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Though I am far from considering myself a "photographer," I do like to take lots of photos with my DSLR.  And one thing I can tell you after bringing it with me to all sorts of places is that it is a bit of a pain to lug around.  That's right.  I've tried the stock [...]

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Olympus_E_M1-1

A prominent gear-related site was recently hacked, and a link to a “hands-on” video by Olympus technical specialist Rick Sasserath was leaked. The video demonstrated the not yet released Olympus OMD E-M1.  It has since been removed, but stills from the video are easily found.  If you do a search, it’s still possible to even [...]

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mecam-1

If you enjoy keeping a journal, scrapbooks, stats and info about your daily life, you might be a lifelogger and not even know it. According to Wikipedia the term lifelogging means: Lifeloggers (also known as lifebloggers or lifegloggers) typically wear computers in order to capture their entire lives, or large portions of their lives. If you think wearing a [...]

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PIXI Mini Tripod -1

I consider myself an amateur photographer. As such, I have a mid-level digital camera. I also have a rather heavy and bulky tripod that I lug around from time to time, but what I really need is a small portable tabletop tripod that I can throw in my camera bag. The PIXI Mini Tripod from [...]

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Panasonic_FZ70_1

Ever wish you could take a tighter shot of something, but you just couldn't get close enough for a good quality picture?  Well, with its 20mm wide to 1200mm telephoto f/2.8-5.9 stabilized optical zoom lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 just might give you that chance.  It's also notable how ultra wide it is; 20mm f/2.8 [...]

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Canon-70D-Front-1

Canon have put themselves back in the game with the release of their latest innovative 20.2 Megapixel APS-C DSLR, the EOS 70D.  Due to be released on or possibly before September 13.  The 70D features a new 'Dual Pixel CMOS AF' sensor that is receiving very positive (pre-production) reviews.  The new 'on-chip technology' (new phase detection autofocus that utilizes the [...]

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samsung-galaxy-camera-8

If you own a smartphone, it's likely that you no longer carry around a point and shoot camera too. Not only are p&s cameras just another item that will take up space in your gear bag, but they really aren't needed for casual snapshots now that the cameras built into our smartphones have gotten so [...]

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OP_TECH 12_

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, the [...]

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chobicam_pro2

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 is [...]

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polaroid-socialmatic-1

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 from [...]

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submarine-camcorder

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 or [...]

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Canon Powershot N – Oh flip

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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, Facebook [...]

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carryspeed-camerastrap_21

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?" Click any image to enlarge. Carry Speed offers several different [...]

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logitech-skype-tv-cam

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 it [...]

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PQIAir

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 camera [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, News
turtlejacket-sgn

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 a [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

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 instantaneous [...]

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panasonicruggedsd1

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 range [...]

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Fastec

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 anodized [...]

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mophie-outride-iphone

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 lens [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, iOS, News
Panasonic DMC-G5

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 sports [...]

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CanonEOSM

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 will [...]

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samsung-mv900

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 face [...]

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GoPro Wifi

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 mode [...]

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