Photography

Sony Announces NEX-5 and NEX-3

Sony has finally announced their new camera to compete in the Micro 4/3 segment. You can check out all the details on their web site. If you are not familiar with this segment, it is characterized by smaller size compared to dSLRs and larger sensor than point and shoots. These cameras also have the ability …

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Walls of Williamsburg iPad Art Book App Review

I knew the iPad would make a perfect device for eBook reading, newspaper reading, web surfing and game playing. But I didn’t realize that it could also be the perfect device to replace large format coffee table books. You know the books I’m talking about, the ones you see in the bargain book areas near …

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ProCamera iPhone App Review

It’s not going to replace my Canon G11 anytime soon, but I think the iPhone 3GS’s built in camera does a pretty good job for quick snapshots. When I say pretty good, I’m talking image quality and not camera features. Let’s face it, the only features of the camera app are the shutter and video toggle buttons. …

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Face detection? Fuji Z700 series features pet detection

Many digital cameras feature face detection, even smile detection.  But what about Buddy and Fluffy? The FujiFilm Finepix Z700-series digital camera features Pet Detection.  Billed as the world’s first, the Pet Detection camera, it can detect up to 10 dog or cat faces at a time. How does it work?  More info after the jump.

LightRight Professional Reflector System Review

Taking pictures of products for our reviews is a big part of what we do here on The Gadgeteer. I’m pretty picky when it comes to my review images and am always looking for tips, tricks and of course gadgets, to make my job easier. The LightRight Professional Reflector System is a handy kit that …

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A Cool Tool for a Cool Job – Epson P-7000x

While it is called a “multimedia photo viewer”, think of the Epson P-7000 as a miniature quality control system for in-the-field photography.  If you’ve ever taken shots in a hard-to-reach location and tried to asses the quality of those shots in the field by squinting at your camera’s LCD screen, you can certainly appreciate the …

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Joby Announces Gorillapod Magnetic and Ballhead X Camera Mounts

Today at PMA 2010 (Photo Marketing Association), Joby announced two new products. The Gorillapod Magnetic and the Ballhead X camera mounts. These products continue the tradition of their popular flexible camera tripod, but add a few new features. The Gorillapod Magnetic contains powerful magnets in its feet, allowing it to be anchored to any magnetic …

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Pandigital Photolink One-Touch Scans Your Snapshots

The Photolink One-Touch from Pandigital might be an easy way for people to quickly archive old family snapshots without needing a computer. It’s a 600 DPI scanner that can handle up to 5 x 7 inch images and saves the files to a memory card using its built-in 5-in-1 card reader. The price is nice …

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Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop Review

Earlier in October, Julie posted an article about an accessory for some 35 mm and digital SLR cameras called Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop.  The Lightscoop works with cameras that have a pop-up flash, and it is designed to  re-direct the harsh, direct light to the ceiling (or to a light-colored wall when the camera is rotated …

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$35 alternative to a speedlight camera flash?

Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop is a clever and inexpensive ($35) device that clips on to the hot shoe of your DSLR or SLR camera. It then transforms the light from the pop-up flash into pro-quality light by reflecting the flash’s light to the ceiling, to bounce it back down on your subject. It is compatible with …

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Nikon introduces AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR lens

Nikon has just announced the next lens to add to their already impressive line of DSLR accessories, the AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR (whew!) lens. For those who don’t speak photo geek, this is a macro (close-up) lens that is capable of focusing from infinity to life-size, provides auto-focus within the lens, utilizes …

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Gary Fong Lightsphere II Portrait Diffuser

In my line of work I frequently like to have portrait photos.  In the past I have sent patients to a local photographer, who did a great job.  The problem is one of expense and logistics.  I didn’t want the expense and the patients didn’t want the hassle of going there.  While I don’t need …

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