Monthly Archive: February 2012

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. The 808 will be available in May for $605 before taxes...

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 problem is – what do people do with a 3D phone?...

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 as it is important to keep the horizon horizontal because of...

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 he suggests they are not worth the money relative to the...

Kodak ends its camera business

Eastman Kodak Co, the bankrupt inventor of the hand-held camera, plans to stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames in the first half of 2012 in a bid to cut costs. via UPDATE 2-Kodak to stop making cameras to cut costs | Reuters.

New Canon Powershot wirelessly uploads photos or videos to Facebook, Youtube and Twitter

The new Canon Powershot ELPH 530 HS will be the first Canon camera with built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. That means youll be able to wirelessly upload photos to the Internet as well as to transfer media directly to mobile devices. The new camera uploads images to the Canon Image Gateway using a wireless network connected to the Internet. Canons online service allows you to organize the photos and share them on Facebook,...