A digital camera that functions like an insect’s compound eye is reported in the journal Nature this week…..It comprises an array of 180 small lenses, which, along with their associated electronics, are stretched across a curved mounting……the device displays an immense depth of field, and a very wide-angle view that avoids the distortion seen in standard camera lenses.
A chip built by a team at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Lab and funded by Foxconn provides most of what you need to place computational photography right in the camera. It uses so little power that it could be built into a phone or a digital camera and provide the sort of processing that is usually performed by specialist software after the photo has been uploaded to a PC.
via Computational Photography On A Chip.
Weighing approximately 210g, the NEX-3N is the world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable-lens camera with a large APS-C sized sensor*. Grabbing more light than the sensor in ordinary compact cameras, it’s the big sensor that’s key to exquisitely detailed photos and sparkling Full HD movies that stand out from the crowd. What’s more, it’s easy to create pro-style background blur effects with your collection of interchangeable E-mount lenses… just like you’d achieve with a bigger, bulkier DSLR camera.
via Sony – Easy to handle, easy to use: the new NEX-3N by Sony puts pro-quality images in everyone’s reach : : News : Sony Europe Press Centre.
Depending upon the shooting conditions, it may take slightly longer for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X digital SLR cameras to acquire focus when using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam, compared with that of the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR cameras using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam.
We are developing a solution to enhance the focusing feature for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X and plan to release a firmware update based on following estimated schedule:
EOS 5D Mark III: (estimated) Late April, 2013
EOS-1D X: (estimated) Late May, 2013
via Canon U.S.A. : Support & Drivers : Consumer & Home Office.
Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney Ari Pregen tried and failed last November to get “Photography Is Not a Crime” activist Carlos Miller convicted of resisting Miami police while attempting to cover officers breaking up an Occupy protest encampment.
via “Photography Is Not a Crime” Prosecutor Fired for Abusing Position for Lap Dances – Hit & Run : Reason.com.
Yes, in the spirit of Spinal Tap, whose amplifiers could be turned up to 11 (that’s one better than 10), here are 11 tips that might improve your photography. Most don’t cost much – in fact most don’t cost anything at all and most are equally applicable whether you’re shooting with a basic compact digicam or a top-of-the line DSLR.
via 11 Tips for better Photography – Bob Atkins Photography.
MELVILLE, N.Y. – Nikon Inc. today (02/20/13) announced the D7100, the HD-SLR that ushers in a new era of DX-format image quality and functionality for the experienced shooter and photo enthusiast. The lightweight Nikon D7100 has an impressive array of intuitive features and controls bolstered by rapid performance and a robust feature set that includes a new 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, Nikon’s 51-point AF system and wireless connectivity.
“Solidifying Nikon’s ongoing commitment to the DX-format D-SLR customer, the innovative D7100 provides new ways for photographers to capture their creative vision with incredible detail and precision, whether through still images or HD videos,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “The D7100 blends the best creative features with advanced-level functionality to give the enthusiast exactly what they want– and that’s a great shooting experience before, during and after capture, from shooting to sharing.”
via Nikon D7100 – Bob Atkins Photography.