This environmentally friendly camera actually works. You need to hand crank the camera before it takes pictures and therefore eliminate the need for batteries. This is really cool and very very attractive in the sense that SOMEONE, a BIG GIANT, is doing something for the environment….a digital camera that doesnt require batteries….:)
Read the press release.
The Casio Exilim 720’s has been conquered and has now been renamed as the Hello Kitty Camera. Now it’s anyone’s cue to say “NNOOOooooo”. Anyway, besides it pink exterior with sickly cute Hello Kitties on the corner the camera, it still takes 7.2MP pictures. The camera makes weird Hello Kitty noises during start up. You would have to be a REAL fanatic of Hello Kitty to buy this.
The new camera from Panasonic, Lumix L10 was premiered to the world at the Panasonic’s Press conference in Paris. Some lucky fella from AkihabaraNews got to go to the event somehow and was one of the lucky few hundreds to see the Lumix L10’s hands on! Anyway, what’s so special? about the Panasonic Lumix L10? According to the CEO of Panasonic, the camera has a Live View and an autofocus that even Canon Mark III doesn’t have.
I have always wanted to get myself a DLSR but it’s so expensive.
Anyway, you can see a bunch of pictures from the event here.
The good news about Canon’s new SX line is that its low cost. So that means more people can have quality pictures at their beckon. It has ultra zoom, with a pretty decent 10x zoom in quality. Canon SX100 has 8.0 megapixel, nice big screen at the back for clearer shoot, it also has a higher compression movie mode. Good for Youtube fanatics who wants to post videos of themselves.
The Canon SX100 costs $299 for some nice features. :)
Sanyo Xacti E1 is a scuba diver’s dream well, for up to 5 feet that is. There lots of waterproof things around the internet and this is one of them but one that actually works very, very well. You can submerge this camera and take nice shots of corals, people’s toes, fishes, lower torsos and other things you can find submerged underwater.
The beauty of this Xacti series is that it’s not bulky at all as compared to many other waterproof casings out there for cameras. You can practically slip this one into your pockets and go. At a glance you can even fool people that it’s a torch light too. :P The specs of this camera includes 5X optical zoom, a low light mode that allows you to take pictures in the dark, anti-shake digital stabilizer, and the ability to take stills while you’re filming video. It comes with an SD card where so you don’t need a tape or anything at all.
The price for ONE Xacti? Only $499, which is pretty good to the pockets assuming what it is included. GUSTO. Ohh and the camera will only be out in June this year. Catch it when you can :)
P.S. This camera is not just for underwater use only, in fact it takes very good pictures and videos offshore too!
The Etsumi Display Mirror fits into any 2 or 2.5 inche screen camera and it will allow you to shoot at the weirdest angle possible. Well, not weird but to an extent it is extreme. If you think about it, it’s a very simple mechanism really because it’s just a mirror attached to your digital camera’s screen.
I shudder to think of the things ppl can do in subways, parks and escalators in shopping complexes…think about it, ladies…*shudders* :P
If you’re interested in buying the Etsumi Display Mirror, go ahead an order it on their website. It’ll set you back $22 for a mirror.
View the catalogue in Japanese
Nikon D200 – front
I love taking photographs of food and random ingredients. I also love taking pictures of still life as well as people when they least expect it. It makes pictures candid and true. For so long now, since its reveal last year, I have been eyeing the Nikon D200. It’s like a photographer’s dream camera which incorporates digital and SLR. There are other Nikon digital SLR too before D200 like the D20 and the D40. But this D200 is the creme de la crop for me and I am pretty sure it’s the same for many photography enthusiasts out there.
Nikon D200 – Back
The camera is a 10.2 megapixel, a far cry previously when everyone raved at the 3.5 megapixel cameras. Boy, have we come a long way. The Nikon D200 captures images with faithful color, details and clarity thanks to its powerful image processing engine. The extraordinary resolution gives the images a significant image enlargments which allows more freedom in creative cropping.
This is definitely a far cry from my Fujifilm F10.
The new image sensor also incorporates high-speed 4-channel data output and features a new Optical Low Pass Filter, allowing photographers to benefit from a significant reduction in the incidence of moir, colour fringing and shifting. The 4-channel output also allows the D200 to adopt the advanced image-processing engine of the D2x that combines colour-independent preconditioning prior to A/D (analogue/digital) conversion with advanced digital image processing algorithms to deliver fine colour gradations with satisfyingly smooth, consistent transitions.
I’ve been eyeing this package for a long time from B&H.
It is expensive…..I am hoping that maybe some day I’ll open my door and find a lovely package address to me with a Nikon D200 camera inside *day dreams* This is on my wishlist.
Read more on reviews of the Nikon D200, and you’re see that there is nothing undesirable about this camera.
The waterproof wrist camera called Hero 3 Digital Wrist Camera is a great invention by ThinkGeek. It makes more sense than this waterproof phone. The waterproof camera that stays on your wrist is perhaps the missing link between nature and technology. Now, you can surf, turf and bike under wet conditions and still take photos without a care in the world. How sweet is that?
Product Features and Specifications
* Waterproof to 100 Feet
* 4.5 Ounces
* Image Sensor – 3 Megapixel (2048 x 1536)
* Lens – Glass f2.8
* Exposure – Auto
* 3X Sequence Photo Burst
* Lies flat on your wrist or flips up
* Dual Shutter Buttons to take photos regardless of camera orientation
* Internal Memory – 16MB expandable to 2GB with SD card
* Video – 640 x 480 with sound (54 mins from 2GB SD Card)
* Self Timer – 10s
* Connectors – USB, Composite Video Out
* Power – 2 AAA Batteries (included)
* Compatible OS – Windows ME/200/XP and Mac OS
Compact Inkless Printer
Since cellphones have cameras now, someone came up with a brilliant ideas for your camera photogs out there to prints your pics via your cellphone without INK! How does it work? That was the first question I asked too. It seems that this compact printer uses plastic paper with thermal properties. These thermal properties react to different temperatures which is supposed to deliver great quality.
To create the perfect colors, the printer uses a method that controls the colors by using temperature. The crystals in the top yellow layer need the highest temperature and shortest time to melt, the magenta (which is the middle layer) needs a lower temperature and longer time, the bottom cyan layer requires the lowest temperatures and longest exposure time.
How technologically savvy is that? The pictures are water proof too :) I really would like to have one. Any takers? :P
Creation of Zink Imaging from US.
The Inkless Printer is set to be out in late 2007 for $200 bucks. I don’t know how much it would cost to replenish those thermal papers. Probably more expensive. I guess we shall see.
Sony has just come up with their very first wireless camera, surprisingly, called the Cybershot G1. I thought this Japanese company would have thought about it long ago. Well, I guess it’s better late than never in this case.
The camera would be available next month, April 2007, for $600 a pop. The digital camera is 6-megapixel, has a large 3.5-inch LCD, 3x optical zoom, impressive 2GB of internal memory (expandable with Memory Stick Duo and PRO Duo cards), slide show with music capabilities, and a bevy of wireless sharing options. Sounds really cool. Actually, I’m very attracted to their function where you could perhaps transfer your pics without any wires. I’m tired of untangling wires everytime i want to load pictures for my food blog.
Look at that screen!
If your place do not have the new Sony Cyber-Shot G1 yet, you can order it online from Sony.