booq's Python slimpack stores up to two DSLRs and four mid-size lenses
Today, accessory maker Booq has announced its latest photographer's carrying pack, the Python slimpack. Tailored to keep all gear safely secured and easily-accessible, the Python slimpack possesses multiple padded pockets and a main camera compartment that is plush and red, highlighting and protecting black camera gear.
Upgrade to Canon EOS M retains sensor, adds Wi-Fi
Canon has launched a revised version of its EOS M mirrorless camera. The upgraded EOS M2, announced in Japan, retains the appearance of the original but manages to improve its autofocus speed to approximately 2.3 times as fast as its predecessor, as well as using its Hybrid CMOS AF II to scan over 80 percent of what the viewfinder is able to see.
Camera sensor arms race continues with claimed 20MP component
Samsung is reportedly working on a new camera module capable of taking 20-megapixel photographs. The company's Advanced Development Team is apparently hoping to get the high-resolution component ready for shipping in the second half of 2014, something which could coincide with a future major smartphone release, such as a successor to the Galaxy Note 3.
Belkin offers Black Friday customers discounts on purchases from online store
Belkin, an electronics accessory manufacturer, has announced their upcoming promotional offers for Black Friday this year. Customers shopping online can receive deals such as $20 off every $100 spent, up to $500. Buyers at Belkin's online Factory Store will be able to receive an additional 15 percent off orders placed on Black Friday. On December 2 -- 'Cyber Monday' -- buyers will receive 30 percent off everything between 6AM and 10AM PT.
New camera API for Android not included in KitKat release
Google could be working on a way for Android devices to handle RAW image files, alongside the current JPEG images created by the current camera. The public source code for the mobile operating system shows a camera API for Android that was not added to KitKat before its release, due to a comment claiming it was "not ready yet" for inclusion.
Sports 16.2MP sensor, ISO 204,860, 39-point AF system
Nikon has launched its new retro-styled DSLR camera, one it teased for the last week and leaked just before its launch. The Nikon Df is a full-frame DSLR in a 1.5-pound, weather-sealed body with a 16.2-megapixel sensor and an EXPEED 3 processor, similar to that of the D4, with the device also boasting a sensitivity range that goes as high as ISO 204,800.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom reaches US on November 8th
Samsung has confirmed earlier rumors that AT&T will be the first US carrier to offer its Galaxy S4 Zoom to customers, from November 8th. Priced at $200 on a two-year contract or $25 per month under AT&T Next, the Galaxy S4 Zoom has a 4.3-inch qHD screen with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, and a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor on the back with optical image stabilization, a Xenon flash, and a 10x optical zoom.
Camera pictured ahead of formal unveiling
Nikon's rumored Df camera appears to have been revealed ahead of the company's formal unveiling. Live images and renderings posted by Nikon Rumors show a retro-styled body pairing leather-textured black surfaces with silver or blackened metal and a slew of manual knobs and controls, while an FX badge corroborates earlier leaks pointing to a full-frame 16.2-megapixel sensor tucked inside.
Galaxy NX mirrorless camera heads closer to US release
The Samsung Galaxy NX has been spotted passing through the FCC with support for AT&T's LTE and HSPA mobile networks. The filing strongly suggests that Samsung's Android-based mirrorless camera, one that it launched in June, will be making its way to the United States with its cellular network connection intact.
First Nikon Pure Photography video gives little away about mystery camera
Nikon is planning to announce a new camera, one which is believed to be a retro-styled DSLR in a similar vein to other recent releases. The first teaser video for a campaign titled "Pure Photography" and accompanying images is believed to be a full-frame camera called the D4H, one which could possibly ship with a hybrid electronic and optical viewfinder.
Smartphone with 10x optical zoom allegedly heading to AT&T this year
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom will be heading to AT&T in the future, according to a new rumor. A leaked image of the hybrid compact camera and smartphone shows it as having icons for AT&T services on its screen, as well as connected to AT&T, strongly hinting that the carrier will soon be offering a subsidized version on its network.
Cybershot RX10 uses same image processor as A7, A7R
Sony has added another bridge-style camera to its RX range, one which uses the same 1-inch 20.2-megapixel BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor as the RX100 II. The Cybershot RX10, launched at the same time as the A7 and A7R, uses a 24-200mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens with an aperture of F2.8 at all focal lengths.
Low-resolution photo shows similar body to NEX-7
Sony could be releasing a new full frame mirrorless camera in its Alpha range later this week, according to a rumor. The A7, partly shown in a low-resolution image, appears to have a similar basic body as the NEX-7, though it appears to have a raised section for a more central and higher viewfinder, along with a raised hot shoe.
