Film cameras archive

  • Lomography LomoKino pictures and hands-on
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    Lomography LomoKino pictures and hands-on

    By 3 November 2011

    Analogue camera specialist Lomography has unveiled its very first movie camera, the LomoKino, and we were invited along to Lomo HQ for a top secret preview prior to the official launch. As we'd already received an invite to the launch event in the form...

  • Lomography La Sardina hands-on
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    Lomography La Sardina hands-on

    By 16 June 2011

    The Lomography La Sardina is the latest camera to join the lineup from the analogue specialist, and is shaped like a sardine tin. Yes, a sardine tin. We were invited along to Lomo HQ for a sneaky peek at the new model. Along with comically distinctive...

  • Lomography LC-Wide hands-on
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    Lomography LC-Wide hands-on

    By 20 May 2011

    Analogue camera specialist Lomography has expanded its classic LC-A range with the introduction of the LC-Wide, featuring a new wide angle lens as well as a choice of picture formats. We were invited down to the Lomography Gallery Store in central London...

  • What the hell is Micro Four Thirds?
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    What the hell is Micro Four Thirds?

    By 20 November 2010

    If you've been looking into upgrading your camera recently, then chances are you will have come across the seemingly baffling phrase "Micro Four Thirds". Retailers and tech websites have been throwing the three-word moniker around with gay abandon, apparently...

  • Lady Gaga Polaroid camera coming at the start of 2011
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    Lady Gaga Polaroid camera coming at the start of 2011

    By 19 August 2010

    Since Lady Gaga became a creative director at Polaroid Imaging Products the world - or at least the teenage one - has been waiting to see what the pop princess will come up with. Well, that moment is just around the corner with the first Gaga Polaroid...

  • Nikon chief hints at "new concept" SLR camera
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    Nikon chief hints at "new concept" SLR camera

    By 8 July 2010

    Nikon president Makoto Kimura has told Bloomberg that the Japanese camera giant is planning on releasing a "new concept" camera within the current financial year. The camera is set to include a mirrorless structure that, if true, will rival the Micro...

  • Lomography brings new spin with 360 degree panoramic camera
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    Lomography brings new spin with 360 degree panoramic camera

    By 9 June 2010

    Cult photography company, Lomography, has just added an all new panoramic camera to its novelty photographic portfolio. Called the Spinner 360 it will allow users to take 360 degree panoramic shots by way of a pull of the trigger cord - think pull string...

  • Polaroid film goes back on sale
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    Polaroid film goes back on sale

    By 22 March 2010

    Film suitable for Polaroid cameras will go on sale at the end of the month following a 2 year project by two men, who were sad to see Polaroid discontinue it. Although officially canned by Polaroid, that hasn't stopped a company called the Impossible...

  • World's most expensive camera up for auction
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    World's most expensive camera up for auction

    By 27 January 2010

    What's being described as the first commercially produced camera is due to go under the hammer at an Austrian auction house in May of this year. Expected to sell for between 500,000 and 700,000 euros it's one pricey snapper with that cost converting to...

  • Polaroid returns with the PIC-1000
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    Polaroid returns with the PIC-1000

    By 9 January 2010

    Polaroid has confirmed that it will be releasing a new Polaroid instant camera later this year after a campaign to not let the film format die revealed fresh consumer interest and we've got photos of what it will look like. The new camera, which features...

  • Polaroid announces return of the Polaroid OneStep instant camera
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    Polaroid announces return of the Polaroid OneStep instant camera

    By 7 January 2010

    Following the news Pocket-lint covered of the re-launch of Polaroid, the company has released details of some of its upcoming products at CES in Las Vegas. These include the return of the Polaroid OneStep camera, the PIC 1000, which will be available...

  • Polaroid re-launch announced
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    Polaroid re-launch announced

    By 13 October 2009

    Summit Global, the licensee of the Polaroid brand, has officially announced the world re-launch of Polaroid, with both instant photography products and digital offerings due to be re-available. The new Polaroid will manufacture a range of instant film...

