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Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera: for Beginners and Advanced Users

Nikon D3100 DSLR camera

I got the Nikon D3100 DSLR camera because it’s supposedly for beginners. On the contrary, it’s quite advanced for its kind. Even professional photographers will definitely love this camera.

Some of its major features include the following:

14.2-megapixel DX format CMOS Image Sensor

This feature allows the camera to capture amazing images and prints that are larger than 20 x 30 inches.

3x 18-55mm Zoom NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization Lens

The accompanying NIKKOR lens delivers visual quality, precise and fast autofocus for vibrant colors, captivating contrast, and vivid details. The VR image stabilization feature on the other hand provides sharp images and videos even for a handheld camera.

Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video

Get cinema quality videos in full 1080p HD format or 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Split-second Shutter Response

With this camera, there’s no shutter delay; hence, you don’t miss a shot.

11-point Autofocus System

This lets you capture razor sharp photos.

ISO sensitivity 100-3200 can be expanded to ISO 12800

You still get amazing photos amidst low light scenarios.

Built-in pop up flash

Ideal for moments when there’s insufficient lighting.

Active D-Lighting

See shadows and highlights through D-lighting.

3-inch monitor

The monitor enables video recording and capturing images easy with one touch.

Scene Auto Selector

Under the Live View, the camera will automatically select which scene matches the situation.

Scene Recognition System in Live View

Still in connection to Live View, it also automatically enhances exposure, autofocus, and white balance, so you don’t have to worry about adjusting settings on your own.

Automatic Exposure Scene Modes
In relation to exposure, it can be automatically accomplished through the following settings: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, and Night Portrait.

Picture Control

Personalize your photos with the following options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, and Landscape.

EXPEED 2

This is Nikon’s new image processing system which manages everything including color, contrast, and other elements to ensure that you get amazing photos.

Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning

You don’t ever have to worry about accumulating dust in front of the sensor. The Airflow Control and ultrasonic process ensures high quality images with no dust to worry about.

Image Editing

You can edit photos right from the camera itself.

Ease of Usage

The D3100 comes with a built in guide you can rely upon for assistance when you’re starting to get lost amidst countless control options.

Compact and Lightweight

This handy camera is ideal for picture-taking moments while on the go.

 

Verdict

With the aforementioned features, the Nikon D3100 DSLR camera isn’t just for beginners, even advanced users and professional photographers will love it.

Best Gadgets of 2012

best gadgets of 2012

On the first day of 2012, BBC News published an article about the most wanted gadgets in 2012.  The list includes updated Nokia Lumia, Apple upgrading its iPod with a thinner and bigger screen, Sony smart phones, Xbox 720 (became Xbox One actually), Playstation 4, new Nintendo Wii, Tomb Raider, Grand Theft Auto V, and Mass Effect 3.

After the year has passed, let us take a look at the best gadgets of 2012.  Does the list include gadgets enumerated by BBC News? Read on.

According to resources online, the bestselling electronic gadgets on Amazon.com are Kindle readers.  It holds the top four positions with the Tom Tom GPS coming in fifth and the Apple iPod 8g coming in sixth.  This information proves that people are still into reading.  The Tom Tom GPS gadget on the other hand is an indication that people are buying technology that helps them in their everyday life.  The Apple iPod 8g affirms what BBC reported in their most wanted list.

The bestselling phones of 2012 (overall) on the other hand so far are the following – Samsung Galaxy Note, Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy Y, Samsung Galaxy SII, Blackberry 9900, Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Nokia Lumia 710, Nokia Asha 300, and Sony Xperia Ray.  While Nokia has somehow managed to pose a threat in the mobile phone market, there is no doubt that Samsung remains the strongest brand in this gadget category.  Let us find out if the divorce between Sony and Ericsson will yield positive results for both brands.

BBC News excluded specific electronic gadgets like digital cameras in their list. Anyway,  the Panasonic Lumix series is the bestselling brand in this category.  The driving sales factor can be attributed to several features of this brand and its models.  For example, Panasonic Lumix TS3 has the latest technology to capture high resolution images for underwater shots and other solid features like shock, dust, and water proof.  If you want high definition images, then go for Panasonic Lumix FZ45 which can capture movie and picture images at high speed range.

Other bestselling electronic gadgets also include electronic pointers, speakers, computer accessories, and other stuffs.  Here, you won’t find brands like Nokia, Sony, and Samsung.  Rather, you will find Boogie Board LCD writing tablet, Optical finger mouse, Portable Sphere speakers, SMW Green Laser Pointer, power adapters, USB cable charging devices, wireless controllers for PS3, Smart pens, and network media players as some of the brands and products electronic consumers are buying in 2012.

Electronic manufacturers won’t stop; they will continue to launch new products of the latest models with up to date technological features embedded as well as upgrading of current lines with more sophisticated tools and applications.  This will alter the total sales make-up of the electronic industry for the years to come.  With aggressive promotional tools, popular brands like Sony, Nokia, and Samsung will ward off threats from rivals like Blackberry, Apple, and Nintendo.  Really, the race for technological supremacy has never been exciting and electronic consumers are just too happy to accept the latest with open arms this 2013.

Intax Instant Film Camera from Fujifilm

instant film camera

When I think of Polaroid cameras and being able to instantly print captured photos, I can’t help but associate it with Shutter, a worldwide horror hit movie from Thailand with a U.S. adaptation. But with an all new breed of instant film cameras called Instax from Fujifilm, I’m sure that the horror will be replaced with fun and excitement.

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Usage

Other than for personal enjoyment, this type of camera is also effective for investigative purposes such as in criminal justice where unaltered evidence must be captured immediately and printed for processing.

Background

Intax is a line of cameras resembling what Polaroid cameras originally conceptualized, which is to instantly print films into photos from the camera itself soon after the image was captured. Kodak attempted to manufacture some of their own but was prevented from continuing due to a patent lawsuit from Polaroid. The latter permitted Fujifilm to distribute Intax however. Polaroid had discontinued making this type of camera since 2008 and although the Intax Mini system is currently being distributed as the Polaroid 300, only Intax remains as the sole instant camera brand in the market today.

Intax Camera Models

Mini Models

Mini 7 (discontinued)

Mini 7S

Mini 8 (2012)

Mini 10 (1999)

Mini 20 (discontinued)

Mini 25

Mini 30 (2002)

Mini 50

Mini 50S (2011)

Mini 55i (2003)

 

Wide Format

100 (discontinued)

200 (discontinued)

210

500AF

 

Only the mini 8, mini 50Smini 25, mini 7S, and 210 are currently displayed on the official Fujifilm page for instant cameras. Click here for more information on Fujifilm Intax cameras.

With an Intax camera, you are sure to capture photo opportunities anytime and instantly preserve those moments!