Sony Could Launch 24 Megapixel Translucent Mirror Camera Next Year

Sony could be getting a new camera ready for launch mid-2011. The new camera is rumoured to be the Sony Alpha A77 and new features would include a translucent mirror configuration.

The new camera will have a 24 megapixel crop frame sensor that will have little noise when compared to the 14 – 16 megapixel cameras. A Bionz processor is expected and from what has been described elsewhere, Sony is attempting to make an “almost perfect” camera. [Read more…]

Nikon D7000 Unboxing

The Nikon D7000 went on sale early at BestBuy for a short while. The official launch date is October 17 (this Sunday). With them launching it a little early it has allowed some unboxing pictures to be captured. [Read more…]

Sony Create a 16.41 Megapixel Cell Phone Camera

The Nokia N8 has a 12 megapixel camera sensor built in. This however, wont be the record for long it seems as Sony is trying to up the game a little by creating a 16.41 megapixel sensor. This is, from what we understand, the worlds largest capacity sensor available for a smartphone.

The sensor measures 1/2.8 inch and is a back-illuminated Exmor R type sensor with the model number of IMX081PQ.

It is capable at capturing video at 30 frames per second with a resolution of 1080p. Drop that down to 720p and you can get up to 60 frames per second. [Read more…]

Apple Patent Reveals New Camera System

A new patent application has been filed by Apple [AAPL] that shows a new camera system.

The new camera system uses a new camera flash that is optimised based on what the subject of the scene is. By using a flash redirector, imaging sensors that sense conditions and a touchscreen, it aims to capture better pictures.

The system might be used to direct more light to the dark parts of a photo to more evenly light the scene. If a dark spot is seen on the touchscreen, you could just tap to illuminate the dark portion. [Read more…]

Adobe Plenoptic Lens Keeps Photos Always in Focus

Adobe has created a new system for computational photography that uses a plenoptic lens to capture subjects. What makes this particular set up different is that it can capture a subject and then process the photograph afterwords to get the correct part of the picture in focus.

The image that is captured uses a bunch of tiny lenses to capture the image each focusing in a different part of the scene. The example in the image above shows a girl in front of some trees. The image can be processed to show either the girl in focus or the trees in focus or even anything else seen in the picture in focus.

The plenoptic lens sits in front of the sensor and is a collection of lenses. When light passes through it, the sensor picks up a bunch different perspectives of an image of which each are captured by the sensor in a single sweep. These fragments of the scene can then be put together through rendering to produce an image focused as you want it. [Read more…]

Joby Gorillapod Video for Cameras and Camcorders Announced

Joby has announced the Gorillapod Video. This particular model is designed for small and light video cameras and cameras such as the Flip HD. The tripod works just like other Gorillapods in that it has the bendy/flexible legs. On top is the connection that allows for 360 degree smooth pan and a 135 degree tilt.

The feet on this model are also magnetic allowing it to connect easily up to metals. With the flexible legs, you can also attach it to a branch for example. [Read more…]

Nikon Coolpix Projector Camera Shipping for $350

Nikon has launched the Coolpix S1100pj camera. This particular model is fairly unique in that it has a pico style projector built in so that images captured can be displayed on a wall or other surface.

The built in projector is capable of displaying an image up to about 47 inches diagonally.

Other features included in the Nikon Projector camera are a 14.1 megapixel sensor, a lens that is capable of 5 times optical zoom as well as a three inch touchscreen on the back. The screen is LCD. [Read more…]

Mikey For Flip Announced – Microphone Accessory

Mikey is a device that attaches to the bottom of Flip cameras that use FlipPort. The external microphone allows professional quality audio whilst capturing video on the camera.

Blue Microphones, the company behind the Mikey explain it as follows…

a professional-quality external microphone that lets Flip Video™ users capture even better sound for their Flip videos. As part of the new Designed for Flip™ accessory line, Mikey for Flip connects to all FlipPort™-enabled Flip video cameras and features Blue Microphones’ premium capsules for enhanced recording of everything from a whisper to a rock concert.

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Casio Exilim EX-Z16 Announced

As well as announcing the Casio Exilim EX-H20G, Casio has also announced the Exilim EX-Z16.

The camera is a slim, 12 megapixel camera that has a 3 times optical zoom lens. The camera falls more towards entry level with its specifications.

Features include a 2.7 inch LCD screen along with the ability to capture YouTube optimised videos at 640×480 pixels. Twenty three individual scene modes can also be found in the camera. [Read more…]

Casio Exilim EX-H20G Announced

Casio has introduced a new point & shoot digital camera called the Casio Exilim EX-H20G. The new EX-H20G is the worlds first camera to include a hybrid GPS system that lets users geotag photos as they are captured. This allows photos to be organised by location as well as file name.

The new Exilim camera has a 14.1 megapixel sensor inside. For storage it uses SD, SDHC or SDXC memory cards. The lens is capable of 10 times optical zoom and it has an ISO range of 80 to 3200.

On the back is a 3 inch LCD screen. The camera has image stabilization in the way of CCD-shift. For video, it can capture at 720p. [Read more…]

Nikon D7000 1080p Digital SLR Announced

The Nikon D7000 Digital SLR has been announced. The new camera has a magnesium allow construction along with a decent price point of $1,200.

Capturing images on the Nikon D7000 is a 16 megapixel sensor. The sensor is capable of capturing video at 1080p at 24 frames per second and 720p at 30 frames per second. A 6 frames per second burst mode is also available that is capable of capturing up to 100 shots at a time.

For focusing, it has a new 39 point auto focus system. The continuous video autofocus found in theD3100 is also found in the D7000. [Read more…]

iOS 4.1 HDR Lands on iPhone 3GS and 3G – Unofficially

Last week we found information that indicated HDR photography in iOS 4.1 could be hacked on to the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. The official iOS 4.1 update that also launched last week only allows the iPhone 4 to capture HDR pictures.

This of course, is no longer the case thanks to a few smart people who managed to enable the option on older iPhone models.

Redmond Pie has put together a guide for those who have managed to jailbreak their iOS 4.1 (3G or 3GS). The How To guide goes through several steps on how to enable the feature. The easier way will be through a Cydia app that is being prepped for launch, but until it comes you’ll need to use this longer method to enable the feature. [Read more…]