Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Top Digital Camera Companies







Photography Sites


Davro Digital Imaging

Focus on Photography

Royal Photographic Society

States of Art

Time Life Photo site

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Photography Books

A Day in the Life of Africa

A Global Family Portrait

A. Adams: Classic

Andreas Gursky Chased by the Light

Earth from Above

Hacking Digital Cameras

Leafing through flowers

Like Sand from Orchid's Lips

Photoshop for Photographers

PS3 for digital photographers

U.Ommer: 1000 Families

Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

Manufacturer: Canon USA

Part Number: 2667B001


Product Type Digital camera - Compact

Width 4 in

Depth 1.3 in

Height 2.5 in

Weight 6.7 oz

Main Features

Resolution 10 megapixels

Color Support Color

Optical Sensor Type CCD

Total Pixels 10,300,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution 10,000,000 pixels

Light Sensitivity ISO 80 , ISO 100 , ISO 200 , ISO
 400 , ISO 800 , ISO 1600 , ISO auto

Digital Zoom 4 x

Shooting Modes Frame movie mode

Shooting Programs Snow , Beach , Indoor , Sunset ,
 Foliage , Aquarium , Fireworks , Landscape , Kids & pets , Night scene , Portrait mode , Night snapshot , High sensitivity

Special Effects Sepia , Vivid , Neutral , Black &

White , Custom Effect

Image Stabilizer Optical

Image stabilizer feature Optical stabilization helps prevent
 Blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.

Max Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec

Min Shutter Speed 15 sec

Exposure Metering Spot , Evaluative , Center-weighted

Exposure Modes Program, Automatic

Exposure Compensation 2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Face Detection Yes

White Balance Custom , Presets , Automatic

White Balance Presets Cloudy , Daylight , Fluorescent ,
 Tungsten light

Digital Video Format AVI

Still Image Format JPEG

TV Tuner None

Video Capture AVI - 640 x 480 , AVI - 320 x 240 , AVI - 160 x 120
Memory / Storage

Flash Memory 32 MB Flash - SD Memory Card

Supported Flash Memory MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card

Floppy Drive None

Digital Storage Media None

Image Storage JPEG 3648 x 2736 , JPEG 2816 x 2112 , JPEG 2272 x 1704 , JPEG 1600 x 1200 , JPEG 640 x 480 , JPEG 3648 x 2048
Camera Flash

Camera Flash Built-in flash

Flash Modes Auto mode, Fill-in mode, Slow synchro, Flash OFF mode, Red-eye reduction

Red Eye Reduction Yes

Effective Flash Range 1 ft - 11.5 ft

Features AF illuminator
Lens System
Type Zoom lens - 6.4 mm - 38.4 mm - F/3.2-5.9

Focal Length 6.4 mm - 38.4 mm

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 36 - 216 mm

Focus Adjustment Manual, Automatic

Auto Focus TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) 9

Min Focus Range 19.7 in

Macro Focus Range 1-50cm

Lens Aperture F/3.2-5.9

Optical Zoom 6 x

Zoom Adjustment Motorized drive

Lens Construction 7 group(s) / 9 element(s)

Features Aspherical lens , Built-in lens shield
Additional Features

Self Timer Yes

Self Timer Delay 2 sec , 10 sec

Additional Features DPOF support , Direct print , Face detection , Audio recording , Histogram display , Resizing an image , PictBridge support , 16:9 widescreen mode , In-camera red-eye fix , USB 2.0 compatibility , Digital image rotation , RGB primary color filter , Display brightness control , Camera orientation detection

Viewfinder Type None

Type LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color

Display Form Factor Built-in

Display Format 230,000 pixels
Digital Player (Recorder)

Type None

Type Microphone - Built-in

Microphone Operation Mode Mono

Connector Type 1 x USB , 1 x Composite video/audio output

Expansion Slot(s) 1 x SD Memory Card

Software Canon PhotoStitch , Canon ImageBrowser , Drivers & Utilities , Canon ZoomBrowser EX
System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support MS Windows XP , MS Windows Vista , Apple Mac OS X 10.4 or later

Windows Vista Readiness Certified for Windows Vista

Included Accessories Wrist strap

Cables Included USB cable , A/V cable

Power Device None

Supported Battery AA

Supported Battery 2 x AA Alkaline battery ( Included ) , 2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( Optional )
Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 32 ?F

Max Operating Temperature 104 ?F

Humidity Range Operating 10 - 90%

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Under Water Camera

Introduction of Sea Life Reef Master Mini

This Sea life SL320 Reef Master Mini is the dive companion for those who likes to go underwater and do high quality photography. This Reef Master Mini is compact, rugged, easy to-use and will accompany you on any dive (up-to 130ft of depth) or land adventure you have in mind. The Land & Sea exposure modes ensure great pictures on land or underwater and with the 6.0 Mega Pixel capabilities you will be shooting like the expert. The Ext Flash mode allows for easy expansion with one or two Sea Life external flashes and results in bright, colorful underwater images. The Sea mode color booster corrects for the underwater blue color effect.


