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Leica M-P “Panda Edition” limited run camera unveiled

Leica M-P “Panda Edition” limited run camera unveiled

Leica has introduced a new limited edition camera called the Leica M-P “Panda Edition.” This camera features the same German construction expected from Leica alongside a design inspired by the panda. The black camera body is contrasted by white elements, something that “echoes past Oriental artistry.” Two versions of the camera are offered, both in very limited quantities.

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Periscope update brings GoPro broadcasting

Periscope update brings GoPro broadcasting

Putting your phone in danger to broadcast on Periscope is a risky activity, particularly given how expensive some phones are. To give its users a different option, Periscope has announced support for the GoPro HERO 4 action camera in its iPhone app. With it, the GoPro camera can be set up over WiFi to broadcast video through the Periscope app, no smartphone risk necessary.

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Leica X-U (Typ 113) is maker’s first rugged waterproof camera

Leica X-U (Typ 113) is maker’s first rugged waterproof camera

Leica has announced its new Leica X-U (Typ 113) camera designed for tough outdoors conditions. The camera was designed for adventure, according to Leica, while still providing high-end quality. This is the company’s first camera designed specifically for underwater and outdoor use — it is completely waterproof to depths down to 15 meters. The camera is available as of today.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM10 “smart camera” ditches the phone

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM10 “smart camera” ditches the phone

While many of the high end smartphones these days are getting closer to digital camera quality, some manufacturers like Samsung and Panasonic, are bridging the divide from the other side of the gap. Late 2014, Panasonic revealed the LUMIX DMC-CM1, a savvy looking compact digital camera that also boasted the same functionality as your Android smartphone. More than a year later, it is unveiling the DMC-CM10, a successor that, from the onset, looks largely unchanged from the previous model. But it differs in one crucial feature. Or misfeature if you want.

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Fujifilm FinePix XP90 is waterproof to 50-feet

Fujifilm FinePix XP90 is waterproof to 50-feet

Fujifilm has announced a new rugged and compact digital camera called the FinePix XP90. The hallmark features of the camera are a rugged design and compact dimensions that make it easy to carry on adventures in the outdoors. The XP90 meets IP68 standards meaning it is waterproof to 50-feet, can survive drops from 5.8-feet, and operates in temperatures as low as 14F.

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Fujifilm X-series adds lightweight X70, rangefinder X-E2S

Fujifilm X-series adds lightweight X70, rangefinder X-E2S

Fujifilm has revealed a couple of new digital cameras, including the powerful X-Pro2. Not everyone, however, might need a premium camera nor want the premium price that comes with it. Worry not, as Fujifilm of course has a selection more suited to those with less ambitious photography needs. In particular, two new members of the X-Series cameras come to mind. The new X70 boasts of the smallest and lightest construction in the series while the X-E2S adds an electronic viewfinder to a rangefinder style of camera.

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Fujifilm X-Pro2 arrives with world’s first Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder

Fujifilm X-Pro2 arrives with world’s first Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder

At long last, after four years of waiting, fans of Fujifilm's first X-Pro now have a success to salivate after. The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is indeed finally here and boasts of features that leaks have not been able to get whiff of. Along with the dual SD card slots and 24 megapixel sensor, the X-Pro2 comes with what Fujifilm claims to be the world's first Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder, effectively combining the best of electronic and optical viewfinders, allowing users to switch between the two seamlessly as they prefer or need. All of these wrapped inside a rugged body with a classic camera design.

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GoPro to layoff 7% of workers after poor holiday sales

GoPro to layoff 7% of workers after poor holiday sales

Following a poor holiday season, GoPro has announced that it will be laying off 7-percent of its workforce. As well, the company expects that its revenues for the last quarter will be substantially lower than analysts had estimated. GoPro expects to report revenue of $435 million, while analysts were expecting the company to pull in $521 million or thereabouts in its fourth quarter.

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Nikon has video samples of its KeyMission 360 camera

Nikon has video samples of its KeyMission 360 camera

With virtual reality headsets on the rise, so too are the cameras that capture content for the device. We've seen a wide variety of them already, especially at CES 2016 last week, ranging from the insanely expensive to the insanely composed of 12 expensive smartphones. Traditional camera makers, who have just embraced digital cameras a few years back, are now trying to also embrace this new digital frontier. Nikon's KeyMission 360 is one of those, although it looks more like a regular action cam than a VR one.

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Vimble gimbal makes your iPhone steady even when you’re not

Vimble gimbal makes your iPhone steady even when you’re not

Smartphone cameras have ome a long way since the paltry yet faithful 2MP shooters of old. But try as they might, there are still some things that these mobile devices can't do perfectly, like stabilization. For that, you'll need an honest to goodness three-axis stabilizer. That or you'll need a gimbal like DelTron's Vimble for the iPhone, which, together with the ViCam app, not only promises superb stabilization, but also great control over your iPhone camera's functionality. Say goodbye to shaky footage, tilted panoramas, or even low resolution selfies.

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