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Lytro Light Field

Lytro's Light Field Camera may not be worth picking up at over $500, but you can snag one now for just $59.99 shipped, today only. The Light Field is different because it's the first consumer camera that records the entire light field instead of a 2D image, allowing you to refocus pictures you've taken, after you've taken them. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Panasonic Lumix CM1

Panasonic's Lumix CM1 is no ordinary camera or phone, it's touted as the "world's slimmest communication camera". Early reviewers have been calling it the best camera phone yet, thanks to a 1-inch, 20-megapixel CMOS sensor and f/2.8 28mm equivalent Leica lens. If those numbers mean nothing to you, think of it as a ultra slim phone that would rival some of your favorite point-and-shoots, blowing the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S6's cameras out of the water. Speaking of smartphone functionality, it runs Android and is powered by a Snapdragon processor, with 2GB of RAM. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Podo Camera

Not just any camera, the Bluetooth-connected Podo is touted as the world's first stick and shoot camera that's supposed to be used as a mobile photo booth. Rather than shooting pictures of yourself at arms length with a selfie stick, just stick Podo onto most flat surfaces and start shooting away with your smartphone. It doesn't use any tape or glue, but rather a special pad covered with thousands of microscopic suction cups. Interested? You can check out the Kickstarter page for more information on how to snag one. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the UMD chapel playing the Star Wars Imperial March.

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Samsung NX300

Samsung's NX300 is no ordinary Smart Camera because it features a 20.3-megapixel sensor that captures incredible color rendition and detail, while an interchangeable lens mount offers versatility. It also offers 3D technology for both still shots and video and built-in Wi-Fi, making it easy for you to get the shots you want and share them with all your friends. Product page. Continue reading for a two-part video review and more information.

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Beastgrip Pro

Always wanted a DSLR-like experience with your smartphone? Then look no further than the BeastGrip Pro. To start things off, the video above was shot with an iPhone 6, BeastGrip Pro, Beastgrip DOF adapter, and a Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens. This accessory is essentially a universal lens adapter and camera rig for smartphones. You can set it up however you want, whether it be a basic tripod mount or a full-featured professional. Its patent-pending design has an adjustable lens mount and clamps that adapt to just about any phone, thanks to the redesigned lens mount assembly being built on a three-way axis. That's not all, the company has also unveiled new BeastGrip conversion lenses as well as a DOF (Depth of Field) adapter for use with SLR lenses to capture shallow depth of field images using manual focus. Continue reading for a video, more information and the Kickstarter page.

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Catstacam

If you'd rather your cat take their own Instagram photos, there's now a wearable camera being developed to do exactly that. Introducing Catstacam, a wearable collar camera that will automatically take photos and then post them to any Instagram account you have set up for them. It's being made by Whiskas - best known for their cat food - and according to them, the camera works by automatically snapping 6 photographs each minute and sharing them on Instagram when the device has internet connectivity. The company is currently beta testing the camera with a few cats owned by celebrities. There's no word yet on pricing or availability. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including one that explains what really happens when you crack your knuckles.

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InstaGlasses Instagram Sunglasses

The problem with most camera-equipped glasses is that they don't boast wireless data connectivity as well as exclusive features for Instagram. With InstaGlasses, users will be able to snap photos, choose the appropriate filter and then upload directly to the social media service at the push of a button. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a kid who turns out to be something else.

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SJ4000 vs GoPro

Tronsport's SJ4000 action camera is not only priced at under $80, but it also packs enough functionality to give various GoPro models a run for their money, including a 12.0-megapixel HD wide angle lens, HDMI-out, 1080p video recording, as well as microSD expansion (up to 32GB). Best of all, just about every mount (bicycle, belt, etc.) you could want and need is included at no extra cost. One of its coolest features is "Car Mode", and it works when you plug a microUSB cable into your car's power outlet to automatically start recording when the ignition is fired up. Product page. Continue reading for another video comparison, more pictures and additional information.

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Canon 5Ds

Here's a first look at the Canon EOS 5Ds, a 50.6-megapixel, photo-centric shooter that will be released in the first half of 2015. It will be priced at $4,000 and feature a 100% field of view viewfinder, an electronic level, 1/8000s max shutter speed, a 3.2-inch 1.04-million-dot LCD screen, mini HDMI out, and external microphone output. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Socialmatic Instagram Instant Camera

Polaroid's Socialmatic Instant Camera has finally hit stores, after a year of rumors, and it's definitely no slouch. At $299.99, it features 14-megapixel forward-facing and 2-megapixel user-facing cameras, GPS / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth connectivity, 4.5" touchscreen, 4GB of internal storage (expandable to 32GB), built-in photo editing software, and an integrated ZINK Zero Ink printer. At the push of a button, the camera spits out vibrant, smudge-proof, and water-resistant prints measuring 2 x 3 inches. Product page. Continue reading for the video review and more information.

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