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.
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Photography

Zeiss wants your iPhone photos to look nicer, launches new mobile lenses

Zeiss is well known for its optics and camera lenses. It's now taking its expertise and applying it to a new series of mobile lenses. Zeiss is partnering with ExoLens, using an existing interchangeable lens bracket system.
Photography

Nikon steps into new territory with 360-degree 4K action cam

Nikon announced it's entering the action camera market with a new series, called KeyMission. The first product, KeyMission 360, is a 360-degree 4K camera that's also rugged. It also signals Nikon's move into virtual reality.
Photography

Olympus’ 300mm lens puts extra stabilization into handheld photography

Olympus' new 300mm PRO-series Micro Four Thirds lens is its first with built-in image stabilization. Combined with select cameras with 5-axis image stabilization, it increases the stabilization further.
Photography

Sony announces new camcorders at CES 2016, including Action Cam, 4K Handycam

Sony introduced several updates to its camcorder lineups, including a new Action Cam, 4K Handycam, and two Full HD Handycams. While they are evolutionary upgrades, they include several useful features, such as improved stabilization.
Photography

Panasonic’s latest compact cameras let you shoot 4K, refocus afterward

Panasonic announced two new compact cameras that are ideal for travel: the ZS100 with a 1-inch sensor and ZS60 with 30x zoom. Both are capable of capturing 4K UHD. Plus, there's a new 100-400mm Micro Four Thirds lens.
Photography

Don’t just watch VR, make it with the Vuze 360-degree point-and-shoot camera 1:17

The Vuze is touted as the world's first affordable 360-degree 3D VR camera, designed for consumers to create content for VR headsets. Scheduled for an August 2016 release, the VR point-and-shoot camera will cost $1,000.
Mobile

9 travel tech trends that will make 2016 a great year to get out of town

Technology is changing the future of travel, and the industry is evolving to adapt. We look at nine tech trends that are reshaping how we travel.
Photography

11 ways to photograph memorable holiday moments with your phone

Did your Christmas photos come out not as well as you would have liked? Don't blame your phone entirely. As the New Year approaches, check out these handy tips for making your next holiday photos memorable.
Photography

Sony's A7R II made us fall in love with cameras all over again

No recent camera has been as advanced as Sony’s A7R II, a high-resolution full-frame wonder that captures fantastic photos and 4K videos, for pros and enthusiasts alike.
Business

VideoBlocks partners with Discovery Channel, adds network’s unused footage to library

VideoBlocks, the stock video provider, has inked a deal with the Discovery Channel to offer 30,000 HD and 4K clips in its Marketplace. The footage span 30 years of Discovery's programming.