Camera

sony-rx100

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. So [...]

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goprodivehousing

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 video [...]

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gopro1

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 most [...]

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photojojo-cube-level

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, I [...]

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polaroid-z340-digital-camera

The Polaroid Z340 Camera from Photojojo is a new twist on instant cameras.  Just like the old Polaroids that spit out self-developing photographs, the new Z340 camera can produce 3" X 4" instant prints on special smudge- and water-proof, tear-resistant ZINK photo paper.  What's different about this Polaroid is that it's a 14MP digital camera [...]

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nero-multi-trigger

Over the weekend, I saw an amazing shot of 8 lightning bolts hitting all the supports of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco.  If you'd like a chance to capture something equally amazing on film, you may need to add the Nero Multi Trigger to your camera arsenal.  The Multi Trigger can sense specific events [...]

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turtleback

With the way that everyone (including myself) gushes over the iPhone's camera, you'd think it was a DSLR or something. Well now it can be... sorta/kinda. The TurtleJacket (unfortunate name...) is a 2 piece aluminum jacket/case that accommodates an iPhone 4S/4 and features 2 tripod mounts, 2 strap holes and a 37mm thread (female) for [...]

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recesky-camera-kit

Last year, I reveiwed the Minox Rolleiflex MiniDigi AF 5.0 "tribute" camera (see related products links at the bottom) that reminded me of the old Imperial Reflex 620 Duo camera my mother had owned.  I was very disappointed in the tiny, low-res images captured by that almost $300 toy-like camera.  If only ThinkGeek had the [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, News
New-Sony-Cyber-shot-cameras

Sony has added three new pocket-sized cameras to their Cyber-Shot line.  All three will have the new "high-resolution 'Exmor R' CMOS sensor and an improved BIONZ™ image processor that together boost low light performance and enhance auto-focus speeds, among other benefits."  The DSC-TX200V (top left, cost about $500) will have an 18.2MP Exmor R sensor [...]

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polaroid-android-camera

Gone are the days of snapping a picture and having it shoot out of the camera already printed and ready for sharing.  Digital cameras are great for snapping pictures, but you'll have to wait until you have access to a computer to email them if you want to share them.  The new SC1630 Smart Camera [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, News
LiquidImage Ego

Coming in June from Liquid Image is a new POV Action Camera. The Ego measures 1.6 x 1.2 x 2.5 inches,  has a 136° wide angle and an LCD preview screen.  Capable of 1080p footage at 30 fps and 12MP stills, the camera comes standard with wireless remote and uses microSDHC up to 32GB. Controls have [...]

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photojojo-camera-table-dolly

Whether you are an amateur auteur or just the designated home videographer, you don't want camera shake ruining your videos.  This Camera Table Dolly from Photojojo works with still cameras and video cameras, and it comes with an adapter for smartphones, too.  You can use it as a stationary tripod, or the smooth-rolling wheels let [...]

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Drift HD POV Action Camera Review

Drift `

So........what does a 46 year young man do when he's given  a Drift Innovations HD Action Extreme Sports camera to review?  You know the ones, you've seen the videos of the guys in the California X Games  doing motorcycle or skateboard jumps and flips, or the guys skydiving or....... Well the mind might be willing but [...]

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Lytro Light Field Camera

Lytro Light Field Camera

Lytro has up for preorder their Light Field Camera. "Unlike a conventional camera that captures a single plane of light, the Lytro camera captures the entire light field, which is all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space. Since you'll capture the color, intensity, and direction of all the light, you [...]

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Sakar Disney iPad Camera

disney-ipad-camera

Sakar and Disney have introduced the Sakar Disney iPad Camera.  This 7MP camera is designed with children in mind, but adults might like it, too.  This simple camera takes still photos only; it has a 1.5" preview screen and a 4X digital zoom.  There's no internal memory, but it comes with a 32GB microSD card.  [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, Kid Gadgets, News
nikon_coolpix_aw100

This past spring I decided to purchase a waterproof camera and was pleasantly surprised to find they've come a long way since the disposables with the plastic housings.  Every top manufacturer had at least one camera in their rugged line with features such as being waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof--but Nikon was mysteriously absent.  Five months later, [...]

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Film-Tissue

Can't think of the perfect gift for the photographer on your list this year? Here's something that will allow them to extend their photography hobby into the bathroom. It's a toilet paper cover in the shape of a film canister from Brando. The covers are available in Yellow, Red and Green, for $16.90. It's definitely a conversation [...]

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Swann Freestyle HD 1

While the GoPro Hero  has been the defacto go to wearable camera for extreme sport photographers, Swann has just released an alternative in their Freestyle HD. Specifications  include: Detachable LCD viewer 3 X Digital Zoom Waterproof up to 65' 1080 HD Video at 30 fps 8 MP still in single-shot or rapid fire Wireless remote [...]

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Sniper- Strap Pro Packaging

I am an avid digital photographer, and I love to bring my DSLR with me where ever I go. I take great pictures that help me create memories that will last forever.  But I, like many of my photography-loving friends, hate carrying the added weight of my DSLR around my neck. I am also self-conscious [...]

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GoPro HD Hero 2

Go Pro Hero 2

GoPro has just announced its new HD Hero2 camera.  Twice as powerful as the original Hero, it now supports 1080p HD video and 11 megapixel photos.  It has a newly designed 170º wide angle lens and is capable of snapping 10 photos per second.   The GoPros are the camera of choice for adventurers and extreme sports fanatics due [...]

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glif-1

The Glif from Studio Neat is a handy little gadget for iPhone 4/4S owners that are aspiring photographers and videographers. It allows you to attach your iPhone to any standard tripod and also doubles as an easily adjustable stand. Let me show you how it works. Note: Click the images in this review to see [...]

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Panoramic Ball - 1

If you're like me you love 360° panoramic pictures, but trying to get a good one is hampered by having to be very precise with overlapping, lighting and other factors. Using 36 fixed focus 2 megapixel Camera modules and an accelerometer used to measure launch acceleration, the Panoramic Ball captures a full spherical  panoramic view at [...]

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samsung-nx200-camera

The new Samsung NX200 camera combines a powerful 20.3MP CMOS image sensor with a small package.  The NX200 body is only 4.6" wide X 2.5" tall X 1.44" deep.  It comes with the 18-55mm lens and the flash unit shown in the picture.  The Samsung NX lens uses single AF, continuous AF, and manual focus. [...]

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pixeet-3

I often say how much I like the iPhone 4's camera. It takes very good pictures considering that it has a 5 megapixel fixed lens. It's no DSLR, but I find that I take many more pictures than I ever have before, mainly due to the fact that it's always in my pocket or gear [...]

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Kodak Playfull-1

Kodak has released a waterproof version of their Playfull. Capable of 720p HD, waterproof to 10 feet for up to 2 hours and small enough to fit into a pocket or purse its capable of recording up to 10 hours of HD video with expandable SD/SDHC card slot. Standard is 2.0 inch LCD screen, digital  image [...]

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