digital cameras

GoPro Fusion Preview: This video shows the 360 camera’s true potential

GoPro Fusion Preview: This video shows the 360 camera’s true potential

GoPro may have launched the HERO6 action camera this week, but it's the Fusion camera which has me really intrigued. It promises 360-degree video and photo capture like other VR cameras we've seen, but justifies its $699 price tag with OverCapture, GoPro's big new software feature. That will allow you to take 1080p traditional videos from spherical footage, and as I found out when I tested it myself, it's a potential game-changer.

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The Villainess motorcycle fight scene: Here’s how they did it

The Villainess motorcycle fight scene: Here’s how they did it

Over the weekend I had a look at a trailer/clip from the movie "The Villainess", AKA "AK-NYEO". This clip featured a motorcycle chase and fight that seems to feature camera work that was beyond the skill of the average human being. Without a frame-by-frame examination of this clip, it seemed like either a ghost caught hold of a camera, or someone had drone skills that bordered on superhuman.

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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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Ricoh may follow Samsung’s lead and ditch its camera business

Ricoh may follow Samsung’s lead and ditch its camera business

Following on the heels of a report claiming Samsung has fully abandoned its dedicated digital camera efforts comes a new report saying Ricoh may do the same. According to sources speaking about the matter, Ricoh is considering getting out of the camera business, at least as far as personal digital cameras are concerned. This would mean an end to its Pentax and GR product lines, marking the latest instance of smartphones trampling over the camera industry.

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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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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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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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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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Panasonic LUMIX GH5 DSLM camera boasts unlimited 4K/60p recording

Panasonic LUMIX GH5 DSLM camera boasts unlimited 4K/60p recording

Panasonic has introduced a new flagship digital camera, the Lumix GH5 with support for recording 4K 60p/50p video and snapping up to 6K photos. This mirrorless camera has what Panasonic calls an ‘unimaginably small-sized body,’ something complemented by the Digital LIVE MOS Sensor with a 25-percent greater pixel count relative to the GH4 model. The model also ditches the low-pass filter, among other things.

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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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Relonch hands-on: Subscription camera meets AI Photoshop whizz

Relonch hands-on: Subscription camera meets AI Photoshop whizz

For most people, their wedding day is the only time in life that they get the benefit of a professional photographer, but Relonch wants to change all that. Pairing their leather-wrapped, control-scarce 291 camera with the smarts of a virtual Photoshop pro in the cloud, the company's goal is to bring you out from behind the lens and back into the moment, only without sacrificing great pictures in the process. Question is, can that be worth a not-inconsiderable monthly subscription? I slung a blue suede camera around my neck for a week to find out.

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