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Yuneec debuts Typhoon ActionCam for handheld ground shots

Yuneec debuts Typhoon ActionCam for handheld ground shots

California drone-maker Yuneec has just announced a handheld stabilization camera dubbed the Typhoon ActionCam, allowing users to capture the same smooth video footage on the ground as they would in the air via the use of a drone. If the device looks familiar, that's because it's very similar to the handheld Steady Grip unit from the recent Typhoon Q500 drone, which let users transfer the 4K camera from the UAV to the Grip and control it with their smartphone.

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Don’t panic if Nexus 5X camera apps show inverted images

Don’t panic if Nexus 5X camera apps show inverted images

If you're using your favorite non-Nexus third party camera app on your shiny new Nexus 5X and are surprised to discover your photos upside down, don't panic. It's not a hardware flaw. And it's not a software bug either. Well, at least not completely. The Nexus 5X camera module is indeed oriented in an unconventional way, but don't worry, that is as intended. The problem unfortunately lies with these third party camera apps aren't using the latest Camera2 API, which has resulted in no small amount of shock and confusion for users.

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Lytro Immerge sets its Light Field sights on VR movie-making

Lytro Immerge sets its Light Field sights on VR movie-making

It's no secret that virtual reality is the next big thing in entertainment. It's hard to say just how far out it is in terms of the mainstream market, but there are a lot of big players working on virtual reality technologies. We've been seeing headsets and ways to consume this media, but one of the major hurdles is creating that content. After all, you can't simply go out with a camera, shoot some video, and have that translated into an interactive 3D environment. But one company wants you to be able to do exactly that.

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Sony announces Alpha A68 camera with 4D focusing tech

Sony announces Alpha A68 camera with 4D focusing tech

While Sony has been busy lately releasing powerful mirrorless and full-frame sensor cameras, its latest edition to the Alpha lineup proves they haven't completely forgotten about entry-level DSLRs. The new Alpha A68 camera features a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, accepts A-mount lenses, and has a hybrid electronic OLED viewfinder. The real surprise feature, however, is what Sony has dubbed "4D focus," which offers fast, accurate tracking autofocus with 79 AF points.

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Polaroid sues GoPro, says it ripped off Cube camera

Polaroid sues GoPro, says it ripped off Cube camera

Remember GoPro’s new Hero4 Session, the action camera that looks strikingly similar to Polaroid’s previously launched “Cube” camera? That camera has earned GoPro a lawsuit, with Polaroid’s maker C&A Marketing lobbing accusations of patent infringement at GoPro. While C&A Marketing holds a U.S design patent for its Cube camera, GoPro doesn't have a U.S. patent for its Session.

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AEE S40 Pro Red action cam shoots Full HD, is now available

AEE S40 Pro Red action cam shoots Full HD, is now available

Following the launch of its AEE S60 Plus action cam earlier this month, the company is back with another model, this one that AEE S40 Pro Red Edition action cam. AEE Technology isn’t as well-known in North America as GoPro and the other big companies in the market, but it offers several small cameras for one’s adventures, and the S40 Pro is no exception. This model is small with a protruding fixed lens and variety of features, including Full HD video recording.

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GoPro footage teases how stable its drone really is

GoPro footage teases how stable its drone really is

Drones may have not yet littered our skies, but they do already litter product brochures and retail sites. Many of them come with their own camera for fun and profit, but a lot also swear fealty to GoPro's line of action cameras, long considered to be the authority in that field. Now, however, GoPro is trying to spread its wings almost literally by entering into the UAV market itself. Not only has it formally acknowledged the existence of such a project, it is now also teasing how buttery smooth footage taken from its quadcopter will be.

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4GEE Capture Cam is tiny wearable 4G action cam

4GEE Capture Cam is tiny wearable 4G action cam

Earlier this year, EE launched a small action camera, and now it has followed it up with a new model, the "wearable" 4GEE Capture Cam. This latest camera is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and comes with a clip for affixing it to your belt. Whether you consider that truly wearable is up to you, but regardless, the camera is notable for a big reason: it streams content over 4G.

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Sony confirmed to be in talks to buy Toshiba’s image sensor business

Sony confirmed to be in talks to buy Toshiba’s image sensor business

Confirming a report from earlier this week by Japanese business newspaper Nikkei, Sony has announced that it is in fact in negotiations with Toshiba to acquire the latter's CMOS image sensor business. No pricing or other financial details were shared at this point, but the move is sure to improve Sony's own image sensor division, recently seen as one of their most successful and important businesses.

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DROID Turbo 2 belongs in Top 3, says DxOMark

DROID Turbo 2 belongs in Top 3, says DxOMark

It seems that DxOMark and Motorola are forming a budding friendship. When the Moto X Style was announced, DxOMark was ready with a review of the smartphone's camera features. Now that Verizon has similarly unveiled the DROID Turbo 2, also made by Motorola, of course, DxOMark is once again first on the scene. And it's probably for a good reason too! Based on the scores from one of the most sought after digital photography authorities on the Internet, the new DROID Turbo 2 is right up there in the Top 3 of the list.

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HTC Re action camera slashed to just $50

HTC Re action camera slashed to just $50

It was around this time last year that HTC unveiled a little stand-alone camera called the Re. With its periscope shape, it was, in a single word, odd. It was a bit of a cross between an action camera and a smartphone camera, but didn't exactly excel in either category. It was far from capable of capturing footage of the same quality of a GoPro, and while it has a 16-megapixel sensor, its photos and video were hardly better than a smartphone. But it was the asking price of $200 that made these issues a real problem.

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Polaroid Snap now available for purchase

Polaroid Snap now available for purchase

Despite the prevalence of smartphones with rather impressive camera sensors, Polaroid, whose name has become synonymous with instant print photography, has managed to still remain relevant and en vogue. At IFA 2015 last month, the company unveiled its latest attempt to bridge the divide between digital photography and its traditional instant print technology. With Polaroid Snap, not only are owners immediately gratified by a tangible printout of their captured memory, they are also able to store those images on a memory card for posterity's sake.

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