Yes. No joke. It has 200 Megapixel worth of sensor. So much even you cell might be visible. It's Hasselblad H4D-200MS. How much? $45,000. Yup. Enough for your appetite on photography.
It has a 50 Megapixel sensor inside but it uses a motor and piezoelectric. Check out the news below.
200 megapixel Hasselblad H4D-200MS costs $45,000, has more megapixels then you’d know what to do with
200 megapixels. That’s about 190 megapixels more than what most people would ever need. But then this camera is not designed for most people. This camera is designed for those that need that kind of ridiculous pixel count in their images and know what they are doing. Also for those that have $45,000 lying around for a camera.
So how does the H4D-200MS achieve this extraordinary feat of capturing 200 megapixel images, considering it “only” has a 50 megapixel sensor inside? The answer is with a motor, and a piezoelectric one at that.
Basically the camera uses a piezoelectric motor to move the sensor around slightly to capture multiple images, six to be precise, of 50 megapixel each and then stitches them together to form one gigantic 200 megapixel image. This is similar to the way the GigaPan system works but instead of having a separate robotic unit to move the whole camera, the mechanism is instead built inside the Hasselblad camera on a smaller scale. The camera can also capture a 50 megapixel single shots.
Hasselblad has provided some samples on their website and the level of detail in them is astonishing.Of course, due to the multi-shot nature of the camera, it can only be used to capture still subjects, or subjects that can stay still enough till the camera finishes capturing all six shots. So the people whom this camera would benefit most is studio pros who capture still objects such as cars, jewelry, buildings, artwork, etc. Though, I wouldn’t mind trying one too.
After 7, it will definitely be 8. Yes. That's how Microsoft works on their version of Windows.
According to Steve Ballmer from Microsoft, Windows 8 will make its way to the market next year and it will be compatible with tablets, PCs and more devices (Does my calculator falls into the same category?).
Windows 8 will be optimised for 'a variety of different form factors'
Microsoft will launch the successor of its Windows PC operating system next year, the company’s chief has revealed.
Steve Ballmer said at a press conference in Tokyo that the new operating system would be optimised for tablet devices, PCs and “a variety of different form factors”.
Elsewhere in his speech, Ballmer referred to the next version of Windows as ‘Windows 8’ – a rumour that Microsoft PR has been keen to suffocate.
“We're obviously hard at work on the next version of Windows,” he said.
“Windows 7 PCs will sell over 350 million units this year. We've done a lot in Windows 7 to improve customer satisfaction. We have a brand new user interface. We've added touch, and ink, and speech.
“And yet, as we look forward to the next generation of Windows systems, which will come out next year, there's a whole lot more coming. As we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear a lot about Windows 8. Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs, a variety of different form factors.”
No details are yet available on how the new operating system would help game developers.
Let's hope its better and more compatible with more devices. Currently, my Windows 7 laptop is having problem with the USB device. Better check out on that Microsoft.
Wait. A lizard with the size of a NORMAL HUMAN?? Please don't hug me at night.
Photograph courtesy A.C. Diesmos, National Museum of the Phiippines
It has a double penis, is as long as a tall human, and lives in a heavily populated area of the Philippines.
Yet somehow the 6.6-foot-long (2-meter-long) lizard Varanus bitatawa (pictured) has gone undetected by science until recently.
The researchers suspect the fruit-eating tree dweller escaped scientific detection until now because there've been few reptile surveys of the mountain forests where V. bitatawa—or the Sierra Madre forest monitor—lives.
The 22-pound (10-kilogram) lizards are also "incredibly secretive," study team member and biologist Daniel Bennett of Mampam Conservation told National Geographic News in 2010.
When we have been relying on glowsticks, nature already provides us with light. Check out the difference during daytime and nightime above.
Photographs courtesy Cassius V. Stevani, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Glowing nonstop in the Brazilian rain forest night, the newfound mushroom Mycena luxaeterna (pictured both in daylight, top, and in the dark) is something of a source of eternal light, as its Latin name—inspired by verses from Mozart's "Requiem"—implies.
San Francisco State University's Dennis Desjardin and colleagues scouted for glow-in-the-dark mushrooms during new moons, in rain forests so dark the researchers often couldn't see their hands in front of their faces, Desjardin told National Geographic News in 2009.
