Apple iPod nano with Built-in Video Camera

Apple iPod nano with Built-in Video Camera

Apple’s new iPod nano includes a video camera and takes a direct shot across the bow of the Flip and other ultra-compact video cameras.  In fact, at Apple’s “It’s only rock and roll” event today, Apple showed an image of the 4GB Flip Ultra and mocked its $149 price tag.  The presentation went on with Steve Jobs at the helm touting Apple’s video option as 8GB for free.  What that really boils down to is that all the iPod nanos now include a video camera; however, you still have to buy the iPod nano to get the video camera (so it’s not really free Steve).  And, unfortunately, the iPod nano doesn’t offer the ability to capture still images.

The 8GB iPod nano runs $149, while the 16GB iPod nano comes in at $179.  Both versions offer the same video camera specs: [Read more…]

Shooting Small

(Shirley Owens).jpgNikon’s annual Small World Photomicrography Competition has reached the judging stage. Entrants have been narrowed down to just 20 amazing images. You can vote for the People’s Choice Award on the competition’s site until October 10. Winners will be announced on October 15.

This image was taken by Dr. Shirley Owens and is gladiola pollen under a fluorescent microscope at 2500x magnification. These images are simply stunning. While the photographic equipment necessary to create such images is fairly specialized, the subject matter seems to make the price worth it.

If you’re interested in entering next year’s competition, entries will be accepted up through April 30, 2009.