Digital Cameras

If you're also interested in digital cameras, then you'll surely like this blog. Come back here every week and we will give you updates, info and links on the latest about digicams.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Panasonic Backs Heritage Photographic Project

Panasonic Backs Heritage Photographic Project

Panasonic is backing 'OUR PLACE - The World's Heritage', a project that will create the largest ever photographic collection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The photographs will be published under the OUR PLACE brand in an initial series of 10 books that will be released over the next five years. A team of international photographers will cover the sites from their physical and geographical aspects, as well as documenting the human presence and interaction that helps make them important to mankind. An interactive website will be launched next year when enough images are available. As well as a selection of site photographs www.ourplaceworldheritage.com will feature background information relevant to the sites' history and values. The Panasonic supported project will eventually have an international team of 20 photographers, who will be photographing a large number of the 830 World Heritage Sites in 138 countries around the globe.


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Photo equipment bags

Photo equipment bags

The highlight of the Faro series of bags consists of a clever carrying system for the back that can be combined with various other Faro bags. Attention to detail characterizes the Faro bags. A covered zipper prevents dusts and splash water from penetrating the bag and the zipper tab on the inside pockets is covered with leather to protect equipment from scratches. All Faro bags and backpacks are padded with shock absorbing, closed-cell EVA foam material. A soft inner lining offers additional protection for sensitive surfaces. All hard cases and bags feature a shoulder strap with metal trigger snap. Hard Case Minis for Digis Specifically for compact digital cameras, Cullmann has developed hard cases in 5 sizes lined with nylon to protect displays. The small hard cases Faro Mini 108, 110, 115, 120, and 140 are equipped with a circumferential covered zipper and a belt loop with Velcro fastener.



Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Pentax releases Optio T20, K10D digital cameras

Pentax releases Optio T20, K10D digital cameras

The Optio T20 compact digital camera sports a slim body, the Pentax-developed Sliding Lens System and a 3-inch, high-definition LCD monitor. Featuring 7.0 megapixels and a 3X zoom, the latest model in the Pentax T series allows users to select and confirm functions directly on the LCD monitor with a touch or with a stylus. The LCD monitor serves up 230,000 pixels and a wide viewing field. The Optio T20 will cost US$349.95 and go on sale next month.

The K10D digital SLR camera with 10.2 effective megapixels boasts several advanced technologies including a Pentax-developed Shake Reduction (SR) system and a weather-resistant body. The SR systemeffectively offers a 2.5 to 4 stop advantage for sharp, blur-free images even under difficult shooting conditions, such as macro and telephoto photography or low light settings without a flash, according to the folks at Pentax.


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

TI Leverages DaVinci For Digital Still Cameras

TI Leverages DaVinci For Digital Still Cameras

Texas Instruments Incorporated has utilised its DaVinci technology, based on an ARM core, to introduce an optimised digital still camera (DSC) silicon with a production- ready reference design that will offer an increase in the core and advanced features to develop digital cameras priced as low as $99.

"TI has focused on the high-end camera market in the past, but with the introduction of this new DaVinci technology and reference design, TI is now bringing its expertise to the low-cost camera space," said Marcelo Vieira, general manager, digital camera solutions group, TI. "This reference design will allow customers to quickly create multiple cameras to offer to consumers in a very short timeframe."

The technology includes a highly flexible processor, software with enhanced post-processing algorithms and development framework; the reference design includes a suite of development tools, software and technical support.


Sunday, November 12, 2006

Leica announces two new digital cameras

Leica announces two new digital cameras

Leica has upgraded its D-Lux line with the addition of a 10MP high-end camera and has also announced a 10MP EVF camera that has got an inbuilt 12x optical zoom lens. Many of Leica's recent offerings seem to be virtual clones of Panasonic cameras and these two new additions are no different. The Leica V-Lux 1 represents the first EVF model offered by the company and many of its features seem to mirror the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50K. The model boasts of an in-built 35-420mm f/2.8-3.7 ASPH lens and a 10MP sensor. .


Monday, October 30, 2006

Fujifilm Announces Finepix S5 Pro and Finepix F31fd Digital ...

Fujifilm Announces Finepix S5 Pro and Finepix F31fd Digital ...

Fujifilm has announced the Finepix S5 Pro, a professional quality digital SLR, and the Finepix F31fd, the first compact camera to feature their face-detection system. The Finepix S5 Pro will be available in early 2007 and the Finepix F31fd will be available in December for $399.

Fujifilm Finepix S5 Pro

The S5 Pro is the successor to the S3 Pro - almost an industry standard for wedding photographers. The S5 Pro improves upon the S3 Pro with a newer, more advanced sensor that allows for a greater dynamic range and smoother tonality between shades of light and dark. A new Real Photo Processor Pro produces more film-like images.


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Features

12.3MP (6.17 R-megapixels and 6.17 S-megapixels) Super CCD SR Pro sensor Three new film simulation modes 11 point AF sensor 2.5 inch, 230K pixel LCD with 30 second preview mode Facial Detection technology (detects up to 10 faces in the frame) Metal alloy frame, magnesium alloy body Password-protected settings Nikon F-Mount for lenses ISO range from 100-3200 Dynamic range settings from 100% to 400% RAW+JPEG capture mode Lithium-ion battery Compact Flash memory media


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Fujifilm Finepix F31fd

The Finepix F31fd is a minor upgrade to the Finepix F30. The F31fd features the same 6.3 megapixel capture resolution, 3x optical zoom Fujinon lens, and 2.5 inch LCD. As noted with the "fd" in the model name, the F31fd features Fujifilm Facial Detection system. This camera is the first compact/pocketable camera to feature this technology from Fujifilm. The Finepix F31fd will be available in December for a retail price of $399.


Saturday, October 14, 2006

Digital Still Cameras feature 3 in. touch screen displays.

Digital Still Cameras feature 3 in. touch screen displays.

September 28, 2006 - Providing built-in slide show capability, Cyber-shot DSC-T50 and DSC-N2 incorporate intuitive menu options as well as Clear Photo Plus LCD technology for optimal viewing from various angles. Model DSC-T-50 is equipped with 7 megapixel CCD imager, Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar 3x optical zoom lens, and 56 MB internal memory. Featuring built in photo album function, 10 megapixel Model DSC-N2 also includes Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom lens and 25 MB internal memory. .