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I am amazed when Amazon announced their latest Kindle, Fire that running on Android based.
Amazon Kindle Fire Key Features :
7-inch IPS panel, Gorilla Glass coating.
1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU.
512MB of RAM.
8GB of internal storage.
Pricing at $199 (Approximately RM650), this 7 inch tablet doesn't have camera and microphone. There is no access to Android market but Android Appstore. Kindle books, magazines, etc. -- all stored for free via Amazon Cloud Storage.
Apparently there was one lucky eBay shopper get himself a Samsung Nexus S that loaded up with Ice Cream Sandwich version.
The screen look and apps drawer do resemble Honeycomb while the homescreen still looks like Gingerbread. Long-pressing the home button brings up a vertical Honeycomb-style multitasking menu. The notification bar, camera UI and other menus also have a much different look.
Hit the Source below if you wanna take a look on Ice Cream Sandwich video
Note : If u dunno, thats ICS launcher, not real ;P
Rumors that Istagram will coming to Android soon. But before that, Flickr has introduce a new Android app that features a whole bunch of Instagram filters and the capability to share pictures with your various social networks.
In addition, Flickr has a neat feature called Photo Sessions, allowing you and your friends to view a slideshow of photos at the same time. It includes text chat, so everyone can communicate, plus you can shift control of the slideshow to any participant. When your friends and/or family are not in the same place and want to look at photos together, it looks like a pretty slick way to get the job done.
The app is not available yet on the Malaysian Android apps, but coming soon ;) or if your android are rooted just use market access.
Nokia trio Symbian Bella is coming! The price is released as well!
One of the main attraction of Nokia 600 is the loudspeaker that rated as loud as 106 phons. The new Nokia 600 will be priced at RM 740 and will be available in Q4 2011.
Nokia 600 Key Features :
3.2-inch TFT display with Capacitive touchscreen.
1 GHz processor, 2D/3D graphics HW accelerator with OpenVG1.1 and OpenGL ES 2.0.
5 MP fixed focus camera with LED flash.
720p@30fps video recording.
2GB of internal memory.
Symbian Belle OS
Nokia 700 claim to be smallest and compact phone. Said to be their most compact Symbian smartphones around, the device measures 9.7mm at its thickest point and weights at 96g. The Nokia 700 is priced at RM 1,025.
Wow! A collaboration between Fujitsu and Toshiba! ARROWS Z ISW11F, what a long name, is quite interesting model. The ARROWS Z claim to be waterproof Android phone that equipped with 13 Megapixels CMOS sensor camera. Not to mention, it support Wimax too.
Fujitsu-Toshiba ARROWS Z key features :
4.3-inch LCD display with 1,280×720 resolution
Wi-fi IEEE802.11b/g/n (tethering is possible)
13MP CMOS camera (Exmor R for mobile, ISO25600)
1.3MP sub camera
1080p video recording
dual-core TI OMAP4430 CPU (1.2GHz)
HDMI interface, microSDHC card slot (32GB max.), microUSB port
digital TV tuner
size: 64×128×10.1mm, weight: 131g
Nice design..now Android do need more of innovative in terms on design in order to avoid sue from you-know-what-fruit-is-that.
Motorola Atrix 2 official spec is release! Here are some key features :
4.3-inch QHD display.
1GHz dual-core processor.
1GB of RAM.
8GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB.
8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash.
The Atrix 2 will work with the new Lapdock 100, which unlike the previous dock, is not meant exclusively for the Atrix 2. This means the phone does not plug directly into the Lapdock but sits on it and a cable connects it to the Lapdock. This makes the accessory compatible with other Motorola phones as well that supports this functionality, something the original Lapdock was not capable of. This one also has a smaller 10.1-inch display compared to the 11.6 on the previous model.
I came across to this article at Digitalrev and i think it is very good opinion/tips for newbie who decided to get a DSLR.Thus i would love to provide an opinion or tips for peole who wanted to get themselves a camera, not only DSLR. As everyone know DSLR nowdays are very affordable and i can see nearly everyone can afford at least a basic gear.
However, there are people who did not have experiences with camera sometime do doubt and confuse which camera are better for them? Now here is the question you should ask yourself before getting any camera:
What you need it for?
What is your budget range?
What brand you prefer?
I think with this 3 question above is sufficient enough for you to make decision which to get. Lets get started.
What you need it for?
What you need it for? To take pictures of course! oh yea that's true but which should you get? DSLR? Compact? This always pop out in my friends mind whenever they decided to choose a camera. Whenever that come across, i always ask them what you need it for? Most my girl friends used it for casual. They don't really care to learn the basic photography as long as they can take good picture. However on my guy friends side, some who doesn't know a nuts on photography begin to pick up it as hobby and they started it with DSLR.
So here is the question, What you need it for? There is no restriction that which camera you must get if you need it for this and that. Bare in mind, NEED and WANT is two difference thing. eg You WANT a DSLR because everyone having it and you NEED a DSLR because i want to use it for my job. See the difference? There is once i WANT to get alot lens that I had in my mind but in the end I didn't get it, because i don't NEED it or use it odten. Once again, see the difference? So bear in mind what you need it for and that's gonna lead you to next question.
As my opinion, if you wanna learn basic photography, yes it is good to started with low end DSLR, Mirrorless Camera or Compact that provide you full control of ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed. Afterall, photography is all about framing, composition and setting. Notice that i put them in order? Yes setting is always the last thing to concern for me. If you just a casual/travel user but want a good image quality, you're always welcome to get any of the 3 choices and use Auto mode all the way. In the end the picture result is make WOW impact for your viewer. Do remember sometime size of the camera do affect your choices and decision depending what you use it for.
