Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

Digital Cameras

The Socam UltiMate, jerry-rigged to the underside of a DJI Phantom quadcopter

Things got a little tighter in the already-crowded actioncam market this week, as Conrad Electronic announced its Socam UltiMate Action Camera. Among its features are a rotating lens, a streamlined form factor, and an included splash-proof case. I was provided with a pre-release review unit, which I've been trying out over the past couple of weeks. Read on, to find out how I liked it.  Read More

The Falcon Eye KC-2000 handheld camcorder from Tokyo's Komamura Corporation

When the sun goes down on your high tech surveillance operation, outside location broadcast or wildlife documentary shoot, there's a good chance that your world will fade to shades of green and black. Tokyo's Komamura Corporation is readying a new handheld camcorder called the Falcon Eye KC-2000 for release, which brings a splash of color to scenes too dark to be visible to the human eye.  Read More

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is the latest flagship compact camera from Canon

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is the latest flagship compact camera from Canon, and with a 1.5-inch type sensor, a 24-120mm F2.0-F3.9 lens and built-in Wi-Fi, it could be the firm's best yet. Other new Powershot cameras include the rugged PowerShot D30 and the slim 30x zoom PowerShot SX700 HS.  Read More

The Sony Cyber-shot HX400V is the new flagship mega-zoom and boasts Wi-Fi with NFC and GPS

Sony has revealed the latest cameras to be added to it Cyber-shot line-up including its new flagship mega-zoom HX400V, which adds Wi-Fi with NFC and GPS to its 50x optical zoom capability. Other notable new cameras revealed include the compact WX350, and the 63x optical zoom H400.  Read More

The Sigma dp2 Quattro is not your typical compact camera

At first glance you can see the Sigma dp2 Quattro is not a typical compact camera. It has a long thin body, with a protruding fixed lens and an unusual kinked grip. But its design isn't the only thing that makes this camera different – it also features the latest iteration of Sigma's Foveon X3 direct image sensor, which uses vertical color separation technology.  Read More

Canon's new EOS Rebel T5 entry-level DSLR

Canon has spruced up its entry-level EOS Rebel DSLR line with the launch of the T5 (or 1200D in Europe). The new release will replace the two year old T3, which is currently in the second spot of Amazon's top-selling DSLRs, and promises improved functionality and ease of use for compact snappers who want to take their photography to the next level without breaking the bank. With the a more capable sensor being the only significant improvement though, you might want to think twice before rushing to upgrade.  Read More

The Sony Alpha A6000 has the world's fastest autofocus system of any interchangeable lens ...

Sony's latest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the Alpha A6000, is no slouch when it comes to speed. Aimed at hobbyists and photo enthusiasts, the 24.3 megapixel shooter has a super-fast autofocus system which is said to rival all but the fastest of professional DSLRs.  Read More

Nikon has introduced a number of new Coolpix cameras for 2014

Ahead of the CP+ photo show in Japan, Nikon has unveiled a selection of new cameras which update its Coolpix line-up for 2014. As is the way with the Coolpix range, the new cameras vary from bridge-style super-zooms and enthusiast models, to rugged cameras, those designed for families, and ones which make sharing easy.  Read More

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 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 digital single lens mirrorless camera

Panasonic has announced a LUMIX G Series successor to the DMC-GH3 digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera. The 16 megapixel DMC-GH4 is not just a capable stills shooter, but is also capable of recording video at four times the resolution of Full HD.  Read More

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