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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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Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 action camera launches with 4K UHD support

Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 action camera launches with 4K UHD support

Garmin has introduced a newly recreated VIRB action camera, the VIRB Ultra 30. This model offers what rumors hint GoPro plans to offer — things like voice control, for example, allowing users to start a recording with just a few words. The camera also offers 4K-resolution video recording at 30fps, and can do 240fps slow-motion video recording at 720p HD resolution. In addition to the camera itself, the model is joined by a waterproof case designed to work with the camera's LCD.

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DJI launches the Osmo+ with integrated zoom lens

DJI launches the Osmo+ with integrated zoom lens

DJI has taken a break from rolling out new drones and announcing new partnerships to launch a new iteration of its popular Osmo gimbal camera. While a lot of things are staying the same with this new camera, which has been appropriately named the Osmo+, there is one major hardware addition this time around, with DJI tossing an integrated zoom lens into the mix.

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Moto Z Hasselblad camera mod gets leaked again

Moto Z Hasselblad camera mod gets leaked again

It almost feels like Lenovo and Moto have gone silent just after launched the Moto Z Droid editions in the US last month, but, if this leak is any indication, they might be catapulted back into the spotlight next week. Lenovo did tease that it had a few more Moto Mods for the Moto Z coming at IFA 2016, and one of those might be this Camera module that is consistently being marked as coming from famed camera maker Hasselblad. If true, then we might have the makings of another smartphone and camera maker partnership that would pique the interests of mobile photographers everywhere.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR is built for the great outdoors

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR is built for the great outdoors

In order to stem the assault of smartphone cameras, many camera makers are trying more and more to appeal to beginners, amateurs, and selfie lovers. But if professional digital photographers are starting to feel left out, the new Cann EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR will probably remind them that they’re still the most lucrative customers. Boasting of a full-frame 30.4 megapixel sensor, 61-point Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, and all the bells and whistles of a very capable digital camera, the EOS 5D Mark IV lends itself well to almost any situation, but most especially when taking in nature’s breathtaking beauty and spontaneity.

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Eyefi, Toshiba FlashAir will soon play nice with each other

Eyefi, Toshiba FlashAir will soon play nice with each other

Not all SD cards are created equal. While these pieces of plastic are more known for providing extra storage for digital cameras and laptops, some cards offer more. These are the so-called Wi-Fi SD cards, enabling wireless transfer from SD card to some other wirelessly connected device. And there are, in fact, two competing, ergo incompatible, brands: Eyefi and Toshiba’s FlashAir. But thanks to a licensing deal between the two, cards from one company will soon be able to work with apps and services of the other, creating one big happy Wi-Fi SD card family.

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