Cameras

Leica and Lenny Kravitz collaborate for limited M-P ‘Correspondent’ edition

Leica and Lenny Kravitz collaborate for limited M-P ‘Correspondent’ edition

Leica is collaborating with Lenny Kravitz to create a special edition camera. Kravitz made his name in the music industry, and has since transferred his talents to worlds of art and design. This collaboration, the "Correspondent," is a luxury professional camera set which pairs the mechanics of Leica photography and the styling Kravitz is known for. The Kravitz model is a redesigned Leica M-P. It comes with two Leica lenses, the Summicron-M 35mm and the Summilux-M 50mm. It's all packaged in a sophisticated snakeskin custom case, and the Correspondent camera is covered same black, glossy snakeskin.

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Mobile Photography Primer: Taking Print-Quality Photos

Mobile Photography Primer: Taking Print-Quality Photos

Canon’s earnings report last month confirmed the trend we’ve seen time and again: consumers are gravitating toward mobile cameras as being their only camera, so much so that traditional camera sales are down and camera makers are hurting. We see photos taken with smartphones all over the Internet, and there’s no shortage of love for them. Still, you’ll notice that many of the images aren’t the greatest in terms of image quality, and in many of those cases those issues could have been avoided with some basic preparation and settings.

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Fly12 camera doubles as bicycle headlight

Fly12 camera doubles as bicycle headlight

Cycling can be a dangerous ordeal, namely because of vehicles and the hostility that sometimes exists between drivers and cyclists. For this reason, many cyclists choose to have a camera on their bike, a dash cam of sorts that keeps tabs on surroundings and that serves as evidence in the case of an accident. Fly12 is one of the newest cameras for cyclists to surface, and it brings a bit more to the table than your average action cam -- namely, it doubles as a headlight when its dark and as a safety light when its daytime.

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SpotCam HD Pro: a durable security cam for outdoors

SpotCam HD Pro: a durable security cam for outdoors

SpotCam has announced the upcoming arrival of its new SpotCam HD Pro, a consumer-level security camera designed specifically for outdoor use (though, of course, it'd do just fine indoors, too). The camera is reasonably durable and both water/dustproof (IP65 certified), which is enough to withstand the rain or any dust that's blowing around. This is coupled with a mixture of cloud-based footage storage, mobile control via Android and iOS apps, and simplistic functionality that makes setup fairly quick and painless.

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Exploding meteor caught on dash cam in New Zealand

Exploding meteor caught on dash cam in New Zealand

Thanks to the increasing number of dashcams on cars across the globe, we've seen fireballs of various sorts caught on camera in places that mostly lie within Russia. Yet another has been caught on camera, this time in New Zealand where a meteor can be seen zipping into view between the clouds, then exploding with a bright light followed by zooming out of view. Unlike some of the massive fireballs we've seen in other videos, this one was relatively fast and simple, and punctuated with a quick woo! from the driver.

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Museums tell visitors to leave their selfie sticks behind

Museums tell visitors to leave their selfie sticks behind

Selfie sticks are easy to mock and are an excellent way to embarrass your friends. To be fair, they're also a decent way to get a snapshot of yourself and your significant other in front of something without asking a stranger to handle your phone. That use is proving to be a problem in some museums, however, and now the banhammers are coming: a couple museums in New York have banned the use of selfie sticks on their premises, and they're not the only ones. The reason is due to safety.

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Nikon Coolpix AW130, S33 rugged cameras launch in March

Nikon Coolpix AW130, S33 rugged cameras launch in March

Among Nikon's new cameras this week are a pair of rugged compacts, the Coolpix AW130 and the S33. The latter of the two is bid as a family-friendly option, while the AW130 is targeted at the more adventurous outdoorsy types with more demanding needs. Both are able to withstand shocks, cold temps, water exposure and more, and the AW130 includes a couple different wireless connectivity options for easy pairing and image transfer. Both cameras will be arriving in March at different price points with a few color options.

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Nikon Coolpix P610, L840 mid-range cameras bring ultra zoom

Nikon Coolpix P610, L840 mid-range cameras bring ultra zoom

Nikon has introduced a trio of new compact high-zoom cameras in its S-Series, and rounding out its new ultra-zoom lineup are a couple additional Coolpix cameras: the P610 and the L840. These cameras are more robust than compact shooters but smaller than a DSLR, both offering features relatively similar to the new S-Series compacts with the addition of ultra-zoom ratings. The P610 is the higher end of the two models, though both are substantial offerings; both models arrive in March.

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Nikon Coolpix S-Series: new compact super-zoom cameras

Nikon Coolpix S-Series: new compact super-zoom cameras

Compact cameras can swing to both extremes: some are cheap and barely functional, while others pack a lot of features into a slim body. Nikon's new trio of S-Series compact cameras fall into the latter group, each of them featuring thin and compact bodies coupled with high zoom rates, both WiFi and NFC, large displays, and an array of other features. The S6900 model is the lowest end of the bunch, while the S7000 falls into the mid-range (as far as compacts go), and the S9900 is the highest of the bunch.

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Nikon D810A DSLR is designed for astrophotographers

Nikon D810A DSLR is designed for astrophotographers

Nikon has introduced a new DSLR camera that has been optimized specifically for astrophotographers. The new D810A is akin to the D810 DSLR, but features a hydrogen alpha wavelength infrared cut filter, which the camera maker says allows photographers to capture quality photos of space in particular. Joining that filter are some features that are likewise tailored to astrophotography; the camera, however, isn't meant for general photography, and so is reserved for those who need a camera for snapping images of the universe.

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