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Canon Canada Announces PowerShot S100 and PowerShot SX40 HS

Thu September 15, 2011

Canon PowerShot S100

Canon PowerShot S100

Canon Canada Announces PowerShot S100 and PowerShot SX40 HS models with new Digic 5 Image Processor Providing Enhanced Resolution and Faster Shooting Speeds

Featuring Full HD Video Recording, High-speed Burst HQ and Intelligent IS

MISSISSAUGA, ON, September 15, 2011 – Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announces the addition of two feature-packed digital cameras, the PowerShot S100 and PowerShot SX40 HS, to its award-winning lineup of point-and-shoot models. In addition to superb low-light performance and increased overall speed, these two cameras include a new DIGIC 5 image processor, HS SYSTEM, Full HD video capture, High-speed Burst HQ and Intelligent IS providing clearer, smoother looking images.

“Photo enthusiasts are always on the search for that next great camera to help them achieve the best results,” said Ian Macfarlane, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Service Operations, Canon Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon USA. “The inclusion of the new DIGIC 5 image processor and Full HD recording capabilities on both new models will provide users with the tools needed to capture brilliant images and videos as they continue their photographic journey.”

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Videos

Natural Killer White Blood Cells Captured On Film In 3D Detailed Action For First Time

Thu September 15, 2011

Researchers at Imperial College and the University of Oxford have pioneered a new technique that uses “laser tweezers” to manipulate live cells and see exactly how our body’s “natural killer” white blood cell defence works as they kill diseased tissue. By taking lots of images at once, the researchers then reconstruct a 3-D image with ease.

Read more at: Imperial College London.

via popsci


Articles

High-Speed Drop Outs Tutorial @ Rangefinder

Thu September 15, 2011

Dave Montizambert over at Rangefinder has an interesting tutorial about his Drop Outs technique. It’s a fast way to change the background to whatever your client asks for. It basically involves shooting your model indoors against a plain background and then photoshopping the desired background in.

“I create the image indoors using a technique called simulated sunlight, and marry it with a simple background drop out technique in Photoshop to drop in a suitable outdoor scene.

Of interest is how he uses a Fast Blend Mode to blend hair into a new background without the old background color either reflected in, or shining through, the model’s hair strands.

Read the article at: Rangefinder.


Fun Stuff, Videos

8 Year Old Skateboarder Lands A 720

Thu September 15, 2011


From evansk8r

Evan Goherty, 8, becomes the youngest skateboarder to land a 720-degree rotation, i.e. two full rotations. Evan now has a 540, a McTwist, and a 720 under his young feet! Congrats, “big E!” Champion in the making.

via skate


Videos

Did You Just Witness A Meteor?

Thu September 15, 2011

Just what did Arizona’s residents witness zipping horizontally across Wednesday’s night sky? Was it a plane, a UFO, or simply a meteor?

Whatever it was, it was a pretty impressive sight as one Althea Keegan wrote in on Facebook: “It had a green tail and burned out just as I had my camera ready to snap a picture.

Many residents around Arizona have reported seeing a “glowing object” fly across the night sky Wednesday. [...] A spokesman with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said their aviation unit did confirm seeing the meteor over Deer Valley Airport, but there hasn’t been any reports of an impact site.

via abc15.com


Articles

How Photographers Can Make Creative Commons Work For Them For Free

Wed September 14, 2011

As photographers, we have this not unnatural fear that people will simply steal our pictures and reuse them without giving credit, never mind pay for them. Enter the Creative Commons licence that allows free non-commercial use of online photos. Diane Smyth talks to several photographers who embrace Creative Commons to freely share their photos online.

Take Jonathan Worth, for example. He used to track down his images and send out nasty take-down notices. Now, he labels his photos as CC BY-NC- which requires that commercial users pay for a photo, and that he is always credited; non-commercial users are free to use it as they choose.

“It’s not a silver bullet but it was ground-breaking for me,” he says. “By making fans part of the process, they effectively do my publicity. I’m represented by Google now, and because I’m not paying for an agent I can sell for less and still make a profit.”

Read the article at: BJP.


Articles

Why Photographers Love Tumblr @ PDN

Wed September 14, 2011

Tumblr lists 30 reasons why you should use it as your blogging platform — and it seems that many photographers agree. There are 25+ million Tumblr users and many of them are photographers. Conor Risch examines why this is so.

Read the article at: PDN.


Reviews on the Web

Sony NEX-C3 Review @ TechRadar

Tue September 13, 2011

Sony NEX-C3

Sony NEX-C3

The performance at high ISO sensitivities is excellent.

