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Garmin outs a duo of VIRB action cameras

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Garmin took the wraps off two new VIRB action cameras. The VIRB X and VIRB XE are priced at $299.99 and $399.99 respectively and will hit the shelves at some point this summer.

In addition to recording your adventures, the newcomers will also track them with a great deal of detail thanks to a bevy of built-in sensors. Read more »

Canon announces XC10 4K digital camcorder

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Canon has announced a new camcorder with 4K internal video recording. Called the XC10, the new camera is aimed at beginners and semi-professionals who would want to upgrade to shooting 4K video without spending the big bucks for it.

The XC10 has a 1-inch type, 12 megapixel CMOS sensor for shooting videos and stills. The camera has a fixed wide angle optically stabilized lens with 10x optical zoom. It has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24.1-241 mm for stills and 27.3-273 mm for videos with a variable f2.8-5.6 aperture. Read more »

Canon announces EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera

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Canon has announced the latest flagship member of its cinema line of EOS cameras. The C300 Mark II has a new super 35mm sensor and 4K internal recording and 15-stop wide dynamic range.

The C300 Mark II has a new 8.85 megapixel super 35mm CMOS sensor coupled with Dual DIGIC DV 5 image processor. Canon has also developed a new XF-AVC codec that allows recording 10-bit 4:2:2 4K image internally without having to rely on an external recorder. The sensor is capable of shooting up to ISO 102,400 and sensor readout has been sped up by two times over the previous one to reduce rolling shutter distortion. Read more »

Nikon unveils a selfie stick accessory for Coolpix cameras

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Nikon quietly introduced a selfie stick (N-MP001) accessory for select Coolpix family models. The gadget costs $60 a pop and is available for pre-order at major US retailers.

Nikon’s selfie stick measures 28.54 inches long when extended completely and weighs 186 grams. Read more »

Nikon announces the 1 J5 mirrorless camera

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Nikon has launched the latest entrant in its compact mirrorless camera series, the Nikon 1 J5. The camera has a 20.8 megapixel, 1″ CX format BSI sensor, with EXPEED 5A image processor and an incredible 171 point contrast detect AF system with 105 phase detect AF points.

Speed seems to be the camera’s forte, as the company claims a burst mode of 20 fps at full resolution with continuous autofocus and up to an astonishing 60fps with fixed focus. The camera also boasts of 4K video recording, but does so at a lackluster 15fps, making it entirely useless for most people. Thankfully there’s the more usable 1080p60 recording mode as well 120fps slow motion 720p video. Read more »

HTC Re camera goes on sale in US, get it now for $99.99

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HTC Re camera is quite interesting gadget with 16MP sensor, capable camcorder with time-lapse and slow-mo support, plus it’s very easy to control. The camera connects rather easily with smartphones, so you can browse your photos.

If you are keen on snapping around with a Re camera, but you didn’t get one because of its $200 price tag – then we have some great news for you. Read more »

Check out the camera and video samples of the Xiaomi Mi Pro Action Camera

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Xiaomi Mi Pro Action Camera went official just two days ago but it is already in the wishlist of lots of people. The small portable camera, also known in Asia as Xiaomi Yi Action Camera, packs a 16MP Sony Exmor R sensor with F/2.8 aperture and 155-degree wide lens. It is also capable of capturing videos up to 1080@60 fps, 720p@120 fps and 480p@240 fps.

Xiaomi posted quite a few official camera and video samples of the Action Camera and you can now check them out. Read more »

Who’s afraid of the dark: testing Galaxy S6 camera’s low-light performance

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Samsung had a dimly lit setup to test the low-light performance of the Galaxy S6‘s new camera. With a Galaxy Note Edge and a Apple iPhone 6 on hand we snapped a couple of shots.

The idea is simple – a dark box with two holes just big enough to poke the camera of a phone. Read more »

The Nikon Coolpix P900 makes things 83 times closer with its massive zoom

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The Nikon Coolpix P900 offers a whopping 83x zoom and up to 166x if you enable digital zoom. The impressive specs come from a fixed Nikkor ED lens that goes from 24mm f/2.8 to 2,000mm f/6.5 (that’s in 35mm equivalent).

The P900 features a 16MP BSI sensor (1/2.3″) and an impressive set of connectivity features, but all this doesn’t come cheap. Read more »

Xiaomi Mi Pro Action Camera is official with 16MP sensor, 1080p video

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Xiaomi has just announced its first action camera – the Xiaomi Mi Pro Action Camera. It has a Sony 16MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor in a tiny shell that weighs just 72 grams.

The Xiaomi Mi Pro Action Camera also features 16GB storage (a pre-installed 16GB microSD card class 10, which you can replace), Wi-Fi connectivity and 1,010 mAh battery. Read more »

New prosumer Nikon D7200 brings AF improvements, Wi-Fi and NFC

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Nikon unveiled today an updated version of its D7100 prosumer DSLR. The new D7200 model carries improvements in several areas, among them increased buffer size and a bump in low-light sensitivity.

The D7200 comes with a different 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, compared to the predecessor’s 24.1MP. That is likely the Sony made unit featured in other models of the company, which would explain the marginal difference in resolution over the Toshiba imager in the D7100. Read more »

Xiaomi may be teasing a sports camera for March 2

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Xiaomi is teasing a new device for March 2, the teasers themselves are based around a matchbox, suggesting a tiny device. But what is it? The current most popular guess is a sports camera.

The company already has a smartband, so a sports camera isn’t out of the realm of possibilities. Read more »

Leica announces M-P ‘Correspondent’ Limited Edition designed by Lenny Kravitz

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Leica has collaborated with Lenny Kravitz to introduce a special limited edition luxury professional camera kit – M-P ‘Correspondent’ camera. Packing two Leica lenses, Leica and Kravitz Design will sell only 125 special edition kits at $24,500 each.

Lenny Kravitz’s design firm has styled the Leica M-P ‘Correspondent’ in way to appear aged with black snakeskin body. Read more »

Nikon announces D810A for astrophotographers

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Nikon has launched a modified version of its D810 DSLR, the D810A. The D810A is the first full frame camera in the world optimized for astrophotography.

Most cameras have an IR cut filter that is designed to allow only those wavelengths of light that the human eye can see, so that the resulting image looks similar to what it looks to the human eye. However, the light emitted by far away stars and galaxies are often well beyond our visual range, and in order to capture them properly, you need a camera designed specifically for such application. Read more »

Canon unveils new upper-midrange 760D and 750D DLSRs

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Riding its unveiling spree of the new full-frame 5DS and 5DS R and its second ever mirrorless camera in the EOS M3 Canon is also announcing its midrange and upper-midrange DSLRs in the Rebel T6s and T6i (that’s 760D and 750D outside the US).

The two cameras come as successors to the Canon 700D and offer a higher resolution 24.2MP sensor (over the 18MP of old), a new Hybrid CMOS AF III, 19-point all cross-type AF system (probably borrowed from the Canon 70D), 7560px RGB+IR metering sensor as well as built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, which is the first for the Rebel series. Read more »