Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Samsung GALAXY Tab Review, Powers Up Mobile Communication

Samsung Electronics announced on Sept 2, the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Tab (Model No - GT-P1000).
The GALAXY Tab is the first tablet devices from Samsung, and could provide an alternative to Apple's popular iPad. It is powered by Android Operating System 2.2.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab is jammed pack with lots of innovations that help users to work and play while on the move. With 7 inch display, customers will have good time watching video, listening to music, checking their emails and communicate with their love ones with ease.
It weigh only 380g, just perfect to bring it anywhere with ease. Plus, it is design for users to grip and use easily.
The Galaxy Tab, supports latest Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and also supports swift, that enhance the viewing of every single page of the web.
By using the ‘Readers Hub,’ Samsung’s e-reading application, you could access to a vast digital library. For movie lovers, you could use Samsung's ‘Media Hub,’ to access types of films and videos. Finally for music fans, access to your favorite music by using Samsung ‘Music Hub’ application.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab is an amazing communication device that help users communicate, work and play from anywhere they want.
The Galaxy Tab powers up mobile communication with high tech 3G HSPA connectivity, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0. You could make video conference and send email with ease and also the large 7 inch display makes it much more convenient.
To make phone calls, you can use it as a speakerphone on the desk or as a handphone on the go with the help of Bluetooth headset. For high performance on the move, the Galaxy Tab uses a Cortex A8 1.0GHz application processor.
The Galaxy Tab supports DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and other types multimedia formats.
With two cameras, the front camera is for video conference whereas the rear facing is used to take pictures and video that you can upload and share with you friends and family.
Samsung will launch the Galaxy Tab in Europe in middle of Sept 2010 and for other regions including South Korea, US and Asia soon afterward.
The Samsumg Galaxy is the perfect solution for everyone's lifestyle on the move.

Samsung GALAXY Tab Photos

The Samsung GALAXY Tab Review
The Samsung GALAXY Tab - Hand Held

The Samsung GALAXY Tab Review
The Samsung GALAXY Tab - Product Image 1

The Samsung GALAXY Tab Review
The Samsung GALAXY Tab - Mobile Lifestyle
The Samsung GALAXY Tab Review
The Samsung GALAXY Tab - Product Image 2
The Samsung GALAXY Tab Review
The Samsung GALAXY Tab - Side View

Friday, September 3, 2010

Nikon COOLPIX S5100, New Digital Compact Camera

Based on Nikon customer surveys, the main complaints about compact digital cameras are as follows:
  1. The inability to capture sharp, sharp images under dim lighting
  2. Problem shooting at night
  3. Unnatural outcomes when the flash is used.
Therefore, Nikon has come up with new COOLPIX S8000 (10× optical zoom lens) and COOLPIX S6000 (7× optical zoom lens), both released in the spring of 2010, with 4 new characteristics to resolve the problems.
  1. Lower noise at high sensitivities
  2. Motion detection function
  3. Lens-shift vibration reduction function
  4. New flash control system which develops awesome night time shots with less blur and noise.
In addition, the camera is equipped with a new function that enables the camera to automatically differentiate between hand-held shooting and shooting with the camera mounted on a tripod and allow the optimum response to shooting conditions irrespective of lighting levels.
Furthermore, the COOLPIX S5100 offers new characteristics that captures once-in-a-lifetime moments in beautiful pics. Among these characteristics are the high-definition movie recording function, the high speed power-up and response that Nikon is recognized for, and the smart portrait function.
S5100 Primary Features
Five functions that enable capture of beautiful night time shots in dimly lit or dark surroundings
  1. Low noise at high sensitivities
  2. Motion detection.
  3. Lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function.
  4. Flash control - High-sensitivity sync: produces bright, natural looking images with less blur.
  5. Flash control - Wide-area back lighting recognition algorithm: Reduces the number of unsatisfactory shots taken in backlight situations for more awesome images.
  6. Hand-held/tripod night landscape detection function. When shooting night landscapes and other night time shots, the camera automatically differentiates between hand held shooting and shooting using a tripod, then sets ISO sensitivity and shutter speed accordingly to develop nice photos
The COOLPIX S5100 has excellant high-speed response that consistently captures the moment. It's power-up time is about 0.75 s, an autofocusing time is about 0.22 s and a shooting time lag is about 0.3 s. This enables the camera to reacts right away to sudden photo opportunities and moving subjects.
The COOLPIX S5100 is fitted with a high-definition movie recording function for keeping exciting and memorable experiences in full (1280 × 720, 30 fps). Plus, it has effective pixel count of 12.2 million pixels and a wide-angle 5× optical zoom NIKKOR lens.
It comes in 5 colours, blue, pink, red, purple and black. The design is slim, agile and emphasises rounded form with more curving around the edges.

