Monday, December 31, 2007

Key feature of Nikon Coolpix s51c

  • 8.1 megapixel
  • 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor Glass Lens
  • Optical VR Image Stabilization.
  • Huge, Bright 3.0-inch High Resolution LCD
  • Auto Adjusts up to ISO 1600. makes it ideal to take photos in low light.
  • send pictures directly to your Flickr® account right from the camera in Wi-Fi open access hotspots
  • creates in-camera slide shows with your music.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Camera in Verizon Wireless XV6800

Verizon Wireless XV6800 comes with a 2-megapixel lens with flash. This has autofocus, and video-recording capabilities. You have five choices to select resolution while taking still image. Plus you have self-timer option and the option of adding a time stamp. In video mode available options are limited but you will have white balance settings, effects, and two resolution choices.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The New Sigma SD14: 4.7 Megapixels = 14 Megapixels?

Photokina is going to be one hell of a show this year, and one of the many secrets being released and teased is that Sigma is coming out with with another DSLR, the SD14. Just from the name, DigitalDingus assumes it will be marketed as a 14MP DSLR, but will actually be a 4.7MP imager. Confusing? Yes, and the tradition continues in the world of image sensor spinning.

Preliminary Results? Pretty Good

The SD14 appears to put out some great images, just like the SD10 and the SD9 did many years ago. And this I won't really debate because how can a person debate a camera in and of itself? What is to be debated, is the way Sigma and Foveon present their cameras in relation to all the other competitors on the market.

Sell Your Camera, Not Your Spin

The DSLR market is certainly competitive. The Megapixel Wars have been battling each other several years now, but why add to the problem of an already confusing consumer product by adding subjectively different terminology as well. Fuji is another company which loves to hype it's "Honeycomb" sensors. In fact, Fuji and Sigma (along with Foveon who make the imagers for Sigma's SD DSLRs) are the two companies which I really have an issue with over any other camera manufacturers.

Sigma and Foveon are still telling the consumer, there is more than one "pixel" which is absorbing light in their cameras. Not true. If this were true, the imager wouldn't be 3.34MP in the former Sigma SD10 (as in 10MP imager--3.34MPx3). With the SD14, I'm assuming Sigma and Foveon have not actually made a 14MP imager. If they did, I'd certainly revise my preview and would be congratulating both companies for taking a giant leap in technology and honesty. I still have a small grain of hope come September 26, 2006, when Sigma will announce the full details (however, I am sure we'll get a hold of the specs much earlier and post them well as a gazillion other camera forums).

Why Sigma DSLR Images Look Good

Pixel. Pitch. Those two words need to be ingrained in every camera users brain. The reason why Sigma's DSLR images have looked rather good, is because the imagers have an exceptionally high pixel size (i.e., pixel pitch) which are in the same league as the Canon 1DMKII imager. Having fairly large pixels in a DSLR will consistently produce great images. In fact, the Canon 1D, only a 4.2MP DSLR, released over 5 years ago, is still used by many professionals. Why? The pixel size is 10.8µm x 10.8µm. We will discuss pixel sizes in another article, but for now, the general consensus is the larger the pixel, the better the image. The larger the bucket of water, the more water you can capture...

Resolution Does Matter In The Overall World Of Photography

While pixel size is certainly the #1 priority in my book, if your overall resolution is not in the same ballpark as your competitor's, your imager's benefits become less of a benefit. For example, Nikon has released the D200 10.2MP and D80 10.2MP DSLR. Canon has released their 13MP 5D. If the Sigma SD14 is actually 4.7MP, we have at least double the pixel count and over 25% more resolution from other competitors (we have to remember in order to get twice as much resolution, you would need four times as many pixels).

Now, Sigma and Foveon are attempting to make a claim you don't need high resolution imagers. This is somewhat confusing. Maybe Foveon just doesn't have the technological and financial resources like Canon and Nikon have to make larger imagers. It takes a lot of money to research and develop larger imagers with more resolution, while still maintaining or exceeding image quality of a comparable smaller imager. Canon has virtually endless financial resources and in-house imaging, and Nikon already has Sony making most of its imagers, so these two companies already have a formula for creating competitive DSLRs.

Regardless of a manufacturer's methods, the result has been creating an imager with more resolution. Why is it we see a few companies twisting the definitions of pixels and resolution, and duping an already-confused DSLR consumer market?

Resolution in itself is certainly not the only answer to a camera's quality. We see many compact cameras announcing higher megapixels every 6 months. Compact camera resolution and DSLR resolution are pretty much in different categories since DSLRs still have larger pixels, and the image quality, is by far much better. So please don't think I am saying resolution is better 100% of the time because in some cases, it is not. However, when you follow Nikon and Canon's image sensor technology, their images have become better over the years in parallel to more resolution. This is not easy. And it's not cheap. Which is why many camera manufacturers are not producing 10MP DSLRs currently.

Being The Oddball Sells

In today's world of consumerism, not only does popularity sell...but being the outcast as well. If you have a competitor, or a few of them, and you know darn well there is no chance to compete because you flat-out don't have the personnel or resources to compete on the same level, simply create a reverse-popularity market, and create yourself as the oddball product that is better than your competitor. Believe it or not, it works. And it works darn well. Take any popular product and do a little research on the smaller competitors. Then look at the smaller competitor's marketing strategy. More than likely, you'll see a form of "oddball advertising". And on a curious note, some major competitors even use the smaller competitors' strategies to further their market share! Overall, it's a sea of marketing disinformation and confusion.

Don't Compete With The Big Guys, Just Sell Yourself

Another point I'd like to make is if you're a manufacturer who is struggling to survive and can't compete with the big guys...don't. Don't compete with them. Just sell yourself. Just sell your product. If Foveon and Sigma would just sell their product for what it was, and not compare it to proven camera giants like Canon and Nikon, you wouldn't be reading this editorial preview article. You'd simply be reading a preview on a cool new DSLR, improving on its previous DSLR model.

