The Canon EOS 5D Mark III took the top honor in Popular Photography's "Camera of the Year" contest. The publication says it is the best low light DSLR it has ever tested and has stunning video capability that eclipses technology from even just a year ago. The 22.3MP camera can capture 6 frames per second and has dual card slots. One strike called against it was the lack of a pop-up flash on the $3,500 EOS.
I've seen several opinion pieces in the wake of the man's death on New York City's subway tracks last week discussing the fact that so many people managed to take pictures of the man but no one tried to help him.
Here's an editorial from the Chicago Tribune that I find particularly thought-provoking:
I got an email this morning with a question that has me stumped so I thought I would throw it out to all of you, my savvy shopping readers.
Missy wants to know of any bargains on photo development involving disposable cameras.
She sent her kids to camp with the disposables and now has four cameras full of photos. And my guess is she also has some eager, if not impatient, kids.
Are there any good deals out there? Please leave your advice in the comments section below.
Former film titan Kodak is said to be readying an application for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The WSJ.com report says Kodak is preparing the Chapter 11 filing in case its efforts to sell some of its digital patents fail.
The imaging giant still employs some 19,000. This report follows a warning that it could soon be delisted from the NYSE.
Kodak has been struggling to find its mojo for some time. Check out this promotional/inspirational video from 2006. It remains one of my all-time favorites.
Made from billet aluminum, the LockCircle is expensive enough to make you keep better track of that elusive body cap. It is gorgeous and does appear to be more ergonomic with some actual surface to grip at the expense of a little added bulk.
I had fun photographing this little guy. I have not had time to research and identify him yet, but I thought it was cool and wanted to share.
I used my Canon SD 770 IS which is a great pocketable point and shoot. Even so it mostly resides in my pack. I used its macro mode and adjusted the exposure compensation. The subject was fairly patient not moving too much. Good thing because it took a few tries to get the eyes in focus challenged by me hand-holding it and the bug's slight motions.
Want to shoot high resolution stills and HD video at the same time? Or may you need an indestructable point and shoot?
Meet the Olympus SZ-30MR which houses a 16-megapixel Backlit CMOS sensor and dual image processing engines allowing it to shoot photos and video in full 1080p HD simultaneously. It features a 3-inch high-res LCD monitor and a 24x optical zoom lens (25-600mm). There is a 9 fps (16MP) high-speed continuous shooting mode.
Olympus also unveiled a rugged compact, the Tough TG-810, with built-in GPS, electronic compass and manometer (air/water pressure gauge). It uses the same 14MP sensor, 28-140mm equivalent zoom lens and high-res 3.0" LCD of the TG-610, but in a tougher body. Dustproof, waterproof to 33 ft, shockproof to 6.6 ft and freezeproof to 14 F, and crushproof up to 220 lbs. It has 720p HD video recording and a two-shot 3D feature.
The TG-810 and SZ-30MR should hit stores in April in both silver and black for about $400.
My very first 'real camera' was an Olympus OM-10 SLR which still works today over 20 years later.
Camera enthusiasts have been eyeing Canon's new Rebel T2i as a formidable budget alternative to the EOS 7D.
Using a pre-production Canon T2i Nino Leitner shot a short film that demonstrates the potent budget minded SLR's 1080p and 30 fps capabilities.
The Gorillapod line from Joby already had won the respect of photography enthusiasts looking for a lightweight portable camera mounting solution. Now they've made it even better.