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    HP DIGITAL EQUIPMENT REVIEWS| HP AIO - All-In-One Photo PRINTERS| HP Officejet Pro 8500 AIO Printer A909 | HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer CD055A#ABA | HP Photosmart Premium Fax C309 | HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One Printer | HP Photosmart C6380 (AIO - NO FAX) | HP D7560 PhotoSmart Printer (NOT AIO) | HP Officejet J6480 - COSTCO hp 6500 AIO Printer | Hz | ImgBurn | IMAGES | ISO | ISO Images |

    KODAK DIGITAL EQUIPMENT REVIEWS |KODAK Digital Cameras (DIGICAMS) | Kodak EasyShare C182 Digicam | Kodak EasyShare Z915 Digicam | Layer 10 | Layout Compositing / Layers | LEXMARK DIGITAL EQUIPMENT REVIEWS | LEXMARK AIO PRINTERS | LEXMARK X7675 Pro AIO Printer | LIGHTROOM (Adobe's) | Lossless Encoding | Lossy Encoding | .m4e | .m4p | .m4v | Macrovision | Mbps | MediaMax | Megapixel | Memory | MHz | Micro-displays | Mosquitoes (Digital Artifacts) | .mov | Movies, Making | NERO | NEWS, technical |

    NIKON DSLR Reviews | NIKON D40 DSLR Review | NIKON D40x (Fancier than the D40) DSLR Review | Nikon D300 DSLR Reviews | Nikon D700 DSLR Reviews | Nikon D3000 DSLR Reviews | Nikon D5000 DSLR Reviews | NITS | ogg Vorbis | OLYMPUS DIGITAL EQUIPMENT REVIEWS | OLYMPUS Digital Cameras (DIGICAMS) Reviews | Olympus SP-550 UZ Digicam | Olympus FE-5010 Digicam | OLYMPUS Stylus-7000 - Digicam | OLYMPUS Stylus-9000 - Digicam | OLYMPUS DSLR Reviews | Other Resources |

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    Relevant terms are listed here, alphabetically. Not all terms have "Jump Table" entries (the above table). Note: Lots more information on Terms may be found at: Click here for Acronyms.

    Adobe RGB 1998

    sRGB vs. ADOBE RGB 1998 See also: RGB See also: sRGB

    AIE - Automatic Image Enhancement

    Xerox has invented printer software that automatically adjusts small areas in a picture, at a time, to correct contrast problems. This technique is called local contrast enhancement. Xerox has named their technique AIE - Automatic Image Enhancement. AIE will soon be found in xerox printers, and may be included in image enhacement software.

    ALL-IN-ONE (AIO or MFD) PHOTO PRINTERS (no FAX)

    ENSURE it comes with (or you can download) DRIVERS for

    YOUR Version of Windows (including 32-bit or 64-bit versions).

    MY preference would be a CANON (NON-AIO) Printer

    Based on Ownershop & Reviews, I RECOMMEND THE CANON PIXMA MP990 AIO PRINTER.

    Only buy a FAX machine if you can turn incoming faxes OFF

    YOU may not like a product that has great reviews

    I am not responsible for any errors or if you dislike a product

    AIO - All-In-One. AIO - wikipedia MFD - Multifunction Device MFP - Multifunction Printer MFP - wikipedia

    BROTHER All-In-One PHOTO PRINTERS

    Brother MFC-6490cw - Tabloid-sized (11 by 17 inches) MFP with fax - $325

    Brother MFC-6490cw - consumersearch - July/2009 - Users: **** Brother MFC-6490cw - PCmag - 9/11/2008 - Editors: **** Brother MFC-6490cw - TrustedReviews - 8 1/2 of 10

    Brother MFC-7840W - Monochrome (NO COLOR) laser all-in-one printer

    WHY BOTHER? I WANT COLOR. Brother MFC-7840W - consumersearch Brother MFC-7840W - PCmag - $200 - 07.09.2008 - **** Brother MFC-7840W - MACworld - Jul 15, 2008 - ***1/2 Brother MFC-7840W - Trustedreviews - 9 oputof 10

    CANON All-In-One PHOTO PRINTERS

    WELL, FOO! I would NOT personally recommend any of these All-In-One Canon Printers (12/200) (based on reviews), while I Love Canon photo printers. Canon Printers

    Canon Pixma MP480 AIO Printer

    Canon Pixma MP480 AIO Printer - $110 - ****?

