If you've ever wanted to get into 4K video, which comes in resolutions of 3840x2160 or 4096x2160, up until now it has been an expensive adventure. Usually you'd grab one of the RED One, Scarlet or Epic cameras, but they're many thousands of dollars, and not really consumer-based hardware.
But, a Canadian company, Point Grey Research Inc. is designing, researching and manufacturing the 4K-capable Flea3 webcam all in Canada. The camera is poised to become the next-generation of technology in surveillance, while providing some insane levels of details for those who need it in a security setting.
Flea3 is one of the world's first USB 3.0-based webcam, capable of delivering 1920x1080 at up to 150 frames per second, or 4096x2160 at up to 21 frames per second. Flea3 sports Sony's Emor R (IMX121) 8.8 million CMOS sensor, and captures 4K video, and not just a megapixel-riden gimmick of a number. For a sub-$1000 4K camera, this definitely looks like the goods. You'd want to have a 4K-capable screen to go with it, though.
Deal of the Day: Fuji FinePix JX500 Slim Digital Camera, 14MP, 720p video for $74.99 with FREE Shipping!
Our Deal of the Day is Fuji FinePix JX500 Slim Digital Camera, 14MP, 720p video for $74.99 with FREE Shipping!
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The geeks over at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have been fiddling around again. When this happens, cool stuff usually results. This time, they have provided us with a camera that can see around corners. Somehow the new camera is able to make sense of the reflections of scattered light.
The incredible specs of the camera allow it to take a picture every 2 picoseconds. One picosecond is equal to one-trillionth of a regular second. This allows the camera to track the distance traveled by a photon with extreme precision. Once they have collected this data, they use a complex algorithm to begin figuring out what's around the corner.
Samsung have developed a new camera sensor technology that captures both image and depth simultaneously. This new technology could be baked into smartphones and other devices with built-in cameras, where it could give Kinect-like gesture hand control.
This would lead to the obvious functions someone could use with this technology, without having to touch the screen whatsoever. The new technology reportedly uses a CMOS sensor, with red, blue and green pixels, combined with an additional z-pixel for capturing depth.
The new Samsung technology captures images at 1920x720 resolution using its traditional RGB array, but it can also capture a depth image at a resolution of 480x360 with the z-pixel. It achieves its depth capabilities by a special process where the z-pixel is located beneath the RGB pixel array. Samsung have then placed a special barrier between the RGB and z pixels, allowing the light they capture to give the effect that the z-pixel is three times its actual size.
Our Deal of the Day is Toshiba CAMILEO BW10 1080p Waterproof Camcorder for $59.99 plus $5 Shipping!
Get the Toshiba CAMILEO BW10 waterproof camcorder for just $59.99 plus $5 shipping from Woot! This camcorder lists at $149.99, and is more than $100 at the next cheapest merchant. The BW10 can record up to 1080p video in MP4 (H.264), take digital stills at up to 5 megapixels (2592 x 1944), is waterproof to 6.5 feet, accepts up to 64GB of SD/SDHC/SDXC expansion, has a 2" color LCD, and 1 year warranty. You would think things like this would spell the end of 240p YouTube videos, but noooooo...
CES 2012: Cameras are finally catching up with smartphones and their ability to upload pictures through WiFi instead of yanking out the memory card, or plugging it into a computer. Kodak have introduced the Easyshare Wireless Camera M750, sporting a 16-megapixel camera and built-in Wi-Fi sharing.
Through the Wi-Fi sharing, you can upload images through Facebook, e-mail, Kodak Gallery and more, anytime, anywhere. You can also share the pictures through compatible smartphone, tablet or other connected devices such as Android, Apple or BlackBerry-based products with the Kodak Easyshare Camera App.
Kodak's camera sports 16-megapixel stills, and HD videos, powered by Kodak's Retinar HD 6x wide optical zoom (26mm). You can review and edit video directly from the camera on its 3.0-inch touchscreen. At 16-megapixels, the Easyshare M750 can take shots at an insane 4624x3472, but as usual, it's not all about "the megapixels! the number is higher, zomg!", but I'm sure this camera will suite most people as a good point-and-shoot camera.
It includes just 18MB of internal storage and includes a SD/SDHC slot for your storage needs.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Abes of Maine - Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 12.1MP Digital Camera for $246.95 & Free Shipping!.
