If you hadn’t noticed, Dropbox is on a major photography kick lately, and it’s not stopping just because the holidays are nearly in full swing. Its new Android beta helps users deal with their photos by the bushel, either sharing or scrapping multiple photos at once as well as organize them into photos. Anyone less than photographically inclined will still see a few interface tweaks that partly mirror the earlier iOS updates, as well as a new option to receive betas as soon as they’re posted. There’s inherent risks to using unfinished code, so take that into account before getting involved; it’s still hard to resist when Dropbox has been handing out free storage to Android device buyers like candy.
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The winners of the 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition snapped some incredible images: astronomical objects from within our solar system and far into deep space. See more photos at the London Royal Observatory.
Let’s say you’ve been considering a Leica X2 for the mix of a big APS-C sensor and retro styling, but a $ 1,995, fixed-range compact camera just isn’t exclusive enough. Leica has you covered with two extra-rare editions that rise above the pack. Provided you don’t mind someone else designing for you, the Edition Paul Smith spices things up with a mix of black, green and orange that reflects the UK fashion designer’s love of stripes and wilder colors. Is the small 1,500-unit batch of Paul Smith cameras still too common? There’s now an à la carte X2 option to limit the production run to exactly one. After picking from black, silver or new titanium colors for the main body, you can choose from a set of leather trim colors and get custom engraving to hedge against the unlikely event that anyone confuses your X2 with someone else’s. Prices aren’t immediately available for the October launches of both cameras. Not that it matters much — if you’re willing to even consider a special edition Leica, you already know that it’s within your price range.
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Leica X2 gets à la carte, Paul Smith editions to help you stand out from plebeian photographers originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Remember those robotic camera rigs Reuters cooked up for the Olympic games? They won’t be alone — the AFP have lined the games with their own remote mounts. Traditionally, aerial shots are captured by brave, well harnessed photographers — but the AFP’s acrobatic photojournalists have been grounded by the powers that be. “The Olympics Committee has warned us that, for security reasons, no photographer will be allowed on the stadium roof,” stated the AFP’s chief editor of technical issues, Francois-Xavier Marit. “We had to come up with a system of remote-controlled photography.” Marit worked with Nikon and Mark Roberts Motion Control to build a dozen rigs to pepper throughout Olympic facilities. It’s not Marit’s first time kitting out the games either — he’s been using remote camera rigs to snap underwater Olympians since 2004. Each mount is equipped with a Nikon D4 and 16 to 400mm zooms, ten will be mounted in the main Olympic stadium with an additional two covering the swimming complex. Worried you won’t be able to see the hardware from the bleachers? Mosey on past the break for a quick preview.
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Remote camera mounts replace AFP photographers at Olympic Games originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Thorsten Heins is on stage at BlackBerry World 2012 and has just unveiled the new BB10 camera app. It is designed to capture those “magic moments” you miss by not hitting that shutter quick enough. If you miss it by a couple of seconds, you can cycle back through the camera’s cache with a circular “timeline” lens and take your pick from the previous seconds worth of frames. It’s eerily reminiscent of technology used in the Nikon 1 series, although the implication here is that as soon as the camera app is loaded, it’ll start recording frames for your ease of use.
BlackBerry 10 camera app gets ‘timeline lens,’ bad photographers get a do-over originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 01 May 2012 09:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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