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2 hrs ago | CNET

Pentax seeks turnaround with tiny Q, giant 645 cameras

When the "mirrorless" movement swept across the camera industry, bringing a wave of compact but higher-end models to compete against traditional SLRs, Pentax tried to set itself apart with the unusually small models. But the Q family struggled outside Asia, where tiny gadgets have an established market.


Related Topix: Digital Cameras, Electronics, Camcorders

3 hrs ago |

David in the picture for top photographic award

AN amateur photographer is in the running for a podium finish in a national contest which could see one of his pictures make motorcycle history. David Chubb, 42, who lives in Colchester, has been named among the finalists of motorbike insurer Carole Nash's photo-biking contest, Moto Foto.


6 hrs ago | Engadget

Olympus is working on a Sony-style remote lens camera, too

It's been a year since Sony launched its range of lens cameras , WiFi-enabled zoom lenses that connect to your smartphone and offer far better pictures than your built-in snapper. For its second generation hardware, the company went one further and built the QX1 , which enabled you to swap in any E-mount optic.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, CPU, Gadgets

7 hrs ago | Times of Oman

Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhone 6

Early reviews of Apple iPhone 6 models to be released on Friday sang praises of the large-screen handsets, proclaiming that bigger truly is better. "The public asked for bigger and Apple delivered not only bigger but better, too," tech news website Slash Gear said in its review.


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11 hrs ago | JK on the run

Gigaom: ZTE makes a 5.7-inch smartphone for T-Mobile that's a good value for its size

Mobile has a new attractive large phone option for its bargain-seeking customers. The ZTE Z Max is a 5.7-inch smartphone - one of the first to be sold in the United States under the ZTE name - that will retail for $252 unlocked.


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Tue Sep 16, 2014

USA Today

Baig: What I like in iOS 8

New York-Much as you might marvel about bigger displays, beefed up cameras and other features on the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, the software on the latest iPhones deserves props too. The software is iOS 8, of course, Baig: What I like in iOS 8 New York-Much as you might marvel about bigger displays, beefed up cameras and other features on the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, the software on the latest iPhones deserves props too.


Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, Shazam, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Apple, Startups


Startup develops optical zoom lens for smartphones

A Silicon Valley startup is developing an optical zoom lens unit that's thin enough to slip inside of a smartphone and won't protrude when used. DynaOptics has spent two years working on the device, which is based on an Alvarez lens, a uniquely shaped lens that produces optical zoom through lateral movement of two lens halves that sit together.


The Sand Trap

Share Your Internet Speed

The time I need it the most is probably when streaming three streams at the same time. 4K is in the works, if not already here.


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Science Daily

Camera sheds light on mate choice of swordtail fish

We have all seen a peacock show its extravagant, colorful tail feathers in courtship of a peahen. Now, a group of researchers has used a special camera to discover that female northern swordtail fish choose their mates based on a similar display.


Related Topix: Texas, University of Texas at Austin, Science, Computer Science, Marine Biology, Biology


Last chance to snag flying pocket camera on Indiegogo

A small flying camera controlled by your smartphone is finishing up its run on Indiegogo, but the information about it is a little lightweight. Curious about what's going on behind those tall hedges that line your neighbor's property? Need to check out a repair on your roof, but afraid to climb up a ladder? Want to just make some cool aerial videos but not into buying your own drone? Now finishing up its run on Indiegogo , the small, lightweight flying camera will link up to your smartphone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.


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Popular Photography

Leica Unveils M Edition 60 Digital Camera With No Display and M-A Mechanical Film Camera

Every two years, Photokina is Leica's chance to really blow things out on their home turf. Last time, they had a massive gala to unleash their new M-series cameras.


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The Financial Mirror

SanDisk Expands Portfolio of 4K Enabled ...

I card, the world's highest capacity full-sized SDa memory card. These new offerings expand the company's impressive portfolio of 4K Ultra High Definition 1 capable products.


Related Topix: Startups, SanDisk, Pliant Technology, Camcorders, Marketing

Electronic Engineering Times Asia

Toshiba rolls out 20Mpx CMOS image sensor for smartphones

The sensor joins Toshiba's recently announced 8Mpx and 13Mpx 1.12 back-side illuminated CIS solutions, which enable low-power, high-performance image capture, and video recording for handheld mobile devices. The T4KA7 employs high-speed circuit technology that delivers a frame rate of 22fps at full-resolution image capture - an improvement of 83 per cent compared to the company's previous 20Mpx sensor.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, CPU

Canada NewsWire

SD Association Expands iSDIO Specification, Adds High-Speed...

Products using the specification will be simple to use and feature secure connections for quick peer-to-peer data transfer. The data recorded on an iSDIO TransferJet memory card can now be wirelessly communicated between TransferJet equipped devices.


Related Topix: The Association, Pop/Rock, Computers, Printers

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

No contract needed: Cheap smartphones better than ever

No contract needed: Cheap smartphones better than ever Affordable and adequate smartphones are now available, and usually they don't require a contract. Check out this story on I figured this out the hard way last year while getting out of my car in a parking garage.


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International Business Times

HTC Eye Specs Surface, Expected To Feature 13MP Duo Camera, 5.2-inch Display And Snapdragon 801 CPU

Customers look at HTC smartphones in a mobile phone shop in Taipei in this July 30, 2013 file photo. Taiwanese smartphone vendor HTC Corp said on May 6, 2014 it projects revenue in April-June to almost match that of a year earlier thanks primarily to sales of new flagship One M8 beating those of its predecessor.


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics


Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime to feature 5-megapixel front camera?

As a result of the selfie craze, front-facing smartphone cameras have been catching up to their rear-facing brethren. The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 , earlier this month, with a 3.7-megapixel front snapper and a host of new 'selfie' photo modes, was further evidence of this trend.


Digital Trends

Oppo N3 leaks online with new, rotating selfie camera

Oppo first broke with tradition when it introduced the Oppo N1, a smartphone with a high-resolution, rotating camera for taking better selfies. Now it seems that the Chinese smartphone maker is gearing up to introduce an even more wild-looking device with a rotating camera.



Georgia fish go online with aquarium camera

A channel catfish saunters by. So do several bluegill, as other fish swim in the background and a snapping turtle rests at the surface.


Film Camera Combined with Digital Camera: Camshop

Incoming Physics student Ollie Baker used the money he got from his Arkwright Scholarship to transfer the brains of a Sony Nex-5 into a Konica Auto S3 , the latter being an analog rangefinder from the 70s. Ollie calls his resulting device the FrankenCamera .


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