Five camera accessories you probably didn't need
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Five camera accessories you probably didn't need

Plenty of useful camera accessories come on to the market every year – but among them are some real duds. So let's take a look back at some of the worst offenders, shall we? The first product that comes to mind, at least around here, is the Sony Party-shot.

The Party-shot, introduced in 2009, was actually pretty clever. You popped on a compatible camera (originally the Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 and TX1) and off it went. The 'personal photographer' could rotate 360° and tilt up or down 24°, and would use the camera's Face and Smile Detection features to follow subjects and take a photo at the right moment. It even used the Rule of Thirds for proper composition! The Party-shot was portable, making it the thing to talk about at parties (no pun intended).

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