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Sony QX100 and QX10: Bridging smartphone cameras to high-end point and shoots

Sony has finally launched its rumored “lens-style” cameras – that feature relatively large sensors and high-quality lenses that clip to your smartphone. The idea behind the new high-end Sony Cybershot DSC-QX100 and budget-priced Sony Cybershot DSC-QX10 is to give smartphone photographers access to “DSLR quality” without sacrificing convenience. You can read my full writeup on Extremetech, and if you decide you want one, you can head over to B&H to get your pre-order in for the $500 20.2MP QX100 or the $250 10x zoom 18MP QX10 now (They expect these to be popular, so the first run is likely to sell out). Read more »

A tale of two different approaches to WiFi: Canon PowerShot S110 and Nikon WU-1b for the Nikon D600

I happen to have just gotten Nikon’s new WU-1b WiFi adapter for my Nikon D600, and a Canon PowerShot S110 with WiFi for review, so it was a great opportunity to compare and contrast the two company’s approach to their newest WiFi solutions. Initially I expected the two devices to have very similar features, but as I explored them both I realized that the two were almost completely different in their functionality. Which approach you prefer will have a lot to do with your shooting style… Read more »

YOUBIQ adds all in one Mini-Pod, Grip, and Cloud Based Organizer to the iPhone 4

The YOUBIQ won't turn your iPhone into a pro camera, but for those looking to upgrade their camera phone photography experience the YOUBIQ Gymbl, App & Cloud solution is an interesting set of products and services which aim to make everything from image capture to upload and organization simpler. For, say, real estate agents or others who rely on their phones for quick images for work this could be great. And for families and vacationers who are almost happy with the iPhone as a camera but want to take it one notch further this will be an interesting alternative to getting a point and shoot with an Eye-Fi card. Read on for more details...