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Kodak Ektra camera smartphone is coming to the US

Kodak Ektra camera smartphone is coming to the US

Camera makers have more or less dabbled in the mobile market, whether with devices or with accessories, but few have actually made a serious effort to plant a foot there. Kodak’s Ektra is the lone exception, practically doing what the likes of Samsung’s “Zoom” or Nokia’s PureView smartphones have attempted: to offer a better digital camera experience than even the best smartphone cameras. At CES 2017, Kodak is answering the biggest question of all: it the Ektra coming to the US? And the answer is a resounding yes, though you might not be too excited about the price.

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DJI tipped in majority stake acquisition of Hasselblad

DJI tipped in majority stake acquisition of Hasselblad

DJI has acquired a majority stake in the Swedish camera company Hasselblad, according to sources. Both companies will reportedly develop high-end drone cameras in collaboration with each other, merging the best of DJI’s drone technology and Hasselblad’s camera technology. At this point it isn't clear what plans DJI has for Hasselblad, aside from working with it to develop some drone cameras.

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Polaroid Pop Instant Digital Camera spits out small printed photos

Polaroid Pop Instant Digital Camera spits out small printed photos

Polaroid has another camera on the market that can print physical photographs, this one the Polaroid Pop Instant Camera. This small camera made its debut at CES 2017; with it, photographers can print instant 3x4” photos, the very thing for which Polaroid is famous. This camera is somewhat similar to the maker’s previous Snap cameras, using the ZINK Zero Ink printer integrated within the model to print the photos.

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Hubble Hugo mood-tracking smart camera has Alexa onboard

Hubble Hugo mood-tracking smart camera has Alexa onboard

Amazon's Alexa continues its march across the smart home, showing up next in Hubble's Hugo, an eyeball-like motorized camera that can also figure out your mood. Part-security camera and part-robot, Hugo is a spherical lens atop a moving base, and actually looks quite a bit like 'bots from Jibo and LG. What those robots can't do, though, is tell when you're furious just by glancing at you.

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Fujifilm FinePix XP120 is rugged but light, graphite X-T2, X-Pro2 coming

Fujifilm FinePix XP120 is rugged but light, graphite X-T2, X-Pro2 coming

The problem with most devices advertised as rugged is that they are bulkier and heavier than their less than tough counterparts. Either that or the accessories that make them rugged turn them into hulking versions of themselves. Fujifilm says that you don’t have to choose one or the other. At least not for its new FinePix XP120 digital camera. This compact shooter boasts of four kinds of rugged features while remaining not just small but also light at just 203 g.

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Panasonic LUMIX FZ80 has 60x optical zoom and optical image stabilization

Panasonic LUMIX FZ80 has 60x optical zoom and optical image stabilization

Yet another Panasonic camera has been bestowed upon us, this model being the Lumix FZ80. The newest addition to Panasonic’s FZ series features the same Venus Engine found in today’s other two camera announcements, as well as a High Sensitivity MOS 18.1-megapixel sensor. Most notable, though, is the FZ80's massive 60x optical zoom, a 20 - 1200mm 35mm camera equivalent. To keep those ultra-zoomed photo sharp, the camera also features POWER Optical Image Stabilization.

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Maximus Smart Motion Security Light has a 1080p camera, motion detector

Maximus Smart Motion Security Light has a 1080p camera, motion detector

Maximus has introduced a new home security product, the Smart Motion Security Light, a connected floodlight with smart features like a two-way speaker, a WiFi camera, and other functions to help prevent thefts and other issues. The motion detector is able to detect motion in up to a 70ft range, triggering a notification on the owner’s phone and allowing them to do things like turn on a siren.

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Panasonic LUMIX GX850 camera takes selfies to the next level

Panasonic LUMIX GX850 camera takes selfies to the next level

Panasonic has unveiled a second digital camera, the LUMIX GX850. This camera sports a sleek, somewhat classic design, though with modern trimmings like a 3-inch 1040K-dot display. The camera is designed to target photography enthusiasts, but also the younger generations in general: it has an increasingly common Self Shot mode for snapping up to 4K selfies, as well as a Beauty Retouch function.

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Ricoh unveils 360-degree camera with 24hr livestreaming feature

Ricoh unveils 360-degree camera with 24hr livestreaming feature

Ricoh has unveiled a new first-of-its-kind camera, the Ricoh R Development Kit with a 360-degree camera able to broadcast live video for up to 24 hours straight. The camera will be made available as part of this development kit, and is notable as the first fully-spherical 360-degree offering with this long-duration broadcasting ability. The camera livestreams video at a 2K/30fps resolution.

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Panasonic LUMIX GH5 DSLM camera boasts unlimited 4K/60p recording

Panasonic LUMIX GH5 DSLM camera boasts unlimited 4K/60p recording

Panasonic has introduced a new flagship digital camera, the Lumix GH5 with support for recording 4K 60p/50p video and snapping up to 6K photos. This mirrorless camera has what Panasonic calls an ‘unimaginably small-sized body,’ something complemented by the Digital LIVE MOS Sensor with a 25-percent greater pixel count relative to the GH4 model. The model also ditches the low-pass filter, among other things.

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Nikon shares D5600 DSLR release and pricing details for US

Nikon shares D5600 DSLR release and pricing details for US

Back in November, Nikon unveiled its D5600 DLSR camera. At the time, it didn't give us any pricing or release details, but that didn't stop us from taking a few guesses. We assumed that the D5600 would be priced similarly to its predecessor, the D5500, and with Nikon finally delivering those pricing and release details today at CES, it turns out that we weren't far off the mark.

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Panasonic GF9 images and GH5 specs leak ahead of CES 2017

Panasonic GF9 images and GH5 specs leak ahead of CES 2017

When CES kicks off early next month Panasonic will reportedly be unveiling some new digital cameras on Jan-4th. Ahead of that official unveil some images and specs of two different camera models have leaked. Those cameras are the Panasonic GF9 and the GH5. The camera that you see in the first images here is said to be the GF9.

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