Compact digital camera news

  • Google unveils new Street View backpack camera rig

    Google unveils new Street View backpack camera rig

    At its "Next Dimension" Google Maps event held in San Francisco, the company showed off a backpack rig for mapping places that are inaccessible to vehicles, as well as revealing a few interesting nuggets of information.

  • Video shot on Google's glasses bounces online

    Video shot on Google's glasses bounces online

    How do you top a viral photo, shot with Google's Project Glass high-tech specs? Shoot a video with the same glasses, while jumping on a trampoline.

  • Instagram-inspired Socialmatic camera spits out Polaroid prints

    Instagram-inspired Socialmatic camera spits out Polaroid prints

    The Polaroid camera inspired Instagram, which inspired the Socialmatic camera that lets users share digital photos and print out real-world versions. It's only a concept, at the moment, but it's cool, all the same. 1

  • What are chances of Apple making another camera?

    What are chances of Apple making another camera?

    Back before Steve Jobs returned to Apple, the company strayed a bit from its core products. One of those misfit toys was the QuickTake digital camera.

  • Tech Time Machine: 6 April

    Tech Time Machine: 6 April

    It's a big day in tech as we discuss the launch of Intelsat I, the discovery of teflon and the patenting of celluloid.

  • New CEO Hirai plans to integrate Sony into one

    New CEO Hirai plans to integrate Sony into one

    Sony says it will focus on three pillars: digital imaging, gaming and mobile. And new CEO Hirai will also head up the entire home entertainment operation, including the TV business.

  • Tech Time Machine: 12 March

    Tech Time Machine: 12 March

    Where would we be without batteries? Certainly there wouldn't be mobile phones, gaming devices, digital cameras or, even, automobiles as we know them. Today's Tech Time Machine looks back at who invented the modern battery.

  • Borrow 3D games, gear for free from Sony Centres

    Borrow 3D games, gear for free from Sony Centres

    From this week Sony Centres across Australia will be opening 3D libraries that will be lending out content and equipment for free for a loan period of three days. 6

  • Olympus tunes up its compacts

    Olympus tunes up its compacts

    Completely overshadowed by the announcement of its OM-D E-M5 interchangeable lens camera, Olympus also updated a couple of its high-end point-and-shoots.

  • Skiing showdown: helmet cams go head-to-head

    Skiing showdown: helmet cams go head-to-head

    See how two helmet camcorders cope on the ski slopes: the Contour and GoPro. 2

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