Today Google Maps is introducing the new Street View app for Android and iOS, which allows you for the first time, to tour immersive 360-degree imagery and instantly contribute your own — right to Google Maps.
The Street View app allows you to shoot photo spheres directly from your Android phone or iPhone or connect to spherical cameras like the Ricoh Theta S, or NCTech iris360.
Ricoh Theta S Camera: Spherical Image Courtesy of Ricoh
Starting today, the Street View app will replace the Photo Sphere Camera app for iPhones and the Street View from Google Maps app on Android phones.
Ricoh Unveils Industry’s Most Advanced Fully Spherical Portable Camera: RICOH THETA S
Featuring faster lenses, enlarged image sensor and full HD video capabilities
TOKYO and BERLIN, September 3, 2015 — Ricoh announced today the release of the RICOH THETA S, the newest model in the RICOH THETA series of spherical cameras that capture 360-degree scenes surrounding the user. Unveiled today in Berlin at IFA, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, the camera features extra-high resolution, fully spherical photos and videos in one simple shot, a live preview function and even greater compatibility with social media platforms.
The RICOH THETA S, which retains the lightweight portability of the current model—the RICOH THETA m15—captures high-resolution spherical images of up to nearly 14 megapixels. It can also record spherical video in full HD (1920 x 1080*1 pixels at 30fps) with a maximum recording time of 25 minutes. The better quality images are enabled by an enlarged image sensor and fast F2.0 lenses to allow more light through Ricoh’s proprietary ultra-small twin-lens folded-optical system. Continue Reading »
The following video presents VPL-VW520ES/VW320ES (Feature & Benefit):
Seeing is believing
Experience the beauty of true 4K
Bring incredible 4K detail to your favourite movies
Imagine bringing the truly cinematic quality of 4K into your own home. Now you can make this a reality with our VPL-VW520ES and VPL-VW320ES Home Cinema projectors. These are our most affordable 4K models yet, each producing a native 4096 x 2160 resolution picture – that’s over four times the quality of Full HD.
Designed for your home cinema room and living room, the VPL-VW520ES and VPL- VW320ES deliver stunning, detail-packed images and incredibly lifelike colour like never before. And with high brightness, you’re guaranteed an exceptional picture even in well-lit rooms.
Sony VPL-VW520ES and VPL-VW320ES projectors use advanced SXRDTM panels for a native 4K picture
Sony is expanding its Home Cinema line-up by announcing three new projectors at IFA 2015.
The new projectors that deliver native 4K resolution for an immersive viewing experience include the VPL-VW520ES (1800 lumens brightness and huge 300,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio) and VPL-VW320ES (1500 lumens brightness and high contrast ratio). These projectors use advanced SXRDTM panels for a native 4K picture, with no artificial manipulation of pixels.
The new VPL-HW65ES also launches at IFA, using SXRD panel technology and 2nd generation Reality Creation for a Full HD home cinema experience at a lower price point.
Sony VPL-HW65ES uses SXRD panel technology and 2nd generation Reality Creation for a Full HD home cinema experience
REDEFINING THE SP SERIES LENSES DESIGNED FOR THE NEW ERA OF IMAGING
First to debut: two fast, fixed focal standard lenses packed with exceptional features that deliver ultimate performance
SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012)
SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013)
SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012)
SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013)
September 2, 2015, Commack, New York – Tamron, a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of a new series of SP lenses that are optimized to make the most of the superior imaging performance delivered by the latest advancements in digital photography. Sporting a totally revamped external appearance, the new lenses provide the ultimate in functionality and operation. The first two lenses in the series are compatible with full-frame DSLR cameras and offer fast apertures and versatile, fixed focal lengths. The pair consists of the SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) and SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013), and both can be used with APS-C format cameras as well. The lenses will be on sale in the U.S. starting September 29, 2015 in Canon and Nikon mounts (the Sony(1) mount to be launched at a later date). The approximate price of each will be $599.
(1) The Sony mount model does not include VC (Vibration Compensation), since the bodies of Sony DSLR cameras include built-in image stabilization functionality. Continue Reading »
The following video presents Xperia Z5 series from Sony – Announced at IFA 2015:
“Smartphones with camera know-how”
Sony is announcing its latest flagship smartphone, the 5.2″ Xperia Z5, along with a 4.6″ Xperia Z5 Compact that fits all of the functionality and features of the larger model into a compact body.
Made possible through collaboration with Sony’s α™ camera engineers, both models feature innovative camera technology that leverages the strength of a 23 MP Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor and Hybrid autofocus that combines phase detection with contrast detection, realizing the fastest autofocus in a leading smartphone*1 at a ground-breaking speed of just 0.03 seconds*2.
