September 2006

The Hewlett Packard Diet
Well, not a diet, really. But seven new HP digital cameras now have a "slimming" feature built right into the camera. Select the pic, then apply as much slimming as you want. It really only squeezes the image horizontally, but the fact that HP saw a need for this speaks volumes. See [url][/url] -- Posted Monday, September 18, 2006 by chb

Two new Sonys with big screens and slide show capability
It's easy to pocket your screen gems and dazzle audiences with Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-T50 and DSC-N2 digital cameras, featuring three-inch touch-screen displays and built-in slide show capability. The extra-large high res (230k pixel) screens with intuitive menu options allow for less physical buttons on the camera bodies, resulting in a sleeker design. You can use your photos to craft dynamic, personal narratives with in-camera slide shows -- complete with your own music and transition effects such as pans, wipes and fades. The stylish, ultra-slim 7-megapixel US$500 DSC-T50 is the new top-of-the-line in the T-series. It has a 3x optical zoom and 56 MB of internal memory. The elegant US$450 DSC-N2 debuts in champagne gold and is a 10-megapixel powerhouse with an extending 3x optical zoom lens. With its built-in photo album function, this model can be a photo diary in your pocket, loaded with up to 500 of your favorite images. -- Posted Monday, September 11, 2006 by chb