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Samsung MV800 Finally Available In Indian Market

Samsung MV800 is finally launched in India at is available at several e-selling websites including Letsbuy and down in Indian market. MV800 is a multiview digital camera with a 3.0″ Flip-Out Display that lets you take and view pictures from different angles. It let you adjust the LCD to any angle up to 180 degrees and makes its easier for you to capture the best shots.

The MV800 features 16 MP, 5x optical zoom lens with 26mm wide-angle setting, CCD Image Sensor Type, 720p movies, Schneider Lens, 4.7~23.5mm Focal Length, storyboard Maker and HD videos on the big screen with the built-in HDMI port.

Samsung MV800

Samsung MV800 is priced Rs. 15,990 and has launched with several other digital cameras with price range starting from Rs. 5,490.

Features

Samsung MV800

It’s 3D Photo transform feature let you transform any image into stunning 3D. You just need to connect camera to 3D HDTV to display both still images and panoramic photos. It also let you touch pics on the spot with Photo Editor and remove all blemishes and other imperfections using Beauty Shot. The Smart Filter 3.0. allows you to transform any shot for fun or to express a mood. Let you give it a motion or multiple points of light. It also let you make images look like cartoons, paintings, etc.

It’s Picture in Picture function allows you to insert any image into another one, at any size or placement. To give your subject a perfect pose it offers a Pose Gide functions which displays a gallery of posed models right on to display. The ZNR (Zoom Noise Reduction) automatically discards the mechanical noise and adjust the sound perfectly when you are recording videos in HD to give you proper crystal-clear sound.

Specifications

Samsung MV800

  • Design: Black colored
  • Pixels: 16 Mega Pixels
  • Image Sensor: CCD Image Sensor Type
  • Lens Type: Schneider Lens
  • Zoom: 5x optical zoom
  • Focus Range: Normal : 80cm ~ infinity(Wide), 150cm ~ infinity(Tele)
  • Dual Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Memory
  • Internal: 10 MB
  • External: microSD
  • Format: DCF/ EXIF 2.21 / DPOF 1.1 /
  • Power: 4.2V DC
  • Image Editing: Editing Resize,Rotate,Trimming, Photo Editor 2.0 – Rotate, Trimming, Effect, Storyboard Maker
  • Microphone Type: Stereo
  • Speaker Type: Mono
  • Connections: HDMI & USB 2.0
  • Battery: 740 mAh
Pretty amazing if you ask me? What are your opinions on this camera? Would you buy one?

Top 3 Cameras Available in India Under Rs. 8000(Entry-Level)

India is full of passionate photographers. That is one fact many cannot deny. It happens a lot of time, that you get a camera pricing around Rs. 20,000 because of your passion and later, you just move on to some other thing. This leads to waste of time and especially waste of money. That’s what actually made me think of the topic.

Now, if you have passion of photography, you can choose a low pricing camera so that, if by any chance, you lose your interest later, you won’t lose a lot of bucks. I re-searched quite well for this topic and found out that Rs. 8,000 would be fine for entry-level camera. Then, I started finding the cameras. Out of 10 cameras, I shortlisted 3 to present to you Top 3 Cameras Available in India Under Rs. 8000. Read on!

1. Canon Powershot A800

Canon is one of the best camera-related companies in India and many new photographers may prefer this brand before any other. So, I searched for entry-level cameras from this brand and got a few of them out of which I chose this. The design is nice and looks attractive and would be a major part in attracting people at first place.

It is a 186 gram camera which is not too heavy nor too light. It is 10 megapixels camera which you are most likely to find in such budget. It comes with an optical zoom of 3.3x and digital zoom of 4x. It has a display screen of 2.5 inch. Video recording is available at a resolution of 640 x 480 @ 30 frames per second. Image stabilizer isn’t available but the video-out wire is. No built-in memory is available but you will get 4GB of memory bundled in the box. It comes with a warranty of 2 years.

Canon Powershot A800 is full of power specs and features. I liked the fact that Canon is giving away 4GB of memory bundled in the box. The features are good enough to attract many people. The 2.5 inch maybe a factor where it falls short to other competitors but just by .2 inches so that doesn’t matter much. It is affordable and is very easy to use.

The price of Canon Powershot A800 is Rs. 4,995.

2. Nikon CoolPix L23

Nikon is also one of the best camera brands in India and CoolPix is one of its most famous series. It offers many different varieties and models and Nikon CoolPix L23 was the most affordable and the best one(in my opinion). So, that’s why I selected this camera to be included in this series. You may like it and it is very much competing to the above one.

It is a 170 gram camera which is very portable and can be carried to different places easily. It is a 10.1 megapixels camera, just .1 megapixel more than the above one. Doesn’t make much difference. It comes with an optical zoom of 5x and digital zoom of 4x. It has a display screen of 2.9 inch. Video recording is available at a resolution of 640 x 480 @ 30 frames per second. Digital image stabilizer and video-out wire are available. 22 MB of built-in memory is available which can be expanded to 4 GB using a microSD card. It comes with a warranty of 2 years.

This camera impressed me by its low price and good specs and features. If comparing to above, the fight would go neck-to-neck but in my opinion Nikon CoolPix L23 is better than Canon Powershot A800, but wait before you make the decision. The third one is still waiting for you.

The price of Nikon CoolPix L23 is Rs. 4,990.

3. Olympus VG-140

This camera comes in the highest budget under Rs. 8000 – Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 8,000. This camera competed very well with a same price camera, FujiFilm FinePix JX300 but Olympus VG-140 defeated it when I compared the specifications and features and hence the last of the top 3 cameras under Rs. 8,000 is Olympus VG-120. Read on for the specifications.

