A few weeks ago, Instagram CEO Kevin Stystrom promised that Instragram woul be available for Androids really soon. Now it looks like its getting closer.
Instagram has just posted an official sign up sheet for Android users who want the app on their phones. Just click over http://instagr.am/android/ and enter your email address. The Instagram team will notify you whenever its ready.
Instagram is a photo sharing app that debuted in iPhones. It has a lots of filters to spruce up your photos before sharing to the Instagram network, Twitter and Facebook.
Stystrom said that the Android version will have more features when it is released. Instagram has 27 million subscribers and tapping the Android market will help the numbers grow.
iPhone photography enthusiasts, are you looking to take your photography to the next level? Sure there are plenty of fun apps like Instagram or Hipstamatic that allow you to take funky and “artsy” images, but beyond the filters and effects it can be a bit difficult to achieve certain shots like wide-angles for example. If wide-angled photography happens to be a favorite of yours, then you might be interested in taking a look at what iSteady Shot has to offer.
The company has recently debuted the M-27 action camera mount to its lineup, which not only features a body made from aircraft grade aluminum, but will also come with a 37mm wide-angle lens bundled together with it. According to iSteady Shot, the lens will offer photographers a 130-degree view using “crystal clear optics”, and will feature a number of mounts on its side for tripods, microphones or lights.
The M-27 action camera mount is currently available for both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, but do not expect it to come cheap. If you’re interested in picking one up for yourself, head on over to iSteady Shot’s website where you will be able to order the M-27 for $100.
The Optrix HD case for the iPhone 4/4S intrigued me. The case turns your iPhone 4/4S into an extreme sports camera which you can mount on your helmet as you go mountain biking, skiing or other death-defying activities.
The weatherproof case is fully waterproof and has ultrasonic welds and silicon gaskets, enabling you to take the Optrix out in all types of weather conditions, keeping your iPhone 4, 4S and iPod Touch safe.
The Optrix HD allows you to take advantage of the iPhone’s HD 1080p recording capabilities, and is equipped with a one handed quick release clip. Making it easy to attach and detach from your helmet, providing easy access to your iPhone for playback, editing and uploading. The Optrix case is now available to purchase for $80. More information is available from the Optrix website.
Want to be the next James Cameron and shoot your home video in stereoscopic 3D? You won’t really go wrong with Panasonic’s upcoming Lumix 3D1 – as this particular twin-lens digital camera will be able to do both traditional 2D and 3D images. The twin-lens design will feature 25mm ultra-wide angle lenses with 4x optical zoom, shooting 8-megapixel 3D photos as well as recording video memories in 1,920 x 1,080 resolution 60i quality 3D HD video. Not only that, the Lumix 3D1′s optics delivers a wider range of composition possibilities, which is roughly 169% more viewing space compared to that of 35mm cameras. So much for the earlier leak that has now been made fact.
If you do not want to take the stereoscopic 3D route, the Lumix 3D1 will still be able to dish out traditional 2D images at 12-megapixels for stills and Full HD videos. Want to switch between 2D and 3D modes? Doing so is literally a snap – all you need to do is flip the dedicated 2D/3D switch located right at the back of the camera and you’re good to go.
Other hardware capabilities include its iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, MEGA O.I.S, AF Tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition and Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Exposure and Intelligent Handheld Nightshot. To keep up with the times, there is also a 3.5″ Smart Touch screen at the back that makes menu selection even easier afterwards. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 will hit the streets next month for $499.99 each. Any takers?
As well as announcing the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Superzoom , Panasonic has also added a new compact camera to its range with the launch of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 features a 12 megapixel sensor and a 3 inch touchscreen display, plus it also comes with built in WiFi, and a range of photo sharing abilities that will let you share your photos and video to sites like Facebook and YouTube.
It also comes with a free app for iOS and Android devices that will let you upload your photos directly to your smartphone via WiFi, there is also 5x optical zoom with a 24mm to 105mm range.
Panasonic have not released any details on pricing as yet and there are also no details on when it will go on sale, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
Source PC Mag
With point and shoot cameras apparently now up against a megapixel wall, manufacturers are focusing on adding quirky new features to keep you hooked on the upgrade cycle. Sony’s new Cyber-shot TX55 includes several such additions, such as ‘amazing’ 3D image capture, ‘extremely low’ noise, and a new digital zoom technology called By Pixel Super Resolution, which promises to double the camera’s 5x optical zoom range while still capturing 16.2-megapixel images at full quality. We’re a bit skeptical about that last one, but if the $350 camera really can deliver on its promise, then we may just have a winner. Sony says there’s also high-speed autofocus that can lock onto subjects in 0.1 seconds, optical image stabilization, a 3.3-inch OLED touch-screen, and 1080i AVCHD video. It also includes some features found on the higher-end NEX-C3, such as Picture Effects, and a 42.9-megapixel Sweep Panorama mode. Sony has yet to completely nix the Memory Stick slot, including one with the TX55, though there’s also MicroSD support for those who prefer to take advantage of that more affordable memory card standard. We’re not yet convinced that all of the point-and-shoot cam’s new features perform as well as Sony suggests, but if they do, the TX55 may even be worth its $350 price tag when it hits stores in September.
Via - engadget