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Sony Xperia ZR Waterproof Phone

Posted on 15 May 2013

Sony is renowned for releasing its Xperia series which are full touch smartphones having android OS. Price for each set differs from country to country, also depending on the version and features. The new Xperia ZR has pushed the boundaries of smartphones by combining Sony’s primary camera technology with the advance water resistance features.

The biggest drawback with almost all mobile phones is that they deteriorate when exposed to water. So athletes who do underwater diving or even beach combo people who love surfing and have a splash are forced to leave their phone where there’s no threat of water contact. With companies striving to invent such pones which are water resistant, Sony takes the lead by introducing its latest smartphone, the Xperia ZR waterproof phone.

Specifications & Features:
To know about Xperia ZR features, check out below for a brief description.

  • Android 4.1 Jellybean (Upgradable)
  • 4.6 inch HD screen with a reality display of 720 x 1280 pixels
  • 2 GB RAM with 8-32 GB internal storage expandable
  • 13 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash along with VGA front camera
  • Bluetooth 4, Wi-Fi, EDGE, GPRS, GPS, LTE and many other functions
  • 1.5Ghz quad core processor of Qualcomm Snapdragon S4

These are some of its many features but to witness the maximum performance and results, you have to buy yourself one. Director of Xperia marketing, Calum MacDougall states that Xperia ZR is one of the most sophisticated smartphone ever built by Sony till now having latest media applications and biggest range of additional NFC enabled accessories.

This latest smartphone is released two weeks after its specifications and details being leaked over the internet. Now you can surf, swim and have fun in water along with taking pictures and recording video without the fear of your phone to go haywire.

Experience the power of smooth touch, advance OS and water resistance all in one with the new Sony Xperia ZR.

 

Photo courtesy of SonyMobile

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Once in a Lifetime Images

Posted on 19 January 2008

Here are some cool images from widelec.org, a photo blog with a wide range of images from photographers around the world. Some of these images are once in a lifetime shots, so check them out!

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[Matthew Turley]

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[Zorza polarna]

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[Pioruny i błyskawice]

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[Burza]

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[Wodospady (część 2)]

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[Silos rakietowy]

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[Dziura w wodzie]

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[Dziura w Gwatemali]

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CES 2008: A Portable Office Photography Machine

Posted on 07 January 2008

Photosimile

LAS VEGAS –(Business Wire)– Jan. 7, 2008 Ortery Technologies launches Photosimile 5000.
Imagine walking up to a new office device, placing an object inside, and seconds later walking away with a professional photo for immediate use in all print, web and email communications. Taking its name from “facsimile”, Photosimile 5000 is the next generation imaging device for the office.

This PC-controlled desktop photography studio integrates a 28 x 28 x 28″ light box (featuring 6500K daylight bulbs, an automated camera positioning system and a built-in 3D turntable) with a Canon digital camera and powerful workflow software to simplify and automate business photography. With Photosimile 5000, anyone can create professional, shadow-free pictures ideal for web, print and daily business communication. No experience necessary.

The camera and light box connect to a PC via USB. Photosimile 5000 software controls the studio, camera location, turntable movement, camera settings, picture taking and processing workflows. Simply place an item inside, compose using Preview, Zoom and Crop commands in the software. Click Snap and the picture automatically downloads to the PC screen in seconds. Users can annotate, mask, email and batch process images with regards to file name, size, resolution, watermarking and saving.

Photosimile 5000 also creates 360-degree product shots and spherical 3D flash animations. It boasts the ability to hold up to 25lbs and take up to 72 pictures per 360-degree rotation at 9 unique angles from 0 to 90 degrees. Fully automated, Photosimile 5000 can take and stitch 20 pictures in approximately 2.5 minutes. Images can be exported as JPGs or stitched together in the software to create animated GIF or Flash files. “The trend of offering website visitors 360-degree product views is just beginning,” said Sam Shearer, Managing Director, Ortery Technologies, Inc. “However, it will quickly become a competitive requirement critical to eCommerce success.”

When a company creates a good product picture or animation, it pays for itself over and over when put to use internally or by channel partners. Photosimile 5000 offers everyone the opportunity, regardless of photography experience, to create professional pictures and animations that can be used in an endless amount of applications.

Photosimile 5000 is compatible with Windows ME/2000/XP and will be available March 2008. Price to be determined.

Founded February 2003 with offices in California and Taiwan, Ortery Technologies is the leading provider of business photography automation tools. http://www.ortery.com

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Photographs Made from Human Ashes

Posted on 23 August 2007


This is one you have to see to believe. This artist, Bill Fink, makes portraits of people – out of the people themselves. So instead of having Grandma’s ashes on the mantle you can hang her on the wall. The video shows how he’s created photo prints from ashes of the dead. Kind of cool but creepy. I’m guessing it’s similar to carbon printing used by many alternative process photographers. There’s another video on his site, FinkArtGallery.com, where it looks like he’s creating prints out of all kinds of different stuff.

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Self-Contained Runway Lighting for Fashion Models

Posted on 01 March 2007

Fashion Model Lighting

Have you heard? Runway models wearing portable lighting is the next big thing. You think it’s silly now, but wait. Hats and umbrellas were just as progressive in their day. Two more ridiculous models photos after the break. From the Victor and Rolf Paris Fashion Week runway show. Photos: Photorazzi.com
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