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Photokina 2010: Leica Design Preview Event - Unveiling the M9 Titan

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Using Continuous Evaluation to Thwart Insider Threats

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Wearable cameras

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Nikon introduces upgraded Capture NX 2 photo editing software

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Object of Desire: 360Fly

Object of Desire: 360Fly OCTOBER 19, 2015

Greg Scoblete

Thanks to the proliferation of virtual reality headgear, theres been a surge of interest in immersive photography and video recording. The latest entrant into this hot field is 360fly, a company born from the robotics lab of Carnegie Mellon University. The companys first product is the eponymous 360fly, a small action camera that can capture a 240-degree (vertical) and 360-degree (horizontal) field of view via its fixed f/2.5 lens. The camera captures video at 1504x1504p30 in the H.264 format with a bit rate up to 20Mbps. Files are stored on the cameras 32GB of internal memory. The 360fly is dust- and water-resistant and can survive falls from up to 5 feet. Its operated through a single button with a three-color LED status light and vibration motor for feedback in the field. If you need a more robust interface, you can pair the camera to your mobile device via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for remote viewfinding. The app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices, also lets you view 240-degree videos, edit your footage and share it to social networks. The camera ships with a tilt mount with both a curved and a flat baseplate for mounting purposes. It weighs 0.3 pounds, so its slightly heavier than a GoPro Hero4 without its waterproof housing. At 2.4 inches in diameter, its just a tad smaller than your standard tennis ball. Youll enjoy a little morethan two hours of battery life.

Price: $399

Info: 360fly.com

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Tenba's New Cooper Messenger Bags Blend Form and Function

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By Greg Scoblete

Tenba is rolling out a new line of canvas and leather messenger photo bags with a silent Velcro flap.

The Cooper series is made from a soft cotton canvas with full grain leather trim.

The peach-wax cotton canvas exterior features water-repellant coating back with an ultra light silicone-coated ripstop nylon liner. Both the full-grain leather base and trim have been treated for waterproofness. Additional features include:

* Quick Access top zipper

* a silver/black reversible rain coverthe silver side reflects the sun to keep bag contents cooler

* a rear laptop/tablet pocket

* removable padded camera insert

* side pockets that can be compressed slim against the side of the bag or expanded to hold a water bottle or a zoom lens as large as a 24-70mm f/2.9 (Cooper 13 or Cooper 15).

The series will come in four sizes, capable of stowing cameras from compact mirrorless models with an 8-inch tablet up to pro DSLRs with 15-inch laptops. The bags will ship Nov. 1 for $170 (Cooper 8), $230 (Cooper 13 Slim), $250 (Cooper 13 DSLR) and $300 (Cooper 15).