Posts tagged Camera
Canon 5D Mark III
Someone is going to have to physically stop my from buying one of these. You can read the whole breakdown at The Verge.
“If it has a ringtone, it’s not a camera.”
Slagging off cell phone cameras is really the last thing point and shoot manufacturers can do. We have reached a point where the cameras on our cell phones are good enough to capture a moment eliminating the need to carry another device on your person. So why bring a camera with you if your cell phone (a device you will certainly have with you) can capture a moment just as well? Or more importantly, why purchase a point and shoot camera?
And, yes, the above picture was taken with my ringtone enabled camera.
Above is the first digital camera. It was made by Steve Sasson working for Kodak in 1975. 1975! Using “a lens from a Super 8 camera, a whole stack of ni-cad batteries, a digital to analog converter from a voltmeter, [and] a highly experimental CCD.” Oh and that cassette tape on the side, thats are how the pictures are stored.
The camera captured a 100-line image onto that cassette-tape, yet even that tiny picture took a mind-numbing 23 seconds to write. Playback was possibly clunkier still, using another tape-player hooked up to a frame-storing devices that interpolated those 100 lines to an NTSC-compatible 400-line image and then showed it on a regular TV-screen.
Though it was built in 1975 and patented in 1978 it stayed hidden from the public until 2001. It still remains in Steve Sasson’s possession still.
Canon Powershot SX210IS
That is one hot piece of hardware, the name is a bit unwieldy but man… If I were in the market for a point and shoot camera this is the one I would get. Hands down. Just look at it. You can’t tell me it isn’t sexy.
It will MSRP for $349 when it launches in March. The price is a little steep, but that’s the price you pay for beautiful design.
Gold Plated Leica MP
In celebration of the Peoples Republic of China celebrating their 60th birthday Leica has made 60 of these beautiful MP’s plated in 24 carrot gold and fitted with red calf skin and contains Mao Zedong’s favorite slogan (“Long Live The People’s Republic of China”). It is outfitted with a 50mm F/1.4 lens and in lieu of a serial number each camera is distinguished by a year, running from 1949-2009.
I want this very badly, however, I cannot spend $29,300 on a camera that doesn’t also drive me to work and do my laundry. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that it’s only available in China. So you’ll have to go there to get it.
If anyone goes over to China to spend close to 30 thousand dollars be sure to pick me up a knock off version? I’m sure they’ll be selling them on the street right outside of the Leica store.