Capture iPhone App, Provides Instant Video Record Button, So You Never Miss The Action

If you have an iPhone but sometimes find by the time you have opened the camera app, then selected the video option and started recording you have already missed the action. A new application might be worth checking out called Capture, which allows you to start video recording with just one-click.

Simply install the Capture application and position the its button in your dock for easy access. As soon as you press it your iPhone will start recording making sure you never miss the money shot.


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Toshiba Unveils Next Generation Smartphone CMOS

Toshiba have just unveiled their newly developed CMOS specifically designed for smartphones which currently has the smallest pixel size in the industry of just 1.12 micrometers.

As well as having the smallest pixel size Toshiba’s new CMOS image sensor is also equipped with back-side illumination (BSI) technology, together with improved image sensitivity and performance. As smartphones continue to pack more technology in to their ever decreasing case sizes the new CMOS will help with the miniaturisation yet retain image quality and performance.

Toshiba CMOS

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Electronic Instant Camera Prints Your Photo Onto Thermal Paper (Video)

We have seen quite a few cool camera mods here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is from Niklas Roy who created the Electronic Instant Camera, suing an old black and white video camera.

The black and white camera was connected to a thermal printer using an ATMeg8 micro controller, the subject then has to sit or stand still in front of the camera whilst it takes their photo.

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Adapter Enables You To Use Any DSLR Lens With Your iPhone

Just before I wrote this article about this iPhone DSLR lens adapter I have to admit I did need to check if it was indeed April 1st, as it does seem to good to be true. However a new adapter is currently on sale at the Photojojo website which enables you to use any DSLR lens from either Nikon or Canon with your iPhone.

The new adapter allows any DSLR lens to be attached to your iPhone, whether it be a Telephoto, wide angle, macro, or your fixed fifty lenses and then enables you custom control over the depth of field and manual focus.

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Twin-Lens Holga 3D 35mm Film Camera

If you are looking to add a little creativity to your photography and drop all the digital ones for a true retro style 35mm film camera, then this cute Twin-Lens Holga camera complete with colour flash for $60 might well be worth a look.

Described as “10 cameras in 1″ on the Photojojo website the Twin-Lens Holga is capable of shooting either half-frame and 3D photos and comes with a colour flash with 5 filters to choose from to add a little originality to your photos.

 Holga 3D 35mm Film Camera

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Macaque Monkey From Indonesia Takes Better Profile Pics Than Us Humans

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.

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Canon Camera Lens Mugs

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.

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Powershovel CLAP Digital Camera

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.

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Ricoh Acquires Pentax’s Digicam Business For Expansion Plans

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.


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Olympus Pen E-P3 Appears On Amazon

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.

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Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 Gets Official

We have already seen two new cameras in the Olympus PEN range today, the new Olympus PEN E-P3 and the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3, the final one is the new Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1.

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.

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Samsung Launches 32GB Class 10 MicroSD Cards

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.

Samsung 32GB Class 10 MicroSD

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