Cameras

LucidCam camera brings VR content creation to consumers

LucidCam camera brings VR content creation to consumers

Virtual reality holds as much promise for the entertainment industry as it does for the gaming industry, but it is still largely relegated to the realm of high-budget projects able to invest in large VR camera rigs. The team behind LucidCam aims to change that; they've developed a small pocketable camera with stereoscopic lenses that allows the everyday consumer to record VR content, and it won't cost more than the average smartphone.

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LG V10 Review Part I: replacing the Galaxy Note

LG V10 Review Part I: replacing the Galaxy Note

Over the past several years, Samsung and LG have waged a silent battle against one another. This was a battle of the big phones. The Samsung Galaxy Note reigned supreme for several generations, checking all the boxes for a power user. These must-haves included a removable battery, a massive display, expandable storage (via microSD slot), and an excellent camera. But in the same year that Samsung does away with two of these "must have" features for their most powerful smartphone, LG picks up the slack. In the LG V10 is the home for the power user.

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Polaroid sues GoPro, says it ripped off Cube camera

Polaroid sues GoPro, says it ripped off Cube camera

Remember GoPro’s new Hero4 Session, the action camera that looks strikingly similar to Polaroid’s previously launched “Cube” camera? That camera has earned GoPro a lawsuit, with Polaroid’s maker C&A Marketing lobbing accusations of patent infringement at GoPro. While C&A Marketing holds a U.S design patent for its Cube camera, GoPro doesn't have a U.S. patent for its Session.

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AEE S40 Pro Red action cam shoots Full HD, is now available

AEE S40 Pro Red action cam shoots Full HD, is now available

Following the launch of its AEE S60 Plus action cam earlier this month, the company is back with another model, this one that AEE S40 Pro Red Edition action cam. AEE Technology isn’t as well-known in North America as GoPro and the other big companies in the market, but it offers several small cameras for one’s adventures, and the S40 Pro is no exception. This model is small with a protruding fixed lens and variety of features, including Full HD video recording.

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4GEE Capture Cam is tiny wearable 4G action cam

4GEE Capture Cam is tiny wearable 4G action cam

Earlier this year, EE launched a small action camera, and now it has followed it up with a new model, the "wearable" 4GEE Capture Cam. This latest camera is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and comes with a clip for affixing it to your belt. Whether you consider that truly wearable is up to you, but regardless, the camera is notable for a big reason: it streams content over 4G.

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Nikon launches Nanoblocks version of first SLR camera

Nikon launches Nanoblocks version of first SLR camera

Love Nanoblocks (they’re like LEGOs) and Nikon cameras? If so, the camera maker’s new and unanticipated Nikon Nanoblocks kit is right up your alley. The kit allows users to assemble a blocky plastic version of its very first SLR camera, and though you won't be using it to snap any pictures, it will make an interesting conversation piece amongst your collection.

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Leica SL (Typ 601) mirrorless camera ships next month

Leica SL (Typ 601) mirrorless camera ships next month

Leica has launched its new Leica SL (Typ 601) full frame mirrorless camera alongside a new 24 - 90mm f/1.8-4 lens. The camera is hailed as a superior option among the mirrorless camera offerings out there, bringing with it a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor and lack of low-pass filter, as well as the maker’s Maestro II processor and up to 4k-resolution video recording. The camera is up for pre-order now, and will ship starting November 21.

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D-Link’s new security cameras offer ultra-wide-angle lenses

D-Link’s new security cameras offer ultra-wide-angle lenses

D-Link has introduced a pair of new security cameras, both of which are the first among its wares to offer 180-degree Ultra-Wide View. That wide view is, of course, due to the use of a wide angle lens — one that D-Link says is the widest angle offering available for any fixed-focus consumer level camera. The wide-angle is a necessity when it comes to security cameras, including the new DCS-2630L and DSC-960L. With such a lens, these cameras are able to cover large portions of a home or room in a single video feed.

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Garmin babyCam feeds video to GPS, alerts parents

Garmin babyCam feeds video to GPS, alerts parents

Garmin has launched its new babyCam, a small cylindrical camera that works in conjunction with a Garmin GPS display. The camera, as its name suggests, is designed to display a video feed of the baby in the back seat; it is mounted on a headrest, and its angle can be adjusted. It’s a safety device as much as it is a convenience device — babies are often forgotten in a car due to falling asleep and, thusly, remaining quiet as the caregiver goes about his or her normal routine.

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Sony RX1R II camera boasts high-end features in compact body

Sony RX1R II camera boasts high-end features in compact body

Sony has updated its RX1R camera with the aptly named RX1R II, a portable camera with high-end features. Among its offerings is a back-illuminated full-frame sensor, a 35mm F2 ZEISS Sonnar T sensor, and a high 42.4 megapixels resolution. Sony boasts that this new model brings with it the highest image quality it has ever offered from a compact model. In addition, the company says the RX1R II features an adjustable optical variable low pass filter, a first in the world of digital cameras.

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GoPro wants you to send them your videos and photos

GoPro wants you to send them your videos and photos

Since inception, GoPro has been no stranger to using fan-made media to promote the cameras they've been shot on. Movies and photographs captured with GoPro devices are the primary point-of-engagement media for the company - unless you count the billboard-centric photos of athletes craning their necks with cameras on their helmets over the sides of cliffs, of course. To attain that media, GoPro has so far been fairly behind-the-scenes with content creators. Now they're planning on getting it all out in the open.

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Lomography Lomo’Instant Wide camera prints large photos

Lomography Lomo’Instant Wide camera prints large photos

Much like records and grandpa's old jacket, instant photo prints are popular again, and companies are moving to capitalize on the attention. We first saw the Lomo'Instant camera from Lomography back in May 2014 -- it's an instant camera that spits out tiny prints, which is fun and all but not terribly practical. Today Lomography showed off a new version of that camera, the Lomo'Instant Wide.

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