Tag Archives: Digital Camera

Polaroid Pop Shoots, Print In 3×4” Format, Print For Other Devices Too

Polaroid has a new instant digital camera and it is called Pop. So what’s makes Pop pops? First and obviously, it makes instant print, courtesy of an integrated printer that uses ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology and second, it prints in the iconic 3×4” format with the Polaroid Classic Border Logo, giving you the familiar 3.5×4.25” print. Now, that’s freaking awesome! Unfortunately, it does not get the classic look; instead, it gets a contemporary form factor in a fun two tone color with a contrasting iconic red shutter button (designed with renowned design studio Ammunition). Continue reading Polaroid Pop Shoots, Print In 3×4” Format, Print For Other Devices Too

Sony Announces Compact 50x Zoom Cyber-Shot HX350 Outside Of U.S.

If you ever wanted to capture images or videos from a very far off distance and thought only full-fledged DSLR could do it, well, think again. These days, many compact shooters, or the so-called prosumer cameras, are more than capable of going to length and the recently announced Sony Compact 50x Super Zoom Cyber-shot HX350 Digital Camera is one such camera. The HX350 was announced for the European and Asia Pacific market and as the model name implies, it is indeed a successor to the HX300. Having said that, it does share some features with the HX300, most notably, the 20.4MP BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor and of course, the insane 50x zoom lens. Continue reading Sony Announces Compact 50x Zoom Cyber-Shot HX350 Outside Of U.S.

Watch Band With Cameras May Give Us A Reason To Buy An Apple Watch

Most mainstream smartwatch is not as ‘high-tech’ as you have imagined. One thing for sure, they are not what sci-fi movies had shown us, particularly in the communication and imaging department. When mention high-tech wrist worn device of such nature, we expect something like Dick Tracy’s watch which allows you to make two-way communication and not just to talk to Google Assistant or Siri, and we also expect it to be able to take stills and videos, plus possibly, video calls. Obviously, you won’t find those in today’s smartwatches, but not hope is lost if you use an Apple Watch, because there’s CMRA, an Apple Watch band that comes with not one, but two built-in HD cameras: an 8MP outward-facing shooter for capturing whatever that fancy you and a 2MP self-facing camera for video calls and of course, the all-important selfie. Continue reading Watch Band With Cameras May Give Us A Reason To Buy An Apple Watch

Rolf Sachs Puts Red Ping Pong Rubber On Leica Camera For Grip

You know Leica camera? And you know tablet tennis, AKA ping pong, bat/paddle? Ok, good. Now imagine the rubber thingy, specifically, the pimple style, found on a tablet tennis racket on a Leica camera and that, ladies and gentlemen, would be the Special Edition Leica M-P ‘Grip’ as designed by artist Rolf Sachs. Nothing particularly spectacular here, to be honest. It is just some added style in stunning red with the practicality of improved grip as offered by pimple rubber. Well, if the pimple rubber does good in a ball game, I am sure it has the right grip too, right? Apparently so, according to Sachs. However, with the pimple rubber comes an inherent problem: dust and dirt accumulation in between the pimple. But not to worry, Leica and Sachs have you covered. Continue reading Rolf Sachs Puts Red Ping Pong Rubber On Leica Camera For Grip

200x Zoom Camera Lets You Identify The Airline Flying 30,000 Feet Above

Forget about binoculars. If you are curious about what airline passes overhead at twenty-thirty thousands feet on a bright, sunny day, all you need is a camera with around 200x zoom and your curiosity will be put to rest. Think what we said is yet another Internet hoax? To be honest, we thought so too, but then again, even a compact camera with 24-4000mm equivalent zoom can let you see the Moon’s pockmarks, there’s really nothing not possible with today’s optics technology. Take for example Korean YouTuber MichaelHrd’s video proved that reading the words, or identifying an aircraft passing at tens of thousands feet above, is totally possible. Continue reading 200x Zoom Camera Lets You Identify The Airline Flying 30,000 Feet Above

