Category Archives: IMAGING

Digital and analog cameras, video cameras, film making equipment, lenses and basically anything that captures or help to capture images.

Ricoh 12-megapixels GXR MOUNT A12 module

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(image credit: Ricoh) Ricoh GXR MOUNT A12 Module | US$649.00 | www.ricoh.com

we are familiar with camera that we can swop lenses but one that allows us to change its sensor together with the lens is something entirely new. that’s exactly what Ricoh GXR allows you to do and perhaps, Ricoh isn’t content with interchanging its own make of lenses, it has announced the availability of the M-mount that’s packed with a 12-megapixels APS-C size sensor and blessed with the ability to mount your favorite Leica lenses. some of the features include image-wide section magnification and focus assist to improve manual focus accuracy. the Ricoh GXR MOUNT A12 Module will be available from September 9 and will set you back at $649. ouch. a few more look at this pricey little gadget after the break. Continue reading Ricoh 12-megapixels GXR MOUNT A12 module

NeinGrenze 5000T – tilt-shift is its second nature

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(image credit: Photojojo) NeinGrenze 5000T Digital Camera | US$149.00 | www.neingrenze.com

i can’t believe we let this slip past us when it was announced last November. but i guess this kind of occasional slippage happens. personally, i love tilt-shift photography but none of my cameras have this function. so what i did to get the effect? photoshop! but then that’s pretty time consuming, and sometime not as realistically unreal. then again, i wouldn’t want to splurge on real tilt-shift equipment that could cost me an arm and a leg but lucky for me, there’s a much affordable (way affordable) alternative – the NeinGrenze 5000T Digital Camera. tilt-shift is its second nature and to top it off, it can also perform post-processing effects like Tunnet and Lomo type texture. Continue reading NeinGrenze 5000T – tilt-shift is its second nature

Mountkestrel Duopod: versatile camera mount for today’s DSLR

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(image credit: Curve Creative) Mountkestrel Duopod | US$tba (concept) | www.mountkestrel.com

DSLR videography enthusiasts and professional alike can look forward to a new and exciting way to mount your hybrid DSLR. introduced by Curve Creative‘s brand, Mountkestrel, the Duopod is a innovative hybrid DSLR mount that can be quickly transformed into a shoulder or chest mount, or put into its neutral position to be used as a tripod and thanks to its steel weights counterbalancing, it can even carry out the steadycam duty. certainly sounds like a dream mount for DSLR videographers. well, nothing speaks like a video clip, so hit the jump and check out the product video of this wonderful camera mount solution. Continue reading Mountkestrel Duopod: versatile camera mount for today’s DSLR

spruce up your Leica D-Lux 5 with colors via Colorware

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(image credit: ColorWare) Colorware Leica D-Lux 5 | US$1,200.00 | www.colorwarepc.com

we love to customize the look of our laptops, computers and headphones, so there’s no reason digital camera should be left untouched. understanding this, Colorware, the maestro of color-me-up, is offering your chance to grab a brand new Leica D-Lux 5 with some added colors. virtually every external parts are customizable with a selection of palette, ranging from the the main body’s front and back, to the port door and right down to its lens face. you can have your own custom-colored or multi-colored, if you wish, Leica D-Lux 5 for a cool $1,200 or send in your own Leica D-Lux 5 for Colorware’s color service for a mere $400. available now on Colorware web store. Continue reading spruce up your Leica D-Lux 5 with colors via Colorware

Samsung-commissioned crystallized Samsung cameras

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Samsung has commissioned Crystal Rocked, the maestro for bling, to create a range of crystallized cameras. two cameras, the NX11 and the ST30 are given the Swarovski crystal elements make-over. unfortunately, these one-off creations are not for sale. so you, crystal aficionados, try to hold back your tears. they were put on display at camera retailer Jessops’ Christmas in July showcase at the Swarovski store in London. as incredible as it seems, establishments in UK are trying to rope in sales for the Christmas season during this Summer sales period but then that’s beside the point, cos’ we are more interested in the blinged-out cameras. Continue reading Samsung-commissioned crystallized Samsung cameras

