The Lytro Illum Will Make You Rethink What A Camera Can Do

A couple years back, Lytro released a camera that allowed you to capture the entire light field when you were taking pictures. This gave you the ability to focus the images after you've taken them. In a word, it was fantastic. Now the company is back with another camera that you're going to want to get your hands on. The Lytro Illum is the world's first high-end consumer camera that captures the whole light field. You'll be able to explore your pictures from different perspectives, focal points, and dimensions. You'll be able to view and edit the pictures right on the 4" touchscreen, and have an 8x optical zoom at the ready. You can even select what to focus on in a shot by tapping it on the display. There are also some desktop tools that will let you get even more creative with the pictures ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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360 Fly Camera Captures Life In All Angles

The 360 Fly Camera is like nothing you've ever seen before. It captures things even the human can't see because it's constantly taking video in 360 degree horizontal by 240 degree vertical--which makes it the widest viewing camera in the world. You can carry it, or mount it to tripods, helmets, or a bunch of other ... continue reading
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Sony A5000 Camera

To the layman, the Sony A5000 is a cool looking, interchangeable lens mirrorless digital camera with a 3" LCD screen, 1080p video, 20.1Mp sensor and built-in NFC Wi-Fi. But if you're a layman you're probably not spending $600 on a camera, so we're going to geek out a little bit on the specs. In no particular order, ... continue reading
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SOLOSHOT 2: Robotic Cameraman

Forget following the action while filming any activity, with SOLOSHOT 2, you can sit back, crack a beer, and let it do all the work for you. The surprisingly affordable device will follow a tracker that someone can wear or you can slap on something so you don't have to do a thing. Put on the tracker, set up your camera ... continue reading
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DSPTCH Black Camo Camera Straps

Don't you hate being a ninja/paparazzo that always gets spotted because of your colorful camera sling? Well, your prayers have been answered. DSPTCH just released a set of new Black Camo Camera Slings perfect for blending into any nighttime urban environment. They feature mil spec webbing, pieces of plastic hardware, ... continue reading
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Joby Action Series

The first thing we think of when people start talking about tripods isn't the three-legged, fixed-position piece of hardware that our Dad used to shoot with a film camera, it's a Joby Gorillapod. The product is just too damn flexible to be messing around with a full tripod in most circumstances. It packs easily in ... continue reading
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Nikon Df DSLR

Even though this Nikon looks like a camera you would have found digging around in a hipster-laden flee market, it's actually the company's latest release cloaked in beautiful retro styling. The Nikon Df sports the same sensor as its pricier brother, the D4, and is the lightest full-frame Nikon on the market (or soon ... continue reading
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Killspencer Camera Straps

A camera can be a sharp accessory that doesn't need to be upstaged by a loud or wacky strap keeping it by your side. The guys over at Killspencer have embraced this idea with their new paracord and leather straps. Made in the U.S.A., each of the minimal camera straps is made with Bridle leather and heavy-duty paracord ... continue reading
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