Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: Nice Camera, Clunky Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom can take some good photos with its optical zoom, but it comes at the expense of a bulky smartphone design.
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Sony’s Head-Scratcher of a Camera: The Lens-Style Cyber-Shot QX10 and QX100

It’s either really nifty or a total gimmick.
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TheQ Takes a Shot at Making Connected Cameras Cool

Can an unknown company make the connected point-and-shoot camera a must-have accessory to carry alongside your smartphone?
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Get Ready for Your Close-Up: Samsung Brings Optical Zoom to Galaxy S4 Zoom

Part smartphone, part camera.
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News Byte

Samsung Galaxy Camera Headed to Verizon Dec. 13

Verizon announced today it will offer the Samsung Galaxy Camera starting on Dec. 13 for $550. Like the AT&T version, the Android-based digital camera offers a 16-megapixel lens, 21X optical zoom and a 4.8-inch touchscreen. Users will be able to post photos to their social networks over Verizon’s 4G LTE network, but it does require a data plan. For a limited time, Verizon is allowing customers to add the device to a Shared Everything plan for $5 per month.

GoPro Unveils Smaller, Thinner, Faster Hero3 Action Camera

GoPro’s next-gen action camera is smaller in size but big on features.
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Snappy Tips for Taking Better Pictures With Your Smartphone

Smartphone cameras are getting better, but there are still a few things you can do to take better pictures.
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Olympus, Sony Tie Up

Olympus Corp. said Friday it will raise ¥49 billion ($631.6 million) by issuing new shares to Sony Corp., sealing a deal that will help bolster a balance sheet severely weakened by a $1.5 billion accounting scandal.

Polaroid Z2300: Modern Take on a Classic Camera

Polaroid’s latest camera brings a sleeker design and instant prints, but it’s not for everyone.
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Sony Makes a Splash With Cyber-shot RX100, Waterproof Handycam

Ready to graduate from your point-and-shoot camera? Sony has a pocket-size solution. Plus: Sony’s first waterproof Handycam camcorder.
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