But "when you look down at the ground, it's like looking up at the sky," Desjardin said. "Every little 'star' was a little mushroom—it was just fantastic."
Seen this kind of fish before? Never say yes because you haven't. This is the Pancake Batfish that lives in the Gulf of Mexico and some part of Louisiana. Check out the description below.
Photograph courtesy Prosanta Chakrabart, Louisiana State University
Pancake batfish—such as the new species Halieutichthys intermedius —are so named because they're flat and can use their stout, armlike fins to shamble along the seafloor with a stilted gait, reminiscent of a walking bat.
H. intermedius lives in only the Gulf of Mexico, including parts—such as coastal Louisiana—that were heavily affected by the 2010 Gulf oil spill. The fish's status in the Gulf a year later is unknown.
Been playing Angry Birds? Absolutely. But ever imagine the physics behind it? Are the birds having constant speed across the field? How about their weight? Do different birds have different weight that will influence their velocity? And how about the impact area? Is it random?
Wait! That is just a game! I don't want my high school subject to ruin my mood playing it!!
True enough but there's a person quite eager on determining the physics behind the game and I must say I'm totally impressed with him. He carried out his research on this website and you can visit it by clicking here.
Unless you are a physics nerd, you won't be enjoying that. But you will enjoy the pictures I believe.
Japan's Nissho started to sell their 52" Full HD glasses-free 3D TV. Yup. Only In Japan.
This display can blow 1080p Full HD without requiring you to put on any glasses.
The display is intended for business purposes with the price of ¥1.7 million or $20,820. Other incredible features are the 2,000:1 contrast ratio, 8ms response time, 700 nits of brightness, and a 60Hz refresh rate.
Imagine playing Quake or Resident Evil. Its like the monsters will come out of the screen and eat you.
Heard of the Italian Galaxy Tab users getting the 2.3.3 update from Samsung? Now the official words are out regarding the update. Check out the news below.
Samsung Offers Android 2.3 'Gingerbread' Upgrade for GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab
SEOUL--(Korea Newswire) May 16, 2011 -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in Android™ mobile devices, today announced the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S, GALAXY Tab, and GALAXY Ace/Gio/Fit/mini, giving users enhanced performance and an improved user interface.
The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab are Samsung's intelligently designed smart devices with 1 GHz application processors, giving users an intuitive, immersive and integrated mobile experience.
The upgrade from Froyo 2.2 to Gingerbread 2.3 offers an even greater user experience, with features including:
· Faster Performance – Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience.
· Upgraded Usability – The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-and-paste functionality.
The Android 2.3 upgrade will start with GALAXY S in the UK and Nordic countries from mid-May, and gradually rolled out to other European markets, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and rest of the world according to the regional plan.
The upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung's device management software. Kies can be downloaded from Samsung's corporate website (http://www.samsung.com).
Hope that calmed down all the enraged Galaxy users.
Today, the 16th of May 2011, Malaysia celebrate its own Teacher's Day. This date was chosen because on the same day in 1956, the Federal Legislative Council of the Federation of Malaya endorsed the Razak Report, one of four reports of the Education Committee regarding education in Malaysia. The document, known as the Razak Report after Tun Abdul Razak who was Education Minister at the time, became the basis of education in Malaysia ever since. Although it is not an official school holiday, celebrations are usually held on May 16, or earlier, if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday.
And the first paragraph is copied from Wikipedia and definitely not my own. But at least I did some homework on the history of it. Let's keep that aside will you?
On this glorious day for Malaysian Teachers, I would like to wish HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY to all teachers. Without teachers, there will be no astronouts, no soldiers, no politicians and so on. And I will be a teacher starting next year. I hope. But I will be one. And I'm glad to be one.
This year Teacher's Day theme is "Guru Penjana Transformasi Pendidikan Negara". Or in english it might sound like this "Teachersas ageneratorfor thetransformation ofthe NationalEducation". Em. It might be very long but that's better than coming out with "Transformers Fight, Cybertron Lose, Autobot Win, Game Over". Am I right? Towards a certain extent, yes.
Here I would like to thank teachers from my former school Tadika KEMAS Limbong Kapal, Tunku Raudzah Primary School and Sultan Abdul Hamid College. Also lecturers from Teacher's Education Institute, International Languages Campus and University College Plymouth St. Mark & St. John. Without you, I may not make it this far in my career.
