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Consumer Digital Photo Cameras Gallery - OLD

Photos beyond megapixels - Historical

    by Douglas Dixon


  These galleries provide notes on some interesting technology and trends in digital home media.
  They include some sample products illustrating these trends.
  Information and pricing are summarized from public sources as of when they were added,
  and may be incorrect or out of date. Corrections and updates are welcome.

Digital Camera Trends
    Megapixels, interfaces, smarts
    HD DSLRs - Photo + video

Sample Digital Cameras
    Nikon  - D90 with HD video
    Canon
    Fujifilm - Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 -- 3D Digital Camera - Face detection
    Kodak - Dual lens
    Panasonic - LUMIX waterproof
    Samsung - DualView
    Sony - DSC-G3 Wi-Fi

Photo Printers
    Dell Wasabi
    Polaroid PoGo Camera / Photo Printer

Photo Accessories
   
Lenses - Lensbaby
   
Wireless - Eye-Fi
    Tripods - Gorillapod, SteadePod, monopods
    Studio / Lighting
    Digital Photo Frames - Parrot

                
                

See also: 
    Consumer Digital Video Camcorders Gallery -- HD video: Tape, Disc, Hard Disk, Flash
    Portable Power Accessories Gallery -- Batteries, chargers, adapters
    Portable Storage Gallery -- Cards and drives, Flash and hard disk

Find related Digital Camera / Photography articles in the Manifest Tech Blog


Digital Camera Trends


Digital Photo Cameras Trends - Holiday 2009


Beyond Megapixels
Larger LCD Displays -- Touchscreen
  • Preview and review large images
  • Better access to menus
  • Larger display squeezes out viewfinder and dedicated controls
  • Auto-brightness adjustment
Smaller and Stylish -- Smaller Lens
  • Fewer controls
  • Smaller lenses pop out from camera body, fold optics internally
  • Larger lens focuses better images, gathers more light in dim environments, longer zoom
Longer Zoom -- Optical
  • 3X - 10X optical zoom (real zoom, not lower-res digital zoom)
Image Stabilization
  • Optical image stabilization - adjust lens, not digital
  • Help steady small cams for handheld use
  • Also extends ISO for low light
Digital Enhancements -- Exposure
  • Image / photo processing engine
  • Intelligent ISO raises ISO and shutter speed
  • "Burst" shooting modes: multiple shots of fast action in one click 
  • Bracketing exposure, with and without flash
  • Flash adjustment: vary intensity
  • Dual Shot: with and without flash (Fujifilm)
    letting user decide best picture.
    Real Photo technology. 6th gen FinePix Super CCD-HR chip and the RP processor
    ISO settings of up to 2000, even in low light preserving natural color and clarity
  • Intelligent-Flash: vary flash intensity for available lighting (Fujifilm)
Digital Enhancements -- Face Recognition & Beyond

       

  • Red-eye reduction in camera
  • Face Detection: up to 10 faces, set focus and exposure, enhanced playback zoom
  • Face Recognition
  • Smile detection
  • GPS: Tag / organize photos by location
Video Clips
  • Higher resolutions: HD, full 30 fps
  • Larger, faster memory cards -- SDHC
  • Zoom while shooting video
  • Still photos while shooting video
  • VIdeo / HD DSLR - Nikon D90, Canon, Panasonic ...
Wireless - Upload / Share Online
  • Eye-Fi - Wi-Fi-enabled SD Card for Digital Cameras
         Transfer photos wirelessly, from digital cameras to home computers and online
        Home network to computer, online photo sharing; Hot Spots, Geotagging

See also:


Digital Camera Market / Best-Selling Brands

  • The CEA projects healthy 48 percent growth for digital camera, from both new users and upgrades of older cameras
  • 4/07 - IDC - worldwide digital camera shipments
        2006: Canon 18.7%, Sony 15.8%, Kodak 10%, Olympus 8.6%, Samsung 8%, Nikon 7.6%
        2005: Canon 17.4%, Sony 15.2%, Kodak 14.2%, Olympus 9.8%, Nikon 7.9%, Samsung 4%
  • 1/07 - IDC, shipments to retail, market share (Include digital SLRs)
        Canon 20%, Sony 17%, Kodak 16%, Nikon 10%, HP 7% (Kodak top prev. year)
        Casio, Samsung, Panasonic doubled shares from prev. year
  • 1/07 - NPD, retail sell-through, unit volume, market share (Include digital SLRs)
        Kodak 19%, Canon 18%, Sony 12%, Nikon 7.5%, HP 5%

HD DSLRs - Digital SLR also shoots high-def video


  • Digital SLR camera also shoots video clips - "Video" or "HD" or "Hybrid" DSLR
  • Live View mode, mirror flips away
  • Monitor scene directly on LCD display on back of camera
  • Benefits for shooting video
    • Take advantage of DSLR lenses - glass
    • Control focal length and depth of field
    • Larger image sensors, high ISO ranges to shoot in low light situations
    • Shoot video unobtrusively and in difficult environments
  • Disadvantages vs. video cameras
    • Primarily designed for still photography, not for studio or event video
    • Shoot short clips, around five to ten minutes
    • Video modes do not have full capabilities of photographic modes
    • Limited manual control, limited auto focus or exposure options
    • Omit built-in stereo mics
  • For photographers: Comfort of using familiar equipment
    • Consolidate gear, bring broader selection of lenses and accessories
    • Add new format: shoot video / audio for multimedia productions

Canon HD DSLRs

First HD DSLR Products
  • 9/08 - Canon 5D Mark II DSLR
    • 21 MP, Full HD 1080p/30 24-105mm kit lens ~ $2700
    • 12 min HD, 24 min HD continuous record 4GB card
  • 3/09 - Canon Rebel T1i DSLR
    • 15 MP, full 1080p ~ $900
  • 9/09 - Canon 7D DSLR
    • 18 MP, Full HD 1080p video 24/30; semi-pro ~ $1700
  • 10/09 - Canon EOS 1D Mark IV DSLR
    • 16 MP, 10 fps, HD Shooting, Extreme ISO $5K body ~ $5000
Canon Formats
  • Record movies up to 1920 x 1080 resolution
    • at frame rates of 24 (23.976), 25 or 30 (29.97) frames per second
  • Also record HD at 1280 x 720 (50/60 (59.94) fps), SD/VGA at 640 x 480 (50/60 (59.94) fps)
  • Save movies as MOV files, can view in Full HD with HDMI output
  • Record up to 4 GB per clip - 12 min. Full HD video, 18 min. 720p HD, 24 min. SD
Canon References and Sample Work

