Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

Hi my dear blogger friends, maybe I will not be on the net tomorrow so right now I want to greet all of you "Merry Christmas". Hope you will enjoy your Christmas.

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Touch of Color

Nokia offers new models designed for young audiences. The collection focuses on mobile Supernova fashion, the colors switched.

1. The 7610 Supernova has an opening slide. The possibilities for customization include the iiluminazione keys and the background of the display. Even this model has a 3.2 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, instant messaging and TV output. Through the Nokia WidSets service, the phone can access, enjoy and share the contents of their favorite Internet sites.

2. The latest model, the 7210 Supernova, has an elegant design, you can listen to music stored on your PC and run through the Nokia Music PC Client. The slot for memory cards can store and enjoy the content easily. Pictures taken with the two megapixel camera can be shared with Flickr.

3. The slim and elegant 7310 Supernova has a two megapixel camera, TV out cable for sharing images and instant messaging. FM radio and MP3 player complete the envelope.

4. The 7510 Supernova, is a cellphone with a key side for the opening. The phone has a two megapixel camera, LED flash and a microSD 512 megabytes. It has a 2.2-inch display and a browser that would allow browsing on-line and access to Nokia Search and Flickr. The 7510 also lets you listen to the radio and their favorite songs through the MP3 player. May finally have access to Nokia Maps 1.2.

5. The 3600 slide tip everything about colors and materials: pottery and painted metal, polished surfaces and shades of color is also the first Finnish mobile home equipped with a system designed to exclude environmental noises. The microSD (optional) for four gigabytes can store up to 3,000 songs. The 3600 slide also has a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and dual LED flash - ideal for capturing photos and video even in low light. The TV out adapter allows you to connect your phone to your TV for photos and video. Again l? Application Nokia Maps can locate more than 15 million POIs, including restaurants, shops and hotels.

6. The slide has a glossy cover in a steel and aluminum center key. Again tapping the phone, you can see the clock, set to silent mode or reject a call. The 6600 slide has a 3.2 megapixel camera, a display of 2.2 "and 16 million colors is also present the application Nokia Maps (Bluetooth GPS receiver and navigation licenses are sold separately).

7. The 6600 fold, has a display of 2.13 "and 16 million colors is sufficient tap twice a glossy surface to activate the external display that now, new messages, missed calls or who can switch to silent mode. Technology Third generation allows you to send and receive pictures and video made by the two megapixel camera, as well as access to services such as Yahoo! Go or Flickr.

Five Newest Collection of Digital Cameras from Samsung

Samsung presented a new collection of five new models of digital cameras here in Italy. The NV100HD, NV9, L310W, L201 and S1070. The NV100HD, support the Koreans, is the digital camera "shoot tip and" among the most advanced in the history of Samsung. Indeed combines innovative features of the previous model, the NV24HD, the capacity to produce high-definition video with 720p resolution and the dual system of image stabilization. Thanks to a very high resolution (14.7 megapixels) and Schneider lenses, the wide-angle focal length of 28mm optical zoom and 3.6 magnification, the model NV100HD has all it takes to produce images, detailed and clear.
Continuing the basket discover the NV9, an ultra from 10.2 megapixels and an optical zoom 5. Among the technologies include the recognition of faces, the Smile Shot and Blink Detection, which eliminates the photo if the person has framed his eyes closed.
The model L310W is devoted to advanced users is equipped with features typically available on higher-end cameras: resolution of 13.6 mega megapixels, Dual IS (Dual Image Stabilization d'), LCD screen 2.7-inch optical zoom and 3 , With 6 x wide angle of 28mm.
Finally the two models of mid-L201 and S1070 ,
which share the resolution of 10.2 mega Megapixels and 3x optical zoom.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

EISA's Best Product 2008 - 2009 Photo Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 opens up new prospects for amateur photography. Its new structure greatly increases the ease of use and the interface is more clear and intuitive. The program has every kind of option would fotoamatore that desired; considering its competitive price, Photoshop Elements 6.0 software is ideal for the amateur photographer.