Would I Recommend A Sigma DSLR?

Well, I will not debate the SD DSLRs image quality because they are darn good. If I begin to compare them to other DSLRs, the amount of lenses available, the lens technologies such as Canon and Nikon, as well as new imaging technology from Canon and Nikon, the Sigma DSLR option becomes much less significant. If you're a Foveon imager fan, then the new SD14 is certainly going to get you excited. But I would like to request if you are going to purchase a Sigma DSLR, you conduct some simple tests.

Most camera shops have displays of the latest DSLRs available and you can bring your own media card and take images, then go home and open them up in your favorite image editor. What I recommend, is waiting until the SD14 becomes available in stores, take some images with the SD14, then take some images with a Canon 20D and a Nikon D80 or D200. Take all the images home which you've shot and compare them. If the Sigma seems it's better, then I am not one to tell you, you should do anything different. Buy the SD14. But if you like the other images from the Canon or Nikon, then go in that direction as well.

©2006 by Jason Busch (

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Choosing A Digital Camera Printer

There are so many types of digital camera printer on offer that finding the right one for your personal and business needs can be a very daunting task. However, there are a few main points to consider when choosing a digital camera printer that will help make the process a little easier.

It isn’t necessary to have a high-resolution digital camera printer to make great pictures. The higher the printer resolution you use, the more pixels you'll need in your original image file to produce a decent size print with your digital camera printer. The actual file size (in pixels) of the image from your camera, divided by the printer resolution (in dots per inch), determines the final print size. So, if the image file size is 1,478 x 1,280 pixels, and you print the file at 163 dpi with your digital camera printer, the final print size will be 9 x 7.8 inches.

If your digital camera printer resolution is 300 dpi, then you will have a higher resolution with more dots per inch laid down on the paper but a smaller print size. It is therefore important to ensure that you have the image file size to support the resolution of your digital camera printer.

The price of a digital camera printer is lowering whilst the quality is increasing. If you choose the right digital camera printer you can have your own photo lab, greeting card designing and sign making department with just your digital camera, some software and a printer.

The aim of having a digital camera printer is to produce photographic prints that look as close to real photographic prints as possible. This type of digital camera printer was once very expensive to buy and run, but technological advancements and competitive pricing have made them much more accessible to the average buyer. Ink-jet printers are now available that can produce excellent prints and a near photo-quality printer is much easier to find for people with a small budget. You will probably want to have a digital camera printer with a scanning feature built-in. If you want to produce same-size scans of photos you don’t need scan resolutions higher than 300 samples per inch for the scanner.

Your digital camera printer should also have the same interface that you already have on your computer. So if you have USB, then get a digital camera printer with USB, a Firewire printer if you have Firewire or a SCSI printer if you have SCSI. There should be no need to buy a digital camera printer that requires a different interface to the one you already have on your computer or it will cost you more to upgrade if necessary.

About The Author

Steve Gargin is the administrator of which is a great website dedicated to giving free advice on Digital Cameras.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sony Cybershot DSC-W1 Digital Camera Review

Design and Construction
The sony cybershot DSC-W1 is one stylish looking camera. A direct competitor to the Canon PowerShot S500, the DSC-W1 has been constructed to be a compact, travel ready camera that you can use to take quick snaps. Its dimensions are 3.5 inches by inches by 1.25 inches (weight-height-depth) and it weighs only 7.0 ounces.

One aspect of the camera I found especially impressive was the large 2.5 inch LCD screen. Most compact cameras have small LCDs so much so that you have to quick to look at the postage stamp sized images. Well, not in the Sony DSC-W1. The large screen makes it a joy to do on camera image editing or to show off your pictures to friends and family.

Optics and Resolution
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W1 comes with a 5.1 megapixel resolution, as well as 3x optical zoom and 2x digital zoom. There’s a built-in Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens to allow quick focusing in a wide variety of photo environments.

The optics in this camera are also superb. There are comprehensive focusing options available if you’re more adventurous and want to play around with advanced manual camera options.

If you want to customize the camera to take photos at night, for example, you can change the shutter speed or play with the size of the aperture quite easily. If you need to take a quick shot in the middle of a vacation, you can switch back to auto focus and exposure so that the camera does everything for you. In short, the Sony DSC-W1 has features which give you extreme flexibility in taking photos.

User Controls
The user controls in the Sony Cybershot DSC-W1 are found next to the LCD and on a mode dial at the top surface of the camera. I found the controls easy to use. Whether you want to zoom in on an image, or change to a different scene mode or focus setting, the controls are always within easy reach.

Movie Mode
I also like the availability of a movie mode in the DSC-W1. You know, sometimes when you’re out in the park or on a vacation, you get those moments when you know a video will be more appropriate instead of a photo. That’s where the movie mode is useful. You can capture video at 30 frames per second (fps) at VGA size 640 x 480 – that roughly translates to 90 seconds of video on the included 32 MB memory card.

Direct Printing
As with many new digital cameras, the Sony DSC-W1 supports PictBridge direct printing. This is tremendously useful if you want to quickly print out photos without having to import them to a computer first. Of course, you will need a printer that is PictBridge compatible as well – the Canon Pixma iP4000 is my personal choice.

Storage and Transfer
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W1 comes with a 32MB Sony memory stick– which is hardly enough for serious photo taking, since each image is potentially 5MB in size. I’d recommend getting at least a 128MB Memory Stick to complement the camera. In terms of image transfer, the camera supports USB 2.0 ports. This means that you’ll experience lightning transfer of data between the camera and your computer.

