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Are You Looking For The Best Digital Camera? – Short Review Of The Most Popular Digital Cameras

Apr 10 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

The camera industry and the market have suddenly found themselves earning good profits by developing their products. People have become aware of the clear and quality picture results of cameras and they intend to buy the one for themselves also. Pixels are the small square type dots that form the image on a screen. Memory is where the images are stored.

If you are a serious photographer then a superior resolution is a must for your camera. Suppose you want to send or transfer your photographs over the net and you need a digital camera for that, your purpose would be solved by a 3 megapixel camera. Samsung Digital Cameras Leading the Digital Convergence Revolution. SAMSUNG is a name that stands high among all the leading brands of consumer electronics today.

Digital cameras are constantly outstanding in their color quality. Suitability of them means you should pick the product that is suitable to your purpose of general photography or professional photography. If you decide what quality of resolution you need to buy, your purchase will be absolutely fine.

It is important for you to do your homework before going to make a deal for a product. The net is an extensive place where you can find out some great cameras in really cheap prices. Almost all the major brands such as Fuji, Kodak, Samsung, Olympus, Nikon and HP have their products available at cost effective prices. The big brands like Kodak, Concord and Oregon have inexpensive offers in the range of $50 to $100 for you. These have 2 to 4 mega pixels.

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Digital Photography Magazine

Apr 10 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Tired of your old film camera and craving for something new? Digital photography is a relatively new genre of photography, gradually overshadowing its older version, film photography, into obscurity. There are marked advantages of digital cameras have over film cameras. Well, an lcd monitor is one, post processing adds up to image quality in a drastic way, there's the extensive resolution, and a whole lot more!

So, by now you should be impressed. But what digital camera would be most suitable for you? And how would you prepare yourself? Well, one good thing is purchasing a digital photography magazine!

Photography magazines are fairly affordable, considering their quality and its content, which would really prompt one to purchase a digital camera in no time. Some of its essential content includes:

Tips for just about anything about photography.

May it be about an accessory, way of shooting, setting tricks, and the like, photography magazines really gives its readers an edge, coming from actual photography experts. You would discover how to use your camera better and how to utilize its features with digital photography magazine's step by step guide. Aside from the in-camera tips, digital photography magazines also teaches its readers some post processing techniques, which is totally sweet because as you all know, post processing is what makes photography distinct from film photography.

Digital camera reviews and ratings

Digital Photography Magazine, unlike camera companies, provides for an unbiased review on each digital camera release. The result then is a more objective judgment for you to assess on which digital camera you should purchase. A digital camera review usually comes with overall rating and sample images, so you would be a hundred percent sure once you decide on which camera to buy. As they always say, quality first before brand name.

Photo gallery

Given that you already have a digital camera; a Digital Photography Magazinewould still be of use because digital camera magazines are also sources of inspiration to budding photographers with its gallery. Each gallery is sorted according to genre or category, took by some talent and put into that magazine, not for you to steal ideas, but to have at least a point of reference on what to shoot in your own creative way. The good thing also is that almost all digital photography magazines places the camera setting used in shooting the pictures in the gallery.

Articles about digital photography

What use is it to engage into digital photography when you are not abreast of its developments? Do you what camera brand NASA used in their recent space mission? Well, got you! In order to be good at what you enter in, you must know at least some things about it. A digital photography magazine gives new development and some rumors regarding photography, so you would have an idea on what to expect.

Photo contests!

Some digital photography magazines hold a contest for its patrons. Think of each contest as a gallery exhibit and a photo is chosen with its owner given a price. Do not be afraid of entering one because almost every reader submits their own entry because unlike painting, photography can be entered by anyone. The prize, if you are lucky, would really be worth it!

The points mentioned are some of the things that digital photography magazines offer. There are still millions of features that are waiting for you, every month is a special month for most of these magazines, as a matter of fact.

So what are you waiting for?

