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New ‘Epson Active’ Product Category of Sports, Fitness and Health Wearables Includes Pulsense, Runsense and M-Tracer

Tue January 6, 2015

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This video presents Pulsense – Today is the Day.

PRESS RELEASE

Epson Canada Ltd. Launches ‘Epson Active’ Product Category of Sports, Fitness and Health Wearables with Sports Celebrities

Pioneering the Future of Wearables, Epson Active Products Empower and Inspire Consumers to Achieve Their Sports, Fitness and Lifestyle Goals

MARKHAM, ON – January 6, 2015 – Epson Canada Ltd. today announced its new Epson Active product category that represents the company’s product umbrella for sports, fitness and health wearables including the Pulsense TM continuous heart rate activity monitors, Runsense TM GPS sports and running monitors, and M-Tracer golf swing analyzers.

Dedicated to pioneering the future of wearables, these devices leverage Epson’s leadership in sensing technology to improve consumers’ lifestyle, fitness and sports performance through accurate data and easy-to-interpret feedback. Epson Active has the support of world-renowned sports and fitness professionals including celebrity trainer, Gunnar Peterson; Olympic silver medalist, Meb Keflezighi; and one of the world’s top golf instructors, David Leadbetter.

“We are committed to developing technology that inspires and empowers people all over the world, and our new Epson Active fitness and sports wearables move consumers in a powerful way to take control of their lifestyle, fitness and sports goals,” said Rajeev Mishra, Vice President, North America Commercial Marketing and New Business Development. “We are proud to connect with key fitness and sports celebrities such as Gunnar, Meb and David, and to have them support our Epson Active products. Just as they are leaders in their respective professions, we plan to drive the direction of the future of wearables for sports and fitness.”
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Press Releases

Nikon Canada Unveils D5500 HD-SLR, Lightweight Camera with 3.2-inch Vari-angle Touch Operation LCD Display + Two New NIKKOR Lenses

Mon January 5, 2015

Nikon Canada has announced the release of the Nikon D5500, a lightweight entry-level HD-SLR that makes it easy for budding photographers to creatively capture incredible photos and HD video and share them with built-in Wi-Fi.

The following video presents Introducing the Nikon D5500 HD-SLR:

In this video, Nikon Canada’s Paul Reid provides a feature set overview of the new Nikon D5500 – Nikon’s first ever HD-SLR with touch operation!

The DX-format camera is an ideal entry-level HD-SLR for creative photographers ready to take their storytelling to a new level. One of Nikon’s smallest-ever HD-SLRs, the Nikon D5500 is compact and surprisingly lightweight at 14.8 ounces, making it the ideal HD-SLR for users constantly on the go.

The new D5500 sports an impressive arsenal of imaging technology, which includes:

•3.2-inch Vari-angle touch operation LCD display
•24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF)
•Full HD 1080/60p video with Full-Time AF and stereo sound for a cinema-like experience

For more information about the Nikon D5500, please visit http://en.nikon.ca.
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Nikon D5500 HD-SLR

Nikon D5500 HD-SLR

Additionally, Nikon Canada is releasing two new lenses:

  • The retractable design AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II ZOOM lens is great for capturing sports, people or school events, and presents an affordable way to get closer to the action.
  • The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Telephoto lens, the world’s lightest 300mm full-frame fixed focal length AF lens, is nearly 30 per cent shorter and 1.5 lbs. lighter than its predecessor.

PRESS RELEASE

January 5, 2015

Inspired photos with flair, ready to share: New Nikon D5500 HD-SLR helps creatively capture moments that matter

Alongside the compact and versatile Nikon D5500, Nikon announces the expansion of legendary NIKKOR lens lineup with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II ZOOM and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Telephoto lenses

Mississauga, ON –

Mississauga, ON (January 5, 2015) – Today, Nikon Canada announced its latest DX-format HD-SLR, the Nikon D5500, a lightweight yet powerful camera that offers a robust feature set, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to capture incredible photos and HD video with ease. An ideal entry-level HD-SLR for creative photographers ready to take their storytelling to a new level, the D5500 sports an impressive arsenal of imaging technology, including a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and a new 3.2-inch Vari-angle touch operation LCD display. All of this and more is packed into a new monocoque design that makes the camera one of Nikon’s lightest and most convenient-to-carry HD-SLRs. Nikon has also expanded its already impressive line of NIKKOR lenses with two new additions, the versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II ZOOM lens for DX-format shooters and the FX-format AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Telephoto lens, a lens with advanced Phase Fresnel optics for lightweight super-telephoto performance.

