Think of Lomography as the grandfather of Instragram, the real deal in experimental shots and creative photography. The coveted plastic point-and-shoot has been around for years, but it has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts over the last few years especially among those who want to create unique and unexpected shots. There are several different models and features of Lomo cameras, but the one adored by many lo-fi users is the Diana Camera.Now Lomography's made the popular gadget even smaller with the Diana Baby 110 Camera ($49-$59) with a 24mm lens. This little guy is pocket-size, so bring it anywhere and capture moments at any time. The Baby 110 also comes with the interchangeable 12mm superwide angle or 24mm standard lens with flash capability for night owls. Kick-start your Lomo hobby with the pint-size version of the famous plastic point-and-shoot. We can't help but gush at this new little addition!
Vintage photographs may be the trend right now, but when it comes to video we want cutting-edge high definition. Announced this week, the Nikon D800 HD-SLR video camera has the professional-grade imaging capabilities of a camera twice its price.
Available in late March for $3,000, the D800 is still an investment piece, but for working photographers and videographers, it makes sure to pack impressive technical specifications within one device. A jaw-dropping 36.3MP CMOS sensor resolution puts the single digit megapixel cameras of the past to shame, and an ISO range of 100–6400 and HD 1080p video capture still images and video in nearly every condition.
Nikon partnered with filmmaker Sandro Miller to create Joy Ride, a five-minute short filmed entirely on the D800. We think the quality is stunning, emphasizing its work in low-light resolution and fast movements, though it's not for the squeamish as it does include a scene of childbirth. Watch what the D800 is capable of after the break.
Though a camera is used to capture amazing and beautiful images, we can't help but swoon for a camera that's good lookin' on the outside, too. We gathered up a few of our favorites that inspire us to head out and snap the world around us through the tiny lens.
Last week we celebrated Camera Day and offered up lots of different cameras to choose from. From waterproof to toy cameras, check out all the gear goodness you may have missed, and be sure to pack along your camera for today's Fourth of July festivities and submit your pics to our Cool Capture group — your photos could be featured on the GeekSugar homepage!
In the spirit of Spring cleaning, a New York Times writer encouraged technological downsizing by outlining some items that could be worth getting rid of and others worth keeping. Multi-use gadgets not only take up less space, they also can end up saving you money!
I agree with some of his get-rid-of-it suggestions (GPS units, for example); others I'm not so sure. What do you think? Click through the slideshow to vote for or against keeping these tech items in your life.
Modcloth, purveyors of a wealth of vintage-inspired wares (second only to my love of Urban Outfitters), has two new options for professing your camera love: the Stick With It Magnet Set ($10) and the Sweet Snapshots Air Freshener ($6).
Both feature sweet yellow, vintage, plastic cameras, awesome for their kitsch factor and adorably affordable (the air freshener comes in pink, too!). And both are fun ways to declare your vintage geek.
Find out about Apple's newest patent after the break.
In this age of technology, smarties everywhere are inventing things to make our lives easier and more productive. A lot of these inventions either sound too good (or weird) to be true, and sometimes that's just what they are. Can you identify what's real and what's just concept? Take this quiz of our Real or Concept gadgets of the past to find out!
Walking around with your camera can be risky business, which is why camera straps were invented! Not only do they help you juggle your precious camera and whatever else you have in your hands, but they also help to keep you from shattering your expensive equipment if you happen to get a case of the "dropsies."
But you don't have to stick with your standard-issue camera strap. I've found five fun and funky examples for you to check out right here!
We love a good "how-to" around these parts, and thanks to an astute shutterbug here at Sugar HQ, we were directed to a fun and totally awesome one on Photojojo.
Since you're all submitting such amazing photos to our Cool Capture group, I can assume that our GeekSugar Community consists of photo nerds of varying degrees and you'll all be excited to test out this particular tutorial that teaches you how to make your own iPhone skin from an image of your favorite camera. Whether it's an old-fashioned Holga, your new DSLR, or your trusty hot-pink 35mm from the '80s, you can complete these step-by-step instructions with minimal sweat. You're probably using your iPhone to take more pics nowadays anyway, so why not dress it up a little?
Find out more (including where to point your browsers to get the full instructions) after the break.