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Samsung NX1 4K recording camera hits the US

Samsung NX1 4K recording camera hits the US

Not long ago Samsung rolled out its first camera capable of recording 4K resolution video. That camera is called the Samsung NX1 and it was originally supposed to land here in the States last month. Despite not launching in the US when it was expected, Samsung has been pushing the camera and even has a partnership with Joseph Gordon-Levitt to create a movie called "In a City" that will be shot entirely with this camera.

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Motrr Galileo gets GoPro, iPhone 6, iPad upgrade

Motrr Galileo gets GoPro, iPhone 6, iPad upgrade

This week the folks at Motrr are letting it be known that their motorize device stand - Galileo - now has the ability to work with GoPro, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the iPad. With GoPro compatibility, this device continues to be one of the most interesting stands for a camera on the market today, having originally appeared all the way back in the year 2012 preparing to be shipped with iPhone 4 compatibility. Fast forward to 2014 and this device is nearly ready to work with basically any iPhone you might have in your pocket - and the iPad as well.

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Sony A7 II boasts 5-axis in-body stabilization

Sony A7 II boasts 5-axis in-body stabilization

Sony has announced a new mirrorless camera, for now only in Japan, that will succeed its already impressive A7 camera from late 2013. This aptly named A7 II carries on many of the features of its predecessor, including the full-frame sensor and the hybrid auto focus. What's different here really, is the image stabilization technology. According to Sony, the A7 II has the worlds first optical 5-axis in-body shake correction mechanism that will further give confidence to photographers, letting them take steady shots even without a tripod.

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Apple’s next iPhone may offer DSLR-quality shots, courtesy of Sony

Apple’s next iPhone may offer DSLR-quality shots, courtesy of Sony

If you have an iPhone, your purchase was likely due to — at least in part — the camera. Apple’s iPhone has always had a really nice camera, and the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus do the lineup justice. Recent comments made by a notable and trustworthy Apple pundit suggest the next camera will be equally impressive. In fact, John Gruber of Daring Fireball says Apple’s next iPhone camera could provide DSLR quality shots. How are they going to accomplish that? Easy: Sony.

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Nikon Df Gold Edition to be limited to 1,600 units only

Nikon Df Gold Edition to be limited to 1,600 units only

Nikon really loves its Df DSLR and gold. So much that it has announced yet another Gold Edition for the camera, but this time with a more subdued treatment. Opting for gold accents instead of smothering the whole camera in the color, this limited edition Nikon Df will be available in a total of 1,600 units only, 600 for only a camera and 1,000 including a kit. In all other aspects aside from the color, this Nikon Df remains exactly the same lightweight FX-format camera as the original.

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Sony’s new stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones: HDR everywhere

Sony’s new stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones: HDR everywhere

Today, Sony is unveiling a new stacked sensor that could greatly improve smartphone photography as we know it. The stacked CMOS sensor from Sony is the latest in a long line of mobile photography improvements from Sony, and will likely make its place on their incoming Xperia Z4 handset. Though it has the same pixel count as the Xperia Z3’s EXMOR sensor, this new hardware makes better use of those pixels. The stacked sensor isn’t new, but it’s the first time Sony is bringing it to a mobile platform.

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Sony IMX230 brings mirrorless camera features to phones

Sony IMX230 brings mirrorless camera features to phones

Sony has just announced a new EXMOR RS sensor and it is poised to take smartphone photography to the next level. Although the new IMX230 has almost the same effective 21 megapixel count as the camera found on, say, the Xperia Z3, this new sensor uses a stacked design that allows it to cram high-end camera functionality in a 1/2.4 size CMOS sensor. Such functionality include an image plane phase detection autofocus system and HDR imaging not just for videos but for still photos as well.

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Samsung’s “Project Beyond” camera explained in a video

Samsung’s “Project Beyond” camera explained in a video

The Samsung Gear VR is already notable and interesting just for the fact that it completely commoditizes virtual reality by turning the headset into just a smartphone accessory, an accessory to an expensive smartphone at that. Samsung apparently wasn't done yet. It is now generating some hpye and interest when it revealed its "Project Beyond", a rather weird looking, tripod-mounted camera that is designed to record the world in complete 360 degrees. And now we have a video explaining how and what for.

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Prynt case prints instant photos from smartphones

Prynt case prints instant photos from smartphones

We've seen a resurgence in interest for printed photographs, with different services ranging from ZenCam to Polaroid's Socialmatic offering printed images as part of their features. Adding itself to the list is the Prynt Case, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a smartphone case that prints photographs, only with a unique twist. Using the app, one can hold the printed photograph in front of their phone's camera to see it turn into an animation, giving it the Harry Potter universe's living portrait feel.

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Pico time lapse button merges your smartphone and DSLR

Pico time lapse button merges your smartphone and DSLR

You can make time lapse videos on your smartphone easily enough using various apps, but moving on to a higher-end camera makes the task a bit more difficult. Here to simplify it is Mindarin, which has again taken to Kickstarter, this time to fund its latest project: Pico. Pico looks somewhat like a small deflated balloon and is a bit bigger around than your thumb, operating as a button that brings time lapse functionality to your DSLR or similar camera.

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