Archive for Cameras

Hasselblad ships 200-megapixel H4D-200MS camera

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2011

If you have a spare $45,038 or so, Hasselblad is shipping their 200-megapixel camera: the H4D-200MS. This medium format camera is based on a 50-megapixel sensor but composites six shots to create the resolution. The process uses a piezoelectric motor to create the image and takes 30 seconds, so this one is not for portraits.

The camera continues to shoot at sensitivities between ISO 50 and 800 and also keeps the True Focus feature, which uses motion sensors to auto-adjust the focus after the camera is rotated for an off-center shot. Photos can save to a Compact Flash card, though Hasselblad recommends using its hard drive tethering feature because of the 600MB uncompressed photos at the full 200 megapixels.

Sony Nex C3 Specs Leaked

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2011

A leaked photo of the new Sony Nex C3 showed up awhile back and now we can share some of it’s specifications, like a new 16.2 megapixel Sony Exmor sensor for starters. Aside from that the Sony NEX C3 is said to have an ISO range of 200 to 12800 and is capable of recording HD video in 720p. There is also a new menu interface and a bunch of new picture effects.

Other features include 25 AF points, a 1/4000 top shutter speed, a 3 inch LCD display and a built in HDR function, as well as face detection and an improved battery life compared to the previous Nex models. Sounds pretty sweet, but how much will it cost?

Retractable lens cap for Olympus XZ-1

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2011

Check out this lens cap for the Olympus XZ-1. It not only keeps your lens safe, but it also looks cool, like your camera was made for a James Bond villain. This is a great design. Most manual lens caps will just dangle and get in the way, but this retractable lens cap splits apart and slides back into place when not in use.

If you want one, it will cost you about $90 including shipping from Japan. Seems like money well spent to us.

Flipbac Grips For Your Camera

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on April 29th, 2011

Those cameras with the raised grips are great for helping you keep hold of your device. You can still drop it of course, but the grips help. Those thin rectangle point and shoot cameras usually don’t have a grip and could benefit from one.

Well, the Flipbac Camera Grips will help you keep a hand on your small camera. The Flipbac grips come in three styles and all measure 38mm H x 22mm W x 6mm thick. They attach with a sticky 3M adhesive that is removable, so they won’t hurt your camera. Just $9.99 and they could save your camera from a nasty drop.

Pentax Rainbow K-r

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2011

The Pentax Rainbow K-r is pretty loud as far as colors on a camera go. If you like rainbows and need a new DSLR, then you might want to check out these limited edition cameras before they’re gone. This version is designed in collaboration with Tower Records.

The style is much less serious than your typical digital camera. This one shouts fun. Maybe they got the idea when some guys at the factory had a paintball fight one night. Only 300 of these are produced so you might want to pre-order one. Only 300 of these were in the factory the next morning when the boss came in, so that’s it. $1,100

Nikon D5100 kit arrives early at Best Buy for $900

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on April 17th, 2011

The upcoming Nikon D5100 has just hit the shelves at Best Buy a few days early. That’s great news for those of you who have been drooling and waiting for this bad boy. The mid-range DSLR kit is now available online or in Best Buy stores for $900.

Nikon should start shipping body-only options soon as well. Amazon is already taking pre-orders for $800. The accompanying ME-1 external mic will arrive on April 21st. Better go hit up Best Buy.

Lensbaby announces Composer Pro

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on April 5th, 2011

Lensbaby has announced a brand new version of its Composer accessory for DSLR cameras, the Lensbaby Composer Pro. It comes in a few different versions. There’s a double glass version and a 35 Optic version. They each retail between $300 to $400.

They have upgraded the swivel ball and focus mechanism for professional performance and it is also compatible with the Optic Swap System. You can still pick up the regular Composer for $250 with double glass.

Fuuvi Flash Drive and Digital Camera

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on April 3rd, 2011

The Fuuvi combines two gadgets in one and there’s also a slot for a MicroSD card at the bottom with the USB opposite. The Fuuvi camera features a 3.1 megapixel camera with 1280 x 1024 resolution and bright colors for anyone’s tastes.

You won’t be taking any serious photos with it, but it might be a handy little accessory if you like novelty toys and don’t always have your phone camera handy.

