- Digital Cameras
- How to Choose a Camera – A Comprehensive Guide | Jen Reviews - Thanks to Jenn Miller for recommending this site.
- Light (camera company)
- multiple lens system - 16 lenses (35mm,50mm,70mm,150mm), 52MP, Raw format available - Adobe.DNG, UD$1700?, 2016?)
- "superior image quality, the versatility of various focal lengths, and a compact design"
- CSC | What is a compact system camera? | TechRadar
- How Light plans to put a DSLR in your pocket | ExtremeTech
- Lightfield technology
- Canon Canada Inc.
- Digital Camera Product Reviews: Digital Photography Review
- Digital Camera Buyer's Guide 2008
- Digital Photography Review - News Discussion Forum
- dpreview.com - Digital Camera Reviews and News: Digital Photography Review: Forums, Glossary, FAQ
- Hack Your Canon PowerShot to Add Superpowers - Solutions by PC Magazine
- Howstuffworks "How Digital Cameras Work"
- Nikon Canada: Digital
- Olympus - Digital Cameras
- SP-570 UZ - 10MP, 20xZoom, JPEG/RAW, SDcard, USB-2.0 (no FireWire), 2.7" LCD - US$530 - January 2008
- Pentax Canada
- RAW format
- Camera Requirements (= wish list): (digital still camera)
- Sensor - see below
- MegaPixels - At least 10 (preferably 12 or 14 MP)
- Superzoom 20x-30x optical zoom (NOT including digital zoom!!)
- Internal threads to allow adding a filter (e.g. UV filter)
- optical image motion stabilization - camera shake compensating system (essential for high magnification)
- Video, preferably HD video recording - 1080p video - HD video mode
- support for RAW format
- GPS = Determine and record the shooting location for every photo. After downloading the images to a computer, the user can view all of the geo-tag data (latitude longitude) with imaging software or on a map at Picasaweb or Panoramio or Google Maps.
- LCD screen (2.5" or more)
- ultra-high resolution 3.5" OLED screen
- eye-level viewfinder
- touch-screen operation
- small, easy to carry
- USB3 input/output (and perhaps FireWire-IEEE1394, if only USB2 is available)
- HDMI output
- Remote release port
- replaceable AA cells (not a proprietary battery that needs a proprietary charger)
- face detection
- warranty (>=2 years)
- 3D panoramic photo & 3D photos or 3D HD movies
- Sensor - see below
- SLD = single lens digital = mirrorless = (new category that started in 2009/2010)
- electronic viewfinder (EVF)
- SLR = single lens reflex = with a reflex mirror or pentaprism
- have interchangeable lenses
- SLRs/SLDs do not have superzoom lenses - WHY??
- Shutter lag = response time
- SLRs have less/no? shutter lag
- 6 (2-11) fps continuous drive mode (or burst mode) - at full resolution - (frames-per-second)
- fast focus times
- AF tracking = auto focus to keep the subject in focus
- Continuous Tracking autofocus
- advanced Intelligent Auto mode
- 14-lumen projector (optional)
- SLRs have a larger sensor size than superzooms - WHY??
- Why not use better sensors in superzooms?
- a small sensor is what allows such a long focal range lens to be relatively compact
- a larger sensor means larger lenses which lessens the size advantage that many point and shoots have
- Search: Digital Photography Review
- Sensor Size, Mega Pixels and Airy Disks | Super Zoom & Interchangeable Lens Camera Reviews
- Exception: In 2005 Sony came out with the CyberShot DSC-R1. It had a CMOS ASP-C class sensor. 10.3MP, 5xOpticalZoom, 3888*2592, RAW&JPEG - currently about $900, if you can find it on eBay.
- Sensor Sizes
||5.76 x 4.29
||6.2 x 4.6
||7.18 x 5.32
||7.6 x 5.7
||13.2 x 8.8
12.8 x 9.6
|Micro Four Thirds
||17.3 x 13
||20.7 x 13.8
||22.2 x 14.8
23.5 x 15.6
23.6 x 15.7
||28.7 x 19
|Full-Frame = 35mm
||36 x 24
||50.7 x 39
- Image sensor
- Image sensor format
- high ISO - to reduce noise (= more grainy = coarser)
- an exposure index (EI) rating
- ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600.../12800/etc. = DIN 20/21/24/27/30/.../42/etc.
- larger-sensor cameras don't need as high an ISO to get a good image in low light conditions
- Note that the smaller sensors are measured in inches (e.g. 1/2.5")=(5.76mm*4.29mm), but that value is then converted into the metric equivalent (24.7 mm2).
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
- (JPEG only)
- Image device: diagonal=7.77mm width=~6mm area=~28.50mm2 type=1/2.3 - Exmor R CMOS sensor - 16.2MP(effective)
- Carl Zeiss Vario-SonnarT lens - 30xZoom(4.8-144mm)(=27mm-810mm(35mmEquivalent))
- 32GB MS-HX32B/KQ1 - Memory Stick PRO-HG Duro - sony.net/memorycard/ - $180
- DSC-HX100/HX100V | GPS setting (DSC-HX100V only) | Cyber-shot User Guide
- Sony PlayMemories program will automatically update the GPS data file.
This GPS-assist file is always up-to-date. This file contains satelite information that is valid for about 30 days.
Create folder in SD card and copy this file to it every 30 days.
Take SD card out of camera and insert in computer -
Plug camera directly into the PC.
- On SD card, create this directory: SDCard\Private\Sony\GPS\
Copy assistme.dat into this directory.
Turn off the camera
- On camera > Menu (button) > Main settings > GPS > Use GPS Assist Data
- Canon G1X - diagonal=23.36mm width=18.70mm height=14.00mm area=262mm2 type=1.5"
- Image sensor format - Wikipedia
- Editors for Graphic Images & Photographs
- Online Storage - Photos/File Sharing
- Sharing Your Photos
- slideshow, sliders, online presentations, etc.
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