Call it a selfie stick on steroids or just a less technical way to get great aerial shots. Either way, the Fotokite Phi is a camera tool that may have arrived just on time Instead of forcing you to learn how to fly a camera-mounted drone, the Fotokite Phi tethers the flying device to you via a leash, eliminating sometimes unwieldy software controls and shaky, newbie piloting from the aerial-image-capturing equation See also: Beyond the action cam: GoPro CEO says VR and drones are the future The makers…

GoPro’s family of Hero action cameras just got a new sibling: The Hero+ LCD. GoPro announced on Monday the $299 Hero+ LCD, an entry-level action camera with a built-in touchscreen. The Hero+ joins GoPro’s action cameras which start at $130 for the Hero and balloon up to $500 for the Hero4 Black. See also: GoPro unveils drone, six camera array for VR content Prior to the Hero+ LCD, the only GoPro with a built-in touchscreen was the $400 Hero4 Silver. Users could also buy an LCD TouchPac for…

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Give selfie sticks their due. They’ve helped millions of people extend their reach and take pictures that put more than just their faces in the frame. The problem with these sticks, though, is you still have to hold them. What if you could put the phone down and just get back to enjoying yourself? A handful of technologies, including camera drones that you throw in the air and follow you and the Apple Watch that can serve as an iPhone camera remote control,…

The HTC Re is one of the strangest cameras in the long history of strange cameras The tiny, oddly shaped device has a noble goal: to put us back “in the moment” when we capture images. It aims to do this by taking away the live image; there’s no viewfinder or display screen to look at when you use it — the logic being that you no longer have to live through a screen during the moments you want to memorialize. See also: The wearable drone camera, for…