Panasonic Corporation will be halving its compact digital camera output next year. The total number of compact digital cameras released next year will be five, which is half of what the company released this year.
Panasonic expects this fiscal year that it will end up with 2 million less units sold, taking the overall total down to 4 million. This is expected to be the company’s second year in a row of digital camera business losses.
via Panasonic to reign in digital camera production next year – SlashGear.
Any journalist who snaps Sepia Instagrams of their brunch at the Sochi Olympics will promptly lose their accreditation for the games.
via Journalists Reportedly Banned From Smartphone Photography At Olympics In Russia | TechCrunch.
The approach used in this paper instead minimizes seam artifacts by smoothing the transition between the images. The mosaic image here is a weighted combination of the input images. This means the pixel values from the two overlapping images are combined using a weighted average for qualities such as exposure, local contrast, saturation, etc.
via Seamless photography: Using mathematical models for image stitching.
This month, National Geographic magazine celebrates its 125th anniversary in a special issue devoted to the power of photography. “The Photo Issue” features images spanning the organizations storied career.
via National Geographic Celebrates 125 Years Of Photography : The Picture Show : NPR.
Photographer Anton Orlov recently discovered over 600 color images from World War I on “Magic Lantern” slides in a house in Northern California.
via Rare color photos of World War I Pictures – CBS News.
Canon lowered its full-year earnings outlook on Wednesday, expressing concern that worse-than-expected economic conditions in China and Europe are hurting the company’ s digital camera business.
via Canon Lowers Earnings Outlook as Digital-Camera Business Struggles – WSJ.com.
“Everybody Street” illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists.
via EVERYBODY STREET.
In 1938, the Museum of Modern Art mounted its first solo photography exhibition, a display of 100 pictures by Walker Evans 1903-75 bearing the flatly declarative title “American Photographs.”…….So it is a fine thing that MoMA is presenting a 75th anniversary reprise of the show with a display of more than 50 prints from the original body of work.
via Walker Evans’s ‘American Photographs,’ at MoMA – NYTimes.com.
With a 6 element optically stabilized Zeiss lens and a sensor with 41MP pixels, the Nokia 1020 leads the pack when it comes to cell phone cameras!
Espoo, Finland and New York, NY – Today, Nokia established a new benchmark in smartphone imaging with the arrival of the Nokia Lumia 1020, boasting a second generation 41 megapixel sensor. Unlike any smartphone in the market today the Nokia Lumia 1020 reinvents zoom, enabling people to discover more detail than the eye can see. With Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, including optical image stabilization, the device is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera.
via Zoom. Reinvented. Nokia Lumia 1020 arrives » Nokia – Press.
Build your own camera for $35! It’s not digital, but that’s the point. It’s an actual SLR with a detachable lens! The aperture is fixed (50mm f10) and the shutter speed is fixed (1/80s – or bulb) and it shouldn’t take more than an hour or so to put together. Focus is from 0.5m to infinity.
How long before someone put s a digital sensor in one I wonder…