German startup Panono has announced availability and pricing for its ball-shaped Panono Camera. The device shoots spherical panorama images and will cost $549/€549 when it ships worldwide in the spring of 2015. The first to receive the camera will be the backers of the crowd-funding project the company used to get started before the camera goes on general release. Learn more
Our talented readers show off their skills with their smartphones
After all this time, we're still a bit shocked that people don't consider the cameras on mobile devices to be "real cameras." Yes, there are lots of advantages for carrying around a dedicated camera, but smartphone photography has really started to come into its own. There are tons of talented people doing excellent work with the same device used to play Angry Birds. And if you needed more proof, then the finalists from our first Readers' Mobile Photo contest should provide it.
The contest was broken up into two categories. The #Nofilter category is for shots taken straight out of the camera roll. No editing beyond the very basics and cropping. That means no filters, sharpening, or any other common Instagram tactics.
Then there was the open category, where anything goes. Any app, filter, and editing method is fair game.
The response was overwhelming. Even I was susprised by how many entries we got. What I wasn't surprised by, however, was their quality. Now, we've picked our finalists and we'll be announcing our final winners next week. Until then, check out some of the best photos from the thousands of submissions.
Canon has announced the upcoming release of its second-generation EOS C100 Mark II digital video camera. The device houses a Super 35mm 8.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, and is positioned as an affordable solution for film and video production, providing a variety of new design and performance upgrades. Read more
Ricoh Imaging is set to introduce three new colors for the company’s Pentax K-S1 DSLR camera in what it calls the 'Sweets Collection'. Already available in 12 different main body colors, the 20-million-pixel APS-C camera will now also come with a white body featuring cyan, yellow or magenta colored panels. The company has named these Strawberry Cake, Blue Cream Soda and Lime Pie, and each features the trademark colored light strip on the handgrip of the original K-S1 that was launched back in August.