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Canon ELPH 500 HS / IXUS 310 HS Review @ TechRadar

Thu May 26, 2011

Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS

The high-performance compact with a sense of style. Score: 4/5

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TechRadar has posted their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXUS 310 HS [Specs], a point-and-shoot ultra compact digital camera with 12.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), F2.0 5x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (24-105mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, 3.2-in. Touch Panel LCD (461k-dot), Smart AUTO, PAS, High Speed Burst at 8.2fps, Super Slow Motion (240fps played back at 30fps), Color Accent, Movie Digest mode and Full 1080p HD Movie 1920×1080 @ 24fps.

You can read the Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXUS 310 HS Review at: TechRadar.

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Digital Imaging Trends in Emerging Markets

Thu May 26, 2011

InfoTrends surveyed emerging markets (including China, Brazil, Mexico, and India) and found some interesting facts:

  • Chinese take 2.5 times more digital camera photos than U.S. consumers and nearly 3 times as many camera phone photos.
  • Printing among mobile phone users in Brazil is nearly as common as among digital camera users.
  • Two-thirds of digital camera users in India say that they would use their mobile phone as their primary camera if it took better pictures and if it was easier to send photos by e-mail.

These and other insights are garnered from a combination of online surveys and face-to-face interviews of approximately 500 consumers in each country.

PRESS RELEASE

InfoTrends Releases Emerging Markets Study on Consumer Imaging in China, Brazil, Mexico, and India

Opportunities Abound Worldwide

Weymouth, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 29, 2011

According to a recent multi-client study from InfoTrends, the emerging markets of China, Brazil, Mexico, and India represent some of the most photo-active populations in the world and offer promising opportunities for the digital imaging market. InfoTrends gained insights into these markets from a combination of online surveys and face-to-face interviews of approximately 500 consumers in each country.

“More photos captured means more opportunities to monetize them; through sharing, storage, printing or the creation of personalized photo products,” states Ed Lee, a Group Director at InfoTrends.

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Articles

Digital Camera Maker Ricoh To Cut 10,000 Jobs Worldwide

Thu May 26, 2011

Some of us have been fortunate enough not to have suffered job loss during these tough economic times. But it’s not the case for millions others, and the pain does not seem to be over yet. Japanese office equipment and digital camera maker Ricoh [Caplio CX, GR, GX and GXR series] said Thursday it plans to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide over three years, about 10% of its worldwide workforce.

Ricoh’s net profit dropped sharply from more than 100 billion yen ($1.2 billion) in the year to March 2008 to 6.5 billion yen a year later. Net profit for the last business year stood at 19.6 billion yen, down 29.5 percent from the previous year. Sales came to 1.94 trillion yen, missing a target of 2.3 trillion yen.

However, by expanding market share in emerging countries, Ricoh is aiming for group sales of 2.4 trillion yen in fiscal 2013 (ends March 2014) and an operating profit of 210 billion yen, more than three times higher than 60.1 billion yen in the last year. Investors greeted the news positively and sent Ricoh’s stock up by 7.2 percent in Tokyo to 911 yen.

The company plans to revamp or withdraw from operations where it is making losses but did not go into specifics. We don’t know if and/or how much the digital camera division will be affected.

source Yahoo!

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Articles

3D Map of the Universe Best One Yet

Thu May 26, 2011

CREDIT: T.H. Jarrett (IPAC/SSC)

CREDIT: T.H. Jarrett (IPAC/SSC)

Consider that the diameter of our Milky Way Galaxy is about 100,000 light-years across. The new 3D map of the Universe spans about 380 million light-years and includes 45,000 known galaxies.

One of the most important science question that astronomers are trying to explain is the source of the motion of the Milky Way, which moves about 600 km per second (370 miles per second). By making an all-sky map, they hope to account for all the galaxies that are there and get better insight on any structure revealed for the first time in the new map that may account for that motion.

Read more about the new 3D map at: Space.com.

source Yahoo!


Press Releases

Leica Announces V-Lux 30

Thu May 26, 2011

Leica V-Lux 30 with carrying case

Leica V-Lux 30 with carrying case

NEW: THE LEICA V-LUX 30

The universal compact camera for carefree photography

Solms, Germany (May 26, 2011) – Leica Camera AG presents a new digital compact camera featuring a 15.1 megapixel sensor (14.1 MP effective) – the Leica V-Lux 30. In comparison to its forerunner model, the new camera has a Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens with an extended range of focal lengths and a new LCD touch screen display that guarantees fast and simple handling. Together with its numerous automatic features and manual setting options, this makes the Leica V-Lux 30 a compact and universal camera for the whole family. Additionally, its integrated GPS function and video recording in 1080i-AVCHD Full HD make it the ideal companion for all life’s moments from the family vacation to the backyard barbeque.

The Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.3 – 68.8 mm f/3.3-5.9 ASPH. 16x zoom lens has an extended range of focal lengths equivalent to 24 to 384 mm in 35-mm format. Thanks to this high performance lens, the Leica V-Lux 30 delivers outstanding image quality and covers a wide range of photographic opportunities, ranging from wide-angle and macro shots to telephoto shots of distant subjects.

