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Nikon Long-Zoom COOLPIX cameras make short work of long shots

Nikon Long-Zoom COOLPIX cameras make short work of long shots

Taking regular shots, up close and personal, might be no problem even for smartphone cameras. But when it comes to looking afar, you'll definitely need a better shooter. That's were Nikon's COOLPIX line of compact digital cameras comes in. Its latest trio, under the heading of "long-zoom", are advertised to excel there quite nicely. With zoom levels of 35x, 40x, and 60x, the COOLPIX A900, B500, and B700 will bring any subject to life, near, far, or wherever they are. Plus, Nikon's SnapBridge also makes it easier to share those photos and videos with your smartphone and your friends.

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PENTAX K-3 II Silver Edition is latest commemorative camera

PENTAX K-3 II Silver Edition is latest commemorative camera

Ricoh has taken the wraps off another silver commemorative camera, this one being the Pentax K-3 II Silver Edition. The model is offered to commemorate the company’s 80th anniversary, and brings with it a magnesium-alloy camera body with the same silver finish as the Ricoh GR II announced in recent days. Ricoh plans to launch the camera later on this spring season.

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Ricoh WG-M2 rugged action camera temps the elements

Ricoh WG-M2 rugged action camera temps the elements

Ricoh has yet another camera announcement this month, this time for the rugged WG-M2 action camera. Though small, this camera packs several notable features including 4K Ultra HD video recording and an ultra-wide-angle lens. Despite the improvements, the camera is 40-percent lighter and smaller than the previous WG models, says Ricoh.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 tiny facts: Camera Bump, Rubbery Gasket, Battery

Samsung Galaxy S7 tiny facts: Camera Bump, Rubbery Gasket, Battery

Three tiny facts have popped up in the last day for the Samsung Galaxy S7 which you should be aware of. You, the user, the person who may or may not be picking this device up when it's released early this year. These facts have to do with the hardware, primarily, centering in on the changes the company has made since the release of the Samsung Galaxy S6. This version of the device has a smaller camera bump, for example - but not without its tradeoff.

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Samsung Gear 360 hands-on: A pocket-friendly VR camera

Samsung Gear 360 hands-on: A pocket-friendly VR camera

Samsung has pushed consumer virtual reality hard with the Gear VR, and now it's looking to put VR creation into the hands of the public with its new 360-degree camera. The Samsung Gear 360 is aiming at the consumer VR sweet-spot, the company says, offering much better resolution than most low-cost 360-degree cameras but without the huge price tag of professional kit like Nokia's OZO.

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II, SX720 HS won’t weigh you down

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II, SX720 HS won’t weigh you down

In almost everything, there must be a balance between power and convenience. When it comes to digital cameras, that translates into a tug of war between features and portability. Straddling the fine line that divides those two sides, Canon is announcing the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the PowerShot SX720 HS. While both cameras flaunt compact sizes and lightweight constructions, they don't skimp on the quality that would endear them to both amateur photographers as well as professionals who need a decent shooter with them all the time.

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Pentax K-1 DSLR brings full-frame sensor, a dozen lenses

Pentax K-1 DSLR brings full-frame sensor, a dozen lenses

As anticipated, Ricoh has announced its new full-frame and highly anticipated K-1 DSLR. The camera, which will be shipping in April, features a 36.4-megapixel full-frame AA-filterless CMOS sensor alongside a weather-sealed body and advanced features. Ricoh says the new Pentax model “is unique in the industry” and suitable for a variety of challenging shooting conditions. The camera body will launch alongside a dozen full-frame lenses.

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Silk Labs’ Sense wants the IoT to have some style

Silk Labs’ Sense wants the IoT to have some style

The smart home may be fashionable right now, but it's hardly attractive, something one startup created by a former Mozilla exec aims to change with Sense. Brainchild of Andreas Gal, who until 2015 was chief technical officer on the Firefox team, Silk Labs has visions of a connected camera that's pretty enough that you want to look at it while it's watching you.

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Sony Xperia M5 mid-ranger has a surprisingly decent camera

Sony Xperia M5 mid-ranger has a surprisingly decent camera

You know that smartphone cameras have come a long way when even a non-flagship model can stand proud along with not so recent flagships. That seems to be case with the Xperia M5, a mid-tier smartphone that Sony launched last year with the exact goal of putting a more affordable but competitive smartphone camera in users' hands. And based on the findings of digital photography authorities DxOMark, Sony has almost hit the mark. Sadly but not unexpected, the Xperia M5 still falls far from the top.

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Sony IMX318 Stacked CMOS EXMOR RS image sensor has integrated hybrid autofocus

Sony IMX318 Stacked CMOS EXMOR RS image sensor has integrated hybrid autofocus

Sony has announced a new Exmor RS image sensor that will find its way into smartphones and other devices that use integrated cameras. The sensor is called the IMX318 and it is a 1/2.6 stacked CMOS sensor with 22.5 effective megapixels. This image sensor is more compact and promises better image quality than its predecessors.

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Ricoh GR II Silver Edition to launch in limited quantities soon

Ricoh GR II Silver Edition to launch in limited quantities soon

Ricoh is commemorating its 80th anniversary with the launch of a Ricoh GR II Silver Edition. This camera model is, of course, silver in color, and it will be produced in limited quantities for global distribution. The GR II, which was launched last summer, will be the same as the regular model otherwise, including the same very svelte form factor coupled with the same high-end features and image quality.

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The next great smartphone isn’t a phone at all

The next great smartphone isn’t a phone at all

When Apple created the world's most popular smartphone, they made it basic. It took what the personal computer was and took out all the work. Android opened the doors to a much more complex system, allowing both simple and complicated phones to be made. Google expanded beyond smartphones to all manner of devices, large and small, content creator to content consumer. The next game-changer is both. Two devices. One experience. Just like the simultaneous rise of the video camera and the movie screens on which their content was shown.

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