Nikon HD DSLRs

First HD DSLR Products
  • 8/08 - Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera
    • 12.3 MP, 720p HD, 24fps D-Movie Mode, Live View ~ $900
  • 4/09 - Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera
    • Entry-level digital SLR ~ $679
    • 12.3 MP, 2.7-in. Vari-angle monitor, D-Movie capability, expanded Scene Modes
  • 7/09 - Nikon D300s Digital SLR Camera
    • Flagship DX-format digital SLR ~ $1,699
    • 12.3 MP, enhanced D-Movie, external stereo mic, SD & CF card slots
  • 10/09 - Nikon D3s Digital SLR Camera
    • Flagship FX-format digital SLR, fast response, high light sensitivity ~ $5,199
    • 12.1 MP, ISO 200 to 12,800, more rugged, bigger, heavier
Nikon Formats
  • D-Movie records movies up to 720p (1280 x 720)  [280x1024 on the D3s], at 24 fps
  • Also record HD at 1280 x 720, SD at 640 x 424, 320 x 216
  • Save movies as Motion JPEG format
  • Record up to 2 GB per clip - 5 min. HD video, 20 min. VGA
Nikon References and Sample Work

Sensors

  • FX sensor - roughly size of 35 mm film frame, 23.9 x 36 mm
  • DX sensor - smaller, 15.8 x 23.6 mm )for smaller, lighter cameras)
  • DX sensor covers smaller portion of the image projected by the lens
    • Introduces 1.5x crop factor (compared to 35mm film frame)
    • i.e., 24mm lens on DX sensor camera provides approximate 36mm view
  • FX sensor has more light gathering area, so has higher sensitivity and generally lower noise
  • Full-frame sensors do not require a focal length conversion factor
    • Provide greater control over depth of field

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Sample Digital Cameras


Nikon - Sample Digital Cameras

     


Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera with HD Video (8/08)   

  • 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor
        Nikon EXPEED image processing technologies
        NIKKOR optics and interchangeable lenses
  • Low noise ISO Sensitivity: Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent) to Hi-1 (ISO 6400)
  • Nikon F bayonet mount, Pop-up flash i-TTL control, External flash shoe
  • 3-inch LCD monitor, 920,000-dot color, 170-degree wide viewing angle
  • Thumbnail display (4, 9, 72), Pictmotion slideshows
  • D-Movie Mode - Cinematic 24 fps HD video with sound
        up to 720p HD (1280 x 720 pixels) in Motion JPEG format
        http://chsvimg.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/d90/en/d-movie/
  • Continuous shooting 1 - 4.5 fps
        Fast 0.15 ms power-up, 65 ms shutter-release time lag
  • GPS geo-tagging: GP-1 GPS unit (optional), real-time geo-tagging
  • Images: DX-format - 4,288 x 2,848 [L], 3,216 x 2,136 [M], 2,144 x 1,424 [S]
  • Shutter speed:  30 sec. to 1/4000 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
  • Photo format: NEF (RAW) - Compressed 12-bit
        JPEG - Baseline compliant, Size priority or Optimal Quality
        Fine (approx. 1:4), Normal (1:8), Basic (1:16)
        NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph in both NEF and JPEG formats
  • Video format: AVI, Motion-JPEG compressed, with monaural sound
        HD 1,280 x 720/24 fps, VGA 640 x 424/24 fps, QVGA 320 x 216/24 fps
  • Storage Media: SD, SDHC  (NEF (RAW) = 10.8 MB, 133 / 2 GB card
        (JPEG basic = 1.5 MB, 1000 / 2 GB card, JPEG fine = 6.0 MB, 271 / card

Find the Nikon D90 Digital SLR on Amazon.com

  • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System
        Introduced on the D3 and D300 for exposure accuracy
        Auto exposure, Auto focus, i-TTL control, White balance, Face Detection
        Auto zoom on faces during playback
  • Autofocus system with 11 areas/points, Face priority
  • One-button Live View: Access 3 contrast detection focus modes
        Shoot effectively without looking through the viewfinder
        Face priority AF, Wide area AF, Normal area AF
  • Comprehensive exposure control: Five advanced scene modes
        plus Program Auto, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual.
  • Exposure Modes, Scene Modes, Shutter Release Modes, Exposure Bracketing, White Balance Bracketing
  • Auto Active D-Lighting: Selectable and Automatic
        Optimizes high-contrast details within shadows and highlights
  • In-Camera Image Editing & retouch: Fisheye effect, Straighten and Distortion Control,
        D-Lighting, Red-eye Reduction, Image Overlay, Monochrome
  • Picture Control System: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; Quick Adjust 
        http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/picturecontrol/
  • Nikon ViewNX photo browsing and editing software, Windows and Macintosh
        Nikon Capture NX 2 non-destructive photo editing software
        Camera Control Pro 2 remotely operate and adjust most of the D90 settings
  • Transfer to Nikon's my MyPicturetown.com site: NEF (RAW), JPEG, MOV, AVI
  • Built-in image sensor cleaning: 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning
  • Lithium-ion Battery, 850 shots per charge
  • Interface: Hi-speed USB, NTSC, HDMI
  • 5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in. (132 x 103 x 77 mm), 22 oz. (620 g)
  •  9/08 - $999
  • PR - August 27, 2008 - Digital SLR Camera Nikon D90
    www.nikon.com/about/news/2008/0827_d90_01.htm
  • Product information - www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Product/Digital-SLR/25446/D90.html
  • Mini-Site - http://chsvimg.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/d90/en/
  • Flash demo - http://webappss2.easy2.com/cm2/flash/generic_index.asp?page_id=35839083&notracking=yes

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Canon - Sample Digital Cameras

   

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Fujifilm - Sample Digital Cameras - Face Detection

    www.fujifilmusa.com

  • "IR Simple" short-distance, private communication

Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 -- 3D Digital Camera (9/10)



  • 3D Digital Camera - 3D and dual 2D shooting modes
    • Capture high-resolution images in 2D and 3D
    • Record HD 3D movies (720p resolution)
  • Two 10-megapixel CCD sensors. 1/2.3-inch
    • Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, F3.7 (Wide) - F4.2 (Telephoto)
    • Focal length f=6.3 - 18.9mm, 35mm camera equiv. 35 - 105 mm
  • 3.5-inch widescreen Autostereoscopic 3D LCD, Approx. 1.15 M dots
    • Displays images and movies in 3D, no glasses required
  • 3D parallax adjustment control
  • 2D Dual Shooting modes
    • Take two shots at the same time to capture the same scene
    • with different colors, different zoom lengths, different sensitivities
  • Mini-HDMI 1.4 output jack to display on compatible 3D HDTV
  • SD/SDHC memory card slot
  • Durable stainless steel construction, precisely balanced optical axis
  • 4.9 x 2.6 x 1.1 in. (124.0 x 65.9 x 27.8 mm), 8.5 oz (250 g) with battery
  • PR 8/10 - W3 - http://www.fujifilmusa.com/press/news/display_news?newsID=879882
  • PR 9/09 - W1 - http://www.fujifilmusa.com/press/news/display_news?newsID=879792
  • W3 Camera - http://www.fujifilm.com/products/3d/camera/finepix_real3dw3
  • Finepix 3D - http://finepix.com/3d/en/index.html
  • 8/10 - $499

