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The skeptic’s guide to Nokia’s 808 PureView: Five reasons 41 megapixels are not a gimmick (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Wed, 02/29/2012 - 08:45
Digital Trends - When Nokia smartphone guru Jo Harlow stepped on stage and pitched the 808 PureView at Monday’s Nokia press conference, I could have sworn I was sitting in the audience for a Ron Popeil infomercial. She even slipped in the obligatory “wait for it” before throwing out the hook: 41 megapixels. The gasps from the audience only sealed the deal.

First look at the next Canon DSLR: 5D Mark III leaks ahead of announcement (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:55
Digital Trends - The Canon 5D Mark III is rumored to be launched in the coming days, but once again the digital camera world has been unable to keep a lid on it and specs and images have leaked. CanonRumors got its hands on a variety of photos showing off the 5D Mark III in all its full-frame glory, which should officially be announced March 2.

Meet the smartphone with higher resolution than your DSLR: Nokia’s 41-megapixel PureView 808 (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Mon, 02/27/2012 - 08:24
Digital Trends - Now that 8-megapixel smartphones cameras are starting to become pedestrian, Nokia – a company that has always celebrated the quality of its smartphone cams – has had to step up its game. And what a step it has taken. On Monday, the company shocked Mobile World Congress audiences by announcing that the upcoming Nokia PureView 808 will boast a 41-megapixel camera.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Is Both a Smartphone and Projector (Mashable)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Sun, 02/26/2012 - 01:52
Mashable - BARCELONA: The Mobile World Congress hasn't even officially kicked off yet, and Samsung is already on fire, announcing devices left and right. After the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, next in line is a smartphone/mobile projector combo called Samsung Galaxy Beam. The device's dual-core 1 GHz CPU, 4-inch, 800x480 screen, 5-megapixel rear camera (with an additional VGA one on the front) and Android 2.3 don't do much to differentiate it from the other mid-to-high-range Androids.

Samsung Announces 10.1-Inch Galaxy Tab 2 (Mashable)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Sun, 02/26/2012 - 01:40
Mashable - BARCELONA: Samsung is expanding its Galaxy Tab tablet line with the brand new Galaxy Tab 2 lineup: a 7.0-inch variant and a 10.1-inch variant. While the smaller tablet was announced a week ago, its big brother, the 10.1 is entirely new. It sports an 1280x800 resolution screen (the 7-inch model has a 1024x600 pixel screen), and the rest of the specs between the two tablets are nearly identical: a 1 GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, a 3-megapixel camera on the back and a VGA one on the front.

Photographer builds twin-lens camera using Lego — and yes, it works (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 02/23/2012 - 03:20
Digital Trends - Freelance photographer Carl-Frederic Salicath admits that he’s not averse to a bit of drooling when it comes to looking over the latest product releases in the world of digital cameras, but at the same time he’s always been fascinated by early photographic devices such as the Kodak Brownie.

Nokia's wintery teaser video hints a new camera phone will be coming at MWC (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Wed, 02/22/2012 - 06:11
Digital Trends - If you’re wondering why there has been such a proliferation of phone news recently, it’s because Mobile World Congress opens its doors on 27 February in Barcelona, and most major manufacturers will be there with some exciting new products.

Hands on with Messages Beta for Apple OS X Lion (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Fri, 02/17/2012 - 16:15
Digital Trends - Apple recently announced the summer launch of Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and is giving users a sneak peek at what’s coming with the Messages Beta desktop app, which can now be downloaded to any Mac running Lion. That free download will disappear when Mountain Lion launches in late summer, and users who want it will have to upgrade. The basic idea of Messages is to take iOS 5′s iMessage and transplant it to the desktop while combining it with all the usual features of iChat. With Messages, you can now send messages to phones running iOS 5 from your desktop, and pick up the same conversation on your phone when you step away from your computer. Users can send unlimited iMessages to any Mac running Messages Beta or any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 5. The new app supports sending photos, videos, and attachments, and also includes a feature that can launch a FaceTime call. Just like iChat before, Messages Beta supports AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk, and Jabber accounts. We took a hands-on look at the new app to see how well it performed. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 comes with Android 4.0 (Appolicious)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:16
Appolicious - Days ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled its latest tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). One of its most notable features is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, making it the newest version from the Galaxy Tab line initially introduced in 2010. Built around a 7-inch 1024x600 PLS LCD display, the Galaxy Tab 2 features a 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, Wi-Fi and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera.

