Clicking pictures has become a passion among the youth. With every passing day, technology is equipping everyone with the latest tools to feed the passion for photography. So if you are keen about what is new on camera technology, this article can offer great insights. Most of the leading manufacturers of cameras, including those that haven’t been traditionally strong in the segment, have come up with their latest lineups this season.
As far as new camera technologies are concerned, mobile sharing rules the roost. The journey to this stage has not been too fast. In the past, only a small fraction of cameras encompassed the WiFi capabilities. Later a few very good applications hit the market. By 2013, we can actually call all our devices to be truly connected. Devices such as Galaxy Camera even boast of cellular connections. A camera with such connectivity options turns the entire concept of capturing images on its head.
It has become so easy to share images. Now you can easily share your pictures from your camera’s touch screen without having to download them first on your computer. By means of proprietary applications, one can transfer pictures from the camera to the smartphone without a problem and then upload the same to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or Instagram. Even the whole procedure of connecting by means of WiFi has become quite uncomplicated. For example Panasonic, permits you to tap NFC compatible devices together and simply start on a connection. Most of the Smartphones have this NFC technology for connectivity purposes.
Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives now. Manufacturers have now begun to lay extra emphasis on what kind of camera specification a particular Smartphone has. The Nikon Coolpix S01 is super small in size; it can be effortlessly worn in the same manner as a necklace. No other company has been able to offer a device as this one. The convergence of camera and smartphone has drastically altered the utility of cameras as there’s a lot more a photographer can do, in addition to taking pictures.
High resolution 4K video is the sole draw for professional productions but this concept has just begun to reach the consumer devices. So, what exactly is 4k video? Present day consumer devices have 1920 x 1080 pixels; this was mentioned as “1080p” HD video; on the contrary, 4k video presents double the pixel count! By the time 2013 ends, a lot of devices will be available offering 4k video.
Every year, the race for maximum megapixels appears to slow down a bit. However, nothing like that happens. Nikon, has recently come up with three DSLR models (this encompasses two entry level models which have a resolution of 24MP and then one which has 36MP. Canon has some models with resolution of 20MP and higher. This megapixel war is raging in full force.
In addition to the extraordinary designs of these cameras, the stylish high-end material which are being used, differentiate the traditional cameras from the smartphones. Pentax just launched a brand new camera which has brass plates; Fuji has come up with synthetic leather finish in its X-series. The Nikkon D700 SLR has a high grade rubber coating that allows for good grip and hold in addition to a robust appearance.
In reality, the camera companies are less experimental than the smartphone firms; therefore, we hardly see any smartphone like “time shift” and “face replace” to be easily available in regular cameras. Most of the new camera innovations in 2013 come from unconventional thinking as regards software advances, as well as features which are taken from the smartphones.