Photography

Zeiss and Fellowes Brand unveil trio of smartphone lenses

Zeiss and Fellowes Brand unveil trio of smartphone lenses

Zeiss and Fellowes Brand have announced a collaboration to produce lenses for smartphones, the first three of which were recently shown off at CES 2016. The two companies plan to launch telephoto, macro, and wide-angle lenses for the iPhone in the second quarter of this year, doing so with Zeiss optics in conjunction with the Fellowes ExoLens brand. The lenses are promised to “meet even the highest aesthetic standards.”

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Nikon has video samples of its KeyMission 360 camera

Nikon has video samples of its KeyMission 360 camera

With virtual reality headsets on the rise, so too are the cameras that capture content for the device. We've seen a wide variety of them already, especially at CES 2016 last week, ranging from the insanely expensive to the insanely composed of 12 expensive smartphones. Traditional camera makers, who have just embraced digital cameras a few years back, are now trying to also embrace this new digital frontier. Nikon's KeyMission 360 is one of those, although it looks more like a regular action cam than a VR one.

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Sony XQD memory card boasts up to 440MB/s reads

Sony XQD memory card boasts up to 440MB/s reads

Sony has announced the launch of a pair of new memory cards and a new memory card reader. The new memory cards are aimed at pro level photographers using high-end DSLR cameras who want high capacity and fast read and write speeds. The new memory cards include a XQD offering and a new SD card.

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Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 boasts new tech all around

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 boasts new tech all around

Professional photographers, even if they are of the digital inclination, are just as obssessed about printouts as they are of digital copies. But while cameras and screens have blown up in terms of resolutions, printers are still catching up. That is why Canon is putting out the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, the first in a new breed of printers that are big in size and big in new features, designed to cater to the needs of professional photographers who need to print vivid photos that, as Canon puts its, will move you.

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Canon SELPHY CP1200 compact photo printer gets more mobile

Canon SELPHY CP1200 compact photo printer gets more mobile

As mobile as we have become, we sometimes want our photos to also be as mobile as we are. And no, we're not just talking about the digital copies of those moments but sometimes even their physical manifestations. Portable photo printers haven't completely caught on yet, but that hasn't stopped the likes of Canon from pushing the product line forward. With the SELPHY CP1200, the camera and printer maker is toting the wireless compact printer's full mobility, with an optional direct-attachable battery and a new dedicated Wi-Fi button.

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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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