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.
A camera is a must for me now days with all the articles I write for The Gadgeteer and all the traveling I have been and will be doing. So, when looking for a new camera I have specific criteria I want it to meet. First I need it to be somewhat portable, I am using a Canon Power Shot SX10 IS right now and it is rather large.
This week we've got one whole heck of a lot of Canon photography equipment being revealed, with cameras popping up from the very inexpensive to the top of the line in personal shooters. The SX410 IS comes as the successor to the SX400 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS comes as the successor to the ELPH 340 HS, and the EOS Rebel T6i comes as the latest edition of the "classic" Rebel.
No longer a part of Sony, VAIO likes the look of that smartphone market, and has decided to go up against its former parent company's Xperia series with its own creation -- one that looks very familiar to our smartphone-seasoned eyes. It's called the VAIO Phone, and it's launching in Japan in collaboration with one of the country's smaller carriers, b-mobile, on March 20th.
Olympus has outed a new retro-styled camera, the Stylus SH-2, a compact point-and-shoot that still squeezes in a 24x optical zoom, image stabilization, and RAW support. Offered with its aluminum alloy body in either silver or black, the SH-2 has a 16-megapixel sensor and records 1080/60p video, though is also capable of turning its metaphorical hand to 120fps and 240fps slow motion.
If you liked the sound of Samsung'sNX1 cameralast year, which delivered 28-megapixel stills alongside 4K video, how about its stylish new sibling, the NX500? Looking a whole lot more desirable, the specifications inside haven't actually changed all that much: you'll find the same APS-C sensor, flippable AMOLED display, an ISO range up to 51,200 and a heavy serving of connectivity options including
Leica is collaborating with Lenny Kravitz to create a special edition camera. Kravitz made his name in the music industry, and has since transferred his talents to worlds of art and design. This collaboration, the "Correspondent," is a luxury professional camera set which pairs the mechanics of Leica photography and the styling Kravitz is known for. The Kravitz model is a redesigned Leica M-P.
Recon Jet is nothing new. We've seen several pairs already. There's the Recon Jet Pilot Edition which began shipment December 2013 . Recon Instruments is still in the business trying to fill up that void left by Google Glass . We've had our last chance to buy a Google Glass last January and until now, we have no idea if there will still be another one from the tech giant.
Situated in the beautiful Port City of Yokohama, The CP+ Camera and Imaging Technology show draws a huge crowd every year, and most vendors wait until right before the show to make their big announcements for that year. Of course there are many Camera Technology Shows throughout Japan, but CP+ in Yokohama is the biggest.
Canon is determined to leave no camera niche uncovered, it seems. Just a month after it kicked out anavalanche of PowerShot point-and-shoots, it's back with two more that fill what few holes are left. The SX410 IS super-zoom is the darling of the two, and improves on the still-youngSX400 ISwith an even longer-ranged 40x stabilized lens and a sharper 20.
Due to the popularity of smartphones, camera manufacturershave had to scrambletrying to find ways to keep their products relevant. AndOlympus is no strangerto this. Now, the company has announced its Stylus SH-2, a point-and-shoot camera that's using retro looks to, hopefully, appeal to the masses. Like they say, however, looks aren't everything.
Samsung Electronics has more reasons to celebrate as its latest flagship Android devices received a total of 20 million pre-orders. That's a record high for the South Korean tech giant who is hoping that the two new models will exceed the past smartphones particularly the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5. The first country to receive pre-orders of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge was the Netherlands.
It would appear that the long phone - the phone with a horizontal back - is coming from Lenovo for real. This is what's being rumored as the Lenovo Vibe Z3 Pro , otherwise known as the Lenovo Vibe Shot. It works with a 16-megapixel camera at its back and is - clearly - made for taking photos and video.
The smartphone space is about to get more crowded, with the first Ubuntu phone, the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, hoping to muscle in among Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Targeting the midrange market that so far Android has cavorted significantly in, BQ's new phone has a 4.5-inch screen, dual SIM support, and both an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel camera up-front.
If you're intohigh-end compact cameras, you'll have another one to choose from soon -- we just don't knowhowsoon. Interestingly, Canon has revealed that it is working on the PowerShot G3 X, but the company wasn't willing to share many details about it.
At CES 2015 last January, ASUS made some rather interesting reveals when it came to its smartphone line. It had the ZenFone Zoom, for example, which took a page from Samsung's similarly named line of smartphone cameras. The other highlight, however, was the new ZenFone 2 flagship . In usual ASUS fashion, it married somewhat decent specs with an Intel Atom CPU rarely found inside smartphones.