Archive for September, 2011

Top Ten Camera Phones: Camera Phones and the Ones That Took the Best Pictures

September 27th, 2011 2 comments

Camera phones have metamorphosed the way we see, perceive and recollect the fleeting everyday life. Owing to its portability, compactness and multitasking capabilities, camera phones have gradually overshadowed the utility of the traditional camera. And camera phones these days are not mere imaging devices but have literally evolved into digital studios!

The upward trend in the sales chart of mobile phones with camera capabilities has been simply phenomenal. Brilliant high-resolution display, top notch image management softwares, multitude of sharing options – shutterbugs couldn’t have been more delighted. Just how many bloggers blog about camera phones – news, reviews, rumours, ratings etc – itself would make for some interesting stats.

The figures released by Flickr shows that Camera Mobile Phones from Nokia and Sony Ericsson are the most popular among users and the K750i constantly features as the numero uno. The imaging prowess of the CyberShot K800i from Sony Ericsson has been a visual revelation. Excellent colour saturation, crisp detailing and the inclusion of auto and macro focus have boosted the popularity of the CyberShot Series.

The multimedia heavy N-Series phones from Nokia too are hugely popular. The technological expertise of the N-Series family – the N73 & N93 in particular – gives you comprehensive imaging solutions. The branding with Carl-Zeiss optics was a masterstroke as it has reinforced the brand value of Nokia. Having trailed in the race so far, LG have recently announced their partnership with Schneider-Kreuznach and their forthcoming handsets will feature the German company’s world leading lenses.

Samsung’s SGH-D900, LG’s KG920 and the SL91 from BenQ-Siemens also deserve mention. The Nokia N95 and the LG KG920 sport 5 megapixel cameras and the Samsung SCH-B600 is loaded with a colossal 10 megapixel shooter. The future will see camera phones with incremental technological advancement. Stay alert, shoot sharp.

Bradley Ben

Know More Nikon Cameras

September 27th, 2011 4 comments

Copyright (c) 2009 Kentaro Konika The Nikon brand is famous across the world. Synonymous with quality and durability Nikon has carved out a large market for themselves, competing with the likes of Canon for the top-spot in the camera world. The Nikon company started out small but has grown into one of the most successful commercial camera manufacturers in the world. The company started from humble beginnings shortly after the end of World War II, launching the Nikon I in 1948. With this as their starting point Nikon continued to build on their success, quickly introducing a second camera to the market, the Nikon M, one year later in 1949. During the 1950s the brand continued to grow with the NP 1957 being released as a rival to beat the industry leading Leica 35mm from Germany. The Nikon camera quickly came to be thought of as one of the top choices amongst camera technology at the time. Since these early years Nikon has grown into a powerhouse of the camera world. Numerous technological improvements have kept Nikon cameras at the top end of the camera market. The launch of the Nikon F SLR in 1959 was a landmark in the company’s history setting an industry standard for SLR design. As a result it quickly became the tool of choice for a variety of professional photographers, taking precedence over the German Leica cameras that reigned before it. By 1980 Nikon had proven themselves to be one of the best but continued to make improvements including the release of the F3 which was designed especially for astronauts on NASA space missions to use. The design was robust and easily usable by astronauts whilst they wore their restrictive space suits. It also functioned in zero gravity environments and was resistant to solar rays which posed a problem to camera technology in space previously. As a result of the success of this camera Nikon continued to design more cameras for NASA. The success of Nikon up to this time is evident, but it has continued through the 1990s to the present day. During the ’90s Nikon produced more top quality SLRs that served to retain Nikon’s place at the top of commercial camera equipment standings. In 1992 Nikon released the NIKONOS RS, the world’s first autofocus SLR camera usable under water. This was a big step for underwater camera use, enabling photos to be taken more easily than ever in sub-aqua conditions. Nikon went on to team up with Fuji Films producing the E2 and E2S digital still cameras in 1995. In 1997 Nikon then introduced their first digital camera called the CoolPix 100. As of then Nikon has kept itself at the top of the digital camera world with a constant stream of new releases improving digital camera technology year on year. The CoolPix S50C and P4 are both excellent compacts, particularly the P4 which is a high quality 8MP product with a large view-screen on the back. The S50C is a 7.2 MP camera boasting a huge 3 inch view-screen making taking great photos easier than ever.

