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Polaroid iZone camera: a companion for Android and iOS handsets

Polaroid iZone camera: a companion for Android and iOS handsets

Among Polaroid's CES 2015 wares is the iZone camera, a square-shaped compact point-and-shoot camera with optical zoom and the ability to work with your Android or iOS mobile device. The maker refers to iZone as a companion device for your smartphone or tablet, the latter of which works as a remote view finder and a storage base for taking/saving images with the Polaroid camera. The idea behind such a device is that the companion camera will (likely) be of a somewhat higher quality than your smartphone, but without the same sharing features and power as your handset.

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Canon Powershot SX610, SX710, & SX530 hands-on

Canon Powershot SX610, SX710, & SX530 hands-on

Here at CES 2015, we got our hands on Canon’s newest Powershot point-and-shoot cameras. their SX610 offers an 18x optical zoom via the 25-450mm lens, while the SX710 gets even more detailed with a 30x zoom from a 25-750mm lens. If you’re in need of more, the SX530 is about as good as a pocketable camera gets with 50x zoom from a 24-1200mm lens. All offer Canon’s Intelligent IS for image stabilization for a “virtually shake-free” shot.

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 160, 170 IS hands-on: point and shoot simplicity

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160, 170 IS hands-on: point and shoot simplicity

Earlier this week Canon rolled out the red carpet for its new line of PowerShot cameras, and two among them are the tiny point-and-shoot ELPH 160 and 170 IS compacts we recently went hands-on with here at CES 2015. Those familiar with Canon's PowerShot lineup will immediately recognize these two as being part of it, with design cues from past models rolling over into the latest options, which are largely most notable for their feature upgrades over past offerings. What kind of features? Read out hands-on to find out!

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iON SnapCam wearable camera: 8MP and live streaming

iON SnapCam wearable camera: 8MP and live streaming

iON has introduced its SnapCam camera, a social-centric wearable POV shooter measuring in at 1.5-inches with a wireless connection to one's smartphone. Central among it all is the 8-megapixel sensor that allows users to create HD video and snap still images, as well as live-stream their daily happenings whenever they feel like it. Speed is one of the device's biggest bragging points, with iON saying users can have it taking a picture or recording a video in "less than a second".

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HTC Re adds YouTube live streaming

HTC Re adds YouTube live streaming

HTC's periscope-shaped Re is getting a firmware update, adding YouTube live streaming to turn the camera curiosity into a mobile broadcast tool. The software - which will be pushed out initially through the Google Play store - updates the Re companion app which runs on the paired smartphone. HTC is envisioning the enhanced camera as being used to beam performances and school plays to distant grandparents, or to make friends green with envy by showing them your scuba diving.

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Ring Doorbell hands-on: See who’s at the door through your smartphone

Ring Doorbell hands-on: See who’s at the door through your smartphone

Wondering who’s at your door when that bell goes off is either alarming for some or curious for others. The Ring acts as an internet camera door bell that displays on your smartphone and shows you who’s at your door step when that bell goes off. The functionality is cool because now when you're busy or not, you don't have get up to answer the door, let alone talk to whoever it could be. Just answer the door from wherever you are or not. The smart doorbell has me wondering how fun its going to be now when people ring the door.

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Nikon’s entry-level D5500 DSLR is ready to shoot and share

Nikon’s entry-level D5500 DSLR is ready to shoot and share

Digital cameras nowadays are a dime a dozen and sometimes they have to be that number in order to accommodate the growing number of digital photographers of all levels of experience. Nikon's latest DSLR offering is positioned to be the perfect companion for a budding photographer. Combining a blend of topnotch camera features and a small, lightweight body design, the DX-format D5500 DSLR to make everything quick and painless, from taking that once in a lifetime shot to immediately sharing it with the world.

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Sony Action Cam now packs 4K at 30fps

Sony Action Cam now packs 4K at 30fps

Sony, no stranger to innovative imaging devices and features, have re-dedicated themselves to the action camera market. At CES this week, Sony is rolling out two new action cameras, along with accessories and incoming software that will make their new action cams really useful for smartphone users. The AS200V Action Cam from Sony is a refresh of their Action Cam from last year, boasting improved image quality. Sony’s FDR-X1000V sets a new standard, offering up 4K video from a handheld action cam.

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Panasonic ZS50, ZS45, and SZ10 are everyday compact cameras

Panasonic ZS50, ZS45, and SZ10 are everyday compact cameras

Panasonic has been busy introducing new products today, and among them are three new compact digital cameras: the ZS50, ZS45, and the SZ10, all of which are slim offerings designed to be used in a variety of situations -- essentially, they are everyday cameras. Despite their small sizes, the maker has made some big promises, and most notably has included some generally atypical features like a hinged LCD display for enhanced use, wireless connectivity (including NFC on certain models), and more.

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