    Find the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 on Amazon.com

  • Lenticular 3D display - sheet - icroscopic concave lenses produce binocular disparity
    • Rows of convex lenses create binocular parallax effect with less cross-talk and flicker
  • Still images: Simultaneously record both MPO format (3D) and JPEG (2D)
    • Multi-Picture (MP) format standardized by CIPA, uses JPEG
    • 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 max 3584x2016, 72 dpi, 24 bit
  • Videos: 3D-AVI - AVI multimedia container format
    • Video max 1280x720, 16:9, 24 fps, ~49 mbps; Audio PCM 16-bit 1500 kbps
  • Prints via Fujifilm SeeHere.com photo printing, gifting, and sharing website
    • 3D prints with lenticular technology, $6.99 for 5x7 in. print
  • MyFinePix Studio software for Windows
  • Step up from predecessor FinePix REAL 3D W1 (9/09)
    • High-res 3D photos and movies in 3D HD at 720p
    • Widescreen 3.5” LCD, Mini HDMI port

Fujifilm FinePix F40fd - 8MP - Face Detection  (OLD - 3/07)

  • Compact, highly portable and stylish
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • ISO settings of up to 2000, even in low light preserving natural color and clarity.
  • Real Photo technology. 6th gen FinePix Super CCD-HR chip and the RP processor
  • Picture Stabilization mode. reduce "blur" effect from photographer hand-shake
        Adjusts for subject movement, compensates for low light shooting
  • Intelligent-Flash system, 'i-Flash'
        Detects subtle lighting differences within scene, varies flash intensity
        Use less flash, prevent 'blasted with light' effect, no flash 'wash-out'.
  • Dual Shot Mode, take two shots in rapid succession, with and without flash
        user reviews for best picture.
  • Face Detection Technology
        Hardware proprietary dedicated LSI chip,
        Detect up to 10 human faces in a scene in as little as 5/100's of a second
        Sets correct focus and exposure automatically
        OK with off-center subject faces, low light situations, backlit conditions
        Enhances playback zoom in on each detected face check eyes open and smiling
  • 3/07 - $299, 9/07 - $199

    Find the Fujifilm FinePix F40fd camera on Amazon.com

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Kodak - Sample Digital Cameras - Dual Lens

          www.kodak.com

Kodak EasyShare V610 Dual Lens Digital Camera (OLD - 06)

  • 6.1 MP, 2.8 inch display, pocket-size
  • 10X optical zoom range: switch between two lenses
  • Warns if shot out of focus
  • Bluetooth to share pictures wirelessly, to mobile phones.
  • 06 - $300

    Find the Kodak V610 camera on Amazon.com

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Panasonic - Sample Digital Cameras - Waterproof

        


Panasonic Interchangeable 3D Lens (9/10)

Panasonic also has introduced interchangeable lenses for its Mirror-Free DSL Micro Cameras. Instead of requiring a separate 3D camera, this includes two lenses within the screw-in lens mount as an adapter to convert a standard camera into a stereo imager.

  • 3D LUMIX G 12.5mm / F12 (H-FT012)
  • 3D Internal Twin Lens System Lens
  • Two optical systems within diameter of lens mount
    • Creates stereo images from left and right lenses
    • To be processed with 3D image processing system
  • Internal twin fixed lenses and diaphragms (F12)
  • Micro Four Thirds mount
  • Works with Panasonic DMC-GH2S, DMC-GH2K
       Mirror-Free DSL Micro Cameras
  • 9/10 - $249

    Find the Panasonic 3D LUMIX Lens on Amazon.com


Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS1 - 12MP, Rugged, HD video  (due 4/09)

   

  • Waterproof, shockproof, dustproof digital camera with AVCHD Lite High Definition (HD) video recording
        12.1 megapixels, 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens, 4.6x optical zoom
  • Airtight body, rubber padding, reinforced glass, waterproof to depth of 10 feet, shockproof from falls up to 5 feet
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) mode for stills and video
        Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) and Optical Zoom also for video
        Face Detection adjusts focus, exposure, contrast, skin complexion on face
        Intelligent Exposure continually adjusts exposure setting for ambient light level 
        Intelligent Scene Selector automatically switches between Normal, Portrait, Macro, Scenery, Low Light modes 
        Wind Cut function block outs most noise from background wind
  • iA for stills: adds Face Recognition -  "remembers" faces from previous shots, up to 340 shots (CIPA) per charge
        register face to prioritize focus and exposure
  • Fast response: starts up in 1.3 seconds, shutter release time lag approx. 0.005 seconds
        Flash Burst mode for consecutive shots with continuous emissions of flash
  • New Panorama Assist scene mode with on-screen guide to align vertically or horizontally
        PanoramaMaker creates panoramic images
  • Increased Scene modes for still and video shooting - 26 scene modes still image, 17 motion image
  • LED Illumination available for video recording
  • High-Speed Burst (Speed Priority) fires approximately 10 shots per second
  • Menus are clearer and easier to navigate with Display Size option
  • Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 3.0 HD Edition - Photo organizing with Face Recognition 
        Video upload, view, trim, edit, archive, burn to DVD, convert to MPEG2, uploaded directly to YouTube
  • CCD Sensor 1/2.33-inch , 12.1 Megapixels Effective Pixels
  • LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, 10 elements in 8 groups, Optical Image Stabilizer
        Aperture F3.3 - 5.9 / 2-Step (F3.3 - 11 (W) / F5.9 - 18 (T))
        Optical Zoom 4.6x, Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 5.6x (4:3 / 8M), 7.2x (4:3 / 5M), 9.0x (under 3M)
        Focal Length f=4.9-22.8mm (28 mm wide to 128 mm telephoto in 35mm equiv.)
        Shutter Speed 8-1/1300 sec (Selectable minimum) Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
  • Still Image format: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21), Image with Audio: JPEG + QuickTime
        Motion picture: AVCHD Lite, QuickTime Motion JPEG
  • Video: 4:3 VGA: 640 x 480, 30 fps (Motion JPEG), QVGA: 320 x 240, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) 
        16:9 WVGA: 848 x 480, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
        HD Movie 1280x720, 60P (AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H:13Mbps / L:9Mbps ) / 30fps (Motion JPEG)
  • Stills: 4:3 - 4000 x 3000 (12M) to 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ)
        3:2 - 4000 x 2672 (10.5M) to 2048 x 1360 (2.5M EZ)
        16:9 - 4000 x 2248 (9M) to 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ)
  • Interface: HDMI (mini), USB2.0 High speed AV Output NTSC model (NTSC) / DC Input (requires Multi Conversion Adapter DMW-MCA1*)
  • 98.3 x 63.1 x 23.0 mm (3.87 x 2.49 x 0.91 in), Approx. 162.5g (0.36 lb), 183.8g (0.41 lb) with Battery and SD Card
  • Available April 2009, $399, silver, green, orange
  • PR 1/09 - ftp://ftp.panasonic.com/pub/Panasonic/pressroom/pdfs/DMC-TS1_Press_Release_US_FINAL.pdf
  • www.panasonic.com/lumix

