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  • DIY DSLR Wooden Shoulder Rig

    Gear  |  Camera
    A wooden shoulder rig for a DSLR videographer. Two handlebars, one can change the focus.
    Designed by Swedish videographer Jonathan Bergqvist and his father Erik, the rig itself is made out of birch and includes a manual focus puller, actuated by twisting the left handle, that is hacked together from R/C control rod parts and a hose clamp.

    Voltron Star Shooter

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    Gear  |  Camera
    Made in 1985, this toy starts out as a mild-mannered SLR (inset), but then converts into Voltron: Defender of the Universe!
    The top part of his body is actually a working 110 camera, while the big "SLR" lens is a fake.
    Made in Macau and sold by Impulse Ltd. of Missouri.
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    BeetleCam

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    The BeetleCam is basically a Canon EOS 40D mounted on top of a four-wheel drive remote control buggy, and two parts flash make up this all-terrain camera. Brothers Will and Matthew Burrad-Lucas ended up with an all terrain camera that could use to capture images of some of the world’s more dangerous wildlife like elephants and tigers.

    Chobi Mini Digital Camera

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    This Chobi Mini Digital Camera(about $148) is so cute! Featuring 5 megapixels sensor (at 2048 x 1536 the stills resolution and the ability to record video at 1280 x 960 30fps).
    "Ultra compact, multifunctional Pocket sized Chobi Mini Digital Camera is one of the most compact digital camera's ever! Yet it takes incredible digital photos. Chobi Mini Digital Camera can Video at 1280 x 960 pix 30 fps AVI movies and take 2048 x 1536 pix pictures."
    Price: $148   |   BUY

    Cloak Bag

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    Gear  |  Camera
    The Cloak Bag($50) is a camera bag that lets you take pictures whilst your camera is still inside.
    The Cloak Bag is designed to keep the camera protected and out of site, yet you can quickly flip it open and shoot with the camera still inside. A strap replaces your actual camera strap, and then the case itself hooks onto it with Velcro and a screw in the tripod-mount. The bottom of the bag zips open and folds inside when you want to shoot. In this mode, it looks like any other shoulder bag.
    Price: $50   |   BUY

    Lego Digital Camera

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    "LEGO bricks on top and bottom allow camera to be integrated into other LEGO structures."
    3 megapixel, 4x digital zoom, 1.5" LCD screen, built-in flash, fixed focus, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, 128MB capacity stores 80 photos. £49.99.
    Price: £50   |   BUY

    Sony Alpha DSLR - Sony's compact DSLR camera

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    Sony has revealed concept model of the new compact α (alpha) DSLR camera system that employs an Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, which provides full AVCHD video capability.
    New concept α products being shown include an ultra compact model with interchangeable lenses, additions to the α family (including a successor to the α700), along with new TX5 and H55 Cyber-shot® cameras, new printers and other accessories.

    Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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    Canon has officially announced their new 'cheap' DSLR, the EOS Rebel T2i. Featuring an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor, it can capture 18.7 megapixel stills at 3.7 fps and the ability to record Full HD video at up to 30 fps, along with 720p at 50 / 60 fps. Other features a 3 inch LCD display, an expanded ISO range of 100 to 6400, a 9-point AF, and  the 1080p video shooting at 30 / 25 / 24 fps. The Canon EOS Rebel T2i will hit retail in March for $800, with a EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens kit at $900.
    Price: $800   |   BUY

    Casio Exilim EX-G1

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    Casio has announced their new Exilim G line cameras, feature shock-resistant, waterproof, dustproof. The Casio Exilim EX-G1 is the planet's thinnest shock-resistant camera(at just 0.78-inches thick), which is freezeproof, waterproof and dustproof, and features 12.1 megapixel sensor, intelligent AF, 3x optical zoom, a 2.5-inch rear LCD(960 x 240), a microSD / microSDHC expansion slot.

    Ricoh GXR

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    Gear  |  Camera
    Today Ricoh GXR Camera($549) is official, which is an interchangeable unit camera system featuring the world's smallest and lightest digital camera with the ability to change lenses.lenses and sensors are added by using a slide-in mount system to attach camera units to the body. The system takes a novel approach by offering interchangeable slide mount 'lens units' - sealed modules containing both optics and sensor, meaning it can switch from a large (APS-C) 12 MP CMOS with a fast prime lens to a tiny 10 MP CCD (with a 24-70mm lens). Other features include die-cast magnesium body, 3-inch LCD, 86 MB built-in memory and SD/SDHC memory cards slot.
    Price: $549   |   BUY

