Posts Tagged ‘small’

How to Capture Gorgeous Product Shots with a Couple of Cheap Pocket LED Lights

Yesterday evening, Pye Jirsa over on SLR Lounge shared an interesting and informative video about how he’s managed to incorporate a small army of LED camping lights into his photography workflow to great effect. Read more…

Compressor.io Lets You Shrink Your Image File Size Up to 90% Without Losing Quality

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If you’ve been following PetaPixel for a little while, then you know that the idea of a web app that shrinks down the file size of your images without “noticeable” loss in quality is nothing new. JPEGmini has been doing it for years. So what is it that makes the new Compressor.io web app stand out? Read more…

Researchers Create Tiny, Inexpensive, High Quality Lenses by Baking Drops of Silicon

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Get out your Easy Bake Ovens and your polydimethylsiloxane, it’s time to make some lenses. Okay, okay… so it’s not that easy. But researchers at an Australian University have developed a new way to make extremely inexpensive, high-quality lenses by using nothing more than droplets of a transparent silicon and an oven to cure said droplets in. Read more…

Tiny, Lensless Sensor May Someday Turn Any Device Into a Rudimentary Camera

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This latest device from technology licensing company Rambus goes to show: when you combine information-gathering sensors with powerful algorithms, you can yield some incredible results.

Developed by research scientist Patrick Gill, this 200 micron diameter glass sensor is capable of capturing an image of remarkable quality for its size. Etched with a spiral pattern, the light reflecting off of whatever object is being “photographed” is transferred as a pattern, in the form of spherical light, to the CMOS sensor. Read more…

Samsung’s New NX Mini is a Super-Thin & Light ILC with a 1-Inch Sensor

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Samsung is reaching out to the smartphone generation today with the release of its thinnest and lightest interchangeable lens compact yet. Actually, to be more accurate, they’re reaching out to the smartphone generation with the thinnest and lightest ILC EVER: the NX Mini. Read more…

LifePrint: The Wireless, Social Photo Printer that Prints Your Smartphone Snaps from Anywhere

Looking to secure its life in the world via Kickstarter is a new product called LifePrint: a small, social, app enabled wireless photo printer that is trying to re-introduce the smartphone generation to the magic of holding a print in your hand. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Images and Full Specs for the Ridiculously Thin Samsung NX Mini Leaked

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In about a month’s time we might have a new contender for world’s thinnest interchangeable lens camera. Leaked images and specs from earlier today indicate that Samsung is working on a new camera dubbed the NX mini, and this cam is going to be tiny indeed. Read more…

Photojojo Shows You How to Make a Cool DIY Pocket Portfolio

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Sometimes it’s the small details of our photographic endeavors that bring meaning to our work, which is why we love this fun, creative mini-portfolio tutorial from the crafty minds at Photojojo Read more…

Say Hello to the Panasonic GM1, a Tiny Yet Capable Micro Four Thirds Shooter

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Small interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs) usually come with small sensors and a diminutive spec list. Take the Pentax Q7 for example, its 1/1.7-inch sensor was a big (or rather a small) deterrent for serious photographers who want a small yet capable camera of their own.

Fortunately for those photographers, however, Panasonic has their back with the newly-announced GM1. It’s not, as previously rumored, the world’s smallest ILC, but it isn’t far off, and it does grab the title of smallest Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera. Read more…

Ricoh’s New ‘Theta’ is a WiFi Camera that Shoots 360-Degree Photos in One Click

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When you first see the all-new Ricoh Theta, it might remind you a bit of those old Apple remotes. But this is no remote, it’s a new-fangled camera that can snap 360-degree panoramas in one click — no swiping or stitching required — with some help from the free companion iOS app (Android coming later this year). Read more…