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GoPro Plus plan replaces broken action cameras, offers several perks

GoPro Plus plan replaces broken action cameras, offers several perks

Action cameras are inherently prone to damage -- after all, they're designed to ride on drones, attach to mountain bikes, record under water, and more. GoPro remains the best known action camera maker in the US, and many customers have put its various models through the paces. For those who pushed things just a little too far, the company has introduced a new service plan that replaces those broken cameras.

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Fujifilm X-A5 mirrorless camera launches: 24MP, 4K video, retro design

Fujifilm X-A5 mirrorless camera launches: 24MP, 4K video, retro design

Fujifilm has launched the X-A5 mirrorless camera, the lightest and smallest zoom camera found in its X-Series, according to the company. This model sports a retro design, but with a compact style that pairs well with the large zoom lens. Buyers get a 24MP APS-C sensor alongside some prosumer-tier features, including optical image stabilization and 4K video recording.

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Google Clips on sale: Android camera packs AI smarts

Google Clips on sale: Android camera packs AI smarts

Google Clips, the company's smart camera, has quietly gone on sale, promising to take the photos you might not normally think to capture. Announced alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL last October, Clips is Google's attempt at a smart camera, with onboard machine learning to figure out who's important and when to take a picture.

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Fujifilm camera adapters recalled over shock risk: free replacements offered

Fujifilm camera adapters recalled over shock risk: free replacements offered

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall involving some adapters included with Fujifilm cameras. The recall announcement has been made in conjunction with Canadian authorities to warn consumers about the potential shock risk that comes with these wall chargers. Most of the wall charging adapters were shipped to customers in the US, however.

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GoPro Fusion Android support arrives for 10 compatible phone models

GoPro Fusion Android support arrives for 10 compatible phone models

Last year, action camera maker GoPro introduced a 360-degree 5.2K camera called Fusion, a model that resembles the company's HERO models but with notably different functionality. The GoPro Fusion has launched in the months since its introduction, enjoying fairly solid user ratings and reviews while helping GoPro edge away from its business troubles. Thanks to a new app update, Fusion just got a little more appealing.

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Intel RealSense D415, D435 depth cameras launch with D4 vision processor

Intel RealSense D415, D435 depth cameras launch with D4 vision processor

Intel has started shipping its D415 and D435 RealSense cameras, both part of its RealSense D400 Depth Cameras product lineup. Both cameras are powered via USB and are sold ready-to-use, being ideal for educators and makers, according to Intel, though they're suitable for a number of projects including prototype development. Both cameras are supported by Intel's RealSense SDK 2.0.

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Kodak Super 8 camera resurrects retro film favorite

Kodak Super 8 camera resurrects retro film favorite

Kodak is about to bring back a classic with a new Super 8 camera. The company introduced the concept years ago, eventually showing off a retro-styled Super 8 camera with some modern twists. Among other things, this Super 8 camera (it's not clear what the final product will be called) packs modern tech, including a display through which the operator can view the scene and access the settings menu.

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US Army base removes Chinese cameras, but not over security risk

US Army base removes Chinese cameras, but not over security risk

In a somewhat unusual move, the U.S. Army has confirmed that one of its bases have removed five security cameras made in China. One would presume the move was due to security concerns, but that's not the case. The Army confirmed the move, saying the removal was due to "negative perception" about the cameras' presence on the base.

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SkyBell Plug-in Camera mounts directly over a wall outlet

SkyBell Plug-in Camera mounts directly over a wall outlet

SkyBell has announced a new security camera simply called the Plug-in Camera. That names hints at the camera's most notable feature: it plugs into the wall. Yes, every camera plugs into the wall, but SkyBell's new model is a bit different. You don't mount the Plug-in Camera somewhere and then plug it into the wall using a long charging cable; rather, the camera itself installs directly over an outlet by plugging into it.

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Ricoh’s Theta V 360 camera Android app support detailed

Ricoh’s Theta V 360 camera Android app support detailed

Ricoh's Theta V may not be the only 360-degree camera on the market, but come the spring it could have a big advantage over rivals. That's when the Ricoh Theta V Partner Program will launch, the company has announced today at CES 2018, opening the door for third-party apps to run directly on its Android-based camera.

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Panasonic LUMIX GH5S cranks to 51,200 ISO for low-light

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S cranks to 51,200 ISO for low-light

Panasonic has revealed its latest digital camera, the LUMIX GH5S, putting a focus on low-light performance. Unveiled at CES 2018 today, the GH5S extends its talents to 51,200 ISO recording, without resorting to extended ISO, courtesy of a newly-developed sensor.

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Vivint Streety is a neighborhood watch app of shared cameras

Vivint Streety is a neighborhood watch app of shared cameras

Connected cameras are often some of the first devices added to the fledgling smart home, and now Vivint wants to take advantage of that with its 21st century take on the neighborhood watch. Vivint Streety is launching at CES 2018 today, a new app which looks beyond an individual smart home setup, and instead to a network of shared cameras spread throughout a street, block, or further.

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