Cameras

Ricoh to launch DSLR with APS-C sensor this Spring

Ricoh to launch DSLR with APS-C sensor this Spring

Ricoh plans to show off a modest array of new photography products at CES 2015 this week, and among them will be a new DSLR camera which is yet to be named. The camera will be a lens-interchangeable K-mount DSLR, according to the maker, with a APS-C-size CMOS sensor and an estimated launch date some time this upcoming spring. The camera will be joined by some photography accessories, as well, rounding out its early 2015 offerings with a nice array of new products for brand faithfuls.

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Canon PowerShot line scores five new cameras

Canon PowerShot line scores five new cameras

In addition to its new Connect Station and some other products it has introduced during this CES 2015, Canon has added five new cameras to its PowerShot product lineup, with the new devices ranging from slim pocket-friendly compact cameras to somewhat larger offerings for those with more demands. The new models are comprised of the PowerShot ELPH 160, the ELPH 170 IS, the SX530 HS, the SX610 HS, and the SX710 HS, and they'll all be arriving next month at different price points.

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Canon Connect Station CS100 is a content hub for photographers

Canon Connect Station CS100 is a content hub for photographers

Canon has rolled out a new hub specifically for the photographers among us, and it is called the Connect Station CS100. With this device, users can store their photographs and videos from multiple devices using NFC and WiFi. This gives photographers a way to quickly offload the content from the camera to a central hub device, where the images and videos can later be accessed or showcased on a connected television/monitor. The Connect Station isn't available yet, but we've all the details on it after the jump!

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Nikon looking into odd flare issue plaguing D750 owners

Nikon looking into odd flare issue plaguing D750 owners

We do not often see any large issues with cameras that prompt statements from their makers, but every so often one will crop up, such as the skin irritation issues Canon addressed about a year ago. Fast forward, and now Nikon has issued its own statement to device owners, with the company saying it is going to look into problems D750 users have experienced when taking images, which are essentially tarnished with a dark "band" that is streaked across the tops of photos.

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iCamPRO home security “robot” is an all-seeing eye

iCamPRO home security “robot” is an all-seeing eye

Amaryllo has introduced its iCamPro FHD, something it says is the first home security robot available. The small round unit features an integrated camera that keeps tabs on one's home or office, monitoring movement, sounds, and more to detect if an intruder is present. The related app is used to communicate with the home owner with picture alerts and more. Last month, the device was bestowed with a 2015 CES Best of Innovations award, and if all goes as planned it'll hit the market next year.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “In a City” film arrives with NX1 footage

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “In a City” film arrives with NX1 footage

In late October, Samsung tapped Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his production company HitRECord to film a short movie using its NX1 camera. That project was joined by a call for crowdsourced content, and the idea behind it all was to give a creative look at how Samsung's new camera holds up. Right on schedule, the final version of In a City has been announced by Samsung and released for everyone to enjoy -- and, as always, we have it for you after the jump.

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Polaroid Socialmatic camera is now up for pre-order

Polaroid Socialmatic camera is now up for pre-order

Consumers haven't entirely abandoned printed photographs, even if Instagram and similar services are now the preferred way to share and view images. Things like ZenCam have caught attention for offering physical prints of digital media, and so it isn't surprising that Polaroid has been looking at resurrecting its own instant film offerings. We've seen the Polaroid Socialmatic camera before, and now there is finally a launch date to which we can look forward: January.

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iPhone 6 Plus used by White House Christmas photographer

iPhone 6 Plus used by White House Christmas photographer

This year, a professional photographer opted to forgo using a big DSLR camera and fancy lens to capture the White House's Christmas decorations, and instead used an iPhone 6 Plus. As Apple loves to mention at each year's unveiling of a new iPhone, the company's smartphone has become the most popular camera in use today, even finding use in situations where professionals previously would never consider using a mobile device.

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Researchers create 100 billion fps 2D camera

Researchers create 100 billion fps 2D camera

Researchers have created a camera capable of imaging pulses of light. Using a technology called Compressed Ultrafast Photography, Washington University in St. Louis researchers have created a 2D receive-only camera capable of taking images at up to 100 billion frames-per-second -- something that far eclipses the 10 million or so frames-per-second presently available receive-only cameras are capable of. The researchers hope the camera will lead to new scientific discoveries, with the study's leader Lihong Wang saying, "For the first time, humans can see light pulses on the fly."

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Obama calls for 50,000 police body cameras

Obama calls for 50,000 police body cameras

President Obama has called for the use of body cameras by police officers across the nation, doing so with a request for $263m in funding. This funding will go towards 50,000 body cameras, as well as improvements to law enforcement training. The announcement follows the tragedy and protests that have rocked Ferguson, Missouri and other regions in recent time, though the issue itself has been brewing for much longer. "This is not a problem just of Ferguson, Missouri," said President Obama. "This is a national problem. But it's a solvable problem."

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