HTC One M8 Vs iPhone 5s

HTC One (M8) pitted against iPhone 5s in massive photography showdown

HTC One (M8) pitted against iPhone 5s in massive photography showdown

By on April 1, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

The brand new HTC One (M8) is without question the best Android phone on the planet right now. I’m not sure there’s even a close second. I explained why in my HTC One (M8) review last week, but it boils down to the combination of HTC’s fantastic design, premium materials, remarkable attention to detail, powerful components and great new Sense 6 software. Nothing is perfect, however, and I found that the quality of photos captured by the new Duo Camera on the M8 is the worst thing about the new M8. Is the new One’s camera really as bad as I said it is, though? More →

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Best iPhone Camera Apps Ultrakam

You can upgrade your iPhone 5s camera to shoot 2K video for only $7

By on March 31, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

You can upgrade your iPhone 5s camera to shoot 2K video for only $7

The iPhone 5s already has a strong smartphone camera but one new app is pledging to make it even better. 9to5Mac points us to Ultrakam, a new iPhone camera app released this past weekend that modifies your iPhone’s camera software to let it film in resolution of 2240 x 1672 pixels at 30 frames per second. More →

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Samsung Transparent Display Camera

Future Samsung cameras might have awesome transparent displays

By on March 19, 2014 at 4:19 PM.

Future Samsung cameras might have awesome transparent displays

Samsung has filed a new patent in South Korea, the Wall Street Journal reports, in which it describes a new camera concept that apparently fixes a camera issue users may have not been aware of – the lack of direct eye-contact. The patent proposes a device with a transparent screen, that will allow users both to look at pictures that were taken with the device, but also see the subjects of their photo sessions through it while taking photos. More →

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GoPro Camera Thrown From Airplane

Amazing video shows what it’s like to fall thousands of feet to your death

By on February 12, 2014 at 12:39 PM.

Amazing video shows what it’s like to fall thousands of feet to your death

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fall thousands of feet to your death but have been understandably too scared to try it yourself? Well thankfully some skydivers have decided to help us experience this particular sensation vicariously after they tossed a GoPro camera out of an airplane and actually found it still in one piece after it landed in a muddy pig pen. The person who owns the camera says that she actually thought it was gone for good until finding it eight months later on her own property. This is the second amazing GoPro-filmed video we’ve seen this year as last month we saw a similarly amazing video of a plane crash. The full video is posted below. More →

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Olympics Downhill Skiing Video

Another amazing GoPro video: What it’s like to ski the most horrifying downhill course of the Olympics

By on February 10, 2014 at 10:58 AM.

Another amazing GoPro video: What it’s like to ski the most horrifying downhill course of the Olympics

Last week we showed you the most terrifying GoPro video of all time, which had just been made available in high-definition for the first time ever. The video showed us what it’s like to free-fall to the Earth from space, filmed by a GoPro camera strapped to Felix Baumgartner as he made his famous space jump in 2012. While it’s hardly as crazy as falling from space, a newly filmed high-definition video posted over the weekend by BBC’s Graham Bell gives us a first-hand view of what it’s like to ski the Rosa Khutor men’s downhill course, which U.S. Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller recently said is so intense that it “could kill you.” More →

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Space Jump Video

The best (and most terrifying) GoPro video of all time: What it’s like to fall from outer space, in HD

By on February 3, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

The best (and most terrifying) GoPro video of all time: What it’s like to fall from outer space, in HD

WARNING: The following video is as terrifying as it is amazing, and probably should not be watched by the faint of heart. With that out of the way, GoPro on Friday released what is without question the most amazing high-definition video of all time that was captured by a GoPro camera. Known for their durability and portability, GoPro cameras are often the tools of choice for capturing video in extreme conditions. Simply put, we’re not sure that there’s anything more extreme than leaping off of a space craft and free-falling from outer space. More →

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Stolen Camera Recovery

Brilliant website finds your stolen camera while you sit back and relax

By on January 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Brilliant website finds your stolen camera while you sit back and relax

