Photokina 2014 highlights

Digital Cameras

Casio shows prototype of the world’s fastest digital camera

September 3, 2007 UPDATED - NEW IMAGES - Casio has used the IFA expo in Berlin to unveil a prototype design of what can be reasonably expected to be the world’s fastest digital camera. Though its key specs are nothing special - 6.0 megapixels and 12x optical zoom with image stabilization - the prototype has a new high speed CMOS sensor and high speed LSI image processing chip and can shoot still images at a remarkable 60 frames per second and VGA resolution movies at 300 frames per second, offering ultra-slow motion replay to non-professionals for the first time.  Read More

Panasonic’s launches Digital SLR DMC-L10 Camera

August 31, 2007 Panasonic today unveiled its second digital single-lens reflex camera (SLR) the DMC-L10. The DMC-L10 features an advanced 2.5-inch free angle Live View LCD which can rotate 270 degrees, enabling versatile shooting options, and making it easy and convenient to shoot from high or low angles. There’s also a 10.1-megapixel Live MOS Sensor, the company’s Venus Engine III image processor, face detection technology, dust reduction using a Supersonic Wave Filter system and the camera uses the open format of Four Thirds lens mount system. Most importantly, it’s a significant step for Panasonic, so we’ve added the company’s launch powerpoint presentation to the image library in its entirety.  Read More

Digital cinema on the rise

August 28, 2007 Cinema has been proclaimed dead by critics more times than James Bond has by evil masterminds – but, as in Bond films, it’s unwise to make a prognosis before seeing the body firsthand. Despite a debate surrounding the pros and cons of the shift from film to digital technology in the movie industry, digital cinema screens are beginning to take a foothold on both sides of the Atlantic and new technologies are being developed that will aid this transition.  Read More

Olympus expand Tough range of digital cameras

August 28, 2007 Olympus have added a new entry-level Tough Lite 790SW and Tough 795SW to the Tough range of digital cameras. Shockproof and waterproof to a depth of 10m, new TruePic III image processor, face detection and shadow adjust technology are all included features in the new range.  Read More

Canon EOS 1Ds Digital SLR

August 25, 2007 Following news of its latest prosumer digital SLR - the EOS 40D - Canon has announced the upcoming release of their new professional flagship model, the EOS 1Ds Mark III. The impressive specs of the Mark III include a massive 21.1 megapixel CMOS Sensor and the ability to capture up to 5 frames per second (fps), along with a dual DIGIC III Image Processor, EOS Integrated Cleaning System and a 3.0" fine detail LCD Screen.  Read More

Sony's DSC-H3 packs a 10x optical zoom into very compact dimensions.

August 23, 2007 Five short years ago we ran a story on Sony’s then-amazing F707 digital camera, which delivered five whole megapixels of resolution and a whopping 10x optical zoom for a bargain price of around $2500. Compare that with Sony’s latest release, the DSC-H3, which takes eight megapixel shots at 5x zoom, sells for around $300, and is beginning to approach compact camera dimensions that make the F707’s lens look like a shoulder-mounted bazooka. It’s an astounding demonstration of the pace of technology.  Read More

Canon EOS 40D

August 23, 2007 Canon’s latest edition to the now 20 year old EOS range features a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor capable of capturing 6.5 frames per second with continuous shooting up to 75 shots in a single burst plus the option of high-speed wireless file transfer.  Read More

IP Canera refernce design kit

August 22, The explosion of the number of video surveillance cameras used by government, business and private homes today has brought with it many issues relating to the management of video feeds, network congestion, rapid disk space consumption and degraded levels of image quality. To solve these problems, processor design specialist Stretch has come up with the Intelligent Encoder Software Development Kit (SDK), the first video surveillance encoder with built-in intelligence for the Video Surveillance Industry that combines situational awareness with flexible encoding.  Read More

PowerShot A720 IS

August 20, 2007 Canon has added the 10X optical zoom, 8.0 megapixel SX100 IS to its PowerShot range. The launch of the PowerShot SX100 coincides with two further updates to the line-up – the 12.1 megapixel PowerShot A720 (which replaces the A710) and the PowerShot A650 (which replaces the A640 and A630).  Read More

Misumi claims its MO-R803 is the world's smallest camera, at 4.4mm x 15mm.

August 20, 2007 Having already successfully built covert spy cameras into sunglasses, earphones, clothes buttons and screw heads, Taiwanese electronics corporation Misumi has just released what it claims is the smallest camera ever, a tiny cylinder measuring only 4.4mm in diameter and 15mm in length, capable of 320x240 pixel QVGA capture.  Read More

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