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Canon PowerShot G5 X, EOS M10 now official, G9 X included

Canon PowerShot G5 X, EOS M10 now official, G9 X included

Canon has finally given the official word on the its new digital cameras, one from the EOS M family and two from the high performance PowerShot line. Much of what we've seen last time meshes with the formal announcement, but you know what they say about details and devils. The EOS M10 puts a new interchangeable lens on a digital compact to appeal to what Canon calls the Social Media Generation, while the PowerShot G5 X and G9 X expand the choices that professional photographers have when taking shots on the go.

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Pakpod promises to be a real “adventure” tripod

Pakpod promises to be a real “adventure” tripod

The tripod known as Pakpod is called "more versatile than any tripod on the market today." As such, we're particularly interested in how compact it is, how lightweight, and how rugged. According to its creators, it's made to fold down small enough to fit into your backpack - that's well small enough for our needs, no doubt. It works with a patented locking system that allows its legs to be locked into a holding position at "wildly asymmetrical positions" - that's another point in the positive.

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Canon PowerShot G5 X, EOS M10 silently appear online

Canon PowerShot G5 X, EOS M10 silently appear online

Just last week, we saw signs that Canon was preparing three new digital cameras to cater to professionals and hobbyists alike. Now Canon has launched two out of three of those cameras, though surprisingly with little in the way of fuss or fanfare. Not that they are not noteworthy in any manner. The new PowerShot G5 X, for example, boasts of the first in the family to bear a 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder. The new EOS M10, on the other hand, boasts compatibility with both EF-M EOS M series digital lenses and EF and EF-S DSLR lenses.

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DJI Osmo handheld stabilized 4K camera unveiled

DJI Osmo handheld stabilized 4K camera unveiled

DJI has introduced a new handheld stabilized camera — or, perhaps more accurately put, a handheld stabilizer that has a camera built into it. The stabilization comes by way of a three axis gimbal, which keeps the video from being shaky, one of the biggest problems caused by handheld cameras. The device has some extra features on top of that, namely a modular format that allows Osmo to work with some of DJI’s other products.

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Adobe Monument Mode erases annoying people walking into your scenic photos

Adobe Monument Mode erases annoying people walking into your scenic photos

Adobe's MAX conference saw the company demonstrate some of its still-in-development technology and software yesterday, and one of the most impressive was the feature called Monument Mode. Meant to run on smartphone cameras, the technology automatically removes walking people and moving objects from photos of landmarks and other scenes in real-time. The idea is the opposite of the kind of post-processing done in programs like Photoshop, instead removing obstructions before the image is even captured.

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Light L16 point-and-shoot takes on DSLRs with 16 cameras

Light L16 point-and-shoot takes on DSLRs with 16 cameras

In the past, having two main cameras, or even three in some rare cases, on a smartphone sounded ridiculous. How would you react, then, to a digital camera that has 16 of them? That insane number is exactly what Light's new L16 point-and-shoot camera has. Those seemingly innocuous circles on the front? That's not simply a design pattern but 16 different cameras behind 16 lenses. And it's not just for show either. Light envisions the L16 to take on DSLRs and mirrorless cameras by sheer number of lenses.

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Facebook launches Doodle to decorate your photos

Facebook launches Doodle to decorate your photos

Facebook's mobile app for Android and iOS users sees an update this week which includes the ability to Doodle on photos. This functionality has existed for Messenger before, and is now just being imported back to the main Facebook app. This system allows you to not only edit the photo you're uploading - as you were able before today - but to draw on it as well. A variety of colors and abilities in illustration are being made available this week to join in with the stickers and the tags and the filters.

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X-Steady Electro: a video stabilizer for GoPros, smartphones

X-Steady Electro: a video stabilizer for GoPros, smartphones

Xsories recently introduced its new X-Steady Electro, the first electronic video stabilizer from the company. It is designed for use with small cameras — action cameras like the GoPros and smartphones, for example. It works by keeping the horizon line perfectly flat while recording, and to reduce the amount of shaking that makes it way into the final product. It is ultra-light at 220 grams, making it suitable for portable, extensive use.

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Photoshop Fix puts Creative Cloud power on iOS

Photoshop Fix puts Creative Cloud power on iOS

Shortly before Adobe's Max conference officially kicks off, the company has announced its revamped mobile Photoshop product for iOS: Photoshop Fix. While the new iPhone and iPad app is still far from the full desktop version of Photoshop, it does offer the 10% of features and tools that a majority of users solely "acquire" the software for. Photoshop Fix's primary focus is on editing and retouching photos, and making it easy to do for beginners.

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Over 8400 Images from Apollo missions added to Flickr

Over 8400 Images from Apollo missions added to Flickr

Some of the coolest images that NASA has ever taken came from its early space exploration missions. One of the most ambitious missions that NASA has ever performed were the Apollo missions that sent man to the moon for the first time. It has been decades since those missions ended and many of the high-resolution photos that were taken have been unseen by people.

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DxOMark gives the Nexus 6P a more thorough spin

DxOMark gives the Nexus 6P a more thorough spin

When Google unveiled the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, DxOMark was fast on the scene to give the smartphone an impressive 84 score, ranking it third among all smartphones (after the Sony Xperia Z5 claimed the top spot a few days later). Unlike with the Moto X Style, however, its preliminary verdict was lacking in details. Now, the reputed digital photography benchmarking site released the full details of their tests, detailing the pain points of what was otherwise an almost perfect smartphone camera, quite unusual for a Nexus device.

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Google Photos update: v1.6 brings Chromecast, Labels, WhatsApp support

Google Photos update: v1.6 brings Chromecast, Labels, WhatsApp support

This morning Google released a new version of Google Photos for your Android device, complete with a new set of features. The main feature - the main reason for the update at this time - was Chromecast integration. Today you're about to open Google Photos and share your images via the web to your Chromecast device. Or your Android TV device, as they all have Chromecast abilities as well. This in addition to the newest support for custom person labeling - not to mention Gif sharing to new venues - makes this one of the smallest, yet most significant, updates to the app yet.

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