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Do you have a digital camera? Do you have a memory card full of images from vacations, graduations, weddings, birthdays, etc.? Do you want to be able to share those images with family and friends but don’t have the time to have the images printed, and put them in an album or scrapbook. Now with the PrimeFoto you will be able to archive your digital photos onto a CD without a computer in addition to quickly and easily creating DVD quality photo slide shows.
The PrimeFoto is the ultimate digital camera accessory, regardless of whether you are a professional or recreational photographer. Sleek and stylish with a brushed-aluminum finish, the unit weighs 4 pounds and measures 9 1/8″ (L) x 10 1/8″ (W) x 2 1/4″ (H) it accepts media from most cameras including, SmartMedia, SecureDisc, MultiMediaCard, CompactFlash and Memory Stick.
The PrimeFoto can be attached to a television for use, or as a standalone CD burner for archiving photos and creating slideshows for playback in DVD players. While the unit is connected to the TV, you are able to omit or rotate photos, add customization to your slideshow such as narration, or your favorite music from an audio CD, or MP3 player connected to the burner, and add a title to your slideshow. While operating the unit on its own, not connected to a TV, a slideshow can be created when you wish to include all photos on the memory card, rather than selecting specific images.
The digital photo album/slideshow, along with archive information, is then burned onto the CD with the touch of a button. Also copied onto the CD are the original JPEG files that can be used to print photos, and the information necessary for easy archival and retrieval of photos. This is a much better method of storage to boxes and half filled albums, and the images are preserved on a media that will last a lifetime!
The price of the PrimeFoto system is $249
The FinePix S9100 features a 10.7x Fujinon optical zoom lens, nine MegaPixel Fujifilm Super CCD sensor and ISO 80-1600 capabilities. The FinePix S9100 is aimed at photo enthusiasts who will benefit from its impressive zoom range, functionality, high light sensitivities and overall image quality.
The camera’s high sensitivity range, made possible by Fujifilm’s Real Photo Technology, enables FinePix S9100 users to capture images using natural light in a wide variety of lighting conditions. In addition, Fujifilm’s Picture Stabilization technology uses the heightened sensitivity of the FinePix S9100 and high-speed shutter settings to reduce blur caused by camera shake and subject movement. This easy-to-access feature is selectable on the mode dial and allows the FinePix S9100 to choose the correct light sensitivity and best-matching shutter speed automatically for the highest quality digital pictures.
CCD Sensor: 1/1.6-inch Super CCD HR
Number of Effective Pixels: 9.0 Million Pixels
Lens: Fujinon 10.7x zoom lens, (F 2.8 – 4.9)
Lens Focal Length: f=6.2 – 66.7mm/Equivalent to 28 – 300 mm on a 35 mm camera
Aperture Range: F 2.8 – F11, 13 steps in 1/3 EV increments Manual/Auto selectable
Focus: Auto focus (Area, Multi, Center)/Manual focus/Continuous AF
AF assist illuminator available, Effective range: up to 3.5m (Wide angle)
Exposure Control: 256-zone TTL metering-Multi/Spot/Average
Exposure Modes: Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Sensitivity: AUTO/ Equivalent to ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
Electronic Viewfinder: 0.44-inch Low temperature polysilicon TFT (approx. 235,000 pixels), Approx. 100% coverage
LCD Monitor: 2.0-inch Low temperature polysilicon TFT (approx. 235,000 pixels), Approx. 100% coverage
Digital Interface: USB 2.0 high-speed
Power Source: 4 AA type alkaline batteries (included), 4 AA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (optional) or AC power adapter AC-5VX (optional)
Dimensions: 5.0 (W) x 3.7 (H) x 5.1 (D) in.
Weight: 22.9 oz. (excluding batteries and xD-Picture Card)
FinePix S9100 is expected to hit the market in September with a price of $599.
Canon announced the EOS 400D digital SLR (D-SLR) camera. It is replacing one of the most affordable and well made D-SLR cameras, the EOS 350D. The new model includes a new 10.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor that delivers stunning, professional quality photographs and super-fast image processing, thanks to Canon’s proprietary DiG!C II processor, that ensures the camera is capable of capturing three frames per second (fps) for a burst of up to 27 consecutive frames. The 400D camera also comes with EOS Integrated Cleaning System providing total protection from appearance of sensor dust in images.
Image sensor: 10.1 Effective Megapixel CMOS sensor; 22.2 x 14.8mm effective size
Sensitivity (equivalent film speed): ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (selectable via ISO Speed menu)
Image data storage: Compact FlashT (CF) card Type I or Type II standard; 1 slot
Image compression: Raw / Fine / Normal
Image compression level: Still image: JPEG or RAW – simultaneous recording possible
Lens: Canon EF and EF-S series, effective focal length 1.6x
Still image: JPEG or RAW – simultaneous recording possible
Shutter: Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal plane shutter with electronic control
Shutter speed: 1/4,000 sec. – 30 sec., Bulb; maximum flash sync at 1/200 sec.
Focusing method: TTL-CT-SIR type. Wide area AF with 9 selectable focussing points.
Focusing modes: Autofocus (One-shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, One-Shot /Predictive AI Servo AF switching) and Manual Focussing
Light metering method: Evaluative, Partial, and Centre-weighted average metering
Metering range: EV1-EV20
White balance control: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash and Custo
Shooting modes: Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Depth-of-field AE, Full Auto, Programmed Image Control modes (6), Manual, E-TTL II autoflash Program AE
Continuous shooting speed: 3 frames per sec for up to 27 in a single burst
Self timer: Yes – 10 seconds
Flash (built-in): Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism
Flash guide number (built-in): 13 at 100 ISO (m)
Flash (external): Hot-shoe: X-sync contacts, with EX-series Speedlites: E-TTL II autoflash
Optical viewfinder: Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
Viewfinder adjustment: -3 to +1 dpt
Viewfinder coverage: 95% (vertically and horizontally)
Monitor type: 2.5″ TFT colour, liquid crystal monitor – 230,000 pixels
Interface: Digital Terminal – USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Video Output Terminal – NTSC / PAL, Remote Control Terminal – E3-type, Wireless Remote Control for RC-1 and RC-5
Power source: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: NB-2LH), AC adapter (type: ACK-700)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 126.5 x 94.2 x 65mm
Weight: Approx. 510 grams
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