Samsung GALAXY Mega

Written on 26 July 2013 by


Kini telah hadir Samsung GALAXY Mega, smartphone ‘rasa tablet’ terbaru dari Samsung untuk menjawab kebutuhan Anda. Samsung GALAXY Mega memudahkan Anda bermultitasking dengan Multi-Window. Fitur Split & Tablet View memaksimalkan manfaat layar lebar yang ada. Anda bisa lebih produktif dengan layar super luas namun tetap nyaman saat melakukan phone call. Anda pun dapat melakukan lebih banyak hal dismartphone Anda mulai sekarang.

Smartphone berlayar jumbo ini tersedia dalam dua tipe yakni 5.8 inci dan 6.3 inci. Masing-masing memiliki kelebihan tersendiri yang dapat disesuaikan dengan kebutuhan dan gaya komunikasi Anda.

Samsung GALAXY Mega 6.3 inci memberikan viewing experience yang mengagumkan dengan layar HD Super Clear LCD beresolusi 1280x720p. Fitur Air View juga tersedia di varian ini, sehingga memungkinkan Anda mengintip isi file tanpa harus membukanya.

Kapasitas baterai pun disesuaikan dengan layarnya yang jumbo yaitu 3.200 mAh supaya tahan lebih lama. Prosesornya sudah ditenagai dengan dual core 1.7Ghz Qualcomm SnapDragon sehingga multimedia experience lewat smartphone ini akan lebih cepat dan mulus. Selain itu, memori internal Samsung GALAXY Mega 6.3 inci tersedia dalam kapasitas 16GB.

Untuk Anda yang menginginkan fleksibilitas dalam berkomunikasi, Samsung GALAXY Mega 5.8 inci hadir dengan Dual SIM GSM. Saat ke luar negeri mungkin Anda ingin menghindari biaya roaming tinggi, tinggal masukkan saja nomor SIM card lokal. Atau Anda ingin memisahkan urusan pribadi dengan bisnis. Dual SIM memudahkan Anda mengatur hal tersebut. Untuk kelancaran multitasking, Samsung GALAXY Mega 5.8 inci ini didukung dengan prosesor dual core 1.4Ghz. Memori internal smartphone ini tersedia dalam kapasitas 8GB.

Samsung GALAXY Mega 5.8 inci maupun 6.3 inci sudah dibekali dengan OS Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2. Dengan kamera berkualitas 8 MP (+Auto Focus) dan kamera depan 1.9 MP, setiap momen seru dapat dengan mudah diabadikan dan dikirim lewat e-mail atau social media. 

Fitur unik Samsung seperti Group Play juga tetap dapat dijumpai dalam Samsung GALAXY Mega. Bagi penggemar traveling, Samsung GALAXY Mega memiliki aplikasi bawaan yang akan memudahkan perjalanan Anda yakni S Travel. Aplikasi pintar ini merekomendasikan perjalanan Anda berikutnya, guides dan informasi restoran berdasarkan geografis.

Anda juga dapat membuat album foto yang cantik dengan aplikasi Story Album. Aplikasi ini mengatur foto berdasarkan waktu sementara yang perlu Anda lakukan hanyalah memilih theme dan layout. Ini hanya sebagian kecil dari berbagai kelebihan yang dimiliki Samsung GALAXY Mega.

Samsung GALAXY Mega tersedia dalam dua pilihan warna, hitam dan putih. Informasi lebih lanjut seputarsmartphone berlayar jumbo ini, klik disini untuk Samsung GALAXY Mega 6.3 inci dan disini untuk Samsung GALAXY Mega 5.8 inci.

Ricoh GR

Written on 20 April 2013 by

Ricoh GR Hands-on

With the launch of the Nikon Coolpix A we marvelled at how, in the space of a year, the idea of a large sensor compact with a fixed, prime lens, has gone from being an obscure niche (as it was when Sigma launched the original DP1) to a burgeoning and competitive area of the market. Now, with the Ricoh GR, Pentax Ricoh has added to this trend by introducing an APS-C compact with a fixed 28mm equivalent F2.8 lens.

The Nikon is an obvious reference point for this camera, since they share the same field-of-view, the same maximum aperture and, quite plausibly, the same sensor. But it’s important to give credit to Ricoh as the only manufacturer to have a continued history of building compact cameras with prime lenses. The GR is not just the immediate successor to a line of enthusiast compacts with bright, fixed-focal-length lenses, it’s the continuation of a range that dates back into the film era.

