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Samsung ‘SmartCam’ 1080p home security camera surfaces online

Samsung ‘SmartCam’ 1080p home security camera surfaces online

It appears Samsung is gearing up to launch a new consumer-tier security camera, one designed for use in and around one's home. The camera has appeared on Best Buy's website with the name 'SmartCam,' though the Korean company hasn't officially announced the product at this time. The listing shows the camera as featuring a 1080p resolution with WiFi support. The launch date isn't known, though.

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Logitech Circle 2 video can now be viewed on Amazon Echo Show

Logitech Circle 2 video can now be viewed on Amazon Echo Show

Logitech has announced that its soon-to-launch Circle 2 home security camera can now be used with the Amazon Echo Show device, enabling users to view their security video feeds on Amazon's latest IoT product. This is thanks to Logitech's newly announced support for the latest Alexa camera API on the Echo Show. Logitech Circle 2 owners will be able to take full advantage of the Echo's Alexa abilities, including using voice to pull up a camera's video feed.

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How to get a bokeh effect on your single-lens smartphone camera

How to get a bokeh effect on your single-lens smartphone camera

The next big thing in the world of smartphones are dual rear camera arrangements, one where a high-resolution camera is joined by a second typically low-resolution camera. The combination of the two enable the camera to pull off some interesting effects, one of which is bokeh effects applied to the shallow depth-of-field -- that is, to the blurred background of a image where where the subject itself is in focus. If you haven't updated your smartphone in a while, don't fret -- you can get this effect using your single-camera phone, as well.

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Leica M Monochrom ‘Jim Marshall Set’ is limited to 50 units

Leica M Monochrom ‘Jim Marshall Set’ is limited to 50 units

Leica has unveiled its new Leica M Monochrom Limited Edition Jim Marshall set, a model made in homage to the only photographer who has been honored with a Grammy's Trustee Award. The new set was made in collaboration with the Jim Marshall Estate, and it is only available in a very limited quantity: the company will only produce and sell 50 of the sets, after which point they're gone for good.

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Canon EOS C200 and C200B cinema cameras arrive in August

Canon EOS C200 and C200B cinema cameras arrive in August

Canon has taken the wraps off a pair of new cinema cameras, the EOS C200 and the EOS C200B. Both cameras are targeted at professionals, studios, filmmakers, and others in need of high-end videography content. Canon describes both models as offering high-end features with entry-level simplicity; both offer 4K video recording in two different 4K film formats, as well as a new image processor and more.

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Nest Cam IQ intros lossless zoom and facial recognition: Hands-on

Nest Cam IQ intros lossless zoom and facial recognition: Hands-on

Nest has a new home security camera, the Nest Cam IQ, and it's promising to be the smartest, sleekest, and yes, most expensive model in the Alphabet company's range. While it may look a lot like the Nest Cam Outdoor, it's actually the first camera to use the company's all-new platform. Two years in development, it'll be the basis of a new, more intelligent take on home security.

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Curved smartphone camera sensors could out-snap your DSLR

Curved smartphone camera sensors could out-snap your DSLR

A new curved sensor camera developed by Microsoft Research may well help deliver the biggest step forward in smartphone photography in years. The system, dubbed Project Vermont, relies on a specially manufactured concave camera sensor that "can dramatically improve" resolution, light-gathering, and uniformity of illumination. Indeed, it could legitimately offer DSLR-style performance from a smartphone-scale sensor.

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Arsenal taps AI to shoot pro-tier photos with your DSLR

Arsenal taps AI to shoot pro-tier photos with your DSLR

The number of people who own a DSLR versus the number of people who know how to effectively use them are at odds. Even if you've mastered shooting a particular type of scene, it can be difficult to get the best shot in an unfamiliar environment, not to mention the time it takes manually adjusting the camera's settings. That's where a new camera dongle comes into play, one backed by the power of artificial intelligence to make the hard decisions for you.

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Ricoh WG-50 16MP rugged camera is waterproof with Full HD video

Ricoh WG-50 16MP rugged camera is waterproof with Full HD video

Following multiple leaks over the past couple weeks, the Ricoh WG-50 rugged compact digital camera has been unveiled. This model brings with it a sporty design alongside construction meant to withstand demanding environments, including wet ones like pools and lakes. The camera is waterproof to depths as low as 50ft, all the while bringing with it a 16-megapixel sensor able to record videos at up to a Full HD 1080p resolution.

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JVC GZ-R550 and GZ-R440 rugged camcorders float in water

JVC GZ-R550 and GZ-R440 rugged camcorders float in water

JVC has taken the wraps off a pair of new rugged camcorder product lines, the JVC GZ-R550 and the GZ-R440. The two lineups bring with them a total of three camcorder models, the GZ-R440B, GZ-R440D, and the GZ-R550B. These camcorders are designed for outdoor environments, ones where there's a good chance of rain or bodies of water, wild temperatures, and accidental drops.

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Phase One IQ3 100MP Achromatic is a $50k beast for pro photographers

Phase One IQ3 100MP Achromatic is a $50k beast for pro photographers

Phase One has launched its new IQ3 100MP Achromatic, a camera with a 101-megapixel sensor and an ISO topping out at 51,200. This model captures black-and-white medium-format photographs including light beyond the visible spectrum. This is due to the sensor's lack of an infrared filter and color filter array, and the end result is, among other things, 'the highest level of details, nuance and luminance,' according to Phase One. Such features don't come cheap, however.

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Apple launches ‘How to Shoot on iPhone 7’ photography how-to series

Apple launches ‘How to Shoot on iPhone 7’ photography how-to series

Apple has long positioned the iPhone's camera as a top consumer photography product, one capable of producing pro-level photos and videos including a certain Burberry fashion shoot. Mobile photography is more popular than ever and here to help improve the general quality of it is Apple, which has released a series of instructional guides and videos detailing how to shoot with the iPhone 7's camera in particular.

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