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Consumer Digital Photo Cameras Gallery -- OLD

Trends and Sample Products (older equipment)

    by Douglas Dixon


See the Digital Photo Cameras Gallery
    Photos beyond megapixels, Accessories: Tripods, frames

  The 2000s Mobile Digital Revolution:
        Cell Phones to Smartphones, Walkman to Media Players, CD to Flash to Web Services

  Historical perspective 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  and may be incorrect or out of date.

  Portable / Wireless Media Galleries
    Portable Media Player Gallery - OLD
    Handheld Devices Gallery - OLD
    Mobile Communications Gallery - OLD
    Portable Storage Gallery - OLD

  Digital Imaging Galleries
    Video Camcorders Gallery - OLD
    Digital Photo Cameras Gallery - OLD

  Portable Accessories Galleries
    Audio Accessories Gallery - OLD
    Power Accessories Gallery - OLD
    Peripherals and Accessories Gallery - OLD

  Home Media Galleries
    High-Def / DVD Gallery - OLD
    Consumer HDTV Gallery - OLD
    Home Networked Media Gallery - OLD


Canon PowerShot TX1 - 7.1 MP, 10x optical zoom, 1.8" LCD  (07)

  • ELPH-sized camera, 10x optical zoom
       7.1 megapixel images and HD movies
        vertical design, stainless steel, all-metal, built-in lens cap
  • SD / SDHC / MultiMedia / MMCplus memory cards
  • To ISO 1600, sharper photos in low light, ISO Auto Shift
  • Intelligent Orientation Sensor automatically detects 
        camera held vertically or horizontally
  • Wide-View 1.8-inch LCD, 115,000-pixel, swing-out Vari-Angle
        Anti-glare, scratch / dust / fingerprint resistant, 
        15-level brightness adjust
  • HD movies (1280 x 720), widescreen (16:9) at 30 fps,
        44 KHz (CD) stereo sound, 1080i component video
        playback, with Face Detection
        VGA (640 x 480) 30 fps, QVGA (320 x 240) 30 or 60 fps (4:3)
        Capture high-resolution still images while recording movies
  • 3.50 x 2.36 x 1.14 in.; 7.76 oz. (camera body)
  • $499.99, 3/07
  • 9/07 - $419

    Find the Canon TX1 camera on Amazon.com

  • Optical Image Stabilization shifts lens to compensate for unwanted motion
        reduce camera shake / blurring effects for long zoom or long exposures, hand-held or low-light
  • DIGIC III Image Processor: faster start up, autofocus and shutter response times
        improved image quality and more efficient power consumption
        improved face detection, red-eye correction, more aggressive noise reduction
  • Auto ISO-Metrics can shoot ISO equivalent 80 to 1600 with more aggressive noise reduction
        faster shutter speeds give additional stability
        reduced camera shake and subject blur during hand held, low-light photography
  • Auto ISO Shift button, accurately increase ISO up to 800, further offsetting camera shake
  • Face Detection AF/AE/FE detects, locks on, and tracks multiple human faces in a scene
        Automatically prioritizes and selects faces (Canon Intelligent Scene Analysis/iSAPS technology)
            optimizes focus, exposure and flash for flattering portraits and group shots 
        Improvements: face detection for movies as well as stills,
            detect faces further away or not aimed directly at camera, better control of flash exposure
  • Red-eye Correction: new, works with Face Detection
        Detects and corrects red eye during playback, manually while viewing photos on LCD screen

Panasonic DMC-FX10 / FX12 - 6 / 7.3 MP, 3x optical zoom, 2.5" LCD  (07)

        Panasonic DMC-FX12

  • Simple, easy-to-use compact camera that automatically beats the blurs
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens, 7 elements in 6 groups
  • 2.5 in. LCD, Power LCD function boosts LCD backlighting 40%, High Angle mode
  • 27 MB, SDHC
  • Venus Engine III image processing engine, sensitivity to ISO 1250, shutter release time lag to 0.005 second
  • Composition Guide Lines, horizontal and vertical in viewfinder and LCD
  • Real-time Histogram graph of exposure and contrast on LCD monitor
  • Unlimited Consecutive Shooting up to capacity of SD memory card, for fast-moving objects in high resolution
  • MEGA Optical Image Stabilization: gyrosensor detects hand movement, shifts optical image stabilizer lens, range to four steps below shutter speed
  • Intelligent ISO detects if subject moving and raises ISO and shutter speed
  • Auto Bracketing takes multiple pictures with single shutter press, average, over and under exposed
  • AF Assist Lamp provides extra lighting as focusing aid for slightly dark situations
  • Extra Optical Zoom extends zoom ratio: change focal distance, telephotographs subject by trimming the operational area of the CCD, increasing the maximum magnifying power
  • 20 scene modes for easy shooting: Baby, Pet motion, Soft Skin reduces minor blemishes and wrinkles, Food Mode for fresh and vivid colors
  • Up to 370 shots between battery charges
  • Early 07: $199.95 / $229.95
  • 9/07 - $169
  • 3.70 x 2.02 x 0.95 in., 0.28 lbs

