Shutterbug reviews the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III a 21.1 megapixel full-frame digital SLR with 5 fps shooting, 45-point AF system and 3.0-inch LCD display with Live View.
They write; “I really liked the 1Ds Mark III—what’s not to like about a 21-megapixel SLR?—but have nagging questions about reliability of any new premium D-SLR, especially one costing $8000. The $4499 1D Mark III has the same look and feel as the 1Ds Mark III and both cameras, for the first time in any Canon pro D-SLR’s history, offer simple, readable menus. For $8000 you can buy a 1D Mark III, two EOS 40Ds, and have enough cash for lots of memory cards. Why does a used 16-megapixel Hasselblad digital back cost more than a brand-new 21-megapixel 1Ds Mark III? Where’s the bargain now, medium format shooters? If maximum image quality is your main overriding question, then Canon’s EOS-1Ds Mark III is the answer.”
Photo.net have reviewed the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, a 21.1 megapixel full-frame digital SLR with 5 fps shooting, 45-point AF system and 3.0-inch LCD display with Live View.
They write; “The EOS 1Ds Mark III is a remarkable display of engineering prowess. Do you need a weatherproofed camera that is strong enough to drive nails while producing the world’s best image quality? If so, the 1Ds is a bargain. If not, the Canon EOS 5D is a better value.”
The Kodak M1020, M820 and P720 are the latest additions to Kodak’s range of digital picture frames. The EasyShare M820 and M1020 frames display images and video on 8-inch and 10-inch screens respectively, and host a suite of other feature such as 128 MB of internal memory, illuminated Quick Touch Border and Kodak’s unique scrolling feature. MP3 songs can also be played through built-in speakers, bringing a special dimension to any picture slideshow. The P720 features a standard 7 inch photo version screen as well as quick touch border and memory card slots. Continue reading →
Adobe has recently launched Photoshop Express, an online photo storage and manipulation tool. Members are able to upload their images and edit them online. Photoshop Express features a range of simplified point and click controls to make standard edits, such as removing blemishes and red-eye, converting to black and white, cropping and resizing, and much more. Users can also group images into Web albums and post them to popular social networking sites such as Facebook.
Apple has released Version 2.1 of Aperture – Apples high end imaging program. Version 2.1 now offers open plug-in architecture which allows for plug-ins from both Apple and third-party developers via an API. Aperture 2.1 now also includes the Apple-developed plug-in, Dodge & Burn, which adds brush-based tools for dodge (lighten), burn (darken), contrast, saturation, sharpen and blur. Also noteworthy is the ability to work with pressure-sensitive tablets, which many professional image editors prefer over mouse-based editing.
Aperture 2.1 is available as a free upgrade for Aperture 2.0 users.
LetsGoDigital reviews the Nikon D300 a DX format DSLR (1.5x crop factor) with 12 megapixel CMOS sensor, 51 point AF sensor, 3.0 inch LCD and ISO range of up to 6400.
They write “Nikon produced a fabulous digital SLR camera with the new D300. A camera you can’t get around as an advanced photographer and I can imagine the competition being very impressed with the impact the D300 has made. The new Nikon D300 is a beautiful work-horse and meets the requirements of the professional photographer. It is an ideal camera for those who find the D3 too big or just too expensive, but don’t want to make concessions regarding the quality. It is a superb DSLR camera and it won’t surprise me if people will start swapping brands and find their way to Nikon. I fully understand them and agree with them! The Nikon D300 is recommended without restrictions for it is an exceptional camera!”
CNET have reviewed the Nikon D60, an entry level DSLR with 10.2 megapixel sensor and 2.5 inch LCD (230,000 pixels).
” Nikon’s D60 is a good example of the current breed of these dSLRs. It checks in with a healthy 10.2-megapixel CCD sensor, a slightly small-by-comparison 2.5-inch LCD, and an upgraded, optically stabilized kit lens. While those features are nice, the D60 falls behind the competition in several areas in terms of its specifications. The D60 performed well in our lab tests, showing a slight improvement over the D40x in its low-light shutter lag and RAW shot-to-shot times, but was a tad slower on start up, though it’s still plenty fast. As has been the case with other Nikon SLRs recently, the D60 does a very good job of keeping noise in check. However Despite modest improvements in performance and a couple of new features, Nikon’s D60 fails to impress and costs more than some competing models.”