Friday, November 20, 2009

Digital Camera Help - Digital Picture Frames

How does a digital photo frame work?

A digital picture frame is actually a very simple computer that only has the single task of displaying the media on your memory card. You take the memory card out of you camera and insert it in the digital photo frame and it will display you pictures for everyone to see.

Can I use my memory card in a digital picture frame?

Most digital photo frames have 5 in 1 (or more) memory card readers that accept different types of media cards. There are also frames out there that only read one type of memory card or media type. No matter what kind of memory card you use, there is a digital frame out there for you.

What kind of formats do digital photo frames read?

All brands are different so check the specs before you buy, but most read JPEG, MP4, DivX, AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MP3, WMA, and WAV.

Extras to check for before buying:

Remote Control
USB 2.0 connection
Display Size
AC adaptor included
Everyone loves their digital cameras so much and we have thousands (if not more) of photos on our computers just waiting to be looked at, so just about anyone with a digital camera will enjoy a digital photo frame.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Digital Camera Help - What Is A Fisheye Lens?

Fisheye lens - The fisheye lens produces a distinctive curve or circular image by using an ultra wide-angle lens.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Digital Camera Help - Memory Cards

Two of the smallest available memory cards, Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard memory are used in the very smallest of cameras and other selected devices such as; PDAs, cell phones, and MP3 players. The Secure Digital (SD) Card is similar to the MultiMedia Card in appearance and is cross-compatible with the MultiMedia card. The only difference between a Secure Digital card and a MultiMediaCard memory is that Secure Digital cards have a write-protect switch for added data security. The SD Card maintains a high transfer rate for fast copy/download and exhibits low power consumption to maximize battery life of your digital camera.

Memory Stick memory cards were developed by Sony for their CyberShot digital cameras and can also be used in Sony MP3 players, Sony PSP, PDA's and selected Sony computers. Memory Stick memory cards are the only type of memory that works with Sony digital cameras.

Friday, March 27, 2009

What Is A Refurbished Or Reconditioned Digital Camera?

What is a refurbished or reconditioned digital camera?

A refurbished digital camera, sometimes called a reconditioned digital camera is a camera that has been returned to the original manufacturer and is repaired, sanitized, repackaged and resold for a discount.

Why do people return there digital cameras?

Customers return digital cameras and digital video camcorders for many reasons; usually a customer may change his or her mind or have difficulty operating it.

Why buy a refurbished or reconditioned digital camera instead of a new one?

Since most refurbished cameras come with a limited warranty, some people don’t mind owning a like-new or almost new digital camera with for a large discount off the regular price.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Digital Camera Help - What Is The Difference Between Optical And Digital Zoom?

What is the difference between optical and digital zoom?

Optical zoom on a digital camera works the same way a regular 35mm camera’s zoom works, the lens physically moves in and out using the optics (lens) to bring the subject closer without sacrificing quality. These moving lenses allows a range in optical magnification that runs anywhere from 2.0x to 10.0x. The higher the optical zoom on a camera, the farther away you can be to take a photograph and still get a clear, close image.

Digital zoom is a software simulation of optical zoom using no moving parts. Simply put, the camera crops the picture and enlarges it, filling in the extra pixels by guessing what the picture may look like in a process called interpolation. This results in a loss of quality, and is no different than cropping and enlarging an image with editing software. Instead of using the digital zoom on your digital camera you can use editing software on your computer and have more control over cropping and enlarging the picture.

Many new models of digital cameras are advertising having both optical and digital zoom capabilities. Most of these cameras have a feature that automatically uses digital zoom when you have exceeded the optical zoom limitations. You may choose to disable or shut this feature off so that you know exactly what kind of quality picture you are taking.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Digital Camera Help - What Is Focal Length?

What is focal length?

Focal length is the measurement of an in focus object to the lens. A super wide-angle lens has the shortest focal length and a super telephoto lens has the longest focal length, see below for view ranges of focal length of different lenses.

Less than 20mm - Super Wide Angle Lens
24mm - 35mm - Wide Angle Lens
50mm - Normal Lens
80mm - 300mm - Telephoto Lens
More than 300mm - Super Telephoto Lens

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Digital Camera Help - What Is Depth Of Field?

Depth of field (sometimes abbreviated DOF) is a term which refers to the distance between the nearest and farthest objects which remain "sharp" (in focus) in a photograph.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Digital Camera Batteries Help

Tips for using batteries in your digital camera:

  • Batteries are discharged even when not being used, for this reason it is recommended to charge the batteries just before using them.
  • Do not mix new and used batteries.
  • The battery is not water-resistant; do not expose the battery to water.
  • Battery performance decreases and the battery life is shortened in lower temperatures.
  • Using the flash and zoom a lot will use up the battery life quicker.
  • If the poles of the batteries or the terminal of the camera becomes dirty the battery life will be shortened. Clean the battery poles and camera terminals with a dry, clean cloth.
More digital camera accessories help and tips to come!

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