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The Lux is an open-source, DIY camera made from 3D printer, controlled by Arduino

A mechanical engineering student has created a sophisticated medium-format film camera using 3D-printed components and an Arduino microcontroller.
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Start your own digital camera manufacturing business with this Raspberry Pi tutorial

Sure, you can buy a digital camera for around $100 off the shelf, but wouldn't it be more fun to build one for the same money? You can with Raspberry Pi.
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New darkroom location service helps you track down places to practice a lost art

Darkroom processing and printing is a dying art form in photography, but a new website, Local Darkroom, helps people locate these facilities.

If rugged POV action cams aren’t cutting it, go full-size with JVC’s all-weather Everio

If you're looking for a full-size camcorder with the rugged nature of a POV cam, but offers more shooting capabilities, JVC has two new all-weather Everios.
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Adobe updates Creative Cloud design suite, adds support for 3D printing in Photoshop

Adobe upgraded the suite of Creative Cloud software, but the big news is native 3D printing support in Photoshop.

Samsung launches 5 new point-and-shoot cameras, all with Smart Wi-Fi and NFC

Despite fewer cameras introduced at CES, compact point-and-shoots made up a large chunk of the new products, Samsung included.

Casio brings portable stamp maker to the U.S., targeting home arts-and-crafts market

The Pomrie from Casio is a portable stamp maker for creating custom ink stamps via a computer or smartphone.
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GoPro receives technical Emmy for Hero3 POV camera and contribution to filmmaking

GoPro received a technical Emmy award for its Hero3 camera and contribution to filmmaking, recognizing its cameras as legitimate moviemaking tools

Sony strengthens body, components to make new AS100V POV Action Cam more robust

Sony has a new action cam with a splash-proof design and improved specs for better performance and video capture.
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Kodak, Vivitar introduce lens cameras that are near dead ringers of Sony’s QX-series

Kodak and Vivitar introduced new lens cameras at CES 2014 that resemble Sony's Cyber-shot QX-series, so much so that they look like copies.

Canon adds several new printers to lineup, including budget wide-format model

Canon introduced several new printers last week at CES, including two affordable wide-format models. In addition, a compact photo printer and laser printer.

Nikon developing new full-frame D4S flagship DSLR, and here’s what it looks like

Nikon announced development of its upcoming D4S flagship DSLR is underway. Nikon says the D4S will have better autofocusing and a faster image processor.
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Narrative Clip heads to Vegas to tell the next chapter in its lifelogging story

The team behind the Narrative Clip traveled to Las Vegas for the CES 2014 show to exhibit its lifelogging camera.

Sony Cyber-shot W830 photo gallery

Sony announced just one compact camera at this year's CES 2014. The Cyber-shot W830 is a 20.1-megapixel budget compact camera with an 8x Zeiss lens

Sony Alpha a5000 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera photos

CES 2014 was more about camcorders than cameras for Sony, but it did announce the Alpha a5000 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
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Sony announces mirrorless Alpha a5000, compact Cyber-shot W830 at CES 2014

Sony's digital camera announcement at CES 2014 included just two models: the Alpha a5000 and Cyber-shot W830.
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Panasonic 4K digital imaging prototypes include POV camera and SDXC

Panasonic demonstrated a prototype of an upcoming 4K-capable POV camera at CES 2014, and an SDXC card capable of supporting 4K video recording.

Panasonic’s Lumix ZS40 is a 30x long-zoom compact we’re drooling over

By using a "sliding structure" that shifts components to the side when the long zoom is retracted, Panasonic has created a very compact bridge camera

Fujifilm adds sleek all-black version of X100S, plus new prime lens for X-series

Fujifilm's CES 2014 announcements in the high-end X-series includes an all-black version of the X100S and a new prime lens.

Fujifilm FinePix S1 and XP70 photos from CES 2014

Fujifilm if focusing on those areas where smartphones can’t compete – rugged, weatherproof models and mega-zooms, like the new FinePix S1 and XP70.

Nikon announces new D3300 DSLR, 2 lenses, and Coolpix compact cameras at CES 2014

Nikon used CES 2014 to announce some new compact Coolpix point-and-shoot cameras and a new entry-level DSLR, the D3300, as well two lenses.

$2K for 4K: Sony brings price down with new ultra-high-definition Handycam camcorder

For enthusiasts and indie filmmakers on a budget looking for a more affordable 4K option, Sony is introducing a new 4K Handycam priced at $2,000.

Compact cameras, consumer camcorders make up Canon’s CES 2014 debut

Canon's CES 2014 announcements were relatively tepid, but we did see new versions of its Vixia Mini and PowerShot N series of active- and fun-oriented cams.
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Fewer but better cameras and camcorders, looking at CES 2014 digital camera trends

Camera makers may not be making as big of a noise as they have in past CES, but here's a look at why CES may not be as big of a deal for cameras in 2014.
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Olympus Stylus 1 review

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New 16-50mm lenses added to Samsung’s lineup, including its first premium glass

Samsung has added two new 16-50mm lenses to its lens offering. One has a f/2-2.8 aperture, while the other is compact and lightweight.
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Samsung NX30 gets hybrid AF, improved display and viewfinder, dual-band Wi-Fi

Samsung's NX30 is a evolutionary model from the NX20. While imaging specs remain the same, the NX30 has hybrid autofocusing and other feature improvements.
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Samsung’s latest Galaxy Camera gets faster processor, Android Jellybean, lighter body

Samsung has updated its Android-powered Galaxy Camera with faster specs and a lighter body, as well as NFC and Android 4.3 (Jellybean).
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Missing 2013 already? View your most popular Instagram photos last year in a short video

Instagram-tracking service Statigram offers a new tool that turns your most-popular photos in 2013, based on likes, into a short highlight video.
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How to swap a lens on your new Sony A7R in midair while falling from 15,000 feet

An ad created for Sony China shows skydivers changing the lens on a Alpha A7R while in midair. The 4K, slow-motion footage required nine jumps to capture.
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Analyst says camera war against smartphones will claim Panasonic, Fujifilm, Olympus

A Credit Suisse analyst claimes mid-tier camera makers Panasonic, Olympus, and Fujifilm won't survive due to big losses and stagnant growth in mirrorless.
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Canon patents 100x ultrazoom lens, could make its way into a future PowerShot

The appeal of bridge cameras is the long zoom offered in an advanced point-and-shoot. Canon could release what is possibly a 100x PowerShot megazoom.
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Preserved in ice, Antarctic conservators develop film left by early explorers

Unprocessed negatives believed to have been left by Sir Ernest Shackleton's exploration party were discovered by New Zealand Antarctic conservators.
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Reflection in pupil of human eye could reveal the things a person sees

Research shows that the reflection in the pupil of a person's eye could be mined for information such as the photographer of a photo.