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Nikon found to have been working on Android-based Coolpix S800 camera

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Cameras running Android is not exactly a new concept. Polaroid showcased the SC1630 earlier this year at CES and even Samsung is said to have been working on a similar device.

Now we are hearing that Nikon too is working on an Android based camera and there is some proof to back that claim as well. Read more »

Guardian photojournalist captures the London Olympics with little more than an iPhone

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Dan Chung, a photojournalist on Guardian’s payroll has realized an interesting idea – capturing the all you can eat 2012 Summer Olympics action with a smartphone.

The device in question is an iPhone – a 4 and 4S. To aid him in making the results matter he uses the Snapseed photo editing app and occasionally some add-ons like binoculars and special lenses. Read more »

Canon officially announces the EOS M, their first mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera

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A few days ago we reported about the leaked image of the then unannounced Canon EOS M camera. This was to be the first mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera from the company and was supposed to be announced on July 23. And just as expected, here comes the full announcement from Canon.

As with other cameras of this kind, Canon is boasting about the existence of a DSLR size sensor and the ability to change lenses in a relatively compact camera that you can carry around with you every where. They are also targeting the everyday photographers with this camera, that is, the people you see going around clicking pictures of things usually with their mobile phone cameras, but with this they can do the same with much better results. Read more »

Is this Canon’s first mirrorless camera, image leaks the EOS M

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Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras are on the rise as of late but one key player was yet to make an appearance in that market. But that might be about to change as an image leak shows an unannounced Canon mirrorless digital camera, that goes by the name EOS M.

By the looks of it the EOS M features a new EF-M lens mount and comes with a wide and bright 22mm f/2 STM (Stepper Motor) pancake lens. Read more »

Panasonic announces six new LUMIX cameras

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Panasonic has unleashed a whole bunch of new camera upon the world, six to be precise, which includes some superzoom cameras, a mirrorless camera and a premium point and shoot.

The first is the LUMIX LZ20 (pictured above), which is a budget superzoom camera. It has a 16 megapixel sensor and a 21x optical zoom on the 25-525mm lens. The LZ20 can also record 720p videos at 30 fps and has a 3-inch, 460k dot display on the back. Read more »

Samsung unveils EX2F Wi-Fi-enabled digicam with super-bright F/1.4 lens and 1/1.7″ sensor

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Samsung has just announced an interesting addition to its lineup of point-and-shoot cameras. Called Samsung EX2F, the new digicam features a large (by compact camera standards) 1/1.7″ 12MP sensor and a really bright F/1.4 Schneider-Kreuznach zoom lens.

The Samsung EX2F lens covers the modest zoom range of 24-79mm (in 35mm equivalent), but that’s the price you have to pay for keeping a wide-aperture lens within a reasonable size. But the advantages of having this wide an aperture, makes up for the short focal range by a mile. Even at its maximum telephoto, the lens still offers shooting at the respectable F2.7, which most digicams can hardly match even in the wide end. Read more »

Sony announces new XQD S series cards, the speedometer shows 168MB/s

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Sony has freshened up its XQD card lineup – the new S series cards will launch with 64GB capacity and a whopping 168MB/s data transfer rates. The old H series maxed out at 125MB/s.

A Nikon D4 can pipe 108 RAW shots in a non-stop burst, which according to Sony is enough to capture the men’s 100m sprint final from start to finish if you set the framerate at 10fps. Read more »

Nokia 808 PureView vs Olympus E-PL2 vs Canon 5D Mark III vs Apple iPhone 4S: 38MP shootout

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After seeing the Nokia 808 PureView ace our blind test and comfortably beat even a Micro Four Thirds camera, many of you wanted to see how its 41MP sensor does against higher res cameras. We now suggest you take a comfortable seat and get ready to find the answer.

This time we used the full resolution mode on Nokia 808 PureView, which is the only one that shows the true capabilities of the monster sensor. We shot the same image with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, which is our workhorse DSLR, the Olympus E-PL2 large-sensor interchangeable lens camera, which was soundly trashed in the blind test and the Apple iPhone 4S, which should serve as a reference for the improvement the Nokia 808 brings to the smartphone world. Read more »

Canon announces the new EOS 650D / Rebel T4i DSLR with a touchscreen

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Canon has announced the newest member of its EOS DSLR range, the EOS 650D, which will be known as the Rebel T4i in North America. At the heart of this camera is an 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor that lets it shoot at 5 fps burst mode and up to ISO 12,800 (extendable to ISO 25,600).

But the main feature on this camera is the capacitive touchscreen on the back, a first for a Canon DSLR. It’s a fully articulated 3.0-inch Clear View LCD II with 1,040k dots. The touchscreen can be used to do things like settings focus points, navigating through the menus and pinching and swiping images. Read more »

Sony shows the DSC-RX100 point and shoot with big sensor and WhiteMagic screen [UPDATED]

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Sony’s latest digicam offering, the RX100, will put a 1″ 20.9 MP Exmor CMOS sensor with BIONZ image processor in your hands sometime in July for the rather high asking price of $649.

The RX100 has a four times larger sensor than the run-of-the-mill point and shoot cameras, a 25 point Contrast Detect focusing system, and does 1080/60p AVCHD videos with stereo sound. The enthusiast camera can shoot in RAW and offers an ISO range between 120 and 6400 (which can be boosted up to 25600 using multi-frame noise-reduction). Read more »

Sony announces NEX-F3 mirrorless and SLT-A37 SLT camera

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Sony has just announced two new cameras for the semi-professional consumers. The first one is the NEX-F3, a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. It is the cheapest model in Sony’s NEX line and is to the NEX-5N what the NEX-3 was to the NEX-5.

The NEX-F3 has a 16.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor from the NEX-5N. It’s a pretty large sensor and similar to what you might find on a DSLR but unlike on a DSLR, there is no mirror in between to bounce the light to the viewfinder. Instead you get a digital viewfinder that takes the video feed directly from the sensor. Read more »

Here’s how the Leica M9-P Edition Hermes comes together

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In case the $8000 Leica M Monochrom is a tad too ordinary for you, don’t despair. The German manufacturer of high-end optics still has you covered with the Leica M9-P Edition Hermès.

As its name suggests, the camera is a product of the collaboration between Leica and the fashion powerhouse Hermès. Read more »

The Leica M Monochrom is an $8000 camera that shoots black and white pictures

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Leica, the Rolls Royce of camera manufacturers, has announced the newest member of their flagship rangefinder cameras. The Leica M Monochrom is a very specialized camera that is designed to take just black and white pictures and nothing else.

Now before you start laughing and wonder how is this different than a regular camera shooting in black and white mode, let me explain. Read more »

Olympus announces TG-1 iHS waterproof rugged camera

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Olympus has announced the new TG-1 HS, which is a higher-end model in their rugged Tough series of cameras. As you can expect, the camera is designed to be waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof and dustproof.

The TG-1 HS has a 12 megapixel 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor with 4x optical zoom. Read more »

IKEA unveils the cardboard camera

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Furniture giant IKEA is apparently out to improve the disposable camera concept. The company has unveiled a digital camera housed in a cardboard body, which it plans to sell in its stores around the globe.

The cardboard IKEA digicam can store up to 40 pics and has a USB port for transferring them to your computer. Read more »