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Six new Coolpix cameras, including 60x ultrazoom Nikon P600; Wi-Fi equipped Nikon P340 enthusiast compact


 
 

With the photography-focused CP+ tradeshow in Japan just a week away, Nikon has today taken the wraps off six new Coolpix fixed-lens cameras: the Nikon P600, Nikon P530 and Nikon S9700 ultrazooms, Nikon P340 enthusiast compact, rugged all-weather Nikon AW120, and the affordable, lifeproof Nikon S32. All six cameras...

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: Android-powered camera gets turbocharged

 
 

Back in 2012, Samsung brought all of its smartphone expertise to bear in creating the Galaxy Camera: an Android-based, standalone camera. Now, with the follow-up Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 the company hones its offering, retaining the basic feature set -- including the same 16-megapixel, backside-illuminated CMOS image...

Verbing the action cam: Garmin debuts impressive VIRB camera line with features like no other


We're all familiar with verbs, the words that indicate actions and states of being. They're all around us, and through the oft-mocked act of verbing, we add to their roster almost on a daily basis. Now, GPS maker Garmin has gotten in on the game with its cleverly-named VIRB action camera line, and it will doubtless be hoping to find its brand...

Panasonic firmware improves geotagging support for eight cameras


If you're a fan of geotagging, and you have a GPS-capable Lumix digital camera from Panasonic, you might want to take a moment to check if there's an update available for your camera. No less than eight closely-related models were updated today, and in each case the new firmware relates to the camera's GPS functionality.

For five models, the...

Geotagging, without the privacy issues: Canon offers a solution

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website!Geolocation can be great for keeping track of where you've been, and what photos you've shot on your travels, but it also has a dark side. Location-aware cameras are increasingly common, especially in smartphones. If you don't know that your specific device is capable of geotagging (or perhaps, incorrectly believe that the function is disabled), that can lead to you giving out...

Geotagging: the silent killer, says US army

Artist's rendition of a GPS Block II / IIA satellite. Public domain image provided by the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing and the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee.An article posted recently on the official homepage of the United States Army caught our eye today, thanks to a blog post from John Nack, Principal Product Manager, Mobile at Adobe Systems.

The piece, entitled "Geotagging poses security risks", takes a look at the security implications of location tags that are often silently embedded in photos shot with smartphones. (A...