Manfrotto KLYP for iPhone 4 & 4S

 

Manfrotto KLYP

Manfrotto’s new KLYP is the first iPhone accessory from the pro photo accessory company.  The KLYP is a case for the iPhone built around making it a more functional photo and video tool.

It features a cold shoe for attaching accessories such as LED lights and a 1/4-20 mount for securing the iPhone to tripod heads.

Manfrotto just announced pricing for the KLYP packages, starting at $29.99.

More details on Manfrotto’s website

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Nokia Tries to Pass Off DSLR Footage as Legit Video by Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia launched a new phone, the Lumia 920, and was raving about its incredible camera and PureView image stabilization system.  Nokia even put together a sweet video, entitled PureView The next innovation, that shows off the OIS system on the Lumia 920.  Except that it wasn’t the Lumia 920 that captured the footage.

Turns out, the good stuff is coming from what looks to be a DSLR on some kind of external gyro or Steadicam rig. [Read more...]

IncrediBooth is the iTunes App Store Free App of the Week

IncrediBooth

Hipstamatic’s IncrediBooth is the Free App of the Week on the iTunes App Store.  Normally priced at $0.99 Incredibooth is a photo booth for your iPhone that lets you create photo strips from your front-facing camera.  You can then share your photo strips on Facebook, Twitter and email or save them to your photo library.

There are four styles included with the app and several more available for purchase from within the app.  You can get IncrediBooth here on the iTunes App Store.

FreePrints App Gives You Up to 1000 Free Prints Per Year

FreePrints for iPhone

FreePrints is a new iPhone app that will let you upload images from your camera roll and have prints delivered to you.  The service offers up to 1000 free prints per year for 4×6 prints.  Other sizes like 5×5 (for Instagram) are available for a cost. Shipping starts at $1.99.

Most of the reviews thus far on the iTunes App Store are glowing on both the quality and reasonable shipping costs.  And, of course, the app is a free download as well.

FreePrints sounds like it might be a good way to get some of those images off of our iPhones and into printed form.  Check out FreePrints here on the iTunes App Store.

Cinema Forms Now Available on iPad

Cinema Forms

ikan’s $10 Cinema Forms app is now available on the iTunes App Store.  From the description:

Cinema Forms app is a powerful tool that allows you to create, manage, and share production worksheets and legal releases directly from your iPad. With this app, you can now create call sheets, break down sheets, talent releases, location release, and so much more directly on your iPad.

Key Features

• Portable and convenient
• Extensive Library of Forms (90+)
• Interactive Smart Forms
• Share as PDF to Dropbox or Email
• Customer Letterhead
• Rich Text Editor
• Signature
• iCloud Backup
• Keyword Search
• Geotag
• AirPrint
• Intuitive Interface

Diptic is the iTunes App Store Free App of the Week

Diptic

Diptic Sample from iPhone 4S

Diptic is currently available for FREE as the App Store “App of the Week.”

Diptic is an app designed to quickly and easily combine multiple photos to create a new image collage. It offers over 52 frames to choose from and the user is able to tweak brightness, contrast and saturation, adjust border color, width and curvature.

The new features added include 14 free filters to customize images, iPad 3 Retina Display and higher resolution export of the image collage created. Once created, the image can be saved to your device or shared with friends and family via email, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr or Posterous. Diptic will return to its normal price of $.99 once the promotion ends on July 19.

You can find Diptic here on the iTunes App Store.

Aviary Camera and Photo Editing App for iOS and Android

Aviary

Aviary is now available as an app on both iOS and Android.  The app features a camera function, as well as powerful image editing features that allow you to apply Instagram-like looks, crop, rotate, add text and lots more.

At first blush, Aviary appears to be one of the better Android apps that I’ve used, although Camera Awesome and/or Camera+ should measure at or above Aviary’s features on iOS devices.

The app is free with additional presets available for in-app purchase.  You can find Aviary on the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.

[via PetaPixel]

iPhone 5 Camera Rumored to Include Faster Lens and 8MP Sensor

Industry analysts love to analyze all that Apple does since it seems to get so many things right from a consumer perspective.  One thing that Apple definitely got right in the iPhone 4S was the camera, which is arguably the best integration of a camera in a phone to date.

As more and more info is rumored and analyzed throughout the iPhone 5′s supply chain, it will be most interesting to see how the iPhone 5′s camera stacks up against the iPhone 4S.  A recent quote from an analyst pegs the iPhone 5 to include an 8MP Sony image sensor (same as the iPhone 4S) and bumping the lens speed to an f/2.2 aperture (versus f/2.4 in the iPhone 4S). [Read more...]