Walnut And Cherry Wood Fujifilm X100 Cases Provide A Unique Natural Finish

If you have been interested in the recent limited edition leather Fujifilm X100 we featured here on Geeky Gadgets last week. Before you part with your hard earned cash you might also like to consider these very unique wooden case finishes for the Fujifilm X100.

The unique wooden Fujifilm X100 casings have been created in walnut and cherry wood and brings a fantastically different natural finish to the camera. The wooden case modifications are offered by Aki-Asahi Custom Camera Coverings.

Wood Fujifilm X100

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3M CP45 Camcorder Projector Announced (Video)

3M has announced its latest pocket projector, although the new model is more than just a pocket projector as it is capable of recording video and snapping photos, the 3M CP45 Camcorder Projector.

The 3M CP45 is capable of recording HD video in 720p and it can also shoot 5 megapixel still photos, the images and videos that you have recorded can then be projected up to a 65 inch image size.

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Special Edition Fujifilm X100 Announced

Fujifilm has announced a special edition of its X100 camera, and there will only be 200 of this special edition Fujifilm X100 released, and the only difference between this version and the original is that it will come with tan leather on the casing and will also come with a matching leather case.

The Fujifilm FinePix X100 features a a 12.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, an EXR processor and it comes with a 23mm F2 Fujinon lens plus a hybrid viewfinder, which works in both optical and electronic modes.

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Nikon D300 Travels To The Edge Of Space In A Beer Cooler (video)

A couple of intrepid tech students, Erich Leeth and Terry Presley have sent their Nikon D300 camera to the edge of space strapped inside a beer cooler that they purchased from Walmart. The duo used a weather balloon to carry their Nikon D300 right to the edges of space and used the beer cooler to protect it from the cold and help return it to earth in one piece.

Their spacecraft (Cygnus) was launched at 9:02am from : 33° 49′ 28″N 102° 53′ 56″W, and it touched back down to Earth at 11:56am at 33° 19′ 21″N 101° 59′ 42″W, 62 miles from where it was launched. The fantastic image below was taken 1 hour and 55 minutes into the flight. Watch a video of the launch after the jump.

Nikon D300 Space

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GoPro HD Hero 2 Extreme Sports Camcorder Launched

GoPro the makers of extreme sports camcorders have today unveiled a new addition to their range of sports camcorders with the launch of their new GoPro HD Hero 2. The new model is now equipped with twice as much powerl as the original GoPro Hero camera and features 1080p HD video recording and 11 megapixel photos.

With the Go Pro’s HD Hero 2’s new processor delivering twice the processing power and taking full advantage of a new high performance 11 megapixel still camera. Its sensor now provides enhanced professional low light performance, to make sure you never miss the action.

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Capta Smartphone Tripod Mount (video)

If you have ever wanted to securely fix your smart phone to a tripod you will already know how awkward this can be. Well a new handy device has been developed and is now looking to make the jump from concept to manufacture over on the Kickstarter website.

The device is called Capta and it has been designed to enable you to easily and securely fixed any smartphone with a flat back to a camera tripod using a custom designed fitting and special suction pad. The suction pad is reusable and holds your smartphone securely in place when needed but allows you to easily remove your smartphone once you have finished. Watch the video after the jump to see the innovative mount in action.


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Galaxy Nexus Video Camera In Action (Video)

Samsung and Google unveiled their first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone the other day, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and it features a 5 megapixel camera which can record full HD video in 1080p.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich also features a new camera application, the video below was shot using the camera on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android’s new camera app, it features some time lapse sequences, make sure you watch it in 1080p.

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DXG Launches DXG-5F9V 3D 1080p Glasses Free Camcorder For $299

The DXG-5F9V camcorder has been designed to allow you to capture either 3D or 2D video at full high definition 1080p, and requires no special glasses to be able to view or film 3D movies. Its also equipped with a 120X digital zoom for video and a 60X digital zoom for still photography and includes HDMI connections for viewing on a large screen HDTV.

The 3D DXG camcorder is capable of recording 1920 x 1080 video at 30fps or 720p at 60fps in both 3D and 2D and features a 3.2″ LCD Monitor. it also comes with an internal 128MB memory but an SD slot is provided to expandable its memory up to 32GB.


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Innovative Lytro Light Field Focus-Free Digital Camera Launches, Re-focus Your Pictures After Their Taken

You might remember the article we published here on Geeky Gadgets back in June covering the development of the new Lytro Focus-Free Digital Camera. Well Lytro have now unveiled and launched their finished product to the world together with prices and a range of models.

The technology behind the new Lytro camera allows you to take pictures like never before. Unlike a conventional camera that captures a single plane of light, the Lytro camera captures the entire light field, which is all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space. This enables you to then be able to focus and refocus your photograph at any point in the picture after you have taken the shot.

Lytro Light Field Camera

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250,000 Flickr Images Licensed By Getty Images

This morning Getty Images announced that its partnership with Flickr which was created just over 2 years ago has now generate more than 250,000 images being licensed from Flickr and used within Getty’s catalogue.

Unfortunately Getty images will not divulge how many copies it has sold from the Flickr catalogue but says there from 115 countries worldwide and currently the most popular image to date is the one pictured below by Michael Bodge, which is their best seller at the moment.

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Leica Titanium Special Edition D-Lux 5 Unveiled

Leica has this week announced the launch of their new Titanium Special Edition version of their compact D-Lux 5 camera that will be available to purchase at the end of this month for around £855 or $1350.

The Titanium Special Edition D-Lux 5 version comes finished in an anodised silver-grey and is presented in a special premium grade leather case and presentation set. Apart from finish and special edition accessories the specifications for the camera at the same as the standard Leica D-Lux 5 model.

Leica Titanium Edition D-Lux 5

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Rare Leica Gun Expected To Raise $100K At Auction

These days rifle supports for telephoto camera lenses are fairly common practice to help photographers gain that little extra support when taking shots with heavy telephoto lenses.

However back in the 1930s they weren’t quite so common and a rare Leica Telephoto Assembly Rifle otherwise known as “the Leica Gun” or, in Germany, as the“Leica Gewehr” has now been put up for auction and is expected to raise anywhere between $65k – $100k.

Leica Camera Gun

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