Thursday, December 6, 2012

Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera

  Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera


Perfect for photographers ready to make the move to digital SLR photography, the new EOS Rebel T3 delivers beautiful photos and video, speed, simplicity and fun. It features a 12.2 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor for richly detailed images and quick camera response. It has Canon's amazing 63-zone, Dual-layer metering for accurate exposures and features Canon's Basic+ function, HD video recording and Live View shooting, plus a convenient in-camera Feature Guide. The EOS Rebel T3 is as great starter.


  1. New Technology for Outstanding Images.

    Canon's CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers the most pixels in its class. It offers many of the same new technologies to maximize each pixel's light gathering efficiency that were first seen with the professional EOS-1D Mark III model. It's an APS-C size sensor (22.2 x 14.8mm), and there's an effective 1.6x increase in the lens's marked focal length when attached.

    12.2 Megapixel APS-C Size CMOS Sensor

    DIGIC 4 Image Processor
    The improved DIGIC 4 Image Processor ensures that images are captured, processed and saved with remarkable speed. The EOS Rebel T3 DSLR's new 3:2 multiple aspect ratio, in-camera RAW image processing, creative filters, image resizing and provided S2 and S3 image-recording quality are all possible thanks to the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. With dazzling results, the new DIGIC 4 Image Processor also works to capture and process data of images shot at 12.2 Megapixels at 3.0 fps, as well as 14-bit signal processing for excellent image gradation, enhanced Face Detection Live mode, Full HD video recording, Auto Lighting Optimizer and Lens Peripheral Optimization.

  2. Excellence from Dawn to Dusk.

    With a broad range of ISO settings, the EOS Rebel T3 enables shooting from sunup to sunset and helps ensure capture of the best detail. With enhanced high-sensitivity optimization, subjects can be taken clearly and easily at high shutter speeds without flash, with minimized blur and noise. In bright scenes, especially long exposures in daylight, optimal exposure can be achieved with a fully open wide-diameter lens, no dark filter needed.

  3. High Definition Made Easy.

    The EOS Rebel T3 DSLR's expanded repertoire of technologies includes shooting video in  clear, sharp high definition for playback on your HDTV! Shooting at 1280 x 720 at 30 (29.97) or 25 frames per second, HD video can be taken through the EOS Rebel T3 camera's intuitive operation and layout. Parameters for white balance and picture style are already set. Just point and shoot.

  4. Incredible AutoFocus.

    The EOS Rebel T3 has a high-precision, 9-point AF system utilizing a high-precision, f/5.6 cross-type center point. The 9-point AF system uses both normal and high-precision focus depending on the aperture and available light. The 9 focus points can be chosen manually or automatically.

    9-point AF

  5. Accurate Metering for Perfect Exposure.

    The EOS Rebel T3 features Canon's Dual-layer sensor, with 63 zones. By measuring not only the amount of light, but also taking into account color and luminosity, this system delivers a very high level of accuracy for better results every time. Since the metering sensor has a color measurement function, exposure errors and focus errors caused by different light sources are minimized; the EOS Rebel T3 gives stable exposure from shot to shot in situations where light changes.

    Metering zones

  6. Speedy, Precise Operation.

    The EOS Rebel T3 operates with such effortless speed that operation is nothing short of intuitive. With quick startup times, speedy autofocus and short shutter lag, the EOS Rebel T3 is one of the fastest cameras available today. It can continuously shoot 3.0 fps (frames per second) up to approximately 830 JPEGs or 2.0 fps for approximately 5 RAW files, so you won't miss a shot.

  7. See the Image on a Large LCD with Live View Function.

    The EOS Rebel T3 has a big, bright 2.7-inch TFT (thin film transistor) LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels and a viewing angle of 170°. It's great for Live View composition or viewing camera settings like AF, ISO, Metering, AF Point selection and flash options. And the maximum brightness of the EOS Rebel T3 DSLR's LCD monitor is about 30% greater than its predecessor, which is a big benefit when you're using the camera in bright sunlight.
    Live View Function
    Live View Function enables you to view your subjects directly on the huge 2.7-inch LCD monitor. It's easy to magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focus. And now, there are two ways to use Autofocus along with Live View Function in the EOS Rebel T3. You can even choose a grid overlay, perfect for keeping straight lines in your subject straight in your pictures. In the studio, Live View Function can be used remotely via a computer through the EOS Rebel T3 DSLR's USB connection.

