Archive for June, 2006

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Photo Inspiration: Northern Lights

Some great photographs of northern lights by Sigurdur H Stefnisson. It’s simply Amazing!

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Click on the images above to visit Sigurdur H Stefnisson’s Northern Lights Gallery.

Photo Gear: Epic Tripod Butler

If you’re a photographer who often shoots outdoor, you’d love this photo gear. The Epic Tripod Butler is perfect for holding lenses, strobes, batteries, filters, or anything else you need to keep handy.

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Toshiba’s New 4GB SDHC Cards

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Toshiba’s new SD Memory Card Series to Launch in Global Market

TOKYO – Toshiba Corporation today announced new SD Memory Cards that will extend both the ultra-small and the ultra high-capacity segments of its comprehensive product line-up. The company will launch new microSD Memory Cards in July and August, and follow up in September with the introduction of SDHC Memory Cards. All the new memory cards will be available in the global market.

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Canon PowerShot A430 – Review @ ImagingResource

ImagingResource has posted a review of Canon PowerShot A430, a 4.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) point-and-shoot digital camera with 4x Optical Zoom lens (39 – 156mm equivalent), and a 1.8″ LCD screen

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“It powered up quickly and shut down quickly, too — a big help when you’re biking around the city to take a few shots. That nimbleness is what first attracted me to the A430, no question. And the gorgeous images it captured sealed the deal…Finally, those AA batteries are a feature in themselves. A set of four NiMH rechargeables, using two for backup, will last for years. And if you ever find yourself stranded on a desert island with weak batteries, you only have to go down to the Seven-Eleven to get a fresh set.”

>> Canon PowerShot A430 Review Roundup & Sample Pictures
>> Canon PowerShot A430 Latest Price

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My Favourite Journey Photo Contest

Firstgreatwestern.co.uk has recently announced My Favourite Journey Photo Contest. Your photo must be a view on the First Great Western network which could be anything from the White Horse at Westbury to ancient medieval castles, Roman Bath to the enchanting Thames Valley, the beautiful coastline of Devon to the sweeping hills of the Malverns.

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The winners will each receive a digital photo printer and return First Class train tickets for two people for a First Great Western journey. Twelve runners up will receive a pair of First Great Western Standard Class return train tickets. You can submit your photo from here, and hurry!..the closing date for all entries is 12 noon on 28 July 2006.

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Casio EXILIM EX-Z1000 – Review @ DigitalCameraReview

DigitalCameraReview has published a review of the Casio EXILIM EX-Z1000, the world’s first 10.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera featuring a 3x optical zoom and a 2.8-inch LCD screen.

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“As far as image quality, the Z1000 has some good and some not so good. I was not impressed with image results on indoor shots. The biggest culprit was noise. Even at low sensitivities, the flash is not intense enough to handle even a smallish room. “

>> Casio EXILIM EX-Z1000 Review Roundup and Sample Photos
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Samsung GX-1S DSLR – Review @ PopPhoto

Popular Photography Magazine has recently posted a review of the Samsung GX-1S DSLR, a 6.1 Megapixel (CCD sensor) Pentax mount Digital SLR camera featuring a large 2.5 inch LCD screen, high speed 2.8 fps up to 8 frames in JPEG mode CCD sensor.

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“Autofocusing speed is slower than that of other cameras in this class, notably the Nikon D50 and Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, but the AF has good sensitivity, able to autofocus down to a very dim EV 0… As far as introductions go, Samsung could’ve done far worse than the GX-1S, with its nice handling, pleasing picture quality, and compatibility with scads of existing lenses. But it’s also an aging platform whose resolution trails that of the rest of the league. And in the hot DSLR category, “good enough” is rarely good enough.”

>> Samsung GX-1S Review Roundup and Sample Pictures
>> Samsung GX-1S Latest Price

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Download Free Photo Software: PictureMan 5.0

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Name: PictureMan 5.0
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File Size: 17.6MB
Requirements: Win95/98/NT/2K/ME/XP

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Fujifilm FinePix V10 – Review @ ImagingResource

ImagingResource have published a review of the Fujifilm FinePix V10, a 5.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera (Super CCD) with 3x optical zoom and a huge 3″ LCD screen, and the ability to play game on the camera.

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“Despite some shortcomings, the V10 is an extremely fun camera with a stylish, portable design and a huge 3-inch LCD. Though it doesn’t live up to its vaunted low-noise, high ISO capabilities, the camera performs well in outdoor daytime and well-lit indoor conditions and is perfect for bringing to a party or on a trip. The four games on the Fujifilm V10, while a bit or a novelty, are an added bonus and should attract younger users to this snazzy and svelte snapshooter. Its biggest feature is the large screen that delivers surprisingly crisp detail.”

>> Fujifilm FinePix V10 Review Roundup & Sample Pictures
>> Fujifilm FinePix V10 Latest Price

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Olympus Mju Digital 810 – Review @ CamerasUK

CamerasUK has recently published a review of the Olympus Mju Digital 810, a 8.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera featuring BrightCapture Technology for brighter LCD and better images in low light including a special mode to reduce possible image blur, 3x optical zoom (equivalent to 35 – 105mm lens in 35mm format), and 2.6″ TFT LCD screen.

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“The outdoor portrait shot was taken with the white balance control set to cloudy. This helps to add a bit of warmth to a photo taken on an overcast day. Indoors there are mixed results. The portrait shot is disappointing and the camera is unable to produce a sharply focused image. The macro shot is very good. I particularly like the level of brightness the camera manages to achieve. The shot is also clear and sharply focused.”

>> Olympus Mju Digital 810 Review Roundup & Sample Photos
>> Olympus Mju Digital 810 Hottest Price

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