Archive for the ‘digicam’ Category

This Machine Photographs People

September 15, 2012

The Ricoh GRD IV camera is a fluke on the market of small-sensor, compact digital cameras. It is made for photographers (more…)

Uncrapping a Digicam

August 5, 2011

The object of today's exercise

The object of today's exercise


Got a Nikon CoolPix S1100PJ digicam yesterday. I confess, it was for the gadget factor. Unfortunately, the built-in pico-projector doesn’t work on Mac OS X Lion. Nikon has promised to look into it. The projector works for slideshows straight from the camera’s SD-card, though, and that is kind of nifty.
But what about the camera qualities of this, well … camera? In the default settings, image quality is crap (by the way: all images in this post can be clicked for large versions):
Let's call this rendition of the berries and the leaves "painterly", shall we?

Let's call this rendition of the berries and the leaves "painterly", shall we?


See those JPEG compression artifacts at the limit of the sensor’s resolution? That’s what you get when you cram 14 megapixel on a sensor smaller than your pinkie’s nail.
But… (more…)


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