Let us strive for the better future of our children
Check out the news on the latest 4/3 interchangeable lens camera from Panasonic!
SECAUCUS, NJ (May 12, 2011) – Panasonic today announces a new addition to the LUMIX G Series of Compact Systems Cameras (CSC), the LUMIX DMC-G3, the company’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a viewfinder to date* . This new class of CSC offers a lighter weight and smaller size not seen in traditional DSLRs, thus providing greater portability and creative control. The LUMIX G3 features a new 16.0-megapixel sensor that produces rich, true-to-life, high quality images, plus 1920 x 1080 full-High Definition (HD) video recording capability with stereo sound in AVCHD. The Panasonic LUMIX G3 is the ideal hybrid, offering superb still and video capabilities with easy-to-use features so users at any level can create professional-quality images.
“With the LUMIX G3, Panasonic offers an extremely light compact system camera that is easy to use, thanks to a touch-control LCD, yet still maintains powerful and creative features to appease the more advanced photographer,” said Darin Pepple, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “With new features that enhance photo and video quality, the LUMIX G3 offers exceptional image quality that a photographer at any level would be excited about using to capture their experiences.”
For the camera traditionalist, the LUMIX G3 provides a traditional DSLR-like experience with an external Mode dial for quick access to common modes like Program, Shutter and Aperture Priority, Manual. Additional dial settings include two Custom Modes, Scene Modes and a Creative Control Mode. The LUMIX G3 provides a dedicated video button that can be used to switch to video capture quickly without changing modes. Like most traditional DSLRs, the LUMIX G3 provides a built-in flash and hotshoe for connecting optional LUMIX flashes. For many, a traditional eyelevel viewfinder is still a must have, so the LUMIX G3 meets this demand with an eye-level electronic viewfinder that projects a high resolution 1.44m-dot image with 100% field of view (800x600, 0.7x magnification). In addition, color breakup has been improved when compared to the LUMIX G2.
To enhance operability and ensure it’s user-friendly, the LUMIX G3 features touch-control shooting, which lets photographers focus on the subject by simply touching it on the large, 3-inch high-resolution LCD touch screen. Once locked on the subject by a touch, the LUMIX G3 tracks the subject, even if it moves, with Auto Focus (AF) tracking. In addition to its 23 Area Auto Focusing Points, the LUMIX G3 features new Pinpoint AF. Pinpoint AF allows extremely precise near–pixel-level focus point setting at the touch of a finger. For example, unlike DSLRs that limit the number of fixed hardware focus points, Panasonic’s Pinpoint AF can be set by touch control to very fine points anywhere on the LCD. With a new Precision Contrast LightSpeed AF system, the LUMIX G3 is extremely fast, measuring approximately 0.1 second (14-140mm ~0.1 sec. 14-42mm ~0.18 sec., 45-200mm ~0.15 sec.). The LightSpeed AF feature is achieved by reducing the detection time for focusing by doubling the Live MOS Sensor drives speed from 60 fps to 120 fps. Manual control over focus is available in the LUMIX G3 and has been greatly improved when compared to its predecessor, the LUMIX DMC-G2.
When magnification is first enabled at 4x by simply touching the subject on the LCD, that subject is enlarged in a small window allowing you to keep the rest of the image in view as a framing reference. Beyond 4x, that small window fills the monitor so even more control over focus fine-tuning can be achieved. This handy feature is available from both the MF Assist (Manual Focus) and AF + MF focus modes.
The Intelligent LCD has a bright 1,440,000-dot equivalent resolution and rotates 180° to the side and tilts 270° up and down offering approximately 100% of field of view, making it easy to operate and shoot at different angles. In addition, the touch-enabled-screen operation excels not only for shooting but also for playing back images with outstanding visibility. Users can scroll through hundreds of images on the screen, simply by thumbing through the thumbnails. Or, to play back images one-by-one, the user drags the image across the screen as though flipping a page in a book.
