The Samsung ST550 comes with dual LCD Screens – one in front, the other at the back. This is a practical solution for consumers who like to take self-portraits. Samsung ST550 is 12.2 Mega pixel Camera.
The rear LCD is 3.5 inch TouchScreen. The 1.5-inch screen in front can be activated/deactivated with a tap. The ST550 comes with a 4.6x optical zoom lens that is widest at 27mm, which makes it useful for taking self-portraits. The ST550 uses microSD cards for storage.
Sony is all set to release its first and also world’s first internet television on October 12th. Sony has announced its HDTV to use with Google TV program back in May.
Google TV program offers broadcasting of videos through internet and a specially designed set top box by Google can be used to subscribe to these broadcasting. Sony’s internet TV has an integrated Google TV device.
Panasonic Electronics just now unveiled their newest product on the Digital Camera line, Panasonic Lumix GH2. Panasonic Lumix GH2 is a 16 MP Digital Camera. With a compatible lens it can also shoot 3D pictures(Check Out :-Sharp Introduces 3D Camera Phone [Photos]). The Panasonic GH2 Micro Four Thirds camera can produce D-SLR image quality, and it looks and feels like a miniature D-SLR, but it’s not technically a D-SLR. Micro Four Thirds cameras are smaller because they forgo these parts and instead achieve auto-focus by relying on just the main image sensor and a fast processor.
Specifications of Panasonic Lumix GH2
16.1-megapixel image sensor
Optical image stabilization
3-inch 460,000 pixel display
Full HD video capture at 1920 x 1080
The new 16-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 will be available in silver or black for $899.95 (body only) in early December. It will also be offered with a 14-42mm lens for $999.95 or with a 14-140mm lens for $1,499.95.
Samsung rolled out their first mirror-less camera, Samsung NX100 last week. It features a 14.6 MP APS-C sensor, 3″ AMOLED screen. Samsung NX100 is capable of recording videos of 72p HD quality.
Features of Samsung NX100
14.6 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
3-inch VGA AMOLED display
ISO range of 100 to 3200 (with a boost mode hitting 6400)
720p movie recording (H.264)
SD / SDHC card slot
i-Function lens system
The new i-Function lens system features a dedicated ‘i-Function’ button that allows users to scroll through manual settings, and a focus ring which is used to change parameters for each setting. Users can toggle between shutter speed, aperture, EV, WB, and ISO by simply using the i-Function button and ring on the lens
Samsung has quietly added three new standalone 3D Blu-ray players that will join the single 3D offering available from the electronics company in a growing market.
The entry-level $229 BD-C5900 3D Blu-ray player is most comparable with the BD-C5500, and could compete with the price-effective $199 Sony BDP-S470 Blu-ray player. The $279 BD-C6800 model is comparable to the Samsung BD-C6500 model, but lacks a porthole and has a lower price than the regular model.
Samsung’s higher-end 3D Blu-ray model is the BD-C7900 that includes two HDMI outputs and is comparable to the BD-C6900.
Sony has rolled out two new DSLR cameras to market A290 and A390.
Sony A390 Features
The 14.2-megapixel Sony A390 sports a 2.7-inch screen with Quick AF Live View, promising speedy phase-detection autofocus combined with the live image preview. The camera features a new grip design for more comfortable handling, and its upper control areas have also been revised with a new button layout.
An image sensor shift mechanism powers the camera’s SteadyShot function, and an integrated mini HDMI port lets users connect the Sony A390 directly to HDTVs. There are also Memory Stick Pro Duo and SD/SDHC memory slots.
The Sony A390 weighs in at 549g and measures 128.1 by 97.1 by 83.5mm. Sony claims a battery life of up to 500 images with viewfinder and up to 230 images in live view mode.
Sony A290 Features
The most affordable new DSLR from Sony, the A290 offers the same 14.2 effective megapixel resolution as the α390 in a compact body that weighs just 456g (excluding battery and media).
The new Sony A290 DSLR will be Sony’s lowest priced DSLR. The 14.2 megapixel DSLR features a 14.2 megapixel sensor, 3200 ISO, SDHC/Memory Stick Pro card slot, HDMI output with Bravia sync, 2.7″ Clear Photo tilt/swivel LCD, 18-55mm kit lens, BIONZ processor, phase-detection autofocus, 2.5 fps shooting, RAW compatibility, 500 shot per charge Li-Ion battery, improved grip design, revised button layout, pop-up flash, and a new on-screen graphic display to help aspiring photographers see the effects of their settings on the final picture.
The prices have yet to be announced for these cameras.
Last week Nikon India announced the launch of eight new COOLPIX cameras. Nikon releases today COOLPIX P100, S8000, S6000, S4000, S3000, L110, L22 and L21. The new range of cameras will be priced between Rs. 4,990 to Rs. 24,950. Nikon tries to offer best affordable cameras without compromising on imaging tech- features and quality.
