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FLIR One thermal camera for Android and iPhone now available

FLIR One thermal camera for Android and iPhone now available

The FLIR thermal camera allows mobile users to see heat from the comfort of their smartphone or tablet, and it has more news. FLIR announced today that its FLIR One thermal camera for smartphones is now available for purchase, giving interested mobile users anywhere in the world a chance to get one of the heat-viewing cameras. Both iOS and Android is supported by this new model, which was introduced at CES earlier this year, and it has been unshackled from the iPhone with the introduction of an Android SDK.

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Samsung NX mini 2 leaked to bring 4K to mirrorless compact

Samsung NX mini 2 leaked to bring 4K to mirrorless compact

It's been well over a year since Samsung brought the NX mini to light, a petite member of its mirrorless NX camera family. So it is no surprise to hear word that a successor is already close to being revealed. Named the NX mini 2, because what else would it be called, this mirrorless compact presents somewhat of a mixed bag, removing some features in exchange for new ones. The biggest draw for this mini camera, however, will be its ability to shoot 4K videos in such a small size.

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Samsung NX1 firmware 1.3 tackles video recording quality

Samsung NX1 firmware 1.3 tackles video recording quality

It's been a while since we've last heard about the Samsung NX1 and its 4K video capability. And although it has practically been superseded by the NX500 early this year, Samsung hasn't lost love for its first 4K digital camera just yet. It has just announced a new firmware 1.3 upgrade available for owners. While the new software upgrades the camera's capabilities across both stills and video, a lot of the emphasis has been made on improving the quality of the camera's Full HD video recording.

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iBlazr 2 is a wireless adjustable LED flash for your iPhone

iBlazr 2 is a wireless adjustable LED flash for your iPhone

When it comes to a smartphone’s camera, many users side-step the flash — for day time and incognito snaps, it doesn’t serve much purpose. There are times when the built-in flash is needed, though, and in those times it usually proves inadequate, perhaps just strong enough to illuminate nearby subjects but not much else. iBlazr presented a solution to that with its first external smartphone flash by the same name, and now it is back with a refined version called the iBlazr 2.

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Polaroid Cube+ revealed, designed by Ammunition

Polaroid Cube+ revealed, designed by Ammunition

The second generation super-miniature Polaroid Cube+ has been revealed, designed once again by the folks that made Beats By Dre so iconic. The first Polaroid Cube was the first Ammunition team-up with Polaroid. That design was so successful, they decided to come around again for a second edition. Ammunition Group is headed by designer Robert Brunner. Brunner was Apple's Director of Industrial Design back in 1989, succeeded only in 1997 by the man he hired to work on the same design team - Jonathan Ive. Now it's time for another camera.

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Nikon D5 specs leak: 4k video, high ISO

Nikon D5 specs leak: 4k video, high ISO

An update to Nikon's popular D4 camera is in the works, and word has it the upcoming model -- the Nikon D5 -- will look similar to the D4S. Such word comes from a recent leak that includes a few other tidbits of information, among which is the rumored ability to record video in 4k resolution, and a native ISO that is very high at 102,400. Nikon hasn't officially unveiled the D5 model at this point, and has not commented on the leak, so at this point it still remains unconfirmed -- though, it should be noted, the source has a good track record.

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360fly camera records video for VR

360fly camera records video for VR

360Fly is pining to be the GoPro of 360-degree videos, and with them the nature of watching footage is greatly changed. With an ordinary video, what you see is what you get. With 360-degree video, however, users are able to swipe the footage around to see what was recorded from different angles. The type of video is quickly gaining popularity, and 360fly wants its camera of the same name to be what consumers turn to with their of 360-video recording needs.

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Google is looking for testers to JUMP into its VR camera rig

Google is looking for testers to JUMP into its VR camera rig

Let the puns commence. Virtual Reality is really only as good as the content that's available for that particular experience. With is new found VR push, with the likes of YouTube 360 and Cardboard, Google has very little choice but to help creators stitch up their video masterpieces, hence the introduction of JUMP. Now it is on the hunt for for those creative minds who are willing to make the leap into VR and take its camera rig for a spin. But considering the hardware that's involved, getting in isn't going to be easy.

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Samsung Galaxy J5, Galaxy J7 tout front-facing LED flash

Samsung Galaxy J5, Galaxy J7 tout front-facing LED flash

Yes, this is a selfie generation. If you're still not convinced, or are still in denial, just look at the number of features and gimmicks that even smartphone makers employ to appeal to this crowd. While the new mid-range Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones, now official in China, do not have the crazy rotating camera of an OPPO or the large sensor size of an HTC, they do have something very few have: a front-facing LED flash to illumine even the darkest of selfies.

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Here are DxO’s ONE iPhone add-on camera samples

Here are DxO’s ONE iPhone add-on camera samples

Snap-on cameras for smartphones aren't new, but DxO's ONE claims to take mobile photography to another level, and it has the samples to prove it. The iPhone add-on, announced earlier today, justifies its not-inconsiderable $599 preorder price with a 1-inch, 20.3-inch sensor, just like Sony's well-esteemed RX100 III, along with a special SuperRAW mode that promises to do for RAW stills what HDR does for JPEGs. Read on for some samples.

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