“Whether capturing an unforgettable sunset or the game-winning goal, the Nikon D5500 was designed to foster creativity and provide the tools any budding photographer needs to easily capture and share amazing images and HD video,” said Amanda Mohammed, Communications and Nikon Professional Services Manager at Nikon Canada. “Additionally, the new  AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II ZOOM and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Telephoto lenses reaffirm Nikon’s steadfast commitment to expanding the NIKKOR lens lineup with versatile additions for both DX- and FX-format HD-SLR shooters.”

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Tell a Story with Breathtaking Quality

The Nikon D5500 makes no sacrifices when it comes to image quality, featuring a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, capable of rendering amazingly sharp and tonally rich images and HD video. The removal of the sensor’s OLPF allows for an impressive level of detail and sharpness from an affordable HD-SLR, while the addition of the EXPEED 4 image processing engine works to improve overall speed and performance in a variety of shooting situations. When shooting in low-light, D5500 users can also take advantage of an expanded wide-ranging ISO spanning 100-25,600, making it easy to capture great images even when light is scarce. Alongside Nikon’s impressive arsenal of NIKKOR lenses, the D5500 is a powerful imaging tool capable of incredible image quality, whether shooting flattering portraits or stunning HD video.

Compact, Portable and Ready to Share

To capture the perfect moment, it’s essential to have a camera that’s ready to go anywhere. One of Nikon’s smallest-ever HD-SLRs, the Nikon D5500 is compact (4.9 x 3.8 x 2.8 in.) and surprisingly lightweight (14.8 oz.), making it the ideal HD-SLR for users constantly on the go. Ergonomically designed, the camera also features a new monocoque structural skin that’s durable, lightweight and comfortable to hold.
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Press Releases

New Panasonic LUMIX SZ10 Camera: Designed for Socializing and to Easily Fit into A Handbag or Suit Pocket

Mon January 5, 2015

The Panasonic LUMIX SZ10: Stunning design and all-round performance make this camera a must have for a night out with friends

 Panasonic’s new LUMIX SZ10 combines stylish design with picture and video quality that outshines other cameras in its class

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 5, 2015) – Panasonic is proud to introduce the latest addition to its much-loved SZ range of compact cameras. The LUMIX SZ10 combines great picture and video quality and a host of fun features in a sleek design that easily fits into a handbag or suit pocket. The camera is designed with socializing in mind and includes various settings to help you take the most memorable pictures with friends and family. What’s more, with outstanding connectivity, even those who couldn’t attend can join in with all the fun.

The perfect camera for a night out with friends
Panasonic has used its years of experience developing the very best compact cameras to incorporate outstanding picture and video performance in a camera that’s thin enough to carry in the pocket of your jeans. And with a stylish brushed metal finish, the LUMIX SZ10 is the perfect accessory to any outfit.

The camera incorporates a large 2.7 inch 460K-dot LCD monitor that tilts up by 180-degrees, making it extremely easy to take self-portraits of you and your friends. The camera also offers a number of beauty effect functions, including ‘Soft Skin’, ‘Defocusing’ and ‘Slimming’ modes, taking your selfies to a whole new level. Soft Skin mode lets you adjust the skin tones; Defocusing mode applies a soft focus effect to the background to clearly emphasize the face in the image; and Slimming mode processes the portrait’s face to look slightly slimmer.

The LUMIX SZ10 also ensures you can take great shots with minimal effort and in a range of conditions. The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode lets users leave everything to the camera to take beautiful images with its Optical Image Stabilizer, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent Exposure and Face Detection. Once you enter the iA mode, these multi-capable functions happen automatically, so that you can shoot freely and without the hassle of adjusting settings when the lights go down.

