Sony's Next Gen Alpha A900 DSLR: 25 Megapixels, Due By September

Sony's Alpha A900 practically blew us away when we first had an opportunity to grope it, which was way back during PMA '08 in January. Well, it looks like the Sony lads are again showing off their 25MP full-frame pro sensor toting DSLR in Japan, along with a launch date of August/September. Our pals at Master Chong… »3/22/08 9:30am3/22/08 9:30am


Is HD Video the Next Must-Have Point 'n' Shoot Feature?

At PMA 2008, it seemed like everyone is adding HD video recording to their digital point 'n' shoot lineup: Panasonic's TZ5 and FX35, Samsung's NV24HD, a few Kodak EasyShare cameras and even one Canon PowerShot, the TX-1. Though Sony, Nikon and Fujifilm are still notably missing from the bandwagon, and Canon doesn't… »2/01/08 11:32am2/01/08 11:32am

Korean Engineers Develop Miraculous 20,000-Year Photograph

Tucked into a dark and tiny corner of the PMA showfloor is a revolution made by a small Korean company called Wooyoun: metal photographs that last for 20,000 years. These images depicting the Democratic US presidential frontrunners (and no Republicans) were chemically etched in a patented, print-like process—probably… »1/31/08 10:30pm1/31/08 10:30pm

An Unfortunate Grope of SmartParts' Fugly Digital Photo Frame/Printer

Digital photo frames were the spammiest product spam at CES, lurking around every corner with their crappiness so I still have a biley taste in my mouth. SmartParts' efforts to pile crappy function atop crappy function with a built-in photo printer, unsurprisingly just amounts to one big crapgasm. On the front, it… »1/31/08 9:30pm1/31/08 9:30pm

Sony's 25-Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor Lands in Massive Sony DSLR

This is something of a surprise. We sorta didn't expect Sony's 25-megapixel full-frame serious pro sensor to land in a Sony DSLR. The cam's details are scant as hell—it doesn't even have a name, just "flagship model system." All we could squeeze out of recalcitrant reps, other than what we already know about that… »1/31/08 2:44pm1/31/08 2:44pm

Hands On Panasonic Lumix TZ5 10X Zoomer and HD Camcorder

First off, you can zoom while recording movies in 720p. It's a nice, slow 'n' steady zoom too, not a jerky or overly fast one, keeping things smooth while you shoot. The LCD is big and bright enough for HD videorecording on this kind of level, though it's not astounding or anything. It's sorta hard to tell just how… »1/31/08 10:00am1/31/08 10:00am

First Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi Hands On: Your XTi Is Now Junk

Unlike Nikon's D40x update, the D60, I'm pretty sure the Canon guy would've noticed if I swapped out my XTi with the XSi Indiana Jones style, and not just because it's tied to the table (I really wanted to). It feels more solid, both in the material (not as toy-like) and in the grip, which now uses the same kind of… »1/30/08 11:36pm1/30/08 11:36pm

Hands On Olympus Stylus 1030 SW Indestructo-Point and Shoots

Point-and-shoots bore the hell out of me, and most of the PMA P-and-S spam has all bled together at this point. But, I really like the shock- and water-proof armor Olympus has on its otherwise unremarkable 10MP Stylus 1030 SW. It's a steely hardass with style, and I love the exposed. It's actually very lightweight,… »1/30/08 8:40pm1/30/08 8:40pm