Posts Tagged ‘camera’

GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition: White knuckles never looked so good

I drove a Harley around Europe recently and had a particularly eventful journey crossing the Great St Bernard Pass, one of the best classic mountain road experiences you’ll ever get in Europe. It was, it has to be said, the perfect opportunity to put my helmet mounted  Hero Go Pro through its paces, and thankfully for me I didn’t need…

Liquid Image Ego action camera: For “Dude! Did you see that?” moments

Liquid Image Ego action camera: For “Dude! Did you see that?” moments

I’ve dabbled in various “extreme” sports over the years, with varying degrees of failure, be in parkour, tricking, BMX or trials biking. One thing that has been consistent has been excited faces breathlessly uttering “Did you see that?” after a particularly stunning jump, trick or movement. There’s something in extreme sports that appeals to the extrovert and it’s great to…

Logitech TV Cam HD: Make your very own video wall

Logitech TV Cam HD: Make your very own video wall

Whether you’re a fan of Skype or you’ve always dreamed of taking your telephone calls over a live-vision video wall, the new Logitech TV Cam HD could be just the ticket. We’ve seen TVs with Skype capabilities starting to creep into the market, but this standalone high-definition TV camera promises even more. It has built-in Skype and Wi-Fi connectivity and…

Booq Python Pack: Essential protection for your photographic essentials

Booq Python Pack: Essential protection for your photographic essentials

As a self-shooting video journalist I often find my self lugging an array of cameras, microphones, cables and lenses across the Greater London area. As I don’t have a car (I’m a committed city dweller), and am often on the London Underground or a bicycle, this can be quite physically demanding and potentially hazardous to my precious cargo. Fortunately I…

Sony Cyber-shot RX100: Big sensor, big price

Sony Cyber-shot RX100: Big sensor, big price

Sony is targeting the high-end compact camera market with its latest release – the Cyber-shot RX100. This is the first time the company has produced a compact camera with a large sensor, which they say is the world’s first1 1.0-type 20.2 effective megapixel sensor. Usually a big sensor means a bigger body and lens, but Sony has managed to keep…

Olympus TOUGH TG-1: Tough but not rough

The trouble with a lot of our precious gadgets is that they’re just that – rather fragile, expensive and a worry when we take them out into the great outdoors. But a camera is supposed to be taken out and about, so what do you do if you want to take great snaps, but are likely to be out in…

Canon EOS 5D makes its Mark (III)

Canon has just added a 22.3 megapixel camera to its famous EOS range. The EOS 5D Mark III has been some time in coming and rumours about what it would offer have been bandied about for a while. The EOS 5D Mark III builds on the performance of the Mark II, with better speed, improved resolution, more creative options and…

Swann Freestyle HD: The all-action video camera

As any would-be director will tell you, camcorders are great when it comes to recording footage, but you have to be careful where you take them. Expensive bits of kit at the best of times, they are so delicate and easy to break that one slip can see hundreds of pounds go up in smoke if you do not wrap them in…

Bridging the gap: the Panasonic LUMIX GX1

Panasonic has been busy – along with announcing the world’s smallest 3D compact camera, it has also found time to bring a new Lumix G camera to the market – offering a new interchangeable lens camera that can fit in your pocket. The LUMIX G1 has the look of a classic camera, with its gunmetal grey or raven black body…

Go Pro HD Hero2: An action-packed sequel

How do you sequel one of the toughest, ruggedest cameras on the market? With the HD Hero2 Camera, GoPro decided to just double everything – power, resolution and field-of-width (well, it’s a bit wider, but not double). The new Hero 2 uses a better camera sensor and a twice-as-powerful processor to capture Full HD video and photos at an impressive…

Panasonics latest additions to its FX range – At last digital cameras that focus on the zoom!

Panasonic have added two new cameras to its award-winning range of ‘super-zoom’ digital cameras, the DMC-FZ150 and the DMC-FX90, as well as a firmware upgrade for the DMC-LX5. I have to admit that, unlike their uncanny ability to make their subjects look remarkably more attractive and even younger, zooms don’t seem to be a digital camera’s strongest asset. No wonder…

Sony SLT-A77 and SLT-A65: Sony surges forward in the race for photographic innovation

The photography giants are most certainly battling it out in the stakes to produce some innovative camerawork creations at the moment. Alongside the PRs from the likes of Olympus and Panasonic feverishly contacting technology-review publications to give their company’s latest arrival the PR it deserves, is Sony’s PR team. Such zealous promotion meant the press release of Sony’s new SLT-A77…