EISA's Best Product 2008-2009 Professional Photo Software: Apple Aperture 2

Apple Aperture is the most innovative software for the workflow of professional photographer and this version is a further evolution, combining a smooth development of the management of Raw? Archive. Its open structure allows third parties to develop useful plug-in that there are those of Apple. Options in the archive section allows you to manage a large database of images.

EISA's Best Product 2008 - 2009 Photo Printer: Epson Stylus Photo R2880

The inkjet printer Epson Stylus Photo R2880 is the best we can from in the field of A3 + printers.

Designed for both professionals and for fotoamatori more demanding, and the fruit of long experience of Epson in the press, uses the UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta, mixed with even greater accuracy thanks to new algorithms for color management impementati in look-up table The machine is able to reproduce 85% of Pantone color gamut using only eight inks instead of the 10 or 12 needed for other systems, with a clear advantage in operating costs. Not only that, UltraChrome K3 ink minimize the metamerismo and ensure a high stability of color.

Although designed for professional use, the printer R2880 not surrender to technology designed by Epson to make it easier to press, as compatible with the PictBridge standard, the many USB 2 ports or printing CD or DVD. It also allows you to print borderless also supports high thickness, such as cards, fine art paper or canvas.

The print quality is the result of R2880 also head Epson Micro Piezo print that, coated in Teflon, has a very high level of accuracy available in drops of ink.

Because of its high-quality printing, color is black and white, the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 has received recognition for the printer.

*** The print quality of the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 is simply superb, especially with the original Epson papers. The Stylus R2880 prints A3 + produces extremely detailed, with a yield of tonal nuances. It is also a perfect printer for images as white ink has three shades of gray: photo black, gray and light gray. It is not a fast printer, but its quality largely compensates waiting times.

EISA's Best Product 2008 - 2009 Advanced Compact Camera: Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

A dream come true: Casio makes available to the general public a machine that can shoot at speeds unthinkable until now, most linked to the world of scientific research that photography amateur or professional.

The Exilim Pro EX-F1 is a machine that sees the flurry his strong point, it can reach 60 frames per second at full resolution with a minimum shutter speed that can undermine even an electronic flash, 1 / 40.000s.

The machine incorporates a CMOS sensor 6 Mpxl combined with an image processor for high-speed, all seasoned by a 12x optical zoom equivalent to a 36-432mm f / 2,7-4,6. There is no shortage then how creative PASM, Best Shot scenes and Raw in standard format DNG, therefore compatible with a wide variety of software.

The blast is used in different ways, than with flash enabled, which allows you to reach the 7 frames per second for 20 shots, to that of pre-registration of images, where you can set both the frequency gust that the amount of space Buffer dedicated to pre-recorded images and those taken after you press the shutter button and the EX-F1 also has a mode we might call "time machine" that the partial pressure of the shutter button, starts shooting 60 fps a monitor showing of the perform at speeds more manageable for the human eye, between 1 and 8 fps fps. Among the methods gust there are also those of bracketing, adjustable exposure to the classical range, but also on the variation of white balance or focus, the classical gust has the frequency adjustable from 1 fps to 60 fps.

If then 60 fps were not enough, the video mode EX-F1 can also tap 1200 fps, a speed that allows you to shoot in slow-motion at a level to cover the science, and obviously does not lack the Full HD mode to 1920x1080 pixels to be enjoyed through the HDMI output.

Both sufficient to ensure the Exilim Pro EX-F1 premium compact camera from the advanced features.

*** The Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 is a single camera. His speed gust extremely high, up to 60 frames per second in photo mode and up to 1,200 frames per second in video mode, opens extraordinary opportunities for recovery. But the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 is not just a camera for shooting specialist, traditional uses in providing a good image quality and features a 12x zoom, in video mode offers Full HD.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

EISA's Best Product 2008 - 2009 Super Zoom Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S100fs

The fame of the Super CCD sensors for Fujifilm is so great that they are now guaranteed high quality images even when talking about compact, and the S100fs is the test. The big Japanese company did not merely offer such a sensor in a body evolved: the optical zoom is a 14.3 x and the camera offers the note simulation film (from which the nickname "fs", or Film Simulation ).

