Quieter camera for quieter video

16 02 2011

NEC announced today that they’re infusing the Casio EX-ZR10 with new noise suppression technology that will help dampen the sounds created by motors and other mechanical bits that are used during optical zooming.

Courtesy of Casio

Here’s how it works. The camera records what the motors sound like during operation. Then it keeps it on record. So when you’re out shooting video the camera takes the sound of the motors and removes it from the file. Resulting in a much quieter video. The camera’s on-board microphone still picks up ambient noise, allowing the camera to operate more smoothly.

(via Engadget)

Shooting for Sports Illustrated at the Super Bowl

16 02 2011

Sports Illustrated Photography at Super Bowl XLV from Max Morse on Vimeo.

Not only is the Super Bowl the biggest day for the NFL it’s also the biggest day for the best sports photographers. So while you were busy watching the game these talented sports photographers were firing away.

Nikon’s Coolpix P300 is made for creating masterpieces

16 02 2011

Last week, Nikon announced the new Coolpix P300. A brand new compact digital camera, boasting a Nikon first: a super-wide angle lens (24mm-100mm) and a max aperture of f/1.8. Allowing the photographer to produce razor sharp images and to help overcome changing lighting conditions.

Nikon Coolpix P300

Courtesy of Nikon Inc.

Nikon also managed to pack a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor into the camera along with manual controls along with vibration reduction and an ISO up to 3200, helping to create low noise image and faster shutter speeds.

The Coolpix P300 will also shoot 1080p Full HD with auto focus, stereo sound and optical zoom

“The P300 is an excellent choice for the photographer who is looking for a compact camera with all the manual controls and advanced features that challenges them to take their creativity to new heights,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc. in a press release.

The Coolpix P300 will become available March 2011 and will retail for about $329.95 MSRP.

(via Nikon)