Monthly Archive: February 2012

41 Megapixel camera phone

41 Megapixel camera phone

Nokia also announced its new Nokia 808 Pure View, a Symbian Belle device with a 41-megapixel sensor camera with Carl Zeiss Optics. The device can capture seven pixels of information and merges it into one”perfect” pixel. Jo Harlow, the head of Nokias smart devices unit, said that the technology will come to other devices later, including perhaps to Windows Phone....

Another 3D mobile phone announced

Another 3D mobile phone announced

LG Reaffirms Commitment to 3D with Optimus 3D Max. From a photography or video perspective, we may not be paying sufficient attention to the mobile smart phone category. There are now quite a few mobile phones featuring glasses-free 3D displays, and I also saw some 3D tablet demos at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. The latter were also glasses-free. The...

Sled dog race in Stereoscopic 3D

Sled dog race in Stereoscopic 3D

I shot some video at a sled dog and skijoring race in north Idaho and shot it in 3D using two Lumix GH-2 cameras mounted on a short rail. This was the first time that I shot 3D both at a live event, and also, at times, handheld. As a general rule, we want to shoot 3D using a tripod...

Are inexpensive “steadycam” camera stabilizers worth it?

Are inexpensive “steadycam” camera stabilizers worth it?

Anyone who has shot video for a while eventually wants a way to create smoother handheld shots. I do a lot of my shooting while on my feet and walking, just the type of activity for which “steadicam” (steadycam) units are built. But do inexpensive camera stabilizers deliver real value? I ┬áhave not tested them but this guy has and...