Samsung launches NX11 EVIL camera
dpreview reports that Samsung has announced the release of the NX11 EVIL camera. This new camera adds i-Function lens compatibility and a new grip for improved ergonomics. In addition, it will have a 3.0” AMOLED LCD, for reduced glare in bright conditions, and 30fps video at 720p. The camera is partnered by an18-55mm i-Function lens and Samsung has also announced the release of two new i-Function lenses: A 20mm f2.8 pancake and a 20-50mm zoom.
The camera is expected to retail at $649 and to ship in February.
Olympus E-PL2 leaked
43 Rumours has released pictures and specifications of the Olympus E-PL2 EVIL camera. The official launch is expected at CES on 6 January. It features the same sensor as the E-PL1, but has a number of refinements, for underwater use the key one being the ability to take pictures at up to ISO 6400. Other new features include: A direct movie button, a High resolution 3.0″ LCD (460K Dots) and a new external Bluetooth module called “PENPAL”. This can attached to the hot-shoe to send pictures to your Android or Windows mobile phone and share pictures on Flickr, Facebook and other social networks.
The camera is to be supplied with a new 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) kit lens, and to be available from February. Price is not yet announced.
Sea Salt by Stan Waterman available on iTunes
New World Publications has announced that Stan Waterman’s autobiography Sea Salt is now available as a download from iTunes. It can be read on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The original print bersion of the book had three reprintings, and is now out of press.
It costs $19.99 and is available to download from iTunes.
Say “No” to shark fin soup campaign video
Wetpixel moderator Shawn Heinrichs has posted the English language version of “The Pledge”, a short film which attempts to persuade people not to eat shark fin soup, onto Vimeo. The video combines powerful footage of swimmers, sharks and shark finning, with the message that it is better to say “No”.
Details of ADEX 2011 announced
Asian Diver has announced details of the 2011 Asian Diver Expo (ADEX), which will be held from 22-24 April 2011 at the Suntec City Convention Center in Singapore. The 2011 exhibition will feature over 200 exhibitors from over 30 countries and are celebrating and supporting turtle conservation projects as a theme. Among the speakers at this years event are Wetpixel moderator Shawn Heinrichs, Brian Skerry, Amos Nachoum, Leandro Blanco and Pascal Lecocq.
Also at ADEX 2011 is the Voice of the Ocean underwater photography competition. It features categories for photography, videography, artwork and youth entries. For this year, there is also a special category for images featuring turtles. The finalists will be judged live during the Expo. Full details, rules and entry requirements are on the ADEX website and all entries are to be submitted by 1 February 2011.
Review: RE:Vision Effects Twixtor version 5
A review of RE:Vision Effects’ Twixtor plug-in by Steve Douglas. This plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite 5 allows for the time remapping of footage, or in simpler terms: Slow or fast motion.
“With the majority of test clips I used, the results when speeding up a clip produced far less stutter and considerably smoother motion, for slow motion the results can be just stunning.”
Season’s Greetings from all at Wetpixel
Wishing everyone a very happy holiday. We hope that your weekend is full of happiness, good times and merry making! If you are exchanging gifts, may you get all you want!
Call for entries: Pelagos International Sea Festival
The Pelagos International Festival of the Sea, now in its thirteenth year, will take place at Via Padre Perilli, Rome, Italy from 19 to 27 February 2011. The Festival will host a video competition with categories in: Feature films, short films, début section and life & nature conservation. The photographic competitions also has numerous categories, namely: Macro, digital editing, environment, water and reportage. Both contests are free and open to anyone.
Full competition rules and entry forms are available on the Festival’s website and the closing date for entries is 28 January 2011.
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