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Magpix IR-101 Midnight/Shot lets you take infrared photographs

2011-04-02T12:05:32.885-07:00

Magpix IR-101 Midnight/Shot lets you take infrared photographs

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Wanted to shoot your own artsy Kinect photographs or capture pictures of wildlife at night, but didn’t have access to any infrared-sensitive cameras? While infrared cameras aren’t exactly new technology, they’re not very common and are always a novelty to have. The Magpix IR-101 Midnight/Shot is no exception. Featuring a 5 megapixel image sensor, it takes images at 2,560 x 1,920 resolution and videos at 640 x 480. With an 8x digital zoom to help you get closer to your subject, it even has a 3″ LCD display for you to preview your shots before you take them. What makes this camera special though, is its ability to take photographs in total darkness. It contains an infra red sensor that lets you take monochromatic images when it’s pitch black outdoors or indoors. It stores pictures and videos onto an SD card (supports up to 8GB) and has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 500 shots. The Magpix IR-101 Midnight/Shot is available now for $149.99.

 

(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

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Fujifilm XP30 Compact Digicam Shipped

2011-03-25T20:22:52.322-07:00

Fujifilm XP30 Compact Digicam Shipped

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The Fujifilm XP30 rugged camera is now available for purchase via Amazon. This compact digicam features a body that is dustproof, waterproof, freezeproof and shock resistant. The Fujifilm XP30 also supports a built-in GPS for you to geotag your photographs, a 14-megapixel sensor and a 5x optical zoom. What’s more, it has the ability to capture 720p HD videos at 30fps. The Fujifilm XP30 retails for $239 each.

(Via The Digital Camera Blog.)

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Mamiya RZ33 33-megapixel Camera

2010-07-10T19:09:41.832-07:00

Mamiya RZ33 33-megapixel Camera

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The Mamiya RZ33 is a new 33-megapixel large sensor digital camera, which is targeted at professional photographers. It is equipped with a dedicated digital camera body and a 48 x 36mm 33-mega pixel CCD sensor, an ISO 50-800 sensitivity range, a 1.1 frames-per-second burst rate, a 16-bit RAW files and a touchscreen digital control interface. The new RZ33 is also compatible with previous Mamiya RZ leaf-shutter lenses and fully compatible with all Mamiya RZ system lenses, viewfinders and most accessories. The brand new Mamiya RZ33 digital camera retails for $17,990. [TechJournal]


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Touchscreen Camera

2010-07-10T19:09:30.035-07:00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Touchscreen Camera

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Sony is gearing up to drop a new point-and-shoot camera ‘Cyber-shot DSC-T99′ for the Japanese market. Powered by a powerful BIONZ image processor, this compact camera packs a 14.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor, Carl Zeiss lens, a 4x optical zoom lens, a 3-inch touchscreen display, a 32MB of internal memory, an SD/SDHC card slot, ISO up to 3200 and has the ability to record 720p HD video at 30fps. Available in black, silver, pink, green and violet color options, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 will go on sale in Japan from mid-September for around $250. [Sony]


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Sony Introduces 3D-capable Cyber-shot Cameras

2010-07-08T20:27:01.679-07:00

Sony Introduces 3D-capable Cyber-shot Cameras

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Looks like the 3D craze is coming to Sony's digital cameras too, as the company has unveiled three new Cyber-shot cameras, the TX9, WX5, and the T99. The TX9 and WX5 have a rather interesting 3D Sweep Panorama feature, which allows them to create a 3D image that is viewable (in 3D) on a supporting computer or TV. Another neat feature is Sweep Multi Angle that uses 15 different angles to create a 3D image that can simulate 3D even on the camera's 2D display. Other features include a 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, 10FPS burst mode, and Full 1080p HD video recording. The TX9 opts for a touchscreen control, while the WX5 uses the more traditional manual controls. Both the TX9 and the WX5 will be available in September for $400 and $300 respectively. The T99 was also announced, which is a more basic digital camera, boasting a 14-megapixel CCD sensor, supports Sweep Panorama mode, 3-inch touchscreen, and will be priced at $250.





