Thursday, October 27, 2005
I Can't wait to buy this camcorder! Here's the review:
"Samsung SC-D6550 Mini DV Compact DuoCam merges a high-quality digital still camera, with a high-quality Mini DV camcorder to form one palm-sized, go-anywhere device. At the heart of the SC-D6550 are two seperate optics systems: A 680,000-pixel CCD for digital video, and a 5-mega pixel CCD for capturing digital still shots in 2592 x 1944 resolution. And worry not; the SC-D6550 is much more than the sum of its parts. Additional features include a built-in flash, 900x Digital Zoom lens, USB 2.0 and IEEE-1394 connectivity, and a multi-memory card slot, which supports Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, and SD/MMC storage mediums. The SC-D6550 has enough capabilities to make digital still photographers, or those simply looking for a Mini DV camcorder, very happy. Camcorder and Digital Still Camera, the SC-D6550 Compact DuoCam merges a Mini DV camcorder with a 5-mega pixel Digital Still Camera. This combo technology allows for maximum flexibility during shoots, be they movie, still or both. Best of all you can switch between the two shooting modes with the flip of a switch. Technology The camcorder portion of the SC-D6550 contains a 680,000-pixel CCD for crystal-clear digital video recording. 900x Digital Zoom Lens The SC-D6550 has two zoom lenses. The Mini DV Camcorder portion of the camera has a 10x Optical/900x Digital zoom lens. The Digital Still Camera has a 3x Optical/12x Digital arrangement. MPEG Recording "Mini DV is not your only recourse for recording full-motion video. On the SC-D6550, you can capture MPEG-4-quality video to a Memory Stick. Which allows for easy-transferable video clips that are perfect for emailing. The "Digital Image Stabilizer" D.I.S. automatically compensates for camera shake and vibrations. It allows for smoother video picture; a valuable feature during rough shooting conditions or handheld use. The camcorder's multi-memory card slot is compatible with SD, MMC, Memory Stick, and Memory Stick Pro storage media. When shooting a subject in front of an intense light source, Backlight Compensation will reduce the intensity of the brightness to make the subject more visible.IEEE-1394 and USB 2.0 ConnectivityWith IEEE-1394 connectivity, you can transfer digital video at a high-speed to a PC for easy editing. USB 2.0 connectivity allows you to transfer digital images from a memory card or Memory Stick to a PC. A built-in flash maximizes your digital still shooting capabilities in low-light conditions."
Monday, October 24, 2005
The dual-band (CDMA 800/1900) phone mimics the innovative design of T-Mobile's Motorola A630 by offering a folding candy bar-style form factor that hides a full QWERTY keyboard. The loaded VX9800 also promises dual color displays, Bluetooth, support for POP3 and IMAP4 e-mail, a 1.3-megapixel camera with flash and video-recording capability, an MP3 player, text and multimedia messaging, a wireless Web browser, syncing for e-mail and contacts, text to speech, a full-duplex speakerphone, voice commands and dialing, basic PIM functions, and a USB port. Check back soon for a full review."
"The Cyber-shot DSC-N1 is about the same size as a deck of playing cards and incorporates a high-performance, 8-megapixel digital camera, with a large, 3-inch, touch-screen LCD. The N1's album function automatically stores up to 500 of your favorite images in VGA resolution, and uses them to create dynamic slide shows with music and transition effects – in the camera.
Take pictures with the confidence that you’ll get excellent picture quality. With the N1’s 8-megapixel imager, its resolution is extraordinary for a compact camera. The all-glass Carl Zeiss 3x zoom lens lets you capture images with the utmost sharpness and clarity. Sony’s Real Imaging Processor LSI provides excellent color accuracy and incredibly fast response times. Its advanced power management system delivers long battery life; up to 270 shots per charge. With shutter lag minimized to just 9 milliseconds, you won’t miss those important moments. Moreover, the N1 offers excellent ISO sensitivity, which is of particular importance when shooting in low-light conditions. You can capture faster action at night with less blur or, in certain conditions, avoid using a flash altogether.
With an optional Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media card, shooting high-quality video is a breeze. MPEG-VX fine mode allows you to record MPEG video with VGA (640x480 pixel) resolution at 30 frames per second, up to the capacity of the media card.
Showing pictures to your friends and family is more enjoyable as the 3.0-inch LCD screen is almost the size of an actual photograph. The menu functions are accessible with your finger or thumb thanks to its innovative touch-screen interface that eliminates the need for most control buttons. With Sony’s Clear Photo LCD technology, your images will be bright, with high-contrast, and easy to view in virtually any environment.
