[tags]canon, integrated cleaning system, eos, 1d, mark iii, 1ds, 40d, rebel, xti[/tags]
Sometimes videos really capture my attention too.
[tags]lighter, high speed, video, cool[/tags]
Next Generation Color Filter Patterns Deliver Higher Quality Photos Under Low-Light Conditions
Tired of the ISO/noise problem?
Kodak thinks that it has the solution. Check out their new image sensor technology that Kodak says “redefines digital image capture.”
There’s a little deeper explanation on the 1000 Nerds blog.
If you’ve got 10 minutes and are a photo geek, this is worth a read.
[tags]kodak, digital camera, sensor, high iso, noise, bayer pattern[/tags]
The Mega-Pixel Push – Canon Hits 50MP
So much for the 2MP incremental steps we’ve been so used to.
Canon has built a 50 megapixel CMOS monstrosity, which is reportedly almost twice the resolution of its nearest competition, and is prepping it as a sort of large format surveillance camera for monitoring large, busy areas such as parking lots and theme parks, along with detailed work like factory part inspections. Despite the sensor’s clear industrial-end aims, Canon has managed to build its prototype at 19 x 28mm in size, the same dimensions of the sensors in its DSLR cameras, so who knows where this tech could end up in the long run.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III anyone?
[tags]canon, eos, 1ds, iii, mark, mk, dslr, 50, mp, megapixel, news, digital camera, cmos, sensor[/tags]
Nikon Coolpix 360
What is it?
It’s a concept of a point and shoot camera from Nikon. Seems like they’ve got all the cool toys here lately (see last few posts).
A panoramic view is ‘an unbroken view of an entire surrounding area’. Often, this means one has to turn around 360 degrees, to receive this unbroken view. As we translate this to an image captured in print, the concept of Nikon 360 is the solution. Based on an ergonomic cylindrical form lens, the 360 is a camera that allows you take an all-round picture. An angle indicator provides a gauge on the direction of the rotating head and is also an additional detail to provide the camera with a stronger and steadier feel while in operation. A built-in inclinometer indicates the horizontality of position prior to execution. The 360 is designed with much emphasis on the user interface, with the main operating function designed as a touch sensor, thereby maintaining a flushed surface on the exterior. 360 is an innovation that captures all that meets the eye, and more. (via Yanko Design)
[tags]nikon, coolpix, 360, panoramic, panorama, design, concept, digital camera, point and shoot[/tags]
High ISO in Compact Cameras
If you’ve not read this article over at DPReview.com, you need to.
It’s a very well written article that explains the problems and limitations of high ISO settings in compact digital camera. It’s got some comparisons of the rather popular compact cameras that show just how these high ISO settings aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
After seeing these results, the Fuji FinePix F30 (at $289, it’s a steal) just moved up to the top of my shopping list.
[tags]high iso, digital camera, fuji, finepix, f30[/tags]
This seems like a rather gloomy outlook over at The Digital Journalist:
First, most of the major camera manufacturers that are now associated with still photography will probably be out of business by 2016. Of the majors now selling cameras, I would put my money on only Canon to survive. That is because they have a farsighted video division, which will provide the research and development that will be a key to their survival. Already, Sony is moving to become the number one still-camera company.
Seems like a bit of a stretch to me. You can read the full article here.
[tags]photography, photos, video, technology, digital, camera, digital camera, hd, camcorder, canon, sony[/tags]
To continue my previous ramblings on technological innovations and photography, Science News Online has an interesting article on computed photos and how this technological trend will affect photography in the future.
HDR is part of this trend obviously. Love it or hate it, HDR and future innovations are now a part of the photographic world. There’s a world of innovation waiting out there. There’s already plenty here that is too much for one photographer to master it all. Embrace what you love and enjoy the creations of others.
Computational photography, however, transforms the act of capturing the image. Some researchers use curved mirrors to distort their camera’s field of view. Others replace the camera lens with an array of thousands of microlenses or with a virtual lens that exists only in software. Some use what they call smart flashes to illuminate a scene with complex patterns of light, or set up domes containing hundreds of flashes to light a subject from many angles. The list goes on: three-dimensional apertures, multiple exposures, cameras stacked in arrays, and more.
In the hands of professional photographers and filmmakers, the creative potential of these technologies is tremendous. “I expect it to lead to new art forms,” says Marc Levoy, a professor of computer science at Stanford University. Read the rest of the article. . . .
The Future of Digital Cameras
We fuss about sensor size – oh, I like the 1.6 crop factor because it gives me a longer focal length; or, oh, I want a full frame camera because I get a wider angle. We (including yours truly) nit-pick the features of digital cameras apart before they’re even release. We fantasize about the next cameras that Canon or Nikon are going to release (especially yours truly – *cough Canon 40D, *cough Nikon D3). If this rings a bell then you truly need to take a look at some technology that could revolutionize the way we think about image capture; something that could far surpass the capabilities and quality of film (I understand some of you believe we have already arrived and film lovers should just let go).
Ease on over and check out the Light-Field camera if you’ve never heard of it. It’s like HDR on steroids and being chased by flaming ninjas that are all in-focus. Oh yeah, and I want one.