    CANON PIXMA MP990 WIRELESS AIO PRINTER

    CONTRARY TO WHAT CANON SAYS, INSTALL ONLY FROM THE CD (NOT the Internet). I am not normally fond of AIO devices - they usually fall short when attempting to do everything. However, I bought one of these MP990s when my beloved I9900 Photo Printer Died. As Canon told me, the MP990 does print photos every bit as great as my old I9900 (although the MP990 maxes out at boarderless 8.5x11 Pictures. I found the MP990 for $130 at Amazon.com (free shipping)(new, sold by Amazon). Picture quality is excellent. Standalone Copying was excellent, I did have to make the colors a little darker, to totally match the original that I scanned. I have had it for only 3 days, now. Note - this unit does not do any FAXing, but it can be used as a stand-alone copier without needing to be connected to a computer. Copy Reduction / Enlargement = 25%-400% READ THE REVIEWS - Noisy, may sometimes print your one page output spread over two pages (that is not correct). I am so far using it from 3 computers, via an ethernet network. It does have a single port for a USB connection to a computer. If you use an ethernet connection, you have your choice of EITHER 1] Wireless (IEEE802.11g and will operate in the 2.4GHz), or 2] Wired Ethernetnet (but NOT both). The MP990 accepts "PictBridge" and can print directly from various memory cards, infared devices and has an optional Bluetooth connection. It uses Six ink cartridges. Compatible memory cards include SD Memory Card, SDHC , MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard Plus, CompactFlash Card, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo. The following memory cards can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: miniSD Card, miniSDHC, microSD Card, microSDHC, RS-MMC, Memory Stick Micro, xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card (Type M), and xD-Picture Card (Type H). So far, I like it very much. Max. Paper Size: 8.5x14 inches Max. Resolution (Color): 9,600x2,400dpi Max. Resolution (Monochrome): 600x600dpi Scanner Resolution (Optical): 4,800x9,600ppi LCD Size (Diagonal): 3.8 inches Dimensions (HWD): 7.9x18.5x15.2 inches Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer Review Amazon.com: Canon PIXMA MP990 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Canon PIXMA MP990 Reviews "impressive scanner import, easy wi fi connection, fabulous photo prints, film scan adapter, works great over wired ethernet." Canon Pixma MP990 review "Built-in duplexing, USB flash drive connectivity" Canon MP990 review - PIXMA Multi function Printers CANON USA - Search for: "PIXMA MP990" Canon Pixma MP990 Features - Canon

    Canon PIXMA MX7600 ~$400

    PIXMA MX7600 ~$400

    Canon PIXMA MX860 ~$140

    PIXMA MX860 ~$140 - 209 - 05/29/2009 - ***1/2

    Canon MX330 - ~$70

    Canon MX330 - $70-114 - CNET: Spotty output quality ***1/2

    Canon Pixma MP980 - $194

    Canon Pixma MP980 - $194-299 - 05/11/2009 - CNET: Poor print quality - ***

    EPSON All-In-One Photo Printers

    Epson Workforce 600 - no FAX - $200

    Epson Workforce 600 is my RECOMMENDED AIO (12/2009) based on reviews

    Quick to setup on Win2k3 laptop, XP desktop, and Mac powerbook. Epson Workforce 600 - no FAX - $200 - **** Epson Workforce 600 - no FAX - $200 - MACworld: good color prints but mediocre draft text reproduction - **** Epson WorkForce 600 Review - HardwareCentral - ***** Epson Workfore 600 AIO - testfreaks EPSON WorkForce 600 - Buy from NEWEGG - $169 EPSON WorkForce 600 - workathomemoms