    Find the Panasonic DMC-FX12 camera on Amazon.com


Fujifilm FinePix A800 - 8MP  (3/07)

  • 2.5-inch LCD, anti-glare
  • Fujinon Lens: 3x optical zoom
  • up to ISO 800 at full resolution, shoots at higher light sensitivities with less noise
  • Single slot compatibility with both xD-Picture Card and SD media
  • Icon-based interface, display explanation when switch modes
  • 2 shooting modes and 17 scene modes
  • 3/07 - FinePix A610 6MP $129, FinePix A800 8MP $179
  • 9/07 - A800 $129

    Find the Fujifilm FinePix A800 camera on Amazon.com


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200 - 8.1 MP, 5x zoom, 3.5" touch LCD (OLD - 07)

           

  • 3.5-inch diagonal LCD display, touch-screen interface
  • 8.1 megapixel resolution, 5X optical zoom, 31 MB internal memory
  • Lens folded into body, front cover slides down to expose lens, does not protrude from camera
  • Features optical image stabilization, exposure bracketing
       
    modes to help when photographing people, and in difficult low-light situations
  • Macro extra close-up mode (closer than 3 1/2 inches)
  • VGA-res movies (640x480) with optical zoom available while shooting
  • Face detection to track up to 8 faces to maintain focus and exposure
        Smile Shutter Mode shoots automatically when a selected subject laughs, smiles, or even grins
  • 3.7 x 2.3 x 0.8 inches, 6.6 ounces
  • 11/07 - $359

    Find the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200 camera on Amazon.com

 


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 - 8 MP, 5X zoom, 3" LCD (OLD - 07)

  • 3-inch diagonal LCD
  • 8 megapixels 
  • 5X optical zoom lens
  • Front cover slides down to expose the lens
  • Super SteadyShot image stabilization 
  • High sensitivity (ISO 3200)
  • Face detection and red-eye reduction
  • Exposure bracketing (take three quick pictures with +/- exposure)
  • Extra close-up Macro mode (closer than 3 1/2 inches)
  • Image Size: 8 MP (3264x2448), 3:2, 5M, 3M, VGA (640x480), 16:9 HDTV (1920x1080)
  • Movie Image Size: Fine (640x480, 30 fps), Standard (17 fps), 320x240 at 8 fps
        optical zoom while shooting movies
  • Memory Stick Duo media or Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • 3.6 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches, 6.1 ounces (loaded with battery)
  • under $399 - 9/06 $340
  • See article: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Digital Camera

    Find the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 camera on Amazon.com


Samsung L73 - 7 MP, 3x optical zoom, 2.5" LCD  (spring 07)

   

  • Sleek and pocket-sized digital point-and-shoot camera
  • 20 MB, SD up to 4 GB
  • Sleek and pocket-sized digital point-and-shoot camera
  • Shutter speeds to effective 1/2000 sec and an ISO equivalent of 1600
  • Built-in microphone, 10-second voice memo with photo
  • Modes: Children (high shutter speed to freeze motion while avoiding blur), 
    Backlight (compensate for a rear-lit subject), 
    Portrait (bring the subject into strong focus while deemphasizing the background).
  • Movie mode, video from 320x240 to 800x600, up to 30 fps, AVI (MPEG-4) format
  • Smart Touch user interface, two sets of pressure-sensitive buttons 
  • Intelligent LCD automatically adjusts LCD screen  brightness based on ambient lighting
  • Motion detection halts exposure for 2 secs when detects movement in self timer mode
  • ASR image stabilization system (advanced shake reduction), reduce camera shake and image blur
  • Wise Shot takes two consecutive pictures in rapid succession
        one increased ISO with ASR image stabilization, one with flash
        review side by size with zoom, keep preferred version
  • Intelligent Face Recognition
        detects subject's face, automatically adjusts focus and exposure 
        AF recognizes faces of up to 9 subjects and accurately focuses on all
  • GPS module accessory for L73 and L74 W - second 2007
        constantly tracks longitude, latitude, elevation and time information
        Carry on person (not on camera), at end of day plug in to charger port
            automatically synchronize GPS info with images on camera by matching time codes
        Explore images using Web-based services like Google Earth
            clicking location icon to view images created associated precise location
  • built-in image editing - Trim (crop), Resize, Rotate
  • 4.9 x 3.6 x 2.6 in., 17.8 oz.
  • $299.99, spring 07
  • 9/07 - $149

