Archive for December, 2006

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Canon PowerShot SD630/IXUS 65

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews (added on 26.12.06)

Canon PowerShot SD630 (aka IXUS 65 in Europe) is a point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 21.02.06), featuring a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 3x Optical Zoom lens (35 – 105mm equivalent), a 3″ LCD screen, with dimension of 3.5 x 2.2 x 0.8″ (90.0 x 57.0 x 20.0mm), weight of 5.1 oz (145.0 g), and it’s running on Proprietary NB-4L Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries. It shoots movies at up to 30 frames per second and has a real image optical view finder. Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital ELPH will be available in stores from April 2006 with an estimated retail price of $399.99 USD.


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>> REVIEWS (last updated: 26.12.06)

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Bibble Announces Bible v4.9.5

San Antonio, Tx (Jan 12, 2007) – Bibble Labs, Inc. announces the first RAW Workflow update of 2007, adding support for the latest RAW enabled camera formats, and including – for the first time – several of the most popular 3rd Party Plug-ins for Bibble. Like all Version 4 Upgrades, 4.9.5 is free for all existing Bibble 4 customers.

“Providing the most complete RAW Workflow application means more than just providing more built-in tools for image adjustment and optimizations than any other RAW Workflow application” Says Eric Hyman, Bibble Labs’ President and CEO. “It means opening our image pipeline to allow others to expand on what we’ve built within Bibble. This is really just an expansion of the ‘Partner With the Best’ approach that has produced our existing partnerships with Kodak, Picture Code and Athentech. These partnerships result in better image quality and workflow through the direct and seamless integration of technologies like Noise Ninja and Perfectly Clear.”

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50/FX07

Last Updated: Review & Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams (added on 23.12.06)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 is a compact point-and-shoot 7.2 megapixel digital camera featuring 3.6x optical zoom (equivalent to 28mm to 102mm on a 35mm film camera), MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer), Intelligent ISO control, and a huge 3-inch large LCD for FX50 and 2.5″ LCD for FX07.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 Latest Price Info

>> REVIEWS (last update: 23.12.06)

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Amazing Aurora Photo Gallery December 2006

Some amazing pictures of Aurora shot in December 2006, well worth checking out.


“Solar wind streams buffeting Earth’s magnetosphere have sparked high-latitude auroras several times this month–notably Dec. 6th-8th and again on Dec. 12th. The really big display occured on Dec. 14th when a CME hit Earth and sparked a severe geomagnetic storm”

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Video Tutorial: Photoshop TV Episode 60

In this episode you’ll learn how to make a custom bullet-hole brush (complete with high-tech sound effects), turns an ordinary photo and turns it into a funky, retro image using Threshold and the Halftone Filter, reduce skin shine and hot spots with the Clone Stamp tool. They also take a closer look at the new Photoshop CS3 Beta

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Firmware Updates for Canon and Pentax

Both Canon and Pentax have announced the new firmware upgrades for their Digital SLR cameras. You can visit the Pentax support page to download the firmwares updates for PENTAX istDS (2.02), PENTAX istDS2 (1.02), PENTAX istDL (1.03), PENTAX istDL2 (1.02), PENTAX K100D (1.02), and PENTAX K110D (1.02).

As for Canon, the firmwares which will fix the phenomenon wherein the camera does not detect the capacity correctly when high-capacity recording media are initialized are available here (EOS-1D Mark II), here (EOS-1D Mark II N), and here (EOS-1Ds Mark II)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01

Last Updated: Review & Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews (added on 20.12.06)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 is the world’s smallest point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 14.02.06) with 28mm wide angle Leica DC zoom lens. The camera equipped with a 6.0 megapixels (CCD), Leica DC 3.6x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-102mm) lens, Image Stabilizer, and a 2.5-inch LCD screen. It’s measuring 94.1 x 51.1 x 24.2 mm (3.7 x 2.01 x 0.95 in), 132 g (4.06 oz) and running on a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack


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>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last update: 20.12.06)

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BenQ Introduces New Monitors with Senseye+Photo Technology.

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – BenQ today introduces two additions to its award-winning LCD monitor lineup with the 17-inch BenQ FP73G S and 19-inch BenQ FP93G S LCD monitor, featuring a super slim bezel design, an ultra fast 5mm response time and Senseye+Photo technology. The BenQ FP73G S / FP93G S features the enhanced Senseye technology – the Senseye+Photo technology, which transmits consistent colors through the sRGB color gamut, providing consistent and accurate color reproduction. With Senseye+Photo, the photos on the screen and on print outs will always be consistent in colors.


Super slim bezel design

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Photo Inspiration: Havasu Canyon

Inspiring photo gallery of Havasu Canyon on the Havasupai reservation in northern Arizona. The color is really interesting, over the top but it works well with the softness of the water and overall mood.


Olympus FE-190

Last Update: Review by DigitalCameraReview (added on 15.12.06)

Olympus FE-190 is a 6.0 effective Megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera featuring 2x optical zoom lens (36-114mm equivalent), 10 scenes mode, and 2.5″ LCD Screen. The camera is measuring in at 2.3″x3.6″x0.7″ and weighing only at 3.9oz. You can buy the camera for around US$200.


Olympus FE-190 Latest Price Info

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 15.12.06)

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