LAS VEGAS -- The Samsung WB2200F Smart Camera, announced at CES 2014, is more than just a big lens (though it certainly has one of those).
To keep the new camera from blending in with all the other megazooms on the market, Samsung gave it a dual-grip design allowing you to comfortably shoot portrait or landscape. A secondary set of controls are on the bottom right of the camera, too, so you won't be struggling to get your shot regardless of your grip.
The 60x 2.8-5.9 20-1200mm lens will give you plenty of reach so you can … Read more
Private Camera offers a number of unique features and a slick, iOS 7-inspired interface to protect your personal photos and videos on your iPhone. From the layout of the app to the smooth transitions and seamless performance, Private Camera offers fast and effective security for your personal photos and videos on the go, with the added features you need to share or move those files.
When you set up the app for the first time, you can choose to set a standard PIN-style password or a drawn password. The password can be changed later, but it's important that you … Read more
Standing just 6 inches tall and weighing in at about 13 ounces -- about the size of a large coffee -- Canary is a little device that's big on tech. In addition to an HD night vision camera, Canary boasts motion detection, temperature and humidity sensors, and an integrated microphone and speaker, along with an accelerometer for good measure. Using the free Canary app, you'll be able to … Read more
On the backside of the Roadmate 6230T-LM DashCam, you'll find a 120-degree wide-angle camera that watches the road ahead waiting for the integrated G-sensor to detect sudden motion or speed changes. In the event of sharp braking, rapid acceleration, excessive cornering, or sudden impact, the camera automatically captures video of the event. Because the camera is constantly recording on a continuous loop, it is also able to grab video from the moments preceding … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- These days, I always look forward to a lens announcement from Sigma, and at least one of its CES debuts has "want" scribbled in my mental tracking list. That's a reworked version of its 50mm f1.4, the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art. The other update, the 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary, doesn't float my boat as much but sounds like it might be a reasonable kit lens alternative, depending upon the price (the current model is $499).
The full-frame 50mm f1.4 replaces an almost 6-year-old … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- The new Dash Cams aren't the only Garmin product announced at CES to feature cameras. Nestled within the updated 2014 series of Nuvi GPS navigators, the Nuvi 2798LMT debuts as the first Nuvi to feature a wireless backup camera.
The Nuvi 2798LMT starts off with a massive 7-inch screen and boasts Garmin's outstanding navigation software with features that I've enjoyed on its latest flagship navigators, including voice-activated destination entry, free lifetime traffic and maps, and Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts. It also features Garmin Real Directions, which calls out landmarks in the turn-by-turn … Read more
If you were going to affix a tiny camera in an airplane bathroom, wouldn't you remember to take it down again?
Before, you know, someone found it.
It seems, though, that an unknown person -- for an unknown reason -- taped a camera inside an airplane bathroom on Sunday and left it there.
When it was discovered, the American Airlines 767 plane, which was en route from San Francisco to New York, was diverted to Kansas City, as no one at the time could identify the device. It was feared to be a bomb.… Read more
With the market for portable navigation devices shrinking, Garmin is constantly looking for new, clever ways onto your dashboard. Rather than tell you where to go, Garmin's latest devices, the Garmin Dash Cam 10 and 20 announced Monday at CES 2014, aim to document events and accidents along the way.
The Dash Cam affixes to the windshield with a suction cup mount and is powered by the car's 12-volt power system, automatically springing to life when the engine is started and shutting down when the car does. A wide-angle HD camera points out of the windshield at the road ahead and records a continuous loop of 1080p, 720p, or WVGA video onto its included 4GB microSD card. Up to 32GB memory cards are supported, should the user want more space to store more incidents or increase the length of the recording loop. … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Portrait shooters who've invested in Fujifilm's X series interchangeable-lens cameras will likely greet its newest member, a 56mm f1.2, with glee. The Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 R sounds quite nice, and features an aperture ring, an updated coating in addition to the standard Super EBC, and support for the company's Lens Modulation Optimizer technology.
The minimum focus distance is about 28 inches, which is OK for a lens with a 85mm-equivalent angle of view. Other relevant specs are a seven-blade aperture and internal focus.
The Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 R is expected to ship in … Read more