Thursday, September 30, 2010
It looks like a vampire is ready to appear.
Here are the links to it.
Even the tiniest shake can ruin your shot. Dual Image Stabilization solves that. Samsung has combined the revolutionary technology of their ultimate Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) mechanism with the advanced algorithms of Digital Image Stabilization (DIS). Giving you sharp images no matter the condition. Whether it's low light, zooming or just a case of plain old shaky hands, your photos come out sharp and clear. So let your Samsung camera shake things up. In a good way.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Following is an article of IFA 2010 about the Samsung HMX-T10 digital camcorder.
Samsung HMX-T10 features a 20-degree slanted lens for unprecedented user comfort
IFA - BERLIN, Germany – September 2, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today unveiled its groundbreaking HMX-T10 camcorder. The full HD HMX-T10 features an innovative and pioneering 20-degree Slanted Lens that ensures that the user can truly enjoy their recording experience without any discomfort to their arm or wrist, a common occurrence in standard camcorders currently on the market.
The HMX-T10 is part of Samsung’s next-generation line up of compact digital camcorders that make it easier than ever for consumers to shoot and capture in high-quality, full HD video. Small enough to carry anywhere and everywhere, the HMX-T10 provides unmatched portability and simplicity for capturing and editing video content on the move, without compromising on quality.
The HMX-T10 has a stylish finish and slim design to make it a camcorder to be proud of, while incorporating features for maximum fun and usability, such as a bright 2.7-inch touch screen LCD and the ability to capture still images and video footage at the same time. And, due to its compact nature, the HMX-T10 can be carried with ease in any environment to capture those all-important movie moments - from a friend’s birthday party to that memorable family holiday at the beach.
“The HMX-T10 offers not only a stylish, compact design and fantastic recording quality at an affordable price, but also demonstrates the thoughtfulness and innovation Samsung brings to making movie and image capturing a truly enjoyable experience for everyone,” said Mr. SangJin Park, President of Samsung Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics. “The HMX-T10’s convenient features, such as the 20-degree Slanted Lens, perfectly encapsulate the innovative and easy-to-use nature of our camcorder range, as well as our aim to remain at the cutting edge of innovation and design.”
Quality Recording Capabilities
Despite the compact design of the HMX-T10 camcorder, it offers innovative, cutting-edge shooting capabilities to guarantee the highest quality photos and videos. The camcorder boasts full HD technology for all video footage to ensure crystal clear recordings and 4.7 megapixel still images, plus Optical Image Stabilization so that whatever is captured remains blur-free. Consumers never have to hesitate when it comes to creating quality movies with this groundbreaking point-and-shoot Samsung camcorder.
To enhance the consumer’s experience and achieve professional recordings, the HMX-T10 incorporates an advanced BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor which provides twice the sensitivity of conventional CMOS sensors. This innovative feature dramatically reduces image distortion and delivers clear video and images, even in low light conditions.
Innovative and Easy to Use Design and Features
The HMX-T10 camcorder comes equipped with an innovative 20-degree Slanted Lens, making it easy to handle and ensure that quality images are captured and recorded through a convenient experience for the user. Further enhancements to the overall recording experience can be found through the camcorder’s Smart Auto functionality, to make shooting all the more straightforward, plus its 2.7-inch Touch Screen LCD, meaning consumers can enjoy a clear and detailed view of the footage, and edit their videos instantly. The HMX-T10 also comes with intelli-studio 2.0 software, allowing for seamless managing and editing of movies and images.
Following is an article about IFA 2010 held in Germany in September 2010.
Samsung introduces innovative, new camera and camcorder models designed to take the world’s camera market by storm.
IFA - BERLIN, Germany - September 2, 2010 — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media technology, has today unveiled its latest ambitious digital imaging product innovations in support of the company’s goal to become a top three player in the market by 2012. The latest offerings fulfill Samsung’s vision of connecting consumers to every moment through digital imaging technology.
