Month: April 2013
Nokia investing in Pelican to bring Lytro-like effect to Lumia series
Nokia has revealed its plans to invest in Pelican Imaging. Pelican’s image sensors can capture high-resolution images, which will allow photographers to refocus the shots after taking them. Nokia is looking to attract more customers and Pelican is seen as a major opportunity to tempt iPhone and Android customers.
Kodak reports $283 million profit in Q1 2013
After announcing that it will hand over its personalized and document imaging businesses to the UK Pension Plan, Kodak has posted its earnings for the first quarter of 2013. The company continues its emergence out of bankruptcy with a quarterly profit of $283 million, thanks to its patent sales to a number of companies.
More Olympus E-P5 photos leaked online
The Olympus E-P5 has not been the company’s best-kept secret. Information about the camera have been leaked in the past, as well as close-up photos of the thing. However, today’s action tops it all, as three new photos of the shooter have been leaked, which make people wonder why Olympus is not announcing the camera yet.
New Sony Action Cam firmware released, accessories coming soon
Sony has decided to release a firmware update for its Action Cams. The new software is packing support for full HD video recording at 60 frames per second. However, the bigger news is the announcement of multiple accessories for the shooters, including a dog mount, Skeleton Frame, Surfboard, and a Wrist Mount.
Canon 5D Mark III firmware update 1.2.1 released for download
Canon has released firmware update 1.2.1 for 5D Mark III users, as promised on an earlier date. April 30 has been expected by owners of the DSLR camera for a very long time, as it comes packed with plenty of new features, including uncompressed HDMI output and numerous bug fixes, enhancing support for several accessories.
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Canon 70D release date is at least six weeks away
The Canon 70D has been expected to make an official appearance by the end of April. This fact is very unlikely now, considering the fact that trusted sources are claiming that the DSLR will not be introduced over the following six weeks. It seems like the camera’s release date is actually farther than previously expected.
American facing death penalty in North Korea for taking photos
There is a lot of controversy surrounding North Korea. It appears that an American citizen is facing the death penalty for taking photos of orphans. Accusations of being a spy and plotting to overthrow the government have also been added to the list, while Kenneth Bae is still detained and facing death row for using his camera.
Google Glass hacked in a matter of hours
Google Glass Explorer edition has begun shipping in mid-April. Among the buyers we can find a lot of hackers, including the creator of Cydia, called Jay Freeman. Saurik and another hacker have made two separate claims of hacking Google Glass. They accomplished this treat just a few hours after they had received the device.
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens release date is May 14
Canon is rumored to announce a lot of lenses in 2013. Recently, it has been said that five new optics will become official this year. However, a new list, which consists of three products, has surfaced. Only one is found on both lists, the 100-400mm replacement, which will be joined by the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x and EF 800mm f/5.6L IS II lenses.
Canon 5D Mark III and II hacked to capture 2K RAW DNG videos
Magic Lantern has released a hacked firmware for the Canon 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III. The two DSLR cameras have gained the ability of recording 2K RAW videos. This allows cinematographers to output 2K DNG files to the buffer in live view mode and capture up to 14 frames per second for 28 consecutive times.
Kodak prepares to shed bankruptcy following Pension Plan deal
Kodak has taken another important step towards exiting the bankruptcy status. The company has agreed to sell its personalized and document imaging businesses to the UK Pension Plan, in order to settle a debt of over $2.8 billion. Kodak says that this will allow the digital camera maker to escape Chapter 11 protection soon.
MCP Editing and Photography Challenges: Highlights from This Week
This week one of our MCP Shoot Me moderators offered up an image of her own for your editing enjoyment. Thank you to Nicole Baldwin for letting us flex our creative muscles on this beautifully reflective photo: The photo challenges give you a chance to edit other photographer’s images, share them for critique, and see how…
Canon stock plunges following annual forecast decline
Canon has recently reported its financial statement for the first quarter of 2013. Since the company’s net income dropped along with camera sales, the stock price took a huge blow. Canon has not managed to meet the analysts’ estimates, and it seems like things will get worse before they get better, as operating margin is also down.
Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm F/3.5 release date announced for May 02 2013
Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC lens will be released in a week, on May 02. Its focal plane can be tilted at an angle of 8.5 degrees and shifted up to 12mm. Without compromising on lens quality, it will be available for around $1000.
Sony World Photography Awards 2013 L’Iris d’Or winner revealed
Sony and the World Photo Organisation have announced the L’Iris d’Or winner, which translates into the laureate of the Sony World Photography Awards 2013. Andrea Gjestvang is the winner of the Photographer of the Year 2013, thanks to the photographer’s outstanding portraits of the 2011 Norway attacks survivors.
Snapzoom – the smartphone-to-scope adapter
Snapzoom adapter will enable capturing images through a wide range of scopes with your smartphone by providing secure attachment. Thanks to a great response from crowd-funding website Kickstarter, the adapter will become available by September 2013.
FinePix JZ700 compact camera announced with 8fps burst mode
Fujifilm has announced a new point-and-shoot camera. It is called FinePix JZ700 and it is here to appear to beginner photographers, who want a small camera, which does its job properly. This entry-level compact offers a 14-megapixel CMOS image sensor, and a wide-angle telephoto zoom lens, which should be appropriate in most scenarios.
Canon announces Project Imaginat10n 2013 film contest
Canon has relaunched its short film contest, which is usually based on public’s imagination. Well, the new competition is called “Project Imaginat10n” and filmmakers can choose 10 photos and themes, in order to come up with an exquisite short movie, for a chance in five to be featured at the Project Imaginat10n 2013 film festival.
Panasonic XS1 camera now available in 10 exclusive designs
Panasonic has officially announced the Lumix DMC-XS1 at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. Its name is not an accident as “XS” stands for extra small, which is a nice description for the slimmest shooter in the company’s lineup. The good thing is that the XS1 is available for purchase as of now in 10 new exclusive designs.