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Budget Digital Camera Review – Rollei Compactline 80

Apr 10 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Digital cameras are now common place, nearly every household has at least one. The thing is that there are so many to choose from, that its difficult to make a decision about which one will suit you best. Do you go for a high mega pixel, or a high zoom? Do you go for an SLR (they are the really good digital cameras, but require some skills) or for a compact camera (which can be really good, but take less knowledge of photography)?

Our old digital camera was a Samsung, and as with most technology, it has quickly become outdated and difficult to use. There is a long delay between taking photographs and the speed when taking photographs is slow, therefore you sometimes miss that crucial shot! This can be quite frustrating and you can miss vital moments, especially when taking photographs of things like your children’s sports day.

Due to the problems encountered with our old camera, I found myself taking more and more photographs using my cell phone! My cell phone does have a good camera and takes better close up photographs than my old digital camera, a lot of my recent photographs have needed to be close up shots of small things. Hence the decision to buy a new camera.

We have looked at many camera’s one of the cheapest and best SLR Cameras that we looked at was a Canon that cost around £150 – this was being used to take portrait photographs in a film processing shop in our local town. Unfortunately we only had around £60 with which to purchase a camera and so had to get the best for our money.

So what can you get for around that price mark? It has to be a compact digital camera for that kind of money and we tried several. The shop that we used was very helpful allowing us to try each camera in our price range to see how easy they were to use, to see the quality of the photographs that the cameras could take and to feel the quality of the device that we were purchasing. All of the cameras offered were on sale at £50-£60 – reduced from their original prices.

I took photographs with all of the cameras that were within our price range – an Olympus (10 Megapixel), a Samsung (10 Megapixel) and a Rollei (8 Megapixel). I took general photographs and full zoom photographs to check on quality, especially looking at graining on the full zoom photograph, as I use the zoom function a lot when taking photographs.

The Samsung was first (at £49.99 reduced from £64.99), and being the same make as our old camera, I did not expect too much. I was not disappointed! The camera still had the delay on it, just like our outdated one, but the quality was excellent as was the build quality. Next came the Rollei Compactline 80 (on offer at £54.99 reduced from £79.99). I had never heard of these cameras before, they are a little known German make. The photographs I took were excellent – the quality is extremely sharp, and the full zoom is just as sharp – no graining at all. There is a slight delay between shots, which is not the best. The build quality did not feel too good – the camera felt “plasticy” and delicate. The final contender was the Olympus (reduced from £99.99 to £59.99) the biggest reduction, and you would think with a name like Olympus, the best camera. Unfortunately I was disappointed. The camera was of excellent quality and felt expensive, it was easy to use and there was little delay between shots. The problem came on full zoom, which unlike the other two was VERY grainy. I immediately turned it off and gave it back!

I opted for the Rollei, not happy to take another Samsung. I had to purchase an SD card to save the images, which at £10 made the price £5 over my budget. The camera has been excellent. It has many great features – you can choose the quality of photograph (from 8 megapixel to VGA through 2 megapixel increments); it has a 6MB internal memory, although this would only allow you to take around 3 photographs at the 8 megapixel quality (!); you can do basic editing; show your pictures as a slideshow; rotate, resize; frame an image; and a voice memo! It takes both photograph and video footage.

I found it very easy to use, and the settings menu extremely easy to navigate. The menu when in camera mode is simple and self explanatory. In the box you get a “Quick Start Guide”, user guide and photo editing software CD ROMS, a wrist strap, a neck strap and a USB cable (which is extremely important as this camera does not have a standard USB connection).

The downsides with this camera are: the delay between taking images (a green LED flashes until it is ready to take the next image), the “instruction” book that comes with the camera is very basic and therefore you have to “Play” with the camera to figure out how it works, the USB cable – if this one gets lost, I would not be able to get a replacement easily and the “plasticy” feel of the camera.

