cameras

Lensbaby’s new lenses prove iPhone hasn’t killed cameras quite yet

Lensbaby’s new lenses prove iPhone hasn’t killed cameras quite yet

By now, it should be clear that Lensbaby has a penchant for bokeh effects with its lenses, and the new Composer II lens it's launching today is no different. That Composer II lens is launching alongside the company's new Sweet 80 Optic, and together, they give you the tools you need to create images like the ones you see in this article.

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Kodak Orbit360 is a 4K VR action camera for outdoor adventures

Kodak Orbit360 is a 4K VR action camera for outdoor adventures

Kodak aims to make on-the-go 360-degree video recording simple and available to anyone via its new Orbit360, a 4K camera under its PixPro product lineup. This camera is, like action cameras before it, durable enough to handle less-than-gentle outdoor usage, as well as compact enough to easily transport. Despite this, it creates fully spherical videos for use with VR.

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The Villainess motorcycle fight scene: Here’s how they did it

The Villainess motorcycle fight scene: Here’s how they did it

Over the weekend I had a look at a trailer/clip from the movie "The Villainess", AKA "AK-NYEO". This clip featured a motorcycle chase and fight that seems to feature camera work that was beyond the skill of the average human being. Without a frame-by-frame examination of this clip, it seemed like either a ghost caught hold of a camera, or someone had drone skills that bordered on superhuman.

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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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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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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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Note 8 camera: 5 things you need to know

Note 8 camera: 5 things you need to know

Is the camera the most important element of a new smartphone? That may be arguable, but there's no denying that expectations have been high for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 when it comes to photography. The fresh phablet breaks new ground for Samsung, not to mention giving arch-rival Apple some features we'd like to see borrowed for the next iPhone.

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Qualcomm just opened the AR floodgates for Android

Qualcomm just opened the AR floodgates for Android

Right this minute the biggest names in smartphones are speeding toward the next "big thing" in mobile devices: Augmented Reality. Qualcomm is the latest company to make a public showing of their efforts with what they call "Qualcomm Spectra ISP, 2nd Generation." That' ISB as in Image Signal Processor, this paving the way for high-powered smartphone cameras that can do things we've never seen before.

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Nikon D850 full-frame DSLR camera is official

Nikon D850 full-frame DSLR camera is official

It's official: Nikon is developing the model D850, a DSLR camera it says will be a full-frame offering with other high-end features. The camera is targeted solely at professional, serious photographers (it will, no doubt, be priced in the thousands of dollars, lenses not included), and it'll be the successor of the current Nikon D810 model. We don't know the release date yet, but Nikon has revealed some of the camera details.

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iPhone selfies may look better in the future thanks to this patent

iPhone selfies may look better in the future thanks to this patent

Imagine taking selfies using an iPhone, only to notice one day that your self-portraits are consistently higher quality than they used to be. Perhaps you won't know why, assuming your skills have improved. Per a newly published patent, it may in fact be Apple's own software improving your selfies by subtly forcing you to take better shots.

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Japan’s space robot will steal your heart from the ISS

Japan’s space robot will steal your heart from the ISS

Japan's space agency has an adorable ball-shaped camera that looks like something from Wall-E, and it is live on the International Space Station right now. The camera, which is called Int-Ball, comes from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and it qualifies as a camera drone of sorts. Despite its location in space, operators can control this camera drone from Earth.

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