Here is a Sony teaser on both Facebook, and Twitter - #Xperia .
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Canon: New Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera ME20F-SH with ISO Equivalent of Over 4,000,000: To Capture Color Full HD Video in Extreme Low-Light Conditions, Where Subjects Might Not Be Seen with the Naked Eye
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Panasonic: More Info on Firmware Ver 4.0 Update (July 6, 2015) at No Cost for VariCam 35 4K & VariCam HS Professional Camera/Recorders: New Features Include Uncompressed RAW Capture with New Codex V-RAW Recorder & Anamorphic Lens Support for VariCam 35; Support for Apple ProRes 4:4:4:4 Codec in Both Cameras
Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x M43 Mirrorless Camera Press Release
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Canon: #CanonVidContest Video Contest for 13 Years of Age or Older in USA & District of Columbia: Post a 15-Second or Less Video of Yourself before 11:59 PM ET on July 26, 2015 with Answers to Questions What is Your Passion? & Why You Want to Be a YouTube Star?
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Sony's Camera, Sensing, Telecommunications Network & Robotics Technologies + ZMP’s Automated Driving & Robotics Technologies: Aerosense Inc.(August 2015) for the Development, Manufacture & Sale of Enterprise Solutions Using Autonomous Drones for Image Capture Combined with Cloud-based Data Processing in 2016
The following video presents Sony Qrio & Friends:
The Sony Robot, Qrio with friends.
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Canon: New Update Digital Photo Professional 4.3.0 (DPP 4.3.0) RAW Processing Software 07/16/2015 at No Cost: DSLR Support Includes Certain EOS Cameras, and PowerShot G7 X, PowerShot G1 X Mark II Cameras
The following video presents July 10th Daily Briefing for New Horizons/Pluto Mission Pre-Flyby:
July 10th daily pre-flyby overview of the New Horizons mission, the spacecraft and its suite of instruments and a summary of Pluto science to date from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, site of the mission operations center.
Science Payload of New Horizons spacecraft: Image Courtesy of NASA
“Shipping a Science Lab to Pluto” infographic
The science payload of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft includes the following cameras: Continue Reading »
Recently, Samsung Electronics Canada launched Samsung Cloud Print™, a FREE-to-use cloud-based mobile printing solution that gives users a quick and easy way to print high quality documents from their mobile device to one or more printers located in their office.
This on-the-go cloud printing solution allows users to print from locations most convenient to them – in the office, at home, and outside.
Supporting files up to 16 MB, it uses unique rendering software based in the cloud to convert files into print-ready documents without loss of quality.
App installation and printer pairing can be completed in just a few simple steps, even without a local network connection.
There is no need to interface with a PC.
Users can also scan to the cloud from most Samsung MFPs (Multifunction Printers) and access the file with the app. Simply scan the document and input the phone number registered with the Samsung Cloud Print™ app, and the image will be stored in the cloud, waiting to be printed.
It is now possible to control output using the Cloud Preview features and the ability to set various options like color / mono, paper size, and portrait / landscape rotation.
Also supports a full range of file formats commonly used in offices, including documents, spreadsheets, images and presentation files.
The Samsung Cloud Print application can be downloaded from Samsung GALAXY Apps, Google Play or the iOS App Store.
Samsung is offering a new FREE webinar for developers of printing apps, giving them a head start when working with the latest Software Development Kit (SDK) for Samsung’s Smart UX Center.
Samsung Electronics announced that it will hold a new free webinar for developers of printing apps, giving them a head start when working with the latest Software Development Kit (SDK) for Samsung’s Smart UX Center. The webinar will take place at 3:30pm GMT on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, on the Samsung WebEx portal website. The Smart UX Center is an Android-based printing user interface that allows users to customize document management and output functions according to their specific needs. The Smart UX Center can be used in the Smart MultiXpress series, Samsung’s flagship multifunction printer range.
Samsung Smart UX SDK
“Samsung understands that we cannot build a rich printing solutions ecosystem with innovative content and services on our own; we need the support and expertise of our customers, partners and the developer community. This new webinar will share the latest insights and help us to work together, so that we all can make printing simple and easy, and drive productivity for business,” said David SW Song, Senior Vice President of Strategy Marketing and Sales, Printing Solutions, Samsung Electronics. “This webinar will build on our first Smart UX Center SDK webinar in June this year, which received extremely positive feedback from printing app developers and other attendees. In fact, as a result SDK downloads increased by 20%.” Continue Reading »
3-D Printed, Soft, Combustion-powered Robot: Image extracted from video below
About three years ago, Harvard scientists created systems that allowed soft robots to camouflage themselves, or stand out in their environment.
