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StyleShoots Live smart studio doesn’t need a (human) photographer

StyleShoots Live smart studio doesn’t need a (human) photographer

Dutch company StyleShoots has introduced its new StyleShoots Live, a so-called ‘smart studio’ that can take videos and stills all on its own. The idea here is that traditional photography shoots require (human) photographers, but as with all things, those humans are being made redundant by artificial intelligence and robotics. With this smart studio, technology handles everything from lighting to adjusting the shots, leaving humans to handle the reviewing and, if necessary, post-processing aspects.

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Meitu T8 boasts of a 12MP Dual Pixel selfie camera

Meitu T8 boasts of a 12MP Dual Pixel selfie camera

Chinese manufacturers have always been quicker to jump on the latest fads, unlike the larger companies that are more wary of missing earnings forecasts. So when the smartphone world decided that selfies are the next big thing, many of these OEMs came out flashy gimmicks and features. The newly unveiled Meitu T8, however, probably takes the cake. Sure, it might not have the highest megapixel count around, but it boasts of having the first, and probably only, smartphone with a front camera with Dual Pixel technology.

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Snapchat Spectacles, at long last, are now available online

Snapchat Spectacles, at long last, are now available online

Earlier in the month, Snapchat said that it would make its hard-to-obtain Spectacles easier to buy in 2017. Today it's making good on that promise by finally putting Spectacles up for sale online. That means no more waiting in line to purchase your Spectacles from a kiosk, though a fair amount of waiting is still in your future if you decide to buy online.

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OPPO’s MWC 2017 show to focus on 5x optical zoom for phones

OPPO’s MWC 2017 show to focus on 5x optical zoom for phones

There’s still a lot that can be done for cameras on smartphones. You can make them smaller to get rid of that dastardly bump. You can improve their low-light performance. And you can improve their overall quality. At MWC 2017, OPPO will reveal one more area of improvement: zooming. It may not have a smartphone to show off next week. Instead, it will be revealing a smartphone camera technology that will allow these mobile devices to achieve 5x optical zoom.

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LG G6 wide-angle camera to also use 13MP sensor

LG G6 wide-angle camera to also use 13MP sensor

Another day closer to MWC 2017, another LG G6 teaser coming from LG itself. Pretty soon there might be nothing to surprise us come unveiling time. In this round, LG is praising the upcoming smartphone’s photography prowess, especially when it comes to wide-angle shots. It will be accomplishing this by making the wide-angle camera on par with the regular angle one. Meaning, both will have equal 13 megapixel sensors instead of an off-kilter combo.

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Canon EOS Rebel T7i, 77D put the focus on the Autofocus

Canon EOS Rebel T7i, 77D put the focus on the Autofocus

Earlier than expected, Canon is now unveiling two new members of its EOS DSLR family. While the DSLR camera category has always been marketed for professionals, the camera maker hasn’t forgotten that every expert, at one point, started out as a newbie. That is why its is offering the EOS Rebel T7i for amateurs that want to graduate from entry-level DSLR cameras and their program modes. The EOS 77D, on the other hand, is geared towards “advanced amateurs” trying to level up their skill levels.

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Nikon “extraordinary loss” kills DL cameras and slashes jobs

Nikon “extraordinary loss” kills DL cameras and slashes jobs

Bad news for Nikon today, with the camera company axing 1,000 jobs and killing upcoming camera models amid an "extraordinary loss" affecting most of 2016. Things clearly haven't been going as traditional camera makers might have hoped over the past few years, with increasingly capable smartphones chewing through the dedicated photography segment. Still, it seems Nikon has suffered it worse than most.

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Canon EOS 77D, EOS 800D/Rebel T7i details leak out

Canon EOS 77D, EOS 800D/Rebel T7i details leak out

While tech enthusiasts are on the edge of their seats for the Mobile World Congress later this month, photographers, both professional and amateur, are eagerly awaiting CP+, which will happen at the same time almost half way around the world. And with one of the most biggest photography events in the world comes a parade of new cameras. And, naturally, a series of leaks for those new products, like the specs and images for Canon’s expected EOS 77D and EOS 800D DSLRs.

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Canon EOS M6 leak hints at odd change

Canon EOS M6 leak hints at odd change

It hasn't been that long since Canon launched the EOS M5, its latest mirrorless camera that boasts of a few firsts for the line. While it's not yet certain exactly when it will happen, it seems that Canon is already close to unveiling its successor. Japanese site Nokishita has even been able to grab some PR photos of the so-called Canon EOS M6, but it's the specs, or the lack of them, that's particularly intriguing.

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Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam packs HDR, Windows Hello

Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam packs HDR, Windows Hello

Logitech has revealed its latest webcam, the Logitech BRIO 4K Pro, the first webcam with Ultra HD support with HDR and a 5x near-lossless zoom. The company's first 4K webcam, the BRIO also supports Windows Hello, Microsoft's face-recognition security system. However, there's more to it than just packing in pixels.

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GoPro HERO6 launch confirmed for 2017

GoPro HERO6 launch confirmed for 2017

GoPro has confirmed that we'll be seeing the next iteration of its HERO camera, the HERO6, some time this year. The confirmation isn't entirely surprising, but does lay to rest speculation that troubles with HERO5 production, as well as the Karma drone recall, may have delayed the arrival of GoPro's next flagship action camera. The news was confirmed during the company's fourth-quarter 2016 earnings call.

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ZeroTech Rollcap 4K action camera inbound with integrated gimbal

ZeroTech Rollcap 4K action camera inbound with integrated gimbal

There’s a new action camera heading to the market, one with integrated stabilization to keep your action videos stabilized. ZeroTech’s Rollcap camera will have a built-in 3-axis gimbal able to pan plus/minus 40-degree, tilt up to 30-degree, and with a roll range of 85-degrees. That aside, the camera will also offer some high-end features, such as the ability to record Ultra HD 4K footage.

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