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Fuji digital cameras entered the market in the late 90’s. Started in Japan in 1934, Fuji has always tried to stay ahead of the pack. The history of this company is rather interesting so let us take a look at it.

Started in a small Japanese in the foothills of Mt. Fuji, the Fuji Film Co. Ltd was founded in the year 1934. At that time, no one could imagine that such a small camera making company would become a million dollar global name known all across the globe within a span of 50 years. Today, Fuji is known for its great digital cameras and innovative technology.

It took Fuji 35 years to come to the USA. In the US, Fuji again started small with the establishment of a six person office in the Empire State Building in New York City. Within a span of four years, in 1969, the company had expanded itself so fast that the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company issued American Depository Receipts (ADRs) on Fuji Photo Film stock.

In 1976, Fuji Film launched the world’s first ISO 400 color print film. This was the fastest color still photo film present in the world during that time. Then, in 1980, Fuji launched the fastest color motion picture film – the A-250. After this, Fuji became the official sponsor of the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.

One of the biggest launches in camera history made by Fuji was the QuickSnap in the year 1986. The QuickSnap was a one-time-use camera and it became an instant hit in the market. Due to its usefulness, easy-to-use convenience and price, the QuickSnap became the market leader during its time. Improvising on the QuickSnap, Fuji introduced the world’s first one-time use 35mm camera with a flash in the year 1988.

Fuji was not a company which could be left behind as far as digital technology and digital cameras was concerned. Even though Sony overtook Fuji in the race of introducing the first digital camera, Fuji gave the world the first digital camera with removable media in the year 1988.

Today, Fuji has firmly established itself in the digital revolution. It has continuously innovated itself and made several product launches such as the MX-700 in the year 1998, which was the world’s smallest and lightest mega pixel digital camera at that time. Fuji has also made forays into digital printing technology.

Not only this, but Fuji is a conscientious of the environment as well. In the year 2000, Fuji made a $7.8 million contribution in the construction of the Fuji Film Giant Panda Conservation Habitat in Washington DC in order to bring two giant pandas from China to the USA.

From the NANO CUBIC Technology which allows digital videotapes to increase their recording capacity to 1000 two-hour movies in 2001 to the xD-Picture Card, which was the smallest storage media in the market in 2002; Fuji continues to introduce newer and newer digital technologies today. Some of the newest digital cameras introduced today are:

A-Series : Automatic point-and-shoot cameras for basic users.
E-Series : Full featured, compact cameras with manual control as well.
F-Series : Ultra compact cameras in different styles with full features.
S-Series : Advanced cameras with optic controls for advanced users.
S-Pro Series : Extremely advanced cameras for professionals.

Kevin Rockwell worked as a network TV cameraman for 20 years shooting news and sports. Now a devoted fan of digital photography and video he works to gather information, tips and news for digital camera users. Oh and he loves to shoot pictures of his kids playing sports. http://great-digital-cameras.com/gdcj.html

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Sony DSC-P150 Cybershot Review

Shopping on eBay has become a bit tedious of late looking for your sony digital camera.  I stumbled across this Digital Camera website and they helped me purchase my new sony DSC-P150 sony cybershot.  As you probably know ebay is one of the more popular places online purchases are made for digital cameras for both canon and sony cameras.

I have been a avid photographers mostly stills and black and white but I got tired of paying lots of money for film and decided that I would go digital.  Since purchasing my new sony digital camera a could not be more happy.  The Sony P150 is one of the worlds smallest 7 mega pixel digital camera and is a wonderful camera heres a few specifications of the sony.  I recommend buying your new sony digital camera on ebay and bargainfindsonebay made it even easier filtering hundreds of auctions and only listing the more relevant digital camera auction I was looking for.

1/1.8 7.2 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD
Super HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCDs provide excellent image quality by allowing more light to pass to each pixel, increasing sensitivity and reducing noise.

