Fujifilm decided to stop being coy and tell us when, and for how much, we'll be able to buy its recently announced S5 Pro dSLR and Z5fd ultracompact cameras. We first told you about the 6.3-megapixel FinePix Z5fd in November, but at the time we didn't know whether it would be sold in the U.S. at all. Now we can say with confidence that Fuji intends to ship the FinePix Z5fd in March 2007, and it will set you back about $230.
Here's yet another offline use for all of those digital photos you've been storing on Webshots, Flickr, iPhoto or the like.
The photo lunchbox from Ogg Studio is $35 for one photo, $45 if you want a photo on each side. Yes, each photo can be different. BabyGadget points out that kids love things with pictures of themselves; so maybe this is a good gift idea for one of the little egoists in your life. Ogg will also put artwork on the box.
Hopefully, you will find an image of something more inspirational than your dog or child … Read more
OK, so it's not exactly "my" Zune accessory. More like CNET's first Zune accessory. Or at least the first one that seems pretty decent. (I'm sorry, but the cases I've seen so far seem to do nothing but add bulk to the already bulky Zune.) When first asked if I'd like to write up something on some Zune speakers, I was skeptical. After all, while I haven't been as vocal about this yet as with my aversion to the iPod, I don't like the Zune...not that I've given it … Read more
Bose seems to have a monopoly on noise-cancellation headphones for first- and business-class travelers, but JVC is trying to bring a little sophistication to its new headphones for those of us traveling in coach. The affordably priced ($60 list) HA-NC80 headphones, expected to be available soon, feature something called "dual-mode, noise-canceling circuitry" for environment-specific situations.
According to JVC's press release, a "wide" mode targets a wider frequency range and cancels the type of noise typically found in a commercial jet cabin. Meanwhile, the "low" mode cancels a slightly narrower and lower frequency range, … Read more
It's time for me to come clean.
A couple months ago, I left my digital SLR on the roof of the car and drove away without it. There was a thumping noise as $1,000 worth of camera equipment bounced off the trunk en route to the road. It was in a bag, but even so I got lucky: the only damage was a lens cap bashed into the UV filter.
Confirming what the blogosphere so graciously leaked over a week ago, Nikon has officially announced its new entry level digital SLR, the 6.1 megapixel D40. A followup to the company's D50, the D40 includes the same processing engine as the D200 and the same 420-pixel sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II metering system found in the D80, while sporting a body that makes it the smallest Nikon dSLR to date.
One of the most interesting things about this camera is its new graphical user interface. Rather than the usual text-centric interface, Nikon has developed a cute and intuitive … Read more
If you're like me, you try at all costs to avoid having your photo taken. I know it's silly, but I almost always hate the way I look in pictures. As Fujifilm explains in its new Best Face Forward Web site, you don't have to look bad. And since there are times when you have to pose nice for the camera--think driver's license--you may as well learn how to look your best when someone points a lens your way.
Of course, Fuji also takes the opportunity to give you the hard sell on their face-detection … Read more
We wondered what took so long, but a major battery manufacturer is finally trying to make a play in the iPod arena. At a CES preview event in New York City, we got a peek at Duracell's new accessory, the PowerFM, which is due out soon and designed to be coupled with the iPod Nano.
Its claim to fame: The company says PowerFM is the only iPod accessory that will provide extra juice for your iPod, allow you to transmit your tunes to any FM radio, and protect your Nano with the included silicone case (it fits over both … Read more