Magpix IR-101 Midnight/Shot has Night Vision

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on April 3rd, 2011

This compact digital camera takes pictures in complete darkness as easily as it shoots full-color shots in daylight. That makes it the Cat of the camera world, stalking it’s prey just as easily at night. The 5 MP image sensor captures images at 2,560 x 1,920 pixel resolution and video at 640 x 480. There’s also 8X digital zoom.

The infrared sensor captures monochrome images in the dark from nine feet away and those night shots don’t use the flash, making sure your pictures won’t give you away and startle Bigfoot. Other features include a 3″ LCD and SD card slot (up to 8 GB), and a rechargeable lithium battery for up to 500 shots from a 5-hour charge.

Altek Leo A14 smartphone has a 14 megapixel camera

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on March 17th, 2011

Altek has released the Leo A14, a smartphone with a great camera. The Leo A14 has a 14 megapixel shooter on the back with a bunch of good features. If you are looking to replace your phone and camera with one device, this might be it.

The Leo A14 runs on Android 2.1, with an 800MHz processor, a 3.2″ WVGA capacitive touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and microSD card support. The phone’s camera lens extends out like a compact digital camera, has autofocus, Xenon flash and a 3X optical zoom.

Olympus offers indestructable TOUGH TG-810 camera

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2011

Olympus has announced that they will be releasing the world’s first 100kg crushproof camera. The TOUGH TG-810 has been designed to take a serious beating and survive. It’s waterproof up to 10m, shockproof from a height of 2m and freezeproof to -10C. It features a 3-sensor GPS & Electronic compass, and even a built-in manometer to make sure users don’t dive too deep.

The TOUGH TG-810 has a 14 megapixel, 5x wide optical zoom lens, a 3D shooting mode, 720p HD video recording capability, underwater scene modes, face detection, shadow adjustment technology and more. The TOUGH TG-810 will be available in April for $399.99.

Samsung launching five new NX lenses

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on February 21st, 2011

Samsung is launching five new lenses for its NX Series of mirror-less cameras, bringing the number of lenses to 10 for that system. These lenses will feature Samsung’s i-Function that allows the user use one physical control to set various parameters of the camera. For example, if you like taking photos without using a flash, Samsung has a few “fast” lenses: the 16mm f2.4 pancake, the 60mm f2.8 and the 85mm f1.4. That last is great for taking portraits indoors.

If you want a “do-it-all” lens, the 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 should work good for you outdoors. There’s also the 16-80mm f3.5-4.5 if you don’t want an extreme zoom.

Olympus announces SZ-10 superzoom, VR-330 and VG-110 compacts

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on February 8th, 2011

Olympus has announced the SZ-10, which features a wide 18x 28-504mm zoom lens, a 14-megapixel image sensor, 3-inch LCD display, TruPic III+ image processing and support for Eye-Fi wireless cards. The SZ-10 will cost you $249.99 when it ships in March.

The VR-330 is priced at GBP159.99 ($258) in Europe. It lacks the newer image processing of the SZ-10, but for the price you get a 12.5x zoom lens and the same 14-megapixel image sensor. Both cameras offer 720p video capture, HDMI-output, and a dynamic 3D mode. There’s also a version of the VR-330 that ditches the 3D mode and sells for $199.99, called the VR-320 and it will ship in February here in the states.

Samsung announces PL20 and ES80 pocket cameras

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on February 7th, 2011

Samsung has announced some new point-and-shoots for your pocket. The PL20 has a 14 megapixel CCD sensor, 27mm wide angle lens, 5x zoom, digital image stabilization, 720p 24fps HD video with Smart Filters. It will arrive in March for $120, in silver, pink, black, and tomato red.

The ES80 sports 12 megapixels, lacks the HD recording and keeps the color options. This one has a release date for one month later for $20 less. If either of these are for you, they will arrive soon enough so save your dough.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 gets official pricing

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on February 1st, 2011

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was announced late last year and will go on sale later this month. And now Panasonic has announced pricing for the Lumix GF2 for the US.

The Panasonic Lumix GF2 will cost you $499.95 for just the body and it will come in black, silver, white and red. Panasonic will also be selling the Lumix GF2 with a 14-42mm lens, which will cost you $599.95, and there will also be another option with a 14mm lens which will cost $699.95.