Digital Cameras

  • 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

  • Video: Another look at the "3D"-Cyber-shots Sony introduced yesterday

    Yesterday, we’ve shown you the two new “3D”-Cyber-shots Sony presented during a press conference in Tokyo, the DSC-WX5 and the DSC-TX9. As they have only a single lens, both models can’t really be called 3D cameras, but the video embedded below shows that the 3D effect users can produce with these Cyber-shots actually looks quite decent. Read More

  • Sony rolls out 3D-capable Cyber-shots with full HD video recording mode

    And we get yet another batch of 3D-enabled gadgets – this time from Sony. The company today announced three new Cyber-shot cameras, two of which feature the 3D sweep panorama function the cameras from the NEX series now also have (the function allows you to sweep the camera from side to side to capture a high-speed burst of 100 frames, which are then automatically stitched together). Read More

  • Thanko sells digital camera/binoculars hybrid

    Tokyo’s most famous gadget maker, Thanko, has another hit product in its portfolio, the UDGZDC8M [JP]. For reasons unknown, the infamous company decided it’s time to give the world a combination of binoculars and an 8MP digital camera. And people living outside Japan can get it, too. Read More

  • The CHOBI CAM WP is a cute, waterproof, and (very) small camera

    It’s cute, it’s as small as an eraser, it’s light, and it’s waterproof: Tokyo-based accessory maker Japan Trust Technology is offering the CHOBi CAM WP, a digital camera that’s actually not waterproof by itself but comes with a special case that makes it possible to take it up to 20m underwater without any problems (IP68). Read More

  • Video: Sony's NEX3 and NEX5 up and close

    We’ve spent a couple of posts covering Sony’s new flagship digi-cams NEX3 and NEX5 in the last days, but now we have a good video that not only summarizes the main features again but also shows the cameras actually being used. And you can catch a glimpse of the cool-looking HD camcorder mock-up we covered yesterday, too. Read More

  • Pentax Japan unveils K-x in "rainbow colors"

    It seems Pentax Japan just loves redesigning their K-x digital camera. The company started offering extra-colorful versions of the device last September, followed by another limited edition, a K-x in “robotic colors”, one month later. And today, Pentax unveiled [JP] the so-called TOWER RECORDS × PENTAX RAINBOW K-x, designed in collaboration with – you guessed it –… Read More