Rumored Sony QX1 E-Mount Lens

Posted in Rumors by Darrin Olson on September 2nd, 2014

Sony ILCE-QX1 E-Mount LensThe Xperia Blog has leaked some photos, including the one above, of the rumored Sony ILCE-QX1 E-mount camera lens system. The QX1′s intention is to turn give your smartphone the ability to take DLSR quality digital photos.

The idea with this lens system from Sony is to basically create a very portable, professional type lens with all of the picture-taking features packed inside. They then give it the ability to mount onto your smart device and communicate with it wirelessly through Wi-Fi. The QX1 will pretty much work by itself to take pictures, but the phone acts as a viewfinder and a way to review the photos.

Brando Wi-Fi microSD Adapter

Posted in Memory by Tam Yue on July 11th, 2014

Brando Wifi Microsd AdapterAll parents face this problem every year. You want to show off your kids playing their sports but your phone just can’t get the good pictures that you can get with your DSLR camera. It is such a pain to go home upload the pictures to your computer and then get them on your phone. Well, the guys are Brando have a solution to wirelessly transfer the pictures from your DSLR to your iOS or Android device.

The Brando Wi-Fi microSD Adapter is a great way to get high quality photos from your DSLR camera to your phone in order to show off those kids of yours, or anything else for that matter.  The adapter can be connected to up to 3 separate devices, so it’s not only you that gets the pictures uploaded to your phone, but also …

First Sony NEX-7 DSLR image spotted

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

Looks like the Sony NEX-7 digital SLR rumors are true. It will mimic the look of an older Konica-Minolta Dimage A2. We know this because a new digital image of the upcoming Sony shooter has been leaked. The image is said to be of a pre-production unit, so some changes will likely happen. A rangefinder similar to that of the Fujifilm X100 can be seen on the image as well.

The camera is expected to get a 24-megapixel sensor from the A77 and a three million-pixel OLED EVF that’s not a hybrid viewfinder. There’s also a Carl Zeiss 24mm f1.8 prototype lens has been seen attached to the DSLR in the image, a hot shoe, and flash and image preview buttons, the pop-up flash, manual aperture and shutter speed controls. All the stuff you …

Adapter Lets You Use Any DSLR Lens With Your iPhone

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2011

Seems too good to be true, but a new adapter now allows you to use any DSLR lens from either Nikon or Canon with your iPhone. Any DSLR lens can be attached to your iPhone: Telephoto, wide angle, macro, etc which allows for custom control over the depth of field and manual focus.

It comes with two loopholes on each end of the case to tie on a camera strap. Pretty neat even if it looks weird using this. It’s just $190 for either the Nikon or Canon version.

Microsoft wants to eliminate blurry DSLR photos

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on January 24th, 2011

Many of us have a problem shooting blurry pics. It can be hard to hold your camera still. If you have this same problem and have some DIY skills, you might be able to make your own custom solution to blurry photos.

This is thanks to a team at Microsoft Research who is working on deblurring images by detecting inertial movements of the camera itself. They took an Arduino board and bundled it with some sensors, including a Bluetooth modem, 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, and a trigger for the camera. The system works by detecting rotation, translation and planar depth and then it applies mathematical transformations to the image to remove the blur caused by these movements. Pretty good solution.

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.

The Caoon DSLR, MP3 player, speaker

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2010

Yesterday we showed you a cool Canon EOS 350D savings bank. Today we have another Camera based oddity. This DSLR-themed speaker and MP3 player cleverly dances around the copyright issue by calling itself ‘Caoon’ instead of Canon. Even though it’s a near perfect replica of one of the company’s DSLRs.

It won’t take pics, but will serve as an external speaker for any device connected to the 3.5mm audio port, or as an MP3 player loading content from an SD card or USB flash drive. The buttons to the left of the display are playback controls. It will cost you $82.99.

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.

DSLR gets hand carved wooden control knob

Posted in DIY by Shane McGlaun on October 4th, 2010

I would bet at one time or another we have all loaned someone something and had it returned with damage. That is frustrating and the least we expect from those who borrowed it is to fix it for us. That is just want one guy did.

As the story goes, a dude loaned a DSLR to a pal and while the pal had the camera, the control wheel was somehow lost. Rather than return the camera broken, the dude who borrowed it set about crafting his own replacement.

Canon unveils 60D DSLR camera

Posted in Canon by Shane McGlaun on August 26th, 2010

Canon has unveiled its latest DSLR camera called the EOS 60D. The new camera will replace the 50D in the Canon line and offers new features. The only change that isn’t so good is that the 60D uses a plastic body rather than the magnesium body of the 50D.

The EOS 60D has a 3-inch Live View LCD that articulates into several different angles for easy shooting. The camera also has integrated RAW processing and creative filters. The image sensor for the camera has 18MP resolution and uses a DIGIC 4 image processor.

Curved DSLR concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on August 14th, 2010

It’s safe to say that we’ve never seen a DSLR like this before. All DSLR cameras on the market look quite similar, but Yaniv Berg has a DSLR camera design that looks…different. Like an old army flashlight or curved pipe.

The design of this camera makes it easy for the user to take photos at some strange angles. In fact, you would be tempted to say “Up periscope” every time you snapped a pic. You would definitely stand out from the crowd.

Canon EOS 7D firmware update fixes problem with AF and movie mode

Posted in Canon by Shane McGlaun on July 27th, 2010

Anytime we buy gear that turns out to have problems with how it operates it can be very frustrating. The best geeks can hope for is that the manufacturer will quickly offer up a fix for the issues.

If you own a Canon EOS 7D a new firmware update is available that takes the camera to version 1.2.2. The new firmware update fixes an annoying issue where the aperture moves when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some lenses.

Specs for new Nikon D3100 DSLR surface

Posted in Nikon by Shane McGlaun on July 16th, 2010

Nikon is one of the biggest names in digital cameras and makes a popular line of DSLR cameras and point-and-shoot cameras as well. A new entry-level DSLR camera is coming to market called the D3100 with one very impressive new feature.

The big new feature is that the camera has continuous auto focus in video recording mode and in live view mode. The camera will also have a new auto focus point configuration covering a large portion of the viewfinder.

Canon DSLRs get ugly 3D lens from Loreo

Posted in Canon by Shane McGlaun on July 8th, 2010

When it comes time to shop for a new gadget, I’m not one to buy based on looks alone. If you show me an ugly device and a cool device with the same performance, I will go for the attractive gadget for sure. If the ugly device is the only option then ugly it is.

Such is the case with this new 3D lens from Loreo for Canon DSLR cameras. The lens is not pretty in a silver looking color attached to a camera that is black. The fact that the massive lens is wider than the camera in the picture makes it look even stranger.

Pentax offers rainbow K-x DSLR in Japan in mercifully limited numbers

Posted in Pentax by Shane McGlaun on May 12th, 2010

Pentax is all about getting the most mileage of of its K-x DSLR. Why update hardware inside the camera when you can just slap a new color on the outside and apparently get people to buy the things. We have already seen the K-x in a color best left to PushUps.

The new version of the K-x that Pentax has unveiled today is ever uglier than that bright orange version from last month. The new K-x is only going to be offered in Japan and looks like a rainbow exploded.