With the following shooting functions the COOLPIX S5100 can capture of beautiful pics easily.
  1. The Best Shot Selector function, the camera automatically captures a series of 10 sequential frames and saves the 1 with the sharpest focus.
  2. Smart portrait .
  3. The subject tracking function, the camera tracks the subject automatically. It detects with face-priority AF
  4. Scene auto selector, the camera recognizes the type of subject and automatically select the best settings
The COOLPIX S5100 is a amazing camera at a very reasonable price.

COOLPIX S5100 Specs
  1. Effective pixels: - 12.2 million
  2. Image sensor: - 1/2.3-in. type CCD; approx. 12.39 million total pixels
  3. Lens: - 5X optical zoom, NIKKOR lens; 5.0-25.0mm ; f/2.7-6.6; Digital zoom: Up to 2X
  4. Focus range (from lens): - [W]: Approx. 45 cm to ? , [T]: Approx. 70 cm to ? , Macro mode: Approx. 2 cm to ? (wide-angle position)
  5. Monitor: - 6.7 cm , approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment .
  6. Storage media : - Internal memory (approx. 32 MB), SD/SDHC memory card ; Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).
  7. ISO sensitivity: - ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 ; Auto (auto gain from ISO 100 to 1600) ; Fixed range auto (ISO 100 to 400, 100 to 800)
  8. Interface: - Hi-Speed USB
  9. Power sources: - One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-62D (available separately)
  10. Dimensions (WxHxD): - Approx. 97.1 X 56.9 X 21.6 mm (excluding projections)
  11. Weight: - Approx. 132 g (plus battery and SD memory card)
Specs and equipment are subject to change without any prior notice.
Nikon COOLPIX S5100, New Digital Compact Camera
COOLPIX S5100 - Black

Nikon COOLPIX S5100, New Digital Compact Camera
COOLPIX S5100 - Red
Nikon COOLPIX S5100, New Digital Compact Camera
COOLPIX S5100 - Purple
Nikon COOLPIX S5100, New Digital Compact Camera
COOLPIX S5100 - Pink
Nikon COOLPIX S5100, New Digital Compact Camera
COOLPIX S5100 - Blue

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The New Samsung's ST50, Ultra-Slim Digital Camera

The Samsung ST50, is a thin 12.2 mega-pixel digital camera. Just 16.6mm thick (not including the lens), the ST50 is a nice pocket sized digital camera. 

The Samsung ST50 was honored as the "Ultra-Slim Digital Camera" at the 2009 CES Innovation Award. It has a large 2.7 inch LCD screen for framing shots and seeing photos and videos. It also comes with high quality lens up to 3x optical zoom. 
With the  new Smart Auto feature, the ST50 is really user friendly . In Smart Auto mode, the ST50 will auto choose one of ST50's 11 scene modes which best fits the surroundings the user may be shooting in. 
The ST50 also uses Samsung’s proprietary Smart Album software, that lets users to find photos  easily. Users could lookup based on date, file type, photo, video or voice memo and also the overall colour tone.
Additional Features.
  • Face Detection - could knows up to nine faces in a frame and adjusts camera settings to improve  picture quality
  • Smile Shot - takes a pic when the ST50 recognizes a smile. 
  • If Blink Detection is engaged, the ST50 will automatically capture 2 consecutive shots when the shutter button is fully pressed down, and a 3 shot will be taken if the camera finds that a subject’s eyes are closed. 
  • The Beauty Shot mode is a unique option that automatically touches up imperfectnesses like blemishes and dark spots on a subject’s face to better skin tones. Lensmen can control the level of touching up to any photo. 
The new ST50 also has MPEG-4 video recording capability, users could take video at a max resolution of 800x592 (SVGA) at 20fps and use 3x optical zoom for added versatility. 
The retail price of the Samsung ST50 in Malaysia is about  RM1,099 *. 

