Photography

Samsung Galaxy S7 release tipped with Gear 360 spherical cam

Samsung Galaxy S7 release tipped with Gear 360 spherical cam

Samsung is reported to be revealing not only their Samsung Galaxy S7 hero phone, but a spherical, VR-friendly camera called Gear 360. This device, the Samsung Gear 360, has been teased as quite akin to what we've reported under a different name late last year: DUO PIXEL. That device, we'd gathered, would work somewhat like the Ricoh Theta camera, capturing two photos or two videos at once, combining them to create one spherical piece of media.

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Olympus PEN-F hands-on: Retro Reloaded

Olympus PEN-F hands-on: Retro Reloaded

It's the impeccable retro charm you see when you first hold the Olympus PEN-F, but it's the addictive creative potential locked inside that lingers. Latest in the company's PEN line of rangefinders, it arrives to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Olympus' first consumer camera but, thankfully, is more than just a special edition.

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Leica M-P “Panda Edition” limited run camera unveiled

Leica M-P “Panda Edition” limited run camera unveiled

Leica has introduced a new limited edition camera called the Leica M-P “Panda Edition.” This camera features the same German construction expected from Leica alongside a design inspired by the panda. The black camera body is contrasted by white elements, something that “echoes past Oriental artistry.” Two versions of the camera are offered, both in very limited quantities.

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Leica X-U (Typ 113) is maker’s first rugged waterproof camera

Leica X-U (Typ 113) is maker’s first rugged waterproof camera

Leica has announced its new Leica X-U (Typ 113) camera designed for tough outdoors conditions. The camera was designed for adventure, according to Leica, while still providing high-end quality. This is the company’s first camera designed specifically for underwater and outdoor use — it is completely waterproof to depths down to 15 meters. The camera is available as of today.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM10 “smart camera” ditches the phone

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM10 “smart camera” ditches the phone

While many of the high end smartphones these days are getting closer to digital camera quality, some manufacturers like Samsung and Panasonic, are bridging the divide from the other side of the gap. Late 2014, Panasonic revealed the LUMIX DMC-CM1, a savvy looking compact digital camera that also boasted the same functionality as your Android smartphone. More than a year later, it is unveiling the DMC-CM10, a successor that, from the onset, looks largely unchanged from the previous model. But it differs in one crucial feature. Or misfeature if you want.

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Samsung’s Galaxy was the best camera for me when it really mattered most

Samsung’s Galaxy was the best camera for me when it really mattered most

When it came time for my son to be born this past week, I had a very important decision to make. Amongst the devices I had on hand - of which there were many - I had to decide which was going to be best to capture photos of my son's birth to share with family members that would not be able to witness it. Before you go any further - don't worry, I'm not going to share any super personal photos in this article, only a few shots captured in the off-moments between doctor's checks and screeching newborn.

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Enlaps unlimited time-lapse photography system runs off solar power

Enlaps unlimited time-lapse photography system runs off solar power

Time lapse photography is very cool but it can be hard to shoot due to constraints in storage capacity and battery power for the cameras used. A new time lapse photography system has debuted called Enlaps and it eliminates some of those time lapse hurdles for photographers.

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Fujifilm FinePix XP90 is waterproof to 50-feet

Fujifilm FinePix XP90 is waterproof to 50-feet

Fujifilm has announced a new rugged and compact digital camera called the FinePix XP90. The hallmark features of the camera are a rugged design and compact dimensions that make it easy to carry on adventures in the outdoors. The XP90 meets IP68 standards meaning it is waterproof to 50-feet, can survive drops from 5.8-feet, and operates in temperatures as low as 14F.

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Fujifilm X-series adds lightweight X70, rangefinder X-E2S

Fujifilm X-series adds lightweight X70, rangefinder X-E2S

Fujifilm has revealed a couple of new digital cameras, including the powerful X-Pro2. Not everyone, however, might need a premium camera nor want the premium price that comes with it. Worry not, as Fujifilm of course has a selection more suited to those with less ambitious photography needs. In particular, two new members of the X-Series cameras come to mind. The new X70 boasts of the smallest and lightest construction in the series while the X-E2S adds an electronic viewfinder to a rangefinder style of camera.

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Fujifilm X-Pro2 arrives with world’s first Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder

Fujifilm X-Pro2 arrives with world’s first Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder

At long last, after four years of waiting, fans of Fujifilm's first X-Pro now have a success to salivate after. The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is indeed finally here and boasts of features that leaks have not been able to get whiff of. Along with the dual SD card slots and 24 megapixel sensor, the X-Pro2 comes with what Fujifilm claims to be the world's first Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder, effectively combining the best of electronic and optical viewfinders, allowing users to switch between the two seamlessly as they prefer or need. All of these wrapped inside a rugged body with a classic camera design.

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Nikon Coolpix A100 and A10 cameras pack 5x optical zoom and slim bodies

Nikon Coolpix A100 and A10 cameras pack 5x optical zoom and slim bodies

Nikon has unveiled a pair of new digital point and shoot cameras that put decent features into compact bodies. The cameras include the Coolpix A100 and Coolpix A10. The A100 has a resolution of 20.1MP and has a 5x optical zoom lens. The zoom range can be increased to 10x when Dynamic Fine Zoom is used, which is a fancy name for digital zoom.

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Mumbai institutes ‘no selfie’ zones following death

Mumbai institutes ‘no selfie’ zones following death

Growing weary of the ever-present selfie? Mumbai, India now has several regions where taking selfies is no longer permitted, an action spurred by the unnecessary death of one woman. These fifteen no-selfie zones are places in the city of Mumbai that officials have determined are dangerous for snapping a picture of one’s self. Places include the Girgaum Chowpatty beach.

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