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Samsung files for “Samsung Galaxy Camera” trademark, smart camera in the works?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Samsung files for “Samsung Galaxy Camera” trademark, smart camera in the works?
During CES 2012, we reported that Polaroid debuted the SC1630 smart camera that runs on Android, and now it looks like Samsung might have something similar planned. Thanks to a trademark filed by Samsung, it seems that the South Korean company has submitted an application to trademark the name "Samsung Galaxy Camera", with the name being associated with "cameras and camcorders".

Unfortunately apart from its name, little to nothing is known about what Samsung's plans are. The company has been known to put out a variety of gadgets that range from smartphones, to cameras, to displays and even kitchen appliances, so for them to launch a new camera would not be a stretch of the imagination. However the Galaxy moniker has so far been reserved for the company's series of Android smartphones and tablets, which has us wondering if they are going down Polaroid's path with a "smart camera", or will they instead be launching a phone with an über camera that could match the likes of the Nokia N8?

Pentax Optio WG-2 Rugged Digital Camera

Pentax Optio WG-2 Rugged Digital Camera
Pentax has unveiled the Optio WG-2 and Optio WG-2 GPS digital compact cameras. These rugged, waterproof, dustproof and shock-resistant models are ready for adventure in any outdoor setting. The Pentax Optio WG-2 family features a 16-megapixel CMOS backlit sensor, a 5x optical zoom, a 28mm wide angle lens, a 3-inch LCD display and the ability to capture 1080p Full HD video at 30fps. The Optio WG-2 GPS comes with GPS functionality for geotagging photographs. The Pentax Optio WG-2 and Optio WG-2 GPS are priced at $349.95 and $399.95, respectively. [Press Release]

Olympus SH-25MR Digital Camera

Olympus SH-25MR Digital Camera
Here comes a new digital camera from Olympus, the SH-25MR. This ultra-slim camera features a 16MP CMOS sensor, a 24mm wide-angle lens, a 12.5x optical zoom lens, a 3.0-inch 460k-dot touchscreen display, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, a built-in GPS, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port and 1080p Full HD video recording capabilities. The SH-25MR will start shipping from April for 269 Euro (about $357). [Olympus]

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Travel Zoom Camera Available For Pre-Order

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Travel Zoom Camera Available For Pre-Order
You can now pre-order Canon's brand new travel zoom camera ‘PowerShot SX260 HS' in the US via Amazon. Priced at $349, this compact camera sports a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 25mm wide-angle lens, a 20x optical zoom lens, a 3.0-inch 461K-dot LCD display, Canon's DIGIC 5 image processor, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, a built-in GPS and 1080p Full HD video recording capabilities. [Product Page]

main page top 10 events archive tags search e-shop cell phones cameras icolour ifashionable contact us Kodak to shutter digital camera production this year

Kodak to shutter digital camera production this year
This year has not been a kind one for Kodak. Last month, the photography pioneer announced that it was filing for bankruptcy (and suing Samsung, incidentally), and now the company has let it be known that it will be dropping out of the digital camera business — and then some — marking an end to its line of digital point-and-shoots, pocket camcorders and digital photo frames. Production will end the first half of this year. The future for the company will hold printers, brand licensing, enterprise services and photo labs. Kodak will, however, continue to honor warranties on existing products.

Barbie Photo Fashion is one interesting camera

Barbie Photo Fashion is one interesting camera
If you're a fan of cameras that don't look like cameras, you might want to check out the latest offering from Barbie. Called Barbie Photo Fashion, this camera is designed in the shape of a Barbie doll - or to be more accurate, it is a Barbie doll with a built-in camera. The 5-megapixel shooter features a small LCD on the front of the doll's chest for you to preview what you're looking at before you hit the trigger. And if the photographs you shoot aren't interesting enough, it has 15 built-in effects for you to spice them up.

No it's not going to replace your DSLR or even your iPhone, but as a camera for kids who love Barbie dolls, it's like a dream come true. The Barbie Photo Fashion can store up to 100 pictures, and features a mini USB port for uploading/recharging its batteries. If you plan on picking up one of these, it's going to set you back $50.

