Cameras

Ricoh GR II Silver Edition to launch in limited quantities soon

Ricoh GR II Silver Edition to launch in limited quantities soon

Ricoh is commemorating its 80th anniversary with the launch of a Ricoh GR II Silver Edition. This camera model is, of course, silver in color, and it will be produced in limited quantities for global distribution. The GR II, which was launched last summer, will be the same as the regular model otherwise, including the same very svelte form factor coupled with the same high-end features and image quality.

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Andy Rubin plans Gmail model for AI-teaching dashcam

Andy Rubin plans Gmail model for AI-teaching dashcam

Android creator and former Google exec Andy Rubin wants to give you a dashboard camera, but you have to agree to help him build an Artificial Intelligence in return. Speculation about the serial inventor's current project have escalated in the months since he left Google and established Playground, a collaborative incubator for next-generation technologies, and now Rubin is giving a hint of what's to come.

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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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Olympus PEN-F is retro rangefinder for the Instagram generation

Olympus PEN-F is retro rangefinder for the Instagram generation

Olympus has taken the wraps off its new flagship compact, the PEN-F, borrowing the styling of its first ever PEN and packing it with on-camera creative features. Set to go on sale in March, the PEN-F features Olympus' first 20-megapixel sensor along with the 5-axis stabilization from the E-M5 MkII, squeezed into a magnesium-alloy rangefinder body.

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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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Enlaps unlimited time-lapse photography system runs off solar power

Enlaps unlimited time-lapse photography system runs off solar power

Time lapse photography is very cool but it can be hard to shoot due to constraints in storage capacity and battery power for the cameras used. A new time lapse photography system has debuted called Enlaps and it eliminates some of those time lapse hurdles for photographers.

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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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