Showing posts with label Camera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Camera. Show all posts

Friday, 20 December 2013


Canon has brought the best of the EOS-1D Series of digital cameras into one phenomenal model: the flagship of the EOS line, the EOS-1D X DSLR camera. Its full-frame 18.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors help deliver high quality image capture at up to 12 fps (14 fps in Super High Speed Mode) and a powerful ISO range of 100–51200 (up to 204800 in H2 mode) helps provide sharp, low-noise images even in dim low-light conditions. A 61-Point High-Density Reticular AF and 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor that uses a dedicated DIGIC 4 Image Processor help make the EOS-1D X reach new levels of focus speed and accuracy delivering advanced tracking even for the most challenging shooting situations. Taken all together, the EOS-1D X's improved HD video capture, numerous connectivity options, combination of processing power and durable construction, including shutter durability tested to 400,000 cycles, make it the ultimate EOS. 

The choice of professionals in fields ranging from extreme sports to wedding photographers, the EOS-1D X DSLR camera is incomparable in speed, ruggedness and precision. And it only gets better. Responding to user input, the new Firmware Update Version 2.0 adds enhancements that provide improved AF performance and more control of exposure and customization, helping to ensure EOS-1D X users have an ideal tool to do what they do best: capturing those golden opportunities, wherever and whenever they happen.


Canon is proud to present the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark III. With supercharged EOS performance and stunning full frame, high-resolution image capture, the EOS 5D Mark III is designed to perform. Special optical technologies like the 61-Point High Density Reticular AF and an extended ISO range of 100–25600 (expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2) make the EOS 5D Mark III ideal for shooting weddings in the studio or out in the field, and great for still photography. Advanced professional-level high definition video capabilities (that includes a host of industry-standard recording protocols and enhanced performance) make it possible to capture beautiful cinematic movies in EOS HD quality. A newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and shooting performance up to 6.0 fps provide exceptional clarity and sharpness, even when capturing rapidly-unfolding scenes. Additional technological advancements include an Intelligent Viewfinder, Canon's advanced iFCL metering system, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Multiple Exposure mode-all of which that help make the EOS 5D Mark III the perfect multimedia tool.  
In response to user requests, Canon has released a firmware update that expands the versatility and functionality of the EOS 5D Mark III. This update enables the camera to export clean, uncompressed HDMI output to an external recorder, while still being able to record to internal CF or SD cards and monitor the video on the rear LCD display. In addition, this update improves autofocus performance by allowing cross-type support at f/8 (center point). Please click here to learn more.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Toss in a robotic camera

When it's too dangerous to send a police officer into an active crime scene -- or in any situation that requires "eyes" where there's no clear line of sight -- police can rely on a throw able robotic camera. The device has an electric motor and special wheels that allow it to move, climb and explore at the whim of an officer who operates it wirelessly.The robotic cameras can be used indoors and outdoors. In Minneapolis, police use them for bomb detection by using the remote controller to drive them under vehicles to look for suspicious packages, Staff said. "You can dream up the scenarios that you want to use them for

Saturday, 16 November 2013

For true panoramic images, toss this camera in the air. Seriously

A Panono image taken high above Hong Kong.
(Credit: Panono)
Making a panoramic image by taking one photo after another is so 2013.
On Tuesday, Panono, a startup based in Berlin, launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to develop its throwable camera, a small, ball-shaped device built with 36 integrated lenses that is designed to capture a high-quality 360x360-degree image all at once.
The idea is simple: A user tosses a Panono in the air, and just at the moment it reaches its peak height, all 36 lenses fire simultaneously. Immediately, a low-res version of the image is viewable on a smartphone app, and within a couple of minutes, the full 72-megapixel image is available.
The Panono camera, which features 36 2-megapixel lenses.
(Credit: Panono)
According to Panono co-founder Jonas Pfeil, the camera is ideal for taking shots in dynamic situations. Family outings at the beach are an example, he said. But he also showed that the camera is perfect for capturing the broad vista high above Hong Kong, or the chaos in Tokyo's famous Shibuya crossing.
Panoramas taken with the Panono can be viewed in a number of ways. The best may well be on a tablet, which allows the user to move around the photo simply by tilting the device. But the images can also be embedded into any Web site, where they appear somewhat like a Google Street View scene.
When the Panono goes on sale, likely next September, it will cost $600, Pfeil said. But those who support it through Indiegogo will pay $550. In the coming months, the company will be working hard to produce the cameras, making sure that it is able to make enough of them to meet demand, and that each is made with the durable polycarbonate material that allows users to throw them up to about 9 feet in the air with confidence that they can survive hitting the ground.
To be sure, $600 -- or even $550 -- is a lot to spend on a camera with limited utility. But Pfeil believes that anyone who travels a lot, or who spends time playing in parks, or who, say, has kids, will relish the ability to quickly and easily take full panoramic photographs, and then just as easily share them.
It's too early to tell, of course, if the market will agree. But within the last few days, another company has emerged with a ball-shaped 360-degree camera. Panono thinks its offering is far more sophisticated, however, given that its device shoots much higher-resolution images and can be thrown in the air.
A prototype Panono, in the air near CNET's offices.
(Credit: Daniel Terdiman/CNET)
Of course, the Panono also can be mounted on a stick or held in a user's hands. But there's little doubt that most people will come to know of the Panono because it is throwable.
Could this be too gimmicky to succeed? Absolutely. But there's little doubt that there is widespread interest in panoramic photography. Apple, for example, built a panorama tool into the iPhone's camera, and there is plenty of software designed to auto-stitch multiple photos into a single panorama. Panono is hoping that photographers will opt for the ease of tossing a small ball in the air once and having all the work done for them.


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