Cameras

GoPro HERO4 footage shows post-update HD slow motion

GoPro HERO4 footage shows post-update HD slow motion

GoPro HERO4 owners will soon have a bit of additional functionality via their tiny action cameras: high-definition slow motion. The functionality will be delivered by a soon-to-arrive firmware update, which will bring 720p-resolution recording at 240fps. Users are still waiting to score such a feature, but at least one GoPro out in the wild has it, and thanks to the owner we can all see what kind of footage is produced. A couple videos have surfaced demonstrating the 720p slow-motion, and they're gorgeous.

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Seek XR thermal smartphone camera brings optical zoom

Seek XR thermal smartphone camera brings optical zoom

This past September, Seek Thermal introduced its Seek camera for smartphones, which gives the handsets the ability to look at the world around them based on its heat levels. Keeping in step with its biggest competitor, FLIR ONE, Seek has now introduced a new updated thermal camera called the Seek XR, and with it comes a boost in functionality via the inclusion of optical zoom. This increases the camera's usefulness for those who, for example, use the camera for spotting wildlife at night rather than just scanning a wall for water pipes.

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Light & Motion’s Sidekick adds light to your GoPro

Light & Motion’s Sidekick adds light to your GoPro

GoPro makes some nifty little cameras, but their usefulness drops drastically when put up against a low-light situation. External lights are the solution, but if you're using a spotlight or some other secondary battery-powered unit, the odds are it is both inconvenient and less than effective. The folks at Light & Motion are addressing that issue with their new Sidekick light, a rectangular LED light that is design specifically for mounting next to a GoPro camera to function as a complementary flash.

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Marriott teams with GoPro to offer guests HERO4 cameras

Marriott teams with GoPro to offer guests HERO4 cameras

No vacation is complete without a camera to record every moment of it, and as such Marriott and GoPro have teamed up to provide guests at select hotels a complimentary HERO4 action cam. This'll benefit guests in obvious ways -- they'll have access to a rugged camera able to handle rough environments, and it'll serve as a way for GoPro to get its tiny action cameras into consumer hands. Marriott, on the other hand, might find a bit of favor in consumer eyes again following it ill-fated WiFi-blocking petition.

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Fujifilm X-A2 interchangeable lens camera touts premium selfies

Fujifilm X-A2 interchangeable lens camera touts premium selfies

Fujifilm has introduced some new cameras today, and included among them is the sleek X-A2, which is being touted as a way to take "premium" selfies. Such is made possible via the hinged display, which can flip up so that photographers can take self-portraits with the aid of an LCD. Despite the pandering to the selfie-nation, the Fujifilm X-A2 has quite a bit more to offer photographers, not the least of which is its beautiful design and interchangeable lens construction.

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Fujifilm XQ2: an ultra-compact camera packed with features

Fujifilm XQ2: an ultra-compact camera packed with features

Fujifilm is back again with yet another camera, the XQ2. There's a lot to like about this camera, with its maker aiming to combine the best of both worlds: premium quality and tiny size. The end result was this ultra-compact and super light camera and the features it brings. Photographers are able to shoot in RAW, utilize integrated filters, and wirelessly transfer images and video to other devices using the built-in WiFi functionality. Joining the camera are both leather and waterproof cases.

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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 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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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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