If you have a lot of media to browse through, no matter what viewer you use, it's bound to take some time. Whatever the project may be--from picking the best shots from a pro photo shoot to getting the most action-packed movie clips from a birthday party--you need a good way to browse, compare, and sort through your media quickly. The obvious choices on your Mac are iPhoto or iMovie, but if you're looking for a different way to sort through several media file-types with added unique features, check out AtomicView.
AtomicView offers a sparse, but intuitive interface … Read more
Three years is a long time for any product to hang around, especially when the technology changes as rapidly as it does for digital cameras. So before moving on to Canon's latest marvel, the EOS 5D Mark II, let's take a moment to appreciate how well the EOS 5D filled the needs of burst-indifferent professionals and deep-pocketed prosumers.
Right. Time to move on now. Though it's always had a big fan base, 5D users have nonetheless been itching for more, and the successor Canon delivers, the EOS 5D Mark II, will likely be a must-have upgrade, especially for the wedding photography crowd for whom the 5D is a workhorse. And with many of the imaging components of the 1Ds Mark III (and a later version of the image-processing engine, Digic 4) for a price tag $5,000 lower, it's sure to be an attractive alternative.… Read more
We've seen stock images of the Lumix DMC-G1, but just how small is this camera that's the first in the world to use the new Micro Four Thirds Standard? Panasonic and Olympus (which jointly developed the new imaging format) have mentioned that this new system will shrink the size of dSLR-like cameras to make them more portable.
According to its specifications sheet, the DMC-G1 measures 124mm x 83.6mm x 45.2mm (about 4.9 inches x 3.3 inches x 1.8 inches), but nothing speaks louder than images.
Flickr user Luc Saint-Elie has posted several images … Read more
Included software can then be used to match the receiver's recorded data to photos transferred to a Windows or Mac computer (though the Mac version won't be available till the end of 2008). Jobo also set up a PhotoGPS server that works with the software for calculating locations and geotagging images … Read more
Though it's long been a player in the megazoom market, Canon has tended to lag behind in lens lengths. With the replacement to the PowerShot S5 IS, it looks like that, as well as the model naming, is about to change. The PowerShot SX10 IS jumps to 20x zoom from the S5's 12x and takes the market lead in zoom reach.
Here's how it stacks up to the competition:Canon PowerShot S5 IS Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Olympus SP-570 UZ Resolution 8 megapixels 10 megapixels 10 megapixels 10 megapixels Sensor size 1/2.… Read more
First, the basics:Canon PowerShot G9 Canon PowerShot G10 Nikon Coolpix P6000 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Resolution 12 megapixels 14.7 megapixels 13.5 megapixels 10 megapixels Sensor size 1/1.7-inch 1/1.7-inch 1/1.7-inch 1/1.63-inch Lens (35mm equivalent) f2.8-4.8 35-210mm (6x) f2.8-4.5 28-140mm (5x) f2.… Read more
The most exciting thing about the new Canon PowerShot SD880 IS Digital ELPH camera is that it's an update to the really popular SD870 IS. However, that doesn't mean Canon didn't try to improve on its past success.
The new model features the company's latest DIGIC 4 image processor, a 10-megapixel resolution, 4x, 28-112mm-equivalent wide-angle lens, 3.0-inch LCD, and optical image stabilization.
Oddly enough, I kinda like the look of the back of the camera more than the front. Especially the control layout and the convex buttons.
Available in two-tone gold and brown and black … Read more
After all the "leaks" and hype, the long-awaited Canon EOS 5D Mark II is finally official. Here are the highlights:21-megapixel full-frame sensor 1,920x1,080-pixel video at 30fps Maximum ISO 25600 Digic 4 image processor 3.9fps burst unlimited JPEG/14 raw with UDMA card 15-point AF 920,000-dot 3-inch LCD Live View
I'll post a more meaningful analysis and comparison later today. The EOS 5D Mark II is slated to ship in November for a body-only price of $2,699 or in a kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens for $3,… Read more