Battery Life
One thing I love about the Sony Cybershot DSC-W1 is the battery system. The camera supports standard AA batteries like those from Energizer. This is pretty rare in digital cameras – most cameras need to use a proprietary battery. The ability to support AA batteries is great because you need not worry about the batteries running out – AA batteries are easily found in any convenience store.

There are some quirks I noticed in the Sony DSC-W1. Though not serious problems, they did serve to mar my experience with this camera somewhat. What are these quirks? They include:

* Lack of a panorama-assist mode
* Lock of white-balance calibration options
* No way to adjust the camera's automatic power-down time.
* Lack of a good photo editor in the bundled software

I do hope this review of the Sony Cybershot DSC-W1 has been of help to you. If you’re looking for a good travel camera to take fun shots with, this Sony model is tough to beat. I personally own a Canon PowerShot S500Find Article, but I’d also recommend this Sony because many of my friends have been raving about it.

Author : Gary Hendricks runs a hobby site at Read his tips on digital photography and learn to shoot better photos with your digicam.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Important feature of H250 and H20: New SD Video Cameras from panasonic

The built-in 30GB HDD of the SDR-H250 or SDR-H20 has a storage capacity that is 22 times as large as that of a single DVD. Unlike tape or DVD recording media, the HDD in LP mode enables continuous video recording for up to 27 hours without additional recording media. The HDD is equipped with Anti-Shock Shields that protects important video recording data from external shock. Furthermore, the video recording data can be copied to PCs or DVD writers over the USB cable. The 30GB HDD ensures both reliability and user-friendliness.

�EAnti-Shock Shield
1: Drop Detect Function
Incorporates a 3D sensor that detects falls from a height of approximately 20 cm or over and automatically keeps the head away from the hard disc drive, thus preventing disc data damage resulting from the collision of the head.

2: Floating Structure
The four corners of the hard disc drive are filled up with thick vibration-proof gel, which suppresses external vibration and shock transmitted to the drive.

3: Buffer Memory
When the drop detect function is activated while recording and the head is kept away from the drive, the recording data in progress will be automatically backed up* in the built-in buffer memory. When the hard disc drive returns to normal, the data will be automatically transferred to the drive. Therefore, even if the user should drop the video camera while shooting images, the video recording of the video camera will not break off.
*As long as there is battery power.

3CCD Camera System (H250)
The SDR-H250 is provided with a 3CCD camera system that has been used by most professional broadcast equipment. Panasonic's professional 3CCD video cameras, which have brought breathtaking images to viewers around the world since 1992, when they were first selected as the broadcast equipment for the Olympic Games. Panasonic has downsized its professional 3CCD camera system for use in consumer models. In a 3CCD camera system, the light received through the lens is split into its three primary colour components (red, green and blue), and the signal from each is processed by one of the three CCDs. Compared with conventional 1CCD camera systems, Panasonic's 3CCD system provides more vivid, true-to-life colours, greater detail and richer gradation.

O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
The shaking and blurring that can occur when shooting with unsteady hands may be often annoying when the images are viewed on TV screens that have been rapidly increasing in size in recent years. Moreover, the development of telescopic functions has involved an adverse influence of the shaking and blurring on the recording screen more remarkably than ever before. The SDR-H250 and SDR-H20 are equipped with Panasonic's O.I.S., which makes it possible to minimize the influence of the shaking and blurring without loss of image quality. Furthermore, the MEGA O.I.S. will start automatically at the time of still-picture shooting, thus performing further image stabilization that is twice as effective. Therefore, digital video cameras incorporating the O.I.S. and MEGA O.I.S. make it possible to record beautiful still images as well as animated images. The O.I.S. and MEGA O.I.S. are truly necessary in an age of large-screen, high-resolution TVs, when every image imperfection is easily visible.

Leica Dicomar Lens (H250)
Photographers around the world know Leica Camera AG as a maker of superb cameras and lenses. This company's advanced optical technology has been fused with Panasonic's leading-edge digital technology to create the Leica Dicomar lens. The Leica Dicomar lens provided in the SDR-H250 features 12 lens elements in eight groups and uses low-dispersion optical glass to reduce the blurring of colour. A special multi-coating process is applied to the 14 lens element surfaces to minimize chromatic aberration, so images are crisp, clear, and free of flare and ghosting.
*Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH, and Dicomar is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

32x Optical Zoom (H20)
Enjoy remarkable 32x zoom magnification in a camera that fits comfortably and securely in one hand. Since the zoom is optical, it captures both moving and still pictures with exquisite beauty.

Crystal Engine & Pure Colour Engine
The Crystal Engine is a special image processing circuit for 3CCD camera systems that process the R, G, and B signals from three CCDs individually to remove the noise and improve colour processing accuracy. Pure Colour Engine is the same one for high-zooming cameras. Each engine achieves truly superb colour reproduction for high-quality pictures.

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Saturday, April 7, 2007

Panasonic DMC-FZ8 with intelligent Image Stabilization and ISO control

Panasonic incorporated intelligence Imeage stabilization (O.I.S.) that prevents blurring from shaky hands – the leading cause of blurry images. Featured in the entire Lumix line-up since 2005. In Panasonic's Mega O.I.S., sensors act at a frequency of 4,000 times per second to accurately detect even slight camera movement by hand shaking . With Mega O.I.S., it is easier to capture clear, sharp, beautiful images when shooting telephoto shots, indoor portraits. It is so advanced that you can take a perfect snap of illuminated night scenes or even the scenery you see from a train window.
While hand-shake is the most common reason of blurry images, another major reason of blur image is the movement of the subject as the shot is being snapped. By incorporating Panasonic's new Intelligent ISO Control, camera can detect whether or not the subject is moving. If it is, the system automatically raises the ISO setting accordingly, allowing the camera to shoot at a higher shutter speed. If the subject is not moving, the camera shoots at a low ISO setting and captures beautiful, natural-looking images.This intelligent ISO Control feature can help you to shoot subjects that are often moving, such as Sports, or moving car or waterfall . Simply select the mode that best suits the subject, and Intelligent ISO Control provides the optimal corrections, making it easy to capture perfect photo.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

3CCD camera advantage.

