Well friends, Microsoft is popping out high quality webcams one after another ina row. After the LifeCam Vx-3000 WebCam and LifeCam VX-6000 LiveCam, Microsoft has announced the LifeCam NX-6000 webcam for notebooks that rocks a features 2.0 megapixel video resolution and 7.6 pixel interpolated digital still resolution. The new LifeCam NX-6000 offers the highest resolution video and still resolution photography. The lens retracts inside the wecam when not in use. The integrated unidirectional microphone that delivers crisp quality audio. Other than that Mocrosoft also introduced the LifeChat LX-3000 and LifeChat ZX-6000 microphone headset to be used in the chatting process. The LifeCam NX-6000 will retail for a price of $99.95 in the month of November.
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I don’t think you, the photography enthusiasts, are going to miss the Photokina Event 2006; atleast to have glimpse of the one of the world’s largest Telephoto Lens developed by Carl Zeiss. The monster weighs astonishing 256 kg. The devilish Telephoto Lens offers 21x magnification and a focal length of 1700mm with a speed of f/4. It will allow you to catch the best of wilds with the Hasselblad 203 FE camera in a 6×6 medium format. Well, I am not sure whether you will be even able to lay your hands on the monster and if anyways they make it public, do make sure you have more than enough bucks in your pocket to buy one.
Remember the waterproof Optio W20. Now Pentax has rolled out yet another DSLR named K 10D that boasts 10.2 megapixel CCD sensor, waterproof make and the PENTAX-developed Shake Reduction (SR) system. The Shake Reduction (SR) system offers the users a 2.5 to 4 stop advantage for shooting crisp quality picture under odd conditions. The camera also features a Dust Removal (DR) system that utilizes the shift mechanism to fend off the dust from the CCD. The Pentax K 10D incorporates 72 seals on its body that enables the user to shoot even in dusty and rainy conditions. The camera will start shipping in November for a price of $899.95 (or $999.95 including DA 18-55mm lens).
Wow! At just 0.77 inch thick, the new Pentax Optio T20 boasts a 3′ LCD with an eye-catching resolution of 230,000 pixels. The sleek and slim Optio T20 is easy to operate, thanks to the touchscreen capability. Well, the new T20 is an upgrade to the T10 model. The camera features a 7-megapixel CCD sensor, 3x optical zoom and ISO sensitivity from 400 to 800 in manual mode. Other key specs of the baby camera are Secure Digital plus 12MB of built-in storage memory, 35mm-equivalent focal range of 38 – 113mm, built-in flash, NTSC / PAL video and USB 2.0 connectivity. The new compact Pentax Optio T20 will retail for a price of $350 in the month of October.
The biggest ever even in the history of digital imaging, the Photokina 2006, is about to start and the Canon is ready to introduce four new digital cameras-the PowerShot G7, PowerShot SD900, SD800 IS and the colorful SD40. All the cameras are consumer-oriented and boast DIGIC III image processing chip. The Canon PowerShot G7 comes equipped with a 10.0 Megapixel CCD sensor and 6X optical zoom lens along with the optical image stabilization. Moreover, it enables the users to set the sensitivity upto ISO 1600 for dim-light conditions. The second in the line-up is the new PowerShot SD900 that also features the 10-megapixel CCD sensor. The loghtweight pocket-sized camera boasts 3x optical zoom, video shooting at 15 fps and VGA movies at 30 FPS. The new SD 800 IS is able to shoot 7.1 Megapixel pictures and features odd -numbered 3.8x optical zoom with optical image stabilization. Offered in varied chassis colors, the colorful SD40 integrates 7.1 Megapixel CCD sensor, 2.4X optical zoom and face-recognition capability. All the cameras will start shipping next month with the PowerShot G7, SD900, SD800 IS and the SD800 IS priced at $550, $450, $450 and $350 respectively.
