Monday, September 26, 2011

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF3

Panasonic introduces a new SLR Camera the LUMIX DMC-GF3, a latest in GF series.
Panasonic claims it as the World's smallest and Lightest system camera and availabel in multi colours.This is a 12.1 MP Camera with the facility of Full HD Video recording. This is not aa upgrade, but a simplified version of GF2 and GF1 of its series

Panasonic GF3 specification highlights:
12MP Micro Four Thirds format CMOS sensor
ISO 160-6400
3.8 fps continuous shooting (max 2.8fps with live view)
GF2-style touch screen interface
1080i60 AVCHD shooting (from 25p sensor output)
All-area AF point selection
Pinpoint AF mode (magnifies focus point to allow confirmation and fine-tune of AF position)
AF Tracking in video mode
Picture-in-picture manual focus magnification
460k dot fixed LCD
Photo Styles (same color response presets as used in G3)

What's in the Box
  • GF3 Body
  • 14-42 mm Lens
  • 14mm Lens                 
  • Li-ion Battery
  • Li-ion Battery Charger
  • Audio & Video Cable
  • Camera Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Warranty Card


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Olympus Launches World's Longest Zoom Camera

After Nikon announces the COOLPIX P500, with 36x zoom lens, Olympus also following it. The Key difference of Olympus' new super zoom camera with its competitor Nikon that it is longer at telephoto end and this makes the camera the world's longest zoom in any compact camera.The SP-810UZ's lens begins at 24mm and goes up to 864mm, as compared to the Nikon P500 which has a 22.5-810mm lens.

Along with this, company also released two other compact cameras.The SZ-11 and VG-15.

The SZ-11 is a 14MP superzoom camera with a 20x zoom

Key features
  • Most powerful 36x wide optical zoom (24-864mm*) for stunning close-ups and group shots
  • Dual Image Stabilisation for reducing blur with fast-moving shots
  • Eye-Fi Card compatibility for automatic wireless uploading of images to a website or PC
  • 3D photo shooting mode for dynamic and super-realistic stills
  • Capture 720p HD movies with sound and view them together with photos in amazingly sharp detail on HDTVs including convenient remote operation by HDMI control
  • 14 Megapixels for high-quality full-size movies, stills and prints
  • 7.6cm/3.0" 230,000 dot colour LCD for easily framing, reviewing and sharing shots
  • In-camera panorama function to easily capture spectacular wide-screen views of a landscape or city scene
  • Pet Detection Mode for automatically capturing dog’s or cat’s faces when they look at the camera
  • The easy way to perfect images - Intelligent Auto Mode detects the five most commonly used scenes and adjusts settings, focus and exposure automatically
  • Advanced Face Detection of up to 16 persons for perfectly focused and exposed faces plus correct exposure of other image areas
  • Sharp photos wherever your subject moves thanks to AF tracking
  • Magic Filters for adding creative effects to HD movies and/or stills.
  • Beauty Mode automatically identifies and retouches imperfections - faces appear brighter and smooth
  • Photo surfing and [ib] software for browsing, organising and viewing images by person, place, location or event
  • Battery charging via USB-cable while saving and organising images on the computer
  • In-camera manual for instant support and easy operation
  • TruePic III+ image processor for ideal colour reproduction and low noise
Take ten years of SP series high-tech on your travels with the most sophisticated ultra-zoom camera yet, now enhanced by 3D shooting and wireless Eye-Fi card compatibility. Extremely compact and versatile, the SP-810UZ gives you the ultimate zooming power and automatic features you need to capture great photos and movies wherever you are. Despite its modest dimensions, it has a stunning 36x wide optical zoom (24-864mm*), so you can get more into the frame, or get closer to the action if your subject’s in the distance.
Eye-Fi Card compatibility allows automatic wireless uploading of your images to a website or PC. That’s ideal when you’re on the move. With optional 3D shooting mode you can take dynamic, super-realistic stills. Typically for an Olympus, the camera guides you through 3D step by step so you’re sure to get your shots just right. You can get even more creative with ten Magic Filter effects - including new Reflection and Miniature - and unlike the filters on other comparable compacts, all but two of these work with both HD movies and stills. No matter the format, Olympus’ unique True-Pic III+ image processor, Dual Image Stabilisation and 14 Megapixels deliver vibrant colours and high-res, low-noise pictures that are virtually blur-free. In-Camera Panorama, Pet Detection, Advanced Face Detection and AF Tracking are just some of the automatic features that make it easy to capture images and movies hassle-free. And with the three inch LCD, framing and reviewing shots is likewise a breeze.
*Equivalent to a 35mm camera
**As of 07/2011

courtesy: Better Photography

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Photo Competitions

 Wildlife Photo Competition

Burrard Lucas Photography invite entries for the third competition in 2011 competition series,under the theme of wildlife.The rules states that photographs of animals in captivity are allowed, but pictures of pets do not qualify.

Prizes: Grand Prize-Canon EOS 60D
Deadline: 15 October 2011

The Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year 2011

UK based Wanderlust Magazine announced Travel Photography Contest.The Contest is open to both professional and amateur photographers.One can submit Four entries in amateur category and Five per theme in Portfolio category

Entry Fee : Amateur- Free. Portfolio : 10 Pounds
Theme : People,wildlife,Landscape,Travel Icons.
Prizes : A Photo Commission to Colombia, a Nikon D3100, a Nikon coolpix S9100
Deadline : 21 October 2011
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