Digital Camera

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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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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Giroptic iO 360-camera gets Android version at F8 2017

Giroptic iO 360-camera gets Android version at F8 2017

Facebook's F8 2017 is all about 360-degree content, live streaming, and VR, and Giroptic is getting into the action with an Android update for its iO 360 camera. Launched late last year, the plug-in 360-degree camera accessory was initially only compatible with iPhone and iPad. Today, that's been expanded to a long list of Android devices too.

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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 is a compact 20MP camera with 30x optical zoom

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 is a compact 20MP camera with 30x optical zoom

Panasonic has launched a new camera in its Travel Zoom ZS Series lineup: the Lumix DC-ZS70. Despite its compact size, this camera packs a bunch of features into its small body, including a 20.3-megapixel sensor and a large 30x optical zoom rate, the equivalent of 24-720mm. The camera is targeted at prosumers, those who are willing to spend more than average to get an above average device, but who don't need something as big or pricey as a full-blown DSLR.

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Light 16-lens camera revealed with final production design

Light 16-lens camera revealed with final production design

Those following the digital camera industry may remember hearing about a unique little device from a company called Light: the L16, a single camera with a whopping 16 lenses. Designed to take photos with DSLR-level quality but with the form-factor of a point-and-shoot, the L16 began life as a crowd-funded project in 2015 and is currently in final production. While shipping is still a few months away, Light has revealed what customers will soon be getting their hands on.

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Samsung drops digital cameras in favor of ‘new camera product category’

Samsung drops digital cameras in favor of ‘new camera product category’

It's not entirely clear what is going on with Samsung's camera business, but the writing has been on the wall for over a year. Rumors appeared in early 2016 making various claims about Samsung's dedicated digital camera plans -- mostly that it was abandoning the market -- something further spurred by a tweet that appeared from the Samsung India account. Yet another source has cropped up with information about this, and assuming the source is correct, it seems Samsung has entirely stopped its digital camera production.

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Canon PowerShot SX730 HS 20MP digital camera has 40x optical zoom

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS 20MP digital camera has 40x optical zoom

Those in the market for a dedicated digital camera have a new option: the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS. This compact camera brings with it some advanced features, such as hinged, tilting LCD display and 40x optical zoom, as well as 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and WiFi connectivity. Canon plans to release the camera this upcoming summer, and it'll be priced at a decent $399.99 USD.

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Samsung Gear 360 (2017) hands-on: Full 4K in 360-degrees

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) hands-on: Full 4K in 360-degrees

Samsung wasn't the first to the 360-degree camera market, but its original Gear 360 was one of the easiest to use. Now, there's a new version for 2017 and the Galaxy S8 and S8+, with true 4K capture and higher-resolution livestreaming. It's also come in for a redesign, with Samsung refining the original aesthetic to make it easier to carry and more flexible.

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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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Sony’s latest G Master lens does it all for the bokeh

Sony’s latest G Master lens does it all for the bokeh

Sony has taken the wraps off its latest G Master Series lens, and it's not messing around with the praise, billing it capable of its best ever bokeh. The Sony FE 100mm F2.81 STF GM OSS mid-telephoto prime lens (SEL100F28GM) may not have the most easily-recalled name, but the company is promising memorable image quality for full-prime fans. At its heart, that's down to its 11-bladed aperture design.

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Panasonic LUMIX GX850 camera takes selfies to the next level

Panasonic LUMIX GX850 camera takes selfies to the next level

Panasonic has unveiled a second digital camera, the LUMIX GX850. This camera sports a sleek, somewhat classic design, though with modern trimmings like a 3-inch 1040K-dot display. The camera is designed to target photography enthusiasts, but also the younger generations in general: it has an increasingly common Self Shot mode for snapping up to 4K selfies, as well as a Beauty Retouch function.

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Sony Cyber-shot HX350 compact camera has 50x super zoom

Sony Cyber-shot HX350 compact camera has 50x super zoom

Sony has introduced the new Cyber-shot HX350, a digital camera that, despite its compact size, features 50x super zoom. The camera is targeted at photographers who are serious about their craft, but who need something smaller than a DSLR for certain situations. Joining the super-zoom feature is a Sony Exmor R CMOS 20.4-megapixel sensor and the BIONZ X image processing engine.

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