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January 2, 2009

flickr Friday: Snow Dole

flickr_snowdole.jpgHappy New Year folks! Look at all these unemployed snowmen. Sigh. Make sure you support this population by making a snowman at every opportunity. Photo from the Sapporo Winter Festival in Japan. Taken with a Canon EOS 30D. You can see more work from Christopher Chan at Flickr.

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December 31, 2008

Epson Artisan 700: Hands On Review

epsonartisan700_boygenius.jpgTake a cyber-stroll over to Boy Genius Report to get a hands-on look at the Epson Artisan 700. We've touted its merits already but think this is a great review if you want more nitty gritty. And if you are one of those folks who loathes actually going to a store to touch the precious object before you buy it online. It's on sale at Amazon for $143. Happy printing!

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December 29, 2008

Kodak EasyShare W820: Custom Mats, Wi-Fi and Touch Border

kodak_W820.pngThe Kodak EasyShare digital frames are probably our favorite populist choice for digital picture frames. While there are a number of other great options out there, the Kodak features and ease of use will please the most people most of the time. Perhaps the best starting point is the Kodak EasyShare W820 ($169 Amazon). Put your cyberpants on and visit PC Magazine for an in-depth review. Here are some quick stats:

- 8-inch screen (available in 10-inch also) with 4:3 ratio
- Touch Border controls
- Wireless (a must-have) + easy integration with photo sites and sharing
- Plays video and MP3
- 2 memory card slots

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December 26, 2008

flickr Friday: It's a Small World After All

flickr_smallworld.jpgMerry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you Picture Snob readers! It's been a big year in this little world and perhaps time to step back and be thankful for what we have and worry less about what we want. This is one of many incredible snow castles featured at the Sapporo Winter Festival in Japan. Taken with a Nikon D80. You can see more work from enggul at Flickr.

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December 24, 2008

Olympus Stylus SW 1050 AKA Olympus Stylus Tough Cameras

olympus_1050SW.pngJust so this isn't lost in the shuffle--Olympus rebranded its line of tough cameras (shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof, crushproof) so the name will be changing. No longer the SW Series, but now "Stylus Tough." We covered these cameras earlier and are big fans. If you're an outdoorsman (or chick), busy mom at the mercy of spills and drops, a clumsy fool or you just want a tough camera, definitely take a gander at these. Amazon's got a great selection at $229.

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December 23, 2008

Mobile Photos: The Top 5-megapixel Camera Phones

Camera phones today can really carry some megapixels, and this inevitable merge of personal devices means we just might one day have one device that acts as phone, camera, computer, GPS--you name it. At any rate, we wanted to call out 5 top camera phones--now you just need a digital frame you can email them to! (via PC Magazine)
motorola_motozineZN5.pngMotorola MotoZINE ZN5
$346 (Amazon) / $200-350 (direct)
Fast shutter, good resolution, little distortion, Xenon flash. T-Mobile only.
nokia_N82.pngNokia N82
$200 (Amazon) / $549-750 (list)
Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus, Xenon flash. Available unlocked in USA only to work with AT&T or T-Mobile SIM cards.
nokia_N958gb.pngNokia N95 8GB
$450 (Amazon) / $750 (list)
Builds on the N82 with 8GB internal storage, GPS and media player. Dual-slider design for N-Gage gaming and multimedia playback. Available unlocked in USA only to work with AT&T or T-Mobile SIM cards.
samsung_beholdt919.pngSamsung Behold SGH-T919
$150-400 (Amazon) / $199-399 (direct)
Autofocus, touch screen, works well with T-Mobile's 3G data network. T-Mobile only.
samsung_omniai910.pngSamsung Omnia SCH-i910
$250-600 (Amazon) / $250-497 (list)
Autofocus, 8GB internal storage, minimal shutter lag (0.3 second), captures 640x480 video. Based around Windows Mobile 6.1. Verizon Wireless only.

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December 19, 2008

flickr Friday: Ice Bud

flickr_icebud.jpgIn honor of the ice that ravaged parts of New England a week ago, we find this bud in ice. Not the beer, but a lilac bud. Sigh. Beautiful and dangerous. Taken with a Fujifilm FinePix S700. You can see more work from Allie's.Dad at Flickr.

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December 17, 2008

The Gift of Touch: 2 Great Touch Screen Digital Cameras

You either love a touch screen or hate it, let's face it. There's something nice about being able to tap an icon with your fingertip to change a setting quickly or to be able to select focus area, zoom in or flip through shots. On the con side, interfaces can be slow and you're sucking wind on your battery with every touch. If you go the tactile path, consider these two cameras below.
sony_DSCT700.jpgSony Cybershot DSC-T700 ($360)
3.5-inch LCD, 10-megapixels, 4X optical zoom, image stabilization.
nikon_coolpixS60.jpgNikon Coolpix S60 ($257)
3.5-inch LCD, 10-megapixels, 5X optical zoom, image stabilization.

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December 15, 2008

Star Wars Digital Camera: Fueling the Obsession of American 8-year-olds

sakar_starwarsdigicam.jpgYou have to hand it to Hans, Yoda and the Wookie... no flash in the pan are they! Even a decade after the rerelease of the original films and the new flicks, Star Wars enthusiasm is still strong as ever. If you're hunting down a purple light saber for the Lego folks, try eBay, but if you're just looking for some regular object covered in Star Wars goo, check out this digital camera from Sakar. Comes with 3 changeable faceplates. It's a little hard to get a hold of--Amazonseems to be out of stock and Toys R Us has it for $19.99. Photo editing software included--can do fun stuff like put your kid's head on Yoda's body and make storybooks with templates. Camera holds 93 photos but has no options for memory cards.

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December 11, 2008

SmartParts SPX8WF Wireless Digital Picture Frame: It's Fun, Folks

smartparts_SPX8WF.jpgIf you're looking for a well-rounded wireless digital frame and don't have a government bail out to help you buy it, well, you're in luck. SmartParts is a brand oft overlooked simple because it's not as well known as the likes of Kodak, Philips and Sony. Beware that this frame isn't for beginners... a person willing to delve into some of the wireless features will appreciate it most. Anyone needing something more basic we'd encourage toward a Kodak EasyShare, for example. Here are the stats below. Amazon's got the SmartParts SPX8WF for $140and you can find a great hands-on review from CrunchGear:

- 8-inch LCD monitor with 800x600 resolution
- Wireless connectivity for emailing photos, coordinating files with local computers
- Compatibility with Microsoft's "FrameIt"
- Supports most memory cards and USB connections

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