Cameras

Galaxy Note 9 update delivering newest S20 features

Galaxy Note 9 update delivering newest S20 features

A series of features that first appeared on the Samsung Galaxy S20 series smartphones will soon see release on the Galaxy Note 9. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 continues to roll as one of the most reliable, solid workhorses on the market as released by Samsung in the last few years. Now, with the One UI 2.1 update, we'll see features like Single Take, a new zoom interface, and both Music Share and Quick Share.

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Sony Alpha ZV-1 digital camera teased: Here’s the full leak

Sony Alpha ZV-1 digital camera teased: Here’s the full leak

Earlier today, Sony Alpha teased a new camera, one that'll be revealed in full on May 26, 2020. Today we're going to look at the leaks of this camera that've appeared over the past few weeks and months. If you'd like to wait until May 26 to see the full deal, turn back now. Otherwise, let's take a peek at what's in store!

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Microsoft just gave the Sony AI camera an Azure brain

Microsoft just gave the Sony AI camera an Azure brain

It was only last week that Sony showed off its new embedded AI smart camera sensor, and already Microsoft is promising an artificial intelligence for the innovative chip. The Sony IMX500 stacks a 12.3-megapixel CMOS on top of a dedicated custom AI processor, paving the way for new cameras that can do their own object and pattern recognition, person tracking, and more.

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Logitech’s Circle View HomeKit Secure Video camera works inside and out

Logitech’s Circle View HomeKit Secure Video camera works inside and out

Logitech has added a new connected security camera to its lineup, with the Circle View not only weatherproof but supporting Apple's latest HomeKit protocol for controlling cameras directly within the Home app too. The camera beams back 1080p Full HD video directly into HomeKit using HomeKit Secure Video encryption, and can record clips to your iCloud account.

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Apple just acquired NextVR for magical, virtual event presence

Apple just acquired NextVR for magical, virtual event presence

The latest major acquisition made by iPhone company Apple was that of NextVR, a company that deals primarily in the broadcast of sports events in virtual reality. Users of NextVR's platform in the past have had access to NBA games for basketball, boxing, NHRA racing, WWE (wrestling events), ICC soccer, and other events. This system is still active (for the moment) on the VR platform Oculus GO.

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Sony’s AI image sensor bakes camera smarts right into the chip

Sony’s AI image sensor bakes camera smarts right into the chip

Sony's camera sensors are already inside many of the high-end smartphones, but its new AI image sensor promises to make things even smarter - and high-end features cheaper, too. The Sony IMX500 not only includes a 12.3-megapixel CMOS capable of 4K resolution video, but a dedicated AI processor that can do machine learning and more.

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OnePlus 8 Pro camera seems to “see through” x-ray style: Nintendo Switch, iPhone, Nest

OnePlus 8 Pro camera seems to “see through” x-ray style: Nintendo Switch, iPhone, Nest

If you happen to be holding a OnePlus 8 Pro right now you might have access to a camera mode that allows you to see through objects. This is the effect generated by the device's dedicated Photochrome camera. Per OnePlus, "apply the Photochrome filter on the Color Filter Camera to turn ordinary scenes into surreal landscapes." It's not quite so simple as all that, dear OnePlus.

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New Nest Aware subscriptions go live: Plans and pricing

New Nest Aware subscriptions go live: Plans and pricing

Google is rolling out its new Nest Aware pricing, simplifying subscriptions for the company's connected cameras, as well as dropping some Nest hardware prices. Word of the change first came all the way back in October 2019, alongside the launch of the Pixel 4, new Nest Mini, and new Google Home app.

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Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera packs 12.3MP and interchangeable lenses

Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera packs 12.3MP and interchangeable lenses

Raspberry Pi has added a new camera to its range of computer modules, with the 12.3-megapixel shooter promising to bring high quality photography to the hobbyist favorite. While it's not Raspberry Pi's first camera add-on, this latest version promises to deliver images that are a step above its predecessors.

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Canon EOS Webcam Utility turns ILCs and PowerShots into USB webcams

Canon EOS Webcam Utility turns ILCs and PowerShots into USB webcams

Video conferencing is the in thing these days thanks to the inability to go to work and have face-to-face meetings. Despite the popularity of services like Zoom, however, users are still limited by the webcam that they may or may not have. Desktops are the biggest culprits but even laptop cameras may make some people wish they could simply use their bigger and better Canon camera instead. Well, now they can thanks to a simple software that uses the camera you already own to stream better-quality video over the Internet.

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The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K just got a lot more affordable

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K just got a lot more affordable

Blackmagic Design's popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is getting a price cut, with $500 being trimmed off the EF mount shooter. Announced back in August last year, the most recent addition to Blackmagic's range built on the existing Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, with higher resolution and an EF mount for lenses.

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Samsung 600MP camera sensor to rival human eye, but why?

Samsung 600MP camera sensor to rival human eye, but why?

A release from Samsung this morning suggested that the company was hard at work aiming for a 600 megapixel camera sensor for smart mobile devices. But why? When we've got smartphones right this minute with camera sensors that capture photos better than even the most fantastic point-and-shoot cameras from only a few years ago. Do we really need to put more work into something that already works more-than-good-enough?

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