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OP/TECH USA Utility Sling Strap review

on Monday, May 13th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

If you think all camera straps are the same, then think again. Did you think about it? Well, then you know that the camera strap is basically connected to the camera and hangs around your neck. Pretty simple, right?  Well, it can get a little more complicated than you think. When you consider the comfort, theRead More…


Chobi Cam Pro 3 – A micro night-vision camera for a micro spy

on Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Barbie probably has a larger camera than this.  The Chobi Cam Pro 3 measures in at just under 2″ wide and under 1″ tall.  The is the third iteration in a line of Japanese mini cameras, and it adds “night vision” capability to an already impressive 11MP camera with 1080p video-capture capabilities.  The night vision isRead More…


The instant camera goes digital with the Polaroid Socialmatic camera

By: Ryan Chapman
on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Most people my age and older have heard of Polaroid instant cameras, although they went out of style once digital photography became mainstream. Recently, Socialmatic LLC announced that they have an agreement with Polaroid to market a new-age instant camera, the Polaroid Socialmatic camera. This camera brings the old style of printing out photos directly fromRead More…


Steer your own submarine – and record your journey – from the safety of the dock

on Friday, February 8th, 2013

If you have a spare $6300 laying around and a need or desire for underwater exploration, you need the Submarine Camcorder from Hammacher Schlemmer.  This little sub measures 19″ L x 14 1/2″ W x 7″ H, and it’s made of water-tight, marine-grade, hydrodynamic ABS.  Inside, there’s a HD video camera that takes 1280 X 720 video orRead More…


Canon Powershot N – Oh flip

on Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Canon has just announced the Powershot N, a camera firmly aimed at the social media market.  Made to be tethered with your  smartphone or tablet, the built in WiFi allows you to connect quickly and easily with its Mobile Device Connect Button. You can then directly upload your pictures to social media sites such as YouTube, FacebookRead More…

Stay connected with the Samsung GALAXY Camera and 3G

on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

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Carry Speed DS-SLIM Camera Sling Strap review

on Saturday, December 29th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

For photographers, one of the most important yet oft-overlooked accessories may be the humble camera strap.  It must be seamlessly functional,  comfortable, easily adjustable, and quickly attached to your camera.  Tall order!  Does Carry Speed fit its billing as “The Most Advanced Camera Strap System?”


Logitech TV Cam HD for Skype works with any HDTV

on Friday, November 23rd, 2012

With this Logitech camera, you can Skype with anyone in beautiful HD-quality video.  The TV Cam HD works any HDTV and connects to your wireless internet.  After you activate it with your Skype account, you’ll have a great, high-quality picture while you chat with friends and family.  The camera has a built-in speaker, and itRead More…


PQI Air WiFi memory card – bring your own memory

on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

If you follow our ramblings, you’ll know that Julie and I both love our Eye-Fi cards (see Related Items below). The biggest issue is that they only come in set memory sizes (not a big issue because of the continuous memory function).  The PQI Air gives you the WiFi functionality to be able to browse images from your cameraRead More…

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Lorex HD Action Sports Cameras Review

on Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

Nowadays, it seems like action POV cameras are used everywhere from TV shows to documentaries to the weekend warrior next door. But are there standards for these candid action cameras or is it just as simple as pressing the record button? For me, it’s more than point and shoot. I have previously reviewed two otherRead More…


TurtleJacket Turns Your Samsung Galaxy Note into a DSLR (Sorta)

on Monday, September 24th, 2012

Earlier this Spring we told you about the TurtleJacket iPhone accessory from Turtleback, which turns the phone into a psuedo DSLR. Turtleback is now offering a similar accessory for the Samsung Galaxy Note Android phone/tablet hybrid. This version of the TurtleJacket is made of Aluminium and features a tripod mount, a pair of strap holders and aRead More…

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Samsung Galaxy Camera

on Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Amongst the announcements by Samsung at IFA 2012 is the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The camera runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on a 1.4Ghz quad-core processor.  It’s equipped with a 16.3 megapixel sensor, 23mm (F2.8) lens , 21X optical zoom, image stabilisation,  and a 4.77″ display.  The camera also includes WiFi and 4G-network connectivity for instantaneousRead More…


Panasonic SD Cards Are Built Tough

on Friday, August 17th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

With the wide range of ruggedised cameras around these days, it’s inevitable that one day something’s going to go wrong. Just one grain of sand or hair in a seal can turn your camera into a soggy mess.  Your camera can always be replaced, but what about the pictures on your SD card? Panasonic’s new rangeRead More…


