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Canon A495 10.0MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom Review

November 30th, 2010 No comments

About Canon A495 10.0MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

Canon gives consumers with a sense for photography a freedom to create their own outstanding quality shots with Canon A495 10.0MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom. It is sold at an average price tag of $99 in leading online retail stores. But before you can conclude whether this camera is for you (or not), take some time to read the review further below.

The design for Canon A495 10.0MP Digital Camera is equipped with smooth and curved edges that give it a sense of sophistication in a compact package. And yet, it is simple enough for beginners to easily comprehend and use out of the box without the need to read the manual on how to use it. If you value style and convenience, then this one is fast looking to be a great option.

Canon A495 10.0MP Digital Camera is equipped with a 2.5-inch LCD screen that enables you to preview your subject before clicking on the shutter button and capturing the image. Thus, you can make the most out of your memory card while also enabling you to get the best shots possible. With its 10-megapixel resolution, the subject is rendered in full detail and accurate color such that they seem as vivid as possible. The integration of the DIGIC III Image Processor is also responsible for keeping the pictures as sharp as possible.

A smart AUTO mode in Canon A495 10.0MP Digital Camera  chooses from 18 predefined shooting modes that will adjust according to the natural shooting situation. There are also new Scene Modes available to will give your photos more color and vitality.

Pro’s of Canon A495 10.0MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

*It is an inexpensive camera model to buy;

*It is compact such that you can easily fit it into a case or your purse;

*Ease to use and operate, especially straight out from the box;

*It is durable such that it will last for several years;

*The large LCD screen offers great view of your subjects and preview your shots;

*Maximum settings capability to produce the shots you want;

*Surprisingly records good quality videos and sound that you can directly upload online;

*It is manufactured by a well known company who knows what makes up a good camera.

Con’s of Canon A495 10.0MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

*There is a slow recovery time after capturing a photo, especially when using a flash;

*It does not offer image stabilization so you need to be careful when shooting to avoid blurry images;

*It comes with a flimsy battery door, so you need to be extra careful when placing the batteries or taking them out;

*It is a bit bulky in size.

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for a reliable, basic camera with enough advanced features to explore your photographic sensitivities, then Canon A495 10.0MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom is a great choice for your needs. It is priced at $99, which is not bad knowing the features available here. However, don’t expect to take professional quality shots with this one since you need something more powerful.

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KODAK Easyshare C180 Camera review

November 30th, 2010 No comments

Kodak C180 or Kodak EasyShare C180 is a 10 megapixel camera newly available in the market. It has 3X optical zoom which enables good picture capturing. It is capable of taking good quality videos at VGA resolution.

Let’s concentrate on its component features now. Kodak C180 actually has 10.2 megapixel which can take good 30 X 40 inches photographs. Many cameras are available in the market which has higher resolutions, but we do need them very occasionally. We generally prefer 4 X 6” prints which is highly obtainable with this camera. 8 X 10” prints are highly achievable by using this camera. The optical zoom is 3 X with the use of its aspheric zoom lens which is 35mm. equivalent to 32- 96mm. However, with  this kind of lens not able to do much with telephotography or wide angle photography.

Kodak Easyshare C180 is also provided with 5X digital zoom to facilitate even more accurate picture and forget about the need to edit the pictures later on.

Kodak C180 camera has inbuilt storage of only 16 MB. This will not at all be enough for the buyer as it will accommodate only a few pictures. You have to purchase a SD/ SDHC card to support the camera’s external memory. The storage card can be bought as per your requirement.

The Kodak C180 has a 2.4 inch LCD viewfinder incorporated in it. This serves to be highly efficient in finding the right angle from where the photograph can be captured. You can make up your mind by seeing the image through it and be sure before clicking.

The Kodak C180 is built in such a way that even if you come across some jerk while handling it , the camera can reduce the blurring effect or cancel any distortion that had occurred.

Kodak C180 also gives you an option to take few video clips in addition. You can capture video in VGA resolution and share them to your friends. The audio is recorded simultaneously along with the video recording.

Editing options like cropping and resizing are also in the camera. The timer set in the camera helps you to take a picture of yourself even when no one is there to take one for you.

The only demerit that the camera has is that it does not come with rechargeable batteries like the cell phones. Nor is it provided with a charger. Even then it is a bargain as it costs only 59 dollars. That is really a surprise. This is a good gift option too.

Pros o Kodak C180

It has image stabilization feature

Shutter speed ranges from 0.5–1/1400 sec.

Manual ISO support ranges from 80-1250.

Light weight (110gms without battery)

Cons of Kodak Easyshare C180

Poor internal storage of 16 MB ( 32MB is common is similar type of camera available in market)

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Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Camcorder review

November 30th, 2010 No comments

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 DVD Camcorder is the latest camcorder available in the market from Sony the Japanese multinational giant and global consumer electronics market player. This camcorder costs 229 dollars and has a optical zoom of 60 x. There is a LCD display of size 2.7 inches applicable on the camcorder for the playback of the recorded content. The digital zoom is much more than that of the optical zoom as it measures 2000 x. There is a memory card pro slot available in the camcorder for the user to insert memory card pro into the slot and record directly to it.

Sony DCR-DVD650 DVD Camcorder is Hybrid recording technology plus in place which is developed by Sony, which allows the user to record on the internal flash drive which has a memory of 16 GB or onto the DVD that is inserted into the camcorder or onto the removable media specifically the memory card that is inserted into the camcorder. Picture motion browser or PMB software is preloaded into the camcorder, which allows the user to share, view or sort or even transfer it to other devices via Bluetooth or any other protocol medium. There is also option available for the user to burn the images to DVD.  There are different scene selection modes available namely beach, portrait, landscape, spotlight, candle and fireworks.

