HTC is primarily a smartphone company, but it’s transforming itself into something else. At a private briefing earlier this week, HTC says it started out as a consumer product OEM maker, building devices like the iPAQ and Palm Treo 650 for HP and Palm, and then became a mobile force when it began building its own smartphones. With the mobile competition so fierce, HTC is preparing for the future beyond […]
The QX30 ($349) is Sony’s second lens-style camera to be released at IFA. Its design is closer to the original QX series in the sense that its lens is not interchangeable, but Sony has added what many users have been demanding: a powerful zoom capability, along with 60FPS 1080p movie recording.
I’ve recently met with a startup working on a cool camera called 360Cam. As its name indicates, it can snap photos, or record videos that capture the full 360 degrees around it (except for what is obstructed by the camera’s base, obviously) without any post-processing stitching or processing. That sounds like a dream for real-estate agents, but 360Cam goes well beyond that, and shapes up to be one of the […]
The Sony RX100M3 (RX100 Mark 3) has leaked quite a bit in the past 24 hours, but it is now officially announced by Sony. The new high-performance, compact camera comes out with a new lens which features a wider focal length and a better aperture (A Zeiss 24-70mm f1. 8-2.8, 7-blade iris diaphragm). It also have a built-in viewfinder and it’s fair to say that no-one wants to buy one […]
Samsung is updating its NX SMART Camera series today with the addition of the Samsung NX3000 SMART , the successor of the NX2000.The key difference from the previous model is the size reduction of the display to make room for physical buttons, a feature highly requested by users. Now you will be able to access the video recording, playback, delete commands and the control wheel directly from the backside.The 3.0-inch […]
The Sony A77 II is now officially the successor of the Sony A77 DSLR camera which was introduced to the market 3 years ago, in summer 2011. The new 24.3 megapixel interchangeable lens camera packs some serious performance and nice enhancements such as its impressive 79-points Auto Focus (AF) system that includes 15 cross points as well. The ISO sensitivity has been expanded from 16000 to up to 25600 and […]
Sony puts an end to the a6000 (alpha 6000) camera by releasing the official specifications and information about it. First of all, keep in mind that this is an NEX-style interchangeable lens camera and not a DSLR camera. It’s not new, but if you missed it, Sony is phasing out the NEX product name, which will eventually be completely merged with the “Alpha” line of products. I know, it’s a […]
Shortly before the first Galaxy Camera came out, we knew that Android cameras were going to land and stay. As cameras get smarter, the complexity of the software stack also becomes too hard to develop for camera makers (which are definitely NOT software-centric folks). Samsung is the company that has the best Android Camera offering today, and with the Galaxy NX, it just took the whole sector to the next […]
[CES 2014] Sony is coming full force to CES with a great camera lineup. The new Sony α5000 camera (model ILCE-5000) packs DSLR-like performance in a super compact and elegant body. At less than 8 oz, this WiFi connected interchangeable lens camera is equipped with a 20.1 MP APS-C sized sensor and a 3-inch TFT LCD display (460.8K dots) that can flip upwards up to 180 degrees.
After having been leaked a couple of days ago, the Sony A7 and A7R have now gone “official”. Both cameras use the E-mount and share lenses with the Sony NEX Series. The FE premium lenses for full-frame sensors would be more adequate, but there are so few of them… Those cameras are the full-frame monsters that die-hard fans were hoping for, and they respectively use impressive 36 and 24 Megapixel […]
Sony has just announced the RX10, a 24-200mm (about 8X optical zoom) fixed lens camera that has a fixed (and large!) f2.8 aperture. This is really interesting in terms of specifications, because it’s not easy to find this type of f2.8 (constant) zoom lens in compact cameras. The sensor of the RX10 is the same as the one found in the (awesome) Sony RX100 II camera, and if you are […]
Fresh off the presses, the Sony DSC-RX100 M2 (Mark II) comes in addition of the existing RX-100, which it will supplement and bring a 41% improvement in noise reduction during low-light photography and a 10% faster auto-focus (AF). The new model comes with a huge 1-inch BackSide Illuminated Sensor (BSI), and this particular size is very big for a BSI sensor. If you are not familiar with BSI, it is […]
After a few leaks, the Fujifilm X-M1 camera has now become “official”. This is Fujifilm’s latest X-Series interchangeable lens camera system that is designed to bring a great ratio between image quality, light weight (11.6 oz) and a solid build quality. It is an addition to the Xpro-1 and X-E1 which not only share a close design language, but also the 16.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor with the X-M1. […]
Samsung has just launched the Samsung Galaxy NX Camera at an event in London, and it is an Android camera that features interchangeable lens, making it the first of its kind. As we expected when Samsung introduced the original Galaxy Camera, the Korean giant is now climbing to the top of the image quality ladder by adding interchangeable lenses to its Android cameras.