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These Instagram filters as baby names are a growing trend

These Instagram filters as baby names are a growing trend

Yes, real human babies named after Instagram filters. The next generation of baby-makers really, truly have the power now. And they're squandering it. Turning their children into photo filter names from an app. On the plus side, these names aren't the most horrifying massacres of a set of baby names we've ever heard. But they're not the best names in the history of the world, either. Can you imagine anyone making a large contribution to our society with a name derived from a photo filter? From a social networking app owned by Facebook?

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Spot smart home camera knows when smoke alarms go off

Spot smart home camera knows when smoke alarms go off

One of the big reason that people like cameras in their home that can stream content online is to keep an eye on things from afar. With a streaming camera, you can see if a thief breaks in or if your house catches on fire. The catch with most cameras of this type is that if your smoke alarm goes off, you have to see the smoke to be able to react. That isn't the case with the Spot camera from iSmartAlarm.

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Report: Samsung has ‘major’ camera news for CES 2016

Report: Samsung has ‘major’ camera news for CES 2016

The days are counting down until CES 2016, and as such the rumor-mill has kicked into full gear. Among it is a new report claiming Samsung has something big planned for CES in the form of a “major statement” that will involve the company’s camera business. It's all very vague at this point, and of course Samsung isn't saying anything either way. Fortunately, there's only a few weeks left before we find out either way.

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Cyclops Gear CGX2 action cam records Ultra HD video

Cyclops Gear CGX2 action cam records Ultra HD video

Cyclops Gear has introduced its new CGX2 action camera. The company, which specializes in camera-equipped glasses and goggles, is offering the action camera now; it resembles the better-known GoPro alternatives, and boasts 4k Ultra HD video recording, among other things. This is the company’s follow up to the CGX camera, bringing some feature improvements and undercutting the Hero 4 with its $299 USD price tag.

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Leica M (Typ 262) rangefinder camera now available

Leica M (Typ 262) rangefinder camera now available

Leica has introduced its new Leica M (Typ 262) digital rangefinder camera. This is the company’s latest “M” camera, joining the existing Leica M, M-P (Typ 240) and M Monochrom (Typ 246) models. With the newest model, Leica says it offers “the most essential features” on a camera that embraces the “purest form” of photography. The camera maker has designed this M model to focus on the aspects it considers the “essentials.”

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Photojojo Iris lenses give smartphones pro-grade optics

Photojojo Iris lenses give smartphones pro-grade optics

Photojojo has introduced a new lineup of Iris lenses for smartphones: a wide-angle lens, macro lens, and fisheye lens. The lenses are compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6, as well as the iPhone, complementing the already excellent cameras on the phones. The lenses boast high-end construction, and feature a stretchy cable that fastens the lens to the handset, as well as a related cap that protects the lens when in storage.

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RAW photos banned by Reuters

RAW photos banned by Reuters

Aiming for authenticity in news reporting - so they suggest - Reuters has banned the submission of RAW photos from photographers working with them in the field. This ruling has been passed down to freelance contributors to Reuters, and was released as a note from the news agency to freelance photographers that'd worked with them in the past. Photographers must now only submit photos to Reuters that were originally saved AS jpg files to their camera. RAW files will be turned away.

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Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera specs leak ahead of launch

Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera specs leak ahead of launch

The rumored Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera is the source of another leak, this one seemingly confirming existing specs while adding more into the mix. Furthermore, Magnum Photos inadvertently confirmed the camera’s planned premiere in a mistakenly published product page. According to that page, which has now been pulled, Fujifilm will be unveiling the X-Pro2, its followup to the X-Pro1, on January 15, 2016.

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Nikon D5 DSLR camera is in development, will replace aging D4

Nikon D5 DSLR camera is in development, will replace aging D4

Nikon's impressive D4 professional-level DSLR camera has been available since early 2012, and while it's still a fixture among many photographers, in the tech world it's still beginning to show its age. That may be why Nikon has decided to make a formal announcement about its successor, the D5, confirming that it exists, is in development, and, well, little else, unfortunately. They did describe the D5 as a "next-generation professional" camera, but we'll likely have to wait until 2016 for further details.

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Pulse gives your remote control over DSLR and Mirrorless cameras

Pulse gives your remote control over DSLR and Mirrorless cameras

There are times when you don't want to touch your camera or when if you do touch the camera it can mess up your long exposure shots. In these instances you need some way to control your camera remotely and if you want more control than a basic shutter remote can give you, Pulse is worth a look.

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Leica D-Lux solid gray camera adds shade of gray to the compact Leica range

Leica D-Lux solid gray camera adds shade of gray to the compact Leica range

Leica has been peddling the D-Lux camera for a while now in a version with a black body that is packed with features. A new version of that camera has been unveiled that has all the same specifications as the black version with the difference being a grey and silver body. The control knobs and lens are matte silver and the body is coated in gray enamel.

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Yuneec debuts Typhoon ActionCam for handheld ground shots

Yuneec debuts Typhoon ActionCam for handheld ground shots

California drone-maker Yuneec has just announced a handheld stabilization camera dubbed the Typhoon ActionCam, allowing users to capture the same smooth video footage on the ground as they would in the air via the use of a drone. If the device looks familiar, that's because it's very similar to the handheld Steady Grip unit from the recent Typhoon Q500 drone, which let users transfer the 4K camera from the UAV to the Grip and control it with their smartphone.

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