3X Optical/2X Digital/6X Total Zoom
Optical zoom helps you fill the frame with your subject for better pictures. And Sony’s Precision Digital Zoom helps bring your subject closer with an extra 2X magnification

Live Histogram Display
Available in capture and playback the Live Histogram displays the concentration of pixels at each luminosity value making it easy to evaluate correct exposure.

Selectable Focus Mode
Monitoring AF (Auto Focus) helps you anticipate the action by focusing even before you press the shutter release.

Scene Selection Mode
With 9 Scene Modes, parameters can be matched to the shooting conditions. Choose from one of the following: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Candle, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, or High Speed Shutter

Pre-Flash Metering
With a momentary pre-flash, the camera illuminates the subject and sets exposure through the lens for accurate flash metering. Adjustable flash level and red-eye reduction ensure great flash shots.

Memory Stick® Media and Memory Stick PRO™ Media from Sony
Digital. Powerful. Transportable.™ Memory Stick® media is compact, portable and rugged – connecting a variety of hardware and software applications.

5 Shot Burst Mode
Capture up to 5 shots (7MP fine) or up to 100 (VGA standard) at 1.1 frame/sec. even at 7 MP resolution. Perfect for high speed subjects or fast moving action such as sports

Multi-Burst Mode
Captures 16 320 x 240 frames as part of a single 1280 x 960 image which plays back sequentially in the camera. Selectable 1/7.5, 1/15, 1/30 second.

Conversion Lens Compatible
With VAD-PHB adaptor, you can add tele- or wide- conversion lenses for greater magnification or wider field of view, as well as protective and special effect filters.

Cyber-shot Station™ Dock Compatible
Make transferring images and recharging the DSC-P150’s battery easier with the optional Cyber-shot Station™ camera dock. Just place the camera on the cradle for instantaneous power and computer connections.

Rechargeable InfoLithium® Battery
Provides reliable, long-lasting power for continuous shooting, without “Memory Effect. The supplied AC-LS5 adapter/charger provides stable power for USB Transfer.

One of the most versatile sony digital camera on the market.

Stay tuned for some camera reviews by Kyle Summers  your professional photography source.

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Choosing The Best Digital Camera Printer

Though digital cameras afford us the luxury of storing the images we capture on a memory storage device like a memory stick, a memory card, or even the camera’s built-in memory, a great number of people would still want to have tangible copies of their photographs.  Their reasons vary.  It may be for posterity, for presentation, or for other purposes like making a collage, or even a scrapbook.  Regardless of what their reasons are, images from digital cameras can be processed with a slew of digital camera printers.<br><br>

There are so many models from so many brands of digital camera printers.  Some, of course, are better than others.  How do select the best one from a host of digital camera printers in the market today?  Here are some tips to help you out.

* Would you want your digital camera to connect to a PC before you could print out the images?  Or would you rather prefer the more convenient option of having your images printed straight from the digital camera printers?  The former would entail digital camera printers which are relatively more affordable than the latter, but the latter is indeed more convenient.  So this concern is really a matter of personal choice.  Which would you rather prefer?  Either choice would be good.

* Choose digital camera printers capable of spooling out the print sizes you want.  These prints could be as small as 3×5, or the standard 4×6, to as big as 13×19.  Again, this is a matter of preference.  Which print sizes would serve you best?  After determining such, you should decide among digital camera printers that would accommodate the print sizes you want.

* Print resolution should also be an important consideration when choosing among a slew of digital camera printers.  2,400 x 1,200 dpi would be more than sufficient in this day and age.  Such would give you prints of fine details and smooth gradations.

* You should also determine on what media the digital camera printers are capable of printing.  Would standard photo sheets be enough?  Or would you need some special photo papers from the brand that’s distributing the particular printer?  How much would the special medium cost, if ever?  You would want your digital camera printers to serve you well, with everything being convenient and budget-friendly on your part.

* Though the price of the digital camera printers would, and should, be a consideration when choosing the right one for your needs, you have to bear in mind that such a price should be secondary only to the excellent functionality and amazing features that your choices would exhibit.  A digital camera printer is an investment that would serve you for many, many years, so might as well choose the best one for your bucks instead of compromising quality with cost.

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