CCD is a important feature in digital camera or camcorder. Now-a-days high-end camera comes with 3CCD. With a 3-CCD camera, each CCD is devoted to red, green and blue colour. In 3CCD camera, light coming into the lens is split by trichoric prism assembly, which directs the appropriate wavelength ranges of light to their respective CCDs. 3-CCD camera can manage separate reading of red, green, and blue values for each pixel, that can make better precision than single-CCD cameras.

When comparing the 3 digital original-images of the 3CCD camera to the single CCD camera they seem identical in plain eyes. In practice single CCD cameras yield images which are more blurred than those of 3CCD cameras.

In terms of price, 3CCD cameras are more expensive than single-CCD cameras. Because 3CCD cameras have more elements to form the image detector, and they also have a precision color-separation beam-splitter optical assembly.

Monday, April 2, 2007

SDR-S10: Video camera with SDHC Memory Card

Panasonic introduced compact digital video camera SDR-S10. This camera uses SD / SDHC Memory Cards as its recording media. There are many advantages of using SD / SDHC Memory card. The new SDR-S10, with its ability to record on SD / SDHC Memory Cards, breaks the boundaries of conventional video cameras and offers a new style of shooting. It lets users shoot with the same casual ease they enjoy with digital still cameras.
1. Impact resistance - withstands the impact of being dropped from up to 1.2 meters
Unlike recording media such as hard disk drives or DVD discs, SD / SDHC Memory Cards require no drive mechanism. This gives the SDR-S10 sufficient impact resistance to prevent malfunction when dropped from up to 1.2 meters. It is the ideal camera for anytime use outdoors, in active situations, and for casual everyday video shooting.

2. Water-resistance construction
The SDR-S10 boasts a water-resistance design that takes advantage of the water resistance of SD / SDHC Memory Cards. Eliminating the worries about a little water, the SDR-S10 can be used at the poolside, around a ski lodge, and in other outdoor settings.

3. Quick Start function for capturing sudden photo opportunities
Unlike with hard drives and DVD discs, a camera can read an SD / SDHC Memory Card instantly. This made it possible for Panasonic to develop a Quick Start function that allows the SDR-S10 to begin recording just 1.7 seconds after the power is switched on - less than half the time required by video cameras with hard drives. With the SDR-S10, it is easier to catch those special moments that come with no warning.

5. A long recording capability – SD / SDHC Memory Cards
Memory Cards provide an ideal combination of compactness, impact resistance, and extended recording capability, making them one of the best-balanced media for the future. The 4GB SDHC Memory Card allows up to 100 minutes of recording, and the 2GB SD Memory Card that comes with the SDR-S10 allows up to 50 minutes.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Nikon D40X SLR In-Camera image Editing

Nikon D40X provides several Image editing function with in the camera

D-Lighting : Automatically balances light and brings out detail to enhance result and add creative touch to your image, all while achieving overall exposure balance.

Image Trim: This feature allows photographer to trim images with in the camera. In this way if you don't need the whole image, trim it with in the camera and save the image with smaller file size.

Red-eye Correction : This is common feteare in all high end cameras. With this, camera can detect annoying red-eyes caused by flash.

Image Overlay: You can merge pair of JPG file and can make a composite image. This feature is really good and with your imagination you can give a new look to your photos.

Monochrome setting : Give any in-camera image monochrome effects such as black and white or sephia tone(like antique look).

Filter Effect: You can add effect like skylight, warmtone or Color balance in your image.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Verizon joined the Fujifilm Get the Picture Online Service Network

FUJIFILM and VERIZON announced to go together on Fujifilm Get the Picture Online Service Networkone of the largest online retail print service networks in the photofinishing industry.
Now verizon wireless customer can directly send photos for print from their digital camera phone. The Get the Picture Online Service Network contains more than 10,000 retail locations for camera phone and digital camera photo printing, including Walgreens, Longs Drugs and Ritz Camera.
Verizon Wireless customers manage and print their photos online on Pix Place at After uploading their photos in this site clients can choose the option to pick up theprinted photos or directly deliver it

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Artistic effect in your photo with HP photosmart R727

With HP photosmart R727 you can give beautiful artistic touch to your photos. There are various effects aavailable with which you can give your photos a new meaning.

Ink Dots: Simulates monocolor pointillism. Options are there to select ink color and paper color separately.
Cartoon: You can Simulate a highly-graphical comic book image.
WaterColor: This option to simulate a watercolor painting.
Center Focus: This option to create feathered blur radiation from a sharp center to a blurred image.
Posterize: Createa high-contrast, flat toned effect.
Retro: If you want to take a photo with two-color, high- contrast look look from the 70s, this is the option to choose.
Soft Glow: Select this option to create a diffuse, bright ethereal glow picture.
Vintage : Nothing to explain more about, this option is to take a photo with aged, scratched look.
Slimming: Compresses centered subjects for a slimmer look.
Sky Color: Enhances sky with a feathered color that fades from the top down.
Ground Color: Enhances landscapes with a feathered color that fades from the bottom up.
Kaleidoscope: Mirrors an image is four direction.
Solarize: Creates a partial reversalof tones and emphasizes outlines.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

HDTV Photo Player DMW-SDP1 from panasonic

When I was looking for the accessories of DMC-FX30, digital camera from Panasonic. I got to know about DMW-SDP1 HDTV photo player. With this photo player we can see the captured photos in 1080i high definition quality screen.

