The good? She only weighs 3.8 ounces, comes with a built-in USB connector, her memory can be expanded with an SD card, and she runs off AA batteries. The great? She only costs $179.95, can record High Def video files and you can already start pre-ordering her for (fingers crossed) a Fall release date!
I love how Summer is halfway over - bite my tongue, did I honestly just say that?! - yet there are all these bright and vivacious digital cameras making their debut. I guess Fall is the new Summer? Whatever it is, I'll take it, because the following five cameras are too irresistible not to consider for your Fall and Winter gadget line up.
Finding the perfect camera case can be a daunting task. First you have to decide if you want a case that fits into a purse, or if you can settle for a case that doubles as a wallet as well. Then there are size issues, and making sure the case will protect your camera plus finding something that is reasonably priced. During CES, I happened to have the chance to check out some of Kodak's new cases, which expand on their fashion camera bag series line. The cases are tiny, fashionable and are not exclusive to Kodak cameras. The fact that you could use one by itself or throw it in a purse is a double bonus. And with other Kodak cases priced in the $15 to $25 range, I'm sure these ones will be equally inexpensive! Keep checking back to the Kodak site for purchasing info.
If you like dressing up your gadgets like me, you'll be happy to know that Kodak will soon be expanding its product line by introducing beaded wrist straps and bags for its camera. As mentioned on Crave, the straps and bags are said to come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Each bag includes a handy compartment that will snugly fit a camera and has slide-in holders for SD cards. Larger bags will boast an extra pocket for cell phones. Stay tuned for availability and pricing.
While most of us have switched to digital cameras we all have boxes and photo albums lingering in our closet and under our bed. It can be daunting to even consider scanning all your pictures, but it's certainly worth it. Why you wonder?
- Protection - Scanning your photos will allow you to protect your precious memories from fire, flood and forgetfulness. For many of us, pictures of the baby’s first steps, your parents’ wedding, or that fun-filled trip you took to Maui as a child, are so irreplaceable that they’re the first things we think of taking when faced with the threat of natural disaster.
- Save them from the abyss - Preserve old photos that have withstood the test of time before they crumble or become discolored.
- Sharing is caring - Sharing your photos with family and friends is much easier when they're digital. You can share photo albums though services like KODAK “EasyShare’ gallery, Flickr or even your TeamSugar album.
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Kodak has introduced a new single use camera that looks an awful lot like digital and more expensive film cameras, but offers all the disposable joy of a camera you know you're only going to use once. Whenever my best friend ventures into the great outdoors for an extended people of time - camping, sailing, long hikes - she picks up inexpensive "throw-away" cameras at the grocery store because she doesn't want to risk ruining her $300 camera. I used to think she was insane and wasteful, until last year when one of our friends dropped his cell phone into the San Francisco Bay while we were sailing and I realized...water and gadgets don't mix.
Kodak new camera seems to be aimed at people who want to use a disposable camera, but don't want to look like a dork. Kodak apparently conducted a survey, asking who used the single use camera and when. Responders said they opted in when more expensive cameras weren't available, when their memory cards were full or they had a dead battery and when they worry about exposing expensive cameras to the elements, whether those elements are snow, sand, or sticky little fingers. Sounds about right. Good news is, most drug store photo developers can put your images on a disk so you can load them to your flickr account or wherever you store your digital photos. The new Kodak camera is available in drug and grocery stores for $9.99.
The brainchild of designer Lindsey Pickett, the 1881 is a pocket-sized digital camera that pays homage to heritage and heirloom objects with a vintage chic form. It happens to take the shape of a circular locket and has been described as a "high tech device hidden in a low tech disguise."
"Inspired by the emotional connection and careful framing of locket photos, 1881 strives to create a more precious medium through which to share your memories, whether at home or on the street," says the designer.
You can look at your favorite photos every time you open the locket and can capture photos by simply aiming and tapping the camera. To capture a more precise photo composition, you open 1881 and use the LCD viewfinder.
When taking pics of people with a classic point-and-shoot camera, we sometimes get those devilish looking red eyes whereas with pets like dogs and cats, the flash may cause their eyes to look blurry and have a glow. This glow is from the reflection of your flash from the back of their retinas. The closer your flash is to your lens, the worse the glow will be. On digital cams the flash is usually right on top of the lens, making it way worse. Fortunately, Kodak announced at CES that it had developed a system to combat the glowing eye problem in pet image, although it won't be available till later this year. Almost all digital cameras have built in red-eye removal so it makes just as much sense to design a camera which addresses the glowing eye problem.
Can't wait to get Kodak's new camera and want to get rid of your dog or cat's glowing eyes yourself? If you are familiar with several Photoshop operations like layers, painting, the magic wand tool and the rubberstamp, then this may be the solution for you. Check out the fixing demonic pet eyes tutorial, where there are step by step instructions on how to manually remove the glow.
Last week, I asked you to help me find a replacement for my Canon SD600 digital camera, which my parents lost on a trip to Napa. My rules were that the camera must be slender, take great pictures, be moderately simple to use, and cost less than $600.
Vadania found a camera that just might do the trick! It's a Fujifilm Finepix 470 Digital Camera, which she's had for about 6 months and used it more than her past two cameras combined. I have to take a trip to Best Buy and check it out in person, but it looks really sleek.
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