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Take Frame Camera

Less is more, or at least the "Take Frame" camera thinks so. Rather than a traditional display and viewfinder, this camera can be split apart and used to manually frame or crop photos to your liking. No USB port is visible, so we're assuming users will either be able to directly connect the device to a computer for transferring files, or wirelessly via WiFi. Continue reading for another picture.

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GoPro Hero 6

Photo credit: Photo Rumors

The GoPro Hero 5 Black already offers 4K recording at 30FPS, but the upcoming Hero 6 Black will top that, along with 12MP stills, according to this leaked packaging image. "The new model will be very similar to the latest HERO 5 version. The official announcement (or release date) is rumored for September 28th," said Photo Rumors. Continue reading for another video, the full packaging image and more information.

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Polaroid OneStep 2

There's the Fujifilm's Instax Classic, and then the new Polaroid OneStep 2. This camera was inspired by the original OneStep, and is a breeze to use, while featuring optical-grade Polycarbonate Acrylic lenses with flash as well as a rechargeable battery. It shoots on both 600 and Impossible's new i-Type film. It will set you back $100 when the camera starts shipping next month in black or white colors. Continue readnig for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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Solar Eclipse 4K



Video credit: Peta Pixel

Photographer JunHo managed to capture the Great American Eclipse up-close, and in 4K quality, using a 2160mm f/12 telescope, Panasonic GX85, and a RST-150H robotic mount by RainbowAstro to trace the edge of totality. "RST-150H weighs only 3.5kg (7.7 lbs) but carries up to 15kg (33 lbs) of optical equipment without any counter weight. RST-150H mount is specially programmed to trace Sun's peripheral during total eclipse period to match C2 and C3 contact moments. This allows us to catch breath stopping moments of Sun set and rise over the Moon's horizon," said JunHo. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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SanDisk 400GB microSD

SanDisk's 400GB microSDXHC card is now the world's largest capacity, and offers up to 100MB/s transfer speeds, which means transferring 1,200 photos will take you only 1-minute. Rated A1, this card is optimized for apps, delivering faster app launch and performance that provides a better smartphone experience. "Mobile devices have become the epicenter of our lives, and consumers are now accustomed to using their smartphones for anything from entertainment to business. We are collecting and sharing massive amounts of data on smartphones, drones, tablets, PCs, laptops and more," said Jeff Janukowicz, Sandisk Research Vice President. Get one here now. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Cardboard Bokeh Shapes

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Bokeh is basically an adaptation from a a Japanese word meaning blur. In photography this term describes the quality of the areas in the picture which are not in focus. To create your own custom shapes, you'll need one large aperture lens and one sheet of black paperboard. First, cut and shape the sheet to make a fake lens hood - the diameter is made so that it snugly fits on the lens. In the middle of the filter, the desired bokeh shape is cut out. Last, but not least, set your camera to its lowest aperture value (completely open). Continue reading for more clever photography life hacks compiled by Bored Panda. Click here for a few bonus photography life hacks.

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Snapshot Camera

The Snapshot Camera would be a perfect companion for social media services, like Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook, as its doughnut-shaped design easily fits in any pocket. This camera features a dual lens system that makes 3D and image layering possible directly on the device, without special software. In other words, users caninsert emojis, text or any item between each layer in seconds. Continue reading for more pictures.

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FrontRow Camera

Think of the wearable FrontRow Camera as a body cam for civilians, complete with a time-lapse "Story Mode". Priced at $400, this device includes a touchscreen display, 8MP camera, 5MP secondary camera, a built-in speaker, and media button. The latter comes in play when "Story Mode" is used, which discards your worst photos of the day and compiles the rest into a video you can easily share. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Light L16 Camera

Finally, startup Light has started shipping out the first L16 cameras to pre-order customers, and for those who've never heard of the device, it consists of 16 separate camera modules on its front surface. The individual images captured are then stitched into single photos. Other features include: 5x optical zoom, ultra-low light performance, depth of field control, and more. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Modular Leica Camera

It's not possible to have the latest and greatest camera, as new products are released on a daily basis, but the modular Leica U wants to change that. This modular deign enables you to easily update the hardware, thanks to a quick lock mechanism, while letting photographers select between shooting styles without carrying around multiple cameras. Simply lock in your favorite lenses, handles, as well as lighting, and you're ready to shoot. Continue reading for more pictures.

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