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The Lytro Cinema could give movie-making its next golden age

The Lytro Cinema could give movie-making its next golden age

Light field camera specialist Lytro promised a cinematographic revolution and they weren't kidding, with the new Lytro Cinema potentially representing as much of a technology shift as the move from analog to digital. The new camera - which, like Lytro's clever but poorly selling consumer cameras, captures not only light but the angle that the light hits the sensor, allowing for a wider range of post-processing options - promises to kill off the traditional green screen for special effects, among other things.

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HTC 10’s front camera might have optical image stabilization

HTC 10’s front camera might have optical image stabilization

We'll let that title sink in for a few moments. Recovered from awe, shock, or disbelief? If not, don't worry. You still have a few days to wrap your head around the idea, which is all sorts of amazing and bizarre at the same time. HTC has boasted that its upcoming smartphone, whose real name we'll finally get to see on the 12th, will have a compelling camera. It should have probably said "cameras" instead. That's because, according to this "insider source", the HTC 10 will have the world's first front-facing smartphone camera with OIS.

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Hasselblad H6D medium-format cameras top out at 100MP

Hasselblad H6D medium-format cameras top out at 100MP

Hasselblad has launched a new pair of medium-format digital cameras, the H6D-50c and the H6D-100c. Both feature a CMOS sensor, the 100c being the 100-megapixel option and the 50c being the 50-megapixel option. Says Hasselblad, its H6D cameras were “completely rebuilt” using new hardware and a new electronic platform, a decision it made over consideration about improving existing H-series medium-format cameras.

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GoPro Omni packs six HERO4 Black cameras for perfect spherical video

GoPro Omni packs six HERO4 Black cameras for perfect spherical video

GoPro is known for making cameras that can go almost anywhere. If you want to strap a camera to your head while you bike down a mountain, they're the ones that you're probably going to turn to. Well now the company has unveiled their new Omni rig, which they hope you'll use for all of your 360-degree VR video needs.

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Orah 4i camera livestreams 4K VR videos with 3D audio

Orah 4i camera livestreams 4K VR videos with 3D audio

VideoStitch has launched the Orah 4i, a small camera capable of livestreaming 4K-resolution 360-degree video with 3D audio specifically for virtual reality applications. The company, perhaps best known for its 360-degree VR video software, has put the camera up for preorder at a discounted rate; company CEO Nicolas Burtey said in a statement, “We have developed a solution that
streams 4K resolution live virtual reality video to headsets–all with the push of a button.”

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Huawei P9 debuts with dual Leica-certified cameras

Huawei P9 debuts with dual Leica-certified cameras

Huawei has announced its new pair of flagship smartphones, the P9 and P9 Plus, in London today, and just as was predicted a few weeks ago, they feature cameras developed in collaboration with Leica. Both devices feature a dual camera setup, taking the unique approach of using one for color photos and the second for monochrome. However, while the Leica branding is featured on the phones, that doesn't mean the cameras were manufactured by the renowned German company — instead they "co-engineered" the lenses.

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Sony UMC-S3C compact high-sensitivity 4K camera arrives in August

Sony UMC-S3C compact high-sensitivity 4K camera arrives in August

Sony has introduced its new UMC-S3C, a compact 4K camera promised to offer high-sensitivity in a lightweight body. According to the company, the UMC-S3C has the highest sensitivity of any camera in its class, and enables users to record Ultra HD video in dim and dark conditions. In addition to recording 4k video, the camera can also snap 12-megapixel still images. Sony plans to launch the camera this upcoming August, but has given all the details on it today.

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Valve creates the perfect demo for Steam VR and the HTC Vive

Valve creates the perfect demo for Steam VR and the HTC Vive

This morning the HTC Vive officially went on sale, and with it, a launch of Valve's Steam VR initiative. To bring on a greater understanding of what this new environment is like, Valve set out to create a single video which showed what virtual reality was like for the user. To do this, they needed a bit of Mixed Reality. That is a green screen room, a 3rd-party camera, and an HTC Vive. To do this, they needed to be able to track outside the user - to do this, they needed to attach a Vive controller to their camera rig.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 has a host of stabilizers for a steady shot

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 has a host of stabilizers for a steady shot

July last year, Panasonic unveiled the Lumix GX8, boasting of a new Dual Image Stabilizer, the first in a single lens mirrorless camera. Carrying on that tradition, the Lumix DMC-GX85 host the same stabilizers, combining the dual I.S. with the usual Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) and even a Body Image Stabilizer (BIS) to deliver the steadiest shot, no matter the situation or lens used. Boasting of the same Contrast type AF and Venus processing engine, the GX85 crams all those latest features in a compact body and a price tag that won't scare off enthusiasts and hobbyists.

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LG G5 Camera Review Part II: Trip to Mt. Rushmore

LG G5 Camera Review Part II: Trip to Mt. Rushmore

This past weekend my family and I traveled to Mt Rushmore - I brought the LG G5 along for the trip to shoot some photos. What you're about to see is a set of photos captured with the LG G5's primary camera as well as its wide-angle-lens camera, both using the LG G5's standard camera app. Note that these photos were not captured with any LG Friends accessories, just the basic camera. Also keep an eye out for the photos captured not by me, but by a 4-year-old, inexperienced photographer. You'll find the results interesting, I assure you.

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LG G5 vs Galaxy S7 camera WAR

LG G5 vs Galaxy S7 camera WAR

Today we're taking the LG G5 and the Galaxy S7 out for a ride to a few different photo spots - some inside, some outside. This is a very basic initial set of tests for the two devices, and we'll leave a lot of the decision-making to you. All of the photos have been captured with the LG G5 and Galaxy S7's basic camera app, utilizing their "Auto" settings right out of the box, as it were. Herein lies the first of several battles between the two.

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Huawei P9 confirmed to feature Leica camera

Huawei P9 confirmed to feature Leica camera

Back in February, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei announced a new partnership with Germany's high-end camera company Leica, stating the two were going to work together on mobile photography. No other details were revealed at the time, but the fact that the two have nearly zero overlap when it comes to products or target markets hinted at the possibility of a collaboration on something new.

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