All of this said, the quality of the images it takes is fantastic, when you consider the price I paid for the camera. This to me far out weighed the feel of the camera and the lack of instructions. I am more than happy with my purchase and I am sure you would be too. Although it’s a little known make, give them a chance – where would Samsung, Olympus and Canon be today, if they had been ignored when they first arrived on the market?

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Sony DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera Review (10x Optical Zoom)

Apr 10 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

If you someone (like myself) who are just sick of the flat features on those mini compact digital cameras but still are not willing to lug a gigantic DSLR camera with you when you are vacation, you just have to get your hands on the new Sony DSC-HX5V digital camera. While still maintaining a relatively compact size, this model has managed to pack in a whole host of features not found on many compact models. On top of that, it has a blazing fast performance to boot.

The Sony DSC-HX5V comes with a 10 mega-pixel image sensor and a lens with a 25-250mm focal length. On the back you will find a huge 3-inch LCD screen for reviewing your videos and photos. In terms of shutter speed, the range starts from 1/1600 of a second to 30 seconds. This model can also record full HD videos at 1080p.

The Sony DSC-HX5V also scores pretty well in the design department with its elegant all black casing. It measures at 4.1 x 1.1 x 2.3 inches in dimensions and weighs just 6 ounces. This camera would easily fit into your bag or coat pocket without being too obstructive. All the buttons and controls are intuitively laid out and was pretty straightforward to use.

The highlights of this camera would definitely have to be in its features and performance. One of my favorite features on it is the Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode that lets you take panorama shots with a press of the button. All you need to do is press the shutter button and sweep the camera across the area that you wish to capture and the camera automatically creates a panoramic image out of the shoot. No stitching or editing is needed.

The videos and photos taken on the Sony DSC-HX5V was very good overall especially for a camera of its size and class. It was also extremely fast with a shutter lag time of only 0.4 seconds and takes just 1.8 seconds from start up to take your first shot. It also has a great shot-to-shot time of just 1.5 seconds. These figures leave many of its competitors in the dust. All-in-all, the Sony DSC-HX5V is a great compact camera model for anyone who loves to take great photos and to have more control in their photographic experience. At the time of writing, it is selling for just around $349 per unit, which is a great deal for a camera of this stature.

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Digital Photography eBook Review: Camera Dollars Income System

Apr 10 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

The "Camera Dollars Income System eBook" written by Brian Moore claims to contain everything you need to know to make money with your digital camera. This is one of the few books currently available on the market today with the type of hardnosed information and resources those bent on doing digital photography work will ever need. Other books I have seen seem outdated – being primarily theoretical and not very helpful in today's market – when compared with the freshness of Moore's eBook.

Brian Moore has been earning a very high income for more than two years while using this system. He continues to make his living as a free-lance digital photographer. His advice is timely and useful.

The ability of the layman to earn a living by selling his photos is a fairly recent phenomenon in digital photography circles. Moore does an admirable job of breaking down the whole business of digital photography without getting bogged down in the history of its development.

His audience is clearly the layman with a digital camera who wants to earn a part-time or full-time income selling his photos on the internet. In this eBook, you'll learn:

'How to' earn ongoing residual revenue from each digital photo you submit online;

About a relatively unknown photography market that is exploding thanks to the internet;

How to ensure you are getting the best fee possible for each photo you submit online;

How NOT to get taken advantage of and how to ensure you are paid a fair price for your photos;

Resources to find out what buyers are looking for and why buyers are buying photos;

Who pays the highest rates – and how to market your photos to buyers so they will come back again and again for your work;

Ideas to create multiple streams of income from your digital photos such as as turning your photos into saleable screen savers;

How to find websites that will practically beg you for your photos – and who'll be willing to pay a premium for each photo you submit to them;

How to select the right keywords to use with your photos – use the wrong keywords and your sales may slowly suffer, use the right keywords and sales will soar;

What a "field rep" is and how you can start providing this in-demand service immediately;

