated engineering. The tear-down team at iFixit took apart the new A7R II and found that it is indeed a feat of engineering. It's also very difficult to repair, if you aren't Sony.


Bubl Technology says 360-degree camera now in hands of all early adopters

The Bublcam is a small 360-degree spherical camera that lets you capture panoramic photos and videos similar to Google Street View. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the company announced all pre-orders have been shipped to customers.


Japan’s ANA unveils two new ‘Star Wars’ liveries in addition to R2-D2 Boeing 787

Japan's All Nippon Airways has unveiled two new Star Wars-themed liveries, part of a five-year promotional campaign with Disney's Star Wars franchise. The new designs join a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with a R2-D2 livery unveiled earlier.

Movies & TV

GoPro's tiny Session lives in the shadow of its big brothers

GoPro’s latest compact action cam shoots good-quality videos in a body that’s half the size the original, but comes with tradeoffs.

  • Pros: Small and lightweight, unobtrusive , Rugged without housing…
  • Cons: Expensive , Quality nowhere near other Hero4 cams , Limited…

Zoom across town with Fujifilm's 50x S9900W

Fujifilm’s FinePix S9900W is a budget megazoom camera that has a 50x optical zoom lens, Wi-Fi, and Full HD video recording.

  • Pros: 50x zoom , Image stabilization works well , Bright…
  • Cons: Noisy photos , So-so videos , No manual focus , Minor…