    Epson Workforce 610 (AIO) - 4 individual ink cartridges

    Epson WorkForce 610 Printer Review - 10/2009 - the-gadgeteer - $200 Epson WorkForce 610 Review - ComputerShopper.com - mediocre photo quality

    Epson Stylus NX515 - AIO - $96

    Epson Stylus NX515 (printer/copier/scanner) - $96-150 ***1/2

    Epson Artisan 800

    Epson Artisan 800 - CNET says: poor build quality and error-prone software - $240 - ***

    HP - Hewlett-Packard AIO Photo Printers

    HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer CD055A#ABA - SUPERCEDES HP Photosmart C6380

    Too new for professional reviews. Users rate it 5 of 5 one place, 4.5 of 5 another. 5-INK Cyan, magenta, yellow, photo black, pigment black Networking: Standard (built-in Ethernet, WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth) Connectivity: 1 USB 2.0; 1 Ethernet; 1 PictBridge; 1 WiFi 802.11n; 1 Bluetooth Wireless: Builit-in Print, copy, scan, direct digital photo print Tray: Main tray: letter, legal, executive, 3 x 5 in, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, No. 10 envelopes; photo tray: 3.5 x 5 in, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in Duplexer: Letter 125-sheet input tray; 20-sheet photo tray FLATBED SCANNER: Optical: Up to 4800 dpi PRINT BLACK: Up to 600 x 600 dpi PRINT COLOR: 9600 x 2400 optimized dpi (on selected HP photo papers and 1200 input dpi) BORDERLESS PRINTING: Yes (up to 8.5 x 11 in) Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer CD055A# HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One Printer - PC Mag - 10/13/2009 User reviews - HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer (CD055A#ABA) - hawkee HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer CD055A#ABA Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer CD055A# HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer (CD055A#ABA) | Ready2beat.com Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer CD055A#ABA - amazon.com Buy from Best Buy ($140 - sale)

    HP Photosmart Premium Fax C309 - $250

    HP Photosmart Premium Fax C309 - consumersearch - $250 - a bit bulky HP Photosmart Premium Fax C309 - PCMag - 5/8/2009 - Editors: **** Users: *1/2 HP Photosmart Premium Fax C309 - IT Review - 7/4/2009 - HP Photosmart Premium Fax C309 - CNET - Editors: **** Users: ***1/2

    HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One Printer - $400

    Ships with a full set of drivers and software for Windows Vista x32, Vista x64, XP (SP1 or higher), Windows 7, and Windows 7 x64. HP says that drivers and software for OS X v10.6 should be shipping with the printer shortly. Text - good, not resume perfeect. graphics - pros and cons Photos easily qualified as true photo quality. HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One Printer - PC MAG - 10/13/2009

    HP Photosmart C6380 (AIO - NO FAX) - $200 ($100 on sale - discontinued)

    MANY "POOR" OWNER REVIEWS

    17 HP-C6380 Owner Reviews averaged = 1 1/2 Stars

    5-INK Cyan, magenta, yellow, photo black, pigment black 8.2-by-17.8-by-16-inch (HWD) SCANNING: 600 x 600 dpi (mono) / up to 4800 x 4800 dpi (color) PRINTING: up to 600 x 600 dpi (mono) / up to 9600 x 2400 dpi (color) Max Document Reduction 50 % Max Document Enlargement 400 % HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-One Printer HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-One Printer - Full Review: "Text quality was a bit below par. Overall graphics quality was better than you'll get from most inkjets. Photo quality was also better than what you get from most inkjets. Pictures should last 30 years exposed to the air." - HP Photosmart C6380 all-in-one Multifunction Device reviews - CNET 17 HP-C6380 Averaged Owner Reviews = 1 1/2 Stars - CNET

    HP Officejet J6480 == COSTCO hp 6500

    HP Officejet J6480 - CNET - 05/08/2008 - ED **** USERS: **

    HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One Printer series - A909 - ED: 8.8/10 - USERS: ***+ - $453

    I am seeing a lot of people with problems - Google: review HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One Printer +A909 It may, however, be an excellent printer (I haven't tried one). HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 All-In-One Printer HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless (A909g) - reviews "The quality of photos is good, but the 1200x1200dpi hardware print resolution causes a slight grain." "Self-cleaning process renders it unusable for one to two minutes, feathered text in documents." ALL REVIEWS THAT I AM FINDING, REALLY QUOTE THE REVIEW THAT I LISTED ABOVE.