Capture the fun in the very best quality
Panasonic’s latest compact camera is a great addition to capturing a fun night out with 24mm ultra wide angle lens and powerful 12x optical zoom for amazing versatility and performance typically found in bigger, bulkier cameras. The iA Zoom (Intelligent Zoom) function also provides zoom of up to x24, letting you get even closer to the fun.

You can also capture the very best quality video to share alongside images of friends and family. Dynamic HD video in 1280 x 720p can be started with a single press of a ‘motion picture’ button on the top of the camera, which is extremely convenient for switching from photo to video instantly.
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Press Releases

New Panasonic LUMIX ZS50 and LUMIX ZS45: Travel Cameras with Enhanced Low Light Performance and Powerful Optical Zoom

Mon January 5, 2015

The following video presents [NEW] Introducing Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ70 / ZS50.

Panasonic is introducing new digital compact camera LUMIX DMC-TZ70/ZS50 with 30x optical zoom LEICA DC lens(35mm equiv: 24-720mm). The 12.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor lets users enjoy shooting clear night shots. 1,166k-dot equiv. high resolution LVF(Live View Finder) and Control Ring enables intuitive operation. It also integrates Wi-Fi with NFC for expansive way of use both during and after shooting.

Product information is/will be available on regional websites.
[LUMIX Global Gateway]
http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/index….
[Panasonic Global Network]
http://www.panasonic.com/global/globa…

Panasonic LUMIX ZS50

Panasonic LUMIX ZS50

PRESS RELEASE

The Panasonic LUMIX ZS50: The ultimate all-round travel camera, boasting enhanced low light performance and powerful optical zoom

The new LUMIX ZS50 and LUMIX ZS45 are the perfect companions for those who want to capture their travels in exceptional detail

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 5, 2015) – Panasonic is proud to introduce the latest additions to its LUMIX ZS range of premium compact cameras, the LUMIX ZS50 and LUMIX ZS45. Combining powerful optical zoom, stunning Leica lenses and a host of creative features in a small and sleek design, both cameras allow you to take professional quality photos and videos while travelling light. The cameras’ extensive connectivity options also enable you to share your photos and videos more easily than ever, wherever in the world your adventures take you. The LUMIX ZS50 and LUMIX ZS45 will be available at panasonic.com and valued channel partners.

Versatility and performance, even at high-zoom
The LUMIX ZS50 features a 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, ultra-wide-angle 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens and 30x optical zoom for amazing versatility and performance. With a larger viewing space than that of a 28mm camera, the LUMIX ZS50 enables you to frame and capture wide shots easily, so you can really do justice to expansive vacation landscapes.

The camera’s 30x optical zoom features state-of-the-art lens technology, offering outstanding performance in its class. From wide-angle photos and videos of sweeping landscapes right through to long-distance telephoto shots, the LUMIX ZS50 is perfectly suited to all kinds of adventure. Intelligent Zoom further extends the zoom ratio to 60x while maintaining the best picture quality possible. When combined with the LUMIX ZS50’s advanced HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) 5-Axis system, even high zoom video shots can avoid the problem of unwanted vibration.

With the LUMIX ZS50 you can also capture amazing quality video to accompany your gallery of travel images. The camera’s advanced Venus Engine enables the camera to record astonishingly smooth 1,920 x 1,080 60p Full HD video recording in AVCHD Progressive format, so even fine details on fast moving objects such as fleeting wildlife can be captured clearly.