With this power in hand, those precious blink-and-you-miss-it moments in life will never pass the user by.
This video presents Xperia Z5 from Sony – the best camera in a leading smartphone*.
Other features of both Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact smartphones include:
improved image stabilization,
fingerprint sensor on the power button – removing the hassle of unlocking the device, and
Xperia Z5 Series is waterproof and protected against dust as long as a few simple instructions are followed: all ports and attached covers are firmly closed; the phone is not taken deeper than 1.5m underwater or for longer than 30 minutes; and the water should be fresh water. Casual use in chlorinated pools is permitted provided it is rinsed in fresh water afterwards. No seawater and no salt water pools. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The phone has an Ingress Protection rating of IP65 and IP68. To see what this means and for more information see Water and dust protection – all you need to know – Sony support.
Also, there is the new Sony Xperia Z5 Premium with the following key highlights:
world’s first*4 4K UHD smartphone display*5,
capture 4K video, and also watch it back on the Xperia Z5 Premium’s 5.5″ display,
capable of outputting video directly to a 4K TV over an MHL*6 connection, enabling users to watch recorded 4K video on a big screen with ease,
4K upscaling technology that will enhance non-4K photos and videos to 4K resolution.
The three Xperia Z5 models, along with the Xperia headset, will be released in Japan and elsewhere around the globe, starting with select markets from this fall*7.
Sony’s latest digital imaging offerings include the previously announced:
The following video presents IFA 2015: Teaser – Samsung invites all of you to the future of IoT:
The Samsung Exhibition at IFA 2015 awaits you with many startling innovations and visions. Particularly, you can explore the visions of #SamsungIoT that empower you with unlimited possibilities of a connected life. Get ready to connect with #SamsungIFA 2015 no matter where you are!
For more information about Samsung @ IFA 2015, visit: global.samsungtomorrow.com/ifa2015
IFA 2015: Catch the Livestream of Samsung’s Press Conference
September 2, 2015
To help you follow all the latest news from IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany, Samsung Tomorrow will be on-site at CubeCity Berlin, broadcasting live. Samsung Tomorrow will also livestream its pre-event Press Conference at 11 am CET on September 3, 2015.
IFA is the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. IoT is sure to be in the spotlight this year, and Samsung will share its latest innovations.
You can get all the latest updates on the official global blog, view videos from Berlin via YouTube, see real-time tweets via Twitter and access images via Flickr.
The following video presents Panasonic HX-A1 POV Action Cam for Your Adventures:
Your adventure begins with the gear you need for the adventure you love. The Panasonic HX-A1 is a wearable 1080p Full HD point-of-view (POV) camcorder that is tough, waterproof, and ready to go out of the box. A unique quick change extra battery …..recording, so your adventure will never be limited.
Panasonic + Yamaha Motor USA enter a partnership integrating #PanasonicAdventure action cams: Image Courtesy of Panasonic
Panasonic announced a two-year, multi-faceted marketing and sales partnership that will integrate Yamaha Motor Corporation’s line of Powersports products with Panasonic Adventure action cameras which include:
Also, during Yamaha’s launch of its new YXZ1000R Side by Side in Long Beach, California, Panasonic’s LUMIX GH4 DSLRs were used around the course to capture additional 4K footage.
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company Partners With Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. On Joint Marketing and Ecommerce Initiatives
Initial Focus Will Integrate Panasonic Adventure Line of Action Cameras with Yamaha Powersport Vehicles and Watercraft
NEWARK, NJ 09/01/2015
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company and Yamaha Parts and Accessories, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., announced today a two-year, multi-faceted marketing and sales partnership that will integrate Panasonic Adventure’s line of action cameras with Yamaha Motor Corporation’s line of Powersports products.
The relationship, which was announced today during Yamaha’s launch of its new YXZ1000R Side by Side in Long Beach, California makes Panasonic the “Exclusive Imaging Partner and Action Camera of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.’s Customer Support Group, Watercraft Group, and Outdoors Group.” In turn, Yamaha Motor Corporation is the “Exclusive Powersports Partner to Panasonic Consumer Electronics Corporation in the U.S.” Continue Reading »
The following video presents Nikon 1 AW1 Product Tour:
Capture stunning images anywhere life takes you. Waterproof, Shockproof and Freeze-proof, you’ll never miss the perfect shot again. Photography has never been so easy.
Nikon invites you to participate in the “Life is an AWDVENTURE” Sweepstakes.
The Life is an Awdventure Sweepstakes is a promotion sponsored by Nikon Inc. and the State of Texas Office of Economic Development that offers participants the chance to win a new Nikon 1 AW1 camera kit along with one of two trips to Texas for 6 days and 5 nights.
