April 2009

Nikon announces Nikon D5000 dSLR movie mode
Nikon announced the D5000 Digital SLR that is meant to bring the speed and power of dSLR photography to a broad range of consumers. Highlights of the D5000 include 12.3-megapixel resolution, D-Movie mode with sound, 19 scene modes, live view, 4fps continuous shooting, ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200, 11-point autofocus system with 3D focus tracking, and more. The camera with a 18-55mm VR lens lists for $849.95.
-- Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2009 by chb

Equity investment company acquires Polaroid
There was a time where almost everyone had a Polaroid instant camera. These days, what's left of Polaroid is in bankruptcy, and the name and assets have just been acquired by a joint venture of equity investment companies that also picked up The Sharper Image, Linens 'N Things and Bombay. The group plans on using the Polaroid brand recognition for a variety of innovative products. -- Posted Friday, April 17, 2009 by chb

Review: Liquid Image VideoMask 310
Now for something different! The VideoMask 310 by Liquid Image combines a 5-megapixel still/video camera into a scuba mask. You can use it to take pictures or record 720 x 480 pixel video onto a microSD card. This version of the mask is rated for 33 feet of depth, which means you can not only take it snorkeling, but also on many scuba dives. We tested the mask on real dives and came away quite impressed. [See full review of the Liquid Image VideoMask 310] -- Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2009 by chb