An ode to the Kodak cameras that would have been (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Fri, 02/10/2012 - 13:35
Digital Trends - Kodak has been in trouble for awhile. Over the past few months it’s sort of reminded me of someone in a SAW movie: hacking away at his limbs to save himself. Kodak’s been slicing departments with the greater good in mind, and once it killed its sensor business, we felt like its camera division entirely wasn’t long for this world.

Kodak to stop making cameras, digital frames (AP)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 02/09/2012 - 18:16

In this Jan. 5, 2012 photo, a Kodak Easyshare digital camera is displayed at B&H Photo & Video, in New York. Eastman Kodak Co. said Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, it will stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames in order to focus on its more profitable businesses. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)AP - Picture it: Save for a few disposable point-and-shoots, Kodak is exiting the camera business.


Kodak to shutter camera business (Reuters)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 02/09/2012 - 17:17

A Kodak Retina camera is seen in a photo store in London January 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan WermuthReuters - Eastman Kodak Co , the inventor of the digital camera, plans to get out of that business in the first half of the year as the bankrupt company looks to cut costs.


Kodak quits the camera business (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 02/09/2012 - 13:49
Digital Trends - Kodak has announced it plans to stop making digital cameras, camcorders, and digital picture frames, phasing out the products by the middle of the year. The move marks the end of an era for Kodak, taking the company out of the photography business it virtually defined during the 20th century. Kodak is currently in bankruptcy protection; it says it plans to seek out partners to license the Kodak brand for other products, and the company will still offer photo printing, desktop inkjet, and online/software services printers directly to consumers.

Canon bulks up its PowerShot series and introduces a new tough cam, the D20 (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Tue, 02/07/2012 - 23:15
Digital Trends - Canon has unveiled a slew of new cameras – 10, to be specific. These include new iterations in its PowerShot A-series. We’ll spare you the specifics and offer a briefer on the new standouts.

Sony cuts annual digital camera, PS3 hardware forecasts (Reuters)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 02/02/2012 - 01:15
Reuters - Sony Corp on Thursday kept its annual LCD TV sales forecast unchanged but cut its forecasts for digital camera and PlayStation 3 hardware sales.

Panasonic's new rugged compact cameras go where camera phones fear to tread (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 06:16
Digital Trends - Fighting to remain relevant in a camera phone driven world, Panasonic has announced two new point-and-shoot compact cameras that offer something most smartphones don’t — durability in tough environments.

Sony wants to upgrade the point-and-shoot with new Cyber-shot lineup (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Mon, 01/30/2012 - 14:25
Digital Trends - Today Sony launched three new pocket cams, despite the decreasing interest in this sector. Next-generation digital cameras (Micro four thirds and other non-traditional interchangeable lens system devices) coupled with the effects of full-frame DSLRs and smartphones have eroded the entry-level point-and-shoot market significantly.

Feature phones still exist, but the definition is changing (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Wed, 01/25/2012 - 06:36
Digital Trends - When you’re a phone geek it’s easy to get tied up with thoughts of 4-inch-plus touchscreens, big megapixel cameras and multi-core processsors; effectively forgetting the low-end of the market entirely.

Does the future iPhone include Lytro's technology? (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Tue, 01/24/2012 - 15:59
Digital Trends - If we can say anything about Steve Jobs, it’s that his death was premature. The Apple innovator had a lot of ground left to cover and was likely only getting started revolutionizing the face of consumer electronics in numerous ways and fields. A new book detailing some of this unfinished innovation, Inside Apple, reveals that Jobs had plans to impact the digital photography industry.

Experts see tough road for Kodak to reinvent self (AP)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 01/19/2012 - 21:05
AP - Even in bankruptcy, Kodak boasts some enviable strengths: a golden brand, technology firepower that includes a rich collection of photo patents, and more than $4 billion in annual sales of digital cameras, printers, and inks.
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