Thought Canon was done with the point-and-shoot updates after refreshing its ELPH lineup last month? Think again, as the company is updating its PowerShot A-Series shooters with six new models in a variety of colors. All the cameras pack a 16-megapixel sensor, 28mm wide angle lens and can take 720p video. First up is the A4000 IS, which brings image stabilization, 8X optical zoom and a 3-inch LCD for $200 later this month. The A3400 IS and A2400 IS make their debuts in March, and bring the same image stabilization as the 4000, but have a lesser 5X optical zoom. Additionally, the 3400 packs a 3-inch [...]
Would you look at that? According to PhotoRumors, that chunk of retro beauty is purportedly a full-on snap of Olympus’ new OM-D Micro Four Thirds shooter (from an Amazon Japan listing that’s since been pulled) affixed with its optional battery grip (adding what appears to be a secondary shutter button). That, or someone knows exactly what makes us go “Oooh.” The chunky ’70s stylings make us fear we’d abandon our career to go become a war photographer if one of those was placed in our hands. 43Rumors believes the unit will hold a 16.1 megapixel EDR CMOS, beefier [...]
Best compact system cameras 2012
The popularity of compact system cameras (CSCs) has exploded over the last year, due to the quality images and flexibility of use they deliver.
If you like to keep up with the latest advances in camera technology, you will have had your hands full for the past year, since the popularity of compact system cameras has resulted in even more new models being released and more manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon, including Nikon and Fuji.
Although choice is generally a good thing, the vast array of CSCs on the market today can make choosing the right one a daunting [...]
So, you’re looking at that one photo you took, and wishing that the flower in the foreground was in focus instead of the person behind it? Well it’s no big deal, just go in and shift the focus. Oh yeah, that’s right, you can’t … but you will be able to soon. California-based Lytro, Inc. announced today that its consumer light field camera is now available for preorder, and should be shipping early next year. It is the first camera of its kind made for the general public.
Light field cameras use a microlens array and a light field sensor to separately record the color, [...]
As the world went into frenzy last night over the newly launched iPhone, which rather disappointingly turned out to be the iPhone 4S and not the much longed for iPhone 5.
However, there was one improvement that caught our attention. The improved onboard camera now boasts an 8 megapixel sensor, up from the 5 megapixels on the 4 along with an f/2.4 aperture lens for improved low light shooting. An advanced hybrid infrared filter has also been included, promising to boast more accurate and uniform colours.
The new iPhone 4s is powered by the new A5 chip and iOS 5. Apple claims that the image signal [...]
Samsung is well versed in offering cameras which come equipped with a quirky screen – this is the company that came up with the 2 View range of cameras, which feature both a screen on the back and on the front of the camera.
So it was little surprise then, that the Samsung Multiview MV800 camera – launched at IFA 2011 – is the first compact of its kind to have a flip-up screen which will allow you to shoot images at the craziest of angles.
The 3.0-inch wide screen on the MV800 can be flipped out to 180 degrees, and in our hands-on with the camera it instantly made a lot of sense.
Overview and features
As digital SLRs have become more accessible and less expensive, bridge cameras have had to change so they now have larger zoom ranges and more compact bodies than their predecessors.
Nikon’s Coolpix P500 sits in the middle of their ‘Performance’ range of compact cameras, which offer more features than the ‘Style’ range – including manual control and superior low light performance.
In the case of the P500, it offers the largest zoom range of any current Nikon Coolpix camera and manual control, but lacks some more advanced features – [...]
We all want to get shots of holidays and summer activities, but only a rugged camera can withstand exposure to seawater and sand.
Sure, most cameras can withstand a few drops or rain or a knock or two, but as soon as seawater and sand come into play we risk turning our pricey cameras into little more than shiny paperweights.
Waterproof housings are one solution, although for many a camera with built-in protection is a more convenient option. Whereas once there were only a few models worthy of any consideration, an increasing number of manufacturers are today furnishing their lines with interesting [...]
At the over £1,000 and sub £2000 price point there are several DSLRs and compact system cameras (CSCs) that have taken movie capture to a high-spec level. Some offer top-notch settings that promise professional quality and intelligent controls.
When spending upwards of £1,000 there’s a lot to consider: which model produces the best quality footage; which can autofocus with ease (if this is important to your movie making); or how much manual control do you get over exposure?
There’s also a mixture of Four Thirds, APS-C and full-frame sensors available.
We’ve rounded up five [...]
We’re living in a post-pc world, folks. High time you got with the program and junked that heavy and outmoded relic called the computer. But how does one take tethered snaps from a Canon, sans EOS Utility? Meet DSLR Controller, an Android app from Chainfire that turns your little green robot into an external live view monitor, and gives you complete control over your shooter’s finer sensibilities. It lets you tweak exposure, aperture, shutter, white balance and focus with sensuous swipes of your fingertip. To make the whole shindig work, you’ll need an Android device packing [...]