  8. Make Your Images As You See Them.

    Basic+ is a new creative imaging feature that makes it easy to create the image effects you want. It can be set with the Quick Control screen in Basic Zone modes. Basic+ provides two options:
    Shoot by ambience selection:
    Based on the Picture Style and its parameters (sharpness, contrast, saturation, and color tone), the exposure compensation and white balance correction are adjusted to attain the selected ambience. You can also select the strength of the ambience effect.
    Shoot by lighting or scene type:
    Although the actual parameter set is the white balance, the settings are shown in more understandable terms.
    The EOS Rebel T3 DSLR's Quick Control screen gives you quick access to the most common settings, all in one place! It's a great way to quickly confirm or change settings while you're shooting. The Quick Control screen is particularly useful when you're shooting from a tripod, with the camera at eye level, because it eliminates the need to view the LCD data panel on top of the camera while changing settings.
    For beginners looking to expand their photographic horizons, the EOS Rebel T3 offers Creative Auto mode. While basic settings are based on full automatic operation, shooting guides on the LCD screen enable you to make corrections based on simple to follow guidelines. In essence, with Creative Auto mode, you can learn about photography while taking stunning photographs.

  9. Photography Made Truly Easy.

    The Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR has great photography by including an in-camera Feature Guide. Appearing on the camera's LCD, the Feature Guide displays a simple description or advice for the respective function. It is displayed in each shooting mode, during Mode Dial operations, and for Quick Control screen functions (during normal shooting, Live View shooting, movie shooting, and playback). The Feature Guide appears automatically during Mode Dial operations and when a function is selected on the Quick Control screen.

  10. Speedy, Wireless Image Capture and Transmission.

    The EOS Rebel T3 uses popular SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. Compact, inexpensive and available in increasingly large capacities, SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards are a perfect complement to the EOS Rebel T3 DSLR's compact and lightweight body design.

    Additionally, the EOS Rebel T3 is compatible with Eye-Fi* SD cards, which are outfitted with a Wi-Fi transmitter (IEEE 802.11b/g) and internal antenna for wireless, high-speed transfer of images. With an Eye-Fi card installed, the EOS Rebel T3 can display the Eye-Fi's connection status and error notes with ease, for fully functional wireless uploading of images directly from the camera.

  11. Shooting Made Easy.

    EF & EF-S Lenses
    The EOS Rebel T3 is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Special optical technologies, such as Aspherical, ultra-low dispersion, or fluorite elements are featured in the universally acclaimed L Series lenses, and Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology are featured in select lenses to minimize the effect of camera shake. Through Canon lenses, photographers can truly extend the quality and performance of the EOS Rebel T3.




Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Nikon J1 / V1

This review covers the specification, design and performance of both the Nikon 1 V1 and J1 cameras. Because of the all but identical image quality of the two models, samples in the review are presented from both cameras interchangeably. Most of the comments in the review are forboth cameras but where the commentary is specific to either model will be indicated in the text.

     Nikon's entry into the mirrorless interchangeable lens market last year was widely anticipated, but the products that were finally announced surpriesed a lot of people. Nikon has created an entirely new system based around a relatively small sensor, that's about 30% of the size of those used in the company's DX-format SLRs. This system is spearheaded by two cameras - the Nikon 1 J1 and 1 V1. The J1 is the entry-level model, and the V1 is aimed at the more advanced user.  Both cameras are intended essentially for beginners upgrading from compact cameras or cameraphones, and who find the size and complexity of a DSLR intimidating.