    PENTAX K-x is DSLR Official and available in Red

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    Pentax has announced an entry-level digital SLR, the K-x($650), features including Live View and HD video. The PENTAX K-x DSLR features a 12.4 megapixel CMOS censor, capture widescreen HD 720p video at 24fps, 2.7-inch LCD with autofocus and Face Detection Live View, 4.7fps capture rate, 1/6000 sec max shutter speed and 11-point wide-angle autofocus. It's due out in October available in black, white, red, or navy blue. I love the red color(photo above)!
    Price: $650   |   BUY

    Leica M9

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    Leica M9 is the "world's smallest full frame digital camera", and with a full-format 24 x 36mm format, 18-megapixel sensor. It features a full-metal housing is made from a magnesium alloy, ISO from 25-2500, a 2.5'' LCD monitor and is fit for all Leica's M lenses.
    "The Kodak-developed CCD sensor features improved offset microlenses to optimize performance at the edges of the frame along with a sensor cover with improved filtering of infrared light so lens-mounted IR filters are no longer needed. Most importantly, the 35mm film-sized sensor means every Leica M-mount lens provides the originally intended field of view. " Now is available in Amazon for $6,995.
    Price: $6,995   |   BUY

    Panasonic Lumix GF1

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    Panasonic has joined Olympus in offering a interchangeable-lens camera with the third Micro Four Thirds sensor. Compared the Olympus E-P1, they are very similar: Same 12.1 MP sensor, same 720p video and HDMI-out and same $900 kit price. But the main differences between this and the Olympus EP-1, a pop-up flash (Lumix GF1 with, the E-P1 has none, the E-P1's flash is a $200 attachment). The Lumix GF1($900) features include a 3" LCD with 460k dots(no optical viewfinder), image stabilization, face detection and HD video recording in 1280 x 720 and ISO of up to 3200. It includes a Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 aspherical lens. The GF1 will be available in October for $900.
    Price: $900   |   BUY

    Lomography Diana Mini

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    The Lomography Diana Mini($TBA) is so cute! Lomography has just lauched this mini Diana camea. The Diana Mini($TBA) features can shoot square format or half-frame pictures using standard 35mm film, so you can shoot 72 shots onto one 35mm film, Cool! And it has a wide - angle lens that gives you the multiple exposure, long exposure capabilities. The samples photos, here.
    The Diana Mini is the ultra-compact, petite version of the Diana F+ camera. This little queen of convenience allows you to shoot square format or half-frame pictures using standard 35mm film ¨C that¡¯s 72 rectangular half-frames or 36 square images on one roll! To further enhance creative possibilities, we¡¯ve thrown in Multiple Exposure and Long Exposure features, a tripod mount, and a cable release attachment ¨C a first for the Diana!
    • Pocket-sized and ultra-compact
    • Uses convenient 35mm film and standard development
    • Allows you to shoot 72 rectangular half-frames or 36 square pictures on one 35mm roll!
    • Multiple exposure, long exposure capabilities
    • Tripod thread and cable release attachment available


    Diana Mini Starter Kit does not include the Diana+ Flash, but offers full compatibility!
    Price: $TBA   |   BUY

    Samsung DualView Cameras - TL225 and TL220

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    Today Samsung announced two digital cameras, the Samsung DualView TL225 and TL220. They have one 1.5" LCD located on the front of the camera and another one on the back of the camera. Photographers can now step out from behind the camera and see your self-portraits. Cool! The Camera has 4.6x optical zoom, image Stabilization and 720p video recording at 30 frames-per-second in H.264 format. The TL225 has a 3.5 inch wide touch-screen LCD at 1,125K resolution, the TL220 has a 3 inch in the back. Price is $300 and $350 for the TL220 and TL225. Both will be launch in September.
    Key features of the Dual LCDs include:
    - When the camera is turned on, activate the front LCD by tapping the screen. It will automatically be set in Self-Portrait mode, ensuring that the user will always be framed exactly the way they want. You can also turn on the front LCD with a simple selection through the intuitive interface. When in Self-Portrait mode, the camera will also engage its smile detection technology, automatically taking a photo when it recognizes a smile.
    - In Child Mode, the front LCD plays a fun animation to capture a child¡¯s attention while taking their photo.
    - Shutter Info ensures you take a photo of your subject while they¡¯re smiling. When using Shutter Info, the front LCD will display a ¡°smiley face¡± when the photographer has the shutter button pushed halfway down, giving the subject a signal that you¡¯re ready to take the photo.
    - Function Info helps you keep track of what flash and macro value you¡¯re currently using, as the front LCD provides a visual readout of key camera settings.
    - When taking a group photo using the Self-Timer, the front LCD will show a preview of the shot as well as a visual countdown timer so that everyone knows exactly when the photo will be snapped.