Category: News

The Gomite Tiltpod is as Compact as Your Camera

January 31, 2012
The Gomite Tiltpod is as Compact as Your Camera

If you use a point-and-shoot camera and prefer to keep things nice and light then you’re probably familiar with how much of a pain it can be to carry a tripod.  Even a small one can put a serious cramp in your style, especially if you’re not carrying a bag. The Gomite Tiltpod is designed to […]

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Sightmap Shows a Heat Map of the World by Photographs Taken

January 31, 2012
Sightmap Shows a Heat Map of the World by Photographs Taken

Have you ever wanted to know just how many other people visit your favorite hotspot? Ever wondered about the popularity of the places around you? Thanks to a Google Maps application called Sightsmap, you can. Sightsmap shows a heat map of the world with the most popular photography locations shining most brightly. It may not come […]

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The Photographic Research Organization Brings its Spring Show to WPPI 2012

January 31, 2012
The Photographic Research Organization Brings its Spring Show to WPPI 2012

There are countless photography trade shows throughout the year, each filling its own special niche. It’s a nice way to make sure people get to see exactly what they want, but it’s not exactly the most economical way to do things for show organizers or attendees. The PMA had success co-locating with CES, as did […]

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Add a Portable Workspace to your Tripod with Tripad

January 30, 2012
Add a Portable Workspace to your Tripod with Tripad

The Tripad is a device with one goal in mind – to make photography just a little bit easier. The Tripad is a device that simply attaches to your camera tripod and provides you with a tray that can hold whatever you need held, including a laptop. “Our products represent the innovative use of technology […]

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Pentax Announces New Compact Super-Zoom; the Optio VS20

January 30, 2012
Pentax Announces New Compact Super-Zoom; the Optio VS20

Hot off the press, Pentax USA has just unveiled the Optio VS20, their latest compact point-n-shoot. This model boasts some appealing features, with the spotlight shinning on the camera’s 20x optical zoom lens and Triple SR (Shake Reduction) technology. Other features include 16-megapixels of resolution, a 3.0-inch LCD screen, 720p HD video recording, Vertical-Shooting features (vertical […]

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New Ski Goggle Accessory Doubles as a Viewfinder for Your Contour Camera, and So Much More

January 30, 2012
New Ski Goggle Accessory Doubles as a Viewfinder for Your Contour Camera, and So Much More

If you haven’t been paying attention to ski goggle technology – don’t worry, neither were we – it turns out that we’re living in the future. Thanks to the Micro Optic Display (aka MOD) created by Recon Instruments, you can check GPS information, speed and even view text messages right on your goggles. A partnership […]

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DIY: Add a Weight Hook to Keep Your Tripod Stable

January 28, 2012
DIY: Add a Weight Hook to Keep Your Tripod Stable

An ultra light tripod is a bit of a mixed bag. On the plus side, a nice light tripod is far easier to carry than the alternative. The negative side of things is that lighter tripods aren’t the most stable of things. Instructable author Andrew Axley has a solution – the Tripod Stabilizer Weight Hook. The […]

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The 50 Dollar Follow Focus on Kickstarter

January 28, 2012
The 50 Dollar Follow Focus on Kickstarter

“All we wanted was an affordable way to adjust the focus on our DSLRs in a precise, repeatable manner,” writes Wiley Davis, creator of the 50 Dollar Follow Focus. “We wanted a device that performed solidly and intuitively and we didn’t want to spend a lot of money on it since we’d rather spend our […]

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Congrats to Loren W. for winning our Photography Computer System Giveaway

January 28, 2012
Congrats to Loren W. for winning our Photography Computer System Giveaway

Congrats to Loren W. for winning our Photography Computer System Giveaway!  Be sure to check out the Giveaway Page for future giveaways on Steve’s Digicams as well as our home page, forums and the Facebook page. We gave away one killer computer rig valued at $2,700 to one lucky fan (thanks to our friends at Intel and The 3D Shop), for […]

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Panasonic’s New Lumix G Lenses Specialize in HD Video

January 25, 2012
Panasonic’s New Lumix G Lenses Specialize in HD Video

DSLR and mirrorless cameras have taken off in a big way in terms of video production.  They’ve been used to complement traditional video cameras in film and even replaced them in some shows and movies. Panasonic’s newest firmware update reflects that change and “enables seven of its Lumix G Series interchangeable lenses to be HD lenses.”  What […]

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