    Find the Panasonic DMC-TS1 camera on Amazon.com

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Samsung - Sample Digital Cameras - Dual View, Wi-Fi

        www.samsungcamerausa.com


Samsung DualView TL220 / TL225 Digital Camera (due 9/09) - Front LCD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • DualView Camera with a 1.5" front LCD screen - tap to activate
        Self Portrait to capture yourself in scene
        Child Mode built-in "watch the birdie" animations, 
        Countdown Timer, Shutter Info, Function Info
  • Touch screen interface - Haptic vibration response, 
        Gesture input, Tilt sensor to select commands
  • Front Display : 1.5" (3.8cm) 61K TFT LCD
  • Main Display: TL225 - 3.5" Wide 1,152K Full Touch TFT LCD
  • Main Display: TL220 - 3.0" Wide QVGA (230K) Full Touch TFT LCD
  • 12.2 Mega-pixel CCD, 1/2.33" (approx. 7.79mm) sensor
  • 4.6x optical zoom
  • 27mm wide angle lens, Schneider-KREUZNACH Lens, f = 4.9 ~ 22.5mm (35mm film equivalent : 27~124.2mm)
  • Dual Image Stabilization: Optical + Digital
  • One Touch Shooting, Smart Face Detection / Recognition
  • Smart Auto: 14 preset modes, or manual
  • Smart Album: Organize images - Favorite, Face, Color, Content
  • Still Image: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
        12M 4000X3000, 8M 3264x2448, 5M 2560X1920, 3M 2048x1536
        1M 1024x768, 9M W 3840 x 2160, 2MW 1920x1080, 10M P 3984 x 2656
  • Video Recording: H.264 (MPEG4.AVC) video, AAC audio, Max 20 min.
        720p - 1280x720 (30/15fps) High Quality, 1280x720 (30/15fps) Standard, 
        SD - 640x480 (30/15fps), small - 320x240 (60/30/15 fps)
  • Voice Recording: Max. 10 hours, Voice Memo in Still Image max. 10 sec.
  • Internal Memory: About 55MB, External: Micro SD/SDHC, up to 8 GB
  • AV output: NTSC, PAL; mini-HDMI 1.2 [TL225]
  • Stripe of color on side: Black, red, blue
  • 3.93 x 2.35 x 0.73”, TL225 0.365 lbs., TL220 0.328 lbs. (w/o battery & card)
  • TL225 - 3.5" display, HDMI Output - $349
  • TL220 - 3.0" display - $299
  • TL225 - www.samsung.com/us/consumer/detail/detail.do?...
  • L220 - www.samsung.com/us/consumer/detail/detail.do?...

    Find the Samsung TL220 and TL225on Amazon.cpm


Samsung CL65 Digital Camera (due 9/08) - Wi-Fi, DLNA, Geo-tag

 

 

 

  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 2.0, Home DLNA, GPS geo-tagging
  • Touch-screen user interface, Haptic feedback, Gesture interface
  • 9/09 - $399
  • Wi-Fi: Send via email, upload directly to Facebook, Picasa, YouTube, touch-screen QWERTY keypad
  • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance): Display on home HDTV, CE devices (max 2 MP)
  • Bluetooth 2.0: Beam to mobile phones, automatically resize
  • GPS Geo-Tagging: Use on sites like Picasa to link to maps, 
        camera displays city name, stored in EXIF file
  • 3.5" LCD, 1,152,000-pixel touch-screen
  • 12.2 mega-pixel CCD
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • Schneider-KREUZNACH Lens 
  • Dual Image Stabilization: Optical + Digital
  • Smart Touch Auto Focus, Smart Auto, Smart Album
  • Smart Face Recognition (up to 20 faces),  Face Detection, Smile Shot, Blink Detection
  • Movie Mode 720p HD, 30 fps / H.264 Format
  • Optional HDMI adapter
  • 99.8mm x 60.8mm x 18.9mm

Samsung TL320 Digital Camera (4/09) - 12 MP, 3" OLED screen

 

 

 

  • 12 MP, 24mm ultra-wide angle Schneider lens
  • 5x optical zoom, while recording
  • 3" AMOLED screen, 460,000-dot HVGA 
        Brighter display, can easily be viewed outdoors, even in direct sunlight
        Less power than traditional TFT-LCD, higher contrast ratio of 10,000:1
        Darker black levels, more vibrant colors, view at any angle
  • HD 720p video recording, HDMI through cradle to view on HDTV
        H.264 compression
  • Optical Image Stabilization, plus Digital 
  • Aperture or shutter priority, full manual shooting
  • Advanced Picture Mode adjust color temperature from 2,800-10,000K
  • Smart Auto - 11 scene modes
  • Smart Album - organize and search images - date, color tone, portraits
  • Face Detection (9 faces), Blink Detection (2nd shot if blinked), Smile Shot
        Beauty Shot (enhance and balance skin tones, remove blemishes)
  • Brushed stainless steel finish, compact form factor
        two retro look analog dials on top: battery and memory status
  • PR 2/09 - www.samsung.com/us/news/newsRead.do?news_seq=12544
  • ~ 4/09 - $379

    Find the Samsung TL320 on Amazon.cpm

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Sony - Sample Digital Cameras - Wi-Fi

        www.sonystyle.com


Sony DSC G3 Cyber-shot Wi-Fi Digital Camera - 10 MP, 4x zoom, 3.5" touch panel (1/09)

       

  • Connect to Internet via wireless access points, public hotspots with built-in Web browser
        Upload to photo and video Web sharing sites
  • 1/09 - available in black for $499.99
  • 10.1 megapixel, 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD image sensor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, 12 elements in 10 groups
        35 - 140 mm (35mm equivalent), shutter speed: Auto (1/4 - 1/1,000)
        4X optical zoom, close-up Magnifying Glass Mode to under 1/2" (1 cm)
  • 3.5" wide touch panel Xtra Fine LCD screen, 921K pixels, ultra-bright, high-contrast, wide viewing angle
  • 4 GB internal memory, Store 1,000 full-resolution or 40,000 VGA-quality photos
        Plus up to 16 GB Memory Stick DUO PRO media cards
  • Digital Portable Photo Album, In-camera organize and search
        Organizes images in albums by date, View by folders, date, favorites, event
  • MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode - VGA (640 x 480) clips up to 30 frames per second
        Shoot continuously up to 10 minutes
  • Bundled Picture Motion Browser software (PMB) for PC
        Search and organize images by event or face, Calendar or chronological views
  • 9-Point Auto Focus, Semi-manual focus: specify approximate distance, shoot through fence or window.
  • Easy Shooting Mode: Displays basic instructions are displayed on the LCD screen
        Beginner-friendly Function Guide, Displays description of selected settings
  • Burst Mode: Up to 100 shots, approximately 0.62 second intervals, any resolution
  • 16:9 aspect ratio High Resolution Mode to view on HDTV
  • PHOTOMUSIC slide shows with visual and face effects, 8 pre-loaded music tracks, transfer own from PC
  • 10 In-Camera Retouching Tools: Trimming, Red-Eye Correction, Soft Focus, Partial Color, Fisheye Lens, Cross Filter, 
        Radio Blur, Retro, Happy Face, Unsharp Masking
  • Creative Painting Tools: Paint Pen, 30 stamps, 15 picture frames; Multi-Resizing: change image aspect ratio in camera
  • Wireless internet connectivity (802.11b/g)
  • Connect to Internet via free or fee-based wireless hotspots, secure and unsecured access points
        Complimentary AT&T Wi-Fi access to Sony's Easy Upload Home Page until Jan. 31, 2012
  • WLAN button opens embedded Web browser, automatically navigates to Sony Easy Upload Home Page
        Includes direct links to photo and video sharing sites like Shutterfly, Picasa,YouTube, Dailymotion, Photobucket
        Access other sharing sites through Web browser for uploading photos and videos
        Send e-mail notifications from sharing Web sites when post new images and videos
        Access uploaded photos from sharing sites to display on camera
  • Supports DLNA to display photos on TVs and PCs
  • BIONZ Imaging Processor
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN): Automatically identifies 8 types of scenes
        (Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight With Tripod, Portrait, Landscape, Macro)
        Automatically optimizes camera settings, Optional additional shot for low and bright light
  • 14 photo modes for specific shooting conditions
        Include Auto, Program Auto, Easy Shooting, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Soft Snap, Twilight Portrait, Twilight
        Scene selections include Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Underwater, High Speed Shutter, new Gourmet Mode for culinary creations
  • Face Detection: Up to 8 faces in scene, for natural skin tones with reduced red-eye
        Adjusts auto focus (AF), auto exposure (AE), flash, white balance
        Prioritize children vs. adults
        Anti-blink: Takes two shots, checks for closed eyes, display warning
        Smile Shutter: Automatically captures smile the moment it happens
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
        Determines best exposure and contrast in shooting environment
        Balances contrast in scenes with strong highlight and shadow
  • Double Anti-blur reduces camera shake blur, especially in low light
        Optical SteadyShot image stabilization: gyro sensor shifts lens to help prevent blur
        plus High ISO sensitivity (up to 3200)
  • Display on HDTV with included HD output adapter cable, optional cradle
  • Lithium-ion battery for up to 200 shots
  • Just over 5/8" thin (16.4mm)
  • PR 1/09 - http://news.sel.sony.com/en/press_room/...
  • Sonystyle - www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?...

