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GoPro Seeker backpack holds up to five action cameras

GoPro Seeker backpack holds up to five action cameras

GoPro has launched a new backpack designed specifically for its action cameras…five of them to be exact. Called the GoPro Seeker, this backpack can hold up to five GoPro HERO action cameras in addition to personal items totaling up to 16 liters. The backpack is designed to make toting your GoPro gear around on adventures easier and, for the cameras at least, a bit safer. The backpack is available from GoPro's website now.

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How dare you take photos of fireworks with your phone

How dare you take photos of fireworks with your phone

If someone shared this article with you today, it's because you're already mentally preparing yourself for the cameras to come out before the fireworks even begin. "I know what's going to happen," you'll say. "Jack is going to start taking pictures about 5 minutes into the show, trying to snap a picture every time a gosh-darned firework flashes." Every year he does this! He knows GOOD AND WELL he's never going to do anything with those pictures anyway!

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Insta360 Nano cam gives iPhone 360-degree video capture

Insta360 Nano cam gives iPhone 360-degree video capture

VR-supported and 360-degree videos are starting to become more common, but your everyday user doesn't always want — or have access to — a big fancy camera rig to capture such footage while one the go. The Insta360 Nano aims to address this need with a pocket-size camera that brings 360-degree video recording to the iPhone.

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Fujifilm X-T2 leak details full roster of specs

Fujifilm X-T2 leak details full roster of specs

A new leak has surfaced purporting to know the specs of Fujifilm’s upcoming X-T2 camera. Among other things, the model is said to feature 4K video recording at 30fps and 24.3-megapixels, as well as support for RAW shooting and time lapses. The camera has been the subject of a few leaks in recent weeks; back in late April, for example, some spy shots of a camera said to show the X-T2 surfaced online, and since then a press shot of the camera has made its way to the public, as well.

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Eye-Fi pulls the plug on pre-2015 products and servers

Eye-Fi pulls the plug on pre-2015 products and servers

For digital photographers, especially professional ones, the SD cards in cameras aren't enough to catch up with their shutter-happy fingers. But while all digital cameras worth their salt have such card slots, not all of them feature Wi-Fi for convenient transferring to computers with more ample storage. Eye-Fi provided a bridge with their ingenious Wi-Fi SD cards. But starting September 16 this year, majority of those cards sold before 2015 will become useless pieces of plastic and silicon. All because Eye-Fi is shutting down servers and services that those cards need in order to function.

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Fujifilm instax SHARE SP-2 prints smartphone pics in 10s

Fujifilm instax SHARE SP-2 prints smartphone pics in 10s

With smartphones, everything is almost instant these days, including the taking and sharing of photos to capture once in a lifetime moments. Snap a photo, upload it to social networks, and you're done. But not everyone has a Facebook or Instagram account, and sometimes you want physical keepsakes, for yourself or for others. Fujifilm's new instax SHARE smartphone printer SP-2 offers a compromise, allowing you to print smartphone images on a credit card sized photos, and only in 10 seconds. Depending on your Internet connection, that might even be the same time you spend uploading that photo to the Web.

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Sigma sd Quattro camera launches next month for $799

Sigma sd Quattro camera launches next month for $799

Sigma introduced the sd Quattro cameras in February, but did not detail pricing or availability. That changed today, with the company (finally) dropping both details: you’ll be able to purchase the sd Quattro next month for $799 USD, a price that jumps to $999 USD if you purchase the camera bundled with the Sigma 30mm 1.4 DC HSM Art lens. The company will also be launching the new Sigma EF-630 flash next month for $379 USD, and a USB docking station for $79 USD.

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Instagram ‘Picked for You’ channels find videos you (probably) want to watch

Instagram ‘Picked for You’ channels find videos you (probably) want to watch

Instagram has announced a new feature called “Picked for You” that groups videos by each user's favorite interests and topics, making it easier to find new video content rapidly. These new "Picked for You" channels will be found under Explore, and will include everything from comedians to musicians and more. According to the company, it has seen users increase their video watch time on Instagram 150-percent over the past half year.

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Bentley Gigapixel image shows Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase on Goldengate

Bentley Gigapixel image shows Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase on Goldengate

Bentley has published what it claims to be the world's most extraordinary car photograph. While it may not be the MOST extraordinary photo of a car ever taken, it is very cool. The photo is a shot of the new Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase cruising across the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. The image was taken using a massive zoom lens from 700 meters away.

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Hasselblad X1D crams medium format sensor into mirrorless camera body

Hasselblad X1D crams medium format sensor into mirrorless camera body

Just as was predicted, Hasselblad has announced its new X1D camera today, billed as the world's first medium format mirrorless camera. That means they've managed to fit a 50-megapixel medium format sensor into a small, compact interchangeable lens body. And because it's the same sensor Hasselblad uses in their high-end H6D camera, the X1D easily outpaces full-frame mirrorless camera models.

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Hasselblad X1D leak reveals medium format mirrorless camera

Hasselblad X1D leak reveals medium format mirrorless camera

Sweden's Hasselblad, the makers of some of the most high-end, professional-level cameras on the market, has an event coming up, and a few leaked images have given us an idea of what we can expect to be announced. Along with the Moto Mod for Motorola's Moto Z smartphone that was teased a few days ago, it also looks like the company is about to debut the X1D-50c, said to be the world's first medium format mirrorless camera.

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Instagram celebrates 500m users with some surprising trends

Instagram celebrates 500m users with some surprising trends

Selfies, food photos, gratuitous humble-brags... Instagram has them all, and it also has, as of today, 500 million members active every month. The new user milestone comes on the heels of the photo sharing service's big brand revamp which left many members spitting over the pared-back icon and more minimalistic app, but that controversy doesn't appear to have had a negative impact on how many actually use it.

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