    LEXMARK AIO Photo Printers

    Lexmark X7675 Pro - $120-200 - ED:: **** Users: **1/2

    Lexmark X7675 Pro - CNET - 12/11/2008 - $120-200 - ED:: **** Users: **1/2 Artifact - An introduced effect that was not present in the original video or audio. Artifacts are sometimes called "noise", as they have corrupted the signal.

    BATTERY CHARGERS

    At the moment, I have no experience with these companies

    Battery charger - Wikipedia Be sure to read about problems with Batteries and Chargers that only have TWO ELECTRICAL LEADS (the new standard is THREE CONNECTIONS). www.eBatts.com Canon Battery Chargers Amazon.com: Digital Camera Battery Chargers Abe's of Maine NiMH Battery Charger Comparison Table Schumacher Adorama BH Photo Video EastStar (via Amazon) Snap-tDigital (via Amazon)

    BATTERIES FOR DIGITAL CAMERAS

    Should you get a camera that uses standard "AA" batteries (the size - the batteries themselves could be rechargeable or throw-away [dsicard legally and safely]), or a camera that uses a custom made battery? Cameras with custom made batteries will provide more pictures per full battery charge, and really advanced digital cameras always use a custom battery. While the custom sized camera batteries will give you more pictures per full charge, you have to ensure that they are always charged. I found that even with two such batteries, when those special occasions arose, the batteries were never charged and would take hours to charge, so NO Digital pictures. I finally got so tired of not having charged batteries when needed, that, for my more simple digital cameras, I bought cameras that used "AA" sized batteries. I use rechargeable "AA" batteries, but then if the batteries run out and I have no charged spare batteries, I use non-rechargeable batteries (you will probably have to buy Lithium-ion batteries to produce enough current to run your camera - check you camera's specifications). Most digital cameras seem to use custom batteries, but you can find very good, easy-to-use digital cameras that use "AA" size batteries. For sophisticated cameras, you will have to buy one that takes custom rechargeable batteries. NOTE - THIS IS LESS AND LESS TRUE AS TIME GOES BY

    Do NOT Buy Camera Batteries/Chargers with only two Electrical Leads

    WARNING: I bought some generic Batteries and Battery Chargers for my 2Ti, but ended up throwing them away. The OEM batteries now all come with three electrical connections on them. The Third connection is used to monitor battery temperature while charging and often other purposes. Thus units with only two connectors may work fine, BUT they are much more dangerous as they are more likely (might never) to catch fire and explode. Some Vendors are using more than Three connections. I suggest that you examine an Original Equipment battery and charger before buying replacements. Also, ensure that the new battery has at LEAST the same Voltage and Capacity (usually stated in mAh [milliampere-hour (mA·h or mAh)]). Battery Replacement Requirements - SUMMARY: 1) Has to be the correct size 2) Has to be the correct voltage 3) Has to be the correct capacity (OR BETTER) 4) In my OPINION, have the same number of battery "leads" ("wires"). Battery Capacity Conversions MORE Camera Battery information - CLICK HERE AT THE MOMENT, I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH THESE (Camera) BATTERY COMPANIES Batteries Plus ebuybatteries.com BestBatt.com Digipower Manufacturing Inc Adorama BH Photo Video CompUSA New Egg TigerDirect
    bit - A binary digit - the smallest piece of digital data possible. bit rate - The number of bits (data sent) measured over a specified time - also called the data rate. nits - Candela per square metre - a (video / SI) measure of brightness. more NERO 7 - I've been told that NERO 7 will NOT allow to create backups of your own, purchased music CDs that employ the copy protection flag. I understand that NERO does not want to help music pirates, who does, but since NERO 7 seems to preclude making a backup copy of your own purchased, music CD, so you can use it in the car and (the same copy) at work (or for the kids), without causing any wear and tear on your original purchase, which is stored safely away, and not played: I CAN NOT RECOMMEND NERO 7, Unless you need something only NERO has. I've also read that NERO 6.6 does NOT have this problem. Nero Tutorials ROXIO's Easy Media Creator 8 Suite - I do NOT know if the latest version of Roxio, Roxio Easy media Creator 8 Suite, allows you to create one backup copy of your purchased, copyrighted, music CD or not - you might want to find out. I've heard that Easy Media Creator 7.5 does NOT have this problem.

