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Sony Music Video Recorder first-impressions [samples]

Sony Music Video Recorder first-impressions [samples]

Sony's Music Video Recorder may well be the camera sleeper hit of the holidays. Think of it as the ill-fated Flip Video - or, indeed, Sony's own Bloggie alternative - given a pro-audio upgrade, ostensibly targeted at bands and recording artists looking to make music videos and recordings simultaneously but, as we discovered when we spent some hands-on time with the shooter, certainly capable of more. Read on for our first-impressions.

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Sony Action Cam hands-on [sample]

Sony Action Cam hands-on [sample]

There've never been so many ways to keep track of your extreme sports lifestyle, but Sony is hoping its latest Action Cam will lure away potential GoPro users thanks to a mixture of WiFi, GPS, Full HD quality, and a broad range of accessories. Offering a choice of 1080p or slow-motion 720p recording, the Action Cam has SteadyShot image stabilization along with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 170-degree lens and Exmor R sensor. We took to the skies with the Action Cam to see how it performed.

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Nikon Df unveiled as a lightweight FX-format DSLR

Nikon Df unveiled as a lightweight FX-format DSLR

Calling it a "modern classic," Nikon has unveiled its new Df DSLR camera, a retro-designed FX-format shooter being targeted towards advanced photographers who need a lightweight FX-format camera. The design is built upon the foundation left by Nikon's F series 35mm film cameras from days gone by, and is accompanied by technologies akin to that of the Nikon D4 DSLR.

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Nikon DF details emerge amid leaked photos

Nikon DF details emerge amid leaked photos

The Nikon DF appearing in full sooner than later has been pushed in a series of press photos this morning, allowing the public to see the hardware before they know its abilities. What you've got here is the embodiment of what Nikon shared in teaser videos ramping up to this week in "Pure Photography" (also embedded below). It's suggested that these photos are arriving just 24 hours (or less) before the final full announcement about the camera itself from Nikon.

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Sony A7 and A7R first-impressions [samples]

Sony A7 and A7R first-impressions [samples]

Sales of dedicated cameras may be struggling across the industry this year, but Sony isn't letting the segment go without a fight. Having already impressed us by putting a full-frame sensor in the compact-scale Cyber-shot RX1R, now a similarly huge CMOS has cropped up in the new Sony A7 and A7R, two compelling Alphas that bridge the divide between the mainstream NEX series of interchangeable lens cameras, and Sony's traditional full-body DSLRs. The A7 and A7R aren't set to hit shelves until December, but Sony gave us early access and a few blank memory cards to see just how innovative pair really are. Read on for our first impressions and some sample images.

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Neurocam takes photos when you think

Neurocam takes photos when you think

There's a device out there in the wild this week called Neurocam, working with an iPhone, a mirror, and a brainwave reader to take photos whenever you show interest in what you're looking at. The design of this product uses a rather simple setup that has the sensor set off an iPhone camera's shutter, sitting on a head mount that uses a mirror so the iPhone can sit flat against the user's head. Look simple enough to you?

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