Snapsort Community Feedback Contest Winners

We couldn’t be happier about the great feedback we have received during the Snapsort community feedback contest.  Before we announce the winners we wanted to share a few of the most popular suggestions submitted to us:

  • The ability to compare more that 2 cameras at once
  • Linking the camera pages to other reviews, camera manuals and other information about the cameras
  • Examples of photos taken by each camera
  • Review video cameras like we review digital cameras
  • Move the score to the top of the comparison pages
  • Include LensHero lens suggestions in the camera pages

Thanks for all the great suggestions. We are working hard to make Snapsort better and we can not do it without you.
There were two categories in the Snapsort community feedback contest, one for bloggers who wrote about Snapsort and gave us feedback and another for our community. We had just over 1,000 people enter the contest, so we determined winners by using Random.org.

The winners of Contest A (bloggers):
Grand prize a Nikon D3100 body

Photojojo Coffee Mug

The winners of Contest B (users):
Grand prize a Canon Powershot SD1400 IS

  • Stu

Photo Jojo mug

  • Dennis
  • Lindsey

A one of a kind Snapsort T-Shirts

We wanted to highlight some blogs that really stood out:
Clean Cut Well Kept
Recursion

Congratulations to all our winners, and thanks again for all your support.

Low Light Photography Tips – Infographic

We’ve just finished our four part series on low light photography.  Low light photography is something that we all must deal with as photographers.  Whether you’re taking photos with a point and shoot during an evening out, shooting a wedding party or capturing a landscape at dusk it’s important to understand the basics of shooting with low light.  Photography is all about light, low light photography is no different and it offers new challenges and opportunities for creativity.

The first three parts in our series are:

Our fourth part is our low light infographic which we’re providing as a quick reference.  We thought beginners may want to print it out and keep it on them as they learn about low light shooting.  We have a few versions of it below so if you do print it click on for the biggest version.

Feel free to insert the full infographic on your blog for your readers benefit, just credit us back as the source using the code below.  Enjoy!

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Nikon D5100 leaked by Nikon Romania, ME-1, ISO up to 102,400

We previously summarized some of the rumors around the new Nikon D5100 that will be announced this week.

Today it looks like Nikon Romania accidentally leaked details including:

  • The D5100 will have the 16.2MP sensor from the D7000, awesome!
  • It will support ISO up to 102,400, this has been called night vision 🙂
  • There is some info about a microphone, ME-1, a unidirectional stereo microphone, for around USD $200
  • It will feature a new HDR feature, this will be a first for a Nikon DSLR (some Pentax and Sony DSLRs have built in HDR features already)
  • Stereo mic input
  • Side swivel LCD
  • EN-EL14 battery

We’ll keep you updated!

Here is a picture of the microphone:

Nikon ME-1 microphone for Nikon D5100

Vivian Maier: an amazing unknown street photographer

Vivian Maier, a Chicago nanny who took more than 100,000 photos during her lifetime but never showed them to anyone. Somehow her photos found their way into the hands of local historian John Maloof in 2007, John knew she had talent but unfortunately she died before her genius could be shared with the world. Her photos have been exhibited around the world and some say she may rank among the top street photographers of the 20th century.

Nikon D5100 specs and comparisons

There are a lot of rumors circulating that there will be a new Nikon entry level DSLR released shortly.  Nikon is rumored to be announcing the D5100 on April 5th. The D5100 will be the successor of the Nikon D5000 and is expected to have a similar size and body but with many of the features that has made the Nikon D3100 so popular.

Snapsort has compiled some of the rumors and put together our best guess of the full specs of the Nikon D5100.

  • 14 megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor – the same sensor that is in the D3100
  • A swivel or flip out LCD screen – unlike the flip out screen on the D5000 this one might flip out to the side instead of down
  • Full 1080p video – similar to the D3100 and D7000
  • Contrast detection autofocus – autofocusing while recording has almost become standard on the latest line of Nikon’s
  • 11 AF focus points

Snapsort’s guesses:

  • 3” LCD screen
  • 4 fps
  • 3,200 ISO
  • 12,800 ISO (boost)
  • Price $850 with a lens and around $730 with body only

You can now compare the D5100 to any camera on Snapsort. Here are some comparisons to get you started:

We will update our specs as soon as we learn more about the D5100. What do you think, is it worth waiting for the D5100 to be released?