(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

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Nikon Coolpix S6000 Compact Digital Camera

2010-07-08T20:19:19.774-07:00

Nikon Coolpix S6000 Compact Digital Camera

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Measuring 97mm x 55mm x 25mm and weighs at only 156 grams, the Nikon Coolpix S6000 can be conveniently carried in a pocket or a purse. This camera features some impressive specifications such as a 1/2.3-inch 14.2-megapixel sensor, a 7x optical zoom lens ranging from a wide 28mm to a long 196mm, an HD movie mode of 1280×720 at 30 frames per second with stereo sound, a four-way image stabilization system and an advanced flash control. Available in silver, red, black, metallic burgundy or bronze, the Nikon Coolpix S6000 retails for $249.95 each. [DigitalCameraReview]


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F600HD High Definition Car Camera DVR

2010-07-05T18:19:55.426-07:00

F600HD High Definition Car Camera DVR

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The F600HD car camera DVR is claimed as the world’s highest definition DVR with 1920 x 1080P HD video recording capability. Both lenses and LCD screen can be adjusted so that it can capture road condition in front of the driver. Too bad, the F600HD Car camera DVR doesn’t have an internal memory, so you will need an SDHC memory card to store files. The F600HD high definition car camera DVR retails for $169.99 a pop. [Product Page via RedFerret]


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JVC Everio GZ-HM350 Full HD Camcorder

2010-07-03T10:13:01.228-07:00

JVC Everio GZ-HM350 Full HD Camcorder

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JVC has added a new Full HD camcorder to its line-up by unveiling the Everio GZ-HM350. This compact and lightweight camcorder sports a 3.32-megapixel 1/4.1-inch CMOS image sensor, a 36x optical zoom lens, a 2.7-inch LCD display, a 32GB of storage, an SD/SDHC card slot, a mini-USB port, a mini-HDMI port and has the ability to record 1920 x 1080 Full HD video in AVCHD format. The JVC Everio GZ-HM350 will start shipping this month for unannounced price yet. [Press Release]


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Samsung EX1 Digital Camera Review

2010-07-03T10:12:37.998-07:00

Samsung EX1 Digital Camera Review

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Still remember the Samsung EX1 or also known as the Samsung TL500? PhotographyBLOG has a comprehensive review of this 10-megapixel compact digital camera. Aimed at serious photographers, the EX1 features a large 1/1.7-inch CCD sensor, a 3-inch swivelling AMOLED screen and a bright f/1.8 lens with a 3x focal range of 24-72mm. What’s more, the Samsung EX1 also supports RAW shooting mode, an ISO 80-3200, an external flash hotshoe, the Dual Image Stabilization technology and full manual control over exposure. Here is the verdict:


The Samsung EX1 promises to join the exclusive club of compact system cameras, with a lens adaptor and an external flash hotshoe that may or may not take an optical viewfinder, which really would be a great addition - only time will tell exactly what accessories Samsung will release for the EX1, a plan that worked very well for the Panasonic LX3. Until then the EX1 is a premium compact that delivers a premium user experience and photos, out-performing the admittedly 2-year old LX3 in most regards and joining the likes of the Canon Powershot G11 and S90, Ricoh GR Digital III and of course the LX3 as a great pocket camera for serious photographers.


Available in grey or black, the Samsung EX1/ TL500 is priced at £399 or around $449.


