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The Best Action Camera: Spring 2014 Edition

You can't just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren't all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best. Read More >>

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A Google Glass App That Helps the Watchers Watch the Watchmen

If you're committed to avoiding the gaze of the ever-growing number of cameras recording our every move, Google Glass hardly seems like a sensible purchase. That is, unless your face-computer can steer you around each camera's field of view. Enter Sander Veenhof's new Glass app, Watch Your Privacy. Now, you and your Glass can watch the watchers. Read More >>

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Project Tango Teardown: Google's Crazy Camera System (Oh, and a Phone)

Google's Project Tango isn't coming to stores near you any time soon. You wouldn't even know what to do with it if it did. Still, the folks at iFixit got their hands on one and tore it apart. What's inside? Mostly a tonne of crazy cameras, with a phone almost as an afterthought. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom to "Kapture the Moment" at April 29th Event

If you like your smartphones with a side helping of optical zoom, Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom was the frankenphone for you -- provided you had pockets big enough to fit it in. Samsung's second stab at smashing the worlds of phones and dedicated camera equipment together now looks set to be revealed this month, with the company planning to "Kapture the Moment" at an April 29th press event. Read More >>

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A Simple Photographic Trick Lets You See Invisible Things

The world is full of things you can't see: the heat coming off your hand, the spray of a sneeze, even the sound of two hands clapping. But a simple camera trick called Schlieren flow visualization turns those invisible waves of light into beautiful plumes of movement. With this trick you can literally see invisible things. Read More >>

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Nikon Coolpix S810c: Samsung's Galaxy Camera Finally Has Competition

An Android-powered point-and-shoot camera sure sounds like the future even if it's yet to be proven, which is why nearly two years after Nikon pushed its first Android experiment into the world, the company is trying again. How does the Coolpix S810C measure up against Samsung's very successful Galaxy Camera? Read More >>

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Nikon 1 J4: An Interchangeable-Lens Camera That's all About "Features"

Just a month after announcing the pricey V3 interchangeable-lens camera, Nikon global just pushed out info about a more compact, and we're assuming more affordable, version of the mirrorless camera. The Nikon 1 J4 is ultra-fast and loaded with beginner-friendly features. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #31 -- Spring. The Winner Is…

In our most recent Shooting Challenge we set you the task of photographing the joys of Spring. While the weather wasn’t great, it didn’t dampen your spirits and you created some cracking images. Read More >>

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Sony A7s: Sony's Compact Full-Frame Camera Gets a Video Overhaul

Just half a year after Sony announced the A7 and A7r full-frame compact interchangeable-lens cameras it's pushing out a new iteration of the mirrorless shooter. This one's built around video. It does 4K video, too—sort of. It's not what people were expecting from the A7s, but it might be incredible anyway. Read More >>

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Automated High-Speed Wire Inspector Takes 40,000 Photos Every Second

Wires, pipes, and metal rails are produced at incredibly high speeds in factories. Often as fast as 33 feet per second, which makes doing detailed inspections as the materials are produced almost impossible. But researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM in Freiburg, Germany, have found a way using high-speed cameras and LED flashes brighter than the sun. Read More >>

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A Slimline Galaxy S5 Zoom Could Make the Phone Part of the S4 Zoom Frankencamera Useful

A tip of the hat is in order for Samsung's brave Galaxy S4 Zoom camera-smartphone mash-up attempt, which fused an optical zoom camera lens with the guts of an Android phone. A pity then it was so ugly. For its next trick, Samsung is rumoured to be working on the Galaxy S5 Zoom cameraphone, and is making it look more like, well, a phone. Read More >>

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A Camera-Filled Football Gives Fans a Dizzying View of the Game

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup approaches, the official sponsor Adidas has customised one of its new Brazuca footballs, turning it into "the Brazucam", which provides 360-degree views of all the action on field. It might no longer be considered as suitable for regulation play, but it's as close to participating in the World Cup as most of us will ever get. Read More >>

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Olympus SH-1: High End Image Stabilisation in a Point and Shoot

The Olympus SH-1 seems at first like any other compact point and shoot camera with a long zoom. But it includes a signature feature usually found in the company's interchangable-lens bodies: 5-axis on-sensor image stabilisation. Read More >>

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10 Ways to Annoy Photography Snobs

We all have DSLR-toting friends who are incredibly precious about their art. Here are ten way to irritate the hell out of your photography-snob buddies. Read More >>

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A Microscopic Lens-Free Image Sensor Could Turn Anything Into a Camera

This tiny piece of glass may not look like much, but in fact its surface is cleverly etched to capture light, and it contains a small chip to process the incident light. Yep, it's a tiny camera that could provide any object—however small—with the means of capturing images. Read More >>

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24 Hour Surveillance is Just Fine When the Cameras are This Adorable

With revelations that the GCHQ pretty much has complete access to our online lives, there's been a recent spike in public concern over surveillance. However, in the real world it's hard to be upset about security cameras always staring down at you when they look like adorable woodland and jungle creatures. Awwww, there goes my privacy. Read More >>

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