Camera Stories May 25

If you’re a new GH5 owner and still debating on which lenses to get, then this post is for you. Of course, much will depend on your personal needs and budget, but in many cases it’s hard to go wrong with the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 II. expand full story

Camera Stories December 13, 2016

Get serious about security: Foscam Outdoor HD Security Cam w/Motion Detection, Night Vision and Cloud Storage: $70 shipped

Here’s a great deal at Amazon on an excellent Foscam Outdoor 720P HD Security IP Camera (model FI9800P) with Motion Detection, Night Vision and Cloud Storage for $69.99 shipped. This camera usually hovers around $100 but we’ve never seen it below $80 before. Features:

  • Industry Standard, Foscam use H.264 video compression algorithm to satisfy the transmission of 720P HD video in narrow bandwidth network
  • Wider IR Range at Night,30 powerful IR-LEDs for IR range up to 66 feet, ensuring a clear view even in the dark and night vision range up to 20m
  • Totally Waterproof, IP66 weatherproof aluminum shell for protection against weather effects and there is no worry in rainy days
  • Motion Detection Alarm, Get notified when there’s motion detected either via e-mail or FTP, or directly to your Foscam APP,support Foscam Cloud Storage
  • Compatible with Windows PC and Apple Mac Web Browsers (IE, Firefox, and Safari) as well as iOS and Android mobile devices

Camera Stories July 20, 2016

Modern smartphones are awesome for taking photos and videos, but I still prefer to use a standalone camera when I’m working.

I’ve had all sorts of cameras in past, most of them of the DLSR or mirrorless variety. The common thread with all of my past standalone cameras was that they were always much larger than the average smartphone.

After owning a phone with a camera for the last 10 years, I desired a standalone camera that featured similar portability. There are lots of pocketable point-and-shoots available on the market, but none of them check off as many bullet-points and feature the visual fidelity of Sony’s RX100 IV.

Sony’s venerable RX100 is legendary for the amount of features that it manages to jam inside of such a small form factor, and the latest model doesn’t disappoint. expand full story

Camera Stories June 23, 2016

Headlined by Leica’s retro-styled cameras, Europe has been cranking out beautiful equipment over the last few years. The latest of which comes from Sweden’s own Hasselblad. Known for its high-end offerings, the newest creation out of Gothenburg has a sleek design alongside a gorgeous touchscreen display. The X1D is a medium format mirrorless camera that is made by hand with the promise of a “handling experience unlike any other”…and a $9,000 price tag.

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Camera Stories May 30, 2016

expiredPiper Smart Home Security Cam w/ night vision & iOS/Android notifications: $175 shipped (Reg. $280)

Amazon is offering the Piper nv Smart Home Security System Camera in white for $174.99 shipped. That’s $105 under the regular price, the lowest Amazon has ever offered it for, and the best we can find. It still fetches $280 at just about all major retailers including B&H, Home Depot and more.

With no monthly fees or contracts required, this system offers high-res, 180-degree video (live and recorded) with night vision, motion/sound detection, 2-way audio, 105 dB siren, and text/email alerts to your smartphone or tablet (iOS and Android). Rated 3.8/5 stars from nearly 500 Amazon customers.

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Camera Stories April 26, 2016

expiredFoscam 720P Indoor Wireless IP Security Camera $49 shipped (Reg. $60)

Newegg is offering the Foscam C1 Indoor 720p wireless security camera for $48.99 shipped. That’s $11 off the regular sale price/ Amazon’s listing and the lowest we can currently find for it.

Features include: the ability to connect with a smartphone just by scanning the QR code on the back of the camera, 720p HD video, 115° viewing angle and night vision. Rated 3.5/5 stars by over 450 Amazon shoppers. 

Camera Stories March 31, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: LYTRO Illum Light Field Digital Camera $320, Samsung Streaming 4K Wi-Fi Blu-ray Player $90, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from B&H the LYTRO Illum Light Field Digital Camera for $319.95 shipped. That’s $180 off the original list price, $73 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen by $15. It has a 40 Megaray Light Field CMOS sensor (max resolution of 2450×1634), 8x zoom lens (30-250mm equivalent) at f/2, 4-inch touchscreen LCD, and 1/4000 maximum shutter speed. Rated 3.2/5 stars from 72 Amazon shoppers.

