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Sony 'lens camera' concept manuals leak, show standard camera controls

08/16, 10:03am

Manual scans show shutter buttons, zoom controls, tripod mount

More details for Sony's "lens camera" attachments have surfaced, in the form of illustrations from the manual. The DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100, shown in images earlier this week, include the usual microphone, tripod mount, zoom controls and shutter buttons as other cameras, albeit in a non-standard form, along with a rechargeable, removable battery pack.

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Sony 'Lens Camera' self-contained smartphone upgrade leaks again

08/12, 1:35pm

Newer images show mounting plate, more detail of Lens Camera system

More details about a lens with a built-in camera from Sony have appeared in new leaks. The "Lens Camera" initially uncovered in mid-July is shown in new images attached via a clip-on mount to a smartphone, and will apparently be a massive upgrade to the image quality of the camera sensor typically associated with mobile devices.

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Sony rumor suggests camera lens with built-in sensor for smartphones

07/19, 10:46am

Accessory will take photographs, transfer over Wi-Fi to smartphone

Sony will be launching a smartphone accessory that could improve photographs taken on such devices, according to a rumor. The company is said to be planning to release a "lens-camera," namely a camera lens with a built-in imaging sensor that can communicate with a nearby mobile device and transmit the resulting photograph to it.

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Lensbaby releases low-budget Spark for SLRs

09/18, 8:00am

Low-budget option aimed at younger photographers

Lensbaby has released a more affordable version of its creative lens system, geared towards younger photographers. The Spark, for both Canon and Nikon DSLRs, lets users focus on a specific area of the frame, allowing the photographer to perform some creative shots using a manually-controllable artistic blur.

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Briefly: SalesVu updates, Lensbaby sells Pro Effects Kit

05/02, 6:00pm

SalesVu updated to 2.0 includes receipt printing

SalesVu has updated its mobile payment application for iPhone and iPad to version 2.0, enabling additional retail-related functionality. Employee shift management, barcode scanning, and receipt printing have been added, along with a simplified end-of-day process. Food service users can split checks and relay orders to the kitchen through the app. SalesVu made the updates while facing competition from competing payment system Square, which is reportedly aiming for a $4 billion valuation.

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Canon outs flagship zoom with next-gen image stabilization

01/06, 11:30am

New 70-200 gets fluorite element, fifth UD element

Canon today launched a new version of its DSLR-based EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM telephoto zoom lens, alongside CES-related announcements of new PowerShot cameras. The lens is considered a staple by most professional photographers, and features a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, ultrasonic autofocus and is weather and dust resistant. The new version replaces the original IS version of the lens, with Canon's next generation optical image stabilizer, promising four stops of camera-shake correction -- the original promised only three stops.

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