The Sweepstakes is open and offered only to legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age and older and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of date of entry. Void where prohibited. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
“Life is an AWDVENTURE” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on September 15, 2015.
Enter the Life is an AWDVENTURE Sweepstakes
Get ready to take the photos of a lifetime. Win a trip for two to grandiose Texas and the Nikon 1 AW1 camera kit with two lenses and accessories. The Nikon 1 AW1 is the world’s first waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens digital camera—it’s built for all life’s awesomeness.
Image Courtesy of Nikon
Nikon 1 AW1 camera 2 lens kit and WU-1B Wireless Adapter
The Grand Prize consists of one (1) Nikon 1 AW1 2 lens kit, one (1) Nikon 1 Silicone Jacket, one (1) EN-EL20 Battery, one (1) AN-N3000 Water Resistant Neck Strap, and one (1) WU-1B Wireless Adapter, (collectively, the “Camera Package”).
The Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”) of the Camera Package is $1,200.
In addition, the Two Grand Prize winners will receive a trip package supplied by the State of Texas Office of Economic Development and Tourism to one (1) of the following Texas locations: (1) to the Big Bend area of Texas or (1) to South Padre Island, Texas.
Trip Package Prizes: The following two (2) Grand Prize Trips will be awarded (1 to the Big Bend area of Texas and 1 to South Padre Island, Texas): Continue Reading »
The following video presents Sony Alpha – Mirrorless 60″ Commercial:
The mirrorless range of cameras by Sony are a huge step forward in photography, resulting in smaller, lighter and faster cameras within the Alpha range. Our new commercial announces this removal of the mirror in spectacular fashion, ushering in a new era in photography. Shot in the Namibian desert over 3 days, and exploding several mirrors, the commercial was captured entirely in-camera to produce these spectacular visuals.
MOVE TO MIRRORLESS
Sony Launches “α Universe” Community Site to Engage, Empower and Inspire Photo and Video Enthusiasts
by Communications 09/01/2015
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 1, 2015 – Sony Electronics today has officially launched the “α Universe” website (www.alphauniverse.com), an online community site that will serve as a window into the world of the Sony α brand.
The site will feature a variety of engaging photography, videography, instructional and news content designed to educate, inspire and empower individuals throughout the greater imaging community. Highlights include a blog-style home page for feature stories, a continually refreshed “Social” page that showcases select #SonyAlpha posts from various social platforms, an “Artisans” page that features profiles and portfolios from Sony’s Artisans of Imagery and an interactive calendar outlining Sony digital imaging events throughout the United States
“Today’s photo and video enthusiasts are utilizing Sony cameras to capture imagery with a level of detail and resolution that they never could have imagined,” said Neal Manowitz, Deputy Vice President of digital imaging at Sony Electronics. “α Universe gives us an ideal platform to showcase their work. Featuring an innovative and artistic design, the new site shines a bright spotlight on our growing army of ambassadors and their passion for the Sony α brand.” Continue Reading »
The following video presents 3D Systems MultiJet Printing, aangeboden door Canon Nederland (Google translation: 3D Systems MultiJet Printing, offered by Canon Netherlands):
Discover the benefits of 3D printing technology MultiJet which Canon offers you to print objects in durable plastic was based on UV with white as support material with the ProJet 3500 series! For more information visit: http: //www.canon.nl/printers/3d-print …
The above text is a Google translation of the following text:
Ontdekt de voordelen van 3D MultiJet printing technology die Canon u biedt voor het printen van objecten in duurzaam plastic op basis van UV met witte was als support materiaal met de ProJet 3500 serie! Kijk voor meer informatie op: http://www.canon.nl/printers/3d-print…
Canon launches 3D print offering in Belgium and the Netherlands with expansion of 3D Systems distribution agreement
LONDON, 1st September, 2015 – Canon Europe, a leader in imaging solutions, today announces that it will introduce its 3D print offering to customers in Belgium and the Netherlands by expanding its distribution agreement with 3D Systems, a leading global provider of 3D printing technology. Continue Reading »
The Fuji X-A2 is the second generation Fuji mirrorless with a standard Bayer color-filter over a 16 megapixels APS-C sensor. With a 1.5X crop-factor and Fuji X-mount, the X-A2 can handle all the same lenses as the more expensive Fuji mirrorless while delivering similar image-quality.
Despite being the lowest cost Fuji mirrorless to date, the X-A2 still offers dual control-dials, a traditional mode-dial and a customizable function button. It accepts an external flash via a typical hot-shoe and even fits a built-in popup flash with guide-number of 6.