digital cameras

Google Clips update improves expression recognition, adds Timelapses

Google Clips update improves expression recognition, adds Timelapses

Google's tiny smart camera, Google Clips, has received a big update that improves its ability to recognize facial expressions, among other things. The changes come in Version 1.6, which also brings a new Timelapses feature, though it's not quite the same as a timelapse you'd create using a regular camera. The update is live now on the Google Play Store and iTunes.

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Fujifilm X-T100 mirrorless digital camera is designed for newbies

Fujifilm X-T100 mirrorless digital camera is designed for newbies

Fujifilm has officially launched its new X-T100, an entry-level mirrorless camera with a reasonable price and features simple enough for beginners to figure out. The X-T100 is the latest addition to Fuji's X Series of mirrorless digital cameras, one packing things like a phase detection AF system, a 24.2MP sensor, and a retro design.

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Cheaper RED 8K cameras teased in reported Foxconn deal

Cheaper RED 8K cameras teased in reported Foxconn deal

Foxconn and cult camera company RED are reportedly teaming up to make 8K more affordable, bringing the professional equipment to a new audience of videographers. RED, set up in 1999 by former Oakley founder Jim Jannard, has made a reputation for itself with high-end video equipment that has proved wildly popular among both those shooting motion pictures and YouTube alike.

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Panasonic ZS200 packs 15x optical zoom and 4K in travel camera

Panasonic ZS200 packs 15x optical zoom and 4K in travel camera

Panasonic has outed the LUMIX DMC-ZS200, squeezing a hefty 15x optical zoom into a camera designed with headache-free travel in mind. And, while all eyes may be on Panasonic's luscious, monochrome-pushing LUMIX GX9 today, there's plenty to like about this more pocket-friendly shooter.

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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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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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Sony A7R III full-frame camera is a 42.4MP powerhouse

Sony A7R III full-frame camera is a 42.4MP powerhouse

Sony's full-frame Alpha series is gaining a new model, the Sony A7R III, promising a hefty 42.4-megapixel sensor and 4K video capture. Revealed today, the A7R III can shoot at up to 10 fps in either its mechanical shutter or silent shooting modes, without sacrificing full Auto Focus and Auto Exposure tracking. It's also been brought bang up to date with the latest ports.

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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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