Interesting photoblog by Travis Ruse who has been taking photos everyday on his way to and from work since December 2004.
Archive for March, 2006
Philip Ryan has recently posted a review on Kodak EasyShare V570, the world’s first dual-lens digital camera with 5 megapixel CCD and 2.5-inch LCD Screen.
“In our lab tests, the V570 fared well. Despite the fact that its color space is limited to sRGB, the camera scored an Extremely High rating (Avg. Delta E: 9.37) in our color accuracy test. In resolution, it achieved a Very High rating. And, like most compacts, noise was its worst attribute. While noise was Very Low at ISO 64, it jumped to Low at ISO 100, Moderate at ISO 200, and was Unacceptable at ISO 400. The V570 has an ISO boost mode that lets you shoot at ISO 800, but reduces the pixel resolution to 1.3MP. At ISO 800, the V570 scored an Unacceptable rating.”
Karen Sperling has written interesting tips to add a special painterly touch to your photos and paintings withCorel Painter IX at PPmag.com;
I painted with pink, blue and yellow stars by using colors sampled from the figures. To pick up colors from the image, press option/alt and click on an area like the woman or girl’s top, or on the girl’s hair, and paint. I blended here and there with Distortion’s Diffuser variant so that the stars would blend with the background and not look pasted on.
Samsung has announced the world’s first 10 Megapixel cameraphone, the Samsung SCH-B600. This cameraphone featuring 3x optical zoom, flash, S-DMB support, bluetooth, EV-DO, TV-out and a built-in 8-GB HardDiskDrive.
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Time magazine has a small review of the Olympus Evolt E-330, 7.5 megapixel MOS sensor Digital SLR with Live View feature which enables you for framing of shots without the need to look through the view finder, and chose it as their gadget of the week;
“Live view is very useful for all sorts of out-of-the-ordinary shooting. When I was testing it using an Olympus macro lens, I could manually focus the camera without craning my neck out of whack. In a crowd of people, I adjusted the articulating LCD to point downward, then held the camera aloft to take overhead shots. “
Epson R-D1s is a digital rangefinder camera (released on 15.03.06), featuring a 6.0 megapixels (APS-C CCD sensor) with EM mount (Leica M type interchangeable mount) lens , a 2.0″ TFT LCD screen, measuring Approx 142 x 89 x 40 mm (5.6 x 3.5 x 1.6 in), weighing 560 g (1.2 lb), and it’s running on Epson EPALB1 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery.
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Name: MultiMemories 2.12
Description: MultiMemories is a program which will create stand-alone slide shows (Windows or MAC) with text accompanied by music. The program features a two-step work flow, collect images and music into the output directory, and then write that directory and sub-directories to a CD, USB thumb drive, or compact flash. MultiMemories 2.12 is ideal for someone who wants to document a wedding or a high school sports team’s season, or a theater troupe’s season.
License: Free to try; $59.00 to buy
File Size: 29.47MB
Requirements: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 has been reviewed at ImagingResource. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 is a 6.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 3x optical zoom (31-93mm) and and 2″ LCD screen.
“Pros: Attractive design, well-built and compact, Good-quality lens, High contrast, slightly limited tonal range on the shadow end, Good shutter lag and autofocus response times, AF assist lamp allows accurate focusing in very dark conditions, Good exposure accuracy, generally less positive compensation required than average, ISO 400 performance is a bit better than average, (marginally) usable for 8×10 inch prints
Cons: Very “tight” optical viewfinder, shows only 80% or less of the final image area, Flash recycles a little slowly, Some image noise even at low ISO, but most users won’t notice it, ISO 800 and 1,000 images are quite noisy. (ISO 1,000 shots are only usable for 4×6 inch prints.), Maximum one-second shutter time limits low-light capabilities, High barrel and pincushion distortion”