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Nikon COOLPIX W300 will weather any condition in beautiful 4K

Nikon COOLPIX W300 will weather any condition in beautiful 4K

Adventurers and active people rejoice! Gone are the days when having rugged equipment meant compromising on quality and capability. These days, even rugged devices are almost as capable as their more premium and more fragile counterparts. Case in point is the new COOLPIX W300 from Nikon. Durable and compact, the digital camera can go anywhere you go, while recording every moment in hi-res 4K UHD.

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Curved smartphone camera sensors could out-snap your DSLR

Curved smartphone camera sensors could out-snap your DSLR

A new curved sensor camera developed by Microsoft Research may well help deliver the biggest step forward in smartphone photography in years. The system, dubbed Project Vermont, relies on a specially manufactured concave camera sensor that "can dramatically improve" resolution, light-gathering, and uniformity of illumination. Indeed, it could legitimately offer DSLR-style performance from a smartphone-scale sensor.

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Halide promises classic Leica charm from the iPhone camera

Halide promises classic Leica charm from the iPhone camera

The smartphone may have won the "best camera you always have on you" war, but new iPhone app Halide believes it can still win the battle for the sweet spot of mobile photographers. The app, which landed in the App Store today, attempts to fill the gap between two extremes that have formed in smartphone camera apps. On the one hand, you have the full-auto mode, which takes away almost all the controls from the user.

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Arsenal taps AI to shoot pro-tier photos with your DSLR

Arsenal taps AI to shoot pro-tier photos with your DSLR

The number of people who own a DSLR versus the number of people who know how to effectively use them are at odds. Even if you've mastered shooting a particular type of scene, it can be difficult to get the best shot in an unfamiliar environment, not to mention the time it takes manually adjusting the camera's settings. That's where a new camera dongle comes into play, one backed by the power of artificial intelligence to make the hard decisions for you.

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Ricoh WG-50 16MP rugged camera is waterproof with Full HD video

Ricoh WG-50 16MP rugged camera is waterproof with Full HD video

Following multiple leaks over the past couple weeks, the Ricoh WG-50 rugged compact digital camera has been unveiled. This model brings with it a sporty design alongside construction meant to withstand demanding environments, including wet ones like pools and lakes. The camera is waterproof to depths as low as 50ft, all the while bringing with it a 16-megapixel sensor able to record videos at up to a Full HD 1080p resolution.

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The new Samsung Gear 360 is finally in stores

The new Samsung Gear 360 is finally in stores

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8, it didn't just unveil a new smartphone. It also announced a whole ecosystem around it, including, of course, a VR ecosystem. Although the new Gear VR with Controller is in a bit of a legal bind, its camera partner is going full steam ahead. The 2017 Gear 360 camera has just landed on stores, both physical and digital ones, ready for the task of capturing and making memories in glorious 360 degrees.

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Garmin VIRB 360 camera review: rugged, simple, powerful

Garmin VIRB 360 camera review: rugged, simple, powerful

Garmin is a name mostly associated with navigation devices, but it has been branching out to other consumer electronics markets, from fitness trackers to dash cams. A 360-degree camera, however, is probably the last thing you thought it would get into, and yet here it is with the VIRB 360. In a market already crammed with GoPros and action cam knockoffs, does the Garmin VIRB 360 have what it takes to stand out? We took it for a spin and was quite floored by what this newcomer was able to pull off.

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Nest 4K security camera tipped with ‘smart features’ like auto-zoom

Nest 4K security camera tipped with ‘smart features’ like auto-zoom

Nest is working on a new security camera product, at least according to a newly surfaced source, that features 4K resolution able to facilitate high-resolution zooming within a 1080p Full HD video. According to the leak, this camera product will be intended for home security and feature 'advanced smart features' like automatic zooming in on a region when the camera detects motion. The camera will work with a home's WiFi network to provide remote access, as well.

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Olympus Tough! TG-5 puts you at ease while capturing memories

Olympus Tough! TG-5 puts you at ease while capturing memories

When you are trying to shoot or record once in a lifetime moments, the last thing you need to be worrying about is whether your camera will survive a tumble here or a splash there. While more professional, and more expensive, cameras do offer higher quality images and videos, they usually don't come with a guarantee of survivability.The newest Tough! TG-5 from Olympus, however, tries to meet you half way, offering decent photography quality and toughness all in one, accessible package.

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Google Lens: Assistant and Photos get a super smart update

Google Lens: Assistant and Photos get a super smart update

This week Google revealed that they'll be making a new push for their "Google Lens" initiative (and eventual app integration). Much like what we've seen in the past with things like Google Goggles, Google Lens is about to make the things Android smartphones see - recognizable. As Google suggested today, Google Lens will be a "set of vision-based computing capabilities."

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JVC GZ-R550 and GZ-R440 rugged camcorders float in water

JVC GZ-R550 and GZ-R440 rugged camcorders float in water

JVC has taken the wraps off a pair of new rugged camcorder product lines, the JVC GZ-R550 and the GZ-R440. The two lineups bring with them a total of three camcorder models, the GZ-R440B, GZ-R440D, and the GZ-R550B. These camcorders are designed for outdoor environments, ones where there's a good chance of rain or bodies of water, wild temperatures, and accidental drops.

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HTC U11 camera unseats Google Pixel for top DxOMark score

HTC U11 camera unseats Google Pixel for top DxOMark score

Here's a bit of good news if you were planning on picking up the HTC U11: DxOMark has given the phone's camera its highest marks, ever so slightly edging out the Google Pixel. The Pixel, as many of you remember, became the highest-rated smartphone camera from DxOMark around the time it launched, netting an overall score of 89. The margin on the HTC U11's victory is small, as it's taking home a score of 90.

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