Fastec TS3 is a Slow-Motion Camera

on Saturday, August 4th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, Geek Toys, News

Loving all the slow motion footage of the Olympics?  Want to make your own slo-mo Youtube channel? The Fastec TS3 100-S  is “portable” slo-mo solution at 228mm (9.0”) W x 114mm (4.5”) H x 89mm (3.5”) D and 1.8 Kg (3.9 lbs). The unit  comes with a 7″ high resolution display, is constructed of anodizedRead More…


OUTRIDE Turns Your iPhone into a Sports Action Camera

on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

With the OUTRIDE case and app from mophie, you can turn your iPhone 4/4S into a sports action camera.  The OUTRIDE case is waterproof and impact-resistant, and it comes with a variety of modular quick-release mounts so you can use it for capturing a variety of sports.  The case has an integrated 170-degree wide-angle lensRead More…

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Panasonic tries to MILC the London Olympics with the DMC-G5

on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Still not convinced that a Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (MILC) can replace your Digitial Single Lens Reflex (DSLR)?  If Panasonic has its way, you will.  While the MILC format has slowly gained ground, it’s still never been considered a “serious” contender for “professional” photographers, so Olympic sponsor Panasonic has given their new DMC-G5 to Getty Images sportsRead More…


Canon EOS M – Taste the MILC

on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Canon introduces their entry into the mirrorless, inter-changeable lens camera (MILC) market with their press release for the  Canon EOS M.  With an 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, an ISO range of 100-12800 (extended to 25600 in H Mode ), and a 3″ touchscreen, which includes multitouch features like pinch and zoom. The camera willRead More…


The Samsung MV900 Multiview Digital Camera Makes Self-Portraits a Snap

on Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Are you one of those people who is constantly snapping your own picture to post on Facebook for all your followers to comment on? Yes, you’re too sexy for that shirt and yes your new hair style looks fabulous. At least I think it does… I could tell a lot better if your whole faceRead More…


GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac and Remote Review

on Friday, July 13th, 2012

Having played with a number of POV cameras now, one of the options I miss with the GoPro Hero2 is the remote control. Even when not being used for Extreme Sports, the ability to mount your camera and be able to initiate your video or snapshot without having to get to the camera itself hasRead More…



on Saturday, July 7th, 2012

JVC has announced on their blog site their entry into the ever growing POV action camera market. The JVC GC-XA1 ADIXXON doesn’t require a waterproof housing, weighs in at .28lbs (126 grams), and is waterproof to 5 m ( 16.4 feet), shockproof , dust-proof, and freeze-proof.  The unit includes built in Wi-Fi, 1.5″ LCD, image stabilization, andRead More…

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GoPro Wi-Fi BackPac and Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit Sets your GoPro Camera Free

on Friday, June 15th, 2012

Set your GoPro Hero or Hero2 camera free with the new Wi-Fi BackPac and Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit. The new kit gives you the ability to remotely control  up to 50 cameras at a time at up to 600 feet (180m) away. The remote control gives you full  control of the camera, including the modeRead More…


The Sony DSC-RX100 Might be my Next Travel Camera

on Thursday, June 7th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Last week I was on vacation up in Michigan and took a brand new camera that I had purchased especially for the trip with me only to figure out that it was too bulky to carry around. The Olympus OM-D EM-5 is a fantastic mirrorless camera if you don’t mind the size and weight. I did. SoRead More…


GoPro Finally Releases Flat Lens Dive Housing

on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

If you read my review of the GoPro HD Hero2, you’ll have noted that I thought it strange that a company who touts their cameras as being capable of being used 60m underwater would produce a housing that wasn’t optimal for this purpose.  The domed lens on their standard waterproof housing results in blurred videoRead More…


GoPro HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition POV Camera Review

on Friday, May 18th, 2012

I’ve reviewed the Drift HD and the Swann Freestyle HD action cameras (see related links), and while I haven’t been able to give you any extreme sports footage, hopefully the reviews have been useful to those considering a POV camera.  The GoPro range of POV cameras have become the de facto standard by which mostRead More…


Keep It On the Level with the Level Camera Cube

on Monday, May 7th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

I don’t know how I do it, but a lot of the photos I take – even when the camera is on a tripod – aren’t level.  Neither of my cameras have a built-in bubble level, so I have no way of knowing if my shot is level until after I’ve taken it.  Luckily, IRead More…