Tag Archives: Digital Camera

Meet The World’s Smallest Travel High Zoom Cameras From Sony

The new Sony Cyber-shot, the DSC-HX99 and DSC-HX95, maybe incredibly compact, but they packs quite a punch, especially with respect to zooming. Affording them with high zoom is the ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* optics which allows it a zoom range of 24 mm up to an astonishing 720 mm super-telephoto. Furthermore, it gets 4K movie recording and at the heart of both models, is the BIONZ X image processing engine, paired to a front-end LSI that affords it with high-speed continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with a buffer limit up to 155 images. Continue reading Meet The World’s Smallest Travel High Zoom Cameras From Sony

Russia Camera Maker Zenit Lives Again, Unveiled Its First Leica-based Camera

I am not a photography buff myself, but I have sure seen and read about Zenit, the famed USSR-era Russian camera brand, in my younger days (don’t ask how). So what about it? Well, like many brands that have saw demised and ‘rebooted subsequently, it is coming back. Starting with the Zenit M Rangefinger. Krasnogorsky Zavod had announced it will be bringing Zenit back to take on Leica, but in strange move, it has partnered with Leica to work on its first camera after the revival. The camera is design by Zenit alright, but it is based on Leica M Type 240 platform. Continue reading Russia Camera Maker Zenit Lives Again, Unveiled Its First Leica-based Camera

24K Gold Nikon Z7 Louis Vuitton Edition Should Not Be A Joke

Oh, so you think Leica isn’t expensive enough? How about a “$7 million” Nikon DSLR, like this example here called Nikon Z7 Louis Vuitton edition? This luxe pro-shooter has everything any luxe enthusiast photographer would have dreamed of, including soft albino buckskin adorned with Parisian fashion house’s signature monogram and a fair amount of 24K matte gold on it. It really is a dream device that had an amateur, non-DSLR using person like me swooning over it. Continue reading 24K Gold Nikon Z7 Louis Vuitton Edition Should Not Be A Joke

Leica M10-P Is Super Quiet, Won’t Rouse Your Sleeping Subject

Are you bothered by the shutter noise of a camera? Or maybe in your line of work (I won’t ask, I promised), you require barely noticeable shutter noise? Well, if so and if you have the dough to drop, Leica has the answer and it is called M10-P. M10-P is the latest member of Leica M series. It has a design that screams “rangefinders!” But more importantly, it has a near-silent shutter, so that you can go on and shoot without disturbing your subject(s). Continue reading Leica M10-P Is Super Quiet, Won’t Rouse Your Sleeping Subject

FridgeCam Is On A Mission To Reduce Food Waste, From Inside The Fridge

Don’t have money to drop for a truly smart refrigerator (if there’s even any at this point)? No worries, a London-based tech company Smarter is here to help. Its FridgeCam is on a mission to reduce food waste, starting from within the fridge. According to the folks over at Smarter, 7 million tonnes of food and drink from homes were thrown away due to factor like expiration. It is the world’s first wireless camera designed to be used inside the chilling environment of a refrigerator, allowing you to see the contacts from anywhere in the world. Continue reading FridgeCam Is On A Mission To Reduce Food Waste, From Inside The Fridge

Evo GoCam: A Wireless Camera That Slips Onto The Back Of Your Phone

Selfie drone has kind of made selfie stick a thing of the past. We said ‘kind of’ because, firstly, not everyone can afford a selfie drone and secondly, not every place welcomes the presence of a drone. The solution? Back to the good’ol selfie stick, or tripod, or you could consider this: Evo GoCam. I am surprised Evo GoCam hasn’t got more attention. I think it might very well be the ultimate selfie tool. It is a camera that measures an astounding 6 mm (0.24”) thin and the best part is, it is part of a smartphone case which means it slips right onto the back of your phone. Continue reading Evo GoCam: A Wireless Camera That Slips Onto The Back Of Your Phone

Someone Made A Camera That Turns Captured Images Into Doodles

Camera, be it analog or digital, is gadget that is intended to capture what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG). Well, at least that’s the norm, but one tinkerer by the name of Dan Macnish decides to challenge this convention in the name of curiosity and fun. The camera he created is Raspberry Pi-powered shooter called Draw This. It is an instant camera that capture images into doodles you would find in some grade school students’ textbook. “Look ma, I drew our entire family!” “Well, Sonny, it was a good try, but son, are our family made of sticks?” Continue reading Someone Made A Camera That Turns Captured Images Into Doodles

Soundcam Will Turn You Into A Superhuman That Sees Sound

Do you know that there are human beings who can see sound? So, it is absolutely nothing wrong to say “did you see that sound?” True story. While some folks actually see sounds as colors, chances are “these folks” are not you and me. But with the Soundcam Handheld Acoustic Camera, both you and I can be superhuman with the ability to see sound. Soundcam is the first handheld sound camera that lets you experience seeing sound. Soundcam is, well, like a camera that capture sound and present it in visual form on a display, thus it literally lets you see sound. Continue reading Soundcam Will Turn You Into A Superhuman That Sees Sound

Redlight Dash Cam That Alerts Phone-Using Drivers When Lights Turn Green Is A Very, Very BAD Idea

Lets set the record straight here: using your phone for any purpose when driving is never good. No one should be doing that, ever. Not even when you are at the traffic light. However, for some reasons, some folks think some people don’t care anyways, so they have came up with hardware and software solution that will enable these folks not get honked at when they are fixated with their devices at the lights. The product in question is called Redlight Greenlight camera. It is essentially a wide FoV camera with high sensitivity sensor that recognizes stoplight and faces. Continue reading Redlight Dash Cam That Alerts Phone-Using Drivers When Lights Turn Green Is A Very, Very BAD Idea

Hasselblad’s Newest Shooter Captures 400 MP, Cost As Much As A Porsche

How businesses convince us we need to buy their products? I know. One of the many ways is to make their products more attractive via impressive prints with mind-boggling resolution, and these businesses have companies like Hasselblad to thank. The high-end camera maker has yet again pushes the boundary of what is possible in terms of resolution with the H6D-400c, a multi-shot camera that packs a cool 400 MP. That’s four-hundred-freaking-megapixel! Holy cow! The H6D-400c combines six exposures into one single image via sensor-shift technology to result in an image resolution of, wait for it… 23,200 x 17,400 pixels. What!?? Mind absolutely torn into bits and if your mind aren’t (blown), allow us to put it in perspective for you: with 23,200 by 17,400 pixels, you’d be getting a print of size measuring 77 by 58 inches (195.58 by 147.cm) at 300dpi. Continue reading Hasselblad’s Newest Shooter Captures 400 MP, Cost As Much As A Porsche