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Waterproof Chobi Mini Digital Camera

by Johan on June 14, 2010

Still remember the Chobi mini digital camera from JTT? GeekStuff4U has started selling the waterproof version of this camera. For your info, the Chobi is touted as the world smallest digital camera that is able to record HD video (1280 x 960 @ 30fps). The waterproof Chobi is able to go underwater for up to 20-meter. Measuring 49.5mm × 28mm × 20mm and weighing 23grams, the Chobi mini camera comes with a microSD/ microSDHC slot (up to 16GB model) and a USB 2.0 port. Folks in Japan are able to purchase this tiny camera for 18,800 Yen ($204). [GeekStuff4U via Best Digital Camera]

Thanko today introduced the new USVRGVCA video surveillance webcam. This camera can be turned on automatically if the ambient noise exceeds 65 decibels in order to monitor your car parked in the garage. The webcam is able to record videos at 640 x 480 pixel resolution at 30fps in AVI format. The Thanko USVRGVCA has a 2-megapixel CMOS sensor, a USB 2.0 port, a 200mAh battery that provides up to 80-minute of continuous video recording, a microSD card slot (up to 16GB), a YouTube function and a USB port. Folks in Japan are able to purchase the Thanko USVRGVCA for 8,480 Yen or around $92 a pop. [Akihabara via Best Digital Camera]

The Lomography Spinner Camera is an inexpensive solution to capture 360 degree panoramic photos onto 35mm film. In case you didn’t know, the standard panoramic cameras can only capture up to 120 degree in perspective, while the Spinner camera is capable of capturing a full 360 degree photos. The Lomography Spinner Camera is now available for $116. [Pocket-lint via Best Digital Camera]

Latest Manual-focus Lens From Carl Zeiss

by Johan on June 9, 2010

The Distagon T* 2,8/25 manual-focus lens from Carl Zeiss is now available in a ZF.2 version for Nikon SLR cameras. The lens boasts an electronic interface (CPU) that supports all exposure modes of the camera like shutter priority, aperture priority and program mode, as well as manual mode. The new Distagon T* 2,8/25 manual-focus lens is also compatible with all Nikon camera bodies without AI-coupling lever. You can buy the Distagon T* 2,8/25 ZF.2 lens for €755.46 or around $902 (excluding VAT). [dpreview via Best Digital Camera]

RC Plane Camera
Many people, upon being asked the question “If you could have any superhuman ability in the world, what would it be?”, would answer simply, “to fly”. While there are definitely companies out there working on jetpacks to help you do just that, this RC Plane Camera is a much simpler, cheaper and safer option. This plane weighs in at just 27 grams and has 2GB of memory which is capable of taking up to 1.5 hours of video or 300 photos. The head of the camera can be rotated up to 70 degrees so you can be sure to get the perfect angle for your pictures. At only $40 there has never been a better option to get a feel for the open air with your feet still planted firmly on the ground. [UberGizmo]

Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Shipped

by Johan on June 2, 2010

Olympus has finally rolled out the Stylus Tough 6020 rugged compact camera for the mass market. Available in black, blue, green, and pink, the digicam comes jam packed with a 14-megapixels CCD sensor with a 5X optical zoom lens (equivalent to 28mm – 140mm with f3.9-5.9), a 2.7-inch LCD display with 230,000 pixels and a sensor-shift image stabilization. This compact digital camera is waterproof up to 16 feet, shockproof from 5 feet, freezeproof to 14F and dustproof. What makes the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 more interesting is that it can record video at 1280 x 720 (30 fps) with sound using the MPEG-4 codec. There is also a “Tap Control” that allows you to operate certain camera functions by tapping the top and side of the camera. It has a 1GB onboard memory (632MB usable), which is upgradable via an SD/SDHC card slot. Additional specs include an HDMI output, a USB port, and a LI-50B lithium-ion battery (240 shots per charge). The new Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 retails for $299 a pop. [About Digital Cameras via Best Digital Camera]

Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA100 Waterproof Full HD Camera

That’s right! the Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA100 is claimed to be the first waterproof full HD camera in the world. This new camcorder can be used to a depth of 3 meters underwater for up to 60 minutes. The Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA100 is able to record Full HD videos (1920 x 1080 pixels) and capture 14-megapixel still pictures. The video recorder also has the High-Speed Sequential Shooting mode, allowing it to capture up to 22 photos at 7 frames per second. Other features include Digital Image Stabilizer, Face Chaser Function, a Mini HDMI Terminal and an Eye-Fi card compatibility. The Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA100 enables people with active lifestyles to capture high resolution photos just like a regular digital camera and Full HD videos in all kinds of outdoor situations. [Sanyo via Best Digital Camera]

Eyenimal Digital Pet Camera

by Johan on May 26, 2010

Eyenimal Digital Pet Camera

The Eyenimal Digital Pet Camera is the first miniature video camera that allows dog and cat owners to step into the lives of their favorite pet. The camera hangs around the neck of your dog or cat and captures VGA resolution color video at 29 frames a second for around 2 and a half hours per charge. The Eyenimal Digital Pet Camera has an 8GB of storage space and a USB port to transfer the recorded video to your Mac, Windows or Linux computer. $120 is all you need to bring home the Eyenimal Digital Pet Camera. [RedFerret]

Toshiba’s First Waterproof Camcorder

by Johan on May 25, 2010

The Toshiba Camileo BW10 is the company’s first waterproof camcorder that will be launched at the end of June 2010 for £129.99 or around $186. This camcorder is capable of recording 1080p full HD videos at 30fps, while underwater up to two meters. The Toshiba Camileo BW10 also features a 10x digital zoom, a maximum ISO up to 1600, an SD card support up to 64GB, an HDMI output, a 10 second self-timer and one button Youtube uploading. This rugged camcorder will be available in yellow, turquoise and silver. [ElectricPig via Best Digital Camera]

Samsung Releases New Full HD Camcorder

by Johan on May 24, 2010

Samsung HMX-S16 64GB SSD Full HD Camcorder

Samsung comes back to the Full HD camcorder market by releasing the HMX-S16. The video recorder comes jam packed with a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, a 64GB of SSD (Solid State Drive), a 10MP 1/2.33-inch BSI CMOS Sensor and a Full 1920 X 1080/60i HD video recording. The Samsung HMX-S16 has a 18x zoom (15x optical) with Samsung’s Intelli-Zoom, an Optical Stabilization and the Victoria Engine video processor. What’s more, this ultra-portable camcorder also supports DLNA that allows you to easily transfer your recorded videos and pictures to the DLNA-enabled TV or PC via Wi-Fi. The new Samsung HMX-S16 64GB SSD Full HD camcorder is priced at 1,399,000 Won ($1,155). [Akihabara via Best Digital Camera]