The following video presents Harvard researchers demonstrate soft robot camouflage system:
Having already broken new ground in robotics with the development, last year, of a class of “soft”, silicone-based robots based on creatures like squid and octopi, Harvard scientists are now working to create systems that would allow the robots to camouflage themselves, or stand out in their environment.
As described in a paper published August 16 in Science, a team of researchers led by George M. Whitesides, the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, has developed a “dynamic coloration” system for soft robots that might one day have applications ranging from helping doctors plan complex surgeries to acting as a visual marker to help search crews following a disaster.
In this video, Stephen Morin, a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Biology and first author of the paper, discusses the research and demonstrates how the system works.
The following video presents A 3-D Printed Functionally Graded Soft Robot:
SEAS researchers have built one of the first 3-D printed, soft robots that moves autonomously. The design offers a new solution to an engineering challenge that has plagued soft robotics for years: the integration of rigid and soft materials. This design combines the autonomy and speed of a rigid robot with the adaptability and resiliency of a soft robot and, because of 3-D printing, is relatively cheap and fast.
Roboticists have begun to design biologically inspired robots with soft or partially soft bodies, which have the potential to be more robust and adaptable, and safer for human interaction, than traditional rigid robots. However, key challenges in the design and manufacture of soft robots include the complex fabrication processes and the interfacing of soft and rigid components. We used multimaterial three-dimensional (3D) printing to manufacture a combustion-powered robot whose body transitions from a rigid core to a soft exterior. This stiffness gradient, spanning three orders of magnitude in modulus, enables reliable interfacing between rigid driving components (controller, battery, etc.) and the primarily soft body, and also enhances performance. Powered by the combustion of butane and oxygen, this robot is able to perform untethered jumping.
The beautiful World Heritage sites in Turkey – “Historic Areas of Istanbul”, “Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia”, and “Hierapolic-Pamukkale” were captured with the Panasonic professional 4K camera, VariCam 35. This video introduces behind the scenes highlights during the shooting. Through the interviews of a Varicam 35 developer and users, you will get to know the features of the VariCam 35.
Watch aslo Captured on VariCam 35: “Timeless legacies of light, shadows, and flowing water” at vimeo.com/127797148
Panasonic Broadens Applications For Varicam 35/Hs Camera/Recorders With Availability Of Cable Extension Unit
NEWARK, NJ 07/06/2015
Panasonic VariCam 35 4K (left) with five-meter extension cable AU-VCBL05 and recorder (right)
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of a five-meter extension unit for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders. Capitalizing on the unique modular design of the new VariCams, with the respective camera heads dockable to a common recorder, the new extension cable permits operational separation of the camera head from the recorder and will increase the versatility of both models in situations requiring mobility, agility and reduced weight.
The company will also make a 20-meter extension unit. These cables will enhance the VariCams’ effectiveness in Steadicam, crane and jib work, stunt and aerial shots, and more.
Panasonic VariCam 35 MODULAR SYSTEM: VariCam extension unit system (top, center) consists of the AU-VEXT1 (the two adapters to attach the cable to the camera and recorder) and the AU-VCBL05 five-meter cable
Panasonic VariCam HS MODULAR SYSTEM: VariCam extension unit system (top, center) consists of the AU-VEXT1 (the two adapters to attach the cable to the camera and recorder) and the AU-VCBL05 five-meter cable
The following video presents 100 Years of Leica Photography | Euromaxx:
An exhibition in Hamburg “Eyes Wide Open: 100 years of Leica photography” illuminates many aspects of small-format photography showing some 500 works. In 1914, Oskar Barnack completed the first functional model of a small-format camera. The fact that it could easily be carried in a coat pocket revolutionized photography.
