cameras

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release 2017: time tips “2x” details

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release 2017: time tips “2x” details

This week details in a recently-published set of design files from Samsung suggest that the Galaxy Note 8's backside will have two cameras. This information should not come as a surprise to those watching this space extremely closely - there was just a tip about this same sort of thing just a few days ago. Now with the return of some documents first filed all the way back in November of 2016, it's time to start hypothesizing in earnest.

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Olympus PEN-F, OM-D E-M1/M5 Mark II and lenses get firmware update

Olympus PEN-F, OM-D E-M1/M5 Mark II and lenses get firmware update

Olympus has announced firmware updates for its PEN-F camera, as well as the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and OM-D E-M5 Mark II models. In addition to updating the three cameras' software, Olympus has also released firmware for some of its M.ZUIKO PRO and PREMIUM lenses. Among the new features and changes comes full and 'true compatibility' with the Profoto Air Remote TTL-O. Depending on device, owners can expect to see things like Art Filters, additional tonal control, feature compatibility with non-Olympus flashes, and more.

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CROZ is a do-it-yourself digital camera for minimalists

CROZ is a do-it-yourself digital camera for minimalists

A new digital camera has hit the market, but it's not like the others. CROZ is a small digital camera powered by a couple AAA batteries and, most notably, it is sold disassembled in a kit. Buyers have to assemble CROZ themselves, the end result of which is a functional camera nestled within a clear case. Though you get all the convenience of a digital camera (that is, instant transfers to a computer), it includes an old-school feel by eliminating the LCD.

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Yi 360 VR is a pocket-sized camera with 4K video and 2.5K livestreaming

Yi 360 VR is a pocket-sized camera with 4K video and 2.5K livestreaming

Joining Google's newly unveiled YI HALO camera is the Yi 360 VR, a consumer-tier camera designed for recording 360-degree video for virtual reality purposes. The camera is able to stitch together 4K-resolution videos and it can also livestream content at a 2.5K resolution, putting a relatively high-end VR camera in hobbyists' pockets. Despite its capabilities, the camera is small enough to fit in a pocket or bag; it works in conjunction with a mobile app.

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DJI and Hasselblad team for a 100-megapixel camera drone

DJI and Hasselblad team for a 100-megapixel camera drone

Not satisfied with the abilities of your current camera drone? DJI has the alternative, and it comes in the form of an M600 Pro drone coupled with a camera that can capture 100-megapixel photos. The two companies are currently showing off the product at NAB, and they'll be launching it for purchase some time in the third-quarter of this year. Joining the drone and camera will be a Ronin-MX Gimbal.

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Google’s YI HALO camera rig is its next-generation ‘Jump’

Google’s YI HALO camera rig is its next-generation ‘Jump’

Google has taken the wraps off its next-generation Jump camera, the YI HALO, a camera rig made in partnership with the Chinese company Yi Technology. In total, the YI HALO features a total of 17 4K-resolution cameras including an Up camera to record content in every direction. Despite the large number of cameras, the camera rig is highly portable with a weight under 8lbs. As well, the battery used to power it all provides 100 minutes of video recording, enabling users to capture an appreciable amount of content before having to recharge.

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SlingStudio is a wireless production system for multi-camera broadcasting

SlingStudio is a wireless production system for multi-camera broadcasting

Dish Network's Sling Media has unveiled its new SlingStudio, something it says is the first ever portable and wireless production system of its kind. With this device, broadcasters and producers -- both professional and hobbyist -- are able to manage up to ten connected cameras or smartphones. The system monitors and can edit up to four high-definition video inputs at once, and it can livestream video to supported platforms like YouTube and Facebook Live.

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Canon EOS C300 Mark II CFast card bug: here’s the workaround

Canon EOS C300 Mark II CFast card bug: here’s the workaround

Canon has detailed a new bug that is affecting its EOS C300 Mark II cinema camera: those who update to firmware 1.0.6.1.00 may discover the camera experiences a problem if a VPG130 CFast card is used at the same time as a different type of CFast card. According to Canon, the camera may end up freezing when this card combination is used, forcing the camera operator to take the battery out and/or unplug the power cable.

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GoPro Fusion 360 camera tackles VR with 5.2K resolution

GoPro Fusion 360 camera tackles VR with 5.2K resolution

GoPro has officially entered the 360-degree camera space. Today the company revealed its new spherical camera, called GoPro Fusion, and with that reveal indicated its intention to step into the world of VR content creation. Obviously, you don't need to be creating virtual reality content to make use of a 360-degree camera, as GoPro is also marketing this as a solution for non-VR, high resolution photos and video.

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Sony’s A9 camera: 5 big surprises

Sony’s A9 camera: 5 big surprises

Sony has officially introduced its anticipated A9 camera, and with it comes a bunch of features packed into a compact, relatively speaking, body. This model is the latest addition to Sony's massively successful interchangeable camera lineup, and it brings with it a huge array of features -- ones that far eclipse the smartphones that are otherwise dominating the camera industry. We've already given a rundown of the camera, including some sample photos; here are the top five features that really stand out.

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Facebook Surround 360 cameras x6 and x24: traveling without moving

Facebook Surround 360 cameras x6 and x24: traveling without moving

Two new cameras have been announced by Facebook - two cameras that look very much like spherical ball cameras we've seen in the recent past. These devices are the Facebook Surround 360 x24 and the Surround 360 x6. The larger device is extremely similar to the camera Facebook showed at F8 in 2016 - save the shape, of course. The smaller device is brand new, made to be sold to the wider public, with a much smaller and more manageable industrial design.

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New Sony A9 camera revealed [with sample photos]

New Sony A9 camera revealed [with sample photos]

This morning Sony showed off a new flagship 24-megapixel camera in the Sony A9, able to shoot photos very, very fast. This camera is able to shoot up to 20 frames per second with no blackout - that's intense. It's also able to capture at 1/32,000 of a second with vibration-free shooting using "Silent Shooting." This is also the first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral Memory "for 20x faster data readout speed" according to Sony.

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