Samsung has continued to strengthen its offerings in the digital imaging industry in recent months, with a number of innovative technologies developed which capitalize on the strength of Samsung Electronics’ integrated technology expertise and company-wide investments in research and development. A primary area of innovation has been Samsung’s dual view compact digital cameras such as the recently launched ST600 and ST100 models, which give users the chance to capture the fun in front of the camera. Dual view technology is an area of the market that Samsung now has real ownership of, since the launch of the pioneering ST500 last year. The technology was inspired by Samsung’s unique insights and understanding of what consumers really want from their cameras, and the company’s ability to provide the best technology to meet people’s desires.
Samsung is also exhibiting its new full HD T10 camcorder, which is being launched during the show. The full HD T10 features a pioneering 20-degree Slanted Lens to ensure consumers can capture their video and photos without users suffering from the sore wrist often associated with camcorder use. The T10 also delivers stylish and affordable portability for capturing and editing video content on the move, with its small form and bright 2.7-inch AMOLED screen. Samsung is also showing users how to connect with the moment through additional digital imaging products, such as the new E10, ST80 and PL90 models, which incorporate innovative connectivity features.
Mr SangJin Park, President of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics, commented: “Living smartly and creatively whether you’re at home or on the move is an important part of today’s consumers’ lives and part of the vision we’re developing for our customers at Samsung. A camera is an emotional device that enables users to connect with important moments, when creating, capturing and sharing images. Cameras connect people. We have considered how and where people want to use and enjoy photography in their everyday lives throughout our new ranges and the innovative technology we have been pioneering this year, all on show at IFA 2010.”
Dual view models – exclusive Samsung offering
The newly-launched ST600 and ST100 feature 1.8-inch revolutionary dual LCD Screen technology, enabling users to capture the fun both in front of and behind the camera, and a 14-megapixel sensor, guarantee crisp and clear images. The products have the added benefit of giving consumers the convenience of accessing key features with a simple tilt or hand gesture, ensuring the easy management of images. Both models are available in four stylish, mood-inspired colors, including hot pink, gold, black and purple, and are encased in a slim and sleek compact frame with metallic finish to deliver a new sense of fun and modern functionality that will ensure users stand out from the crowd.
The new dual view range also comes equipped with high-quality Schneider KREUZNACH lens, supported by optical and digital image stabilization to achieve blur-free images. While the ST600 combines a powerful 27mm wide-angle focal length with a 5x optical zoom, the ST100 is the first Samsung dual view camera to feature an internal 5x optical zoom, keeping its design optimally chic (35mm focal-length). Both models incorporate innovative functions, including scene recognition technology, which analyzes the colour, brightness, motion and subject and then selects the appropriate scene mode for the customer, ensuring great quality images everytime.
The ultimate HD quality camcorder experience
The HMX-T10 model – the next generation in compact digital camcorders – encapsulates Samsung’s innovative point-and-shoot, full-HD resolution technology. The pioneering HMX-T10, with its innovative 20-degree Slanted Lens, allows users to handle the camcorder in a way that reduces stress on the wrist to capture special moments in any photography environment and ensure that quality images are captured and recorded through an easy-to-use experience for users..
Further enhancements to the overall recording experience can be found through the HMX-T10’s 2.7-inch Touch Screen LCD and its ability to capture video footage and still images at 4.7 mega-pixels at the same time. The HMX-T10 also features an advanced Back Side Illuminated CMOS Sensor, which provides twice the sensitivity of conventional CMOS sensors, and Optical Image Stabilization, so that whatever is captured remains blur-free. This innovative feature dramatically reduces image distortion and delivers clear video and images in any light conditions.
