Posts Tagged ‘camera’

Apple Acquires LinX, A Camera Maker That Promises DSLR Performance in Phones

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Apple has acquired LinX, an Israeli camera module company that is trying to revolutionize the mobile photography industry with state-of-the-art cameras that are extremely small yet powerful enough to lead “the way to DSLR performance in slim handsets.”
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The Original Lytro Light Field Camera is Only $60 for Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day

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Back in 2011, Lytro announced the world’s first light field camera for shooting photos that can be refocused after they’re captured.

If you’ve been dying to own a piece of the new technology but have been put off by the $400 price tag, here’s some great news: the original Lytro camera is Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day. It costs just $60 with free shipping.
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Blackmagic’s New Micro Cinema Camera Can Shoot 1080p RAW from a Drone

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Blackmagic has unleashed a new “world’s smallest” camera at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas today. The new Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is “the world’s smallest digital film action camera.” It’s a miniaturized Super 16 1080p RAW camera compatible with drones.
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A Photographer Welcomes a New Family Member…

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Photographer Dustin Thompson of Riverside, California, recently became the proud father of a new Sony A7II… so he decided to do a photo shoot to commemorate the happy event.
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Olympus TG-4 Brings RAW Photos to the Company’s Tough Compact Line

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Olympus has announced its new Stylus Tough TG-4 rugged compact camera. Like its predecessors, the outer shell of the camera is durable and perfect for outdoor and underwater purposes. The biggest improvement is on the inside, though: the TG-4 is the first camera in the Tough line to have the ability to capture RAW photos.
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10 Mistakes People Make When Buying a Camera

Outdoor and travel photographer John Greengo has spent years behind the counter of a camera store, helping people with their camera purchases. In this 8-minute talk, Greengo shares 10 of the biggest and most common mistakes he sees people making when shopping for a new camera.
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HTC One M9 Users Get a Boost In Camera Quality via Software Update

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HTC has rolled out a new software update for its One M9 smartphone that gives a boost to its camera quality, something that reviewers have been griping about since the phone was launched. By downloading the latest update for their phone, users will find a noticeable improvement in the photos they snap.
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Samsung NX1 Review: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

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The other day I was speaking with a friend and he was lamenting about having to deal with 2 minutes of aimless introduction at the start every review. “There’s always something” he said. He now skips the beginning just to get the beans of the review and the conclusive notes.

By definition a conclusion must come at the end, but photography is about breaking the rules isn’t it? So today that is what I’m doing. I’ll start with the conclusion at the top and if you care enough after reading the TL:DR, you can keep going.
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Check Out This ‘Rocket Launcher’ Camera Made with an Olympus Air and 300mm Lens

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Here’s one crazy way to use the new Olympus Air wireless modular camera: “rocket launcher” style. The photographer above attached the Olympus Air to a 300mm lens, flipped the lens upside down, and used the tripod mount ring to attach a smartphone live view and a magnifying loupe.
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Microsoft’s New Office Lens App Can Transform Your Phone Into a Simple Photo Scanner

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Today Microsoft announced that it has released its Office Lens app for iOS and Android. If you’ve never heard of it before, Office Lens is an advanced camera app that turns your phone into a scanner. Take a picture of a document or a whiteboard, and the app will automatically turn the image into a straight and clear scan.

What’s neat is that the app can also be used to quickly and neatly digitize a print instead of putting the photo through an actual scanner.
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