...during the Taiwanese Night at the Bavarian House: Samsung has released the 7 MP Cameraphone SCH-V770 with internal flash, 3 x optical and 5 x digital zoom, focal length of 7.8 - 23.4 mm (possibility to add a telephoto lens and wide conversion lens ) and a shutter speed of 1/2000 - 15 sec.
All this in a 180 gram device - wow.
At last met Dr. H.-Y. Wang and his researcher team (photo above). They´re developing a sophisticated technique allowing to identify faces with pattern recognition procedures for video streaming (photo in the chinese chill-out area by my colleague and renowned photojournalist FHS); great results also in footage and - somehow strange to say - old stock photography (sorry, only a link to a chinese site available).
Had to learn that Ostkreuz, a not completely unknown photo agency based in Berlin, started the Ostkreuz School of Photography a few months ago. Focus on classic photography and photojournalism. About time to start something like this in the digital age, or, as one of their photographers once said, "it´s time to decelerate the speed in today´s life" - shortly before he grabbed his cell phone again =;-)
Posted by Andy