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Cameras

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]