After spending some quality time with the Leica D-LUX 4, it is now time to say good-bye to the camera that stood by me for the past week or so. During my last day of shooting, I used it in a party/bar type atmosphere as well as on the streets documenting real life. Additionally, my experience with the Hasselblad H4D-40 was documented with this camera. So without further hesitation, I now conclude the field review and elaborate on my final experiences.
Here it is. Thanks to the kind folks over at Fotocare in NYC for this. My Hands-on review with the camera is here. I’m not able to post the original here, the file is way too large. I’ll try to see what I can do in the future.
Today, Fotocare in NYC allowed us to have some personal fondling time with the newly announced Hasselblad H4D-40. It’s quite the camera and in some ways even rivals the Phase One cameras that I’ve handled before. As a guy more familiar with Hasselblad and with the True Focus feature, I can tell you that I am truly stunned by the potential. With an 80mm lens, the camera is $19,955.
The Archos 9 PC Tablet is Archos’ latest touch screen tablet. It’s being advertised as the thinnest tablet on the market, while still being able to boast the high performance of a high-end netbook without risk of over heating. This will be the second tablet we’ll be taking a peak at that uses some form of Windows 7. Let’s see if the Archos can hold a candle to everything else we have looked at this week. Continue reading…
New York City is perhaps the most photogenic city in the world, no matter what others may think. Many people come to New York for vacation time and love to go sight-seeing. Depending on who you ask, New Yorkers either love or hate tourists, especially when it comes to taking pictures. Generally though, we are very friendly. Here are some tips on how to not annoy us New Yorkers.
Hopefully this works.
Vincent talked about tablet PCs for photo editing, but we’ve received questions for them in regards to editing videos as well. With the prime options for the category being available and debatable right now, it’s time we take a look into the possibility of using them for video editing while at an event, covering a story abroad, etc. Some are better than others, but it all makes sense in the end.
The next tablet I’m going to take a look at is The Dell Mini 5 (I’ve already looked at the JooJoo and the HP Slate). Not much is known about the Dell Mini 5 yet aside from that is has a 5 inch multi-touch screen, runs a customized version of the Android OS, and uses a 1 GHZ Snap Dragon Processor. The Dell Mini 5 also doubles as a phone and supports wifi and bluetooth. The plus side of this is that the Android OS supports a lot of apps that can only be rivaled with the iPhone/Pad/Touch OS. In fact, Chris wrote a posting on the best Android apps for photography. But does that do anything for us photographers?
Whether we like it or not, Valentine’s Day is coming up. As a holiday celebrating love, you’ll probably be shooting lots of couples. If you aren’t or even if you love Valentine’s Day, here are a couple of photos to make you smile and warm your heart.
Panasonic announced their two new flagship model camcorders: the HDC-HS700 and HDC-TM700. Each one has sensors capable of delivering Full HD video using their 3MOS sensors. Clearly aimed at enthusiasts, outstanding features include the new Power O.I.S. system that I talked about in the ZS-7 posting (but using gyrosensors now), 18x Intelligent zoom, 5.1 Channel surround sound zoom microphone, and an Auto Power LCD. Pricing isn’t available yet and the main difference between the camcorders seems to be the available Hard Disk space. Press release after the jump.
A problem that many people run into with their cameras is the length of their battery life. Most DSLRs has stellar battery life, but when it comes to little point-and-shoots some problems occur due to the smaller size and also general ways that consumers and users overall use their cameras. Here are some pointers and things to keep in mind when using your camera if you want to keep the battery life ticking.
USAToday has a nice article on how the DSLR industry is really booming right now. Because of the growth in DSLR sales and DSLR videography due to dropping prices of entry level models, getting better video than a camcorder is possible for normal folk. The article also says though that items are essential to be coupled with the DSLRs when shooting video. That’s where we’ve got you covered in our list. This is why I love my 5D Mk II so much.
As the Leica D-Lux 4 field review continues, I explored the High ISO settings last night. This little camera delivered some results that pleased me and that also made me gawk at the images on screen. It’s really up to you and your own judgement. As a point-and-shoot with a larger sensor, we can’t expect it to have 5D Mk II type image quality but some of the images that come out will still be very usable, especially with use on Flickr. The images here have been resized specifically to be with Flickr’s Large setting. More analysis after the jump.
The next tablet on our list is the JooJoo. The JooJoo is made by Fusion Garage, a Singapore based company. The JooJoo’s original name was CrunchPad and was designed to be a complete web browsing tablet. Does this mean that the JooJoo has no use at all for photographers? Continue reading…
The Tablet PC Market has seen quite a lot of news as of late, the release of the iPad getting the most of it. With five more tablets on the verge of launching, photographers who may want to invest in one may be wondering which tablet is the right tablet for them. Over the next 5 days I’m going to take a look at these tablets and try my hand at deciphering which tablet would be a good tablet for photographers. The first being the HP Slate.
Following after Day 1 and Day 2, the journal entries for using the Leica D-Lux 4 with the new firmware update continue. If you’d like, you can download the entire manual for the firmware here (warning, PDF FILE.) D-Lux 4 – New Functions Firmware Update 2.2. This time I noticed a couple of problems with the camera but the overall verdict still seems to be very positive.
Canon has announced the T2i. This announced camera is the replacement for the not even year old T1i. The replacement is also essentially a little version of the 7D. Interesting is that there is only one DIGIC 4 processor, which hints to me that it means that the Canon 5D Mk II is totally capable of doing all the frame rates that the 7D can.
As I started Day 2 of the field review, the Leica D-Lux 4 has been with me almost the entire day. It truly feels like a companion camera. I took it with me today to get some laundry done in my neighborhood and shot a couple of things as well. My thoughts and samples are ahead. And if you missed it, here’s Day 1’s findings.
Despite the fact that it has been out for a while now, the Leica D-LUX 4 is one of the point-and-shoots that I’ve always felt deserved some attention.Like its more economical sibling the Panasonic LX-3, it is a premium point-and-shoot that is meant for enthusiasts, pros that want a nice compact camera, and people that want better images and aren’t afraid to work a little bit for them. On December 11th 2009, Leica announced a firmware update for the camera. The update in lots pictures after the jump.