Camera Reviews

Narrative Clip Review – A wearable camera with context

Narrative Clip Review – A wearable camera with context

Can you remember what you were doing last week? How about last month, or a year ago? Life-loggers like Narrative's Clip promise to make that possible, a wearable camera snapping a photo every thirty seconds and then curating the best moments for you to look back through. The Swedish start-up took Kickstarter by storm back in late 2012, and has finally begun shipping the Clip, but does it do enough to warrant room on your lapel, or is it just all too creepy? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a smartphone with a rather sizable camera on its back. While you'll find this machine appearing to want o take the place of the Samsung Galaxy Camera, we've found it to be attempting to carve out a different category entirely. Here Samsung aims to cross-breed a smartphone with a high-powered pocketable camera. Can it stand the test of the average, everyday user, or better yet, the common hobby-level photographer?

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Drift HD Ghost Review: 1080p hardcore camera action

Drift HD Ghost Review: 1080p hardcore camera action

The action camera known as the HD Ghost is one that Drift innovation delivers as their premiere top-of-the-line on-the-go media collector for the next mobile-friendly generation. With it, you're going to be able to collect 1080p HD Video, 11 megapixel photos, and up to a massive 120fps video (in VGA mode). The basics for a top-tier action camera are all here - now it's all about making sure we've got the connections we need to compete with the the other big guns in the industry.

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Looxcie HD Explore Review

Looxcie HD Explore Review

It's time to have a close-up look at the newest model wearable camera ready for 1080p recording, direct-to-Facebook live streaming, and the ability to connect to your smartphone for remote control - the Looxcie HD. This machine builds on the abilities of the past with the original Looxcie Bluetooth video camera that we reviewed back in April of 2011. Back then the camera was an ear-wrap sort of situation while here we've got a slightly larger machine, made for mounting to your hiking backpack, your helmet, or basically anything flat that you'll be able to stick to with the sticky pads included in the box.

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Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Review

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Review

The premium compact camera you're about to experience is the Olympus XZ-2, coming in hard with a 12.3 megapixel 1/1.7” BSI CMOS sensor, an ultra-bright zoom lens at 28-112mm equivalent f/1.8-2.5, and a 3-inch touchscreen on the back with full tilting action. It's not the camera you're going to buy to blow up your family's eyeballs with fashionability on the outside - it's the compact high-class shooter that's going to make the difference on the inside. What we're seeing here is a premium experience at a relatively low price considering the quality of the output, that's for certain.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review

With the Olympus OM-D E-M5 you've got the manufacturer taking what was great about the original OM line of SLR units with a collection of fabulous add-ons that work perfectly well in the digital world. In this 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.69-inch beast that weighs in at just under a pound (supposing you've not added on tons of accessories), you've got a great combo. It's a device that's set out to bring you awesome image and video quality in a tiny package that's as powerful as it is cute.

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Dropcam HD Review

Dropcam HD Review

Webcams aren't new, and WiFi isn't new, but it's taken a while for WiFi-enabled video streaming cameras to come down to a level where remote home surveillance is reasonably affordable. Dropcam's second-gen offering, the Dropcam HD, is a compact webcam with integrated wireless network connectivity, together with a suite of online and smartphone apps that all link up with the company's cloud-based backbone. We've been under the watchful eye of the Dropcam HD; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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TP-LINK TL-SC4171G WiFi IP Camera Review

TP-LINK TL-SC4171G WiFi IP Camera Review

Burglars rummaging through your holiday gifts; cats shedding hair on your favorite jumper; your in-laws pulling up in the drive - sometimes it would be nice to have another set of eyes, just in case. TP-LINK can't graft extra eyeballs into your face, but its TL-SC4171G Pan/Tilt Surveillance Camera can give you real-time video monitoring with nothing more than mains power and a WiFi network. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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ContourROAM Hands-Free Camera Review

ContourROAM Hands-Free Camera Review

Contour has carved something of a niche for itself over the past few years, catering to the extreme sports and pro-video crowds who demand durability as well as image quality from their rugged cameras. Latest to the plate is the ContourROAM, billed as "the easiest video camera in the world" but still delivering 1080p HD video with all the resilience you'd expect.

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Looxcie Bluetooth Video Camera Review

Looxcie Bluetooth Video Camera Review

Welcome to our look at the Looxcie Bluetooth Video Camera, a device that you can use whilst connected to an iPhone, a variety of Android phones, or just your computer via USB. What this device does is loop around your ear, sit comfortably at your temple, and record video for you from what basically amounts to as a first-person perspective. The variety of ways you might employ this device are explored below, as are the quality and manageability of the video as well as the camera device itself - will this strange little oddity be hanging around your face in the very near future? Let's talk about it.

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