Losing your gear or having it stolen is always a horrible experience, but one website is looking to take some of the sting out of the ordeal for people with missing cameras. In an age where sharing photos is just as important as capturing them in the first place, camera thieves are increasingly likely to let their guard down and post images they snap with stolen goods on Facebook, Flickr or elsewhere on the Web. What they often don’t realize, however, is that a camera’s serial number is stored in the metadata attached to each photo file. Unless a thief is savvy and knows to scrub that data from each image taken and shared, the website Stolen Camera Finder is going to hunt him or her down. More →

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Plane Crash Video

Video: Terrifying plane crash captured on GoPro camera from inside cabin

By on January 13, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

Video: Terrifying plane crash captured on GoPro camera from inside cabin

It’s every air traveller’s worst nightmare, and one passenger aboard a flight off the coast of Kalaupapa, Molokai in Hawaii recently gave the world a first-hand look at what it’s like to go down in a plane crash. Thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and other portable cameras like the GoPro, we now often see firsthand accounts of events that only a lucky few — or a very unlucky few, in this case — could experience in the past. The latest example comes from Ferdinand Puentes, who pulled out his GoPro camera and began filming recently when an airplane he was aboard abruptly fell out of the sky off the coast of Hawaii. More →

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iPhone Night Vision Camera

New gadget turns your iPhone into a night vision camera

By on January 8, 2014 at 1:34 PM.

New gadget turns your iPhone into a night vision camera

Apple’s iPhone can do a lot of things, but giving its owner night vision definitely isn’t one of them. In fact, most iPhone models can barely capture a decent photograph in low light, let alone see in a pitch black room. Enter the Flir One iPhone case, which is compatible with either the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s and features an integrated night vision camera. It isn’t traditional night vision of course, which would be very cost prohibitive. Instead, the Flir One “detects infrared energy (heat) and converts it into an electronic signal, which is then processed to produce a thermal image on your phone screen and perform temperature calculations,” according to Flir’s website. The case will launch this spring and will cost $350.

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Lumia 1020 Vs iPhone 5s

Lumia 1020 camera crushes iPhone 5s in expert review

Lumia 1020 camera crushes iPhone 5s in expert review

By on January 8, 2014 at 10:49 AM.

Apple’s iPhone 5s can certainly hold its own against most of the competition out there when it comes to camera quality, but Nokia’s Windows Phone-powered Lumia 1020 is the undisputed king of camera phones. We couldn’t believe how impressive the 1020′s camera was when we reviewed the handset last summer, especially in low light. It has now been nearly six months since we first tested the phone and there still isn’t anything else on the market that even approaches the Lumia 1020. One expert recently decided to pit the 1020 and Apple’s iPhone 5s against several DSLR cameras to see how far mobile cameras have come. In doing so, he also obviously compared the two devices themselves. More →

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Polaroid Socialmatic Camera Launch

Polaroid Socialmatic camera shares photos virtually and physically

By on January 6, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Polaroid Socialmatic camera shares photos virtually and physically

Not only does the Polaroid Socialmatic camera let users connect to their favorite social networks including Facebook, Twitter and Pinetrest to share pictures with friends, but it also lets them print 2 x 3 inch photos thanks to its built-in ZINK Zero Ink printing technology. Slated for a Q1 2014 launch, the Socialmatic Android camera has been pushed back to fall, Engadget reports, as the company announced at CES that it has finalized the paperwork to make the device a reality. The Socialmatic packs a 4.5-inch touchscreen display, two cameras including a 14-megapixel main shooter and a 2-megapixel secondary one on the back, 4GB of storage expandable via microSD, Wi-Fi connectivity and runs Android OS under the hood. Pricing details for the Socialmatic aren’t available at this time though. More →

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Review
Ona Bags Lima Presidio Review

Ona Bags Lima and Presidio camera strap review: Classy, sexy, useful

Ona Bags Lima and Presidio camera strap review: Classy, sexy, useful

By on December 27, 2013 at 3:45 PM.

For those who’ve been following my reviews over the years, you’ll likely be well aware of how fond I am of Ona Bags. It’s a small, service-focused outfit that has expanded from building some of the world’s greatest camera bags to building some of the world’s greatest accessories, too. The outfit’s DSLR bags, backpacks, and shoulder bags are constructed from some of the most durable, stately materials found anywhere, and I’ve long since sworn by them. Sure, they’re more expensive than anything mass-produced with ho-hum threads, but put simply, Ona’s stuff is unequivocally worth it for those willing to splurge. More →

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