09/20/2011, Nikon has officially launched its Nikon 1 camera system. It was revealed during a gala in Australia and the official news came to us via email shortly after. We’ve reported on the rumors for a while, but the real thing has finally appeared in all its glory. Nikon 1 is a micro-camera that uses a 10.1 megapixel 13.2×8.88mm CMOS sensor and a Nikon 1 mount (yes, it’s new). It can […]
09/14/2011, If you’re an avid user of Google Goggles, the good news is that the app for Android has recently been updated to version 1.6, and brought with it several new features that supposedly makes your smartphone “smarter”.
09/12/2011, Pentax is launching its 18x Zoom digital compact camera, the Optio RZ18. The 16 megapixel camera is the latest addition to the Pentax Optio RZ zoom lens series, it offers a 18X optical zoom lens covering focal lengths from 25mm wide angle to 450mm super-telephoto (in the 35mm format), a 3 inch LCD with HVGA resolution, 9-point autofocus with a 4cm super macro mode and widescreen 720p video capture at […]
09/01/2011, At first sight, the Samsung WB750 looks like many other recent compact cameras: it has a thin design, a large 3” LCD display (480×320) in the back and few manual controls on its body. However, the real coolness of the Samsung WB750 is its sensor. This camera uses a Back Side Illuminated (BSI) image sensor which is much more sensitive to light than standard ones. The idea behind BSI is […]
09/01/2011, Samsung has been exploring the dual-view concept for some time, and after releasing a previous cameras using two LCD displays (one small, one big), it came to the conclusion than a single 3” (432×240) LCD tilt display was even better: The Samsung MV800 was born. Having one display which can rotate by 180 degrees is better than two fixed ones for a couple of reasons: First, you don’t have to […]
09/01/2011, Samsung has just announced the NX200 camera at IFA 2011. The Samsung NX200 is a mirror-less camera that is in the same family than the NX100. This model ups the ante with a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C* sensor, which is bigger than the micro four third (micro ¾) sensor found in select competitors like Olympus and Panasonic. For example, my Canon 50D DSLR also uses an APS-C sensor (*APS-C describes the […]
08/30/2011, While it’s been a few years since we’ve reported about LG’s Robotking vacuum cleaner, it looks like the Korean manufacturer has a new Roboking up its sleeve. This time it’s called the Roboking Triple Eye (VR6180WMNC), with significant updates over the previous Roboking. This time around, it features 51 basic sensors, and three integrated cameras (hence the name) that help you analyze your home better for cleaning purposes, or to […]
08/29/2011, Are you paranoid about what goes on in your house when there’s nobody at home? Wish there was some way you could monitor what’s going on at home using your iOS device when you’re out of the house? At the moment there are solutions that use your laptop’s or computer’s webcam to stream video footage online but leaving your computer in plain sight is sometimes begging for it to be […]
08/29/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you’re headed towards a traffic light, brake, only to have the lights turn green 2 seconds later? If you didn’t already know, unnecessary or excessive braking will result in your car wasting energy and fuel due to the amount of fuel required to get your car moving again.
08/25/2011, Olympus has just announced their latest model that also boasts of a superlative – at press time, it is the smallest Ultra Zoom model of its kind in the world that has more than 30x capability. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the Olympus SP-810UZ. With a 36x ultra-zoom lens, the SP-810Z will hit store shelves this coming September 2011. Thanks to its high-magnification zoom lens, this puppy is capable of covering […]
08/23/2011, Continuing the trend of releasing consumer digital cameras with high-quality imaging is Canon’s successor to the SX130 IS. The PowerShot SX150 IS is a minor improvement over its predecessor, featuring the same versatile 12x optical zoom lens (28-336mm eq.); the camera lets users save the hassle (not to mention space) that comes along with carrying multiple lenses for different purposes. The SX150 IS packs a slightly improved image sensor, providing […]
08/12/2011, If you’re searching for some new lenses for your camera, you’re better off looking elsewhere; but if you’re up for some fun downing some alcohol, we’ve got the “gadget” just for you. Photojojo is now selling the Shot Glass Lens Set on its store and it’s touted to guarantee to give you the perfect “shot”. These camera lens-inspired shot glasses aren’t made from glass but from ceramic, and don’t fit […]
08/09/2011, While we have high-speed X-ray cameras that can capture images at up to 4.5 million frames per second, there are folks outside of the scientific community that want to make use of high-speed cameras purposes other than studying molecules. Enter Vision Research’s new Phantom v1610 high-speed video camera.
08/04/2011, Got a case of the shaky hands? If so, you’re going to appreciate what the folks over at Linkoping, Sweden have come up with. Some scientists at the Linkoping University recently launched DollyCam for the iPhone and iPad – an app that helps people with unsteady hands record professional-looking videos on their iOS devices. Sometimes even if you have a steady hand, you still get amateurish-looking footage due to the […]