Fujifilm X20 Advanced Digital Compact Camera with 2.8-Inch LCD

Fujifilm X20

Fujifilm is a fascinating photo and imaging manufacturing company, a survivor in a world where we’ve witnessed the demise of such cameras as those from Minolta, Konica, Yashica, Contax, Topcon, Bronica and too many more to mention here. The company has survived largely because of good business practices and listening to the needs of photographers. […]

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH3: Excellent Mirrorless Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

The LUMIX GH3 is an attractive, top-of-the-line mirrorless single lens system camera that is tough enough to withstand the extreme conditions of heavy field use. The camera features a 16mp Digital Live MOS Sensor with a level of sensitivity that produces flowing gradation from shadows to highlights. Pros Improved tonal range Improved ISO performance Purple fringing is almost […]

Best Multi-Purpose Zoom Lenses 2013

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS

Nearly all of the manufacturers market at least one zoom that covers focal lengths from wide angle to infinity, such as an 18-200 mm model. Some are shorter while others provide more telephoto reach, but they are all very convenient when travelling, since they minimize the need to carry a lot of equipment. On the […]

Sony Tablet S

Sony Tablet S

  Tablet devices are two a penny at the moment and it’s fair to say that some are better than others. Now Sony has decided to give it a shot too, with the Tablet S. The minute you see if for the fist time you can tell that this is a device from the Japanese […]

Workflow and Photo Editing Special Purpose Software: Best Tools

Color Efex Pro 4 Filters

Image editors and workflow suites will do some of the functions of the software listed below, but if you want to take those – whether it’s an effects filter or a better way to get rid of digital noise – to new heights, that’s the time you need to call in the specialists. Most of […]

Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite CS5.1

Superior HDR imaging

Adobe introduced Creative Suite 5.5 in mid-2011 but not all applications got the point-5 upgrade. Photoshop got a modest point-one tweak. Perhaps the most noteworthy enhancement with this release is outside the application itself. Adobe introduced the Touch Software Development Kit, which lets software developers create smartphone and tablet applications that interact with Photoshop. To […]

Corel PaintShop Pro X4

Paint Shop Pro Black and White Picture with Color

  Corel claims it has made more than 75 enhancements to PaintShop Pro X4, introduced in the Fall of 2011. This includes a boost in overall performance, a redesigned interface that makes use of tabbed panels, full-screen preview mode, and new fill light and clarity tonal adjustment tools. It also includes new effects and filters […]

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.5

lightroom 3.5

  We may see a Lightroom 4 in 2012, but in the mean time, Adobe regularly rolls out minor improvements and fixes. Lightroom and Photoshop use essentially the same Raw-processing engine, and a big part of the regular updates is to add new cameras to the Raw-processing and lens-correction databases. Lightroom was designed primarily for […]

SDHC Wi-Fi Cards from SanDisk: Transferring Effortlessly

Eye-Fi SDHC Wi-Fi

Associations, unions, alliances, mergers, corporations and shares in technology are in style these days. You’ll recall Sony/Carl Zeiss, Panasonic / Leica and, more recently, Ricoh’s purchase of Pentax. Here, two experts in their fields, SanDisk and Eye-Fi, have merged their expertise in order to conquer the third planet from the sun. One brings the quality […]

Adobe Premiere Elements 10 Movie Editing Software

Adobe Premiere Elements 10 Panel

Premiere Elements is in a class of tools known as non-linear editors. Non-linear editing is a child of the digital era, and allows random access to any point in the video stream. Contrast that with a linear editing system where you have to wind and rewind a film or tape spool to get to a specific spot. PE has […]

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