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What’s Old is New Again with the Polaroid Z340 Camera

on Friday, April 20th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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 cameraRead More…


Capture Amazing Photos with the Nero Multi Trigger

on Monday, April 16th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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 eventsRead More…


TurtleJacket Turns Your iPhone Into a DSLR (Kinda)

on Monday, April 2nd, 2012

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) forRead More…


Build Your Own Twin-Lens Reflex Film Camera

on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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 theRead More…


Sony Introduces Three New Cyber-Shot Models

on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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 sensorRead More…


Polaroid SC1630 Android-Powered Camera

on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

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 CameraRead More…

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Liquid Image Ego – Stream your exploits, feed your ego

on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

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 haveRead More…


A Compact, Affordable Dolly for Pro-Style Video Panning

on Monday, January 2nd, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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 letRead More…

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Drift HD POV Action Camera Review

on Sunday, December 25th, 2011

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 butRead More…

Lytro Light Field Camera

Lytro Light Field Camera

on Monday, December 19th, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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, youRead More…


Sakar Disney iPad Camera

on Monday, December 19th, 2011

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. Read More…


Nikon AW100 Coolpix – A Rugged Camera for an Active Lifestyle

on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

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,Read More…


Photographers can now tinkle in style

on Monday, November 14th, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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 conversationRead More…

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Swann Freestyle Wearable HD Video Camera – Heads Up

on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

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 remoteRead More…

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Sun-Sniper Sniper-Strap Pro Camera Strap Review

By: Brett Cooper
on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

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-consciousRead More…

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GoPro HD Hero 2

on Friday, October 28th, 2011

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 dueRead More…


Studio Neat Glif iPhone 4/4S Tripod Mount and Stand Review

on Monday, October 24th, 2011

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.

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Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera – A Whole Ball of Fun

on Saturday, October 15th, 2011

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 atRead More…


Samsung NX200 20.3MP Compact Camera System

on Friday, October 7th, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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.Read More…


Pixeet Panorama iPhone Fisheye Lens Kit Review

on Monday, October 3rd, 2011

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 gearRead More…

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Get playful, wet and dirty with the new Kodak Waterproof Playfull

on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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  imageRead More…

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Panasonic Lumix Phone 101P – Phone+Camera=Convergence?

on Friday, September 30th, 2011

In my last travel article I bemoaned the fact that the single convergence device was still not a reality. Is this one step closer? Panasonic along with Japanese provider Softbank has just announced the 101P in Japan ( due post November ). Using the 13.2 CMOS Lumix sensor found in their point and shoot cameras, and packing aRead More…


Take Pictures from Any Angle with the Samsung MV800

on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Samsung‘s new MultiView MV800 camera has a 3-inch LCD flip-out touchscreen display that can be angled from 0 – 180 degrees.  You’ll be able to take pictures from eye level or waist height by angling the view screen, or flip it completely up so you can see to take perfectly- framed self-portraits.  The MV800 hasRead More…


Focalprice Wide & Macro Lens Set for iPhone Review

on Monday, September 26th, 2011

I’m a big fan of the iPhone’s camera. All things considered, it takes really good shots. But I’m all for making it even better, so I was happy to take a look at the Wide & Macro Lens Set from Focalprice when they offered to send one for review.


Spy Camera in a Chewing Gum Pack

on Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Here’s another camera for your espionage games or nanny surveillance.  This HC-GUM Covert Gum Stick Camera/DVR from Smarthome looks like an old-style pack of Wrigley’s Doublemint gum – if you don’t look too closely.  (They have the look right, but for some reason it’s marked with “Dangerous Material” and described as a lighter.)  It takes stillRead More…