digital photography

Ricoh Theta S camera captures 360-degree scenes

Ricoh Theta S camera captures 360-degree scenes

Ricoh has unveiled its newest Theta camera, the Theta S. This camera is styled similarly to the maker’s other Theta cameras, and is able to record 360-degree content. The camera maker introduced the new model at IFA 2015 in Berlin today, and offers what Ricoh says is “extra-high resolution”, live previews of content, completely spherical content, and more. In addition, Ricoh says this camera has increased compatibility with social networks.

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Olloclip Macro Pro Lens for iPhone 6 gets close-up crazy

Olloclip Macro Pro Lens for iPhone 6 gets close-up crazy

iPhone photography enthusiasts are likely already familiar with Olloclip and their range of general-use lens accessories, but now there's a version aimed at those interested in getting incredibly close-up, detailed images. The new Macro Pro Lens for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus comes with three different lenses, each offering greater depth of field and less distortion than standard photos. The included macro lenses offer 7x, 14x, and 21x magnification.

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Algorithm could remove obstructions from a photo

Algorithm could remove obstructions from a photo

Anyone who has has tried to use digital camera will have, at one point or another, run into a case where an almost perfect, once in a lifetime shot is ruined by something as simple as a chain-link fence or reflections on a clear window. Although photo editing skills and tools have come a long way, they can only do so much. That, however, may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new algorithm from researchers at Google and MIT that aims to almost magically make these obstructions disappear.

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Phase One iXU-R drone camera series launches

Phase One iXU-R drone camera series launches

Phase One has introduced its latest cube-shaped camera for drones, the Phase One iXU-R. The camera features the same type of design as some of its similar past cameras, but comes with its own array of features, all of which are tailored toward recording videos and shooting images from the sky. The new model was introduced on Tuesday. Phase One says this is the fastest 80 megapixel aerial camera it has, though there are 60 megapixel and 60MP achromatic editions, as well.

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Panasonic opens 3D photo lab using 120 Lumix cameras

Panasonic opens 3D photo lab using 120 Lumix cameras

Panasonic has opened a cool 3D photo lab in its Panasonic Center Osaka location. The photo lab can take photographs of a person and anything they want to hold in their hands and that photo data is then used to make 3D figurines of the person that are photo accurate. The lab uses 120 Lumix GH4 digital cameras and is able to capture every detail of a subject down to a single strand of hair and the texture of clothing.

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Fujifilm X-T1 IR camera packs infrared in mirrorless form

Fujifilm X-T1 IR camera packs infrared in mirrorless form

Fujifilm has rolled out the red carpet for its latest digital camera, the infrared-centric X-T1 IR. This is a variant of its previously released mirrorless X-T1 camera, but for those who enjoy infrared photography, as well as industries that require infrared functionality (e.g., medical and law enforcement). The camera was introduced today, but won’t be available until this upcoming October. We have all the details you need to know ahead of that launch, however, all the way down to its hefty price tag.

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Camera Test: Moto G 3rd Gen vs Moto G 1st Gen Original

Camera Test: Moto G 3rd Gen vs Moto G 1st Gen Original

As the Moto G 3rd generation smartphone is released, second sequel to the original best-selling Motorola phone, we have a look at how its camera stacks up. We're not comparing this device's camera to the other hero phones on the market today. We're not even comparing the Moto G 3rd gen's camera to the budget smartphones it's up against. Today we compare the camera on the 3rd Gen Moto G to the original Moto G from 2013. This is for all the original Moto G users that are 2-years into Moto G ownership seriously considering upgrading.

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VSCO Collections ushers in curated photos

VSCO Collections ushers in curated photos

VSCO offers what is arguably one of the best mobile camera apps available — it allows filtering like Instagram and other camera apps, only the filters are aggregated into packs and are both higher-quality and less in-your-face than many filter options. The app comes with manual adjustments, too, and features like manually selecting a focus point. Today the company behind VSCO Cam made a big step in making the service more appealing, adding in a new “Collections” social feature.

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PENTAX K-3 II and Nikon D750 service advisories issued

PENTAX K-3 II and Nikon D750 service advisories issued

In April, Ricoh introduced its Pentax K-3 II DSLR camera, and now a couple months later it is issuing a service advisory: some owners may experience issues with the camera failing to shut off even when toggled to "OFF". That presents some obvious issues, but appears to be fairly limited in scope. The camera company has detailed which owners may be affected, and will proceed with repairs if necessary. In addition, Nikon has issued an advisory regarding a shutter problem with some of its D750 cameras.

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Lytro releases major update to ILLUM light field camera suite

Lytro releases major update to ILLUM light field camera suite

It's been more than a year since Lytro launched its ILLUM camera, an innovative and, at the same time, somewhat contentious digital camera that seemingly made photographs jump to life thanks to the magic of light field photography. Since then, some smartphones have claimed some, or at least one, of those features, namely, the ability to change focus after the fact. The ILLUM, however, still retains an edge and, to keep up with the times, Lytro has announced its first major update that adds new viewing and editing powers to both the camera and to its desktop software.

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Canon PIXMA MG3620 prints straight from Instagram

Canon PIXMA MG3620 prints straight from Instagram

Canon has a new PIXMA printer and it’s the first one that can print directly from Instagram accounts. This gives mobile photographers with a fondness for printed photographs a way to print out their favorite Instagram shots without having to use their laptop or third-party software. It’s the Canon PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Inkjet all-in-one printer, and it works in conjunction with Canon's mobile PRINT app. If Instagram isn't your cup of tea, the printer and app are also compatible with Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, and a bunch of other services.

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Xiaomi leak hints at smartphone with rear dual cameras

Xiaomi leak hints at smartphone with rear dual cameras

Rumor has had it for a while that Apple is looking to introduce a dual camera setup with an upcoming iPhone model, and according to a source Xiaomi might be planning the same. An image has cropped up showing a Mi handset with two cameras on the rear, each near the other and positioned in the upper right corner. The idea behind dual-camera tech is that with it a smartphone's photography capabilities increases, producing photos that have a quality eclipsing present-day mobile photos.

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