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Hello Kitty 12.1 megapixel camera

Posted in Hello Kitty by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2009

Here’s yet another Hello Kitty camera to celebrate the cats 35th anniversary. Can you believe this kitty has been with us for 35 years? This isn’t the first 12.1 megapixel Casio digicam we’ve seen for Hello Kitty either.

This limited edition, is a Korea exclusive. The Casio EX-Z90 features all the same features as the regular one, including 3X optical zoom, auto-detect and “Intelligent” autofocus. It will cost you around $300 and it doesn’t get any pinker.

DIY Steampunk camera

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on December 17th, 2009

DIY Steampunk cameraWhen the big name camera makers don’t offer any Steampunk cameras, what do you do? You build your own of course. That’s what this guy did. He built himself a homemade steampunk camera. And it’s more than just a digital camera with a brass case on it.

It’s completely homemade. Which is very impressive indeed. Aside from one obviously plastic piece. It must come in handy for snapping photos of all your handlebar-mustached relatives.

158 lens camera sets Guinness Record

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2009

158 lens camera sets Guinness RecordThis looks more like some device that would give Geordi LaForge light therapy than a camera. It was developed at the Nagoya Institute of Technology has been certified by Guinness World Records as sporting the most lenses in the world. 158 lenses that is.

It was built over six months, to capture images of a swaying flame from as many angles as possible. The lenses are in four rows on the body of the device, which is 7.2cm high and 47cm in diameter. Each lens costs $2.10.

Spycam Lighter Camera

Posted in Spy Gear by Conner Flynn on December 8th, 2009

Spycam Lighter CameraThere are so many items that could be spying on us today and we might never know. This one is a video camera disguised as a standard classic style lighter. The only problem with a spy gadget like this is illustrated below.

“Say, you don’t smoke do you?”
“Then why do you have that lighter there on your desk?”
“Oh I just started.”
“I see. Why do you keep pointing it at me while we talk?”
“I’m just fidgety like that”
“When I walked in, it was on the floor. Then you picked it up and positioned it-. Nevermind. I’m being paranoid.”
“What you think this is a camera? You think I’m after some upskirt pics? You’re silly. Anyway, where were we?”

Waterproof ContourHD case

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on December 7th, 2009

Waterproof ContourHD caseIf you own a VholdR ContourHD or ContourHD 1080p helmet camera, you’ve no doubt dreamed of taking it underwater to capture some sea-life. Or at least in the pool, so you can pretend that you are Jacque Cousteau.

For $39.99 you can do just that with this waterproof case. It will offer protection up to 10 meters below the water level. Additional accessories are also available like a handlebar mount, vented helmet mount and a lens kit. See ya on YouTube my friend.

The First ELSE Phone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on November 24th, 2009

The First ELSE PhoneThe First ELSE is an interesting mobile phone. The idea is that it’s centered around the user experience, rather than the phone itself. The First ELSE has the phone as an application on the device, rather than being the main function of the device. The camera is the same way.

We don’t yet know which operator will be getting this, but Pocket-lint did spot some representatives from Orange at the event. Target markets for the phone are the US, Western Europe and Russia. They just might be onto something here.

Casio introduces the world’s slimmest rugged cam

Posted in Casio by Conner Flynn on November 18th, 2009

Casio introduces the world's slimmest toughcamWaterproof cameras are great for getting those outdoor shots in winter, but they are so huge and bulky. At least they were, but not anymore. At just .78 inches, the Casio EX-G1 is now the thinnest rugged camera in existence.

Yes it’s thin and can take a beating. It will survive a drop from 7 feet onto solid ground or a dunk into 10 feet of water. Plus this 12.1 megapixel shooter manages to actually look nice. Look for it in black or red next month for $300.

Leica M7 Hermes Edition Camera

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on November 16th, 2009

Leica M7 Hermes EditionLeica has now confirmed the limited edition Leica M7 Hermes Edition. This is the second collaboration between Leica and Hermes and there will only be 200 of these limited edition Leica M7s produced, 100 will be in orange and 100 in green. Each camera will also feature a special sequential serial number between 001 and 200.

