Sony sent in a Cyber-shot TX1 to review. As the camera features a 3.0″ touch-screen, the only physical controls (zoom, preview, and the on-off buttons) are situated on the top of the device. Here’s what comes with the TX1:
Instruction manuals in 4 different languages (region-dependent)
Catalog of Cyber-shot TX1 accessories
USB / TV-out cable
NP-BD1 battery in a plastic case
Changing dock and power cord
Wrist strap (already attached to camera
Paint pen (attaches to wrist strap, used to operate touch-screen
At first glance, that seems like a lot. Yet Sony could’ve done a little better with the bundle, including a Memory Stick and a …read more
Nothing promotes your product better than showing how it can fulfill the customer’s selfish vanity-based desires:
It’s also about time someone came out with a camera that aided cam-whoring! Let’s just hope your 4.6X optical zoom and 12.2 megapixel sensor deliver on image quality Samsung! Find out more on the camera advertised here:
Samsung ST550 product page
Samsung TL225 product page
And yes, the ST550 and TL225 are simply the same camera under different names, the latter apparently for the US, and the other for the rest of the English-speaking world (am I wrong? Comment below).
If you’re a professional photographer who’s got $7000 to spend (and you should, because great pictures definitely shouldn’t come cheap), Nikon has the perfect pricey proposition for you! The new Nikon DS3 and Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85mm F/3.5G ED VR lens is sure to put a dent in anyone’s budget, in return for a max ISO of 102,400 and the ability to take pictures really really up-close. Here are some highlights of the new expensive toys.
Looks like video capture is becoming standard on DSLRs. A great trend that will provide buyers of image capture hardware more value down the road.
Video capture is a highlighted feature of the new D300s, which makes use of the professional-level camera’s 12.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor. An onboard microphone is probably there to provide the accompanying audio, though an stereo microphone jack supports better sound recording. With max continuous speed of 7fps, the D300s will debut this August, at a price of $1800 for only the body.
The more consumer-friendly D3000 is also set to launch at around the same time, …read more
Simply put, the flash purse sets off its own flash when it detects flash coming from other cameras. Perhaps the best anti-Paparazzi device that’s a also a gadget, the purse ruins the shot by using its apparently bright light to blind both camera and photographer, leading to useless washed-out celebrity shots.
No word on when this device will ever see the market, or if there will be a version for the guys, but it seems like a very sound concept. The Paparazzi have no choice but to use their flash at night and under low-light conditions, to prevent the blurring ruinous …read more
Danny Choo decided to report on the alleged work conditions in a Canon Electronics, highlighting how people are required to stand and move fast in at least one hallway:
Totally amazing: watch this Steadicam operator go full speed on a Segway towards the stage, dismounting gracefully onto it, and making tight circles that would make a ballerina dizzy before alighting stage right:
And that was just a rehearsal. Now see how the shot turned out during the live Eurovision performance (right at 2:40):
Extreme cinematography execution and Segway-manship at its finest, no doubt. Fellow Steadicam pros/enthusiasts are going gaga over the performance, and its rumored that the operator is a certain Karsten Jacobsen.
Ah, but all amazing feats always involve the unheralded, the sidekick who helps the leader look good. In this …read more
Turns out single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras have a flaw in their design that leads to more camera shake. Camera shake is of course bad for photography, because even the tiniest movement occurring while acquiring an image leads to lower-quality pictures. Ever been frustrated with blurry pics caused by hands that can’t keep still? That’s camera shake in action.
Anyways, the classic design of an SLR causes camera shake—even if said camera is perched securely on a tripod. That’s because in an SLR, the mirror which allows the user to see the image literally through the lens flips up when the shutter …read more
Who woulda thunk it?
Drill with 1/4-inch bit
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