Friday, September 5, 2008

Nikon D200 Digital Slr Camera

Nikon D200 will definitely impress many photography enthusiasts with its picture quality and performance. With a 10.2 megapixel resolution, Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera assures to give you pictures that are an exact copy of their original ones.

The size of Nikon D200 camera is midsize. The dimensions are 147 by 113 by 74mm. The weight of Nikon D200 camera is 830g. With a built-in vertical grip, Nikon D200 camera is very comfortable to hold while shooting. It has a rugged feel to it, with dust sealed magnesium-alloy body.

Nikon has kept the controls of Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera very simple. Thus you can quickly master them. Near the LCD screen there are a number of buttons for various functions such as picture review, the menu system, review layout options and image protection. On the right side of the LCD screen there is a knob which helps you from preventing you from accidentally changing the auto focus zone.

Key features
Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera boasts of a 10.2 mega pixel sensor resolution. Its LCD screen is 2.5 inch wide. It saves the images on Compact Flash and Micro drive media. It has 45 different custom settings. The excellent thing about this camera is that it can even lock its subjects even in low light. Now that is Excellence at par! Nikon D200 camera also has an aperture coupling ring. This coupling ring allows auto exposure functions in manual exposure metering.

Performance wise, it is the best. It can shoot up to 5 frames per second. Its shutter speed is 30 seconds to 1/8,000-second. The images clicked are best by every standard. Smooth, warm and bright colors are seen. The clarity of images is wonderful.

Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera is perfect for professionals as well as amateurs.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Samsung Omnia SGH-i900

Do you still want to wait for the iPhone 3G ? The Samsung OMNIA has everything packed in one single smart device that works better. Based on Windows MObile 6.1, the Samsung OMNIA does away with the rigid interface with a 3.2” WQVGA TFT LCD (240 x 400) touch screen with haptics feedback. With a touch of the interface, you get into the various functions of the phone.

The phone also comes with a 5 mega pixel CMOS lens which performs the standard auto focus, image stabliser, face detection etc. It has added in some new features like Smile shot, auto-panorama. Bored with still images, how about spending some time doing a video recording, after which you can edit it by trimming. You can even be your own producer by doing Audio, Live dubbing and adding subtitles.

The Samsung SGH-i900 comes built in with Bluetooth 2.0 / USB 2.0 / Wi-Fi, 8GB / 16GB Flash + External Memory slot : microSDHC™ (up to 16GB) and has a dimension of 112 x 56.9 x 12.5 mm. It comes with a 1440mAh battery pack


HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (2.1GHz)
EDGE / GPRS (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900)
Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
3.2” WQVGA TFT LCD (240 x 400)
5 Megapixel CMOS
Auto Focus, Image Stablizer, Geo-tagging, Auto-Panorama Shot, Smile Shot
Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), Face Detection
DivX / XviD / H.263 / H.264 / WMV / MP4
Video recording
Video Editing: Trim video, Audio dubbing, Live dubbing,
Add subtitle, Image capture
FM Radio with RDS
MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / WMA / OGG / AMR
Bluetooth Stereo Headset (A2DP)
3.5 Ear Jack
GPS with Navigation
TouchWiz UI
MS Office Document Viewer, Advanced PIM Apps,
Push E-mail, Auto Rotation, TV Out
Bluetooth 2.0 / USB 2.0 / Wi-Fi
8GB / 16GB Flash + External Memory slot : microSDHC™ (up to 16GB)
112 x 56.9 x 12.5 mm
1440 mAh

Friday, July 4, 2008


Record and Share Exciting Adventures Wherever You Are - Capture and Share Exciting Journeys with Travelog

- GPS Quickly Pinpoints Your Locations
- Newstation Keeps You Updated with the Latest News
- Enjoy Portable Multimedia Functions
- Sophisticated Outlook with User-Friendly Interface

Catering to users who require convenient GPS navigation and full support for business and multimedia functions, ASUS, the leading producer of top-notch handhelds, has released the new ASUS P527. This powerful PDA phone comes with a complete suite of business functions for comprehensive business support, and the built-in GPS navigation feature provides timely navigational directions. Furthermore, the slim and professional-looking PDA Phone is even able to capture key events during the user’s journeys as they travel and then upload them to be shared.

Capture and Share Exciting Journeys with Travelog
The P527 can record and share users’ traveling pictures, routes, Points of Interests (POIs) and memo with the handy built-in Travelog feature. This handy function supports the Google Earth satellite maps format – allowing users to create a diary of events during their travels. With Travelog, users will be able to put together snapshots and other interesting tidbits of their travels onto their blogs – allowing them to share with others their memorable travels as they trek across from one key point to another along their journeys.

