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The Skydio self-flying drone just got a huge camera AI upgrade

The Skydio self-flying drone just got a huge camera AI upgrade

Skydio's AI-powered drone is getting even more intelligent, with the self-flying camera now able to handle navigating across large bodies of water, as well as creating Hyperlapse videos. The new update also combines some of Skydio's earlier features, including Car Follow, for more ambitious shots that still don't require human control.

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Leica CL Street Kit camera bundle targets street photographers

Leica CL Street Kit camera bundle targets street photographers

Camera maker Leica has introduced a new bundle called the CL Street Kit. The new product features the Leica CL mirrorless camera, as well as a spare battery, black leather camera strap, and more. The camera is targeted at street photographers who need ample battery power and a convenient way to carry their gear.

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Xiaomi 9, 48MP camera phone teased with release date

Xiaomi 9, 48MP camera phone teased with release date

There's a Xiaomi smartphone coming with the fruits of the company's labor in their new camera department (established earlier this year). In the first month of the year, Xiaomi suggests, they'll have a device that'll have a whopping 48MP sensor onboard. This device is ready for prime-time already, appearing in the micro-blog of Xiaomi company co-founder and President Lin Bin.

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Pixel 3 Portrait Mode is magic with Frankenphone

Pixel 3 Portrait Mode is magic with Frankenphone

The rig goes by the name Frankenphone, and the results are incredible. Google described the way they made magic in the Pixel 3 camera's Portrait Mode this week with a strange device indeed. What you're seeing first is that device - actually 5 Pixel 3 devices connected together into one monster machine capable of collecting visual information to train all future Pixel smartphones.

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DJI Osmo Pocket puts smartphone cameras on notice

DJI Osmo Pocket puts smartphone cameras on notice

We're used to seeing nothing but drones out of DJI, but every once and a while, it's been known to shake things up a bit. Today it's doing just that by announcing the Osmo Pocket, a new mini camera that seems perfectly poised to take on smartphone cameras. As DJI fans can probably already tell by the name alone, the main feature here is stabilization, as the Osmo Pocket comes equipped with a 3-axis gimbal.

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Elgato Cam Link 4K turns GoPros, DSLRs, camcorders into 4K sources

Elgato Cam Link 4K turns GoPros, DSLRs, camcorders into 4K sources

YouTube and live streaming have become so easy and popular thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones but not everyone streams on location or from their mobile device. Others choose or are forced to do it from their PCs or Macs and may not have the high-quality cameras to do the job. And they don’t have to, says streaming hardware company Elgato. If they have a DSLR, an action cam, or even just a camcorder, they can record impressive 4K footage thanks to the magical Elgato Cam Link 4K.

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Samsung Android Pie update may bring another controversial change

Samsung Android Pie update may bring another controversial change

Samsung’s next major firmware update may be its highest profile one yet, easily eclipsing the Android 9 Pie update it would be bringing. And it’s not because everything will be awesome. The update will bring a rebranded Samsung user experience, simply called One UI, that is designed to unify its design language across all its Galaxy smartphones, including future foldable ones. It seems, however, that Samsung has decided to bring along some changes that may not sit well even with its long-time fans.

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LG patent envisions 16-camera smartphone

LG patent envisions 16-camera smartphone

Move over Huawei, Samsung, and Light! LG is out to reclaim its fame as the first company that put out a dual camera smartphone. The Korean manufacturer has been quite slow to capitalize on some of its innovations and it is largely seen to be quite late on the multiple camera bandwagon. A new patent, however, reveals that the company has actively been thinking of ways to change that perception, including putting no less than 16 camera lenses on a single smartphone.

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Leica D-Lux 7 takes classic style to the smartphone age

Leica D-Lux 7 takes classic style to the smartphone age

This week the folks at Leica revealed the Leica D-Lux 7, the latest in their Lux lineup of "Swiss Army knife of Leica compact cameras." This latest model is small, has a high-resolution image sensor, and has a number of current-generation features we usually only expect of smartphones. That includes a touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-fi, and USB-C charging.

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Snapchat Spectacles 3 tipped to double the cameras and price

Snapchat Spectacles 3 tipped to double the cameras and price

Snap isn't giving up on wearable cameras, with a new set of Snapchat Spectacles tipped to arrive before the end of the year with double the cameras. The new sunglasses will be Snap's third attempt at the product and, it's suggested, the most expensive - and capable - to-date, as it moves closer to a vision of compelling augmented reality.

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Official Apple Watch camera patent sees many ways at once

Official Apple Watch camera patent sees many ways at once

Assuming you've never seen a wristwatch-based camera before, the Apple Watch camera should strike you as a real wild idea. What better way to capture any and all things around you than to have a camera on your arm, right? But remember the original Samsung Galaxy Gear and you'll find the first big test of concept. That didn't work out particularly well long-term - not in a very natural way, anyway. The Apple Watch camera concept might well fix it all up.

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Nikon Z6 full-frame mirrorless camera arrives on November 16

Nikon Z6 full-frame mirrorless camera arrives on November 16

Nikon unveiled its Z6 mirrorless camera back in August, and now it has finally announced an availability date: November 16. Once tomorrow rolls around, buyers in the US will be able to purchase Nikon's new full-frame mirrorless offering, giving them a pro-tier alternative to bulky DSLRs.

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