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Press Releases

Optex Announces LensMate and ScreenMate Cleaning System

Thu August 30, 2012

OPTEX LENSMATE AND SCREENMATE CLEANING SYSTEMS OFFER A FAST, EASY WAY TO SAFELY CLEAN DELICATE OPTICAL SURFACES

TORONTO, ON., August 30, 2012 – Gentec International is pleased to introduce a new series of Optex cleaning products that includes the LensMate lens cleaning system for camera and binocular lenses and the ScreenMate screen cleaning system for LCD displays.

The LensMate and ScreenMate cleaning systems feature a soft cleaning pad with an environmentally-friendly, dry cleaning compound that won’t spill or dry out. The unique self-replenishing system works with a twist of the cap after each use to prepare the tip for the next cleaning. Both cleaning systems are safe, effective, and easy to use, and they won’t scratch or damage delicate surfaces. The unique cleaning compound even helps reduce static charge build-up that can attract dust to the surface of the lens or LCD display.

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Articles

Neil Armstrong’s Moon Photos

Thu August 30, 2012

What if you were responsible for taking the first photos on the moon? Remember, it was not the digital age yet but you still had a hundred or so of film frames available in the special extra large Kodak film magazine (that allowed 160 pictures in color or 200 on black/white on 70mm film) of your specially fitted for the moon Hasselblad 500EL medium frame camera (fitted with a Zeiss Planar 60mm lens).

NASA has released the first photos taken on the Moon, including a panorama. Neil Armstrong took the famous photo of Buzz Aldrin standing by the American flag. Aldrin then takes the iconic photo of his boot print on the lunar soil.

Yet, none of them remembers who took the Earth photo above the lunar module. You’d think that this would be a WOW moment that would have stayed in your mind forever. Guess, they were more snap shooting than “setting up their tripod and waiting for the right light and moment.”

There is uncertainty about which astronaut took the pictures of Earth above the lunar module. Neil may have borrowed the camera briefly from Buzz but neither one can confirm this.

View the photos at: NASA.


Contests

The Children’s Eyes on Earth Photo Contest

Thu August 30, 2012

LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES

THE CHILDREN’S EYES ON EARTH

International Youth Photography Contest, Festival and Exhibition 2012

Inspiring young people to dream, achieve, discover and protect our world for a better future

Deadline for entries – Saturday 15 September 2012
www.childrenseyesonearth.org

Young photographers still have until Saturday 15 September to enter the contest for the chance to win professional camera equipment and a trip to Baku in Azerbaijan to participate in The Children’s Eyes On Earth Photography Festival And Exhibition. The winners will also have an exclusive photographic workshop in Baku with internationally-known photographer, Reza.

The Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest, Festival And Exhibition 2012 aims to raise awareness of environmental issues through the eyes of young people and their photographs. This exciting global initiative will give children and teenagers a platform to show how they see the natural world, and the chance to discover some of the challenges currently facing our planet.

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Press Releases

Sony Announces New NEX-5R Compact System Camera

Wed August 29, 2012


Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-5R

NEW SONY NEX-5R CAMERA DELIVERS PROFESSIONAL IMAGING POWER AND WI-FI® CONVENIENCE IN LIGHTWEIGHT, STYLISH PACKAGE

New Compact System Camera Introduces Fast Hybrid AF and Downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps™

SAN DIEGO, August 29, 2012 – Combining a stylish, lightweight design and the freedom of interchangeable lenses with large-sensor image quality, speedy AF and the introduction of Wi-Fi capability, the new Sony α NEX-5R compact system camera offers all the benefits of DSLR-style imaging in a more convenient, portable package with added connectivity.

The NEX-5R camera features a newly-developed 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor – identical in size to sensors found in traditional DSLR cameras – combined with a powerful BIONZ® processor to assure richly detailed still images and crisp Full HD videos in all types of lighting conditions.

