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Tilta cage uses a fan to keep Sony A6300 from overheating

Tilta cage uses a fan to keep Sony A6300 from overheating

With all the talk about overheating, and even exploding, smartphones, it may come as a surprise that they aren’t the only digital devices getting gimped by heat. Or maybe not, considering it’s a Sony product. The Sony A6300 mirrorless cam announced early this year boasts of 4K video recording, which becomes practically useless because it overheats, forcing a shutdown. The solution? Why nothing other than an almost literal “cage” from Titla that introduces a fan cooling system just for the digital camera.

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Leica reveals M-P Titanium limited edition

Leica reveals M-P Titanium limited edition

If you thought premium German camera maker Leica was going to start appealing to the casual consumer market following the debut of their new Sofort instant camera this week, worry not; the sky-high priced models are still coming. The company has just announced the latest version of its semi-regular limited edition titanium model, this time of their current flagship camera, the Leica M-P.

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Leica enters instant film market with Sofort camera

Leica enters instant film market with Sofort camera

If you're big into photography, you've likely noticed that the last few years have seen a surge in instant photo cameras; the spirit of classic Polaroid film cameras brought back in form of Fuji's Instax, the Impossible Project's I-1, Lomography, and even the Polaroid brand itself. Now Leica, the renowned German photography company, is getting into the game with its new Sofort camera, but of course it's putting a luxury spin on the whole thing.

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Canon EOS M5 is the first of a new mirrorless breed

Canon EOS M5 is the first of a new mirrorless breed

While DSLRs remain the gold standard in professional digital photography, more compact mirrorless cameras are starting to step up their game to catch up. While the new Canon EOS M5 isn't going to replace a more professional shooter, it could come close to a more accessible camera for budding professionals. Boasting of a few first for the mirrorless EOS range, the EOS M5 brings focusing technology, image stabilization, and wireless connectivity never before available in its compact predecessors. And when paired with an equally new EF-M 18 high power zoom lens, the EOS M5 empowers photographers to record both breath-taking landscapes as well as long-distance close-ups.

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Qualcomm Clear Sight dual camera tech mimics human eyes

Qualcomm Clear Sight dual camera tech mimics human eyes

Cameras are the big focus of smartphones this year, and dual cameras are all the rage. Even Apple has joined the party with the iPhone 7 Plus. But camera sensors don’t do all the work by themselves and usually work in tandem with dedicated image processors. And when it comes to mobile processors, Qualcomm is pretty much the king of the hill. That is why it is now proudly announcing its new dual camera technology called Clear Sight, which works in perfect harmony with the its Spectra image signal processor (ISP) found in none other than its latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 821 mobile processors.

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SLO film camera is 3D printed from scratch – including the lens

SLO film camera is 3D printed from scratch – including the lens

3D-printing technology has been used to create everything from bio items like eye cells to large structures including concrete houses. Some items are more functional than others, but any success serves as a proof-of-concept showing a particular thing can be done, and the work of designer Amos Dudley is no exception. Detailed on his blog in recent days is a project in which Dudley successfully creates a film camera from scratch using nothing but a 3D-printer... and this includes the lens itself, which is functional (though not terribly suitable for the task).

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iPhone 7 Plus camera samples appear before full reviews

iPhone 7 Plus camera samples appear before full reviews

Over the weekend, Tim Cook and Apple handed a few iPhone 7 Plus phones to professional photographers. They appeared at a couple of sporting events and shot some fabulous-looking photos which we've gathered here. These devices have top-notch cameras, to be sure - but remember that the photographer plays a BIG role in how well a photo turns out. Don't expect to grab an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus this Friday then turn around and get a photo of Tennessee Titans' DeMarco Murray landing on his head with great ease.

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Sony’s new Action Cam challenges GoPro with 4K, image stabilization

Sony’s new Action Cam challenges GoPro with 4K, image stabilization

Sony has just announced the latest version of its Action Cam, the video camera designed to compete with market leader GoPro's offerings. The new X3000R's main flagship features include 4K video capture and the addition of optical image stabilization, a nice step up from the digital stabilization that's been used in previous Action Cams for years.

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Canon EOS M5 specs and images leak packing 24.2MP APS-C CMOS

Canon EOS M5 specs and images leak packing 24.2MP APS-C CMOS

Some images and specifications have leaked that claim to show what the Canon Eos M5 camera will offer when it launches officially. The specifications call out a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor. Dual pixel CMOS auto focus and touch auto focus is tipped as well. The video processing engine is claimed to be a DIGIC 7 engine.

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Nest Sightline borrows Google smarts for fewer alerts and free service

Nest Sightline borrows Google smarts for fewer alerts and free service

Nest is rolling out a new, smarter app for its security cameras, adding free historical images for all users, as well as putting a release date on the new Nest Cam Outdoor. The weatherproof camera, announced back in July, is actually already shipping to preorder customers, and should start arriving on doorsteps today, Nest says.

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iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera: how does it work?

iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera: how does it work?

This week Apple revealed their headliner iPhone 7 device with a design very similar to the iPhone 6s - but the Plus, that's a different story. The iPhone 7 Plus was revealed with two camera lenses at its back. It's not that this hasn't ever been done before, but the idea that Apple would feel confident enough in a system with two separate lenses - that speaks to its viability. As such, we're interested in seeing how Apple is making use of both of these lenses - and both sensors under the surface.

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iPhone 7 camera: 12MP, OIS, quad-LED flash, 60% faster

iPhone 7 camera: 12MP, OIS, quad-LED flash, 60% faster

The iPhone 7 boasts an all-new 12-megapixel camera, though as expected, it is of the single-lens variety (you’ll need to grab the iPhone 7 Plus if you want the dual-lens camera). The iPhone’s offering is still a force to be reckoned with, though, as it brings optical image stabilization with it, an f/1.8 aperture, and a six-element lens, not to mention the high-speed sensor and Apple’s own ISP. This is joined by a wide color gamut and quad-LED True Tone flash, the sum total of which is a powerhouse mobile photography device.

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