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Canon refreshes camcorder lineup with VIXIA HF G, R models

Canon refreshes camcorder lineup with VIXIA HF G, R models

Camcorders are definitely not yet dead. At CES 2016, Sony in fact debuted one with 4K capabilities. Not to be outdone, Canon is also expanding its camcorder selection with new VIXIA models. The VIXIA HF G40 is specifically designed for what Canon terms as "advanced amateur photographers", delivering a foretaste of power without sacrificing portability. The new VIXIA HF R series members, the R72, R70, and R700, offer better usability and a longer battery life, perfect for capturing family moments and memories any time, anywhere.

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Canon PowerShot gets 2 super zoom SX, 3 compact ELPH cameras

Canon PowerShot gets 2 super zoom SX, 3 compact ELPH cameras

It isn't surprising to see device manufacturers bring out all their wares at CES and this year Canon is showing off a ton of new products that are just getting added to its portfolio. Among the literally dozens of things it has on the showroom floor are five new members of its PowerShot digital camera family. The PowerShot SX 540 HS and the PowerShot SX 420 IS expand Canon's Super Zoom camera lineup while the three ELPH modesl, the 360 HS, 190 IS, and 180 IS give more options for those who prefer a more compact shooter in their bags or pockets.

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Yuneec Typhoon H drone challenges DJI with pro features, cheaper price

Yuneec Typhoon H drone challenges DJI with pro features, cheaper price

Drone-maker Yuneec is well-known for its high-end, quality UAVs, yet it continues to remain in the shadow of DJI, the professional drone market's current leader. However, that could soon change, as Yuneec has just announced their Typhoon H, a threat to DJI's top of the line, $3,000 Inspire 1, yet with a price that's one-thirds cheaper. The Typhoon H promises the same professional-level performance, along a few of its own unique features.

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Polaroid Snap+ instant camera has 3.5-inch LCD and 13MP sensor

Polaroid Snap+ instant camera has 3.5-inch LCD and 13MP sensor

Polaroid has unveiled the next generation instant print camera at CES 2016 called the Snap+. Polaroid's Snap+ is an upgrade to the original Snap instant camera that brings several new features to the mix to improve how the camera works. The camera now has a 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD on the rear for navigating menus and framing images.

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Sony debuts a 4K Handycam and a new Action Cam

Sony debuts a 4K Handycam and a new Action Cam

Despite the prevalence of DSLRs, point-and-click cameras, and even smartphones, there is still a case for the use of dedicated video cameras, also called camcorders. To make that point, Sony is introducing the FDR-AX53, its first 4K Handycam which also has a few "firsts" up its sleeves. And the moment calls for more action and more sports, Sony's new HDR-AS50 Action Cam will fill in the need for steady footage, no matter movement, whether from human or drone. All for the sake of preserving those once in a lifetime memories and reliving them with family and friends.

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Nikon D500 is first camera with SnapBridge

Nikon D500 is first camera with SnapBridge

Nikon has announced the D500 DSLR, a hotly anticipated camera sporting a 20.9MP sensor and the same 153 auto focus points as the D5. As well, the D500 features Nikon’s new Expeed 5 image processing engine (likewise found in the D5) and Ultra HD video recording. The Nikon D500 is particularly notable, however, for being the first among Nikon’s products to offer SnapBridge, a constant connection to mobile devices over Bluetooth.

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Nikon joins action cam market with KeyMission 360 camera

Nikon joins action cam market with KeyMission 360 camera

Nikon is getting into the action camera segment with the introduction of the KeyMission 360, a square-shaped action camera that will take on the likes of GoPro, Sony and more. “Entering the action segment is a significant milestone for Nikon," the company says. The KeyMission 360 trumps many of its' competitors, though, by recording content for creating VR experiences.

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Nikon D5 unveiled with new AF system, 4K UHD video

Nikon D5 unveiled with new AF system, 4K UHD video

Nikon has unveiled the Nikon D5, its' highly anticipated new DSLR camera. This camera is built for speed and accuracy, says Nikon, using its' most advanced and all-new auto focus system. The D5 brings several new features and promises, including high-quality images at very high ISO levels, 4K UHD video recording, and a new 20.8-megapixel FX format image sensor.

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ALLie camera takes a 360-degree view of everything

ALLie camera takes a 360-degree view of everything

Virtual reality might be the up and coming star, but its success will largely depend on the content available for it. "Manufactured" content like games might be great but real-life footage, both live and recorded, is even better. Manufacturers are scrambling to create the perfect VR camera setup but ALLie, apparently pronounced as "ALL-e", might have the jump on them What might look like a webcam the shape of eyeball is actually a 360-degree camera that can be used for surveillance, recording events, and, of course, VR.

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Phase One XF 100MP medium format camera back packs 100MP resolution

Phase One XF 100MP medium format camera back packs 100MP resolution

Phase One has announced the launch of a new high-resolution camera back that was a collaboration with Sony called the XF 100MP. The image sensor inside the camera is a 100MP CMOS full frame sensor designed for use on the Phase One XF camera system platform. That platform was designed specifically with expansion in mind.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 digital camera packs 1-inch sensor

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 digital camera packs 1-inch sensor

CES 2016 is only days away and each year at the show there are multiple new digital cameras unveiled. Some of those cameras have strange new features and others are more common aimed at the masses who just want lots of zoom in a compact body. One of the new cameras rumored to be unveiled at CES 2016 is a new offering from Panasonic called the Lumix DMC-TZ100.

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Galaxy Note 5 placed at #3 in DxOMark’s ranking

Galaxy Note 5 placed at #3 in DxOMark’s ranking

The year is nearly done, but DxOMark isn't yet. Before 2015 ends and before a whole batch floods the scene, it is trying to dot all it's i's and cross its t's for this year's generation of smartphones and their cameras. One of the last to receive a good and thorough testing is Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 phablet. But as they say, "last but definitely not least", as Samsung's stylus toting Android smartphone gets an overall score of 86, landing in third spot and just a point behind the top dogs Galaxy S6 edge+ and Sony Xperia Z5.

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