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11 Jan

Lumoid’s Favorite Cameras of 2016

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If you didn’t get the new gear you were hoping for during the holidays, it’s not too late for a little from-me-to-me present. And with some seriously powerful cameras released in 2016, why not start the new year off right and go for something that will completely change the way you shoot. So if you’re in the market for a new camera, or just want to drool over the new gear that’s out there, this list is here for you. 1. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Fans of Canon’s 5D series rejoice! The new Mark IV is even more powerful than the previous cameras in the series, with an upgraded 30.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor paired with an advanced DIGIC 6+ Image...
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27 Sep

The Photo Gear You Need for Your Tropical Vacation

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When you're jet-setting to a warm island locale for some well-deserved vacay R&R, you definitely want to bring along a camera to document all the beautiful sites and landscapes you're bound to explore. However, it's also pretty important that you're not weighed down by cumbersome photo gear - who wants to lug a massive telephoto lens and tripod to the beach? Not to mention, there's also the chance of ruining your gear thanks to pesky sand and salt water. To get the best shots possible with the least amount of hassle, the next time you're headed to some gorgeous, balmy spot like Hawaii, The Bahamas or Cancun, try out this beach-ready gear from Lumoid. 1. The Weekender This camera kit is small in size,...
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26 Sep

Reducing Camera Shake in Photoshop: A Simple Four Step Tutorial

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We’ve all been there before – we’re rushing to capture the perfect shot of something before it’s too late, and in the ensuing madness, we don’t realize that we were a little jittery when taking the shot. Nothing is as big of a bummer as realizing a really good photo opportunity was spoiled by your own error, namely shaking the camera. But fret not – your image isn’t completely ruined due to this blur and shaky after effect. In fact, with a little Photoshop editing magic, it is quite possible to salvage a blurry photo. Follow this four-step tutorial on reducing camera shake in Photoshop in order to recover the glorious potential of photos marred by shaky fuzziness. Step 1 Open your...
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20 Sep

This Camera Can Read Books Without Even Opening Them

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Leave it to the geniuses at MIT to develop a piece of tech that essentially allows them to study without really studying. I’m of course talking about a camera developed by a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that can read books without them being opened or even touched. If this X-ray vision camera sounds incredibly sci-fi in nature, you clearly underestimated the power and minds of our leading techies. The goal of the camera, however, is not to get out of the academic requirement of actually hitting the books – the camera was developed to scan books that are centuries old, which can be too delicate to touch or read without damaging them. So, just how does this...
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8 Sep

National Geographic’s Picks For the Best Compact Cameras for Travel Photographers

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When it comes to both travel and photography, National Geographic certainly knows their stuff. The renowned publication boasts some of the most stunning travel imagery, and hugely famous and influential photographers have had their works showcased in Nat Geo’s glossy pages over the years. In fact, the publication has become so synonymous with breathtaking photography, it’s one of the holy grails most photographers aspire to. So, when you’ve got that much clout in the photography world, people certainly take notice when you release a “best of” camera list. Nat Geo recently published a list of their top 10 compact cameras for travelers, and it’s hard to argue with any of their choices because of their knowledge, expertise and standing in the...
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9 Aug

Casio Enters the 360-Degree Camera Arena with an Adventure Cam That Splits in Two

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An unlikely company has decided to hop the bandwagon and enter the 360-degree camera market. Unveiling their latest camera model, the EX-FR200, Casio has created and debuted a 360-degree camera that boasts one unique and quite interesting function – the ability to be broken apart and built back together in four separate ways. As a rugged adventure camera, the EX-FR200 comes equipped with a 13.4mm equivalent fisheye lens and an LCD-screen sensor unit that will detach from the camera’s body in order to be reattached to different variations of the camera, or used on its own. Casio’s camera can be broken up and assembled in a variety of different ways to help you capture all different types of shots and photography....
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5 Aug

This Action Camera Has Built-In Cell Service for Live Streaming on the Go

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Watch out, GoPro! There’s a new action camera on the market, and this one has built-in LTE cell service to enable instantaneous live streaming from the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest bodies of water. Startup Sioeye has unveiled two versions of its live streaming, cell servicing action camera: the Iris4G Blink and Iris4G 4K. Currently, the Iris4G 4K is available for a price tag of $429, while its little cousin, the Iris4G Blink arrives this October for just $249. The essential difference between the two cameras is – shocking spoiler alert! – the Iris4G 4K can record and stream in 4K, while the Iris4G Blink taps out at 1080p. Both of Sioeye’s cameras support 3G...
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5 Aug

Capture Photos at the Wink of an Eye with Blincam

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Is it a camera? Is it a wearable? Better – it’s both! It’s Blincam, a wearable, clip-on camera that attaches to any pair of glasses and enables you to take and capture photos with a blink or wink of an eye. That’s right, all the childhood torture and repressed trauma of being called “four eyes” will now be blissfully reversed thanks to Blincam because you’ll have the ability to take photos by simply blinking your freaking eye! Take that, playground bullies! Dubbed as “the world’s smallest and quickest camera,” Blincam may or may not match that lofty title, but it sure as hell sounds pretty cool. Blincam is still in the development phase, so finalized specs and a full list of...
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3 Aug

Must-Have Gadgets For Your Summer Beach Vacation

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As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise higher, many of us will be taking some time to bask in summer’s glory by heading to its defining environment: the beach. With every excursion, the proper gear is necessary to complete and enhance the experience. While bathing suits, sunscreen and beach towels are the obvious culprits, this list is to broaden your mind and introduce you to some tech gear that will complement your beach vacay perfectly and make you cool for the summer. Whether you’re pulling a day trip or a week-long adventure, the gear below will take your beach experience to new heights. Best of all, all of these gadgets are available to rent for a trial period...
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1 Jul

ToothPic Is Developing a “Camera Fingerprint” Database to Prevent Photo Theft

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It’s a hard knock life out there for many photographers. In our increasingly digital culture, access to photos and images is pretty much a Google search away. With so many photos floating about the web, there’s no real incentive for people not to steal and use photos that aren’t their own without permission from the photographer. To help combat the scourge of photo bandits, a project called ToothPic is being launched to develop a database of “camera fingerprints” to help photographers in the fight against copyright infringement. Time for a little dose of obvious: cameras don’t actually have fingerprints. However, the sensors inside digital cameras possess extremely minute differences, meaning that, just like a human fingerprint, no two cameras are exactly...
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