Leica Camera has rolled out four new digital cameras that come packed with a handful of features. The new cameras are the D-LUX 3, V-LUX 1, M8 digital and the DigiLux 3. The compact D-LUX 3 has an aluminum make and boasts a resolution of 10-megapixels and 2.8-inch LCD for image viewing. It integrates the Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8-4.9/28-112 ASPH zoom lens and has a silver or black finish. The 10-megapixel Leica V-LUX 1 offers high-performance optics and exceptional picture quality. Its DC VARIO-Elmarit 1:2.8-3.7/7.4-88.8 ASPH lens features a focal length of 35 to 420 millimeters. Other key specs of the V-LUX 1 are 2.0-inch TFT display, manual settings, 12x zoom, video recording, raw and JPEG file format recording. The M8 Digital boasts a resolution of 10.3 megapixels and the film speed of ISO 2500 owing to its low-noise CCD sensor. The M8 Digital is the first camera to use the Leica viewfinder system. The key specs are Secure Digital card slot (4GB), M-TTL flash technology and Jpeg and Raw file formats recording. Finally, the DigiLux 3 features Leica mirror reflex system camera with interchangeable lenses. The Leica D Vario-Elmarit 2.8-3.5/28-100mm ASPH exchangeable lens offers the Four/Thirds bayonet mount. They key specs are image stabilization, 7.5MP resolution, 2.5-inch LCD and LiveMOS sensor for real time live photo function. All the four new cameras will be showcased at the Photokina 2006.
Leaf claims to have made the ‘world’s fastest digital camera backs’ and will display them at the Photokina 2006. All the three new models, Leaf Aptus 75S, Leaf Aptus 65S and Leaf Aptus 54S, are claimed to be offering ‘recordbreaking speed rates and unlimited burst depths.’ The Leaf Aptus S-Series camera backs enable the swift shooting speeds at 75 frames per minute. The key features are accelerated image-processing hardware, double CCD sensor to accelerate the shooting speed, SanDisk CompactFlash Extreme IV card technology for portable shooting, new Firewire 800 communication for maximum speed and a built-in 6 x 7 cm touch screen LCD. The Leaf Aptus 75S, Leaf Aptus 65S and Leaf Aptus 54S offers 33 megapixel, 28 megapixels and 22 megapixel resolutions respectively.
Whoa! The new Minox DC1011 gold-plated edition is really going to woo you with its shine and sparkles as it comes wrapped in 24K gold and a handful of diamonds. The Minox DC1011 digital camera, like the Black Diamond Smartphone, is a perfect thing for the bling-thing lovers. The blinged Minox DC1011 (aka the carat) features ten 2-millimeter 0.03 carat diamonds encrusted around its lens. It manages to pack 10.1-megapixel CCD sensor, 3x optical zoom, 2.5-inch TFT display, 32MB onboard memory and SD card slot to hold upto 2GB of your pics. What’s the price? Well, I don’t know guys but it won’t come cheap. You better save some more bucks until they reveal the price of the shiny Minoc DC1011.
We were just talking about the gold-plated Minox DC1011 and I have really forgotten it after seeing the new Diamond IXUS Snapper from the house of Canon. The Diamond IXUS camera was unveiled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Canon’s IXUS range at the London’s Brick Lane. Priced heftily at €40,000 (around £27,000), the new Diamond IXUS Snapper is decked out with stunning 380 diamonds. If you are thinking of biyung one for yourself, hurry folks as there are only 10 pieces of the diamond-encrusted cameras. The low-end model will cost you €3,500 (around £2,350). The sparkling snappers will be auctioned off on eBay.
When I read a bit about this Digital Camera Lighter, I was sort of satisfied with the unique lighter with which you can spy anyone and take fine shot of the beauties and no one can even make a guess. But, the most stupid thing with this zippo like lighter is that it reads ‘Digital Camera’ on its surface. Anyway, the Digital Camera Lighter is powered by AAA battery and can shoot 30 pics of the size 640×480 with its 64MB internal memory. But, I don’t think anyone will go for this spying lighter. The reason being the ‘Digital Camera’ written on its outside.