I really enjoy taking photos with my phone since I got the iphone 4. It has changed the way I see the world really (mainly due to instagram). But since I switch to my Nexus 4 phone, the main complaint I have is the sub-par photo quality of it’s camera. To me, the best camera phone is still the iphone and with the new iphone 5S/C coming, I’m getting abit of itchy fingers again.
So here’s where Sony comes in, they have released a new camera product, not a traditional camera but only the lens. So what you do is attached this Lens to your phone and turns it into a full features stand alone camera!! All the optical zoom and F-stops you ever wanted is now a dream come true on your phone. I’ve yet to try it out but will definitely consider this toy. Now problem solved, back to reading food blogs. Check it out here.
Google Glass, the wearable internet is finally here. The first batch of glass have been release to developers and so far they all seem very happy with the device. For those who do not know, google glass is basically a pair of glasses where a display device is located just above the right eye where information like images, data, text can be shown. Imagine a window where information is displayed on to it along with the outside world.
So how about the specs? The display has a 640 x 360 resolution with a 5MB camera capable of recording at 720p. There is 16GB of storage but 4GB is reserved for the OS. Sound is transmitted via conduction through your bones!! How cool is that, no need to wear headphones. there is wifi and bluetooth for connectivity and when you pair the glass to an android phone, you can access it’s GPS and SMS too. Charging is done via usb and should last about a day.
So far, all the info on the net are mainly people taking videos and pics from the device, sort of like a bird’s eye view of their world. I am not sure if I want to broadcast my life this way, I am sure it may come in handy to capture special moments or events but this means I will need to wear this thing all the time. I do see some benefits especially for navigation as what I normally do now is to check my location on google maps constantly when trying to find a place. It would be great to have this information available all the time without me looking at my phone.
If you are the type that constantly keeps up with notifications, this would also be a great tool, not sure how distracting it may get tho, google have warn users to be careful while driving with glass on. I can see potential in this device especially in the medical field or any work that requires information to be available in front of you but it could also be a distraction in many ways. Anyway if you are interested please can check it out here.
This could be a very late post but I just found out that twitter also offers a video streaming service call twitcam. 3 steps will get you online, step 1 connect your web cam, step 2 login to twitter, step 3 hit the broadcast button in twitter. done. Check it out here.
Who ever tells you that to great photographers uses the best camera gear will produce the best pictures are fools. This is a perfect example that to get great photos you basically need good lighting and photoshop skills… Check out this fashion shoot using an iphone 3GS, the photos looks great but I give the credit to the “retoucher”.
I Thought the standard M9 is already out of reach (USD$6,000), now Leica have decided to release the limited edition (500 only) of the M9 Titanium that will cost a cool USD$29,600. My car cost less. check it out here.