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Samsung MV800 Review @ DigitalCameraInfo

Fri October 14, 2011

Samsung MV800

Samsung MV800

The flip-up screen is genuinely useful—more comfortable for self-portraits than the front-facing LCDs on Samsung’s DualView cameras, and handy for framing low-angle shots.

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DigitalCameraInfo has published their review of the Samsung MV800, an ultra-compact with 16.1MP resolution (on a 1/2.3-in. CCD image sensor), 5x wide-angle optical zoom (26-130mm equiv.), Optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. Flip-Out Touch-screen LCD (288K-dot), Smart AUTO, P, Night Shot, Live Panorama, Magic Frame, Picture in Picture, Smart Filter, Effects, 3D Photo, Pose Guide, Zoom Noise Reduction, Intelligent Portraits, and HD 720p Movie 1280×720 @ 30fps.

You can read the Samsung MV800 Review @ DigitalCameraInfo.

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Videos

Watch Elephant Crush Digital Camera Back

Fri October 14, 2011


From PhaseOneDK

To test the durability of their medium format digital camera back, PhaseOne had an elephant crush one. Well, the elephant tried, but the camera back survived. Then they substituted with a Hasselblad camera back and…

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Articles

How Photographers Turn Ideas Into Successful Products

Fri October 14, 2011

As photographers, we see lots that could be improved in our cameras during daily use. We moan and complain, but whining is about all we do. However, some take the need, design a solution and market a product. Here are the story of five [wedding] photographers who did just that. Gary Fong spent $15,000 to make the Lightsphere and ended up selling hundred of thousands of it. Jessica Claire and Keats Elliott wanted a practical and stylish lens bag and ended designing and manufacturing the Shootsac Lens Bag & True Color Covers. Andrew Niesen and Rachel LaCour Niesen created the studio management program ShootQ because they thought there had to be a more efficient way to manage their appointments.

Read How Inventors Turn Their Ideas Into Photo Products @ PDN.


Press Releases

Animoto Announces Free October Fusion Webinar

Thu October 13, 2011

Animoto Announces Free October Webinar

New hour-long webinar will help photographers interested in “Fusion”

New York, NY (October 13, 2011) – Award-winning online video creation service Animoto (www.animoto.com) announces today a new free webinar on October 20, 2011 for photographers interested in learning more about how to successfully add “Fusion” into their photography business.

“Fusion has become a rapidly growing force in the business and profit plans of professional photographers,” said Erik Bjornard, Animoto’s Vice President of Marketing. “This forward-thinking Fusion webinar will help professional photographers get the most out of their HDSLR cameras by teaching them how to incorporate not only still images but the high-quality video clips these powerful new cameras are capable of creating.”

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Press Releases

Olympus Pink Campaign Supports Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Thu October 13, 2011

OLYMPUS THINKS PINK WITH FREE ACCESSORIES IN SUPPORT OF THE CANADIAN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 13, 2011 – For the second year in a row, Olympus® is partnering with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help raise money for its research, education and awareness programs. To show their support of breast cancer awareness month, Olympus is offering free limited edition pink camera accessories with the purchase of specially marked camera packages during October. Customers can choose between a pink float strap and a pink trimmed neoprene camera case to show their support. This special offer is available while supplies last, through to the end of October wherever Olympus products are sold.

“Olympus is a strong supporter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, contributing $50,000 to fund ground-breaking research,” said Jennifer Colucci, associate manager, public relations, Olympus. “Olympus is proud to help the foundation in their ongoing efforts to create a future without breast cancer.”

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Articles

A Kodak Moment: The Value of IT

Thu October 13, 2011

The Kodak story is fascinating and tragic at the same time. The name Kodak was once synonymous with cameras and photography but today it seems poised at the threshold of being irrelevant. We like to blame the shortsightedness of key executives for not embracing digital fully and encourage other camera manufacturers not to repeat the Kodak mistake.

However, Robert Plant in a Harvard Business Review paper, puts forward a different perspective on why executives at Kodak were unable to deliver on their first-mover advantage in digital technologies. He singles out Kodak IT’s CIO, Katherine Hudson, as the person who probably blindsided the company by outsourcing IT, considered a noncore value. The resulting layoffs of key personnel, loss of organizational memory, and loss of IT connectivity with the firm meant that the technology staff effectively lost its voice about emergent digital technologies and processes.

Is your company not being as competitive as you think it should be? Perhaps, argues Plant, you should “listen to the voices in the IT organization, value what they do, and think twice about what is core and noncore.” It’s a short and interesting read.

Read “A Kodak Moment to Reconsider the Value of IT.”


Reviews on the Web

Sony HX7V Review @ LetsGoDigital

Wed October 12, 2011

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V

The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX7V is easy to operate and is very user-friendly, despite a couple of shortcomings.

