Sometimes, your smartphone camera just isn't enough for taking great photos and you need a legitimate point and shoot digital camera. It's okay to admit it – that little lens isn't always the best at detecting light, zooming in, or snapping clear pictures, no matter how good it may be at making selfies. If you need to take pictures that your smartphone just can't handle, you need a digital camera – but you probably don't want to pay too much for one.
At the PIX event in Seattle, I picked up a free Samsung NX500 as a VIP ditcher in the #DitchTheDSLR event. I bring you a look at the Samsung NX500 in this episode, bringing you an unboxing, and full overview of what it can do as a mirrorless camera.
You can get the Samsung NX500 Camera now.
The Seek Reveal is a handheld thermal imager that combines high-performance with thermal insight into a device that fits in the palm of your hand. From up to 500 feet away, you can use the Seek Reveal to detect sources of heat (or sources of heat loss), with a detectable range of -40 to 626 degrees fahrenheit.
The Seek Thermal Reveal has a 206x156 pixel thermal sensor with a 36-degree field of view, viewable on its 240x320 resolution display.
The outside sports a ruggedized, ergonomic casing with a three-button navigation scheme. On the right, there's another button that's used to power on the 300 lumen flashlight. The battery lasts for 11 hours when in use, and images can be captured and stored on the included microSD card.
It's perfect for doing things like finding where clogs are in drains, tracking game while hunting or fishing, discovering sources of heat loss in your home, and much more.
You can order the Seek Thermal Reveal now.
Here's one to act quickly on - Amazon is offering a GoPro HERO4 Black Prime Bundle as part of its Prime Day sale. For the typical cost of the GoPro HERO4 Black, you get:
- GoPro HERO4 Black camera
- GoPro LCD Touch BacPac (Camera Not Included)
- Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Dual Charger for GoPro HERO4 and GoPro AHDBT-401, AHBBP-401 (with Car and US Plug)
- AmazonBasics Head Strap Camera Mount for GoPro
- AmazonBasics GoPro Carrying Case
- Lexar High-Performance MicroSDHC 32GB memory card
- USB 3.0 Flash Memory Card Reader
All together the bundle would typically cost $691, but today (for the next couple of hours) you can get it for $499.
I open up the GoPro HERO4 SIlver camera in this episode of Unboxing Live! The GoPro HERO4 Silver gets the unique distinction of being the first GoPro to ever ship with a built-in display. It's also a touchscreen display, letting you frame shots, adjust settings on the fly, play back videos, etc.
The GoPro HERO4 captures 12MP photos at up to 30fps, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow you to connect to the camera remotely to control it with a smartphone or remote control.
You can get the GoPro HERO4 Silver now for $399.99 on Amazon.
It’s no argument that one of the biggest gadget sensations right now. That’s understandable, what with the cool-factor combination of flying a radio-controlled craft and the ability to record footage from places you’d never be able to take your DSLR. Be it for casual fun or business purposes, they’re fun toys (or tools, depending on how you look at it.) Just be sure to be aware of your local laws regarding the flying of drones.
When looking at the overall landscape of smartphones in the US, most casual conversation is dominated by talk of Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S—currently that means the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6. The thing is, though, that there are other great phones out there that deserve to be a part of the conversation. Last year, my favorite Android phone was the LG G3, and I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on the successor ever since LG announced it.
As most know, I’m one of the rare people who owns multiple smartphones. I didn’t need the LG G4, but I definitely wanted it. LG sent one over, and I’ve been enjoying the process of learning all the ins and outs of the superb camera. If you’re unfamiliar, LG did a great job differentiating the camera on the G4. It’s got fantastic performance in low light situations thanks to the f/1.8 aperture, and sports a manual mode with 15 settings and over 135 options for configuring the camera to capture just the right shot. Pair that with the laser autofocus that gets things looking great in an instant, and the ability to capture RAW images and you have a winner. Super cool.
GoPro has announced the new GoPro Hero4 Black Edition camera, which takes its top-of-the-line model and adds in 4K recording at 30 frames per second, what many video enthusiasts consider to be the holy grail for a pocket camcorder. That’s not all, as it can also do 1080p at 120 frames per second (great for slow motions video recording,) and takes 12 megapixel images, up to 30 per second. On the inside you’ll find a processor that is twice a fast as what was in the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition, as well as a redesigned microphone with double the dynamic range as the previous model. Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi allow you to use a smartphone or tablet as a live remote viewfinder for the Hero4 Black Edition as well, which is just awesome. You can pick up the GoPro Hero4 Black edition for $500 starting October 5th.
Today in the Gear Live Deals Shop we're offering a 40% discount on the Super Fisheye Clip-On Lens. This accessory is made from high quality glass for a wider picture with ultra-low distortion so you get all the view without the sacrifice of quality, and it's our Deal of the Day.
The clip-on function allows you to add and remove the lens quickly and easily so you can capture the moment at the perfect time. With a lens cap and bag included, you can keep your lens safe and ready to take more dynamic and amazing photographs. The Super Fisheye Clip-On Lens works with iPhones, iPads, iPod touch, Samsung smartphones, and HTC smartphones.
A little over a year ago, Samsung released the Galaxy Camera, a mash-up of Android and a point-and-shoot (see our Samsung Galaxy Camera video review.) Today, the company is announcing Galaxy Camera 2, a more refined version that's been tweaked to highlight the things customers loved most about the original.
As expected, the Galaxy Camera 2 is faster and more powerful, sporting a quad-core 1.6 GHz processor (up from the dual-core 1.4 GHz chip found in the original) and 2 GB RAM (similar to the original.) Samsung has also increased the battery capacity from 1650 mAh to 2000 mAh, almost a 33% increase.
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