Ricoh GR key specifications

However, while much of the Ricoh’s core specification looks similar to the Coolpix A, there is at least one significant difference – the price. Whereas Nikon decided it could ask $1,100 for the Coolpix A, Pentax Ricoh has been much more aggressive – asking just $800 for the GR.

Interestingly for a camera with such deep Ricoh roots – the GR is the first camera to show signs of the company’s purchase of Pentax. The camera gains the Pentax TAv (Time and Aperture priority) mode, allowing the photographer to specify both shutter speed and aperture, with the camera selecting the appropriate ISO. Having this option as a dedicated mode, rather than letting AutoISO operate in Manual exposure mode as some recent cameras have, has the benefit that it’s been properly thought out, so you still have access to exposure compensation. It also avoids the logical inconsistency of having the camera make decisions for you in a supposedly manual mode.

Beyond this, the GR uses an interface that’s consistent with previous Ricoh models – and that’s something we’re delighted to see. We’ve often referred to the Ricoh interface (as used in the GRD and GXR models) as arguably the best enthusiast-focused interface on a compact camera, so we’re delighted to see it retained.

Existing Ricoh users will be pleased to hear that the GR is still capable of interval shooting and has retained the much-loved Snap Focus and Full Press Snap focus modes that push focus to a pre-determined distance to make it easy to get grab shots.

The GR also perpetuates something of a history shared by Ricoh and Pentax – the ability to shoot Raw files conforming to Adobe’s DNG open standard.

28mm equivalent GR lens

The Ricoh uses a 28mm equivalent F2.8 lens – an apparent step down from the F1.9 lens offered on the GRD IV but, as a result of the much larger sensor, actually effectively two stops more capable in terms of depth-of-field control and light-gathering capability.

The design features seven elements (two of which are aspheric) in five groups and there’s a 9-blade diaphragm nestling inside. As with many cameras with a shutter in the lens, the maximum shutter speed is limited by the selected aperture.

Movie shooting

The Ricoh GR can capture 1080p movies at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second and save them in the MOV format with H.264 compression. It doesn’t include a socket for an external mic, limiting audio quality by having to rely on built-in stereo microphones.

There’s no exposure control when shooting movies (not even exposure compensation), so videographers shouldn’t get too excited by the idea of the GR. You can apply many of the camera’s film-related ‘Effects’ processing modes to the footage, but that’s about it, in terms of control.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Written on 20 April 2013 by

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Review

Since the introduction of the Lumix DMC-GH1 back in 2009, the GH-series’ place in Panasonic’s Lumix lineup has been clear; a flagship stills and video model designed for enthusiasts who demand a well-handling, responsive and customizable camera with all the latest technology the company has to offer. The goal was to show that a camera did not need to be the size of a DSLR to perform like one. The enthusiastic and largely unanticipated response to the GH2′s movie capabilities by working videographers (Google ‘GH2 video hack’ to get an idea for how keenly its capabilities are being exploited) has meant that Panasonic must now also consider that its camera is being integrated into professional video rigs.

With the announcement of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3, it’s clear that Panasonic believes accessible manual camera controls, durable build and video capability can sell a camera, without depending on the Micro Four Thirds advantage of smaller body sizes. If that sounds like a description of a mid-range DSLR then it probably should – this is the most DSLR-like Micro Four Thirds model yet, with dimensions that essentially match those of the APS-C Sony SLT-A65.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 key features

Samsung NX1100

Written on 20 April 2013 by

Samsung’s NX1100 SMART Camera Blends Professional Image Quality, with Instant Photo Sharing and Editing

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today announced that the new NX1100, compact system camera (CSC) with built-in Wi-Fi and AutoShare,

“Never before has Samsung offered a SMART Camera with this level of image quality and AutoShare at this price point,” said Ron Gazzola, vice president, marketing for digital imaging, Samsung Electronics America. “Bundled with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, the NX1100 is a great introduction for photographers in the CSC category and ideal for consumer photographers looking to upgrade their photo taking, editing and sharing experience.”

Portable, powerful fashion forward camera
Boasting a 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and fast shutter speeds of up to 1/4000 seconds, the sleek NX1100 captures premium photos and videos that are the standard of Samsung’s NX Series. The Samsung NX1100 offers a large, bright 3.0-inch LCD screen for composing images, 1080p HD video capture, and technologies like Smart Auto 2.0, which allows even a novice photographer to take pictures like an expert.

Sharing made easier
The sleek NX1100 makes it easy to capture and share memories using Samsung SMART Camera 2.0 features. With the touch of a button, consumers can connect via Wi-Fi thanks to a dedicated Smart Link Hot Key on the top of the camera that shares photos instantly and securely between the camera and a mobile device or directly to social media sites like Facebook and YouTube.

