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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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The best phone camera when it really mattered most

The best phone camera 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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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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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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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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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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