Since its appearance in 1948, the film reversible color Fujichrome was considered by many professional photographers and photo enthusiasts the best ever produced. Today S100fs based on the color rendering of that film, but not just because thanks to the film simulation mode, you can find the characteristics of Velvia and Provia, two historic names of chemical photography.

Of course the image quality of S100fs is mainly due to the sensor Super CCD HR VIII of the new generation from 11.1 Mpxl, who has good size (2 / 3 ") and is specifically designed to acquire the largest possible quantity of light and chromatic information supplied by Fujinon zoom. This is equivalent to a 28-400mm f / 2,8-5,3 and has an optical pattern composed of 13 elements in 10 groups which produces images with high contrast and high resolution. It is also equipped of optical stabilizer.

Thanks to the Real Photo Processor and treatment technologies of Advanced Digital Image Processing, the S100fs can reach the sensitivity limit of ISO 3200 with low levels of noise and, thanks as to the type HR sensor, can use the same technology of the S5 Pro SLR expand the range up to 400%.

With this advanced technology and extremely extended zoom from wide angle to 28mm focal length, the S100fs was awarded the prize for best compact super-zoom of the year.

*** The Fujifilm FinePix S100fs is an alternative to SLR cameras, combining a powerful zoom lens size content. Indeed the good quality zoom covers a focal range equivalent to 14.3 x, from wide angle to super-tele. The Super CCD sensor 11 Mpxl ensure a good quality image even in difficult situations of recovery, while the monitor frame opens up new prospects for recovery. The Fujifilm FinePix S100fs is ideal for travel photography evolved and is competitively priced.

EISA's Best Product 2008 - 2009 Compact Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC - TZ5

With his 9 Mpxl CCD, the Lumix DMC-TZ5 offers a high resolution, but without the "pull" the sensor 1 / 2, 33. "Moreover, despite the small size, the camera sports a zoom lens equivalent Leica DC a 28-280mm on a 35mm format, a range that resolves a large number of photographic situations and it is a stabilized through the Mega OIS optical system that allows you to say goodbye to images using time moves too slow.

Of course, the TZ-5 offers advanced features video shot in high definition 720p, and thanks all'usicita HDMI you can review movies directly on your TV. When you are outdoors, is the large LCD display high-resolution 3 "inches with 460,800 points to master it by offering a vision of several sharp angles and an automatic adjustment of 11 levels of brightness with the built-Intelligent Lcd .

Panasonic has invested heavily in developing automated features to simplify the resumption and the result of much work in particular Intelligent Auto Mode: combining various functions of assistance to the next step which Mega OIS, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Detection, Continuous AF, Intelligent Exposure and removing automatic red-eye Digital Red-eye Correction, the TZ-5 is capable of producing high quality images in total automation.

The stabilizer Mega O.I.S. compensates for the vibration of the hand, l? intelligent ISO Control prevents sfocature date by the movement of the subject by raising the ISO sensitivity, the Intelligent Scene Selector automatically selects the scene mode most appropriate selection of those most frequently used and the Face Detection ago is that the camera recognizes the face of a person, place it in focus and adjust exposure automatically on it. The Continuous AF system allows the camera to keep the subject in focus even without pressing the button halfway release, the Intelligent Exposure automatically controls the ISO sensitivity area by area lightening the shadows without affecting the high lights, while the correction of ' red eye digitally remove the defect with the flash shots.

The brain behind all these complex algorithms is called Venus Engine IV.

With this technology, integrated into a compact stainless steel body, the Panasonic Lumix TZ-5 deserves the title of the compact.