How to sell your images on your own website and keep all the profits for yourself – includes advice on how to post your photos on a web page, how to flood your site with traffic and how to write copy;

How to sell your images offline in your own profitable brick and mortar photography store;

How to make money in the competitive world of celebrity gossip sites – these tips are extremely powerful and will give you a leg up on your competition;

How to take pictures of sporting events and sell them online – follow Brian's tips and he promises you'll make money;

How to make your images look professional for extra cash even if you are an amateur just starting out – Brian demonstrates how to get the perfect shot every time with your digital camera;

What to take pictures of – find out what types of images are in the most demand in this chapter;

How to sell your photos on eBay – Brian gives some great tips on this and makes it so simple;

There's a lot more helpful information in the book regarding the finer points of setting up your business. There's not much fluff and it's easy to read.

One of the impressive things that became apparent after I had finished the book was that digital photography work does not require you to buy expensive digital photography equipment, create any websites, ship anything, get involved with adult or pornographic content, or to have any special computer skills. It also does not require any extensive customer support.

Moore drives home the fact that digital photography work is growing faster than the supply of available photographers.

Photographers are needed worldwide – and thanks to the abilities of the Internet, anyone who will take the time to read and follow the instructions in this book has a legitimate chance of earning a very good part-time income or an excellent full-time income as a digital photographer selling photos online.

Because all work is submitted online, this is work one can do from anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection. The eBook tells you exactly how and where to upload the pictures you take onto the internet. Waiting for someone to pay for your photos is the hardest part and if there is a fault with the system, it would be that one would get impatient and stop taking and uploading photos thus limiting one's income potential.

This is a comprehensive guide that leaves nothing out of the business equation left unexplained. It describes and gives references to the types of images that are most in demand and where and how to upload your photos for residual monthly income. All in all, this is a helpful and practical how to guide for any erstwhile digital photographer desiring to do digital photography work online.

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Nikon Coolpix L26 Point and Shoot Digital Camera Review

Apr 10 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

The Nikon Coolpix L26 compact point and shoot camera might just be the best small digital camera today that offers an impressive feature set and a very affordable street price of under $ 100.

Small and Compact

One of the first things you notice when you unbox the Nikon Coolpix L26 is just how small this digital camera really is. This will easily slip into your pocket or purse and almost fits in the palm of your hand.

Easy To Use

This camera from Nikon is aimed squarely at the photographer in the market for small and simple point and shoot camera and it does this well with full automatic operation possible with this small Nikon camera that takes full control over the camera setting such as aperture and shutter speeds , allowing the photographer to concentrate on composition and let the camera take care of all the compicated settings.

Flexible Zoom Lens

The Nikon Coolpix L26 ships with a 5x optical zoom lens that starts with a wide angle of 28mm and zooms all the way out to 140mm (35mm equivalent) allowing the photographer to shoot both lanscapes and other scenes where there need to get the widest field of view possible, to a mid telephoto range that is perfect for getting closer to the subject when needed.

16 Megapixels of Resolution

This little Nikon, despite the physical size – offers the photographer to print big and beautiful poster sized prints thanks to the fact that the L26 Coolpix offers a full 16 megapixels of resolution from the CMOS sensor. You do not have to worry about image quality with this small compact camera.

Full HD Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix L26 is more than a still image camera, as this small camera priced under $ 100 is also a fantastic camera for shooting full HD videos and movies of your friends and family too, and when you are done shooting you movies, it is easy to share them on popular sharing sites with the included software and hardware supplied with this camera.

3 inch LED display

Offering 240k resolution, the big and bright LED display offers more than enough brightness and contrast – even when used in full daylight sun to compose an review your images and movies with ease.

To summarize, it is hard to beat the value that this small compact camera offers and will please both amature and more experienced photographers looking to buy a cheap camera.

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Why You Should Trust Waterproof Digital Camera Reviews

Apr 10 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

If you are considering purchasing a camera for underwater photography it is worth reading some of the waterproof digital camera reviews available. Many of these can be found easily on the internet and provide you with invaluable information.

