Those amazing folks at Photography Bay are at it again, this time with a pretty well-documented rumor about an upcoming midrange full-frame dSLR from Nikon, the D700. They got their hands on what looks like pretty real proof sheets of an ad for said model, with specs and everything. I'm not going to repeat them here--they deserve the page views. And a nod to CameraPorn, where I saw the first reference, simply because "C" comes before "P" in my RSS feed list. They link to coverage on a bunch of other sites. Check it out.… Read more
Although the Kodak M1033 has yet to be launched in most parts of Asia, the company has already rebranded this point-and-shoot in anticipation of this summer's Beijing Olympics.
The M2008 is essentially the same as the M1033, down right to the 10-megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD display and the ability to capture 720p-quality video, according to Newlaunches. However, the matte-black chassis now sports the Olympic 2008 logo, as well as two lines of Chinese characters indicating that it's the official camera for the event. Kodak told us the M2008 will be available only in Hong Kong, … Read more
This year many riders in the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the LA Gay and Lesbian Center's annual 7-day AIDS LifeCycle bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles were toting iPhones - tucked away in their spandex or in their Bento boxes on their bikes.
The iPhone was the mose commonly spotted PDA, but man riders had Blackberry devices too. In any case, having a PDA was a great way to keep up with news and to send out updates about our trek's progress. Each day the Ride featured 2500+ riders cycling more than 70-100-plus mile routes. … Read more
We've seen our fair share of Internet video cameras in our time, and the one thing they all have in common is the fact they're all either rubbish, broken in some way or just plain ... sucky.
One Internet video camera that doesn't fall into any of these categories is the Y-cam. Not only is it flippin' gorgeous and built like a brick house, but it's also packed with features and extremely easy to set up--something rival camera manufacturers should note.
The Y-cam connects to networks via Ethernet--you'll have to supply your own cable, unfortunately--or via … Read more
In theory, you can fix most cameras onto your helmet or bicycle by using an excessive amount of duct tape. Sure, you'll look like a mess, but your camera will look even worse if you dropped it.
A better option would be Oregon Scientific's ATC5K. Designed to capture adventurers' conquests on the most dangerous trails, the shockproof shooter can be mounted onto helmets or bicycles to record those awesome first-person perspectives on video.
Like conventional digicams, the video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels at 30 frames per second, which is good enough to view on most displays. … Read more
Before digital, there was 35-millimeter film. And before that, the 110 format was the most popular choice among shutterbugs, using film strips stored in a cartridge that plugs into the back of the shooter. Now Japanese cult design house Superheadz has engineered the Ikimono Series 110 Camera to resurrect that photography of yesteryear.
Small enough to be hung on a keychain, the boxy Ikimono camera may be petite (40 x 30 millimeters and 26.6 grams without cartridge) but is still a fully functional shooter. Flip the sides and back of the camera (think Transformer) to secure a 110 film … Read more
Mio Technology is hoping to take GPS to new places, more specifically, beyond the car. At Computex 2008 (Asia's largest technology trade show), Mio unveiled a new concept product called the "PND (portable navigation device) camera" that integrates a GPS radio into a digital camera. Details and specs are pretty light at the moment, but according to GPS Business News, the device will feature a 3.5-inch touch screen and with the two integrated technologies, the camera will be able to geotag your photos.
Now, this isn't a completely novel idea. We've seen GPS modules … Read more
The Taiwanese manufacturer has just introduced what it claims is the world's thinnest 8-megapixel digital camera, the BenQ T850. Measuring a compact 14.9 millimeters thick, it has a stainless steel casing, a large 3-inch LCD display, 3x optical zoom, and high ISO 1,600 setting.
But while its imaging features are nothing to brag about, the T850's iPhone-like touchscreen capabilities stand out from the competition. According to the press release, users can access almost all the camera functions with three simple finger movements: tap, circle, and swipe. The swipe gesture (left to right across the screen), … Read more
Japanese camera accessories maker Kenko is slapping pictures of Disney characters on its new point-and-shoot.
The DMC-50 comes with a 5.17-megapixel sensor, 2.4-inch LCD screen, 128MB of internal memory (with SD card expansion slot), and 4x digital zoom. That's right, boys and girls, this shooter doesn't have an optical zoom lens: This new kid on the block is begging to be ousted from our labs so far as specs are concerned.
What's mildly interesting is the rear interface, which looks like a portable game console. But other than that, the design is still quite conventional, … Read more
There's something to be said for missing a big rumor because of a national holiday. Unless there's some real information, I don't really care about posting every time a new product name surfaces in software, or in this case, on a book title on Amazon.com.
While I was relaxing on my day off, non-vacationing bloggers had already spread the rumor about a Canon 5D Mark II book appearing on Amazon.com (Engadget, PhotographyBay, Gizmodo, and lots more), which was then discredited by the book's publisher in a Dpreview forum as simply a placeholder entry.
Frankly, … Read more