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Galaxy S7 vs Google Pixel Camera Review : Test the Best

Galaxy S7 vs Google Pixel Camera Review : Test the Best

Google Pixel XL's camera battles Samsung's Galaxy S7 in our first of several tests of the best. When the Galaxy S7 (and S7 Edge) first came out, they topped the quality charts for mobile cameras. Now several months old, the S7 family may need to make way for a new emperor of mobile photography in the Pixel.

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CompactFlash Association at work on CFexpress cards good for 8GB/s

CompactFlash Association at work on CFexpress cards good for 8GB/s

The larger the files you are working with on a digital camera or other device that stores data to a CompactFlash card, the faster the card you need. Large files can really slow a fast camera down when the storage card needs a while to catch up when shooting bursts. To help speed things up the CompactFlash association has announced that it is developing a new breed of memory cards called the CFexpress card.

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Amazon Prime Photos Family Vault lets you share with up to five people

Amazon Prime Photos Family Vault lets you share with up to five people

Amazon has announced another very cool benefit for Amazon Prime subscribers. The new feature makes it easy to share your family photos and video with family members or friends at no additional cost. Prime Photos has been available for a while now, but the new feature adds in Family Vault allowing you to invite up to five other family members to use the service at no additional cost.

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You still can’t afford this Leica covered in ping-pong paddle rubber

You still can’t afford this Leica covered in ping-pong paddle rubber

It's only been about a month since Leica's last limited edition camera — the latest M-P Titanium model — but now they're back something even more unique. Designed by artist and photographer Rolf Sachs, this special edition Leica M-P is covered in the rubber used on ping-pong paddles. Officially known as "pimple-out rubber," the red material is wrapped around a black camera, offering a satisfying grip and handling experience.

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Ricoh Theta SC offers a middle ground for 360-degree cameras

Ricoh Theta SC offers a middle ground for 360-degree cameras

Ricoh is no stranger to camras that capture the world around them in full 360-degrees. Just last year it launched the Ricoh Theta S, one of the most capable 360-degree camera we’ve tested. And before that, it has the Theta m15 which made your wallet sing. But as virtual reality takes greater hold, so too the need for more 360 content. And so rises the demand for 360-degree cameras that offer bang for buck quality. Ricoh’s solution? The new Theta SC, which offers the same standard features as the Theta S but the wallet mercy of the m15.

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Google Pixel pre-review videos show all release details

Google Pixel pre-review videos show all release details

A collection of videos of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL have appeared on YouTube along with explanations of tests being run. These videos shot of and with the devices were captured by a fellow by the name of Matthew Glass. It's alluded to that he's a sales rep from a store like Best Buy - or something - he's suggests that his "rep status doesn't affect [his] perspective of the quality of this phone." Or these phones, as it were.

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Google explains why Pixel has no OIS, EIS works in 4K video

Google explains why Pixel has no OIS, EIS works in 4K video

Just two or so years ago, very few smartphone cameras could boast of that much-desired Optical Image Stabilization component or OIS, with most falling back to electronic alternatives, or EIS. Today, however, most high-end smartphones, heck even some mid-range ones, boast of OIS left and right. So when Google’s newest darlings, the Pixel and Pixel XL, were revealed to only have EIS, despite some rather impressive output, there was naturally some amount of head scratching. Google employee “IsaacOnCamera” breaks the silence to explain what gives.

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Olloclip launches lens collection trio for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Olloclip launches lens collection trio for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Olloclip has announced three new lens collections for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. The new line consists of the Macro Pro, Core, and Active lens sets, counted among them being a hinged lens base and the Connect interchangeable lens system. Unlike many lenses designed for smartphones, olloclip takes the time to offer a refined, high-end product; according to the company, its new iPhone 7 lenses are multi-element optics that offer high levels of clarity from edge to edge, among other things.

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Digital Cameras Worth Buying In The Age of Smartphones

Digital Cameras Worth Buying In The Age of Smartphones

For many, a smartphone is the most camera they'll ever need. For others, though, a smartphone isn't capable of meeting every demand, especially when it comes to things like time lapses, nighttime photography, situations that demand very capable auto focus, and more. Thankfully, smartphones haven't managed to kill off the digital camera, though they have had a big impact on that market, and you can find options in just about every price range.

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Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 V, bolsters autofocus speed and precision

Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 V, bolsters autofocus speed and precision

Sony Digital Imaging announced a new addition to the CyberShot RX family today, debuting the RX100 V. Sporting the same compact design as the rest of the RX100 family and inheriting their 1.0-type sensor, the RX100 V looks to make a number of improvements over its predecessors, especially when it comes to autofocus.

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Sony a6500 detailed: taking a6300 and APS-C to a new level

Sony a6500 detailed: taking a6300 and APS-C to a new level

This week Sony launched a new flagship camera for the powerful APS-C Sensor, one called a6500 (AKA model ILCE-6500). This machine is the next big push after the a6300, and uses the same "unrivaled" 4D FOCUS system as that camera. This camera works with an APS-C sized 24.2 megapixel Exmor CMOS camera sensor paired with Sony's own BIONZ X image processor as well as a brand new front-end LSI system for a massive ISO range of 100-51200.* This is also the newest in a line of Sony interchangeable lens cameras with internal 4K movie recording.

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How to turn on the Facebook app’s HD photos and video switch

How to turn on the Facebook app’s HD photos and video switch

Photos and videos uploaded to Facebook with mobile devices tend to lose some quality between the phone and the web. This is a default action put in place by Facebook. Lucky us, Facebook has included a few switches that can be flipped to allow far higher quality media to be uploaded from the iPhone and Android devices. This can be done with just a few taps, just so long as we know where the taps are.

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