This is an update to the previous blog, Fujifilm: Firmware Ver. 4.00 for X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edi… ...
photoxels Jun 29, 2015
Artie Techie Juried Art Show at Huntington Summer Arts Festival At No Cost in New York July 2 - 18, 2015 : Manipulated Digital Prints, Camera-generated Images, Computer-generated Images & "Completely Cameraless Photographs"
"Completely cameraless photographs" are also called photograms.
The photogram represents a uniq… ...
photoxels Jun 29, 2015
Samsung Won Several Prestigious Honors at the Cannes Lions 2015: "Look at Me" Interactive Camera App Helps Children with Autism; Smartphone App "Backup Memory" Helps Alzheimer’s Patients Via Photos & Videos
Samsung Electronics has earned several prestigious honors at the Cannes Lions International festival of cr… ...
photoxels Jun 28, 2015
Fujifilm “Honor Your Favorite Service Men and Women” Photo Sweepstakes-Consumer for the USA and Washington, D.C.: Register and Upload Your Unique Personal Photos Based on Theme "Honor Your Favorite Service Men and Women" Before 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 10, 2015
The Fujifilm X-T10 is a more affordable version of the X-T1. It features the same 16.3MP sensor and fast AF, delivering image quality that rivals and even bests that obtained from some enthusiast and top-end DSLRs. It features a huge, very high resolution and extremely fast refresh OLED EVF, focus peak highlight and Digital Split Image assist for manual focusing. It’s fast and handles superbly with direct control dials. Beginners get the addition of Scenes Modes and Advanced SR Mode.
The following video presents Samsung Corporate Citizenship:
Scott Birnbaum, Executive Sponsor, Corporate Citizenship, talks with Sean O’ Kane about Samsung’s community programs.
The company focuses on among others, health and education for children; holiday toys; Humane Society; food banks; and it’s own “Gears for Giving” event.
Today, Samsung has been named by the Reputation Institute as the most reputable technology company in the United States.
The following video presents Samsung Day of Service:
In the spirit of community service and team building; 3,000 Samsung employees left the office to partner with more than 30 nonprofit organizations across the U.S. during Samsung’s Day of Service on October 2, 2014. From river clean-ups to spending the day at the American Red Cross and food banks and more, employees enjoyed a great day of giving back.
Samsung Ranked #1 in Corporate Brand Reputation in the U.S.
July 7, 2015
Samsung Electronics announced the company has been named by the Reputation Institute as the most reputable technology company in the United States.
The Reputation Institutes RepTrakR100 study recognizes Samsung as the leader in corporate reputation defined by several criteria including social responsibility and citizenship, innovation, product and services excellence, and creating a great workplace environment.
“Delivering amazing products and services is just one part of the Samsung story,” says Gregory Lee, president and chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics North America. “Being recognized as an industry leading place to work that gives back to the communities we serve is a true honor.” Continue Reading »
The following video presents HERO4 Session: So small. So stoked.:
Get lifted and shifted, wet, weightless and upside down with HERO4 Session—the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet. Follow GoPro athletes as they pitch camp 1,000’ above the valley floor, rappel down an active waterfall, approach 200 mph in a supercar and cut tracks through a bottomless Canadian cloud. From Vancouver Island to Zion National Park, Sumatra to Tahiti, Panama to Spirit Falls—the best sessions happen anytime you’re doing what you love. What’s your session?
Shot 100% on the HERO4 Session® from gopro.com
HERO4 Session packs the power of GoPro into our smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet. 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 models, its rugged waterproof design eliminates the need for a separate housing. A single button powers on the camera and starts recording automatically. With 1080p60 video and 8MP photo capture, HERO4 Session delivers the professional image quality that has made GoPro famous.
THIS IS YOUR LIFE. BE A HERO.
Jul 6, 2015
GoPro Launches HERO4 Session: the Smallest, Lightest and Most Convenient GoPro, Yet
50% Smaller and 40% Lighter – HERO4 Session Combines Ultra-Compact Waterproof Design with Easy One-Button Control for Simple Yet Powerful Life-Capture Solution
SAN MATEO, Calif., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today’s most engaging content, is proud to announce HERO4 Session, the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet. 50% smaller and 40% lighter than GoPro’s best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, HERO4 Session packs GoPro’s Emmy® Award-winning image quality and performance into an exciting new low-profile form factor. HERO4 Session benefits from a durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate housing and features simple one-button control to make capturing immersive photos and video quicker and more convenient than ever before. HERO4 Session is compatible with existing GoPro mounts and will retail for $399.99 MSRP at authorized GoPro retailers around the world and on GoPro.com beginning July 12, 2015.
