Archive for July, 2009

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Last updated: (16 July’09)
- Fujifilm F200 EXR vs Panasonic LX3 Comparison Review by DigitalRev

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 is a 10.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 2.5x Optical Zoom (35mm Equivalent: 24-60mm) with Optical Image Stalibilization, Intelligent Auto Mode, RAW support, HD movie, ISO 80-1600, and a 3.0″ Intelligent LCD screen. The camera measures 2.34” x 4.28” x 1.06” and it weighs 0.5 lbs.

panasonic-LX3
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

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Free eBook: Digital Nature Photography

This great book will show you how to choose which equipment works best in the field, and why, as well as tips for superb shots. There are also some tips to create sharp images at capture with detailed instructions for digital exposure and master the three factors that lead to excellent images: technique, subject and situation.

Pentax Optio E70

Last update (17 July’09):
- Review & Sample Photos @ DCR

Pentax Optio E70 is a 10.0 MP compact digital camera features 3X optical zoom (35mm equivalent to 32–96mm), Stylish Design, Pixel Track Shake Reduction, Advanced Face Recognition, Smile Capture and Blink Detection, PENTAX Digital Shake Reduction, Digital Panorama mode and a 2.4 inch LCD screen. The camera measures 3.8 x 2.4 x 0.9”, weighs 5.6 oz and running on 2 AA batteries.
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pentax-optio-e70
Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info

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Photo of the Day: Frozen Leaf

Frozen Leaf
Frozen Leaf by Ryan Blyth

F & K adapter for Micro Four Thirds

Cosina has released adapters designed for Voigtländer and Carl Zeiss lenses with Nikon F or Pentax K mounts to connect with Micro Four Thirds camera bodies.

Below is the list of compatible lenses;

cosina-adapter

More info is available here (in Japanese) or here (in English)

Samsung Announces SL502/PL55 & SL720/PL70

Samsung has recently announced a pair of compact digital cameras offering 12.2 mega-pixels and 5x optical zooms, image stabilization, and eye-catching style. With the SL720, users have access to a 28mm wide-angle lens, while the SL502 offers a standard 35mm lens.

pl55-pl70

The new SL720 and SL502 offer consumers advanced video recording options. With the SL720, users can record 720p high-definition video which can be played on an HDTV. The SL502 features high-quality MJPEG video recording at a resolution of 640×480. Both cameras equipped with 5x optical zooms that can be used while recording video.

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The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (WPGA)

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (WPGA) is open to all photographers, professionals, amateurs and students from all countries. They will be competing in six thematic categories, for the Photographer of the Year Award and Humanitarian Documentary Grant.

CATEGORIES
Images may be submitted online to any or all of the following 6 categories in color or black and white, as either digital or traditional images, or a blend of both.
1. Portrait: People and Figure
2. Fine Art
3. Landscape and Cityscape
4. Abstract
5. Digital Enhanced
6. Documentary, including Reportage & Photojournalism

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Photo of the Day: Children

Children
Children by Paul Wager

White Balance Solutions for Beginners

So, you finally took that big step and upgraded from your old digital “point and shoot” camera to a digital single lens reflex camera (“DSLR”). This article is for those of you whose primary consideration when you made the decision to upgrade to a DSLR was to improve the quality of your family and vacation photos. In fact, to be candid, this article is directed to those of you who do not have the inclination or time to thoroughly study your camera manual or “how to” books in order to understand the intricacies of the operations, adaptability, flexibility and control offered by your new DSLR.

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Photo of the Day: Bird Of Prey

Bird Of Prey
Bird Of Prey by Leanne Hamilton

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