Tag - Camera
Every day, we are showcasing some of the offers available from our MacNN Deals store. Today's highlighted items are all photography-based gadgets, with the imaging devices including a dash cam, a handy waterproof snapper, a high-tech post-shot-refocus camera, and one retro item that could be used as a history lesson for younger photographers to learn from.
Networking infrastructure and connected device manufacturer D-Link has advised it is working on a new Wi-Fi camera that will include support for HomeKit. Due to ship later this year, the announced camera will also work with the Home app Apple is including in iOS 10 for users to manage their smart home devices and appliances, and will be among the first of its kind to take advantage of Apple's addition of camera support to HomeKit itself.
Ricoh has unveiled a digital SLR camera that it believes is ideal for withstanding the elements while taking photographs outdoors. The 24.24-megapixel Pentax K-70 DSLR is an all-weather camera that can work at temperatures as low as -10C (14F), with its rugged dust-proof and weather-resistant casing said to make it ideal for outdoor shooting during activities, such as mountain climbing or while camping in a forest.
So you're heading out of town on vacation for a week or two, and you want to make sure no one is snooping around your house while you're gone. You don't want to plunk down the thousands of dollars to wire your home for a security system, and you're not sure if you want to spend hundreds on a do-it-yourself kit, either. We've examined a home security camera that is not only easy to use, but irresistibly cheap: The Yi Home Camera.
Alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the offers available from our own MacNN Deals store. Today's items are all things you can use to change how you take photographs and record video, including lenses for your smartphone, an action camera, one that can refocus after the shot has been taken, and a revival of an iconic instant camera.
Canon has made a number of announcements today, concerning its compact camera and interchangeable lens ranges. The PowerShot SX620 HS is a compact digital camera that combines a 20.2-megapixel CMOS imaging sensor with a 25-times optical zoom lens, while the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens is an unusual accessory is the first macro lens for the EOS M camera system, one that also notably includes its own lights.
Luxury camera producer Leica has launched its latest high-end digital imaging device, but one that is missing a very common component that usually appears on digital cameras. The Leica M-D (Typ 262) is a 24-megapixel camera with a full-frame CMOS sensor and the Maestro image processor, but unusually the company has decided to purposely leave off any way of being able to review any shots taken on the camera itself, as it lacks displays.
The iPhone 7 Plus will have a dual-lens camera, if a supposedly leaked schematic of the Apple smartphone is to be believed. A report supposedly showing the next-generation of iPhone suggests it will be similar in size to the iPhone 6s Plus, but it will have a few major changes, with the altered camera accompanied by the claim that it will lose the headphone jack, something that has surfaced in other rumors about the expected upcoming releases.
Every day, alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the offers available from our own MacNN Deals store. Today's selections are all cameras with varying potential uses, including both consumer editions of the Lytro camera, an action camera for capturing footage during activities, and a dash cam for watching the road and potentially helping you with your car insurance claims.
Hasselblad has launched a new range of medium format camera, aimed at the higher-specification and more expensive end of the market. The H6D range consists of the H6D-50c, which uses a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor, while the H6D-100c is equipped with a 100-megapixel CMOS sensor, giving it an effective resolution of 11,600x8,700 for still images, with the shooters also including the ability to record 2K and 4K resolution RAW format video respectively.
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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE