Digital Camera

Canon VIXIA mini camcorder optimized for self-shooting

Canon VIXIA mini camcorder optimized for self-shooting

This week Canon has revealed the newest member of their VIXIA camcorder lineup, this time placing emphasis on the display and its ability to face forward as easily as it does backward. This 1080p-capable camcorder works with a 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor up front and a 2.7-inch 230K-dot-resolution display on top able to work anywhere from 90 degrees to 180 degrees away from that.

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 16.1MP super zoom unveiled and up for pre-order

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 16.1MP super zoom unveiled and up for pre-order

Panasonic has unveiled its latest digital camera, the super-long zoom LUMIX DMC-FZ70 featuring 60x optical zoom and a zoom microphone to match. With the zoom microphone, Panasonic aims to improve the audio quality that results from using the integrated mic, and comes alongside a host of other features. The Lumix is up for pre-order now, with its release date being unspecified.

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Lytro camera hits UK as rivals ready their retorts

Lytro camera hits UK as rivals ready their retorts

Lytro has landed in the UK, with the clever light-field camera finally up for sale, though rivals have already begun to circle. The camera, which allows the user to focus on different parts of the frame after the image has been taken, by recording the angles that light hit the sensor, went on sale in the US in early 2012, and was hailed as somewhere between a curiosity and a real advance in photography.

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Squito throwable “ball” camera granted patent with prototype in the works

Squito throwable “ball” camera granted patent with prototype in the works

A device called Squito has just been granted its second US patent, with the filing calling it a "Ball with camera and trajectory control for reconnaissance or recreation." In essence, Squito is a black and yellow ball that can be thrown, ending up with either a stabilized video or a panorama created by stitching images together. We have a video of it in action after the jump.

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Canon EOS M sequel with Dual-Pixel CMOS AF tipped for Q4

Canon EOS M sequel with Dual-Pixel CMOS AF tipped for Q4

Canon's EOS M interchangeable lens camera is tipped for an imminent refresh, with stocks of the existing model running short at retailers, though a significant upgrade isn't expected until September at the earliest. The EOS M, which Canon billed as its gateway drug to mainstream DSLRs, was first launched back in October though user-feedback has been mixed. Now, with supplies dwindling after as much as 50-percent price cuts, a tweaked model is supposedly just around the corner.

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Nikon developing game-changer camera to fight smartphone challenge

Nikon developing game-changer camera to fight smartphone challenge

Nikon has created a new division to develop cameras competitive with the rise in smartphone photography, as the company watches its compact camera sales shrink in the face of the ubiquitous cellphone. The team - which is working with Nikon's existing imaging division, president Makoto Kimura told Bloomberg - is hoping to "create a product that will change the concept of cameras" Kimura teased.

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