• 6.0 mp CCD Sensor (For sharp images)

• Depth Rated to 130ft / 40m

• Shockproof Tested to 6ft / 2m (won’t break on accidental drops)

• Fully rubber armored for sure grip and extra shock protection

• Large 2" TFT LCD for great viewing and easy aiming

• Video mode with audio

• Spy Mode

• Fast start-up time and shutter response so you don’t miss the action

• Long battery life powered by 2 AA

• Instant Focus - from 2ft / 60cm to Infinity

• Built in 14MB NAND flash memory / Expandable to 1GB via OPTIONAL SD Card purchased separately



Unique design by SONY

Its lightning fast ability to shoot photos makes this camera stand out from the pack.

5.1 mega pixels of resolution

Flip out LCD screen that rotates

Digital camera's LCD screen size is a generour 2.5 inches

Monday, April 13, 2009

Today i am going to introduce a Photo Sharing Service for my visitors.


Some Interesting Facts about

This service was introduced in 1999 (USA).
Ofoto had 12 Million users by 2004.
Ofoto service is forceful, strong and because it's been around for so long.
Ofoto allows for an easy way share photos online with any one (family, friends, colleagues & etc).
Ofoto provides free sharing on pictures and images online.
You only have to pay for the prints if you want them.
Ofoto is now owned by Kodak.

This makes it easy to purchase prints of digital photos when you know there is a reputable company like Kodak behind it

Perfect Picture by NIKON

Nikon has recently introduced a new digital imaging technologyy that aims to keep images in focus, removing one of the most common drawback of digital photography. This new technology is being introduced in its Nikon Coolpix line of digital cameras. The idea behind the introduction of this facility for the users is to make the camera better able to snap a perfect picture with minimal fuss by the photographer.

Nikon no doubt can say "a digital camera that makes it easy to take great pictures"

Nikon solves other small problems as well;

Dark exposures & blurry photos.
Easy to point and shoot great.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Beginner’s problem In Buying / Selecting Digital Camera

6. Is Image Stabilization Important?

Yes image stabilization is important and it helps in preventing images from blurring images. Image Stabilization can be optical, digital, or dual. Image stabilization is especially important for cameras with large zoom lenses.
Now a day many companies have introduced image stabilization in their point-and-shoot models.

7. Will Certain Types of Memory Cards Increase Transfer or Performance Speeds?

Memory cards, for the most part, all perform at similar levels, especially with beginner, point-and-shoot digital cameras. Memory cards are labeled as "professional" or "high speed," but, with point-and-shoot cameras, there is not much extra performance from memory cards over standard memory cards to justify the higher cost.

8. Are Image Quality Settings Important?

Yes image quality settings are important before capturing any image. There are many aspects of image which can be set, including resolution and quality. Resolution refers to the number of pixels in the image. Quality involves the amount of compression used on the photo.

9. What Type of Battery Is Better?

Two types of batteries are typically use, proprietary rechargeable batteries and disposable off-the-shelf batteries. These both have some have some advantages and differentiated features. .

10. Which Digital Camera Should I Buy?

This question has a different answer for everyone. You may like one camera and your parents’ and friends might not agree with your choice. Like every individual is different from other same as everyone's photography needs are a different too.
The best way to figure out which digital camera you should buy is to do your homework. Determine how you'll use the camera, search for a model that has strengths you want, talk to family and friends about what they use, and test as many models as you can.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Beginner’s problem In Buying / Selecting Digital Camera

For beginner’s buying and selecting a digital camera is time taking, confusing and might be tough decision. Then some question arises that which brand to go for, price limits and some other important factors. So there are some important question’s which can be in beginner’s mind and they want to now the answers.

1. How much resolution do I need?

Now day’s digital cameras have plenty of resolution for beginners. Resolution amount is important in essential and important for image quality. But keep in mind that resolution is one important feature of camera. Full selection should be based on other criteria / features as well. Remember, that all digital cameras of a particular resolution aren't going to give in the same image quality.

2. What Is the cost of printing photos?

Usually the printed digital photos are same in cost to printed film photos, but it depends on the size and quality of pictures as well.

3. What do the zoom Lens numbers mean?

Zoom lens capacity / range for a digital camera indicate the amount of magnification the lens can create. Some times these numbers are confusing because it include many things like; optical zoom. Digital zoom and combined zoom. Do remember, Optical zoom is the most important zoom measurement because it measures the focal length of the lens.

4. Why does camera have a delay when we take a Photo?

When using auto-focus mode, digital camera might take a fraction of a second to focus on the image. In low-light conditions, this delay, called shutter lag, can last a full second or more and it could cause blurry photos, if you can't hold the camera steady during the shutter lag.
When large zoom lenses are fully extended, shutter lag increases. Most point and shoot models allow you to have a pre focus by pressing the shutter button halfway before taking the shot.
When using a flash, you may experience shutter lag, because the camera's focus assist light needs to fire to allow the camera to focus before it fires the main flash.

