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Shooting 3D VR footage can be expensive and difficult. However, the Vuze camera from HumanEyes Technologies could make it more accessible thanks to a sub US$1,000 price tag and an easy-to-use design. The flying saucer-shaped device uses eight cameras dotted around its circumference, and comes with tools needed to help produce, edit and enjoy your VR creations.
Movi is a pocket-sized video camera which uses a 4K sensor to simulate a professional-looking multi-camera setup and allows users to edit footage on the fly. Produced by Livestream, the camera is designed to help users create more engaging stories of their live events and share them instantly.
The Withings Thermo is a temporal artery thermometer which combines a new super fast 16-sensor array to deliver some of the fastest and most accurate temperature readings available. The Thermo also boasts Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing smartphone users to log readings, along with other information such as symptoms and medication.
Many activity trackers give you a step target to walk towards, or an active minute target to count down each day, but while these metrics are easy to understand, they're often not the best measure of fitness or exercise. Along with its new Slice activity tracker, Mio is launching a new Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) system. This new metric gives you a score to reflect your body's response to exercise based on your heart rate.
When Phase One launched its XF medium format system, it said the high-end setup was designed for high resolution photography, and it appears it wasn't kidding. The firm has now announced that, in conjunction with Sony, it's developed a 100-megapixel full-frame medium format CMOS sensor which will be used in the new the XF 100MP Camera System.
If you're looking for the latest in camera technology, mirrorless cameras are increasingly where it's at. High-end mirrorless shooters can now hold their own with top-notch image quality, features and build quality, often leaving their DSLR brethren looking bulky and out of date. Here Gizmag compares the key specs and features of some on the best mirrorless cameras on the market in 2015.
Sigma has revealed a range of lens filters which use a new type of crystallized glass to offer increased protection, while also being thinner and lighter than previous models. The WR Ceramic Protector filters use Clear Glass Ceramic along with a water-repellent coating to keep your prized camera lenses safe, while preserving image quality.
The TomTom Spark (Cardio + Music) is an activity and fitness tracker which could let you cut the number of gadgets you take on a workout. In addition to a full array of sensors including GPS and heart-rate monitoring, it boasts built-in music storage and playback via bluetooth. Gizmag recently spent a month with the tracker, to see what it's all about.
DSLRs aren't just the preserve of professional photographers and hobbyists who geek out over megapixels and ISO ratings, as they can also offer a great option for users who have outgrown their smartphone or compact camera. Here we look at some of the best DSLRs for beginners looking to up their photographic game.
If your smartphone or compact camera is struggling to keep up with your photographic ambitions, it might be time to upgrade. Mirrorless cameras can offer a huge step up in image quality and performance, but choosing the right one can be difficult. Here Gizmag looks at six of the best mirrorless cameras for beginners.