Luiz Marinho – winner of the Grand Prix award: Leica Camera AG congratulates Luiz Marinho, Representative of the Leica Gallery Sao Paulo, on winning the Grand Prix award of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Image Courtesy of Leica
Luiz Marinho – winner of the Grand Prix award
Leica Camera AG would like to congratulate Luiz Marinho, Representative of the Leica Gallery Sao Paulo, on winning the Grand Prix award, the highest accolade presented annually at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. ‘100’, the award-winning work in the supreme discipline Film, created and entered by the agency F/NAZCA Saatchi & Saatchi Brazil, was produced in 2014 on the occasion of the ‘100 years of Leica photography’ anniversary. ‘It’s a nearly perfect piece of filmmaking,’ said head juror Tor Myhren, praising the film at the award ceremony at the end of June 2015 in Cannes. Continue Reading »
This video shows the winners and finalists’ portfolios for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015. Thousands of entries were received from all over the world. The video and awards were presented on July 8 during Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie photography festival held in Arles, France.
JH Engström won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his portfolio, “Tout Va Bien” and Wiktoria Wojciechowska won the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award for her series “Short Flashes.”
The following video presents On The Road with Tony Hawk | Action Cam | Sony:
Team Action Cam athlete, Tony Hawk takes the 4K Action Cam on the road as he travels the world. Follow more of Tony’s posts on Instagram and Twitter at @ActionCam.
Shot 100% by Sony’s Action Cam
About Sony Action Cam:
Bring on the action with the only mountable camera that packs pro-quality features like Full HD recording, Steady Shot™, GPS, and built-in Wi-Fi® that lets you connect with the live view remote, or even view and transfer photos and videos with your smartphone! The variety of accessories will give you even more freedom in shooting, and it’s ready to make every shot count. Are you?
The Birdhouse Skateboards team will be using the latest Action Cams from Sony to capture “high quality” 1st person POV footage including 4K video from the new X1000VR and footage from the AS200VR and AZ1VR.
They will be visiting some of the top skateparks in Europe and will be sharing their videos through both the Birdhouse and Sony social media channels.
This video presents【RICOH THETA】Concept movie 90sec ver.:
RICOH THETA is the world’s first ultra-small camera that takes spherical images with two lenses. Capture the entire world around your RICOH THETA with a simple push of the shutter, and share easily on social networking services.
Ricoh recently made the following announcements:
Ricoh is planning to release the “THETA+” app for iPhone and Android, which is specially designed for editing images shot using the RICOH THETA spherical image camera. The new application will be available for download soon.
Also, a new firmware version 1.30 will be released, which increases the 360 degree video recording time from the current 3 minutes to a maximum of 5 minutes.
Two new accessories, a water resistant case and handy portable soft case will also be available.
Spherical images are now even more fun and useful!
Release of the newly developed image editing app “THETA+”
Expanded product line includes new RICOH THETA accessories such as a water resistant case and increased app functionality!
TOKYO, July 7, 2015—Ricoh Company, Ltd. and Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. are planning to release the “THETA+” app, which is specially designed for editing images shot using the RICOH THETA spherical image camera. The new application will be available for download soon. Continue Reading »
The Fujifilm X-T10 is a more affordable version of the X-T1. It features the same 16.3MP sensor and fast AF, delivering image quality that rivals and even bests that obtained from some enthusiast and top-end DSLRs. It features a huge, very high resolution and extremely fast refresh OLED EVF, focus peak highlight and Digital Split Image assist for manual focusing. It’s fast and handles superbly with direct control dials. Beginners get the addition of Scenes Modes and Advanced SR Mode.
The following video presents Samsung Corporate Citizenship:
Scott Birnbaum, Executive Sponsor, Corporate Citizenship, talks with Sean O’ Kane about Samsung’s community programs.
The company focuses on among others, health and education for children; holiday toys; Humane Society; food banks; and it’s own “Gears for Giving” event.
Today, Samsung has been named by the Reputation Institute as the most reputable technology company in the United States.
The following video presents Samsung Day of Service:
In the spirit of community service and team building; 3,000 Samsung employees left the office to partner with more than 30 nonprofit organizations across the U.S. during Samsung’s Day of Service on October 2, 2014. From river clean-ups to spending the day at the American Red Cross and food banks and more, employees enjoyed a great day of giving back.
Samsung Ranked #1 in Corporate Brand Reputation in the U.S.
July 7, 2015
Samsung Electronics announced the company has been named by the Reputation Institute as the most reputable technology company in the United States.
The Reputation Institutes RepTrakR100 study recognizes Samsung as the leader in corporate reputation defined by several criteria including social responsibility and citizenship, innovation, product and services excellence, and creating a great workplace environment.
