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Sony IMX382 High-Speed Vision Sensor Detects & Tracks Objects at 1,000 Frames Per Second on a Single Chip: For Production Lines at Factories, Autonomous Robot Operation Responsive to Movement & Status of Objects, & Power Saving

Sony recently released the new IMX382 high-speed vision sensor, a Stacked CMOS Image Sensor, which enables detection and tracking of objects at 1,000 frames per second on a Single Chip.

The following video presents High speed vision sensor creats “High Speed Vision Sensing” world.:

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Sony Releases a High-Speed Vision Sensor that Makes Detection and Tracking of Objects at 1,000 fps Possible

Stacked CMOS Image Sensor that Combines High-Frame-Rate Imaging and High-Speed Sensing

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Firmware Updates Panasonic

Panasonic Mirrorless 4K Camera, DC-GH5: Firmware Update Version 1.1 (Apr. 24, 2017) Provides New Functions & Improvements

The following video presents LUMIX DC-GH5 Introduction (4K):
“Panasonic is proud to introduce the new LUMIX GH5 – the latest flagship model of LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard.
The new 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter combines with the new Venus Engine to achieve highest-ever picture quality in resolution, color reproduction and noise reduction even in max. ISO 25600 high sensitivity image recording.”

Panasonic released the firmware update Version 1.1 (Apr. 24, 2017) for Panasonic’s flagship mirrorless camera, Lumix DC-GH5, to enhance the performance and usability.

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Cameras Olympus

Olympus Tough TG-5, a Rugged, Compact Digital Camera for the Challenging Outdoors & Expanded Macro Photography: High-Speed F2.0 Wide-Angle Lens, High-Speed Backlit 12-megapixel BSI CMOS Image Sensor, Field Sensor System Adds Tracking Data to Images & Videos, 4K Movie, Waterproof, Shockproof, Crushproof, Freezeproof, Dustproof & Anti-Fog Lens Cover Glass

The following video presents TG 5 Feature Overview:
Conquer the outdoors with the Tough TG-5, a compact digital camera designed to capture outstanding images in the most challenging conditions. The Tough TG-5 combines its high-speed f2.0 lens with advanced technologies, including a new high-performance backlit 12-megapixel CMOS image sensor, Olympus’ latest high-speed TruePic VIII Image Processor and a Field Sensor System that records movement and environmental data. With the Tough TG-5, users are able to tell immersive stories using brilliant videos, stills and data captured from their extreme adventures.”

Olympus Tough TG-5, red

Today, Olympus announces the availability of the Olympus Tough TG-5. Building on the outdoor shooting and tracking capabilities of the Tough product family, this compact camera combines a high-speed F2.0 lens with advanced technologies, including a new high-performance backlit 12-megapixel CMOS image sensor, Olympus’ latest high-speed TruePic VIII Image Processor and a Field Sensor System that records movement and environmental data. Users are able to tell immersive stories using brilliant videos, stills and data captured from their extreme adventures.

Olympus Tough TG-5, black

Olympus Tough TG-5, black

The following video presents TG 5 Action Track Sensors:
Track your action with the built-in Field Sensor System in the Tough TG-5! A GPS sensor, manometer, compass and temperature sensor are included to record movement and environmental data independently or in conjunction with still images or videos. Data logs can be simultaneously displayed with images and videos using the Olympus® Image Track app, enhancing the experience of reliving and sharing outdoor adventures.

Furthermore, the Olympus Tough TG-5’s 4K Movie makes it possible to shoot Ultra HD video at four times the resolution of Full HD video.

The following video presents 4K Movie – Tough TG-5 Olympus:

Full HD 120fps High-Speed Movie is also included to capture split-second moments with playback in stunning slow motion.

The following video presents TG 5 High Speed Video:
Experience the power and speed of Full HD 120 fps video in the Tough TG-5!

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OLYMPUS AND ADVENTURISTS CONQUER THE OUTDOORS
WITH THE NEW TOUGH TG-5

High-Speed f2.0 Lens, High-Speed BSI CMOS Image Sensor and the Latest TruePic VIII Image Processor Deliver High-Quality Images in a Rugged Design

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 17, 2017 — Olympus builds on the outdoor shooting and tracking capabilities of the Tough product family with the new Tough TG-5, a compact digital camera designed to capture outstanding images in the most challenging conditions. The Tough TG-5 combines its high-speed f2.0 lens with advanced technologies, including a new high-performance backlit 12-megapixel CMOS image sensor, Olympus’ latest high-speed TruePic VIII Image Processor and a Field Sensor System that records movement and environmental data. With the Tough TG-5, users are able to tell immersive stories using brilliant videos, stills and data captured from their extreme adventures.

Olympus Tough® TG-5

Olympus Tough® TG-5

The new Olympus Tough® TG-5 touts the widely praised bright f2.0 lens found on previous premium Tough models. Boasting a wide-angle 25mm to a telephoto 100mm (35mm equivalent) focal length, this lens works in concert with the new high-speed backlit CMOS image sensor and the dual quad core TruePic VIII Image Processor to deliver the highest image quality of any Tough model to date.

Olympus Tough® TG-5: Built-in Field Sensor System

Olympus Tough® TG-5: Built-in Field Sensor System

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Contests Nikon

Nikon Canada Presents “2017 Snap & Share: A Parks, Forestry and Recreation Photo Contest” for Residents of Ontario of All Ages: Submit & Share Your Photos of Toronto Parks, Urban Forests, Ravines & Recreation Facilities, Taken During the Contest Period of May 15 and 11:59 p.m. on July 31

The City of Toronto invited the residents of Ontario, Canada, to enter its third Snap & Share photo contest, led by Parks, Forestry and Recreation and presented by Nikon Canada.