All of the control elements of the LEICA M7 Edition ‘Hermès’ have been manufactured exclusively in metal, and the back of the camera is finished in silver chrome. While the red color of the engraved AUTO and flash settings on the shutter speed dial have been replaced by the shade of the camera’s leather.

Nintendo DSi Studio Kit

Posted in Nintendo DSi by Conner Flynn on November 12th, 2009

dsiEveryone knows that as soon as you get a DSi you have to become a professional photographer, since the camera on the DSi is so great and all. So get yourself this DSi Studio Kit that allows you to add removable flash, wide angle, macro and telephone lens attachments.

There’s also a set of color filters so you can create visual effects. Judging by the design and colors, this is aimed at young girls, but what do you care. You’re the guy taking pics with a DSi.

Intel Reader photographs text, then reads it to you

Posted in Intel by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2009

Intel Reader photographs text, then reads it to youThe new Intel Reader released today, is a compact camera-computer that takes photos of text and converts them into MP3s that it reads aloud in a synthesized voice.

It uses an Atom processor, a 5-megapixel camera and Intel’s Linux-based Moblin OS, it converts text instantly when the picture is taken. Obviously it’s designed for the visually impaired, but can also assist those with severe Dyslexia.

Pentax K-x gets Robotic Colors

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on October 25th, 2009

Pentax K-x gets Robotic ColorsSure this looks like a toy, but we didn’t just get this camera out of our kids toybox. It’s a fully-functional dSLR. A limited edition Pentax K-x done up in the colors of Japan’s Kore Ja Nai robot. Only 100 Robotic Colors K-x units will be released in Japan starting this November.

They will be sold exclusively through Pentax’s online store for $880. Wow. Toy looks, tech price. Just be careful that your preschooler doesn’t get his/her hands on this.

Hello Kitty FUJIFILM Instax Mini 25 Camera

Posted in Hello Kitty by Conner Flynn on October 21st, 2009

Hello Kitty FUJIFILM Instax Mini 25 CameraAh, we meet again Kitty. I thought I had seen the last of you with the Hello Kitty Mimobots. But alas, you live. Apparently there are 12 year old girls still drinking the Kool-Aid.

Which means that they will be buying the FUJIFILM Instax Mini 25 Hello Kitty with 50 Instax Films. This is Fuji’s version of a Polaroid camera. Just press the button and an instant color photo appears soon after to share with your other Hello Kitty cult members.

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV announced

Posted in Canon by Conner Flynn on October 20th, 2009

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV announcedLooks like Canon psyched us out about the whole number “four” thing and they won’t be skipping it. The company has now made the EOS-1D Mark IV official. So what’s new with this model?

Well, there’s a 16.1 megapixel APS-H CMOS sensor, ISO range of 100 to 12,800 native, up to 102,400, 45-point area customizable autofocus with 39 high-precision cross-type focusing points, dual Digic 4 processors, 1080p HD video, as well as an optional WFT-E2 IIA wireless file transmitter for connectivity over 802.11a/b/g and ethernet.

Polaroid to re-launch instant film next year

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on October 13th, 2009

Polaroid killing off instant film format Seems that Polaroid can’t make up their mind. After killing off their instant cameras along with instant film, they have now decided to get back into the game. At least part of this decision has to do with new management.

Whatever the reasons, they have realized their error and would like it very much if you used their cameras and film. The company is re-launching the One Step Camera and instant film in 2010. That’s not too far off for all of you Polaroid fans. But are you over instant film or do you really want more?

Car Cam Voyager is a Black Box for your car

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on October 4th, 2009

Car Cam Voyager is a Black Box for your carIt would be pretty handy to have a black box for your car, just like airplanes have. That way if you got into an accident, saw a crime being committed or got beaten up by a cop for no good reason, you would have a record of the event.

That’s basically what the Car Cam Voyager does. It acts like a black box. It’s the first video camera for the car that allows you to record what is happening in real time while you’re driving. The device can display captured video on the 2-inch 320×240 screen and can record up to 48 hours of video on the road to a 32GB microSD card.