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Leica’s CL mirrorless camera is retro-delicious

Leica’s CL mirrorless camera is retro-delicious

Lecia's APS-C line up is still a little on the slim side, but today it's getting a big addition with the announcement of the Lecia CL. It's designed to invoke the original look and feel of the original Leica camera, so it shouldn't have a problem finding fans based on that little detail alone. While the Lecia CL promises a lot for a compact camera, that capability is definitely going to cost you a fair amount of cash.

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Pixel 2 advanced camera features: don’t hold your breath

Pixel 2 advanced camera features: don’t hold your breath

The Google Pixel 2 is currently rated as the top camera phone on DxOMark's list. And while user testimonies have mostly confirmed that, it is far from perfect. There are only so many things that can be done by software and, even then, Google has put its foot down on some less popular choices. If you're hoping Google will change its tune soon, at least when it comes to 4K 60 fps recording and advanced controls, better face the bitter reality: not gonna happen.

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Why won’t Apple enable Portrait Lighting for older iPhone photos?

Why won’t Apple enable Portrait Lighting for older iPhone photos?

Portrait mode photos taken on the iPhone 7 Plus could be edited with the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, if only Apple felt inclined to enable the hidden feature. The new Portrait Lighting effects - which replicate the impact of different types of creative lighting on an image - were launched as a feature of the new 2017 iPhones, but left images taken with older models out in the cold.

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Rylo Review: This 360-degree camera has a film crew inside

Rylo Review: This 360-degree camera has a film crew inside

360-degree video may be niche, but startup Rylo wants to do more imaginative things with spherical video: shoot first, then worry about composition later. Brainchild of two former Instagram engineers, the $499 camera can happily capture all the 4K 360-degree footage you want, but it really comes into its own when you use its powerful editing options to extract a regular 1080p with virtual pans, tracking, and more. Factor in excellent stabilization and a simple app, and you have to ask whether this is the future of action cameras.

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Canon retro rangefinder camera revived as an 8GB flash drive

Canon retro rangefinder camera revived as an 8GB flash drive

Canon just revived one of its classic rangefinder cameras, but you won't be able to take photos with it. The camera comes in a miniature form-factor and contains within it a modest USB flash drive, giving camera lovers and photographers alike an unusual way to store and transport their images. The 'camera' includes a realistic lens.

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Moment for iPhone X photo case, lenses make the camera shine

Moment for iPhone X photo case, lenses make the camera shine

An entire niche market of clip-on lenses grew out of the middling camera capabilities of smartphones past. With dual cameras, wide angle lenses, and advanced camera sensors, you’d think that market has become redundant. Not so, if you ask Moment, who has given that market a distinct flair with the Moment 2.0 Kickstarter earlier this year. Now it has announced a new photo case and new lens set made especially for the iPhone X, raising the already high photography bar even higher.

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Pixel 2 camera issue causes banding effect around LED light

Pixel 2 camera issue causes banding effect around LED light

Another day, another user report tipping an unwanted effect from some part of the Pixel 2 phone. This time around, the issue is an unusual banding effect that presents on some handsets when the phone's camera is in LED light. On video, this banding effect looks almost like a strobe, and is apparent when the camera is pointed at an LED light source, such as an LED light bulb or LED display.

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WyzeCam Review: the best security camera $20 can buy

WyzeCam Review: the best security camera $20 can buy

Security cameras are known for being pricey, and that's why Wyze is so unusual. Forget spending $100+ for a name-brand home security camera or $50+ for a generic brand. Wyze is a small cube-shaped camera that costs $19.99, making it one of -- if not the most -- affordable home security cameras on the market. What kind of compromises were made to hit such a low price point? Surprisingly few.

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GoPro survives lava bath: here’s the stunning video it shot

GoPro survives lava bath: here’s the stunning video it shot

Someone decided to sacrifice a GoPro camera to the lava gods, but the camera survived anyway. Yes, we're talking about literal lava here, and yes the GoPro literally caught on fire. Where others would have failed, though, the GoPro persisted, not only surviving the encounter, but continuing to record the entire time. No one expected that outcome, but it's the best we could have hoped for.

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Pixel 2 camera app hack released with Google Lens

Pixel 2 camera app hack released with Google Lens

This week the Pixel 2 camera app was released as its own, separate APK download for all devices that can kick it. This means that those devices that run Oreo - some of them, anyway. For the most part this means a limit to Google's devices - Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel, Pixel XL, and the Pixel 2 devices - though you should already have the app in that case.

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Insta360 ONE waterproof housing revealed

Insta360 ONE waterproof housing revealed

This week the folks behind Insta360 revealed their full waterproof housing accessory for their next-gen spherical camera. The camera is made to be able to capture images and video from whatever angle the user wishes, without the user having to point the cameras lens at their intended subject matter. The waterproof housing allows this camera to be mounted and kept entirely safe from the elements at the same time.

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Panasonic LUMIX G9 puts GH5 talents to still use

Panasonic LUMIX G9 puts GH5 talents to still use

Panasonic has a new flagship camera for its line-up, the Panasonic LUMIX G9, promising 20.3-megapixel photos and a hefty 80-megapixel High Resolution mode. The new LUMIX G9 takes on Sony's recent Alpha series announcements, with a weather-proof body and "dramatically improved" image stabilization built in. That means plenty borrowed from the LUMIX GH5, only with an emphasis on still photography.

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