    Find the Sony DSC G3 Cyber-shot camera on Amazon.com

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Photo Printers


ZINK (Zero-Ink) Printing Technology


 

 

  • ZINK (Zero-Ink) printing technology
        No ink cartridges or ribbons
        Paper is durable material, contains colorless cyan, yellow, magenta dye crystals
        100 B dye crystals activate and colorize with 200 M heat pulses
        www.zink.com
  • Borderless, 2 x 3 inch prints, full-color (business card)
        Semi-gloss finish, peel-off sticky back
        Dry to touch, smudge-proof, water-resistant, virtually tear-proof photos
        Fade-resistant, long-lasting images
        ~ 300 dpi, 2 - 3 MP photos
  •   33 to 40 cents per print; 10-packs $3.99/4.99, 30 packs $9.99 

Dell Wasabi PZ310 - Wireless Mobile Printer  (2/09)

  • Instant photo sharing - wireless, ink-free printer - 640 x 960
        Prints 2 in. x 3 in. borderless color images in less than a minute
  • Works with mobile phones like Blackberry Curve, LG Trax, Motorola RAZR V3
  • Bluetooth for wireless printing, PictBridge USB A for physical connection
        Bluetooth 2.0 for FTP, BPP, BIP or OPP
  • Inkless, no-mess ZINK printing technology
        Sticky-back photo paper is perfect for scrapbooking and decorating
  • One-touch reprint last printed image
  • Li-ion battery, 15 prints per charge
  • 4.8 in. x 2.8 in. x 0.9 in., 8 oz. with battery
  • 11/09 - Blue - $69
  • 2/09 - Promotional launch price $99, regularly $149
  • vibrant colors - pink, black and blue
  • www.dell.com/wasabi

Polaroid PoGo - Instant Photography for the Digital Age

Polaroid PoGo - Instant Mobile Photo Printer (7/08)

 

 

  • Polaroid-on-the-Go: Pocket-sized, inkless digital photo printer
        Share digital images trapped on cell phones and digital cameras
        Printer about the size of a deck of cards
  • 7/08 - $149, black and red
  • Prints in 60 seconds, from send to share
  • Print wirelessly from Cell phones (Bluetooth)
        Enable Bluetooth on phone, Discover PoGo device
        When viewing stored image, select Print via Bluetooth
        Uses Bluetooth OBEX (Object Exchange Profile)
        (Also print from PC through Bluetooth)
  • Print from Digital cameras (PictBridge, USB)
        Connect PictBridge-enabled camera to printer (USB cable)
        Follow PictBridge screen on camera display
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, replaceable, 15 prints per charge
        9V output Universal Input 100V to 240 VAC
        Includes AC adapter -- can print while charging
  • User Interface: 2 Tri-Color LED indicators 
  • Bluetooth (Class 2) OPP, USB 2.0 USB A connector
  • 0.93 x 2.83 x 4.72 in., 8 oz. (without paper) includes battery
  • http://polaroid.com/pogo/us/how.html
  • PR 5/08 - Polaroid Launches Digital Instant Line
        www.thenewinstant.com/newsUpdates.cfm?iid=666115

Find the Polaroid PoGo Photo Printer on Amazon.com

Polaroid PoGo - Instant Digital Camera

Find the Polaroid PoGo Camera on Amazon.com

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Photo Accessories - Lenses


Lensbaby - Selective Focus Lenses with Interchangable Optics

Lensbaby Optic Swap System

  • Double Glass Optic - tack-sharp Sweet Spot of focus with minimum diffusion
  • Single Glass Optic - subtle, soft, dreamy effect
  • Plastic Optic - softest, very ethereal photos with abundant chromatic aberration
  • Pinhole/Zone plate - slide toggle to shift from pinhole to zone plate mode
      Softer focus, dreamy images equally sharp from edge to edge
  • Optic comparison - www.lensbaby.com/optic-comparison.php


Lensbaby Composer - Smooth and precise shooting

  • Ball and socket, stays in position without requiring locking mechanism
  • Tilt to desired angle, focus with a manual focusing ring
  • Double Glass Optic $270

Lensbaby Muse - Fast and loose shooting

  • Great for street photography, fun shooting on the fly
  • Squeeze / compress flexible tubing to find focus
  • Tilt to move that focus / bend Sweet Spot around photo
  • Shoot while holding the lens in place
  • with dreamy Plastic Optic $100
  • with sharp Double Glass Optic $150

Control Freak - Methodical and step-by-step shooting

  • Great for macro and table-top photography
  • Compress and bend with two hands to focus, place Sweet Spot
  • Press locking button on the focusing collar to lock into place
  • Then fine-tune focus by rotating the focus ring,
  • Fine-tune tilt of Sweet Spot by rotating knobs on end of focusing rods
  • Double Glass Optic $350
  • Lensbaby Optic Kit $94 - Plastic, Pinhole / Zone Single / Double Glass
  • Lensbaby Accessory Kit $124 -
       0.6X Wide Angle / 1.6X Telephoto Kit, Macro Kit, Creative Aperture Kit

Find the Lensbaby lenses on Amazon.com

 

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Photo Accessories - Wireless


Eye-Fi - Wi-Fi-enabled SD Card for Digital Cameras

  • Automatically transfer photos and videos wirelessly,
    from digital cameras to home computers and online
        See Portable Storage Galleryfor more details
  • Eye-Fi Home - Home Network - 2 GB - $49
       