One-off design will raise money for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Maleria relief
Pictures of the one-off Leica M Rangefinder special edition co-designed by Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson have surfaced, revealing a unsurprisingly elegant yet sparse design with a Dieter Rams-inspired off-white and aluminum design that would fit right in with Apple's products. The camera will be auctioned off on November 23 for Product (RED) and includes a 50mm 2 Summicron lens. Proceeds will be used to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria outbreaks in Africa.
Faster 6fps shutter, 3fps quiet continuous shutter mode in D610
Nikon is adding more speed to the successor of its full-frame D600 DSLR, along with a few minor tweaks, as rumored in August. The Nikon D610, using a 24.3-megapixel FX-format sensor with an EXPEED 3 image processor, ups the 5.5fps shooting rate in the D600 to 6fps, along with a new Quiet Continuous Shutter mode which quietens the shutter but keeps a 3fps shooting rate.
Pentax K-3 uses anti-aliasing simulator, eliminates optical AA filter
Ricoh has added a new digital SLR to its Pentax K camera series, one with a 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. The Pentax K-3, rumored late last month, uses its new PRIME III imaging engine, as well as an anti-aliasing simulator that has the same level of moiré reduction as an optical anti-aliasing filter, which can also be adjusted in tensity or switched off altogether.
New GoPro action camera smaller, lighter than Hero3
GoPro has made a number of improvements to its action camera line, and has introduced the Hero3+. Offering a 20-percent smaller and lighter design than its predecessor and 30-percent more battery life, the Hero3+ boasts a new lens arrangement and new video capture modes, along with even more mounts and accessories.
Pentax K-3 shown with similar body to K-5 model camera
A photograph of what appears to be a new camera from Pentax has allegedly leaked. The image of the Pentax K-3 appears to show an APS-C device with a similar body to the Pentax K-5, though it is said that it Ricoh will be making a change to the display on the rear, though it will apparently not be a flippable or hinged version, and will also not be a touchscreen.
Can survive 49ft dives, 6ft drops, temperatures of 14 Fahrenheit
Nikon has added a waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof camera to its Nikon 1 range. The Nikon 1 AW1 is an interchangeable lens camera with a 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor, which can survive in water to depths of 49 feet, can survive falls of up to 6.6 feet, and will work in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit.
Retro-styled camera mimics X-M1, retains most functionality
Fujifilm has launched another mirrorless camera in its retro-styled X-series, just three months after launching the X-M1. The previously-leaked Fujifilm X-A1 is lower in price when compared to earlier releases in the range, and though it loses some of the high-end components, it still manages to retain the styling and many of the features of its more-expensive counterparts.
New model will be the exclusive camera documenting runway showcase
[Updated with promotional video] Luxury outerwear designer and historic fashion house Burberry will be using the new iPhone 5s exclusively to document in HD video and still images its Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in London next week, according to an announcement from both Apple and the clothier. The designer will get early access to the iPhone 5s, which is not expected to formally debut until September 20, for its September 16 women's wear show -- which will be streamed live from London's Hyde Park on the Burberry website. The entire show will be captured using the iPhone 5s' advanced camera.
Boutique camera uses programmable ring around 7x zoom lens
Boutique camera maker Leica has launched its latest compact digital camera, one which includes Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. The stylish Leica C houses a 1/1.7-inch, 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, while its f/2.0-5.9, 7x zoom lens has a 35mm-equivalent range of between 28mm and 200mm, and a programmable ring surrounding the lens for mode selection.
Weather-sealed camera automatically adjusts sharpness for each lens
Olympus has launched a new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, one that leaked early last month. The OMD E-M1, claimed by the camera maker to be the successor to the Olympus E-5, uses a 16.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor combined with a new TruePic VII image processor for noise reduction at high ISOs, and a new Fine Detail Processing II engine for configuring the appropriate sharpness for individual lenses and reducing video compression artifacts.
Accompanying launch press release suggests official announcement imminent
Fujifilm is preparing to launch another retro-styled digital camera in the near future, if leaked images and a document are to be believed. A press release proclaiming the launch of the unannounced X-A1 mirrorless camera states that it will have a 16-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, with its general appearance mimicking that of the X-M1, launched in June.
Smartphone case with lens camera mount shown for first time
Just one day before Sony holds an event at IFA in Germany, a new collection of images for its anticipated lens camera launches has leaked. The images, which provide a close look of both the QX10 and QX100 lenses, is accompanied by a newly-leaked advertisement that demonstrates how the devices could be used with a smartphone.
