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Samsung launches a cheaper variant of Galaxy Camera

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Samsung Galaxy Camera, which was announced at IFA trade show last year, was the company’s first attempt at an Android-powered camera, but its high asking price has steered quite a lot of people away from it. To address that Samsung has now introduced a cheaper version of the hybrid device.

The new model is simply a Wi-Fi-only (no 3G or 4G radios) variant of the Galaxy Camera and is indexed as EK-GC110. Read more »

Lifetime collection of vintage cameras up for grabs on eBay for $50,000

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A Californian photographic enthusiast is selling his vintage collection of cameras, which he has been accumulating for the last 50 years. The entire collections accounts to 1000+ units and comprises of brands including Canon, Nikon, Polaroid, Yashica and Mamiya.

The lifetime collection contains the widest range of SLR’s, RF, TLR, medium format and twin-lens reflex models you are likely to see in one place. According to PetaPixel, who has uncovered the entire collection, most of the models are in working condition, but the listing specifies that few units are partially working. Read more »

Panasonic promises better camera performance with their new Micro color splitters for digital image sensors

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New camera sensors are all the rage recently – first rumors of HTC’s new sensor design (new for phones anyway), and now Panasonic’s plans for a completely new sensor architecture based on the wave properties of light.

Panasonic’s design drops the standard Bayer filter for micro color splitters – instead of filtering light by colors, these splitters use diffraction to sort out colors, which reduces losses (a Bayer filter would block 50%-70% of the light before it hits the sensor). Read more »

Nikon announces no less than 10 new Coolpix cameras ahead of CP+ 2013

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The announcement includes two budget compacts, five mid-range compacts, and three waterproof models. The key word is obviously zoom capabilities and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The highlights include the Coolpix P520 42x superzoom with a GPS receiver, the Coolpix L820 30x budget superzoom, and the S9500 22x compact superzoom with GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The list of the mid-rangers also includes the Coolpix S9400 with 18x zoom and the really compact CoolPix S5200 with Wi-Fi connectivity.

The waterproof models are the rugged Nikon Coolpix AW110/AW110s and the cheaper, but sleek looking S31.

The budget offerings Coolpix L28 and L27 complete the tally. The announcement comes ahead of the start of this year’s CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Japan. Read more »

Samsung GC110 found in Bluetooth SIG docs, may be a Wi-Fi only Galaxy Camera for Europe

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The Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100 managed the impossible – it’s an Android-powered camera that actually went on sale, rather than remain in perpetual “announced” limbo. However, it might have company soon as a filing for Bluetooth certification revealed the GC110 model number.

Unfortunately, info is very scarce – the filing came from Samsung (with Geographic availability listed as “Europe”) and it’s about Bluetooth 4.0 capability (which is what the GC100 has). Read more »

Canon updates PowerShot line with three cameras, one can upload photos to your phone over Wi-Fi

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Canon announced three new point-and-shoot cameras for its PowerShot ELPH / Ixus line, which range from a simple shooter to a high-end model with wireless connectivity and accompanying Android/iOS apps. The announcement comes ahead of the start of this year’s CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Japan.

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS (Ixus 255 HS in Europe) packs a 12.1MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC5 processor, 10x zoom lens (24mm to 240mm in 35mm equiv.) and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. Read more »

Kodak S1 Micro Four Thirds camera is set for Q3 launch

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Kodak and JK Imaging recently joined their hands in the CES 2013 and announced a licensing agreement. Surprisingly, the Kodak-JK Imaging joint venture will be ready to launch its first camera in the Q3.

The Kodak S1, a micro four thirds camera will be manufactured by JK Imaging and as the name itself suggests, the camera will be sold under the Kodak brand. Read more »

Sigma launches 50mm compact camera at CES

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The DP3 Merrill from Sigma was just announced here at CES, offering a fixed 50mm f/2.8 lens, which is equivalent to 75mm in 35mm terms.

The DP3 joins the existing DP1 and DP2 models. Read more »

Samsung announces a handful of connected Smart Cameras, touts them in a video ad

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Samsung announced its new lineup of Smart Cameras 2.0 at CES 2013. Featuring no less than six new models, the new Smart Camera lineup allows users to share their images directly from the camera or to control the camera with their Android smartphone or tablet.

The new camera models include the WB250F/WB200F, the WB800F, WB30F, DV150F and ST150F. The Samsung WB250F and WB200F are identical but the latter uses a CCD sensor instead of a backlit CMOS one and it doesn’t shoot 1080p video unlike its CMOS sibling. Read more »

Sony introduces a wide range of camcorders with optional projectors, there’s a 3D camcorder too

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Besides point-and-shoot cameras, Sony also announced a wide range of camcorders last night. The new offerings range from the entry-level $250 camera and move up the range adding features along the way. The cameras have versions with a built-in projector and the higher-end models have manual controls.

There’s a 3D camcorder too, but that comes only in one version. Read more »

Sony announces five new point-and-shoot cameras, all pack 360-degree panorama mode

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The new Xperia Z and ZL were the stars of the Sony show yesterday, but the Japanese company also unveiled a number of digital cameras. Five new point and shoot cameras debuted and they are all pretty feature-packed.

Potentially the most popular of the new cameras will be the CyberShot WX80 – a $200 camera with a 16.2MP sensor, 8x optical zoom (25-200mm), 1080i60 video capture and built-in Wi-Fi. Read more »

Polaroid releases mirrorless camera with Android

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Polaroid has officially launched the iM1836 interchangeable lens camera here at CES, complete with Android 4.1.

It features an 18.1 MP camera sensor and 1080p video recording capability, alongside WiFi image sharing to social networks. Read more »

Samsung announces NX300, 20 megapixel mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

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Samsung has announced the NX300, the latest in its range of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras and successor to the previous NX200.

The NX300 uses a 20.3 megapixel APS-C sensor that can shoot up to ISO 25,600. The NX300 can take up to 8.6fps in burst mode and record videos in 1080p60 resolution. Read more »

Samsung releases Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 to the UK Galaxy Camera, new Gallery in tow

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Samsung is seeding the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to its digital camera slash Android smartphone starting with the United Kingdom.

The firmware can be installed through Samsung KIES and over the air directly on the device. Read more »

Polaroid is rumored to have an interchangeable lens sporting, Android booting camera in the works

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It looks like the Samsung Galaxy Camera and the Nikon Coolpix S800c are about to face some seriously stiff competition in the immediate future. Polaroid is reportedly working on an Android based, mirrorless camera, whose interchangeable lenses are likely to seriously up the image quality bar in the realm of dedicated shooters, booting Google’s OS.

The Polaroid IM1836 is rumored to pack an 18.1 megapixel sensor, 3.5″ touchscreen, and Android 4.0 (or higher) when it gets unveiled. Read more »