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GoPro HERO8 and Max 360 Cameras in New Leaks

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Several leaked photos from Photo Rumors (via The Verge.com) appear to depict two upcoming cameras from GoPro. The new leaks claim to show the GoPro HERO8 and Max 360 cameras. In addition to the images, the leaks say that the GoPro HERO8 action cam will outperform its predecessor in shooting speeds while delivering twice as

Zhiyun Crane-M2: New Compact Gimbal for Small Cameras

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Zhiyun has announced a compact, affordable, lightweight, gimbal to add to its lineup of Cranes. The company’s targets for the new Zhiyun Crane-M2 are travel photographers and vloggers. The small 3-axis gimbal is designed to enable shooters to capture the smoothest possible pictures whether they are using a smartphone, compact camera or action cam. Zhiyun’s

Leica V-Lux 5 Superzoom Camera Launched

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After several weeks of speculations and image leaks, Leica has announced its newest camera called the V-Lux 5. The Leica V-Lux 5 is a superzoom-style bridge camera designed with explorers in mind. It’s grouped among the top multifaceted cameras that the company has made. Leica says the new V-Lux 5 is the “most travel-ready and

Gitzo 3-Way Fluid Head GHF3W Now Available

Gitzo 3-Way Fluid Head GHF3W Image

Popular manufacturer of luxury tripods, Gitzo, has recently announced a major new addition to its range of exotic tripod heads. The Gitzo 3-Way Fluid Head GHF3W is designed to deliver precise and versatile framing for professional photographers. The new Gitzo GHF3W pan-and-tilt head offers retractable handles, a rotating spirit level, and Arca-Swiss compatibility. It comes

Canon Ivy Rec Launched on Indiegogo

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In a rather interesting development, Canon has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for its newest camera, the Ivy Rec. The Canon Ivy Rec is a small clippable outside camera. Described as “the ultimate go-anywhere camera”, the Canon Ivy Rec resembles a slightly bigger USB flash drive with no screen or traditional viewfinder. It’s a

Adobe Adds New Texture Slider to Lightroom

Lightroom Texture Slider

Millions of people around the globe use Lightroom to edit and enhance the quality of their photos. Professional photographers and rookies love Lightroom and pretty much everyone else, as it comes with features that other services don’t have. Adobe works hard to improve the user experience which explains why they introduce new features quite often.

The Term “Leica” Banned by the Chinese Government

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After a short film was published by the Leica camera brand, a large number of the citizens within China found some details in the video to be offensive. Conversations about the video imposing a negative view of China went to such an extent that the Chinese Government decided to take matters into their own hands.

Magisto Video Creation Platform Acquired by Vimeo

Magisto Video Creation Platform Acquired by Vimeo 14

Vimeo recently announced that they have officially acquired Magisto, a video production platform that has gained quite a lot of popularity in recent years. The platform was initially an Israeli start-up and had more than 100 million registered users prior to Vimeo acquiring the service. The Magisto platform helps the user create videos with “excitement

LIT Flash Is About to Make Your Smartphone Photos a Lot Better

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Back in the day, phones didn’t have great cameras, but today the story is different. Thanks to the wonderful evolution of technology, you’re able to capture amazing photos using your smartphone. That explains why an increasing number of people prefer taking photos with their smartphones rather than a “regular” camera. However, you’re well aware of

Meet DOTMOT: The Camera Kit Replica Made Entirely of Paper

Meet DOTMOT: The Camera Kit Replica Made Entirely of Paper 20

Human imagination has no limits, and that’s definitely a good thing. Creativity and a little bit of effort are all that’s necessary to create some truly awesome things, and you’re going to love this one – camera kit made entirely from paper. Yes, we’re serious! The paper camera was created by DOTMOT, a Seoul-based motion

Google Pixel 3 AI Allows Users to Snap Amazing Selfies

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Let’s be honest; we all love a good selfie. We take selfies on our own, with friends and family, to create memories, to mark a special occasion, you name it. Bearing in mind how much people love selfies, manufacturers started designing and creating their devices and software to enhance our overall experience. Google is about

Raspberry Pi Project Turns into an Etch-A-Snap Camera

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The Raspberry Pi system has given people an endless number of possibilities, with creativity truly being the only limitation. What Martin Fitzpatrick built, however, was something unseen among both the photography community and enthusiasts who dabble with the Raspberry Pi system. He built quite a fascinating device that draws a photograph onto an Etch-A-Sketch device. 

Dead Fly in Lens Barely Affects Image Quality

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Roger Cicala at LensRentals, along with his team, made quite a discovery last week. After their Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens has been circulating for over three years, a fly ended up in the lens. Prior to taking on a very intricate task of removing the dead fly from the lens, the team decided