• Kids Send 3D GoPro Cameras Into Space, Get Back Stunning Footage

    Whip out the out the old anagylphs, folks, because you’re going to want to watch this. Some kids at the Wonderland Elementary School sent up a weather balloon mounted with a carbon fiber frame carrying six GoPro HDHERO2 cameras. Four of the cameras were set in 3D configuration and, after editing, they were able to create the first stratospheric 3D video shoot using a balloon. You can… Read More

  • Dropcam Gets Classier With New HD Wireless Camera

    Dropcam Gets Classier With New HD Wireless Camera

    I’ve been a pretty big fan of DropCam for a year or so now. This set-it-and-forget-it camera sets up in minutes – just point it to a wireless router when plugged in through USB and then connect it to the wall power. The camera automatically wends its way past your firewall and you can view and control the device from any phone or browser. It also sends notification messages (albeit… Read More

  • Find Your Stolen Camera or Protect It First With GadgetTrak’s CameraTrace

    Find Your Stolen Camera or Protect It First With GadgetTrak’s CameraTrace

    If you got a digital camera for the holidays, or already own one, take a moment and write down the serial number. That way¬†GadgetTrak’s new CameraTrace service can help you recover it if it’s ever stolen. Launching today, for a one-time fee of $10 CameraTrace lets you register your camera’s serial number. If you later report it lost or stolen, you’ll be notified by… Read More

  • Holga’s TIM 3D Camera Stares Into Your Soul, Takes 3D Photos Of It

    Holga’s TIM 3D Camera Stares Into Your Soul, Takes 3D Photos Of It

    TIM is a new $60 camera kit from Holga that – get this – shoots in 3D and half-frame without digital technology! Groovy, right? It includes a detachable flash with color filters and uses something called 35mm “film,” which seems to chemically recreate patterns of light and dark on something called “photo paper” when used with the proper “agents.”… Read More

  • Casio CA-01C: 3D Feature Phone And Digital Camera Rolled Into One

    Casio CA-01C: 3D Feature Phone And Digital Camera Rolled Into One

    Japan’s mobile carriers are currently releasing a number of interesting handsets, which are all part of their summer 2011 line-up. While smartphones, the iPhone and Android in particular, are taking over the Japanese market, there are still some cool feature phones coming out, too. Read More

  • Thieves Make Off With Horde Of Leica Gear In Moscow

    Thieves Make Off With Horde Of Leica Gear In Moscow

    In what could amount to a very hefty haul, Moscow thieves took a sledge to metal security shutters and then a glass case to grab twenty items including a Leica Pro Set with three lenses. Interestingly, they left a $32,000 Leica S2 on the shelf and, not surprisingly, focused mainly on lenses and the familiar standard M9s. Serial numbers are after the jump if you ever spot these in the wild. Read More

  • Toshiba Develops Next-Gen CMOS Sensor For Smartphones

    Smartphone cameras have drastically improved in quality in recent years, but they’re still not good enough for you? Then Toshiba’s announcement [PDF] of a new CMOS image sensor, specifically designed for cell phones and other mobile devices, from today should be good news for you. Read More

  • Hasselblad Bought By Capital Fund, Could The Hasselblad 4 Kidz Kamera Be Coming Soon?

    Hasselblad, makers of $10,000+ cameras that once flew to the moon, is now owned by the Ventizz Capital Fund IV, a Swiss/German capital fund. Not much will change, at least internally, but there is some thought being put to expanding the Hasselblad line to the general public, a move that sounds just about ham-handed enough for a Swiss/German capital fund to try. Read More

  • Ricoh Plans To Expand Camera Business, Buys Pentax Brand From Hoya

    Camera brand Pentax will soon have a new owner: Tokyo-based Hoya group, which purchased the brand in 2007, is ready to sell [notice of sale as an English PDF] it to Ricoh in October this year. According to Japanese business daily The Nikkei, the office equipment maker plans to pay an estimated US$124 million for Pentax. Read More

  • The PEN Is Mightier Than The Point And Shoot: Olympus Announces New M4/3 Line

    Olympus just announced the new PEN E-P3, PEN E-PL3, and PEN E-PM1. Why so many, you ask? Well, this is a full range of M4/3s cameras in various sizes – the granddaddy P, the “light” PL, and the mini PM. The E-P3 costs $899 with 12.3-megapixel Live MOS Image Sensor and 14-42mm lens. Only the E-P3 has been priced but here are some specs on the other, smaller cameras. In… Read More

  • Pentax Releases The Q Camera, The Smallest Interchangeable Lens Camera In Most Of The World

    The ultra-tiny Pentax Q is the smallest interchangeable lens camera (which leaked today) in all the land and costs a little over $800, a wild price to pay for a camera that is arguably tiny. Sadly, as Engadget points out, the value for money just isn’t there with a “1/2.3-inch backlit CMOS image sensor” that competes with other compact cameras rather than other cameras… Read More

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