Offer: Abe's of Maine has the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 12.1MP digital camera for only $246.95 & free shipping! This camera is shockproof, waterproof, dustproof, and freezeproof. It records high-definition movies in AVCHD format, and includes an active outdoor scene mode, which means you can take it with you anywhere. This is a great price, too, but it ends 1/5/12.
Panasonic has made a couple announcements today with two new Lumix series cameras - the DMC-GX1 Micro Four Thirds and DMC-3D1.
Beginning with the former, the GX1 sports a Venus Engine image processor with a 16.01MP Live MOS sensor and a sensitivity of up to ISO 12800. It includes a Contrast AF focus system with 0.09 second (Light Speed AF) autofocus and the use of a dust reduction system, as well as One Push AE and the iA and iA Plus modes for automatic shots.
The LCD on the new GX1 is touch-enabled, being 3-inch (460,000-dot) in size. The camera is capable of recording video at up to 1080/60i and will come in two colour options - black and silver. There will also be two differing kits on offer from Panasonic for this model, the DMC-GX1-K which comes with the 14-42 standard zoom (priced at $800) and the DMC-GX1-X which has the Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S (H-PS14042) lens (at $950).
Toshiba has given its Camileo family of camcorders a refreshment this week with three new additions which all provide Full HD (1920 x 1080) video recording and sport 3-inch swivel-style LCD touchscreens.
Two of the three new models, the X416 and X400 are scheduled for arrival on October 10th, while the X200 should be available in stores as you read this. The first two (X416 and X400) give 23x optical zoom and 120X digital zoom, using a 5-Megapixel BSI (Backside Illuminated) CMOS sensor which is capable of 16MP stills. They both have SD/SDHC/SDXC memory slots and feature Electronic Image Stabilization and a built-in stereo microphone.
Where the X416 and X400 differ is in the internal storage side of things, with the X416 housing a 16GB SSD and the X400 not having internal storage.
Canon has hit up the point-and-shoot market with a couple new additions today in the PowerShot S100 and SX40 HS, both of which use the DIGIC 5 image processor, promising excellent low-light performance and faster speeds.
The PowerShot SX40 HS sports a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor with an ISO sensitivity of up to ISO 3200. It boasts a 35x optical zoom and includes Intelligent IS (Image Stabilization) and includes a 2.7-inch sized vari-angle LCD.
As for the PowerShot S100, this one also has a 12.1MP CMOS sensor with ISO 6400 sensitivity, GPS, 5x optical zoom and a 3-inch sized LCD. Both the S100 and SX40 HS are capable of Full HD (1920 x 1080) video recording.
Pricing and availability wise, both cameras will set you back $430 US. The PowerShot SX40 HS is scheduled for release later this month, while the S100 is slated for an early November release.
Looking for a new point-and-shoot camera that can outshine the competition? Pentex's new Opti RZ18 certainly does that in at least one respect. This 16 megapixel offering is capable of a super impressive 18x optical zoom, leaps and bounds ahead when factoring in its compact stature.
The Optio RZ18 comes in three color choices; black, pearl white and metallic orange. Features wise, apart from the real standout superzooming ability, it has multiple Shake Reduction (SR) image stabilization options, 9-point autofocus, face detection, a range of special effects filters, a 3-inch LCD (with 480x320 res) and can also record video in 720p at 30FPS.
Deal of the Day: 14MP Olympus Stylus 7030 Digital Camera with 2.7" 230K HyperCrystal II LCD, 7X Optical Zoom, 28mm Wide Angle Lens for $59.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - 14MP Olympus Stylus 7030 Digital Camera with 2.7" 230K HyperCrystal II LCD, 7X Optical Zoom, 28mm Wide Angle Lens for $59.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping!.
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Our Deal of the Day today is the Tiger Direct - Flip MinoHD M3160SEU 720p 60-Minute Pocket Digital Camcorder for $39.99 after Rebate!.
Offer: $39.99 plus shipping after $20 rebate (expiring 9/17/11) buys this Flip MinoHD camcorder with 720p (1280 x 720) recording, 60 minute capacity, USB & HDMI interfaces, 2" anti-glare color display, and 1 year warranty. Price ends 9/6/11.
