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Adorama Canon Deals 2014-09-05

Fri September 5, 2014

Two Canon bundle deals from Adorama:

Canon EOS 60D 18MP Digital SLR Camera Body Promotional Bundle with PRO-100 printer
Price at checkout: $949 – $350 Mail-in Rebate = $599.00
Total savings of $736.41!
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Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera Body (Regular $899)
Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer (Regular $398)
Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets (Regular $38.41)

Mail-in Rebate Instructions: http://www.adorama.com/pdfs/rebates/Canon_MIR_claim_form_%2027SEP14.pdf

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Canon EOS-6D Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens – Special Bundle with with PRO-100 printer
Price at checkout: $2,549.95 – $550 Mail-in Rebate = $1,999.95
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Canon EOS-6D Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (Regular $2499)
Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer (Regular $398)
Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets (Regular $38.41)
Toshiba 16GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card, Black (Regular $9.95)
Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack / Shoulder Bag, Black (Regular $59.95)

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Articles

Nokia New Smartphone Lumia 830: 10MP PureView Camera with ZEISS Optics and OIS

Fri September 5, 2014

This video presents Nokia Lumia 830 – Live it. Sync it. Share it.

  • “Introducing the Nokia Lumia 830 – take amazing pictures with the PureView camera, sync your digital life with OneDrive and share special moments on your favourite social network.”

Nokia announced their high-end style, thinnest, lightest and affordable flagship: the Lumia 830.

Key Features:

  • 10MP PureView camera
    • Main camera PureView 10 MP with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
    • Improved Nokia Camera
    • LED flash, ZEISS optics
  • Front facing camera (Secondary camera) 1 MP , 720p video
  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update
  • 2200mAh battery with integrated Qi wireless charging
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Processor
  • Slim and lightweight premium design
    • Display size: 5”

Photography Features:

Main camera

  • Main camera sensor: 10 MP, PureView
  • Main camera focus type: Auto focus with two-stage capture key
  • Camera digital zoom: 4 x
  • ZEISS optics: Yes
  • Sensor size: 1/3.4 inch
  • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.2
  • Camera focal length: 26 mm
  • Camera minimum focus range: 10 cm
  • Camera image formats: JPEG/Exif
  • Flash type: LED flash
  • Flash operating range: 2.0 m
  • Flash modes: Off, Automatic, On

Main camera features

  • Main camera – other features: 6-lens optics, Backside-illuminated image sensor, Optical image stabilization, PureView, True 16:9 sensor
  • Digital camera add-ons: Panorama lens, Nokia Refocus, Bing vision, Cinemagraph lens, Nokia Camera, Nokia Glam Me

Image capturing

  • Capture modes: Video, Still
  • Scene modes: Automatic, Sports, Night
  • White balance modes: Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight, Automatic
  • Light sensitivity: Automatic, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
  • Photos viewed by: Month, Photo editor, Album, Timeline, Camera Roll, Favorites, Nokia Storyteller, Photos from social networks

Secondary camera

  • Secondary camera: HD 0.9 MP wide angle
  • Secondary camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4
  • Secondary camera – other features: Video recording, Still image capture, Video call
Nokia Lumia 830: Main camera PureView 10 MP with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)

Nokia Lumia 830: Main camera PureView 10 MP with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)


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Press Releases

Samsung New Smartphones: Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge

Thu September 4, 2014

Samsung announced the expansion of its flagship Galaxy Note series with the new Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available in "Charcoal Black," "Frost White," "Bronze Gold,” and “Blossom Pink” starting in October.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available in “Charcoal Black,” “Frost White,” “Bronze Gold,” and “Blossom Pink” starting in October.