This photo player not only works with DMC-FX30. but any SD-enabled digital camera, addition to that the DMC-FX30 photo player also can read from MMC media cards and new SDHC high capacity cards. This device comes with a remote control, also have control buttons on top of the device. Other then viewing the photos, DMW-SDP1 can also be connected to PictBridge compatible printers to allow for printing without using PC while you can enjoy the slideshow at the same time.

DMW-SDP1 supports motion JPEG playback, regardless of TV system. It can play normal VGA (640 x 480), wide aspect VGA (848 x 480) motion images, which can be recorded with LUMIX, the SDP1 offers dynamic motion image playback which especially benefits viewing on wide aspect HDTVs. The player also capable to play high definition motion image (1280 x 720, at 15 fps). Among the other features offered on the DMW-SDP1 are a wide variety of playback options including three special transition effects to lend greater creativity to on-screen slideshows. Furthermore, in preview mode, the DMW-SDP1 provides for rapid image search, displaying up to 25 thumbnails on an index screen or calendar time-series screen. Images taken vertically are automatically rotated.

It is really cool, right? Connection is also very easy. First of all take out the SD card from your camera and insert it in the SD card slot of DMW-SDP1. Connect your photo player with the HDTV using the component table. That’s it, you are done. Enjoy your photos.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Advantages of Wi-Fi camera

Planning to buy a new digital camera? There are so many cameras in the market with so many different features. It is not always easy to decide what are the features really needed. I would say Wi-Fi connection is one of the important features that your new digital camera should have.

In traditional Digital cameras we are using USB cables to connect with computer or printer. But in Wi-Fi enabled cameras you can connect them with out any physical connection. While sitting at the airport, take photos and mail them to your friend or save them to your online album. Regardless how much storage left in the camera, you can keep on taking photos and save them in your album. If having party at home, keep on shooting and transfer the photos directly to your computer or send them to your printer for printing. Also you can view photos that are stored in your online album.

To connect your camera with computer, both your camera and Computer should be connected to wireless network. Ideally you can setup your home wireless network. When your Wi-Fi camera is within the reach of your home wireless network, it can be connected with the network using its Wi-Fi card. In similar way your computer also can be connected with the wireless network using the PCI card in it. So, when both camera and computer are connected with the wireless network, they can talk to each other wirelessly and ready to transfer photos from camera to Computer.

If you want to print photos, connection needed is almost same as it is with your Computer. In this case your printer should be connected wirelessly. To do so, either you should have printer which having in-build wireless adapter or else you can use an external wireless USB adapter for your printer, That will help to connect your printer with wireless router. And you can send your photos to printer from your camera which is already connected with the wireless router.

Another advantage of having wireless connection is you can directly mail photos or send photos to your online album. Here also camera should be in the range of some wireless Internet connection. That can be wireless connection in public place like airport or some coffee shop, or that can be Internet connection available from your Home wireless network.

Again when your camera is connected to Internet by Wi-Fi, you can view photos from your online photo album.

So, I guess now you will agree that Wi-Fi connection should be one of the major criteria when you are planning to buy your next digital camera.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Casio releasing EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1050 improved version of EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1000

Casio, Inc. announced the release of the EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1050, next generation of EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1000. EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1000 when released was first 10.1 Megapixel Camera in the market. The newly developed EX-Z1050 is as stylish and slim as any EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1000 and was designed to allow a wider variety of people to enjoy photography at the super high resolution of 10.1 megapixels. Casio claiming this EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1050 can take upto 7 snaps per second. This camera will have a suggested retail price of $299.99 and will be available in four colors – pink, blue, black and silver.

Main features of EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1050 :

  • Stylish, slim, compact model featuring 10.1 million effective pixels and 3X optical zoom.
  • Maximum 7 shots/second high-speed continuous shooting (Limited to 2.0 megapixels and normal image quality. Requires use of a High Speed SD Memory Card.*)
  • EXILIM Engine 2.0 image processing module featuring new motion analysis technology.
    • Blur-reduction technologies
    • Automatically analyzes the velocity and vector of a moving subject and sets the most appropriate ISO sensitivity and shutter speed.
    • Anti Shake DSP reduces blur due to shaky hands and subject movement, using high shutter speeds and high sensitivity settings.
    • Movie mode with electronic camera shake compensation function.
    • “Auto Tracking AF” function follows moving subjects, keeping them continuously in focus until the photo is taken.
  • Newly developed 2.6-inch Wide and Bright LCD display (maximum brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 at center of screen).
  • Control panel that displays shooting information on the right side of the monitor and enables direct camera control.
  • Super Life Battery allows up to 370 shots to be taken when fully charged.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Canon released new HD CAMCORDER : HV20 HD

  • Canon is going to release HV20 HD Camcorder a feature rich, high-quality, High Definition (HD) camcorder.
  • HV20 includes 10x HD video zoom lens.
  • Super Range Optical Image Stabilization to protect your video from shaking.
  • Most noticable feature is True HD 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor, the HV20 HD Camcorder records true 1080 high definition video, making it an ideal companion to today's HD televisions.
  • Both aspiring filmmakers and home movie shooters can give their video a truly cinematic look and feel with the addition of a 24p Cinema Mode.
  • This HV20 HD Camcorder dramatically raises the bar for consumer camcorder capabilities, and will no doubt be the model of choice for discerning video enthusiasts who accept nothing less than premium quality equipment to capture and preserve their memories.
  • Among the new features within the Canon HV20 HD Camcorder is an Advanced Accessory Shoe capable of accommodating such additional components as select external video lights or directional microphones.
  • The HV20 HD Camcorder also features microphone and headphone input terminals with manual level control for professional quality audio recording and a 24p Cinema Mode - found previously only on professional video equipment.
  • The HV20 HD Camcorder also features an HDMI terminal for quick and easy one-cable transport of the High Definition video signal to a HDTV.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

FE-250 : ISO 10000 camera from Olympus

Introduction : Olympus going to introduce in the market a new 8 Mega pixel camera with ISO 10,000. That means this is going to be very efficient to shoot picture in low light condition. This is going to be available in market by February 2007.