     The J1 and V1's standout features are their autofocus and continuous shooting. Both cameras feature an AF system that combines both Phase and Contrast Detection methods, which allows them to keep track of fast-moving subjects in much the same way as SLRs can (and compacts and other mirrorless cameras can not). Both models feature a maximum shooting speed of 60 frames per second at full resolution, and to support this they use dual image processors that offer Nikon's latest 'EXPEED 3' processing.

     In addition to the J1 and its more advanced model the V1, the Nikon 1 system debuts with four '1 Nikkor' interchangeable lenses (including a 'pancake' prime and a video-optimized power superzoom), and a range of accessory port add-ons for the V1. Nothing signals Nikon's long-term commitment to the 1 System, however, more than its decision to build both cameras around a completely new lens mount and a unique 10MP CMOS sensor.

The V1 on the right is taller than the J1 even without the added rise in its built-in electronic viewfinder. Both cameras include an AF illuminator lamp and stereo microphones that sit above the lens mount. An infrared receiver is visible on the lower right of the J1 and just below the 'V1' inscription on the larger camera.
Both cameras share a layout of control points.  The J1 has the flash pop-up switch. The J1 has a flash mode position on the control dial where the V1 places its AF mode. The V1 has an eye sensor on the left of the eye piece that automatically switches between the EVF and LCD.

     The difference between the V1 and J1is that  the V1 has a built-in 1.4M-dot LCD viewfinder, while the J1 does not.  Also the J1 has a built-in flash which the V1 lacks. The V1 makes up for this  with a multi-accessory port that can be used to mount a dedicated external Speedlight SB-N5 flashgun or GPS unit.

     The V1 has a higher resolution rear LCD screen and a mechanical shutter which makes it a better choice for high fram shots of moving subjects. The mechanical shutter also allows it to use the flash at shutter speeds of 1/250th of a second, rather than the 1/60th that the electronic shutter limits the cameras to. With the exception of the V1's built-in EVF, both cameras handle the same way. Both cameras lack a traditional exposure mode dial, and neither camera offers much in the way for customization. Both are great and are designed for multi-purpose point and shoot operation.

Nikon 1 J1 and V1 specification highlights

  • 10MP 1" CMOS sensor with 2.7x effective focal length multiplier
  • Hybrid AF system with both phase and contrast detection
  • 60fps at full resolution (with electronic shutter only)
  • 1080/60i video
  • ISO 100-3200 ('Hi 1' option at approx. ISO 6400)

Nikon 1 J1 and V1 key differences

  • V1 has built-in 1.4M dot LCD electronic viewfinder
  • V1 has VGA (920k dot) rear LCD, J1 has 460k dot panel
  • V1 has mechanical and electronic shutter option, J1 has electronic only
  • J1 has built-in flash, V1 requires optional accessory flash
  • V1's accessory port allows attachment of external Speedlight or GPS unit (J1 has no port)
  • V1 has a larger, higher capacity battery (the same as found on the D7000)

Monday, February 27, 2012

My Personal Favorite Point and Shoot

     Nikon Coolpix is my favorite personal point and shoot.  The Coolpix line has several models starting from $119.99 up to $349.99.  All of these models and different brands can be found here.
     Nikon has just released their new line for coolpix and I really like the S3300.  These cameras are 16 MP and they come in really nice colors (sliver, pink, red, purple, and black).  The features for this camera are truely amazing. 
With its slim design and 6x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens with optical VR Image Stabilization, the COOLPIX S3300 lets you clearly capture everything from close-ups to touchdowns. You can press the movie record button and start shooting HD movies in 720p. You can also let your friends view it all instantly on the bright 2.7-inch LCD monitor. 
    This model is very reasonable for $139.99.  The optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens allows you to capture close-ups, wide-angle and distance shots for both photos and movies. Shooting movies of the family without a tripod? Zoom in and out on each family member while the S3300's optical VR Image Stabilization system minimizes the effects of camera shake in both stills and movies.
     The S3300 has simple buttons and an easy menu process to change your shooting needs.  Plus the software for your PC is easy to install and once your software is set up the program transfers everything neatly into a Nikon folder.  I also like how Nikon has designed the size of this model.   This camera is thinner than 1 inch and weighs just 4.6 ounces to easily fit in your pocket or purse.
    The video recording on this camera is HD (720) with sound.  Plus it starts easy with the touch of one button.  The menu is simple and you can replay on the lcd the memory you just recorded.  You can have your child's first bike ride up on youtube real easy with this camera.
    The Smart Portrait System makes everybody you photograph look good, by automatically capturing a smile. There are 18 scene modes making this a camera that's easy to live with and you'll have the photos and videos to prove it.
    One feature I like is that you can add a creative touch with Special Effects and filters.  You can apply Special Effects when shooting pictures or movies to explore your own unique artistic expression. Try Soft, Sepia, High Contrast Monochrome, High Key, LowKey and Selective Color.