The following video presents Samsung GALAXY Note 4 – Official Introduction:

  • The GALAXY Note 4 features a premium metal frame with fluid curvature that seamlessly blends with the front display. The GALAXY Note 4’s 2.5D glass screen offers extra protection while perfectly complementing the device’s rich viewing experience.
  • [Powerful Performance that Matters the Most to You]
    • The GALAXY Note 4’s extraordinary 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display reproduces clearer and more vivid images with deep contrast and better viewing angles.
    • The GALAXY Note 4 also sports an advanced camera system that is able to take brighter and clearer photos.
      • The device is equipped with a 16 megapixel rear-facing camera featuring a Smart Optical Image Stabilizer that counter-balances camera shake and automatically extends exposure time in dark settings.
      • In addition, a 3.7 megapixel front-facing camera with f1.9 offers a default 90 degree shooting angle and up to a 120 degree wide angle so users can take the best group shots with friends.
    • With the Fast Charging feature and Ultra Power Saving Mode, the GALAXY Note 4 charges faster and ensures that users don’t run out of power when they need it most.
  • [Enhanced S Pen]
    • The S Pen also introduces a more user-friendly Air Command functionality along with other intuitive features such as Action Memo, Screen Write, Image Clip and Smart Select.
    • The new Smart Select feature enables users to collect content from different origins, and share it with ease.
    • Snap Note allows users to take a picture of their notes on a paper or a classroom board, and then quickly and easily convert to an S Note.
  • [Seamless Multitasking]
    • The all new Multi Window feature provides users with the key to easier multitasking.
    • Users can choose how they access their applications with full, split or pop-up screens, and easily change the size and positioning of the apps on the screen with one intuitive swipe.

Samsung takes the Galaxy Note experience to the next level: the Note Edge.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Here are the highlights of Galaxy Note Edge:

  • Unique curved Edge screen provides quick access to frequently used apps, alerts and device functionality – even when the cover is closed – all with the swipe of a thumb.
    • Edge screen UX : Revolving Interaction, Immersive apps(Camera, Video, S Note), Ticker board, Express me, Quick Tools, Night Clock, etc.
  • Users can also receive notifications directly on the Edge Screen while watching videos without disturbing their viewing.

Please click here to view the product specifications of Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge.

PRESS RELEASE

Samsung Introduces the Latest in its Iconic Note Series –
The Galaxy Note 4, and Showcases Next Generation Display with Galaxy Note Edge

September 3, 2014

Offering a new dimension to Samsung’s unique Note culture, the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge strengthen Samsung’s category leadership with the most progressive mobile devices on the market

Berlin, Germany – September 3, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the expansion of its flagship Galaxy Note series with the new Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. Blending an evolved S Pen with a superior viewing experience, the Galaxy Note 4 provides users with the most unique and powerful mobile experience on the market.

​“The Galaxy Note series signaled extraordinary innovation within the technology industry. Its larger screen size and iconic S Pen technology launched a new standard in smartphone culture,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “With the introduction of the Galaxy Note series, we brought the age-old culture of the pen and notepad into the digital world. The new Galaxy Note 4 introduces the most refined Note experience to-date by combining all the latest technology that users expect from the Galaxy series.”

​Powerful Performance that Matters the Most to You
​The Galaxy Note 4 embraces Samsung’s heritage of an unrivaled Galaxy mobile experience. Its extraordinary 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display reproduces clearer and more vivid images with deep contrast, better viewing angles, and response times as fast as a millionth of a second, providing a tremendous viewing experience.

​Due to its large screen, the refined Multi Window feature is able to maximize the user’s experience providing them with the key to easier multi-tasking. Users can choose how they access their applications with full, split or pop-up screens, and easily change the size and positioning of apps on the screen with one intuitive swipe.

Galaxy Note 4

Galaxy Note 4

​The Galaxy Note 4 also sports an advanced camera system that is able to reproduce brighter and clearer images. The device is equipped with a 16 megapixel rear-facing camera featuring a Smart Optical Image Stabilizer that counter-balances camera shake and automatically extends exposure time in dark settings. In addition, a 3.7 megapixel front-facing camera with f1.9 offers a default 90 degree shooting angle and up to 120 degree wide angle so users can take the best group shots with friends.