  • Limited Edition Polaroid instant camera available
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    Limited Edition Polaroid instant camera available

    By 25 September 2009

    As many of you will know, Polaroid is a dying format, and getting hold of new cameras and film especially is a tricky business. Urban Outfitters is currently offering a Polaroid Limited Edition camera - complete with a 10 pack of type 779 instant film....

  • VIDEO: Lomography launches retro Diana Mini film camera
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    VIDEO: Lomography launches retro Diana Mini film camera

    By 28 August 2009

    After bring the cult classic Diana camera back from the dead in 2007, Lomography is now offering a mini version of the plastic snapper. The Diana Mini is a smaller version of the Diana F+ taking 35mm, rather than 120 film, but still offers users some...

  • Kodak retires Kodachrome film
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    Kodak retires Kodachrome film

    By 23 June 2009

    Kodak has announced that it will retire its Kodachrome colour film this year, after producing film under the sub-brand for 74 years, with stocks due to run out in early autumn. A sign of the times for those still using film cameras, and indicative of...

  • 35mm Vivitar V3800N SLR relaunched
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    35mm Vivitar V3800N SLR relaunched

    By 21 May 2009

    A back-to-basics move from US company Sakar has seen a manual 35mm single lens reflex camera get a re-launch in the States. Aimed at students - as well as those who can't stand the pace of the modern consumer electronics industry - the Vivitar V3800N...

  • Retro SLR webcam launches
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    Retro SLR webcam launches

    By 8 May 2009

    Brando is offering this cool webcam that looks like a vintage SLR as "another little fancy stuff on your desk". With "lens rotation" for adjusting the images, the retro-cam is compatible with Skype, MSN, etc, is powered by USB and works with Windows XP,...

  • Polaroid PoGo instant digital camera announced
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    Polaroid PoGo instant digital camera announced

    By 1 May 2009

    The Polaroid PoGo instant digital camera is due to launch in the UK on 11 May, and etailer Firebox has nabbed the initial exclusive to sell the new snapper. Combining the instant fun of an old skool Polaroid camera with the portable PoGo photo printer,...

  • Lomography launches Chromiacs range
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    Lomography launches Chromiacs range

    By 3 March 2009

    Lomography has launched a new limited edition range of some of its most popular cameras decked out in chrome - fittingly named "Chromiacs". The cameras included in the range are the Lomo Colorsplash, Diana F+, Fisheye 2 and Supersampler. All four cameras...

  • Lomo offers "White Knight" Fisheye 2
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    Lomo offers "White Knight" Fisheye 2

    By 4 March 2008

    Lomography has announced a special edition Fisheye 2 camera - the "White Knight" - originally produced for the Taiwanese market. As with previous models, using standard 35mm film, the camera will deliver brilliant and original fisheye pics, but has a...

  • Polaroid to stop making instant film
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    Polaroid to stop making instant film

    By 14 February 2008

    Polaroid, the company behind the iconic instant camera, is to stop making instant film. The firm has announced it is to close factories in Massachusetts in the States, Mexico and the Netherlands. Polaroid stopped making the instant cameras approximately...

  • Cult "Diana" camera to be relaunched by Lomo
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    Cult "Diana" camera to be relaunched by Lomo

    By 3 September 2007

    Originally produced as a toy camera back in the Sixties by a factory in Hong Kong, the Diana camera, also made under different names including the "Anny" and the "Debonair" has since become a cult classic. One of the main reasons this oh-so-basic little...

  • Crazy kitty-camera talks to your cat
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    Crazy kitty-camera talks to your cat

    By 30 July 2007

    The Holga K202 is no ordinary camera. This 35mm effort can make cat noises in order to get your puss' attention so as to help you snap the purr-fect shot.

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    Canon's official line on their film camera business

    By 26 May 2006

    In a follow-up to Pocket-lint's report on the possible end to film camera development at Canon, the company has issued an official statement to us: Canon’s position regarding the film camera business: "Canon will remain in the film camera business as...

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    Canon could be pulling out of film camera production

    By 25 May 2006

    Canon could be pulling out of the film camera market following a series of reports on Reuters. After announcing bright and early this morning that Canon is planning to stop development of new film cameras, Reuters then issued a speedy correction that...