In a first for Sony’s line of interchangeable lens cameras, the new NEX-5R model features “Fast Hybrid AF” autofocus technology, combining phase-detection and contrast-detection methods to ensure speedy, accurate autofocus in any shooting situation.  It is also Sony’s first interchangeable lens camera with integrated Wi-Fi capabilities for easy image sharing, saving and viewing, and introduces the new concept of downloadable Camera Apps for adding creative, fun features that can be personalized to fit a photographer’s needs.

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Samsung Announces Android-Powered GALAXY Camera

Wed August 29, 2012

Samsung presents ‘Camera, Reborn.’-the GALAXY Camera

August 29, 2012

The new device combines leading-edge camera capabilities with Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean and wireless network connectivity, letting users shoot, edit and share images easily anywhere, at any time

BERLIN, Germany – August 29, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has today announced the launch of the GALAXY Camera. Developed to fit the changing ways we communicate, the GALAXY Camera combines high performance photography with the latest Android™ 4.1 platform, so called Jelly Bean, and wireless network connectivity, creating a brand new type of device. Samsung GALAXY Camera fits perfectly for those who wish to shoot, edit and share high quality photographs and video easily and spontaneously from anywhere, at any time.

“The GALAXY Camera opens a new visual communication era and shifts a paradigm in communication. With the growth of social networks and the prevalence of smartphones and tablets, people today communicate faster than words. As we increasingly articulate our experiences through pictures and videos the GALAXY Camera has been created to lead the way in this new era of visual communication. Communication becomes more vivid and lively with high-quality images and instant sharing anywhere, anytime,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.

Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google, congratulated the Samsung team on their launch. “When we first started work on Android, we envisioned building a smart camera that would take digital photography to the next level. The GALAXY Camera is an innovative product that speaks to the openness and flexibility of the Android platform.”

The GALAXY Camera makes outstanding photography on the go. Users never again have to sacrifice picture quality if they want to edit and share their photos instantly. It easily outperforms any smartphone camera. The GALAXY Camera, boasting a 21x super long zoom lens and a super-bright 16M BSI CMOS sensor, delivers pictures in brilliant quality. The device also features ‘Smart Pro’ technology, a series of modes that make professional-looking photography easy for anyone to achieve. What truly revolutionizes this photography experience is Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean and wireless connectivity, which opens up the device to applications for photo-editing, sharing, and much more. Users will experience all of GALAXY Camera’s great features on a market-leading HD Super Clear LCD. With stunning clarity, incredible ease-of-use and unparalleled connectivity, the GALAXY Camera is the next step in imaging innovation.

Shoot stunning quality images
The GALAXY Camera’s ‘Smart Pro’ feature makes it easy to recreate advanced photographic setups in just a few simple steps for stunning artistic results. Using the easy-to-navigate menu system, users can choose from a series of preset scenario options which will automatically adjust the camera’s settings in order to capture the perfect photo. For example, the ‘Rich Tone’ setting delivers images with greater intensity – particularly effective for reducing overexposure in bright surroundings, while the ‘Light Trace’ setting automatically controls shutter speed for atmospheric night scenes full of light trails.

The GALAXY Camera’s 21x super long zoom can be controlled by either button or touchscreen, rendering long-distance pictures in a quality that users will be proud to share, while OIS ensures that images stay clear and crisp. The camera’s 16 Megapixel 1/2.3” BSI CMOS sensor captures images in brilliant color and resolution, while the 23mm aperture lens delivers impressive wide-angle shots incomparable to smartphone pictures.

Enjoy your photos and video on a world-leading display
The GALAXY Camera boasts large and vivid enough camera display – a 4.8”(121.2mm) HD Super Clear LCD screen, which makes it a pleasure to shoot, share and edit images from the palm of the hand. Another advantage of smartphone technology is the Voice Control option which allows the user to control a number of functions such as ‘Zoom in’ and ‘Shoot’ through voice. All these features are housed in a beautifully designed, ergonomic body with the GALAXY Camera’s minimal, organic design complementing its easy-to-use professional features.

