photography

Sony’s upcoming Cyber-shot looks like a perfume bottle

Sony’s upcoming Cyber-shot looks like a perfume bottle

Sony, who makes cameras and smartphones among other things, seems to be bent on appealing to the nascent selfie generation. This time, however, it might just be taking things a bit too far. Leaked photos coming from China betray the fact that the OEM is working on yet another selfie-centric device, but with a rather ridiculous looking design.

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Olympus PEN E-PL7 smiles for the camera

Olympus PEN E-PL7 smiles for the camera

Although we're none the wiser about its actual launch date, the next Olympus PEN camera might already be ready to take the spotlight. A leaked photo of what is believed to be the E-PL7 is now making rounds over the Internet, hinting that press materials might already be ready for a big unveil.

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Sony A5100 packs ultra fast AF without weighing you down

Sony A5100 packs ultra fast AF without weighing you down

Thanks in no small part to smartphones, digital cameras today need to compete not just in raw power but also in portability. To fill its shelves with such products, Sony is launching the new A5100 which boasts of features that would sing to more serious photographers but still comes in a lightweight, ultra-compact package that won't make you feel like you're lugging around half your studio around with you.

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World’s fastest camera shoots 4.4 trillion fps

World’s fastest camera shoots 4.4 trillion fps

The world's fastest camera, capable of shooting at 4.4 trillion frames per second, has been developed in Japan, able to capture movement at one-sixth the speed of light. Using a new technique called Sequentially Times All-optical Mapping Photography (STAMP), the camera is around 1,000 times faster than any of its existing rivals, and opens the door to new understanding of chemical reactions and more.

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HTC Zoe app hands-on: Can embracing Android save HTC?

HTC Zoe app hands-on: Can embracing Android save HTC?

HTC wants to give the world "Instagram on steroids", and it believes its new HTC Zoe app is the way to do that. Handiwork of the HTC Creative Labs team cooking up software for the company, it's the first time the Zoe photography system has been released for Android phones other than HTC's own, allowing Samsung, LG, and Nexus 5 users to get involved too. I've been playing with the latest beta of the app, which hits Google Play today; read on for some first-impressions.

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Microsoft just made your shaky GoPro video watchable

Microsoft just made your shaky GoPro video watchable

Wearable cameras like GoPro do a great job of giving a first-person view of extreme sports and other activities, but their often jerky footage can also end up doing a good job of triggering nausea. That's where Microsoft Research's new Hyperlapse system comes in, timelapse videos that run smoothly and pretty much jerk-free, despite coming from raw footage that jumps around madly.

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HTC One M8 adds social Duo Cam tweaking in web gallery

HTC One M8 adds social Duo Cam tweaking in web gallery

HTC has opened up Duo Shot photos from its One M8 flagship Android smartphone for social editing, with an update to the Gallery app on the phone allowing viewers to adjust the focal point among other tweaks. The new version optionally shares the images enriched with depth data from HTC's twin camera system through a browser-based version of the Gallery app on the phone itself.

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DJI Spreading Wings S900 makes light work of heavy equipment

DJI Spreading Wings S900 makes light work of heavy equipment

DJI, makers of the popular Phantom personal drones, had a problem. How can it make its more professional Spreading Wings drone more powerful, able to lift heavier video recording equipment and drone parts without dragging the robot down? Fortunately for DJI, it also found an answer, and that answer can be found in each of the Spreading Wings S900's six arms.

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