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Canon Debuts Two New Budget Bridge Cams for Close-Ups on the Cheap

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Not a particularly exciting release, but a camera release nonetheless, Canon earlier today debuted the PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS: two new affordable superzooms that will get you really close to the action without emptying your wallet. Read more…

external The Violent Opt-out: Neo-Luddites Attacking Drones And Google Glass —Forbes

A few people thinking a drone is spying on them is one thing, but if you look at how so many people want to use drones–farmers, police, pizza parlors, UPS, etc.–you see that this is really a popular new technology, and will soon be ubiquitous; and we’ll have to adjust to it, as we always do with our heedless acceptance of new technologies.”

 
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‘Time-Lapse’ Condenses 1 Hour of Air Strikes into 1 Minute, Shows Gaza Neighborhood Leveled

The video above isn’t a time-lapse per-se, but it is being reported as such because it allegedly condense a full hour of Israeli Army air strikes on a Gaza Neighborhood down to just one minute of footage. In that minute, you see an entire neighborhood vanish into explosions and massive clouds of dust that clear to reveal only piles of rubble. Read more…

DIY: Build Your Own Anti-Vibration Camera Drone Mount for Only $10!

Just picked up a DJI Phantom but don’t have the cash to drop on an expensive gimbal to keep your shots steady and level? Well, it turns out $10 will get you at least half-way there and keep the ‘jello effect’ and blur out of the videos and photos you plan to go out and capture. Read more…

external Premium, Specialty, Niche: Welcome To The New World Order —Imaging Resource

The torch has been passed, and the balance shifted. Mirrorless cameras and models filling the specialty “niche” roles are now clearly in the ascendance over more traditional models, at least in the product-flow here at IR.

 
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Flickr Takes on 500px and Getty with New Commercial Licensing Platform

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Flickr announced this morning the addition of a new licensing program to their lineup. Describing the program as a way for photographers to “partner with photo agencies, editors, bloggers and other creative minds who are seeking original content,” Flickr seems to be taking strike at 500px and others to get their hand in on the licensing game.

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Viddy: The ‘World’s Cutest’ Medium Format and 35mm DIY Pinhole Camera

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DIY paper pinhole cameras aren’t a new idea, but a new creation called Viddy thinks it can stand head and shoulders above the crowd by sheer ‘cuteness.’ Seriously, the camera has dubbed itself the ‘world’s cutest’ medium format and 35mm pinhole camera, and it’s so easy to put together, it might even entice some newbies to give pinhole photography a shot. Read more…

external Editing Photos As If They Were Audio Files —Washington Post

We found that while the raw data makes no music, the waveforms share patterns. The audio file from left to right corresponds with layers of pixels from top to bottom. Echo — unsurprisingly — adds an echo, or duplicates elements of a photo. Reverb adds noise and invert turns the audio upside down.

 
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Crop or Crap: Zack Arias Takes a Real-World Look at the Crop vs Full-Frame Debate

Zack Arias is a man who knows his gear inside and out. Switching multiple times between various companies, he’s seen almost everything there is to see in terms of equipment. In the past, he’s continuously praised full-frame sensors, for their quality and the aesthetic they’re known for.

But lately, as many you may know, he’s fallen in love with the FujiFilm X-Series. It’s this switch that lead him to realize that while full-frame most certainly has its benefits, crop sensors com with a myriad of their own benefits. In the above video he takes a look at both full-frame and crop sensors, giving his honest outlook and opinions on both. Read more…

500px Launches ‘Insights,’ New Analytics App for iOS

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Today, 500px launched a new iOS app. It’s called 500px Insights and its purpose is to provide users access to the statistics of their 500px content. Not only does it provide statistics though, it’s also meant to provide a better promotional platform to strategically engage with their audience, all from a mobile device.

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