Galaxy Note 4

Galaxy Note 4

Galaxy Note 4

Galaxy Note 4


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Press Releases

Panasonic Canada New HC-X1000: World’s First* 4K Ultra HD Camcorder Recording 4K 60p/50p Video Images onto an SD Card

Wed September 3, 2014

Panasonic Canada introduces the new HC-X1000 4K Ultra HD camcorder to its extensive line of camcorders.

This video pesents [NEW] Introducing Panasonic New Camcorder HC-X1000.

  • The new HC-X1000 is the world’s first camcorder capable of recording 4K 60p/50p images onto a SD Memory Card.
  • It consists of high performance components:the LEICA DICOMAR Lens / a new BSI Sensor / the Crystal Engine Pro 4K and features a host of advanced functions that even meets professional needs.
    *As of September 3, 2014.

PRESS RELEASE

PANASONIC CANADA INTRODUCES THE HC-X1000

The world’s first* 4K Ultra HD camcorder capable of recording 4K 60p/50p video images onto an SD card

*As of September 3rd, 2014

 

MISSISSAUGA, ON (September 3, 2014) – Panasonic Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the HC-X1000, the world’s first* camcorder capable of recording 4K 60p/50p video images onto an SD card.  The HC-X1000 records in 4K (3840 x 2160) and Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160) formats, both offering four times the resolution of Full-HD, to produce smoothly flowing 60p/50p images.

The new camcorder features a Leica Dicomar Lens, a new BSI Sensor, and the Crystal Engine Pro 4K.  In addition, a 4-Drive Lens System enables a compact body in spite of the 20x optical zoom lens.  This allows the HC-X1000 to deliver stunningly beautiful 4K images with real-life ambience and adds to the nimble mobility of its compact dimensions.


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Press Releases

Sony Canada New Lens-style Cameras Transform a Connected Smartphone into a Photographic Tool: Interchangeable-lens QX1 and 30x Zoom DSC-QX30

Wed September 3, 2014

Today, Sony Canada announces the two additions to their unique line of Lens-style Camera: ILCE-QX1 and QX30.

Sony Interchangeable Lens Style Camera ILCE-QX1: Turn your smartphone into a mirrorless APS-C sensor camera.

Sony Interchangeable Lens Style Camera ILCE-QX1: Turn your smartphone into a mirrorless APS-C sensor camera.

Here are the highlights for Lens Style Camera E-mount interchangeable-lens ILCE-QX1.

  • Turn your smartphone into a mirrorless APS-C sensor camera.
  • Manual Control, Flash and Interchangeble Lenses for photographic freedom.
  • NFC/Wi-Fi® allows simple, one-touch connection to Smartphones2.
  • Shoot and enjoy images thru the Smartphone’s large LCD screen3.
  • Conveniently save images on both camera and phone memory.
  • Use Apps to edit and share photos instantly online.
Sony Lens Style Camera DSC-QX30: Turn your Smartphone into 30x optical zoom camera.

Sony Lens Style Camera DSC-QX30: Turn your Smartphone into 30x optical zoom camera.

Here are the highlights for Lens Style Camera QX30.

  • Turn your Smartphone1 into 30x optical zoom camera.
  • NFC/Wi-Fi® allows simple, one-touch connection to Smartphones2.
  • Shoot and enjoy images thru the Smartphone’s large LCD screen3.
  • Conveniently save images on both camera and phone memory.
  • Use Apps to edit and share photos instantly online.
1. Compatibility is not guaranteed for all smartphones. Smartphone case or protective cover may prevent attachment.
2. Smartphone requires NFC for one touch connection; smartphones without NFC can connect through Wi-Fi settings.
3. Operation is not guaranteed with all smartphones. Smartphone must support PlayMemories™ mobile app.

This video presents New at IFA! The QX1 and QX30 Lens Style Cameras.

