Felix Esser

Felix Esser

Felix is a freelance tech journalist with a strong focus on photography. Based out of central Germany, he contributes to various international publications. With a university degree in historical lingustics, Felix now combines his passions for writing, research, photography and technology.

Panasonic’s Lumix CM1 smartphone-4K camera hybrid launches in U.S. for $1K

Panasonic surprised us at Photokina 2014 with the CM1 "connected camera," an interesting hybrid between smartphone and 4K-capable compact camera with a 1-inch sensor and Leica lens. The device is now available in the U.S. for $1,000.

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The V.360 aims to be the GoPro of panoramic video cameras, now available for $399

The V.360 is the latest panoramic camera to enter the market. Like the competition, it captures both 1080p HD video and high-res still images, but it is compatible with GoPro mounts.

Photography

Creepy crawlies and more: Nikon Small World 2014 contest winners

Nikon has announced the winning submissions to its 2014 Small Worlds photomicrography contest, with titles like "Creepy Crawlies" and "Every Day Wonders." Submissions for next year's contest have already started.

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This app automatically edits your GoPro videos based on what it thinks is exciting

Antix is a new Android smartphone app for GoPro users that promises to automatically detect exciting scenes and cut them out of the video stream, for your convenience.

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Suction your GoPro onto anything with these new accessories from Joby

Joby has introduced two new suction cup mounts for GoPro cameras, featuring its GorillaPod Arm and Locking Arm. The suction cups are strong enough to secure the camera in place, so users can rest easy.

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Kodak’s new PixPro SP360 action cam sees the world in 360 degrees

Kodak has unveiled the PixPro SP360, an action cam with a panoramic 360-degree horizontal angle-of-view. Besides going after GoPro, the new camera joins several new 360-degree cameras hitting the market.

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You can ride an eagle over Paris in this Action Cam video

Victor the white-tailed eagle takes you on a flight over Paris, France in this Sony Action Cam Mini video.

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Capture a world view with the small, ball-shaped 360fly action cam

The 360fly is a small, ball-shaped action cam that lets you capture the world around you in 360 degrees. It's lightweight and waterproof, and uses a single camera to record a seamless video.

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Next dimension of food photography: Snap your grub in 3D with 3DAround

Food porn may be one of the most popular type of casual photography, but their 2D nature look less enticing than the actual food. With 3DAround, you can snap your grub in 3D with any iOS 8 device.

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Turn a smartphone into a 3D camera with this lens accessory

After an unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign a year ago, the Kúla Deeper 3D lens accessory returns on Kickstarter. Its creators is also launching the companion Kúla Bebe, which turns your smartphone into a true 3D camera.

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Leica T (Typ 701) review

The ultra-luxurious Leica T is crafted from a solid block of aluminum, but is its performance as good as its looks are? Find out more about Leica's first mirrorless camera.

  • Pros: Beautiful aluminum body , Clever battery locking mechanism…
  • Cons: No tiltable display , Unorthodox menu system , Slow and…

You can now stream your GoPro adventures in realtime with the Livestream iPhone app

Livestream has added GoPro compatibility to its iOS app, which means that you can now live stream your GoPro adventures to the internet.

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A GoPro gave its life so you could watch this way-too-close volcano footage

DJI sent their Director of Aerial Photography to film an active volcano in Iceland, and destroyed an innocent GoPro action cam in the course.

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Camera51 Android app makes you a master photographer by guiding your framing

Camera51 is a camera app for Android smartphone that helps you with framing your photos by applying the rules of composition, without any input from the user.

Photography

Sigma’s new telephoto zoom lenses have you covered in nearly all shooting scenarios

Sigma has announced a new 18-300mm superzoom lens as well as two 150-300m super-telephoto zoom lenses. With their long focal lenghts, one lens will cover you in most photography shooting situations.

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