It is a 125 gram camera which is the lightest of the all three. It is a 14 megapixels camera which you would like to get when paying the given price. It comes with an optical zoom of 5x and digital zoom of 4x and that is the only place(in my opinion) where it lacks the goods. It has a display screen of 3 inch. Video recording is available at a resolution of  1280 x 720 @ 30 frames per second. Digital image stabilizer and video-wire are available. 49 MB of built-in memory is available which can be expanded up to 4 GB using a microSD card. It comes with a warranty of 2 years.

This camera is great enough to attract you if you are willing to spend over Rs. 7000. The specifications are features are very good but if by any reason, you didn’t like this camera, you can choose its alternative which I mentioned above – FujiFilm FinePix JX300 which comes at the same cost but the specifications are just a little lower than this one.

The price of Olympus VG-140 is Rs. 7,499.

All of the above three camera are solely my choice which I chose after comparing the specifications and features. What do you think about these cameras? Which will you choose? Do comment.

Sony CyberShot TX55: World’s Thinnest HD Camera

Sony CyberShot is back with two new models. One is WX30 and the other one, about which I am talking about, TX55 which is supposed to be the world’s thinnest HD camera and that’s why I decided to write about it before WX30. The best and the most talked feature about Sony Cybershot TX55 is of course the thinness of the camera and then all the other specifications get along.

It was first announced on 25th July 2011 and is expected to hit the market by September 2011. The specifications of the camera are good enough and of course the thing which has gained it a lot of momentum, as you know by know, is the thinness.

You can check the specifications below;

  • Sony CyberShot TX55 has a Carl-Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with a 3.3 inch OLED touchscreen.
  • It is a 16.2 megapixels camera with 5x optical zoom.
  • It can record videos in Full High Definition 1080p as well as 3rd Dimension.
  • The special features include – Intelligent Sweep Panaroma, 3D Sweep Panaroma and Sweep Multi Angle.
  • Can give up to 125 minutes(250 shots) with a single charge.
  • It gives you an internal memory of 19MB which is fine for a camera.
  • This thinnest HD camera weighs 94 grams.
  • A 10x Clear Image Zoom is also available which magnifies pictures without losing the high quality of the picture.
  • The memory card slot in the TX55 works with Memory Stick Micro (M2) and MicroSD/SDHC cards.
  • The expect release month is September and the expected initial price would be $350. It will be first released in Europe and United States and after that will slowly expand to the rest of the world.
Great camera and nicely priced. Hopefully, it will release in India very soon after it is released in Europe and United States. Let’s see what happens.
What do you think about this camera? Do you like it? What is your opinion about this camera? Do comment.

Sony Cybershot S3000 Specs and Features

Sony Cybershot S3000 is the latest Cybershot camera from Sony. It is a 10.1 megapixel camera. It has a 2.7 inches clear photo LCD screen. It has a 4x optical zoom. It is has a weight of just 119 grams. It has a SteadyShot image stabilization. It has a stamina of 200 shots and a battery life of 100 minutes. The memory of this camera is upgradeable using a MicroSD card. You will also get a 4GB card for free in with the camera. It has a 2.0 USB port.

This camera is packed with smart features like:-

  • Face Detection
  • Smile Shutter
  • Sweep Panorama

This camera is available in three colors – Silver, Black and Pink. Now, let me summarize the above.

1. 10.1 mega-pixels.
2. 2.7 inches clear photo LCD screen.
3. 4x optical zoom.
4. Weight : 119 grams.
5. Stamina of 200 shots and a battery life of 100 minutes.
6. Memory of this camera is upgradeable using a MicroSD card.
7. 2.0 USB port.
8. Smart features like :- Face Detection, Smile Shutter and Sweep Panorama.
9. Camera is available in 3 colors :- Silver, Black and Pink.

The price of Sony Cybershot 3000 is around Rs. 4900.

So, what do you think about this camera? With so many features and a price of  just Rs. 4900, are you planning to buy it? Do comment.

5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Camera

When you want to buy a camera it is important that you must know the basic things which you must look in camera before purchasing. No matter why you want to purchase camera either for personal or professional use but you must be clear that what kind of photography you would be doing? Which features you want in your camera?

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To know which camera is suited for your requirements, you need to be familiar with few important features of camera like:

Megapixel:

Megapixel represent the maximum resolution at which camera takes photos in million of pixels. Each pixel contains a series of numbers to describe its color or intensity which is helpful to give more detailed picture.

Zoom:

There are two kind of zoom one is Digital zoom and other is optical zoom. Digital zoom simply increase the pixel to make picture big while Optical Zoom uses the physical lenses inside the camera to enlarge the scene of picture. The larger the lens (2x, 3x, 4x) the more flexibility you will get.

ISO:

ISO represents the sensitivity of image sensor to light. A low ISO number like 100 or lower are good for lighting conditions and a higher ISO range is good for photography in darker conditions. You also get “noisier” results from shooting in higher ISO range. So it is better to choose the camera with an adjust option of ISO.

Shooting and Sense mode:

It is always better to choose camera according to the shot you want to take. Scene and shooting modes helps you to make adjustments while taking shots like night, portrait, landscape etc. If you want to take close up shot then it is better to have a Macro Mode and if you want to take many shots continuously without having to press the shutter button again and again then go for Burst Mode. There are cameras which provide you different modes with just a press of single click, better to go for such cameras.

Autofocus:

Autofocus is very useful feature of digital camera for new users which helps you to get good images even you are not aware of adjustments. Autofocus will identify the item or person and make adjustment to get good images. There are few cameras which allow multi-point focus which identify different points to focus and you can choose from that which you want to focus upon.

These are the basic features which you must consider before buying digital camera. There are few more features like blur, red eye reduction, white balance etc. which you can choose according to your needs.