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Deal of the Day: 62% Off On First Generation Lytro 16GB Camera


The Lytro Camera created quite a stir when it came out, since it featured an innovative “Shoot now, focus later” approach to photography. But of course, like all new tech, it was pretty expensive back then. Forward to now, and prices are dropping dramatically.

Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing your average static 2D image. The Lytro dares to be different. Its cutting-edge technology records the direction of these rays, generating images you can later refocus, change perspective within, or view in 3D. You can essentially revisit the scene of the photo—meaning you’ll never miss snapping the perfect shot again.

– Take “living pictures” you can adjust afterwards
– Refocus your shots, change their perspective & view them in 3D
– Record 11-million light rays in each scene
– Store up to 750 photos at one time
– Easily carry it anywhere: design is compact, durable & lightweight
– Shoot photos at an optimal resolution for sharing online
– Access an array of tools including photo filters & uploading software

Normally, you’d have had to pay $200 for this cool device, but with today’s deal it’s just $74.99. With free shipping, as usual.


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Aetho Aeon Steadycam Will Make Your GoPro Videos As Smooth As Butter


Everyone and the mailman is taking action videos these days. One thing most of them have in common however is how shaky they tend to be. The Aetho Aeon aims to fix that by providing you with a fairly high-tech stabilizer for your GoPro. It features a 3-axis gimbal powered by brushless motors, a 32 bit Cortex processor, and an accelerometer making 1,000 measurements per second, which all combine to keep the camera completely steady. There’s a viewfinder LCD and a joystick to help you point the camera right where you want it, as well as an accessory mount. The battery is good for 5 hours of use on a 2 hour charge, and the kit weighs all of 1.1lbs (500g).

It’s a pretty fancy way to stabilize your videos, and considering the amount of tech, we’re surprised the asking price is only a $349 pledge to their fully-funded IndieGogo campaign, with shipping in Q1 2016.


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One Sensor Cameras Are On The Way Out: Meet the L16, A Camera With 16 Lenses and Sensors


A few years ago we told you about the Lytro camera, an innovative new type of camera that let you shoot first, and focus on your subject later. Now we’re finding out about L16, a 16 sensor and lens device that represents yet another advance in the field of photography. It does all that the Lytro does, and more.

Using a new approach to folded optics design, the Light L16 Camera packs DSLR quality into a slim and streamlined camera body. It’s like having a camera body, zoom, and 3 fast prime lenses right in your pocket. With 16 individual cameras, 10 of them firing simultaneously, the L16 captures the detail of your shot at multiple fixed focal lengths. Then the images are computationally fused to create an incredible high-quality final image with up to 52 megapixel resolution.

Using sophisticated depth-mapping technology, Light lets you adjust focus and depth of field even after a photo is taken, all the way to f/1.2. With built-in, 35-150mm true optical zoom, you get right into the scene without fuzziness or pixelation. Low-light conditions bring out the best in Light’s imaging engine. You get beautifully-lit photos, even as the day’s light starts to fade.

It’s a fascinating product, in a small enough form factor that you could carry it around with you in your pocket. But like any new technology, you’ll have to pay for the privilege of being among the first to own it: it’s $1,299 as a pre-order, and $1,699 full retail. And you’ll have to wait until Summer 2016 to get one.


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Graava Edits Your Life’s Footage, Because Editing Is Hard, Yo


There are those who like to slap an action cam on their body and simply go around recording everything. While it’s a nice thought, this idea of recording your life, it’s also one that requires a lot of work if you wish to make the final footage even remotely interesting. You have to edit this stuff, cut out the boring parts! Well… if Graava works as advertised, you may not have to. Using data from an accelerometer, an optional heart rate monitor, a light sensor, and a sophisticated algorithm, Graava will select the “best” scenes and edit them together automatically; you just have to tell it how long the final footage should be. The companion apps do give you the ability to select scenes the algorithm might have missed, as well as the option to control and fine tune all the camera’s settings. The device is waterproof to the IP67 rating, and the battery will last about 3 hours. If you want yours, it’ll be a $249 pre-order now, instead of the $399 retail price that becomes active on September 1st. Shipping is expected for Q1 2016.


