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Google Pixel 2 Motion Photos magic revealed

Google Pixel 2 Motion Photos magic revealed

The Pixel and Pixel 2 phones, especially the Pixel 2 XL, have been faulted for many things. But most owners are willing to forgive Google its lapses because of one thing: the phones’ unbelievably good camera performance. One of the tricks that Google has to spice up the Pixel 2’s camera is Motion Photos and now the company is sharing some of the secrets behind it. Unsurprisingly, it has a good amount of machine learning and sophisticated algorithms involved.

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Insta360 teases “smooth” new 360-degree camera

Insta360 teases “smooth” new 360-degree camera

360-degree camera company Insta360 is readying its new model, though according to a teaser campaign launched today we'll need to wait until next week before we can see it. Insta360 launched back in 2016, with an affordable 360-degree camera that could plug straight into the Lightning port of an iPhone.

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Galaxy S9 camera teardown reveals a miniature DSLR

Galaxy S9 camera teardown reveals a miniature DSLR

Samsung’s slogan for the Galaxy S9 is “Camera Reimagined” and it has so far proven that with the Galaxy S9+’s top DxOMark score. But benchmark scores come and go with each new phone launch. Samsung’s real achievement is hidden deep inside in the Galaxy S9’s variable aperture lens. It’s something that’s never been seen before in a smartphone, but fortunately for us, JerryRigEverything was willing to sacrifice his Galaxy S9 for science. And YouTube hits, of course.

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Amazon Cloud Cam update adds two-way audio for Echo devices

Amazon Cloud Cam update adds two-way audio for Echo devices

Amazon has released a software update for its Cloud Cam home security camera, adding multiple new features, particularly ones that play well with other existing Amazon products. Echo, Echo Spot, and Echo Show owners are getting new abilities thanks to today's update, which enables those Amazon products to work with the Cloud Cam's two-way audio functionality. Echo owners are also getting an optional alert feature.

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Rylo Android support added for 360-degree camera

Rylo Android support added for 360-degree camera

Rylo, the 360-degree action camera which allows movie-style editing directly from your smartphone, has finally released an Android app to join its iOS counterpart. The GoPro-rival was launched last year, a compact twin-lens camera that natively recorded 360-degree spherical video.

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Galaxy S9 DxOMark score is the highest so far

Galaxy S9 DxOMark score is the highest so far

The Samsung marketing machine is definitely in full force. Just yesterday, DisplayMate proclaimed the Galaxy S9 to have the best smartphone display ever (at least in the OLED category). Now DxOMark is coming out with its usual review, the Galaxy S9+ specifically this time. And under its new, revamped benchmarking system, Samsung’s dual camera flagship has achieved the highest score yet, dethroning long time champion Google Pixel 2 and jumping over the iPhone X.

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Olympus firmware updates breathe new life into old cameras

Olympus firmware updates breathe new life into old cameras

The digital camera and smartphone markets seem to have one thing in common. To get new features, you have to wait for or buy new models. That goes even when said features aren’t exactly dependent on newer hardware. Olympus is painting itself as a sort of revolutionary in that regard. Instead of producing and selling a new model with very small incremental changes, it is instead rolling out firmware updates for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II, and PEN-F, making them feel almost like new cameras all over again.

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Sony a7 III: here’s your first look at images taken with the new camera

Sony a7 III: here’s your first look at images taken with the new camera

On Monday, Sony announced the upcoming launch of its latest Alpha 7 full-frame mirrorless camera, the a7 III. This model boasts a bunch of features including a 24-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R sensor. Though the camera won't be available to purchase for a few more weeks, Sony gave it to several photographers to try out, and they've shared a batch of images taken with it.

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Galaxy S9 camera hands-on: 5 things to know

Galaxy S9 camera hands-on: 5 things to know

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ may look a lot like their Galaxy S8 predecessors at first glance, but Samsung will be the first to tell you that their cameras have had a big upgrade for 2018. With Dual Pixel technology adding twin apertures, a new Super Slow-mo mode, AR Emojis, and the arrival of twin cameras on the S9+, there's a lot here for mobile photographers to unpack. Read on for the five things you really need to know about the Galaxy S9 and S9+ cameras.

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Google Clips available now – but AI camera isn’t impressing reviewers [Updated]

Google Clips available now – but AI camera isn’t impressing reviewers [Updated]

Google Clips, the company's smart camera, is finally shipping, though whether it's worth spending $249 on an AI to take your photos seems to be questionable. Announced last year alongside the Pixel 2, the standalone camera promises to use the same smarts that power Google Photos to snap stills and short videos of the entertaining things that kids and pets do to earn their keep, allowing you to stay in the moment in the process.

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Canon 470EX-AI Flash automatically moves for the best bounce

Canon 470EX-AI Flash automatically moves for the best bounce

MWC 2018 may still be ongoing, but camera makers are wasting no time to introduce new products to shutterbugs. In fact, they seem to be timing it well to offer refuge for those who want to graduate from smartphone cameras. To help such newcomers, Canon is launching an interesting new flash, one with a different kind of “AI”. No, not artificial intelligence but Auto Intelligent Bounce, a flash technology that automatically moves and rotates the flash head for the best bounce angle for any kind of indoor shot.

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Sony a7 III full-frame mirrorless camera: 4K, BIONZ X, record battery life

Sony a7 III full-frame mirrorless camera: 4K, BIONZ X, record battery life

Sony has just introduced its anticipated Alpha 7 (a7) III full-frame mirrorless camera. This model sports the maker's BIONZ X engine alongside a full-frame 24.2-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. This camera improves upon the already excellent previous a7 model, adding things like the longest battery life of any mirrorless camera, new functionality and operations, and more.

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