    CinemaDNG - Open Digital Cinema File Format

    Adobe Pushes for Open Digital Cinema File Format

    DIGITAL CAMERAs

    INFORMATION / ARTICLES

    CAMERA SENSOR DUST BUSTERS: Olympus was first to combat the problem of dust on the digital camera's sensor, called sensor vibration technology, in 2003. Sony's new Alpha Digital SLR has a similar technology. Cannon has now introduced the most comprehensive system, EOS cleaning system. Canon designed the low-pass filter, separating it into two parts (reducing the chance for dust to get on the sensor), added vibration technology and feature that maps any remaining particles to remove them with software. Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning System Tips on combatting digital SLR dust

    DIGITAL CAMERA INFO / REVIEWS (general)

    CAMERA DISCOUNTS Woodsmall's Digital News Links Digital Photography Review Steve's DigiCams
    Graphics Software - About dot com Bizrate Dot Com (I don't know if they are good) CNET Shopper Digital Camera Resources Imaging Resources pcphotoreview Info Site - I often don't agree with them Professional Photographer Magazine FRCN Digital Imaging Online Digital Photography Magazine Imaging Resource Modern Imaging PC Photo
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    DIGITAL CAMERA (Point-and-Shoot)(Digicams) REVIEWS, SPECIFIC

    See also BATTERY TYPES FOR DIGITAL CAMERAS Tastes very. For myself, while I look at all cameras each time I need to buy one, I always seem to not like Fujifilm, nor Kodak point-and-shoot cameras. I usually do not like Panasonic cameras, although, this year (12/2009) I'm tempted by one of the Panasonic point-and-shoot cameras. I haven't liked Samsung cameras, but I will check out the Samsung HZ15W. I rarely find a Sony that fits my needs. This time, the Sony DSC-HX1 may do the job. BUT I bought both a Canon T2i, with an 18-200mm lens, and a Canon HF-R100. While I've had both Nikon and Olympus digital cameras in the past, these days I usually prefer a Canon point- and-shoot digital camera. THESE ARE MY PERSONAL OPINIONS - YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE MAY LOVE THEM. Digital Camera Reviews (ZD) OnlineCamera Directory (Sponsored by ??)


    CAMCORDERS (Video Cameras) - REVIEWS of (most) All Brands & Models


    GENERAL CAMCORDER INFORMATION AND BUYING GUIDES

    Camcorder - Wikipedia Find the camcorder that's right for you at BestBuy.com How to Buy a Digital Camcorder - PCWorld Camcorder Ratings - Reviews, Ratings & Comparisons - CamcorderInfo.com Camcorder buying guide - July, 2010 Camcorders: Digital video camera reviews & camcorder reviews - CNET Digital CamCorder HQ Camcorder Reviews Find the Best Camcorders and Compare Prices - TestFreaks Camcorder brands from Consumer Reports Getting started - Camcorder guide - Consumer reports Camcorder Buying Guide - about.com Camcorder Buying Guide - camcorderbuyingguide.net Digital Camcorder Buying Guide 2009-2010 Camcorder Reviews - Digital Camera Review, HD Camcorder ... - camcorderreviewsinfo

    CANON Digital VIDEO Cameras (CAMCORDERS) REVIEWS - ALL Models

    PANASONIC VIDEO Cameras (CAMCORDERS) REVIEWS - ALL Models

    SAMSUNG VIDEO Cameras (CAMCORDERS) REVIEWS - ALL Models

    SONY Digital VIDEO Cameras (CAMCORDERS) REVIEWS - ALL Models


    CANON CAMRECORDERS - INDIVIDUAL MODELS

    Compare All 2010 Canon Camcorders (from Caon)