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2011-05-26 Leica V-Lux 30 Press Release

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Nikon Coolpix P500 Review @ Imaging Resource

Wed May 25, 2011

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

The Nikon P500 exceeds all expectations in a long zoom digital camera with only a few optical compromises. This is the camera you grab when you don’t want to heft the SLR and a bag full of lenses.

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Imaging Resource has published their review of the Nikon Coolpix P500, an ultra zoom digital camera with 12.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 36x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (22.5-810mm equiv.), 3.0-in. Vari-angle LCD (921k-dot), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, PASM, Scene Auto Selector, Continuous Shooting 8fps, D-Lighting, Easy Panorama, Backlighting HDR, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, Slow-motion video, and Full HD 1080p video 1920×1080 @ 30fps with stereo sound.

You can read the Nikon Coolpix P500 Review at: Imaging Resource.

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Canon SX230 HS Review @ PhotographyBLOG

Wed May 25, 2011

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is an easy recommendation as a travel zoom camera.

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PhotographyBLOG has posted their review of the Canon PowerShot SX230 IS, with 12.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 14x wide-angle optical zoom (28-392mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (461k-dot), PASM modes, Smart AUTO, GPS, Color Accent, Miniature Effect, Super Slow Motion Movie (record at high speed 240fps and playback at normal speed), Toy Camera Effect, and Full HD movie 1920×1080 @ 24fps.

You can read the Canon SX230 HS Review at: PhotographyBLOG.

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Pentax Optio RS1500 Review @ Steve’s Digicams

Wed May 25, 2011

Pentax Optio RS1500

Pentax Optio RS1500

For your fashion savvy teenager, [the Optio RS1500] captures decent photos at an affordable price.

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Steve’s Digicams has published their review of the Pentax Optio RS1500, an entry-level ultra compact with 14MP resolution (1/2.33-in. CCD), 4x wide-angle optical zoom (27.5-110mm equiv.), 3.0-in. LCD (230k-dot), Auto Picture mode, Program AE, Face Detection, Interchangeable Cosmetic Skins, and HD 720p Movie 1280×720 @ 30fps.

You can read the Pentax Optio RS1500 Review at: Steve’s Digicams.

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2011-08-01 Pentax RS1500 PhotographyBLOG
2011-07-08 Pentax Optio RS1500 ePHOTOzine
2011-06-09 Pentax Optio RS1500 DigitalCameraReview
2011-05-25 Pentax Optio RS1500 Steve's Digicams

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Articles, Videos

How To Pan Your Camera For Action Shots

Wed May 25, 2011


From SLRlounge

Panning is the technique of moving your camera in the same direction your subject is moving so as to keep the latter pretty much in sharp focus but letting the background go all blurred — hence, giving a wonderful effect of fast action.

The technique can be summarized as follows:

  1. Prefocus your camera to the point where you are going to release the shutter
  2. Follow your subject in a smooth arc
  3. Trip the shutter when the subject reaches predetermined position
  4. Continue thru the arc smoothly

It’s easier said than done, takes lots of practice and the video explains clearly the other variables to keep in mind.

Here are some samples of panning: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

source fstoppers


Now You Know

Turns Out Adding A Person In Your Landscape Makes It Memorable

Wed May 25, 2011

MIT study shows pictures with people are most memorable

MIT study shows pictures with people are most memorable

We’ve always been told that our pictures will look better if we added some human interest in them. Well, this is now scientifically proven. A new study by neuroscientists at MIT has differentiated between pleasantness and memorability.

Though the human brain can remember thousands of images, it turns out that not all images are memorable. For the study, the researchers used about 10,000 images of all kinds, such as interior-design photos, nature scenes, streetscapes, etc. Human subjects culled from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk program were shown a series of images, some of which were repeated. When they saw an image they had already seen, they pressed a key on their keyboard.

The results were consistent: images with people in them are the most memorable, followed by images of human-scale space (such as the produce aisle of a grocery store) and close-ups of objects. Least memorable are natural landscapes, although those can be memorable if they feature an unexpected element, such as shrubbery trimmed into an unusual shape.

So, how can you make your landscape images more memorable? Add a human element in it!

Read more about the study at: physorg.


Fun Stuff, Videos

Kid Loses Camera In Snow, Is Worried Sick About It

Wed May 25, 2011


From Gleefan86

“I found it!” Sometimes, these 3 words are the sweetest we can hear. Witness these 2 kids sledding in the snow, one with a camera that he uses to record his slide but then loses it in the snow as he tumbles out of the sled. What ensues is stuff that can only come from the minds and mouths of kids. Hope the parents explained things to the poor kid.

source photographybay


Fun Stuff

Satellite Infrared Reveals Buried Pyramids in Egypt

Wed May 25, 2011

It’s amazing but US Egyptologist Dr Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama in Birmingham is using infra-red satellite imaging to reveal pattern of streets, houses, tombs and even 17 pyramids buried under the ancient city of Tanis in Egypt. Test excavations prove this may well be one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt.

Read more about the buried pyramids and watch a video at: BBC.


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