The new Leica C point-and-shoot camera has a restrained elegance and the Leica logo, which speaks to a rich heritage of imagery from photographic greats like Henri Cartier-Bresson.
But as with other Leicas, that heritage comes at a price.
Whether it’s worth that price is a tough call, because underneath that body by Audi and Leica logo is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1, which sells for about $500 online — that’s nearly $200 less than the Leica.
The Verge‘s Vlad Savov got a chance to review Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and although the majority of his impressions were negative, he had plenty of good things to say about the little 1.9MP built-in camera:
Looking at the Gear’s frugal 1.9-megapixel resolution, you might make the same mistake I did: assume it’s of the same caliber as any old front-facing camera in Samsung’s smartphones. In fact, the Gear’s camera produces images of surprising fidelity and does it swiftly and reliably.
See if the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Survives Being Run Under a Faucet —The Phoblographer
As part of their review of the new Olympus OM-D E-M1, the folks over at The Phoblographer decided to put the “splashproof” designation to the test. Check out the video above to see just how resilient the shooter really is.
I don’t actually own a laptop, so tethering to an iPad tablet has been a long awaited process with trial and error. My first experience was with the Eye-Fi Wireless SD Card; a memory card you place in your camera, the card transmits a wireless signal and supposedly you connect to that signal source, boom, you’re tethered. Except it didn’t really work.
The third EF-M lens – finally! The Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is an important lens for Canon. Since the launch of the EOS M, Canon has been trying to quell the dissatisfaction of consumers who lament about the lens selection, which until recently has been limited to the EF-M 18-55mm and EF-M 22mm.
Alien Skin Software’s Exposure 5 is a starting point for building stylish and creative photos that will impress even the harshest of critics. With hundreds of ideas to pick, layer and build upon there’s really no limit to what you can make. Opening an image for the first time in Exposure 5 may prove a little overwhelming with the vast array of filters there are to tinker with. Everything from a subtle film look still available at your local shop to the original daguerreotype feel. It is impressive to say the least.
From the moment of its announcement, Hasselblad’s Stellar camera’s purpose has been controlling the damage done by the same company’s Lunar crash landing. The latter camera is (was?) a ridiculous thing as noted in my Hasselblad Lunar review.
In addition to catching up on Hasselblad’s lost dignity, the Stellar also needs to introduce as little damage as possible. After all, the Sony RX100 camera that the Stellar is based on was already discontinued at the time the Stellar was launched, but the latter’s price is almost $2000 (~€1500). That is more than 2.5X the price of the RX100 successor, the RX100 II.
“Monochrome is the new color” The world was introduced to color photography when Kodak introduced the revolutionary Kodachrome film in 1935. But fast forward to 2012, Leica decided that “monochrome is the new color”, and wants to turn back the clock with a digital rangefinder that shoots only black-and-white for $7,995. At this point, I can hear you screaming, “That’s the silliest way of spending eight grand!”
Bang. Pop. Zip. Zop. Welcome to the review of the Nero Trigger, a lightning, laser and sound sensor that will crank that shutter faster than you can. It also includes a timelapse, HDR and a DIY mode allowing utilization of external sources to trigger the Nero. As their ad copy claims, “Nero Trigger is built to help you shoot high speed photos for the occasions that your shutter finger would not be sufficient.”