cameras

Leica’s CL mirrorless camera is retro-delicious

Leica’s CL mirrorless camera is retro-delicious

Lecia's APS-C line up is still a little on the slim side, but today it's getting a big addition with the announcement of the Lecia CL. It's designed to invoke the original look and feel of the original Leica camera, so it shouldn't have a problem finding fans based on that little detail alone. While the Lecia CL promises a lot for a compact camera, that capability is definitely going to cost you a fair amount of cash.

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Rylo Review: This 360-degree camera has a film crew inside

Rylo Review: This 360-degree camera has a film crew inside

360-degree video may be niche, but startup Rylo wants to do more imaginative things with spherical video: shoot first, then worry about composition later. Brainchild of two former Instagram engineers, the $499 camera can happily capture all the 4K 360-degree footage you want, but it really comes into its own when you use its powerful editing options to extract a regular 1080p with virtual pans, tracking, and more. Factor in excellent stabilization and a simple app, and you have to ask whether this is the future of action cameras.

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Canon retro rangefinder camera revived as an 8GB flash drive

Canon retro rangefinder camera revived as an 8GB flash drive

Canon just revived one of its classic rangefinder cameras, but you won't be able to take photos with it. The camera comes in a miniature form-factor and contains within it a modest USB flash drive, giving camera lovers and photographers alike an unusual way to store and transport their images. The 'camera' includes a realistic lens.

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WyzeCam Review: the best security camera $20 can buy

WyzeCam Review: the best security camera $20 can buy

Security cameras are known for being pricey, and that's why Wyze is so unusual. Forget spending $100+ for a name-brand home security camera or $50+ for a generic brand. Wyze is a small cube-shaped camera that costs $19.99, making it one of -- if not the most -- affordable home security cameras on the market. What kind of compromises were made to hit such a low price point? Surprisingly few.

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Pixel 2 fused video stabilization tech detailed: how it combines EIS and OIS

Pixel 2 fused video stabilization tech detailed: how it combines EIS and OIS

Smartphone cameras may be improving rapidly, but the resulting videos are only as good as the stabilization tech accompanying them. While many companies are introducing optical image stabilization on their smartphones, Google took things a step further with its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, offering something it calls Fused Video Stabilization. Fused stabilization aims to make up for the deficits of both electronic stabilization (EIS) and optical stabilization (OIS) by combining the best both have to offer.

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Apple just bought the tech to flatten the iPhone’s camera bump

Apple just bought the tech to flatten the iPhone’s camera bump

As the competition to provide the best smartphone camera gets even more heated, Apple has made a key acquisition that could give it an edge in the battle. We're learning today that Apple has acquired a company named InVisage Technologies. While that name may not be instantly familiar, the technology InVisage has been developed could not only give iPhone and iPad cameras a big boost in quality, but it could also get rid of those unsightly camera bumps we've been dealing with ever since the launch of the iPhone 6.

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GoPro survives lava bath: here’s the stunning video it shot

GoPro survives lava bath: here’s the stunning video it shot

Someone decided to sacrifice a GoPro camera to the lava gods, but the camera survived anyway. Yes, we're talking about literal lava here, and yes the GoPro literally caught on fire. Where others would have failed, though, the GoPro persisted, not only surviving the encounter, but continuing to record the entire time. No one expected that outcome, but it's the best we could have hoped for.

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Panasonic LUMIX G9 puts GH5 talents to still use

Panasonic LUMIX G9 puts GH5 talents to still use

Panasonic has a new flagship camera for its line-up, the Panasonic LUMIX G9, promising 20.3-megapixel photos and a hefty 80-megapixel High Resolution mode. The new LUMIX G9 takes on Sony's recent Alpha series announcements, with a weather-proof body and "dramatically improved" image stabilization built in. That means plenty borrowed from the LUMIX GH5, only with an emphasis on still photography.

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Amazon Cloud Cam Review: Alexa will see you now

Amazon Cloud Cam Review: Alexa will see you now

Alexa is already listening to you, but now the Amazon Cloud Cam wants to watch you, too. The retailer's first connected security camera may not be the first to market, but it does offer some competitive cloud storage pricing and is an integral part of Amazon Key. Question is, with heavyweights like Nest already well associated with the smart security space, can the Amazon Cloud Cam hold up to scrutiny?

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Peak Design redesigns revamp original Kickstarter accessories

Peak Design redesigns revamp original Kickstarter accessories

This week the folks at Peak Design released a new Kickstarter, this time re-doing a number of projects of the past. This newest crowd-funded campaign centers on three original accessories for high-end cameras: Capture v3, Pro Pad, and Slide. These three accessories work to keep big cameras safe and secure at the same time as it's available at a moment's notice.

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Logi Circle 2 Review: Weatherproof camera undercuts Nest

Logi Circle 2 Review: Weatherproof camera undercuts Nest

When it comes to connected home security cameras, Logitech hasn't given up on weening you off your Nest addition. The Logi Camera 2 takes a more security-centric view than its predecessor, with the benefit of more capable software, smart home intentions that play nicely with HomeKit and Alexa, and a free monitoring plan that's bordering on generous.

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GoPro had a great Q3, paves the way for Q4 with Fusion and HERO6

GoPro had a great Q3, paves the way for Q4 with Fusion and HERO6

GoPro struggled financially for years, ultimately undertaking somewhat drastic measures to correct its course. Those measures included multiple layoffs, ultimately shedding hundreds of jobs while restructuring the business in a way that would cut costs and, if all went as planned, help it be profitable again. All of that work has paid off, according to the company's most recent quarterly results.

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