·Sensor: 1/1.8" Type CCD
8.3 million pixels total
8.0 million effective pixels

  • Image sizes: 3264 x 2448
    2048 x 1536
    640 x 480
  • Movie clips: 640 x 480 30 fps
    320 x 240 30fps
  • File formats : Still: JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
    Movie: AVI motion JPEG
    Sound: Wave format
  • Lens : 3x optical zoom
  • Digital zoom: Up to 4x
  • Image stabilization: Not Available
  • Focus : TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto ISO (64-3200)
    ISO 50-3200 (full res)
    ISO 6400, 10,000 (3MP)
  • Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV
    1/3 EV steps
  • Shutter speed: 1/2-1/2000 sec
  • Self timer : Yes

  • Viewfinder : No

  • LCD monitor: 2.5" TFT LCD, 230,000 pixels
  • Connectivity : USB and AV output

  • Storage : xD Picture Card (optional)

20 MB internal memory

  • Power : LI-42B Lithium-Ion cell
  • Dimensions: 94 x 56.5 x 22.3 mm (3.6 x 2.2 x 0.6 in)

Monday, January 29, 2007

Adobe released Photoshop Lightroom 1.0

  • Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 software is now available for pre-order and is expected to ship in mid-February 2007.
  • Photoshop Lightroom enables professional photographers to import, manage and present large volumes of digital photographs, helping photographers spend more time behind the lens and less time at the computer.
  • Adobe is offering Photoshop Lightroom at a special introductory price of US $199 through April 30, 2007 at the Adobe Store. Photoshop Lightroom will later sell for an estimated street price of US $299.
  • Photoshop Lightroom includes new functionality added since beta 4.1, with significant changes to the Library and Develop modules complementing improvements to the Slideshow, Print and Web components.
  • While in the Library module, new advanced keywording tools help photographers filter through large collections, and an improved import dialogue with more flexible file handling allows more choice when determining file location.
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Sunday, January 28, 2007

PowerShot A550 & PowerShot A460, two new releases from Canon

Canon announced two new entry–level PowerShot A–Series models, the 7.1 megapixel PowerShot A550 and the 5.0 megapixel PowerShot A460 digital cameras. Both cameras will be available in stores mid–February and will carry estimated selling prices of $199.99 and $149.99, respectively.

PowerShot A550 Digital Camera
The new PowerShot A550 digital camera is a 7.1 megapixel model with a 4x optical zoom lens and a 2-inch LCD screen. It features Canon's renowned DIGIC II image processor for crisp, vibrant images, responsive performance, and low power consumption. Replacing last year's popular PowerShot A530 digital camera, the new model offers not only higher resolution and a bigger LCD screen, but also better battery life, compatibility with MMC, SD and SDHC memory cards, and an enhanced movie mode that can record 30 fps VGA clips. Operating this camera is even easier than before with a redesigned mode dial featuring five of Canon's most popular Special Scene modes for easier access, as well as standard fully automatic settings. The PowerShot A550 digital camera retains many hallmark A-series features, including an optical viewfinder and a comfortable handgrip, making it ergonomically friendly for comfortable handling while providing yet another option for viewing the subject and saving battery power while shooting.PowerShot A460 Digital Camera
The new PowerShot A460 digital camera features 5.0 megapixel resolution with a 4x optical zoom lens and a 2-inch LCD screen, up from 4.0 megapixels and a 1.8-inch LCD screen on last year's PowerShot A430 model. The new camera also incorporates Canon's renowned DIGIC II image processor, which delivers superb image quality, fast performance, and excellent battery life. Additional features include an optical viewfinder and compatibility with MMC, SD and SDHC memory cards. At its value price point, the PowerShot A460 digital camera is an ideal purchase for a first time digital camera buyer.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Casio Products Win iF Product Design Award

  • Casio Computer Co. Ltd., announced today that three of its products-two digital cameras and one data projector-have been recognised with the iF product design award 2007, one of the world's leading industrial design honours.
  • The iF product design award is sponsored by the International Forum Design of Hannover, Germany, and is recognised around the world as one of the premier industrial design competitions. The entries are judged not only on their design, but also on criteria such as quality, price, and environmental considerations.
  • The iF product design award 2007 attracted 2,293 entries from 35 countries, and 756 entries received awards. The three Casio products earning honours were the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1000, EXILIM Card EX-S770, and the Super Slim Projector XJ-S35
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Friday, January 26, 2007

Microsoft released Photo Info 1.0

  • Microsoft launched this week a new Windows Explorer tool for viewing metadata on photos on the web.
  • The free Microsoft Photo Info Tool software allows users to change metadata attached to photos within Explorer, saving the user from having to open a separate photo editing program.
  • The new Microsoft Photo Info displays file type, image size, ISO, white balance information, among other properties.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Single Pixel Camera developed by Rice University

  • Call it impossible or just plain craziness, researchers at Rice University recently developed a prototype digital camera that can deliver high quality images with just a single pixel.
  • As an alternative to traditional CCD or CMOS sensor designs, the single pixel camera uses a micromirror array and a process of compressive sensing.
  • Unlike standard digital cameras that use megapixels - millions of sensing detectors - the compressive sensing camera uses only one detector to sample light, and then it is combined with post-capture computations to reconstruct the image. The prototype was developed by Rice University's Electrical and Computer Engineering assistant professor Dr. Kevin Kelly and professor Dr. Richard Baraniuk. The prototype consists of two off-the-shelf lenses, a photodiode, and a micromirror array worth hundreds of dollars made by Texas Instruments, the official sponsor of the project.
  • The single pixel camera combines recent mathematics developed in the last few years with hardware construction available since January 2005. At the heart of this single pixel camera is the Texas Instruments-manufactured digital micromirror device (DMD),that replaces a traditional CCD array.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Canon PowerShot A640 10MP Digital Camera

Canon's first A Series digital camera with 10.0 Megapixel resolution and 4x Optical Zoom lens.