ST50 - Specifications
  • Mega-Pixels - 12.2 mega-pixels
  • Optical Zoom - 3x optical zoom
  • LCD Size - 2.7” TFT-LCD (230k pixels)
  • ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1,600, 3,200 (At 3M Size)
  • Movie Mode - MPEG4 / SVGA (800x592 @ 20fps)
  • Size - 94.2mm W x 55.7mm H x 16.6mm D (excluding the lens)

Special Features
  • Smart Auto
  • Smart Album
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Shot
  • Blink Detection 
  • MPEG4 Video at SVGA resolution
* Specs & Price are subject to change without notice. 

Samsung's ST50 Digital Camera

The New Samsung's ST50, Ultra-Slim Digital Camera
The New Samsung's ST50

The New Samsung's ST50, Ultra-Slim Digital Camera
The New Samsung's ST50

The New Samsung's ST50, Ultra-Slim Digital Camera
The New Samsung's ST50 - Large LCD

The New Samsung's ST50, Ultra-Slim Digital Camera
The New Samsung's ST50 - Top View

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tilt-shift photography photos

Tilt-shift photography is a creative and unique technique of manipulating the camera to create miniature scene from real live photos. You could also use photoshop to create the same type of effect.

By manipulating the camera or by using Photoshop, photographers could easily create awesome miniature like photos. Normally to create this kind of photos, the photos are taken from high angle or aerial photos.
There is a website called, where you could create this type photos online for free.
To know better about Tilt-shift photography technique, you could join the following groups in Flickr for further details.
Enjoy the photos below.

Tilt shift grid.

Tilt shift effect produced by

Sauchiehall street tilt shift

Experimenting with tilt-shift effect

Felixstowe sea front miniature

Miniature railway

Toy Boats

Manhattan fake-miniature tilt shift SIMCITY!


Tiny World

Canon's New EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera

Superior digital capture and good post-processing go hand-in-hand for excellant end results, and more control over in-camera picture processing means you have more time shooting and less editing work. At the same time, the overwhelming fame of Full HD video recording with other current EOS Digital SLRs has resulted to customer askings for more advanced characteristics such as manual audio level control and flexible LCD screens. 

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, delivers all of these characteristics and more with the new EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera. For the 1st time on an EOS camera, the EOS 60D DSLR boasts a three-inch Vari-Angle Clear View LCD screen, EOS Full HD video recording with manual overrides including audio level control, and in-camera functionality for RAW image processing plus Creative Filters to manipulate images after taking them. 

Developed primarily for advanced amateurs, the EOS 60D substitutes the EOS 50D and boasts a wide array of new features that make it easier for photographers to add together personal creativeness to their pictures. Whether it's taking an overhead shot on the Vari-Angle screen at a graduation ceremony, or changing a color picture to black and white for a nostalgic look, Canon is delivering in-camera characteristics and functions that gift advanced photographers to capture, exhibit and print the pictures they want.

Some of  exciting EOS "Firsts" for the  new 60D camera

The new 60D camera has a large Vari-Angle 3-inch Clear View LCD screen with 1,040,000 dot/VGA resolution plus anti-reflective and smudge-resistant coatings for bright clear viewing from any angle. This is perfect for composing low-angle or overhead shots whether capturing still images or Full HD video clips.

Another 1st for the EOS system is the EOS 60D camera's new Multi-Control Dial, which locates a Multi-Controller and Set button inside the Quick Control Dial. This new control layout streamlines camera navigation for vertical as well as horizontal shooting and enables a cleaner camera design. 

