Facebook Is Worlds Largest Photo Library With Over 140 Billion Photos

In a revealing article on the 1000 Memories website you get a fantastic picture on just how big Facebook is when compared to other photographic sites such as Flickr and Instagram. Also revealing that “Every 2 minutes today we snap as many photos as the whole of humanity took in the 1800s”.

The diagram below shows a square representing Facebook’s 140 billion photos that have been uploaded to it since it start, and down in the bottom left corner (magnified) is the amount of photos for Flickr and Instagram have stored for users.

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Canon Announces New S100 And SX40 HS PowerShot Cameras With DIGIC 5 Image Processor

Canon has today announced the launch of two new cameras with the unveiling of the new Powershot S100 created to replace the S95 and the Powershot SX40 HS replacing the Canon SX30.

The Canon SX40 HS is equipped with 12.1 MP sensor and DiGiC processor as in the S100 providing 1080p recording and a burst capture HQ feature allowing the SX40 to shoot at up to 8 frames per second at full resolution. Its also fitted with smart image stabilisation and expected to arrive in stores during late September for $429

Canon S100

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Ricoh GR Digital IV 10MP Compact Camera With Hybrid AF Unveiled

The new Ricoh GR Digital IV camera has just been unveiled by Ricoh and is a new additional to their high end fixed focal length compact cameras and comes with a wide range of automatic shooting and scene modes.

The Ricoh GR Digital IV features a new image engine and a refined optical filter and is equipped with a 10 megapixel sensor and 28mm/F1.9 GR lens.

Ricoh GR Digital IV

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Panasonic Releases G-Series Lens Firmware Update

Panasonic have today announced the release of a new firmware upgrade for its Lumix G series lenses range. The new firmware version 1.1 designed specifically for seven G-series micro-four-thirds lenses promises to improved optical image stabilisation and reduced auto-focus volume while recording video and has now awards the lenses high definition HD status.

Panasonic Releases G-Series Lens Firmware Update

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Kodak Easyshare Touch M5370 With Easy Facebook Sharing

Kodak has announced the arrival of a new addition to its range of compact cameras, with the launch of its new Kodak Easyshare Touch M5370 compact camera. The “next generation” compact camera is equipped with a 16 megapixel sensor, 720 HD video capture, 5x wide-angle lens and 3-inch touch screen on the rear.

The main feature of the Kodak M5370 its is ability to easily let you share your photos and video with friends and family using Kodak’s new Share Button. Simply select the photos or video you would like to share, and with a press of the button they are automatically upload to sites such as Facebook and Kodak’s Gallery service.

Kodak Easyshare Touch M5370

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Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 Is Ready To Use In Under A Second

Today Casio have unveiled their new Exilim EX-ZR15 compact camera on which they have concentrated on providing quick start-up times and minimising the power-on and focus delays normally associated with digital camera.

Once the Exilim EX-ZR15 is turned on its ready to take photographs in 0.99 of a second. Making sure you never miss that all important action while out and about. The Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 can also be in focus in around 0.13 seconds which is currently the fastest focus time to date of a compact camera.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

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Gomite Tiltpod Pocket Camera Support (video)

If you are looking for a handy little pocket stand for your compact camera you might be interested in the new Tiltpod camera stand developed and recently launched by Gomite. The  Tiltpod pocket camera support has been designed to help you when taking low-light shots, self-timer group photos, and video.

The magnetic base of the Tiltpod can be attached and remove in an instant and has been designed to work with most compact cameras and Flipcam video recorders. Watch the promotional video after the jump to see the Gomite Tiltpod in action.

Gomite Tiltpod

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Pentax RZ18 Superzoom Compact Camera Announced

Pentax has added a new compact camera to its range with the Pentax RZ18 Superzoom, which comes with a 16 megapixel sensor and 18x optical zoom (25-450mm).

The Pentax Rz18 also comes with a 3 inch LCD display with a HVGA resolution, plus an SDXC card slot, and it can record HD video in 720p at 30 frames per second.

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Contour Unveils ContourROAM Waterproof Sports Camcorder

This week sports camera maker Contour has unveiled its latest addition to their range in the form of the waterproof ContourROAM sports camcorder. The new ContourROAM can accept up to 32GB MicroSD cards enabling it to record up to 8 hours of movie footage when shooting in full 1080p mode. If you need more space the cards can easily be popped out and swapped if required.

The new sports camcorder is waterproof up to 1m and is also equipped with a multi-direction microphone designed to capture the ambient audio of all your adventures and when combined with its 1080p video (25 or 30 fps), and stills using its 5 megapixel sensor you shouldn’t miss anything.

Contour Waterproof Sports Camcorder

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Nikon To Launch Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera This Year?

A number of manufacturers like Panasonic, Olympus and Sony are already producing mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, and now according to a recent report Nikon are working on a new mirrorless camera, which is expected to launch before the end of the year.

There are no details or specifications as yet on Nikon’s new mirrorless cameras, although they are reported to cost between $900 and $1,300.

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Panasonic Releases AVCCAM Importer Plug-in for Final Cut Pro 7

Panasonic have been promising for some time to release a AVCCAM importer plug-in for Final Cut Pro 7 and this week they have finally sealed the promise with its launch.

If you have been jumping through hoops transferring your video footage from your AVCCAM into Final Cut Pro 7 waiting for the release of the new plug-in. You will be pleased to know the new plug-in now allows you to view and play the files directly using Quicktime in the Finder.

Panasonic AVCCAM Plug-in

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