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Canon’s compact Vixia Mini camcorder is for those who like shooting selfies, YouTube vids

Canon joins in on the POV camcorder party with the Vixia Mini. Featuring high-end guts in a compact body, its design allows for easy self-shooting videos.
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The view all around you: How a pro photographer shoots 360-degree panoramas

Sure, the most basic of cameras can shoot panorama – they're just not so good at it. Photographer Joe Reifer tells us how it's done.

The disc is dead, long live the disc: Panasonic and Sony to create next-gen optical format

Pointing to the need for durable, high-capacity storage, Sony and Panasonic will work together to develop the next-generation of optical technology.

5 areas where cameras still beat smartphones if you want great photo quality

While the general populace are preferring smartphones for casual photography, there are five areas where a traditional camera still excels.

In the storm of smartphone cameras, megazooms help batten down the hatches

It's not all doom and gloom in the camera industry. Products like the new 60x Panasonic Lumix FZ70 megazoom are areas where camera makers still have a hold.

Sony’s rumored smartphone lens borrows parts from high-end cam, but how real is it?

According to a rumor site, Sony is about to reveal a "lens camera" accessory that would attach to a smartphone. The idea might not be that far-fetched.
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Put your point-and-shoot in a museum, next-gen phones have finally surpassed it

Budget cameras have struggled against smartphones in casual photography, but the battle may soon be over thanks to new models like the Nokia Lumia 1020.
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Fujifilm adds third interchangeable lens camera to its retro-styled X-series

With an APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS sensor, the X-M1, promises to deliver outstanding image quality in a stylish, retro compact body.
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Is Lytro a one-trick pony, or the future of photography?

Despite the new experience enhancement features added, the Lytro camera feels stuck in its ability to do one thing. Does this camera have a future?

Lytro turns on Wi-Fi, gets social with new animated GIF-creating iOS app

As it upgrades its camera with new features, Lytro's latest firmware update turns on a hidden Wi-Fi radio. Plus, animated GIF creation with iOS app.
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Fast-tracking camera could soon make its way into sports broadcasting

By using two fast-rotating mirrors, a high-speed camera system from the University of Tokyo can capture a moving object while keeping it centered.
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Can’t fly to Tokyo? New York’s AC Gears is the geek’s next best gadget fix

With outrageously cool products and good old-fashioned customer service, AC Gears shows that the traditional brick-and-mortar store concept still works.
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Samsung’s new color laser printers use NFC to remove headache in setting one up

Samsung introduces the world's first color laser printers with NFC built in, which allows for quick and easy pairing with compatible smartphones.
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Sigma impresses us twice with the fastest zoom lens that costs only $799

Sigma stunned us in April by announcing the fastest zoom lens. The company does it again by revealing a price of only $799 for the 18-35mm f/18 DC HSM.
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Rumor: Could Samsung’s June 20 event see an unveiling of this Android camera?

Images of what is supposedly Samsung's next Android camera has been leaked by a Vietnamese website. Is the Galaxy NX real or a Photoshop project?
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An SLR for $35? Yes, it’s real, but it’s also not what you had in mind

Lomography has introduced an SLR camera with an interchangeable lens. However, you should know that it's an analog film camera you put together.
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Documenting a dynasty: Off the field with the Yankees’ chief photographer

Ariele Goldman Hecht has been behind the lens since she was a tot. As the New York Yankees' chief photographer, she combines two of her lifelong passions.
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Leica stops teasing us with new ‘Mini M,’ reveals the X Vario with 28-70mm zoom lens

After teasing us for weeks about a new product dubbed the "Mini M," Leica took the wraps off its newest camera, the X Vario.
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Samsung grows NX lens lineup with 10mm f/3.5 fisheye lens, ‘smallest on the market’

Giving photographers a wider field of view, Samsung adds a 10mm f/3.5 fisheye to its NX System lens lineup, increasing the total of available lenses to 13.
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Leica teases with new Mini M mystery camera, expect a June 11 unveil and a high price

Details are scant, but Leica will unveil a new product called the Mini M on June 11. Your guess is as good as ours, except we know it'll be expensive.
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HP updates Envy printer lineup with 4500 and 5530 e-All-in-One multifunction devices

In addition to built-in wireless connectivity, HP's new Envy 4500 and 5530 multifunction printers include a new ink subscription service.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Review

Samsung HMX-QF30 Review

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Hands on: Are Google’s new photo editing features a gimmick, or powerful software in disguise?

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Google+ Photos gets ‘auto awesome’ animated GIF feature and much more

Calling it a new photo experience that shows what can happen when Google is your darkroom, Google Senior VP Vic Gundotra shows off Google+ new photo tools.
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Cat Fancy: What happens when you hire an ‘esteemed cat photographer’ into your home

What happens when you hire a famous cat photographer for an in-home session? It doesn't always go according to plan. A writer talks about his experience.
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Amazon buys Samsung’s Liquavista display subsidiary, hints of possible new Kindle tech

Amazon confirms it has taken over Liquavista from Samsung. Liquavista, which makes electrowetting displays, could develop new screens for future Kindles.
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Nikon pumps up mirrorless 1-system with fastest interchangeable lens to date

Nikon's 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 is not only the fastest 1-system lens to date, it's the first to have a silent motor, manual focus ring, and Nano Crystal Coat.
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Funders wanted: Camera lucida for modern times, cardboard medium-format camera, and binocular zoom for smartphones

This weekend, we look at the latest photography prototypes: a modern-day camera lucida, medium-format pinhole camera, and smartphone-binoculars attachment.

Canon PowerShot N Review

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Olympus PEN E-P5 is what happens when you put a modern engine in an elegant classic body

Quick autofocusing, five-axis image stabilization, fast shutter speed, and Wi-Fi gives Olympus' new Micro Four Thirds camera more than just good looks.
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Adobe puts all eggs into one basket, converts Creative Suite to Creative Cloud

At its MAX conference today, Adobe announced that it will abandon Creative Suite and shift to an online apps and subscription-based model.
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Adobe shows off Lightroom-like photo editing on iPad 2, foreshadowing what’s to come

Could pro-level photo editing be coming soon to a tablet near you? Adobe gives a glimpse of a Lightroom-like prototype running on an iPad.
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Samsung adds to compact system camera stable with new NX2000

As Samsung's new midrange mirrorless camera, the NX2000 shares the same image processor as the NX300, allowing for fast autofocusing and 3D capture.