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Simon Crisp

The WG-4 GPS is the new top-of-the-range tough camera from Ricoh

Ricoh has revealed a trio of new ruggedized cameras which are designed to cope with the demands of thrill-seeking photographers. In addition to being tough enough to use in extreme conditions - whether that's underwater, in very cold temperatures, or being subjected to shocks - the new WG-4 GPS, WG-4 and WG-20 cameras will also work with a new action-oriented mounting system.  Read More

The Hasselblad HV is finished with details like titanium controls including a chunky mode ...

Hasselblad is a long-respected brand which has made some of the world's best cameras, and still continues to innovate. But recently, it's also developed a habit of giving Sony cameras a luxury Hasselblad-branding make-over, and selling them for huge sums. As such, the newly announced Hasselblad HV is essentially a US$11,500 re-working of the Sony A99.  Read More

Miggo camera straps and grips can also be used as a protective cover

There's no shortage of camera straps or cases out there vying for a place on your DSLR or mirrorless shooter. But the recent Kickstarter-funded Miggo is a little different, in that it's both. When not being used as a traditional strap or wrist grip, it can wrap around your camera and double up as a protective case.  Read More

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 is the latest addition to the OM-D line-up

While the retro styling and photographic capability of the Olympus OM-D line-up has had a broad fan base since its introduction, its pricing has pretty much limited it to the enthusiast and professional markets. Now Olympus is aiming to widen its appeal with the introduction of the OM-D E-M10, a smaller and more budget-friendly offering.  Read More

The Phase One IQ250 is the world's first medium format camera back with a CMOS sensor

It's all about CMOS sensors in the medium format camera world at the moment. Just a couple of days ago, Hasselblad announced that it would launch the world's first CMOS-sensor-toting medium format camera in March. Now, Phase One has muscled in on the action and revealed the world's first CMOS sensor medium format camera back, the IQ250 ... and this one is already available.  Read More

Scalextric RCS Race Control System uses a wirelessly-connected smart device to display rac...

Many people of a certain vintage will have fond memories of playing with Scalextric, pulling a trigger and seeing your slot car fly around, or all-too-often off, the track. But disappointingly, the game hasn't exactly kept up with the latest high-tech toys. However, that could change with Scalextric RCS, an update which adds smartphone and tablet game management, along with displaying live race information.  Read More

The Kodak PixPro smart lens cameras are similar to the Sony QX devices

When Sony launched its quirky QX lens-style cameras last year, they were something of an oddity and very different to anything else on offer. But now other firms are getting in on the action, including JK Imaging, which recently announced a pair of Kodak-branded smart lens cameras that offer 10x and 25x optical zooms.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

When the original Samsung Galaxy Camera was released, it was very different to anything else on the market. It boasted 3G/4G connectivity and ran Android, at a time when most cameras lacked Wi-Fi. So, while at CES 2014, we were keen to get out hands on its successor, the Galaxy Camera 2, and see how the latest smart compact compares.  Read More

The not-so-spherical Sphero 2B

The Sphero 2B will be the next robot toy from Orbotix, maker of the Sphero smartphone-controlled balls. A departure from the ball-like form of its stablemates, the 10 mph (16 km/h) tubular robot will also use interchangeable parts – with different wheels, tires and hubcaps designed for different terrain.  Read More

The Nikon D3300 will be bundled with a new smaller 18-55-mm kit lens

Nikon has revealed its latest entry-level DSLR, the D3300. The new camera has a 24-megapixel sensor without an optical low pass filter, uses the new EXPEED 4 image processor and will come with a new small and retractable standard zoom kit lens. At the other end of the DSLR line-up, Nikon has also announced the development of D4S, its next flagship DSLR.  Read More

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