Camera

Ring Stick Up Cam Review: Solar-powered security

Ring Stick Up Cam Review: Solar-powered security

There’s a tricky balance to be struck when you’re designing an outdoor security camera: do you go with the convenience of battery power, or the performance of wired? Ring’s Stick Up Cam attempts to straddle the two, offering the flexibility of a built-in rechargeable battery with the option of an add-on solar panel for truly off-the-grid use - well, just as long as your WiFi is within range. Question is, has quality taken a back-seat in the hunt for easy installation?

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The Samsung Gear 360 camera finally has a full release date

The Samsung Gear 360 camera finally has a full release date

Samsung's Gear 360 camera has been teasing us for some months now, with a handful of limited-availability releases most people can't take advantage of, but the 360-degree camera has finally got a full launch date. Announced alongside the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, the ball-shaped shooter will finally go on sale online later this month, on August 19th.

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Nikon COOLPIX W100 adds a bit of whimsy to a rugged camera

Nikon COOLPIX W100 adds a bit of whimsy to a rugged camera

Who said digital cameras need to be all about serious business? With smartphones eating at their profits, camera makers have been piling up serious features for their cameras. But cameras can be just as fun to use as smartphones. Maybe even more. Like the new COOLPIX W100 from Nikon, which has enough colors and features to make even the younger ones interested in taking photos. And, given its rugged nature, it'll survive to tell the tale, too!

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Sony Xperia X Performance climbs to #1 (or 3) in DxOMark

Sony Xperia X Performance climbs to #1 (or 3) in DxOMark

HTC and Sony seem to have some things in common as far as smartphones go. Both have put out strong looking 2016 flagships that, on paper, looked commendable. Both, however, seem to have problems backing that up with solid sales numbers. On a positive note, both also happen to be at the very top of DxOMark's smartphone camera list. The digital photography benchmark site has given the Xperia X Performance a glowing score of 88, so far the highest in the list, rubbing shoulders with the HTC 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

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Riley roving camera is a home sentry robot

Riley roving camera is a home sentry robot

A company called iPatrol has a new HD camera robot called Riley. The little bot cruises around your home on two-rubber tank-tread like strips. It is able to see in the dark with night vision tech and can alert the homeowner when motion is detected.

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Samsung Gear 360 cameras will be sold at Lollapalooza

Samsung Gear 360 cameras will be sold at Lollapalooza

The elusive Samsung Gear 360 camera will be made available for purchase in the U.S. at Lollapalooza, marking the latest - and still very limited -- way buyers have been given to get their hands on the model. Only a limited number of the Gear 360 units will be on hand, and they’ll be offered for $350 USD, the same price we saw the last time some models went up for sale. Though the Gear 360 has already been officially launched in the U.S., it has only thus far been available to purchase at last month’s VidCon in California.

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DxOMark shows how the Huawei P9 stepped up its camera game

DxOMark shows how the Huawei P9 stepped up its camera game

Huawei is quite proud of its Huawei P9 flagship. Proud enough to hire high profile actors Henry Cavill and Scarlett Johansson to, just for a few minutes, root for the smartphone. Of course, the highlight of the device is it camera. Or cameras rather, one in full color and one in monochrome, certified by famed German camera maker Leica. Fortunately for Huawei, its investment paid off. At least that's what DxOMark is showing with its side by side comparison of the Huawei P9 and its predecessor, the P8, demonstrating how far the Chinese OEM has come in taking digital photography seriously.

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Petcube Bites and Petcube Play let you monitor and play with pets from afar

Petcube Bites and Petcube Play let you monitor and play with pets from afar

Pet owners who are forced to leave their furry pals at home alone all day might want a way to keep an eye on them so they know that their pet is ok and happy. A pair of devices that let you keep watch on your pet remotely have hit Kickstarter called the Petcube Bites and Petcube Play. The standard Petcube Play is a camera that allwos you to play with your pet from afar. Users can play with pets by dragging or taping a finger on the Petcube app running on your smartphone.

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Moto Z Force Droid camera is second best, claims DxOMark

Moto Z Force Droid camera is second best, claims DxOMark

Cameras have become a critical aspect of smartphones for the past year or so, to the point that now almost every new flagship is waiting in line for a DxOMark verdict. While definitely not the only game in town, the name has become synonymous with digital camera benchmarks. Which is why Lenovo, Moto, and Verizon should count themselves fortunate that the site has just given the Moto Z Force Droid the second highest score so far, second only to the HTC 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and surpassing any of Apple's iPhones.

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LG Action Cam LTE to arrive in ‘key markets’ soon

LG Action Cam LTE to arrive in ‘key markets’ soon

If you feel like you've heard about the newly announced LG Action Cam LTE before, it's probably because you have. The company first took the wraps off its camera back in May, and today it has re-introduced it to coincide with the device's launch in South Korea. If you live elsewhere and aren't content with the action cameras already available, however, LG says it will be bringing the action camera to 'key markets' beyond Korea in the coming weeks.

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Nico360 360-degree camera can live stream

Nico360 360-degree camera can live stream

Nico360 bills itself as the world's smallest 360-degree camera and the device is certainly very small. It measures in at 46mm x 46mm x 28mm and despite its small size; it packs in some very appealing features. Perhaps the biggest of those features is the ability to live stream your 360-degree videos. The body of the camera is waterproof meaning no case is needed when using it in or around water.

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DJI introduces Zenmuse Z3 aerial zoom camera

DJI introduces Zenmuse Z3 aerial zoom camera

Drone maker DJI has been in the news quite a bit recently for its camera technology, announcing just a couple of days ago that it would be teaming up with Hasselblad to offer drone and camera bundles for aerial photography. Today the company is at it again, this time introducing us to its new Zenmuse Z3. DJI says this is its first integrated aerial zoom camera, offering operators up to a 7x zoom and compatibility with a few of DJI's more popular drones.

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