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Oppo's Find 7 comes with a 13-megapixel camera and features a Super Zoom function -- it takes 10 burst shots and combines the best four into a "super" 50-megapixel picture. This gives you more detail in your picture, but it does take a while for the phone to do the processing.

Slim smartphone zoom is one step closer

New technology from DynaOptics promises to deliver optical zoom to smartphones without the need for a protruding lens element.

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Light your photos, videos with Fotodiox Pro compact FlapJack LED panels

The new edge-lit circular and rectangular panels are thin and light enough to stick in your bag and let you put light where other panels might be just too big.

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Camera-accessory maker Spider Holster rethinks the common hand strap

The SpiderPro Hand Strap fixes several design problems to give you a more secure grip and a better fit.

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GoPro Hero4 Black, Hero4 Silver are tiny cameras with big performance

The new Black edition rocks twice the processing power of its predecessor, while the updated Silver gets a built-in touchscreen, and both get some new features for when the lights go down.

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GoPro pumps up performance and brightens the night with the Hero4

Back in Black and Silver editions, the pro-targeted Black captures 4K video at 30 frames per second, while the Silver adds a touchscreen.

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The $600 Fujifilm X30 doesn't have interchangeable lenses, but it embodies the shift toward high-end compact cameras.

For camera makers, hope lies in pricey devices for the few

As smartphones replace point-and-shoots, companies from Nikon to Fujifilm are scrambling to build premium product lines. That's great news for photo enthusiasts.

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Google's Panoramio offers people a way to explore the world through maps and photos. The founders of the service don't want Google to kill the service.

Panoramio founders try persuading Google not to kill site

Users of the site for sharing geotagged photos are upset Google is migrating to its Views service instead, and now the founders want Google to reverse course.

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Contour's excellent entry-level action cam gets better with the Roam3

With some slight design tweaks and improved waterproofing, this POV camera is ready for action in and out of the water.

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Contour returns with the waterproof full-HD Roam3 action cam

Its first new camera since announcing its return, the Roam3 picks up where its predecessor left off, delivering nice-looking video -- above or below the water -- at the slide of a switch.

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Polaroid takes tiny cameras to a new level with the Cube

It captures HD video and shoots photos and the whole thing fits inside the palm of your hand.

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Polaroid's Cube hands-free video in an ultrasmall package

The eye-catching Polaroid Cube is an inexpensive 1080p video camera that's small and light enough to be your constant companion.

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Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki Photokina shows the new company's new 150-600mm lens at Photokina.

Sigma CEO leads premium push in camera market (Q&A)

Under CEO Kazuto Yamaki, Sigma has helped transform the Japanese company so most of its revenue comes from higher-end products. Too bad about the camera business, though.

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