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Kodak patent invalid – judge

A judge at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that a Kodak patent being used in a complaint against Apple and Research in Motion (RIM) is invalid, according to a statement from Kodak. The ITC judge’s ruling is preliminary but found that while both Apple’s iPhone 3G and some Blackberry devices infringe on the patent in question, the patent itself is invalid. The infri...[Read More]

Pentax (officially) outs the K-30 DSLR

Pentax have unveiled their new mid-range Digital SLR, the K-30, with the company touting its weather-resistant features. The lightweight body of the camera is dust, weather and cold resistant and it features “…a glass prism optical finder with 100% field of view, state-of-the-art autofocusing, and full HD video recording capabilities.” According to Pentax this model is one of the...[Read More]

Kodak used to have its own nuclear reactor

Kodak is perhaps the only camera company that has had a fully-functional nuclear reactor on their premises, a fact that was recently uncovered. The situation may not be unique but if any other company has access to one they’re not telling anyone about it. The nuclear reactor which was until 2006 concealed in a basement at Kodak’s Rochester, New York facility was revealed by the Democra...[Read More]

Introducing the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Olympus has added a new camera to their Tough line-up in the form of the TG-1 iHS. But how tough is Tough? The TG-1 iHS is supposed to be waterproof up to twelve meters, freeze-proof up to -10 degrees Celcius, able to withstand weights of up to 100 kilograms and drops from a height of two meters. The lens is supposed to be scratch-proof and the whole unit is housed in a dust-proof casing. On the m...[Read More]

Instagram releasing the Instagram Snap

According to a video, originally revealed by an episode of On The Verge, Instagram have taken some of that $1 billion payout from Facebook’s purchase and used it to develop a camera called the Instagram Snap. The camera, which looks a lot like the Instagram logo in three dimensions, will have all of the functionality of the original app but will function like an old-school Polaroid camera by...[Read More]

A camera with a (major) difference

Traditional cameras replicate, either on film or in a digital format, whatever was in front of the viewfinder when the photo is snapped. The ‘Descriptive Camera’, the brainchild of photographer and programmer Matt Richardson, takes a slightly different approach. The ‘Descriptive Camera’ doesn’t take photographs in the conventional sense. It returns a description of wh...[Read More]

A vintage Nikon lens for the price of an expensive car

If you’re serious about your photography and have somewhere in the region of R1.2 million to burn on a lens then Grays of Westminster might have just what you are looking for. The London camera store only deals in Nikon products and store co-founder Gray Levett recently uncovered a Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lens which has a viewing angle of 220º and a price tag of R1,260,000 (£100,000). Not b...[Read More]

D3200 from Nikon goes local

Nikon’s new entry-level D3200 D-SLR will be made available in South Africa this month. Aimed primarily at new users, the D3200 hosts a 24.2 megapixel sensor capable of taking pictures with a maximum resolution of 6016 x 4000 along with a new EXPEED 3 image processor. Other features of Nikon’s new camera include 1080p video recording at 24fps, in-camera editing, and an 11-point image au...[Read More]

Canon introduces EOS-1D C

Canon announced yesterday the introduction of the EOS-1D C, a new digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera that is aimed at serving high-end image capture needs including those of the motion picture and television industries. The camera is a variation of Canon’s EOS-1D X and manages to squeeze 4K recording (at a resolution of 4,096 x 2,160) into a compact frame. It can record at this resoluti...[Read More]

Fujifilm reveals limited Globe-Trotter X-Pro1 suitcase, massive price tag

If you care about your photos enough to spend a gigantic amount of money on the X-Pro1 from Fujifilm, with all the trimmings, then the latest addition of the company’s X-series might be be right up your alley. Fujifilm has partnered with Globe-Trotter, a British luggage manufacturer, to create twelve X-Pro1 suitcases that are exclusive to Harrods in London. “Each case has handcrafted c...[Read More]

Sony launching PlayStation 3 photo suite

Sony plans on selling photo editing software for the PlayStation 3 this week as part of its cloud-based photo service launch. The software, called PlayMemories Studio, will allow console owners to manipulate both stills and video on their consoles. PlayMemories Studio will also allow editing of images stored on a PS3 using either a PSP and PlayStation Vita handheld console. The new software will e...[Read More]

Old meets new with camera hack

A photographer has hacked a Piccolette Contessa-Nettel folding camera, circa 1919, onto his Canon 5D Mark II for no other reason than to see if he could. Photographer Jason Bognacki’s experiment might has met with poor results but the resulting images, bearing in mind that the lens is almost 100 years old, are impressively sharp and detailed under the correct lighting conditions. Images take...[Read More]

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