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Facebook thinks AI can replace expensive dual-camera phones

Facebook thinks AI can replace expensive dual-camera phones

Dual cameras are becoming a must-have feature on today's top-tier smartphones - to the point that their absence is one of a few big complaints about the Galaxy S8 - but Facebook is looking to replace one of their most common uses with AI. At F8 2017 today, the social network's annual developer conference, Facebook showed off one of its potential implementations of artificial intelligence. While smart computers may most commonly be associated with Facebook's work on bots, in fact the applications are far broader.

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Giroptic iO 360-camera gets Android version at F8 2017

Giroptic iO 360-camera gets Android version at F8 2017

Facebook's F8 2017 is all about 360-degree content, live streaming, and VR, and Giroptic is getting into the action with an Android update for its iO 360 camera. Launched late last year, the plug-in 360-degree camera accessory was initially only compatible with iPhone and iPad. Today, that's been expanded to a long list of Android devices too.

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Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ10 hybrid delivers your Instagram fix

Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ10 hybrid delivers your Instagram fix

Despite the ubiquity of smartphones with competitive cameras, instant cameras have come back in fashion. That said, its users still wish they had the flexibility of digital as well. Pocket photo printers can deliver that but they just don't "feel" right. Sensing a potential market, Fujifilm is launching its new instax SQUARE SQ10 that hits two birds with one stone. It is the first instax camera with a digital sensor and image processor. At the same time, it is also the first instax to use Fujifilm's new square format film.

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Panasonic unveils Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH lens

Panasonic unveils Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH lens

Joining its newly unveiled Lumix camera is a new lens from Panasonic, its Leica-branded DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH. This lens offers a 16-36mm 35mm camera equivalent, and is the newest model in Panasonic's Leica DG Vario-Elmarit F2.8-4.0 Series. The company says its latest lens is a great option for both video and photos, offering a focusing distance range that varies from 'ultra-wide angle to super telephoto.'

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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 is a compact 20MP camera with 30x optical zoom

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 is a compact 20MP camera with 30x optical zoom

Panasonic has launched a new camera in its Travel Zoom ZS Series lineup: the Lumix DC-ZS70. Despite its compact size, this camera packs a bunch of features into its small body, including a 20.3-megapixel sensor and a large 30x optical zoom rate, the equivalent of 24-720mm. The camera is targeted at prosumers, those who are willing to spend more than average to get an above average device, but who don't need something as big or pricey as a full-blown DSLR.

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Light 16-lens camera revealed with final production design

Light 16-lens camera revealed with final production design

Those following the digital camera industry may remember hearing about a unique little device from a company called Light: the L16, a single camera with a whopping 16 lenses. Designed to take photos with DSLR-level quality but with the form-factor of a point-and-shoot, the L16 began life as a crowd-funded project in 2015 and is currently in final production. While shipping is still a few months away, Light has revealed what customers will soon be getting their hands on.

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Sennheiser MKE 2 elements is a waterproof microphone for GoPro

Sennheiser MKE 2 elements is a waterproof microphone for GoPro

GoPro action cameras can capture great footage, but audio has traditionally been lacking. Sennheiser aims to change that reality with the launch of its new MKE 2 elements, a waterproof microphone designed specifically for GoPro action cameras. This microphone has received 'Works with GoPro' verification and was made under the GoPro Developer Program, meaning it should work seamlessly with the latter company's products.

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Ricoh may follow Samsung’s lead and ditch its camera business

Ricoh may follow Samsung’s lead and ditch its camera business

Following on the heels of a report claiming Samsung has fully abandoned its dedicated digital camera efforts comes a new report saying Ricoh may do the same. According to sources speaking about the matter, Ricoh is considering getting out of the camera business, at least as far as personal digital cameras are concerned. This would mean an end to its Pentax and GR product lines, marking the latest instance of smartphones trampling over the camera industry.

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Nikon D7500 DSLR offers D500 features at a lower price tag

Nikon D7500 DSLR offers D500 features at a lower price tag

Nikon just recently made a throwback to celebrate its 100th year in the camera business, but that doesn't mean looking back is all that it's going to do this month. It just announced the availability details of its new D7500, its latest DX-format digital SLR. While it isn't meant to be a flagship model, the D7500 boasts of flagship features nonetheless. Specifically, it shares the same image sensor and processor of Nikon's DX flagship, the D500 from 2016.

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GoPro ‘trade-up’ program offers HERO5 credit for turning in old cameras

GoPro ‘trade-up’ program offers HERO5 credit for turning in old cameras

GoPro has announced a new trade-up program designed to get consumers to upgrade to the latest action camera models. Under this program, which is open to all GoPro owners, the company will give either $50 or $100 off the price of a new GoPro camera in exchange for turning in an older model. Any old GoPro model can be returned to the company, says GoPro, even if it is 'dented, dinged, [or] destroyed.'

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Xiaomi Mi Panoramic Camera has two sensors for 360-degree content

Xiaomi Mi Panoramic Camera has two sensors for 360-degree content

Chinese company Xiaomi has introduced its new Mi Panoramic Camera, a slim square-shaped camera with two image sensors for capturing 360-degree content. Xiaomi designed the camera to function as something like a multi-purpose camera -- it can be used traditionally when panoramic content isn't needed, and that is joined by three other camera modes. Joining the camera is a tiny included tripod.

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Canon PowerShot SX730 HS 20MP digital camera has 40x optical zoom

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS 20MP digital camera has 40x optical zoom

Those in the market for a dedicated digital camera have a new option: the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS. This compact camera brings with it some advanced features, such as hinged, tilting LCD display and 40x optical zoom, as well as 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and WiFi connectivity. Canon plans to release the camera this upcoming summer, and it'll be priced at a decent $399.99 USD.

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