GoPro HERO4 Session
“With HERO4 Session, we challenged ourselves to produce the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro possible,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro founder and CEO. “HERO4 Session combines the best of our engineering and user-experience know-how to deliver our most convenient life-capture solution, yet.” Woodman adds, “I’m so excited about the launch of HERO4 Session because now I can finally use mine in public!” Continue Reading »
The Live View mode of Canon “EOS 5Ds” and “EOS 5DsR”, “EOS 8000D (Rebel T6s / 760D)” and “EOS Kiss X8i (Rebel T6i / 750D)” cameras. [Update]
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
As same as the Live View mode of Canon “EOS 8000D (Rebel T6s / 760D)” and “EOS Kiss X8i (Rebel T6i / 750D)”, we have found that similar update is required for our lenses to make them compatible with the Live View mode of “EOS 5Ds” and “EOS 5Ds R” cameras.
Please note that those products shipped after May 11th in 2015 or updated the firmware for Canon “EOS 8000D (Rebel T6s / 760D)” and “EOS Kiss X8i (Rebel T6i / 750D)” cameras are already compatible with the “EOS 5Ds” and “EOS 5Ds R” cameras, too.
In case your lens belongs to the lens group listed below, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary or distributor to update the firmware free of charge. Continue Reading »
The following video presents Sigma Aizu, Chapter II:
Starting with the「Sigma Global Vision」released at Photokina 2012, the movie「SIGMA Aizu, Japan」has produced a sensation and made a big hit.
This time, we are pleased to introduce the sequent of the movie「SIGMA Aizu, Japan」.
Our products are somehow imbued with the essence of our homeland, blessed as it is with clean air and water, and focused, hard-working people. To pursue optimal quality, the vast majority of Sigma’s manufacturing right down to molds and parts – is carried out under an integrated self-manufacturing production system, within the company.
We sincerely invite you to enjoy this exclusive movie embodies the craftsmanship that thrives in Aizu factory.
The following video presents Leitz Park – The Heart of Leica Photography:
Get an aerial view of Leitz Park, Leica Camera’s headquarters, and discover where the heart of Leica photography beats.
Leica Fotopark Challenge #BlueHour: Image Courtesy of Leica
Fotopark Challenge #BlueHour
It is the moment of inspiration for painters and poets, the romantic and the melancholic at heart – and for photographers: blue hour. The moment when the sun sinks slowly beneath the horizon and the sky is lit in a deep, rich, glowing blue by its fading rays. It is the time for capturing particularly intense and atmospheric pictures and this physical phenomenon also appears for a brief moment before sunrise and transports landscapes, buildings, plants, and people into a magical world of their own.
Leica would like to invite you to share one of your most unique images taken during blue hour, with the Leica Fotopark Community.
Upload your favourite blue hour picture to Leica Fotopark with the title #BlueHour by 16 July 2015 and take part in Leica’s competition.
Leica Store Wetzlar Leitz Park: Image Courtesy of Leica
This was the first time that entries in the video categories were judged separately. Videos of 6-180 seconds in length were accepted.
Entries recorded not only by cameras, but by any digital imaging device, including smart devices, were accepted.
A new award for entries submitted by younger imaging enthusiasts aged 19 or younger was established.
A total of 21,100 people from a record 164 countries and regions around the world submitted 88,737 entries.
Of all the works submitted, a total of 109 were chosen as winners.
Judges selected 2 Grand Prize winners (one each in the photograph and video categories), a total of 96 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each category, and 10 winners of the new Generation N Award for photographers and videographers aged 19 or younger.
In addition, 1 entry was selected for the Participants Award for Most Popular Entry based on voting by those who entered the Contest.
The winner of the Grand Prize (photograph category) is “Fukushima Flowers”, submitted by Katsuhiro Noguchi of Japan.
The winner of the Grand Prize (video category) is “One“, submitted by Chris Rudz of Poland.
Winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 Decided
July 3, 2015
From nearly 89,000 submissions from more countries and regions, 164, than ever before
TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that the winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 have been determined.
