Best Compact Digital Cameras

Are you looking for the best compact camera that will fit in your pocket? We invited our friends from Geefts – the gifts for geeks bible – to recommend the hottest compact digital cameras on the market now.

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Are you looking for the best compact camera that will fit in your pocket? We invited our friends from Geefts – the gifts for geeks bible – to recommend the hottest compact digital cameras on the market now.

Fujifilm X100 12.3 MP Digital Camera


In amongst a flurry of of major camera announcements at Photokina 2010, one model stole the show – Fujifilm’s retro-looking, large sensor, fixed lens compact: the X100 ($1199). With its APS-C CMOS sensor and fast 23mm F2 lens giving a classic 35mm equivalent moderate wideangle view, this rangefinder-styled camera has traditional control dials plus an innovative ‘hybrid’ viewfinder that combines a large, bright optical finder with a high-resolution electronic display. We’ve been itching to get our hands on the X100 ever since it was announced, and Fujifilm has kindly lent us a prototype model for a first look. Click through to read more at dpreview.com.

Leica D-LUX5 10.1 MP Compact Digital Camera


The D-Lux 5 ($799) is a true Leica, not only in terms of its elegant design but also in its superior optical performance: the result are images of excellent quality. This versatile compact camera featuring a fast Leica Summicron zoom lens with focal-lengths from 24 to 90mm (35mm equivalent), is the perfect camera for a broad spectrum of photgraphic situations: from macro and wide angle architecture to landscape, from reportage to portrait and available-light photography. Manual setting options and an extensive range of accessories provide even greater creative freedom. With such versatile performance in such a compact package, the D-Lux 5 is the perfect companion whenever you seek inspiration – in Berlin or anywhere else in the world.

Fujifilm X10 12 MP EXR CMOS Digital Camera


The Fujifilm X10 ($599.95) digital camera feature a new larger 2/3-inch 12-megapixel EXR CMOS sensor and a bright, high-definition Fujinon F2.0 wide-angle to F2.8 telephoto, 4x manual zoom lens (28-112mm) with a proprietary Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating) that produces superb image quality from edge to edge.

Kodak PlayFull Dual Video and 12 MP Camera


The Kodak Dual Camera ($199.95) gives you the best of both worlds. Features high-speed video, a mic jack, and a built-in flash for optimal performance in any environment. The Kodak Dual Camera offers the potent combination of an impressive 1080p @ 60 fps HD video camera and a fully featured 12 MP BSI CMOS digital camera in one streamlined device. Sharing it all is simple. Just press Kodak’s Share button to tag to Facebook, Email, YouTube, and more…. Leer más “Best Compact Digital Cameras”

5 video-sharing alternatives to YouTube

There’s absolutely no doubt that the rise and popularity of online video sharing is changing the way brands and individuals market, advertise and sell. If your company hasn’t already jumped into the fray with a video (or 10), you’re missing out on amassive market. If you’ve scripted, created, edited, and uploaded, it’s fairly shortsighted to “YouTube it” and forget it, as there are a number of other video hosting options available.

Believe it or not, YouTube is not the be all/end all when it comes to online video sharing. Sure, they have the world’s largest share of the market, and should be included in your upload and sharing strategy, but by jumping into the biggest pool on the planet, you’re also running the risk of being swallowed up in all the noise. Last year this time, we gave you 6 Awesome Alternatives to YouTube and now we’re giving you 5 more YouTube-alternative video sharing sites that you and your brand might want to consider.

Vimeo

An active and vibrant community, Vimeo’s smooth-as-silk interface just feels a bit more user friendly than the cold sterility we’ve come to expect from Google products. A platform pulling down some serious traffic, as Vimeo has grown they’ve still managed to retain that “we’re all in this together” community feeling. I’ve personally had far more interactions with viewers and converted clients on Vimeo than I’ve ever had on YouTube.

Vimeo’s free account allows users to upload one HD video a week, more than most individuals will ever have a need (or budget) for, and you receive basic controls when it comes to the video player. Embedding options are limited to SD, but if you step things up to the Plus account for $59.99/yr. you’re granted a 5GB/week file size limit, priority uploading and processing, and HD embedding.

If you’re planning on using Vimeo as your main hosting platform of choice for your business, they’re pretty clear when it comes to the “non-commercial use” language for free accounts. On the upside, for a low $199/yr., the Vimeo Pro service offers just about every option under the sun, and you’ll never have to worry about tablet compatibility as all flavors of Vimeo are offered in HTML5 format with Flash as a fallback.


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There’s absolutely no doubt that the rise and popularity of online video sharing is changing the way brands and individuals market, advertise and sell. If your company hasn’t already jumped into the fray with a video (or 10), you’re missing out on amassive market. If you’ve scripted, created, edited, and uploaded, it’s fairly shortsighted to “YouTube it” and forget it, as there are a number of other video hosting options available.

Believe it or not, YouTube is not the be all/end all when it comes to online video sharing. Sure, they have the world’s largest share of the market, and should be included in your upload and sharing strategy, but by jumping into the biggest pool on the planet, you’re also running the risk of being swallowed up in all the noise. Last year this time, we gave you 6 Awesome Alternatives to YouTube and now we’re giving you 5 more YouTube-alternative video sharing sites that you and your brand might want to consider.

Vimeo

vimeo 5 video sharing alternatives to YouTubeAn active and vibrant community, Vimeo’s smooth-as-silk interface just feels a bit more user friendly than the cold sterility we’ve come to expect from Google products. A platform pulling down some serious traffic, as Vimeo has grown they’ve still managed to retain that “we’re all in this together” community feeling. I’ve personally had far more interactions with viewers and converted clients on Vimeo than I’ve ever had on YouTube.