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LetsGoDigital has published their review of the Sony DSC-HX7V, a 16.2MP resolution (1/2.3-in. “Exmor R” CMOS Sensor) compact ultra zoom digital camera with 10x wide-angle optical zoom (28-280mm equiv.), GPS + Compass and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (921k-dot), iAuto, P, Scene Modes, Burst 10 fps at 16.2MP, Backlight Correction HDR, Intelligent Sweep Panorama, 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Continuous Shooting 10fps (16.2MP full resolution), Background Defocus, Handheld Twilight Mode, Soft Skin Mode, Smile Shutter Technology, Anti-blink Function, Natural Flash, and Full HD AVCHD 1080/60i Movie.

You can read the Sony HX7V Review @ LetsGoDigital.

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SONY HX7V REVIEWS
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2011-10-12 Sony HX7V LetsGoDigital
2011-08-10 Sony HX7V PhotographyBLOG
2011-07-29 Sony HX7V Imaging Resource
2011-01-05 Sony Cyber-shots CES 2011 Press Release

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Casio EX-ZR100 Review @ PhotographyBLOG

Wed October 12, 2011

Casio EX-ZR100

Casio EX-ZR100

This is one travel zoom that almost has it all.

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PhotographyBLOG has published their review of the Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 , a compact ultra zoom digital camera with 12.1MP resolution (on a 1/2.3-inch high-speed CMOS), 12.5x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (24-300mm equiv.), 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), Sensor-shift image stabilization, Premium AUTO, PASM shooting modes, high speed videos (up to 1000fps at 224×64 pixels) for ultra-slow motion effect, HDR Art, High-Dynamic Range, Slide 360° Panorama, and HD 1080p Movie 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps with stereo sound.

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2011-08-21 Casio EX-ZR100 DigitalCameraInfo
2011-06-10 Casio EX-ZR100 ePHOTOzine

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Press Releases

Marilyn Monroe’s Last Pictures

Wed October 12, 2011

Marilyn Monroe “12 Photographs” Duncan Miller Gallery (Los Angeles) Announces its Upcoming Exhibition of Marilyn Monroe Photographs from October 22 – November 26, 2011

See http://www.duncanmillergallery.com. On display are the haunting and beautiful photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken while making the movie “Something’s Got to Give” in 1962. This was her last professional photo session.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 12, 2011

The world was unprepared for the moment when Marilyn Monroe jumped in the swimming pool in a flesh-colored bikini and came out of the water au natural.

She was radiantly smiling and in her element: the sex goddess, posing for eternity. Two months after celebrating her birthday on this film set, Marilyn died.

These legendary images that survived (Marilyn would cut up the negatives she didn’t like) have been displayed in New York, China, Bulgaria, Salzburg, Berlin, Miami and London. The photographs are now available in Los Angeles at Duncan Miller Gallery.

About the photographer
Although later becoming a New York Times best-selling author and director of fifteen films, Brooklyn-born Lawrence Schiller started his career as a photojournalist for Life, The Sunday Times, Time, Newsweek and The Saturday Evening Post.

About the gallery
Duncan Miller Gallery specializes in contemporary and 20th Century fine art photography. See http://www.duncanmillergallery.com.


Contests

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition

Wed October 12, 2011

Scientists take the most beautiful photos, as can be seen from the entries to the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. Dr. Igor Siwanowicz of the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried, Germany won the 2011 1st Prize with his “Portrait of a Chrysopa sp. (green lacewing) larva (20x).”

Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world’s best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science.

Deadline for Entries: April 30, 2012

Here are the relevant rules concerning copyrights:

12. If your entry is selected by Nikon as a winning image, you will give non-exclusive rights to Nikon to use your name and the image in connection with the competition. You also certify that you hold the rights to grant such permission. Winning images will only be used in connection with the Nikon Small World Competition and accompanying publicity and will include appropriate photo credits.

13. Contestants will be notified regarding image usage rights should Nikon be approached with any commercial opportunities related to a submitted image or images.

Enter the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.


Videos

Photoshop’s New Deblur Algorithm Promises No More Blurred Images

Wed October 12, 2011


From peterelst

What if you could make a blurred image become sharp? This is the promise of the Lytro Light Field Camera that does away with the need to focus your picture before you take it. In fact, the camera takes thousands of images at different focus distance and hence allows you to select the one with the subject you want to be in focus.

However, Adobe has now shown a deblur algorithm that promises to take an actual blurred image and make it sharp simply thru post processing. As you watch the video, at around the 1:18 mark, you can hear shouts of “No way, that’s impossible!” and hand clapping. Adobe has done fantastic things with its Photoshop image editing software and this will be yet another feather in its cap.

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Videos

Time Lapse Shows Mars Landscape Thru Eye of Rover Opportunity

Wed October 12, 2011


From JPLNews

The Mars Rover Opportunity has spent 3 years trekking on the Mars surface and returning thousands of images of the red planet. During its trip from Victoria crater to Endeavour crater, it captured a horizon photograph at the end of each drive, sometimes looking back at where it has traveled. Of these, 309 images were put together to make this time lapse video. It is simply amazing to see how much this rover has gone over sand and rough terrain.

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