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Nokia N80: the Mobile Imaging Powerhouse

December 11th, 2011 No comments

Picking up a Nokia N80 in a Clearance deal is a good idea. The exceptionally desirable smartphone in smooth titanium silver finish at an even lower price in a Clearance deal should save anyone a good amount of hard earned money other than the long range of functionalities the Nokia N80 includes.

The Nokia N80 is a 3G slider phone with top of the line imaging and business features. The handset fits nicely to the hand and feels really solid at 134 gm. The active matrix 262k colour display puts into rest any doubts about its superior specs and functionality.

This S60 third edition based smartphone uses Symbian operating system. The Nokia N80 supports all for GSM mobile network bands other than 3G (UMTS) networks. The Nokia N80 uses its secondary VGA camera located at the to of its display to make video calls. Endowed with UPnP technology, the Nokia N80 is also at home with advanced voice functions like conference calling and Push to Talk.

The Nokia N80 represents the apex in the field of still mobile photography of the N series. However, there are other N series models designed to shoot videos. The primary camera module of the Nokia N80 is 3.15 megapixel based on CMOS. Imaging with the Nokia N80 is not only about high resolution but a complete imaging experience that allows you to print ‘real’ photographs. The camera is endowed with autofocus, 20x digital zoom, integrated LED flash, Anti Red Eye, self timer as well as advance camera modes and special effects.

Transferring data to and from the Nokia N80 is quick and painless. Other than 3G, the smartphone can also give you a ‘slower’ speed of about 236 kbps through EDGE or even ‘slower’ GPRS. WiFi, Infrared, Bluetooth and USB are other ways to get connected and share information with compatible devices.

Feature list of the Nokia N80 is so long that it would take a while for a new user to get accustomed to the wide array of functions.

Nokia N80 Clearance

Keith Rickwood

Digital Photography Equipment

November 14th, 2011 No comments

What do we mean by Digital Photography Equipment?

Digital cameras are in vogue today and almost everyone carries one everywhere. It reminds one of the Japanese tourists in Europe or America decades ago who became the best ambassadors of Canon, Ikon, Yashika and other famous brands. Today the same companies are manufacturing digital photography equipment and competing with other digital firms around the world. Good and sharp results have always been the requirements of the photographer and digital products do offer the best there is in the world today.

But it is not only about digital cameras alone! One also need several other equipment as ancillaries before your collection of a digital studio or even that small hobby room is complete. With computers controlling the processing and printing of photographs, it is essential to learn a bit of information technology as well to be successful in the use of digital photography equipment.

What equipment do we require for Digital Photography?

Quite obviously the first piece of equipment is a digital camera! The market is full of different makes and models of this product and one need to be very careful in choosing one for their use. For a novice the basic models will suffice while for the professional one may go for a SLR model that is much more sophisticated and has a lot of useful features.

The memory chip or key is an essential part of the digital camera and depending on the usage is rated in terms of MB capacity of storage, just like a hard disk or RAM memory chip!

The batteries used in digital photography equipment are important and only Nickel Metal Hydride or NIMH rechargeable cells must be used. The charger is an important part of the digital equipment and a 4-cell charger is recommended. At least 8 to 10 hours charging is required for the batteries to retain a useful charge life.

The advantage of a digital camera is that you can easily take snapshots of the family and even use the inbuilt self timer to do a remote photographic session. For this one requires a good standard tripod for best results. The tripod will ensure trouble free photography of even moving objects and is imperative as an ancillary to this hobby. This digital photography equipment is only the basics and several optional items can still be purchased.

The software that accompanies the digital camera is without fail the most important item in digital photography. It not only provides proper drivers for the operating system being used, but also bundles variety of image processing software and viewers to facilitate your handling of those lovable pictures that your digital photography equipment took!

Finally, it is always worth your while to review and investigate the multitude of digital cameras and items available in the market. The Internet and off line stores offer great discounts and models to suit almost every taste. One must also check those who have purchased digital photography equipment at one time or the other and have experienced the immense pleasure one gets out of this – let us call it – a social hobby!

Seth Willis Jr.

Sony-dsc-s730 Digital Camera

September 9th, 2011 2 comments


This is a simple and easy to use digital camera. It isn’t expensive and takes good quality images. It is for point-and-shoot purpose and for people who want to use the digital technology at a low price. This is a entry-level model from Sony and does a good job as a digital camera in its class.

The camera has a simple designing and the build is rectangular which has silver metal touch finishing. The camera weighs 140 grams, which is convenient enough to carry around easily. The size is a bit on the larger side to fit into pockets easily but nevertheless it can be carried around with ease. The LCD display is large and bright, the zoom button is on the backside top of the camera, followed by the control dial, menu button, self-timer and delete button.

Key Features
The camera has a 7.2 megapixel resolution and takes decent quality images. It works well on the medium zoom and even on no zoom, but the maximum zoom isn’t that appealing but the images are bright. The red eye control does a fairly good job. The sharpness of the camera is commendable in this price bracket. The outdoor shots are clear and quiet crisp. Increasing the ISO (image sensitivity to light) to anything above 400 results in spotty images and this is the case with all the low priced digital cameras.
The camera is easy to operate and the functions are simple to use. The first image takes about half a second and it takes 5 images in almost 11 seconds. With usage of flash the first image takes around 1.50 seconds and 5 images in 15 seconds.

The camera performs well in outdoor conditions but the indoors are a bit disappointing. The flash of the camera is not powerful hence the images lack the brightness indoors. Increasing the ISO of the camera results in grainy images, which is the case with most entry-level digital cameras. The flash recovery is slow and this results in elongated time taken for images using the flash option. The design and look is very simple.

Overall this is a better digital camera than most in the same price bracket. There are no such evident flaws in this camera and it performs well. It is good for beginners and for people who just want to point-and-shoot. It isn’t expensive and hence is a good buy.Sony Digital Camera


Monty Alexander