If you are new to the world of underwater photography, you really want to get the best advice and information that is out there. By looking at waterproof digital camera reviews you can ascertain which models perform the best. This can save you valuable time and money and make it easier for you to decide what equipment to buy.

Many experts and amateur photographers who are passionate about this genre of photography have taken the time to test many models of cameras. The tests that they conduct take the equipment to the extremes so that the reviewers can give a rigorous account of how well they performed.

They pass on their comments to many websites and user forums so that they can inform other potential underwater photographers about which products to spend their hard earned money on. They will also be able to give a valid opinion on whether particular cameras are worth the money being charged.

Of course, you may also find waterproof digital camera reviews in magazines and newspapers. The disadvantage of this method is that there may only be one review posted in a specialized magazine or newspaper; this does not really give you an overall view of how several models performed for a fair comparison. It could be an ideal answer if you are only interested in finding out how one particular camera performed in consumer tests.

When buying any kind of waterproof camera it is essential that you get all of the information you need to make an informed decision. A waterproof camera is not a cheap buy and you want to ensure that you are purchasing equipment that will last many years.

You need to be able to determine which is the right waterproof camera for your particular needs and will fulfil the task that it was ultimately designed to do. Without looking for any advice about a waterproof camera you may end up with an inferior product and have to spend more money than you originally anticipated.

To have an informed choice and to make sure that the equipment you intend to buy is up to scratch, then it is of paramount importance that you turn to waterproof digital camera reviews to guide you.

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The SVP Digital Camera Review

Apr 10 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

With the age of digital imaging, nearly every (shallow water) diver can be involved with underwater photography. This review is of a true beginner camera outfit. The Chinese made, SVP Acqua digital outfit includes the camera system and waterproof case for under $100. There are obvious limitations and we’ll cover them in this review.

Don’t expect professional results with this camera, but you’ll be surprisingly pleased with the versatility this little compact outfit provides. With all the features you’d expect to find in popular brand ‘point and shoot’ cameras, this compact system will easily fit into your BCD pocket. The specifications are listed after our review comments. Since the factory marketing brochure supplied these, we cannot confirm or dispute them.

First of all, before using this camera… view the enclosed DVD instruction manual provided with the camera. There are many features and settings that you’ll need to know before you get out on the water to use your camera system. We’ve used many different brands and all seem to have some logical settings and some not-so-logical procedures. Like most ‘point and shoot’ cameras, there is a delay between pushing on the shutter and having the actual shutter operation. After you become familiar with the operation of the camera and the features you’re ready for the underwater part.

Like any housing, you need to keep the housing clean and free from sand or grit that could create a leak. Since the main seal is not really an o’ring, I was very careful to clean the surfaces with a cotton tip (Qtip) and apply some o’ring grease to the surface as well as a thin film on the seal itself. The seal is sort of a wedge shape, so it should provide a good positive pressure seal. The clean part is more for all the little control buttons that allow you to change settings of the camera underwater. We’ll get into the best settings we found when using the camera underwater.

When they say the housing is good to 15 meters or around 33 feet, they are not lying. Not that we were trying to flood the housing or anything, but at 60 feet the camera is not operational because the pressure is squeezing the controls and shuts the camera off. At 40 feet, you might get the camera to work, but don’t count on changing the settings. At 35 feet the camera seems to work fine with all the features and settings operational. For many divers, this will be too limiting because most of your dives will be deeper than 35 feet. However, keep in mind that the red/yellow/orange end of the spectrum is filtered out beyond this depth too.

The camera and housing combination are well matched and easy to operate. With the clear plastic housing, you can easily see the settings on the camera. Like most digital displays certain angles are more difficult to see, but with the proper shading and angle everything is visible on the 2 inch screen. Even though you can change the lens focal length from wide angle to zoom, we kept the setting on wide angle for the dives during the whole process because of the water. Keep this in mind for all underwater photography; stay close to your subject and use the widest angle possible for better results.

