Over the years, smartphone manufacturers have tried combining the phone and camera into one device without making it look like a bulky point and shoot camera. Most of these smartphones end up having a protruding camera on the back. Let’s be honest, most of them look quite ugly.
Lenovo’s Vibe Shot, however, is an interesting take on the smartphone camera. Featuring a back design that’s reminiscent of a pocket camera, it’s also the only “camera-centric” smartphone that doesn’t feature a camera hump.
In light of GoPro’s decision to lay off a portion of its workforce a few weeks ago, the company has recently announced its financial results for Q4 2015. Part of the reason why GoPro had to cut its workforce is due to the drop in camera sales, and of course, this is reflected in the company’s Q4 2015 financial performance.
Sony has just unveiled the successor to the popular A6000 mirrorless camera, the A6300. While many fans were anticipating the A7000 to be introduced instead, the A6300 features several substantial upgrades over the A6000, such as 4K video recording and what Sony claims to be the “world’s fastest autofocus.”
Leica has introduced its first-ever rugged camera in Malaysia, the Leica X-U. What makes the X-U particularly interesting from other Leica cameras is its ruggedness: it is waterproof, shock-resistant, dust-sealed, and even freeze-resistant. This is one Leica you will not mind bringing to the beach, and it’s pretty affordable as well – for a Leica, that is.
Selfies have now become an unavoidable part of our lives, and there are bound to be smartphones that cater to this specific demand. Last week, Oppo introduced the Oppo F1, which is a device released under the newly-announced ‘F’ series. But with Oppo’s asking price of RM1,198 for the Oppo F1, what else does it offer other than a beefed up front camera?
Taking the market by storm since its debut in 2011, the Casio Exilim TR series is certainly one of the most well-known selfie-oriented point and shoot camera in the market. This coming February, a new model from the series will be making its way to Malaysia in the form of EX-TR70.
Sony has announced a new camera in the RX series: meet the RX1R II, a compact digital camera aimed at professionals and hobbyists alike. Camera enthusiasts and avid photographers will be happy to know that the RX1R II is packed with a 42.4 megapixel full-frame sensor and a tonne of features, allowing for stunning pictures on the go.
Even though we managed to check out the ZenFone Zoom (behind a barricade though) at Mobile World Congress last year, the smartphone has been in development for so long that I seriously believe that it will not see the light of the day. As it turned out, I was wrong as ASUS finally released the device into the market starting in Taiwan last month and followed by Malaysia towards the end of January 2016.
Nikon revealed two new DSLR cameras at Consumer Electronics Show 2016 (CES), the D500 and the D5. The D5 is Nikon’s most powerful camera to date, and has a 20.8 megapixel full-frame sensor, 153-point autofocus and an extended sensitivity ISO of 3,280,000. It also has a 12-fps continuous shooting mode and an EXPEED 5 image processor, as well as shooting 4K videos at 30 FPS. Additonally, the D5 sports a 20.8 megapixel full-frame sensor and a 3.2-inch, 2.36 million-dot LCD touchscreen.