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Nikon sees slower growth in camera sales, U.S. market a challenge for mirrorless

Executives at Nikon say sales of compact cameras are down, but surprisingly interchangeable lens cameras like DSLRs and mirrorless models too.
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Update: No manipulation in World Press Photo of the Year, but controversies still ensue

The 57th World Press Photo of the Year was recently announced. An international jury selected "Signal" from American photographer John Stanmeyer.
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Draw these white lines in an animated GIF, and it will blow through your mind

By simply adding two vertical white lines within an animated GIF, you can create moving images that seemingly pop out toward you.
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Motrr Galileo review

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Super-zooms and compacts make up Sony’s new Cyber-shot models at Japan camera show

Sony announced three high-zoom bridge cameras and two compact point-and-shoots from the Cyber-shot line at the 2014 CP+ camera show in Japan.
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Canon updates PowerShot lineup with 3 budget, long-zoom, and rugged cameras

Canon's PowerShot lineup is receiving an update at the CP+ camera show that includes three budget ELPH models, a long-zoom compact, and a rugged camera.
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Besides more megapixels and low price, Canon’s EOS Rebel T5 budget DSLR is new in name only

Canon has introduced a new entry-level DSLR, the EOS Rebel T5. Despite the low price and a higher-megapixel image sensor, nothing else is groundbreaking.
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Canon’s flagship PowerShot G1 X gets new large sensor, 5x zoom, wireless, and more

Canon's PowerShot G1 X received a bit of an overhaul. Dubbed Mark II, the new high-end point-and-shoot has a newly developed sensor among its new features.
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Draw! Sony’s record-setting Alpha A6000 guns down Fujifilm in an autofocus duel

With an autofocus system that delivers speeds of 0.06 seconds, Sony claims its new Alpha A6000 is the world's fastest. We tried it, and it's seriously fast.
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Online photo community 500px launches Prime, a commercial licensing service

Popular online photo community 500px is launching a commercial licensing service called Prime. Photographers would earn 30 percent of proceeds.
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Already an action cam juggernaut, GoPro plans to go public and grow even bigger

GoPro announced that it has filed the paperwork for its initial public offering, paving the way for the company to public.
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Nikon updates Coolpix lineup of point-and-shoots, including new 60x ultra-zoom

At the 2014 CP+ camera show in Japan, Nikon will demo a range of six new Coolpix point-and-shoot cameras.
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Ricoh has new rear converter for Pentax lenses, plus products in development

Ricoh announced a new rear converter that extends the zoom of Pentax telephoto lenses by 1.4x. Plus, products in development Ricoh will later unveil.
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Ricoh rebadges Pentax WG-series rugged cams, introduces 3 new models

Ricoh has rebranded the Pentax WG-series of rugged cameras under the Ricoh name, and has unveiled three new models: the WG-4, WG-4 GPS, and WG-20.
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35 collectors’ wallets got lighter thanks to limited edition $28k Leica M Monochrom

Leica produced 35 limited editions of the M-Monochrom, signed by American art photographer Ralph Gibson. It reportedly sold out in 5 minutes.
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Shimano gives cyclists a lightweight, wireless ANT+ action cam they can call their own

Designed for cyclists as well as other sports enthusiasts, Shimano's Sport Camera is a lightweight POV camcorder with ANT/ANT+ wireless technology built in.
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Think full-frame DSLRs are too expensive? Check out Hasselblad’s $11,500 HV camera

Hasselblad announced a new luxury camera, a 24.3-megapixel full-frame DSLR. Although a repackaged Sony A99, the HV's exterior is an entirely new design.
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Newly published Canon patent shows design for 11-24mm f/4 ultra-wide-angle lens

Canon has filed a patent for an 11-24mm f/4 ultra-wide-angle lens for its full-frame DSLR cameras. However, there's no guarantee it'll be produced.
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Skydiver loses consciousness, erratic free-fall and rescue captured by helmet cam

After being knocked unconscious, a skydiver entered an uncontrolled free fall. The entire rescue incident was captured on video, thanks to his helmet cam.
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Some nails, fruits, and copper are all this artist needs to create these long-exposure photos

To create his long-exposure photographs, artist Caleb Charland uses ordinary nails and fruit to generate just-enough electricity from a light bulb.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 review

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50x optical zoom, EVF, ‘dot-sight’ are new features in Olympus SP-100 ultra-zoom

Olympus's new ultra-zoom bridge camera offers a 50x optical zoom and DSLR-like operation, plus a new sight feature for tracking your subjects and objects.
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Sony’s standalone QX lens camera may soon attach to Android tablets and iPads

Want to use a Sony Cyber-shot QX camera with your tablet? Sony will launch a mounting accessory that accommodates devices larger than smartphones.
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Olympus just made shooting underwater selfies easy with TG-850 rugged camera

The new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a 180-degree tilting LCD that makes it easy to shoot self-portraits in all types of conditions, even underwater.
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Mars Rover Opportunity still rolling 10 years on, sends selfie back to Earth to prove it

Ten years ago, the Mars Rover Opportunity landed on Mars. It's still roaming, and sent back to Earth a 360-degree panorama of itself.
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Fitbit who? Casio has a fitness watch of its own (sadly, it has no calculator)

Casio's new Bluetooth 4.0-enabled STB-1000 watch syncs with your iPhone to track and monitor your fitness activity.
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JPEG’s governing body puts out new version, with 12-bit color and lossless compression

The group that defines the JPEG standard just put out a new version (JPEG 9.1) of the software library, including lossless compression and 12-bit color.
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Falcons, lions, eagles and other curious wildlife that want to steal your camera

There are some great footage online that were unintentionally shot by animals that inadvertently took hold of cameras out of curiosity.
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Phase One’s new CMOS digital back system makes medium-format stunning in low light

At nearly $35,000, the new Phase One IQ250 is not for consumers. But with a CMOS sensor, it gives pros using medium-format improved low-light performance.
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AP fires noted photographer for having altered image, purges archives of his work

The AP news agency announced it has severed ties with a noted war photographer over a seemingly minor alteration of a photo due to a breach of its policies.
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Lomography accessory adds instant film gratification to Belair medium-format camera

Lomography has created an add-on accessory for its Belair X 6-12 medium-format camera that prints photos instantly onto Fujifilm Instax Wide film.
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Lego isn’t just for kids, photographer uses it to build automated film-processing system

Dutch photographer Jan van den Broek uses Lego's Mindstorms programmable DIY robotic system to create an automated film-processing contraption.
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Fujifilm whets our appetite with teaser for new DSLR-like X-series camera

While there aren't any details about Fujifilm's new camera except a date, the photo shown gives us enough clues into what this new camera could be.
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From low to high, Sony has new camcorders for budding filmmakers of any budget

From a Full HD model with a large 1-inch sensor to a budget variant with a built-in projector, Sony's new camcorders fit amateur filmmakers of any budget.