Archive for Digital Cameras

Panasonic Announces Lumix DMC-G2 and G10

Posted in Digital Cameras by Darrin Olson on March 7th, 2010

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 CameraPanasonic announced on Sunday two new Micro Four-Thirds cameras, the Lumix DMC-G2 and a less expensive Lumix G10. Both cameras are in Panasonic’s line of “smaller” digital cameras in comparison to D-SLR’s, going without a mirror box or a dedicated autofocus image sensor.

The DMC-G2 appears to be a successor to the DMC-G1 announced in late 2008 with some added features. The Lumix DMC-G2 still has a 12.1 megapixel sensor, movable LCD screen, is similar in size and has a rubber-coated body like its predecessor, but in this version has added in a touch screen and high-def video capture. According to Panasonic this marks the …”first interchangeable lens system camera with touch-control shooting.”

Eye-Fi SD cards get update for sending video to Facebook

Posted in Digital Cameras by Shane McGlaun on October 29th, 2009

eyefi-sbOne of the best things I bought to go along with my wife’s digital camera was the Eye-Fi SD card. She can never remember how to upload pics to Facebook and I end up having to do it for her. Thanks to the Eye-Fi, the uploading is done automatically and I don’t have to bother.

Eye-Fi announced a new update today that allows users of digital cameras that can record video to automatically upload the video directly to Facebook without having to use a computer. The video is also added to RSS feeds to tell friends when it is uploaded.

Digital Ally DVM-750 in-car video system ready to ship

Posted in Digital Cameras by Shane McGlaun on April 3rd, 2009

digitalallydvm750-sbMost police and sheriff departments around the country now use in-car video recording solutions to record video of the events leading up to traffic stops or shootings. These types of in-car video systems serve as proof that drivers are intoxicated or that an officer followed the rules of a traffic stop.

Digital Ally has announced that its latest in-car video system aimed at use in police vehicles is ready to ship. The system is called the DVM-750 and puts everything the video system needs inside the car with noting needing to be mounted in the trunk. The system includes a camera and a rear view mirror with an integrated LCD monitor.

Ritz Camera announces closing of 300 stores nationwide

Posted in Digital Cameras by Shane McGlaun on April 3rd, 2009

ritzcamera-sbThe economy is bad and consumers are holding onto the cash that they would normally be spending on items like computers and cameras. The poor economy has been the main reason that companies like Circuit City, KB Toys, and other major retailers have gone out of business in America.

Recently the nationwide Ritz Camera chain announced that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company has now announced that it will be closing over 300 of its stores around the country. The camera chain has about 400 stores that will remain open around the country.

Panasonic unveils new LUMIX G digital camera

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on March 5th, 2009

panasonic-gh1.jpg

Panasonic rolled out this week a new Micro Four Thirds System digital camera with HD recording capability. It is called the LUMIX DMC-GH1.

Panasonic touts the GH1 as a “creative HD hybrid, offering professional-level still cameras and HD video performance” that is easy enough for entry-level DSLR consumers. Video can be recorded at AVCHD 1080p/24p video. It comes with a newly developed long-zoom interchangeable lens – the LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.

D-Link’s D-Life web-based home surveillance cameras

Posted in Digital Cameras by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2009

D-Link’s D-Life web-based home surveillance camerasD-Link’s D-Life Web-Based Home Surveillance Cameras are making the rounds again. We first told you about them way back in July. Monitor any room in your house from anywhere over the Internet with these D-Life Web-based home surveillance cameras.

The D-Life is actually three products, the DHA-390 Surveillance Camera Starter Kit, an internet camera that connects to home network, the DHA-310 Expansion Kit and the DHA-330 video player, which is an internet camera viewer for monitoring all D-Life cameras connected to the network.

Upcoming Fujifilm camera uses new CCD sensor

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on February 6th, 2009

Fujifilm F200EXR

Fujifilm this week debuted a high end new compact digital camera sporting a newly developed sensor. The camera is the F200EXR and the sensor is known as the Super CCD EXR.

The Fujifim F200EXR, pricing around $400, will be available this month. This special new sensor it makes use of is said by Fujifilm to provide “true image quality…a combination of many factors like tone, hue, color fidelity, dynamic range, sharpness, and resolution.” Other primary offerings on this camera include 12-megapixels, a Fujinon 5.0x wide angle optical zoom lens and a three inch high-resolution LCD.

Panasonic DMC-FX580 is 12.1-megapixels of fun

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on January 27th, 2009

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX580

Panasonic launched today a number of new LUMIX digital cameras. One of these is the 12.1-megapixel DMC-FX580, priced around $400 and available in April.

The DMC-FX580 follows in the footsteps of the DMC-FX500, said Panasonic. Key features of this camera include a 25mm ultra-wide-angle LEICA DC lens with F2.8 brightness, a 5x optical zoom and a three-inch LCD which is touch sensitive for handling much of the control functions.

Panasonic DMC-LS85 offers cheaper 8.1-megapixel shooting

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on January 16th, 2009

Panasonic DMC-LS85

Panasonic introduced several new digital cameras today from its Lumix line. One of these is the AA-battery powered DMC-LS85. It will be available in April for around $120.

The Panasonic DMC-LS85 is an 8.1-megapixel model with 4x optical zoom and a F2.8 Lumix DC Vario lens. It will be available in silver, black and pink body colors and sports a 2.5-inch LCD. The LCD is equipped with auto brightness display technology.

Pentax preps some compact cameras for early 09

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on January 12th, 2009

Pentax Optio P70

Pentax was showing off at CES last week two new compact digital cameras. These are the Optio P70 and Optio E70, priced around $200 and $140, respectively.

The Pentax Optio P70 is a 12-megapixel shooter available in three body colors in February. It has a 4x optical zoom plus a wide angle 28mm lens. A 2.7-inch LCD panel allows for photo viewing and the camera features shake reduction technology, face recognition and HD movie captures.

Web Uploads Come to New Sony 10-Megapixel Shooter

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on January 8th, 2009

Sony DSC-G3

Sony pulled a digital camera bunny out of its CES hat today by unveiling a sleek little Cyber-shot which has a built-in Web browser. It is called the DSC-G3 and it prices around $500.

The Sony DSC-G3 is a Wi-Fi enabled digital camera that uploads photos and videos to Web sites through any public hotspot due to its built-in Web browser. Uploads are handled through a special Sony Web page which includes direct links to popular photo and video file sharing sites. Sony hopes to have users access through AT&T by offering complimentary Internet access to this page at AT&T hotspots nationwide through January, 2012.

Kodak Pops Out a Couple New Digital Cameras

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on January 6th, 2009

Kodak Z980

Kodak, besides the Zx1 pocket video camera announced at CES, also unveiled two other new digital cameras. These are the Z980, priced around $400 and available this spring, and the Easyshare M380, coming in March for around $180.

The Kodak Z980 is a little more of a big boy camera, sporting a a 26 mm wide angle, 24X image stabilized optical zoom lens and a vertical shutter release with detachable vertical grip. It supports HD picture and video camera and works with an optional Kodak zoom flash.

Famicom cartridge becomes a Digital Camera

Posted in Digital Cameras by Conner Flynn on January 5th, 2009

Famicom cartridge becomes a Digital CameraIf you have a Final Fantasy III cartridge laying around collecting dust, maybe you can make like this guy and gut it so that it can be merged with a Sony point-and-shoot digital camera. It’s pretty neat looking. Turns out a Sony point-and-shoot camera is just the right size to fit inside a hollowed out cartridge, so the camera innards have been fitted into the cartridge perfectly. Like it was professionally done.

We’ve seen our share of DIY projects made from old Nintendo cartridges, but this one is really sexy. It’s what a camera should look like. It will void your warranty, so only do this when it runs out.

Sanho intros HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA to backup photos

Posted in Digital Cameras by Conner Flynn on September 28th, 2008

Sanho intros HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA to backup photosYou now have a new option when backing up your photos. Sanho’s HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA photo backup unit. It can go through 2GB of data per minute and is also “the only storage device in the market that can decode and display true RAW images from any camera on its 3.2-inch (QVGA) color LCD screen.”

It will also adjust images automatically if you change the way you are holding it. The included data synchronization lets the drive to sync information with another external HDD or your computer. If that isn’t enough for you, it’s compatible with 14 different types of memory cards. Sounds like it should meet all your photo editing needs. It should be available next month between $339 for 80GB and $599 for 500GB.

Olympus adds new member to rugged Stylus SW family

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on August 27th, 2008

Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

The camera gods of Olympus have rained down a fair number of new digital cameras this week – another one is a new member of the rugged Stylus SW series. It is known as the Stylus 1050 SW and you’ll find it pricing around $300 when it comes out in October.

The Stylus 1050 SW is a 10.1-megapixel shooter which Olympus says has a shockproof, waterproof and freezerproof body. It is available in four body colors and can be controlled with a simple tap on its top, back or sides, “which is made possible thanks to the new camera’s 3D accelerometer that detects the direction of the force on the camera’s body.”