Photography

GoPro Karma drone price and release specs fold, connect, and collaborate

GoPro Karma drone price and release specs fold, connect, and collaborate

The GoPro Karma drone has been revealed with Hero 5 capabilities and the ability to fold down into a neat little package. This drone is made to fold down, fitting in a backpack with relative ease, and comes with its own unique open-shell controller. It's like an original NVIDIA SHIELD Portable but slightly less ergonomic. This drone comes with the controller and with or without a new Hero 5 camera. Users can get packages if they want, or skip the packages if they've already got a camera on-hand.

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GoPro Hero 5 release details: simply better

GoPro Hero 5 release details: simply better

This week the folks at GoPro have revealed the GoPro Hero 5 (or Hero5), the most advanced in a line of action cameras that've all but dominated the market for the past several years. This newest version of the GoPro works with voice commands, too. Just in case GoPro users wanted to yell at their devices. This newest in the top-level line of action cameras comes around a year and a half after its predecessor - an eternity in tech device refresh time.

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Nikon KeyMission line of action cameras launches in October with three models

Nikon KeyMission line of action cameras launches in October with three models

Nikon is looking to make a splash in the action camera space with its new KeyMission line. Announced today, the line is set to go on sale in October and will feature three different cameras, ranging from options that are good for those who are looking for a more entry-level device to one that's aimed at those who want a fully-featured action camera.

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MIOPS Mobile camera remote puts your smartphone to work

MIOPS Mobile camera remote puts your smartphone to work

A new camera remote for photographers has turned up on Kickstarter called the MIOPS Mobile hailed as the most versatile camera remote in all the land. MIOPS Mobile is designed to be used with DSLR cameras and turns your smartphone into the remote for the camera. MIOPS Mobile connects to the shutter release port of the camera and communicates with the smartphone over Bluetooth.

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Tilta cage uses a fan to keep Sony A6300 from overheating

Tilta cage uses a fan to keep Sony A6300 from overheating

With all the talk about overheating, and even exploding, smartphones, it may come as a surprise that they aren’t the only digital devices getting gimped by heat. Or maybe not, considering it’s a Sony product. The Sony A6300 mirrorless cam announced early this year boasts of 4K video recording, which becomes practically useless because it overheats, forcing a shutdown. The solution? Why nothing other than an almost literal “cage” from Titla that introduces a fan cooling system just for the digital camera.

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Leica reveals M-P Titanium limited edition

Leica reveals M-P Titanium limited edition

If you thought premium German camera maker Leica was going to start appealing to the casual consumer market following the debut of their new Sofort instant camera this week, worry not; the sky-high priced models are still coming. The company has just announced the latest version of its semi-regular limited edition titanium model, this time of their current flagship camera, the Leica M-P.

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Leica enters instant film market with Sofort camera

Leica enters instant film market with Sofort camera

If you're big into photography, you've likely noticed that the last few years have seen a surge in instant photo cameras; the spirit of classic Polaroid film cameras brought back in form of Fuji's Instax, the Impossible Project's I-1, Lomography, and even the Polaroid brand itself. Now Leica, the renowned German photography company, is getting into the game with its new Sofort camera, but of course it's putting a luxury spin on the whole thing.

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Epson FastFoto FF-640 can scan one photo per second

Epson FastFoto FF-640 can scan one photo per second

Epson has unveiled a new photo scanner meant to help people organize and restore their old photo collections. The scanner is called the FastFoto FF-640 and it was designed to help people save all those old photos from the pre-digital era easily and quickly by scanning a photo each second. In addition to scanning photos very quickly it can also restore faded photos to their original color.

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Canon EOS M5 is the first of a new mirrorless breed

Canon EOS M5 is the first of a new mirrorless breed

While DSLRs remain the gold standard in professional digital photography, more compact mirrorless cameras are starting to step up their game to catch up. While the new Canon EOS M5 isn't going to replace a more professional shooter, it could come close to a more accessible camera for budding professionals. Boasting of a few first for the mirrorless EOS range, the EOS M5 brings focusing technology, image stabilization, and wireless connectivity never before available in its compact predecessors. And when paired with an equally new EF-M 18 high power zoom lens, the EOS M5 empowers photographers to record both breath-taking landscapes as well as long-distance close-ups.

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Qualcomm Clear Sight dual camera tech mimics human eyes

Qualcomm Clear Sight dual camera tech mimics human eyes

Cameras are the big focus of smartphones this year, and dual cameras are all the rage. Even Apple has joined the party with the iPhone 7 Plus. But camera sensors don’t do all the work by themselves and usually work in tandem with dedicated image processors. And when it comes to mobile processors, Qualcomm is pretty much the king of the hill. That is why it is now proudly announcing its new dual camera technology called Clear Sight, which works in perfect harmony with the its Spectra image signal processor (ISP) found in none other than its latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 821 mobile processors.

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SLO film camera is 3D printed from scratch – including the lens

SLO film camera is 3D printed from scratch – including the lens

3D-printing technology has been used to create everything from bio items like eye cells to large structures including concrete houses. Some items are more functional than others, but any success serves as a proof-of-concept showing a particular thing can be done, and the work of designer Amos Dudley is no exception. Detailed on his blog in recent days is a project in which Dudley successfully creates a film camera from scratch using nothing but a 3D-printer... and this includes the lens itself, which is functional (though not terribly suitable for the task).

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iPhone 7 Plus camera samples appear before full reviews

iPhone 7 Plus camera samples appear before full reviews

Over the weekend, Tim Cook and Apple handed a few iPhone 7 Plus phones to professional photographers. They appeared at a couple of sporting events and shot some fabulous-looking photos which we've gathered here. These devices have top-notch cameras, to be sure - but remember that the photographer plays a BIG role in how well a photo turns out. Don't expect to grab an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus this Friday then turn around and get a photo of Tennessee Titans' DeMarco Murray landing on his head with great ease.

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