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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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Do NOT shoot the eclipse without the right camera equipment

Do NOT shoot the eclipse without the right camera equipment

In just a few hours, the US will experiencing a historic astronomical event. And in this digital age, that usually means a lot of people will try to preserve it by snapping up photos and videos of this once in a lifetime total solar eclipse. But before you go reaching for your smartphone or slotting a memory card into you digital camera, pause for a few seconds and consider how much you value your equipment. Because if you do, you will ABSOLUTELY NOT use them to shoot the eclipse. Unless you actually have the right filters and accessories to keep them from burning up.

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Nokia 8 Bothies aren’t the camera gimmick we wanted

Nokia 8 Bothies aren’t the camera gimmick we wanted

Selfies are mundane and so Nokia is hoping to shake things up with a camera feature it has dubbed 'bothies.' If you pronounced that in your head as 'bah-these,' you're not the only one, but that's not what Nokia is going for. Pronounced 'both-eez,' the name refers to recording/shooting with both of a phone's cameras at the same time, combining the content into a single photo or videos.

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FrontRow camera pendant gives lifelogging another try

FrontRow camera pendant gives lifelogging another try

Action cameras and live streaming have become so in fashion that the social and the tech savvy broadcast nearly every facet of their real life for the public, or even semi-public, to see. This, however, isn’t completely new. One could even say that the seeds of this new trend have been planted a little over four years ago by what was then called “lifelogging”. That is something that this new FrontRow camera accessory seems to want to bring back, despite lifelogging having abruptly dropped from the scene. It’s advantage? A more social generation, more sophisticated technology, and four years of lessons learned.

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Next Insta360 camera could orbit around you

Next Insta360 camera could orbit around you

As fancy and entertaining as 360-cameras might be, they all suffer a flaw due to their very nature. They can capture the world around it but they can never capture what’s at the center of that world. That is, they don’t record the immediate area around where they stand. If Insta360’s latest teaser has any hint of accuracy in it, the camera maker’s next product might turn that limitation on its head. While the camera still can’t see its own body, this time it is the one revolving around the center of the scene looking inside rather than watching the rest of the world move around it.

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Google Camera mod adds HDR+, 1080p 60fps (APK Download)

Google Camera mod adds HDR+, 1080p 60fps (APK Download)

This week one intrepid user by the name of AmirZ enabled the Google Camera app to expand its abilities. With a bit of editing to the app's code, the Google Camera can now work with 60fps and 1080p at the same time, just like the Google Pixel. The user responsible for this decompiled the app, implemented a code change from NX Camera, and recompiled using APKTool 2.2.4, signing with his own personal key.

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Nikon D850 announcement could finally happen this week

Nikon D850 announcement could finally happen this week

Admittedly, not everyone is obsessed with smartphones or what will be taking place in the coming weeks. Some, particularly photographers, might be more interested in what may take place as early as this week. While Nikon has indeed confirmed that the D850 full-frame DSLR is coming, it never really said when. Based on a leak internal slide, however, that could very well happen this Wednesday already. That or at least get the ball rolling on the Nikon D850’s launch.

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Google Camera gets selfie flash, tap to zoom [APK Download]

Google Camera gets selfie flash, tap to zoom [APK Download]

There has been a lot of attention given to smartphone cameras these days but while the hardware does have major importance, the software can also help or mar the overall experience. Pair great hardware with a barely usable camera app and you’re phone is sure to get ignored. And while most camera apps on high-end phones do well, you don’t need an expensive phone to have a decent camera app. Not if you download the free for all Google Camera app, which has just learned a few new tricks in version 4.4 of the app.

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LG V30 camera to have f/1.6 aperture, crystal clear lens

LG V30 camera to have f/1.6 aperture, crystal clear lens

Ever since the LG V10 and perhaps even before that, LG has always prided itself for offering multimedia creators some of the best tools they can fit in their pockets. And while it’s arguable that LG has been able to deliver on those promises to a certain degree, it has easily been overshadowed by Samsung, Google, and now even HTC. For the LG V30, however, it is pulling all the stops by giving it a camera with the largest aperture and the clearest glass lens available in the smartphone market to date.

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iPhone 8 front camera has 4K 60p video recording chops

iPhone 8 front camera has 4K 60p video recording chops

Is the HomePod-iPhone gravy going to run out soon? Maybe, but at least it hasn’t slowed down to a trickle just yet. While most have been focused on the “Pearl ID” face recognition features of the upcoming iPhone 8, there are also a few other features that can be gleaned from the smart speaker’s leaked firmware. The latest seem to dwell on the front camera’s unusual support for recording video at 4K 60 fps, which could further cement Apple’s camera prowess for a certain former Google SVP.

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