JVC TK-T8101WPRU Outdoor Bullet Security Camera

JVC TK-T8101WPRU Outdoor Bullet Security Camera
JVC has unveiled the TK-T8101WPRU outdoor bullet security camera. It is equipped with a 1x3-inch high resolution IT CCD sensor, a 3.3-12mm variable focal lens, a 10-bit digital signal processing and an integrated IR LED technology, providing a True Day/Night performance in all lighting environments. What's more, the JVC TK-T8101WPRU is also dust-proof, waterproof (IP66-rated), and can operate in extreme temperatures (14-122 degrees Fahrenheit). The JVC TK-T8101WPRU outdoor bullet security camera will be released in March 2012 for $350 each. [FarEastGizmos]

Vivikai HD720P HD Digital Camcorder

Vivikai HD720P HD Digital Camcorder
Check out this new HD digital camcorder from Vivikai, the HD720P. Specs-wise, the device sports a 5.0MP CMOS sensor, an 8x digital zoom, a 3.0-inch TFT LCD display, a 32MB of internal storage, an SD card slot (up to 16GB), an MP3 player, a USB 2.0 port, a TV-out and has the ability to capture both 720p HD video at 30fps as well as up to 12MP digital still images (interpolated mode). The HD720P retails for just $76.99. [Product Page]

Optio WG-2 Rugged Camera for Real Adventurers

Optio WG-2 Rugged Camera for Real Adventurers
I think photography hits the highest momentum nowadays because of a direct impact of online social network. The easy of online sharing through social network forcing people to share more photos. Based on my life story, I started to enter the photography world seriously since I found my friends share their nice pictures on Facebook. Now I have two D-SLR cameras, an IR camera and a standard camera. I want to add a rugged and waterproof camera to my collection. I want to learn how to take photograph underwater. Actually there two option in doing underwater photography, using dedicated waterproof camera and utilizing underwater camera housing. Talking about waterproof camera, there is a new product from PENTAX, the Optio WG-2 that's introudced last week in America.

Scheduled to ship in March 2012 with price-tag of $349.95, the Optio WG-2 features wide angle 5X internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent); 3 inch LCD features HVGA resolution; an HDMI port (Micro, Type-D); and many more. Last but not least, PENTAX also introduces WG-2 wth GPS capability that's priced at $299.95.

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Olympus OM-D Mirrorless Camera With Electronic Viewfinder

[Hands-On] Olympus OM-D Mirrorless Camera With Electronic Viewfinder
The Olympus OM-D E-M5, a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, will be released in Japan in late March.

The OM-D is a compact, lightweight Micro Four Thirds camera, similar to the current Olympus PEN series, but in this new camera the emphasis is on taking photos using the viewfinder. The newly announced model features a multipurpose digital viewfinder, as well as a 3-inch tilting OLED touch screen.

“We wanted to make a full-spec camera that was mirrorless, so we considered a variety of forms. We wanted to use a large viewfinder, directly above the lens, but without making the OLED panel smaller. We also wanted the lens to be large enough so that you can hold it firmly. So we decided to utilize the adaptability, style, and system from the old OM Series.”

The viewfinder, with its 1.44 megapixel LCD, has been designed so that all settings needed to compose a photo, including brightness and color, can be adjusted while checking the results, without taking your eye from the finder.

“We've made it possible to operate this camera mainly by using two dials, to adjust the color and so on, while looking through the finder.”

“We've also provided a new feature for customers who are really particular about photography, a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor. In addition, the camera body has a shake compensation mechanism. Until now, only shaking around two axes, like this, was compensated. But we've developed a system that can cope with shaking in all directions, including translational motion like this, and motion around the optical axis like this.”

This world-first feature, five-axis image stabilization, is activated by pressing the shutter halfway, and because the mechanism is built into the body, it works even if the lens is changed. It can also handle camera shake while shooting video.

“This camera is water-resistant and dust-resistant, so it can be used in the rain or in sandy places. To make the body tough, it's covered in magnesium alloy. So this model is pretty strong.”

“At Olympus, we offer two series of mirrorless cameras, the PEN Series and the OM-D Series. The PEN Series is for people who want to take good pictures easily for lots of purposes, such as social media and blogs. The OM-D Series is designed for people who are really into photography. We hope people who want to take truly unique photos will utilize OM-D cameras.”







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