 When you purchase this item it comes with a:

- Nikon Coolpix S3300 Digital Camera
- Nikon AN-CP19 Strap
- Nikon UC-E6 USB Cable
- Nikon EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
- Nikon EN-EL19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
- Nikon EH-69P AC Adapter/Charger
- Nikon NikonView NX 2 CD-ROM  

Nikon Coolpix S3300 Digital Camera Specifications
  • Camera Type : Compact Digital Camera
  • Effective Pixels : 16 million
  • Image Sensor : CCD
  • Sensor Size : 1/2.3 in.
  • Total Pixels : 16.44 million (approx.)
  • Lens : 6x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens
  • Lens Focal Length : 4.6-27.6 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 26-156 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Lens f/-number : f/3.3-6.5
  • Lens Construction : 5 elements in 5 groups
  • Lens Zoom : 6x
  • Digital Zoom : Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 624mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Vibration Reduction : Lens-shift VR
  • Autofocus (AF) : Contrast-detect TTL AF
  • Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection :
    Auto (9-area automatic selection)
    Face priority
    Manual with 99 focus areas
    Subject tracking
  • Focus Range :
    [W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
    [T]: Approx. 3 ft. 4 in. (1 m.) to infinity
    Macro close-up mode: [W]: Approx. 2.0 in. (5 cm.) to infinity
  • Focus Lock : Yes
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points : 99Monitor Size 2.7 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Type :
    TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
    5-level brightness adjustment
  • Monitor Resolution : 230,000-dots
  • Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode) :
    97% horizontal (Approx.)
    97% vertical (Approx.)
  • Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode) : 100% horizontal (Approx.)
  • Storage Media :
    SD memory card
    SDHC memory card
    SDXC memory card
  • Internal Memory : Approx. 42MB
  • Storage File System :
    EXIF 2.3
    DPOF compliant
  • Storage File formats :
    Still pictures: JPEG
    Audio files: WAV
    Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
  • Movie :
    HD: 1280x720p / 30fps
    Small Size: 320x240 / 30fps
    Standard TV: 640x480 / 30fps
  • Voice Memo Function : Yes
  • Image Size (pixels) : 4608 x 3456 (16M)
  • ISO Sensitivity :
    ISO 80-3200
    Auto (auto gain ISO 80-1600)
    Fixed range auto (ISO 80-400, ISO 100-800)
  • Lowest ISO Sensitivity : 80
  • Highest ISO Sensitivity : 3200
  • Exposure Metering : 256-segment matrix, center-weighted
  • Exposure Control :
    Programmed auto exposure (shutter speed, ND filter selection and ISO sensitivity)
    Flexible program with motion detection
  • Exposure Modes : Programmed Auto
  • Scene Modes :
    Back Light
    Close Up
    Fireworks Show
    Night Landscape
    Night Portrait
    Panorama Assist
    Pet Portrait
    Scene Auto Selector
  • In-Camera Image Editing :
    Filter Effects
    Glamour Retouch
    Quick retouch
    Rotate image
    Skin softening
    Small Picture
  • Exposure Compensation : ± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
  • Exposure Lock : No
  • Exposure Bracketing : No
  • White Balance :
  • Shutter : Mechanical and image sensor electronic shutter
  • Shutter Speed :
    1/2000-1 sec. (when ISO sensitivity set to Auto)
    4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution : Up to 6 shots at approx. 1.3 frames per second
  • Continuous Shooting Options :
    Best Shot Selector
    Multi-shot 16
  • Aperture : Electronically controlled ND filter (-3.3 AV) insertion
  • Self-timer : Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
  • Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) :
    [W]: 0.5 to 4.5m (1ft 8in. to 14ft.)
    [T]: 0.5 to 2.4m (1ft. 8in. to 7ft. 10in.)
  • Built-in Flash Control : TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
  • Built-in Flash : YesInterface Hi-speed USB
  • Interface Data transfer protocol :
  • Video Output :
  • I/O terminal :
    Audio/video (A/V) output
    Digital I/O (USB)
  • Supported Languages : Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Vietnamese,
  • Power Sources : One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (supplied)
  • Charging Time : 2 hours and 30 minutes (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains) (Approx.)
  • Battery / Batteries : Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19
  • Battery Life (shots per charge) : Still pictures*: Approx. 210 shots
    *Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(-/+2)°C (73(-/+4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 4608 x 3456 (16M). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
  • Tripod Socket : ISO 1222
  • Approx. Dimensions :
    Height: 2.3in. (57.8mm)
    Width: 3.8in. (94.8mm)
    Depth: 0.8in. (19.5mm)
    Excluding projections. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
  • Approx. Weight : 4.6 oz. (128g)
    With battery and SD memory card. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
  • Operating environment : Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)


