Camera Gear

vimtagcamera-2

Security cameras are nothing new. Even internet connectable cameras are pretty easy to find at this point. What can a new company bring to the table? Vimtag has put together a handsome weatherproof cloud-based IP camera that can be set up by most anyone. It offers 2-way voice, compatibility with a private cloud server, and [...]

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spygeargadgets-1080p-wifi-cam-06

Ever wanted a hidden camera that streams over the web via WiFi and records to a MicroSD card?  You want battery powered portability or the option for AC power?  How about motion activated recording or constant video recording like a dash cam?  SpyGearGadgets offers a camera that does all that in a plain-vanilla black box [...]

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lifeprint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJP5KQtX5Nk Lifeprint is a small printer that is similar to the Polaroid ZIP printer that I reviewed last year. It uses Bluetooth to pair to your smartphone and the same type of ZINK thermal photo paper like the Polaroid ZIP printer. But that's where the similarities end because the Lifeprint instant photo printer can print [...]

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mefoto-backpacker-air-3

Tripods are a necessary tool for traditional photographers and smartphone photographers when they want to take a picture without holding the camera. Whether it's to get in the shot yourself or to keep the camera ultra steady, a good tripod is a photographer's best buddy. I was recently given the opportunity to try the MeFOTO BackPacker [...]

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picbot1

If you're a blogger, a traveler, or you simply like to create great shots with your smartphone, you may want to look into the Picbot.  It has fully automated self-rotating facial tracking capabilities so you can walk around a room and stay centered and focused during your video. It has the ability to track more [...]

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kenu-stance-1

I have always been a big fan of Kenu products.  I have owned many of their products and their simple design, high-quality materials, and ease-of-use are top shelf.  So when I heard about the new Kenu Stance, I was intrigued.  My smartphone is the main camera that I use to document the moments in my [...]

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minisuit-panorama

Every so often you might find yourself in a situation where you want to take a panorama shot or video with your smartphone. The built-in camera software on most iOS and Android devices help you take these shots but they often don't turn out as expected due to shaky hands. A possible solution is the [...]

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weeview-4

Do you want to create your own 3D videos but think it will cost too much and be too difficult? If you have an Android device with a micro USB port, the Weeview Eye-Plug camera will let you  capture your own VR movies for less than $50. But does the old saying "you get what [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, Reviews
iklip

As the many people, kids and adults alike, continue to use their smartphones and iPhones as a main source for a video camera, the HD quality resolution that the phones record is nothing less than stellar. So it is no surprise that outlets such as news stations, filmmakers, content creators and TV production houses have [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Camera Gear, Reviews
brinno-tlc200pro-6

How do you easily capture events with your camera that span minutes, hours or even days without having to manually snap each image? You can use your DSLR and special software and even your smartphone with special apps. But if you want to take a time-lapse of something outdoors, you run the risk of weather [...]

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exolens

ExoLens has recently announced professional grade camera accessories for the iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, and iPhone 7 (I'm not sure why there's no love for the iPhone 7 Plus, but here's hoping they will offer these new accessories for that model as well). The Wide-Angle kit comes with a ZEISS Mutar 0.6x Asph [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News
SureFire-FirePak-1

If you've ever tried to shoot iPhone videos at night then you've surely run into problems. The iPhone has a great camera, but it has a teeny tiny aperture which makes night shots problematic. You can overcome this limitation by shooting at a wide angle; iPhone also tries to compensate by adding gain, but mostly you end up [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News
olloclip-pivot

Last Sunday I posted a review of the Smoovie Pocket Video Stablizer and wasn't very impressed with it. Now I see that Olloclip is offering a video grip that looks interesting. The Pivot doesn't have a gimbal like the Smoovie, you're on your own for stabilization, but a lot of phones already have built-in image [...]

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smoovie-2

Video cameras sure have evolved since the first VHS camcorder that I bought 16 years ago. That thing was HUGE and crazy expensive. If I remember correctly, we bought it on payments and it took about a year to pay it off. Today I have a video camera that captures much better video than the [...]

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canon-5d

Canon's newest pro quality DSLR will be available through Amazon starting next Thursday 9/8/2016. If you've been thinking about buying one, you should consider doing so through Amazon. Why? Because customers who pre-order the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera body, the camera with 24-70mm lens, or the camera with 24-105mm lens will receive $200 [...]

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