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February 20, 2009

flickr Friday: Mandarin Duck

flickr_mandarinduck.jpgWhat a lovely duck and reflection captured here. It's the mandarin duck, floating around at Richmond Park in London. In Oriental art, these birds are a symbol of conjugal affection and fidelity. Huh. You can see more work from law_keven at Flickr.

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February 18, 2009

8 New Coolpix Digital Cameras from Nikon

That's right, eight. With prices ranging from $100 to $400, there is bound to be a model that will suit everyone. Here's a quick hit list of defining features so you can tell them apart. All are available in the fun colors and sleek designs Coolpix is known for.
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Nikon Coolpix S230 ($230)
3-inch LCD touchscreen, 10-megapixels, ISO 2000, write and draw functions

Nikon Coolpix S220 ($150)
2.5-inch LCD, 12-megapixels, 3x optical zoom, "smart portrait" functions

Nikon Coolpix S630 ($280)
2.7-inch LCD, 12-megapixels, 7x optical zoom, ISO 6400, 11fps continuous shooting

Nikon Coolpix S620 ($230)
12.2-megapixels, 4x wide optical zoom, ISO 6400, scene auto-selector function

P90 ($400)
24x optical zoom super telephoto lens, 3-inch tilting LCD, 15fps continuous shooting, ISO 6400, scene auto-selector, quick retouch

L100 ($280)
10-megapixels, 3-inch LCD, 15x optical zoom, 13fps continuous shooting

L20 ($130)
3-inch LCD, 3.6x optical zoom, 5 color special effects, AA batteries

L19 ($110)
8-megapixels, 2.7-inch LCD, 3.6x optical zoom, AA batteries

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February 16, 2009

Time-Lapse Photography: It Even Makes Babies Look Reasonable

Check out this hilarious time-lapse piece below. And go to Photojojo for a tutorial on time-lapse and learn how to make your own time-lapse videos. Whee!

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February 13, 2009

flickr Friday: Bee Mine

flickr_beemine.jpgOkay, Happy Hallmark Holiday everyone! This shot was taken in October in Austin, Texas. Kind of looks like a bleeding heart perennial but it's not the right time of year... any idea what this flower is? You can see more work from jmtimages at Flickr.

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February 11, 2009

High-Speed Digital: Casio EX-FS10 and EX-FC100

casio_exilim.jpgSuper compact and slim, these Casio digital cameras have been making waves with their high-speed burst shooting (30 shots per second) and high-speed HD movie functions. Both cameras are 9.1-megapixels but the EX-FS10 ($350)has only a 3x optical zoom and 2.5-inch LCD display, while the EX-FC100 ($400)offers a 5x optical zoom and 2.7-inch display. Run fast and have fun!

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February 9, 2009

NEW! Smartparts SP24PC and SP35PC: Portable Digital Picture Viewers

smartparts_SP34PC_SP35PC.jpgAvailable in March, Smartparts is offering two new touch-sensitive portable digital picture frames. Connect frame to computer via USB to upload images to the built-in memory and to charge the frame with power. Battery lasts about 3 hours while playing slideshow. Smartparts SP24PC will retail for $29.99 and holds 50 images and the Smartparts SP35PC will retail for $39.99 with the ability to hold 100 images.

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February 6, 2009

flickr Friday: Happy Chinese New Year!

flickr_chinesenewyear.jpgOkay, the actual date of Chinese New Year was January 26 this year. It was the year of the rat and is now the year of the ox. Cheers to that. This shot is taken at celebrations in New York City last year. You can see more work from [ raymond ] at Flickr.

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February 5, 2009

Superzoom! With the Nikon P90

nikonP90.jpgIf your zoom ain't super this year, you may as well go home. An update to the Nikon P80, the P90 ($400) offers a lens with 26mm wide-angle capability as well as 624mm telephoto. 12.1.-megapixels and an ISO up to 6400. Also, the LCD panel tilts out so you could shoot over your head and still see the shot. Available in March for $400.

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February 3, 2009

January 2009 Monthly Roundup for PictureSnob

monthlyroundup.jpgThis year will bring yet more innovation on the digital photography front. While more folks get in the digital picture frame game, the space to watch is digital cameras. The lines are blurred completely between cell phones, cameras and computers. kodakZ980_olympus590UZ.jpg
Product of the Month: Superzoom Digital Cameras

One of the interesting new products to come out of CES 2009 is the digital cameras with superzooms--up to 26x optical zooms! The Olympus SP-590UZand the Kodak Z980are the models of note. You can pre-order now with Amazon but the product isn't set to ship until spring. You can read our full post here.

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