Monthly Archive: October 2011

Nikon and Sony DSLR Production May Be Delayed

Nikon and Sony DSLR Production May Be Delayed

Nikon and Sony DSLR Production May Be Delayed for Months Due to Thai Floods. The factory that made 90% of Nikon SLR cameras is underwater, and the plant that makes Sony DSLRs is apparently surrounded by flood waters but not, itself, flooded. (Another report says the Sony plant is underwater.) The Canon inkjet printer factory is underwater. Saw a Getty...

Future Trends in Cameras

Future Trends in Cameras

I emailed this to someone who asked about some camera trends. Smart phone cameras are replacing the point-n-shoot market; that market is going away. The “low end” is becoming something with more advanced features, including “bridge cameras” that feature long zooms and manual override capability, and sometimes RAW mode. Or just nice pocket cameras with a fair amount of capability...

“How smartphones are changing digital photography”

“How smartphones are changing digital photography”

How smartphones are changing digital photography: Digital Photography Review. Smart phones are largely replacing the point and shoot low end cameras. Will they move further up the camera tree to higher end functionality? Probably. But in the mean time, a lot of smart phone customers are now looking at the higher end “bridge” cameras that include many manual overrides, long...

Stereo shot gun mic test clip

Stereo shot gun mic test clip

Test of my stereo shot gun mic set up – handholding the shotgun mic array in my left hand and holding my Canon HV30 and Beachtek audio mixer in my right hand. Not ideal, but an amusing little test clip. These birds were about 30 feet away from me, with a several hundred foot cliff just beyond. Pointing the long...