2.5 inch LCD monitor with wide viewing angle for easier on-camera viewing and optical viewfinder.

21 shooting modes, 9-point AiAF, ISO 800 and High ISO Auto to reduce image blur and expand low-light shooting capability.

Movie Mode recording with sound at 30 fps VGA (640x480).

Pros :

Reasonably low price .

10-megapixel PowerShot A640 is a smart, full-featured camera.

most striking feature is its pivoting 2.5-inch LCD. You can flip and twist it to help frame odd-angled shots or fold it against the camera for a more traditional feel.

Cons :

Not very good in low light.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Four new Cyber-shot digital camera in Sony's pipeline

  • Sony plans to release four new models in its Cyber-shot digital camera line over the next couple of months.
  • The DSC-W55, DSC-W35, DSC-S700 and DSC-S650 will feature 7.2-megapixel imagers, 3x zoom lenses, and more internal memory than other models.
  • The W-series cameras include technologies for taking clearer pictures in low-light conditions. All the new models feature longer battery life than previous cameras. A fully charged battery can power 380 shots with the W55 and W35 models, and 460 shots with the S700 and S650.
  • The W55, W35 and S650 models are scheduled to ship to stores in February. Prices are set at $200, $180, and $150, respectively. The S700 model is set to ship in March, and is expected to cost $180.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Nikon COOLPIX S7 Digital Camera

  • 7.1 Megapixels.
  • 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor ED Glass Lens.
  • Vibration Reduction minimizes the effect of camera shake.
  • 3.0-inch LCD offers 170 degree wide angle viewing.
  • Auto adjusts up to ISO 1600.
  • Wireless COOLPIX Connect - email pictures directly from the camera. Plus, One Year Free T-Mobile(R) HotSpot(R) Service for Digital Cameras.
  • One-Touch Portrait Button automatically activates In-Camera Red-Eye Fix(TM) and Face-Priority AF.
  • USB and Pictbridge compatible.
  • Price : $349.95.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

Specification :

Total Pixels : Approx. 8.30 Megapixels

Focal Length : 7.3-29.2mm f/2.8-4.1 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)

Digital Zoom : 4x

Focusing Range :Normal: 1.5 ft./45cm-infinity
Macro : 0.39 in.-1.5 ft./1-45cm (WIDE), 9.8 in.-1.5 ft./25-45cm.

LCD Monitor: 2.5 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

LCD Pixels “ Approx. 115,000 pixels.

Shutter Speed: 15-1/2500 sec.

ISO Sensitivity : Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800 equivalent.

Drawback : No Image stabilization .

Sunday, January 14, 2007

FinePix IS-1: new camera released from Fuji

Fuji showed the FinePix IS-1 infrared-sensitive camera this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It's a modified FinePix S9100, a 9-megapixel super zoom with a focal range comparable to a 28-300mm lens on a 35mm camera.

Features of this Camera :

CCD Sensor 1/1.6-inch Super CCD HR
Number of Effective Pixels 9.0 Million Pixels ( Visible – IR 400nm 900nm)

Movie: 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.), 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.), with monaural sound

Storage Media

Slot No. 1: xD-Picture Card (16MB to 2GB)
Slot No. 2: CF Card and MicroDrive

File Formats

Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), CCD-RAW
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG), (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)

Resolution Movie Length
-- 640x480 Approx. 223 sec
-- 320x240 Approx. 7.3 min

Lens Fujinon 10.7x zoom lens, (F 2.8 - 4.9) (58mm lens threads)
Lens Focal Length f=6.2 - 66.7mm/Equivalent to 28 - 300 mm on a 35 mm camera (IR and IR Cut Filters are Optional – 58mm)
Aperture Range F 2.8 - F11, 13 steps in 1/3 EV increments Manual/Auto selectable
Digital Zoom ratio at Shooting Approx. 2.0x (10.7x optical zoom lens is used together: Max. zoom scale: 21.4x)


Auto focus (Area, Multi, Center)*/Manual focus/Continuous AF*

xD-Picture Card: 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
Rechargeable Battery 2HR-3UF (2xAA type Ni-MH)
AC Power Adapter AC-5VX
PC Card Adapter DPC-AD
Image Memory Card Reader DPC-R1
xD-Picture Card USB Drive DPC-UD1 (Not available for 2GB xD-Picture Card)
CompactFlash Card Adapter DPC-CF
Soft Case SC-FXS9
Wide Conversion Lens WL-FXS6
Accessories Included

4xAA typeAlkaline Batttery
Shoulder Strap
USB cable (Mini-B)
A/V cable

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Wireless data transfer from camera to a PC

  • Artimi® Inc., developer of wireless semiconductors for portable Certified Wireless USB consumer electronics, has developed a small format module pre-integrated into a leading digital still camera reference platform to help manufacturers bring Wireless USB-enabled cameras to market more quickly. The camera uses embedded technology, not external Wireless USB dongles, for high-speed wireless data transfer of photos from the camera to a PC, printer, storage or display.
  • allows visitors to take high resolution photos and immediately download and print them using Wireless USB.
  • Artimi's wireless technology will provide high rates of real user throughput, allowing one gigabyte of photos to download in about 30 seconds.
  • Next-generation digital cameras with Wireless USB will provide valuable benefits for consumers by eliminating need to use cables and speeding transfer of multimedia content and data. Both the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) and the Bluetooth SIG have chosen WiMedia ultra-wideband (UWB) as the technology for this next-generation of high-speed wireless connectivity.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Canon PowerShot SD800

