And we have some more camera news for you today. Following Canon and Nikon’s lead Sony too has launched some new cameras. This time we have two EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder with Interchangeable Lens) cameras and two SLT (Single-Lens Translucent) cameras from their NEX and Alpha series respectively.
The first of the EVIL twins (sorry, couldn’t resist) is the Sony NEX-5N, which is the updated version of the NEX-5 launched last year. Sony claims it has the world’s shortest shutter lag for interchangeable lens camera (only 20ms) and an extremely quick auto-focus mechanism. The new 5N also shoots 1080p videos in 60fps, up from the 30fps in last year’s model. It also has a 16.1 megapixel sensor and will come with a 18.55mm kit lens for $700 in September. Read more »
After Canon announced it’s new range of cameras a few days back Nikon too has updated its range of point and shoot cameras. This includes four basic point-and-shoot cameras for beginners, one prosumer camera and their first every rugged, water-proof camera.
First we will talk about the AW100. It is Nikon’s first water-proof, shock-proof and cold resistant camera. It can function under-water for up to 10m, survive a shock of 1.5m and withstand temperatures as low as -10 degree Celsius. Under that tough body it has a 16 megapixel sensor with 5x optical zoom, 1080p video recording, 3.0-inch display, A-GPS and electronic compass with built-in maps for displaying your geo-tagged pictures on. The AW100 will be sold in five different colors for $379.95 starting September 8. Read more »
Canon has updated its PowerShot range of point-and-shoot cameras with three new models. The first of them, the PowerShot SX150 IS has a 14.1 megapixel sensor with 12x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens. It also features 720p video recording, 3-inch LCD, Intelligent IS and Smart AUTO.
The SX150 IS also gives you manual control over the aperture and shutter priority values. There’s also a discrete mode for low disturbance photography. The SX150 IS will be sold in black and red for $249.99 starting September. Read more »
There are an array of different screen technologies out their vying for superiority in a crowded device world. Of course with displays it’s having the right tool for the job; a low power, high legibility e-ink screen suits the Kindle’s purpose, where as a super high-res, high pixel density HAST LCD would feel right at home on the latest entertainment-centric tab.
Now Sony send another contender into the display-fray, their next generation LCD technology announced under the name, WhiteMagic. Read more »
The Nokia has inspired young talents to create cool videos with its N8 camera phone for a while now. This is the latest in a line of many very cool videos and the largest in scale stop-motion animation shot with the Nokia N8.
The plot is marine in essence – a fisherman in his small boat is taken on a perilous journey after he gets swallowed by a giant fish. You can check out the making of if you’re interested in making your own stop-motion video. The tricky part is that little bot is actually a life-size, real vessel. The person starring is a real man, as well. Read more »
Last month we wrote about three new Olympus cameras, the PEN EP-3, E-PL3 and E-PM1. Out of these, only the price for the E-P3 was revealed back then.
Now Olympus has decided they should let us know about the price of one more of the three cameras. So here it is. The Olympus PEN E-PL3 will cost you $699.99 and will come with a 14-42mm zoom lens or 17mm prime lens. It will be sold in three colors; black, white and red and will start shipping in September. Read more »
Panasonic has just announced the new addition to their lineup of superzoom compacts, the FZ47 (to be known in Europe as FZ48). Carrying a 1/2.33″ 12.1 megapixel sensor the new camera has a 24x zoom range covering the 25 – 600mm range (in 35mm equivalent).
The stabilized lens is pretty bright on the wide side opening the aperture all the way to F/2.8, but at the long end you only get F/5.2 as a maximum aperture. Video recording up to 1080p resolution is a go in both MP4 and AVCHD formats and on the back you are getting a 3″ LCD of 460K dots. Read more »
A few photos and some specs of an upcoming 24 megapixel Sony A77 camera surfaced and they look quite exciting. The mirrorless camera with Electronic Viewfinder and Interchangeable Lens (EVIL) looks like a real beast and judging by the resolution and its reported ability to record 1080p video, it might be the most capable in its class to date.
The only thing that puzzles us a bit is its size. As far as we know, the main advantage of EVIL cameras compared to DSLR cameras is that they are way more compact and this one looks anything, but that. Read more »
Continuing their efforts to popularize their Micro Four Thirds system, Olympus has launched three more cameras, the PEN E-P3, PEN E-PL3 and PEN E-PM1. All three cameras come with a 12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor, built-in image stabilization, TruePic VI image processor, 12,800 ISO limit, 1080i video recording and what Olympus claims to be the world’s fastest auto-focus system.
Olympus PEN E-P3
The PEN EP-3 has a 3.0-inch touchscreen OLED display on the back and comes with a built-in flash unlike the E-P2. It also has a 3D mode which takes a second picture with a slightly different perspective and merges the two images together to create a 3D image. Read more »
You may have never heard of Nokia Shorts, and no it’s not some dirty euphemism for underwear. It’s actually a creative contest for film-making for artists, armed with the world’s current camera-phone top dog the Nokia N8.
The winner is a chap, named James W Griffiths, who made a split-screen video showing us two different points of view of two people, living in different cities. He’s called it “Splitscreen: A love story”. The video is brilliantly thought out and you can tell the creator spent many hours, if not days waiting for the right shot Read more »
You may have heard or seen the GoPro range of wearable cameras. According to the manufacturer they are the world’s most popular wearable HD camera for sports. They are pretty interesting. But it seems humans are not the only ones who find them interesting. According to this video below, a seagull flew away with one while it was on and recording, enabling it to capture its flight.
To anyone who has spent a considerable amount of time on the Internet, only one word comes to mind after watching the video: fake. First of all, why was the guy carrying the camera almost close to the ground? Why did he drop it when it saw the seagull approaching? What was he doing while the seagull flew with it? And most importantly, how on earth did he manage to find that camera? Read more »
If you watched Apple’s latest keynote, you may remember Scott Forstall mentioning that the iPhone 4 is the second most popular camera on Flickr. Well, not any more.
That’s because it has just beat the Nikon D90 in becoming the most popular camera on Flickr of all time. Camera, not camera phone. Read more »
Panasonic has launched the new Lumix GF3, their smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera. Although it might seem as if it is the successor to the GF2, the GF3 will be selling alongside it and takes a more simplified approach to photography that would appeal to novices.
It has the same 12.1 megapixel sensor in a similar looking body but if you pay attention you will notice that there are some differences. For starters there is no hot shoe for you to attach a second, more powerful flash. The stereo microphones are replaced by a single one. And you will also notice Read more »
If you were one of those who mourned the loss of the Sony NEX-3 camera when Sony abruptly discontinued it a short while after it was launched then we have good news for you. Sony has announced that they will be launching the successor to the NEX-3 in the form of the NEX-C3, which also happens to be the smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor.
Among the list of changes is a new design, a higher resolution 16.2 megapixel sensor, improved battery life, new Picture Effects and a new macro lens Read more »
Samsung’s 2View line of dual screen digital cameras has been quite popular since its launch in 2009. Now, to strengthen up its position even further, the company has developed a clever way to attract a very powerful group of consumers – those with children.
As some of you might know, taking pictures of children is not the easiest task in the world since they tend to move a lot and not look at the camera. Read more »