Smartphones drive compact cameras off the shelves

Gordon Yuen says Hong Kong camera shops are better off than those in Europe, thanks to an influx of mainland tourists. Photo: Thomas Yau

When camera-shop owner Gordon Yuen Tien-yau found two years ago that his Samsung phone could take very high-quality photos, he decided to add smartphones to the cameras on his shelves.

Saturday, 15 February, 2014, 1:01am

Bonhams dedicates auction to Leica cameras

This rare Leica camera is expected to fetch up to HK$1.8 million at the auction. Photo: Sam Tsang

British auction house Bonhams will set a precedent tomorrow with Hong Kong's first auction dedicated to Leica cameras.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:20am

Cameras in captain's cabins part of ferry safety proposals

Anthony Cheung

Surveillance cameras may become mandatory on the bridges of local passenger vessels in the aftermath of a fatal National Day ferry collision off Lamma.

The idea was among 10 long-term measures listed yesterday by Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, secretary for transport and housing, to enhance maritime safety.

19 Oct 2012 - 3:24pm 2 comments

Old cameras capture a new generation of photographers

A plastic toy camera that used to be made in Hong Kong in the 1960s has been reborn by an Austrian company as a trendy must-have for local teens thanks to a resurgence in film photography.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

A different viewpoint

The trend of Lomography - photographic art which uses film and a strange camera - started in Hong Kong in early 2000.

Justin Tsui Man-yin, marketing co-ordinator of Lomography Asia, said Lomography is most popular among people aged between 20 and 40. She adds that the Lomography culture is not just about the art of photography, but the importance of capturing a moment.

23 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Lens me your ears

The back cover of Fragrant Projections touts the book as presenting an 'alternate world'. Its beginnings are unconventional enough: Hong Kong-based writers James Ockenden and David Whitton use gritty snapshots of the city as the catalyst for a collection of quirky tales.

22 May 2007 - 12:00am

Camera focuses on family ties

A local artist hopes to strengthen family bonds through his old-fashioned pinhole camera.

Luke Ching Chin-wai, an artist-in-residence with the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, will conduct a family photo-taking session at Hong Kong Park on Sunday.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


AT A TIME when mobile phones can take photos and there's a new digital camera offering ever higher resolution every few months, a group of amateur photographers are bucking the hi-tech trend by going back to basics with pinhole photography.

7 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Gracious home offers panoramic vistas and an exclusive address

Sky Horizon

35 Cloudview Road

For sale: $8.2 million

Ricacorp Properties

This property is 1,439 square feet with three bedrooms.

Windows in the living and dining area are extra wide to take in the spectacular panoramic view of Victoria Harbour.

24 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Digital revolution looms from blur

The digital revolution in photography nears a significant threshold - cameras which will push image resolution to the point where acceptable 8x10 inch prints can be made.

25 May 1999 - 12:00am

Out of focus

CABLE TV reporters found themselves at something of a loss last week when they were invited to an 'on the record' briefing by Correctional Services Commissioner Raymond Lai Ming-kee. Press people came with notebooks, radio journalists with tape recorders and the Cable crowd with . . . each other. Television cameras were forbidden.

15 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Technology keeps an eye on residents

THE homes of Singaporeans may become the only place where they are free from the prying lenses of video cameras if a current enthusiasm for electronic surveillance in housing estates continues.

5 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Videos now put business in picture

AS Video cameras become more sophisticated, they are starting to play an increasing part in office automation.

This is especially true for cameras that have still photographic functions and can be linked up to personal computers.

1 Jun 1993 - 12:00am