Digital Cameras

  • MAME-CAM DX: Thanko's Micro HD Camera Weighs Just 14g

    Japan’s most famous maker of silly gadgets, Tokyo-based Thanko, today announced yet another micro camera, the MAME-CAM DX [JP]. The 8MP device weighs just 14g and can record video “in HD”, namely in 1,280×960 resolution and at 30fps (AVI). JPEGs can be shot with 3,264×2,448 resolution. Read More

  • Sony NEX-7 Rumored To Look Like Old Konica Minolta

    It’s rumored that Sony is at work developing a high end version of the NEX camera, which also happens to look like one of Konica Minolta’s old Dimage cameras. According to the source, the NEX-7 would be even better then the NEX-5 and recently discontinued (in Japan) NEX-3. Read More

  • Necono: Cat-Shaped Digital Camera (Video)

    A digital camera that’s shaped like a cat? That’s what Tokyo-based Superheadz announced today with the so-called Necono [link in English]. The Necono is being marketed as “No longer a camera, more like a pet.”, but it is a fully-functioning camera. Read More

  • The Pentax K-r Gets Yet Another Special Edition (In Japan)

    I don’t know what it is about Pentax and special editions, but today the company announced [JP] yet another one, for the K-r. This time, Pentax inked a licensing deal with Tokyo-based San-X to use their star cartoon character, super-cute bear Rilakkuma, in a special version of the camera. Read More

  • "K-r BONNIE PINK MODEL": Yet Another Pentax DSLR Special Edition

    Pentax seems to have a sweet spot for digital cameras with funky designs, and this time it’s the Pentax K-r that will receive a limited edition treatment. Pentax today announced [JP] the so-called K-r BONNIE PINK MODEL”, a redesigned version of the camera, which was released last year. Read More

  • Limited Edition: Sony Announces NEX-5 In Gold

    Sony Japan yesterday announced [JP] a pretty glamorous addition to its well-received NEX-5 series of interchangeable lens digital cameras. Technically, the new model is identical to all devices we’ve seen coming from big S last year, but this one is in gold and actually looks pretty nice. Read More

  • CLM-V55: Sony's Clip-On 5-Inch LCD Screen For Digital Cameras

    Are you missing a large screen on your camera that lets you monitor your footage whenever you shoot video in HD? Then the CLM-V55 Sony announced today might be the right solution for: it’s a 5-inch clip-on screen, which features WVGA solution (800 x 480). Read More

  • Pentax Unveils "Robot Version" Of The K-r DSLR

    For some reason, Pentax can’t stop making special versions of their digital cameras. In the last few months, for example, they updated their K-x DSLR with a robotic version and one designed in rainbow colors. And today, the company announced [JP] a special model for its successor, the Pentax K-r. It’s a “robotic” camera again, but this one is cooler. Read More

  • Video: Panasonic's LUMIX GF2 Gets Priced And Dated (In Japan)

    Panasonic’s LUMIX DMC-GF2, a micro-four thirds camera, which big P started teasing earlier this month now has a concrete release date and price for the Japanese market. The successor to their GF1 (which was released last spring) will hit stores over here on December 3 [JP] – one month before the US and Europe. Read More

  • My Picturetown 3D: Nikon's 3D Image Conversion Service For Photo Frames

    Nikon Japan is planning [JP] to offer an online service that allows users to convert conventional 2D images into 3D in order to view them on a dedicated 3D photo frame. Starting December this year, the service will be open to Japanese members of “my Picturetown”, an online photo sharing and storage service run by Nikon (which already exists). Read More

  • Japan Gets Sony NEX-3 In Pink

    We spent quite a few posts on Sony’s excellent NEX cameras over the past months, but big S waited until today to announce [JP] a model in pink. To be more specific, Sony will be selling the NEX-3 with a double lens kit, branded as NEX-3D. Technically, this model is the same as the previous NEX-3 that was upgraded with a 3D panoroma sweep mode in July. Read More

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