As an advanced photographer is shooting photos, he or she certainly is concerned with the settings in use, because such settings determine the quality of the images.
If you change settings quite often though, it can be almost impossible to remember which settings you used on which image when you're reviewing them later on your computer screen.
Fortunately that's an area where digital photography has an advantage over film photography. Digital cameras store data about the settings, called EXIF data, that you can later review alongside the photo. Click the link to read my new article that explains how to find and read EXIF data.
One of Canon's latest wireless printers, the Pixma MX922, can print borderless 4x6-inch photos as quickly as 21 seconds.
The Canon Pixma MX922 is an all-in-one multifunction printer, and it works with Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections. It also works with both Windows and Mac computer systems.
The MX922, which carries an MSRP of about $249 (Compare Prices), works well as photo printer in part because it can accept media of sizes such as 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10 inches. It offers a color print resolution of 2400x9600 dpi.
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The small Leica C digital camera carries quite a few impressive features, including an electronic viewfinder (EVF).
With a 12.1MP 1/1.7-inch CMOS image sensor, the Leica C can create very sharp images. This Leica model features an f/2, 7X optical zoom lens (28-200mm equivalent), a 3.0-inch LCD, full HD video recording, and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC wireless connectivity options.
The Leica C is available in two colors, white with gold trim and black with dark red trim. Look for this model to carry an MSRP of about $699. (Compare Prices)
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The Sigma 180mm macro lens carries a true 1:1 magnification level, a quiet autofocusing motor, and a focusing distance of 18.5 inches.
It weighs almost 3.6 pounds and it measures about 8 inches in length. The Sigma 180mm lens is an expensive model with an MSRP of $1,699. (Compare Prices)
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Sony's latest high end fixed lens camera, the Sony RX100 Mark II (also called the RX100 II or RX100M2) carries a 1-inch image sensor with 20.2 megapixels of resolution.
The RX100M2 offers a fast f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T lens that features a 3.6X optical zoom setting. It also has a 3.0-inch articulated LCD screen, full 1080p HD video recording, and 10 frames per second burst mode. The camera has a popup flash and a hot shoe.
The impressive image sensor found with the RX100 Mark II should allow for strong low light performance from this camera, which also can make use of an ISO setting as high as 12,800. The Sony RX100M2 is available in black only with an MSRP of $749. (Compare Prices)
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If you're someone whose friends enjoy teasing you because you just can't seem to remember to wear green on St. Patrick's Day, perhaps you can turn the tables on them by carrying a green camera with you on this holiday.
Finding green cameras isn't easy, as black, silver, and red are far more common camera body colors. However, if you're willing to search around a bit, you can find some green models, such as the Fujifilm FinePix XP10 (pictured here).
I've been able to come up with 12 pretty nice cameras that feature the option of green bodies. Just click the link to read my new list of the best green cameras to find a camera that can serve as the perfect St. Patrick's Day accessory!
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If your child received some cool toys over the holidays -- or if you did -- you might like to capture some photographs of those toys, while they're still looking new. You can create a variety of different looks using toys as the primary subject in your images.
Or you can use the toys as props in photographs of children, truly enhancing the results you can achieve with these photos. Shooting photographs of your child playing with the new toys can help you have some lasting memories of what special holiday toys he or she enjoyed playing with at this age.
Click the link to read some tips to improve your results -- and your enjoyment -- when using toys in your photographs.
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Few cameras can present a 24X optical zoom lens in a camera body that measures just 1.5 inches when powered down, so the Olympus SZ-15 ultra-zoom model is a model that doesn't have a lot of direct competition.
While those are impressive features, the SZ-15 struggles in the one area where a camera shouldn't: Image quality. So does the SZ-15 have enough high-quality and rarely seen features to allow it to overcome its image quality problems?
To find out, click the link to read my full Olympus SZ-15 review!
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Samsung has come up with three prototype designs of printers, which may allow the company to introduce products that will greatly reduce the cost of making prints, including photo prints.
The three types of printers all take the interior components of a typical inkjet printer and place them into bodies that are easy to construct. The design concepts are:
The printer designs received International Design Excellence Awards. The customer would create the printer shell and then install the components, saving money.
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Camera firmware is a DSLR's basic software and coding, which the camera maker installs at the time of manufacturing. The software is stored in the "Read Only Memory" (ROM) of the camera, and so it is unaffected by battery power.
Firmware is responsible for actually making your camera work, and it is therefore vitally important.