Sensor rumored to shift 18mm to accommodate Canon, Nikon lenses
Sony is close to launching a camera which will work with lenses from other camera mount systems, but still retains autofocus. The A7000, in the same product family as the recently-announced A3000, works as normal with E-mount lenses, but will apparently use a "Z-shift sensor" to help with focusing for indirectly-compatible lens assemblies.
EspressOn devices said to launch at same time as Honami smartphone
Sony may have decided upon a product name for its pair of lens camera devices, according to a new rumor. The DSC-QX100 and the DSC-QX10, camera units contained inside a camera lens and designed to wirelessly connect with a smartphone, will allegedly be named "EspressOn" when the two devices are launched.
Entry-level camera boasts E-mount, simplified interface compared to DSLRs
At the same time as introducing the NEX-5T, Sony has launched an entry-level interchangeable lens camera with the general appearance and features usually associated with a DSLR. The Sony Alpha A3000 uses the same lens mount as Sony's E-mount cameras, giving the flexibility and choice offered by a DSLR, but with a simplified interface for inexperienced photographers.
Dedicated Facebook button included for quick uploading
Shortly after launching a quartet of PowerShot digital cameras, Canon has revealed another for release next month, with a focus on social sharing directly through Facebook. The PowerShot N, shown to Electronista at CES earlier this year, now includes a dedicated Facebook Connect button for instant sharing of photographs to the social network over a Wi-Fi connection.
TheQ 5MP compact camera includes social sharing focus, 3G connection
Stockholm-based Q Lifestyle has revealed a new compact camera with a social focus. The $199 TheQ has a 5-megapixel sensor with a 24mm wide-angle lens and a F2.4 aperture, with a manual focus lens, a built-in ring flash, 2GB of storage, and a 2.7-inch display. Waterproof to three feet, it has a built-in 3G connection that its one-button upload can use to share to social networks, as well as sending to the theQ LAB personal photo archive. Available in a range of nine colors, TheQ is available to pre-order with shipping expected to take place in mid-September.
Ruggedized cameras take 16MP images, 3 hours of 1080p video
GPS producer Garmin is seemingly going after the action camera crown held by GoPro with its new VIRB camcorder range. The video cameras are able to record 1080p wide-angle video and 16-megapixel images, with its ruggedized design and IPX-7 waterproofing allowing it to take the usual knocks and splashes action cameras usually receive when used in extreme outdoor activities.
Manual scans show shutter buttons, zoom controls, tripod mount
More details for Sony's "lens camera" attachments have surfaced, in the form of illustrations from the manual. The DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100, shown in images earlier this week, include the usual microphone, tripod mount, zoom controls and shutter buttons as other cameras, albeit in a non-standard form, along with a rechargeable, removable battery pack.
European customers to also have G2 wireless charging via accessory
More details concerning the launch and charging of the LG G2 have been revealed. Six carriers will be offering the smartphone in Canada, while wireless charging has been touted for the Verizon variant and also for European carriers, though the version crossing the Atlantic will not have the capability built into the device.
Portable speakers available in varying sizes and colors
Design-focused audio company, Nude Audio, has announced the global release of its debut collection of four portable speakers in the 'Move' line. The speakers' design are intended to compliment popular sports fashion aesthetics, and are named akin to clothing size standards. The 'Move S' is the line's smallest speaker, able to fit into one's pocket, and available in both Bluetooth and wired versions. 'Move M' is able to produce more bass, and 'Move L' offers the ability to fill a room with a full sound. Each speaker is equipped with a bright carrying cord and durable silicone sleeve. Retailing between $30 and $100, the three Bluetooth speakers and one 3.5mm wired speaker are expected to be available in late August 2013.
Newer images show mounting plate, more detail of Lens Camera system
More details about a lens with a built-in camera from Sony have appeared in new leaks. The "Lens Camera" initially uncovered in mid-July is shown in new images attached via a clip-on mount to a smartphone, and will apparently be a massive upgrade to the image quality of the camera sensor typically associated with mobile devices.
Said to use 16MP sensor, DSLR grip, 2.3M-dot electronic viewfinder
Camera maker Olympus is close to releasing an unannounced Compact System Camera, according to a leaked specifications list and diagram. Weighing 16 ounces, the Olympus EM-1 is said to have a 16-megapixel sensor with 81 autofocus points and a Micro Four Thirds mount, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, and a DSLR-style grip on the side.
Similar 16.1MP sensor as earlier versions, five axis image stabilization
Casio has just launched a new compact camera in its EXILIM range. The EX-ZR800 uses a similar 16.1-megapixel sensor to earlier versions, as well as the EXILIM engine for image processing, but this time increases the optical zoom from 12.5x to 18x, and introduces five stop, five axis image stabilization for clearer photographs.
