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Mamiya offers up new V-Grip Air for 645DF cameras

Posted in Digital Imaging by Shane McGlaun on August 24th, 2010

We have talked about the seriously expensive cameras from Mamiya before. The last new camera to surface from the company was the 33MP RZ33 camera. The company has announced a new accessory that was designed in conjunction with Phase One for its 645DF cameras.

The new accessory is called the V-Grip Air. The grip connects to the bottom of the camera and offers more battery life by using the same battery that the camera itself uses. In a pinch, the grip can also be crammed with AA batteries to keep shooting.

AgfaPhoto Photoscanner converts your old photos to digital pictures

Posted in Digital Imaging by Conner Flynn on November 29th, 2009

AgfaPhoto Photoscanner converts your old photos to digital picturesMost of us still have a bunch of old photos laying around from years ago, back before we had digital cameras. The AgfaPhoto AS1110 Photoscanner will help you convert all of your old paper prints into modern digital formats and it will also help you share them online or view them on a digital photo frame.

The AgfaPhoto AS1110 is a lightweight and compact scanner that can scan a 6-inch x 4-inch photo in less than six seconds. It will cost you $131 and uses Color Contact Image Sensor technology with a high quality resolution of 1800 x 1200px.

Worlds first HDMI 1080p digital photo viewer

Posted in Digital Imaging by Conner Flynn on February 26th, 2009

Worlds first HDMI 1080p digital photo viewerHi-Den Vision based in Hong Kong have created the worlds first HDMI 1080p digital photo viewer dubbed the HD-0310. This gadget hooks up to your 1080p HDTV and allows images to be displayed from a memory card direct to your HDTV.

The HD-0310 1080p photo viewer is pretty compact and will use USB storage devices and Compact Flash Type I/II, SD, SDHC, MMC, MS, MS Pro, MS PRO Duo, SmartMedia, MiniSD, Trans-Flash, MicroSD and xD. It also sports video playback through the USB port. The 1080p photo viewer will also give you 16 transitional effects as well as random playback of images. If you like, you’ll be able to skip through images with the remote control.

First 1080p digital photo viewer announced

Posted in Digital Imaging by Shane McGlaun on October 2nd, 2008

HD-0310 Digital Photo ViewerLooking at family photos has come a long way since I was a kid. My mom had volumes of photo albums with pictures crammed in slots. Inevitably, over time they would stick to the pages and ruin the pictures. Today for family photos, we store thousands of them on one tiny memory card or our computers and view them on a digital photo frame. The next evolution of viewing family photos will be looking at them on the big screen TV in the living room.

You can do something similar on an Apple TV, but you have to send the photos over a network to the device. PIE Unites has a new digital photo viewer called the HD-0310 that connects to your HDTV via HDMI and can display images at full 1080p resolution.

Ion VCR2PC VHS to digital video converter

Posted in Digital Imaging by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2008

Ion VCR2PC VHS to digital video converter
Do you have boxes of old VHS tapes taking up space in a dark corner somewhere? They probably contain all sorts of precious moments, so you don’t want to throw them out. Now you can turn VHS tapes into formats readable by today’s digital media players thanks to the ION.

The Ion VCR2PC video player can hook up to your computer via it’s USB port. Just pick a VHS tape, put it in the player and hook up the player to your computer. When the tape finishes playing, you’ll have it in digital format. Of course, you can also use the player as a fully functional, cable-ready VHS player. It will cost you $250, and will keep your memories safe.

iPhone camera 6×18 zoom attachment

Posted in Digital Imaging,iPhone Accessories by Reuben Drake on January 20th, 2008

Conice iPhone camera zoom attachmentNow that you have your thin, sharp-looking iPhone that for many adds as much style as it does functionality, you can gaudy it up with this 6x zoom attachment for the built-in camera. With this photo shooting accessory from Conice you can take that little 2 megapixel camera to new distances.

The camera uses a clear acrylic case that snaps onto the iPhone and contains an attachment point for the scope which lines up with the existing camera lens. The zoom attachment is 2.87 inches long and weighs a little over 4.5 ounces which is almost as much as the iPhone itself. DealExtreme has the iPhone zoom attachment available for a mere $14.77.

CES 2008

New Polaroid printer works directly with mobiles

Posted in CES 2008,Digital Imaging,Polaroid,Printers by Nino Marchetti on January 10th, 2008

Polaroid Digital Instant Mobile Photo PrinterPolaroid launched at CES a new way to print instant photos from Bluetooth and USB-enabled mobile phones and digital cameras. It makes use of a technology by Zink to accomplish its mobile printing goals.

The Polaroid Digital Instant Mobile Photo Printer, powered by Zink Zero Ink Printing Technology, lets consumers create full-color digital photos without ink cartridges or ribbons. It makes use of special paper inside the printer which “is an advanced composite material with embedded yellow, magenta and cyan dye crystals, activated with 200 million heat pulses, in 30 seconds, in a single pass.”

New Samsung frame syncs with Windows Live

Posted in Digital Imaging,Microsoft,Samsung by Nino Marchetti on December 12th, 2007

Samsung SPF-83VSamsung is offering up for the holidays a new digital picture frame which makes use of Microsoft technology to wirelessly display your digital photos. The new Samsung SPF-83V looks to be priced at around $230.