The winner of the Grand Prize (photograph category) is “Fukushima Flowers”, submitted by Katsuhiro Noguchi of Japan. The winner of the Grand Prize (video category) is “One”, submitted by Chris Rudz of Poland. All winning images will be exhibited on the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 Judging Results page beginning today with the Grand Prize winners, to be followed by winners of other awards.
Nikon Canada announces the powerful and versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR wide-angle lens
First DX lens with an electromagnetic diaphragm for consistent exposure during high speed shooting
Mississauga, ON, July 2, 2015 – Today, Nikon Canada announced the new wide-angle zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens – an amazingly versatile DX-format lens that is well-suited for advanced and enthusiast photographers. The NIKKOR 16-80mm features a combination of the best Nikon lens technologies, some never before seen in a Nikon DX-format lens, such as Nikon’s legendary Nano Crystal Coat. The lens gives photographers an all-purpose optic to help take their photography further.
“The NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR is a very exciting addition to the NIKKOR DX-format lens lineup, and a new milestone in the NIKKOR legacy – it combines the most advanced optical technologies with an useful focal range to capture photos and HD video,” said Amanda Mohammed, Communications and Nikon Professional Services Manager at Nikon Canada. “This new lens is an essential companion for Nikon’s high performance, lightweight series of DX-format HD-SLR cameras.” Continue Reading »
Pack lighter to go further: Nikon announces two new professional super telephoto NIKKOR lenses
The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm F/4E FL ED VR dominate the sidelines with superior optical and AF tracking performance, while new design reduces weight
Mississauga, ON, July 2, 2015 – Today, Nikon Canada announced two new super telephoto lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm F/4E FL ED VR. These two NIKKOR lenses use the latest Nikon lens technologies to enhance autofocus (AF) tracking and optical performance, while significantly reducing weight. Ideal for sports, action, wildlife and press events, these lenses capture striking images from afar with brilliant clarity and sharpness.
“The new AF-S NIKKOR 600mm F/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F/4E FL ED VR were developed to give photographers the advantage on the sidelines or in the field, with a lens that can keep up with the action and get the decisive shot,” said Amanda Mohammed, Communications and Nikon Professional Services Manager at Nikon Canada. “By the fourth quarter or final period, professional photographers will sincerely appreciate the weight reduction of these lenses, which allows for extended shooting, even into overtime.” Continue Reading »
The Fujifilm X-T10 is a more affordable version of the X-T1. It features the same 16.3MP sensor and fast AF, delivering image quality that rivals and even bests that obtained from some enthusiast and top-end DSLRs. It features a huge, very high resolution and extremely fast refresh OLED EVF, focus peak highlight and Digital Split Image assist for manual focusing. It's fast and handles superbly with direct control dials. Beginners get the addition of Scenes Modes and Advanced SR Mode.
Nikon ups the ante with their newest affordable full-frame DSLR, the Nikon D750. It features some of the most advanced features on its high-end full-frame DSLRs in an affordable, weather-resistant body. The D750 features 24.3MP on a FX-format CMOS sensor, 6.5fps burst, ISO 100-12800, 51 point AF system, dual card slots, Full HD (1080p) video at 60/50/30/25/24p with stereo sound, a tiltable LCD and built-in Wi-Fi.
The Fujifilm X-A2 targets the beginner photographer desiring to upgrade from their smartphone to a mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera. The X-A2 boasts outstanding image quality, with low noise at high ISOs. A bonus: flip the LCD all the way up to face forward and the camera automatically enters into face and eye detection mode for easy selfies. A Mode Dial gives ready access to AUTO and Scene Modes to beginners while PASM modes and RAW modes are available to advanced users.
The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is ultra compact but accepts interchangeable lenses on a Micro Four Thirds mount, and delivers excellent DSLR-level image quality and performance. It features a high resolution EVF, is fully-featured and is customizable to the way you like to work.
FUNDAMENTALS If you are new to digital cameras, first read up on Digital Camera Fundamentals to understand the important features you should pay special attention to when comparing digital cameras.
BUYER'S GUIDE We have taken the mystery out of the selection process in our Digital Camera Buyer's Guide. Here, you'll find the best digital cameras in four categories. Select the digital camera that is right for you in 4 simple steps.
TUTORIALS After you have bought your digital camera, go through our Digital Photography Tutorials for some tried and tested tips on taking good pictures. You can take better pictures. We plan to regularly add new articles covering a wide range of subjects to this section.