Posts Tagged ‘waterproof’

Olympus Patents ‘Splash-Triggering’ Mode, Presumably for Its Tough Lineup

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Well, here’s your strange patent of the month. According to the latest patent filings from Olympus, it seems as though they’ve created a special triggering system for their ‘Tough’ waterproof camera lineup that will automatically snap a photo when it detects a splash of water.

While more details can only be hypothesized, it’s safe to say this feature is probably directed at parents of little ones who want to capture the waterlogged adventures of their children. Details on how the triggering system works are absent, but it’s rather intriguing nonetheless.

Of course, this tech may never make it into a consumer product. But if it does, we’ll be sure to share such a camera with you.

(via 4/3 Rumors)

Review: The Olympus TG-850 is a Capable Tough Cam with a Selfie Problem

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Beaches, babes, sun and surf. It’s summer, and that equals one thing: you can’t take your precious DSLR to the beach. Well, not unless you want to gamble on a costly repair bill after butterfingers drops it in the sand. The beach is a time for relaxation, not being an overly protective nanny of the expensive camera that mom won’t let you get wet.

Photography of your family while you ride the waves and soak up the sun should be carefree, and for that you’ll be wanting a tough and waterproof camera. One that not only stands up to day-to-day abuses, but that you can hand off to your little ones worry free so they can go do what they do best and take selfies in the surf: the TG-850 is that camera. Read more…

Sony Brings 20.7MP Photos and 4K Video to the Waterproof Xperia Z2

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Trying to keep itself in the high-end mobile phone race, Sony has announced a new flagship phone that manages to pack a great deal of camera technology into a very thin, waterproof package.

While Sony isn’t exactly known for their smartphones, it’s quite a different story when it comes to their camera technology. Thus, to make use of their consistently improving performance in the photography world, they’ve decided to bring to life the Sony Xperia Z2, capable of shooting 20.7MP photos and 4K video. Read more…

Spec Sheet Wars: Canon’s New D30 Tough Cam Can Go 82 Feet Underwater

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Last of the newsworthy announcements out of Canon for CP+ is a refreshed ‘tough’ or ‘rugged’ cam that boasts more impressive waterproofing than just about anything else in its class: the Canon PowerShot D30. Read more…

Ricoh Introduces Two New Rugged Cams, Drops the Pentax Name for the First Time

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It’s February, which means Ricoh is right on schedule when it comes to introducing the new ‘rugged’ cameras in the Pentax WG line… except they’re not called Pentax anymore. For the first time since acquiring the brand, Ricoh has dropped the Pentax name from these cameras entirely by introducing the updated Ricoh WG-4, WG-4 GPS and WG-20. Read more…

Fuji Debuts Four New Cameras, Including First Weather Resistant Superzoom

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The black version of the X100s wasn’t the only camera Fuji decided to announce ahead of CES. Four other cameras are making their official appearance today: three superzooms, one of which is the world’s first weather sealed bridge camera, and a new rugged compact. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Nikon Reveals the AW1, the World’s First Waterproof and Shockproof Digital ILC

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We told you yesterday to watch out for a “rugged” Nikon 1 announcement in the next 24-hours, and lo and behold, it happened. Introducing the Nikon 1 AW1, a camera Nikon is calling “the world’s first waterproof and shockproof interchangeable lens camera,” with a convenient asterisk added in for those of us who remember the Nikonos system. Read more…

Nikon May Have a ‘Serious’ Underwater Camera in the Works

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Underwater photographer might remember the old 35mm Nikonos waterproof cameras. Originally launched in 1963, the Nikonos underwater system set the standard for underwater imaging for many years until it was ultimately discontinued in 2001.

Nowadays, underwater photography is done digitally using some sort of waterproof housing, but a fresh rumor just cropped up that says Nikon is working on a dedicated ‘serious’ underwater compact camera. Does that mean a digital Nikonos? Read more…

Eighty Dollar DIY Sound Blimp Doubles as a Poor Man’s Underwater Housing

A couple of days ago, we shared a great little DIY project by Phoenix-based photographer Dan Tabár. Since he sometimes has to shoot on quiet soundstages where camera noise is not an option, he created a makeshift sound blimp for his Nikon D800 for only about $80 — a professional sound blimp would have run him closer to $1,000.

As it turns out however, his DIY creation has another function. As you can see from the test video above, it doubles as a poor man’s underwater housing! Read more…

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Camera Phone Isn’t Afraid of Water

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How would you like to bring your cell phone with you into the pool this summer to capture pictures of your precious family moments? You needn’t stuff your iPhone in a plastic sandwich bag, because today, AT&T has announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. Read more…