photography

Fujifilm FinePix XP80 lets you shoot anytime, rain or shine

Fujifilm FinePix XP80 lets you shoot anytime, rain or shine

With the growing use of smartphone cameras, people are becoming more accustomed to shooting pics and recording videos anytime, anywhere. But not all smartphone cameras are designed to be used in all situations, especially those that involve the elements. For those, you'd either need a super rugged smartphone or, better yet, aim for an even more rugged and dedicated camera. The XP80, Fujifilm's latest entry to the FinePix line, is one such camera that has been designed with both quality and extreme activity in mind.

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Harman hits Vegas with KISS: a photo journal

Harman hits Vegas with KISS: a photo journal

To give an extra punch to the release of their several new pairs of headphones and speakers this week, Harman employed The Hottest Band in the World: KISS. A miniature concert took place at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and with the HTC Desire EYE, we went about capturing it. What follows is a brief account of the power of the audio brand Harman and a microcosm indicator of the year they expect to have with the products they've revealed this week - massive, that is to say.

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Beastgrip Pro hands-on: your phone needs this

Beastgrip Pro hands-on: your phone needs this

“Phoneographers”. That’s who Beastgrip is for, according to their website. It’s clever, and oddly endearing for people like me who like taking photos with their phone, but sometimes want to take it a step further. After reviewing the original Beastgrip, I was pretty excited to get word of the Beastgrip Pro, the iterative progression from the original. Still in its beta stage, we caught up with the man behind Beastgrip while he hoofed through CES. What we found was another reason to get excited about smartphone photography.

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VSCO snaps up photo print house Artifact Uprising

VSCO snaps up photo print house Artifact Uprising

VSCO, the photography app that is turning into so much more, has acquired Artifact Uprising, which makes physical books and prints of your digital photos. It’s not yet clear just how the two would merge in a digital sense (or even if they really are), but the deal rounds out a nice niche for VSCO. Though we’ve ditched film by and large, many photographers still enjoy prints of their work. The two companies have worked together before, with VSCO calling the merger “obvious”.

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Nikon’s entry-level D5500 DSLR is ready to shoot and share

Nikon’s entry-level D5500 DSLR is ready to shoot and share

Digital cameras nowadays are a dime a dozen and sometimes they have to be that number in order to accommodate the growing number of digital photographers of all levels of experience. Nikon's latest DSLR offering is positioned to be the perfect companion for a budding photographer. Combining a blend of topnotch camera features and a small, lightweight body design, the DX-format D5500 DSLR to make everything quick and painless, from taking that once in a lifetime shot to immediately sharing it with the world.

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Panasonic ZS50, ZS45, and SZ10 are everyday compact cameras

Panasonic ZS50, ZS45, and SZ10 are everyday compact cameras

Panasonic has been busy introducing new products today, and among them are three new compact digital cameras: the ZS50, ZS45, and the SZ10, all of which are slim offerings designed to be used in a variety of situations -- essentially, they are everyday cameras. Despite their small sizes, the maker has made some big promises, and most notably has included some generally atypical features like a hinged LCD display for enhanced use, wireless connectivity (including NFC on certain models), and more.

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Ricoh to launch DSLR with APS-C sensor this Spring

Ricoh to launch DSLR with APS-C sensor this Spring

Ricoh plans to show off a modest array of new photography products at CES 2015 this week, and among them will be a new DSLR camera which is yet to be named. The camera will be a lens-interchangeable K-mount DSLR, according to the maker, with a APS-C-size CMOS sensor and an estimated launch date some time this upcoming spring. The camera will be joined by some photography accessories, as well, rounding out its early 2015 offerings with a nice array of new products for brand faithfuls.

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Canon VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders arrive in March

Canon VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders arrive in March

Printers, PowerShot cameras, and a content hub -- all parts of Canon's CES 2015 offerings, and joining them are a trio of new VIXIA HR R-series camcorders, all of them similar in design but with their own unique flavors. There are several enhancements on board for this product line up, and among them is the promise of excellent low-light performance alongside the new high 57x zoom (all three models). Two of the models in particular also bring with them NFC and WiFi.

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Canon PowerShot line scores five new cameras

Canon PowerShot line scores five new cameras

In addition to its new Connect Station and some other products it has introduced during this CES 2015, Canon has added five new cameras to its PowerShot product lineup, with the new devices ranging from slim pocket-friendly compact cameras to somewhat larger offerings for those with more demands. The new models are comprised of the PowerShot ELPH 160, the ELPH 170 IS, the SX530 HS, the SX610 HS, and the SX710 HS, and they'll all be arriving next month at different price points.

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