Archive for the ‘Digital Photography’ Category

Sony Handycam With “Smile Shutter”

Friday, June 20th, 2008

When reading through the press release for the Sony HD Handycam HDR-CX11E I encountered a concept so insane that I couldn’t help but check if I’d fallen through time and landed on the 1st of April. The HDR-CX11E is no ordinary camcorder, far from it in fact. It features a unique feature called “Smile Shutter” […]

Trek-Tech TrekPod, The Hiking Staff Tripod

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Trek Technologies LLC was formed in 2004 after identifying a market need based on personal outdoor experience. Their idea? To create a sturdy, lightweight, convenient, multi-purpose device with the functionality of both a tripod and trekking pole or hiking staff. The result is the TrekPod, a lightweight, height-adjustable walking/hiking staff, with a fully integrated tripod, […]

CamGrip Get Your Grip On

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Normally I wouldn’t rush out to purchase 3.5 inches of rubber, but that’s all the CamGrip is. The CamGrip tackles a problem I didn’t even know existed by screwing into the bottom of your pocket shooter providing a big, rubberised grip that proclaims to add additional stability and control to your camera handling experience. If […]

Sandberg Multi Card Reader

Monday, June 16th, 2008

If for some reason you lack a billion-in-one card reader built-in to your computer to handle reading and writing the dizzying (and still growing) number of available media card formats that every gadget-lover has to deal with on a near daily basis then you can’t go far one with this humble offering from Sandberg clocking […]

Peli Soft Bag – your camera wants one

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

by Johnus Maximus Peli, or as they are known outside of Europe, Pelican Products, are the manufacturers of a wide range of sturdy protective cases and torches. Famed for being manufactured to the highest quality, their products are designed with one thing in mind – keeping your “stuff” safe, dry and in one piece. That’s […]

Ricoh R8 First Impressions

Monday, May 12th, 2008

I was reasonably impressed by the Caplio R6 in late 2007 however the successor to its successor the Ricoh Caplio R8 is truly in a whole different class of compact camera to its grandfather. I’ve had a few days now to play with a Ricoh R8 and both myself, my family, friends and colleagues have […]

Peli Soft Bags Ahoy

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Peli, the manufacturer of the Peli Protector Case has now produced a complimentary range of soft bags for storing all manner of gadgets and their accessories. These gadget bags are focussed on digital photography and a tripod bag is included in the range in addition to larger options that will carry a laptop. See over […]

Beautiful, Titanium Coated Sony Cyber-shot W300

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

As much as I object to the use of the word “cyber” outside of early 80s-90s science fiction movies Sony are really on to someting with the Titanium coated Cyber-shot W300. Not only is it, theoretically, scratch resistant in the places coated by titanium but it’s also absolutely beautiful. Sony have gone for an exceptionally […]

MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 14

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

The latest version of MAGIX Movie Edit Pro will be available from the 10th of March in two versions: Classic and Plus. The former will retail at £39.99 and the latter at £59.99 Movie Edit Pro is targeted at both beginners and more experienced users and provides effortless video capture, straightfoward editing, 3D effects, a […]

The 10 Megapixel Ricoh R8

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Already two versions removed from the Ricoh R6 I reviewed what seems like only weeks ago the Ricoh R8 is the successor to the R7. Both the R7 and the R8 tout a 7.1x optical wide-angle zoom lens with a 28-200mm in 33mm focal length in an incredibly compact package at just 22.6mm at its […]