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 DVD Camcorder comes with accessories like AC adapter, AV connecting cable, USB cable for connecting the camcorder to the PC, the driver software CD and rechargeable battery pack. The still resolution of this camcorder measures 0.34 mega pixels and sensor resolution is 680 kilo pixels. There are two exposure modes namely program mode and automatic mode. The maximum shutter speed is 4000th of a second and the minimum shutter speed if 4th of a second.

The minimum illumination of the Sony DCR-DVD650 DVD Camcorder is 6 lux. There are two scene transitions that are available namely white fader and black fader transition modes. The analog video format supported by this television is NTSC analog video format. The motorized drive takes care of the zoom adjustment. There is a built in lens shield that is available in the camcorder. The lens used in this camcorder is manufactured is Carl Zeiss. There are two search modes available in this camcorder namely Index search and Face Index search modes.

The filter size is 30 millimeters. Sony NP-FH30  is the battery type that is supported in this model camcorder, this is rechargeable type battery. This is compatible with windows XP, windows vista and windows 2000 operating systems. There is a built in microphone in Sony DCR-DVD650 DVD Camcorder which captures the audio. There is one year warranty for the camcorder and there is an USB port and CD ROM drive which are available as peripherals in this camcorder. This is one of the best camcorder that is in the market.

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Viore LC32VH56A 32 Class LCD 720p 60Hz HDTV Review

November 30th, 2010 No comments

Viore LC32VH56A 32 Class LCD 720p 60Hz HD Television is the LCD television in market costing 300 dollars. The screen display of Viore LC32VH56A 32 Class LCD 720p 60Hz HD Television measures 32 inches diagonally and also the refreshing rate of this television is the standard 60 hertz, the maximum video resolution that can be displayed by this television is 720 pixels.

Viore LC32VH56A 32 Class LCD 720p 60Hz HD Television has high definition capabilities, the maximum video resolution that can be delivered is 1366 X 768 pixels. The vertical and horizontal viewing can be as far as 176 degrees from the television, but the user gets the same clarity and clearness within this 176 degrees range. There is a built in digital and analog tuner that are integrated into the television through which the user can tune to NTSC analog signal or ATSC or QAM modulated digital signals through the television directly and there is no need for settop box. The decode, receiving and displaying of these digital and analog signals by the inbuilt tuner allows the user easily to receive free to air signals and view the same on the television. The aspect ratio of this television is 16:9, the brightness value is only 400 candela per metre sqaured and also the response time is 6.5 milliseconds.

Viore LC32VH56A 32 Class LCD 720p 60Hz HD Television has a dynamic contrast ratio of 10, 000 : 1 which is much lesser than that of the other television’s dynamic contrast ratio. There are three HDMI input ports, the television is ultra slim and thus it provides eye catchy portable less bulky television. The thickness of this television measures 6.5 inches, the height measures 22.1 inches and the length of the same is 31.6 inches. With a good blue ray player and home theater system this television will make a great combination and make you feel like you are in theater when watching movies on the television.

There are built in speakers which can give ear filling experience to the user making him feel the digital audio along with the digital video that he / she is seeing on the television. This however does not give the user the full HD experience as it lacks the ability to display 1080 pixel video, there is no Ethernet or wireless adapters so there is no Internet connectivity too. There is no DLNA compliance and also no inbuilt Hard disk which help you to record contents that are shown on the television. Viore LC32VH56A 32 Class LCD 720p 60Hz HD Television is simply the best television which is affordable and adorable for its features and eye catching looks, its simply the great television to have in our home.

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LG 47LD450 47″ Class 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV review

November 30th, 2010 1 comment

LG 47LD450 47″ Class 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV is the new High definition LCD television that is in the market costing 1000 dollars. This television is manufactured by LG the Korean based multinational company who is a global market player and leader in consumer electronics.

LG 47LD450 47″ Class 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV the tabletop stand, owner’s manual and remote control are the things that are packaged as single product. The screen size of the television measures 47 inches diagonally and the refreshing rate is the common 60 hertz and the displaying technology used is LCD technology. The displaying resolution supported extends up to 1080 pixels. This is an advanced television as it has 7 different picture modes, 5 sound modes along with 3 color temperature modes. There is a picture wizard application providing access to view pictures on the television and also there is a separate AV mode supported in this television. The contrast ratio can be varied dynamically up to 100, 000:1.

LG 47LD450 47″ Class 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV supported is the high definition standard aspect ratio of 16:9. The 20 watts audio output power provided by two speakers which are integrated into the television itself produces 10 Watts per channel. There are different ports that are available 1 RF input port, 2 AV input port of which one is on the sides and another one is on the backside, 1 component video input port, 2 HDMI ports with HDCP encryption support enabled 1 each on the side and another one on the backside, 1 RGB input and 1 PC input port that are available in the backside of the television.

LG 47LD450 47″ Class 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV has one output port for 1 digital audio port and 1 headphone both the ports. There is USB 2.0 port available through which digital camera or other USB devices. This television provides ultra fast response time of 4 milliseconds.

The menu of this LG 47LD450 47″ Class 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV has multi language features; the user can select one of the four available languages as the menu language. English, Spanish, Korean and French are the available Menu languages. The power consumed when the television is working is 241 watts and when in standby it consumes less than 0.1 watt. Sound leveler and simulated sound support are implemented in this television. There is no Ethernet port and iPod Dock available in this television. The television is ultra slim and can be mounted on the wall very easily. Thanks the LCD television display technology which makes it ultra slim and eye catching. The perfect blend of technology and looks along with its performance makes it the best choice of television

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