Camera 2.0

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Panasonic Lumix 3D1: Two cameras in one – How cool is that?!

Lumix DMC-3D1There is a lot of hype this month about Lytro and the potential for 3D photography, but for some real excitement, check out the Lumix 3D1. Featuring two fully functional cameras built into one point and shoot the 3D1 allows the simultaneous capture of video and stills, or wide-angle and telephoto images, or of course 2 images separated by enough distance to allow the automatic creation of 3D images from them. Expected to ship in December for $499, this camera will definitely break open a new world of possibilities for traditional point and shooters. Read more »

Introducing Lytro: Will it make your camera a dinosaur?

The Lytro will come in three colors, and a choice of 8GB or 16GB of built-in memoryAlmost everyone agrees that the first consumer light field camera -- launched by start-up Lytro this week -- is as revolutionary as Foveon's launch of a true 3-color camera. If it lives up to the expectations of its founder and investors it is the future of cameras and will make the current models essentially obsolete. Light field technology is amazing, just like Foveon's, but it also has plenty of issues that remain to be ironed out. We'll give you the low-down on the technology, the new camera, and the issues… Read more »

DPS 7-07: The Future of Imaging--Camera 2.0, Beyond HDR & more--Event Update & Product News

  Welcome to DPS 7-07. We hope you had a great summer. We sure did, highlighted by our July trips to Alaska for Brown Bear photography. Next year's trips are already mostly full so if you'd like to join us please sign up soon. Closer to home we've also announced our two Texas bird photo safaris for April and we still have one opening on our African "trip of a lifetime" photo safari in November. In the meantime I had a great time speaking at a symposium on High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging at Stanford which has given me lots of new energy to re-capture many local scenes using new techniques.