photography

Pentax K-3 DSLR press shot and specs leak

Pentax K-3 DSLR press shot and specs leak

Following a leak of its specifications earlier this week, the Pentax K-3 has surfaced in the first press shot seen of the DSLR, as well as some other rumored specs that photographers can expect. According to the leaked information, the Pentax K-3 will be an APS-C based device offering new in-camera functions, a new flash, and more.

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Google+ gains improved RAW to JPEG conversion

Google+ gains improved RAW to JPEG conversion

Google allows for full-sized photo backups -- including the newly launched functionality from desktop -- on its social network, something it says results in a lot of Google+ users storing RAW photo files. When RAW photographs are viewed, a RAW-to-JPEG conversion takes place so that file size is kept low and the speed of the service is faster. Today the company has announced an improvement to this, boosting quality.

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Nova moves the flash off your smartphone for superior lighting

Nova moves the flash off your smartphone for superior lighting

The problem: The camera flash on your mobile device, while good enough for lighting up quick candids, is mounted on the device itself, right next to the shutter. This inevitably washes out your photos and renders skin tones leprotic and wan. There's no way around it -- unless you move the flash off-camera. But this presents a new problem: No one wants to carry around a separate flash unless you're a hardcore photography enthusiast. That's the one-two problem combo developers Joe Walnes and Alex Lukashevich aim ed to combat in developing Nova.

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iPhone 5s-recorded Burberry runway videos show off new iSight camera

iPhone 5s-recorded Burberry runway videos show off new iSight camera

We reported last week that Burberry planned to record its London runway event using the iPhone 5s, a way for Apple to show off the new iSight camera its latest handset offers. Such a time has come and gone, and now one of the videos recorded with the smartphone have been posted on YouTube, giving everyone a look at how the handset held up and what kind of video quality it offers.

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Canon uses high-sensitivity 35mm full-frame sensor to record HD fireflies in the dark

Canon uses high-sensitivity 35mm full-frame sensor to record HD fireflies in the dark

Recording video in the dark often requires a supplementary IR light to be possible, with such small pin-pricks of light as fireflies being invisible in the dark to most camera sensors. Canon has successfully recorded the tiny glowing insects, however, using a full-frame 35mm high-sensitivity CMOS sensor that it had announced back in March of this year.

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Ricoh Theta aims for early pre-order: 360-degree photos for Europe and USA

Ricoh Theta aims for early pre-order: 360-degree photos for Europe and USA

Continuing to claim that they present the world's first mass-produced imaging device that's able to capture "fully spherical scenes" in one shot, the team behind Ricoh Theta have announced that this device will be up for pre-order next week. This is just 12 days after the device was originally announced - a rather short amount of time between one and the other for a company as new as this. Ricoh Company, Ltd. showed the device off for the first time at IFA 2013 where SlashGear got its first Ricoh Theta hands-on experience.

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Rogue Safari pop-up flash booster creates eight times more light

Rogue Safari pop-up flash booster creates eight times more light

If you're a digital photographer who uses a DSLR camera you have probably wished your pop-up flash was brighter on more than one occasion. A company called ExpoImaging has announced a new device designed to test your DSL are and significantly increase the light output created by your pop-up flash. The product is called the Rouge Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster.

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