In order to provide enhanced low light performance, the LUMIX ZS50 incorporates a 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor. The pixel size is over 1.5 times larger than with the sensor found in the LUMIX ZS40, enabling you to take crisp and clear pictures and video, even in dark situations such as a moonlit stroll on the beach. The LUMIX ZS50 also offers image recording in RAW format, enabling dramatically higher quality image development from the data captured, so each photo can be reproduced sharply and with minimal noise.
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Press Releases

Canon USA’s Five New PowerShot Digital Cameras: SX530 HS, SX710 HS, SX610 HS, ELPH 170 IS and ELPH 160

Mon January 5, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

Five New PowerShot Digital Cameras From Canon U.S.A. Offer Functionality, Portability And Precision For Clear, Beautiful Photos And HD Video

Three New PowerShot SX Series Digital Cameras Feature Super-Zoom Lenses for High-Impact Imaging and Two New PowerShot ELPH Series Digital Cameras Offer Easy-to-Use Features in Sleek, Compact Bodies

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of three new super-zoom cameras to its PowerShot SX line up: the PowerShot SX530 HS, the PowerShot SX710 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS digital cameras. The company also added two new stylish and compact cameras to its PowerShot ELPH series: the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 cameras. The PowerShot SX models provide users with high-quality imaging, advanced features and fast focusing, while the PowerShot ELPH models have improved operability to help produce beautiful images and video housed within stylish, slim bodies that can easily fit in a pocket or purse.

“As our customers’ desire for superb imaging devices to help them create amazing images and video grows, Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to providing digital cameras that have the features and functions to easily capture their most important moments,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With these five new PowerShot digital cameras, Canon hopes that users will capture and share their favorite moments, without compromising image quality.”

The three new PowerShot SX series cameras (the PowerShot SX530 HS, the PowerShot SX710 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS) feature optical zoom ranges of 50x, 30x and 18x, respectively – making them powerful enough to capture images close-up as well as from a distance. The built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC connectivity options in the new PowerShot SX cameras allow users to easily share beautiful images online with family and friends by connecting to a compatible smartphonei, tablet or Wi-Fi enabled computer. Experiencing the power of a printed image is also easy when users connect and print to a Canon wireless PictBridge certified printer, like the Canon PIXMA MG7520. And for even more convenience, the cameras are compatible with the new Canon Connect Station CS100 – a dedicated device for easy and safe image and video viewing, sharing and storage.

The new PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 digital cameras are easy to take along almost anywhere. Providing users with great imaging quality, the new PowerShot ELPH cameras feature 12x and 8x Optical Zoom lenses, respectively, and 720p HD video – making them perfect for busy parents or an on-the-go college student.

The PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS


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Press Releases

New Canon Connect Station CS100: To Store, View, Share and Manage Your Photos and Videos on One Device

Mon January 5, 2015

The following video presents Store, view & share quality images with the all new Canon Connect Station CS100:

Discover the all new Canon Connect Station CS100. This new-concept storage device enables you to easily enjoy great image quality photos and movies. See how photos and video captured with Canon cameras and camcorders work together with the Connect Station CS100 for storing, viewing, printing and sharing with ease.

*This sample video was captured in Full HD Mode and has been optimized for viewing on this website.

Canon Connect Station CS100

Canon Connect Station CS100

PRESS RELEASE

Canon U.S.A. Announces Connect Station CS100: The Centerpiece That Unites Your Canon Imaging Devices

New CS100 Provides Convenient Ways to Store, View, Share and Manage your Photos and Videos on One Device

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon Connect Station CS100i, a photo and video storage device that has the capability to connect to multiple compatible imaging devices allowing users to easily store, view and share images and videos. First shown as a prototype at the 2010 Canon Expo in New York, the Canon Connect Station CS100 device provides up to 1TB of storageii exclusively for photos and videos allowing users to free up space on media cards quickly, without the use of a computer. Featuring NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities and Wi-Fi® technology, users can simply tap the NFC icon on their compatibleiii Canon digital camera or camcorder to automatically import new images and videos wirelessly to the CS100 making them ready to view and share on a connected HDTV.

“Canon designed the Connect Station CS100 device to help consumers quickly and easily view, share and store their most valuable images and videos using Wi-Fi and NFC technologies,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Today’s imaging culture is passionate about photography and videography and our goal at Canon is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to protect and share all their precious memories.”