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[PhotographyBLOG]




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Waterproof Sports Action Digital Camera

2010-07-03T10:12:06.334-07:00

Waterproof Sports Action Digital Camera

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The Waterproof Sports Action Digital Camera is perfect for all types of water sports such as swimming and diving. This waterproof mini camcorder allows you to record underwater video like a pro. The gadget records 736 x 480 pixel resolution video at 30fps and provides a 2GB of internal memory. Additional features include a 1.3MP CMOS sensor, a laser pointer for positioning and a microphone. The Waterproof Sports Action Digital Camera retails for $75.99 a pop. [Product Page via RedFerret]


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Toshiba H30 Compact HD Camcorder Review

2010-06-30T16:43:59.633-07:00

Toshiba H30 Compact HD Camcorder Review

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CrunchGear has reviewed the new Toshiba H30 compact HD camcorder that provides a 10 megapixels sensor, a 5x optical zoom, a 10x digital zoom, an SD card storage and a touchscreen LCD display. The Toshiba H30 comes in a very compact form factor and produces a much better image quality than pocket cameras. Recorded videos are stored on flash memory, but the H30 includes just 128MB on board, of which only about 96MB is usable, so SDHC media is a necessity. The H30 takes SD/SDHC memory cards up to 32GB (not included). Each 32GB card will record up to 5-hour of 1080p video. Here is the verdict:


At $180, the H30 is easy to recommend — if you think a traditional camcorder is worth your money at all. It’s a bit larger and more complicated than your average Flip or Kodak, but it also brings marginally better image quality, optical zoom, and a few extra features many consumers will find handy. On the other hand, a PlaySport can be had for $120, and my personal favorite P&S, the EX-FC100, for $200. The most compelling feature of the H30 is really that it’s the same device we’ve been using for ages, just packed into an incredibly tiny package. We’ll all be recording video with our iPhone 4s and Droid Xs soon enough, but in the meantime it might be reassuring for a lot of people to have something like this sitting in a drawer, familiar and reliable.


You can also watch the video review of the Toshiba H30 compact HD camcorder after the jump.


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Leica X1 Digital Camera Review

2010-06-30T16:43:25.840-07:00

Leica X1 Digital Camera Review

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Still remember the Leica X1 that we mentioned in September 2009? PhotographyBLOG has a short review of this 12.2-megapixel compact digital camera. As a reminder, the Leica X1 comes equipped with a 36mm fixed lens and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. The camera uses an APS-C sized (23.6mm x 15.8mm) CMOS sensor with a 3:2 aspect ratio. The image-stabilized Leica Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 lens provides a focal length of 36mm in 35mm terms. Additional features include a sensitivity range of ISO 100 - 3200, a maximum shutter speed of 1/2000th of a second, JPEG and DNG RAW file support, and a continuous shooting rate of up to 3 frames per second. Here is the conclusion:


The Leica X1 is a camera of extremes, offering a compelling blend of stunning design, fantastic handling and superlative image quality, but ultimately suffering from a pared-back feature set, sluggish responsiveness and a sky-high price-tag. The combination of a fantastic prime lens and large APS-C size sensor result in outstanding image quality that easily beats most other compacts and also most other entry-level DSLRs. Low-light images are excellent too, with the X1′s faster ISO settings delivering low-noise results. Add the ability to shoot DNG RAW files as well as JPGS, and it’s clear that the X1 is a real class-leader.


You can purchase the Leica X1 digital camera for around $1,995 each. [PhotographyBLOG]




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Sanyo VPC-E1403 Affordable 14-megapixel Compact Digicam

2010-06-30T16:42:14.503-07:00

Sanyo VPC-E1403 Affordable 14-megapixel Compact Digicam

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Measuring 99mm x 56.8mm x 18.8mm, the new Sanyo VPC-E1403 is a 14-megapixel compact digital camera that can record videos at a frame rate of 30fps and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The digicam also boasts a 3-inch TFT LCD screen, an ISO sensitivity of up to 6400, an SD or SDHC card slot, a digital image stabilizer and a 3x optical zoom. The smile and blink recognition feature are included for perfect portraits. The camera recognizes smiling faces itself and takes the snap automatically, without you having to press the release. If someone blinks when the shutter closes, the photographer is alerted by the blink recognition and can take another shot. The Sanyo VPC-E1403 is priced at €129 ($157) with a three-year warranty. [PhotographyBLOG]


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Samsung NX5 APS-C-Based Camera Gets Official