Meanwhile the HMX-E10 camcorder features a versatile, 270-degree Swivel Lens, to enable consumers to view and record from just about any angle. The camcorder has the additional built-in USB port feature, which allows users to connect the camcorder directly to any computer without added attachments like a USB cable, so consumers can share important moments wherever they are. The USB connection can also be used to charge the battery on the go. To further enhance the customer’s experience, at the heart of the E10 is a large high-performance 1/3.2 inch CMOS sensor that captures impressive full-HD resolution videos.
Time to share – the well-connected consumer
Both the PL90 and ST80 are examples of Samsung’s continuing commitment to bringing wireless capabilities to the digital imaging world and connecting any moment between a consumer and their loved ones. The 14.2-megapixel point-and-shoot ST80 joins Samsung’s growing line-up of Wi-Fi enabled cameras, representing the third generation of Samsung’s wireless technology leadership and including Samsung’s AllShare (DNLA) connectivity, a 3x optical zoom and large 3.0 inch wide touch-screen with HD video recording.
Not to be outshone, the 12.2-mega-pixel PL90 digital camera, featuring a built-in USB connector enabling consumers to capture images and connect to a computer on the move without the need for additional wires or cords. The USB connector means users can share content with friends and family quickly and easily, with the camera’s plug-and-play capabilities, including the Auto-install intelli-studio software, and instant access to any computer. The innovative features of the PL90 also include Samsung’s new Smart Auto technology and intelligent Smart Auto function, so customers can capture the perfect picture in almost any conditions.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Following is an instruction how to make a panorama photo using a Samsung NX10 camera.
Some people might think you need a special camera or a special function to create panoramic photos. But in fact, all you need is a set of photos and some software that can merge these photos.
If you want to take panoramic photos with the NX10, it’s important that the photos can align properly. There are two conditions you need to pay attention to.
First of all, you will want the same exposure settings in every photo. This way, all the photos will be equally bright or dark, and you will not get strange brightness variations in your merged panoramic photo. The NX10 has a handy button to help you with this. When you have a scene in front of you, and you press the AEL button (Auto Exposure Lock), the camera will store the lighting condition of the scene shown in your viewfinder. This will be indicated on the back display with the green letters AEL. When you move your camera to a different scene, it will still use the lighting conditions as stored when you pressed AEL. However, after you take the following photo, the light conditions will be reset.
This might be annoying you think, as you will want to take more than one photo for the panoramic photo. However, the second thing you need to pay attention to is the fact that you use the same focal distance in all of your photos. When using the auto focus mode, you can achieve the same focal distance by keeping the shutter button half pressed after taking a photo. The auto focus system will not pick a new focus then, but instead use the focal distance from the previous photo. When using the manual focus mode, you could release the shutter button completely, as the focus will remain the same unless you change it manually.
But this is where the crucial trick is and how the two conditions above are combined. After picking a lighting scene with the AEL button, you can take a first photo. But instead of releasing the shutter button after this photo, you will need to keep it pressed halfway. You will notice the focus won’t change BUT as you can see, the green AEL letters also remain on the display. Bingo! :)
To put it another way: as long as you don’t fully release the shutter button, the AEL and focus settings will be re-used, photo after photo.
Now we can start the preparations of our panoramic photo. In the example below, I took nine photos of a scene around The Great Buddha of Kamakura. When the lighting conditions are varied, it’s important to decide which part of the panoramic photo you want to look well exposed. I wanted the ground level to be well exposed. Since it’s darker than the sky, this will result in a sky that is overexposed. But since the Buddha is dark and the light comes from behind him, overexposing him slightly seems like a good idea.
To combine these photos, you will need some panorama stitching or merging software. Most programs will be clever enough to find out where the various photos should be aligned and merged, and in most cases you will end up with a result as shown below.
If you want, you can cut off the wonky edges in a photo editing program by applying a crop to the whole photo. The final result is a perfect panoramic photo!
All done! Good luck with your works!
It is the review of WiFi and AllShare technology of the ST80.