Expects to ship in September for $1,000 for body alone
Panasonic has unveiled its new Micro Four Thirds camera, effectively confirming details in leaks over the last two weeks. The Lumix GX7 uses a 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor combined with the Venus Engine image processor for Multi-process NR and Detail Reproduction Filter Process, allowing it to have a maximum sensitivity of ISO 25,600.
ISO 25,600, focus peaking, 1080p video recording touted in Lumix GX7
New, clearer images of the Panasonic Lumix GX7 have emerged, according to a new leak, along with a more complete specifications list of the Micro Four Thirds camera. The new shots, showing the front, back, and top of the GX7, shows the full 90-degree movement of the 2.76 million-dot electronic viewfinder, along with a better view of the top control dial and buttons.
Quick wrist twists to trigger camera app launch on Moto X
A camera app said to be heading to the incoming Moto X smartphone has leaked. The application, available to download as an APK, offers a number of gestures to control the various settings of the camera, and has been shown to be mostly functional when run on a Google Nexus 4 and a Samsung Galaxy Note II.
Tilting rear LCD, Wi-Fi, NFC touted on new Micro Four Thirds camera
Panasonic will be adding a tilting electronic viewfinder to the upcoming Lumix GX7, according to images in a German photography magazine. The follow-up to the Micro Four Thirds Lumix GX1 will also apparently have a tilting three-inch display on the rear, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, and have image stabilization located on the 16 or 18-megapixel sensor.
High-resolution camera claimed to use similar body to Canon EOS-1D X
Canon is testing a digital SLR camera with an imaging sensor using a resolution greater than 75 megapixels, according to a rumor. The camera manufacturer is said to be working on field-testing the pre-production imaging device, which is claimed to have a similar construction and body to the Canon EOS-1D X.
Accessory will take photographs, transfer over Wi-Fi to smartphone
Sony will be launching a smartphone accessory that could improve photographs taken on such devices, according to a rumor. The company is said to be planning to release a "lens-camera," namely a camera lens with a built-in imaging sensor that can communicate with a nearby mobile device and transmit the resulting photograph to it.
Web version of Google Play store receives UI refresh
Google has updated the web version of the Google Play store, which now seemingly embraces the card-style interface seen in the Android version and other Google properties. The redesigned site now offers a menu sidebar to switch between the various sections, while individual app pages offer larger app screenshots and images, and bigger app icons.
Takes simultaneous 38MP, oversampled 5MP images for social network sharing
Nokia has launched its new 41-megapixel camera at its New York event, confirming a number of specifications leaked earlier today. The Nokia Lumia 1020 improves upon the camera used in the PureView 808 by adding six-lens Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, a backside illuminated sensor, and a number of other features to the Windows 8 smartphone.
Bridge camera has 35mm equivalent zoom of 580mm lens
Samsung has shown off a new bridge camera that succeeds from the similar WB100 released last year, but replaces the 16-megapixel sensor with a 20.2-megapixel version. While it updates the sensor, the WB110 manages to retain the same styling as its predecessor, as well as the 26x optical zoom that gives a 35mm equivalent zooming range of between 22.3mm and 580mm.
Phase-detection autofocus allows higher video quality, more
Canon has announced a new addition to its EOS Digital SLR camera line, the 70D. The new camera offers wireless transmitter that lets users not only share pictures and video, but control camera settings from the smartphone. The 20.2-megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor and Digic 5+ image processor offer an ISO range of 100 to 12,800 (expandable to 25,600) and continuous shooting of up to seven frames of second. Canon has put an emphasis on video with this model, offering advanced auto-focus while shooting HD video.
Retains old camera styling, introduces tilting screen, Wi-Fi
Fujifilm has shown off its latest X-series camera with interchangeable lenses and retro styling. The X-M1, leaked last week, uses a 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, the same X-Trans sensor used in the X-E1, is able to change out its lens with others from the Fujifilm X-Mount range, and is the first to offer Wi-Fi connectivity.
Leaked pictures show hinged rear display, Wi-Fi connectivity
Fujifilm may be launching a new compact camera with retro styling in the next few weeks, according to a rumor. Leaked images of the X-M1 shows a compact camera with interchangeable lenses, with the general fake leather and brushed metal appearance sharing the same style of the mirrorless X-E1, launched last year.
Uses 20.3MP APS-C sensor, 25,600 ISO, Android 4.2.2
Samsung has used its London media event to show off the new Galaxy NX camera, one that was leaked last week. Following on from the Galaxy Camera and the newly-introduced Galaxy S4 Zoom, the Galaxy NX is a mirrorless camera claimed to be the first camera in the world with interchangeable lenses, uses Android, and has LTE connectivity.