Posts Tagged ‘portable’

Fuji Introduces Portable Instax Printer, Lets You Print Smartphone Photos on the Go

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The final pre-CES announcement from Fuji is completely unexpected, but one that the company is nevertheless very excited about. It’s called the Instax Share SP-1 Printer, and it’s a compact wireless Instax printer that you can carry around with you, basically giving your smartphone the ability to act like an instant camera. Read more…

Foldio: The Uber-Portable, Foldable Light Box for Smartphone Photography

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A new smartphone photography product is making some serious waves on the Internet ever since the launch of its Kickstarter campaign just a few days ago.

It’s called Foldio, and it’s an ultra-portable (foldable in fact) light box for smartphone shutterbugs who want to add a new dimension to their work or take some professional-looking product shots. Read more…

Nikon Unveils P7800 Prosumer Point-and-Shoot, Tiny Compact and Movie Light

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It wasn’t long ago that Canon revamped its compact line-up, adding a new flagship compact G16 and a few minor other updates. Now, just a few weeks behind, Nikon is doing something similar by announcing a new flagship prosumer point-and-shoot, an ultra-portable compact and a movie light for the Nikon 1-series mirrorless cameras. Read more…

Photoboop: A Portable, Battery-Powered Photo ‘Booth’ that Sets Up in Seconds

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Photo booths are seeing a renaissance in the world of photography recently. We’re not so much talking about the photo booths you’ll find at the mall, where you feed them a dollar and they take your picture. We’re talking about little contraptions that pros are building/buying nowadays and bringing along with them to parties and wedding shoots.

One great example is the Instagram-inspired DIY photo booth put together by Alexander Morris. Unfortunately, that one required a bit of electrical DIY skill to put together yourself, so for those of you looking for something similar minus the DIY part, Photoboop may be the perfect solution. Read more…

Did You Know: The World’s First Portable Motion Picture Camera was a 12fps ‘Rifle’

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Here’s a fun piece of photographic/cinematographic history: the first ever portable motion picture camera was invented by a French scientist named √Čtienne-Jules Marey, and it was in the shape of a gun. Sort of a great grandfather to the the Mark III Hythe Machine Gun Camera used by the British during WWI to train aerial gunners, the Fusil Photographique (or “photographic rifle”) made its debut on the scene all the way back in 1882. Read more…

Introducing the Travelwide: An Affordable, Ultraportable Large-Format Camera

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Many photographers want to give large format a shot, but carrying a massive 4×5 camera around with you isn’t always practical or realistic. Fortunately for those people, the folks of Wanderlust Cameras have hit Kickstarter with a new invention: the Travelwide 4×5. It’s an affordable, ultralight large-format camera that you can take with you anywhere. Read more…

A Pint-Sized Night Vision Camera That’s No Larger Than a CF Card

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JTT has released what looks to be the smallest consumer night vision camera in existence. About the size of your typical CF card, the CHOBi CAM 3 can snap 11MP photos and take 1080p video for up to 120 minutes on a charge — and it does it all in the dark. Read more…

Hands-On With the Portable and Flexible Canon PowerShot N

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Canon’s attention grabber at this year’s CES 2013 is a new compact camera designed to fight against the encroachment of smartphones: the PowerShot N.

The little guy is unlike most point-and-shoots you’ll find on the market. It’s extremely small, square, and simple. The design may seem gimmicky at first, but pick it up in your hands and your opinion might change.
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Bounce-Wall: A Portable “Wall” for On-The-Go Bounce Flash

Need to bounce your flash but don’t have a suitable wall nearby? Bounce-Wall is a new lighting accessory that puts a large card to the side of your camera, providing a bounce surface wherever you need it. David Hobby over at Strobist got to play around with one, and writes,

Here is the thing: very few people will feel ambivalent about this thing. You’ll either love it or your’ll hate it.

A lot of people just won’t get this thing. But I suspect event and wedding shooters (i.e., for shooting during the reception. etc.) will flock to it.

[...] It’s a run-and-gun mod, rather than something for finely crafting light. Think big bounce card (but up and over about 18 inches) and you’ll be close. And it’s completely self-contained, and thus what every camera-topped fongsphere user should probably have on instead when they are working outside with no walls or ceilings. (I see those guys, and a reeeeally want to walk up and say something. But I have learned to just shut up and watch.)

Created by California Sunbounce, the Bounce-Wall will be launched at Photokina later this month. Head on over to Strobist for a closer look at this unique camera add-on.

Bounce-Wall: The Genius/Insanity Line Goes Commercial [Strobist]


Update: The price will reportedly be $99.


Image credit: Photograph by David Hobby and used with permission

The Kick: A Highly Customizable Pocket-Sized “Lighting Studio”

The stated goal on “the Kick” is that they’re trying to “help you take better pictures, make better videos and have fun doing it.” But what they’ve really done is re-imagine, and maybe even revolutionize, portable lighting. That’s because the Kick, in particular the Kick Plus, can do so much: use it as a strobe, as a continuous light source, or to generate different colors or effects.
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