The Canon 70D is a new 20.2MP APS-C camera featuring the DIGIC 5+ processor and a newly developed Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for fast focusing during video and live view. According to Canon, the new AF system allows the 70D to capture video with AF accuracy and speed close to that of a camcorder. [Read more…]
Video Gear News and Updates
There has been a lot going on with the video scene over the past few days over a Tech Tilt, so here’s a quick recap for those of you into the video scene. [Read more…]
Adobe Photoshop Hits Twenty
Adobe Photoshop turns 20 tomorrow, February 19, 2010. It’s kind of amazing to think that it’s been around for that long. While DSLRs really just began to flourish 5 or 6 years ago, Photoshop has been kicking for four times as long. There is a whole lot of celebrating and special events coinciding with Photoshop’s 20th anniversary. There are plenty of links in the press release below that can point you to ways to connect with the Photoshop community if you’re interested. [Read more…]
Samsung NX10 Images Leaked
Update #2: As of 1/4/10, the Samsung NX10 has been officially announced. For more details, click here.
Update: After this post was published, Samsung contacted me and requested the addition of the following statement: This information was not supplied by Samsung and does not represent an official announcement of the NX10. Final technical specifications and details regarding the camera system will be made available by authorized Samsung representatives at a later date, with the official launch of the product.
It looks like some images of a production model of the Samsung NX10 have leaked out onto the web via DPR forums. The above image shows the smaller body design with no mirror in between the lens mount and the 14.6-megapixel sensor.
You can also see the video setting on the mode dial in the other images in the DPR forum. It looks like a pretty nice design; however, not quite as small as you might expect from a mirrorless body.
We’ve been waiting a long time to get hands on a production model from the Samsung NX series. It looks like we may be getting close to that actually happening. Hopefully, we’ll see a release by the time CES 2010 rolls around and get to play with this new camera.
[via DPR forum]
Canon: Destined Evolution
Canon has put up a teaser site for the release of their new model, which is all but certain to be the 5D replacement.
I’ll leave the guesswork up to you. Place your questions, comments and derogatory remarks in the comments below.
Update: Another teaser shot from Canon Japan via Engadget:
Canon 7D and Sony A900 Priced at Muller Photo
UPDATE: The Canon 7D has been officially announced. Read more on Photography Bay’s Canon 7D Reviews and Resources. Check availability at Amazon.com.
Muller Photo, a French electronics seller, has posted product pages for the Sony A900 and Canon EOS 7D. While neither page divulges anything regarding the cameras’ specifications, Muller Photo lists prices for both cameras.
- Their price for the Canon EOS 7D is EUR 2990 (Source).
- And, their price for the the Sony A900 is EUR 2490 (Source).
Whether Muller Photo knows something the rest of us don’t remains to be seen. Muller Photo could just be capitalizing on some free press by listing these product pages.
Stay tuned to Photography Bay’s coverage of these cameras for latest as we lead up to Photokina 2008:
Canon EOS 7D (PB rumors page).
Sony A900 (PB rumors and news page).
Sony Announcement on August 14
Photoclub Alpha has confirmed that Sony will be announcing an “exciting digital camera” on August 14.
They go on to say that they don’t think this will be the announcement for the Sony A900 and expect it to come closer to Photokina at “an international Sony Alpha press trip on Sept 9/10th to Edinburgh.”
No other word on what the “exciting digital camera” for August 14 could be. It’s just a little over a week though, so we’ll probably see some more leaks and hints. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted when more is known.
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SmugMug to Enable Powerful Syncing
My favorite photo sharing service just got better. I have been a staple SmugMug user for over 2 years now and have been most happy with their service. On the few occasions that I needed to get in touch with someone, they have been back to me within hours of my initial email and, usually have any problems resolved without further inquiry on my part. What’s more, I don’t recall my photos ever being off-line. Enough of my ranting, check out the release below regarding SmugMug’s integration with MS Sync Framework. (By the way, if you want to take SmugMug for a spin, you can use the following code for $5 off at sign up: 7jCtURK05RxCQ – as a disclosure, I get a credit against my account renewal too.)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 3, 2008–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Online photo sharing site SmugMug announced tools today to make safe backup of photos simple. Now adding or modifying photos in one location, such as a desktop, can automatically add or modify them in many diverse locations and applications, such as SmugMug’s online photo albums, laptops and handhelds.
SmugMug’s integration with the Microsoft Sync Framework empowers SmugMug’s thriving developer community to provide dynamic photo sharing across devices, such as electronic photo frames, and many applications, such as desktop photo editing & online photo sharing. When a customer adds such things as captions and keywords to photos, they can automatically be added wherever customers choose to synchronize.
“Everyone loves to flaunt their photos and wants to keep them safe,” said SmugMug President Chris MacAskill. “Now they can add once and flaunt everywhere. And watch as they’re safely backed up online and copied to all their devices.”
“Online photo sites are becoming more popular every day. With the multitude of devices that people use to access and modify them, synchronization is a must,” said Mark Jewett, Director SQL Server at Microsoft Corp. “SmugMug has shown one of the many innovative ways that the Microsoft Sync Framework can be used to make people’s life easier.”
For more about SmugMug, point your browser at www.smugmug.com.
Since 2002, snap-shooters, passionate amateurs, and pro photographers have added more than 300 million photos and videos to SmugMug. Founded by son and father team Don and Chris MacAskill, SmugMug is the largest profitable independent photo sharing site. Its emphasis on beautiful displays and safe backup keep its sales almost doubling each year.
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Free Links Friday
Below are some of the best photography links from other sites that I came across this week. Enjoy!
Six and Two Halves Must-Read Free Digital Photography eBooks – DIY Photography – Six free photography eBooks (+ two halves) for your reading pleasure. Good weekend reading material here.
Basic Dubai Shooting Kit: Hi Speed Sync & a Hoodman Loupe – Joe McNally – Ever think about using your flash for shutter speeds at 1/8000s? Joe McNally shows off some awesome daylight flash usage in the deserts of Dubai at really high shutter speeds . . . with just a few Nikon SB speedlights.
Buddy, have you got a strobe? – The F-Stops Here – Keeping with the lighting theme, David Tejada shows off an awesome hack on a $5 strobe from a garage sale. You DIY types will really dig this.
14 Blogging Tips for Your Photography Business – Black Star Rising – Sean Cayton gives some solid advice to help photographers boost business by blogging. Amateurs would do well to follow some of these tips to take their photography to the next level and maybe even break into the pro side of photography.
Your Complete Guide To Adobe Bridge – Epic Edits – Brian Auer’s 7 part series on Adobe Bridge is now complete and available for free. If it’s too much to digest on your monitor, Brian’s also put the series together in an ebook.
MTI Micro testing feasibility of fuel cells in digicams – Engadget – Always on top of the latest tech news, Engadget picked up this story on the future possibilities of fuel cells for digital cameras. I wonder what that will mean for shots off a single charge . . . or fill up?