My digital camera died and I'm in the market for a new
one. I was always leaving my old one at home because it was not slim enough to
fit comfortably in my pocket. So I'm looking for a really slim one. I just found info on the Samsung Digimax #1. It looks so cool.
Can anyone tell me more about this camera? I could not
find, for example, the actual zoom in any of the specs. Or the price when it
comes out on June 1st
. I’m totally okay spending a little more for
a slim camera or a cool looking camera but I want to make sure it works well.
Ideally, I’d pre-order it so I’d get it in time for an event on June 11th
I've moved from a low end digital camera recently to the 1st generation Canon Rebel dSLR. The old camera took AA battery's so there was tons of advice out there on how best to store them so you don't short anything out, and sort them so you know which have been used at a glance. personally i liked using little plastic carriers that held two each - when i used the batteries (but before i re-charged them) i would flip one so the pos/neg ends were opposite (did that make sense?)
Anyone have any suggestions of a way to achieve the same with propritary batteries like canon's? To sum up: a) how to carry them w/o worrying about shorting out or knocking around in the camera bag, and b) quick way to know which ones are dead and which are good. Thanks!
What's your verdict on digital picture frames? I have been largely unimpressed until I came across this
-- a steep investment but tempting nonetheless for a photophile like me. Right now, I'm loving the slide show screensaver on my PC but it still sits there in the office, apart from the mainstream of the house. I have more than 10,000 images and it would be nice to display them dynamically in a classy setting. Tiny table top frames just don't seem to cut it. Would I be throwing too much at this? What works for you?
When taking photos with my digital camera (Canon Powershot A75) images often look great on the LCD and then not-so-great when I actually get them onto my computer. Most notably, when taking B&W photos in relatively low-light they will look fantastic on the LCD and then just BLACK on my computer. I can usually make the image sort-of useable by photoshoping the levels, but then it gets real grainy. Is there anything that I can do to get a more accurate preview from the LCD or do I just have to accept the fact that it lies? Tips on dealing with this? [more inside]
I have about $150-$200 to spend on my first digital camera and have no idea what to buy. I am looking for 3+ megapixels and an optical zoom, portability, good memory and battery and nothing too complicated. Basically just for family stuff, but my old automatic was some big fancy thing that took awesome shots, so I am a little spoiled.
Can anyone recommend a good digital camcorder for consumer use? Google/Froogle aren't much help to me since I don't even really know what to look for. It is for typical home-movies-of-the-kids type stuff, and price is a big consideration. Also, what features are important?
Does anyone know of a small digital photo keychain holder that I could buy? I'm looking for something along the lines of this
. It looks good but i cant find any others, and there arent any reviews I can find of this All the other seraches I do turn up nothing but digital picture frames...
Foggy photo of a kayaker with a whale surfacing alongside. Anyone remember where? [more inside]
Digital cameras: rechargeable battery vs. one-time use (AA) batteries. Which is preferable and why? [more inside]
I lost the software for my Canon Powershot A75. Try as I might, I can't get the camera to work with just the Windows 2000 TWAIN drivers. [more inside]
Anyone know how I can create an .mp3 of the audio from a .mov video file on the same pc?
Some years ago I saw a clock, which appeared to be made from 'valves' sticking out of a metal block...inside the valves was an old fashioned illuminated number. So the clock was digital, with old fashioned (think 60's space programme) orange digits...it was quite expensive, and now I have gainful employment and a half-decent house to put in, I want to track one down. Any ideas?
I am a Macintosh user who has just acquired a Nikon D70 digital SLR. Most of my photography experience is with film-based equipment; I have no experience maintaining a collection of digital photos. The software bundled with the camera seems questionable, and iPhoto drives me nuts. What do other amateur (or professional) photographers use to manage their photographs? Will iPhoto do the job? What habits should I develop? What software should I use? Any tips or tricks to help ease me into the world of digital photography?
Where to find a cheap digital camera? I want to sell some accumulated crapola on eBay, while keeping the overhead as low as possible. [more inside]
My wife and I are opening a small, single-screen independent movie theater in April, and we need to buy a good digital projector... pronto. What should we be looking for as far as specs (Lumens, throw, inputs, etc.)? [more inside]
Can my mother, a corporate travel agent, deduct the cost of her digital camera (as a unreimbursed work expense) since she is no longer deducting film & processing costs? [more inside]
I'm selling my upright piano in order to get a digital piano - what recommendations do you have? I'd like a piano that is portable enough to take places in my car, but also has that "piano feel" and a good number of voices. Also, any amp and headphone suggestions?
Over the past several years, I have been burned by poor quality in home electronics from various manufacturers. I have purchased pieces by Sony (home stereo), Panasonic (theatre-in-a-box) and RCA (various pieces of junk), and all have given out in one way or another far too quickly for my liking. In a renewed attempt to build a proper home theatre system (DVD/CD, receiver, speakers, etc), and recognizing that I haven't the money for really high-end stuff but will avoid anything cheap, I seek outside opinions as to which manufacturers are making products that are of reasonable quality, and reasonably priced. Your experiences, please.
Is it possible to convert or otherwise use Photshop plugins from Windows to Mac? I have lots of legacy plugins and effects from the old Windows PC here at work. We switched to Mac but many of the plugins are not available for Mac.
