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Sony debuts a 4K Handycam and a new Action Cam

Sony debuts a 4K Handycam and a new Action Cam

Despite the prevalence of DSLRs, point-and-click cameras, and even smartphones, there is still a case for the use of dedicated video cameras, also called camcorders. To make that point, Sony is introducing the FDR-AX53, its first 4K Handycam which also has a few "firsts" up its sleeves. And the moment calls for more action and more sports, Sony's new HDR-AS50 Action Cam will fill in the need for steady footage, no matter movement, whether from human or drone. All for the sake of preserving those once in a lifetime memories and reliving them with family and friends.

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Livestream Movi hands-on: The next livestream star

Livestream Movi hands-on: The next livestream star

Livestream's Movi made some big promises, claiming pro-edited footage on the fly from a palm-sized camera, but it could mark a big change in live-streaming. Launched at CES 2016 this week, it not only beams out high-def video in real-time, but turns a connected iOS device into a portable editing studio.

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Nikon D500 is first camera with SnapBridge

Nikon D500 is first camera with SnapBridge

Nikon has announced the D500 DSLR, a hotly anticipated camera sporting a 20.9MP sensor and the same 153 auto focus points as the D5. As well, the D500 features Nikon’s new Expeed 5 image processing engine (likewise found in the D5) and Ultra HD video recording. The Nikon D500 is particularly notable, however, for being the first among Nikon’s products to offer SnapBridge, a constant connection to mobile devices over Bluetooth.

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ASUS ZenFone Zoom finally brings its 3x optical zoom to the US

ASUS ZenFone Zoom finally brings its 3x optical zoom to the US

As predicted, 2016 will see a focus on smartphone photography, both in bringing it to the masses like LG's new K line, as well as pushing the boundaries like the ASUS ZenFone Zoom. This smartphone isn't exactly new, having been announced last year, also at CES. This time, however, ASUS is announcing that, yes, the smartphone will finally be available in the US, after months of availability in Europe. What sets the ZenFone Zoom apart from the crowd, even from ASUS's own ZenFone 2 Laser, is the addition of 3x Optical Zoom you won't easily find in smartphones.

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Nikon joins action cam market with KeyMission 360 camera

Nikon joins action cam market with KeyMission 360 camera

Nikon is getting into the action camera segment with the introduction of the KeyMission 360, a square-shaped action camera that will take on the likes of GoPro, Sony and more. “Entering the action segment is a significant milestone for Nikon," the company says. The KeyMission 360 trumps many of its' competitors, though, by recording content for creating VR experiences.

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Nikon D5 unveiled with new AF system, 4K UHD video

Nikon D5 unveiled with new AF system, 4K UHD video

Nikon has unveiled the Nikon D5, its' highly anticipated new DSLR camera. This camera is built for speed and accuracy, says Nikon, using its' most advanced and all-new auto focus system. The D5 brings several new features and promises, including high-quality images at very high ISO levels, 4K UHD video recording, and a new 20.8-megapixel FX format image sensor.

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BMW at CES 2016: cameras, cloud, and smart mirrors

BMW at CES 2016: cameras, cloud, and smart mirrors

BMW brings a wide variety of smart technologies and expansions to smart vehicles to the Consumer Electronics Show 2016. This includes their future mobility solution "Light and Charge", BMW i8 Mirrorless / BMW i3 Extended Rearview Mirror, BMW ConnectedRide, and BMW Connected. Also appearing at the show were a number of new Control Concepts from BMW, new Internet of Things services, and the networked cockpit - the BMW i Vision Future concept. All are included in BMW's vision for a much smarter - and safer - automotive experience.

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Ring Stick Up Cam takes on Nest Cam wire-free

Ring Stick Up Cam takes on Nest Cam wire-free

Connected doorbell maker Ring is wading into the security camera space, with Ring Stick Up Cam promising the easiest installation on the block. The new camera, announced at CES 2016 today, is wire-free, courtesy of WiFi for streaming video through your router to your smartphone or tablet, and an internal rechargeable battery for power.

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Canon debuts refreshed line of PowerShot, Vixia cameras

Canon debuts refreshed line of PowerShot, Vixia cameras

At CES 2016 today, Canon used the show to introduce new digital camera models in its PowerShot line and a new Vixia camcorder. The refreshed lineup consists of multiple new PowerShot cameras in both the superzoom and pocket-size point-and-shoot categories, along with the camcorder aimed at budding filmmakers. The updates include Canon's latest processors and features designed to make shooting and filming both fun and simple.

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ALLie camera takes a 360-degree view of everything

ALLie camera takes a 360-degree view of everything

Virtual reality might be the up and coming star, but its success will largely depend on the content available for it. "Manufactured" content like games might be great but real-life footage, both live and recorded, is even better. Manufacturers are scrambling to create the perfect VR camera setup but ALLie, apparently pronounced as "ALL-e", might have the jump on them What might look like a webcam the shape of eyeball is actually a 360-degree camera that can be used for surveillance, recording events, and, of course, VR.

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Netatmo Presence upgrades security light with IoT

Netatmo Presence upgrades security light with IoT

Home security cameras are mainstays of the IoT, but Netatmo wants to take things one step further with Presence, its smarter camera. Weatherproof, ruggedized, and intended to replace an external security floodlight - a neat way to get around the hassle of installing new cabling - the Presence features not only a 1080p camera but the promise to classify what it sees before it warns you.

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Top 5 upcoming mobile trends in 2016

Top 5 upcoming mobile trends in 2016

It's that time of year again. While the last days of the year are the perfect time to take stock of what has transpired in 2015, it's also the perfect time to plan ahead and to look forward to the upcoming year. So naturally, we take out our crystal ball from the chest in the attic, give it a little rub and polish, and try to peer into what the future of mobile devices will look like in 2016. At least, based on the seeds that have taken root this year. While many, like the adoption of 2K resolution screens and USB Type-C ports, may seem like no brainers, there are still some interesting things we're divining for the future. Here are five.

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