Sony has updated the impressive NEX “mirrorless” camera system, announcing the replacement of the NEX-3 and releasing new firmware with enhanced features. Although the new NEX-C3 will not appear until the fall, I am pleased to report that the new NEX firmware further enhances the usefulness of my NEX-5 camera. Introducing the NEX-C3 See my Sony NEX-5 Camera Review The Sony … [Read more...] about Sony Enhances the NEX Line With Updated Firmware and the New NEX-C3
One reason the smartphones like the iPhone are gaining ground on purpose-built cameras is their instant connectivity: Take a photo and you can immediately share it on Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, or other popular sites. Wouldn't it be great if your SLR or digital camera could do the same? This is the promise of the Eye-Fi card: It adds Wi-Fi connectivity to most popular cameras, … [Read more...] about Introducing the Eye-Fi X2 Card
The heart of any video recording system is the camera, and my mobile camera of choice is the Kodak Zi8. Although I love my Sony NEX-5 still camera, and carry it everywhere at these shows, it lacks a microphone input and isn't quite as easy use as a solid-state video camera. The same is true of the iPhone 4, which records great video and has a wonderful portable version of … [Read more...] about Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camcorder Review
One negative aspect of the otherwise-excellent Sony NEX-5 camera is its lack of a high-quality microphone input. To remedy this situation, and for general portable recording tasks, I purchased a Zoom H1 "Handy Recorder" portable microphone. Overall, I'm quite impressed with this device, especially when it comes to audio quality and usability, but have some questions about the … [Read more...] about Zoom H1 “Handy Recorder”: Hands-On Review
After Apple added SDXC and ExFAT compatibility to Mac OS X in 10.6.5, I got to wondering if they had added similar compatibility to the iPad in iOS 4.2.1. Although the hardware reader is probably not SDXC-capable, it wouldn't have been too hard to add the ExFAT driver from Mac OS X to iOS. Then, the iPad could import from SD cards formatted as ExFAT and USB-connected … [Read more...] about Is The iPad Compatible With SDXC and ExFAT Cards?