Leica x Paul Smith Leica D-Lux 5 limited edition camera cases

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Paul Smith for Leica Limited Edition Case | £200.00 | www.leica-storemayfair.co.uk

Leica has teamed up with renowned fashion designer Paul Smith, to launch two limited edition cases specifically for Leica D-Lux 5 digital camera. two flavors will be offered: a smooth chocolate brown calf leather with the signature Paul Smith vintage multi-stripe on its sides and a light grey, crocodile skin style embossed leather with luxurious purple lining. each flavor will have a limited production run of just 150 pieces. Continue reading Leica x Paul Smith Leica D-Lux 5 limited edition camera cases

ikelite – now even expensive camera can also go underwater

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(image credit: ikelite) ikelite underwater system | US$1,400.00 | www.ikelite.com

on contrary to the image above, ikelite is not a camera but it is a camera casing (or enclosure) that enables you to bring your expensive digital camera down into the blue for up to 200-feet (60-meters). the heavy duty polycarbonate case is shaped to the camera and keeps water out using ikelite’s Quad-Ring seal glands. like an actual professional underwater camera, the housing offers a pair of handles located on either side of the housing with easy access to zoom control and recording button. apart from the aforementioned control, ikelite also allows access to every aspect of the camera function with the exception of the diopter adjustment dial. Continue reading ikelite – now even expensive camera can also go underwater

Sony ultra-thin Cyber-Shot DSC-TX55 is only 12.2-mm thin

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(credit: Sony) Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX55 | US$350.00 | www.sonystyle.com

latest to join the Sony Cyber-Shot family is the ultra-thin DSC-TX55 that features a 16.2-megapixels Exmor R CMOS sensor. this newest addition also sports a new innovation dubbed as “By Pixel Super Resolution” technology which enables the camera to achieve a virtual 10x zoom without loss of quality at its maximum resolution. also new to the Cyber-Shot is the “Picture Effect” mode that allow user take artistic photographs without the need for editing software. Continue reading Sony ultra-thin Cyber-Shot DSC-TX55 is only 12.2-mm thin

From Russia With Love: Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day Camera

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(credit: Lomography) Limited Edition Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day Camera | US$382.22 | www.lomography.com

have you heard? LC-A is starting a family. after last year’s white Japan edition, Lomography is at it again with this Limited Edition Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day Camera and it certainly grabbed our attention immediately with its contrasting red Italian goat leather against the semi-matte black body. the Russia Day Lomo LC-A+ features the lens that practically kick started the Lomographic movement – the original Russian Minitar 1 Lens. if the red leather doesn’t give it away as a special edition, then the subtle ‘LOMO’ word with a slight Russian twist should. Continue reading From Russia With Love: Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day Camera

limited edition Pentax 645D honors Grand Prix Japan 2011

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Limited Edition Pentax 645D | about ¥1.2 million | www.pentaximaging.com

in celebration of the Pentax 645D being crowned “Camera of the Year” at the Camera Grand Prix Japan 2011, Pentax Imaging has announced a limited edition 645D. if you like everything ‘limited edition’ and has no qualms about waiting four months for it, this is the camera you should get. what you see above is exactly what it will look like: a lacquer-finished body that comes with a matching leather strap, body mount cap, as well as center-spot-matte focusing screen – all packed inside an awesome looking, specially designed paulownia-wood packaging. exist as a built-to-order model with at least a four months wait from the date of each order, this 40-megapixels digital camera juggernaut is a href=”http://en.akihabaranews.com/101469/cameras/pentax-announces-exclusive-limited-edition-of-its-645d-medium-format” target=”_blank”>said to be priced at ¥1.2 million(about US$15,170). according to its official press release, it will be available for pre-order via Pentax web store but at the last check, this luxe-up 645D is yet to be listed. hit the jump for a few more look at this luxe-up camera and the official press release. Continue reading limited edition Pentax 645D honors Grand Prix Japan 2011