The N1’s album function automatically stores up to 500 of your favorite images for a “pocket full of memories.” By recording each image separately, once in full-resolution and again in 640x480-resolution, your favorite images accumulate for easy recall and sharing wherever you go.
Because you will take hundreds or perhaps thousands of pictures with your N1, the album function lets you protect the images you want to keep, so that over time you will have a collection of your favorite photos with you wherever you go. And with the camera’s file management system, you can quickly locate your images; simply search for pictures by the month and date that you originally created them. To expand your playback options, you can view your photos on your television, through the optional Cyber-shot Station™ cradle, or on your PC. You decide how to share your photos, Sony lets you do it.
The N1 creates slide shows directly on the camera without using a PC. Images can be played back with such advanced features as transitions, pans, wipes, fades and zooms, choreographed to pre-loaded soundtracks. You can also use your own music, using the camera’s supplied software. With the camera’s built-in speaker, your slide shows are sure to have that cinematic effect with sound to complete the experience.
The Cyber-shot N1 digital camera will be available in mid-November for about $500 online at SonyStyle.com, at Sony Style retail stores (www.sonystyle.com/retail), and at authorized dealers nationwide. Pre-orders taken online at www.sony.com/n1.
The camera comes supplied with a Lithium Ion battery, battery charger, multi-connector cable, wrist strap, stylus, and software CD-ROM. Optional accessories include the Cyber-shot Station cradle, a marine pack, and leather carrying case."
Friday, October 21, 2005
Sensor:1/2.5" Type CCD, 6.2 million pixels total, 6.0 million effective pixels.
Image sizes: 2816 x 2112, 2288 x 1712, 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480, Movie clips: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120, With soundFile formats. Still: JPEG. Movie: QuickTime Motion JPEG, Sound: WAV, Lens: 38 -114 mm (35 mm equiv), 3x optical zoom. F 3.3 - 4.0. Image stabilization: Digital image stabilizer for movies. Digital zoom: Up to 4x, TTL system iESP auto focus with contrast, detection. focus: iESP auto focus, Spot auto focus. Focus distance: Normal: o.3m (wide)/o.6m (tele), Macro: 0.1m (wide)/0.6m (tele), Super macro: From 1cm, Metering: iESP, Spot, Program. ISO sensitivity: Auto, ISO: 64, 100, 200, 400. Exposure compensation +/-2EV, 1/3 EV steps. Shutter speed: 4 - 1/2000 sec. Scene modes: Portrait, Landscap, Landscap and Portrait, Night Scene, Night & Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Museum, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Shot & Select 1 and 2, Beach, Snow, Underwater Wide 1 and 2, Underwater Macro. White balance: Full-auto TTL ESP, overcast, sunlight, tungste, fluorescentent 1. Has a Self timer. Continuous shooting: 0.7fps for up to 3 frames in Super high, Image parameters: Sepia, Black and white, brightnessess and saturation correction, Color temperature, Balance. Flash is Built-in, Auto, red-eye reduction, fill-in , off, red-eye reduction & fill-in Range: 0.3m 2.6m (wide) / 1.2m 2.1m (tele) Guide number: 6.5 Viewfinderinder, LCD monitor is 3" TFT LCD with 230,000 pixels. Connectivity: is USB, AV out, and DC in. Print compliance is PictBridge, Exif 2.21, DPOF, PIM II. Storage is a xD-Picture Card with 11MB internal memory, Power souce is a Rechargeable lithium ion battery. Charger not included, Weight with no batteries is 140 g (4.9 oz), Dimensions: is 98 x 57 x 25mm (3.8 x 2.2 x 1 in).
Not out yet, not much is known about this camera.
Monday, October 10, 2005
"Michael Reichmann over at The Luminous Landscape has today posted is first look at the 22 megapixel, $29,990 almost full-frame medium format 645 digital back. This back delivers images which have 5440 horizontal pixels and 4080 vertical pixels from a 48.9 x 36.7 mm (1.9 x 1.4 in) 22 megapixel CCD sensor. "The Phase One H25 has become something of a benchmark for studio-based professional photographers during the nine months or so since introduction. There is something about Phase One's ability to extract shadow detail and produce extremely clean raw files that seems to me to be just a step ahead of what is seen from other backs."
Friday, October 07, 2005
Cheap, works with lots DVD formats.
Saturday, October 01, 2005
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