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Canon VIXIA HF G40 camcorder hands-on: video for the prosumer

Canon VIXIA HF G40 camcorder hands-on: video for the prosumer

Among Canon's lineup of consumer-friendly cameras and camcorders lies the new HF G40, the successor to the G30 camcorder and an overall improvement to an already solid product. Unlike the other new Canon camcorders, the HF G40 is aimed at the so-called "prosumer," those who still operate at the consumer level but who need something more robust than the average device.

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FLIR’s new cameras give you cheaper Predator-vision

FLIR’s new cameras give you cheaper Predator-vision

Escaping bears might not be a common fear at CES, but you could be forewarned of nighttime attacks by predators with FLIR's new thermal camera range. The Scout TK thermal vision monocular takes the same infrared camera technology as is in the company's heat-sensing attachment for the iPhone, and packages it into a standalone form factor capable of standing up to the outdoors.

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Canon refreshes camcorder lineup with VIXIA HF G, R models

Canon refreshes camcorder lineup with VIXIA HF G, R models

Camcorders are definitely not yet dead. At CES 2016, Sony in fact debuted one with 4K capabilities. Not to be outdone, Canon is also expanding its camcorder selection with new VIXIA models. The VIXIA HF G40 is specifically designed for what Canon terms as "advanced amateur photographers", delivering a foretaste of power without sacrificing portability. The new VIXIA HF R series members, the R72, R70, and R700, offer better usability and a longer battery life, perfect for capturing family moments and memories any time, anywhere.

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Canon PowerShot gets 2 super zoom SX, 3 compact ELPH cameras

Canon PowerShot gets 2 super zoom SX, 3 compact ELPH cameras

It isn't surprising to see device manufacturers bring out all their wares at CES and this year Canon is showing off a ton of new products that are just getting added to its portfolio. Among the literally dozens of things it has on the showroom floor are five new members of its PowerShot digital camera family. The PowerShot SX 540 HS and the PowerShot SX 420 IS expand Canon's Super Zoom camera lineup while the three ELPH modesl, the 360 HS, 190 IS, and 180 IS give more options for those who prefer a more compact shooter in their bags or pockets.

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Vivint Ping camera has one-touch button for needy kids

Vivint Ping camera has one-touch button for needy kids

When is a security camera not a security camera? When it's a way for demanding kids to get in touch because they can't find the cheese-strings. Vivint's latest addition to its connected home security platform is, ostensibly, a streaming video camera like many we've seen before from Nest, Piper, and others, but it differentiates itself by virtue of a big button on the top.

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Netatmo Welcome getting ear for alarms plus FTP backup

Netatmo Welcome getting ear for alarms plus FTP backup

Netatmo is giving its Welcome face-recognizing camera a fresh batch of smarts, allowing it to keep an ear out for danger among other things. Launched in 2015, the distinctively-styled Welcome not only reacts to movement in its field of view, beaming back HD video to its owners' smartphone app, but can identify faces in the frame and, over time, recognize who they are.

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Polaroid Snap+ instant camera has 3.5-inch LCD and 13MP sensor

Polaroid Snap+ instant camera has 3.5-inch LCD and 13MP sensor

Polaroid has unveiled the next generation instant print camera at CES 2016 called the Snap+. Polaroid's Snap+ is an upgrade to the original Snap instant camera that brings several new features to the mix to improve how the camera works. The camera now has a 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD on the rear for navigating menus and framing images.

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Sony debuts a 4K Handycam and a new Action Cam

Sony debuts a 4K Handycam and a new Action Cam

Despite the prevalence of DSLRs, point-and-click cameras, and even smartphones, there is still a case for the use of dedicated video cameras, also called camcorders. To make that point, Sony is introducing the FDR-AX53, its first 4K Handycam which also has a few "firsts" up its sleeves. And the moment calls for more action and more sports, Sony's new HDR-AS50 Action Cam will fill in the need for steady footage, no matter movement, whether from human or drone. All for the sake of preserving those once in a lifetime memories and reliving them with family and friends.

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Livestream Movi hands-on: The next livestream star

Livestream Movi hands-on: The next livestream star

Livestream's Movi made some big promises, claiming pro-edited footage on the fly from a palm-sized camera, but it could mark a big change in live-streaming. Launched at CES 2016 this week, it not only beams out high-def video in real-time, but turns a connected iOS device into a portable editing studio.

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Nikon D500 is first camera with SnapBridge

Nikon D500 is first camera with SnapBridge

Nikon has announced the D500 DSLR, a hotly anticipated camera sporting a 20.9MP sensor and the same 153 auto focus points as the D5. As well, the D500 features Nikon’s new Expeed 5 image processing engine (likewise found in the D5) and Ultra HD video recording. The Nikon D500 is particularly notable, however, for being the first among Nikon’s products to offer SnapBridge, a constant connection to mobile devices over Bluetooth.

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ASUS ZenFone Zoom finally brings its 3x optical zoom to the US

ASUS ZenFone Zoom finally brings its 3x optical zoom to the US

As predicted, 2016 will see a focus on smartphone photography, both in bringing it to the masses like LG's new K line, as well as pushing the boundaries like the ASUS ZenFone Zoom. This smartphone isn't exactly new, having been announced last year, also at CES. This time, however, ASUS is announcing that, yes, the smartphone will finally be available in the US, after months of availability in Europe. What sets the ZenFone Zoom apart from the crowd, even from ASUS's own ZenFone 2 Laser, is the addition of 3x Optical Zoom you won't easily find in smartphones.

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Nikon joins action cam market with KeyMission 360 camera

Nikon joins action cam market with KeyMission 360 camera

Nikon is getting into the action camera segment with the introduction of the KeyMission 360, a square-shaped action camera that will take on the likes of GoPro, Sony and more. “Entering the action segment is a significant milestone for Nikon," the company says. The KeyMission 360 trumps many of its' competitors, though, by recording content for creating VR experiences.

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