Photographic Lens

How to make a camera from rubbish

Many people may be stumped when asked what a roast goose has in common with pieces of cardboard. One startling reply is that both can be turned into a camera.

Monday, 7 November, 2011, 12:00am

New image

Add zest to your pictures with the new L100, a digital point-and-shoot camera built with smart functions usually found in high-priced snappers. The stylish Samsung Electronics camera has a 2.5-inch display, 8.2-megapixel resolution and a 3x optical zoom lens.

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Ahead in the field

Samsung Electronics is on the offensive in the highly competitive lifestyle digital photography market, having unleashed its latest New Vision-series camera: the NV20. It sports an advanced 12.1-megapixel lens (with 3x optical zoom) from innovative German photographic optics supplier Schneider Kreuznach, which helps single this camera out.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

iCandy

Designer shades, especially aviator, Jackie O and wrap-around styles, are a dime a dozen. But those who want to be different should check out quirkier pairs that are equally stylish.

1 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Sanyo Xacti HD1000

One of the first models to support widescreen high definition (HD), Sanyo's Xacti HD1000 is also the smallest on the market.

Unlike other HD models, which have only 1440 x 1080 pixel resolution, the HD1000, along with JVC's GZ-HD7, are the only two consumer models on sale that have full HD at 1920 x 1080 pixels (widescreen).

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Smile for the camera

Surveillance cameras are inherently smart because, instead of screaming, they show who you are up against, paving the way for a considered reaction - be it unleashing the dogs or calling the cops. No wonder internet-ready security cameras are making inroads into the home and the digital office, enabling you to observe intruders or even your children or clients.

7 May 2007 - 12:00am

smile for the camera

Surveillance cameras are inherently smart because, instead of screaming, they show who you are up against, paving the way for a considered reaction - be it unleashing the dogs or calling the cops. No wonder internet-ready security cameras are making inroads into the home and the digital office, enabling you to observe intruders or even your children or clients.

6 May 2007 - 12:00am

Show respect for others when you use technology

The faster technology develops, the smaller our private space becomes. This is mainly because camera lenses are hidden everywhere.

We no longer use phones just to call others. Their functions now include taking videos and photos. Don't underestimate these small lenses. They can record all of our actions and what we're talking about.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

An eye for excellence

SEEING IS believing, especially if one were to take a look at the figures that reveal the strength and remarkable growth of Hong Kong's optical and eyewear industry.

20 May 2006 - 12:00am

A camera to doodle on

There are lots of digital cameras on the market and there are many things you can do with digital photographs, but you usually need a computer and some software to add extra graphics or messages onto them.

7 May 2006 - 12:00am

PICS APART

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

Big Tools/ Small Tools

Big Tools/ Small Tools

Kathy High and Melissa Dyne

Para/Site Art Space

Reviewed: July 15

Big Tools/Small Tools combines inexpensive miniature video cameras and monitors with a large, custom-crafted camera-obscura lens.

19 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Trendspotter

Tam Ching-man

Optometrist at Optical 88 Ltd

As a registered optometrist at Optical 88 Ltd in Taikoo Shing, Tam Ching-man says clients not only want to look cool in the heat this summer, they also realise the importance of protecting their eyes from the sun's damaging rays. Styles of sunglasses come and go. This summer's style has moved right into the future.

10 Aug 2003 - 12:00am