The Samsung SMART Camera App, available for both Android and iOS, creates a secure connection with the camera. The NX1100 is able to detect and auto-connect to a mobile device wirelessly whenever any of the SMART Camera features are activated. These include AutoShare, which automatically sends full resolution images and video to your mobile device; Mobile Link, which allows users to select and transfer images or albums from the camera directly to your smartphone at their leisure; and Remote Viewfinder, which provides users the ability to control the camera from a smartphone or tablet.

Edit like a pro with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Adding more value to the NX1100, the camera comes bundled with Lightroom 4, the essential digital photography workflow solution, helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase all their images within one application. Lightroom 4 is a $149 value and easily upgradeable once future versions are released.

Creativity is a Snap
Expression through photography is made a reality for photographers at any level with the NX1100. With the Smart Auto setting, the camera analyzes, identifies and automatically selects the most appropriate scene mode for the best results. Scene detection technology identifies the conditions and automatically adjusts settings to help achieve dynamic images—whether photos are taken at a low-light fashion event or while capturing dazzling fireworks at a summer gathering. For users seeking more control, the Smart Panel feature allows them to explore their own photography skills with Full Manual Control settings for aperture, shutter speed, flash intensity and more – all from a single, intuitive menu screen.

The NX1100 touts ten exclusive Smart Filters and a new Selective Color function, which allows users to isolate a single color in an image for a dramatic effect. Capturing an expansive scene is also a breeze, thanks to the innovative 3D Panorama feature that creates immersive shots of landscapes and scenery.


BlackBerry 10 to be released on January 30, 2013

Written on 13 December 2012 by

BlackBerry users have something to look forward to in the new year. RIM (Research in Motion) has announced it will be holding an event on January 30, 2013 to release the latest BlackBerry developments.

BlackBerry 10 was in the news last week when it passed its U.S. security clearance.  The super secure operating system promises to be a user experience “that is unlike any smartphone on the market today.”

BlackBerry 10 promises to improve on its typing interface as well as introduce systems to keep your work data separated from your personal files. It is also going to introduce BlackBerry Hub—a tool similar to Android and iOS’s Notification Centers. RIM’s press release made no mention of BlackBerry 10’s photographic capabilities but it did promise a large catalog of applications across all categories.

Full Press Release

BlackBerry 10 Launch Event to be Held on January 30th 2013

November 12, 2012

Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announced today that it will hold its BlackBerry® 10 launch event on January 30th, 2013. The event will happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the world.  This day will mark the official launch of its new platform – BlackBerry 10, as well as the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones.  Details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event.

“In building BlackBerry 10, we set out to create a truly unique mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs.  Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities.  All of this will be integrated into a user experience – the BlackBerry Flow – that is unlike any smartphone on the market today,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of Research In Motion.  “Thanks to our strong partnerships with global carriers and a growing ecosystem of developers, we believe our customers will have the best experience possible with BlackBerry 10.  We are looking forward to getting BlackBerry 10 in the hands of our customers around the world.”

BlackBerry 10 will offer a large catalog of the leading applications from across the globe and across all categories, including Games, Productivity, Social, Lifestyle and Leisure, Multimedia and Published Content, as well as applications designed for business and enterprise use.

The BlackBerry® 10 platform has recently achieved FIPS 140-2 certification, which means that government agencies will be able to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 as soon as it is available.  This marks the first time BlackBerry products have been certified ahead of their launch.  In addition, RIM recently announced that BlackBerry 10 smartphones have now entered more than 50 carrier labs with many more entries expected in the coming weeks.

Some key features of the new BlackBerry 10 devices already unveiled recently include:

BlackBerry Flow and BlackBerry Hub

BlackBerry® Flow is a new user experience that allows seamless navigation across open applications and the BlackBerry® Hub. All messages, notifications, feeds, and calendar events come into the BlackBerry Hub and no matter what the user is doing with the device, with a simple gesture, they can peek into the Hub at any time.

BlackBerry Keyboard

The BlackBerry Keyboard learns how you write and adapts to how you type so you can write faster and more accurately, giving you the kind of legendary typing experience that only BlackBerry can deliver.

BlackBerry Balance

BlackBerry® Balance™ offers the most elegant way to satisfy both customer and corporate needs without compromising on either. With BlackBerry Balance, personal apps and information are kept separate from work data, and the customer can switch from their personal to work profile with a simple gesture.  The work profile is fully encrypted and secure, enabling organizations to protect their content and applications, while at the same time letting customers get the most out of their smartphone for their personal use.

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