Compact Camera’s Crazy Zoom Lets You Observe The Pockmarks Of The Moon

Fancy visiting the Moon? Well, we got news for you: at this point, commercial flight to Moon may not be a reality in most people’s lifetime. However, that doesn’t mean getting up close and personal with our dearest lunar planet is not impossible. While you may not be able to experience the weightlessness of near-zero gravity, an optic equipment such as a telescope will enable you to observe the grandeur of the pockmarks-ridden planetary satellite, or you could grab yourself a 600 dollars compact camera, such as the Nikon Coolpix P900 Superzoom that will not only let you appreciate the Moon’s surface up close, but also let you Continue reading Compact Camera’s Crazy Zoom Lets You Observe The Pockmarks Of The Moon

Nokia’s $60K Virtual Reality Camera, OZO, Is Open For Pre-order

After giving up its mobile division, Nokia has been dabbling in bigger things, like navigation and imaging. If you have not yet hear, earlier on this year, the Finnish tech company has unveiled its first virtual reality camera, dubbed OZO. The product name is as odd as the shape of the camera. When viewed from the front, OZO appears to be a sphere, stuck with several cameras around it, that is not uncommon in 360-degree cameras but in reality, it is has a teardrop shape with duckbill-like end. Remember those sci-fi movies that you have watched where future stuff seems to look pretty weird? Well, this is one such stuff, except that it is very much a present day gadget and Nokia is already taking pre-order for it, ready for delivery sometime in Q1 of 2016. Continue reading Nokia’s $60K Virtual Reality Camera, OZO, Is Open For Pre-order

With 16 Lenses, Light L16 Will Change the Way You Look at Compact Shooter

Forget what you know about cameras, Light L16 is going to change your perspective on photography with 16 lenses and sensors in a camera. Yes. You heard that right sixteen lenses. And it aims to come between your smartphone and your DSLR – a ‘slot’ where today’s compact shooters have seemingly failed. Instead of one large sensor, L16 uses many small cameras that, when the shutter button is triggered, fires off 10 of these cameras simultaneously. The advanced software built into it then “computationally” combines the captured images to produce a final image with up to 53-megapixel resolution. That’s like large poster resolution and from a pocket-friendly shooter with a size closer to a large display smartphone, albeit with a thicker profile. Continue reading With 16 Lenses, Light L16 Will Change the Way You Look at Compact Shooter

This Tiny Mirrorless Camera Wants to be the GoPro of Astrophotography

Do you know there’s actually a “Milky Way season”? Neither do we, but now that you know, perhaps you would like to observe it or maybe capture some awe-inspiring images of this rather elusive galaxy in our Solar System? Now, before you shy away and thinking you will need expensive equipment to experience astrophotography, a Singapore-based startup called TinyMOS pops out in the imaging community with a compact shooter that aims to bring astrophotography to the masses. The three-man outfit has a bold ambition: it wants to be the GoPro of astrophotography and that means enabling the everyday folks to take breathtaking pictures of the stars above in the night sky without expensive and often cumbersome camera or telescope setup. Continue reading This Tiny Mirrorless Camera Wants to be the GoPro of Astrophotography

Polaroid’s New Snap Instant Digital Camera Prints Instantly without Ink as You Shoot, Cost Just 99 Bucks

Actually, there’s probably nothing much to sell about the newly announced Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera, except that it is new, a tad sleeker and cost just 99 bucks when it lands in stores in Q4 this year. Sporting the iconic Polaroid Color Spectrum design on a choice of background color, it snaps 10MP stills, saves it to a microSD card (supports up to 32GB) and of course, instantly print them in full color as you shoot – just like what a instant digital camera does. It makes 2 x 3 inches prints, printed using ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology as used in many of Polaroid’s other products including portable printers and well, instant digital cameras. Continue reading Polaroid’s New Snap Instant Digital Camera Prints Instantly without Ink as You Shoot, Cost Just 99 Bucks