*** The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 has a zoom Leica DC 28-280mm (equivalent) with a wide range of focal (10x) from wide angle to telephoto so it can respond to almost every need of recovery, the compact dimensions of body, its thin form and the sensor 9 million pixels make it an ideal camera for travel and everyday use.

EISA's Best Product 2008 - 2009 Photo Storage Device: Sd-Hc SanDisk Extreme IV Plus, Ducati Edition

The Extreme IV Ducati Edition is a series of memory cards offering speeds particularly high and a remarkable ability to withstand adverse environmental conditions. Currently the series includes Compact Flash, SD cards and USB drives. The SD-HC Plus arrive at a capacity of 4 GB and a speed of 20 MB / s. They can also be inserted into a USB port without the need for adapters.

EISA's Best Product 2008 - 2009 Mini Photo Printer: Canon Selphy ES2

The Canon Selphy ES2 is the sublimation printer at top of range Canon, with the practical Canon Easy Photo Pack that entire single cartridge is the ink roller that 50 sheets for printing, so that no danger of dusty and create those annoying spots that often arise on sublimation printing. Not only that, with one-touch technology to insert the cartridge just one finger, so the ES2 is a printer extremely easy to use. Regarding Photo Pack, you can choose among three different formats of color printing, or special format 10x15cm version in white. The caskets are identified by a practical code of colors and letters, with a vignette from detach and store as prememoria for future purchases.

Like the cameras, the ES2 has a dedicated processor, in this case the DIGIC II, which deals with the operation of the printer and an LCD panel from 3 "swivel on an axis, very useful to explore the wide range of options of the press.

The printer has a vertical development so as to occupy less space, loading the sheet of paper takes place in two stages, first will be loaded from the long side and then rotate 90 degrees and look at print heads from the short side.

The controls are all grouped at the top of the printer, where you will find the comfortable Easy Scroll Wheel to better control the printer.

The ES2 uses advanced technology to control print heads and produce quality images to 16.8 million colors, and, thanks to the glossy finish prints are protected from accidental contact with fluids and fingerprints of the fingers. The advanced management software that uses the DIGIC II lets you optimize the images.

The performance, the design and high speed have enabled the Canon Selphy ES2 to obtain the prize as Eisa photo printer small.

*** The Selphy ES2 is the latest model of sublimation printers Canon Selphy, designed for printing format 6x4 "(10x15cm) the utmost simplicity. This Selphy ES2, compact design and curate, has an LCD screen 3 "Allows wireless printing with Bluetooth connection and does not require connection to the electricity grid through the optional battery pack. The Selphy ES2 is ideal for quickly print their pictures at home, or just when you do not want to clutter up the desk.

EISA's Best Product 2008 - 2009 Consumer Camera: Canon EOS 1000D

Canon rediscovers the 1000 series in the digital world with the EOS 1000D, but in a market so competitive specifications can not be that high level.

The sensor is tested Canon CMOS 10 Mpxl with Integrated Cleaning System for removing dust, combined with image processor DIGIC III that equips all the reflex of the mark, even professional ones. With the professional 1000D not only shares the DIGIC III, but also the layout of menus, in the interest of consistency and ease of updating when switching to a high-end model. The EOS 1000D is also extremely light, so as to be the EOS Digital lighter ever built, 450 grams.

If the body is plastic (supported by a steel frame), the EOS 1000D not surrender to a technical baggage that includes an autofocus module to 7 points with a central cross and engine 3 frames per second for an unlimited number of images Jpeg format.

The back houses the LCD panel from 2.5 ", even more useful since the machine has the Live View function with focus on detection of contrast. In Live View images taken directly reach the screen at 30 fps, guarantee of high fluidity.

The 1000D shares with the 450D Auto Lighting Optimizer, to correct brightness and contrast maintaining the tone of skin, and the memory card type SD / SDHC.

I have noticed more careful that we have not talked about stabilized, the EOS 1000D fact, like all EOS delegates the image stabilizer to the objectives and for that Canon offers in the car kit with an 18-55mm f/3.5 -5.6 Stabilized.

