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Sony Xperia Z5 Review Part 1: The Camera

Sony Xperia Z5 Review Part 1: The Camera

Some people couldn’t care less about the camera on their smartphone; if you’re interested in Sony’s new Xperia Z5, there’s a good chance you’re not one of them. The handset sports an image sensor the same size as ones you’ll find in many ordinary budget-tier compact digital cameras, trumping the sensors found in some competing handsets. As well, it greatly outpaces many phones' resolutions at 23-megapixels, making it all the more attractive. At the end of the day, though, it's the quality that matters. How does it hold up? Find out in the first part of our Xperia Z5 review!

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HTC 10 teased to have “World First, World Class” cameras

HTC 10 teased to have “World First, World Class” cameras

You could, perhaps, be forgiven a bit if you've forgotten for a while that HTC still hasn't announced revealed its hand in the smartphone rat race. With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, the upcoming launch of the LG G5, and the ongoing GDC 2016 event, most are probably distracted, if not inundated, with news and specs. Hoping not to let the rumors die, HTC has just tweeted its latest teaser, promising its loyal fans of a camera, or cameras, that they will finally be proud of.

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Panono Review : Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera in the house

Panono Review : Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera in the house

This is the Panono, a camera which exists in a spherical configuration, one that you're able to toss into the air to capture unique images. Back in 2011 when we first discovered this piece of technology, it was just a student project. Fast forward to now, the year 2016, and we're getting to experience the magic in final form - ready for consumers - for the first time. Is this the way of the future? Or was this an awesome idea formed before its time, executed too late to make a giant impact in its natural home market - virtual reality?

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Samsung reveals its own 12MP Dual Pixel image sensor

Samsung reveals its own 12MP Dual Pixel image sensor

By now, the Galaxy S7's main camera story has already been narrated to death. It went from 16 megapixels in the Galaxy S6 down to 12 megapixels. In exchange, however, it gained twice the number of photodiodes for phase detection autofocus and larger pixels to boot, earning it abilities in the focus and low light department. Recent teardowns have revealed that camera sensor to be from Sony, but now Samsung is revealing its own similar image sensor, but with an additional talent you curiously won't find in the Galaxy S7.

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Toshiba IKS-WB9518 is maker’s first 4K security camera

Toshiba IKS-WB9518 is maker’s first 4K security camera

Security cameras, more often than not, have less-than-ideal image quality, something due in part to storage demands (storing endless hours of high-resolution footage requires ample storage space, after all). Storage isn’t a concern in some cases, though, and for those situations there’s the new Toshiba IKS-WB9518, the maker’s first Ultra HD 4k resolution security camera.

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Sony announces an even smaller 30x zoom camera, the HX80

Sony announces an even smaller 30x zoom camera, the HX80

Everyone carries around a camera in their pocket these days. The latest smartphones all have pretty good cameras in them, but they're not great for every situation. Sometimes you want a camera that takes a bit higher quality shots, or maybe you want some serious zoom that a fixed lens just won't give you. Well, today Sony just announced a new point-and-shoot that should satisfy your need for extra zoom, without taking up too much space in your pocket.

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5 “Friends” the LG G5 is missing: Plug-in Accessory Madness!

5 “Friends” the LG G5 is missing: Plug-in Accessory Madness!

Last month LG revealed their new flagship smartphone, the LG G5, and a series of plug-and-play accessories they call "Friends of G5." Today we're having a brief run-down reminder of what those accessories are, then we're going through the five accessories we'd love LG to add to this family as soon as possible. LG gives us inspiration for oddity with their "Friends of G5" logo, which is a cat with glasses - so we're about to get weird with it.

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LG 360 CAM can upload directly to Google Street View

LG 360 CAM can upload directly to Google Street View

Google Street View might just get a bit more crowded. Which is probably a good thing considering how much the hype around it has more or less died over the past year or so. The emergence of 360-degree cameras could very mark a new phase in Street View's life, particularly with user-uploaded content. LG, however, has gotten an edge over those, having its newly unveiled 360 CAM certified by Google itself. This practically means that users will be able to upload Street View-like images directly, no pre-processing or editing required.

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DxO ONE cam can now work standalone, gets price cut

DxO ONE cam can now work standalone, gets price cut

DxO, the people behind the popular DxOMark benchmarking site, announced a major software update to their almost odd DxO ONE camera. Most software updates usually add minor features and bug fixes but, while that is partly true here, the update introduces a new feature that practically changes the way you can use the camera. Starting version 1.3 of the firmware, the DxO ONE can be used standalone, meaning you won't need to first connect it to an iPhone or iPad before taking a shot.

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DIY Centriphone whips iPhone around your head on a string

DIY Centriphone whips iPhone around your head on a string

Possibly the most insane iPhone accessory ever made for the accident-prone is this: the Centriphone. We saw the results of this contraption in action not too long ago - it creates a sort of bullet-time video using the slow-motion capabilities of the iPhone or GoPro camera being flung around in a circle. Super slow motion and movement of the camera create a fantastic result - and one that's now entirely DIY and open source. Today we have the making-of video and instructions.

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Ricoh Theta S Review: the true VR camera trailblazer

Ricoh Theta S Review: the true VR camera trailblazer

In a few years from now, cameras like the Ricoh Theta S will be standard. Maybe not even a few years. Maybe this year. Samsung just released their VR camera, the [Gear 360], and LG just released a VR camera called [LG 360 CAM] as well. LG's camera is, shall we say, very INSPIRED by Ricoh's design. But the Ricoh Theta was first. By a mile. By several years and a whole new iteration, in fact.

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HTC promises a “compelling” camera for next “One M10”

HTC promises a “compelling” camera for next “One M10”

MWC 2016 has all but wrapped up and HTC, once one of the biggest names in the smartphone world, didn't make a big splash as expected. Despite the disappointment of a no show, HTC assures fans that they will have something to look forward to in the next flagship, which almost everyone is calling the "One M10". That, according to CFO Chialin Chang, will come in the form of a smartphone camera that will finally be "compelling". Considering this year's first batch of flagships, HTC will have a lot of work to do.

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