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Osmo Mobile turns smartphones into a motion tracking smart camera

Osmo Mobile turns smartphones into a motion tracking smart camera

If you are the sort who prefers to enjoy the moment rather than being focused on a camera or smartphone screen recording video and shooting images, the Osmo Mobile might be just the device for you. The Osmo Mobile smartphone holder turns your smart device into a smart motion-tracking camera. What that means is that you don’t have to choose between recording the happenings and participating. The DJI Go app that goes along with the Osmo Mobile device is designed to automatically keep the smartphone facing you as you move.

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DxO ONE iPhone camera add-on gets Wi-Fi remote, waterproof case

DxO ONE iPhone camera add-on gets Wi-Fi remote, waterproof case

DxO may be better known for its reviews and benchmarks of digital cameras, especially smartphone cameras, but last year it decided to get into that market itself with the DxO ONE, a camera attachment for the iPhone. Keeping to its promise to add value to the accessory long after it was launched, DxO is announcing, right before IFA 2016 shifts into full gear, a version 2.0 software update that will bring a much-needed Wi-Fi Remote Control capability to the device. Plus, it is also announcing new Outdoor Shells that will let you use the DxO ONE under any condition, even under water.

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Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 action camera launches with 4K UHD support

Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 action camera launches with 4K UHD support

Garmin has introduced a newly recreated VIRB action camera, the VIRB Ultra 30. This model offers what rumors hint GoPro plans to offer — things like voice control, for example, allowing users to start a recording with just a few words. The camera also offers 4K-resolution video recording at 30fps, and can do 240fps slow-motion video recording at 720p HD resolution. In addition to the camera itself, the model is joined by a waterproof case designed to work with the camera's LCD.

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DJI launches the Osmo+ with integrated zoom lens

DJI launches the Osmo+ with integrated zoom lens

DJI has taken a break from rolling out new drones and announcing new partnerships to launch a new iteration of its popular Osmo gimbal camera. While a lot of things are staying the same with this new camera, which has been appropriately named the Osmo+, there is one major hardware addition this time around, with DJI tossing an integrated zoom lens into the mix.

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Moto Z Hasselblad camera mod gets leaked again

Moto Z Hasselblad camera mod gets leaked again

It almost feels like Lenovo and Moto have gone silent just after launched the Moto Z Droid editions in the US last month, but, if this leak is any indication, they might be catapulted back into the spotlight next week. Lenovo did tease that it had a few more Moto Mods for the Moto Z coming at IFA 2016, and one of those might be this Camera module that is consistently being marked as coming from famed camera maker Hasselblad. If true, then we might have the makings of another smartphone and camera maker partnership that would pique the interests of mobile photographers everywhere.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR is built for the great outdoors

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR is built for the great outdoors

In order to stem the assault of smartphone cameras, many camera makers are trying more and more to appeal to beginners, amateurs, and selfie lovers. But if professional digital photographers are starting to feel left out, the new Cann EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR will probably remind them that they’re still the most lucrative customers. Boasting of a full-frame 30.4 megapixel sensor, 61-point Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, and all the bells and whistles of a very capable digital camera, the EOS 5D Mark IV lends itself well to almost any situation, but most especially when taking in nature’s breathtaking beauty and spontaneity.

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Eyefi, Toshiba FlashAir will soon play nice with each other

Eyefi, Toshiba FlashAir will soon play nice with each other

Not all SD cards are created equal. While these pieces of plastic are more known for providing extra storage for digital cameras and laptops, some cards offer more. These are the so-called Wi-Fi SD cards, enabling wireless transfer from SD card to some other wirelessly connected device. And there are, in fact, two competing, ergo incompatible, brands: Eyefi and Toshiba’s FlashAir. But thanks to a licensing deal between the two, cards from one company will soon be able to work with apps and services of the other, creating one big happy Wi-Fi SD card family.

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GoPro Hero 5 leaks suggest voice control is inbound

GoPro Hero 5 leaks suggest voice control is inbound

The nature of action cameras dictates where you find them: in places where pausing to mash buttons and tap screens can be inconvenient and, at times, entirely impossible. Another GoPro Hero 5 leak suggests the company understands that limitation and has taken steps to address it via the inclusion of voice commands, of which it is suggested users will be able to take photos, record videos, highlights clips, and more, all with their voice.

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OPPO F1s Review

OPPO F1s Review

Just as a book is easy to judge by its cover, it's only too easy to judge smartphones by their design and their price. A device that looks like an iPhone with an almost dirt-cheap price tag? Gotta be a cheap knock-off coming from China. That is the stereotype that Chinese OEMs like OPPO face, especially when their smartphones, like the OPPO F1s, do really look like an Apple or even a Samsung flagship. But just like in real life, some things deserve a second, sometimes even third, look. Which is why we gave the OPPO F1s, the new, self-proclaimed "Selfie Expert", a thorough inspection, and we're glad we did. Read on to find out why.

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Instagram Explore feed gets event video channels

Instagram Explore feed gets event video channels

Instagram is pushing the video aspect of its service via the launch of new video event channels in its Explore section. These channels highlight videos from events, whatever they may be, so that you can get up to date on the things you missed. As expected, the channels are tailored to each user, so the highlights are of things you’ll probably actually want to see, like clips from your favorite band’s concert or a sporting event.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV images and specs leak, ISO up to 102,400

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV images and specs leak, ISO up to 102,400

Digital photography fans that are in the market for a new DSLR camera with lots of features may have a new DSLR to lust over with alleged specs and images of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV turning up online. The images show the camera from all angles and show a device that looks very much like you would expect a Canon DSLR to look. The main features of the camera include a 30.4MP image sensor with dual pixel CMOS.

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Nikon D3400 is a lightweight DSLR for budding photographers

Nikon D3400 is a lightweight DSLR for budding photographers

Most product makers focus either on beginners or experts, but rarely do they offer a product that helps beginners become experts. The Nikon D3400, the latest DX-format DSLR from the famed camera maker, aims to be that bridge. The camera is lightweight, compact, and, more importantly, affordable so that it won't scare off beginners. But, at the same time, it is also loaded with features, and new lenses, that will help train those interested in taking their craft to the next level.

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