5. Why does camera have a delay after taking a photo?

These delays are called shot-to-shot delays, these delays occurs when the camera transfer the image to the memory card and clear the sensor before shooting another photo. You can avoid this problem of shot-to-shot delays by shooting in burst mode, where the camera snaps several photos at a preset image size within a couple of seconds.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Buying Mistakes of Cameras

Digital camera shopping problems are common when photographers don't have all of the information they need. Avoid these digital camera buying mistakes.

1. Not Doing Your Homework

Before you begin shopping for a digital camera, you need to do a little homework. It's important to familiarize yourself with digital camera terminology, giving you the ability to understand a salesperson or read a model's specification list.
Take some time before shopping so that you can figure out how you plan to use the camera? If you ahve decided how, where and when to use, the salesperson can give you additional help in finding the best digital camera for your situation.

2. Missunderstanding Specifications

It's easy to go away by resolution measurements and combined zoom numbers when you try to compare various models of digital cameras. Do not focus on certain specifications, it can be a mistake when shopping for a digital camera.
Supporting first guide line do the complete research before buying your digital camera.

3. Make a Budget

Set a budget and stick to it when shopping for a digital camera. New users usually end up spending more than they need to, spending too much for features that they'll never use or that they don't understand how to use. Save those more expensive camera models for more advanced photographers.

4. Not Going for Known Manufacturers

Prefer a reliable and renowned Point of Sale. Select reliable retailer and shop. Don't buy from unknown laces and shops. Most important of all do not compromise on the quality and reliability of the product. Select Brand names means go for renowned manufacturer.
Stick with name brand digital cameras. Check the Manufacturers page to research some of the top companies that make digital cameras for consumers and professionals.

5. Not Testing Before You Buy

Before you purchase any digital camera, especially a small point-and-shoot model, you need to try it. In this way you will understand the usage of camera, its features and outlooks of the camera.
Ask retailer to give you a time to try. In this way you will not only choose good camera but you will also get a psychological satisfaction.

Nikon D90 Reviews

Researchers have conducted a test on Nikon D90 Digital camera; Their stidy find some facts about this camera.
Researchers, collected and analyzed 131 expert reviews and 880 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 93/100. The study concluded that alaScore for this product is 100/100 = Excellent.

Brand Nikon
Audio Input Microphone
Battery Nikon EN-EL3e
Camera Flash Pop-up flash
Digital Camera SLR.. SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card
Dimensions & Weight Depth-7.7cm.. Height-10.3cm.. Weight-0.62kg.. Width13.2cm
Display (Projector) Diagonal Size-3in.. Technology-TFT active matrix..
Type-LCD display..
Exposure Parameters Close-up / Landscape / Night portrait / Portrait mode
Header Nikon.. Model-D90.. Packaged Quantity-1..Product Line-Nikon
Lens System Lens Aperture-F/3.5-5.6.. Max Focal Length-105mm/200mm/85mm
Min Focal Length-16mm/18mm.. Optical Zoom-11.1/5.3/5.8..
Type-Zoom lens
Optical Sensor Optical Sensor Size-15.8 x 23.6mm..
Optical Sensor Type-CMOS..Sensor Dust Reduction-Yes
Sensor Resolution-12.3Megapixel
Optical System Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer-Yes..
Image Stabiliser-Optical
Video Input Digital Video Format-AVI.. Face Detection-Yes..
ISO (Max)-6400.. Light Sensitivity-ISO 100-6400..
Shooting Modes-Frame movie mode..
Special Effects-Custom Effect / Landscape /Monochrome /
Neutral / Portrait / Vivid..
Still Image Format-JPEG / NEF (RAW) / RAW + JPEG
Type-Digital camera
Viewfinder Type Optical

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Black Digital Camera

Sony alpha DSLR-A200K SLR Digital Camera Kit w/ 18-70mm Lens

Friday, April 3, 2009

Features to Check Before Buying Camera

1. Resolution
2. Built-in memory.
3. Battery life
4. LCD
5. Appearance and comfort.
6. Special features
7. After Sales Service and Value
8. Extra portable Features

Things you consider to choose Camera?

Digital Camera buyers have a lots of things to consider before buying a camera. The appearance of digital cameras may be of less concern, buyers look for all sorts of colors, sizes and brands. You can choose from many different playbacks, resolutions, or zooming ability. But while making a purchase of Digital Camera, you might make some mistakes.Because you might not have proper information about them or you are bit inexperience.

Important Things you should consider before making purchase decision:
Do some research about digital camneras of different Brands.
Decide your purpose of buying camera.
Prepare yourself for buying and bargaining at the Poist of Sales (showroom).
What kinds of photos do you want to take with your very own digital camera.
How much can you really afford to spend to buy camera of a good brand name and of your choice.
Accessories you will buy with Camera.
Take your time and satisfy yourself before and after buying your Camera.