Canon Connect Station CS100 with the Canon Connect Station CS100's wireless remote control

Canon Connect Station CS100 with the Canon Connect Station CS100’s wireless remote control


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You’re Invited: “New Year, New You with OLYMPUS PEN” Photography Courses in London, UK, Jan.21, 2015

Mon January 5, 2015
OLYMPUS PEN E-PL7: Image by OlympusUK

OLYMPUS PEN E-PL7: Image by OlympusUK

Join Olympus and professional photographer Robert Pugh for the following FREE photography courses on 21 January 2015:

  • Confidence in front of the camera @ 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm.
    You’re taken through the best, and most flattering, poses. They will also send you a print of your best pose after the event.
  • Confidence behind the camera @ 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, or 3 pm
    Using the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL7, you’ll be taken through menu settings, lighting basics and how to shoot a still life and/or a model. At the end of your session you can take your SD card home.

Both courses last 30 minutes and run from 11:30 am to 3 pm. at

Olympus Image Space London
199 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TY United Kingdom

If one of your New Year resolutions for 2015 is to have more confidence when having your photograph taken, or if it is to take up a new hobby such as photography then let Olympus give you a helping hand.

For more info and to book a place on one or both courses, please click here.

The following video presents The Olympus PEN Generation.

This Video is about our new campaign – Olympus PEN Generation. We created this campaign for everyone who likes fashion, beauty and of course photography. Everyone that likes to share their images or get inspired by us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/olympus_pengener… or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OlympusPEN.E…
Our Ambassadors will share all their interesting stories about fashion, photography and lifestyle here: http://goo.gl/3bHTnB .
Please feel free to become part of our #olympusPENgeneration.

Enjoy! / Amusez-vous bien!

Articles, Contests

Fujifilm 2015 Student Awards – ‘REFLECTIONS – Film’ for UK Students + ‘REFLECTIONS –Instax’ for All in UK: Enter Contest Before 31 March 2015

Sat January 3, 2015

Fujifilm UK Limited invites:

  • all UK (United Kingdom) students to enter the competition Fujifilm 2015 Student Awards – ‘REFLECTIONS – Film’, and
  • everyone in the UK who owns an Instax and Instax film to enter the the competittion Fujifilm 2015 Student Awards – ‘REFLECTIONS – Instax’.

There is a ‘REFLECTIONS – film and Instax’ brief for the Fujifilm UK Student Awards 2015.

Students and Instax entrants need to show amazing effects and beautiful images using mirrors, water and any other reflective surface.

We want images that show the brief, the very best of student and instant photography based on reflections – fresh ideas, creativity, technical wizardry and images that push the boundaries.

Images need to be excellent quality and photographers need to see things differently.

You can either shoot a series of images, or single images, the choice is yours. However, the judges will be looking for a single image as the winner. You can submit your series as single images and please feel free to submit many entries – there is no limit.

The judges will be looking for creativity, stand out from the crowd, images that push the boundaries, amazing effects, interpretation of what ‘reflections’ means to you, images using mirrors, water and any reflective surface and no copycat images. Experiment with: emulsions, black and white, black and white CN, instant photography.

Show the benefits of shooting on film, not digital. The Fujifilm Student UK Awards aim to showcase silver halide film at its finest.

http://www.fujifilmstudentawards.co.uk/thebrief.php

Fujifilm 2015 Student Awards – ‘REFLECTIONS – Film’

  • Film submissions are invited from all UK students, not just those undertaking courses involving photography.
  • All images must be taken on Fujifilm film and submitted via www.fujifilmstudentawards.co.uk .
  • Entry is FREE and students can enter as many photographs as they wish.
  • The overall Student (film) winner will receive the following prizes:
    • The title, Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year 2015.
    • £200 worth of Fujifilm Professional film.
    • A professionally produced folio of prints from Metroprint.
    • A one-to-one printing/consultancy session with one of Metroprint’s top printers.
    • £100 worth of books from Focal Press.
  • Monthly ‘Curator’s Choice’ 
    • Also, at the end of each month the judges will review all the images submitted that month. From these they will select a ‘Curators Choice’ for both film (students) and Instax (everyone) and pick two winners from each category.
    • The selected image will be featured on the Awards website and social media channels.
    • The monthly (Film) winner will be presented with a book of their choice from Focal press, a free 12″ x 16″ professionally produced print of their winning image by Metroprint and 10 rolls of Fujifilm film.
  • The college or university that submits the most entries will win £500 worth of books from Focal Press.
  • The closing date for the competition is 31 March 2015.

