Olympus Announces OM-D E-M10 Limited Editions

Posted in Cameras by Darrin Olson on June 2nd, 2014

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Limited EditionsOlympus announced the release of some special limited editions of its OM-D E-M10 compact camera to be released in late June, 2014. The limited edition will be available in three different colors: green as pictured here, black and orange.

In addition to the colors the special release will come with a special leather shoulder strap and a shiny-lettered OM-D lens cap to match the grip and the strap. It also comes with the Olympus Share smartphone connectivity and a 14-42 pancake zoom lens. The camera will be offered exclusively through Harrods, retailing for £749 (~$1255 USD).

via Ubergizmo

Spider Holsters Let You Carry Multiple Cameras

Posted in Cameras by Reuben Drake on June 10th, 2011

Spider Holsters allow you to carry your SLR somewhere other than your neck. Now they’ve expanded their line into a new dual camera system, so you can strap two cameras around yourself. The DualCam system will cost $235 for a complete kit to attach two SLRs.

Great for those who prefer to carry a few cameras instead of multiple lenses. If you’re only carrying one camera, you can remove one of the pads, and travel a bit lighter. Spider also sells a conversion kit, for those who already have the single-camera edition. For $120, you get what you need to add a second pad to your existing holster.

Panasonic Prices New HD Mobile Cameras Arriving In July

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2011

Panasonic has revealed the prices of its new digital camcorder and cameras. All five will be available in July for around $199.99 for the HMT-TA20, $169.99 for the HM-TA2, $349.99 for the HX-WA10, $279.99 for the HX-DC10; and $199.99 for the HX-DC1.

At the low end of the range, the Panasonic HM-TA20 is a full-HD mobile camera with a rugged casing that is waterproof to 10 feet, shockproof and dustproof. It also sports a new Night View Mode.

Sony announces NEX-C3 and Alpha A35 cameras

Posted in Sony by Reuben Drake on June 8th, 2011

The NEX-C3 uses the same format APS-C image sensor as its predecessor, bringing resolution to 16.2 megapixels in a camera body smaller than the NEX-5. Sony says that it is designed to fill the gap between point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras, and is the smallest body to pack an APS-C sensor, with DSLR-level image quality.

The same 16.2 MP chip is also in the full-size Alpha A35, which replaces the A33. Both can shoot at up to 5.5 fps (the A35 adds a 7 fps mode at 8.4 megapixels), and include 3-inch LCDs, with the NEX keeping its tilt display, and the A35 adding Sony’s Translucent Mirror live-view mode, and an electronic viewfinder.

Sony introduces CLM-V55 clip-on LCD for its DSLR cameras

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2011

Using DSLR cameras to shoot videos is pretty common, but you might feel like the display on the camera is too small. Well, there is a solution for Sony users. The company has announced its CLV-V55 accessory. It’s a 5-inch clip-on display featuring a WVGA 800 x 480 pixel resolution.

The CLM-V55 can be attached to most interchangeable lens cameras and compatible HD camcorders with an auto-lock accessory shoe or ISO shoe using an adapter (which Sony bundles). It can be connected to other devices as well via an HDMI port and is capable of tilting and swiveling.

Samsung unveils WB700 megazoom, NX11 cameras

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

Samsung has announced two new upgraded cameras. The WB700 is designed for video. Although it can zoom out to a true 18X in a compact body during HD movie making, it can also capture footage silently through a new noise cancellation feature that counteracts lens noise. The camera can reach out to 24X through a software-based zoom that minimizes the pixelated look.

Samsung has also upgraded the sensor from the WB650 to 16 megapixels and still supports other semi-pro features like full manual control and RAW. The NX11 is an upgrade to the NX10. It now supports the same i-Function enhanced lenses as the NX100 and can set a lens priority mode that tunes settings to what’s best suited for the lens. The grip has also been improved, though the APS-C sized sensor, RAW shooting, 720p video and three-inch AMOLED are similar to the NX10.

7-inch iPad coming with front and back cameras?

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on September 20th, 2010

Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar claims that a seven-inch iPad is coming and that at least one future iPad will have dual cameras. The finished devices would arrive sometime in 2011, according to Kumar.

Competition is heating up in the tablet market, so two cameras would give it a possible edge: the Samsung Galaxy Tab has both front and back cameras that can be used not just for video chat but for apps that need a back camera and would still make sense on a tablet, such as augmented reality or barcode readers.

Olympus introduces mju-7050, FE-5050 and FE-4050 cameras

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on August 18th, 2010

They may not be the fanciest cameras ever, but Olympus’ newest trio of digital shooters will get the job done. The first of the trio is the mju-7050, with a 14 megapixel CCD sensor, 7x optical zoom lens, an HD movie mode, SD card slot, 2GB of internal memory and a 3-inch rear LCD monitor.

The slim FE-4050 offers a 12 megapixel CCD sensor and a 4x optical zoom, while the FE-5050 sports a 14 megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom. Sadly, that’s all of the details they saw fit to release, but we do know that they will be hitting Japanese shelves later this month.

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.

Samsung Galaxy Tab will feature two built-in cameras

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2010

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, the company’s upcoming Android-powered tablet has now been confirmed to feature a pair of cameras. Obviously one of them is used for capturing video while the other is for still shots.

We don’t have any word on megapixel count yet, but it will likely have a similar camera to the Samsung Galaxy range of smartphones. Some other specifications include GPS navigation, Wi-Fi and 3G, and a pre-October release date has mentioned in rumors.

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.

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.”

Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR and Z700EXR cameras

Posted in Fujifilm by Conner Flynn on February 2nd, 2010

Fujifilm has outted the FinePix F80EXR and Z700EXR digital cameras. The FinePix F80EXR offers 12-megapixels and a 10x optical zoom, a 3″ LCD display, 720p HD movie capture, face recognition, auto picture rotation and even something new…Pet Detection mode. Cats or dogs specifically.

Pet Detection will detect your pet by modifying shooting conditions to obtain the best possible image with each shot. The Z700EXR also has Pet Detection mode and a 3.5″ touchscreen display, which will likely drain your battery pretty quickly.

KDDI unveils new AU cellphones with 12 mp cameras and high-quality video

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2009

KDDI unveils new AU cellphones with 12 mp cameras and high-quality videoKDDI thinks that you should change your cellphone when the season changes. So KDDI and Okinawa Cellular are introducing a new line of au cellphones for the autumn-winter season. The new lineup ranges from models with 12 megapixel cameras and high-quality videos, to slim and compact models, and models for designed for the elderly as well as junior users.

The lineup features 20 models in all and includes: Exilim Keitai CA003 with a 12.2 megapixel camera compatible with high-speed shooting of 20 photos per second and Dynamic Photo function; Aquos Shot SH003 which is capable of shooting super-high-quality photos easily with a 12.1 megapixel CCD camera and a 3.4-inch touch-panel display.

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.