Uploadable Websites -- YouTube, Facebook, Photobucket, Picasa, Samsungimaging.com
Share Files between Cameras
Transfer files to electronics with DLNA device
Monday, September 27, 2010
Following is a collection of pictures that a PL70 user took in San Francisco.
Our last stop took us to San Francisco, home of the Golden Gate Bridge. Unfortunately weather was not on our side, so it was clouded throughout the whole day, but hey, you don’t get to San Francisco everyday”. Unlike L.A., San Francisco was “more” culture than “party”, but this was more due to the weather, I guess
Anyways, the first place we visited was the Golden Gate Bridge, and it’s no wonder why this bridge became, somehow the trademark of this city: It’s HUGE! To be precise, it’s overwhelming!
At the bay. As you see weather wasn’t fabulous.
The Golden Gate Bridge. Only from the picture, it may not look huge, but trust me IT’S HUGE!
Just to clarify those seals ain’t dead, according to the guide, they were taking a nap.
That was it actually, San Francisco was our last stop and we’re now heading back to Tennessee!
14.2 Mega Pixels
7x Optical zoom lens
HD Movie Recording
3.0" TFT LCD
Dual IS (Dual Image Stabilization)
Advanced movie mode: Pause, Edit, Trim
Object Tracking AF
Perfect Portrait System
Sunday, September 26, 2010
A Vision of Instiration - Elegant curve, refined beauty
- Stylish & Modern Design
- Refined Curve
- Smooth Finish
- Compact Size
- i-Function Lens (iFn) - Stunning Photos in Seconds
- * Exposure Value
- * Shutter Speed
- * Aperture
- * White Balance
- APS-C Size COMS Sensor - 13.1mm * 17.5mm
- 14.6 Megapixels
- 3" AMOLED Display
- Fast & Precise Contrast AF
- High Sensitivity ISO 6400
- Smart Filter - Creative Effects Inspire Imagination
- * Halftone dots
- * Soft Focus
- * Sketch
- * Vignetting
- * Fish eye
- GPS module Automatically tagging your photos
- Electronic Viewfinder
- External Flash (Gn. 15)
Following is a review of Samsung NX100 from CNET.com.
The Samsung NX100 is the company's third mirrorless interchangeable lens system camera, after the launch of the NX10 in January and subsequently the NX5. What's new about this shooter is not just its design, but also the features which the firm has implemented into the accompanying lenses.
Currently, four brands have mirrorless system cameras under their belts--Olympus and Panasonic back the Micro Four Thirds format, Sony has the NEX standard and Samsung with the NX line. For the NX100, its closest competitor in terms of specifications and design is probably the Olympus E-P2. Check out some comparison pictures we have below of these two cameras, as well as a more in-depth look at the Samsung shooter.
According to Samsung, the NX100's design was inspired by a dew droplet forming on a leaf. Hence, this explains the curves around the body, which is most accentuated near the shutter button area.
In terms of body size, the NX100 feels a tad thick, but it is definitely lighter. The firm said the shooter's chassis is made with a type of plastic which isn't used by other camera manufacturers (though it didn't specify what kind), and this makes the snapper more durable.
The front of the NX100 is pretty standard, though you can see the portion near the shutter button drooping downward slightly.
On the top you'll find the hotshoe, mode dial and a command wheel to adjust different exposure parameters, depending on which setting the camera is set to. You'll also notice the handgrip area is slightly thicker.
Round the back of this Samsung camera is a 3-inch AMOLED display and other controls to access the menu or other options. Above the screen is the accessory port which allows users to attach the electronic viewfinder (EVF) or GPS module.
The side of the camera has a flap to hide the USB, mini-HDMI, remote control and DC charging ports. The C button is used to activate depth-of-field preview.
Here are some pictures of the NX100 (left) and its closest rival, the Olympus E-P2 (right).
