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  • PMA 2008: Leica M8 Upgrade Program

    Leica announced at PMA 2008 that it will be offering a new "perpetual upgrade program" to owners of its M8 digital camera. The program, as it stands now, will offer two handling upgrades to M8 owners — a new scratch resistant sapphire glass LCD screen cover; and a retuned, quieter shutter. "The shutter will be softer and feel more like an M6 with less lens vibration and… Read More

  • DIY: $1 image stabilizer

    http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1041948/1_image_stabilizer_for_any_camera___lose_the_tripod.swf

    $1 Image Stabilizer For Any Camera – Lose The Tripod – video powered by Metacafe I’m of the mindset that most DIY projects take a little more effort then I’d like to put in simply because I don’t have enough time, but the fact of the matter is is that I’m lazy. Read More

  • Fuji's newest flagship

    Coming out strong for Fuji in the prosumer tier is the FinePix S100FS. It’s pretty much the best of both worlds, in terms of point-and-shoot and DSLR hybrids go. I’m personally not a big fan of these hybrid types, but this one certainly has me interested. It packs an 11-megapixel CCD sensor with 14.3x manual zoom, RP III processor, 2.5-inch tiltable LCD and does some funky… Read More

  • Sony's 1080p camcorder HDR-UX20 looks chubby but awesome


    So it records 1080p video and 5.1 Dolby Digital to 8GB of internal memory, a media card of your choosing, or a DVD-R. It has a good Zeiss lens with optical image stabilization. It records to MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with a variable bitrate and apparently assigns more data to faces by detecting them and altering the regional encoding for that area. So what’s the catch? Not really the price; $1000… Read More

  • CarCam Voyager preserves dashboard memories

    How many hilarious moments have you witnessed from behind the wheel of your car? Tens? Hundreds? Now imagine if you had a dash-mounted device that could record up to eight hours of video at a time and would preserve all these moments forever. Catch the physical comedy of the neighborhood invalid slowly traversing a crosswalk while the light turns green and everyone starts honking, laugh in… Read More

  • What I'm getting Matt Hickey for Xmas

    I think I’ve just found the perfect gift for Matt. I want to vomit every time I see one of his photos with that yellow tinge and I’m sure his colorblindness doesn’t help the situation any, but I think this will seal the deal. The Lumiquest Soft Screen is a cheapish diffuser for DSLRs with a pop-up flash. I need to get one for myself, too. It’s only £9.99, but you may… Read More

  • Rumor: Pentax upgrading DSLRs early next year


    I was just getting used to my K100D Super and now I see rumors circulating that the K100D will soon be replaced with the K200D, which is rumored to up the feature set with the inclusion of: Read More

  • Exclusive: Hands on with VholdR

    We told you about VholdR at TC40 and I got my grubby mitts on a Beta the other week. I’m extremely excited for this to hit the market in the coming months and while it’s geared towards the active community, just about anyone can use it. You don’t have to be an extreme athlete to own or even want one. The unit itself is super lightweight, under a pound, I think. It’s… Read More

  • Playstation 3 EyeCreate Demos

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  • Ghost Finder: induce skeptisism without any work


    This is a neat present for that person in your life who seems to have been swayed into submission by pictures of the Loch Ness monster and ghostly ladies at the side of the road. The point and shoot single-use camera adds a ghost into every picture so you don’t have to invest in film editing equipment to get that perfect shot of the Jersey devil. All the fame and fortune of being a… Read More

  • Say Hello To Canon's 21-megapixel DSLR, EOS-1Ds Mark III

    Obviously everyone is ecstatic over the announcement of the EOS-40D, but how about the 1Ds? The 21.1-megapixel full-frame DSLR is made from a light-weight magnesium alloy and offers up blasts of five FPS and up to 56 Large/Fine JPEGS or 12 RAW images. Excuse me, Canon, as I kneel before thee. The EOS-1Ds Mark III will begin shipping in November for $7,999. Press Release Read More

  • Canon Officially Announces EOS 40D

    It’s all true except for one minor detail. The highly anticipated DSLR for prosumers is here, sort of. It looks like the September 20 release might be a little off. The EOS 40D is scheduled for an early September delivery. The body alone is $1,299 while a kit version with Canon’s EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens will cost you $1,499. Press Release Read More

  • Sony Alpha DLSR, Myth Or Reality?

    A little competition is healthy, right? Well, let’s hope Nikon sees it that way when Sony releases the next Alpha series later this fall. If you didn’t already know, Sony makes the sensors for Nikon’s DLSRs. With that aside, all the major DSLR folk should be on their collective toes right about now. Canon is on the verge of releasing of the 40D, which a lot of photogs are… Read More

  • SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Hands On With OGIO

    The SIA show is something I’ve been looking forward to for a few months, while it isn’t the Surf Expo, the Summer Snowdown will quench my outdoorsy action sport needs. There was a ton of cool stuff that I’ll be throwing down as quickly as my phalanges will let me, so stay tuned because there’s something for everyone ranging from gear bags to liquid armored… Read More

  • Spykee Spy Robot – The Best Peeping Tom Ever

    That robot in Rocky IV sucks. You know the one I’m talking about. It just cracked crappy jokes and brought people beer – kind of like Peter. Now that it’s 2007, the Spykee Spy Robot is the new hotshot robot in town. This bad boy comes with tank treads, WiFi, a camera, and microphone so you can conduct your own Barbara Walters interviews without risk of botox juice squirting… Read More

  • Vertu Gets The 3G, Leather Treatment

    Rollin’ in mah Bentley
    Cruisin down the street
    Got bling on my wrists, ankles
    neck and teeth Got a call on my cellie
    Yo let me show you it
    This Vertu Ascent T
    has gotta be the shit It’s not out yet
    Still with tha FCC
    But I got a unit
    Cause I got 10,000 Gs Read More

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II Spotted

    Gizmodo found some leaked photos of the unannounced 5D Mark II on some crazy German forum. No details are known yet other than it will replace the current 5D, so a similar feature set is assumed. Make of it what you will, but this SLR sure is purdy. Update: Alright so this is definitely fake. Oh well, there’s always hope.
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II Gets Spotted Bigfoot Style [Giz] Read More

  • Great Outdoors: Have Video, Will Travel


    Why are you watching videos again? Summer is currently in full effect. It’s hot as hell outside, the sky is beautiful, the water is warm – you need to get out there. So bring your family or some good buddies and hit the trails, slope, or beaches. Find something to do. Just remember to be equipped with the best video gear possible. Because between the 14-hour car ride to your… Read More

  • Pentax Announces Superfied K100D

    Pentax announced an update to their ever-popular K100D dSLR, which is a simple-to-use, entry-level model that even your mother could use. So what’s new with K100D Super? Building on rock solid features like the Shake Reduction system is a ground-breaking Dust Removal system commingling with SDM lenses. If that isn’t Super than I don’t know what is. Hmmm. How about the… Read More

  • Kodak Camera Sensor May Eliminate Flash

    Kodak today unveiled its biggest load of crap by announcing that it has developed a way to eliminate flash use on a camera. Thanks to new imaging technology in its new camera sensors, you may not even need a flash the next time you go to take that award-losing night-shot. Only problem is, no matter how good your imaging sensor is, if it’s dark out, it’s dark out. Your pictures… Read More