Edit and perfect images on your device
The GALAXY Camera includes a comprehensive set of 35 powerful photo editing features through the ‘Photo Wizard’, allowing users to make professional quality edits on the go. The new features take advantage of the ultrafast quad-core processor and HD Super Clear LCD, giving access to a feature like Auto Face Calibration so edits can be made in precise detail and with ease. The ‘Video Editor’ also allows users to create and edit expert-quality videos easily from the touch screen.

The GALAXY Camera also features ‘Smart Content Manager’, an innovative on-device organization tool which intelligently creates folders, tags faces, and even suggests which pictures to delete when they don’t come out as desired. Thanks to the combination of wireless connectivity and Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, the internet capabilities of the GALAXY Camera are equal to those of the latest smartphone so that users can get even more enjoyment out of their device. In addition to the pre-installed applications from Samsung, users can browse the web and enjoy any applications from Google Play or Samsung Apps stores. If users are not sure which app to download, ‘S Suggest’ will help them recommend a new photo editing app or fun game to download.

Share your images anywhere, anytime
The camera’s convenient ‘Auto Upload’ feature will automatically save precious photos into the cloud via Samsung’s AllShare the instant they are taken. The GALAXY Camera also allows users to share photos at the same time as they shoot them with ‘Share Shot.’ As well as sharing to social networks and cloud services, users can also connect to a range of GALAXY devices including the GALAXY SIII and GALAXY Note II for effortless and automatic sharing of pictures across the GALAXY family. The new device enables connection to 3G or 4G, allowing photo sharing and browsing anywhere. The GALAXY Camera also functions on Wi-Fi with Dual Band and Channel Bonding for extra speed. Connectivity is supported by a quad-core processor that enables fast web-browsing and multi-tasking, as well as high-speed image processing without a significant impact on battery life.

The GALAXY Camera comes in two connectivity options: a 3G and Wi-Fi version or a 4G and Wi-Fi version.

Samsung GALAXY Camera will be on display at the Samsung booth #20 at IFA 2012, Aug 31 through Sep 5.

Full details, video content and product images are available at
Samsung’s IFA 2012 microsite: http://www.samsungifa2012.com or mobile site:m.samsungifa2012.com

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
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* Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Local, and Google Navigation are trademarks of Google Inc.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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SAMSUNG GALAXY CAMERA REVIEWS
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2012-08-29 Samsung GALAXY Camera Press Release
2012-08-29 Samsung GALAXY Camera QuickFact Sheet

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Cameras, Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Wed August 29, 2012

Samsung GALAXY Camera

Samsung GALAXY Camera

Samsung GALAXY Camera

Samsung GALAXY Camera

Samsung GALAXY Camera (Back View)

Samsung GALAXY Camera (21x Optical Zoom)

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Social sharing your favorite photos and videos just got way easier with the Samsung GALAXY Camera. It is a super zoom digital camera featuring 21x optical zoom (23-483mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, 16.3MP resolution, a 4.8-in. LCD, and Wi-Fi. The clincher: it is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which makes the user interface intuitive for those weaned on the latest generation of smart phones.

From the front and top, the Samsung GALAXY Camera looks and handles like a traditional camera with the familiar grip, shutter release button and zoom lever. Look at the back and you’ll quickly find that the Android platform is central to controlling all the features of the camera via the touch screen LCD. The user interface is very pretty, slick and intuitive. The Android OS brings voice control, downloadable apps and easy sharing to social sites.

The huge 4.8-in. LCD is bright and clear. It also means that the camera is big. Though this is basically a point-and-shoot camera, advanced photographers will appreciate the availability of PASM shooting modes.

You can record about 20-25 minutes of HD 1080p movies 1920 x 1080 @ 30fps with monaural sound.

The Samsung GALAXY Camera is available in black or white.