  • Sony Electronics has today announced two additions to their line of Lens-style Cameras.
  • Designed for mobile photography enthusiasts, the new high-zoom DSC-QX30 and E-mount interchangeable-lens ILCE-QX1 models combine the premium compact digital camera with the convenience and connectivity of today’s smartphones, utilizing Wi-Fi® connectivity.
  • Compatible with Sony’s growing range of E-mount lens offerings including zoom, portrait, wide-angle, macro and more, the new QX1 camera features a built-in 20.1 megapixel APS-C size Exmor CMOS sensor.
  • The new compact sized DSC-QX30 camera brings the power and versatility of a 30x optical zoom lens to mobile photographers.

PRESS RELEASE

Sony Canada Expands Innovative Lens-style Camera Line with New Interchangeable-Lens Model and 30x Zoom Model

QX1 with Large APS-C size Exmor CMOS Sensor Compatible with Sony α Mount System*  Lenses; QX30 w/ Versatile 30x Zoom G Lens

CX63750 Main1 unfixed wSELP1650-1200

CX63750 Main1 unfixed wSELP1650-1200

Toronto, ON, September 3, 2014Building on its strong history of innovation in the digital imaging market, Sony Canada has today announced two additions to their unique line of Lens-style Camera.

Designed for mobile photography enthusiasts, the new high-zoom DSC-QX30 and E-mount interchangeable-lens ILCE-QX1 models combine the power of a premium compact digital camera with the convenience and connectivity of today’s smartphones, utilizing Wi-Fi® connectivity to instantly transform a connected phone into an extremely powerful photographic tool.


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Sony Canada Announces Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1

Wed September 3, 2014

New Sony Action Cam Mini POV Camera is ready for Adventure

Smallest Ever Action Cam AZ1 Delivers Outstanding Picture and Sound in Tiny Body

CX48000-48001 main1 with Tripod AdaptorCX48000-48001 main1 with Tripod Adaptor
Toronto, ON, September 3, 2014 – Sony Canada has today announced its smallest and most capable POV camera to date, the Action Cam Mini, model HDR-AZ1.

Approximately 30% smaller than its Action Cam siblings and weighing in at just over 2 oz, the new model packs a variety of leading POV imaging technologies including SteadyShot image stabilization, a ZEISS™ Tessar Lens and an Exmor R™ CMOS sensor into an extremely portable body that is ready for any adventure.

“Sony continues to bring strong innovation to the POV camera market, delivering a professional quality video experience in a streamlined, compact design,” said Todd Toyoda, director of Digital Imaging at Sony of Canada Ltd. “The new Action Cam Mini takes this concept to a new level, opening up an unlimited range of creative possibilities for adventure junkies, action sports enthusiasts and more.”


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ZEISS Annuounces Two Full-Frame Manual Focus Lenses for Sony E-mount

Tue September 2, 2014
ZEISS Loxia 2/35 and 2/50

ZEISS Loxia 2/35 and 2/50

PRESS RELEASE

Manual Focusing, Manual Aperture and Maximal Image Quality

With the new Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 lenses, ZEISS combines maximum image quality with classic ease of use for E-mount full-frame cameras

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 02/09/2014.

The ZEISS lenses Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 are the first members of a new family of manual focus lenses for the E-mount full frame. They are optimized for digital sensors and electronic viewfinders and feature a mechanical aperture setting and the mechanical deactivation of the click stop (de-click) for ambitious videography. But these are just a few of the highlights. The lenses will be presented to the public at ZEISS’s booth (hall 2.2, C-018) at photokina in Cologne/Germany from September 16 to 21, 2014.

“Ever since the Sony Alpha 7/7r/7s helped compact system cameras break through to the full frame, there has been a growing desire for a ‘digital manual focus‘ experience that combines the best of both worlds. The Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 are the first members of a new family of manual focus lenses for the E-mount full frame. By entering this field, ZEISS not only wants to meet this desire, but exceed it,” said Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS Camera Lenses.


