Camera

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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Goprowifi1

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 has [...]

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jvc

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, and [...]

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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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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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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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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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