photography

HTC takes on GoPro: is their cam RE-ally worth it?

HTC takes on GoPro: is their cam RE-ally worth it?

The HTC RE camera is out, and marketed as a GoPro for the rest of us. Can it really topple the dominant GoPro platform, with all its bells and whistles? Both have quite a bit going for them, but the RE has one small thing that is keeping many early pundits at bay. If HTC is really aiming for the GoPro, they may want to handle the pricing a bit. A comparable GoPro can actually be had for a lower price.

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Smart move: HTC goes iOS

Smart move: HTC goes iOS

Here’s something that HTC doesn’t need to say: they’re in a bit of trouble. Though nothing about today’s event came as a surprise, there was some good news for iOS users. HTC is now supporting Apple products, and they’re doing it the right way. Rather than try to port over some fussy Android features to iOS and hope that iPhone users will somehow jump ship for a One (M8), HTC is offering up a peripheral and platform for everyone.

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HTC RE hands-on: WiFi action camera or pointless oddity?

HTC RE hands-on: WiFi action camera or pointless oddity?

Of all the things you'd think could save HTC's fortunes, an action camera which looks like a tiny submarine periscope probably isn't the first thing to jump to mind, but the company's hopes are high for the HTC RE. The stubby WiFi-enabled camera borrows ideas both from smartphone photography and more specialist shooters like GoPro, with a 16-megapixel sensor, Full HD video recording, and automatic clip curation using HTC Zoe. Most curious of all, it's not just for HTC's own phones: the RE will work with Android devices and iPhones in general. Read on for some first impressions.

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HTC EYE Experience and Zoe 1.0 focus on selfies

HTC EYE Experience and Zoe 1.0 focus on selfies

The Desire EYE isn't the only evidence of HTC's selfie obsession today, with a new app, the HTC EYE Experience, promising smarter photos from your cellphone's camera. Offering a combination face-tracking, smart cropping, photo blending, and voice-controlled selfies, there are also some stranger options, like mixing your face with that of a celebrity, or even applying digital makeup. Meanwhile, there's also a new version of the HTC Zoe app.

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FPS1000: 10,000 frames per second camera for £299

FPS1000: 10,000 frames per second camera for £299

Designer Graham Rowan has a camera he’d like to show you. This camera goes by the name FPS1000 and it’s apparently able to capture video at up to 10,000 frames per second. Even the newest smartphones on the market are only able to capture video at a maximum of 120 frames per second, and most are able to capture video at only 30 frames per second. This device is being positioned as a Portable, Low Cost, High Frame Rate camera and it’s on its way to real-deal consumer production in the near future.

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Olloclip bags CEA Innovation Entrepreneur Award

Olloclip bags CEA Innovation Entrepreneur Award

Sometimes, all it takes is a simple idea and a simple execution, plus perhaps a bit of luck, to produce a highly successful business, something that Olloclip has taken to heart. And for that, the Consumer Electronics Association, the organization that produces the popular annual CES event, has named it this year's most innovative entrepreneur in the small business category.

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Beastgrip review: mobile photography gets serious

Beastgrip review: mobile photography gets serious

There has been a lot of chatter about mobile photography lately, with more than one clip-on lens maker attempting to stake claim to your phone. At the end of the day, what you get is a slightly upgraded picture, but probably one that is more novelty than actually good. Can mobile photography be great, though? The answer is yes, if you have a Beastgrip.

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