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Olympus ‘Capture the Action’ social contest seeks adventure shots

Olympus ‘Capture the Action’ social contest seeks adventure shots

Olympus has announced the launch of a new social contest called ‘Capture the Action,’ and it seeks action sports photography that, for a lucky person, will result in a three-day trip to Whistler, British Columbia. The contest is open to professional photographers and enthusiasts alike, and allows photographers to submit up to five images taken with Olympus gear. These images are to be uploaded to either Instagram or Facebook.

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iPhone 8 front camera could get Kinect-style 3D skills

iPhone 8 front camera could get Kinect-style 3D skills

We've heard a lot about the suspected edge-to-edge OLED display in the next iPhone, but the screen may not be the only thing getting a makeover. According to a new rumor, the iPhone 8 could end up offering a new front-facing camera as well. This camera could be able to detect objects in 3D space, thanks to a number of new modules.

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Nikon “extraordinary loss” kills DL cameras and slashes jobs

Nikon “extraordinary loss” kills DL cameras and slashes jobs

Bad news for Nikon today, with the camera company axing 1,000 jobs and killing upcoming camera models amid an "extraordinary loss" affecting most of 2016. Things clearly haven't been going as traditional camera makers might have hoped over the past few years, with increasingly capable smartphones chewing through the dedicated photography segment. Still, it seems Nikon has suffered it worse than most.

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Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam packs HDR, Windows Hello

Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam packs HDR, Windows Hello

Logitech has revealed its latest webcam, the Logitech BRIO 4K Pro, the first webcam with Ultra HD support with HDR and a 5x near-lossless zoom. The company's first 4K webcam, the BRIO also supports Windows Hello, Microsoft's face-recognition security system. However, there's more to it than just packing in pixels.

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GoPro HERO6 launch confirmed for 2017

GoPro HERO6 launch confirmed for 2017

GoPro has confirmed that we'll be seeing the next iteration of its HERO camera, the HERO6, some time this year. The confirmation isn't entirely surprising, but does lay to rest speculation that troubles with HERO5 production, as well as the Karma drone recall, may have delayed the arrival of GoPro's next flagship action camera. The news was confirmed during the company's fourth-quarter 2016 earnings call.

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Fixed GoPro Karma drone returns to skies to save firm’s fortunes

Fixed GoPro Karma drone returns to skies to save firm’s fortunes

GoPro's Karma drone is back on sale, after having been yanked from shelves over a flaw that could literally see it fall uncontrollably from the skies. The troubled camera-quadcopter was recalled back in November 2016, after GoPro identified a fault with the battery latching mechanism. While that might not seem significant, it was enough to cause a handful of the drones to lose power mid-flight.

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ZeroTech Rollcap 4K action camera inbound with integrated gimbal

ZeroTech Rollcap 4K action camera inbound with integrated gimbal

There’s a new action camera heading to the market, one with integrated stabilization to keep your action videos stabilized. ZeroTech’s Rollcap camera will have a built-in 3-axis gimbal able to pan plus/minus 40-degree, tilt up to 30-degree, and with a roll range of 85-degrees. That aside, the camera will also offer some high-end features, such as the ability to record Ultra HD 4K footage.

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Pentax KP APS-C DSLR is weatherproof, packs many K-3 features

Pentax KP APS-C DSLR is weatherproof, packs many K-3 features

Ricoh has unveiled its new Pentax KP, a slim weatherproof DSLR camera designed for outdoor use. According to the company, this new model packs many of the same features found in the Pentax K-3 model, and is the brand’s first APS-C camera to feature the five-axis Shake Reduction II system. Ricoh bills this model as an option for anyone who needs a camera for uses spanning ‘casual snapshots’ to serious outdoor photography.

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Leica M10 puts 24MP digital camera in a body analog fans will love

Leica M10 puts 24MP digital camera in a body analog fans will love

Leica has revealed its new M10 digital camera, but you'd be forgiven if you thought this was a film camera at first blush. Leica has focused on the form factor with this newest M-series release, attempting to make it as similar to analog M models as possible. The result, Leica says, is the slimmest digital M-series camera it has ever produced.

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DJI tipped in majority stake acquisition of Hasselblad

DJI tipped in majority stake acquisition of Hasselblad

DJI has acquired a majority stake in the Swedish camera company Hasselblad, according to sources. Both companies will reportedly develop high-end drone cameras in collaboration with each other, merging the best of DJI’s drone technology and Hasselblad’s camera technology. At this point it isn't clear what plans DJI has for Hasselblad, aside from working with it to develop some drone cameras.

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Polaroid Pop Instant Digital Camera spits out small printed photos

Polaroid Pop Instant Digital Camera spits out small printed photos

Polaroid has another camera on the market that can print physical photographs, this one the Polaroid Pop Instant Camera. This small camera made its debut at CES 2017; with it, photographers can print instant 3x4” photos, the very thing for which Polaroid is famous. This camera is somewhat similar to the maker’s previous Snap cameras, using the ZINK Zero Ink printer integrated within the model to print the photos.

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Panasonic LUMIX FZ80 has 60x optical zoom and optical image stabilization

Panasonic LUMIX FZ80 has 60x optical zoom and optical image stabilization

Yet another Panasonic camera has been bestowed upon us, this model being the Lumix FZ80. The newest addition to Panasonic’s FZ series features the same Venus Engine found in today’s other two camera announcements, as well as a High Sensitivity MOS 18.1-megapixel sensor. Most notable, though, is the FZ80's massive 60x optical zoom, a 20 - 1200mm 35mm camera equivalent. To keep those ultra-zoomed photo sharp, the camera also features POWER Optical Image Stabilization.

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