Panasonic has jumped out of the gates at CES and announced several new point-and-shoot digital cameras as well as a very fast portrait length Leica lens for Lumix Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The point-and-shoots include advanced compacts, long zooms and entry-level models.
Panasonic is kicking off 2014 by announcing five new HD camcorders. The new models are the HC-W850, HC-V750, HC-V550, HC-V250, and the HC-V130. The flagship HC-W850 features an innovative Twin Camera function which enables users to capture two scenes at once, opening the door to new creative possibilities.
Sony’s latest Action Cam announcement includes the impressive HDR-AS100V Action Cam and the HDR-AS100VR Action Cam + Live-View Remote Bundle. Both cameras are the same, but the HDR-AS100VR also comes with Sony’s handy Live-View Remote. The HDR-AS100V is designed for shooting in the mountains, water, or anywhere else action sports occur.
I shoot primarily with a D7000, which isn’t a huge camera, but the Nikon D5300 seems significantly smaller; it's a comfortable camera that felt great in my hands. When you’re accustomed to handling a camera body daily, size differences are readily apparent—in fact, the first thing you notice about the D5300 is its size. It’s smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the D5200.
Tablets have become as standard as smartphones this year. You can see them on the morning commute, in parks, schools—just about anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi connection. But as tablets become more ubiquitous, and the selection of tablets grows, you need to make hard and fast choices about the tablet you buy. If you want our picks for some of the best tablets this season, read on.
It happens every holiday. I go racing down every aisle of every retailer in my neighborhood in a mad frenzy, competing with other harried parents as we search for that perfect doll or remote-control automobile, or remote-control doll or whatever the television has been screaming at my kids to buy. And in that insane crush, I always ask myself, “Am I buying the right gift for my kids?"
Nikon has announced its latest DX-format mid-range DSLR camera and it features built-in Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity, thus ushering Nikon’s high-resolution DSLRs into a new world of direct instant upload, social network sharing and remote image viewing.
Eye-Fi has announced its 32GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card, offering all the same features and specs of the previous 8GB and 16GB editions—while having the distinction of being the first 32GB card that Eye-Fi has ever produced.
Every year a series of "revolutionary" and "game-changing" cameras are released into the market. They included amazing high-resolution sensors, new professional-grade cameras, and slim new mirrorless designs in 2012. So what could possibly change in just one year?