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Ricoh Theta Z1 hands-on: A 360 camera with new focus

Ricoh Theta Z1 hands-on: A 360 camera with new focus

Ricoh has a new 360-degree camera, the Theta Z1, the new flagship of its range and promising significant improvements in image quality and usability. It also commands a premium price: $999, when the Theta Z1 goes on sale in a couple of months time. That may be too rich for consumers, which is a shame given the hardware on offer.

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GoPro HERO 7 Black gets limited edition ‘Dusk White’ makeover

GoPro HERO 7 Black gets limited edition ‘Dusk White’ makeover

GoPro has revealed a limited-edition version of its HERO 7 Black action camera, and it comes in Dusk White. This new color option is a pleasant deviation from the company's typical camera design, though it may be difficult to find if dropped in snow. The limited-edition Dusk White model features a mostly white color design, though the lens housing remains dark.

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Spectre app makes iPhone long-exposures easy with AI

Spectre app makes iPhone long-exposures easy with AI

Smartphone cameras keep edging in on traditional DSLR territory, and new iPhone app Spectre now aims to make long exposures something you do on iOS rather than demanding a full camera and tripod. It's the handiwork of the team behind Halide, one of the popular third-party camera apps for iOS.

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Xiaomi, Light partnership hints at multiple camera insanity

Xiaomi, Light partnership hints at multiple camera insanity

The Xiaomi Mi 9 has beaten all but the top three in DxOMark's camera benchmarks and that may have given the Chinese OEM the courage to go all out on its next photography conquest. Although the Mi 9 already has three cameras, these days that no longer seems to be enough. Prefiguring what could be the start of smartphones with more than four sensors, Xiaomi has teamed up with Light to "bring to market multi-camera smart devices with DSLR-level capabilities."

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Light and Sony reveal multi-camera smartphone collaboration

Light and Sony reveal multi-camera smartphone collaboration

Light and Sony are working together on multi-camera applications for smartphones, paving the way for handsets that combine the data from four or more sensors. Light started out developing its own computational imaging devices, combining multiple sensors - up to sixteen, in fact - to pull out DSLR-style detail from smartphone hardware.

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Ricoh WG-6 and G900 rugged cameras pack 20MP and LED ring light

Ricoh WG-6 and G900 rugged cameras pack 20MP and LED ring light

Ricoh has a pair of new super-rugged cameras, the WG-6 and G900, focused on those who don't have time or inclination to cosset their hardware. Each gets a 20-megapixel sensor surrounded by an integrated LED ring light, along with onboard GPS and 4K Ultra HD video recording.

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Ricoh GR III hands-on: Samples from street photography’s new star

Ricoh GR III hands-on: Samples from street photography’s new star

Ricoh knew it had a hit on its hands when it previewed the Ricoh GR III back at Photokina 2018. Even without a full spec list, lacking a price, and with nobody outside of the company even having their hands on the camera, those in-the-know about street photography were already declaring their love.

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Xiaomi Mi 9 DxOMark score will give rivals reason to worry

Xiaomi Mi 9 DxOMark score will give rivals reason to worry

Xiaomi's decision to unveil its latest flagship just hours before Samsung may have been a stroke of genius. It was, in effect, showing off what you can have at half the Galaxy S10's price. The one thing, however, that Xiaomi's affordable flagships have not been traditionally known for are their cameras. That might be changing with the Xiaomi Mi 9 now that DxOMark has placed it near the top of the list, besting everyone else except titleholder Huawei.

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All of Galaxy S10’s unique app features: Instagram, Adobe

All of Galaxy S10’s unique app features: Instagram, Adobe

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is now official, and of course, the phone's triple rear-camera is getting a lot of attention. In fact, that camera was one of the first things Samsung dove into during today's presentation in San Francisco. The camera segment of the show wasn't entirely focused on specifications, though, as Samsung had some app partnerships to announce as well.

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Panasonic Lumix TZ95 packs 4K recording and 30x zoom in a tiny body

Panasonic Lumix TZ95 packs 4K recording and 30x zoom in a tiny body

Joining its newly launched FZ1000 II digital camera is a new compact travel zoom model, the Lumix TZ95, from Panasonic. The TZ95 packs a bunch of features into a tiny body, offering photographers more options than they'll get from their smartphone, but without the bulk of larger, heavier digital cameras. Among other things, the Lumix TZ95 features 4K video recording, a zoom lens, and optical image stabilization.

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Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II unveiled: 20MP, 16x zoom, and 4K recording

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II unveiled: 20MP, 16x zoom, and 4K recording

Panasonic has quietly launched an update for its Lumix FZ1000 ultra-zoom digital camera. The new FZ1000 II point-and-shoot model features a fairly substantial body coupled with a 20.1-megapixel high-sensitivity MOS sensor and a 16x zoom lens. Buyers get a variety of features, including support for 4K video recording, at a price that undercuts mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

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Fujifilm X-T30 brings mirrorless X-T3 features to a compact body

Fujifilm X-T30 brings mirrorless X-T3 features to a compact body

In 2017, Fujifilm launched the X-T20 that took its cues from the design and features of the X-T2 mirrorless camera. Today, it's making a similar addition to its X series, this time taking after last year's X-T3. While the new X-T30 comes in a lighter and more compact body, that doesn't mean it's any less capable. In fact, it combines the best of both worlds by inheriting the X-T3's 4th gen specs as well as the design and convenience features of the X-T20.

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