    Find the Samsung L73 camera on Amazon.com

Samsung L700 - 7 MP, 3x optical zoom, 2.5" LCD  (spring 07)

  • Several advanced features in compact, stylish, metal body
  • Movie shooting functions:
  • Continuous video recording: pause and resume video recording, merge multiple video files into single file
  • Improved in-camera video editing
  • Use 3x optical zoom while recording 
  • Movie stabilizer, reduce camera shake, automatic detection and correction of lateral and vertical vibrations
  • $199, spring 2007
  • 9/07 - $155

    Find the Samsung L700 camera on Amazon.com

Samsung NV11 - 10.1 MP, 5x optical zoom, 2.7" LCD  (spring 07)

  • Advanced point & shoot digital cameras
  • $399, spring 2007, 9/07
  • 9/07 - $299

    Find the Samsung NV11 camera on Amazon.com


Photo Accessories - Other


Lexar Shoot-n-Sync Wi-Fi Memory Card  (9/08)

 

Find the Lexar Shoot-n-Sync on Amazon.com

 


MyLife-MyArt Photo Paintings  (08)

  • Print photos on canvas as digital paintings
  • Ssizes from 12" square to 40 x 60" (2 x 3 ratio) and 36 x 48" (3 x 4 ratio), or custom sizes
  • Framed, or "Gallery-Wrap" -- canvas stretched around sides of 2" frame
  • Prices from $69 for 12" print in Gallery-Wrap, or around $100 with frame
  • up to $479 for 40 x 60" print, or $575 to $625 for simple black to elegant/gold/maple frames
  • Standard turnaround two weeks.
  • Minor retouching at no additional cost -- red eye removal, blemishes, sepia.
  • Order alterations or $35 to $75 - restoring old photos, major retouching, deleting or adding people, changing backgrounds, creating collage
  • www.MyLife-MyArt.com

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Nextar - Christmas Ornament Digital Photo Frames (OLD - 11/08)

  • Christmas ornament with digital photo display
       
    Hang from tree, or stands alone on base
  • 1.5" TFT color LCD screen
  • Holds up to 60 photos, JPEG and BMP
  • Manual or automatic slide show display, digital clock
  • Must use built-in software to transfer photos (PC and Mac)
       USB 2.0 (cable included)
  • Powered with 2 AAA batteries (included)
  • 3.34" diameter, 8.8 oz.
  • 11/08 - $19.99 - Red (N1-517) and green (N1-519)
        Also Snowman and Santa frames
  • PR - 11/08 - www.nextar.com/frontend/press_detail.asp?id=391069277
  • www.nextar.com/frontend/proddetail.asp?pn=N1-517

    Find Nextar Photo Frames on Amazon.com 

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Parrot - PHOTO VIEWER 7" - Bluetooth (07)

  • TFT LCD display, 720 x 480 pixels, 262,144 colors
  • Display 7" diagonal, 4 x 6"
  • Frames use natural materials, available in variety of leather and wood finishes
  • Receives photos via Bluetooth - from mobile phones, digital cameras, PCs
  • JPEG Photo and picture format:
  • Stores over 500 photos, JPEG image format
  • Automatically adapts the picture size to the screen
  • Brightness adjustment, Adjustable backlight (manual or automatic)
  • Used horizontally or vertically, Automatically rotates portrait/landscape
  • Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR, Max range 30 feet (10 metres)
        FTP (File Transfer Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), BIP (Basic Image Profile)
        NO memory card / USB
  • Without external Frame: 7.6 x 5.8x 0.75 inches, 2.5 ounces
  • With external Frame: 8.75 x 7.0 x 1.0 inches, 17 ounces
  • Samsung 2412 Microprocessor processor
  • Memory: Flash = 64MB - SDRAM = 16MB
  • $239
  • www.parrot.com/usa/products/parrotphotoviewer7 - Press Release

    Find the Parrot Bluetooth Photo Viewer 7" on Amazon.com

     
        Parrot Bluetooth Photo Viewer 3.5" - variety of frames

Parrot Bluetooth Photo Viewer 3.5"  

  • TFT LCD display, 320 x 234 pixels
  • 32 MB internal memory for storing over 100 photos
  • Portrait or landscape position sensor
  • Brightness sensor switches off frame when light level drops
  • ARM 9 + 64 MB SDRAM, 32 MB NAND Flash
  • $149
  • www.parrot.com/usa/products/parrotphotoviewer3.5

Find the  Parrot Photo Viewer 3.5"on Amazon.com

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