2010-06-04T14:30:44.754-07:00

Samsung NX5 APS-C-Based Camera Gets Official

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Samsung’s newest APS-C-based camera ‘NX5′ is finally official and will begin shipping later this month for 699 Euro (about $853). For your info, this interchangeable lens camera sports a 14.6-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, an electronic viewfinder, a 3-inch TFT LCD display, an SD card slot, an HDMI output and 720p HD video recording. [SamsungHub]


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Amadana VC-242HD Camcorder

2010-06-04T14:30:29.898-07:00

Amadana VC-242HD Camcorder

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Amadana Japan will launch a new camcorder namely the VC-242HD. It is able to record video in 1080/30p or 720/30p resolutions in MPEG-4 or AVC/H.264 formats. This portable camcorder provides a mini HDMI port and a 2-inch LCD screen. The Amadana VC-242HD will be released in brown, silver, or pink. No info on pricing so far. [Akihabara]


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Olympus Releases Stylus Tough 6020 Rugged Digicam

2010-06-04T14:30:15.929-07:00

Olympus Releases Stylus Tough 6020 Rugged Digicam

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The new Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 is now available for purchase. This rugged digital camera comes equipped with a 2.7-inch LCD display with 230,000 pixels, a 14-megapixels CCD sensor, a 5X optical zoom lens (equivalent to 28mm - 140mm with f3.9-5.9) and a sensor-shift image stabilization. The Stylus Tough 6020 is waterproof up to 16 feet, shockproof from 5 feet, freezeproof to 14F and dustproof. What’s more, the Stylus Tough 6020 can record video at 1280 x 720 (30 fps) with sound using the MPEG-4 codec. Other important specs include an HDMI output, a USB port, an SD/SDHC card slot and a LI-50B lithium-ion battery (240 shots per charge). Available in black, blue, green, and pink, the new Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 is priced at $299 each. [About Digital Cameras]


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Panasonic Unveils World’s Lightest Full HD Camcorder

2010-06-04T14:29:59.744-07:00

Panasonic Unveils World’s Lightest Full HD Camcorder

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Weighing only 185g, the all new HDC-TM35 from Panasonic is claimed as the world’s lightest Full HD camcorder. Coming in white, violet, classic gold and grey color options, this compact camcorder sports a 1/41 CCD of 3.32 MOS-megapixel sensor, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot (up to 32GB), an IA Zoom and IS, Smile Shutter and has the ability to capture both 1080p Full HD video in AVCHD mode as well as 2.9-megapixel digital still images. Pricing and release date are still unknown at the moment. [Akihabara]


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Sony DCR-SR68 Camcorder Review

2010-06-04T14:29:44.866-07:00

Sony DCR-SR68 Camcorder Review

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Image-acquire has reviewed the Sony DCR-SR68 camcorder that provides a 80GB hard disk drive, so you can capture and store up to 61 hours (LP mode) of video footage. The DCR-SR68 also delivers sharp, high-resolution images thanks to a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, while the 60X optical zoom lets you capture tight shots from a distance. This affordable video recorder also has a 2.7-inch Clear Photo color LCD monitor, the SteadyShot image stabilization, a variety of scene recognition modes and fader effects and a digital still photo mode. Here is the conclusion:


Despite the fact that you’re probably going to need a pretty high-tension computer to get the most out of this camcorder, don’t worry. This is still a terrific camcorder regardless of its all-consuming hunger for accessories. The range is delightfully long and the controls seem to work pretty smoothly, so there’s no trouble there. There’s sufficient storage for twenty DVDs’ worth of material, and all of it at a pretty reasonable price, too.


