Cameras

Sony’s dual-camera system being used by ‘major smartphone players’

Sony’s dual-camera system being used by ‘major smartphone players’

Amidst all the rumors about upcoming smartphones packing dual camera systems, Sony itself has added fuel to the fire. During its third quarter earnings call in the recent past, the company’s chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida answered an analyst’s question about dual camera adoption in the future, saying in part that “major smartphone players” will be using Sony’s dual camera platform.

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Narrative opens wearable camera to inventive devs

Narrative opens wearable camera to inventive devs

Wearable camera company Narrative is throwing open its platform to developers, inviting more interesting uses for the tiny life-logging gadget. Dubbed the Narrative Open Platform, it clears the way for both hardware and software customization, as the crowdfunding success attempts to make its wearable a must-have accessory rather than a niche geek trinket.

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What makes Olympus’ PEN-F worth $1,200

What makes Olympus’ PEN-F worth $1,200

Olympus' PEN-F gives street photographers, rangefinder fans, and devoted tinkerers with an aversion to Photoshop the camera of their dreams. Key to its appeal - and, frankly, to justifying its not-inconsiderable price - is the Creative Dial, a dedicated front-panel control (paired with a new spring-loaded lever on the back) which unlocks the PEN-F's secret weapon in the retro camera wars.

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Olympus PEN-F hands-on: Retro Reloaded

Olympus PEN-F hands-on: Retro Reloaded

It's the impeccable retro charm you see when you first hold the Olympus PEN-F, but it's the addictive creative potential locked inside that lingers. Latest in the company's PEN line of rangefinders, it arrives to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Olympus' first consumer camera but, thankfully, is more than just a special edition.

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Leica M-P “Panda Edition” limited run camera unveiled

Leica M-P “Panda Edition” limited run camera unveiled

Leica has introduced a new limited edition camera called the Leica M-P “Panda Edition.” This camera features the same German construction expected from Leica alongside a design inspired by the panda. The black camera body is contrasted by white elements, something that “echoes past Oriental artistry.” Two versions of the camera are offered, both in very limited quantities.

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Periscope update brings GoPro broadcasting

Periscope update brings GoPro broadcasting

Putting your phone in danger to broadcast on Periscope is a risky activity, particularly given how expensive some phones are. To give its users a different option, Periscope has announced support for the GoPro HERO 4 action camera in its iPhone app. With it, the GoPro camera can be set up over WiFi to broadcast video through the Periscope app, no smartphone risk necessary.

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Leica X-U (Typ 113) is maker’s first rugged waterproof camera

Leica X-U (Typ 113) is maker’s first rugged waterproof camera

Leica has announced its new Leica X-U (Typ 113) camera designed for tough outdoors conditions. The camera was designed for adventure, according to Leica, while still providing high-end quality. This is the company’s first camera designed specifically for underwater and outdoor use — it is completely waterproof to depths down to 15 meters. The camera is available as of today.

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GoPro to layoff 7% of workers after poor holiday sales

GoPro to layoff 7% of workers after poor holiday sales

Following a poor holiday season, GoPro has announced that it will be laying off 7-percent of its workforce. As well, the company expects that its revenues for the last quarter will be substantially lower than analysts had estimated. GoPro expects to report revenue of $435 million, while analysts were expecting the company to pull in $521 million or thereabouts in its fourth quarter.

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FLIR’s new cameras give you cheaper Predator-vision

FLIR’s new cameras give you cheaper Predator-vision

Escaping bears might not be a common fear at CES, but you could be forewarned of nighttime attacks by predators with FLIR's new thermal camera range. The Scout TK thermal vision monocular takes the same infrared camera technology as is in the company's heat-sensing attachment for the iPhone, and packages it into a standalone form factor capable of standing up to the outdoors.

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