Kentaro Konika

Shoot your top moments at quality attributes

September 27th, 2011 No comments

Now, since you are grown up, you can require a new Digital SLR Camera for yourself. Now, you can only donate your old, spot and shoot cameras to buy a new digital SLR camera. You would be definitely bewildered with the traits and technicalities that is incorporated the <a href=””>digital SLR cameras</a>. To many, the Digital SLR Cameras are just like a make that is typical to utilize. However, most of the users find the new characteristics and jargons of the digital SLR cameras puzzling. There are also various appraisals accessible about many digital SLR cameras, but they also seem very confusing. But, before you procure one, it gets significant to distinguish the finer points of your camera. Else, the procedure of your acquire would become endless.
It is always good to know about the current technology. In comparison to the past few decades, the digital camera production has become assertively competitive. Hence, due to this competitiveness, today there are numerous traits added to the digital SLR cameras. Even, the prices of these shiny little sensations are dropped to a large extent. However, you do not have to get bothered, if you want to gain a good Digital SLR Camera. If you are not aware of the fundamental of the Digital SLR Cameras, you might end up captivating a bad one. Mostly, cameras from decent brands are suitable, to choose. Amongst the new models of the digital SLR cameras, the Canon EOS, Nikon D40, and the Evolt E510 is a better option.
Thus, it would be wise to obtain the right digital SLR camera for yourself from the decent brands obtainable at the camera hut. At camera hut, you can avail cameras from the dependable brands such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Fujifilm, etc. They also have digital cameras of brands like Casio, Kodak, Panasonic, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo etc. Some of the featured products obtainable at the CameraHut are Canon Powershot A580 Digital Camera, Canon EOS 450D with 18mm-55mm IS Lens Kit,  Canon Powershot A470 Digital Camera, Canon Powershot A590 IS Digital Camera, Nikon D40 Body and Canon EOS 400D with 18-55mm Lens Kit.
However, once you gain a Digital SLR Camera of your selections, then you have to learn all the functions of your camera. However, once you have realized how to use the Digital SLR Camera aptly, you can shoot any of your valuable moments with excellence traits incorporated in the Digital SLR Camera. If you want to become a professional photographer then this camera would assist you a lot. Hence you can now readily aid your family members and also friends during the several festive events to capture all the imperative and treasured moments through your new digital SLR camera.

Jessica Thomson

Nokia N93: Taking your Digital Camera Head on

September 27th, 2011 No comments

There has been a lot of discussions about how mobile phones are competing with digital cameras. Though the arguments are convincing in favor of mobile phone that would subsequently uproot digital cameras as consumer’s first choice for imaging needs, this sounds like a scene of a distant future. With the launch of Nokia N93, the future suddenly is within our grasp. Being a top end member of the highly acclaimed N series, the Nokia N93 is essentially a 3G enabled, multimedia communication device. The handset is a bit on the heavier side at 180 gm and resembles a miniature digital camcorder.

The twist and rotating QVGA screen of the Nokia N93 displays more than 262k vibrant colours. The screen can work in imaging mode, viewing mode, fold open mode and fold closed mode. The sleek black casing with chrome edging give an impression of reliability and sophistication. The Nokia N93 is endowed with a massive 3.2 mega pixel camera sporting lens made by Carl Zeiss. High definition images do not compromise on its resolution when you zoom in unlike other camera phones. The Nokia N93 is endowed with 3x optical zoom than the more common digital zoom.

Though 3.2 mega pixel camera module with auto focus and integrated flash is available with other models in the market, what sets the Nokia N93 apart is its DVD like video recording quality. The Nokia N93 is capable of taking part in video calls across UMTS network other than voice calls across triband GSM networks. 50 Mb of internal memory and the 128 Mb memory card included in the kit leaves you with enough space for all types of content you want to download to the Nokia N93. Other connectivity options incorporated in the Nokia N93 are GPRS, EDGE, WiFi, Blue tooth, Infrared and USB – in a nutshell, more than you’ll ever need.

Caitlin Lucy

Samsung U900 Soul Mobile Phone Review – A Slider With Personality

September 27th, 2011 No comments

Consumers will ultimately want to investigate this nifty little gadget; the Samsung Soul. This mobile phone is equipped with many key features that will make you be glad to be the proud owner. You will notice and become impressed with the physique of this high class slim slider made up of black plastic while the battery lid is composed of metal. The size is just right at 4.2 x 1.9 x 0.5 inches, weighing in at only 4.0 oz (112 g)!

Upon purchasing this classy looking mobile phone; you will find it comes with two small CD’s, a manual, headphones, data cable, advertising brochure and a charger. This phone has a small display (approximately 2/3 of the top part of the phone); supporting resolutions of 240 x 320, 16 million colors. The user of this phone will receive many detailed images.