The LUMIX G3’s newly developed 16.0-megapixel Live MOS sensor, combined with the powerful Venus Engine FHD image processor, contribute to the high-quality photo and video images. The processor also provides selective noise reduction to create a more naturally-balanced curve without deterioration of the image. In the LUMIX G3, noise is significantly suppressed by more than 66%. Notably in shooting at high ISO settings, S/N value is improved by approximately 200% compared with the conventional 12.1-megapixel sensor. The sensor performance improves by 6db at ISO 3200 and max. 9db at ISO 6400.
For added ease of use, the LUMIX G3 features Panasonic’s iA** and new iA Plus modes, which are enabled automatically once the iA button is pressed. Panasonic’s iA features, such as Intelligent Resolution, MEGA O.I.S. (included in several lenses), Intelligent ISO Control, and Intelligent Scene Selector are available when shooting still images. However, Panasonic’s new iA Plus mode adds greater flexibility with real-time visual feedback between automatic and manual shooting features:
Touch-screen-slider-enabled white balance. A desired color balance result under difficult lighting can now be achieved visually from the LCD with a touch-enabled slider icon.
The LUMIX G3 offers rapid burst shooting control at various rates and resolutions. Image capture at full-resolution (16-megapixel) is possible at up to 4 frames per second with its mechanical shutter enabled, or an even faster 20 frames per second using the electronic shutter feature at a reduced resolution of 4 megapixels.
With an array of creative features, the LUMIX G3 offers users the opportunity to express their creativity with settings like Creative Control mode, which allows for images to be taken with popular visual effects that previously required software post processing. Effects include: Retro, High Key, Sepia and High Dynamic. The conventional film mode has evolved with a new effect control, Photo Style, which has Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait presets that allow finer adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation and noise reduction by each.
As with many interchangeable lens cameras, dust on the sensor reduces image clarity. To eliminate this potential, the LUMIX G3 uses a Dust Reduction System that uses a supersonic wave filter in front of the Live MOS sensor. Vibrating vertically around 50,000 times per second, the filter repels dust and other particles effectively.
The LUMIX G3 utilizes the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System mount, offering greater size and weight reduction in the lens without compromising performance and clarity. The LUMIX MFT System offers a selection of 11 high-performance fixed focal length and variable aperture G Vario zooms, including a highly-versatile 3D lens capable of capturing both 2D and 3D images at the same time. There are lens adaptors available for mounting older Leica M and Leica R lenses, including prior LUMIX full Four Thirds lenses. An innovative 14-140mm HD G Vario lens provides the best of video and still-image shooting with a long 10x range and near silent high-speed focusing. When connected to the LUMIX G3, ultra-fast focusing and auto subject track AF can be achieved. Many LUMIX MFT lenses come with MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) built-in. This feature helps prevent blurring from shaky hands. Working together with this is the camera’s intelligent ISO Control, which reduces motions blur by adjusting the ISO sensitivity if the subject moves, helping to ensure sharp images.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3, made of aluminum, will be available in a variety of attractive colors, including black, red, white and brown, starting in June 2011. Suggested retail price of the LUMIX G3 with the 14-42mm Zoom Lens Kit will be $699.99. For more information about the Panasonic LUMIX G Series of compact system cameras, please visit www.panasonic.com/lumix.
Interested? Save up cause this is one hell of a camera.
Ice cream started to make way but Galaxy Tab is still stuck with Froyo? Not to worry. Italy has experienced the first wave of the upgrade today to Android 2.3.3. And for others, it will arrives in Kies as P1000XXJQ1/P1000XXJPZ. Can't wait? Head for the forums and best of luck.
Would you prefer a DSLR or a camcorder? Nowadays, most DSLR are equipped with HD video recording that allows you to record videos up to 24Mbps (1 second = 24MB). Let me share it with you some issues regarding this matter.
1. Sensor Issue - Long Play
DSLR sensor are specifically made to take photos. The same goes for camcorders which are made to record videos. There's a very big difference between the two. The sensor on the camcorder are optimized to be able to suffer long recording, heat resistant and continuous light absorption. DSLR sensor in the other hand are more towards taking a lot of light in an instance. It is not recommended to record videos on DSLR for a long play. The sensor is not resistant towards heat and continuous light absorption. Long play can damage DSLR sensor and end up costing you more money than usual.
2. Creativity - Lenses
Normal camcorders might not have the interchangeable lenses compared to the DSLR. This means that DSLR user have more creativity on creating videos. But you must have lots of lens to play around with. However, camcorders nowadays can have a little creativity to it by applying wide angle or fisheye converter on the front lens.