More new deals for today:Samsung Streaming 4K Wi-Fi Blu-ray Player $90 (Orig. $180) | Best Buy

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Camera Stories February 29, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: HUBSAN X4 Mini Quadcopter with 720p Camera $50, Logitech Wireless Keyboard & Mouse $20, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from B&H the HUBSAN X4 Mini H107C+ Quadcopter with 720p Camera for $49.99 shipped. That’s half off the original list price and $30 less than Amazon’s current listing. It features a 720p camera for taking video/photos, 4-Channel 2.4 GHz transmitter, microSD card receives camera footage, and it has an altitude hold mode for easy hovering. Rated 4.2/5 stars by Amazon shoppers.

More new deals for today:

Logitech MK320 Wireless Multimedia Keyboard and Optical Mouse $20 (Orig. $40) | Staples

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Camera Stories February 21, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Lytro ILLUM Light Field Camera $335, Logitech MFi PowerShell Controller for iPhone 5/5s $10, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Electronics.Woot the Lytro ILLUM 40 Megaray Light Field Camera for $330 + $5 shipping. That’s 79% off the original list price, $70 less than Amazon and the lowest we’ve seen by $55.

“Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing your average static 2D image. But the Illum’s 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.” Rated 3.3/5 stars from Amazon customers.

More new deals for today:

Logitech PowerShell Controller with Battery for iPhone 5/5s $10 (Reg. $20) | Daily Steals

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Camera Stories February 17, 2016

expiredAmazon offers the DxO 20.2MP Lightning iPhone/iPad Camera for $380 shipped (Reg. $490+)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the DxO ONE 20.2MP Digital Connected Camera for iPhone and iPad for $379.99 shipped (matched on Best Buy’s official eBay Store). That’s $220 below the original $600 price tag, $20 under our previous mention, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best price we can find by $200 or more. Rated 3.7/5 stars from nearly 80 Amazon customers.

Camera Stories February 1, 2016

expiredHTC RE 16-Megapixel Waterproof Digital Camera $50 shipped (Reg. $90+)

Verizon Wireless is offering the HTC RE 16.0 MP waterproof camera for $49.99 shipped. That’s $150 off the original list price, $42 less than Amazon’s current listing and $25 less than our daily deals mention from 2 months ago.

The HTC RE allows for 1-handed operation and has a grip sensor that turns the camera on automatically. It also lets you stream live video to YouTube. Over 200 Best Buy shoppers rated it 4.1/5 stars

Camera Stories January 18, 2016

expiredAukey 3-in-1 clip-on phone or tablet camera lens kit $10 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

Aukey Direct via Amazon offers the Aukey 3-in-1 Clip-on Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit for $19.99, but when you use the code REDN77IA the price drops to $9.99 Prime shipped. That’s $10 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen it offered at Amazon.

There are 3 detachable mini lenses you can use on smartphones and tablets to enhance your camera capabilities. The package includes a fish-eye lens, macro/wide-angle lens combo, 2 clips, lens cloth, and a 24-month warranty.

Amazon customers gave it 4.3/5 stars.

Camera Stories January 15, 2016

expiredLowepro Urban Reporter Camera Messenger Bags: 150 $24 (Orig. $120), 250 $40 (Orig. $140), more

Best Buy via eBay has the Lowepro Urban Reporter 150 Camera Messenger Bag for $19.99 + $3.99 shipping. That’s $100 off the original list price, $9 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we can find. It has a shoulder strap, detachable grip handle, and can hold a DSLR, two lenses, and accessories. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.7/5 stars.

We also found at Best Buy the Lowepro Urban Reporter 250 Camera Bag for $39.99 shipped. That’s $100 of the list and the lowest we’ve seen for this bag. It has a padded, removable camera insert for flexible storage and a compartment that accommodates a laptop up to 13 inches. Amazon shoppers rated it 4.8/5 stars.

We still have the Timbuk2 Alchemist Fatigue Laptop Messenger bag for $40 (Orig. $119) from Newegg Flash.

Camera Stories January 11, 2016

expiredAnker Tech Prime shipped: 13,000mAh Dual-USB Power Bank $25, Wireless Network Camera $60, LED Desk Lamp $26, more

AnkerDirect via Amazon offers the Anker Astro Dual USB 13,000mAh Portable power bank in red or yellow for $32.99, but if you use the code WRS5DIQV the price drops to $24.99 Prime shipped. That’s $8 off the regular sale price and the lowest price we’ve seen it since last spring. It can charge the iPhone 6 five times, the iPhone 6 Plus or Galaxy S5 over three times or the iPad Air once. Over 6,000 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.6/5 stars.

