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Forget your GoPro—VSN.Mobil’s V.360 camera will shoot immersive 360-degree video of the action!

 
 

Last July, you may remember, we told you about a new entry in the 360-degree video market, Florida-based VSN.Mobil. The company's first imaging product is the V.360, an unusual camera that uses contoured mirrors to capture a 360-degree view of the world around it. Now, that product has officially hit the market with an...

Super-rugged Delkin BLACK SD cards protect your photos, included expedited service free of charge


 
 

If you want a new camera that will accompany you almost anywhere you care to go, be it in blazing sun or freezing cold, in rain, snow, sandstorm or even beneath the sea, your choices these days are plentiful. But what if you want an equally-rugged memory card?

Sure, it's nestled away safely inside the camera most...

Ricoh WG-30W dives deeper, adds Wi-Fi; WG-30 pares price and forgoes Wi-Fi radio


 
 

Ricoh Imaging has today announced two new camera models in the WG-series that it inherited in the purchase of the Pentax camera brand a few years ago. The Ricoh WG-30W and WG-30 are both very closely related to each other, with but one key difference that we're aware of. The US-market WG-30W includes a brand-new...

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...

Olympus SP-100 ultrazoom sports revolutionary dot-sight finder; rugged TG-850 is first with tilting display


 
 

As the annual CP+ tradeshow in Japan approaches, Olympus has taken the wraps off two of the more unusual fixed-lens cameras we've seen recently. At first glance, the Olympus SP-100 ultrazoom and the rugged Olympus TG-850 compact might not seem particularly unusual, but each brings with it firsts not just for...

Nikon AW1 preview: World’s first waterproof, shockproof mirrorless is like a digital Nikonos Lite


For years, fans of underwater photography have been clamoring for a digital Nikonos camera: an interchangeable-lens camera they could take snorkeling or scuba diving without the need for an expensive, cumbersome underwater housing. Today, they get their wish -- or at least, in part. The Nikon AW1 is the world's first waterproof, shockproof,...

Rugged Fuji XP200, far-reaching Fuji S8400W digicams sport Wi-Fi connectivity


Fujifilm has today unveiled two new digital cameras that do what your smartphone can't, then neatly hand it the results for instant photo sharing. The Fuji S8400W packs in a super-powerful optical zoom lens that reaches clear into next week, while the rugged Fuji XP200 is part tank and part submarine, ready to go anywhere you do without...

Photographers need love too: Get your Valentine’s deals here, including Panasonic G5 kit for US$498!


Valentine's Day is almost here: are you looking for a surprise gift for that special person in your life? Or perhaps you want to show your camera bag a little love! Either way, a few deals crossed our inbox today from IR affiliates Adorama and Amazon that seem too good to pass up.

Just a few days ago we completed our Panasonic G5 review, and...

The future is here: Three rugged Pentax cameras, and one needs no cables—not even for charging


There are a lot of rugged, weather-sealed digital cameras to choose from these days, but to date they've pretty-much all shared an Achilles heel. To charge them, you've had to open the camera up, adding a little wear and tear to the weather-sealing and perhaps introducing some dirt or debris in the process. The Pentax WG-3 GPS is, we believe,...

Nikon’s month of plenty continues: Seven more digicams, two lenses announced


January has been quite the month for Nikon. The company already announced two new 1-series mirrorless cameras and a Coolpix compact just prior to the Consumer Electronics Show, and now it's followed up with seven more cameras for the largest photography show in its home market -- the annual CP+ Camera and Imaging Show. That's a total of no...

Polaroid brand appears on new action camera line


 
 

Planning on buying an action camera any time soon? The number of options available to you--and the number of competitors to the venerable GoPro--are continuing to increase. First JVC and then Sony muscled in on the GoPro's turf, and now Polaroid wants a piece of the action too. (Or at least, C&A Marketing Inc....

Is JVC’s Adixxion action camera good enough to beat the GoPro?

The JVC Adixxion GC-X1 action camera. Photo provided by JVC.We'd imagine there are more than a few concerned conversations taking place at Woodman Labs of late. After several years of near-total dominance for its famed GoPro series in the action camera market, the company suddenly finds itself facing increasingly stiff competition. Last month, consumer electronics giant Sony announced plans to ship an action camera model this fall. Today,...