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.