The Samsung Mobile phone also comes equipped with Google Search and mobile blogging! Google Search allows for quick research while traveling to and from business meetings. For those who must blog on the go; this is indeed the perfect phone for you. You may be surprised to learn it has an RSS Reader as well! Needless to say there is so much that can be accomplished with this phone!

This camera ready mobile phone is equipped with five mega pixels possessing auto focus, face detection and auto focus; giving modern digital cameras a run for their money. If you are a true camera person; you’ll be impressed with what this feature can do and how clear the picture quality is.

This phone is a one stop shop entertainer as well! Carry around your complete music collection since this music ready mobile phone comes equipped with FM stereo radio, RDS and music library applications; allowing you to organize your latest and greatest music collection. Music lovers enjoy the ease of being able to store 1000 songs in this little gadget and let us not forget the Bang & Olusen ICEpower digital amplifier produces quality output of music. The Samsung Mobile Phone supports formats such as AAC, MP3, WAV, MIDI and WMA, not to mention a caller ID, Bluetooth 2.0 and HSDPA with 7.2 megabytes.

You will be amazed to find The Samsung Soul has DaCP; directional pad icons which change depending upon the function. For example, when you switch to camera mode, DaCP switches over to the zoom feature; giving users instant access to certain features and changes. The display is touch sensitive, ultimately replacing the D-pad. This mobile phone is equipped with features for everyone. It possesses great sensibility feature which can be adjusted according to the user’s specific needs. In addition to all of this; when touch it can vibrate; icon color and effects are customizable.

The Samsung Soul is data read; allowing users to download files at a rapid pace; accessing the internet and email at high broadband speed thanks to the HSDPA support at 7.2 Mbps. Pictures and video can be transferred instantly because of 3G support this mobile phone possesses.

Carlson Osbourne

Samsung E370: Get it Through Top Deals and Enjoy Astonishing Features

September 27th, 2011 No comments

Samsung E 370 is a tri-band handset with a 1.3 .mega pixel camera. The other features include video recording, FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and MP 3. You can also avail the facility of wireless technology 2.0 and USB 1.1 to transfer photos. The same you can do with data and ring tones as well. As far as memory is considered, it contains 40 MB of internal memory in which you can store plenty of data.

It is a black design; round shaped mobile phone measuring 86 x 43.1 x 20.3 mm. It comes in different colours, so you have a choice of choosing it from different range of colours.

If you are a music lover then it can prove to be the best mobile phone for you. You can listen to your favourite songs in MP 3, AAC or AAC+ format .You can avail terrific audio qualities which will be pleasant for your ears. There are 40 polyphonic ring tones which will give you an enjoyment of listening to variety of melodies.

You can take quality pictures and record quality video clips with the Samsung E370. The features of 5x digital zoom and 1.3 mega pixel of camera will allow you to have astonishing snapshots and better video clips.

As far as the E370 deals are concerned O2, Vodafone, Orange and T-mobile allows you to seek top deals where you can get Samsung E370 absolutely free. Here the monthly rental varies from £25 to £75.On the other hand it has a good number of minutes and texts. You can have the free line rental or some amount cash back as a free incentive with these deals. In some of the deals you can also avail the Bluetooth headset absolutely free.

It is difficult to have such deals where you can get plenty of free gifts, minutes and texts.

So, grab the opportunity and avail Samsung E370 which is just in front of you, because missing such an opportunity will not be a wise move.

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Elizabeth Wills

Digital Filmmaking is the Future

September 27th, 2011 2 comments

“Four years ago, if you had a video and you wanted people to see it, you had to invite them all over to your house for a beer. With the web, it’s possible to produce a movie with almost no budget and get a million people to watch it”.

– David Trescot, Group Product Manager, Adobe

With a digital camcorder in hand, you can now make your very own professional quality film at a fraction of the cost it takes to make a feature film with the traditional celluloid camera. Plus, with no film reel needed, you avoid the film processing costs which are a major chunk of a small budget film’s budget. Digital Filmmaking has truly arrived with a bang in the present day world. While most professionals agree that a digital camera, however top notch it may be, cannot match the film/35mm resolution; they also contend that the cost advantage more than covers up for it. You can make a digital movie at one-fifth the cost when compared to a movie made with celluloid camera.

I think technology has always been relative, you know. “I think yeah, there’s a hell of a lot of more you can do technically now than you could ever do before. It’s never been cheaper to make a movie and get more people to see your film than ever before. You can get a digital camera for a couple of thousand dollars and your own desktop editing system for a couple of grand, and you’re making movies”.

