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Pentax K-S2 is a small but rugged DSLR with built-in WiFi

Pentax K-S2 is a small but rugged DSLR with built-in WiFi

Ricoh has come out with the successor to last year's Pentax K-S1 and this time it is doing things a bit differently. For one, the Pentax K-S2 got rid of that odd line of flashing LED lights. Ricoh is also selling this camera to be its smallest DSLR yet but still rugged enough to withstand rain and dust. And, for the first time in its Pentax K series, the camera features its own built-in wireless LAN connectivity, making it easy to remotely control the camera as well as share them with the Internet.

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iPhone 6S might stick with 8MP camera hardware

iPhone 6S might stick with 8MP camera hardware

After the launch of Apple’s impressive new iPhone 6, a lot of attention was paid to the refresh. Many assume the iPhone 6S (if Apple sticks to their existing naming scheme, which isn’t a foregone conclusion) would have a camera that packed in more magapixels, and an updated chipset. The megapixel rumor was bolstered when Sony announced a new DSLR-ish sensor for mobile devices, which many believed would find its way to the iPhone 6S. A new report says that might have to wait, because Apple is keeping their 8 megapixel shooter for one more year.

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Sony BeautyExplorer lets you see zits up close

Sony BeautyExplorer lets you see zits up close

Sony has unveiled a new camera system that it is aiming at the beauty industry called BeautyExplorer. The camera system is designed to allow you to see blemishes on your face or body up close and personal. The BeautyExplorer system will launch in mid-March and the camera will be used with a dedicated tablet.

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QindredCam wearable camera knows when and when not to shoot

QindredCam wearable camera knows when and when not to shoot

At one point in time, it seemed that Narrative Clip and its kin of lifelogging cameras would be the craze, despite possible privacy issues. Almost two years have passed by and the fad hasn't caught on completely but there is still quite a following. Sadly, the options in this market aren't exactly wide and most if not all of them have one major flaw: they will try to capture *everything*, leaving you with hundreds of photos and videos to sift through. Enter, QindredCam, a wearable camera that tries to be smarter at lifelogging.

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Canon EOS M3 compact camera system packs 24.2MP sensor

Canon EOS M3 compact camera system packs 24.2MP sensor

Canon has rolled out the latest addition to its line of EOS digital cameras with the all-new EOS M3. The big feature of this camera is that it has a compact body and promises to deliver DSLR levels of performance. The little camera has the first 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor inside that Canon has produced combined with the most advanced image processor Canon offers with the DIGIC 6 sensor.

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Canon G3 X detailed but under development

Canon G3 X detailed but under development

This week the folks at Canon have revealed details on the PowerShot G3 X officially. Not in full, that is to say, and not in a way that's similar to that of the announcements they've made of other cameras this week. Instead, the follow-up to the PowerShot G1 X Mark II and the compact-body PowerShot G7 X, the Canon PowerShot G3 X will work with a 1-inch sensor, a 24–600mm (35mm film equivalent) 25x optical zoom lens, and a compact overall size. Not much else is being made official by the company today.

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Olympus Air A01 wireless camera leverages your smartphone

Olympus Air A01 wireless camera leverages your smartphone

Olympus has introduced its own lens-shaped wireless camera designed specifically for use with smartphones: the Olympus Air A01. This camera is similar to Sony's own recent lens cameras, offering the quality you get with a dedicated digital camera while leveraging all the features (connectivity, instant sharing, etc.) of a smartphone. This is an open platform camera joined by eight apps, nearly two dozen filter and art effects, and it'll be available starting early next month through the maker's online store.

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Samsung NX500 tops NX1 with 4K release

Samsung NX500 tops NX1 with 4K release

Today Samsung returns to the high-powered camera arena for 2015 with their NX500, a new-age successor to last year's NX1. This year the NX500 comes with upgraded processor - a brand new DRIMeV - on top of the 4K recording ability brought on with the NX1. This camera works with a 28MP BSI APS-C image sensor, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity. This device works with Samsung's NX AF system III, Samsung Auto Shot technology, and a 3-inch touchscreen on its backside to capture images and video with a wide variety of ways and means - this screen also flips out, down, and up.

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 focuses on rugged selfies

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 focuses on rugged selfies

Olympus has a taste for rugged little action cameras, and the Stylus Tough TG-860 looks set to continue that legacy, focusing particularly on selfie-obsessed explorers. Wrapping a 16-megapixel sensor with 5x optical zoom and ultra wide-angle 21mm lens in a metal body that's waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof, and dustproof, it can also be squeezed inside an underwater case to take down to depths of up to 147 feet.

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Olympus E-M5 Mark II adds 5-axis OIS and 40MP mode

Olympus E-M5 Mark II adds 5-axis OIS and 40MP mode

Olympus has taken one of its most popular interchangeable lens cameras back to the lab, revamped it, and returned with the OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Toting a 16-megapixel sensor, 5-axis image stabilization, HD video recording, and integrated WiFi, the new version builds on the success of the original E-M5, with features like a 40-megapixel shot mode that combines multiple frames for extra detail, up to 10fps RAW still capture, and 81-point Fast AF.

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