Sep 16, 2013
On September 4, Sony held a press conference in New York City to announce a multitude of new products for the fall season. Two of the more intriguing ones were the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras. These products are self-contained cameras with the exception of an LCD screen. Embedded in the lens are the image sensor, a battery, and a microSD slot. The devices connect to smartphones using Wi-Fi and then Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile app turns the phone’s LCD screen into a viewfinder.
Sony Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 Lens-style Cameras
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Aug 24, 2012
Nikon COOLPIX S800c
Smart, meet camera. Camera, meet…Android, apps, connectivity, Facebook, GPS, Instagram-like in-camera editing…also known as The Future. The new Nikon Coolpix S800c says to the smartphone “Anything your camera can do, mine can do better.”
What is it?
The Coolpix S800c is Nikon’s first “Smart Camera” to combine its camera imaging expertise with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), Google’s mobile platform. This is not the first smart camera to be announced this year. At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, Polaroid announced the SC1630 smart camera, a 16 MP Android-based camera. However, the camera has not launched yet, and it is questionable whether it will ever make it to market.
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Nov 4, 2011
The 29th annual PhotoPlus Conference and Expo (PPE) was held from October 27-29th in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center. PPE was joined by the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) conference and expo for the first time, which included a complete seminar program and trade show dedicated to wedding and portrait photography, called WPPI NYC. The PPE main show floor seemed smaller than in years past, however, there was more of the Javits Center used because WPPI NYC had an extended show floor located in the North Hall. In all the years of show attendance at the Javits, who knew there was a North Hall?
The show floor was home to over 260 exhibitors, according to PPE’s website. The major players were all present including Canon, Nikon, Sony, HP, and Kodak. Polaroid returned as an exhibitor for the first time in many years and had a wide range of products on display. 2011 was the inaugural exhibit year for Panasonic at PPE where they displayed its line of LUMIX digital cameras and the G Series of Compact System Cameras.
Although there were no product launches at the show, there was plenty of technology, accessories, and print service providers to keep one busy. One of the show’s most notable highlights was the new Nikon 1 camera system.
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