Ricoh has announced its new WG-5 GPS rugged, compact camera. It features a 16MP CMOS sensor and a 4x optical zoom lens (25-100mm equivalent). As evident in the model name, it offers integrated GPS, as well as a digital compass, for geo-tagging images. [Read more…]
Use a GPS Tracker for DJI Phantom as Another Flyaway Defense
The DJI Phantom quadcopter is a pretty awesome tool for photographers and filmmakers; however, one negative component of the Phantom is the frequent complaints from those who have lost their Phantom as a result of a flyaway.
While the cause of Phantom flyaways is a constant source of debate, there are certainly things that can be done to minimize the risk. Still, that may not be enough.
According to several reports from Phantom users, every setting can be made by the book and the Phantom can still be affected by an uncontrollable flyaway.
We’ve previously looked at ways to minimize the risk of flyaways; however, there is one more measure you can take that improves the likelihood of recovery in the event of a flyaway . . . . [Read more…]
Autographer is an “Intelligent” Wearable Camera
Wearable technology has been all the buzz over the past few months. There are a handful of wearable cameras out there – the Autographer being one of them. [Read more…]
Nikon D5300 Announced, Features Built-in WiFi & GPS
Nikon has announced its new D5300, which is a 24.2MP DSLR and is Nikon’s first to include built-in WiFi and GPS.
The built-in WiFi provides instant photo sharing to smartphones or tablets, while GPS gives users the option of geotagging images as they are captured. [Read more…]
Memoto Wearable Camera Aims to Log Your Life 30 Seconds at a Time
The Memoto camera is a new, wearable 5MP camera that is roughly the size of a post stamp and is designed to capture an image every 30 seconds. It packs in GPS and an accelerometer, which appropriately orients the images depending on just how you wear the camera. One you connect the camera to your computer, it uploads the images to Memoto’s servers and organizes them for your search and browsing access via iOS/Android apps or a web browser.
The Memoto camera will retail for $279 when it finally hits store shelves next year. [Read more…]
Nikon S800c and P7700 Leak Out Ahead of Official Release
A pair of new Nikon Coolpix models have leaked out ahead of their official unveiling in the next day or two. [Read more…]
Canon 7D Firmware Upgrade Due in August… Bigger RAW Buffer, GPS Adapter Compatibility and Manual Audio Levels
The previously teased firmware update for the Canon 7D is now officially set to be released in August. The firmware set looks to be a mighty big one with a RAW image burst buffer that now allows 25 consecutive images over the previous 15. [Read more…]
Pentax has announced the O-GPS1, which is an add-on GPS unit for the K-5, K-r and 645D. The O-GPS1 makes it possible to embed location info into image files. [Read more…]
Casio EXILIM EX-H20G Announced
The Casio EX-H20G is a 14.1MP point and shoot camera that offers a hybrid GPS function, enabling users to capture geotagging info while indoors. To accomplish this task, the H20G stores last known GPS info in the built-in maps within the camera and uses this info to tag images while indoors until the camera can obtain a GPS signal again.
The EX-H20G also features a 10x optical zoom lens and captures 720p HD video. The EX-H20G should be available in November 2010 at an initial retail price of $349.99. Check availability on Amazon.com.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
Casio EX-10HG Priced “Around $400” and Due October 2010
Speaking with a Casio representative at PMA 2010, I learned that the Casio EX-10HG GPS-enabled concept camera on display at CES 2010 will receive an estimated price point of about $400 retail. The EX-10HG is expected to be available in October 2010.
To learn more about the EX-10HG, you can see Photography Bay’s coverage from CES 2010 here.
Stay tuned for further updates as soon as pricing and availability is officially announced.