Cameras

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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FUSAR Mohawk modular helmet system includes action cam

FUSAR Mohawk modular helmet system includes action cam

FUSAR has created a modular smart helmet system that includes, among many other things, a camera. The system is designed to mount on helmets, whether its a bicycle helmet or a motorcycle helmet, and provide a variety of features that would otherwise require a bunch of different gadgets cobbled together. The system is called Mohawk, and it includes a camera, activity tracker, music player, black box, emergency alert system, and more.

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No, Nest Cam isn’t secretly spying on you

No, Nest Cam isn’t secretly spying on you

Is your Nest Cam watching you when you thought it was turned off? The WiFi streaming camera has found itself at the center of a security maelstrom this week, after research questioned just what was happening when the indicator light shuts off. Turns out, as with the Internet of Things in general, it's complicated.

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Cyclops Gear CGX2 action cam records Ultra HD video

Cyclops Gear CGX2 action cam records Ultra HD video

Cyclops Gear has introduced its new CGX2 action camera. The company, which specializes in camera-equipped glasses and goggles, is offering the action camera now; it resembles the better-known GoPro alternatives, and boasts 4k Ultra HD video recording, among other things. This is the company’s follow up to the CGX camera, bringing some feature improvements and undercutting the Hero 4 with its $299 USD price tag.

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Leica M (Typ 262) rangefinder camera now available

Leica M (Typ 262) rangefinder camera now available

Leica has introduced its new Leica M (Typ 262) digital rangefinder camera. This is the company’s latest “M” camera, joining the existing Leica M, M-P (Typ 240) and M Monochrom (Typ 246) models. With the newest model, Leica says it offers “the most essential features” on a camera that embraces the “purest form” of photography. The camera maker has designed this M model to focus on the aspects it considers the “essentials.”

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RAW photos banned by Reuters

RAW photos banned by Reuters

Aiming for authenticity in news reporting - so they suggest - Reuters has banned the submission of RAW photos from photographers working with them in the field. This ruling has been passed down to freelance contributors to Reuters, and was released as a note from the news agency to freelance photographers that'd worked with them in the past. Photographers must now only submit photos to Reuters that were originally saved AS jpg files to their camera. RAW files will be turned away.

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Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera specs leak ahead of launch

Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera specs leak ahead of launch

The rumored Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera is the source of another leak, this one seemingly confirming existing specs while adding more into the mix. Furthermore, Magnum Photos inadvertently confirmed the camera’s planned premiere in a mistakenly published product page. According to that page, which has now been pulled, Fujifilm will be unveiling the X-Pro2, its followup to the X-Pro1, on January 15, 2016.

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