Camera Gear


People love their GoPro action cams, but there's one thing about them that they don't love and that's running out of juice just when the action heats up. The MOTA Wireless charger for GoPro looks like a great solution for on the go charging. It's a ruggedly built stand alone wireless charging dock for the [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Camera Gear, News

When we want something, we want it now. The new Polaroid Snap Instant Camera can provide instant gratification by printing your pictures right after you take them. This pocket-sized 10MP camera is basically the Polaroid ZIP Instant Photoprinter that I reviewed a couple months ago with a built-in camera. The Snap camera features a f2.8 [...]

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If you ever day dream about becoming a super hero who can see in the dark, through walls, ceilings and more, the FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera will make you feel like you that super power. Just plug it into your iPhone or Android phone and you'll be able to see objects that give off [...]

Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, Reviews

"But officer, he caused the accident, not me. Really, I swear!" Although you may be telling the truth, you need evidence to back up your claims when it comes to traffic accidents. One way to do that is with a dashcam. Dashcams are windshield mounted cameras that automatically record everything you see out of your [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Car Gear, Reviews

I want a drone. I have no idea what I'd really use one for, but I want one anyway. When the folks at Silverlit asked if I would like to review their new SpyCam Nano, I was really excited because first of all it's a drone with a built-in camera and secondly, it's so small [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Geek Toys, Reviews

Products like the Dropcam, now called Nest Cam, have made home security cameras a very popular gadget category. I have a Dropcam Pro that I have really really enjoyed using, but since they switched hands to Nest, the web-based viewer feels sluggish and there's also the monthly cloud subscription cost which makes it prohibitive to [...]

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Back when our belts were bristling like Batman's utility belt and fanny packs were seen constantly, I read a humorous piece about how we male geeks carry our gear. The author was proposing that we have to have a popular, masculine person start using something before it becomes socially acceptable. No one really carried a [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews

I take more pictures with my smartphone than I make calls with it. I rarely take a stand alone camera with me on vacations, parties or family events. The majority of the pictures I take stay on my phone and don't get shared with friends or family. Sure, I can go home and print the [...]

Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, Reviews

A few weeks ago, I went on an exciting road trip cross country to move my sister from Nebraska to Washington. I had to fly back and then ride with her and my mother in a full car, and I knew I could not bring a big backpack full of stuff like I normally do, [...]

Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews

I’ll admit that when the opportunity to review the GoGo Robots Selfie Stick, I didn’t know what to expect. I think that I missed the “selfie” generation, and have never quite understood the phenomena, but I have a 19 year old son who seems to take selfies all of the time.  According to’s Web [...]

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Canon U.S.A. has just announced their ME20F-SH, a purpose built camera based on a 35mm full-frame, 2.26 megapixel  CMOS sensor.  Capable of Full HD video with a minimum illumination of less than 0.0005 lux (approximately equivalent to ISO 4,000,000), the ME20F-SH is aimed at markets where low light capture is required such as nighttime surveillance [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Camera Gear, News

Summer here in NY is the perfect time for spending time outdoors. A few weeks ago I participated in The Color Run, which a 5K race that celebrates happiness through throwing tons of color and sparkles on everyone. Since I had the chance to review the Amkov AMK5000 action camera, I brought it to this run to test the capabilities! Note: [...]

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Flickr Pro is back! I’m an avid hobbyist photographer, and for years, I have stored and shared photos on Flickr. I’ve been a Pro member for most of that time, and I was dismayed when Flickr decided to get rid of its Pro subscription a couple of years ago. The renewed Pro subscription offers improved [...]

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Zano drones pack a lot of intelligence and mobility into the palm of your hand. This little guy has built-in obstacle avoidance and digital image stabilization - pretty high-end features for such a small affordable quad copter. The Zano is controlled using a smartphone app which features a simple control for altitude, image or video capture, [...]

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The people at 360Heroes offer a variety of products for mounting multiple GoPro cameras to generate 360 degree photos and videos. They also sell the software used to stitch the output from multiple GoPros into usable 360 degree formats without a lot of post production headaches. The 360Abyss pictured above mounts 6 GoPro Hero cameras [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

GoPro has just released their GoPro Hero 4 Session.  This is their smallest POV/Action camera yet; 50% smaller and 40% lighter than their other Hero 4 camera. Weighing in at 2.6oz (74g) and measuring less than 1.5 inches square, the Session no longer needs all those  external cases to maintain its integrity underwater and is waterproof [...]

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The camera on my iPhone 6 Plus is okay, but it's no where as good as my Nikon D5100 DSLR.  The camera on my iPad is no where near as good as the camera on my iPhone.  Sometimes you have to use the camera you have with you, and often that's not the Nikon because it's [...]

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A while back, I reviewed the X1, X2 and X3 UV filters from Breakthrough Photography.  Their slimline cells with ridged edges that make them easier to mount and stack on your lenses have had a permanent place on my Canon 24-105 f/4L and Canon 16-35 f/4L lenses ever since.  They remain wonderful companions, not getting [...]

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If you've ever wanted a rainbow colored tripod, your dreams have come true because MeFOTO has just announced the launch of their customized color-based tripod: the BYOT. BYOT stands for build your own tripod service for MeFOTO’s RoadTrip model travel tripod for on-the-go photographers. Now, photographers can choose from 12 colors for each component to [...]

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Do you have an adventurous child? Do you ever wonder what the world looks like from their point of view when they are performing their wild stunts? Perhaps not if you're squeamish, but if you do, you may not want to hand over your $400 GoPro Hero4 action camera to your little daredevil to capture such [...]

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