We’ve added another Sony Alpha NEX-C3 [QuickPrice Check] review to our Reviews Matrix.

TechRadar has published their review of the Sony NEX-3, an Interchangeable Lens Camera (“compact mirrorless DSLR”) with a 16.2MP EXMOR APS HD CMOS sensor, 3.0-in. tiltabe LCD (921k-dot), iAUTO, PASM, Scene Modes, Sweep Panorama, clip-on flash, Anti Motion Blur, Manual Focus, Background Defocus, Picture Effect, Hand-held Twilight Mode, Peaking function, supplied detachable flash, Continuous Shooting at 5.5fps, Auto HDR, Dynamic Range Optimizer, RAW, Anti-Dust Technology, and HD 720p Movie 1080 x 720 @ 30fps. The NEX-C3 has a Dual Format Media Card Slot that accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ and SD/SDHC media (Class 4 or higher recommended).

You can read the Sony NEX-C3 Review @ TechRadar.

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Sony NEX-C3 Review @ TrustedReviews

Tue September 13, 2011

Sony NEX-C3

Sony NEX-C3

Overall image quality is very good. While the NEX-C3 offers compact camera proportions, the benefits of the larger APS-C sensor are clear to see.

We’ve added another Sony Alpha NEX-C3 [QuickPrice Check] review to our Reviews Matrix.

TrustedReviews has published their review of the Sony NEX-3, an Interchangeable Lens Camera (“compact mirrorless DSLR”) with a 16.2MP EXMOR APS HD CMOS sensor, 3.0-in. tiltabe LCD (921k-dot), iAUTO, PASM, Scene Modes, Sweep Panorama, clip-on flash, Anti Motion Blur, Manual Focus, Background Defocus, Picture Effect, Hand-held Twilight Mode, Peaking function, supplied detachable flash, Continuous Shooting at 5.5fps, Auto HDR, Dynamic Range Optimizer, RAW, Anti-Dust Technology, and HD 720p Movie 1080 x 720 @ 30fps. The NEX-C3 has a Dual Format Media Card Slot that accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ and SD/SDHC media (Class 4 or higher recommended).

You can read the Sony NEX-C3 Review @ TrustedReviews.

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Samsung ST95 Review @ PhotographyBLOG

Tue September 13, 2011

There’s actually very little to dislike about the pocket friendly Samsung ST95.

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PhotographyBLOG has published their review of the Samsung ST95, an ultra slim point-and-shoot digital camera with 16.1MP (1/2.3-in. CCD), 5x wide-angle optical zoom (26-130mm equiv.), 3.0-in. SmartTouch LCD (230K-dot), Program AE, Smart AUTO, Scene Modes, Perfect Portrait, Magic Frame, Smart Filter, and HD Movie 1280×720 at 30fps. The ST95 uses the microSD/microSDHC memory card.

You can read the Samsung ST95 Review @ PhotographyBLOG.

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Firmware Updates, Press Releases

Panasonic Firmware Update Turns Your Lumix G Lenses to HD

Tue September 13, 2011

PANASONIC EXPANDS HD LENS LINE-UP WITH FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR LUMIX G SERIES INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES

SECAUCUS, NJ (September 13, 2011) – Today, Panasonic announces the availability of a new firmware that enables seven of its LUMIX G Series interchangeable lenses to be HD lenses, meaning they can shoot exceptional HD video. Specifically these HD lenses excel in tracking focus in video recording while offering silent auto focus and exposure control. In addition, there is enhanced stability of O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) in video recording.

Panasonic’s LUMIX G Series of lenses are compatible with the company’s line of Compact System Cameras, including the 2011 line-up of the LUMIX GF3, LUMIX GF2, LUMIX GH2 and LUMIX G3. The new 1.1 firmware, available at http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/, enhances the following seven LUMIX G Series lenses:

(1) LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 ASPH. (H-H014)
(2) LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014042)
(3) LUMIX G FISHEYE 8mm / F3.5 (H-F008)
(4) LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS100300)
(5) LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm / F4.0 ASPH. (H-F007014)
(6) LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014045)
(7) LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS045200)

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth’s natural resources and protect our environment through the company’s Eco Ideas programs.


Articles

Fujifilm X100 in Action

Tue September 13, 2011

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm has updated its FinePix X100 special site with stories and experiences from photographers in action around the globe using the camera. Another update (Chapter 6: The Road to Ultimate Image Quality) continues the story of the FinePix X100 development with the Product Development engineers discussing how they achieved the FinePix X100′s superb image quality. Finally, the Worldwide Gallery showcases pictures owners of the X100 have sent in from all around the world.