For the still shots, the camera was set for the strobe to fire with each shot. This uses up your batteries faster, but if the subject is closer than 8 feet, you’ll have better imaging and color. The best results were our macro shots where we set the camera for ‘close-up’ and used the flash. When using the movie mode, you’ll be impressed with the sharpness of the images, but don’t expect high quality audio. The housing must absorb a lot of the sound as much of the underwater audio is muted. More than likely, you’ll edit with some musical background anyway.

The color balance was a little off. We did change the settings according to the instructions and the results were that the color balance was a little on the blue side for topside shots. This was not an issue for the underwater shots as the greenish tint of the water was eliminated. Most of the color balance issues can be handled in the editing phase.

The claim of being 12.0 mega pixels is a little deceiving because this is the ‘hardware interpolation’ not the ‘image resolution’ which is 5.0 mega pixels. All in all, we were not disappointed in the quality results of the better pictures. However, some of the shots showed camera shake even with the built in flash. This means that the shutter does adjust for the amount of light, so it’s important to squeeze the cameral and hold it as still as possible.

We used an 8 GB SD card because we expected to take a lot of video and had ample memory space for two dives. We didn’t use the provided USB cable because we use a card reader to our laptop and then back up the memory to a portable hard drive. The power source uses two triple A Alkaline Batteries, so it’s not a problem having new batteries for each dive. We didn’t use the ‘voice recorder’ feature, but from our underwater video experience, it would not be recommended inside the underwater housing.

Now for the bottom line advice on this gear: If you plan to take your underwater imaging seriously, save your money for a more comprehensive system. This could be the perfect outfit for a sport diver that wants to share their diving experience with their friends and family. For less than $100 (prices range from $70-100), not including your SD Memory card or batteries, it is a value. The SVP cameras are available at some dive shops and are directly marketed from several importers online. The next “point and shoot” underwater outfits, without an external strobe, will most likely cost over $500. So, if you are going on vacation and thinking about having your own digital camera outfit for shallow water, this is the answer. Of course, for around $35 at most diving centers you could rent a camera with everything included. Sometimes the choice is not easy, but you can know a lot more from someone who has tested the SVP out. It is a great still and video camera outfit for around the water and underwater to about 35 feet.

Specifications from the Manufacturer:

· Waterproof design: Don’t be afraid to take this Aqua camera to the water-even underwater. The waterproof case will protect this camera to depths of 30 feet.

· Very sleek and small camera design

· Takes Pictures, Video, and Audio Clips with it’s built in microphone.

· Resolution sensor gives you the option of taking: 5 MP, 3.1 MP, 1.3 MP, and 300K Resolution Images.

· Takes, 12 and 8 MP pictures through hardware interpolation.

· Movie mode: When a picture isn’t enough, shoot 640 x 480 (VGA) video, with sound, at 30 frames per second.

· 2.0″ LCD screen: This compact color screen has plenty of room to help you compose your shots.

· Zoom: The 8x digital zoom enlarges pixels to fill the frame with your favorite part of the image.

· Adjustable Flash

· Self timer: 2/10/10+2 Seconds

· Tripod Capabilities

· Onboard White Balance

· Waterproof to 50ft

· 16MP Built in Memory, Takes SD Cards to expand memory.

· Power Source: 2 triple A Batteries

· Time Stamp Options: Off/ Date only/ Date and Time

· Comes with software, hookup via USB 1.1

· Video/TV out supported- Via video out cable.

· Automatic power mode- Prolong batteries life by auto-switching the camera power off.

· Auto Flash, Auto Flash with Red-eye reduction, Slow Sync, Fill-in Flash, Flash off, Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten, Sunset, Custom etc…

· MULTI-LINGUAL INTERFACE 8 Menu Languages including: English, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, T. Chinese, and S. Chinese.

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