The Contest Objective is to capture memorable moments and experiences in Toronto parks, urban forests, ravines and recreation facilities (the “Contest Objective”). These may be personal moments from the contestant’s experiences or experiences of others that illustrate how the City’s parks, urban forest, recreation programs, and/or facilities contribute to enhancing the quality-of-life for Toronto residents (“Contest Themes”)….

We’re seeking amazing photos from amateur and professional photographers that highlight Toronto life and activity in the spring and summer seasons. Photos should fit into one of the six contest categories:

  • Our Common Grounds
  • TO Canada with Love
  • Hidden Gems
  • City of Sport
  • Toronto Blooms
  • Toronto Photography Tour

We want photos that tell a story and show the greatness that is Toronto.

Photographs must be taken in the city of Toronto (or just “Toronto”) during the 2017 contest period of May 15 and July 31, 2017.

  • The Contest entry period commences at 9:00 a.m. local Toronto time on Monday, May 15, 2017 and concludes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017 (the “Contest Period”).
  • No purchase or participation fee is necessary.

Prizes

Prizing for this contest is provided by Nikon Canada and Nikon Canada Photographic Ambassador Neil Osborne and Taku Kumabe.

The following video presents Nikon D5600: Product Tour:
“Creativity runs through every angle and detail with the Nikon DX-format D5600. Designed with 24.2 effective megapixels and an ISO range of 100-25600, the D5600 delivers crisp and sharp details of your subjects, even in low lighting conditions.

The D5600 is also equipped with an intuitive touchscreen vari-angle LCD monitor, so you can show off your creative side by experimenting with interesting perspectives. Capable of capturing cinematic-quality videos up to Full HD 1080/60p and time-lapse movies in-camera, the D5600 allows you to explore your imagination like never before.

While you are shooting, the SnapBridge app will automatically transfer your still images to a compatible smart device via Bluetooth® for easy and seamless sharing with everyone.

Spread your creativity with the D5600”

Grand Prize:

  • There will be one Grand Prize from all entries across all categories

Nikon D5600 kit with 18-55mm lens

Nikon D5600 with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens

Nikon D5600 with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens

The Nikon D5600 offers superior low-light performance, compatibility with Nikon’s wide range of lenses, and easy sharing with SnapBridge, which automatically transfers photos to your smart device in the background using Bluetooth. MSRP: $1,049.95 (This prize may be exchanged for a Nikon product of equal value)

Category Prizes:

There will be one first place winner in each of the six categories. Category winner will receive a Nikon COOLPIX A10 with 5x Optical Zoom.

Nikon COOLPIX A10 with 5x Optical Zoom

Nikon COOLPIX A10 with 5x Optical Zoom

The COOLPIX A10 sports a 5x optical zoom lens with electronic vibration reduction, and conveniently uses AA batteries. MSRP: $119.95

  • In each category there will be three (3) runners-up, each of whom will receive an honourable mention and a certificate from the City of Toronto, Parks Forestry and Recreation.

Special Winners:

There will be two (2) youth photographer winners chosen from entries where the participant has self- identified as a youth under the age of 24 (during the time of the Contest). Winners will receive a Nikon COOLPIX A10 with 5x Optical Zoom.

One People’s Choice winner, two social media winners (one Twitter, one Instagram) will receive a Nikon COOLPIX L840 with 38x optical zoom.

Nikon COOLPIX L840 with 38x optical zoom

Nikon COOLPIX L840 with 38x optical zoom

  • There may also be a number of honourable mentions for the People’s Choice, social media and youth categories.
  • The top selection from each photo walk, as selected by the expert photographer who leads the walk, will each receive a one hour session with the expert photographer.
  • There will be a total of eleven (11) weekly prizes awarded, consisting of a gift card valued at $25.00 CAD.
  • Each contestant is only eligible to win a finalist prize once. Weekly winners are eligible for the top prizes.

Additional Prizing

Winning photos, runners-up and those that receive honourable mention will received a certificate from the City of Toronto and photos be will exhibited at City Hall and other civic centres.

Eligibility

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Fujifilm Reviews

Fujifilm X100F Review @ Photoxels

Just Posted! Fujifilm X100F Review

The Fujifilm X100F is the fourth generation X100 camera. It is a compact premium rangefinder-styled digital camera with a beautiful design and impressive performance. It adds the latest 24.3-MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor and a host of other handling and performance improvements to produce outstanding image quality rivaling the top end DSLRs.

[ Read more in our Fujifilm X100F Review… ]
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Press Releases

Newseum’s Exhibit “Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe” in Washington, DC, USA: Sept. 29, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018

Newseum recently announced that it is bringing back a popular exhibit, “Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe,” to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy

The following video presents Restoring the Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe:
“The Newseum’s “Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe” features intimate, behind-the-scenes images of John and Jacqueline Kennedy and their children, Caroline and John. Lowe was 28 when he met the Kennedys in 1958 and was hired as the family’s personal photographer. Lowe’s photos span from Kennedy’s 1958 U.S. Senate re-election campaign through his early years in the White House. The iconic images helped create the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as Camelot.

 This photo of John F. Kennedy at a 1959 press conference in Omaha, Neb., was widely used on his presidential campaign materials. (Estate of Jacques Lowe)

This photo of John F. Kennedy at a 1959 press conference in Omaha, Neb., was widely used on his presidential campaign materials. (Estate of Jacques Lowe)

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May 09, 2017

Kennedy Photo Exhibit Returns to Newseum as Part of Yearlong JFK Centennial Celebration

Photos Thought Lost Forever in Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks Were Restored for the Exhibit

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