You can buy the Sony DCR-SR68 camcorder for $349.99 at SonyStyle. [Image-acquire]


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Aiptek Shows Off A New 3D Camcorder At Computex 2010

2010-06-04T14:29:28.649-07:00

Aiptek Shows Off A New 3D Camcorder At Computex 2010

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Taiwanese company Aiptek has recently showed off their newest 3D camcorder ‘Aiptek 3D’ at Computex 2010. Unlike regular camcorder, this pocket-sized camcorder has the ability to capture 1280 x 720p HD video in 3D format. In terms of specs, it sports dual lenses, a pair of 5MP CMOS sensors and has an integrated 2.4-inch 3D panel for showing your 3D video without the need for glasses. The Aiptek 3D will retail for around $200, and will come bundled with a pair of 3D glasses. Unfortunately, there’s no word on release date yet. [CNET]


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Upcoming Panasonic Lumix FX75 Digital Camera

2010-05-29T15:20:30.115-07:00

Upcoming Panasonic Lumix FX75 Digital Camera

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Word has it that the Panasonic Lumix FX75 compact digital camera will be launched very soon. The camera has a 14-megapixel sensor, a Leica 24mm ultra-wide-angle Summicron f/2.2 lens and a 5x optical zoom. The Panasonic Lumix FX75 also supports HD video in AVCHD Lite format. Stay tuned for more updates. [Ubergizmo]


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Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA100 Waterproof Full HD Camera

2010-05-29T15:19:53.960-07:00

Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA100 Waterproof Full HD Camera

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The Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA100 is claimed to be the first Full HD camcorder in the world. This video recorder can be used to a depth of 3 meters underwater for up to 60 minutes. It is able to record Full HD videos (1920 x 1080 pixels) and capture 14-megapixel still pictures. The video recorder has the ‘High-Speed Sequential Shooting’ mode that allows the camera to capture up to 22 photos at 7 frames per second. Other features include Digital Image Stabilizer, Face Chaser Function, a Mini HDMI Terminal and an Eye-Fi card compatibility. [Sanyo]


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Canon IXUS 300 HS Review

2010-05-29T15:19:19.429-07:00

Canon IXUS 300 HS Review

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Still remember the Canon IXUS 300 HS, which is also known as the SD4000 IS Digital ELPH? PhotographyBLOG has a comprehensive review of this compact digital camera. As a reminder, the Canon IXUS 300 HS features a back-illuminated 10-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 3 inch LCD screen, a 3.8x (28-106mm lens) with a fastest aperture of f/2.0 and optical image stabilizer, a 3.7 frames per second burst mode at full resolution, a 720p HD movie recording with stereo sound and an HDMI port. Here is the verdict:


With a 10 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and fast f/2.0 lens, the IXUS 300 HS was always going to deliver the goods in terms of image quality. Noise doesn’t rear its ugly head until ISO 800, with even the fastest 3200 setting proving usable, something that you can’t say about too many compact cameras, and chromatic aberrations are also well controlled. Only a slight softness in the corners and some barrel distortion at the 28mm wide-angle setting detract from an otherwise stellar performance.


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Casio Outs A New Point-And-Shoot Camera

2010-05-21T06:13:11.128-07:00

Casio Outs A New Point-And-Shoot Camera

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Here’s the latest point-and-shoot camera from Casio, the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z350. This compact camera sports a 12.1-megapixel image sensor, a 27mm wide-angle lens, a 4x optical zoom lens and a 2.7-inch TFT color display. It also comes with a number of advanced features including Face Detection, 23 BEST SHOT programs and YouTube Capture mode for videos. The Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z350 is now available in Europe for 149 Euro (about $182). [DPnow]


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Sony Alpha NEX-3 Available For Pre-Order

2010-05-21T06:12:52.458-07:00

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Available For Pre-Order

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The newly announced Sony Alpha NEX-3 interchangeable lens camera is finally available for pre-order in the US via Amazon for $549.99. In case you didn’t know, the Alpha NEX-3 sports a 14.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a powerful BIONZ processor, a 3-inch swiveling LCD screen, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, up to 7 fps continuous shooting, ISO up to 12800, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI output and 720p HD video recording. Pre-order yours now! [Product Page](image)




Mamiya RZ33 incoming

2010-05-21T06:12:29.933-07:00

Mamiya RZ33 incoming

Mamiya has something new to show on May 25th - Mamiya RZ33:


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