Photography News of Interest

Occasionally something really unique comes on the market and the Panasonic G1 is really unique, and perhaps unique in a useful way to many of our readers.  In the past if we wanted a compact travel camera we had to settle for the low image quality of the standard point and shoot compact, or the heft and bulk of the smallest DSLR’s in the APS-C format.  Now, with the Panasonic G1 we have the best of both size/weight and image quality in a reasonable compromise.  Read about it here.

The Nikon D3x has been recognized as having the highest image quality and highest resolution of any DSLR available.  Dx0 now rates the sensor of the D3x as the best in the industry, significantly exceeding anything even close including the new Canon 5d Mark II, Nikon D700, Nikon D3, and Canon 1ds Mark II.  The Digital Outback has started an excellent Review Diary on the D3x and you can read it here.

I love seeing things like this.  Retired Army Veteran and photographer Will Vandeneynde wants to pay back something to the country that gave him so much, the United States.  A native and citizen of the Netherlands remembers people dying on the streets of his country.  After three days in a rowboat he was rescued by the U.S. Army and went on to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Now he wants to produce two free high quality prints of loved ones photographs to send to any U.S. personnel stationed overseas.  You can read more about this here.

Historical Photos in Web Archives Gain Vivid New Lives.  This article talks about Flickr, the photo-sharing site owned by Yahoo that has more than 3 BILLION PHOTOGRAPHS online.  Read more about it here.