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Ricoh unveils CX5 camera with fast autofocus

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on January 26th, 2011

Ricoh’s new CX5 point and shoot camera sports a 10-megapixel sensor and a 10.7x, 28-300mm zoom lens. It also sports a new, ultra-fast autofocus speed up to just two-tenths of a second with a hybrid autofocus system, which uses a passive distance sensor along with usual contrast AF and can lock on in about half the time of the CX4.

The camera also features a Super-resolution setting and a Super-resolution Zoom that doubles the maximum focal length to the equivalent of 600mm with minimal image degradation. Other features include new scene modes, a 920,000-pixel LCD and the camera can record 720p HD movies.

The Samsung ST6500 was designed to be comfortable in your hands

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on January 19th, 2011

Samsung has just launched the ST6500 which has a slightly squished look. That’s because it is designed to be curved around the lens and angled at 7 degrees so that it fits more comfortably in your hands. That’s something we can all appreciate. The ST6500 packs a 16 megapixel sensor, 5X optical zoom, a Samsung Lens f = f4.7~23.5mm and a 3″ multi-purpose LCD touchscreen.

The camera supports 720p HD video recording and has some in-built tools to help with your photographs and do some minor touchups on the go. The ST6500 will cost $229 when it becomes available in March.

Hot Wheels cars get an embedded camera upgrade

Posted in Toys by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2011

At this year’s CES, Mattel showed off their new Hot Wheels offers, which are pretty cool. They have embedded the toy cars with a miniature camera. This allows you to see your crazy driving of the 1:64 car first hand.

Pretty cool when going through loops and courses, not to mention crashes. It’s called the Hot Wheels Video Racer and is sure to be a hit with kids everywhere when it hits the market.

Sony MHS-FS3 3D Bloggie Touch Camera available for Pre-Order

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2011

The Sony MHS-FS3 3D Bloggie Touch Camera was unveiled at CES 2011 is now available for pre-order. It features a 2.4″ LCD touchscreen and an LED light for taking photographs in low-light situations. With this camera, you can capture 2D or 3D videos which you can play on Sony Bravia 3D HDTVs or the new VAIO F3D laptop.

You can also quickly upload pictures and videos to Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and Picasa through the USB cable. Great if you are sharing photos constantly. You can find it on Amazon for $249.99.

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 GPS Camera

Posted in Fujifilm by Conner Flynn on January 5th, 2011

Fujifilm has unveiled the FinePix XP30 camera which is equipped with GPS. In fact it’s the worlds first outdoor compact camera with GPS. The Fujifilm FinePix XP30 also has a 14.2-megapixel sensor with CCD-shift image stabilization, a 5x optical zoom, face detection and automatic panorama functionality.

This compact camera is designed to be waterproof for up to five meters, dust proof, sand proof and will survive drops of up to 1.5m. It’s even freeze proof to -10 degrees centigrade.

Canon DSLR coin bank

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2010

We’ve seen fake lenses that were actually thermos‘ before, so why not a Canon DSLR coin bank? It will make saving money fun again. And when you have enough saved up, you can buy the real camera. It will be a constant reminder of your goal.

The slot is small enough for both coins and folded paper currency. And don’t worry, you won’t need to smash this with a hammer to get your money out. The lens can be removed easily. Only $29.90.

iPhone 8mm Vintage Camera App ages your movies

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

When making videos with modern gadgets, you just can’t get the same results compared to the old stuff. There’s no atmosphere. Well, a new iPhone application called 8mm Vintage Camera has been published to the iTunes App Store that allows you to record your movies in vintage 8mm film style.

Who needs an actual 8mm camera anymore? With the 8mm Vintage Camera options you can mix and match films and lenses, allowing you to recreate the atmosphere of those days gone by with 25 retro looks. Pretty awesome.

Wall Hook Camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

If you are the paranoid type that needs to know what’s going on in every corner of the house, then check this out. The Wall Hook Camcorder is perfect for either catching your cheating spouse, or just for watching people put their coat on.