What is your budget range?
I am sure you do have your own budget and yes, always set a budget for yourself or else you'll lost. However with current market price, budget RM 1,200-RM 1,500 is good enough for you to have a high end compact (which i called it semi pro - Lumix LX5, Nikon P7100, Canon S95, Canon G12, Olympus XZ-1) or a second hand DSLR for beginner. If you are rich, then yea go ahead and get whatever you feel you like.
Afterall, even you are beginner and given a Nikon D3S you'll get a decent result of your picture. Even the pro cameras have got P modes, so it's not like you need to know what all the settings are and what everything means to get a shot. So they key for those who want a better value buy is, "what camera cam I get without breaking the bank and not wasting loads of money"?
What brand you prefer?
Canon? Nikon? Sony? Panasonic? Samsung? Olympus? Honestly there will be always never ending choices in camera. Difference spec, design and brand keep coming out and no doubt, they are getting better and better. For my opinion, go for whichever you feel like. Difference people will have difference opinion. Some would say they love Nikon because of user friendly. Some will love stylish design of Sony compact. Some will love Panasonic Lumix GF3 because it was small. Some will love Olympus Pen art filter. I am sure all this question will pop out in your mind, thus i would love to refer back to first question, "What you need it for" and narrow down your choices. As for me, I am kind of brandism of Nikon but i do give a try on other brand as well. In the end now I am both Nikon DSLR and Olympus Pen user and i actually used my Pen the most and i sold off my DSLR.
I always believe that skill come first and camera just a tool for you to execute your artistic side. Based on the 3 question, i am pretty sure you can figure out which you want.
Another picture of Motorola tablet leaked, which believe to be the rumored Motorola Xoom 2, slimmer than the first generation.
That device is rumored to have an 8.2-inch HD IPS display and weigh 0.95 pounds. It is apparently being billed as an "e-reader replacement," and comes with an onboard IR remote and subwoofer. In further Xoom 2 news, TIMN is saying the classic version will measure 9mm thick, pack a 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, and enable 1080p video recording.
Author's note: Since the pre-sale in Singapore is already less than 1.5k, we expect it to be further mark down when it's officially selling in Malaysia. Limited infomation is obtain for this device. Hope we will update the information once it's announce.
I think I just found something more useful to send as a gift for somebody's 21st Birthday rather than some expensive metal key. Beside, this camera comes with Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee at no additional charge, it might be the most "eternal" gift after all ~
Camera: 2MP sensor, JPEJ format
Video: 30fps at 640 x480 resolution, AVI format
Memory: 2 GB MicroSD card (support up to 32 GB)
Battery: 30 mins of operation.
Dimension: 1 inch on each side
Weight: 1/2 ounce
Price: $99.95 (USD)
Author's Note: Although it might not as practical as most compact camera, but owning a camera that you can bring the wherever you want as a pendant, THAT is something really cool!
Disclaimer : This Olympus E-P3 is belong to me, Jackie Loi, the Author for this blog post. We did not used any review set from any sponsor. This review is solely based on my experience and knowledge when using E-P3. I won't go more on technical but as layman as possible for easy understanding.
Olympus E-P3 is an improvement from the previous E-P2. When i said improvement, it meant alot on this new model. However the appearance still significant to it's previous predecessors. One of the biggest difference between E-P3 with it's predecessors is equipped with built in flash - deliberately styled so that the pop-up element doesn't interrupt the front plate of the camera, a removable hand grip; a large screw now holds the rectangular grip in place, giving users the choice of removing or swapping it for a more substantial design.
Independent Shadow and Highlight tone adjustment controls
Interchangeable hand grips
In-body image stabilisation (works with all lenses)
What's new / changed (vs E-P2)
35-area AF system
Touch AF and Touch shutter
Direct movie record and display magnification buttons
E-PL2-style control layout, 5 customisable buttons
Live guide control in iAuto
iEnhance colour mode
Revised and expanded Art Filters (with quick preview option)
Before i got myself an Olympus E-P3, I actually a Nikon D60 and Olympus XZ-1 user. Later i sold of both my cam and change to this system. Most of you would be wondering why am I do so? Simply, the reason being is :
Smaller body size, less weight, Though my previous XZ-1 can satisfy me, but i dun see the point holding 2 compact sized camera.
Ability to change lens.
bigger sensor than my XZ-1 but smaller than my D60. But not really a big deal for me ;/
More AF point compare to my D60.
Fast focusing! Some even claim it beat up pro DSLR flatly.
More Art Filter. Can even use it on Manual mode
Yes that's main reason I change my system to Micro Four Third. Another thing I do figure out about E-P3 is the ability to change picture mode into art filter eventhough u are on manual mode. Means you get full control of your setting while enjoying shooting in Art Filter.
For me, i havent try out up to 3200 ISO since i shoot mostly ISO 1600 and below. Here is the sample of ISO 1600 with 100% crops. I off the Noise Reduction and set Noise Filter to Low.
It is not really bad if you ask me. At least it does and satisfy what I need in daily life. I did a short video on the AF speed performance as well. Check it out.
You can see more pics taken by me to see what this camera can does and it's potential :
If you need more review, hit to Robin Wong site who having more stress test on the pics quality more than me.
Final Word : As a micro four third, it does what it can and perform very well. I am very pleased with it's performance from image to video. For female, probably a Lumix GF3 is more suitable for you since it is smaller and more compact. Let's not forget the bigger sensor belong to Sony NEX is one of the option to choose. Here is an article for you to read if you're stuck in between Olympus E-P3, Panasonic Lumix GF3 and Sony Nex C3.