12/16/2009, Is Panasonic lining up a new Four Thirds (not Micro Four Thirds) DSLR camera to be released sometime soon? From the patent application, you can see that it will have live view mode, along with the traditional optical viewfinder. Other specs include a CMOS sensor, surprisingly no video recording, and a vibration reduction feature. In case you aren’t familiar with it, the Four Thirds standard retains a mirror arrangement and […]
12/14/2009, What would you do just to get into the Guinness World Records? You could always trying growing your fingernails for 20 years without cutting them to see if you get in, or you could come up with a camera that sports 158 lenses. That’s exactly what the folks over at the Nagoya Institute of Technology of Japan did. The good news is that the each lens only cost $2.10, so […]
11/22/2009, Rumors of an iPod touch that has a camera have surfaced again, and this time it’s said that the device will be released in spring 2010, which is slightly unusual, considering that it’s outside of Apple’s typical upgrade cycle. Apparently the camera will be the same 2-megapixel camera that the iPod nano has, and unfortunately will also lack autofocus and low-light sensitivity. We’re fairly sure that nobody will be complaining […]
11/18/2009, With the Exilim EX-G1, Casio enters in for in the rugged camera territory with a camera that can thrive in places where most cameras wouldn’t even survive. With its two-layer body (steel + polycarbonate), the Exilim EX-G1 is protected from shocks, dirt and humidity. How much protection are we talking about? According to Casio, the camera can survive drops from 7 feet (2.13m) and be plunged 3m deep underwater for […]
11/10/2009, Looks like the Ricoh GXR has made it to official status, with the main focus of this camera being its lens units that will hold both a lens and a matching sensor within a sealed chassis. The whole idea behind this is to prevent dust bunnies from starting a family within, while helping provide a tailored pairing of optics and electronics. You also benefit from zoom motors, aperture and shutter […]
11/09/2009, Looks like Ricoh is set to unveil their mirrorless camera this coming November 10th, which ought to get shutterbugs in the industry all worked up. No idea on pricing details though, but we’re pretty sure that this is going to break new ground and drum up a whole lot of interest in the process.
11/01/2009, Ever want to own a professional-grade medium-format camera, but can’t afford one? Well, aside from winning the lottery, you could always walk the path of Peter Johansson, and build you own. He’s been generous enough to document the whole deal, and it’s currently 80% done. If you start this project now, he’ll probably have finished and documented the whole project by the time you get to his current 80% point. […]
10/02/2009, The Punch Camera concept works differently from all other cameras since it will enable users to physically punch a rasterized image of their photo. The punched image is able to offer additional information, where it can be connected users to a digital camera. Well, at least it wasn’t so named to help you vent out your frustrations on a mugshot of your nemesis.
09/28/2009, Hasselblad has rolled out its H4D camera, where it is touted to be one of the first cameras to feature a true off-center autofocus system, otherwise better known as True Focus. This puts it one up against DSLRs that often have to focus first, followed by repositioning the camera to get focus away from the center. As for the H4D, it boasts a yaw rate sensor which can detect the […]
09/25/2009, Want to add an image stabilization feature to your camera? If you’re willing to take some time to build one, you could follow the instructions over at Instructables and build your own gyroscopic image stabilizer. It certainly doesn’t look like something for the faint-hearted, but it certainly looks worth the time investment, don’t you think?
09/24/2009, Who would’ve thought that traditionally dumb CCTV security systems have been improved to such a level where they are smart enough to know whether an assault is going to happen – at least that is what a major research project has concluded. The system showed such promise when tested under laboratory conditions, scanning the passengers on a bus for suspicious behaviour associated with crime before coming to such a conclusion. […]
09/17/2009, The OneShot Camera concept is pretty interesting since it goes the way of the iPod shuffle – and by that we mean without having an LCD display. Apparently its German designer Tino Klaehne envisioned the OneShot Camera to come with face detection, although there was no mention on how we can frame the photo without having a display to refer to. Interestingly enough, it charges up with but a simple […]
09/16/2009, Our friends from photorumors are telling us that the Pentax K-X is coming out tomorrow. Apparently, the leak came from a snafu and the images have been posted early. Well, let’s say that the cat is out of the bag now. Here are the highlights: 12.4 Megapixel sensor with image stabilizer 2.7″ LCD display 720p video capture at 24fps 4.7fps burst mode AA batteries! 12800 ISO
09/09/2009, I just spent some time with the new iPod nano… needless to say that it is super light and thin (that’s not new). The camera is oddly placed on the bottom of the device where your fingers would tend to be. That said, it’s easy enough to hold it rotated at 90 degrees and use the widescreen or take the less intuitive approach of holding it on both sides to snap a […]