GPS Quickly Pinpoints Your Locations
The timely GPS navigation with GPS Catcher allows users to find their location quickly wherever they are in the world – allowing them to rapidly navigate to their next destination with ease. The Location Courier feature of the P527 will also help prevent users from ever getting lost by accurately and periodically reporting their position to their pre-defined friends’ contacts. Even in locations with vast, open country, the global GPS network will always be able to locate the user – making this handy PDA phone the best safeguard for their daily safety.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

USB Memory Sticks’ Types and Varieties

The memory stick is a silicon medium that is designed for a wide range of audio and visual applications. On a single memory stick, a wide variety of digital content like photos, computer data, music and movie images can be stored. Copyright protection of contents and application specification are defined that enable a range of content and data to be held in a single medium. This allows to record, playback and exchange data with many other related products.

The memory stick is a new type of recording medium that offers the combination of the features of convenient shape, healthy structure, low power consumption etc. Since memory stick is a removable storage medium for a portable device, Sony digital cameras use memory sticks for storage image files. With a memory stick capable reader, a user can copy the picture from the camera to the computer. Memory sticks are used in digital music players, PDAs, cellular phones, portable play station and in other devices.

Originally, the memory sticks were approximately of the size and thickness of a stick of a chewing gum with capacity varying from 4 MB to 128 MB. Memory stick Select similar to 5.25 inches floppy disks has two separate 128 MB partition, which the user can switch between them using a switch on the card. The memory sticks include a copy protection mechanism, which allows writing programs, and are called programmable memory sticks. They are pink colored and are available in 8 MB and 16 MB versions.

Memory stick is a removable flash memory card format comprising memory stick PRO, Memory stick duo and even smaller memory stick micro (M2).

Memory Stick PRO: Memory stick PRO would be a long lasting solution to the space problem. Memory stick PROs has a higher transfer speed and maximum capacity of 32 GB.

Memory Stick Duo: Memory Stick Duo is marginally smaller than SD (Secure Digital) format and approximately two thirds the length of the standard form factor. Memory stick duos are available in the same variants as their larger ones and have a simple adaptor (often sold along with the Memory Stick Duo) thereby permitting the duo to be used in any device that can accept its larger cousins.

The normal and PRO versions of memory stick duo are also used with PSP. This, when inserted with memory stick slot, shows saved data, music pictures, videos and games.
Memory stick micro: The memory stick micro (M2) measures 15 x 12.5 x 1.2 mm – roughly around the size of a finger nail – with a theoretical limit of 32GB. Maximum transfer speed is 160 M bit per second. Like duo sticks, it comes with an adaptor to ensure compatibility with current PRO devices.

In 2006, Sony added the memory stick PRO – HG, a high-speed variant of PRO, for high definition still and video cameras.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Digital Camera Purchase Advice

Digital Camera has become a very popular consumer item, since it makes so easy and cheap to take pictures. However, some buyers are impulsive by nature and they are hardly aware of the standard features of digital cameras. Only after using the camera, they may realize its drawbacks. Therefore, it is important to know some standard features of digital cameras so that one can make the right decisions while buying this gadget.

The following are some standard features:

  • Computing Platform: Most digital cameras have interface compatibility with Mac as well as Windows operating system platforms. However, some cameras might have more software for one platform than the other, where as a few will work only on one platform. In this case, usually these cameras work on Windows platform.
  • Image Quality: It basically includes factors such as exposure accuracy, color purity, optics (lens) quality and image compression techniques.
  • Onboard Image Capacity: Whether a specific amount of onboard image capacity is sufficient or not depends largely on your application. Image capacity and image quality share a strong co-relation with each other. For instance, there is not point in having a digital camera that offers high image capacity whereas the amount of storage is not adequate in relation to the resolution. Beware of the cameras that promise a large number of images but lack actual storage space. It might affect the image quality of your photos. Standard onboard camera memory might range from 2 to 16 MB and the image storage capacity can vary from 10 to 100+ images, depending on the image resolution.
  • Reusable Memory Cards: There are quite a few digital cameras that allow storing images on plug-in cards and this enables users to add as much or as little memory to the camera as per individual requirement. Unlike the older version of memory card where a single type of memory card known as Liner PCMCIA was being extensively used, now memory cards can be found in different types. Some of the most popular cards are Compact Flash and FlashMedia.
  • Exposure Versatility: Digital cameras are unable to handle different lighting conditions. This drawback is not found in film cameras as we can compensate for different lighting situations by using different types of films. So, since the image sensor of a digital camera acts as a film, users find nearly impossible to change this setup. However, you can ensure that the digital camera you are buying has the ideal camera exposure system, such as shutter speed, variable lens opening and supplementary flash to handle a wide range of shooting conditions.

