Canon Rebel T4i/650D Rumored Specs

Canon Rumors believes they have solid word on the short spec list for the upcoming Canon Rebel T4i set to replace the T3i.

  • 18MP Sensor
  • 9 AF Points, all cross-type
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Continuous AF in LiveView & Video Recording
  • June Announcement

If these are for real, this could be the third generation of the same 18MP sensor in the Rebel line-up. [Read more...]

3.2 Gigapixel Camera Has 189 Image Sensors

LSST Camera Lens

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has designed a 3.2 BILLION pixel camera that it hopes to build in order to “capture the widest, fastest and deepest view of the night sky ever observed.”  The above rendering of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) shows just how big this 3 ton camera will be next to a person. [Read more...]

Adobe Revel 1.2

Adobe Revel 1.2 adds several new features:

[via Photoshop.com Blog]

Android Camera Apps

Android Camera Apps

The following post on Android camera apps was written by amateur photographer Erik HawkinsonLearn more about Erik at the end of this post.

Searching for “camera” on the Location Formerly Known as the Android Market (now known as Google Play) yields over 1000 results. Obviously, not all of them are camera apps but there are still a lot of choices of which one to use. I am going to evaluate five different camera apps I have used. Each has its place, but not all of them are what I normally have on my phone. [Read more...]

Nikon D7000 Time Limit Broken via Unofficial Firmware

Nikon D7000

The Nikon D7000 has received an unnofficial firmware update that allows you to get around the lowly record time limits for video.  The Nikon Hacker team now has lifted the limit to 25-30 minutes for the D3100, D5100 and D7000 cameras.  Note that this is an unofficial update and not sanctioned by Nikon.  use at your own risk.

[Nikon Hacker via Nikon Rumors]

Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots – New Book

Lightroom Book

Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots is a new book from Jeff Revell.  The book covers Lightroom 4 editing; however, Jeff says he wrote the book with the notion in mind that Lightroom version 2 and 3 users would still be able to take advantage of the information.

Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots retails for $24.99; however, it is currently available for $13.63 on Amazon.com.

Photoshop CS6 Sneak Peek

Here’s another Photoshop CS6 Sneak Peek.  This one shows off a selective focus tool that can be quickly applied.

Note the available options include field blur and tilt shift in addition to the iris blur demonstrated in the video.  It will be interesting to see how this works when you want to show some shallow depth of field behind a subject while the subject remains in place.  I would imagine that that you’ll be able to mask your subject out and then apply the blur to the background layer similar to how we already do in Alien Skin’s Bokeh 2.

Hopefully, the wait won’t be much longer…