One new feature the NX100 has is the Lens Priority mode. When the camera is in this setting, new optics which has i-Function will tell the camera what exposure options to use. These new lenses also have icons on the barrel to indicate what type of pictures--landscape and/or portrait--they are most suited for.
i-Function is not just limited to overriding the camera system. There is a button on the side of the lens barrel which allows you to toggle between different options such as exposure compensation, aperture, shutter speed, white balance etc, and use the focusing ring to adjust the accompanying parameters. Currently, settings are changed via the camera on the body for interchangeable lens system shooters, so the i-Function feature is a new way for shutterbugs to use their lenses. However, there are compacts which come with a similar function. The Canon PowerShot S90 and S95 allow users to change settings by using a ring around the lens barrel.
One thing we noticed about using the focus ring to adjust settings is that it rotates a bit too smoothly. While turning it, we sometimes overshot the intended setting. Hopefully, when these optics go on sale, it will have a bit more resistance for a more intuitive operation.
Samsung also told CNET Asia that NX10 and NX5 owners can use i-Function equipped lenses on their cameras, though they would require a firmware update to employ the Lens Priority feature.
We tried the EF-100F EVF on the NX100 and compared it with the VF2 which the Olympus E-P2 uses. The Samsung EVF has a resolution of 201k dots while the VF2 has 1,440k dots. The Olympus EVF shows a much bigger display than the Samsung, but we found no discernable differences in terms of how fine the dots appear to be. But one advantage the VF2 has over the EF-100F is that it is able to tilt upward, while the Samsung EVF is fixed in position.
Below are some sample pictures we took with the NX100. Note that it is a preproduction unit, so the image quality is not definitive of the final product. The photos were shot with the new 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 lens at ISO 400 in Program mode.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Following is a review of Samsung's new NX100 interchangeable mirrorless camera.
Look out, world -- the mirrorless camera game just got a lot more interesting. Shortly after Olympus introduced a new mid-range DSLR, Samsung has outed its newest, the (previously rumored) NX100. It's the predictable successor to last year's NX10, offering a sleeker body, 14.6 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a 3-inch VGA AMOLED display 'round back, an ISO range of 100 to 3200 (with a boost mode hitting 6400), 720p movie recording (H.264), SD / SDHC card slot, optional geo-tagging with GPS10 module and 'Sound Picture' mode that allows users to record audio when a photo is taken. The standout feature here, however, has little to do with the body itself; instead, it's the new i-Function lens system, which features a dedicated 'i-Function' button that allows users to scroll through manual settings, and a focus ring which is used to change parameters for each setting. Users can toggle between shutter speed, aperture, EV, WB, and ISO by simply using the i-Function button and ring on the lens, and it's a feature we're frankly desperate to try out ourselves. Sammy's planning to offer a variety of lenses for the NX100, including a 60mm macro, 18-200mm telephoto, 20mm wide-angle pancake and a 20-50mm compact zoom. The full details on the camera as well as the glass arrangement is just after the break, but good luck finding a price and release date. Depressing, we know.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Following is a collection of pictures taken with Samsung NX10 at Photokina 2010.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Following is a user's pictures taken with Samsung NX10 and EX1 cameras.
Is getting colder and still raining. I hate this weather! Summer has not yet ended and now I look forward to the next :)
ing his stay in the house that is in Zakopane I managed to take some pictures.
Zakopane lies at the foot of the Tatra mountains in southern Poland. The mountains are quite high and large there is where to go, but unfortunately lack of time did not go too far.
The second reason is perhaps more important. In season there are so many people that need to get up very early that they were not there. Some of these photos I did at 7 am! and people have to walk. In the mountains it was so cold that my waterproof ( to 200m) watch was steamed!
How so now I look at these pictures is thought that in the end I did the normal photos. I came in good time, it was a great light, almost no one around.
Of course, it managed to do some of the small depth of field, which are my favorite.
And some macro that I just love to do, here come with the help no longer replaced EX1 :)
At the end, as usual, Natasha.