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Large smartphones get a boost for video, photography

Despite how digital photos from smartphones and cameras can be nigh unlimited, due to being able to delete the chaff, there is value in taking a great shot the first time each time. If not for the sake of photography, then at least to save storage space or time spent cherry-picking.

Seek Thermal readies thermal camera for consumers

Thermal (also known as infrared) cameras, long used for professional, law enforcement and military applications, measure the heat that objects and people radiate and turns it into a visual image. Essentially, it enables you to “see” things that you can’t necessarily with the naked eye.

Sony’s leaked IFA 2014 invite alludes to looming phone(s), lens-style cameras

As if the recent bundle of information spills on Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact smartphones weren’t enough to clarify the duo was prepped for an IFA 2014 introduction, a purported press conference invitation has now surfaced, clearing the air once and for all.

The Tiffen Company to show new imaging accessories from Steadicam, Domke, Dfx and Lowel at 2014 CE Week

The Tiffen Company will show off its new imaging accessory product lineup at CE Week, to be held June 25 and 26 in New York.

GadgeTell Review: Polaroid XS100i Extreme Edition

Since Nick Woodman invented the GoPro, action cameras have become a necessary piece of equipment for all adventures, extreme sports, and not-so-extreme sports. There are a lot of copycats on the market now, and thank goodness, because  not everyone is excited to pay GoPro prices. Frankly, unless you’re a professional snow boarder, go parachuting on the more »

Edit Instagram photos like a pro with new Instagram effects

Instagram has added even more editing power to their app. Now, users can use sliders to control 9 new photo effects, as well as the intensity of their chosen filter.

Samsung UK opens Galaxy K zoom pre-orders, pricing set at £400

Unveiled nearly a month back and rumored to go on sale in select European markets last week, Samsung’s second stab at a perfect high-end digital camera/smartphone hybrid will finally become available on British shores next Thursday.

Sony Alpha A7s coming out for $2,500

Sony’s 4K-ready Alpha A7s camera was first shown off during the NAB event in Las Vegas and now, pricing and availability details have been released. The body-only version of the device will be sold for $2,500 starting in July which means that the A7s is significantly cheaper than many people had expected it to be.

Kickstarter Spotlight: The OTTO GIF camera brings the possibilities

We love GIFs over at Technology Tell. It’s safe to say that a majority of our email chains are basically collections of GIFs, and we literally feud about the proper pronunciation (feel free to share your opinion). So when I saw the OTTO Kickstarter project, a GIF camera, it’s safe to say I lost my mind a little bit. And then of course I told all my coworkers about it, and they subsequently lost their minds as well.

Lifelogger wearable camera records, streams POV video

If you haven’t noticed, we as human beings are pretty social. We love to share and gain recognition, sometimes a little too much (e.g. selfies, food photos, sexting, etc). Strange behavior aside, we participate in a lot of amazing moments and manage to get some pretty good photos from it. Videos? Sometimes. Maybe not enough. The best way to guarantee some good video is to keep a camera rolling at all times.

Selfie addict? Binge with iLuv cases for iPhone 5, Galaxy S5

Love it, hate it, or love to hate it, there’s likely little end to the whole selfie phenomenon. Google search “selfie” and “mental disorder” and you’ll find that it’s quite the topic. Not all of us go through such extremes for personal photo-taking, but I’m sure we all know some who do. Regardless of frequency, posting such personal photos speaks to the human desire for appreciation and notice. We all like it and (fundamentally) need it. Some more than others, naturally.

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom coming to Europe mid-May, price more expensive in Germany

After the Samsung Galaxy S5, there’s the Galaxy K Zoom being teased in gadget town. We first saw a leaked photo last April which was quickly confirmed and then introduced last week when May started. Today, we learned that the Galaxy K zoom camera phone will arrive mid-May in Europe and will retail for €499. However, price will be higher in Germany at €519 for unknown reasons.