Photography

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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Adobe’s AI selfie tech will make you look better, no skill necessary

Adobe’s AI selfie tech will make you look better, no skill necessary

Proper portrait photography takes skill: you have to know how to frame the subject, the proper lens to use, how to set up the lighting, and more. Taking a selfie, by contrast, doesn't require much skill at all, and that is generally reflected in the average selfie's quality. Compounding issues with taking good-looking selfies is the lens limitation, one of multiple things Adobe Research addresses with its latest mobile photography technology.

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Microsoft Sprinkles camera app is fun and not at all depressing

Microsoft Sprinkles camera app is fun and not at all depressing

The developers at Microsoft have successfully created another distraction to our everyday massacre of a modern life with an app called Sprinkles. With the app, users will be able to see how old the machine thinks they are - though that's not a strictly new trick from Microsoft, it's still wonderful to be able to do, if you look young. Another feature is matching your face with the celebrity that looks most like you.

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Nikon celebrates 100 years with commemorative editions

Nikon celebrates 100 years with commemorative editions

Not many businesses can boast of a century of uninterrupted existence. Some that have lasted that long only managed to survive by turning away from their paths. So when Nikon announces its 100th anniversary, which happens in July, there is definitely reason for rejoicing among the camera makers' fans. And to mark its first century in the business, Nikon will be releasing not just commemorative trinkets but also special 100th Anniversary editions of its cameras, lenses, and even its binoculars.

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Yi 4K+ Action Camera now available, offers 60fps UHD recording

Yi 4K+ Action Camera now available, offers 60fps UHD recording

Chinese company Yi Technology has announced the availability of its Yi 4K+ action camera, its first action cam model to offer 4K video recording at a relatively high 60fps. The company makes pretty big claims about its camera, including that it offers better detail and sharpness than any other competing action camera available. This is an update to the company's previously launched Yi 4K Action Camera.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 arrives with a built-in selfie mirror

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 arrives with a built-in selfie mirror

Digital is still king, but there's a small subset of photography enthusiasts who can't part with film. Whether you enjoy the immediacy of being able to hold a physical print or you're nostalgic for the old days of Polaroid, Fujifilm has you covered. The company has rolled out numerous instant cameras in recent months, and today it is back with yet another one: the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9.

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ExoLens’ Zeiss lens case for iPhone 7 offers swappable optics

ExoLens’ Zeiss lens case for iPhone 7 offers swappable optics

The iPhone already has a reputation for photography, but ExoLens wants to crank that up with its Zeiss-lens-toting case for the iPhone 7 arriving in stores. Announced back in January, the iPhone 7 case builds on the previously-revealed lens framework that the iOS smartphone slides into, with an impact resistant shell to help in case of drops or bumps. However, it's the lens mount that's most interesting.

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Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L Review

Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L Review

It's fair to say that Peak Design started something big with the Everyday Backpack. The company, already beloved for its Everyday Messenger bags among other camera accessories, set out to raise $500k on Kickstarter back in 2016; it ended up pulling in more than $6.5m, then nearly $700k more in a second preorder phase. Clearly, the Everyday Backpack tapped into something photographers in particular were looking for, but as I discovered myself there's more to the bag than just that.

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Cameo360 4K action camera offers dual-lens 360-degree video

Cameo360 4K action camera offers dual-lens 360-degree video

Flick Labs has taken the wraps off its new action camera, the Cameo360. As with many action cameras like it, the Cameo360 is small enough to put in a pocket or take on your adventures, and it works with a related mobile app for editing and sharing the content. Unlike many action cameras, though, the Cameo360 packs a pair of lenses into its small body to offer 360-degree 4K video recording.

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Moment 2.0 makes your iPhone, Pixel feel more like a camera

Moment 2.0 makes your iPhone, Pixel feel more like a camera

The Google Pixel and Apple iPhone are often touted as the best of the best when it comes to smartphone cameras but, true or not, they’re not exactly perfect yet. Some compromises have to be made for the sake of cost and portability, relying on after-market accessories to fill in the gaps. Wide-angle lenses, for example, are the most common ones. Moment 2.0 aims to do just that, but it’s not simply slapping on a lens. It is also slapping on a case on your phone to slap the lens onto.

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DxOMark says Huawei P10 has chops but not the best

DxOMark says Huawei P10 has chops but not the best

Gone are the days when only Apple, Samsung, and Sony were considered to have the best smartphone cameras in town. It might surprise some that Huawei is now among the top contenders in that area as well. It’s definitely taking photography seriously and that has seemingly paid off in the Huawei P10. Based on DxOMark’s extensive review, the 2017 flagship gets a score of 87, placing it in third behind the Google Pixel and HTC 10, but above the iPhone 7. It’s also a huge jump from the Huawei P9, which got a score of 80 only, which helped put Huawei on the global smartphone map.

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Insta360 Air now on sale to turn Android, PCs into 360 cameras

Insta360 Air now on sale to turn Android, PCs into 360 cameras

It wasn’t too long ago when 360-degree cameras were the hot thing in both mobile and photography spaces. You had the Samsung Gear 360, the LG 360 CAM, the Ricoh Theta, and, of course, the Insta360 Nano. That last one, however, was restricted to the iPhone 6 and latter only. So late last year, Insta360 went to Indiegogo to give Android users their due, the spherical Insta360 Air. After a successful run, the highly portable and, dare we say affordable, 360-degree camera is now available for purchase in the US and Europe, potentially turning anyone into 360-degree artist.

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