Archive for December, 2009

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Digital Camera Holiday Deals 2009

Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

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Canon Rebel XS 10.1 MP digital SLR with 18-55mm lens is the featured Deal of the Day at Amazon.com. This offer is valid today only, December 20, 2009, and while supplies last.

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Epson International Pano Awards

The Epson Iternational Pano Awards: An international online competition for panoramic photography.

Professional and amateur photographers around the world are invited to enter The EPSON International Photographic Pano Awards to compete for over $13,000 in cash and prizes.

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Nikon Coolpix L20

Last update (19 December’09):
- Review by About.com

Nikon Coolpix L20 is a 10.0 Megapixels compact digital camera features 3.6x Optical Zoom (35mm equivalent: 38 – 136mm), EXPEED Image Processor, ISO 64-1600, Motion Detection, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, Face-Priority AF, Smile Mode, Blink Warning, D-Lighting and a 3.0-inch High-Resolution LCD. The camera measures 2.4 in. (61mm) x 3.8 in. (96.5mm) x 1.2 in. (29mm) and weighs approx 4.8 oz. (135g).
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Perspective in Photography: Part II

This is the continuation and concluding part of my previous article series on Perspectives. I have covered the four basic techniques of creating perspective namely:

I. Blocking, overlap or obstruction
II. Relative Size
III. Linear, Rectilinear and Vanishing Point
IV. Lack of Sharpness, Color Quality or Contrast

You can read the first part of the article here:

Perspective in Photography: Part I

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Sigma DP2

Last update (14 December’09):
- Review by PCAdvisor

Sigma DP2 is a point-and-shoot digital camera features a 14 megapixel FOVEON X3 direct image sensor (2,652 × 1,768 × 3 layers) as used in the Sigma SD14 digital SLR. The size of the image sensor used in the DP2 camera is 20.7mm x 13.8mm. It is approximately seven to twelve times larger than the 1/1.8inch to 1/2.5inch image sensors used in ordinary compact digital cameras.
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The camera also features “TRUE II” image processing engine, 24.2mm F2.8 lens, RAW format recording, Hot Shoe, Manual Focus and a 2.5″ TFT Color LCD Monitor. The camera has compact dimensions of 113.3mm/4.5in (W) x 59.5mm/2.3in (H) x 54.6mm/2.1in (D).

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Olympus E-620

Last updated (14 December’09):
- Review & Sample Photos @ NeoCamera
- Olympus E-620 wins Best Digital SRL Entry Level XIX TIPA Awards 2009

Olympus E-620 is a 12.3 megapixels SLR digital camera features 7 Point Twin AF system, Live-MOS sensor, In-Body Image Stabilization, Shadow Adjustment Technology, Supersonic Wave Filter, TruePic III+ Image Processor, 4 frames per second continuous shooting, 13 Scene-Select Modes including two new underwater modes, dual memory slots, 96% field-of-view viewfinder, six in-camera Art Filters, Multiple Exposure Shooting, On-screen Autofocus with Live View, and a 2.7 inches swivel HyperCrystal LCD (transmissive TFT color LCD). The camera measures 5.11″ (W) x 3.7″ (H) x 2.36″ (D) (excluding protrusions) and weighs 1.04 lbs. (body only).

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Canon PowerShot SD970/IXUS 990 IS

Last update (13 December’09):
- Review & Sample Photos @ CNET

Canon PowerShot SD970/IXUS 990 IS is a 12.1 megapixels compact camera features 5x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 37-185mm) with optical image stabilizer, face detection, DIGIC 4, HD movie capability, ISO 80-3200, and a 3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle (PureColor LCD II). The camera measures 3.73 x 2.24 x 1.04 in./94.8 x 56.8 x 26.3mm and weighs approx. 5.64 oz./160g (camera body only).
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Canon Poweshot A1100 IS

Last update (13 December’09):
- Review & Sample Photos @ CameraLabs

Canon Poweshot A1100 IS is a 12 megapixels compact digital camera features 4x Optical Zoom (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm) with Optical Image Stabilizer, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, ISO 80-3200, and a Large high-quality 2.5-inch LCD screen. The camera measures 3.76 x 2.46 x 1.22 in./95.4 x 62.4 x 31.0mm, weighs Approx. 5.47 oz./155g and running on AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2).
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Perspective in Photography: Part I

In this article I will try to explain how perspective works in a 2D photograph with some tips, myths and example photos.

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When we see a photograph on computer screen or on prints, we are looking at a 2-dimensional representation of a real 3-dimensional scene. And that is what photography is all about – capturing a 3D scene onto a 2D image. I used to wonder how do photographers demonstrate “depth” or sense of “scale” in a (good) photograph. They use the concept of

Perspective.

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Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP

Last update (08 December’09):
- Review & Sample Photos @ DCI

Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP is 10 MP World’s smallest and lightest waterproof digital camera (as of January 2009) features 3x optical zoom (equivalent to 35 – 105mm on a 35mm camera), ISO 64 – 1600, New SR AUTO, Face Detection and a 2.7-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor. The camera measures 92.0 (W) x 59.6 (H) x 20.6 (D) mm / 3.6 (W) x 2.3 (H) x 0.8 (D) in. and weighs 110g / 3.9oz
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Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

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