Holding DSLR for video recording can be very tiring and not applicable for long play. Its like lifting a dumbell with your wrist. The weight of the body, the lens and sometimes the microphone and whatnot is applying a lot of burden on your hand. Camcorder on the other hand are suitable to be hold for a longer period of time. Sometimes you don't even need a tripod for it.
4. Sound sensor
Camcorder have better sound recording system compared to a DSLR. It is better in surround mode and with proper equipment, you can have shotgun mode on (it records sounds in front without any beside or behind noise). DSLR are more towards capturing unfocused sounds which will also includes the wind, your breaths, your friend talking and many more.
Those are some issues I'm highlighting for video recording using DSLR and camcorder. Hope that will help you on deciding which one is more suitable for you. If you like photos, DSLR is your choice then. For videos, go for camcorder.
Samsung's coming out with the new 75" LED TV! The highest-end product from Korea!
Here are some of its features:
- 240Hz LED backlight screen
- 75’ Active 3D Screen
- Black Diamond Panel
- Secret Design
- QWERTY Smart TV Remote
- Smart Hub
- 3D Hyperial Engine
- Samsung Remote Application
- Samsung Smart TV Contents
This junk is so big maybe a real this will come out of the 3D illusion. Wonder if it ever made it to my house someday. Hmm.
I have been using Samsung Galaxy Tab for a while and would like to share its pros and cons as a mobile phone and tablet. Hope such info will help you to determine whether you love it or hate it. I'm kinda standing in the middle of it.
Oh my! The worst part comes first. Calling is such a pain in the a**. Not just making it but also receiving it. Without headset, it seemed like the whole world is joining in the conversation. And I'm not joking. You can't have it near your ear and speak like normal phones, you have to face it. Damn its difficult! People will always look at you, thinking that you're some kind of sick bastard. Imagine a gadget freak being called that. 1 star for calling.
Yes. This is heaven. The full QWERTY keypad is nice to the touch. I rarely made any mistakes. The threading in messaging keeps you updated if you are suffering from short term memory lapse. It feels like you are having a very big iPhone. 5 stars for messaging!
Its unbelievable that such gadget can have codecs for most of the files. My 1080p videos works fine and the audio is very good and loud enough to be enjoyed together. Music have no problems at all but the list seemed to be in a havoc. Using the 3.5mm jack has to be specific. Some earphones or speakers tend to suffer from echo problems as it has multifunction purposes. Normal headset works fine though. 4 starsfor multimedia!
The best part of this tablet. Its awesome. Having a big screen provides you with plenty of freedom with your fingers. You'll have precise accuracy compared to those small smartphones. Hoho. But the drawback is that you'll tire your fingers easily as you have to move them a lot. Dragging stuff here and there. And some games are not optimized for the large screen. But it's fun to play games on the big screen right? 4 stars for games!
Let me stress on this one. This thing is not a cameraphone. The quality will be rated as just nice. Its not excellent and not bad. What would you expect from a 3.2megapixel snapper? Its easily affected by bright lights but it works fine in outdoor conditions. Indoor with flash? Too bad. 2 stars for camera.
Yes. Quiteamazing. Viewing photos and images are great. With pinch zoom, you can play with your picture in anyway you want it. Basic on-spot editing such as rotating and cropping are also available. However, it is quite slow in scanning for images. Even if you have it done using USB cable. But the background is nice as it select photos at random. 4 stars for gallery!
Despite having Bluetooth 3.0, the latest that only Samsung have, the transfer still not as fast as it would be. I've tried it with my Samsung Wave which have the same 3.0 but the result is not promising. Even transferring a 2MB photos took quite a while. Wireless suffers no problems at all. Working fine. And I'm not pissed about that. 3 stars for connectivity.
Very muchappealed. Most of the basic detail are there and linking with Facebook and Twitter sprouts no mess-up. It even place birthday notification on the calendar automatically. Great job on contacts Samsung. Emails, address, phone numbers, up to annivessary are there. It even provide us with the latest activity with the contacts such as calls and messages. 5 stars for contacts!
There you go. Hope that will help you if you are thinking of getting a tablet mobile phone in the future. Of course there are two sides of the coins and sometimes you have to look for another coins.