Photography

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 has a host of stabilizers for a steady shot

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 has a host of stabilizers for a steady shot

July last year, Panasonic unveiled the Lumix GX8, boasting of a new Dual Image Stabilizer, the first in a single lens mirrorless camera. Carrying on that tradition, the Lumix DMC-GX85 host the same stabilizers, combining the dual I.S. with the usual Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) and even a Body Image Stabilizer (BIS) to deliver the steadiest shot, no matter the situation or lens used. Boasting of the same Contrast type AF and Venus processing engine, the GX85 crams all those latest features in a compact body and a price tag that won't scare off enthusiasts and hobbyists.

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LG G5 Camera Review Part II: Trip to Mt. Rushmore

LG G5 Camera Review Part II: Trip to Mt. Rushmore

This past weekend my family and I traveled to Mt Rushmore - I brought the LG G5 along for the trip to shoot some photos. What you're about to see is a set of photos captured with the LG G5's primary camera as well as its wide-angle-lens camera, both using the LG G5's standard camera app. Note that these photos were not captured with any LG Friends accessories, just the basic camera. Also keep an eye out for the photos captured not by me, but by a 4-year-old, inexperienced photographer. You'll find the results interesting, I assure you.

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Forget selfie sticks, have a ROAM-e selfie drone instead

Forget selfie sticks, have a ROAM-e selfie drone instead

Just like selifes, selfie sticks have become a fact of life, despite being ridiculed, banned, or even branded as very lethal contraptions. Since selfies are probably never going away now, we might as well try to make taking them a whole lot safer. And what can be safer than having a robot take the selfie for you. And by robot, we mean a fully automated, unmanned, flying robot. In other words, a drone. ROAM-e just happens to be one of the latest in a new fleet of drones whose purpose in life is nothing more than to recognize and follow your face everywhere.

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LG G5 vs Galaxy S7 camera WAR

LG G5 vs Galaxy S7 camera WAR

Today we're taking the LG G5 and the Galaxy S7 out for a ride to a few different photo spots - some inside, some outside. This is a very basic initial set of tests for the two devices, and we'll leave a lot of the decision-making to you. All of the photos have been captured with the LG G5 and Galaxy S7's basic camera app, utilizing their "Auto" settings right out of the box, as it were. Herein lies the first of several battles between the two.

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Huawei P9 confirmed to feature Leica camera

Huawei P9 confirmed to feature Leica camera

Back in February, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei announced a new partnership with Germany's high-end camera company Leica, stating the two were going to work together on mobile photography. No other details were revealed at the time, but the fact that the two have nearly zero overlap when it comes to products or target markets hinted at the possibility of a collaboration on something new.

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LG G5 Camera samples from the NY Auto Show

LG G5 Camera samples from the NY Auto Show

I spend a lot of time on the road in my role as an automotive journalist, and that means I'm always on the lookout for versatile tools that allow me to capture as much of a given experience as possible without taking up a huge amount of space in my luggage. Until recently the demands of video and photography have compelled me to juggle a variety of cameras and recorders to make sure I can not only snap in-the-moment pics for social media and online sharing but also grab more composed shots suitable for publication.

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Sony Cybershot RX10 III brings 1.0-type sensor, extended zoom

Sony Cybershot RX10 III brings 1.0-type sensor, extended zoom

Sony has unveiled its new Cybershot RX10 III camera, an extended-zoom model for the maker’s RX product line. The RX10 III model includes 4k-resolution video recording, super-slow-motion capture, a 1.0-type CMOS sensor, and a 24 - 600mm ZEISS Vario-Sonnar f/2.4 - f/4 lens. The most notable feature, though, is the 25x zoom, which brings a feature that had otherwise been lacking to Sony’s RX camera line.

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MIT hacked a Xbox Kinect to create a reflection-free camera

MIT hacked a Xbox Kinect to create a reflection-free camera

When taking photos, whether it be of sights or people, sometimes shooting through a window is unavoidable, and that means there's probably going to be glare or reflections. Turns out, researchers at MIT's Media Lab are looking to address this, as their Camera Culture Group is developing a camera that can take photos through glass without any reflections. For their latest project they used the Xbox One's Kinect motion sensor and camera, taking advantage of its depth sensor.

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Monument is a personal photo storage and organization box

Monument is a personal photo storage and organization box

If you take bunch of photos and videos, you may find current storing options lacking. You can upload content online, of course, but not everyone enjoys using online cloud services, and there’s the monthly subscription issue…something typically required if you have thousands of photos and want to upload them in their original, full resolution. Enter Monument, a small box that works as a personal storage solution for storing and organizing content.

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REVL Arc 4K action cam has built-in gimbal for steady videos

REVL Arc 4K action cam has built-in gimbal for steady videos

There's a new action camera on the market, and it promises to offer things no other action camera offers. Most notable is the REVL Arc's stabilization features, a hybrid assortment of electronic image stabilization coupled with an internal motorized gimbal. The combination of the two keeps footage steady, and gives the model a big edge over industry staple GoPro and competing models like the Sony Action Cam.

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Take your DSLR underwater with Polaroid’s housing cases

Take your DSLR underwater with Polaroid’s housing cases

The idea of taking underwater photographs with a quality camera can be exciting, what with the beautiful things you might see and be able to capture. On the other hand, an expensive DSLR camera is probably one of the last things anyone wants to take near water, let alone under it. That's where Polaroid wants to help adventurous shutterbugs, with their waterproof housing cases that can withstand submersion up to 130 feet.

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Olympus PEN E-PL8 leaks with yet another odd grip

Olympus PEN E-PL8 leaks with yet another odd grip

It has been more than a year since Olympus announced the E-PL7, and entry level, beginner friendly digital camera that was aimed at that oh so special selfie-loving market. It seems that the camera maker has a follow up ready, if the leak of these photos are any indication. The images don't really divulge much in terms of features, but if that rather strange grip at the side is any indication, the camera will once again be marketed for those who love holding their cameras towards their faces.

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