Other features:

Consider buying a waterproof camera as it can withstand moistures.

The camera you are buying should preferably have ISO support for crisper and cleaner images.

Go for higher mega pixel resolution cameras, which will offer you greater cropping ability. The higher the mega pixel resolution, the more one can enlarge his photographs. But don`t get too fussy about mega pixel resolution as it is not everything in a digital camera.

Look for pre-programmed scene modes in your camera which will take photos even in the tough and challenging lighting conditions.

While buying, focus more on optical zoom of a digital camera and not so much on the digital zoom. Optical zoom makes use of lens to get closer shots and delivers better images.

Finally, you have to be careful of not being lured into buying a camera with a `package deal` offer. What costs cheaper could also be cheaper in quality too! Digital cameras have made it easy for those who want to capture special moments. Now with so many features and affordable prices, digital camera have really become a world wide consumer product.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Do You Need Bluetooth?

When buying any digital electronic device, whether a cellphone, PDA, or notebook computer, it is important to check the specifications to ensure that it will serve your purposes. Bluetooth is becoming an increasingly popular offering in personal electronics, but do you need it?

What Is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth is a wireless PAN (Personal Area Network) transmission protocol standard. In layman’s terms, Bluetooth is a technology that enables a device to communicate and share data with other Bluetooth capable devices - cellphones, headsets, PDAs, notebook computers, desktop PCs, computer peripherals, printers, cameras, and others - through radio wave transmission (so there is no need for wires) at a range of around 1, 10, or 100 meters, depending on the class of your Bluetooth device (Class 1 has the longest range and Class 3 the shortest).

If a device has a Bluetooth chip, it can communicate with other devices that have a Bluetooth chip. Users can share pictures, movies, datasheets, documents, and all sorts of information among them as long as their devices are in range (they do not need to be in direct line of sight). For instance, a Bluetooth-capable digital camera can communicate with a Bluetooth-capable printer for direct printing. Likewise, a Bluetooth-capable cellphone can be connected to a Bluetooth-equipped headset so that a person can take and make hands-free telephone calls.

Bluetooth can be used for internet connectivity as long as a Bluetooth-enabled computer is in range of a Bluetooth modem. Bluetooth devices can also form a small wireless network (called a piconet) of up to 8 devices. For security, devices can be paired and transmissions encrypted. So that it causes only minimal interference, Bluetooth periodically changes frequency channels.

Bluetooth uses the same radio frequency that 802.11 Wireless Networking does, but it is much simpler than 802.11 technology, negating the need for complex network configurations. Bluetooth also has lower power consumption, making it more economical, though its range is shorter.

You Need Bluetooth

If you wish to have an extremely basic home network, Bluetooth is for you. There are no wires to trip you and there are no complex configurations like network permissions or addresses to deal with. Piconets are temporary, so a new device can immediately join or leave a Bluetooth network with nothing more than a simple device discovery. It is important to note, however, that piconets are no substitution for a traditional home network (whether through Ethernet or 802.11 Wireless), which are much more reliable and offer much more full-bodied security options.

If you have a notebook computer, there is a good chance you will want to have Bluetooth connectivity so that you can take advantage of the many Bluetooth-equipped peripherals, thereby eliminating the need for bulky wires. You can also easily synchronize data between your handheld devices and your notebook computer. Moreover, if you are fond of sharing data with other handheld device users, you definitely need to have Bluetooth for easy and convenient data sharing.

You Don’t Need Bluetooth
It is important to note that Bluetooth can present a security risk if you store sensitive information on your Bluetooth-enabled device. If you are traveling with sensitive information on your computer, cell-phone, or PDA, it is wise to disable Bluetooth temporarily to prevent data theft or exploitation. Please also note that some corporations and government entities disapprove of Bluetooth and similar convenience-based additions, so please check with your employer if you intend to use your Bluetooth-enabled notebook for business.

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Dream Gadget

A few my wish list for favourit gadget :-

Sony Digital Camera - T Series - DSC-T300/R

Thanks to 5x optical zoom and ample 10 Mega Pixel resolution, users can shoot subjects with clear, stunning results. Face Detection technology, including the popular Smile Shutter feature, has been further enhanced, contributing to beautiful photos.

