My Camera Gear is a nice Facebook application that creates a photography profile with images of the cameras, lenses, flashes, and other photography equipment that you own. Read More…

Posted in Software on August 30th, 2008. No Comments.

It seems the buzz is all around the DSLRs these days. However digital P&S cameras still outsell DSLRs by a vast margin. People love P&S digital compact cameras for various reasons: small, light weight, convenient, low cost, both still and video capable, etc. There are some nice features that have been transferred from digital P&S to DSLRs. Live view? Almost all digital P&S have it naturally without the fancy name. Video shooting? It is common on digital P&S but has been mostly a crazy dream until just a few days ago, with the release of the Nikon D90. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on August 28th, 2008. No Comments.

After days of leaked news floating around the Internet, Nikon finally released the details of the mid-range DSLR, an upgrade to the D80. Featuring a 12.3-megapixel APS-C sized (DX format) sensor and EXPEED image processing engine, the D90 is also the first DSLR to feature a moving function that can record up to 720P HD (1280×720 pixels) at 24 fps! Considering the much larger sensor in D90 compared to the tiny sensors in typical camcorders, you could imagine the superb image quality you can get. The D90 inherited many advanced features from Nikon’s flagship DX-format DSLR, the D300. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on August 27th, 2008. No Comments.

Canon has officially released the 50D digital SLR camera with 15.1 megapixel resolution and DIGIC 4 image processor, targeting advanced amateur photographers who are expecting to upgrade their cameras this holiday season. The Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR camera is scheduled for October delivery and will be sold body-only at an estimated selling price of $1,399.00 and in a kit with Canon’s EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens at an estimated price of $1,599.00. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on August 25th, 2008. No Comments.

Many places are buzzing about the upcoming new DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. If you have been waiting for the better camera to complement your growing photography skill set, and you really cannot afford the more expensive models, the wait is almost over! Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras, Rumors on August 25th, 2008. No Comments.

LG’s new KC910 is a replacement for LG KU990, aka the “Viewty”. According to the information at PhoneArena, this sleek 14mm device is “…slimmest 8MP phone on the market. It has Xenon flash, Schneider-Kreuznach lens, ISO up to 1600 and can capture video in VGA resolution at 30fps and in QVGA at up to 120fps for slow motion effect”. Other advanced camera features include geo-tagging with built-in GPS, manual focus, face, smile and blink detection, and digital image stabilizer. There is no mention of optical zoom.

Posted in Other on August 23rd, 2008. No Comments.

Canon consumer imaging group has just launched a sweepstakes promotion event called “Win Maria’s Diamonds”. By entering (limit one entry per person per day) between August 20, 2008 to October 20, 2008, you could one one of five diamond-studded Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH Cameras, valued at $8,500 each.

Maria Sharapova, a well known women’s tennis star, has won the Wimbledon in 2004, U.S. Open in 2006, and Australian Open in 2008. She entered a contract as Canon’s global brand representative with Canon providing sponsorship through 2010. She has appeared in many Canon ads with the slogan “Make every shot a powershot”.

Posted in Miscellaneous on August 21st, 2008. 3 Comments.

Smashing Magazine has a list of 35 extremely beautiful HDR pictures. These are really high dynamic range pictures tone-mapped for displays (like your monitors) with limited dynamic range.

If you are interested in checking out more HDR pictures, please visit Flickr’s HDR group pool.

Posted in Online Resources, Popular Photos on August 20th, 2008. No Comments.
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