– Dan Myrick, co-director, The Blair Witch Project

Since Mr Dan made those comments, the price of both shooting and editing equipment has more than halved.

Of course, for theatrical showings you can always later transfer your digital movie to film stock. If, for example, your ultimate goal is to someday have your video projected from celluloid in a movie theater, you’ll need to consider shooting your source footage at 25 frames per second, which will make for a smoother transition to the 24 frames of traditional film stock. To do this, you’ll need a PAL-formatted camcorder (commonly sold in European markets) rather than a camera that shoots at the standard 30frames per second. In addition, if you’re interested in widescreen projection, there are some cameras specifically designed for capturing images in the elongated 16:9 aspect ratio. These considerations are critical to your success with video-to-film projects, so carefully examine any prospective camcorder for the appropriate features and consult a film transfer facility to see what they recommend.

Another type of cameras which are a great help in transferring to film stock are 24P cameras. 24P refers to those cameras which have a frame rate of 24 frames per second, equivalent to the frame rate of a film stock. It is an ideal aspect ratio for video projects that will eventually be transferred to film, because it doesn’t necessitate dropping frames when converting formats. Pioneered by Sony, and now available from several makers, this technology has the ability to record 40 minutes of HD footage on a compact $70 cassette (compared to the $400 for 4-minutes of 35mm motion picture film, with processing costs). One example of such a camera is the Sony HDW-F900.

Digital filmmaking is truly the future of Cinema, with better technology, rising film costs and competition paving the way for it.

Kallore Gandhi

Analysis of Historical Photography

September 27th, 2011 3 comments

The art of photography is a glorious one. Utilizing photography, you can keep hold of the greatest scenes from your life. Then you can look at them whenever you wish, to enjoy and treasure them. Moreover, you will be able to capture the stunning scenes of nature which are sources of freshness and beauty.

However, have you ever thought about how the concept of photography developed? As a matter of fact, photography as an art has been around for hundreds of years. Individuals have always been ardent admirers of beauty and they have always wanted to capture beauty of any kind. However, the technology available a few centuries ago was not as developed as it is nowadays, in the modern age.

This article will look at the past, to when photography arrived, and how its popularity has grown since then.

“Photography” as a phrase and concept was introduced by Sir Jon Herscel around the early 1830s, when the world came to know this brand-new concept. Photography is actually derived from two words: ‘photo’ and ‘graphein’ which means recording pictures with the help of radiation or light.

Photography is nowadays only about recording images with the assistance of light. The French painter and chemist Daguerre was first to produce a photograph. Traces of photographs have been discovered as early as the mid-to-late 1820s, which would suggest that such a technology did exist in some form before 1839 (i.e. which is when Daguerre produced the first recorded photograph).

Photography became very prominent in 1847 when photographs of the Mexican-American war were shown in the Americas, reaching the public. The public started to see the future of photography, and they came to know that this new technology was about to revolutionize their lives.

The first colored photographs – which were very basic – were published in 1861. This then generated a real interest in photography all around the world, due to it being such a new and amazing idea. Having said that, this method mainly involved tinting the photographs, which understandably doesn’t produce the same high quality result as we have with color photos today.

Photography equipment kept on improving – and the photos created also kept on becoming more impressive and remarkable (for the time) – until 1991 when the first digital camera appeared on the international scene.

This digital camera technology produced a very large interest, and then many people produced many colorful photos of their friends, family, and other scenes. Many more companies then started to produce a larger variety of cameras – ever maximizing their quality – which naturally resulted in the wonderfully high quality photographs that we have nowadays.

In the modern world, fashion and electronic media are all about photography. Due to all this, photographs today – especially their usage in advertising – has made people’s lives a lot more colorful and visually stunning!

Tristan Perry

The Art of Portrait Photography

September 24th, 2011 7 comments

Portrait photography is usually used at functions such as birthdays, graduations and weddings and is used to hang decoratively on the wall in a way to look good and to intrigue people. These prints are normally blown up for a better effect and put in lovely looking frames to make the best of the photos.

As a general rule, portrait photography focuses mostly on the face of the model, but can involve the shoulders and even more of the body if requested from the photography professional. Portrait photography is a great way to capture the mood and emotion of a particular moment and provide great memories that can be remembered and looked at over and over again.