  • 10.1 Mega Pixels with Super HAD CCD
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 5x Optical Zoom
  • 3.5" 16:9 Wide & Touch LCD Screen
  • BIONZ Image Processing Engine
  • Double “Anti-blur” Solution: Super SteadyShot and ISO 3200 High Sensitivity
  • Improved Face Detection Technology for Children and Adults
  • Smile Shutter
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition
  • New Underwater Mode adjusts white balance in water
  • HD Slide Show with Select Music Playback
  • Automatic Macro Shooting
Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

The camera that redefines tough. The Stylus 1030 SW is one tough camera. The Shockproof, Waterproof, Freezeproof and Dustproof design gives active people the confidence to take this camera anywhere and shoot in nearly any condition. Plus, the wide-angle lens lets users capture more of what they see. Great for divers, surfers, rafters, skiers and anyone with an active lifestyle.

Accidents happen. A rugged metal body and revolutionary shock-absorbing construction are designed to withstand a 6.6-foot fall, drop or other mishap.

Innovative waterproof seals and gaskets allow you to take underwater movies and amazing pictures in a pool, lake or ocean.

Perfect for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and other winter fun, this camera is winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures.

With a rugged body and reinforced LCD, the Stylus 1030 SW withstands up to 220 pounds of pressure so your camera and images are protected.

Ipod Touch

The iPod touch is a portable media player and Wi-Fi mobile platform designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The product was launched on September 5, 2007 through an event called The Beat Goes On.[1] The iPod touch adds the graphical user interfaces Cover Flow and Multi-Touch to the iPod line and is available with 8, 16 or 32 GB of flash memory. It includes Apple's Safari web browser and is the first iPod enabling wireless access to the iTunes Store.[2] Beginning in June 2008, the iPod touch will also have access to the App Store.[3]

The iPod touch has the iPhone's multi-touch interface, with a physical home button off the touch screen. The home screen has a list of buttons for the available applications. All iPod touch models have included the applications Music, Videos, and Photos (collectively duplicating the standard functions of the iPod Classic), iTunes (providing access to the iTunes Music Store), Safari, YouTube, Calendar, Contacts, Clock, Calculator, and Settings. Later models added Mail (accessing POP/IMAP/SMTP e-mail), Maps, Stocks, Notes, and Weather,[4] which could also be added to the earlier models with the purchase of a software upgrade. Direct links to web sites can be added to the home screen by the user.

Nokia E90

Nokia E90 Communicator is a 3G smartphone made by Nokia and the latest model of the Communicator series. It was announced in February 2007 at the 3GSM show in Barcelona.

The first Nokia E90 unit was sold in an auction in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 17, 2007 for Rp. 45,000,000 (5,000 US$). [1] Indonesia being one of the largest market share for Nokia's communicator series is cited as a reason for the unit's first launch location. [2]

E90 starts the fifth generation of Nokia's communicators, and also introduces a new platform to Nokia's communicator line, Series 60 v3. Previous communicators have been based on either GeOS or Series 80. E90 is also the first Nokia communicator to have UMTS/HSDPA connectivity and integrated GPS. It features OSGi and eRCP, Eclipse RCP for embedded systems.

Firmware version, released in late October 2007, adds support for A-GPS, intended to enhance GPS performance in poor signal conditions, such as in city streets overshadowed by buildings. This version also upgrades the Maps application.

Monday, April 14, 2008

EeePC My New Gadget

I just bought a Asus EeePC. in Malaysia it will cost around Ringgit malaysia 1400 or 400 US dolar. This EeePC that I bought is model Eee PC 4G that i upgrade it's memory to 2GB.

The only problem it's original Operating System Linux Kernel, Linux Xandros, could not detect memory more than 2GB and only used 1GB. I need to recompile the kernel.

Asus Eee PC Website

Linux Xandros

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Looking Forward For Asus Eee PC

I'm using Nokia e70 for Internet connection using Celcom 3g. With Nokia e70 small display it's hard for me to view the Internet sites.

Asus Eee PC can be the solution for me. The only problem, I'm accessing Internet using mobile phone network. Wireless connection is really not an option.

Another device that I want to consider for the replacement of my Nokia e70 is the Nokia N810. It's not easy to find it in Malaysia because of one factor. It's not a mobile phone. Again I'm with limited choice.

Once more, I need to go to Low Yat Plaza to window shopping.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Shopping For Nokia N810

I am looking for Nokia N810. Yes it is among my dream device among other is Nokia e90. From I've only found the memory card for Nokia N810 2GB SD FLASH MEMORY CARD for - Nokia N Series N 810 Digital Camera.

Technical Details

  • Capacity: 2GB
  • Type: (SD) Secure Digital
  • 100% compatible with all devices designed to use Secure Digital cards as standard or extended data storage
  • For PDA's, MP3's, Digital cameras and other portable devices