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Samsung taps Joseph Gordon-Levitt to film 4K short

Samsung taps Joseph Gordon-Levitt to film 4K short

Samsung is looking to show off what its NX1 camera can do by tapping Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his production company HitRECord, which will use the new camera to film a short 4K film. The movie will be called In a City, and it will be filmed entirely with the NX1 in Ultra HD resolution. Joining that version of the short film with be a similar one made using crowdsourced videos contributed by HitRECord members, five of whom will ultimately be awarded an NX1 camera.

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Leica X Edition Moncler honors brand with French flag design

Leica X Edition Moncler honors brand with French flag design

Yesterday Leica, Moncler, and Fabien Baron jointly unveiled a limited edition camera called the Leica X Edition Moncler. The camera is identical to the regular Leica X model, but brings with it a special design that Leica brags gives it an "unmistakable appeal". Mostly notable are the blue, white, and red color bands spanning across the camera -- the colors of the French flag -- that the maker says is in honor of Moncler's French origins. As with any limited edition run, only a small number of the model will be produced.

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Our Moto X camera tour of Casa Bonita

Our Moto X camera tour of Casa Bonita

Not satisfied with the ordinary outdoors/indoors color chart camera testing we’ve seen thus far of the Moto X 2014, we took the Verizon edition of this device to a magical place. A place where you can expect an extraordinary collection of colors in a wide variety of lights. Large spaces, tiny spaces, and plenty entertaining subject matter to keep your eyes satisfied while you explore the capabilities of this smartphone. This is the 2014 Verizon edition of the Moto X, and all photos have been captured with the back-facing camera.

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Flickr Wall Art: a new integrated printing service

Flickr Wall Art: a new integrated printing service

We've all had that moment: you snap a picture that turns out so beautiful you want to showcase it on a physical wall. Printing services are ready to make this happen, but they can be a bit of hassle for those who don't often use them. Some photography hosting websites integrate printing services for this reason, and now Flickr is counted among them. Today the company introduced its new Flickr Wall Art option, which allows users to request a print directly from the photo page.

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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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