Do you know a few people (okay a lot of people) who have craptastic camera phone pictures on themselves posted everywhere? Well, those people should be ashamed of themselves because a macaque from Indonesia who ‘borrowed’ a photographer’s cam took a self-portrait and it’s beautiful. What does it prove? Probably that the rise of the planet of the apes is inevitable.
We have featured a few of these mugs that are designed to look like camera lenses here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest ones are from the guys over at Photojojo, there are two versions available, one designed to look like a 24-105mm lens and the other designed to look like a 70-200mm lens.
The Powershovel CLAP digital camera is the creation of Japanese design studio Powershovel, and as you can see from the photos below, this tiny digital camera features a minimalistic design.
The Powershovel Clap measures just 1.4 inches by 2.8 inches by 0.89 inches and weighs in at just 24g, and it features a 2 megapixel F2.8 (3.2mm) lens, and it can take photos in a 1280 x 1024 resolution and record video in 720 x 480 resolution.
It has been confirmed today that Ricoh has purchased Pentax’s Digicam business from its current owners Tokyo-based Hoya group. According to reports the sale is worth around $124 million for Pentax and details have been issued in a PDF from Hoya.
Ricoh plans to expand its already existing but relatively small camera business which sold around 1.6 million cameras last year but lacks DSLR products. By developing the Pentax single-lens reflex range to enter markets in developing countries.
Yesterday Olympus unveiled three new cameras in their PEN range, the flagship model was the new Olympus Pen E-P3, and it has now appeared on Amazon for pre-order although there doesn’t seem to be any delivery date as yet.
The Olympus PEN E-P3 features a 12.3 megapixel Live Mos sebsor which has been developed by Olympus, there is also a 3 inch OLED touchscreen display, and it can record HD video in 1080i.
Olympus describes the PEN Mini as the worlds smallest and lightest system camera with interchangeable lenses, and it shares many of the features of the other two new PEN cameras we saw earlier.
If you are looking to add a little extra storage to your camera or mobile device Samsung’s latest 32GB Class 10 MicroSD cards, released this week might be worth a look.
The new 32GB MicroSD cards have a class 10 speed rating suitable for seamless data storage and transmission of full HD video. With write speed of 12 megabytes per second (MB/s) and read at 24MB/s more than double that of Class 4 MicroSD cards.
As well as announcing the new Olympus PEN E-P3, Olympus also announced another addition to their PEN range, the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3, and it shares some of the features of the PEN E-P3.
The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 features the same 12.3 megapixel Live MOS Sensor, and image processor, plus the same fast auto-focus system as the E-P3, it also has a 3 inch tiltable LCD display.
We have been hearing rumors about a new range of Olympus PEN cameras over the last few weeks and Olympus has just introduced three different models, with the flagship model being the new Olympus PEN E-P3.
The Olympus PEN E-P3 features a 3 inch OLED touchscreen display, and a new 12 megapixel Live MOS sensor with Olympus’s new imaging engine, it also features in-body image stabilization, and an ISO range up to 1280.
Olympus is set to launch some new cameras in its PEN range, one of those is the new Olympus PEN E-PM1 that we saw a photo of recently, and now another one has appeared online which gives us a good look at the front of the camera.
The photo below shows the new Olympus E-PM1, and according to the guys over at 43 Rumors, it will feature the same new 12 megapixel sensor as the EP-3, which has apparently been developed in house by Olympus.
Triggertrap is a new innovative shutter release mechanism design looking to make the jump from concept to production on the Kickstarter website.
Triggertrap has been designed by Ziah Fogel & Haje Jan Kamps and can be trigger either by sound, by breaking a laser beam, time or any other method you can think of via a Aux port. The Triggertrap device is based on a Arduino and is an open-source hardware project for photographers and geeks alike. Once its made available the Triggertrap will be sold as either a kit or assembled depending on your skills.
Watch the video after the break for a run through of the Triggertrap concept.
Nikon has displayed a range of concept and prototype cameras that haven’t made it into production at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris as part of the Hello Demain (hello tomorrow) exhibition.
As you can see from the photos below there are a number of unique prototypes, including the first one, which is some sort of multi ball camera that is capable of capturing photos from multiple angles.