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DxOMark puts Nexus 6P in 2nd place, beats G4 with same scores

DxOMark puts Nexus 6P in 2nd place, beats G4 with same scores

It might be a bit too early to put the laurel on the new Nexus 6P's head, but DxOMark is already preparing the crown nonetheless. The popular digital photogoraphy benchmarking website has just put up its pre-evaluation of Google and Huawei's first baby and the numbers are looking good. Garnering an overall score of 84, the Nexus 6P is a point above the LG G4 and the rest of the "83 grade" smartphones, which practically makes it the second best in the category, just a little behind the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge at the top.

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GoPro Hero+ debuts with WiFi and a low price

GoPro Hero+ debuts with WiFi and a low price

These days, GoPro has a wide range of action camera models, all at varying price points. Unfortunately, the most budget friendly model, the standard Hero ($130), doesn't include one of the most useful features: WiFi connectivity. In order to get WiFi, users would have step up to the next model, the $300 Hero+LCD. Well, GoPro has now addressed that gap, announcing the new Hero+. Featuring WiFi and priced at $200, it fits nicely between the previous two cameras.

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RED’s new sub-$6k Raven camera can be had drone-ready

RED’s new sub-$6k Raven camera can be had drone-ready

Red is the maker of some very high-end cameras that have bene used to shoot some of the most popular movies in Hollywood, one example is The Hobbit. The company has announced a new camera called the Red Raven and the big feature of this cam is that it has a more modest (for Red) price tag that will make it more accessible to film makers without giant Hollywood budgets.

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iPhone 6s vs Note 5 vs iPhone 6 hands-on camera test

iPhone 6s vs Note 5 vs iPhone 6 hands-on camera test

The iPhone 6s doesn't just bring a rose gold finish and 3D Touch display, it also introduces the biggest iPhone camera update in some time. 12-megapixels and 4K video recording, not to mention clever features like capturing so-called Live Photos, and using the display as a front-facing flash, raise the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus' game in the face of increasingly capable Android camera phones.

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LG G4 is No. 2 in DxOMark’s camera benchmarks

LG G4 is No. 2 in DxOMark’s camera benchmarks

At long last, the LG G4 finally gets a proper photography benchmark. It still boggles the mind why DxOMark took this long to give LG's flagship a try, considering it was quick to try out the Moto X Style (probably with a little help from Motorola). Saving the best for last might come to mind. However, the LG G4 isn't actually the best but it is the next best, with a DxOMark score of 83, putting it right next to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in the Top 3 range.

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Flir Vue Pro camera is ready for drone flight

Flir Vue Pro camera is ready for drone flight

Flir Systems has been making all sorts of thermal cameras and other products that are used in the professional world. The company has announced a new camera called the Vue Pro that is specifically designed to be attached to a drone aircraft and carried into the air. The company thinks the camera will be perfect for tasks like inspecting solar panels, fighting fires, and managing crops among other things.

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Instagram monthly active users hits 400-million

Instagram monthly active users hits 400-million

The team at Instagram have announced that they're now working with more than 400-million monthly active users. Up from 300-million monthly active users nine months ago, Instagram appears to be growing at an increasingly quick rate. Instagram representatives also made clear that more than 80 million photos are being shared per day and that a whopping 75% of the entire community is international - that's outside the United States, in this case.

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National Geographic Mediterranean Medium Sling Bag Review

National Geographic Mediterranean Medium Sling Bag Review

This month we've been working with the Mediterranean Medium Sling Bag (NG MC4550) from National Geographic and Manfrotto. This bag is one of a collection of heavy-duty bags made for devices. The bag we've got here is made for your camera, your laptop, and all your tiny bits and pieces. Compartments on top of compartments combined with a smart set of colors making for a masterful sling without a doubt.

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New Canon Connect Station to have wireless charging

New Canon Connect Station to have wireless charging

Here's yet another way smartphones are influencing the digital photography world. At the Canon Expo 2015 this week, the famed camera maker gave a glimpse of what its next generation Connect Station will be like, which, to sum it up, will tout a bunch of wireless technologies. Wireless transfer of data is already a known feature of this accessory. The next version, however, will also be sporting wireless charging, definitely a rare feature, if not a first, for digital cameras, resembling the growing trend of wireless charging among mobile devices.

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Olympus updates OM-D range with feature firmware

Olympus updates OM-D range with feature firmware

This week the folks at Olympus have updated a number of cameras with brand new firmware. This sort of thing isn't unheard of in the smartphone or tablet universe - in fact it's expected. In the smart camera environment, on the other hand, it's still sort of new. Olympus appears to be leading the way with their OM-D lineup with two firmware updates that are bringing on advanced macro shooting and video capabilities for their cameras already out in the field.

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GoPro on a balloon found after 2 years with stunning Earth shots

GoPro on a balloon found after 2 years with stunning Earth shots

The GoPro line of action cameras, especially when paired with drones, have yielded a massive library of photos and videos that would have been otherwise impossible to take using commercial equipment. But when paired with a weather balloon, things get even more dramatic. In 2013, a group of five students from Arizona did just that and launched the GoPro into the atmosphere. Sadly, they lost track of the camera during after its reentry. Good thing they recovered it two years later in good condition because the footage it had stored is truly a sight to behold.

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