  • The Canon SD800 IS is a compact, stylish case with rounded horizontal edges, and a retracting lens to make it pocket-friendly.
  • 7.1 megapixel, 3.8x optical zoom.
  • SD800 IS incorporates Canon's excellent Image Stabilization.
  • 2.5 inch LCD display plus an optical viewfinder.
  • ISO sensitivity range 100 to 1,600.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Casio introduced ner camera Exilim EX-V7

  • Casio has unveiled a 7.2-megapixel addition to its Exilim family of digital cameras Casio Exilim EX-V7.
  • 2.5” Super Bright LCD.
  • The EX-V7 uses an anti-shake DSP, but also moves its CCD sensor to compensate for camera movement.
  • Records video using the new MPEG-4/H.264 AVC video codec for high data compression.
  • Casio expects the EX-V7 will hit retail shelves in March and cost $400.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Panasonic upgraded DVD camcorders

  • Panasonic unveiled an upgraded line of DVD camcorders featuring advances in image-stabilization technology, increased optical zoom range and enhanced usability.
  • the most substantial 2007 upgrade is the addition of Panasonic's Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) system to the value-priced D210 and mid-level D230 models.
  • Other features on selected DVD Camcorder models include 3.1 megapixel CCDs, one-touch navigation and joystick control for easy, one-handed shooting, low-power EfficiBright™ LEDs for subject illumination with minimal battery drain, SD Card slots, high-speed shutters, 2.7-inch wide LCDs for enhanced 16:9 video composition, multi-format (DVD-RAM/-RW/-R/-R DL) DVD recording, MPEG 2 VBR (variable bit range) compression technology based on Panasonic's high-end DIGA DVD recorder system, and still-picture recording.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Hard-Drive-based Camcorders from JVC

  • JVC was the first company to introduce a consumer-targeted digital camcorder that stored video on a hard drive instead of a miniDV tape, a miniDVD disk or memory card.
  • In the high def arena, JVC will debut the Everio GZ-HD7, JVC's first high-definition, three-CCD, hard-drive based camcorder. This Everio will feature full HD 1920 x 1080i video quality, store footage on a built-in 60 Gbyte hard drive (offering up to five hours of 1920 x 1080i recording and playback, according to JVC), add a 10x optical zoom lens, and include optical image stabilization.
  • Targeted at the high-end, early adopter, the new Everio GZ-HD7 camera will include a manual focus ring, include HDMI, USB 2.0 and Firewire connections, come bundled with HD editing software and will list for just under $1800. The GZ-HD7 camcorder will be available in April of this year.
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Monday, January 8, 2007

  • In the on going Consumer Electronics Show in LasVegas, Sony presented the newest member of its Memory Stick® media family - the 8GB Memory Stick PRO™ Duo.
  • Weighing in at just two grams, 0.79-inches wide, 1.22-inches long, and sporting the ten-pin Serial Memory Stick® interface, this new flash memory card can be packed with music, movies and photos.
  • the 8GB MSX-M8GS Memory Stick model will store approximately 1,500 images in 10-megapixel, fine mode; more than 18 hours of video at 768Kb per seconds in MPEG4 compression; and can hold a collection about 2,000 songs in the MP3 format at 128 kbps with an average of four minutes per song.
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Sunday, January 7, 2007

Kodak Easyshare V803, V1003 and C653

Kodak has announced three new digital cameras; the eight and ten megapixel V803 and V1003 and the entry-level six megapixel C653.

EASYSHARE C653Zoom Digital Camera:
  • 6.1 MP for prints up to 20 × 30 in. (50 × 76cm)
  • 3X optical zoom lens.
  • 2.4 in. (6.1 cm) indoor/outdoor color display
  • Digital IS using anti-blur mode
  • 20 programmed scene and 3 color modes
  • Panorama stitch mode
  • Price $129.95
EASYSHARE V803 Zoom Digital Camera:
  • 8.0 MP for prints up to 30 × 40 in. (76 × 102 cm)
  • 3X optical zoom lens.
  • Customize with on-camera settings, including the Favorites feature.
  • Available in many fresh colors.
  • Digital IS using anti-blur mode.
EASYSHARE V1003 Zoom Digital Camera:

  • 10.0 MP for prints up to 30 × 40 in. (76 × 102 cm)
  • 3X optical zoom lens
  • Customize with on-camera settings, including the Favorites feature
  • Available in many fresh colors
  • Digital IS using anti-blur mode

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Saturday, January 6, 2007

4GB Class 6 SDHC Card from Toshiba

  • Toshiba Corp. announced three new memory cards: the 4GB Class 6 SDHC card for cameras and camcorders. the tiny 4GB Class 4 miniSDHC card, and the 2GB microSD memory card for mobile applications.
  • The new Toshiba cards are due out in March in the U.S. Pricing has not yet been announced.
  • The new Class 6 SDHC card improves upon the Class 4 version launched in September.
  • The Class 6 title indicates the card can sustain a higher write speed of 6MB per second and a maximum speed of 20MB per second, according to the release.

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Friday, January 5, 2007

New Digital Point-and-Shoots from Fuji

  • Fuji launched two new A-series compact models, the six-megapixel FinePix A610 and eight-megapixel FinePix A800.
  • They both sport a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5-inch LCD displays and run on AA batteries.
  • the cameras will include different top ISOs: the A610 will have a top ISO of 400, while the A800 will have an ISO of 800.
  • The A610 will be available $129, and the A800 will be available for $179.
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