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— Digital Cameras

Garmin reveals the sensor-packed Virb X and Virb XE actioncams

By - April 16, 2015 8 Pictures
Garmin has announced two new action cameras which it hopes can de-throne GoPro with the addition of more action data. The new Virb X and Virb XE models boast a new more GoPro-like form-factor, and come in standard and high-end versions like the Hero4 Silver and Black cameras. However, the new cameras are waterproof without the need for an external case, and are packed with sensors which allow users to display data overlays on their action videos. Read More
— Motorcycles Review

Review: Sena Prism Bluetooth motorcycle action camera

By - April 16, 2015 21 Pictures
Sena's excellent 20S Bluetooth headset is my daily driver these days, and now there's an action camera to go with it. The Prism is a 1080p/30 fps camera designed specifically for motorcycle use, and it links up with the 20S to take advantage of the headset's audio capabilities. While it's not yet perfect, it delivers good quality vision, outstanding audio and a motorcycle-focused mount kit that deserves a lot of praise. Read More
— Digital Cameras

Blackmagic's drone-friendly Micro Cinema Camera ups the ante for aerial video

By - April 13, 2015 32 Pictures
Blackmagic Design has just announced yet another disruptive pro video product – the US$995 Micro Cinema Camera. Weighing just 10 ounces (300 grams), the BMCC is designed to be a GoPro killer action camera that puts an unprecedented level of control into a package small enough to be carried by a compact quadcopter. Here's a drone camera that will let you mount your choice of micro 4/3rds lenses, and control everything from focus to iris and even zoom from your remote control. Plus it will record everything in uncompressed CinemaDNG raw video for extreme editability in post production. The world of drone videography just got a lot richer. Read More
— Around The Home

Startup looking to put Jackie drone on security patrol

By - April 8, 2015 3 Pictures
Jackie Wu and Ritwik Ummalaneni are aiming to give some tiny flying quadcopters a new job in home security. The idea is to have a Jackie drone linked to a home Wi-Fi network charged up and ready to patrol. Using a smartphone app, the home owner can remotely activate Jackie and fly it around the house to see what's going on with the help of video feeds from its onboard camera. It's still early days for the project, but a proof of concept prototype system has already clocked up some flight time and a Kickstarter campaign has been launched to bring the idea to life. Read More
— Electronics

New chip could turn phone cameras into high-res 3D scanners

By - April 7, 2015 2 Pictures
As if smartphones can't already do enough, soon they may be able to scan three-dimensional objects and send the resultant high-resolution 3D images to a 3D printer that produces hyper-accurate replicas. This comes thanks to a small and inexpensive device called a nanophotonic coherent imager (NCI), which was developed by scientists at Caltech. The NCI could add 3D imaging to a variety of other devices and applications such as improving motion sensitivity in human machine interfaces and driverless cars. Read More
— Digital Cameras

Hands-on: Panasonic's CM1 may be the best smartphone camera yet

By - March 23, 2015 16 Pictures
There are plenty of smartphones out there which have good, if not great cameras, but even among the best the specs of the Panasonic Lumix CM1 stand out. It features a large 1-inch type 20-megapixel sensor which dwarfs those of most of its rivals, and boasts RAW shooting for more flexible processing. Gizmag recently got to spend a bit of time with the smartphone camera to see if it really is a viable high-end compact replacement. Read More
— Digital Cameras Review

Review: HTC's RE camera

By - March 10, 2015 13 Pictures
High-end smartphones sure can snap a pretty picture these days. This fact alone means it won't be easy for HTC to win over mobile photographers with its pocket-size RE camera. Billed as an easy-to-grip device that shoots photos and video with a new level of convenience, HTC is looking to cater to those times when a memory is begging to be captured but your smartphone is out of arms reach or buried in your bag. We've spent the last month playing around with the RE, and though it won't be for everyone, its quirky design and well-rounded capabilities certainly offer a different kind of shooting experience. Read More
— Digital Cameras Review

Review: Getting to grips with the Joby Action Grip and Pole

By - March 10, 2015 22 Pictures
Action cameras don't have to be mounted to the chest of a sky-diver, the back of a dog, or the helmet of someone mowing the lawn, to shoot interesting footage. The new Joby Action Grip and Pole are action-oriented accessories designed to help users shoot from different perspectives while retaining hand-held control over their camera. Gizmag recently spent a bit of time with the kit ahead of its release. Read More
— Digital Cameras

FlashQ Q20 flash unit has a detachable radio transmitter

By - March 5, 2015 9 Pictures
The FlashQ Q20 is an interesting flash unit which doesn't have to be used on top of your camera. The flash is different from most others in that it features a detachable hot shoe radio transmitter which allows it to be used either on-camera, or wirelessly. Currently vying for funding on Indiegogo, the FlashQ Q20 also boasts a tilting flash head and an LED video/modeling light. Read More
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