Flash! Here's What's New in Photo Gear

Spy pens, 3-D cameras and new lens technologies on display
By Clay Dillow,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2008 12:38 PM CDT
Flash! Here's What's New in Photo Gear
Various cameras are displayed during a press preview tour of the Photokina fair in Cologne, Germany, on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008.   (AP Photo)

The biggest photography-gear expo on the globe, Photokina, got under way this week in Germany as manufacturers rolled out everything from state-of-the-art lenses to geotagging devices. Wired takes a look:

  1. Fuji’s FinePix Real 3D System incorporates dual lenses that capture separate images, then meshes them into a single 3-D file.

  1. Minox updated its iconic Spy Camera for the digital age. More fun is its Digital Pen Spy Camera, which captures AVI video from a ballpoint pen casing. So 007.
  2. Though Olympus was tight-lipped, next year’s Micro Four-Thirds digital camera will combine the design of a pocket digital with the picture quality of an SLR.
  3. ATP’s Photo Finder Mini will geotag your memory card with GPS data, making Google Earth your photo album.
(More digital photography stories.)

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