The new EOS 60D gives photographers an edge with new in-camera characteristics that enable users to enhance their pictures without a computer even after they've been shot. For the 1st time ever in an EOS camera also, the EOS 60D features in-camera processing of RAW image files, new reduced resolution image copies, and post-processing creative image filters for excellant  flexibility in digital image rendering.

EOS HD Video

Besides to its new still capture capabilities, the EOS 60D has Full HD video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution with selectable frame rates of 24p, 25p or 30p. Native 24p recording aids videographers to accomplish a more cinema-style look for their footage without the need for post-processing. 

The new EOS 60D camera's film mode also includes manual controls for exposure plus manual audio levels in 64 steps, much like the latest firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II HD-SLR. Users could adjust audio levels on the rear menu screen before filming begins; when recording is initialised, audio alterations are not possible. 

Canon has also included an in-camera movie editing feature, letting users to reduce a video file by clipping segments from the beginning or the end, moving out unwanted portions without outside software. This can dramatically speed up workflow by shortening the time required to upload video clips to a computer for additional editing and assembly. 

Furnishing access to the right lens for any given shooting scenario, the EOS 60D DSLR camera is well-matched with more than 60 Canon EF and EF-S lenses. The EOS 60D DSLR's video functions are backed up by two key proprietary Canon technologies, a DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor and a large APS-C–sized CMOS sensor capturing fine detail and colour with an astonishing cinematic depth of field. 

The new EOS 60D allows for 3 video recording modes . All at selectable frame rates. 
1. Full HD 
2. HD in a 16:9 aspect ratio 
3. Standard Definition (SD) in a 4:3 aspect ratio, 

The EOS 60D Digital SLR camera will record Full HD at 1920 x 1080 pixels in selectable frame rates of 24p (23.976), 25p, or 30p (29.97); 720p HD recording at 50p or 60p (59.94) and SD video at frame rates of 50p or 60p (59.94). The EOS 60D has a dedicated button to start live view for both video and still shooting. Once engaged, the same dedicated button will begin and end video recording.

Other Additional Features
Along with the changeable LCD screen, the new EOS 60D DSLR has a class-leading 18-megapixel Canon CMOS sensor, a proprietary DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor, a 9-point Autofocus system and Canon's exclusive iFCL Metering System enable it the power of a professional-level camera. Able to capture fast action, the 60D DSLR can take full resolution still pictures up to 5.3-frames per second (fps). The EOS 60D records its pictures and video clips to the photographer's choice of SD, SDHC or new extended capacity SDXC memory cards.

The 9-point AF system on the new EOS 60D has  f/5.6-sensitive cross-type focusing on all nine focusing points. As if the EOS 7D, the center AF point is a hybrid of standard cross-type and special diagonally-shaped "X" cross, with high-precision sensitiveness for f/2.8 and larger aperture lenses. Complementing the AF system, Canon's iFCL metering system, same as to that on the EOS 7D and Rebel T2i, takes color data into account and lets in a 63-zone dual-layer metering sensor that interprets both illumination and color for consistent outcomes in all lighting conditions, preserving exposure levels stable from shot to shot, even as the light source varies.

Photographers will enjoy photographing in low light thanks to the EOS 60D DSLR's extensive ISO range from 100-6400 permitting it to capture beautiful pictures without flash during family events such as wedding ceremonies, while still being equipt with a built-in pop-up flash for shooting the cake cutting ceremony and reception. The EOS 60D's pop-up flash has a built-in Integrated Speedlite Transmitter for control of up to 2 groups of off-camera EOS Speedlites without the need for an external transmitter, allowing an economical solution for multi-flash shoots.

Pricing and Availability
The new EOS 60D Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be sent to U.S. dealers toward the end of Sept.  Body-only configuration to be sold at an estimated retail price of $1,099.00*. Kit version with Canon's EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is estimated to be around $1,399.00*. The Canon BG-E9 battery grip retail price is about  $270.00*.

* Pricing subject to change at any time. Actual prices are decided by individual dealers and may change. 

EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera

EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera - Flash Up

EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera - Front View
EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera - Front Lcd Forward
EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera - Hand

EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera - Top View


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