Photography

Leica reveals M-P Titanium limited edition

Leica reveals M-P Titanium limited edition

If you thought premium German camera maker Leica was going to start appealing to the casual consumer market following the debut of their new Sofort instant camera this week, worry not; the sky-high priced models are still coming. The company has just announced the latest version of its semi-regular limited edition titanium model, this time of their current flagship camera, the Leica M-P.

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Leica enters instant film market with Sofort camera

Leica enters instant film market with Sofort camera

If you're big into photography, you've likely noticed that the last few years have seen a surge in instant photo cameras; the spirit of classic Polaroid film cameras brought back in form of Fuji's Instax, the Impossible Project's I-1, Lomography, and even the Polaroid brand itself. Now Leica, the renowned German photography company, is getting into the game with its new Sofort camera, but of course it's putting a luxury spin on the whole thing.

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Epson FastFoto FF-640 can scan one photo per second

Epson FastFoto FF-640 can scan one photo per second

Epson has unveiled a new photo scanner meant to help people organize and restore their old photo collections. The scanner is called the FastFoto FF-640 and it was designed to help people save all those old photos from the pre-digital era easily and quickly by scanning a photo each second. In addition to scanning photos very quickly it can also restore faded photos to their original color.

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Canon EOS M5 is the first of a new mirrorless breed

Canon EOS M5 is the first of a new mirrorless breed

While DSLRs remain the gold standard in professional digital photography, more compact mirrorless cameras are starting to step up their game to catch up. While the new Canon EOS M5 isn't going to replace a more professional shooter, it could come close to a more accessible camera for budding professionals. Boasting of a few first for the mirrorless EOS range, the EOS M5 brings focusing technology, image stabilization, and wireless connectivity never before available in its compact predecessors. And when paired with an equally new EF-M 18 high power zoom lens, the EOS M5 empowers photographers to record both breath-taking landscapes as well as long-distance close-ups.

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Qualcomm Clear Sight dual camera tech mimics human eyes

Qualcomm Clear Sight dual camera tech mimics human eyes

Cameras are the big focus of smartphones this year, and dual cameras are all the rage. Even Apple has joined the party with the iPhone 7 Plus. But camera sensors don’t do all the work by themselves and usually work in tandem with dedicated image processors. And when it comes to mobile processors, Qualcomm is pretty much the king of the hill. That is why it is now proudly announcing its new dual camera technology called Clear Sight, which works in perfect harmony with the its Spectra image signal processor (ISP) found in none other than its latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 821 mobile processors.

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SLO film camera is 3D printed from scratch – including the lens

SLO film camera is 3D printed from scratch – including the lens

3D-printing technology has been used to create everything from bio items like eye cells to large structures including concrete houses. Some items are more functional than others, but any success serves as a proof-of-concept showing a particular thing can be done, and the work of designer Amos Dudley is no exception. Detailed on his blog in recent days is a project in which Dudley successfully creates a film camera from scratch using nothing but a 3D-printer... and this includes the lens itself, which is functional (though not terribly suitable for the task).

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iPhone 7 Plus camera samples appear before full reviews

iPhone 7 Plus camera samples appear before full reviews

Over the weekend, Tim Cook and Apple handed a few iPhone 7 Plus phones to professional photographers. They appeared at a couple of sporting events and shot some fabulous-looking photos which we've gathered here. These devices have top-notch cameras, to be sure - but remember that the photographer plays a BIG role in how well a photo turns out. Don't expect to grab an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus this Friday then turn around and get a photo of Tennessee Titans' DeMarco Murray landing on his head with great ease.

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Camorama 4K action VR and 360 camera lands on Kickstarter

Camorama 4K action VR and 360 camera lands on Kickstarter

Often if you want a camera that can support VR and one that can support 360-degree recording, you are looking for two different cameras. The Camorama is a new camera that can do both with one product and it has landed on Kickstarter seeking funding. The camera can shoot 4K resolution photos and video that can be shared via an app directly to social media.

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DJI Osmo Mobile hands-on: A stabilized bargain for the camera you always carry

DJI Osmo Mobile hands-on: A stabilized bargain for the camera you always carry

DJI's Osmo camera has proved to be a surprise hit in photography circles, with the drones the company is better known for donating their stabilized 4K camera for handheld use, and now it has a smartphone-friendly sibling. Figuring that many people have a 4K camera they're already more than happy with - right inside their phone - the new Osmo Mobile drops the camera in favor of a simple mounting bracket.

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Canon XC15 compact 4K Camcorder makes room for XLR audio

Canon XC15 compact 4K Camcorder makes room for XLR audio

Most digital cameras naturally put the emphasis on image quality. But professionals, especially those who work with video, also require professional audio for their masterpieces. Cramming in professional-grade audio recording components would bulk up the camera, so the Canon XC15 takes a different route. In order to maintain its lightweight form, this 4K UHD camcorder instead includes an adapter that allows photographers to use their choice of XLR input microphones, resulting in high quality in both video and audio.

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Osmo Mobile turns smartphones into a motion tracking smart camera

Osmo Mobile turns smartphones into a motion tracking smart camera

If you are the sort who prefers to enjoy the moment rather than being focused on a camera or smartphone screen recording video and shooting images, the Osmo Mobile might be just the device for you. The Osmo Mobile smartphone holder turns your smart device into a smart motion-tracking camera. What that means is that you don’t have to choose between recording the happenings and participating. The DJI Go app that goes along with the Osmo Mobile device is designed to automatically keep the smartphone facing you as you move.

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DxO ONE iPhone camera add-on gets Wi-Fi remote, waterproof case

DxO ONE iPhone camera add-on gets Wi-Fi remote, waterproof case

DxO may be better known for its reviews and benchmarks of digital cameras, especially smartphone cameras, but last year it decided to get into that market itself with the DxO ONE, a camera attachment for the iPhone. Keeping to its promise to add value to the accessory long after it was launched, DxO is announcing, right before IFA 2016 shifts into full gear, a version 2.0 software update that will bring a much-needed Wi-Fi Remote Control capability to the device. Plus, it is also announcing new Outdoor Shells that will let you use the DxO ONE under any condition, even under water.

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