Fujifilm 2015 Student Awards – ‘REFLECTIONS – Instax’

The following video presents Images tell a story – your story:

We see pictures as preserving a moment in time. From your child’s first birthday to your favorite sunset on the beach… images tell a story – your story :)

  • Instax submissions are invited from all of the UK, not just students or those undertaking courses involving photography.
  • All images must be taken on a Fujifilm Instax Camera using Fujifilm Instax film and submitted via www.fujifilmstudentawards.co.uk – again.
  • Entry is FREE and participants can enter as many photographs as they wish.
  • The overall (Instax) winner for 2015 will receive the following prizes:
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Articles

Canon: Share Your Shots With #loveDSLR for The Opportunity to Be Featured on LoveDSLR.com

Fri January 2, 2015

Canon recently launched LoveDSLR.com, a new website designed to put your love of photography into practice, learn how to take great images and be inspired by others.

loveDSLR.com invites photographers who are new to the world of DSLR to find everything you need to know via:

  • Inspiration – from our handpicked professional snappers and ambitious amateurs
  • Advice – learn how to take better photos when on holiday and of your family at the next party
  • Real tips – practical tips that you can put into effect today for dramatically different photos
  • Community – tag your photos with #loveDSLR and share your passion and we can feature them on the site*
    • *If your image is selected, loveDSLR.com will be in touch to gain consent.

Explore #loveDSLR for inspiration from around the world, every day. Share your love of photography with us and see what other DSLR beginners are snapping right now. Try out our handy tips and tricks for captivating images and discover your own unique photo style. Getting started with a DSLR is easy and we’ll show you how.


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Editorial

Happy New Year 2015!

Thu January 1, 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

We thank you — our readers, as well as camera manufacturers and their PR firms — for your support during 2014. With your help, we will continue to bring you articles, tutorials, news and reviews of the best digital cameras.

We wish you all a safe, prosperous and Happy New Year 2015!

Bonne et heureuse année 2015!

Articles

Panasonic + UNESCO: Beautiful 2015 World Heritage Calendar App for PCs & Tablets in Five Languages

Thu January 1, 2015
Copyright © Panasonic Corporation

Copyright © Panasonic Corporation

Begin this year with the new 2015 World Heritage calendar application for PCs, tablets (iPad / Android).

The calendar application is available in five languages (Japanese, English, French, Chinese and Spanish).

  • The application version includes content that is not available in the print version, such as informative games and other information related to World Heritage sites.
  • Also, the photographs can be viewed as a slideshow.

The application was developed as an educational tool for the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network of more than 9,000 educational institutions in 180 countries, and Panasonic plans to enhance the content of the calendar in the future.

Please click here for more info and instructions on installing the FREE application.

The following video presents Panasonic Tv commercial – Sarah Brightman – World heritage – Introduction:

To listen to Sarah Brightman’s melodic, enchanting singing of the Panasonic song, “Shall Be Done” – in its entirety – please click on the Sound icon on the upper right-hand corner of the 2015 World Heritage calendar at http://panasonic.net/promotion/UNESCO_worldheritage_calendar/en/index.html.

Videos

Fingerprints Can Be Obtained From A High Resolution Photo of Your Finger

Wed December 31, 2014

Biometrics researcher Jan Krisller has claimed that he isolated German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen’s fingerprint from high resolution photos taken during a public appearance. He demonstrated using a photo of himself with palms facing the camera, extracted the fingerprints and verified that he could use them to log onto his computer using TouchID.

In the video below [in german], the part about using fingerprints extracted from a photo starts at the 24:48 mark.

The above video also shows another technique used by the Chaos Computer Club to create a fake latex finger from a fingerprint left on glass or a smartphone screen. The part talking about the process they used starts at the 32:00 mark.

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