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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 High-speed Superzoom Camera

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on July 21st, 2010

Panasonic has just announced the Lumix DMC-FZ100, their latest model in the FZ-Series of Lumix digital cameras. Some features include a tilt-and-swivel 3-inch LCD display, a built-in eye-level electronic viewfinder (EVF), and a hot shoe that supports external flash or a microphone.

Expect this one to be launched in August for about $500. Some specs include a 14-megapixel CMOS sensor, RAW shooting, Venus Engine FHD image processor, Support for 1080p AVCHD Lite video capture, 11fps burst shooting, 3-inch swivel LCD display and a 24x optical zoom.

Samsung ST600 and ST100 dual-screen cameras

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on July 21st, 2010

Samsung has launched two new mid-range compact digital cameras, the ST600 (27mm, f4.9) and ST100 (35mm, f6.3) Both cameras ave a lot in common. All of the software and features are similar, and both have a dual-screen system activated by a tap on the front display.

These cameras come with KREUZNACH lenses with optical and digital image stabilization with a 5X zoom. The image resolution is 14 Megapixel with an ISO of 3200, for dim lighting. The cameras are loaded with features, and presets as well. The main difference between the ST600 and the ST100 is that the ST600 features a wide(r)-angle, and it is more sensitive to light.

Mamiya 33 Megapixel camera

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on July 9th, 2010

Mamiya has just announced their new 33 Megapixel camera, the Mamiya RZ33, a large sensor digital camera targeted at the professional photographer. Its features a dedicated digital camera body and a 48 x 36mm 33-mega pixel CCD sensor, ISO 50-800 sensitivity range, 1.1 frames-per-second burst rate, 16-bit RAW files and a touchscreen digital control interface.

According to Mamiya, the new RZ33 is compatible with previous Mamiya RZ leaf-shutter lenses and fully compatible with all Mamiya RZ system lenses, viewfinders and also most accessories.

Likea MPH rips off Leica style in cardboard

Posted in Cameras by Shane McGlaun on July 9th, 2010

So you really like the style and picture quality of one of those Leica cameras, but you don’t want to spend $7000? For a tiny fraction of that cost, you can at least have Lecia style, albeit in cardboard DIY fashion.

The Likea MPH is a camera that you have to put together with tape and glue. It uses real film to shoot photos that you can actually have developed. The maker says you can reuse the camera if you are careful with your tape and glue.

Sony T99, WX5 and TX9 Cybershots with BIONZ processors

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on July 8th, 2010

Sony has extended the Cybershot line with a trio of new cameras. The T99 is an underwater camera that is capable of shooting panorama shots and 720p HD videos at 30fps. The TX9 is a full HD 1080i with Sweep Multi Angle for 3D style imaging. It also has a ‘background defocus’ feature that gives it the DSLR like effect for sharper foreground images with backgrounds that appear blurry.

The WX5 has no water-resistance but a 5x optical zoom and a Sony G lens. Looks like the WX5 will be $400, the TX9 will cost $512 and the T99 will cost $330.

Swann Security RemoteCam is a pervs dream

Posted in Camcorders,Cameras by Shane McGlaun on June 25th, 2010

I can understand wanting small hidden cameras or cams that don’t look like cameras in your home. This lets you keep an eye on sitters and other folks without them knowing. I’m not sure why you would want a camera that doesn’t look like a camera for outside the home use, unless you want to play James Bond.

Swann Security has offered up a new camera called the RemoteCam that looks like a keyless entry remote for a car. The camera can record video to microSD cards and comes with a 2GB card. Up to 8GB microSD cards are supported.

Rayqual adapters for Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2010

Rayqual has new line of adapters that will be compatible with the upcoming Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras. These adapters will let you use Nikon, Canon FD, Pentax and Leica lenses on either Sony camera. Pretty sweet huh? The cameras are good looking too.

These modern lenses were specially designed for crop sensors, with minimal changes made to the focal length since the NEX series ocameras ship with APS-C sized sensors. This should give you some cool lens options.

Sigma SD15 gets a launch date

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2010

You’ve probably forgotten all about it, but the Sigma SD15, announced way back in 2008 will finally start shipping at the end of the month with a hefty price tag. The SD15 will hit at least some parts of the world by the month’s end, but what can you expect to pay?

The price for the body-only is about $1,300. Want the Kit? That will cost you a bit more at about $1,500. That will take a chunk out of your savings for sure.

Olympus Stylus Tough 6010 ships with Malware

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on June 10th, 2010

This kind of issue is becoming more common, sadly. Olympus has issued a warning to those who recently purchased the Stylus Tough 6010 shockproof and waterproof camera. About 1700 of these cameras shipped with malware on its internal XD cards.

The camera itself is fine, but the malware on the XD card uses the autorun feature on your PC to launch itself and possibly infect your computer. If you are unsure whether you have an affected camera, you can enter the serial number on the company’s website. (Which is Japanese)

Nikon Lens Coffee Thermos

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on June 4th, 2010

It took the competition long enough, but at last you can have a Nikon lens coffee thermos to match that Canon thermos we showed you awhile back. These thermos’ are the only safe way to get hot Coffee from a camera lens.

This Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 thermos is available for preorder now. The camera lens thermos wars are certainly heating up. Just don’t get confused and try to put it on your camera. That could literally be a hot mess.

Cerevo Cam Live camera supports Ustream

Posted in Camcorders,Cameras by Shane McGlaun on May 20th, 2010

Late last year over in Japan, the Cerevo Cam was unveiled. The thing was cool and notable because it was cheap at a bit more than $200 and had WiFi and 3G connectivity.

That connectivity let the user upload video and still images to the web from wherever they might be. The company behind that camera has announced a new camera called the Cerevo Cam Live that has the same features but it supports Ustream broadcasting.

Mother’s Day Cyber-shot W330 bundle

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on May 3rd, 2010

Does your mom love getting gadgets for Mother’s day? Of course she does. So why not give her something that will make an impact, like this Mother’s Day Cyber-shot W330 Bundle? The color is perfect. And this is much better than flowers.

This special Mother’s Day bundle includes the red Cyber-shot W330 with 14.1 megapixels and a 4x zoom. The bundle also includes a 2GB Memory Stick Pro duo memory card and a matching carrying case. All for $159.99. A serious bouquet of flowers will cost you almost that much.

Samsung Announces White Limited Edition NX10

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2010

Most cameras come in boring black. So if you want to stand out from the crowd, what do you do? One way is to go for a limited edition like this one. Samsung is now offering a white NX10 in a limited edition model.

You’ll get it in white, with a 30mm lens and leather case. If this onE is for you, it will launch on May 7th in Korea, the Netherlands, China, Taiwan and the US.

Carl Zeiss debuts new video lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs

Posted in Cameras by Shane McGlaun on April 19th, 2010

Carl Zeiss is one of the biggest names in optics and lenses for digital cameras and other devices. The new breed of DSLR cameras has the ability to record HD video and Carl Zeiss has unveiled a new line of lenses just for these cameras.

The new line includes the Compact Prime CP.2 series that are lenses designed for shooting video with DSLR cameras like the Canon 5D Mark II. The new lenses have focal lengths ranging from 18mm to 85mm.

SmallHD DP-SLR field monitor

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on April 17th, 2010

SmallHD is taking pre-orders for the $1,199 DP-SLR field monitor attachment, which gives you superior viewing space if you love shooting video on your DSLR in the field for long periods of time.

It connects via HDMI and sits above the camera, making long shoots much easier. The price is a bit steep though at $1199, but it will make things easier on your neck and eyes if not your wallet.