Imaging Resource has posted their review of the Olympus SZ-30MR with 16 MP resolution (1/2.3 in. CMOS), 24x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (25-600mm equiv.), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), Intelligent Auto, P, 3D photos, Eye-Fi compatibility, Smart Panorama, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps.
Steve’s Digicams has posted their review of the Olympus SZ-10 with 14 MP resolution (1/2.3 in. CCD), 18x wide-angle optical zoom (28-504mm equiv.), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), Intelligent Auto, P, AF Tracking, Magic Filter, 3D photos, Eye-Fi compatibility, In-Camera Panorama, and HD 720p Movie 1280×720 @ 30fps.
Today, Canon announced that the PIXMA MG8220, MG6220 and MG5320 Wireless AIO photo printers will now support Apple AirPrint. Users can now print wirelessly from their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The new printer functionality allows printing of photos, emails, web pages and other documents.
CANON CANADA ANNOUNCES SELECT PIXMA PRINTERS NOW SUPPORT APPLE’S AIRPRINT ENABLING WIRELESS PRINTING FROM iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch
MISSISSAUGA, ON, September 20, 2011 – Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced that the PIXMA MG8220, MG6220 and MG5320 Wireless Photo All-In-One inkjet photo printers will now support AirPrint1 wireless printing for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. AirPrint allows users to wirelessly print photos, emails, web pages and other documents without the need to install device drivers, saving time and making for a seamless user experience.
AirPrint will be supported by the majority of Canon PIXMA inkjet printers launched from this point forward. AirPrint works with iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch (3rd generation and later) running using iOS 4.2 or later.
About Canon Canada Inc.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,200 people at its offices nation-wide, servicing the Canadian market from coast to coast. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential ingredients in Canon’s success. Canon’s leadership in imaging, optical and document management technology and solutions is based in large part on the thousands of patents the company has secured throughout its history. Since 1994, Canon Inc. is among the top four US patent recipients.
The company’s comprehensive product line includes networked multifunction devices; digital copiers (colour and black and white); printers, scanners, image filing systems and facsimile machines; calculators, digital camcorders, digital cameras and lenses; medical imaging equipment, semiconductor, broadcast and other specialized industrial products.
Bringing Intelligent Photo- and Video-Editing with Intuitive Organizing Power to Windows and Mac Customers
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 20, 2011 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 10 & Adobe Premiere® Elements 10 bundle for Windows® and Mac, the newest version of Adobe’s award-winning, No. 1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software*. This milestone release celebrates 10 years of bringing powerful, easy-to-use technology to consumers. Available as standalone products (see separate press releases) or as a single retail package, the Photoshop Elements 10 & Adobe Premiere Elements 10 bundle offers two complete solutions that redefine what it means to bring photos and videos to life.
“The Photoshop Elements 10 & Adobe Premiere Elements 10 bundle brings together all the functionality people need to easily create, perfect and share both photo and video memories,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president of Digital Imaging Products, Adobe. “The new features expand the creative possibilities with photos and videos. And now, more than ever, people who capture photos are experimenting with video, so we’re offering new tools and technology that bring video editing to photographers in a way that is natural and easy for them.” Continue Reading »
The countdown has begun and it is barely one day away as we write this when Nikon is slated to announce in New York its interchangeable lens camera offering, aka compact mirrorless. Rumors have been rife and have swirled across the Internet with postings of leaked images and list of features.
It’s The Great Olympus E-PM1 Giveaway and it is happening right now, maybe at a location near you!
After giving out a free E-PM1 to every passenger on JetBlue Flight #001 from New York to Fort Lauderdale, Olympus is going to be handing out more free E-PM1 today.
On Friday, September 16, 2011, Olympus partnered with JetBlue to launch the new, revolutionary PEN E-PM1 camera. To prove that anyone can take extraordinary photos and videos, travelers aboard Flight #001 from New York to Fort Lauderdale were given the camera to keep. In return, we asked them to upload 20 of their best photos or videos when they land at their destination. You can see them at http://PENReady.com, home of The PEN Ready Project. It’s a giveaway like no other—over 1,000 cameras, more than 1,000 people. And here’s what happened. This video was shot entirely with a PEN.
Well, guess what? They’re at it again and today, September 19, Olympus will be at undisclosed locations throughout New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Miami, and nearby its U.S. Headquarters in Lehigh Valley, PA and will be handing out free PEN Mini E-PM1. There are 1,000 to give away. Someone at Olympus (or its PR firm) has definitely read, “How To Win Friends and Influence People.”
Olympus Launches the PEN Ready Project: The World’s Largest Small Camera Giveaway
Olympus believes the PEN E-PM1™ camera is so amazing that we are giving more than 1,000 of them to consumers to experience it for themselves
Center Valley, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2011
Today Olympus® breaks all the rules of consumer electronics marketing by kicking off the “PEN Ready Project” – a campaign designed to empower and inspire creativity in more than 1,000 lucky people around North America. To demonstrate that anyone can be PEN Ready™ Olympus is surprising people in undisclosed locations throughout New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Miami, and nearby its U.S. Headquarters in Lehigh Valley, PA, by giving them the Olympus PEN® E-PM1 camera. The images and HD videos that participants create with the camera as part of the PEN Ready Project will be showcased on a new custom-designed Tumblr blog over the coming months. Anyone in the world can visit the site and decide if they, too, are “PEN Ready.”