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Mon September 1, 2014

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Press Releases

New “Pronghorn Management Guides” Presents 33 Photos of Pronghorn Conservation in USA, Mexico and Canada

Mon September 1, 2014

The amazing pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is North America’s fastest land mammal.

  • Pronghorn have been recorded running up to 100 km/h.
  • It is often cited as the second-fastest land animal in the world, second only to the cheetah.

The male pronghorn has unique prong-shaped horns as shown in the image below.

Approximately only 40% of female pronghorn have horns.

Pronghorn’s conservation status is “Threatened“.

  • Pronghorn are native to North America and numbered an estimated 35 million in the early 19th century.
  • Today, about 700,000 remain and more than half of those live in Wyoming, USA.

This video presents Pronghorn Passage.

  • “Photojournalist and National Geographic Young Explorer Joe Riis hopes to inspire people to protect the Path of the Pronghorn by documenting their epic migration — from the pronghorn’s perspective.”

Pronghorn habitats ranged from the south-central prairies of Canada through the Plains and Great Basin’s grasslands and shrubsteppes of the United States, southwestward to the semidesert grasslands and deserts of northwestern Mexico.

Recently, biologists from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada have collaborated for the first time to produce recommendations to protect and manage the pronghorn populations.

“Pronghorn Management Guides”
5th Edition

Biological and management principles and practices designed to sustain pronghorn populations in the USA, Mexico, and Canada.

The “Pronghorn Management Guides” fifth edition provides an updated compendium of suggested practices and techniques for managing pronghorn and pronghorn habitat.

…between 1550 and 1920,… pronghorn numbers declined due to fencing, habitat loss, competition with livestock, and year-round hunting….

More favorable weather, regulated hunting, reversion of farmland to rangeland, and translocations resulted in a great increase in pronghorn numbers to > 1 million in 1983 (Yoakum 1986). By 2000, cumulative legal harvests of > 3.5 million pronghorn were being realized (O’Gara and Morrison 2004). Population expansions are currently limited by agricultural, urban, and mining expansions onto historic rangelands; restrictions of movement by fencing; the resistance of agricultural interests to population increases; the alteration of native vegetation by certain rangeland rehabilitation programs; and range overuse. In certain locales, these and other debilitating factors are such that managers are hard pressed to even maintain existing populations….

Those that have the greatest impact on pronghorn today include roads, railroads, fences, housing, and energy production. The primary factors associated with industrial and infrastructure development which change pronghorn demographics and behavior are habitat fragmentation and loss. These account for loss of summer and winter range, and a severing of connectivity for pronghorn migration in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. The aim of these management recommendations is to reduce these impacts on pronghorn populations…

….it is clear from past history and recent research that populations will not be maintained without deliberate conservation measures. At the core of these measures is habitat. Pronghorn are a nomadic species with movement requirements as variable as the extreme winters and lengthy droughts that typify the landscapes they utilize…

From 1988 through 1994, Byers (1997) was able to identify 84 – 136 adult pronghorn, depending on the year, on the National Bison Range by using sketches and photographs to help memorize their physical characteristics and coat patterns….

…although the pronghorn on the National Bison Range are considered wild, all of the animals are fenced in, and essentially captives….

Limited hard copies are available on a “first come” basis from: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Fe, New Mexico. We give permission to make copies or reprints of this version without changes.

Yoakum, J. D., P. F. Jones, J. Cancino, R. J. Guenzel, R. Seidler, A. Munguia-Vega,I. Cassaigne, and M. Culver. 2014. Pronghorn management guides. Fifth edition. Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Pronghorn Workshop and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. 159 pp
http://www.ab-conservation.com/go/default/assets/File/Pronghorn_Management_Guides_5th_Edition_2014.pdf

In the new “Pronghorn Management Guides”, Yoakum, J. D., P. F. Jones et al. used 33 black-&-white photographs to depict the myriad aspects of pronghorn management and conservation such as:


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Articles

Quantum imaging technique takes picture using light that never struck the imaged object

Sun August 31, 2014
Credit: Gabriela Barreto Lemos

Credit: Gabriela Barreto Lemos

As photographers, we all know that “it’s all about light.” The quality of the light that strikes the scene, gets reflected back into the camera’s lens and carefully focused onto the image sensor.