Vimeo’s free account allows users to upload one HD video a week, more than most individuals will ever have a need (or budget) for, and you receive basic controls when it comes to the video player. Embedding options are limited to SD, but if you step things up to the Plus account for $59.99/yr. you’re granted a 5GB/week file size limit, priority uploading and processing, and HD embedding.

If you’re planning on using Vimeo as your main hosting platform of choice for your business, they’re pretty clear when it comes to the “non-commercial use” language for free accounts. On the upside, for a low $199/yr., the Vimeo Pro service offers just about every option under the sun, and you’ll never have to worry about tablet compatibility as all flavors of Vimeo are offered in HTML5 format with Flash as a fallback.

Flickr

flickr 5 video sharing alternatives to YouTubeFlickr. It’s not just for still images. A seriously under represented offering from Flickr’s side, as there’s no mention of the service anywhere on the main landing page, Flickr does, in fact, offer and provide video hosting.

A free Flickr account allows for 2 uploads a months with restrictions of 90 seconds max, and 150MB per video. Probably enough for most small businesses, but if you want to go for the HD experience, you’ll need to step it up to a Flickr Pro account.

Perhaps the best bang-for-your-video/photo-buck on the Internet today, for as low as $25/year, if you make Flickr your video hosting platform of choice, you’ll be privy to not only an unlimited number of photos, but an unlimited number of video uploads, bandwidth, and storage. The downside? Even with the pro account Flickr limits your video length to 90 seconds. Having said that, unless you’re producing a full length feature, you shouldn’t really be stretching your message beyond this point anyway. Leer más “5 video-sharing alternatives to YouTube”

HTC Primo could bring Beats Audio and Android 4.0 to the masses

A new leak outlines the features of the HTC Primo, a phone that could bring Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Beats Audio technology to the mid-range.

We can expect plenty of smartphone-related leaks over the coming weeks, as information on the devices set to debut at Mobile World Congress starts to circulate. We’ve already seen the LG X3this week, and here we have another Android phone that could show up at the end of February – the HTC Primo.

Despite being currently blessed with a name that suggests a top-end spec, the Primo’s leaked feature list reveals it to be a far more mid-range offering, however that’s not to say it isn’t interesting.


 

Andy Boxall
JANUARY 24, 2012BY http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/htc-primo-could-bring-beats-audio-and-android-4-0-to-the-masses/

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A new leak outlines the features of the HTC Primo, a phone that could bring Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Beats Audio technology to the mid-range.

We can expect plenty of smartphone-related leaks over the coming weeks, as information on the devices set to debut at Mobile World Congress starts to circulate. We’ve already seen the LG X3this week, and here we have another Android phone that could show up at the end of February – the HTC Primo.

Despite being currently blessed with a name that suggests a top-end spec, the Primo’s leaked feature list reveals it to be a far more mid-range offering, however that’s not to say it isn’t interesting. Leer más “HTC Primo could bring Beats Audio and Android 4.0 to the masses”

Steve Jobs Says Video Direct To YouTube In iPhone 4’s Future

Rumors are in the air that iPhone 4 users will, at some point in the future, have the capability to upload HD videos shot on their phones directly to YouTube. If this rumor, which was shared with MacDailyNews by one of their readers, is true then it could mean big things not only for iPhone 4 users, but for YouTube and citizen journalism as well.

MacDailyNews reported that one of their readers, Chris T., received an email response from Steve Jobs, stating that in the future users will be able to upload videos to YouTube over the air. The email correspondence, as published on MacDailyNews, is as follows:

Chris’ email:

Steve,

I’m a HUGE fan of your products… MBP, Ipad 64gb WIFI, 2 iphone 3g’s and now 2 iphone 4’s… but I have a complaint… What’s the point of building in HD video capabilities when the compression upon uploading directly to youtube makes the video’s useless and not viewable? They’re not even remotely viewable!! I was so excited about this feature on the Iphone 4, but sadly to say, this is a serious disappointment. In today’s world, HD video is pointless if I can’t upload it “as is” directly to the net.

Please fix this issue.

Thanks,
Chris

Steve Jobs’ response:


Posted by Megan O’Neill

YouTube iPhoneRumors are in the air that iPhone 4 users will, at some point in the future, have the capability to upload HD videos shot on their phones directly to YouTube.  If this rumor, which was shared with MacDailyNews by one of their readers, is true then it could mean big things not only for iPhone 4 users, but for YouTube and citizen journalism as well.

MacDailyNews reported that one of their readers, Chris T., received an email response from Steve Jobs, stating that in the future users will be able to upload videos to YouTube over the air.  The email correspondence, as published on MacDailyNews, is as follows:

Chris’ email:

Steve,

I’m a HUGE fan of your products… MBP, Ipad 64gb WIFI, 2 iphone 3g’s and now 2 iphone 4’s… but I have a complaint… What’s the point of building in HD video capabilities when the compression upon uploading directly to youtube makes the video’s useless and not viewable? They’re not even remotely viewable!! I was so excited about this feature on the Iphone 4, but sadly to say, this is a serious disappointment. In today’s world, HD video is pointless if I can’t upload it “as is” directly to the net.

Please fix this issue.

Thanks,
Chris

Steve Jobs’ response: Leer más “Steve Jobs Says Video Direct To YouTube In iPhone 4’s Future”