Samsung has revealed a new smart camera, the Samsung NX30, running the company's SMART 3.0 software for easy uploads of its 20.3-megapixel images to Dropbox, Flickr, and social networks. Launching officially at CES 2014 next week, the NX30 has an APS-C CMOS sensor with Hybrid Auto Focus, up to 9fps continuous shooting, and an ISO 100-25600 range, along with both a 3-inch swiveling AMOLED display and a tilting 1024 x 768 electronic viewfinder. There are also two new lenses to go along with the new camera.
The folks over at DigitalRev TV got Philip Bloom, a well-known blogger and cinematographer, to take on a cheap camera challenge, which equips professionals with cheap cameras and gives them a task to complete with it. In this case, DigitalRev equipped Bloom with two very low-resolution cameras integrated in Barbie dolls, flew him to Hong Kong, and kicked off what turned out to be a very humorous filming experience.
Soon joining the likes of olloclip's Macro 3-in-1 iPhone clip-on lens and similar products will be the Snooperscope, a night vision camera that attaches to the back of one's handset and offers recording in a no-light environment. The Snooperscope is being funded on Kickstarter, where it's funding campaign has hit and exceeded its goal. Mass distribution is planned for June 2014.
If you are like me and always get caught up in whatever you are doing at family event and forget to take pictures, the Blynk camera may be of interest. This is a tiny time lapse camera that is about the size of a small MP3 player. The device is designed to take time lapse photos on specific intervals that you choose.
Back in March, news surfaced that Panasonic would be pulling out of the plasma TV business, something that was substantiated by sources who spoke to Reuters back in October. In line with its efforts to cut down on businesses that prove unprofitable, the company will be making some drastic changes to its digital camera division in 2014, as well.
Samsung's Tizen has been the source of rumors for more than a while, with some expecting to see a handset hit shelves with the OS. As it turns out, the Korean company doesn't seem too keen on butting heads with Android and iOS, and instead has elected to launch the Samsung NX300M, a digital camera and the first consumer product running Tizen to officially be launched.
Calling it a "modern classic," Nikon has unveiled its new Df DSLR camera, a retro-designed FX-format shooter being targeted towards advanced photographers who need a lightweight FX-format camera. The design is built upon the foundation left by Nikon's F series 35mm film cameras from days gone by, and is accompanied by technologies akin to that of the Nikon D4 DSLR.
Sony has done a little recycling with the RX10 camera, but when it's re-using the 20.2-megapixel sensor from the much-loved RX100 Mk.II we can't complain too much. In the compact, the 1-inch Exmor R sensor targeted street photographers and those who didn't want to necessarily sacrifice image quality despite having a camera that could fit into a regular pocket; in the RX10, as we discovered recently with an extended preview of the soon-to-be-released shooter, it becomes an altogether different beast. Some of that works, some not so much; read on for our first-impressions.