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postheadericon Fujifilm FinePix X100 reviewed: a stunning shooter through and through

All we really knew about Fujifilm’s FinePix X100 was that its looks (and pricetag) could kill, but Photography Blog has discovered that the gorgeous magnesium machine takes fantastic photographs too. You won’t actually be able to see any of them at this very moment — as it seems the website’s images are down — but the publication liberally praised the sharpness and lack of noise afforded by that F2 Fujinon lens, calling the X100 “right up there with the best APS-C sensor cameras on the market” in terms of image quality, and with “the best build quality of any camera that we’ve ever tested,” too. Strong words, to be sure, but the camera’s not without its quirks, including an obvious one — that 23mm lens is fixed to the camera’s front. Without a zoom, you’ll need to get up close and personal with your subjects to get that perfect shot, and yet it also lacks a mechanical focus ring (it’s a focus-by-wire affair here), which can make it difficult to quickly get your bokeh on. The publication remarks that both autofocus and manual focus are fairly slow, there’s no manual option at all when recording videos, and focusing macro shots requires switching to a separate mode that switches off the the optical viewfinder. Still, if you weren’t sold at first sight, you probably are now. Kiss your tax refund goodbye, folks — it’s been spoken for.

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Fujifilm FinePix X100 reviewed: a stunning shooter through and through originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon HP TouchPad with rear-facing camera truly augments reality (video)

Besides the fact that it isn’t shipping, HP’s TouchPad also can’t shoot video or take flash pictures out its backside. Fact is, the TouchPad announced back in February only has a single 1.3 megapixel camera up front. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop HP from presenting the fictitious device above at its HP Summit 2011 event yesterday to demonstrate a truly augmented reality. But hey, let’s not allow trivialities like facts get in the way of a story you’re trying to pitch to investors and analysts. See the video clip after the break.

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HP TouchPad with rear-facing camera truly augments reality (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 15 Mar 2011 06:18:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon RED EPIC-M stars in gorgeous vid, RED ONE jealously shoots the footage (video)

By now you’re probably familiar with the $58,000 RED EPIC-M and what it can do, but it’s hard to properly admire its hand-machined beauty from a distance. We can’t ship you a unit, of course, but we’ve got the next best thing: close-up footage of the compact 5K beast shot with another RED camera — the original 4K RED ONE M-X. Lousiana post-production company Digital FX lovingly fondled EPIC-M #98 on camera, not to mention goodies like the Bomb EVF and 5-inch touchscreen LCD, and you can watch, drool and share your oh-so-envious thoughts with us right after the break.

Continue reading RED EPIC-M stars in gorgeous vid, RED ONE jealously shoots the footage (video)

RED EPIC-M stars in gorgeous vid, RED ONE jealously shoots the footage (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Mar 2011 06:09:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon RED EPIC-M stars in gorgeous vid, RED ONE jealously shoots the footage (video)

By now you’re probably familiar with the $58,000 RED EPIC-M and what it can do, but it’s hard to properly admire its hand-machined beauty from a distance. We can’t ship you a unit, of course, but we’ve got the next best thing: close-up footage of the compact 5K beast shot with another RED camera — the original 4K RED ONE M-X. Lousiana post-production company Digital FX lovingly fondled EPIC-M #98 on camera, not to mention goodies like the Bomb EVF and 5-inch touchscreen LCD, and you can watch, drool and share your oh-so-envious thoughts with us right after the break.

Continue reading RED EPIC-M stars in gorgeous vid, RED ONE jealously shoots the footage (video)

RED EPIC-M stars in gorgeous vid, RED ONE jealously shoots the footage (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Mar 2011 06:09:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Researchers create microscopic disposable camera to see up in your guts

It’s true, a team of researchers have created a one-cubic-millimeter throwaway camera, and if they have their way, it could be peeking inside you in the next year. The new tiny shooters, which sport a 250 x 250 pixel resolution, are created using a streamlined process in which the lens and sensor wafers are affixed before being cut into a series of 28,000 little cameras — eliminating the need to mount and wire each one individually. This new mode of production cuts back on cost significantly, allowing physicians to throw away the little guys after routing around in your intestines. According to the camera’s creators, their diminutive invention could make its way into your doctor’s office as early as 2012.

Researchers create microscopic disposable camera to see up in your guts originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 12 Mar 2011 10:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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