Digital Photography

Keeping shifting customers in the frame

Products can go out of fashion, but good service will never be outdated, says Stanley Sun. Photo: Jonathan Wong

As photographic film gradually heads towards becoming  a museum item, film sellers need to diversify into other types of merchandise.

Saturday, 22 March, 2014, 5:09am

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.

15 Feb 2014 - 1:01am

How digital technology makes almost everyone a photographer

A picture using the Lytro technology. Photo: NYT

There was recent news that one of the world's weirdest and most groundbreaking camera systems, Lytro, had become even weirder and more groundbreaking thanks to the addition of new software effects.

3 Feb 2013 - 7:18am

Wi-fi cameras

Sony - HX30V

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Focus groups

Capturing images for the family album is a breeze using digital formats. But as many keen parents are discovering, they may not be able to find a satisfactory image among 100 snaps taken, and shooting with a high-end camera won't necessarily yield great results.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Samsung NX1000

While Samsung only entered the digital camera space a few years ago, its NX series of interchangeable-lens cameras has come a long way.

Its latest series, consisting of the NX210 and NX1000 models, not only puts Samsung on the map but gives the company the lead, at least in image resolution.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Rolling back years to the age of film

Shoe designer Carter Ma Guowei is a fan of old-style photography who is saddened to see film being pushed into the sunset by digital cameras.

He has collected 500 rolls of rare film from all over the world in the past two years, including the first China-made film and a 126-year-old roll of Kodak film.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Giving too much away?

Eastman Kodak, the one-time film giant and inventor of the digital camera recently humbled into bankruptcy protection, was a victim of its foolish policy of outsourcing key operations far from its factory floor in the United States, says Willy Shih, a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Focus on great photos

Gatherings of people in Hong Kong, whether for social or work-related occasions, are usually rounded off with a hearty session of taking photographs. Group photos are an important way for people to record and celebrate each occasion they share with others.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Lytro zooms into Asia with 'focus cameras'

Zoom into the board of Lytro, a digital-camera start-up whose technology allows people to focus pictures after they take them, and you will find Asian names at the helm.

Lytro founder and CEO Ren Ng is Vietnamese, as is chairman Charles Chi, while director of photography Eric Cheng is Taiwanese-American.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Visions in the night

With camera and penlight at the ready, let your light-painting skills run wild on New Year's Eve. Feel free to scribble your New Year resolutions in the air or recreate these awesome images (left) without leaving a trace - well, other than on your memory card. Expert photographer Joyce Yung Ka-yee from Random Art Workshop explains how to get the perfect shot.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pentax Q

Pentax is belatedly entering the digital interchangeable-lens camera market - in a noticeable, yet 'small' way.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Sony NEX-7

Those of you looking for a professional-quality digital camera that comes in a compact, easy-to-carry package will be in seventh heaven with Sony's new NEX-7. While it continues Sony's series of NEX interchangeable lens cameras, the NEX-7, due in Hong Kong in the next few months, takes the series to a whole new level.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Photographic memories

Many children are fascinated by cameras from a very young age. With digital technology making photos instantly available for viewing, simple point-and-shoot cameras have become powerful tools for children to express themselves.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

Digital generation snap up vintage cameras in HK

Well groomed in a crisply pressed suit, David Chan exudes an old world charm that is attracting a new crowd with burgeoning wallets: camera enthusiasts from the mainland.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am