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Hasselblad’s latest big thing is surprisingly small

Hasselblad is celebrating its 75th anniversary of making cameras in the only way it knows how, by launching another new camera. Following the H6D it revealed in April, the X1D is billed as the world's first compact mirrorless medium format camera, and squeezes a large 50-megapixel sensor into a surprisingly small and portable body.Read More

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Getting out of Auto: Understanding the different modes on your camera

So you've got a new camera and are probably getting some great shots. But if your mode dial is still pointing at Auto, you probably have a pang of guilt that you're not making the most of your camera every time you press the shutter. Here we look at modes such as Shutter or Aperture Priority, along with the sometimes daunting Manual mode, to make getting out of auto that one bit easier.Read More

Hands-free GoPro-control system has some real bite

Depending on what you're filming, it can often be difficult to reach over to your GoPro to start and stop recording. That's why many users turn to the GoPro smartphone app, or the wrist-mounted wireless remote. However, using those things still requires you to have at least one hand free. The GoHawk goes for truly hands-free shooting, by letting you control the camera with your mouth.Read More

Peripheral smartphone camera goes where the sun don't shine

Your smartphone's camera may be able to do a lot of things, but it can't detach from the phone to see into hard-to-reach places. That's why Edinburgh-based startup Barwritek created the Eye Eye. It's an HD video camera that's hard-wired to your Android smartphone via a coiled cord, and mounted on a telescoping pole so it can be held up high, underneath things, or wherever else you wish to stick it.Read More

The Pentax K-70 DSLR isn’t scared by a bit of rain or the dark

Ricoh Imaging has announced the Pentax K-70, a compact DSLR which is billed as being designed for outdoor photography. The 24.24-megapixel shooter is dustproof and weather-resistant, thanks to 100 sealing parts, and with a top ISO of 102,400 it shouldn't be scared of the dark either. The camera also boasts sensor-shift shake-reduction to help cut blurry images.Read More

Adventure-ready 4K rugged actioncam captures more than UHD footage

For the latest addition to its range of rugged snappers and videocams, Olympus has revealed a feature-packed pocket toolbox for active types called the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker. The actioncam marries an ultra-wide angle lens with 4K video recording capabilities, is able to measure temperature and altitude, and can keep tabs on a user's location. With the help of a companion mobile app, it can also provide a detailed overview of outdoor adventures.Read More

Canon integrates ring flash into new macro lens

Canon has announced the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM, the first macro lens for the EOS M camera system. Another clever first is the integration of two Macro Lite flash units into the front of the lens itself to help freeze close-up subjects.
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Bug-eyed camera streams real-time 3D video

By now, just about everyone is familiar with video cameras that record in 3D, or that transmit traditional 2D footage. Vairdo's new EYSE actioncam, however, is actually capable of live-streaming high-definition 3D video. This means that one person can wear the camera while performing activities such as skiing, allowing someone else to view their immersive first-person footage as it's being shot.Read More

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