digital photography

  • Camera for the blind captures images in braille

    Ho-lee crap. Now I’ve seen it all (no pun intended). This camera, called the Touch Sight, was developed by Chueh Lee of Samsung China. The basic short and sweet is that you hold the camera against your forehead and when you snap a photo, the camera grabs the image and converts it to braille. So you can actually feel the image against your forehead. It also grabs three seconds of… Read More

  • Camera works 200 feet underwater, on land too

    The DC800 from SeaLife is an 8-megapixel digital camera that works underwater in that housing apparatus on the left and then works on land as that little guy on the right. Perfect for taking photos of majestic sea creatures during the day and exotic cougars at night. It’s got five special underwater modes to adjust to the color of water that you’re diving in, plus a continuous… Read More

  • Olympus E-420 DSLR 'world's smallest and lightest'

    Olympus has announced a new entry level DSLR camera called the Evolt E-420. The price is right — starting at $499 in May — and it’ll weigh in at well under a pound (13.4 ounces). Other features include a 2.7-inch LCD screen, ISO levels of 100 to 1600, face detection, pop-up flash, and compatibility with CompactFlash (I and II), xD cards, and Microdrives. John and Peter… Read More

  • Eye-Fi to get 'Smart Boost', inks deal with Ritz Camera

      Eye-Fi has announced that its Wi-Fi SD cards will get a “Smart Boost” update on February 12th. With Smart Boost, your card will be able to tell whether or not your computer is on and in range of your camera and, if it is, photos will be offloaded from your camera to your computer over your home network and then your computer will handle the heavy lifting of uploading the… Read More

  • Sony does Surface-like photo transfers Hey, look at this doodad. It’s similar to a near-field technology feature that Microsoft showed off a while ago with its Surface technology except this is from Sony. You basically drop your camera on top of that cube, which is actually a media storage device. The cube senses that your camera is there… Read More

  • 'Camera Day' is only two short months away

    Looking to buy a new camera? Keep your wallet separated from your ass cheek by a thin layer of whatever material your pants are made out of until President’s Day, says a guy who wrote two photography books. That’s the part of the camera season (yes, there’s a camera season) when the new wave of digital imaging gadgets that everyone got a whiff of at CES start to kick it into… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free $30 credit to

    Well that was an easy $30. Create or log into your account, click the Credits & Discounts link, and apply the code KFHX-NYCWSIMV to get $30 store credit towards anything except actual photo prints. The credit is good until the end of February, 2008. Photo Gifts at [Use code: KFHX-NYCWSIMV] via Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 12" photo frame for $130 after $40 MIR

    Just in time for the holidays, here’s a 12-inch digital photo frame for $130 assuming you remember to send in the $40 rebate form. It’s available for pre-order and will ship out on the 16th of this month (free shipping). Specs include an 800×600 resolution, slideshow function, integrated MP3 player and speakers, remote control, and support for most major digital media cards… Read More

  • 2GB SD card does Wi-Fi in digital cameras

    Hey, now THAT’S a good idea. This $99 2GB SD memory card has built in wireless. You pop it in your camera, take some photos, and it automatically uploads (via your Wi-Fi connection) those photos to one of 17 online photo websites including Shutterfly, Snapfish, Photobucket, Facebook, Picasa, and, of course, Flickr. Best of all, it works in any digital camera that supports SD cards. Read More

  • Sony Creating 12.47-Megapixel DSLR Sensors

    Our galaxy is a big place. Scientists say that if the sun were the size of a period on a page, the Milky Way would be the size of the continental United States. That being said, if you went to the edge of our galaxy with a DSLR camera featuring Sony’s upcoming 12.47-megapixel sensor, you’d be able to take a picture of Earth and the detail would be so fine that you’d be… Read More

  • Microsoft Attempts To Overtake JPEG, Almost There

    Microsoft’s HD Photo file format is one step closer to being accepted by JPEG. The standardization of HD Photo or JPEG XR will make certain that software, display, printer and camera companies will be able to develop products on a consistent basis and ensure interoperability across all products and platforms. Developed by Microsoft’s Core Media Processing team, HD Photo will focus… Read More

  • Big 15-inch Photo Frame For Under $250

    To some, Gigantor is a huge remote-controlled robot that fights crime for some reason. To others, Gigantor is a giant digital photo frame that displays images of you and your loved ones. I’m here today to talk about the second Gigantor. is selling a 15-inch cherry wood digital photo frame for $249.99, which I believe is a fair price for an item of this size. Photos are… Read More

  • The $1200 Widescreen Wireless Photo Frame

    If you had $1200, what would you do with it? Pay rent? Put it in savings? Eat a sloppy, delicious breakfast at McDonald’s every day for an entire year? You could do any one of those boring, stupid things OR you could buy a 19-inch widescreen digital photo frame. The PhotoVu PV1965w “is the industry’s first high-resolution, widescreen digital picture frame. [It’s]… Read More

  • New Panasonic Lumix Cameras In September

    Panasonic will be adding two new cameras to its Lumix line. The DMC-FX55 and DMC-FX33 will be available in September for $349.95 and $299.95, respectively, and will both include a “new Intelligent Auto Mode” comprised of a face detection system, continuous auto-focus, and an intelligent scene selector. These new cameras will also be able to shoot images at up to ISO 6400, which… Read More

  • New Face-Recognizing Cameras in August

    Samsung has just announced two upcoming digital cameras dubbed the L730 and L830. The cameras will be 7-megapixels and 8-megapixels, respectively, and will feature Samsung’s Intelligent Face Recognition — a new type of technology that automagically identifies and focuses in on people’s faces. Video capture mode will operate in four different quality settings ranging from 320… Read More

  • Sony's New PictureStation Photo Printers

    Sony dropped a load of new photo printers today — the PictureStation DPP-FP90 (pictured above) and the PictureStation DPP-FP70 (pictured after the jump). Both print “lab-quality 4×6-inch prints” in 45 seconds (remember when you had to wait at CVS for an hour?), and the company seems especially proud of the built-in editing features that let you fix up your exposure… Read More

  • Polaroid's Upcoming ClickFree Photo Backup Drive

    This slipped by me earlier in the month, but it’s a pretty cool little drive of special interest to shutterbugs. It’s an upcoming storage device developed in a partnership between Polaroid and Storage Appliance Corporation. Called the Polaroid Media Backup Photo Edition, it’s essentially a portable 40GB hard drive designed for backing up your photos—and only your photos. Read More