Panasonic's Lumix line is celebrating a whole bunch of new entries this week at CES. The FH series is expanding with two new slim additions, the DMC-FH6 and DMC-FH8. Both models do 720p video at 30 fps and rock Leica lenses and 5x optical zoom. The 16.1 megapixel FH8 has a three-inch LCD and shoots HD videos in MP4. The 14.1 megapixel F6 captures HD video in JPEG format and features a 2.
Leica is ushering in its 100th birthday with the announcement of a new sleek aluminum camera, the Leica T. With this camera comes a decidedly minimalistic design, as well as an interchangeable-lens setup and a position within the company's product line up that is betwixt the M and S Series'.
Aside from producing smartphones, Japanese OEM Sony once upon a time also were pretty famous for their digital cameras. Now they’re merging the two once again as they announced the “rebirth” of their lens camera by introducing two new models: the QX30 and the E-mount QX1.
With the first version of the Samsung Galaxy Camera , we saw a fairly traditional-looking handheld camera up front (with a big display behind.) With the Galaxy S4 Zoom , we saw the device line begin to transform into smartphone - but it was still rather thick.
The bleeding edge for pixel-pushing displays has shifted, and 4K, aka Ultra HD, is theone to watch. Though the once-great 1080p HD specification has now become commonplace, seven years ago, it was an altogether different story.
At last year's IFA in Berlin, Sony announced its first two "lens cameras," a pair of point-and-shoot cams that clip onto your smartphone. You use your phone's display to control the camera, and while you can technically fire off shots using the integrated zoom toggle and shutter release, there's no built-in LCD.
IFA brings the Sony Lens Camera back to center stage this week with two new models: QX30 and QX1. These machines attach to your smartphone or tablet - or work on their own - as high-powered cameras in their own right.
One of two new Lens Cameras shown this week by Sony is the DSC-QX30, complete with a cool 30x optical zoom. This device works with 60x "Clear Image" zoom as well, sacrificing no pixels as you zoom in digitally.
2013 was the year of the smartwatch. In promise, anyway -- maybe not delivery. Of themany,manydifferent,colorfulandunusualtimepieces that would populate our blogroll, it was perhaps Samsung'sGalaxy Gearthat made the most headlines. Why? Partly because it was a new product from one of technology's biggest players, and partly because it was just so bad.
Some say that I'm an Australian. And that as well as being an Engineer, I also enjoy a good game and my Android devices, currently the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Nexus 7. All you need to know though is I review hardware and games, write news, and manage the AndroidSPIN Facebook and Pinterest pages.
Samsung appears intent on single-handedly bringing back the word "cameraphone," if theGalaxy S4 Zoomand recently announcedGalaxy K Zoomare anything to go by. The newer of the two does a much better job of hiding its hybrid bloodline, and tomorrow (May 31st) it arrives in the UK at various online and bricks-and-mortar outlets, including at Carphone Warehouse and Samsung's ownExperience stores.
The iPhone 6 and Apple Watch have both been unveiled to the public. And lo, the rumor bloggers wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer.
As is customary, I've done a post-event roundup of the rumors. However, I went fully overboard this time.
Photos recently posted on Baidu provide us with the best look at Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy K device. Presumed to be the successor to the Galaxy S4 Zoom, the slimmer, more powerful experience is a camera-centric take on the flagship device. Specifications are purported to include a 20-megapixel rear camera with 10X optical zoom and Xenon flash with a front-facing 2-megapixel camera. Internally, details could include an Exynos 5 Hexa processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 4.8″ AMOLED screen.
Since Microsoft is touting the phone's front camera as its main feature, it'll come with a Lumia Selfie app just for taking photos of yourself and a free three-month subscription to Skype Unlimited World.Microsoft's new pair of Lumia smartphones are all about taking photos with the front-facing camera.
Despite its relatively small presence outside China,Vivois still a mobile brand that's worth keeping an eye on. The company's known for its fondness for high-end audio chips, and it's also often one of the very first to pack the absolute latest components into a phone, as demonstrated by itsXplayplusXplay 3S.
If at first you don't succeed, there's always next time. After two abruptly canceled launches in Japan and Russia, Samsung might now be eying the mobile world's newest darling. India press have quoted local Samsung execs claiming that the first Tizen smartphone will be headed to the country by November. India seems to be the new China of the mobile industry.