When my son was an infant, he would be fine if you took a single pic of him with flash. If you shot a second picture, you could bet he was going to cry. The bright flash scared him, many babies are like that, and some pets and adults are too. If you want to take your pics this holiday season without making babies cry and dog's growl, the Lightscoop may be for you.
I don't know what it is about flying that turns your average decent person into a bag-slamming tool when it comes time to put a bag in an overhead bin. I have sat and watched people on flights throw other peoples bags around irriguardless of what is in them and have seen the flight attendants do the same. In fact, I landed at CES one year with a broken camera thanks to one of the flight attendants.
As concepts go, here's one we wouldn't be surprised to see sprout into a commercial release in the very near future. Weng Jie's solar camera strap is designed to not only let photographers eke out a few more shots, but to do so making use of the sun's energy rather than bulky external power packs.
Rather sensibly, the strap basically replaces the neck cord most DSLR users wear to keep their cameras readily to hand with a solar-cell encrusted version. Clipping on to the camera's mounting points as normal, it would also have a DC plug to gradually top-up the DSLR's battery during use. Of course you'd need sufficient sun to make it worthwhile, so indoor photographers probably shouldn't bother, but anyone out and about should be able to hammer through a few more frames at least.
The accessories for our favorite gadgets are probably just as exciting as our favorite gadgets, and when something like this breaks cover, we can't help but get a little giddy. After all, it's a red dot sight for a camera. Sure, it might be a little unorthodox, and people may stare at you if you were to actually put this up on your camera, but at least you know you'll be the coolest photo taker out there, right?
Lomo have carved a niche for themselves by purposefully introducing some unpredictability to the images their cameras take, and now they're catering to our collective need for instant gratification. The Lomo LC-A Instant Back+ is a Polaroid-style attachment that fixes to the back of a regular Lomo LC-A camera and spits out instant prints on Fuji Instax film.
Sony's Party-shot automatic camera dock has been doing its thing, impressing the Crave Asia team with its ability to track movement and home in on faces for the perfect photos. Announced last week, along with the new Cyber-shot TX1 and WX1 digital cameras, the Party-shot is a table or tripod-mounted dock which can automatically pan and tilt to locate people.
Zoom has announced today a brand new device called the Q3 Handy Video Recorder. This gadget offers pro-level audio and video recording for anyone that needs fantastic audio along with stunning video capture.
Well, isn't this thing a sight to behold. One of the main marketing attributes of the Nintendo DSi is it's svelte form factor and generally small frame. So, adding on the Nyko Zoom Case seems to be a bit counterintuitive. But hey, what do I know?
Canon 5D mark II might have won award for its 21MP brilliant image quality at $2,699, but there are not many accessories yet worth any award. The BG-E6-battery grip is not as nice as many has expected, retailed at $380 ($275 street), it features the same old design with no significant improvement but the higher price. If you’re in market for one, hold on your horses, 3rd party battery grip for 5D mark II is coming at half the cost.
Nikon has today announced the AF-S DX 35mm F1.8G lens with field of view equivalent to about a 52mm lens on a 35mm sensor size camera. It’s the faster Nikon’s DX-format digital SLR prime lens to date, but hardly ground breaking.