Camera

Lets face it, at 40+ years of age (closer to 50 than to 30) my hardcore extreme action sport days are far behind me. That doesn't mean I am an old stick in the mud, I still like to get out be active and I have even been known try new things. But now my… Read More

What you see in the picture isn't a couple of camera lenses.  It's a couple of cameras!  The Sony CyberShot DSC-QX10 Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera is a fully-functional, fully-featured camera minus an LED viewscreen.  Sony says this is the "first-ever zoom lens and sensor combo that clips right to your smartphone".  You can connect the camera… Read More

My daughter always wanted a digital camera, but they were always too expensive to just hand over to a young child - and still are.  Of course, there were toy cameras, but they weren't enough for the older child who wanted to actually have a picture to keep - and they were expensive, too.  Now… Read More

A New Sony DSLR camera was announced today - but hold on, it only “looks” like a DSLR.  The Sony A3000 is actually an E-mount mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera cloaked as a DSLR.  If you want a mirrorless that has a wrap-your-fingers-around proper DSLR-type handgrip, this might be an interesting choice.  The specs look pretty good, but definitely shout… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More