This week's news includes some camera announcements, new digital imaging technology, and even more on the future of photography.Casio's new EX-Z9 camera offers lots of color, little cost Flickr puts hold on PhotoShelter tool Manfrotto's new CX-series tripods Olympus revs its entry-level dSLR Micron carves out image-sensor division Photo industry braces for another revolution Print and store photos with 4GB HP portable printer, $45.99 Kodak and Wal-Mart join forces to recycle Kingston plays 20 questions with Gerd Ludwig Start-up lets you fix focus after snapping the shutter CompactFlash revamp aimed at cameras Sony's new Cyber-shot W300 takes whopping 13.6-megapixel pictures. … Read more
In the market for a digital camcorder? You could spend $179.99 on one of those Flip Video Ultras, which let you record a whopping 60 minutes of YouTube-quality video. Or you could pay $119 for the Aiptek A-HD, which records hours' worth of high-definition (720p) video on inexpensive memory cards. Hmmm...
Yeah, talk about a no-brainer. The A-HD is a slim, pocketable camcorder (and 5-megapixel camera) with a swiveling 2.4-inch LCD and an SD slot that accommodates cards up to 8GB (good for about 4 hours of HD video--get one here for a measly $28). It captures … Read more
This week includes Ricoh's continuing return, new professional Panasonic camcorders, and insights on 3D cameras.Apple upgrades Aperture ambitions to 2.0 Google gives respite from a raw camera deal Help! How should I store photos while traveling? Leica removes leader of camera business Mitch Kapor: 3D cameras will make virtual worlds easier to use New Panasonic pro AVCHD camcorders New Ricoh camera continues company's slow re-entry into US Panasonic offers big and fast SD card--for $700 PhotoShelter nabs exec from Getty Images Poll: Which is better, Aperture or Lightroom? Snap and print photos with $129.99 camera/printer bundle … Read more
At an intimate press conference yesterday, Panasonic Broadcast revealed a few of the forthcoming products that it plans to debut at the NAB show this April. The high point--at least for us--is the introduction of the AG-HMC150, an AVCHD SD card-based addition to its affordable pro HD options, which includes the DVCProHD-based AG-HVX200.
Leveraging the design of the older, standard def AG-DVX100, the HMC150 will incorporate a trio of new 1/3-inch CCDs with native 16:9 aspect ratios, and support all the various 1080 and 720 progressive and interlaced options. It will use a broader 28mm Leica lens, also … Read more
New baby in the house? Old camcorder on its last legs? Here's your chance to score some MiniDV goodness for a song: eCost has the Canon ZR830 camcorder for $134.99. It's a Canon-recertified model with a 90-day warranty, and you'll pay a few bucks for shipping, but at least there's no rebate.
An entry-level camcorder, the ZR830 combines a 1/6-inch CCD (bigger is better, and that's on the small side) with an unusually long optical zoom (35x!) and a widescreen LCD. It includes a handful of program modes for various shooting conditions (snow, … Read more
The new models can produce a progressive 60 frames per second 1920x1080 output (in JVC's MPEG-2 format), even though they use the same 10x zoom lenses, and same tiny low-resolution sensors as their predecessors. The HD6 has a 120GB hard drive (rated to hold 10 hours of best-quality video), and a microphone input. It comes in black, while the HD5 comes in silver and has a 60GB drive.
Both models support x.v.Color, Sony's name for xvYCC--the … Read more
This week's news includes a CES wrap-up, some unique photography tech, and new gear for geotagging your pictures.AVCHD video: The hardware is willing, but the software is weak Digital imaging CES 2008 wrap-up Eye-Fi joins with Lexar for licensed Wi-Fi memory cards GPS gadget aims to ease geotagging On Adobe's Lightroom radar: Panoramas, HDR Poll: What's the best bang for my photo PC buck? Shortwave infrared: Next-gen night vision Smile, you're on millimeter wave camera What's the best Web site for geotagged photos?
CES 2008 is over and now it's up to us to figure out which gizmos are next on our list of Must Have items. Even though I've been a life-long Canon customer, I was sorely tempted by the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 that the company says can shoot 60 still images per second with 6MP resolution. Wow! But what if the action lasts more than a single second? And what if you want 2x the resolution so that you can show off the full capabilities of your new 150" Panasonic TH46PXZ850, with it's 4K by 2K resolution? You need a 4K camera, and that's been hard to find in a consumer-sized format. Until now.… Read more
Though not nearly as big as CES, the PMA trade show is coming to Las Vegas in three weeks. Yes, less than a month after covering CES, our editors will bravely return to Sin City to report on some of the biggest names in digital photography. That didn't stop camera and camcorder makers from revealing plenty of new products last week, though; major companies from Samsung to Sony revealed their newest digital imaging products at the show.
With all the tapeless camcorder options coming out this year, we're not surprised that JVC has limited its Mini-DV selection to two models, with very little difference between the two. Both the GR-D870 and GR-D850 include 1/6-inch 680,000-pixel CCD sensors, 35X optical KonicaMinola zoom lenses, and 2.7-inch widescreen LCDs with auto backlight control to help keep your LCD visible when moving from moderate to bright lighting conditions. JVC says that the batteries included in the cameras give you two hours of operation and remaining power, expressed in minutes, can be seen at the press of a … Read more