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HTC Desire 820 Camera Testing Hands-on

HTC Desire 820 Camera Testing Hands-on

We've had our first afternoon's outing with the HTC Desire 820 and we've come away impressed. While we did have some hands-on time earlier this year with this mid-range hero, we've been itching to get some camera time. That time is now, and the selfies are here. This is the device you'll remember as the first to roll out with a 64-bit octa-core processor under the hood and an eventual update to Android 5.0 Lollipop - but for now, it's all about the camera.

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Ricoh Theta m15 360-degree camera coming November 14

Ricoh Theta m15 360-degree camera coming November 14

If you think HTC's RE camera has a strange shape, then you might have have not been aware of Ricoh's Theta camera. Granted, it doesn't have that periscope-like form, but it still comes in that handy tubular design. But in the case of the Theta, that has a purpose, and a rather niche one at that. The Ricoh Theta camera has one and only one purpose: to take spherical shots instantly, making it the world's first, if not only, digital camera dedicated solely to 360-degree photography.

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Mylio pro photo-handling software launches tomorrow for iOS, OS X

Mylio pro photo-handling software launches tomorrow for iOS, OS X

Thanks to smartphones, most of us have a lot of pictures floating around -- they're usually scattered all over the place, maybe being saved to a central cloud account for those who took the time to set one up. Sorting through and otherwise keeping track of all these images can be difficult, but for the photographers among us who have thousands or hundreds of thousands of images, organization becomes an entirely different kind of beast. That's where professional-level photo handling software comes in, not the least of which is Mylio, which will be arriving for Apple users tomorrow.

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Nexus 6 camera shown off in gallery of HDR+ photos

Nexus 6 camera shown off in gallery of HDR+ photos

Google cares about your photographs -- at least, about the quality of your photographs. Anyone who has their images shuttled off to Google+ is aware of the Auto Awesome feature, and many Android users have enjoyed the HDR functionality in Google Camera. For Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 users in particular, Google has taken things a step further, offering them an "HDR+" feature that produces notably improved image quality when compared to a non-HDR photo. Google took to its Research Blog recently to discuss this feature, detailing what its latest and greatest in particular has to offer.

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PENTAX K-S1 Sweets Collection adds rainbow of colors

PENTAX K-S1 Sweets Collection adds rainbow of colors

The Pentax K-S1 camera Ricoh introduced in late August will be arriving again in a new collection called the Sweets Collection. Under this, the camera will stay exactly the same in terms of hardware and features, instead arriving with a colorful makeover in cheery, nearly pastel colors. There are a total of three new colors (in addition to the original camera that launched), with Ricoh deciding to give them all saccharine sweet names: Strawberry Cake (red/pinkish), Blue Cream Soda, and Lime Pie.

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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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