Monday, February 6, 2012

Digital Camera and Photography Accessories

     When I purchase a digital camera whether it is a point and shoot, dslr or even a video camera; the purchase is an investment.  People invest a lot of money in photography whether it is a hobby or a profession.  I believe that it is important to protect my investments.  Whenever I purchase a new camera I always purchase everything I will need to protect and take care of my camera.  I also purchase everything I need to use my camera to its full potential.
     Click here to see where I go to purchase my photography needs.  My family and I enjoy going on family outings.  The best way for us to share our adventures with friends and family that come to our home is in a photo album, which for me is a lot of work and money if I make copies of the photo's for the photo album.  I like to keep it simple so I keep all of our family adventures out in the open with digital frames.  Digital frames very in prices.  They range from 40 dollars up to over 200 dollars.  It really depends on the size of the frame, how many pictures the frame holds in memory and some frames have remote controls.
     The first item I buy along with my point and shoot camera is a hard camera case.  I like the cases that hook on my belt the most.  For me they are out of my way until I need my camera.  Some cases have long straps to hang around your neck or wrist and these are good too. 
     The second items I buy with a small digital camera are  extra camera batteries.  I prefer to buy cameras with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.  My experience in the past with double AA batteries has been expensive and the rechargeable ones do not last very long.
     The third and very important item is a digital camera cleaning kit.  I like to use the water proof cleaning kit for my trips.  These kits are really cheap and they have everything in them to keep my camera working in great condition.
     Memory cards are very important to have and they come in several memory sizes.  A person can keep hundreds to thousands of pictures on one card.  I really enjoy using them today.  I can recall when I was younger and cameras used film that had to be developed.  Those days are fading away in the tech world we live in today.
    When I buy a dslr, my dslr accessories will be different in some ways.  Dslr's require camera bags because they require more room for more accessories.  Dslr flashes are sometimes needed and they come in many varieties and sizes.  Slr lenses are made by the manufacture for different model dslr's.  These lenses are interchangeable for different effects and zooming.  Some dslrs require lens filters for different lenses.
     Some people turn photography into a professional career and they might require advanced accessories like camera tripods for still pictures and portraits.  When photographers are doing portraits and still shoots they may require studio lighting.  Sometimes photographers have to work in difficult situations that require them to use camera remotes.
     Today's digital camera world allows us to use our laptops and pc's to download our pictures for editing and filing.  In order to do these we have to have digital camera software to transfer the digital images.  There are many different types of software and they vary in prices.  Its best to pick the software that suits your editing needs.  Most digital cameras should already have the software for transferring images when you purchase a new digital camera from a store.
     As you can see there are a lot of accessories that can go with cameras.  If your just starting out with your first camera you can keep it simple with the basic needs listed above.  If photography is turning into a hobby then have fun and invest slowly into your hobby.  If your a professional photographer and know what you want and need we can help meet your demands at great prices.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

