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Dignan17

by Dignan17

The best digital camera in auto mode?
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My wife and I are very excited to be having a baby, and I'm starting to think it would be nice to have something a step up from our Canon Powershot S100. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a fantastic camera, but it's still just a point and shoot.
So we're looking at digital cameras, but we have a requirement. See, we're having a kid, I run my own business, and she's starting a new job. We are not blessed with an abundance of time, and frankly we're not even that interested in becoming photography... Read more →
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

by dave

RX100 M3: New wrappers for 1080p video, will it work with iOS?
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This sad puppy at 1920 x 1080 resolution feels the same way I do that I can't transfer 1080p video from my RX100 to my iPad.
The RX100 M1 and M2 both recorded 1080p video, however Sony decided to encode video in their AVCHD format. This meant that if I recorded video on the go at true 1080p, then I wouldn't be able to import or edit it on my iPad (iOS doesn't support AVCHD).
In order to get video to record in a format that the iPad could read (e.g., MP4), the RX100... Read more →
johncolucci

by johncolucci

Today is the 4th Anniversary of the 1st Instagram
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On July 16, 2010, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom took a picture of a golden retriever at a Baja, CA taco stand, with a guest appearance by his girlfriend's foot. This was the very first "Instagram" ever taken. Today, Instagram users have shared over 20,000,000,000 photos to date and each day, 60,000,000 more are added.
Our first "real" Instagram (we're @Engadget on there, by the way) ... Read more →
Apple iPhone 5

by rshnvjy

Virtual horizons on smartphones
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We all know that smartphones today have built in accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers. With all these orientation-aware stuff packed in, why can't any phone manufacturer enable a feature like a 'virtual horizon' on the camera viewfinder? Most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have this feature today.
Nikon D300

by dave

Why do dedicated cameras take such horrible panoramas?
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Kalalau Lookout: 9 images from my Nikon D300 stitched together in Photoshop back in 2007.
Back before we had this newfangled technology built into our cameras and phones that automatically create panoramas, we previously had to stitch together such a photo inside apps like Photoshop. It used to be a tedious process but has gotten much easier.
Once the smartphone revolution happened and everyone started developing apps, a number of... Read more →
dave

by dave

How I use (or don't use) Flickr
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Nicole Lee took a deeper look at Flickr earlier today in her post "Flickr struggles to capture the selfie generation." (Read more here: http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/08/flickr-3-0-app/... She shares her own early experiences with Flickr and examines its struggles as mobile photography (and services designed to specifically cater to it) has gained in popularity.
For me personally, Flickr was an incredible tool when I joined way back in 2005. It... Read more →
Apple iPad 2

by dave

Taking photos with a tablet
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Back when the original iPad came out, there was a small segment of people who lamented the fact that the device didn't have a rear facing camera. But there was a larger group of people that were annoyed at the suggestion that a tablet should even have a camera -- myself included.
Apple ultimately released the iPad 2 with a camera and since then, nearly every tablet that's been released has included a rear facing camera.
And this is something that's seemingly changed... Read more →
Glider9

by Glider9

Green screen
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I need a green screen plus a frame for the green screen does anyone know if you can get any under £60
Sony α NEX-5N

by jonfingas

What camera do you recommend for street photography -- if any?
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It's one thing to take photos on a hike or at a friend's wedding, but it's another to just walk around downtown snapping photos of street life; you probably want a light, portable camera with good mid-range (if not close-up) lenses. What dedicated camera do you have and/or recommend for that purpose... if you use one at all?
I have a Sony NEX-5N, and it's still a fun mirrorless cam for those times when I want high-quality shots on the street. It's very portable and easy to use one-handed. That... Read more →
kris

by kris

Why am I getting new followers on photo sites?
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When Flickr released the new version of their app on Android and iOS, I upgraded out of curiosity, and also ended up uploading some photos off my phone to try it out. http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/17/flickr-instagram-like-app-update/
Earlier this week, my phone gave a buzz -- I had new followers on Flickr. After turning off the notifications (why the hell were they on in the first place?), I found that not only did I have several new followers, but some of those new followers favorited photos... Read more →