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Polaroid instant photography gets a new lease of life

Though classic Polaroids are a thing of the past, the allure of instant printing and washed out images seems to prevail. The Impossible Project team aims to provide plenty of both with its new I-1 analog camera, which uses classic Polaroid 600-type film for its shots. Like any good piece of modern tech, the I-1 hooks up to your phone via Bluetooth for enhanced functionality and can be recharged with a USB cable.Read More

Smoovie promises super-smooth smartphone videos

Even though photo and video stabilization software inside smartphones is steadily improving, it's still pretty hard to shoot good videos, as you no doubt know after viewing too many bobbing concert clips from friends, or jittery shots from family vacations. Professional videographers often use rigs that include something known as a gimbal to keep their shots straight, but gimbal sticks are often heavy, big and/or expensive. Enter Smoovie, a Kickstarter product that could affordably put the power of gimbal stability in your pocket.Read More

Lytro's revolutionary Cinema camera provides radical new post-production capabilities

Lytro's light field cameras haven't proven themselves to be huge sellers in the consumer market, but the technology might be set to revolutionize professional cinematography. Lytro's new Cinema camera captures every frame as a set of light field data; each pixel contains not only luminance and color information, but details on speed, location and direction. Editors can thus set focus, aperture and shutter speed any way they want afterwards during post production. They can also map the scene instantly in 3D for effects compositing, cut out certain depth layers as if everything else is a virtual green screen, and even move the camera a little if the shot's not quite right.
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Lomography wants to resurrect a lens from 1839 for your DSLR

Pixel-peeping photographers who like to assess the quality of their lenses by shooting images of brick walls and test cards should probably look away now. Lomography has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help bring a modern version of a Daguerreotype Achromat lens from 1839, complete with its "ethereal aesthetic," to your modern DSLR or mirrorless camera.Read More

Adventure-ready wearable records, auto-edits video on-the-go

At the end of an action-packed day of recorded activity, it can be difficult to muster motivation to scrutinize and edit all the footage. NexGear, a startup from Mumbai, India, is looking to make such memories simpler to publish, just as one might a selfie on social media. The Frodo Adventure Camera is designed to record and auto-edit the best scenes into ready-to-share videos.Read More

Sony's got videography highs and lows covered

Said to be the smallest camera in Sony's full-frame line-up, the upcoming UMC-S3C video camera combines 4K resolution video recording prowess with the highest low-light sensitivity in its class. The lightweight box is compatible with E-mount lenses and eliminates the need for network cabling for extended mobile use.Read More

Sony goes big with the RX10 III superzoom camera

Sony has announced the latest iteration of its large-sensored bridge camera with the Cyber-Shot RX10 III. This time around, the 20.1-megapixel one-inch-type sensor isn't the only big part of the camera; its built-in zoom lens offers a massive 24-600-mm equivalent F2.4-F4 lens, triple the zoom of its predecessor. Also revealed are a couple of new full frame FE lenses: A 70-300-mm F4.5-F5.6 zoom and a 50-mm F1.8 prime.Read More

Hands-on: Canon’s 1D X Mark II DSLR is a wonderfuly powerful beast

Canon's 1D cameras have been the go-to choice for many news, sports, and wildlife photographers for around 15 years, and it looks like the new 1D X Mark II will be just as popular thanks to its impressive autofocus system, 14 fps continuous shooting, and 4K video recording. We recently spent a bit of hands-on time with the camera at the UK Photography Show 2016, to see what users can expect when it starts shipping.Read More

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