Hopefully no one covers the camera with a hat though. The device is charged via USB and records audio and takes VGA resolution color photos, it can also record video in the AVI format at 28 frames per second. All of the information is stored on a microSD memory card and the manufacturer has thrown in a universal charging adapter for you as well.

Brother Entrepreneur Pro PR-1000 Sewing Machine with built-in camera and scanner

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2010

This isn’t your grandmother’s sewing machine. The Brother Entrepreneur Pro PR-1000 is the world’s first 10-needle embroidery machine with built-in camera-like technology, low-cost digital garment printer, and the first sewing machine with a built-in scanner.

Yeah, your grandmother might not even know what to do with this thing. When the machine was launched in Europe earlier this year the price was around £7999.00 (USD $12,500). This one is for the serious diy-er who has some serious money.

iPad 2 case suggests rear facing camera, SD card slot

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on December 9th, 2010

We have been hearing rumors about the features that Apple will announce in the iPad 2, and one of those features is two video cameras to make use of Apple’s FaceTime software.

And some supposed iPad 2 cases have shown up that seem to have space on the back for a rear camera, and an opening which is reportedly for an SD card slot. Take this with a grain of salt for now, but you never know. Anything is possible.

Hasselblad H4D-40 Stainless Steel medium format camera priced at €13,990

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on November 27th, 2010

The premium for that Ferrari badge on Hasselblad’s Ferrari-branded H4D is about €7,500 (maybe more). And now Hasselblad has just revealed another variant of the H4D-40, with the Stainless Steel edition.

This edition offers a more classic theme with the usual limited run. Only 100 will be produced, each costing €13,990 (or $18,497) without a lens or €14,990 ($19,809) with the HC 2.8/80 mm. It’s just a tad more affordable than the Ferrari version.

Hasselblad’s Ferrari H4D camera now available for €21,499

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on November 26th, 2010

Hasselblad’s Ferrari-branded H4D medium format camera is now shipping to the wealthy among us. This is basically just an H4D with a Ferrari makeover. Not that that justifies the price.

Just 499 of these are available today. That’s how many insane rich folks they think might buy one. Each one costs €21,499 ($28,425) + tax.

LG L-03C is a true camera phone

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

We’ve had cameras in our phones forever now. We typically call them camera phones. Really they are phones with a camera inside. The phone is the priority, hence the crappy pictures that camera phones take. Well, LG has unveiled a new device that is a true camera phone. The device not only has a 12.1MP image sensor, but it also looks more like a camera than a phone.

It also features an ISO range of up to 3200 and has a Pentax 1:3.6-5.5 lens with 3x optical zoom. The LG L-03C can also record 720p HD video and has GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G. If you want a decent camera with a phone, this would be it.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 announced

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

It seems like we’ve been hearing rumors of a successor to the GF1 forever now and now Panasonic has officially announced the Lumix DMC-GF2, Panasonic’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens system camera. Some features include a 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor, compatibility with the company’s 3D Lumix G 12.5mm F12 interchangeable lens and a body that is seven percent lighter and nineteen percent smaller than it’s predecessor.

There’s also a three-inch touchscreen, a contrast AF system, a newly designed Touch Q user interface, internal dust reduction system and you can capture 1920 x 1080/60i video in AVCHD. The GF2 will ship in January, available in silver, red and black, and bundled with a 14mm F2.5 pancake kit lens or a 14-42mm zoom lens.

Logitech’s Google TV box gets official: $300, camera, mobile apps

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on October 6th, 2010

Logitech has confirmed the first Google TV device, the Revue. It will focus on the Android-based platform’s hybrid TV/web searching and TV apps but should also have strong support for Logitech’s other devices. It can act as a Harmony gateway, with new iOS and Android apps. It also supports the same Unifying receiver technology that is found in its mice and keyboards, so it supports existing peripherals as well as the pre-supplied keyboard and optional diNovo mini-based Mini Controller.

A Media Player app on the Revue will get media from computers on the local network through DLNA. And of course it can output up to 1080p over HDMI and has two USB ports for accessories like the new TV Cam webcam for video chats over Logitech’s Vid. The device works with traditional remotes through IR blaster inputs and gets online using Ethernet or 802.11n Wi-Fi.