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Spivo Camera Pole Pivots 180 Degrees At The Touch Of A Button


Ok, so everyone is sort of tired of seeing selfie sticks, but Spivo is a little different. First off it’s not quite a selfie stick, since it has no trigger; it’s a camera pole meant to carry something like a GoPro. But unlike similar devices currently on the market, Spivo features a button that rotates the camera 180 degrees back and forth in a split-second. If you’re a fan of action footage, you’ll know that sometimes the action isn’t entered around you; it’s nice to have to option to point forwards as easily as backwards. They come in 3 lengths: 12″, 18″, and 26″, and cost $49 at any of them.


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Lily The Drone Hits The Sweetspot Between Approachability And Professionalism


The world of drones is generally populated with two types: the cheap drones with either no camera or cheap cameras, which are more akin to toys and would never be considered by a professional photographer. And the fancy rigs that cost thousands and require you to attach your own expensive cameras on them. Lily falls somewhere in between. It’s a self-flying drone that comes with its own camera capable of shooting 1080p video at 60FPS, and 720p slow motion at 120FPS. But the real magic happens in how hands-off Lily is: you simply attach a wrist-worn wireless tracking beacon which the drone then just follows, or leads, or circles, depending on your wishes. Capturing cinematic shots, or exciting action shots has never been easier. Lily is waterproof, so even if it lands in a lake, you haven’t just fried it. Lily starts by being tossed up in the air, and will keep going for up to 20 minutes on a 2h charge. Lily is awesome, just watch the video below if you aren’t convinced.

It’s very similar to the Airdog we wrote about last year, only Lily is a $499 pledge at the moment, with full retail expected to be twice that. This is considerably less than AirDog, and to be honest, Lily is much, much cuter.

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Take Narcissism To A Whole New Level With The Do It YourSelfie 360° Selfie Rig


Historians will look back on our times as the inflection point in which the human race acquired some duck-like genes; surely your ability to mate and pass your genes on today depends at least in part in your ability to make a duck-face, doesn’t it? And if that’s true, then you’ll surely be crowned King of the World if you buy this: The Do It YourSelfie 360° Selfie Rig.

– Do It YourSelfie 360° Selfie Rig
– Torso mountable rig holds 12 cameras (not included) to create the perfect 360° selfie
– Free app syncs the cameras, triggers them to take a picture, and stitches the pictures into an easy-to-share format
– Easily uploads to: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Instagram, Vine, FarmersOnly, Flickr, Google+, and more!

Your friends will congratulate you for being considerate enough to include an image of your face from every conceivable angle. And it’ll only cost you $199.95 to do so… plus the cost of 12 cameras, of course.


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Aeryon HDZoom30 Camera Can Be Mounted On A Drone, Spots Faces From 1,000 ft. Away!


Privacy will soon become a concept taught in history class, considering we’re constantly developing better technology at least partly designed to take it away from us. The Aeryon HDZoom30 Camera is a 620g camera with 30X optical zoom and up to 60X digital zoom on a 20MP sensor, which means it can focus on objects as far at 1,000 ft. away with enough sharpness to recognize a face. It’s mounted on a 3-axis stabilized gimbal which makes the video pretty smooth even from that far away, and since it weighs barely more than 1 lb., it can easily be mounted on a drone. The image below, for instance, pictures the HDZoom30 on Aeryon’s Skyranger drone. And if you want to get an idea of just how mind bending the zooming abilities are, we recommend watching the video.

We’re not sure how much it costs but it’s probably not cheap. Then again, it’s probably incredibly less expensive than the traditional stabilized telephoto lenses mounted on helicopters that law enforcement have been using for years. And that means that soon enough you’ll probably be able to buy one at your local Best Buy.


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Samsung: Take A Self-Portrait, Not A Selfie


With a little bit of imagination and creativity, advertising agencies can often take a dull message (“Hey! New point-and-shoot camera!”) and come up with an angle that makes the product stand out. Take the above Van Gogh self-portrait… It’s an ad by the agency Leo Burnett Switzerland for Samsung’s new “NX mini [camera] with a 3-inch flip-up display and interchangeable wide-aperture lens”, and features three iconic self-portraits, re-imagined as if they’d been made by taking a selfie. It thus tries to elevate the banal act of taking a selfie into something more grandiose, implying that this camera will somehow make them more special. Yeah… nice try. A selfie is a selfie and the ad won’t make us want to buy a dedicated point-and-shoot that doesn’t do much more than what our phones can do. But… it’s still a nice try. Gotta give credit where it’s due. So hit the jump for two more of these ads.

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