Also Amazon has the AnkerCam Wi-Fi Wireless Camera Video Monitoring IP/Network Camera for $99.99, but when you use the code FQJ4OJKE the price drops to $59.99 shipped. That’s $40 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen it at Amazon. The cam lets you stream 720p video with 110-degree view straight from your home to your smartphone, tablet or computer with the AnkerCam iOS and Android apps. It received 4.1/5 stars from Amazon shoppers. 

We also found the following desk lamps on sale from Anker:

Anker Lumos A1 LED Desk Lamp/Table Lamp for $29.99, but if you use the code JKCOICF6 the price drops to $25.99 Prime shipped. That’s $4 off the regular price and the lowest we can find for it. The lamp allows you to choose from 4 dimming levels using touch-control. A rotating base, double-hinged arm and swivelling LED panel ensure you’re able to get the best lighting angle. The built-in base stabilizer is optimized to ensure agility and stability at the same time.

Amazon shoppers gave it 4.8/5 stars.

Anker Lumos LED Desk Lamp / Table Lamp with USB Charging Port (Eye-Caring Panel Design, 4 Modes w/ 5 Dimming Levels) for $42.99, but when you use the code 4MGLSJW7 the price drops to $34.99 Prime shipped.

It received 4.6/5 stars from Amazon shoppers. 

Camera Stories January 6, 2016

expiredGoPro HERO4 Silver Action Camera: $310 shipped (Orig. $400)

Adorama via eBay offers the GoPro HERO4 Silver Camera with Built-In Touch Display/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth for $309.99 shipped. That’s $90 off the original list price, $29 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen.

This GoPro has a built-in touch display that lets you adjust settings, frame your shots, and play back photos and videos. It can “capture 12MP photos at speeds of up to 30 fps” and with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi you can control it with the Smart Remote or GoPro App on your iOS or Android devices. It’s the best selling action video camera at Amazon and over 1,100 customers gave it 4.4/5 stars.

Need accessories for your new GoPro? We have the best GoPro HERO4 action camera accessories, mounts, storage, and more.

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Camera Stories December 18, 2015

This is one of the best deals yet on our favorite all-in-one home security system and air quality detector.

Just in time for the holidays, get $20 off Canary. That brings the price down to $179 from the regular $199. Better yet, you can save a total of $50 off regular price when purchasing the Canary Two-Pack.

This Wi-Fi, smartphone connected security system does a whole lot more than the webcam style security cameras gaining popularity recently, and it does it all with gorgeous, Apple-like industrial design and slick companion apps for iPhone, Apple Watch, and Android… expand full story

Camera Stories December 15, 2015

Action cameras are amongst the hottest holiday gifts this year as GoPro prices have steadily fallen and the market has been flooded with competitors. It’s no surprise that a product category once dominated by one brand is seeing its prices get undercut every day as more third-party brands get involved. The popularity and rise of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter are also playing a large role in this shift.

A new action camera has recently launched with an eye on finding a spot amongst a sea of competitors. The YoCam uses a compact design and a laundry list of features to standout amongst the crowd. Its campaign page proudly proclaims that this product integrates the “functions of GoPro, DropCam, Lifelogging Camera, Selfie Camera, Dash Cam and more.” That’s high praise for a product that just passed its initial funding goal.

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Camera Stories December 3, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: 6-axis Gyro RC Quadcopter w/ HD Camera $39, Energy Bookshelf Speakers pair $100, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from the Amazon Gold Box Deals of the Day the Syma Explorers 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter With HD Camera for $38.99 shipped. That’s $25 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen it listed at Amazon. It has an HD camera and comes with a 2GB Micro SD card. This drone can “perform flips at the press of a button with 360 degree eversion and can be flown indoors or outdoors.” Over 2,700 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.2/5 stars

More new deals for today:

Energy CB-10 Bookshelf Speakers pair $100 (Orig. $250) | Newegg

Best Buy 4-Hour Sale: 13-inch MacBook Air $800, Mophie Juice Pack Reserve for iPhone 6/s $40, more

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Camera Stories November 30, 2015

expiredPolaroid Cube HD 1080p Action Camera: $75 shipped (Reg. $100)

Amazon, as a part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, offers the Polaroid Cube HD 1080p Action Camera in three colors for $74.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $25 off the original listing, the lowest that Amazon has ever sold it for and the best price we can find.