Three new models have entered Toshiba's long time running Camileo range of palm-sized camcorders this week, the Clip, X200 and X400. Focusing on the Clip to begin with, this is perhaps the more interesting of the refreshed Camileo trio with the clip on the back of the camcorder (hence, the name) allowing it to be clipped onto various objects for hands free shooting. The Clip runs measurements of just 46.5 x 80 x 16 mm, weighing about 85 grams. It sports a ruggedized, splash-proof casing and 1.5-inch LCD.
Getting a bit deeper into the specs, it does Full HD (1920 x 1080) video recording (at 30 fps in H.264 HD format), has a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor with BSI (back side illumination) technology, an electronic image stabiliser, 10x digital zoom, SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible memory slot and gives connectivity via both mini-HDMI and mini-USB 2.0 ports. The camcorder is capable of taking up to 16MP still shots and comes in four color choices - dark blue, hot red, bright yellow and snow white.
Panasonic has announced a couple new cameras into its Lumix series today, the FZ150 and FX90.
Focusing on the higher-end FX150 first up, this is quite the zoom happy contender with its 24x optical zoom capabilities. It uses a 25mm ultra wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens and is capable of recording 1080 60p video.
Looking closer at the specs, it's got a 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor, a Venus Engine processor, Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), a stereo zoom microphone, 3-inch LCD and sports a 3D Photo mode which works by taking 20 panning shots and selecting two images to synthesize a 3D composite.
Panasonic mentions a late September release for the FX150, at a price tag of right around $500.
Our Deal of the Day today is the OfficeMax - Kodak M550 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical zoom for $49.99!.
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Panasonic has announced a new LUMIX series point-and-shoot camera today in the (DMC-)LS5 which is expected to debut in November.
The (DMC-)LS5 features a 14.1-megapixel sensor with 5x optical zoom and a 26mm wide-angle lens. One of its major strengths is said to be its ability to deliver high-quality photos in low-light settings.
Other features of this compact camera include the 2.7-inch LCD, ISO sensitivty of up to 1600 (which can be extended to ISO 6400), O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization), 720p video recording (at 30fps) and a built in image uploader for easy social network sharing.
Deal of the Day: Olympus VG-110 12MP Digital Camera with 4X Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Only $89 with Free Shipping
Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - Olympus VG-110 12MP Digital Camera with 4X Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Only $89 with Free Shipping.
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Deal of the Day: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2K Digital Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera with 14-42mm Lens for $437.99 with FREE Shipping!
Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2K Digital Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera with 14-42mm Lens for $437.99 with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: Best Buy dropped the price on Panasonic compact new slimmer and smaller Lumix GF2 micro four thirds interchangeable lens camera with included 14-42mm lens. This camera features 12MP still picture capture, full HD (1080i at 60fps) movie recording, 3" 460k dot touch screen LCD, pop-up flash + hotshoe, built in stereo microphone, and more.
San Francisco-based telecommunications giant Cisco recently announced they'd be discontinuing their Flip Minicamcorder line of products, which has left an existential vacuum for a lot of different Flip-based gadgets, including Blue Microphone's Mikey. To commemorate it's untimely demise, Blue Microphone posted an obituary for their beloved product.
Before its discontinuation, a series of Flip Camcorders with "Flip Ports" had been released, opening up developing opportunities for third party tinkerers. The Mikey have been shortlived, but it is survived by its brother and sisters who attach to the iPod and other Apple devices that, like Flip Mikey, record high quality stereophonic audio so your videos catch all sorts of phonic nuance.
These days, amidst an ever growing economy of gadgets and enterprises, it's always surprising to realize how similarly structured the technological ecosystem is to its living counterpart. Just as if a species were to go extinct, the disappearance of Flip leaves a slew of accessories, attachables, cases, protectors, carrying bags, etc. that will meet as tragic passings as the Mikey.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Logitech - Logitech Portable Webcam C905 (Open Box) - $29.99 Shipped Free!.
Offer: Great price on this Logitech C905 Portable HD Webcam. It typically runs for over $56 online, but you can get this open box version from Logitech for almost half the price! The C905 has Carl Zeiss optics, a 2.0 megapixel sensor, RightLight 2 technology, Built-in mic with RightSound, and more!
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