Coming soon : Sony RX 100 III : Broadcast specs for video in a compact camera

Well, as sure as the sun will come up every day we know the compact camera you bought last year will be updated this year.

Just commit and buy when you need.

If you haven’t secured your latest favorite compact, check out what’s coming from Sony in June: The RX 100 III.

Maintaining an $800 price point ( guess the figured that was the ouch number for a compact), this latest iteration of an acknowledged winner, come with a Zeiss 24-70 mm lens and a 1,8-2,8 aperture range. Sweet.

But one that also made me stop was the 50MPS video recording. 50 MPS!!! Last time looked, this was near broadcast quality, although the chip is smaller than required.

And a 1″ 20.2 MP Exmor Rsensor, wi-fi capable, built in ND filter, 12,800 ISO , AND…..HDMI clear output for UNCOMPRESSED video recordings. Oh, and a variable angle LCD screen. on a compact.

Is this the rocket in your pocket you’ve been looking/waiting for?

I don’t know. The specs are amazing, though and Sony has been pretty true to their word in the past.

If you’re waiting for your next compact camera, and have the dough to splurge, June could be your month.

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Nikon 1 gets a 2 Stop Upgrade: J4 and S2 models

With the continued success of the Nikon 1 series, they have come out with 2 newer models, the Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon 1 S2, incorporating the learnings from other models in the Nikon family.

Designed for the photographer looking for a lightweight solution with the versatility of a DSLR, and for the family shooter looking for a smartphone upgrade. 

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What very family photog wants and needs is a camera that can capture life as it happens, not seconds later. With 20 frames per second you can be assured of having that perfect moment captured forever. No smartphone will get that part right. Especially at a full resolution 18.4 or 14.2 megapixels, depending on your camera.

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ToiletPaper Magazine – When an artist creates without words

I spend a lot of time as an art rat.

Galleries, museums, sites, pop-up stores, small press runs. You never know what you may see. Many times it’s a bit of the same struggle of vision.

Don’t get me wrong: I love classic imagery. The masters have much to say, to show us, and help us develop our own languages.

When someone grabs you by your unique brain cells, and visually challenges you, I, for one, stand up and applaud.

Toilet Paper magazine is just that.

“On the occasion of his sensational retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Italian provocateur Maurizio Cattelan announced that he was retiring from art. In fact, his new career had already begun in 2010 with Toilet Paper magazine is just that. magazine-cum-artist’s book containing no text, only full spreads of color photographs that appropriate the slick production values of commercial photography to deliver dreamlike (or nightmarish) images. Since the first issue, in June 2010, Toilet Paper has created a world that displays ambiguous narratives and a troubling imagination. It combines the vernacular of commercial photography with twisted narrative tableaux and surrealistic imagery. The result is a publication that is itself a work of art which, through its accessible form as a magazine, and through its wide distribution, challenges the limits of the contemporary art economy. ” Amazon.com

The imagery isn’t always easy to take, or appropriate for the office (the new rating system) but it is worth your $13.00 to have a look at an issue. Today, I was at the Museum of Modern Art store and was reminded of this artists work, as it was featured.

 

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Controversial artists wake us up, question us, offend us, make us angry, make us explore.

I share this magazine info with you with that word of caution. It’s not for everyone and be forewarned.

For adults only.

 

M is for the many things she gave me…..

This article is being reprinted from a previous posting. For Mothers Day, I felt it was a fitting post in her honor. And remember to honor your mother, in what ever way you see fit.
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Sony World Photography Awards : Winners announced!

It’s always a great time of year when the Sony World Photography Awards are presented.

Put down the gear, and for a moment, revel in some of the fine images being feted this year. Along with a sample photo of from the winners, I’ve included a short descriptor from the photographer. I hope next year, your photos will win and be posted here.

L’iris d’Or | Photographer of the Year: Sara Naomi Lewkowicz
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Contemporary Issues

Shane and Maggie. Domestic violence is a largely invisible crime. We hear it muffled through walls, and we usually only see it manifested in the faded yellow and purple bruises of a woman who “walked into a wall” or “fell down the stairs”. It is rarely limited to one event, and it rarely stops. “Shane and Maggie” takes a deeper, unflinching look at domestic abuse as a process, as opposed to a single incident, examining how a pattern of abuse develops and eventually peaks, as well as its short and long-term effects on victims, their families, and their abusers.

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