Polaroid’s Cube HD action camera features 1080p video resolutions, 6MP still photos, a 124-degree wide angle lens and 90 minutes of use per charge. It mounts magnetically or with many of the accessories that are available for this camera. You’ll find more information here in our previous coverage.

Rated 4.4/5 stars by 957 Amazon customers.

Looking for something with more power? These discounted GoPro cameras might do the trick.

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Camera Stories November 26, 2015

expiredFujifilm FinePix 16MP Digital Camera w/ Wi-Fi: $179 shipped (Reg. $400)

Amazon offers as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day the Fujifilm FinePix S1 16 MP Digital Camera for $179 shipped. That’s $220 off the original list price, $171 less than Best Buy’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen. 

This weather-resistant digital camera features a 16.4-megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p video, and built-in Wi-Fi that simplifies image sharing. It received 4.5/5 stars from Amazon shoppers. 

Camera Stories November 4, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Vizio 43″ 120Hz 1080p LCD HDTV + $100 Dell GC $300, LYTRO Light Field Camera $400, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, Dell Home offers the VIZIO 43-inch 1080p 120Hz HDTV for $299.99 shipped w/ a $100 Gift Card. Factoring in the gift card, that’s $160 off the regular sale price, $172 less than Amazon and the lowest we’ve seen. It has 1080p Full HD, 2 HDMI ports and reviews are slim on this VIZIO but it’s line-up is generally well-rated.

More new deals for today:LYTRO ILLUM 40 Megaray Light Field Camera $400 (Orig. $1,300) | Amazon

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Camera Stories October 27, 2015

expiredYou can now buy the waterproof HTC RE camera for just $50 shipped (Reg. $200)

HTC’s RE camera hasn’t exactly been the blowout hit, and at least a few times over the last several months we’ve seen it as low as $100 brand-new. Now, you can buy the HTC RE from the company’s website for just $50 shipped, which is $150 less than its regular $200 retail price and the lowest price we’ve seen.

The HTC RE, importantly, has a waterproof build — which makes it the obvious choice for water sports and outdoors filming. The camera also sports a 146° wide angle lens, and a 16-megapixel, 1/2.3″ Sony CMOS sensor. It has just one button, made for when you’re out with friends and just want to quickly capture a moment.

HTC’s website is currently offering the device in four colors: silver, orange, blue, and green. The device is compatible with both iPhone and Android platforms, and also brings the RE Live Stream feature, which lets you stream up to 30-minutes of footage directly from the device to YouTube. It’s nearing impulse buy at this price.

Camera Stories October 8, 2015

DJI is responsible for some of the most beautiful drone video footage on the web today. Its Phantom 3 line of products is the industry standard for capturing aerial videography. In recent years, DJI has made the move to reduce the price on some of its products to a more consumer-friendly level.

Today, a new camera from the high-flying optics company has been announced. The Osmo is a camera mounted on a motorized rig with a stabilizing arm to capture smooth video and photos. It’s basically a very fancy selfie-stick. An expensive one at that…

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Camera Stories October 7, 2015

Lytro Illum Camera: The first ever high-end camera to capture the entire light field: $700 shipped (Orig. $1,300, CA Tax Only)

The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its 1st Gen predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. Right now you can get it for $700 shipped that’s $600 off the original price.

Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing your average static 2D image. But the Illum’s 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, even in post-production
  • Use familiar digital camera features: auto focus, exposure mode, etc.
  • Capture the angle of every light ray in a scene
  • 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

Save $600 today on the Lytro Illum Camera. 

Camera Stories October 5, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Epson PowerLite Home Cinema Projector $400, Lytro 40 Megaray Light Field Camera $600, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals we have from Best Buy the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 720p Projector for $399.99 shipped. That’s $250 off the original list price/ Amazon’s price and the lowest we’ve seen. You can project a screen 84-inches from 8-feet or 126-inches from 12-feet. The ports include: 1 HDMI, 1 RCA (composite), 1 S-Video, 1 RCA (1 audio L/R), 1 VGA D-sub 15 pin (computer input/component), 1 USB Type A, 1 USB Type B. Best Buy shoppers gave it 4.6/5 stars.

More new deals for today:Lytro (B5-0035 ILLUM) 40 Megaray Light Field Camera $600 (Orig. $1,600) | Electronics.Woot

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