Cameras

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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Manfrotto brings Nilox action cams to USA to battle GoPro

Manfrotto brings Nilox action cams to USA to battle GoPro

Camera brand Manfrotto is appointed distributor of Nilox action cameras inside the United States for the foreseeable future. Nilox was originally founded all the way back in 2005 and already has a wide variety of action cameras available internationally - the brand currently represents Marc Marquez, MotoGP World Champion - as you'll see below. This move will make Nilox cameras available inside the United States for the first time, including everything from their MINI camera to their F60 line. All action cameras shall be mounted.

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DJI Osmo handheld stabilized 4K camera unveiled

DJI Osmo handheld stabilized 4K camera unveiled

DJI has introduced a new handheld stabilized camera — or, perhaps more accurately put, a handheld stabilizer that has a camera built into it. The stabilization comes by way of a three axis gimbal, which keeps the video from being shaky, one of the biggest problems caused by handheld cameras. The device has some extra features on top of that, namely a modular format that allows Osmo to work with some of DJI’s other products.

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Adobe Monument Mode erases annoying people walking into your scenic photos

Adobe Monument Mode erases annoying people walking into your scenic photos

Adobe's MAX conference saw the company demonstrate some of its still-in-development technology and software yesterday, and one of the most impressive was the feature called Monument Mode. Meant to run on smartphone cameras, the technology automatically removes walking people and moving objects from photos of landmarks and other scenes in real-time. The idea is the opposite of the kind of post-processing done in programs like Photoshop, instead removing obstructions before the image is even captured.

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X-Steady Electro: a video stabilizer for GoPros, smartphones

X-Steady Electro: a video stabilizer for GoPros, smartphones

Xsories recently introduced its new X-Steady Electro, the first electronic video stabilizer from the company. It is designed for use with small cameras — action cameras like the GoPros and smartphones, for example. It works by keeping the horizon line perfectly flat while recording, and to reduce the amount of shaking that makes it way into the final product. It is ultra-light at 220 grams, making it suitable for portable, extensive use.

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iPhone 6s vs Note 5 vs iPhone 6 hands-on camera test

iPhone 6s vs Note 5 vs iPhone 6 hands-on camera test

The iPhone 6s doesn't just bring a rose gold finish and 3D Touch display, it also introduces the biggest iPhone camera update in some time. 12-megapixels and 4K video recording, not to mention clever features like capturing so-called Live Photos, and using the display as a front-facing flash, raise the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus' game in the face of increasingly capable Android camera phones.

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