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Sony announces Alpha A68 camera with 4D focusing tech

Sony announces Alpha A68 camera with 4D focusing tech

While Sony has been busy lately releasing powerful mirrorless and full-frame sensor cameras, its latest edition to the Alpha lineup proves they haven't completely forgotten about entry-level DSLRs. The new Alpha A68 camera features a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, accepts A-mount lenses, and has a hybrid electronic OLED viewfinder. The real surprise feature, however, is what Sony has dubbed "4D focus," which offers fast, accurate tracking autofocus with 79 AF points.

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LG V10 Review Part I: replacing the Galaxy Note

LG V10 Review Part I: replacing the Galaxy Note

Over the past several years, Samsung and LG have waged a silent battle against one another. This was a battle of the big phones. The Samsung Galaxy Note reigned supreme for several generations, checking all the boxes for a power user. These must-haves included a removable battery, a massive display, expandable storage (via microSD slot), and an excellent camera. But in the same year that Samsung does away with two of these "must have" features for their most powerful smartphone, LG picks up the slack. In the LG V10 is the home for the power user.

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AEE S40 Pro Red action cam shoots Full HD, is now available

AEE S40 Pro Red action cam shoots Full HD, is now available

Following the launch of its AEE S60 Plus action cam earlier this month, the company is back with another model, this one that AEE S40 Pro Red Edition action cam. AEE Technology isn’t as well-known in North America as GoPro and the other big companies in the market, but it offers several small cameras for one’s adventures, and the S40 Pro is no exception. This model is small with a protruding fixed lens and variety of features, including Full HD video recording.

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VSCO Cam unveils sister app for making GIFs: DSCO

VSCO Cam unveils sister app for making GIFs: DSCO

The makers of VSCO Cam, the popular photo-editing app on iOS and Android, have just launched their newest app, DSCO, which focuses on the ever-growing popularity of GIF creation. There's already a number of popular apps that offer tools for creating and sharing GIFs in a simple manner, so what's one more, right? Actually, DSCO relies on the same clean app design and tasteful use of filters that made VSCO Cam a huge hit.

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4GEE Capture Cam is tiny wearable 4G action cam

4GEE Capture Cam is tiny wearable 4G action cam

Earlier this year, EE launched a small action camera, and now it has followed it up with a new model, the "wearable" 4GEE Capture Cam. This latest camera is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and comes with a clip for affixing it to your belt. Whether you consider that truly wearable is up to you, but regardless, the camera is notable for a big reason: it streams content over 4G.

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HTC Re action camera slashed to just $50

HTC Re action camera slashed to just $50

It was around this time last year that HTC unveiled a little stand-alone camera called the Re. With its periscope shape, it was, in a single word, odd. It was a bit of a cross between an action camera and a smartphone camera, but didn't exactly excel in either category. It was far from capable of capturing footage of the same quality of a GoPro, and while it has a 16-megapixel sensor, its photos and video were hardly better than a smartphone. But it was the asking price of $200 that made these issues a real problem.

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Polaroid Snap now available for purchase

Polaroid Snap now available for purchase

Despite the prevalence of smartphones with rather impressive camera sensors, Polaroid, whose name has become synonymous with instant print photography, has managed to still remain relevant and en vogue. At IFA 2015 last month, the company unveiled its latest attempt to bridge the divide between digital photography and its traditional instant print technology. With Polaroid Snap, not only are owners immediately gratified by a tangible printout of their captured memory, they are also able to store those images on a memory card for posterity's sake.

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Nikon launches Nanoblocks version of first SLR camera

Nikon launches Nanoblocks version of first SLR camera

Love Nanoblocks (they’re like LEGOs) and Nikon cameras? If so, the camera maker’s new and unanticipated Nikon Nanoblocks kit is right up your alley. The kit allows users to assemble a blocky plastic version of its very first SLR camera, and though you won't be using it to snap any pictures, it will make an interesting conversation piece amongst your collection.

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Instagram launches Boomerang for 1-second back-and-forth gifs

Instagram launches Boomerang for 1-second back-and-forth gifs

The trend continues of social networks releasing secondary apps that turn into social media hubs of their own, kinda like band members with side projects that take off. Twitter has Vine, and now Instagram has Boomerang. The similarities to Vine don't end there either: Boomerang is about creating one-second videos that loop back-and-forth repeatedly, while Vine focuses on six-second clips with sound. Boomerang is available today on both iOS and Android.

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Google Photos tops 100 million monthly users just 5 months after launch

Google Photos tops 100 million monthly users just 5 months after launch

Google Photos, the new cloud-based photo storage service that was spun off from the Google+ social network, celebrated a big milestone this week: hitting 100 million monthly active users. This comes only 5 months after the service debuted, seeing apps for the web, iOS, and Android released back in May. The spin-off from Google+ was widely praised, as it made the service simpler to use without the social sharing aspect, as well as combining features from Dropbox and Apple's iCloud service.

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Leica SL (Typ 601) mirrorless camera ships next month

Leica SL (Typ 601) mirrorless camera ships next month

Leica has launched its new Leica SL (Typ 601) full frame mirrorless camera alongside a new 24 - 90mm f/1.8-4 lens. The camera is hailed as a superior option among the mirrorless camera offerings out there, bringing with it a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor and lack of low-pass filter, as well as the maker’s Maestro II processor and up to 4k-resolution video recording. The camera is up for pre-order now, and will ship starting November 21.

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AEE S60 Plus action cam shoots FHD video, 16MP stills

AEE S60 Plus action cam shoots FHD video, 16MP stills

The action camera market is dominated by a few big-name companies, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t options beyond them. A number of other makers offer their own miniature adventure-ready cameras, one of which is AEE. Joining its existing action cams is the S60 Plus, a new camera AEE introduced in recent days. It has the same small body we’ve come to expect from action cameras, as well as a number of other features, including Full HD video recording, 16 megapixel still images, and support for various accessories.

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