photography

Polaroid Snap hands-on: a digital camera with instant prints

Polaroid Snap hands-on: a digital camera with instant prints

Among the tablets, phones, laptops and more filling IFA are some cameras, and among those cameras is Polaroid's newest instant shooter: the Polaroid Snap. This is a minimalist and arguably basic digital camera, but with a big twist over low-budget photography hardware. Using ZINK Zero Ink technology, the printer spits out small instant prints without using ink.

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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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Snap 4K flying camera drone keeps your hands safe

Snap 4K flying camera drone keeps your hands safe

We've seen a drones a lot these past days, months, and even years. We've seen them do a lot of things, like surviving crashing into walls or even, sadly, harm people. But Vantage Robotics is returning to the roots of what made personal UAVs a popular consumer product: taking photos and recording videos from near impossible angles, distances, and locations. The company's new Snap 4K flying camera promises to do just that while protecting your hand for those times when you do have to hold it.

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Polaroid Snap instant digital camera unveiled at IFA

Polaroid Snap instant digital camera unveiled at IFA

Polaroid has introduced a new digital camera offering at IFA 2015 in Berlin. The camera, unlike the maker’s Cube, has a more traditional compact camera shape, though with the same smooth minimalist design marking Polaroid’s modern lineups. This digital camera uses Zero Ink printing to print small photos instantly, and also saves the images as a digital file for sharing online and digital storing. The camera won’t be arriving until Q4 2015; it’ll be priced at a budget-friendly $99 USD.

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Adobe’s newest tech finds and removes distractions from photos

Adobe’s newest tech finds and removes distractions from photos

Researchers with Adobe and Princeton University have revealed new technology that automatically identifies distracting objects in photographs and removes them. Such abilities are nothing new -- photographers can manually edit photographs to remove objects using, for example, Adobe Photoshop. That's not always a simple process, however, and may require technical skill the user doesn't possess. Thusly enters this new one-click technology.

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Peak Design launches CaptureLENS and Lens Kit for DSLR lenses

Peak Design launches CaptureLENS and Lens Kit for DSLR lenses

This week the folks at Peak Design have added a couple of devices to their already-active Kickstarter campaign. This campaign is primarily for The Everyday Messenger bag which we reviewed back on the 14th of August. Now the system is continuing to expand with a couple of lens accessories that'll strap to your shoulder. The Peak Design collection of accessories is designed for the in-the-field photographer, without a doubt.

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Canon EOS M3 mirrorless compact coming to the US in October

Canon EOS M3 mirrorless compact coming to the US in October

Canon unveiled the third generation EOS M digital camera back in February and, for a time, it seemed that the camera maker was content not to bring it to the US. Half a year later, it has changed course. The new, or not so new, EOS M3 is ready to go stateside, though it won't be until another two months before advanced amateurs will be able to get their hands on one. Along with the EOS M3, three new EF-M interchangeable lenses will also be available to extend the camera's range.

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