I own a digital point-and-shoot camera, and was looking to upgrade to a "nicer" camera for some more ambitious photography. But I was wondering if it makes sense to spend a lot on a digital camera, as it seemingly will be a bit archaic, if not outright obsolete, in a few years. E.g., old Leicas or even manual Nikons still fetch fair amounts on Ebay, while digital cameras a few years old sell for a fraction of their original value. I know digital cameras are supposed to making analog obsolete, but I'm just wondering about the obsolescence factor of digital. In other words, should I buy the new digital Leica or a vintage analog Leica? Any thoughts?
ProductFilter: I'd like a phone with a digital answering machine that can be set to be absolutely silent by default, but which will ring if the caller enters a numeric password. [more inside]
I have a boatload of 35mm and ASP photos that I'd like to digitize. The options I've found are either expensive or insanely tedious... [M.I.] [more inside]
Looking for a camcorder. [mi] [more inside]
how do you hack a digital camera and set the shutter speed yourself ?
Just say for instance - I had an MP3 (or some MP3's) and I wanted to create my own video, maybe with bits of video footage from a variety of sources, and some 'slides' or 'captions' - and then burn that whole thing to a DVD that I could play in a nightclub. What would be good software (Win XP) that could facilitate this for me?
I was inspired by this great post
to make some of my own songs, using Harry Partch's virtual instruments, and record them into ACID Pro 4.0. How do I make those Flash movies my audio source? [more inside]
Please help me purchase a reasonably priced, low-end digital voice recorder [m.i.] [more inside]
My mother has an older iMac running on OS9. I'd like to upgrade her to a new one but can't afford it right now. I need to buy an external firewire or USB CDRW that will work with OS9 so she can easily back up her digital photography; can anyone suggest something decent and cheap?
Which lens, filters, and accessories would you recommend for a Nikon D70 digital SLR camera
? [more inside]
As per this question
a couple of weeks ago, the insurance company paid up and I'm the owner of a brand new Canon 20D
. Unfortunately, the new camera didn't come wiht any database software like my old D60 did. Now I need a new way to keep track of all the photos. (MI)... [more inside]
I've been a DJ for many years...but only in the last two have I really embraced CD's...and still carry a huge chunk of vinyl to every gig. Now the club I am at is going completely digital - and its worse than just CD's...I need advice...theres more once you get past the doormen... [more inside]
I have an SCM eUSB Smartmedia card reader that I got with my Fuji MX-2900 camera a few years ago. I need to locate the Mac OS X driver for it. I had the driver installed on my laptop, but my laptop was stolen. I looked for the driver and contacted SCM directly, but the product is discontinued and not supported. Does anyone have the driver or know how to get it?
My own blue thread
makes me want to know how I can record these concerts (Real media streams) to my hard drive and then
convert to MP3 and then
break them up into individual tracks. I'm on OS X Panther and prefer iTunes but will download whatever.
Digital Camcorder / Digital Video Camera: Looking for a quality review/comparison site. Also, any recommendations? Below $1000, primarily automatic over manual, recording family indoor (some children's sports). Thoughts on simple video editing software to DVD, method of transfer, anything else I should keep in mind?
What are the legal ramifications of providing downloadable versions of radio shows online? [more inside]
What are some computer languages for describing/generating graphics? [more inside]
I have a rather picky online photo album management question. [more inside]
How do I merge an .m2v video file and a .wav sound file into a single, coherent MPG2 file? [more inside] [more inside]
Personal digital information transfer between jobs: [more inside]
What is the best Digital Multitrack Recorder for a budget to mid size home studio?
Can anyone recommend a digital voice recorder that can also be hooked up to a phone to record calls/interviews?
Digital Cameras, again: So I got me a cute little camera
, based on the recommendations here
. But there's a serious lag time between when I press the button and the picture is taken, a half-second or so. That's not bad for portraits and landscape shots, but it's not OK for action shots. Is this typical for digital cameras, or should I take this one back and get another?
DVD authoring tools. What are you guys using? Whats the best "bang for the buck" software out there for casual (non-professional) work? [more inside]
I recently went to a concert and bought a special package that included digital recordings of a few songs. The format is .asf but I run a Mac, 10.2.8. Windows Media Player isn't playing the files. What's my option now?
What application do you use to record TV on your pc? (More Inside) [more inside]
What should I look for in a Digital Camera? Is there any indication of what takes better pictures than another? I'm familiar with resolutions and megapixels... I don't know about things like lenses and A/D converters, and what other issues may exist. [more inside]
I'm considering buying a set of binoculars with built in Digital Camera. The Meade Capture View 1.3
has the features I think I want: Price < c$200; sd card expansion; 8-10 power; cheap & readily available batteries; at 1.3mp, better than vga resolution. i'm also considering the 2mp version. Pentax, Bushnell
are some other makers.
Anyone who has used these have any thoughts on "must have" or "avoid at all costs" features or manufactures? General recommendation?
I'd like to find a good map/atlas on the web. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a TV tuner for a Mac? I have an iBook, so it has to be either a firewire or USB model (not a PC card), and i'm hoping to spend under a hundred bucks. I have no real interest in any TVR functions, as my hard drive is maxed out already and I have a TiVo at home. I'm at Dartmouth for a month - which is in the middle of nowhere - so it must be available online to be shipped immediately, preferably with expedited shipping.