Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA102 Waterproof Dual Camera Review

The Sanyo VPC-CA102 Xacti Dual Camera is capable of producing decent quality HD video and has still capture capability grabbing 14MP images at the press of a button. What sets the model VPC-CA102 apart from the the other Xacti cameras and many from other manufacturers in the class is the waterproof, sport camera design . What’s great about being waterproof is not just the ability to submerge the camera in water, but to keep on shooting when the rain comes or those moments when your child learns to swim and that moment can be captured while your right there in the water too.

Read the full review over at Tech Tilt: Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA102 Waterproof Dual Camera Review


Neoprene Lens Guard Protects Lenses from Mishaps and Drops

Camera accessory manufacturer, DeluxGear, has created a thick neoprene Lens Guard that fits over the ends of lenses that helps protect from drops and other mishaps.

“The Lens Guard can be used with or without filters or lens caps. It is available for both the lens front and rear in three sizes that will fit a wide range of lenses from 2.5” to 4” in diameter. A built in tether connects the Lens Guard to your lens, camera strap or camera body.”

A single Lens Guard runs $14.99, and a two-pack is $24.99.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Firmware Friday: Sony NEX-3, NEX-5, Canon SX130, Rebel XS

Camera Firmware Update

Below you will find this week’s firmware updates.  Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware.

Canon Rebel XS / 1000D version 1.0.7 – “Fixes a rare phenomenon in which “Cannot create folder” is displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor, after which shooting is no longer possible with the SD card in your camera.” [Canon Website]

Canon SX130 IS version – “Fixes a phenomenon in which the audio and video get recorded out of sync when shooting movies with the image quality set to high definition (1280×720 pixels).” [Canon Website]

Sony NEX-3 / Sony NEX-5 version 03 – “Autofocus is now supported when using the NEX-5/NEX-3 with 14 lenses from the full range of A-mount optics by Sony and Carl Zeiss that includes telephotos, primes and zooms. Aperture settings can be maintained during HD movie recording, and system menu operation has been streamlined alongside other usability improvements. Registered NEX-5/NEX-3 owners will be advised of the free update via email.” [Sony Website]

Nikon D7000 Available Very Soon

Nikon Rumors got a tip and photo evidence that the new Nikon D7000 is sitting in Best Buy stock rooms everywhere, but they won’t sell them to you just yet.

Word is that Best Buy will start selling them on October 17 or 18 (my money’s on the 17th because that’s when Best Buy starts it new ads for each week).

BB D7000 lists October 17-22 as arrival dates for pre-orders, as seen in the screenshot above.

B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon also have the Nikon D7000 listed, with some offering pre-orders, but no dates for availability yet.  Check those pages out below.

Nikon D7000 (body only)

Nikon D7000 (w/ 18-105mm lens)