Well, quantum physics researchers have now developed a fundamentally new quantum imaging technique that uses the property of “entangled” pairs of photons to take pictures. They essentially shine a laser through two non-linear crystals, producing a pair of twin (“entangled”) photons in either crystal: one infrared photon and a “sister” red photon.

If a photon pair is created in the first crystal, only the infrared photon are allowed to illuminate the object. Its sister red photon never encounters the object. And yet, a picture of the object is obtained using the red photons only!

In the experiment, the laser illuminates two separate crystals, creating one pair of twin photons (consisting of one infrared photon and a “sister” red photon) in either crystal. The object is placed in between the two crystals. The arrangement is such that if a photon pair is created in the first crystal, only the infrared photon passes through the imaged object. Its path then goes through the second crystal where it fully combines with any infrared photons that would be created there.

With this crucial step, there is now, in principle, no possibility to find out which crystal actually created the photon pair. Moreover, there is now no information in the infrared photon about the object. However, due to the quantum correlations of the entangled pairs the information about the object is now contained in the red photons – although they never touched the object. Bringing together both paths of the red photons (from the first and the second crystal) creates bright and dark patterns, which form the exact image of the object.

Stunningly, all of the infrared photons (the only light that illuminated the object) are discarded; the picture is obtained by only detecting the red photons that never interacted with the object.

Read more at: physorg

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City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Contest for Ontario Residents: Submit Photos Until 5:00PM on Sept.30, 2014

Thu August 28, 2014

City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Contest Update: Deadline Extended to Oct.31, 2014

Here are some good reasons to celebrate the City of Toronto’s parks, forestry and recreation spaces.

  • There are 8,000 hectares of City parkland in Toronto – that’s 13% of Toronto’s land area!
    • Most people live within 500m, or a five to ten minute walk from a park.
  • The parks system includes 859 playground sites, 692 sports fields, 637 tennis courts and many more outdoor facilities.
  • Toronto’s urban forest is a vital city asset with an estimated replacement value of $7.1 billion and it’s canopy covers up to 28% of the city.

Get outside, take  pictures and share your memorable moments in Toronto’s parks, urban forests, and recreation spaces for a chance to win great prizes! Participation is also a great way to explore and share what the city’s green spaces, trees and recreation opportunities mean to you…

The contest theme is around getting outdoors to create and share memorable moments and experiences with the City of Toronto’s parks, urban forest or engaging in recreation activities. These may be personal moments from the contestant’s experiences or experiences of others that illustrate how the City’s parks, forestry and recreation contributes to enhancing the quality of life for Toronto residents.

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Prizes

  • There will be one Grand Prize from all entries across all categories.
    • The Grand Prize will be a Nikon D3300 camera with 18-55mm lens and 55-300mm lens and Nikon camera bag, SD card and tripod valued at an approximate retail value of $1,079.90.
    • There will be one first prize in each of the three (3) categories of prizes to be won.
      Nikon CoolPix AW120

      Nikon CoolPix AW120

      • First place in each category will receive a Nikon CoolPix AW120 Camera with an approximate retail value of $379.95.
  • Once the category first place winners have been determined, the next top three photos – the finalists – will receive a certificate from the City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division.
  • Some photos may receive honorable mention.
  • Winning images will be featured on the City’s website and in the City’s communication materials.
    • Winning photos and those that receive honourable mention will be exhibited at City Hall in the rotunda.
    • Winning images will also be featured in the Spring Summer 2015 issue of Toronto FUN Guide.

