Mark you calendars if you're interested in owning what Samsung claims is the world's first 4G LTE camera on Big Red. Otherwise known as the Galaxy Camera, Samsung's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered point-and-shoot will be available at Verizon Wireless on December 13 for $550. That's low-end DSLR territory, but is it worth it? Let's have a look at some of the features the Galaxy Camera brings to the table.
Improved camera optics are a staple of each new generation of smartphones, and at the current pace, its not hard to imagine a future in which point-n-shoot cameras are just a relic of how we used to take photos. Then again, there's nothing stopping camera makers from integrating smartphone-like capabilities into digital cameras, and that's precisely what Nikon has done with its new Android powered Coolpix S800c.
When you think of allergies, several things come to mind, like peanuts, pets, and pollen. But photography? Strange as it may sound, your choice of digital camera could cause an allergic reaction. Canon has issued a product advisory that warns the rubber grips of some EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR (EOS 650D/EOS Kiss X6i overseas models) cameras contain a substance that could cause people with sensitive skin to develop a rash or have some other allergic reaction.
Canon today rolled out its EOS Rebel T4i, which assumes its rank as the company's new flagship digital SLR in the popular EOS Rebel line. The T4i boasts an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor, 100-12800 ISO range (expandable to 25600 in H mode, Canon says), and an articulating 3-inch Clear View LCD monitor with touch-menu navigation.
It feels a bit surreal reporting on Kodak's decision to ditch its dedicated capture devices business, including digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and digital picture frames. In a weird sort of way, it's a bit like the death of Tony the Tiger's real life voice in 2005, only Kodak is still alive, albeit on life support after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a couple of weeks ago.
Don't adjust your browser, you haven't stumbled upon the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. Olympus was apparently bitten by the retro bug when conceiving its E-M5, but only in form, which resembles the original OM cameras from four decades ago. As for function, the E-M5 is the first of the new Olympus OM-D (OM Digital) Series of Micro Four Thirds cameras and it's brimming with an entirely new feature-set.
The long anticipated D800 from Nikon has arrived, and while it's not quite a D4 in a D700 body like many were hoping for, it does sport a humongous 36.3-megapixel full-frame (FX) sensor (15.4 megapixels in DX format). Nikon says it's the world's highest effective pixel count among interchangeable lens DSLR cameras equipped with image sensors conforming to the 35-mm film size, and we won't argue the claim.
Sony on Sunday announced the addition of three new digital camera models to its Cyber-shot family, including the DSC-TX200V from the ultra-thin Cyber-Shot T series, and the DSC-WX70 and DSC-WX50 models from the traditionally designed W series. Each of three new cameras feature a high resolution "Exmor R" CMOS sensor and improved BIONZ image processor that work together to produce better shots in low-light scenarios and enhance auto-focus speeds, Sony says.
Smartphone cameras still have some ground to make up before they can truly replace dedicated point-and-shoot, and the divide only gets wider with the release of cameras like Samsung's DV300F. The newest addition to Samsung's DualView line, the DV300F sports a pair of LCDs, one of which is a front-facing 1.5-inch screen to make sure those narcissistic shots come out just right before you upload your mug to Facebook or Google+.
Here's an interesting riddle: If integrated cameras on smartphones and cell phones are so much better than what they were just a few short years ago, why are there so many crappy mobile photos on the Internet? Figure that one out and we'll assign you a similar case related to YouTube videos. But we digress. The real point here is that smartphone cameras are continuously improving and are now responsible for snapping more than a quarter of photos and videos.