Tag Archives: Digital Camera

Phase One IQ3 100MP Camera: Only If You Have An Eye For Black & White

When a company is known as professional camera maker, you’d know better not to be looking at their systems if you are an amateur photographer, or hell, even if you are a professional photographer who’s trying meet ends need. Phase One is one such company and if the Phase One Alpha A-series we featured two years ago had you falling off the chair, we guarantee this will do the same, perhaps even more. The Phase One IQ3 100MP Achromatic is not for faint of heart. Continue reading Phase One IQ3 100MP Camera: Only If You Have An Eye For Black & White

Amazon Echo Look: Echo With Eyes To Take Pictures And Rate Your Outfits

When you find yourself wishing for an artificial intelligence to tell you how you look in a particular outfit, then I believe you are ahead of us in the future and the good news is, Amazon is with you. The online retailer giant’s new Echo Look is the device that will do exactly that. Amazon is calling it a handsfree camera and style assistant, which simply put, is an Echo with eyes. It can take full-height picture or video of your showing off the outfits and based on “machine learning algorithms with advice from fashion specialists,” it will compare your outfits so you can look the best for the day. I don’t know, folks. Can we trust machine to tell us what looks good on us? I guess it is subjective. Perhaps it is good for those who are often in a fix as to what to wear. Continue reading Amazon Echo Look: Echo With Eyes To Take Pictures And Rate Your Outfits

Sony’s New Made-For-Pro Camera, the a9, Cost A Healthy $4,500

If you are just another photography enthusiast, you probably don’t need the new Sony a9 (ILCE-9) Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera. However, if you are pro photographer who make a living out of capturing beautiful images, then the a9 is what you want in your arsenal. Billed as the world’s first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, this 24.2MP resolution digital camera promised unmatched speed, versatility and usability. Sony claims that the a9 offers capabilities not possible even a modern DSLR and that, it said, includes high-speed, blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20fps, a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32,000 second, and 693 point focal plane phase detection AF points with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second. Continue reading Sony’s New Made-For-Pro Camera, the a9, Cost A Healthy $4,500

How To Sell A $20K Camera: By Selling It With A $20K Drone

You must be wondering who in the world would do that? Well, apparently, Canon Japan is doing just that. But no, Canon Japan did not actually made the drone. According to a report, the drone is developed by a Japanese drone maker called ProDrone which Canon has invested back in 2016. ProDrone, if your recall, is the same company that makes the creepy robotic arm-equipped drone and the wall-clinging drone, and so, there should be no question about the flying rig’s track records. However, unlike specialty maker like DJI, the Japanese imaging equipment company has other target in mind. The company’s first imaging drone (technically, it is not the company’s), PD6E2000-AW-CJ1, is an industrial application drone designed to carry out search and rescue operations. Continue reading How To Sell A $20K Camera: By Selling It With A $20K Drone

Nikon Outs Special Models, Including Crystal Nikon Model I For 100th Years

Come July 25, it will be 100th years since the establishment of Nikon, then known as Nippon Kogaku K.K. That’s a freaking century old and naturally, Nikon wants to mark this centennial milestone and what better way then to roll out a bunch of 100th anniversary products? Well, that’s exactly what the Japanese camera maker is doing. Differentiating the commemorative models from the run-of-the-mill models are the 100th anniversary logo and “special finishes and features that give them an even more elegant look and feel,” said Nikon. Continue reading Nikon Outs Special Models, Including Crystal Nikon Model I For 100th Years

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