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We review the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Camera, which features 3G/4G and WiFi connect...

The Samsung Galaxy Camera is an intriguing proposition, in that it offers all the capabilities of a high-end smartphone (except the key one of being able to make calls … more on that later) with a capable point-and-shoot camera. It's a new genre of product, a point-and-share smart-camera if you will. But just how smart is it? I spent a bit of quality time with one to find out.  Read More

The FireFly cleans your camera sensor with ionized air

We've recently looked at ways of keeping unwanted things out of your DSLR, like the Dust Donut and the dri+Cap. But, what do you use if you've already got nasty dust specs all over your sensor: chemical wipes, an anti-static brush, or an air blower? The FireFly is a battery-powered air blower which shoots ionized air onto the sensor of your digital camera to clear it of dust more efficiently.  Read More

The Nikon D7100 has a specially designed DX-format 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor

Nikon has revealed a new enthusiast-level flagship DX-format camera, the 24.1-megapixel Nikon D7100. The much-awaited update to the aging D7000 has a professional-level 51-point AF system, and continuous full resolution shooting at 6 fps. Notably, the camera also does away with the optical low pass filter – meaning it should be able to capture sharper detail than cameras with a similar resolution.  Read More

Other than the lack of 3G/4G connectivity, key specs of the Samsung Galaxy Camera (Wi-Fi) ...

Samsung has launched a Wi-Fi-only version of its über-connected Android-powered Galaxy Camera. While the original Samsung Galaxy Camera boasted 3G/4G capabilities along with its dual-band Wi-Fi and Android goodness, the new variant will not. Samsung claims the move will make the camera "more affordable" for users who don't always need to be connected.  Read More

The InnoTab 2 Baby features a baby-friendly design and comes pre-loaded with baby-centric ...

We've seen plenty of tablet computers designed for children; but that's normally defined as three-years-old and above. And as any parent will tell you, kids want to get their sticky little fingers all over your touchscreen well before their third birthday. VTech seems to agree and is launching a tablet aimed squarely at babies, the InnoTab 2 Baby.  Read More

The Rollei iSY Photo Printers are claimed to make it easy for smartphone users to produce ...

What do you do with the photos from your smartphone – upload them to social media sites, maybe copy them to your computer or tablet to show to friends and family? Well, Rollei seems to think you should print them more. It's just announced two photo printers which connect to iOS or Android devices, and are specifically designed for releasing your smartphone images from their digital confines.  Read More

Barbie Digital Dress can be illuminated by 114 tri-color LEDs Say what you like about Barbie, but she knows her gadgets almost as well as she knows fashion. She's been a computer engineer, had a video camera implant and worn a T-shirt with a built-in LCD screen. Now with the launch of Barbie Digital Dress, she's shown she's once again on-trend (in both technology and fashion) by showing off an LED touch-sensitive dress.  Read More

Micro Color Splitters work by separating colors at a microscopic scale using diffraction, ...

Panasonic has developed a new technology which could replace the color filters used in most digital cameras. Its new Micro Color Splitters work by separating colors at a microscopic scale using diffraction, rather than filtration. This means the technology has the potential to vastly improve low-light photography, and double a camera's color sensitivity.  Read More

A control ring around the lens of the Olympus XZ-10 can be used to adjust settings such as...

The pockets of photography enthusiasts have become something of a fresh battleground for camera manufacturers. Increasingly, impressive compacts try to combine performance and manual controls, while remaining svelte enough to be slipped in a pocket and carried everywhere. Olympus aims to achieve this with its latest high-end compact camera – the XZ-10 – by borrowing features and styling from its PEN range of mirrorless cameras.  Read More

The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR will ship with a 1.25X teleconverter.

Nikon has revealed a pair of new lenses which sit at opposite ends of the focal length spectrum. The NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED zoom offers an ultra-wide angle on FX cameras and is suited to large group shots and architecture; while the NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E is designed to cater to any super-telephoto needs you might have … if you've got the US$17,900 budget to buy one.  Read More

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