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Apple receives patent for mountable sports camera

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Apple received a patent for a mountable sports camera. The Cupertino giant drafted the application for the gadget back in 2012.

Curiously, Apple’s patent filing contains criticism at GoPro’s HD Hero2 – a market leader at the time. Read more »

Nikon D5500 is the company’s first DSLR with a touchscreen

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Nikon has announced its latest enthusiast camera in the face of the D5500 – the first DSLR by the Japan-based company with a touchscreen.

Skipping over the D5400 (out of superstition perhaps), Nikon’s D5500 adds a few improvements over its predecessor D5300 – a new fully touch-enabled articulating 3.2″ 1,037,000 dots screen, redesigned control dial, more ergonomic grip, proximity sensor above the viewfinder that turns off the LCD, full ISO range of 100-25,600 and a body that’s slightly smaller and lighter. Read more »

Sony’s A7 II lands in the US on December 9, starts at $1,699

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The full-frame mirrorless Sony A7 II was made official last week, and now the Japanese company has shared its release details for the US.

The A7 II will become available on December 9, and it will be priced at $1,699 in body-only form. Sony will also offer a $1,999 kit that will contain a 28-70 f3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens too. Read more »

HTC Re Camera is getting half of its price cut on Black Friday

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HTC’s recently announced Re Camera will get treated to a 50% discount starting on Black Friday. The sale kicks off exactly at 9pm Pacific Time on November 27.

The promo cuts the $199 price tag of the gadget to only $99. Read more »

Sony unveils A7 II full-frame mirrorless camera with in-body IS

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Sony has unleashed its latest mirrorless full-frame camera dubbed A7 II. It brings an improved body, speedier focusing, new video capture abilities and is the first full-frame mirrorless camera to have in-body stabilization.

The A7 II relies on a 5-axis IS that will move the sensor (sensor shift technology) to avoid blurring. Sony claims the new IS could compensate up to 4.5 stops (CIPA standard). Read more »

Project Beyond from Samsung is a 360° 3D panoramic camera that works with the Gear VR

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New display technologies have a chicken and egg problem – there’s no content for them, because there are no such cameras (because there’s no displays to watch stuff on). It happened to 3D and it may happen to VR – Virtual Reality – unless products like Samsung’s Project Beyond become popular.

Project Beyond shoots 360° 3D panoramic photos and videos, which can then be viewed on the Samsung Gear VR headset. Read more »

Xiaomi might be working on its own $163 action camera to rival GoPro and HTC’s Re

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According to the latest rumors out of China, Xiaomi has a new product in the pipeline, though this isn’t a smartphone as you may expect. Apparently the company wants to get into the action cam market, for whatever reason.

So it will make such a device, one to rival GoPro’s offerings, but perhaps also the recently unveiled HTC Re camera. Read more »

HTC RE camera will arrive in the UK on Three and EE

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Three UK secured an exclusive deal to carry the new HTC Desire Eye and it will carry the HTC RE camera as well. Not exclusively though, EE will also offer the action camera.

The RE camera will be available in White, Navy and Orange (exclusive to EE). Read more »

Watch the new HTC RE and Desire EYE videos here

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Yesterday HTC released two new devices, the HTC RE, a tiny waterproof camera for taking wide angle photos and videos and the Desire EYE, the first phone with a front facing 13 megapixel camera with dual LED flash.

HTC has released a couple of videos for both the devices. You can check them out below. Read more »

Apple completely loses the plot, revokes Computer Bild magazine accreditation over #bendgate video

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Just when we thought that the whole #bendage thing was behind us, here comes Apple to reignite it all over again. The company has revoked the press accreditation of German magazine Computer Bild after it published a video of its editor-in-chief bending iPhone 6 Plus and then failing to do so with the Galaxy Note 3.

Now whether or not an €800 phone should bend like that or if you should apply such force to it is beyond the point here. What’s important is Apple’s reaction to the case. Read more »

GoPro unveils Hero4 Black and Silver, entry-level Hero

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GoPro officially introduced three new action cameras – two new Hero4 cams and a new entry-level camera called just Hero. The Hero4 comes in high-end Black and mid-range Silver options but the difference between the two is bigger than in previous years – the Black records 2160p@30fps video, while the Silver doesn’t but is the first with a color touchscreen.

All cameras record at least 1080p@30fps and can dive up to 40 meters (131 feet) underwater – far beyond what any IP-certified phone can manage (of course, you’ll need the waterproof housing for that). Read more »

Budget-friendly GoPro Hero4 appears in a video review before its debut

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The soon to be revealed GoPro Hero4 got treated to a video review before its official debut. The clip arrived courtesy of the Russian media outlet Rozetked.

The video walkthrough showcases the upcoming budget camera in a dark color scheme. Read more »

GoPro HERO4 leaks with 4K 30fps video and touch display

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Details of the Black and Silver versions of the GoPro HERO4 have now surfaced revealing 4K video recording at 30fps and built-in touch display. However, you’ll have to choose one or the other, as the Black does the 4K @ 30fps recording, while the Silver packs a touch display at the back.



GoPro HERO4 Black

The GoPro HERO4 Black is claimed as the most advanced GoPro camera ever and boasts improved image quality in addition to twice the processing power of its predecessor. Read more »

HTC teases upcoming GoPro-challenging camera

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HTC released a teaser video for its previously rumored, upcoming action camera. The GoPro-challenging gadget will debut next month, on October 8.

The teaser contains a link to a YouTube video that appears to consist of footage captured with the upcoming gadget. Read more »

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have the most capable cameras according to DxOMark

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Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus took the top spot in the prestigious DxOMark photography test. The camera performance of Cupertino’s duo is considered “gold standard” for smartphone image quality at the moment.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earned 82 points each in the highly contested DxOMark photography test – the highest mobile score to date. Read more »