By Sean CaptainPosted 01.07.2008 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
A few years ago, most digital cameras took a second or more to snap a single picture. In the same amount of time, Casio's new Exilim EX-F1 takes 60 six-megapixel photos or up to 1,200 frames of video-stretching that single tick into a 40-second movie. At that rate, you could pick out the feathers on a hummingbird's wings. It wallops even the fastest professional still camera, which takes 11 photos per second, and rivals industrial-grade, high-speed video rigs that cost tens of thousands of dollars.
A trio of new DSLRs kill static to take crisper photos in low light
By Dan HavlikPosted 10.25.2007 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
by Nicholas Eveleigh
THE DARK ARTS With megapixels in abundance, low-light performance is the new battle ground for digital cameras—especially SLRs. From left to right: the Nikon D3, the Canon EOS 40D and the Sony Alpha A700.
More digital cameras now use CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors to capture sharper images in dim lighting, with less "pixel noise"--colored flecks that occur at high light-sensitivity settings when the camera's processor tries to boost the brightness in a dark image.
Forget what you know about photo technology: 2002 changes everything. The first 6-megapixel consumer digitals are here, as is the first Foveon-sensor camera. New printers offer double the resolution. Here's the skinny on the new photography gear.
By Suzanne Kantra KirschnerPosted 05.30.2002 at 4:39 pm 0 Comments
1. Autofocus on PeopleInexperienced photographers need smart camerasparticularly when shooting groups of objects. The autofocus in Minolta's 3.7X zoom Freedom Zoom 140 ($179, shown) and 4.3X zoom Freedom Zoom 160 ($199) 35mm cameras is as intelligent as they get, singling out human forms and making them the focal pointeven if they move. www.minolta.com