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Zeiss is well known for its optics and camera lenses. It's now taking its expertise and applying it to a new series of mobile lenses. Zeiss is partnering with ExoLens, using an existing interchangeable lens bracket system.
Nikon announced it's entering the action camera market with a new series, called KeyMission. The first product, KeyMission 360, is a 360-degree 4K camera that's also rugged. It also signals Nikon's move into virtual reality.
Olympus' new 300mm PRO-series Micro Four Thirds lens is its first with built-in image stabilization. Combined with select cameras with 5-axis image stabilization, it increases the stabilization further.
Sony introduced several updates to its camcorder lineups, including a new Action Cam, 4K Handycam, and two Full HD Handycams. While they are evolutionary upgrades, they include several useful features, such as improved stabilization.
Panasonic announced two new compact cameras that are ideal for travel: the ZS100 with a 1-inch sensor and ZS60 with 30x zoom. Both are capable of capturing 4K UHD. Plus, there's a new 100-400mm Micro Four Thirds lens.
The Vuze is touted as the world's first affordable 360-degree 3D VR camera, designed for consumers to create content for VR headsets. Scheduled for an August 2016 release, the VR point-and-shoot camera will cost $1,000.
Did your Christmas photos come out not as well as you would have liked? Don't blame your phone entirely. As the New Year approaches, check out these handy tips for making your next holiday photos memorable.