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DSLR Camera Lens Mug

Caniam's 24-105 DSLR Camera Lens Coffee Mug is currently being offered for only $7.12 shipped, today only, originally priced at $56.99. It can hold up to 12 ounces (355 mL) of your favorite brew and the water-tight twist-off lid features a thumb slider to prevent spills. Product page. Continue reading for a another hands-on video overview and more information.

Notable features:
  • Food Grade Stailess Steel Interior Lining.

  • Open/Close Opening for Sipping while Lid is on so you can drink while traveling.

  • Realistic Rubber Grip.

  • Great Gift Idea.


[via Amazon]

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Syma X5C

Syma's X5C 2.4-GHz RC Quadcopter Drone is currently being offered for only $58.9 shipped, today only, originally priced at $399.99. The remote utilizes spread spectrum technology to enhance range, and it includes anti-interference technology for the most efficient power consumption while in use. Product page. Continue reading for an elevation test, more images and additional information.

Notable features:
  • The 6-axis system allows the quad to be hand launched.

  • 6-axis gyro quad-rotorcraft flight, strong stability, can be easily implemented for various flight movements, stronger wind resistance, easier to control.

  • 2.4 GHz technology adopted for anti-interference.even more than one quadcopter is flying at the same time they will not interfere with each other.

  • The quadcopter can fly both indoor and outdoor.Including 4CH digital proportional RC system. Rechargeable high performance battery.


[via Amazon]

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Gear Pro Camera

Gear-Pro's HD Action Cam is currently being offered for only $44.99 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $299.99. The compact, lightweight cam won't bog you down when you're racing down a hillside or squeezing through a birth canal. The included case protects the camera from any fluids you might encounter during a high-speed roar around the lake, or your own labor and delivery. Product page. Continue reading for more test footage and information.

Notable features:
  • Video Resolution: 720p (1280*720) Or VGA (640*480); AVI Format With Sound From Microphone

  • Choose Between Image Resolution: 5.0 MP (2592*1944), 3.0 MP (2048*1536) Or 1.3 MP (1280*960).

  • 2 Inch Touch Screen For Playback Video; Includes Shockproof And Waterproof Case.

  • Mounts Included: Suction Cup (Cars Or Boats), Handlebar (Bike, Motorcycle), Helmet, Waist Harness, Shield And Car Charger.


[via Amazon]

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Priced at a hefty $110000, the Phantom Flex4K camera one-ups its predecessors with the ability to shoot 4K resolution footage at 1,000FPS in 5 second bursts, 2,000FPS in 2k and 3,000FPS at 720p - "speeds that will net you almost three minutes of 4k video when played back at 24FPS". Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Sony's HDRPJ260V HD Handycam is currently being offered at just $398.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $599.99. The high-contrast projector built-in to the LCD panel gives you the freedom to share your favorite memories virtually anywhere. Powerful enough to project up to a 100-inch diagonal screen, this small mobile theater packs a powerful punch. Product page. Continue reading for a video preview.

Notable features:
  • 3-inch LCD display.

  • 8.9 megapixel still image; 30X Optical, 55X Extended Zoom.

  • Touch-screen Clear Photo LCD display.

  • 1920x1080 Full HD Recording.

  • Up to 3 hours of recording with 16GB embedded Flash Memory.
[via Amazon]

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The CountourROAM Hands-Free Action Cam is currently being offered at only $124.99 shipped, originally priced at $249.99. Thanks to one-step recording, just slide the record switch, and you're instantly filming. Product page. Continue reading for a video preview.

Notable features:
  • Waterproof and Buoyant.

  • Easy to use - Instant On recording.

  • Fully Adjustable - the mount can be roatated 360 degrees and is easily adjustable with wet or cold hands.

  • Beautiful HD Video - ContourROAM features a 170 degree wide angle lens that captures stunning HD video or still photos.
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Another day, another strange gadget knockoff from China. This time, we have a Sony camcorder that looks semi-normal from the outside, but when you crack the case open, you'll find that it's completely unlike any other camcorder you've ever seen. Continue reading to see why.

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Panasonic's Lumix DMC-ZS10 Digital Camera is currently being liquidated at just $189.95 shipped, originally priced at $349.99. It features a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) function allowing geotagged images to be pinpointed via online maps and easily shared with friends and families." Product page. Continue reading for a video quality test.

The LUMIX ZS10 features a versatile 24mm ultra-wide-angle and powerful 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens. Its MOS sensor enables full-High Definition 1920x1080 video recording capability. And high speed burst shooting up to 10 frames per second at full resolution. A new, large, 3.0-inch, 460,000-dot Smart Touch Intelligent LCD which allows for Touch Zoom, Touch Auto Focus (AF), Touch Shutter, and Touch Playback.
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For photographers who need a more video-centric DSLR and already have the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS-1D C is your answer. It's the company's first DSLR that can shoot "4K [4096 x 2160 resolution] video at 24 frames per second, and can output uncompressed 1080p footage as well." Expect to shell out $12,000+ for this monster once it's released later this year. Click here to view the gallery's first picture. Continue reading for hands-on videos.

You'll need to hop into the menu before you'll really notice a difference, in the form of several unique 4K shooting modes, including 8-bit 4:2:2 24fps captures to a CF card or 8-bit 4:2:2 clips in an uncompressed format over HDMI.
[via Engadget - TheVerge]

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With cameras like the Canon EOS 5D Mark III hitting the market, it's good to have a few alternatives that aren't so expensive. We've rounded up seven of the coolest cameras that you probably never knew existed for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see them all.

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