Samsung NX300 and NX 45mm f/1.8 2D/3D Lens Officially Announced

Samsung NX300

Ahead of CES 2013, Samsung has launched its new NX300 camera. The Samsung NX300 is a new 20.3MP mirrorless camera that captures both still images and 1080p HD video. Additionally, the NX300 can capture 3D photos and video with the new NX 45mm f/1.8 2D/3D lens.

The NX300 features a sensitivity range of ISO 100-25,600 and 9 fps continuous shooting mode. Other features include a 3.31″ AMOLED touchscreen display and iOS and Android WiFi connectivity through Samsung’s Smart Camera app.

The Samsung NX300 retails for $748 and is already available here at B&H Photo.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Canon EOS-1S Rumored as Big MP $9k DSLR?

Canon EOS 1S

Several recent rumors suggested that the upcoming 46MP behemoth from Canon would not be named the “3D” and would actually eschew the “D” moniker from the naming scheme altogether.  The latest word coming in over at Canon Rumors offers up the EOS-1S as the name of the rumored flagship high MP DSLR.

As I’ve previously said, I think it makes sense to lose the “D” for digital naming scheme at this point in Canon’s SLR lineup. What better point to start than at the top with a new flagship, high resolution camera? [Read more...]

More Canon Big Megapixel DSLR Rumors

Canon 1 Series Rumors

Rumors for Canon’s upcoming high MP DSLR suggest that it will essentially be on the same level as a Canon 1-Series DSLR according to the latest tips coming in at Northlight Images.  However, there is still no solid info on whether the camera would carry a 1-Series designation alongside the 1D X and 1D C.

Recall that earlier rumors pointed to a 46MP full frame DSLR to be unveiled at PhotoPlus in October 2012 and it was previously rumored to be dubbed the 3D; however, that naming designation no longer seems to hold water. [Read more...]

Upcoming Canon DSLR to Top Nikon D800 and Rival Medium Format in Resolution and Dynamic Range?

Canon Rumors

The Nikon D800 and its 36MP of resolution has sort-of overshadowed Canon’s “lowly” 22MP 5D Mark III in both the resolution and dynamic range department since the cameras were announced earlier this year.  If rumors have it right though, Canon’s response could be a throwdown of both the resolution and dynamic range gauntlet later this year. [Read more...]

Cloud Fly-Through Video from 3D Composite of 4 Photos

Planet5D picked up the below video (crafted by Jeff Farmer) in Apple Motion using a 3D composite of 4 still images of clouds captured with a Canon Rebel T2i.

This is a great little technique that’s doable with basic 3D compositing skills in Motion or After Effects, or any other editor that gives you access to z-space adjustments.  The great thing about working with still images in 3D composites is the ability to reframe the massive images for delivery at 1920 x 1080 resolution.  The T2i delivers a 5K still image, so there’s a lot of room to work with or only to use a portion of the image for no loss of quality in an HD video.

If you are interested to learn more about this kind of work, there’s a great tutorial on some very basic 3D compositing at VideoCopilot.net.