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Press Releases

Awareness of Mirrorless Cameras at 40%, Double From 2010

Wed August 29, 2012

Nearly Half of Digital Camera Owners Looking to Buy a New Camera Plan to Spend More Than Twice the Average Point-and-Shoot ASP, According to NPD

Awareness of Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras Doubles from 2010

Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) August 27, 2012

Digital camera owners who plan to buy a new camera within the next year are willing to spend more than they were two years ago, according to leading market research company The NPD Group’s Next Camera Study Part II. Over a quarter of current digital camera owners stated they were at least somewhat likely to purchase a camera in the next year. Among them, 46 percent said they would spend $300+, up nearly 10 percentage points from 2010 and more than twice the current average point-and-shoot average selling price of $149.

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Articles

The New York Subway Underground Library

Wed August 29, 2012

When you face an hour or more of travel time to get to your destination, do you: a) nap, b) think, c) work, d) text, e) watch a movie, or f) read?

Many of us do f) read, either a newspaper, magazine or book. Ourit Ben-Haim rides the New York subway system and brings her DSLR with her on these trips. She openly captures New Yorkers reading, posts the pictures on her Tumblr page and invite her followers to identify the books.

View the photos at: She Said Unprintable Things.

via FastCompany


Videos

Canada’s CN Tower Beams Subliminal Photos

Wed August 29, 2012

Canada’s CN Tower operations manager Tom Mellon is a prankster. How else do you explain going to the trouble — and expense — of setting up a slide show of photos that no one can see with the naked eye? 252 LED lights lining the elevator’s shaft beam only a two-pixel width of an image at a time, beaming out an entire image in 10 seconds. Avi Salem decided to capture those images.

“This is the first man to see it,” Mellon said of Salem who has set up his camera on the balcony of his condo and captured the frames of the show every few seconds. He is then painstakingly reconstructing the images from the slide show.

Read the story at: Toronto Star.


Reviews on the Web

Samsung ST200F Review @ PhotographyBLOG

Tue August 28, 2012

Samsung ST200F

Samsung ST200F

The Samsung ST200F is a camera that will cope with pretty much anything you need to take pictures of in day to day life.

We’ve added a new Samsung ST200F [QuickPrice Check] review to our Reviews Matrix.

PhotographyBLOG has published their review of the Samsung ST200F, a compact ultra zoom with 16.1MP resolution (on a 1/2.3-in. CCD image sensor), 10x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (27-270mm equiv.), Optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), Smart Auto, PASM, Scene modes, Dual Capture, Magic Frame, Live Panorama, Wi-Fi, and HD 720p Movie 1280×720 @ 30fps with monaural sound.

Read the Samsung ST200F Review @ PhotographyBLOG.

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SAMSUNG ST200F REVIEWS
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2012-01-09 Samsung WB850F, WB150F & ST200F Press Release
2012-01-09 Samsung SMART Cameras Press Release

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Sony RX100 Review @ DPReview

Tue August 28, 2012

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

As a secondary camera, the images are consistently so good that you’ll rarely find yourself too disappointed on the occasions you didn’t have your big camera with you.

We’ve added a new Sony DSC-RX100 [QuickPrice Check] review to our Reviews Matrix.

DPReview has posted their review of the Sony DSC-RX100, with 20.2MP resolution (1.0-in. CMOS), 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom (28-100mm equiv.), fast F1.8 max. aperture, optical image stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (1,229k-dot), PASM modes, Scene modes, RAW, built-in Flash, and Movie 1920×1080/60p.

Read the Sony RX100 Review @ DPReview.

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Articles

Unusual and Unique Fireworks Photos

Tue August 28, 2012

David Johnson knew he had stumbled onto something explosive when he viewed his out of focus fireworks pictures. Instead of pin point sharpness, he’d start out of focus then refocused during the long 1 to 2 second exposure. The results are beautiful.

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