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Ricoh Theta 360-degree camera with 4K chops coming to 2017 NAB Show

Ricoh Theta 360-degree camera with 4K chops coming to 2017 NAB Show

Live streaming is the new hot fad in news and social media. Virtual reality and 360-degree videos are the new black in entertainment. Anyone who can bring these two together is bound to make a profit. At the annual National Association of Broadcasters, or NAB, Show, imaging and camera expert Ricoh will be doing exactly just that. Though still thin on the details, Ricoh is teasing fans that it will be unveiling a new 360-degree Theta camera that boasts of live streaming and 4K capabilities.

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Facebook Surround 360 cameras x6 and x24: traveling without moving

Facebook Surround 360 cameras x6 and x24: traveling without moving

Two new cameras have been announced by Facebook - two cameras that look very much like spherical ball cameras we've seen in the recent past. These devices are the Facebook Surround 360 x24 and the Surround 360 x6. The larger device is extremely similar to the camera Facebook showed at F8 in 2016 - save the shape, of course. The smaller device is brand new, made to be sold to the wider public, with a much smaller and more manageable industrial design.

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New Sony A9 camera revealed [with sample photos]

New Sony A9 camera revealed [with sample photos]

This morning Sony showed off a new flagship 24-megapixel camera in the Sony A9, able to shoot photos very, very fast. This camera is able to shoot up to 20 frames per second with no blackout - that's intense. It's also able to capture at 1/32,000 of a second with vibration-free shooting using "Silent Shooting." This is also the first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral Memory "for 20x faster data readout speed" according to Sony.

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Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ10 hybrid delivers your Instagram fix

Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ10 hybrid delivers your Instagram fix

Despite the ubiquity of smartphones with competitive cameras, instant cameras have come back in fashion. That said, its users still wish they had the flexibility of digital as well. Pocket photo printers can deliver that but they just don't "feel" right. Sensing a potential market, Fujifilm is launching its new instax SQUARE SQ10 that hits two birds with one stone. It is the first instax camera with a digital sensor and image processor. At the same time, it is also the first instax to use Fujifilm's new square format film.

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Panasonic unveils Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH lens

Panasonic unveils Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH lens

Joining its newly unveiled Lumix camera is a new lens from Panasonic, its Leica-branded DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH. This lens offers a 16-36mm 35mm camera equivalent, and is the newest model in Panasonic's Leica DG Vario-Elmarit F2.8-4.0 Series. The company says its latest lens is a great option for both video and photos, offering a focusing distance range that varies from 'ultra-wide angle to super telephoto.'

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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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These magazine covers were shot with the iPhone 7 Plus

These magazine covers were shot with the iPhone 7 Plus

News of the camera industry's troubles is everywhere you look, and some companies have buckled under the weight. Mobile photography, on the other hand, is thriving as mobile cameras increase in quality and more consumers upgrade their handsets to better models. Chief among the best of the mobile camera offerings is the iPhone, and we've seen it put to the test more than a few times.

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You can now find all of NASA’s photos on a single, searchable site

You can now find all of NASA’s photos on a single, searchable site

NASA, as wonderful as it is, has never made finding content on its website simple. The space agency, which is spread across many centers and entities like the JPL and Johnson Space Center, has made its public photos and videos available across many different parts of its overall website. If you didn't have a list of all the possible places in which the photo may be published, it could be very difficult to find a particular bit of content. All of that, thankfully, has just changed.

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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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miniRIG is a portable video stabilizer for smartphones and action cameras

miniRIG is a portable video stabilizer for smartphones and action cameras

Smoovie has introduced a new portable stabilizer device designed for smartphones and action cameras: the miniRIG. This new model aims to combine the best of both worlds -- portability and stabilized shots -- into a single device, which collapses into a small unit when not in use. In addition to holding the smartphone or GoPro, miniRIG also features interchangeable support with accessories, a microphone, and lights.

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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 D7500 DSLR offers D500 features at a lower price tag

Nikon D7500 DSLR offers D500 features at a lower price tag

Nikon just recently made a throwback to celebrate its 100th year in the camera business, but that doesn't mean looking back is all that it's going to do this month. It just announced the availability details of its new D7500, its latest DX-format digital SLR. While it isn't meant to be a flagship model, the D7500 boasts of flagship features nonetheless. Specifically, it shares the same image sensor and processor of Nikon's DX flagship, the D500 from 2016.

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