    2 GB; Wireless photo uploads to computer over home Wi-Fi network
  • Eye-Fi Share Video - Web Share - 4 GB - $79
      
      Plus - Video upload
      
      Plus - Unlimited upload photos to online sites over home Wi-Fi network
  • Eye-Fi Explore Video - Hot Spots  - 4 GB - $99
        Plus - Unlimited geotagging - Adds geographic location tags to photos 
       
    Plus - Hot Spot access for 1 year - More than 10,000 Wayport hotspots in the U.S. 
  • Eye-Fi Pro X2 - Class 6, Endless Memory, Ad Hoc, RAW - 4 GB - $149
      
      Plus - Class 6 read and write performance
      
      Plus - Endless Memory Mode - Delete files after uploading
        Plus - Ad hoc connection to wirelessly upload without needing wireless router
        Plus - Upload RAW images (in addition to JPEG)
  • www.eye.fi

Find the Eye-Fi Home and Eye-Fi Share Video on Amazon.com
Find the Eye-Fi Explore Video and Eye-Fi Pro X2 on Amazon.com

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Photo Accessories - Tripods


SteadePod - Quick and Easy Camera Steadying Device (10/09)

  • Mobile and easy - compact size, light weight and quick setup time
  • Easier and faster than tripod or monopod
  • Use for low light, long exposure, high zoom situations
  • More control with compact, lightweight cameras and camcorders
  • About size of a tape measure (~ 2 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 in.), less than 4 oz.
  • Attach to camera with standard tripod mount, 1/4" x 20 thumbscrew
  • Extend steel cable up to 6 feet, anchor by a footpad (or attach to belt loop)
  • Pull to place a slight amount of tension on cable to steady camera
  • Three-way ratchet and locking mechanism: Extend, Adjust/Retract, Lock
  • Swiveling camera pad to position for portrait or landscape
  • 10/09 - $29.95 ($24 street)
  • Cameron Products - www.steadepod.com

Find the SteadePod on Amazon.com


Joby - Gorillapod - Flexible Camera Tripods

  • Sturdy prehensile ball-and-socket legs
         Flexible leg joints
         Bend and rotate 360 degrees
         Stand on rough surfaces
         Wrap or hang from available perches
  • Rubberized ring & foot grips
  • Lock ring for screw clips and other attachments
  • Available in multiple sizes
  • PR 3/09 - Refresh - http://joby.com/press/releases/20090302
  • www.joby.com

Gorillapod Original - Compact digital cameras  (3/09, 2/06)

  • For compact digital cameras
  • Max weight load: 325 g (11.5 oz) [3/09 - was 275 g (9.6 oz)]
  • Adapter: Removable clip with universal 1/4-in tripod screw
  • Size: 15 x 3 x 3 cm (5.9 x 1.2 x 1.2 in)
  • Weight: 45.3g (1.6 oz)
  • 07: Available in 6 colors
  • 09: red, yellow, green, blue, pink, gray - and orange
  • 2/11, 10/10 - $19.95; 10/09 - $21.95; 10/07, 10/08 - $24.95

  Find the Gorillapod Original on Amazon.com

 

Gorillapod Magnetic - Compact digital cameras (4/10)

  • For compact digital cameras
  • Max weight load: 325 g (11.5 oz)
  • 2/11, 10/10 - $24.95

  Find the Gorillapod Magnetic on Amazon.com

Gorillapod Video - Adaptable Video on the Go (9/10)

  • For mini- and pocket camcorders and point and shoot cameras
  • Max weight load: 325 g (11.5 oz)
  • Omni-directional aluminum positining video head
  • Smooth 360 degree pan and 135 degree tilt
  • Quick release plate for filming on and off the tripod
  • Flexible, wrappable legs and stong magnetic feet
  • Size: 1.2 in. diag. x 7.2 in. (30 x 183 mm), 2.8 oz. (80 g.)
  • PR 9/10 - http://joby.com/press/releases/20100922
  • 2/11, 9/10 - $29.95

  Find the Gorillapod Video on Amazon.com

Gorillapod SLR - Lightweight SLR cameras / camcorders

  • For lightweight SLR cameras and camcorders
  • Max weight load: 800 g (1.75 lbs)
  • Adapter: Removable bubble-level clip (3/09) with universal 1/4-in tripod screw
  • Size: 25 x 5 x 5 cm (9.8 x 2 x 2 in)
  • Weight: 165 g (5.8 oz)
  • 2/11, 10/09 - $39.95; 10/07, 10/08 - $44.95

  Find the Gorillapod SLR on Amazon.com

Gorillapod SLR-ZOOM - Tripod mountable cameras  (10/06)

  • For tripod mountable cameras and professional tripod heads
  • Max weight load: 3 kg (6.5 lbs)
  • Adapter: Permanent universal 1/4-in tripod screw plus 3/8-inch adapter screw
  • Size: 25 x 6 x 6 cm (9.8 x 2.4 x 2.4 in)
  • Weight: 241g (8.5 oz)
  • Ballhead accessory - 3/09 - $39.95
  • 2/11, 10/09 - $49.95; 10/07,10/08 - $49/95/ $54.95

  Find the Gorillapod SLR-ZOOM on Amazon.com

Gorillapod Focus - Professional cameras / camcorders (11/08)

  • For professional camera rigs with large zoom lenses, and video cameras
  • Machined aluminum legs
  • Max weight load: 5 kg (11 lbs
  • Adapter: Permanent universal 1/4-in tripod screw plus 3/8-inch adapter screw
  • Size: 29 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm (11.4 x 3.6 x 3.6 in) 
  • Weight: 500g (1.1 lbs)
  • 2/11, 10/09 - $99.95; 10/08 - $139.95 (Eco-Packaged) 

  Find the Gorillapod Focus on Amazon.com

GorillaMobile

GorillaMobile Original - Handheld devices (5/08, 3/09)

  • For handheld devices: Mobile phones, PDAs, music/video players, 
        gaming devices, GPS units, compact digital & mini video cameras
  • Max weight load: Camera adapter: 325g (11.5 oz), 
      Adhesive clip / Suction cup: 200g (7.1 oz
  • Adapters: Camera clip - universal 1/4" tripod screw for digital cameras,
      Suction-cup clip - holds tight to any flat surface
      High-bond adhesive clips - for more permanent attachment (2 included)
  • Size: 15 x 3 x 3 cm (5.9 x 1.2 x 1.2 in) 
  • Weight: 45.3 g (1.6 oz)
  • 2/11, 10/09 - $29.95; 10/08 - $34.95  (3/09 - was Go-Go)

  Find the Gorillapod Mobile on Amazon.com

GorillaMobile for 3G / 3GS (9/09)

  • For iPhone 3G / 3Gs, iPods, and compact digital cameras
  • Max weight load: Up to 325g (11.5 oz)
  • Adds soft-touch case for iPhone 3G / 3Gs
  • 12/09 - Free Gorillacam app for iPhone - Self-timer, timelapse, bubble level
  • 2/11, 10/10 - $29.95; 10/09 - $39.95
 

