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Canon G12 Son

Photo credit: Timothy Jones via Bored Panda

It's never too early to get started with photography, and that's why photographer Timothy Jones gave his 19-month-old son an old Canon G12 to play around with. "He wandered round the house and garden snapping away saying 'cheese' at everything. He even managed to switch the settings to 'sepia' at one point. I'm guessing he was feeling a bit pretentious and wanted to change the style of his shots. He looks through the viewfinder as well rather than use the LCD screen on the back. After he had finished and started to press all the buttons to see what they did I whacked the memory card in the MacBook and had a look at the pics," said Mr. Jones. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of The Simpsons meets Adventure Time.

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SanDisk 1TB SDXC

SanDisk has officially unveiled the world's first 1TB SDXC card, perfect for 4K / 8K videos, virtual reality, 360° footage, and surveillance systems. "Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set the pace for the imaging industry. The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of high-resolution content and capacity-intensive applications such as virtual reality, video surveillance and 360 video, are progressing at astounding rates," said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. Expect to shell out upwards of $800 for each card when it's released. Continue reading for a "How It's Made" segment on SD cards.

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GoPro Karma Drone

Finally, after months of teaser videos, GoPro has officially unveiled their Karma Drone. This device consists of several components, starting with the folding quadcopter with a 35mph top speed and 20-minute fly time, a removable Karma Grip stabilizer, standard GoPro mount, along with the touchscreen controller. When not in use, the entire kit fits into a backback case. It's compatible with the GoPro Hero 5 Black, Hero 5 Session, and the Hero 4 Black. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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3D-Printed Camera

There are 3D-printed houses, cars, food, and now, 35mm cameras. Called "SLO", this is the world's first 3D-printed 35mm camera with interchangeable lenses. The components consist of: a film cartridge, film path, film take-up spools, shutter, aperture plane, lens, film access door, and a lightproof box. Thanks to its modular design, the lens and shutter systems can easily be replaced, while an indicator up top shows how much film is remaining in the roll. Behind the lens is an adjustable aperture system, in which the user can expose shots using two different shutter buttons. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing just how incredible Mad Max: Fury Road still looks without any visual effects.

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SanDisk 200GB microSD

SanDisk's Ultra 200GB microSD card is currently the world's highest capacity, and it's being offered for only $59.99 shipped, today only, originally $78.69. This durable micro SDXC UHS-I card can hold up to 20 hours of Full HD video before you even have to think about moving anything to your PC. And with premium card-to-PC transfer speeds, you can transfer up to 1200 photos a minute. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV


The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has just been unveiled, and it's a doozy. At $3499, it features a 30.4-megapixel full frame sensor, a 61-point AF system with 41 cross-points for expanded vertical coverage, 100-32000 ISO range (50-102400 expansion), and 4K video recording at 30p or 24p. Fast operation is enhanced with Canon's DIGIC 6+ Image Processor, which provides continuous shooting at up to 7.0 fps, built-in Wi-Fi, GPS and an easy-to-navigate 3.2" touch-panel LCD allow the camera to become an extension of you. Pre-order one here now. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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Nikon P900 Zoom Moon

The Nikon P900 may not be the most expensive digital camera on the block, but it does come equipped with an 83x optical zoom, 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom super telephoto lens, capable of capturing up-close moon shots you never thought possible. At the long end of the zoom the image stabilization works very well, and a handy 'zoom out' button lets you locate a subject that's moved out of the frame and then zoom right back in. This person decided to zoom in on the moon, and the results were spectacular as the video shows. Get one here now. Continue reading for another P900 optical zoom test video.

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Lightdow LD4000 GoPro

Lightdow's LD4000 Sports Action Camera is a great starter model for anyone who wants to get into vlogging, or just filming special events, and it's being offered for only $42.98 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. It can capture 12-megapixel footage at speeds of up to 30 fps (1080p/30 and 720p/30), while boasting an immersive 170° wide-angle lens. All the mounts you need are included inside the box. Product page. Continue reading for a video test and more information.

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Light L16 Camera

Unlike other digital cameras, the Light L16 is essentially a "multi-aperture computational camera", or in other words, it uses 10 small cameras out of 16 simultaneously. That's right, it comes equipped with a powerful processor and proprietary algorithms to stitch together the results into a single high-quality 52 megapixel image in real-time, allowing you to choose your focus and depth of field after you've taken your photo. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Hasselbad X1D

Handmade in Sweden, the Hasselblad X1D is the world's first mirrorless digital medium format camera. It manages to cram a 50-megapixel, 1.7 x 1.3-inch CMOS sensor into a compact body that weighs less than half that of a normal medium format camera. Featuring a 3" 920K-dot display, 2.4-megapixel electronic viewfinder, HD video recording, Wi-Fi connectivity, and integrated GPS. Photographers will also get to experience new AF lenses designed specifically to work with both the closer sensor and smaller body, while keeping flash sync up to 1/2000th of a second. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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