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.
Panasonic's new digital interchangeable lens, the H-X015 LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH, is in the news for being one of those new innovations that promise photographers to capture bokeh effect with clear picture quality while avoiding ghost and flare.
Olympus introduced itsfive-axis image stabilizationin 2012 with theOM-D E-M5. That $1,000 camera was mighty powerful for its day, but the new IS tech was perhaps its most impressive feature, enabling sharp stills and steady handheld video. It's very exciting, then, that Olympus is bringing that same stabilization to its point-and-shoot line with the Stylus SH-1.
We questionOlympus' decision to photograph its latest ruggedized cam next to a dead fish, thensend that image out to reporters. But puzzling marketing practices aside, this is one impressive point-and-shoot. The Stylus TG-3 hails from the company's Tough line, which means it's waterproof (to 50 feet), freeze-proof (to 14°F), shockproof (from seven-foot drops) and crushproof (to 220 pounds).
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'.
If you don't mind your wearableaction cambeing tethered to a separate unit for wrangling controls, Panasonic's HX-A500 offers 4K video capture in return. The company touts the camera as the "world's first" option for said resolution, recording the those exploits at 25fps.
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.
Sony has added a new camcorder to its Handycam line up called the HDR-CX330. The camcorder can record in full HD resolution. Optical SteadyShot tech helps keep the images clear and blur free during filming.
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.
In addition to pushing some new next-level standard cameras this week, Olympus is revealing their Stylus Tough TG-3. This machine is rugged, able to take water, crushing, and shock to heart. The Olympus TG-3 also works with a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor to get you in with the large final images. With the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3, users will have an f/2-4.9, 25-100mm optical zoom lens as well as the ability to capture 1080p video.