“The mission of the PEN Ready Project is to demonstrate how easy it is for anyone to capture extraordinary photos and videos with the PEN camera. That’s why we’re partnering with JetBlue Airways and Tumblr to give the gift of our Olympus PEN E-PM1 camera and make more than 1,000 people PEN Ready,” said Stephanie Sherry, Senior Manager, Advertising & Marketing Communications, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “We can’t wait to see where people travel to and what they will create with their new PEN camera.” Continue Reading »
DPReview has published their review of the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3, a Digital Interchangeable Lens Compact System Camera with 12.3MP resolution (on a 17.3 x 13.0 mm High Speed Live MOS Sensor), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Dust Reduction, an extra large 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), Full HD Movie (1920×1080/60i) with stereo sound, Intelligent AUTO (auto scene recognition), PASM modes, Scene Modes, Shutter speed range of 60 – 1/4000 sec. plus Bulb (up to 30 mins), Continuous Shooting at 5.5fps, RAW file format, a hot shoe, and Art Filter.
“We were extremely impressed with how the camera works the noise problems caused from high ISO [...] when the noise reduction kicks in, it does a world of difference and it’s one of the best ISO 1600 results we’ve seen.”
PhotographyBLOG has posted their review of the ultra slim Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 / FS22 with 16.1MP resolution (1/2.33-in. CCD), 4x wide-angle optical zoom (28-112mm equiv.), optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. (230k-dot) Touch Screen LCD, Intelligent Auto, P, Sonic Speed AF, and HD 720p Movie 1280×720 at 24fps.
In a feat reminiscent of the TV Series Stargate Universe where scientists hide an alien puzzle they had not been able to decipher into an online game and then wait for a gamer to solve the puzzle, real life online gamers have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had thwarted scientists for a decade.
Foldit is a 3D video game that was developed in 2008 by the University of Washington and is played by competing players unfolding chains of amino acids to help figure out the structure of proteins. The online gamers produced an accurate 3D model of the enzyme in only three weeks.
This is the first time that gamers have resolved a long-standing scientific problem, bringing together the strengths of computers and humans. The exploit is published in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, and both the online gamers and researchers are listed as co-authors.
The Kiso Observatory observation dome (Photographed with an ultra-large-scale, ultra-high-sensitivity CMOS sensor amid illumination of 0.1-0.3 lux)
Canon has developed an ultra-large-scale, ultra-high-sensitivity CMOS sensor with a chip size measuring 202 x 205 mm which is installed in the Schmidt telescope at the University of Tokyo’s Kiso Observatory, Institute of Astronomy, School of Science (Kiso-gun, Nagano prefecture). It has been used to record video at approximately 60 fps, resulting in the successful video recording of faint meteors.
The ultra-large-scale, ultra-high-sensitivity CMOS sensor (left) alongside a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor
The device is approximately 40 times the size of a full frame sensor in a DSLR and makes possible video recording in dark conditions with as little as 0.3 lux of illumination or the level of brightness during a full moon.
Canon ultra-large-scale, ultra-high-sensitivity CMOS sensor makes possible wide field-of-view video recording of meteors with equivalent apparent magnitude of 10
TOKYO, September 15, 2011—Canon Inc. today announced that an ultra-large-scale, ultra-high-sensitivity CMOS sensor developed by the company has enabled the video recording across a wide 3.3° x 3.3° field of view of meteors with an equivalent apparent magnitude of 10.*1 The sensor, with a chip size measuring 202 x 205 mm, the world’s largest*2 surface area for a CMOS sensor, was installed in the Schmidt telescope at the University of Tokyo’s Kiso Observatory, Institute of Astronomy, School of Science (Kiso-gun, Nagano prefecture). Continue Reading »
Getty Images, the official Photographic Agency to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will be deploying a team of approximately 60 renowned and award-winning sports photographers working around the clock to capture a record 30,000 images at the London 2012 Olympic Games. A “handful” of these photographers will shoot only in 3D.
GETTY IMAGES TO CAPTURE LONDON 2012 GAMES IN 3D
Getty Images will be the official photographers at next year’s games, showcasing our unique 3D imagery
London, United Kingdom – 2 September, 2011 – Getty Images, the official Photographic Agency to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has announced that it will shoot the London 2012 Olympic Games in stunning 3D. This will be the first time Getty Images has shot the Games using this technology and Getty Images is deploying a handful of 3D-dedicated photographers to ensure the best still shots are captured. Continue Reading »
Fast forward to the 2:14 min. mark to see the pinhole camera which uses any 5×4 film holder. The camera’s body itself is made from injection moulded ABS finished with a very durable non-slip coating, features tripod mount positions, two built-in spirit levels, and an accessory mount. Get this: “The accessory mount won’t necessarily be used for a flash. We’ve found that a lot of people liked to use their iPhone as a digital viewfinder. If there’s demand, we might even build our own, custom-made iPhone holder.” Amazing! A pinhole camera that uses the iPhone as a viewfinder!
The first version of Harman’s pinhole camera will be available with a focal length of 72mm, with future plans to release a 110mm and 150mm version, depending on demand. Also in the planning is a version of the pinhole camera with no pin hole! Apparently, some users want to create their own irregular shaped pin holes. Go figure!