For the development of RAW images, the 1000D has tested the software Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) course compatible with Picture Style machine, or Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful and Monochrome, in addition to three positions available memory Picture Style to save downloaded from the network.

For these features, offered at a low price, the Canon EOS 1000D is the amateur camera of the year.

*** The Canon EOS 1000D is the best camera for those approaching for the first time reflex photography. It incorporates all the latest technological innovations, such as Live View, the reduction of stabilized thanks to the included in the kit. Despite the many functions, 10Mpxl resolution, high image quality and fast autofocus, the Canon EOS 1000D is offered at a price.

EISA's Best Product 2008 - 2009 Consumer Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Macro

A bold project, a complex pattern: 18 elements in 13 groups is the substance of the Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro, a name long for a goal "short" in the sense size.

The focal body instead a wide range from 28mm to 300mm, ideal for machines full frame, which is compatible, but also a useful APS, perhaps with a zoom ultragrandangolare such as the Tamron 11-22mm.

The 28-300mm project has become a classic of Tamron, and the quality is consolidated, what differentiates this new version compared to previous solutions is the optical stabilizer VC (Vibration Compensation), a proprietary system that Tamron offers excellent results in reducing vibration led to the camera by the same photographer, especially when you take time with long lenses or focal.

The mechanism includes two RISC processors 32-bit dedicated to the analysis of data from two gyroscopes high-definition, able to command three pairs of coils which, subject to tension or not, attract magnets placed around a lens, whose movement compensates the vibration. Steel spheres ensure the continued position of the lens compensating, as well as the qiusta clutch, and allows the zoom to achieve incredible levels of compactness.

The performance is guaranteed by several special glasses, the items XR (High Refraction Index) to GM (Glass-Molded Aspherical lens), hybrids of the items to those in glass LD (Low Dispersion). The use of these elements in special glass aspherical working together to obtain contrasting images with high resolution and low distortion characteristics are important for use in digital cameras.

The Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro therefore deserves the prize optical amateur of the year.

*** The Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD is very efficient and can be used both with reflex full frame and APS-C format. It's stabilization system allows you to use slower times and is a pleasure to take sharper pictures 1/6os to 300mm without the need for tripods, also reduces the need for flash, which could then take in natural light in a broad range situations.

With its extraordinary range of focal system stabilization this AF 28-300mm is a goal ideally for nature, photography and sports.

Monday, December 1, 2008

EISA's Best Product 2008 - 2009 Advanced Camera: Olympus E-3

Olympus has waited a lot before replacing the model professional E-1 with the new E-3, but the wait was not in vain. The E-3 is a professional engineer, with construction only, such as high tropicalized that allows it to continue taking safely even when the photographer to implore the mercy of Jupiter Pluvio, or to resist violent shocks. Not only that, thanks to filter dust removal SSWF, still unsurpassed for efficiency, the dust on the sensor is not a problem.

What is most striking, however, the display swivel on two axes, which makes Live View function of the E-3 really usable in every situation.

For a body that level is a budget enviable technique, starting with the viewfinder that, with a coverage of 100%, to pile leaves many competitors and is bright and that the high level of tropicalized, houses an integrated flash that on many occasions can make a difference.

With the Olympus E-3 system exceeds the auto-focus on three points and proposes an updated system AF 11-point cross, with performance worthy of better machines categories, especially in combination with new targets SWD ultrasonic motors.

The image quality of the E-3 is on good levels, and also the all too discussed noise levels is always a very content, then when is present, has a pleasant "aspect" analog, on the new sensor 10 MPXL that, among other things, has stabilized. With this technology the entire park Olympus Optical becomes stabilized, without having to purchase more expensive optics.

With great effort innovation Olympus, the E-3 has deservedly won the prize of reflex from advanced features.

*** The Olympus E-3 is a reflex of good and solid design that offers a high level of tropicalized. Also has an effective stabilizer system for reducing dust and Live View mode on a well-designed LCD monitor, but what is most striking is the image quality along with ease of use. The Olympus E-3 responds fully to the needs of professionals.

