Digital Cameras are one of the fastest growing consumer categories.and everyone is either buying or thinking about upgrading! Want to know the hot trends and features for 2006? The Muscleman of Technology showed viewers a few amazing Digital Cameras as well as accessories to help you get even more fun, excitement, and convenience from your trusty digital friend. From Kodak's state of the art V570 worlds first dual-lens camera, to Sanyo's C5 latest hybrid camera, The Muscleman of Technology showed KUSI viewers his top picks for 2006-accessorizing and getting the most from their indispensable new Digital Cameras.
- Kodak V570 Dual Lens Digital Camera
A first for a compact digital camera: Dual Lens-in a stunning beautiful compact black camera from Kodak. Features both ultra wide-angle (23 mm equivalent) and zoom capability (5X optical zoom). Comes equipped with professional quality SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH C-VARIOGON lenses for exceptional clarity and sharpness. How would you like to take a 180 degree panorama picture you can print and share? Well you can with the V570! A built-in guide will show you how to frame the 2nd and 3rd shots so everything stitches together seamlessly-the camera does all the work for you and puts it together automatically. The EasyShare V-570 comes with the hot new docking station as well!
- Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock Plus Series 3
The new Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock Plus Series 3 is the fastest way to print real Kodak pictures. With Kodak Perfect Touch technology you get brighter pictures and you can reduce red eye with the touch of a button. Print high-quality colorful pictures in just 60 seconds! The printer's advanced built-in wireless printing options include direct printing from your Bluetooth and infrared wireless technology enabled devices. Features Kodak Xtralife Lamination-a special protective coating making pictures highly durable, waterproof, and last a lifetime. Printer dock quickly recharges your Kodak camera battery when docked and lets you print pictures in 60 seconds with or without a computer.
- SANYO Digital Media Camera VPC-C6
The Sanyo Digital Media Camera VPC-C6 is a "fits in your pocket" Digital Camcorder/Camera that is simple to use, convenient, and ready when you are! Capture still and video images simultaneously! This 6 Megapixel hybrid camera also records in MPEG-4 format to any SD Memory Card up to 2 Gig. Switch to the integrated built-in 6 Megapixel camera with the touch of a button! Advantages of recording to an SD Memory Card over Mini DV Tape: no moving parts, lightning fast access to replays with no rewinding, use of a card reader for instant data transfer to your computer, and MPEG-4 are smaller file sizes great for email or web sites. Also includes the Multi-Function Docking Station, making it convenient to recharge the internal battery as well as watch previously recorded material on your TV-or transfer files to your PC for use in e-mail, editing, or DVD creation. USB 2.0 and software bundle round out the package. 5x optical zoom, large 2.0" LCD display, built-in Image Stabilization, and talking navigation guide makes this a great camera for all users.
- Casio EX-S600 Exilim Card Camera
The EX-S600 6 Megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom carries on the tradition of the super thin Hollywood styling in a choice of three colors (Blue, Silver, Orange). Despite its slim design and large 2.2" LCD screen, it delivers truly amazing battery life for a compact camera-a single charge provides enough power for 300 snapshots! With Casio's "Exilim Engine's" Anti Shake DSP, blurry pictures are nearly a thing of the past. Easy to use configuration which includes a one-touch Best Shot mode. You can choose from 34 different scene modes! Everything about the EX-S600 is designed and engineered to make digital imaging simpler and more enjoyable.
- SwitchKit 7-in-1 Tripod by Davis & Sanford
The SwitchKit is designed for anyone who needs a compact camera bag and tripod accessory kit. This camera/tripod bag can be switched to a camera only bag by simply tucking the tripod bag behind a Velcro flap. Lightweight aluminum tripod (4lb capacity).
Second mini ball head tripod (2.5lb capacity) for tabletop shooting is stored inside SwitchGrip tripod handle! The camera bag with divider and strap can carry and protect all digital cameras and camcorders with dimensions of up to 10 inches long x 3.5 inches deep x 5 inches high. Great convenience!
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 plus Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0
The all new Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 and Adobe Premiere Elements 2 software combines two powerful, intuitive products in one affordable package so you can do more with your videos and digital photos. Representing an awesome value, Adobe's brand new Premiere Elements software is the perfect combination of creative control for home video editing. It automates the tedious tasks and lets you create and experiment with transitions, titles, audio tracks and burn your project to DVD. Comes with "getting started" training videos for both programs.
EDUCATION & LEARNING
Want to learn a little more about Digital Photography? Want to learn how to make your pictures even better and create beautiful projects with your Digital Camera? The Muscleman of Technology has provided some terrific training materials and books to help you understand your camera and the new medium of Digital Video!
Here are some great books and training materials featured in today's segment all available from Peachpit Press www.peachpit.com:
Books from Peachpit Press:
The Future of Memories; Sharing Moments with Photoshop Elements and Digital Cameras ($34.99)
Retouching Photos in Photoshop Elements 4 ($12.99)
The Adobe Photoshop Elements Crafts Book ($21.99)
Photoshop Elements for Windows Vision Quickstart Guide ($21.99)
The Photoshop Elements 4 Book for Digital Photographers ($34.99)