photography

Sony Lens-Style Cameras official: pair with any iOS or Android smartphone

Sony Lens-Style Cameras official: pair with any iOS or Android smartphone

In an effort to create a bridge between standard smartphones and high-powered cameras, Sony has this week unveiled their Lens-Style Camera series with the Sony QX100 and QX10. These devices are also known as the Sony Cyber-shot QX100 and Sony Cyber-shot QX10, but you'll likely see them referred to by their shortened names out in the wild more often than not. These devices were made by Sony for hobby photographers who wish to photograph or take video of everyday events, sharing them immediately thereafter. Attaching a Lens-Style Camera to your smartphone is as easy as a tap (with NFC) and a hook-up physically with an extendable magnetic attachment piece.

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Black Betty 2K camera houses Mac Mini for all-in-one studio setup

Black Betty 2K camera houses Mac Mini for all-in-one studio setup

While the creators of this "Black Betty" device maintain that it's not a camera at all, you'll find shooting, editing, and uploading video on it to be included, all in the same amalgamation of plastic, metal, and glass. This is the first Black Betty custom camera housing, and it works with an Apple Mac Mini inside and a Silicon Imaging SI-2K Mini Camera Head to create a single beast capable of creating high-quality video ready to upload to the web. And it does it all with just two physical buttons.

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Beyond Megapixels: Mobile cameras rethink the numbers game

Beyond Megapixels: Mobile cameras rethink the numbers game

Once upon a time, mobile megapixels were the key. In fact, not so many years ago, many questioned whether there was any value whatsoever in having a camera built into your phone. Convergence for its own sake is undeniably a problem in today's crossover-soaked market, but it's now hard to argue that photography and the modern smartphone aren't a compelling match. As the technology - and the rivalry - has increased, though, so the simple megapixel has lost some of its clarity, and with the smartphone stakes never higher, there's a revolution of sorts underway to reframe mobile imagery.

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Sony NEX-5T succeeds NEX-5R with NFC, Wi-fi, touchscreen control

Sony NEX-5T succeeds NEX-5R with NFC, Wi-fi, touchscreen control

This week the folks at Sony have revealed the Sony NEX-5T, a next-generation camera aiming at users hoping to step up from compact DSCs and those wishing for a second camera not quite as massive as their DSLR. This device works with a 16.1 megapixel image sensor with ISO 25600 up front and a 180-degree tilting LCD display on its back. It also works with Wi-fi connectivity and NFC to connect with smartphones and tablets wirelessly.

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Sony Alpha A3000 ILCE-3000 E-Mount camera unveiled

Sony Alpha A3000 ILCE-3000 E-Mount camera unveiled

With the Sony Alpha 3000, Sony is targeting the entry-level user wishing to carry with them the power of a professional photographer. Sony is aiming to reach a balance between the "emotional needs and wants" of the user, needs and wants generally taken care of in both compact system cameras and a full-sized DSLR-style cameras - but not in a single package. For Sony, this means that the ILCE-3000 (aka A3000) must be light and relatively small yet still able to act and feel like a professional DSLR - in other words, it's part of a brand new camera category.

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Facebook rolls out shared photo albums

Facebook rolls out shared photo albums

Facebook has allowed users to create personal albums for quite some time, with the albums having different setting options based on how the user plans to share the content. Given the nature of the social network, however, it isn't surprising that Facebook has taken this a step further, rolling out a shared photo albums feature.

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Cyclops Gear CGLife 2 Video Glasses Hands-on

Cyclops Gear CGLife 2 Video Glasses Hands-on

If you're aiming to take a bite out of the world of on-face camera recording, there's a whole batch of ways to do it other than with Google's Glass headset. One of these ways is with the brand Cyclops Gear. Here we've had the opportunity to have a look at a pair of HD video glasses by the name of CGLife 2 - these glasses aim to be the head-mounted video and photo camera you've always dreamed of - with or without lenses.

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