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Kodak PIXPRO SL25 Smart Lens Camera Review

Kodak PIXPRO SL25 Smart Lens Camera Review

This is a camera that you strap on to your smartphone to take photos your smartphone might never have otherwise been able to take. The Kodak PIXPRO SL25 Smart Lens Camera works with software made by Pixpro, so you'll be connecting with a Pixpro app - if you wish - and you'll be working with a device that has Kodak and Pixpro branding on it. Can this device take on the smartphone segment and attach to a unique crew of photographers in the process?

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Flickr debuts Camera Roll: a new, organized interface

Flickr debuts Camera Roll: a new, organized interface

On Friday, Flickr launched the Camera Roll feature for a limited number of users. Still labeled as a beta, Camera Roll is a sleek new interface that focuses on organization, speed, and intuitiveness. Users are immediately presented with all of their photos arranged by either date taken or date uploaded, with smooth scrolling and options to make edits or select multiple images. But what's really new, and useful, is the addition of a timeline à la Facebook on the left, which lets users drill down to find photos by year and then month.

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Darkroom for iOS may just be the best photo editor around

Darkroom for iOS may just be the best photo editor around

Editing photos on iOS isn’t difficult, and iOS 8 brought some native tweaks to make editing your pictures much easier. Still, some want more, or at least something different. There are plenty of apps out there that can deliver really solid photo editing, but the latest, Darkroom, might just be the best yet. It’s a little bit Photoshop, a lot customizable, and free (with an in-app purchase available). Darkroom even lets you create your own custom filters, should you always find yourself going a particular direction with your edits.

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Affinity Photo takes on Photoshop, currently in beta for OS X

Affinity Photo takes on Photoshop, currently in beta for OS X

If you want to edit photos like a pro, the term ‘Photoshop’ has become as synonymous with doing so as ‘Google’ is to searching the Internet for stuff. A new editor is on the horizon, though, and it’s pretty special. Affinity Photo is currently in beta, but packs a ton of Photoshop-y tools that pros and amateurs alike will find useful. It’s the same team behind another very useful Photoshop tool, Affinity Designer, and packs just as much punch for photo editing as Designer did for things like vector art.

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Nikon Coolpix P610, L840 mid-range cameras bring ultra zoom

Nikon Coolpix P610, L840 mid-range cameras bring ultra zoom

Nikon has introduced a trio of new compact high-zoom cameras in its S-Series, and rounding out its new ultra-zoom lineup are a couple additional Coolpix cameras: the P610 and the L840. These cameras are more robust than compact shooters but smaller than a DSLR, both offering features relatively similar to the new S-Series compacts with the addition of ultra-zoom ratings. The P610 is the higher end of the two models, though both are substantial offerings; both models arrive in March.

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Nikon Coolpix S-Series: new compact super-zoom cameras

Nikon Coolpix S-Series: new compact super-zoom cameras

Compact cameras can swing to both extremes: some are cheap and barely functional, while others pack a lot of features into a slim body. Nikon's new trio of S-Series compact cameras fall into the latter group, each of them featuring thin and compact bodies coupled with high zoom rates, both WiFi and NFC, large displays, and an array of other features. The S6900 model is the lowest end of the bunch, while the S7000 falls into the mid-range (as far as compacts go), and the S9900 is the highest of the bunch.

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Nikon D810A DSLR is designed for astrophotographers

Nikon D810A DSLR is designed for astrophotographers

Nikon has introduced a new DSLR camera that has been optimized specifically for astrophotographers. The new D810A is akin to the D810 DSLR, but features a hydrogen alpha wavelength infrared cut filter, which the camera maker says allows photographers to capture quality photos of space in particular. Joining that filter are some features that are likewise tailored to astrophotography; the camera, however, isn't meant for general photography, and so is reserved for those who need a camera for snapping images of the universe.

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Imgur drops ‘Pro’ subscription service, gives tools to all users

Imgur drops ‘Pro’ subscription service, gives tools to all users

A recently announced GIF making tool was pretty neat; handy if you’ve ever wanted to get a looping snippet from publicly available YouTube or Vimeo video (or any other publicly hosted video, really). While Imgur could have stopped there and still found favor with users, they’ve instead gone ahead and made everything free to use. The paid tier to Imgur, Imgur Pro, is going away, and all the goodies in the Pro version will be wrapped up in Imgur proper.

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Google buys offline photo-sharing app Odysee

Google buys offline photo-sharing app Odysee

Detractors of Google’s social layer, Google+, can agree that its one redeeming quality is photo storage and sharing, where Google has done an incredibly good job of making sure your media looks good, and is easily accessible. To that point, Google has acquired Odysee, an iOS and Android app that has some interesting features for private photo sharing. The team at Odysee, in announcing the acquisition, also say they’re joining the Google+ team.

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Canon unveils 2015 camera lineup: 5DS, Rebel T6s, ELPH, SX410

Canon unveils 2015 camera lineup: 5DS, Rebel T6s, ELPH, SX410

This week we've got one whole heck of a lot of Canon photography equipment being revealed, with cameras popping up from the very inexpensive to the top of the line in personal shooters. The SX410 IS comes as the successor to the SX400 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS comes as the successor to the ELPH 340 HS, and the EOS Rebel T6i comes as the latest edition of the "classic" Rebel. Then there's the EOS Rebel T6s, designed to deliver the best possible photos with an EOS APS-C format sensor, and the Canon 5DS SR, delivering the world's highest resolution among 35mm-format Digital SLRs.

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