Cameras

Red debuts Scarlet-W camera with 5K 60fps & $10K price tag

Red debuts Scarlet-W camera with 5K 60fps & $10K price tag

High-end professional camera maker Red has just announced a new model to their lineup, the Scarlet-W. The 3.5-pound camera boasts of 5K RAW video recording at 60 frames-per-second in widescreen, makes use of Red's Dragon sensor, and comes in a standard or Monochrome variant. Priced at a mere $9,950 for the body, the Scarlet-W is considered an entry-level model in Red's lineup, coming behind the $29,000 6K Epic.

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SeaLife Micro 2.0 camera is waterproof to 60m, no case required

SeaLife Micro 2.0 camera is waterproof to 60m, no case required

SeaLife has announced its new Micro 2.0, an underwater camera that is fully sealed for use underwater without a separate case. The Micro 2.0 is SeaLife’s newest Micro model, and can be taken to depths of 200ft (about 60 meters). Aside from its ability to descend great depths, the camera functions like an ordinary point-and-shoot, including things like a rechargeable internal battery, Sony CMOS sensor, and more.

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CES 2016 will be heavy on the VR

CES 2016 will be heavy on the VR

This week we've received a glass cube with a "hologram" of a smartphone inside - it's an invitation to an event at CES 2016. This is just one example of the absolute above-and-beyond effort manufacturers and developers are pouring in to the promotion of virtual reality devices and software. In this case, the brand is YEZZ, and the device is a smartphone that can capture the world around you in virtual reality mode. HTC, too, will be bringing another big VR package to the consumer electronics show 2016.

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Luna 360-degree camera fits in the palm of your hand

Luna 360-degree camera fits in the palm of your hand

Memora has launched its new 360-degree camera, hailing Luna as the smallest ever device of its kind. With Luna, consumers are able to record 360-degree footage (and live stream it if desired) and view the final videos with a Cardboard headset or on platforms that support 360-degree content. The device features two cameras with wide-angle lenses, with each camera recording video at 2k-resolution.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 release may tag-team Duo Pixel VR camera

Samsung Galaxy S7 release may tag-team Duo Pixel VR camera

This week a patent was filed for the Samsung Duo Pixel, a trademark for a device or service that could play a role in the release of the Samsung Galaxy S7. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are both able to be used with the Samsung Gear VR, a virtual reality headset that relies on a phone. With the patent for Duo Pixel, Samsung may very well be moving in to the Virtual Reality capture environment, rather than just sticking to the consumption market.

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Mokacam is a tiny magnetic and modular UHD camera

Mokacam is a tiny magnetic and modular UHD camera

The market has no shortage of small cameras, and it can be hard to stand out among the competition. Mokacam has managed to catch the consumer eye, though, and for good reason: it packs a lot of features into a small body, and its functionality can be expanded simply by attaching magnetic modular components. The camera’s creator isn’t being shy about challenging GoPro’s top status, and it has a very success funding campaign to back it up.

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GoPro HERO4 Session price cut to $200 for action on a budget

GoPro HERO4 Session price cut to $200 for action on a budget

GoPro has again slashed the price of its most affordable action camera, cutting the GoPro HERO4 Session to under $200. Now just half of the price it launched at back in July, the cube-shaped video camera still records up to 1080p60 video or 8-megapixel stills, with a streamlined control system that aims to make filming stunts, parachute jumps, and other madcap adventures more straightforward.

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Xiaomi releases its wallet-friendly Yi Action Cam in the US

Xiaomi releases its wallet-friendly Yi Action Cam in the US

Xiaomi has just made available one of its products in the US, but no, it's not one of its high profile smartphones. It is, however, an item that's also quite hot in these parts. The Yi action camera is now available for purchase on Amazon for a measly $100, almost a year after the Chinese OEM debuted the budget-friendly device at MWC earlier this year. Despite the price, however, the Yi camera might be just as talented as GoPro's most basic offering, giving action cam fans on a budget something new to chew on.

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Samsung says Nikon buyout ‘not true,’ but doubt remains

Samsung says Nikon buyout ‘not true,’ but doubt remains

The past few weeks, and especially the last several days, have churned up rumors and speculation about Samsung's camera business, something fueled by the company's recent retreat from European markets. Sources cropped up recently claiming that Samsung has 'major' news planned for CES 2016, and following that report came another alleging that Nikon had bought Samsung's NX mirrorless camera technology.

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This cop cam lets you watch in real-time

This cop cam lets you watch in real-time

Social media like Twitter has meant emergencies and security incidents now play out in real-time, but there's nothing like a first-person view for the full story. Wearable cameras are becoming more common on the uniforms of police and other first-responders, but Liquid Image's Ego LS 800 promises something new: the ability to remotely connect and see exactly what the cop sees.

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Inside OZO, Nokia’s audacious plan for its VR future

Inside OZO, Nokia’s audacious plan for its VR future

Virtual reality may be new for Nokia, but reinvention isn't. The story of Nokia's various incarnations is one that has been told many times over the past decade. Sure enough, the company best known today for its cellphone business was once a major producer of paper products, of rubber, and of cables.

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D-Link 180-degree WiFi Camera Review

D-Link 180-degree WiFi Camera Review

WiFi security cameras like Nest Cam have brought home monitoring within the reach of the mainstream, but all too often come with a subscription sting. Not so for the D-Link Full HD Ultra-Wide View WiFi Camera (DCS-2630L), which eschews the cloud in favor of a one-off price of $199.99 and the convenience of a microSD card. It also promises to fill that storage with a lot more of your home or office, courtesy of a full 180-degree lens.

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