The Samsung SPF-83V uses technology developed by Microsoft Research to work with the Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Media Player. The frame communicates with WMP, which in turn in conjunction with the online photo gallery wirelessly streams digital images to the Samsung display for presentation.

The Christmas ornament goes digital

Posted in Digital Imaging by Conner Flynn on November 16th, 2007

USB Santa’s Slide Show Ornament

It was only a matter of time. In some distant future we may even have a tree full of programmable hologram ornaments. Right now there is the new USB Santa’s Slide Show Ornament. It displays up to 50 photos on a 1.5 inch color LCD screen in a red ornament. It can either be mounted on a Christmas tree or displayed on a small stand. Connect it to your PC with the usb cord and transfer photos directly into the ornament.

You aren’t limited to just displaying a single frozen image either. Create amazing slideshows. Imagine a slideshow of previous Christmas images to thrill Grandma.

PhotoVu unveils 17-inch wireless photo frame

Posted in Digital Imaging by Nino Marchetti on November 15th, 2007

PhotoVu PV1765wPhotoVu, which earlier this year unveiled a 19-inch wireless digital picture frame, announced today the addition of a 17-inch photo frame to the same product family. The new PhotoVu PV1765w is priced at around $700.

The PhotoVu PV1765w, like other frames in the series, lets you wirelessly stream digital photos to it for display in out of the way places. It uses 802.11 technology to accomplish this. You can also insert a USB thumb drive into the frame to show off photos. It has a variety of customizable frames and can also display RSS feeds.

EDGE launches 12″ digital picture frame with MP3

Posted in Digital Imaging,Home by Reuben Drake on November 9th, 2007

Edge Tech 12″ digital picture frame with MP3 playerEDGE Tech Corp has a new 12″ digital picture frame coming to the market in time for the holidays with a competitive price in which they are touting as the most affordable 12″ frame currently available, priced at $129.95. The frame measures 13″ x 2″ x 10.5″ with a 12.1″ screen size putting out an 800×600 resolution of your favorite digital photos.

Like many digital picture frames, this one has a slideshow feature with transition effects between pictures, but unlike many picture frames it also has integrated speakers and can playback MP3 files right through the frame. This is a nice combination of features, giving you one device to have in an office or kitchen that scrolls through your family photos as well as plays back some of your favorite tunes.

New SanDisk Extreme III offers 8GB SDHC storage

Posted in Digital Imaging,Memory,SanDisk by Nino Marchetti on October 17th, 2007

SanDisk Extreme III 8GBSanDisk knows those who own high performance digital cameras demand memory cards offering better transfer speeds and storage capacities. The company thinks it can meet that need with its new SanDisk Extreme III 8GB, priced at around $180.

The SanDisk Extreme III 8GB memory card is in the SDHC format and comes bundled with a SanDisk MicroMate SDHC Reader. A typical Extreme III 8GB card can store more than 4,000 high-resolution pictures or up to 16 hours of MPEG 4 video. Transfer speeds are rated at 20MB per second.

Digital Foci unveils digital picture keychain

Posted in Digital Imaging by Nino Marchetti on October 9th, 2007

Digital Foci Pocket Album keychainDigital Foci, a developer of digital picture products, is turning to keychain designs to help you carry around your digital photos. The new Digital Foci Pocket Album is priced around $40.

The Digital Foci Pocket Album takes the form of a keychain like device. It sports a 1.5-inch color screen which can be used to view photos for up to nine hours before needing recharging. The Pocket Album can hold up to 74 photos with its 8MB of internal memory. It does not unfortunately offer any type of expansion.

Triops Camera Shoots Sponatneous Photos

Posted in Concepts,Digital Cameras,Digital Imaging by Reuben Drake on September 17th, 2007

Triops digital camera concept has 3 fish-eye lenses to take panoramic shots on its own or on commandThis design concept from Franziska Faoro is called the Triops and consists of 3 fish-eye digital camera lenses facing in 3 separate directions allowing it to take 360 degree panoramic shots. What’s really cool about the device is that it can take them on its own at unexpected moments.

The Triops will take pictures in reaction to movements or sound and can be thrown and take the photos in mid-air. It can also be set to take shots manually and then send them wirelessly to a separate viewing/storage/docking station. This design is still a concept at this point but is definitely something we think would be fun to own.

A moving family portrait

Posted in Digital Imaging,Toshiba by Chetz on September 4th, 2007

Toshiba DPF7XSE digital photo frameLook around and you will see digital photo frames everywhere. Just as digital cameras seem to have replaced the older style film ones, are we seeing the end of traditional paper photos in frames? Could be if the price for these marvels keep dropping.

In favor of that direction we present to you Toshiba’s latest digital photo frame, a creation so new that all it has right now is a model number, the sexy sounding DPF7XSE. The 7-inch center display is raised from the base of the unit and displays 800 x 480 resolution. But here’s where it gets interesting: the DPF also has two dual-one watt speakers, 256 MB of memory (as well as allows for SD/MMC/CF/memory sticks via its 2.0 USB port) and can play MP3, WMA, MPEG4 and even DivX files (that sure beats having to press the next button fast to mimic full motion video, doesn’t it?) Color us interested but the company hasn’t revealed how much this little gem will cost us just yet, only that it will be on sale sometime this fall (infrared remote included.)