Remember the Canon PowerShot D10? The company's first ruggedized underwater cam was a solid snapper, but its bulky submarine-like design made it impractical for most surface-based shoots. The PowerShot D20 offers a drastic improvement over its predecessor in the appearance department, more closely resembling a compact point-and-shoot than a subaqueous vessel.
The photographic industry is gearing up for one of its biggest events, Photokina in Cologne, which kicks-off next week. Naturally, the preceding fortnight is a high-time for the internet's leak-happy camera fans, andDigital Camera Infohas,once again, come up with the goods. The site is claiming that Canon will launch the7D Mark IIat the shindig.
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).
In the past, opting for a ruggedized camera has required some serious sacrifices. Whether that's meantcomically large housingsormediocre performance, you couldn't get a fantastic point-and-shoot camera that you could also safely take on the slopes, the back of a motorcycle or on SCUBA dives. This year's Olympus Stylus Tough is the first such model I've seen that's worthy of your 350 bucks.
Over recent weeks we've been seeing leaks concerning a new DSLR from Nikon called the D750. The company has made that camera official today, confirming a lot of specs we've already seen surface and tossing a load of new details into the mix. We've a gallery of the camera after the jump. The D750 is a DSLR offering a 24.
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.
As smartphone imaging gets better, the market for point-and-shoot cameras has evaporated. Perhaps sensing this shift in the wind,Canonhas signed a patent-licensing deal withMicrosoftwhere both companies will have easy access to each other's technological secrets. Dour-minded individuals may say that this is just some legal mutual arse-covering which is commonplace in theselitigious times.
The long anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II has been the subject of speculation and leaks for a while now, not the least of which was earlier this week when some specs surfaced said to belong to Canon's next camera. Joining them are three new images that show off what is purported to be the EOS 7D Mark II.
When Mark Zuckerbergbought Oculus VRlast month, he was looking beyond gaming. "Imagine enjoying a courtside seat at a game," he said. "Or consulting with a doctor face to face." Oculus' developing VR headgear can do more than transport us to virtual worlds -- it can help us experience the real one, too.
Most camera geeks agree that Sony needed to make up for the NEX-F3, and that it did so with style by producing theNEX-5R. When we placed this in the hands of our in-house camera guru, he was "thrilled." In fact, he described it as one of the best compact ILCs of 2012-2013, and that people should keep it in their mind the next time it came time to buy a camera.
Canon's free EOS Remote app has been around for a while, but until recently I didn't have a Canon DSLR that supported it. I recently upgraded to Canon 6D gear, and was anxious to see if the app made my field photography any easier. The app works on the Canon 6D and 70D. It creates a WiFi network letting you switch your phone to that network as if it was a wireless access point.
Samsung has outed its latest mirrorless camera, the NX3000 SMART Camera, packing a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, WiFi, and NFC into a retro-styled body. The compact NX3000 also supports Samsung's Wink Shot feature, which effectively replaces the self-timer with wink recognition.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has come and gone, but the successor to Canon 's 7D camera was nowhere to be found. While we await for its next possible appearance, presumably at Photokina in Germany next week, let us spend the time dwelling on the specs and features that are rumored for the EOS 7D Mark II digital camera. This second 7D is said to have a 20.
Every year, Manhattan hosts CE Week — the official summertime event of the Consumer Electronics Association - and iLounge sponsors iLounge NYC, a dedicated area for Apple accessory makers. CE Week officially opens to attendees this morning, with exhibitions running through tomorrow afternoon.
Here at Google's yearly developer conference, we just learned a whole lot more aboutAndroid Wear, the company's OS tailored to wearables. With that info came word that Samsung's rolling out the newest member of theGear family, theLive, and I just laid my hands and eyes on one firsthand. Problem is, the smartwatch was only running Android Wear in "retail mode.
"Does it shoot?" That's the first question an enthusiastic kid asks as I test-fly theDJI Phantom 2 Vision+in a London park. When the child's father finally catches up,hisfirst question is: "How much is one of those?" In my incredibly short career as a drone pilot, I've been reminded how the human imagination withers with age.
These days, it isn't enough for mass consumer digital cameras to boast megapixel counts or lens measurements. To fend off the smartphone invasion, they also need to be as portable as these mobile devices, but also more powerful in their chosen field.