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  1. 1. Consumer Electronics February 8, 2006
  2. 2. What type of Digital Camera is right for me?
  3. 3. Types of digital cameras <ul><li>Basic Point and Shoot </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Point and Shoot </li></ul><ul><li>Prosumer </li></ul><ul><li>Professional- SLR </li></ul>
  4. 4. Basic Point and Shoot <ul><li>Tiny, fits in a pocket or part of a cell phone, use it anytime </li></ul><ul><li>1-3 Megapixels </li></ul><ul><li>$20-200 </li></ul><ul><li>Good for snapshots, especially outdoors and web/email </li></ul><ul><li>Usually has little optical zoom, may not have a flash or viewfinder </li></ul><ul><li>May also function as a webcam </li></ul>
  5. 5. Basic Point and Shoot
  6. 6. Advanced Point and Shoot <ul><li>better pictures but still easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>3-5 Megapixels and up </li></ul><ul><li>$150-400 </li></ul><ul><li>Good for snapshots, portraits and small enlargements- up to about 8X10 and web/email </li></ul><ul><li>Typically 3X optical and additional digital zoom, and a built in flash </li></ul><ul><li>May capture short video clips, have Macro (close-up) and other special effects </li></ul>
  7. 7. Advanced Point and Shoot
  8. 8. Prosumer <ul><li>prosumer (proh.SOO.mur) n . 1. A consumer who is an amateur in a particular field, but who is knowledgeable enough to require equipment that has some professional features (&quot;professional&quot; + &quot;consumer&quot;). </li></ul><ul><li>www.wordspy.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. Prosumer <ul><li>More control, zoom & features, but still lets you point and shoot </li></ul><ul><li>5 Megapixels and up </li></ul><ul><li>$200-900 </li></ul><ul><li>Good for all types of pictures and larger enlargements </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 12X optical zoom, built in and hot shoe flash options </li></ul><ul><li>May include ability to manually control settings, image stabilization, burst mode </li></ul><ul><li>Less shutter lag </li></ul>
  10. 10. Prosumer
  11. 11. dSLR- Digital Single Lens Reflex <ul><li>Gives you lots of choices and control </li></ul><ul><li>$700-5000 </li></ul><ul><li>If you really want control, more camera- like, can change lens, manually focus… </li></ul><ul><li>Zoom depends on lens, flash options. May not have an LCD, uses mirror to view through the lens </li></ul><ul><li>Almost no shutter lag- best type for shooting action stills </li></ul><ul><li>No video </li></ul>
  12. 12. digital SLR
  13. 13. Software <ul><li>Organizing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Picasa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Photo Album </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comcast Photoshow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Editing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Picasa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photoshop Elements </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Sharing <ul><li>KodakGallery.com </li></ul><ul><li>Shutterfly.com </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo photos </li></ul><ul><li>Snapfish.com </li></ul>
  15. 15. MP3 Players Features and uses
  16. 16. What is MP3? <ul><li>Digital audio encoding and lossy compression format </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent audio, yet still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original uncompressed audio to most listeners </li></ul><ul><li>Also refers to files of sound or music recordings stored in the MP3 format on computers. </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.com </li></ul>
  17. 17. Types of MP3 Players <ul><li>Flash memory </li></ul><ul><li>Hard drive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio and pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video, too </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Flash Memory MP3 Players <ul><li>Lower price </li></ul><ul><li>No moving parts- so they don’t skip when dancing </li></ul><ul><li>Small capacity (typically 128 MB-1GB) </li></ul><ul><li>4-20 hours of music storage </li></ul><ul><li>Limited features (eg. iPod Shuffle)- although newer players (eg. iPod Nano) have more </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to use </li></ul>
  19. 19. Flash Memory MP3 Players
  20. 20. Hard Drive MP3 Players <ul><li>Higher price </li></ul><ul><li>Large capacity (typically 5-40GB) </li></ul><ul><li>Music storage up to 15,000 songs </li></ul><ul><li>Larger, sometimes color screen </li></ul><ul><li>Photos,Video </li></ul><ul><li>Audiobooks, FM transmitter </li></ul><ul><li>Organizer, games, alarms, contacts… </li></ul>
  21. 21. Hard Drive MP3 Players
  22. 22. Reviews <ul><li>http:// reviews.CNet.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dpreview.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.epinions.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bizrate.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.consumerreports.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://consumerguide.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.camerareview.com/ </li></ul>

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