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CES 2011 Day Two

As I thought yesterday, cameras are indeed the unexpected trend this year. I saw more toys with embedded cameras, spy cameras, etc. And at least four of the products that received innovation awards from the CEA this year were webcams (Logitech (twice), Microsoft, and HP). Casio has the funky-looking Tryx, and there are a number […]

CES 2011 Day One

I’m back at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. Today was a short day, as I arrived mid-afternoon and headed to the Las Vegas Convention Center South Upper Hall to check out MakerBot’s booth. They had six Thing-O-Matics running and it was very impressive. The trends this year are obviously going to be tablet computers […]

Megapixels Revisited (Diffusion And Gain)

I’ve complained about the megapixel wars problem before. My contention has always been that on a typical DSLR sensor, 6 megapixels is about the practical limit. A smaller resolution would be the practical limit for compact point-and-shoot cameras. Here’s a nice blog post on why that is. Because of the wave-like nature of light, there […]

Film Vs. Digital

I spend a lot of time talking about how digital technology affects audio, particularly in terms of music creation and distribution. Photography is affected in much the same way. Millions of people enjoy the benefits of digital photography every day, though the advantages are somewhat smaller than for digital audio. Film cameras are cheap. Film […]