The contest is open to photographers who are residents of the province of Ontario in Canada.

Any submissions must be an original photo taken in the City of Toronto during the contest period (9:00am on August 18, 2014 and ending at 5:00pm on September 30, 2014), and fall into one of three categories:

  • Parks,
  • Forestry, and
  • Recreation.

Contestants may enter multiple photos into more than one category; however one picture cannot be entered into more than one category.

  • Photos must be appropriate for posting on a public government website.
  • No purchase or participation fee is necessary.

Entering the contest constitutes an agreement by the contestant to give a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to the City, and anyone it authorizes, to display, distribute, modify, crop reproduce, and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed including the Internet, for any City purpose including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion.  Such license is provided without any fee or other form of compensation, or any requirement for additional approvals, photo credit will be given where possible.

The entrant waives all moral rights in any of his or her winning entries.

Three panels of judges composed of City employees in two cases, and one composed of non-City employees, will be selected by the City, in its sole discretion.

  • Expert guest judges include
    • Kristian Bogner, a world-class professional photographer, speaker and Nikon Ambassador;
    • Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first neurologist in space and Canada’s first female astronaut, whose photography has taken her to the most extreme climatic and geological locations on earth; and
    • Moses Znaimer, media visionary, Founder/CEO of ZoomerMedia Limited and President of CARP.

Contestants who have submitted winning/honourable mention photos will be notified at the end of December 2014, approximately.

  • Prizes must be picked up by December 31, 2014 or as otherwise arranged.

Please click here for more info and the complete Official Rules & Regulations of the contest.

  • Also, you can contact the Market Research and Promotions Consultant at 416-338-2934.

Good Luck! / Bonne Chance!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

August 27, 2014

Photography contest puts the focus on Toronto’s parks, forests and recreational spaces

The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division is holding a photo contest, presented by Nikon Canada, to highlight Toronto’s parks, urban forests, natural environments and recreation spaces.

Judging will take place in the following three categories: parks, forestry and recreation – all tied to the theme of getting outside and enjoying the city. Expert guest judges include Kristian Bogner, a world-class professional photographer, speaker and Nikon Ambassador; Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first neurologist in space and Canada’s first female astronaut, whose photography has taken her to the most extreme climatic and geological locations on earth; and Moses Znaimer, media visionary, Founder/CEO of ZoomerMedia Limited and President of CARP.

Entries will be evaluated based on content, composition, impact and technical criteria. Judges will review short-listed photos and winners will be notified in December 2014. The photographer with the best photo overall will receive a Nikon D3300 camera with lenses. First place winners in each of the three categories will receive a Nikon CoolPix AW120 camera. Winning images will be featured on the City’s website and in the City’s communication materials.


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Read our Samsung NX30 ReviewThe Samsung NX30 is intuitive, delivers great results and easily meets the challenges a serious photographer might throw its way. It's that rare compact mirrorless DSLR that you pick up and enjoy using right away. It features 20.3MP resolution on a hybrid APS-C CMOS (23.5 x 15.7 mm) image sensor with 247 Contrast-detect AF and 105 Phase Detection AF, a large and bright 3.0-in. Super AMOLED Touch display screen (1.03M-dot), a tiltable EVF (2.36M-dot), Smart AUTO, PASM, Scene modes, i-Function, Smart Filters, In-Camera Panorama, RAW file, Continuous Shooting 9fps, Wi-Fi, NFC, and Full HD 1080/60p movie with stereo sound.

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Fujifilm X-T1 Review

Read our Fujifilm X-T1 ReviewThe Fujifilm X-T1 is beautiful, weatherproof, tough and inherits the DNA of the X-PRO1 with image quality that rivals and even bests that obtained from some enthusiast and top-end DSLRs. It features a huge and very high resolution OLED EVF, dual view display, focus peak highlight and Digital Split Image assist for manual focusing. It's fast and handles superbly with direct control dials.

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