Unlike some of the other types of photography like landscape and wildlife, portrait photography became very popular when the camera was first discovered as people enjoyed taking lots of photos of their family and loved ones. It was a way of remembering and capturing the pure love and emotion of one single moment forever. They could also be hung on the wall in frames or put into photo albums so that other people that were visiting could admire the prints as well. Back in this time, however, the portrait photography was just black and white and not in colour, which is what we have got used to in modern times. However, for a better and more effective style of portrait photography, the photography professional is very often asked to take photos that are in black and white, and these look great when hung on a wall or placed in a photo frame. It is a very effective look, but unfortunately, not as forgiving for errors as colour photos tend to be.

As portrait photography grew more and more popular, the art of taking photos became more individual, leading to photography professionals creating their own personal styles. Different types of photography grew in popularity as well, leading to prints of landscapes and wildlife and other such things to make more modern and stylish wall hangings. People started to desire more dramatic backdrops for their portrait photography, and also different poses as well.

Any photography professional that is any good will know that people have different tastes and different styles and should accommodate for this when taking the photos. They are there to serve the people ordering the prints and should do exactly what is requested from them. Portrait photography has grown massively, and now there is a demand for photos for weddings, new babies, family portraits, graduations and suchlike.

These prints do not have to be massively expensive, but you will have to pay for the services that you get, so the more prints you want and the better you want them, as well as the size that you request will make the rate for your payment, and it is worth thinking of this when you decide on exactly what it is that you want.

Portrait photography makes for wonderful gifts for family and loved ones and should be thought about in the coming up of special occasions like birthdays, Christmas, wedding anniversaries and such like.


What You Should Know Before Purchasing The Best Digital Camera In The Market

September 21st, 2011 No comments

There are thousand of different models of the best digital cameras in the market today. It is important that you purchase one that will meet your needs.

Although the most expensive top of the line cameras deliver the highest quality picture, they also have instructions that could confuse a rocket scientist. It is recommended that when you purchase the best digital camera; choose one that is relatively easy to operate.

In years gone by, all you had to do to purchase the best digital camera was to look at a few models. Today, it is necessary to know the language of the digital world.

Resolution and mega pixels are two terms that you need to know. Resolution is the quality of the picture. When you are shopping, make sure to ask what the resolution is. The higher the number the better the picture.

Mega pixels are the millions of tiny dots that make up a picture. Again, it is recommended that you purchase a digital camera that has a high level of mega pixels because you will get a clearer and more detailed photo. If you do not have a high enough level of pixels, then your photos will be hazy and fuzzy.

Another term you should know before you purchase the best digital camera is zoom.

There are two types of zoom that you will find on the best digital camera. The first is optical. The optical zoom depicts photo magnification. The second type of zoom is called digital zoom. This means that the inner mechanisms of the camera define the size of an image. More people choose the optical zoom because the results are better.

You need to take into consideration how you will get your pictures from the camera to your computer. There are several methods available.

Smart media, CompactFlash are forms of memory sticks that are available. Each one comes in different sizes and can hold a specific number of pictures.

When you are shopping for the best digicam, there are many options available to you. It is recommended that you do a little research before making a purchase.

An automated camera is called a point and shoot. It is called this because you do not need to focus, turn on a flash or anything else; just point and shoot the picture.

Before shopping for the best digital camera, you should find a model that better fits your needs. There are six main types of digicams to consider. The Cannon Company makes the widest variety of point and shoot cameras. If you want a camera that has a large LCD screen, then the Sony company offers the largest model with that feature.

If you are new to photography, it is recommended that you seek out the digital cameras with easy to use options. Research the brands that you are considering by visiting their websites. This will not only inform you of the options you have, but you will also get a chance to see the cameras that are available.

If you are an amateur photographer, and know basically what a digicam can do, then a digital camera with options such as freezing, stop and depth control may be right for you. These options allow you to explore different techniques of photography.

If you have advanced skills in photography and are comfortable with a digicam and its basic features, then consider a camera that has more advanced features that will allow to be more creative and assist you in developing your own style.

A DSLR is basically a digital camera that is a point and shoot. This type of camera comes with a full array of features that are easy to use. It has advance speed, and flexibility and also the best image quality.

The most expensive camera on the market today is the professional digital camera. It allows the user free range of motion and the features cannot be found in any other camera. If this is the type of camera that you are looking for, it is highly recommended that you research the different types of professional cameras on the market today.


With all the choices there are in cameras today, it is important that you know the basic differences amongst the best digital cameras. It is not just the price you need to know, it is the details of the camera that your decision should be based on.

Brooke Hayles