Although they are no longer a new thing, I have to admit, I still have trouble getting used to a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera as it sort of straddles the line between a professional and consumer camera. While it doesn’t quite have the functionality of the more expensive digital single lens reflex camera, it’s more compact and offers far more flexibility than cheap, fixed lens digital cameras.
Nikon has some big news on the camera front – the company released the Nikon 1 System, its first mirrorless camera.
At a press event in New York City yesterday, I was able to get some hands on time with cameras (J1 will be priced at $649.95 and the higher-end V1 at $899.95). Both will be available October 20th in Canada.
The pen is mightier than the sword, as they say, unless you actually take a pen to a swordfight. Which we don’t recommend. Not even if it’s a really big pen.
There comes a time when every traveler encounters a scene that they wish they could capture in its entirety. And with the help of photo stitching and Photoshop, it is possible albeit laborious. Fujifilm’s latest addiction to their F series – the F550 EXR – has made 360 panoramic photos possible and this can now be done in one simple shot.
Don’t go getting too attached to your digital camera. If reports out of both the Flickr and PCWorld camps are any indication, they’ll soon go the way of the Betamax thanks to smartphones.