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Sony’s RX0 has DJI in its sights as well as GoPro

Sony’s RX0 has DJI in its sights as well as GoPro

The action camera space might seem crowded right now, not to mention commoditized, but Sony believes it has something sufficiently different. That's the promise of high-end optics in a segment more commonly associated with ruggedness and ease of use, with Sony partnering up with Zeiss for the lenses on its new RX0 camera. However, it's not only GoPro that should be worried.

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Fairphone 2’s first upgradeable modules are its cameras

Fairphone 2’s first upgradeable modules are its cameras

Last July, Fairphone gave its early adopters some bad news. The first gen Fairphone could no longer be supported because of the logistics and costs of discontinued replacement parts. To reassure its remaining believers that the modular phone dream is not only still alive but also real, Fairphone has announced what is practically its first upgradeable part. If you have a Fairphone 2, you will now be able to upgrade both of your phone’s cameras without actually buying a new phone. Best of all, you can perform the upgrade yourself.

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Ricoh Theta V hands-on: 360 camera goes 4K

Ricoh Theta V hands-on: 360 camera goes 4K

Ricoh has revealed its brand new 360-degree camera, the Ricoh Theta V, stepping up to 4K video and 3D spatial surround sound audio. Replacing the Theta S, which topped out at 2K, the new camera also marks a big architecture shift, being the first 360 shooter to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 chipset. Read on for what you need to know.

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Sony RX0 brings a compact camera down to action cam size

Sony RX0 brings a compact camera down to action cam size

Sony is already a name well known not just in consumer electronics but also in the digital photography market, with both image sensors as well as complete cameras. Now it is embarking on a new but slightly related market: action cameras. At IFA 2017, Sony unveiled the RX0 camera that puts the camera qualities its Cybershot RX line is known for into a small and rugged black box that you can take with you anywhere and everywhere.

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Olympus E-M10 Mark III gets 4K and smarter Auto

Olympus E-M10 Mark III gets 4K and smarter Auto

Olympus is giving its pleasingly retro E-M10 a revamp, with the Mark III promising to make the Micro Four Thirds camera even easier to use. Envisioned as a straightforward upgrade path for smartphone photographers wanting to take a big step up in the images they're capturing, the E-M10 Mark II nonetheless still had its foibles. Now, Olympus says, it has taken the user feedback onboard and addressed it with the Mark III - not to mention adding features like 4K video capture.

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Google’s Android camera hacked for more devices

Google’s Android camera hacked for more devices

The camera app that makes the Google Pixel run the best camera in all the smartphone universe is now available for more devices. This port of the app "Google Camera" was made available this month to almost any device running one of several Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. Today with an update, this app not only comes to more devices, it has more features for certain devices, including Zero Shutter Lag.

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Acer Vision360 and Holo360 cameras are for cars and everyday life

Acer Vision360 and Holo360 cameras are for cars and everyday life

Acer is the latest company to launch 360-degree cameras for consumers, in this case the Holo360 and Vision360. The latter of the two is designed specifically for use in vehicles, whereas the Holo360 is something of an everyday camera, enabling anyone to record their life and events in 360-degrees. Unlike some competing 360-degree cameras for consumers, the Holo360 is a complete package, supporting the entire video process from a single device.

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Lomography Lomo’Instant Square Camera puts square images on film

Lomography Lomo’Instant Square Camera puts square images on film

Lomography is back with yet another instant camera, this one the Lomo'Instant Square Camera. As with past Lomography gear, the company is seeking funding for its product on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, where it explains that this camera produces old school print images alongside some modern features, including an LED exposure counter and more.

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Canon EOS M100 targets those who are tired of smartphone cameras

Canon EOS M100 targets those who are tired of smartphone cameras

Smartphones put camera makers in an interesting position. On the one hand, the constantly improving cameras inside mobile phones have cut into their lower end. On the other hand, the popularity of mobile photography has given rise to a new generation of photographers that, eventually, will tire of the limitations of their phones. That’s where camera makers can swoop in to take over. Like the newly announced Canon EOS M100, which makes no qualms about being an option for those who want to graduate from smartphones.

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Insta360 ONE camera: how this one shoots different

Insta360 ONE camera: how this one shoots different

The newest in 4K-capable 360 camera hardware comes in the Insta360 ONE, a device that's unique in more ways than one. While the 360 (spherical) camera market expands in leaps and bounds, each device aims to bring both high quality output and a set of features that no competing camera has. For the Insta360 One, that means offering a new way to shoot.

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Insta360 ONE hands-on: a new, exciting way to make memories

Insta360 ONE hands-on: a new, exciting way to make memories

By now, 360-degree cameras are a dime a dozen, ranging from accessories that have to be clipped to a phone to standalone but palm-sized spheres or sticks to alien-looking disks that only big studios can afford. But no matter their shape or the quality output, the mostly function in the same way: taking a spherical view of the world around them. Not so this new camera coming from Insta360, one of the most prolific creators of consumer 360-degree cameras. The Insta360 ONE is almost like the one ring, the 360-degree camera to rule them all. And that is thanks to its ability to capture everything now and worry about what to share later. And, yes, it can make selfie sticks, or strings. vanish without a trace.

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Nikon D850 Full-frame DSLR is no slowpoke

Nikon D850 Full-frame DSLR is no slowpoke

The digital photography market has become fiercer the moment smartphones jumped onto the scene. It took some time for camera makers to regain their bearing and their confidence, take stock of their options, and forget a new path ahead. For Nikon, part of that is appealing to an even more hardcore crowd for which even the best smartphone camera won’t enough. For them, Nikon is finally launching the full-frame D850 DSLR, who is a heavyweight in features but a speedster in performance.

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