Flash! Here's What's New in Photo Gear

Spy pens, 3-D cameras and new lens technologies on display
By Clay Dillow,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2008 12:38 PM CDT
Various cameras are displayed during a press preview tour of the Photokina fair in Cologne, Germany, on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The biggest photography-gear expo on the globe, Photokina, got under way this week in Germany as manufacturers rolled out everything from state-of-the-art lenses to geotagging devices. Wired takes a look:

  1. Fuji’s FinePix Real 3D System incorporates dual lenses that capture separate images, then meshes them into a single 3-D file.

  1. Minox updated its iconic Spy Camera for the digital age. More fun is its Digital Pen Spy Camera, which captures AVI video from a ballpoint pen casing. So 007.
  2. Though Olympus was tight-lipped, next year’s Micro Four-Thirds digital camera will combine the design of a pocket digital with the picture quality of an SLR.
  3. ATP’s Photo Finder Mini will geotag your memory card with GPS data, making Google Earth your photo album.