Archive for the ‘Cameras’ Category

Steve Jobs Reveals Apple’s New Releases and Updates

Steve Jobs, looking very thin, received a standing ovation before leading the keynote at Apples latest event, while releasing iTunes 9 and iPhone OS 3.1. Apple also announced that they’re updating the iPod Classic, Touch, and Shuffle. The iPod Nano received the biggest update, which now features a 640 x 480 video camera. With the Apple event just finished. So, how correct were we?

itunes-lp

Although they want you to think the new LP features are amazing, for young folks, most probably won’t care. For them, the big news is improved syncing and social media integration. With the new syncing you can now drag, organize, and delete apps from inside iTunes. The new social media integration allows you to send albums to Facebook or Twitter. (more…)

Canon Unveils 18 Megapixel EOS 7D Camera

The flurry of new cameras continue. After weeks of speculation and leaks, Canon has unveiled the new high-end EOS 7D, an 18MP camera with 8 fps continuous shooting and full HD video, aimed squarely at Nikon’s latest release. With the new body, Canon also revealed three new lenses: the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lenses.

eos-7d

(more…)

Canon Releases 6 New PowerShot Cameras

Canon unveiled 6 new cameras in their PowerShot line Wednesday: The G11, S90, SX20 IS, SX120 IS, SD980 IS and SD940 IS. With a surprising drop in megapixels for the G11, the thing to take note of is that perhaps the “megapixel war” is drawing to a close.

g11_front

Two of the cameras are especially noteworthy, the G11 and S90. The G9 was a highly rated and highly popular point-and-shoot, but many people felt Canon took a step backward with the G10. Two big complaints were that Canon attempted to cram more megapixels (14.7) on to the small sensor and they also lowered the video resolution. One of those problems was fixed with the G10. In order to lower noise, Canon did something very unexpected, the new G11 features a 10 MP sensor, even lower than the 12.1 megapixel G9. While many of the great features—a fast 5x zoom, hotshoe, image stabilization, and ability to shoot RAW—remain unchanged, the LCD was changed to a smaller 2.8″ vari-angle screen, something the G series used to feature, and the maximum ISO bumped to 12800. Sadly, the video remains a maximum 640 × 480 at 30 fps. The G11 will be available in October for $499.99. (more…)

What is The Best ‘Waterproof’ Camera?

It’s Summer and for many that means going to the beach. With Flickr and Facebook, these beachgoers want to share their experiences, but electronics and water tend not to get along. Not to fear, the team over at Digital Photography Review have put a group of ‘waterproof’ cameras through a series of tests to discover which is the best.

canon-powershot-d10

For their tests, they gathered the Canon PowerShot D10, Fuji FinePix Z33WP, Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 (mju Tough 8000 in Europe,) Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 (mju Tough 6000 in Europe,) Pentax Optio W60, Pentax Optio W80, and Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 (DMC-FT1 in Europe.) They then tested and compared their movie modes, ISO performance, Image Stablization, and finally Underwater performance. (more…)

Nikon Unveils the World’s First Projector Camera

After last week’s announcement, one would expect Nikon to take a breather, but they’re at it again, revealing four new Coolpix cameras including the world’s first camera with a built-in projector.

nikons1000pj

With one touch, the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj can project images up to 40 inches at 2 meters with a VGA resolution. A remote is included that allows wireless operation of both the projector and camera functions. The rest is pretty standard for a modern point-and-shoot camera. It features a 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor, an optically stabilized 5x zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent,) and a 2.7″ LCD screen. (more…)

High-Tech Meets High Fashion: 13 Gadgets By Brand Name Designers

Fashion and Technology both commonly focus on innovation. Luckily for us consumers, these two worlds have been on constant dialogue these days – giving us innovative products but with design aesthetics. In what is called a blend of the ‘commercial and fantastical’, collaboration between top electronic firms and high fashion connoisseurs have proven to be an upside in both industry. We will be looking at 13 of the sought-after fashion-electronic-gadget collaborations currently available in the market.


1.  USB Sunglasses by Calvin Klein

ck-usb-glasses
Want to look chic while keeping your personal data safe and sound? These new sunglasses from Calvin Klein have a USB drive hidden in the arm, letting you store info and protect your eyes from UV rays at the same time.

Calvin Klein are justifying the price of these cool shades by upping it with a feature that you would otherwise find hard to even think of. A USB drive lodges in one of the arms of the frame of these cool glares. Adding to the spice are the cool lenses that can safely keep your eyes out of harms way and assure that you have 4GB of memory with you whenever the sun shines bright. There’s nothing as cool as taking your glares off and connecting them to your computer to download your songs. With 4GB storage capacity, this eyewear, which is priced at $199, is definitely a sure treat. (more…)

Nikon Releases Some Stunning New Cameras and Lenses

Nikon seems to have been pretty busy as of late. They announced two new cameras (the D300s and the D3000), and two new lenses (the AF-S Nikkor 70–200mm F/2.8G ED VR II, and the AF-S DX Nikkor 18–200mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR II) all in one day.
nikon_d300s

First, the new Nikon D300s. It is very similar to the nearly 2-year-old D300 it replaces — the same 12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, the same 3 inch VGA screen, the same 51 autofocus points — but with a few changes and additions. The biggest difference is the addition of video, the same 720p video of the D90 and D5000. Shooting speed has also been updated from 6 fps to 7 fps. Also, the D300s now has the option of dual storage with a CF card and SD card. The D300s will be sold at a recommended price of $1799 and start shipping in August. (more…)

The Novo Minoru is The World’s First 3D Webcam

Novo Minoru

Think that built-in camera in your Mac is good enough? Think again. The Minoru from Novo is a new webcam that creates stereographic images and even video.

The Minoru works like any other webcam, attach it via USB and you can chat using your favorite messaging client or upload videos to YouTube. But, that’s where the similarities end. The Minoru, which means “reality” in Japanese, uses two cameras spaced apart at roughly the same difference as your eyes. It then takes the images from both cameras and superimposes each image over the other, producing the familiar red and blue images of 3D images from childhood. (more…)

The $995 Leica D-LUX 4 Safari Edition is Drool-Worthy

Leica D-Lux 4 Safari Edition

Leica, the high-status camera maker with a cult following, just introduced the D-LUX 4 Safari special edition. The Safari edition follows the recently released Titanium edition and the Leica M8 Safari.  Leica does not fail on releasing quality products and the company has put a lot of care into every aspect of this camera, up to its undeniably appealing packaging. The 10.1 mega-pixel camera features a high performance lens and super fast image processing. (more…)

The Retro Style Olympus E-P1 Micro 4/3rds Camera

penf_01
Seems a lot of people are getting really excited about a new camera from Olympus known as the E-P1 Micro. And really, they should be.

This retro body style camera comes with an impressive set of features including a solid 12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor, a 3-inch LCD display, in-body image stabilization, a dust reduction system, and exchangeable lenses. The camera is also fully capable of recording video at 720p/30fps video. The Live MOS sensor and the new TruePic V image processor guarantee ultra-high processing speeds and excellent image quality up to ISO 6400. Because of the high quality, the camera is also able to apply Art Filters to both movies and still images. Standard filters are there along with others including Pop Art, Pin Hole, Soft Focus, and Grainy Film. (more…)