Today Olympus launches three new PEN compact system cameras designed to help inspiration-seekers capture their unique visions and share their stories in brilliant still images and high-definition (HD) video. The Olympus PEN family combines the portability of a point-and-shoot with features found on bulkier cameras or camcorders to deliver amazing image quality and lightning fast speed. With a new 12.3-megapixel Live MOS Image Sensor, TruePic™ VI Image Processor, high ISO of 12,800, a reengineered autofocus system, full 1080i HD video with Dolby Digital sound recording, newly designed user interfaces and a variety of Art Filters and built-in creative features, these powerfully simple cameras offer advanced capabilities without the complexity of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera.
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I have been seeing more and more prominent photographers integrating Topaz Adjust and other Topaz Plug-ins into their post-processing techniques. Topaz Adjust is a very powerful and easy-to-use plug-in that works with Photoshop and many other programs. Some photographers use Topaz to make subtle improvements and others use it to apply HDR effects and amazing exposure adjustments. I reached out to Topaz this week and they offered us a coupon for PictureCorrect readers. Adjust 4 Highlights: Single-image HDR capabilities, adaptive color processing for a wide range of color effects, highlight and shadow protection – helps reveal lost detail, and more.
The camera’s tiny size, lightweight design, and superior image quality are made possible by an innovative PENTAX-developed imaging system. With a high-resolution 12.4 megapixel, 1/2.3 inch CMOS image sensor, the Q carves out an entirely new camera category that extends beyond traditional digital compact, APS-C or 4/3 digital cameras. The backlit sensor is a highly efficient light-gathering instrument that produces very little noise at high sensitivity levels particularly in low light settings. Further, the new Q lens mount is a perfect match with the new sensor and every interchangeable Q lens is designed for more advanced image quality than may be found on traditional compact digital cameras. This innovative PENTAX design is the foundation of the Q’s position as the world’s smallest, lightest ILC system with superior image quality.
A Deeper Frame: Creating Deeper Photographs & More Engaging Experiences by David duChemin was released today and discusses the ways in which we express vision in photography. You’ll find this book refreshingly free of that word, vision, in fact. Here the topic is simple, though for something so simple it amazes me that it’s so […]
The NEX-C3 features an attractive new body design that combines a satisfyingly solid metal top casing with an easy-to-use streamlined grip shape. Reducing the size of its internal circuitry visibly shrinks the camera’s size and achieves a body weight of just 225g (approximately 8 ounces) – nearly six percent lighter than its predecessor, the NEX-3 camera. Image quality, functionality and usability of the NEX-C3 camera also surpass that of the NEX-3 model.
The Panasonic LUMIX GF3 produces high-quality photos with true-to-life details, thanks to excellent resolution, image rendering and color reproduction; high-grade lens options; and extremely precise Auto Focus (AF). Plus, the LUMIX GF3 creates the right balance between resolution and noise reduction, thus producing life-like images with accurate auto exposure and white balance, creating rich colors. Taking a page from the renowned LUMIX GH2‘s image quality, the LUMIX GF3 boasts full sized DSLR like Image quality thanks the same Venus Engine FHD image processor.
Light, compact and easy to use, Sony’s new α35 (SLT-A35) interchangeable lens camera brings pro-style shooting speeds and diverse creative options to photographers of all abilities. Building on the acclaimed α33 and α55 models, the α35 camera with Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology allows responsive, accurate continuous autofocus – whether shooting high-speed still photos or recording full HD movies.
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If you are interested in furthering your skills in HDR photography, this course can help. Trey Ratcliff just announced the release of an extensive HDR Photography training course which has received very good reviews. HDR photography (high dynamic range) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminance between the darkest […]
Trick Photography and Special Effects by Evan Sharboneau is a very popular instructional eBook that explains how to do most of the trick photos that often capture attention and amazement from viewers. With 190 pages of information, it is very detailed and includes extensive explanations of many complicated techniques that are very fun to learn. I found this eBook to be very useful and refreshingly original. This eBook is structured so that at any point in time you can jump to just about any page and start getting inspired with new ideas and techniques. It is split into three well-organized modules.