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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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Phase One Camera

Nikon's 36.3-megapixel D810 might be enough for most photographers, both amateurs and professionals alike, but for those who need a camera for extreme situations, there's the Phase One x Alpa A lineup. Priced from $47000, these compact mirrorless cameras use 50, 60, or 80-megapixel full-frame CCD sensors that are calibrated for 70mm, 35mm, or 23mm Alpa lenses. Optionally, a mobile device running the company's app on an iPhone or iPad enables photographers to review their photos from their handheld devices. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Samsung Artists Camera Selfies

Samsung's NX Mini has the tagline: "For Self-Portraits. Not Selfies." So it's only fitting that ad agency Leo Burnett Switzerland throw in some tongue-in-cheek humor for their latest campaign showcasing the camera. These posters show three iconic artists - Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and Albrecht Durer - snapping selfies of themselves using the camera, and watching all of the action on its flip-up LCD display. For those more interested in the NX Mini, DP Review says this: "The Samsung NX mini is an impressive camera purely because of the amount of technology that Samsung has managed to place inside such a tiny body. The [...] lenses currently available for the mini are of a high quality, and the camera is capable of excellent results from its 1in sensor." More information. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a fascinating viral video of how lasers are used to remove rust from a piece of metal.

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Lytro's Illum 40 is no ordinary digital camera, it lets you refocus images you've shot after capturing them. Its 40 Megaray customized sensor, paired with Lytro's patented microlens array technology, lets you capture the color, intensity and direction of the light rays flowing into the camera. That's not all, the incredibly versatile 8x optical zoom 30-250mm equivalent focal length with a constant f/2.0 aperture and 1:3 macro lets you take a wide range of shots without ever having to change your lens. Product page. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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GoPro Stabilizer

Feiyu's G3 Ultra 3-axis FPV Steadycam is designed to work with GoPro cameras and will keep all of your shots steady no matter how much movement there is, just like the rigs that big Hollywood production studios use, but for a fraction of the price. This Handheld Gimbal works whether you're skateboarding, playing with your pets, running on the beach, or even snowboarding down a mountain. The demo video above shows that it's great for filming a faux first person video game. Product page. Continue reading for another test video, more pictures and additional information.

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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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