All eight COOLPIX cameras incorporate Nikon’s world-class NIKKOR lenses, delivering extremely accurate detail and brilliant color, as well as Nikon’s EXPEED™ digital image processing concept, which ensures high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness. The new range of cameras will be priced between Rs. 4,990 to Rs. 24,950
Nikon P100 Features
A 26× optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad focal range of wide-angle 26mm through super-telephoto 678mm (35mm format equivalent)
Technologies that enable excellent image quality: CMOS image sensor with backside illumination structure, Backlit Scene HDR (high dynamic range) mode, which makes the most of continuous shooting technologies, and an advanced Night Landscape scene mode
High-speed continuous shooting functions that enable continuous shooting of images at the maximum size (10 MP) at 10 fps and sport continuous mode, which allows for continuous shooting at up to approximately 120 fps
Full HD movie recording and playback functions
A 3-in., approximately 460k-dot vari-angle Clear Color Display simplifies shooting from a variety of angles
5 features that effectively prevent or reduce blur caused by camera shake and subject movement
Smart portrait system for consistently beautiful portraits
HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging to create images with a range of tonal detail that could not be captured in a single photo.
MRP Rs. 24,950/-, Free Bees :-4GB card
Nikon S8000 Features
Nikon’s own compact design and new, thin lens barrel design has resulted in the thinnest body in its class with a 10× optical zoom NIKKOR lens and a depth of approximately 27.3 mm
3-in., approximately 921k-dot, wide-viewing angle clear color panel TFT LCD monitor
Creative slider for simple adjustment of brightness, vividness and hue
A sharp, high-performance design
High-power zoom lens built into the thinnest body in its class
Four advanced image stabilization features for clear, beautiful, blur-free photos of any scene, from wide-angle to telephoto:
1. Lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function: Offers compensation equivalent to an increase in shutter speed of roughly three stops
2. Less noise in images captured at high sensitivities: The combination of a new image processing engine that supports high sensitivities and advanced noise reduction processing technology enables superior image quality in images captured at ISO 1600 with automatic ISO sensitivity adjustment and ISO 3200 with manual ISO sensitivity specification
3. Motion detection: The camera detects camera shake and subject movement with shooting, and automatically compensates by controlling shutter speed and ISO sensitivity
4. New flash control
a) High-sensitivity sync: With shooting under dim lighting, the camera increases ISO sensitivity rather than opting for slower shutter speeds to allow the image sensor to acquire background lighting for bright, natural photos
b) Wide-area backlighting identification algorithm: Wide-area automatic backlighting compensation enables beautiful photos of difficult backlit scenes
Superior high-speed response that enables users to preserve those once-in-a-lifetime expressions.
Smart portrait mode for consistently beautiful portraits
Subject tracking automatically tracks subjects to maintain focus
Camera identification of the shooting scene. Scene auto selector mode makes capturing beautiful images worry free.
This is a satellite based system which helps to calculate the average speed of vehicle traveling from one point to another. The satellite is also able to capture the vehicles number plate using the camera embedded inside the satellite. this system will be assisted by the traffic cameras which are placed on the streets. The main feature is that it can work in all the weather conditions. It uses GPS also.
It was developed by American-owned Company PIPS Technology based in England.
This new technology is called SpeedSpike.
This is currently being tested in London’s Southwark and in parts of Cornwall.
By using this technology it will be very easy to locate or trace a particular vehicle. So be careful in driving beware of speedspike.
Does your camera shots are going out of focus…?? Don’t worry here is a new technology that automatically re-focuses the image.
Out of focusing is the main problem of photographs so that they miss most beautiful shots. In order to help them Scientists at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs announced a new technology which automatically re focuses the out of focused images. These cameras are called Heterodyne Light Field Camera. In this camera after image is captured refocusing is possible.
How this cameras actually working??
In this there will be a mask is placed in between the lens and the sensor .this mask is transparent and there is some patterns printed on it. The Patten is made of 7 rows and 7 columns.
Using this users can take normal photos but. After a photo is taken suppose if it is out of focus for example if we focus on a flower after taking the photo if the flower is not focused and the background is focused using these mask and the post-processing software MERL researchers are able to refocus the image.
Drawback of this heterodyne light field camera is that they only works in select situations.
Sony is spotlighting its first digital still camera to feature sweep panorama technology . The new Sony CyberShot digital camera can take 270-degree panorama photos in one easy press-and-sweep motion. The camera can be rotated through 270 degree to capture the image in a single shot. Capturing wide landscapes, church spires or skyscrapers is as easy as “press and sweep.” The Sony Sweep panorama photo mode lets you reach beyond the traditional wide-angle lens and capture breathtaking shots. With wide and ultra-wide.
What is sweep panorama?
it allows user to record a panoramic view in about one second through use of the camera’s high speed continuous shooting of maximum 100 pictures and stitching whit auto positioning technologies.
How to shoot?
It is simply press the button and weep the camera for about three to ten seconds in a selected direction.