From the monthly archives:

November 2014


If you’re in the market for a new superzoom digital camera, I recommend you to take a look at this new Kodak PIXPRO AZ421. Featuring an optically stabilized 42x zoom lens, this compact camera sports a 16.15MP 1/2.3″ CCD sensor, a 24mm wide-angle lens, a built-in pop-up flash and a 3.0-inch 460k-dot rear LCD screen. Powered by a rechargeable li-ion battery pack, the AZ421 comes with an SD/SDHC card slot (up to 32GB), Eye-Fi card support, a 180-degree panorama mode, ISO range 80-3200 and Optical Image Stabilization. For video recording, it has the ability to capture 720p HD video at 30fps. If you’re interested, the Kodak PIXPRO AZ421 can be yours for just $199. [Product Page]

Sony Alpha A7 II Gets Pricing In The US

by Isaiah on November 26, 2014


Sony’s latest full-frame compact system camera ‘Alpha A7 II’ has finally been priced in the US. This interchangeable lens camera will be available in the US from December 9th for $1,700 (body only) and $2,000 (w/ Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens). Billed as the world’s first 35mm full-frame compact system camera with 5-axis image stabilization, the Alpha A7 II sports a 24.3MP full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor, a 3.0-inch 1,228.8k-dot tilting LCD monitor, an XGA 2.36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a BIONZ X image processor. Adopting a weather-resistant magnesium alloy body, this interchangeable lens camera comes complete with built-in WiFi connectivity and NFC support, and has the ability to capture 1080p@60fps Full HD video in XAVC S format. [PhotographyBlog]


Hasselblad hits back with a new luxury compact camera, the Stellar II. Conceived and crafted exclusively for Aficionados, Collectors and Connoisseurs, this rebadged Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II camera sports a 20.2MP 1″ Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor, a 3.6x optical zoom lens, a 3.0-inch 1,229k-dot tilting Xtra Fine LCD and a BIONZ Image Processor. The Stellar II also comes with WiFi connectivity that enables the camera to instantly share imagery to mobile devices and NFC support which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices. For video recording, it can capture 1080p Full HD video at 60fps. Available in four different grip finishes: olive wood, walnut, padouk and carbon fiber, the Stellar II retails for 1,650 Euro (about $2,057). [DPReview]


Panasonic has decided to launch their latest Android-powered camera ‘DMC-CM1’ in the UK. Originally to be out only in France and Germany, the DMC-CM1 will be available in the UK from 1st December for 899 GBP (about $1,410). Marketed as a camera with smartphone technology, the DMC-CM1 sports a 20.1MP 1-inch High Sensitivity MOS sensor, a Venus Engine image processor, a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974AB processor, a 4.7-inch Full HD touchscreen display (6,220k dots), a 2GB RAM and a 16GB ROM. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat OS, the DMC-CM1 has the ability to capture 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) video at 15fps. In terms of connectivity, it provides LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS. [Panasonic]

4 Tricksy Gadgets for Your Spying Needs

by Jeremiah on November 23, 2014

If you’re an international superspy with a license to kill, and let’s assume you are for the purposes of this article, you don’t need a trip down to Q’s labs for the latest tech – a simple flick through Google will do.

Indeed, everyone seems to have a penchant for gadgets. Commercially available drones, voice recognition phones, watches that monitor your heart rate – without even realising it, we’ve all turned into James Bond.

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Lomograhy has released another special edition medium format film camera namely the Diana F+ Explorer Nocturne Edition. Featuring our protagonist the handsome wolf – a caring companion and a fearsome explorer, the Diana F+ Explorer Nocturne Edition features a copper color scheme and a starry night sky design, and comes complete with a matching flash unit. Not to worry, this special edition medium format film camera is also compatible with the Diana F+ lens and accessory system. Limited to just 1000 units worldwide, the Diana F+ Explorer Nocturne Edition is available now via Lomography Online Shop for a retail price of 89 GBP (about $139). [Product Page]

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