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This cheap camera can see details the naked eye can’t

This cheap camera can see details the naked eye can’t

A team of researchers from both the University of Washington and Microsoft Research have managed to build a camera capable of hyperspectral imaging, or photography that can capture parts of the electromagnetic spectrum that humans can't see with the naked eye, such as near-infrared light. This kind of technology isn't new, but to find it in a camera means it's going to be very, very expensive. But the researchers have managed to build it as a smartphone accessory that costs no more than $50.

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Bublcam Review : 360-degrees of spherical camera potential

Bublcam Review : 360-degrees of spherical camera potential

The Bublcam does one thing very well: describe itself - in its name, in its industrial design, and in its product. While several 360-degree "spherical" cameras are already on the market, Bubl Technology have done the best job in creating a device that's simple to understand and use from start to finish - WITH high-quality results. This device has four cameras, each pointing in a different direction to create videos and photos that are spherical in shape, fully prepared for immersive viewing online and in the new virtual reality ecosystem.

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Sony RX1R II camera boasts high-end features in compact body

Sony RX1R II camera boasts high-end features in compact body

Sony has updated its RX1R camera with the aptly named RX1R II, a portable camera with high-end features. Among its offerings is a back-illuminated full-frame sensor, a 35mm F2 ZEISS Sonnar T sensor, and a high 42.4 megapixels resolution. Sony boasts that this new model brings with it the highest image quality it has ever offered from a compact model. In addition, the company says the RX1R II features an adjustable optical variable low pass filter, a first in the world of digital cameras.

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GoPro wants you to send them your videos and photos

GoPro wants you to send them your videos and photos

Since inception, GoPro has been no stranger to using fan-made media to promote the cameras they've been shot on. Movies and photographs captured with GoPro devices are the primary point-of-engagement media for the company - unless you count the billboard-centric photos of athletes craning their necks with cameras on their helmets over the sides of cliffs, of course. To attain that media, GoPro has so far been fairly behind-the-scenes with content creators. Now they're planning on getting it all out in the open.

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DxOMark takes the iPhone 6s for a spin, lands in 10th spot

DxOMark takes the iPhone 6s for a spin, lands in 10th spot

Externally, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus do not look that different from their immediate predecessors, save for a bit of added bulk for the sake of added strength. Inside, however, Apple's new gen iPhones have seen a slight evolution, especially when it came to the camera. For the first time since the iPhone 4s in 2011, Apple upgrade the iSight camera, from 8 megapixels to 12, allowing for native 4K video recording. But how better does the iPhone 6s' camera fare against the competition or even against the iPhone 6s. As DxOMark found out, not that much.

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Lomography Lomo’Instant Wide camera prints large photos

Lomography Lomo’Instant Wide camera prints large photos

Much like records and grandpa's old jacket, instant photo prints are popular again, and companies are moving to capitalize on the attention. We first saw the Lomo'Instant camera from Lomography back in May 2014 -- it's an instant camera that spits out tiny prints, which is fun and all but not terribly practical. Today Lomography showed off a new version of that camera, the Lomo'Instant Wide.

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Manfrotto brings Nilox action cams to USA to battle GoPro

Manfrotto brings Nilox action cams to USA to battle GoPro

Camera brand Manfrotto is appointed distributor of Nilox action cameras inside the United States for the foreseeable future. Nilox was originally founded all the way back in 2005 and already has a wide variety of action cameras available internationally - the brand currently represents Marc Marquez, MotoGP World Champion - as you'll see below. This move will make Nilox cameras available inside the United States for the first time, including everything from their MINI camera to their F60 line. All action cameras shall be mounted.

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Canon PowerShot G5 X, EOS M10 now official, G9 X included

Canon PowerShot G5 X, EOS M10 now official, G9 X included

Canon has finally given the official word on the its new digital cameras, one from the EOS M family and two from the high performance PowerShot line. Much of what we've seen last time meshes with the formal announcement, but you know what they say about details and devils. The EOS M10 puts a new interchangeable lens on a digital compact to appeal to what Canon calls the Social Media Generation, while the PowerShot G5 X and G9 X expand the choices that professional photographers have when taking shots on the go.

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Pakpod promises to be a real “adventure” tripod

Pakpod promises to be a real “adventure” tripod

The tripod known as Pakpod is called "more versatile than any tripod on the market today." As such, we're particularly interested in how compact it is, how lightweight, and how rugged. According to its creators, it's made to fold down small enough to fit into your backpack - that's well small enough for our needs, no doubt. It works with a patented locking system that allows its legs to be locked into a holding position at "wildly asymmetrical positions" - that's another point in the positive.

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Canon PowerShot G5 X, EOS M10 silently appear online

Canon PowerShot G5 X, EOS M10 silently appear online

Just last week, we saw signs that Canon was preparing three new digital cameras to cater to professionals and hobbyists alike. Now Canon has launched two out of three of those cameras, though surprisingly with little in the way of fuss or fanfare. Not that they are not noteworthy in any manner. The new PowerShot G5 X, for example, boasts of the first in the family to bear a 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder. The new EOS M10, on the other hand, boasts compatibility with both EF-M EOS M series digital lenses and EF and EF-S DSLR lenses.

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DJI Osmo handheld stabilized 4K camera unveiled

DJI Osmo handheld stabilized 4K camera unveiled

DJI has introduced a new handheld stabilized camera — or, perhaps more accurately put, a handheld stabilizer that has a camera built into it. The stabilization comes by way of a three axis gimbal, which keeps the video from being shaky, one of the biggest problems caused by handheld cameras. The device has some extra features on top of that, namely a modular format that allows Osmo to work with some of DJI’s other products.

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Adobe Monument Mode erases annoying people walking into your scenic photos

Adobe Monument Mode erases annoying people walking into your scenic photos

Adobe's MAX conference saw the company demonstrate some of its still-in-development technology and software yesterday, and one of the most impressive was the feature called Monument Mode. Meant to run on smartphone cameras, the technology automatically removes walking people and moving objects from photos of landmarks and other scenes in real-time. The idea is the opposite of the kind of post-processing done in programs like Photoshop, instead removing obstructions before the image is even captured.

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