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Socialmatic Camera

Polaroid's Socialmatic Instant Camera has been rumored for quite some time, but it's finally hitting stores on January 1, 2015. The 544g Android OS-powered production model looks a little bit different from the concept, but still packs a 4.5-inch color touchscreen, 14-megapixel front-facing camera, a 2-megapixel selfie rear camera, with prints measuring 2 x 3 in (5.1 x 7.6 cm). On the inside, you'll find GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, photo-geotagging and remote printing. There's 4GB of built-in storage, but also a microSD expansion slot that's good for 32GB of additional memory. Product page. Continue reading for more product images and a hands-on video.

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Olympus XZ-2

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Olympus XZ-2 Digital Camera is currently being offered for just $179 shipped, today only, originally priced at $599. The i.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens is a compact version of the Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL interchangeable lenses and is designed specifically for compact cameras like the XZ-2 3.0 Swivel Touch Screen LCD Display. Product page. Continue reading for a first look video and more information.

Notable features:
  • Super fast, bright i.ZUIKO f1.8 to f2.5 lens that uses high quality ZUIKO digital lenses.

  • Pairs a powerful TruePic VI sensor with an SLR-quality image processor to dramatically improve image quality with spectacular low-light performance and blazing autofocus speed.

  • 3.0", 920K dot super high resolution Tilting Touch screen with FAST Touch Autofocus and shutter release just by touching the screen.

  • Built in Accessory Port, Hybrid Control Ring and Function button and level for ultimate control.

  • Special effects for your photos & HD Videos with Olympus' 11 in-camera Art Filters and Art Effects.


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Billion Frames Per Second

Washington University researchers have built the world's fastest 2D receive-only camera, capable of capturing images at a staggering rate of up to 100-billion FPS. This is possible with a technique called Compressed Ultrafast Photography (CUP), which captures high-speed images frame-by-frame as it passes the lens. Professor Lihong Wang, the research team leader, says: "For the first time, humans can see light pulses on the fly. Because this technique advances the imaging frame rate by orders of magnitude, we now enter a new regime to open up new visions. Each new technique, especially one of a quantum leap forward, is always followed a number of new discoveries." Brian Pogue, an engineer at Darthmouth, adds: "It might be possible to improve the investigation into approaches to optical cloaking, in which light bends or is deformed around an object, instead of going through it." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone skating on a crystal clear lake.

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Nikon D7000

Nikon's D7000 DSLR (Body Only) is currently being offered for only $549.95 shipped, today only, originally priced at $899.95. Experience stunning images with sharp resolution and smooth tonal gradation, thanks to the 16-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor and a powerful EXPEED 2 image processing engine. Product page. Continue reading for a video review, more images and additional information.

Notable features:
  • High Resolution 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor.

  • Body only; lenses sold separately.

  • High Speed 6 frames per second continuous shooting up to 100 shots.

  • Breathtaking Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus.

  • Dynamic ISO range from 100 to 6400.


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Smartphone Instant Camera

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Instant film cameras are nothing new, but Prynt puts a new twist on the idea. Think of it as a phone case meets portable printer. Simply put, the photos are sent to the case via Bluetooth, which then prints them in a similar way to how traditional Polaroid cameras work, by mixing a film material with chemicals in layers to form the final image. Available next year, priced from $99. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a super fun sport that combines the best of football, soccer and inflatable bouncy things that you wear over your head.

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Nixie Camera Drone

We covered Nixie not too long ago, but here's yet another look at the world's first wearable camera drone. This portable gadget folds up and attaches to a wrist strap, and when the wearer wants it to start filming, they just have to press a button. The drone then unfolds and flies overhead, tracking their movements using motion sensors. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Sony Action Cam

Sony's AS30V High-Definition Action Video Camera is currently being offered for just $139.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $299.99. Shoot shake-free with image stabilization and enjoy Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC that lets you remote control, view and transfer with your smartphone. GPS maps your location and speed, while you record in Full HD 1080/60p or even 4x slo mo. Product page. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information.

Notable features:
  • SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur.

  • Built-in Wi-Fi and one touch NFC for remote control and viewing via smartphone..

  • 6 video modes including 1080/60p HD and 4x slow motion.


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Crazy Sigma Lens

Sigma's 200-500mm f/2.8 APO EX DG Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens doesn't just come with a hefty $25,9999 price tag, but it's gigantic as well, resembling a bazooka of sorts. Apparently, many people have purchased this lens, and for all the wrong reasons, whether it be shooting a wedding from 30-miles away or using it to search for the Higgs Boson. Check out more reviews here. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy underwater film that was made without any special effects.

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Polaroid Z2300

Modern instant film cameras were invented by American scientist Edwin Land, who unveiled the Land Camera, in 1948, a year after unveiling instant film in New York City. The earliest instant camera, which consisted of a camera and portable darkroom in a single compartment, was invented in 1923 by Samuel Shlafrock. Fujifilm is now the only remaining supplier of instant film in the United States. Camera models sold by Polaroid now print the image on a small card, rather than develop the image, but it does emerge from the camera in a short time. Continue reading to see some of the coolest models out on the market today.

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Photo credit: Fotodiax

Created by Fotodiox, these two hand-crafted models are made entirely from premium grade crystal and designed to look like the Canon 7D and Nikon D90. What you may not see is that the lens, hand-grip, viewfinder, rear screen, and knobs are made of separate crystal pieces of crystal. All of the other buttons and dials you see were etched directly into the crystal body. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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