GorillaMobile for iPod touch

  • For iPod touch 2nd gen., iPods, and compact digital cameras
  • Max weight load: Up to 325g (11.5 oz)
  • 2/11, 10/10 - $29.95

GorillaMobile Yogi for iPad (1/11)

  • Protective polycarbonate case with rubber bumper edges
  • Flexible legs with quick-release clip detach for storage
  • Attach on the short or longer sides for portrait or landscape viewing
  • Twist and bend legs to adjust for uneven surfaces, wrapped around fixtures
  • 1/11 - $49.94
  • http://joby.com/gorillamobile/yogi/

  Find the GorillaMobile Yogi on Amazon.com

GorillaMobile Ori (1/11)

  • Transforms from protective case to ergonomic positioning stand
  • Superlight silver aluminum/polypropylene composite
    with microfiber screen cover
  • Rigid stability in a sculptural, lightweight form
  • Swivel between portrait and landscape modes
  • Adjustable display height and viewing angle
  • Slight incline for typing with kickstand tab
  • Angle up to 180 degrees for personal viewing
  • Set at secure 45 degree angle with cover flap
  • Lift up on stand to 14 in. for general viewing
  • Fold up into folio for travel
  • http://joby.com/gorillamobile/ori/
  • 1/11 - $79.95

  Find the GorillaMobile Ori on Amazon.com

GorillaTorch

Gorillatorch Original - Hands-Free Light (9/09)

  • Hands-free light with flexible, wrappable legs and magnetic feet
  • Gorillatorch Original - CREE LED, 65 lumens
    • 2/11, 10/09 - $29.95
  • Bright CREE LED, maximum output 65 lumens / 1 watt
  • Dimmer switch; Water resistant; 3 AA batteries
  • Battery life: Max brightness 20 hours, Optimum 50 hours, Economy 80 hours
  • Size: 20 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm (8 x 5 x 2.75 in)
  • Weight: 185 g (6.5 oz) with batteries
  • PR 9/09 - http://joby.com/press/releases/20090923

  Find the Gorillatorch on Amazon.com

 

Gorillatorch Flare (7/10) - Emergency-Prepared

  • CREE LED + 3 red LEDs, 100 lumens
  • 6 light modes, with emergency strobe
  • 2/11, 7/10 - $34.95

  Find the Gorillatorch Flare on Amazon.com

 

Gorillatorch Blade (10/10) - Precise, Techtical, Rechargable

  • CREE LED, 130 lumens
  • Rechargable li-ion battery USB or AC
  • 2/11, 10/10 - $59.95

  Find the Gorillatorch Blade on Amazon.com


Fromm Works - Quik Pod - Telescoping rod (07)

 
  • Telescoping rod extends from 7 1/2 to 18 inches
  • Standard tripod socket , holds up to 16 ounces 
  • Adjust angle up to 90 degrees
        Point camera back for self-portrait (tiny mirror on base)
  • Shoot using self-timer, or  motion video
  • High quality polycarbonate and aluminum
        use in weather, underwater photography in salt water.
  • Rremovable belt clip, hiking clip, wrist strap, carry bag
  • 3 1/2 ounces
  • $24.95
  • www.quikpod.com

Quik Pod Pro - Tripod adapter

  • Adds adjustable tripod adapter, screw into Quik Pod base as freestanding pole
  • suction cup base accessory and magnetic base for metallic surfaces also available soon for $20 each.
  • 07, 08 - $29.95

    Find the Quik Pod Pro on Amazon.com

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Fromm Works - Quik Pod DSLR - Telescoping rod / Monopod (08)

   

  • Use as handheld extension pole and as monopod
  • Extends from 18 to 53 inches (45 to 135 cm), with 3 locking clamps
  • Adjustable camera mount with quick release platform
        Platforms available with friction locking (continuous) and gear locking (stepped)
  • Built-in mirror for overhead shots and self-positioning
  • Designed for digital SLR cameras, camcorders and portable lights
  • Maximum suggested carrying weight
        6 lbs. (3000 grams) when used as monopod
        2 lbs. (1000 grams) when used as extension pole
  • Includes 2 screw-on end caps for handle: rubberized monopod or machined aluminum
  • Includes gel pad for bracing handle against body
  • Includes wrist strap, hiking clip, and carry bag
  • High quality polycarbonate and aluminum components for strength, durability and portability
  • Weighs 9 oz (250 grams)
  • spring 08 - $49.99
  • www.quikpod.com/dslr.asp

    Find the Quik Pod DSLR on Amazon.com

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Trek Technologies - TrekPod Adjustable Hiking Staff / Tripod (10/07)

  • Lightweight, height-adjustable walking/hiking staff, with fully integrated tripod
  • Walking Staff, Monopod, Tripod
  • MagMount quick-release, ball-head mount-demount system
  • 11/09 - XL $399, Go! PRO $229, II $99
  • WindowMount Plus, window mount system - $59.99
        Pan and tilt head with MagConnect quick mount system
  • VersaMount - Clamping arm, mounts on tube - $19.99
  • www.trek-tech.com  

Trek-Tech TrekPod Go! - Collapsible Hiking Staff / Tripod

  • Collapsable in 4 elements to pack in overhead carry-on
  • Polymer palm rest
  • MagMount AR/i - ball head mounting system
        Industry standard 1/4"-20 mounting stud
        Adds Anti-Rotation with 30 degree Indexing
  • Weight 28 oz. with MagMount
  • Packed size in case 23 x 4 x 2.5 in.
  • Monopod height range 42.5 to 62.5 oz. - 4" shorter
  • Tripod height range 39 to 57.5 in., open leg diameter 22 in.
  • Monopod load capacity approx. 200 lbs.
  • Includes traveling case, anti-rotation MagMount,
        heavy force anti-rotation MagAdapter, light force standard MagAdapter.
  • 10/07 - $199.99

Find the Trek-Tech TrekPod Go! on Amazon.com

Trek-Tech TrekPod - Adjustable Hiking Staff, with Integrated Tripod

  • Lightweight, height-adjustable walking/hiking staff, with fully integrated tripod
  • Walking Staff, Monopod, Tripod
  • Can break down to under 28" long
  • Cork palm rest
  • MagMount quick-release, ball-head mount-demount system
        Rare earth neodymium magnet
        Industry standard 1/4"-20 mounting stud
        (can remove to expose standard mounting stud)
        Holds up to 9 pounds
  • Weight 30 oz. with MagMount
  • Monopod height range 47 to 62.5 in.
  • Tripod height range 43 to 57.5 in., open leg diameter 22 in.
  • Monopod load capacity approx. 200 lbs.
  • 10/07 - $139.99

Find the Trek-Tech TrekPod on Amazon.com

Trek-Tech T'Pod - Mini Tripod with MagMount  

  • Portable, packable tripod with MagMount and MagConnect
  • with Travel Case, Ball head and MagMount quick mounting system
  • 10/07 - $79.99
 

Bogen / Manfrotto MODOsteady - Hybrid camcorder stabilizer (11/07)

             