EISA's Best Product 2008-2009 Lens: Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM

The letter G, in the vocabulary Sony, indicates the quality of its optics to the level of excellence, the goals set G are the top of the range in performance and reliability engineering, and the Sony SAL 70-300mm f / 4.5 -5.6 G is the confirmation.

Made up of 16 elements, of which a low dispersion, in 11 groups, the objective offers high contrast and sharpness at all focal and, despite the wide range of focal blankets, weights and dimensions are extremely content.

Whether you are fans of write-downs/write-backs animals or photographers from the runway edge, but even simple tourists, the SAL 70-300mm f / 4,5-5,6 G is the ideal complement to optical kit provided in conjunction with Sony reflex, like the 18-70mm or 16-80mm Zeiss, which together constitute a practical optical equipment and light travel.

In particular, the use of low dispersion glass can compensate for chromatic aberrations that make difficult the design of tele-zoom, while maintaining the excellent quality optical uniform from the center at the edge needed to obtain images of high level.

The focus through the modern, fast and silent as ultrasonic motors SSM (Super Sonic Wave Motor), which guarantee the high level of precision needed to put it in the fire those with long fires. The optics also has a limiter race by 3 meters indefinitely, as the focus comes to a minimum of 1.2 meters, the chamber has a button to lock focus.

The high optical quality, combined with the ultrasonic motor SSM, gives the Sony SAL 70-300mm f / 4,5-5,6 G premium eyewear of the year.

*** The photo portrait to the naturalistic Sony 70-300mm f / 4,5-5,6 G SSM is a valuable ally of the Sony reflex is very light, focuses on rapidly thanks to the engine and keeps the SSM possibility of manual control. Focus Lock and the limiter are focal features professional goal and contribute to the efficient use. The image quality is high throughout the frame. The limited opening of the diaphragm is compensated on the efficiency of system noise reduction of reflex Sony and their anti-vibration system to the sensor.

EISA's Best Product 2008 - 2009 Camera: Sony A350

The Alpha A350 is the machine of high-end amateur SLR between Sony and offers maximum performance before jumping to the most prestigious band semi-professional.

In a body of material in environmental sewing "on a sturdy metal frame, the machine keeps a CCD sensor 14 Mpxl with dell'ormai tested and performance image stabilizer Super SteadyShot and filters to remove dust deposited on the sensor, activated vibrations induced by the anti-alias filter. The most interesting still has ways Quick AF Live View.

The Sony system, thanks to a pentaprisma amended to mirror the configuration, the hijacking to a light sensor dedicated to the direct, the advantage is that even during the Live View mode remains active in the form AF phase difference that take advantage of the excellent performance of the module to 11 points made fuocoche equips all Sony machines. Not only that, the wide Clear Photo LCD panel 2.7 "is tilting on the vertical axis and provides a greater degree of freedom in the composition compared to machines equipped with fixed monitor, filming from below and from above are therefore very facilitate.

Obviously can not miss the Bionz processor, which allows you to reach the sensitivity of ISO 3200 with low levels of noise, to apply the D-Range Optimiser (DRO) and reach a frequency of 2.5 frames per second, a remarkable performance considering the high resolution of the sensor.

The battery type InfoLithium with precise indication of the charge remaining, can run up to 730 shots in through the traditional optical viewfinder, or up to 410 shots using the Live View function, it is a self-sufficient for a day shooting, possibly with the expandable vertical grip available accessories.

For these features the Sony Alpha A350 wins the prize for the camera.

*** The Sony A350 offers features like image stabilizer and the reduction of dust, but what is most striking is the best implementation of Live View that allows for rapid focus. The tilt of the LCD monitor offers many possibilities for creativity of the photographer in terms of composition and search for unusual shots. With its attractive price, the curated achievement and good picture quality Sony A350 is a reflex for the fotoamatore.