How To Choose The Right Digital Camera

     Digital cameras and their features are always changing.  It's hard to find the right camera because there are so many different ones to choose from.  Buying a point and shoot digital camera is an investment and careful study should be done before spending money on your investment.
    One good thing with all the changes is that its easier to put pictures on a computer or printer.  Today there are wi-fi cameras that are easy to use with out cables.  All of these changes are for your benefit. 
    For consumers 2011 was a good year for buyers.  In the face of weaker sales, manufactures have slashed prices; especially for entry-level models.  A good example is the Nikon's new Coolpix S3100 with a 14-mega pixel compact digicam with a 5x zoom that shoots HD video retails at $139.00.  This should be a good base price to start with on an entry level point and shoot.  Currently this digital camera sells for $80.00 plus $6.95 for shipping; click here to see more.

    Your new digital camera should have these key features:
  • At least a 12MP imaging device for a D-SLR
  • At least a 10 MP imager for a point and shoot
  • Optical zoom of 3x; wide-angle preferred
  • The highest quality optics
  • A large LCD screen; the more pixels, the better the quality
  • The widest range for aperture (f/stops), shutter speed and ISO
  • An AF illuminator of AF Assist mode for best flash shots in dim light
  • Intelligent Auto and a variety of Scene Modes including Face Detection for more convenient shooting in a variety of situations
  • And make sure you do you ergonomic hands-on test
  • Its very important to have a Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
       In the past cameras used film that had to be developed then printed using an imager that made prints from your film.  Today every digital camera has a USB 2.0 Hi-speed port so images can move between your camera and PC with the touch of a button.  Today manufactures are able to make compact cameras that fit in a purse or a pocket.  This is done because today images are stored on a memory card.  The most popular cards are Secure Digital (SD, SDHC, or SDXC), Memory Stick Pro Duo and Compact Flash.  Choosing one over another  really shouldn't be a consideration unless a person has cards from an old camera.  Today a person can store thousands of pictures and video on a small memory card.
    Today's digital cameras have chips that take an image viewed through the lens of the camera and turn it into digital data that is saved to memory.  Imaging devices are measured in pixels.  The higher the pixel number, the better the picture will be.  While researching different cameras, the camera makers will state the maximum picture size you can take.  For example a 10MP camera has 3648 horizontal by 2736 vertical pixels, 12MP are 4000x3000 and then so on.  All you have to do is simply multiply the numbers and you get the effective resolution of a imaging device.  Remember the higher the pixel you shoot in the more memory you use on your card.  If you shooting landscape us a high pixel number.  If you just shoot for emailing or face booking lower the pixel numbers and you will save space on your card.  Right now compact digital cameras go up to 16MP and the more professional cameras go up to 24MP.  One good thing to remember is that camera makers are cutting back on to 10MP and 12MP to get faster shutter speed.  This is a great new quality for people taking everyday pictures.

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    With so much technology on the market today it's hard to make a decision and to find what we are looking for.  Digital cameras have come a long way in the last 24 years.  I remember taking photography in high school with a 35 mm automatic camera.  I would have to develop my own film and make my own prints.  If I could afford it I would take my film to a developer and pay to have my prints made.  I remember waiting for days for my prints to see them.

    Now things are different.  We live in an age where technology has taken over to make life easier for us all.  Today cameras have high definition with auto focus and digital cards.  We can instantly see our picture through and led screen and decide to delete the photograph or to keep it.  With computers we can instantly download our pictures to a computer or some other hardware device.  We can even make our own prints and photo shop our own work.  It truly is amazing that today, we have digital photo frames that store all of pictures for us in a digital photo album so we can share with others our wonderful memories.

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