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Every time I take my DSLR camera with me on the road, I worry that it will get broken. I know how fragile the thing is and if I take an extra lens with me, I worry more. I can keep the camera secure around my neck when I am out and about, but any extra lenses just have to sit in the bag. If you have expensive lenses that you take with you on the road and you want the best protection you can get the Beta Shell is for you.
The Beta shell is a case with a threaded lid that is waterproof, impact proof, and resists temperature extreme. The case looks sort of like a high-tech coffee can with a lid that appears to screw on. The top of the lid has foam to and the bottom of the case has foam as well to pad the lens in case you drop.
The foam is visco-elastic memory foam. The Beta Shell will work with the top ten lenses for Canon and Nikon cameras. Even longer 70-200mm lenses will fit inside the case. That means you can use one case for several different lens sizes that you might own.
Growing up everyone I knew had one of the Polaroid instant cameras. My parents have photo albums of my youth that are packed with photos that came shooting out of the font of one of those instant cameras. My grandmother was always walking around shooting photos with the camera. The sound will forever be associated with Christmas for me and my cousins and I would fight over who got to shake the pic until it developed.
I was among the many who were disappointed when the cameras were discontinued. If you have fond memories of the camera, you can get a very limited edition run of refurbished units right now that work and everything. The cameras come from Photojojo and have been polished to look and work just as if they were new.
My mom had one of those rainbow ones when I was a kid and later bought the block one with the pop up flash. If you have these old cameras sitting around, you could make some serious Christmas cash. Photojojo is selling the 660 Sun for $200 and it comes with a pack of film too. When you need more film, you can get new packs of film for $20 to $23 with eight exposures.
Deal of the Day: BenQ 14MP Digital Camera Digital Camera for with 720p HD Video Capabilities for $52.99
Our Deal of the Day today is the On Sale - BenQ 14MP Digital Camera Digital Camera for with 720p HD Video Capabilities for $52.99!.
Offer: This 14MP resolution BenQ C1450 digital camera comes with a 2.7" color LCD, 3x optical zoom, and can take 720p video. It's just $59.99 plus shipping.
The first year I went to CES years ago, I saw a geek running around the halls wearing a backpack stuffed with batteries and recording gear all to support the camera mounted to a hat he wore so he could post video of him actually moving around the show floor. I saw the dude leaning against things resting a lot, the rig had to weigh 30 pounds or so. Today you can do the same thing with the wearable Looxcie camcorder that supports Bluetooth.
This week Looxcie has announced that its camera is now supporting the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4G smartphones. The only caveat to supporting the camcorder on the Apple device is that you have to be running iOS 4.2 or higher. There is a Looxcie device on Amazon for sale now that is Made for iPhone certified.
Back in October the Zoom company pulled the wraps off a new video recorder that promises audio recording that was HD along with 1080p HD video recording. The camera is billed as the only video recorder that can record HD video and audio with point and shoot ease. The camera is called the Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder. When it was announced, we were given most of the important details.
We know the camera will record 1080p HD video at 30 fps and will record 720p resolution video at 30fps or 60 fps. It will record audio at 24-bit/96kHz quality and has an easy to use interface. The camera has a LCD screen on the back for watching video in the field and has a HDMI output. That HDMI output allows you to shoot the video over to your big screen in the living room.
Obviously Kinect hacks have been the new "cool thing" to do - the applications they're being used in at the moment is expanding quite rapidly, which is great. Intel on the other hand has something new from their Seattle research lab - they have been working on a range of projects using what it describes as "Kinect-style" cameras.
There's an augmented reality video below which shows Intel bringing Lego to life - while the second video shows a whole new degree of interactivity with everyday objects. This tech is very new, but with the right nurturing - it could become tomorrow's technology very easily, especially with Windows 8 approaching in the next two years.
Deal of the Day: Nikon Coolpix S70 12.1MP Digital Camera with OLED Touch Screen Display for $199.99 after Coupon
Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Home - Nikon Coolpix S70 12.1MP Digital Camera with OLED Touch Screen Display for $199.99 after Coupon.
Offer: Get $100 off this 12.1MP digital camera that gives you a veyr nice 28-140mm zoom and a 3.5" OLED touch screen display. Coupon is only good for 250 uses so get to it if you want one of these. Use coupon code: J6X9F7GC17PXSB (expires 7/15/10 or after 250 redemptions)
One of the ways that our devices can get smaller and smaller is by having smaller components available. while we want smaller devices, we also want higher quality components and cameras as well.
A company called OmniVision has unveiled what it claims to be the world's smallest 1080p HD camera solution known as the OV2720. The camera is the world's first 1/6-inhc native 1080p 30 fps HD CMOS image sensor designed for netbooks, notebooks, and webcams.
The device doesn't scale or crop video shot in 1080p resolution and uses 1.4-micron OmniBSI pixel for low light sensitivity. The sensor has a z-height of only 3.5mm.
I bet that most of us are familiar with those old Polaroid cameras that took the picture and then shot it out the front instantly for us to watch develop. Most grandparents and parents had one of those things lying around.
Polaroid has unveiled the modern version of that old instant camera called the 300 Instant Camera. The device sells for $89.99 and spits business card size images out for you to share. The camera is offered in several colors.
It has a flash and runs off rechargeable and AA batteries. The film needed for the camera is $9.99 for a package with ten exposures. The pics now come out the top rather than the front.
BenQ has just introduced a new point and shoot camera into its compact series dubbed the E1260 HDR (short for High Dynamic Range).
This camera houses a 12 megapixel sensor and can record video in 720p resolution. Other features include 4x optical zoom, HDR image enhancement technology, Super Shake-free function, auto face tracking, blink detector, smart focus and more. Its LCD screen size is 2.7-inches.
The E1260 HDR can be purchased in Metallic Gun-Metal Gray and Metallic Blue. BenQ is planning to release it to market worldwide in late May.