“Delivering amazing products and services is just one part of the Samsung story,” says Gregory Lee, president and chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics North America. “Being recognized as an industry leading place to work that gives back to the communities we serve is a true honor.” Continue Reading »
The following video presents HERO4 Session: So small. So stoked.:
Get lifted and shifted, wet, weightless and upside down with HERO4 Session—the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet. Follow GoPro athletes as they pitch camp 1,000’ above the valley floor, rappel down an active waterfall, approach 200 mph in a supercar and cut tracks through a bottomless Canadian cloud. From Vancouver Island to Zion National Park, Sumatra to Tahiti, Panama to Spirit Falls—the best sessions happen anytime you’re doing what you love. What’s your session?
Shot 100% on the HERO4 Session® from gopro.com
HERO4 Session packs the power of GoPro into our smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet. 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 models, its rugged waterproof design eliminates the need for a separate housing. A single button powers on the camera and starts recording automatically. With 1080p60 video and 8MP photo capture, HERO4 Session delivers the professional image quality that has made GoPro famous.
THIS IS YOUR LIFE. BE A HERO.
Jul 6, 2015
GoPro Launches HERO4 Session: the Smallest, Lightest and Most Convenient GoPro, Yet
50% Smaller and 40% Lighter – HERO4 Session Combines Ultra-Compact Waterproof Design with Easy One-Button Control for Simple Yet Powerful Life-Capture Solution
SAN MATEO, Calif., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today’s most engaging content, is proud to announce HERO4 Session, the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet. 50% smaller and 40% lighter than GoPro’s best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, HERO4 Session packs GoPro’s Emmy® Award-winning image quality and performance into an exciting new low-profile form factor. HERO4 Session benefits from a durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate housing and features simple one-button control to make capturing immersive photos and video quicker and more convenient than ever before. HERO4 Session is compatible with existing GoPro mounts and will retail for $399.99 MSRP at authorized GoPro retailers around the world and on GoPro.com beginning July 12, 2015.
GoPro HERO4 Session
“With HERO4 Session, we challenged ourselves to produce the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro possible,” said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro founder and CEO. “HERO4 Session combines the best of our engineering and user-experience know-how to deliver our most convenient life-capture solution, yet.” Woodman adds, “I’m so excited about the launch of HERO4 Session because now I can finally use mine in public!” Continue Reading »
The Fujifilm X-T10 is a more affordable version of the X-T1. It features the same 16.3MP sensor and fast AF, delivering image quality that rivals and even bests that obtained from some enthusiast and top-end DSLRs. It features a huge, very high resolution and extremely fast refresh OLED EVF, focus peak highlight and Digital Split Image assist for manual focusing. It's fast and handles superbly with direct control dials. Beginners get the addition of Scenes Modes and Advanced SR Mode.
Nikon ups the ante with their newest affordable full-frame DSLR, the Nikon D750. It features some of the most advanced features on its high-end full-frame DSLRs in an affordable, weather-resistant body. The D750 features 24.3MP on a FX-format CMOS sensor, 6.5fps burst, ISO 100-12800, 51 point AF system, dual card slots, Full HD (1080p) video at 60/50/30/25/24p with stereo sound, a tiltable LCD and built-in Wi-Fi.
The Fujifilm X-A2 targets the beginner photographer desiring to upgrade from their smartphone to a mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera. The X-A2 boasts outstanding image quality, with low noise at high ISOs. A bonus: flip the LCD all the way up to face forward and the camera automatically enters into face and eye detection mode for easy selfies. A Mode Dial gives ready access to AUTO and Scene Modes to beginners while PASM modes and RAW modes are available to advanced users.
The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is ultra compact but accepts interchangeable lenses on a Micro Four Thirds mount, and delivers excellent DSLR-level image quality and performance. It features a high resolution EVF, is fully-featured and is customizable to the way you like to work.
FUNDAMENTALS If you are new to digital cameras, first read up on Digital Camera Fundamentals to understand the important features you should pay special attention to when comparing digital cameras.
BUYER'S GUIDE We have taken the mystery out of the selection process in our Digital Camera Buyer's Guide. Here, you'll find the best digital cameras in four categories. Select the digital camera that is right for you in 4 simple steps.
TUTORIALS After you have bought your digital camera, go through our Digital Photography Tutorials for some tried and tested tips on taking good pictures. You can take better pictures. We plan to regularly add new articles covering a wide range of subjects to this section.