  • Hybrid stabilizer for lightweight camcorders
        Multiple-function, hybrid photo-video CE-oriented tripod, Folds flat
  • Part of MODO consumer line of tripods and monopods
        modo.manfrotto.com
  • Quick release camera plate, rotates 180 degrees
  • Adjustable, foldable extension arm - bottom bi-injected soft-hard rubber foot
  • Shoulder support: Fold up bottom section of extension arm as shoulder pod
  • Counterbalancing stabilizer: Fully open extension arm as adjustable counterbalance
        Set for proper position and weight, based on camcorder weight and center of gravity
  • Table tripod: Fold extension arm, open rubber handle into 3 legs
  • Weight 1.1 lbs, Load capacity 1.7 lbs; Closed length 7.5 in, maximum height 5.1 in
  • Manfrotto 585, Available from Bogen Imaging, 11/07 $195
  • www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/news/site/manfrotto/pid/15890/lang/en
  • www.bogenimaging.us

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Photo Accessories - Studio / Lighting


Merax - One Shot Photo Studio

   

  • Collapsible portable photo studio / light box, 16x16 in.
  • Folds into slim carry case with handle, 17 x 17 x ~ 2 in.
        unfolds and assembles quickly with Velcro edges
  • Light box with translucent nylon walls to reduce shadows and glares
  • Background cloth, reversible, non-reflective, for back and floor (white or blue)
  • Two lamps: 2800K high-output with 6 in. stand
        Pop-out 4 in. retractable tripod legs for handheld use
        Uses standard GU10 bulbs, no more than 50W
  • Camera stand pole, 10 - 17 in. adjustable, with heavy steel stand
  • ArcSoft PhotoStudio software for photo editing
        Plus Cut-It-Out plug-in for background removal
            Paint roughly over foreground and background areas
  • 12/07 - $129 -> $99 (11/09)
  • www.merax.com/products/Photo/PhotoStudio.html

Merax - Mini USB Strap

 

 

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Photo Accessories - Digital Photo Frames

  • Automatic slide show
  • Automatically rotate photo, portrait or landscape (position sensor )
  • Automatic brightness adjustment (light sensor)
  • Transfer photos 
        Memory card slot, USB connection
        wireless transfer via Bluetooth from cell phones 
        Remotely via MMS from cell phones 
        Dial in with phone modem
        Update over Internet

Digital Foci - 1.5" Keychain Pocket Album (10/07)

  • Keychain digital photo viewer
  • 1.5" color LCD screen, 128 x 128 pixels
  • Holds up to 74 photos, 8 MB internal flash memory
  • Scroll photos manually or run photo slideshow, adjustable time interval
  • Lithium-ion battery, life up to 9 hours
  • Recharge with AC adapter or USB power
  • Automatic slide show, or manual scroll
  • Built-in clock with automatic on/off timer. LCD contrast adjustment
  • 2.2" x 1.6" x 0.5", 1.2 oz.
  • Includes Photo Viewer Software to convert JPG or BMP images from PC or Mac
  • 11/09 - $19; Model PAL-015 - Black, silver, blue, $29.95
  • www.digitalfoci.com/pocket_album.html
  • Press release - 10/07 - www.digitalfoci.com/dfnews/dfnews_071009.html

    Find the Digital Foci Pocket Album on Amazon.com 


Digital Foci - Pocket Album Deluxe OLED 2.8  (7/08)

  • 2.8" (320 x 240) Active Matrix OLED screen, high contrast ratio of 10,000: 1
  • Holds over 4,000 digital photos on internal flash memory
  • Folder structure for organizing photos
  • Built-in clock with automatic on/off timer
  • Also works as alarm clock and calendar
  • Compact photo viewer with wrist strap
  • Colors available: Charcoal, Sky Blue, Powder Pink
  • 11/09 - $64; PAD-280 - MSRP: $99 (Available July 2008)
  • www.digitalfoci.com
  • Press release 1/08 - www.digitalfoci.com/dfnews/07-12-27_Image_Moments_Series.doc

   

Digital Foci - Pocket Album OLED 1.5  (5/08)

  • 1.5" Passive Matrix OLED screen with high contrast ratio of 1,000:1
  • Holds more than 120 digital photos on internal flash memory
  • Digital keychain
  • 11/09 - $29; PAO-150 - MSRP: $49 (Available May 2008)

Parrot DF7700 MMS Digital Photo Frame (OLD - Europe end 07)

  • Send photos via MMS from mobile phone
        also wireless transfer via Bluetooth, USB connection, SD card slot
  • SIM card with a dedicated call number built directly into the photo frame
  • 7-inch digital TFT LCD screen, 720 by 480
  • 512 MB internal memory
  • position sensor automatically rotates photo, portrait or landscape
  • light sensor adjusts brightness
  • European mobile carrier end 2007
  • www.parrot.com - Press Release

Parrot - 7" PHOTO VIEWER - DF7220 - Bluetooth, USB, SD  (OLD - Q1 08)

  • Multi-Connectivity Digital Photo Frame (DF7700, w/o SIM card)
  • 7" LCD, 410 x 234 pixels, 32k colors
  • Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR (transfer photos from mobile phone.)
  • Mini USB port (transfer photos from PC)
  • SD/MMC card slot (transfer photos directly from a camera)
  • Photo formats: JPEG and GIF
  • Stores over 300 photos (10 MB internal)
  • Automatically adapts picture size to screen
  • Use horizontally or vertically: automatically rotates picture (portrait/landscape)
  • Menu with brightness adjustment
  • Customizable clip-on plastic external frame
  • Software updates via Bluetooth
  • Set on/off time, or power off when dark
  • Metal rod stand, wall-mounting hook
  • Display 5.0 x 3.5 inches (130 x 87 mm), Ratio 10:15
  • 7 foot power cord - thin and white
  • 8.2 x 6.4 x .86 inches (208 x 162 x 22 mm), 17 oz (480 g)
  • 4/08 - $169 / $126 street
  • www.parrot.com/usa/products/digitalphotoframes/parrotdf7220

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CEIVA Digital Photo Frames - Update by phone, Internet

  • 11/09 - 8" frame $127, 8" w/ Wi-Fi $147
  • OLD - 8" frame, 640 x 480, $224 / $184; 7" frame, 480 x 234, $174 / $139
  • Display pictures from built-in card reader
  • Or - Automatically downloads new photos over phone wire - No PC required
        Dials local phone number each night to retrieve pictures sent by friends
        Post from PC, or send from camera phone
  • Post to CEIVA Network - organize thousands of photos in online albums
        Displayed on frame anytime and shared with family and friends
  • Monthly CEIVA PicturePlan service to download photos by phone
        Enables Digital Photo Frame to retrieve and display pictures
        Receive up to 50 new photos daily over phone line
        50 photos an hour over broadband or wireless connection
        Safe photo storage, service support, printing options, free editing software
        $9.95 / month, $99.95 annual subscription
        Optional adapters: CEIVA Broadband $24, CEIVA Wireless adapter $34
  • Memory card formats: Compact Flash, Memory Stick /  PRO / Duo, Secure Digital, miniSD, SmartMedia, MultiMedia Card, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card
  • www.ceiva.com

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