    CANON FS300 Digital Camcorder - $270

    37x optical/2000x digital zoom 2.7" color LCD widescreen monitor 1/6" CCD image sensor With 680,000 pixels for crystal-clear images. DIGIC DV II image processor. Dynamic image stabilizer. Canon FS300 - Best Buy

    Canon HF-M31 Camcorder **** - $700

    15x optical/300x digital zoom Dynamic SuperRange optical image stabilization; face detection; night recording Canon - Vixia High-Definition Camcorder with 2.7" LCD Touch Screen - Black Dynamic "two handed" optical stabilization works well ONE REVIEW STATED: Low Light Performance Summary • Low light performance was a disappointment overall, although noise levels weren't too bad. • The camcorder had a very poor low light sensitivity, and its color accuracy wasn't very strong. • Saturation levels improved when using alternate frame rates to record video, but color accuracy didn't change much. Canon HF M31 versus Panasonic HDC-HS60 In low light, we give a slight edge to the Panasonic, although the differences between the two camcorders wasn't all that huge. Model: HF-M31 | SKU: 9751917 - Best Buy Canon Vixia HF M31 Digital Camcorder reviews - CNET Reviews Canon Legria HF M31 review - Camcorder reviews - TrustedReviews "as illumination drops. In poor lighting, the image is noticeably darker than top models with larger sensors" Canon Vixia HF M31 Camcorder Review - Canon Flash Memory Review of Canon Legria HFM31 - HF-M31 - camcorderinfo

    Canon HF-R10 Camcorder **** - $550

    We BOUGHT THE HF-R100 for a Month of Safari's in Africa - My wife says, the camera did a nice job. 20x optical/400x digital zoom; 1.56MP digital still resolution; image stabilization; DIGIC DV III image processor; face detection technology VIXIA 2.39MP HD 1/5.5", 2.39-megapixel CMOS image sensor 3.0-60mm f/1.8-3.6 - Optical: 20x 1080/60i @ 24 Mbps. (all video interpolated up from 1,664 x 936). It has optical image stabilization. 2.7" Widescreen LCD Display DIGIC DV III image processor. Built-in 8 GB Memory (HF-R10 ONLY) SD/ SDHC Memory Card Slot - SD/SDHC Up To 32GB Video/Image Eye-Fi SD Memory Card Compatible MPEG4-AVC / H.264 BP-2L5 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack $70 from Canon ACCESSORIES for HF-R10, HF-R11 and HF-R100:
    Battery Pack NB-2LH - Canon CB-2LW Battery Charger - Canon Canon NB-2LH Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (7.4v 720mAh) (~ $39 - bhphoto) Canon NB-2LH Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery - Mfr. Part: 9612A001 SKU: ICANB2LH - Adorama Canon NB-2LH Battery pack - $60 - CalumetPhoto CB-2LW Battery Charger - Canon USA CB-2LW Battery Charger - $47 - CalumetPhoto CAN GET: Pearstone Mini AC/DC Battery Charger for Canon NB-2L/2LH/2L12 NO WAY - THEY ARE WRONG Mini AC/DC Battery Charger for Canon NB-2L/2LH/2L12 B&H# PECMNB2L - $ 19 MFR# CMNB2L Transcend 16GB Class 6 SDHC Card - $40 - bhphoto SanDisk 16GB Extreme SDHC Memory Card - $82 - bhphoto Transcend MEDIA - 4GB Class 6 SDHC Card -bhphoto - $12 MAXIMUM RECORDING TIMES (HF-R10, HF-R11 and HF-R100) OR DOES THIS INCLUDE BUILT-IN MEMORY???: 32GB SD memory card (not supplied)** LP (5Mbps) 12 hours 15 minutes SP (7Mbps) 9 hours 35 minutes XP+ (12Mbps) 5 hours 45 minutes FXP (17Mbps) 4 hours 10 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording 16GB SD CARD (derrived from the 32GB times): 16GB SD memory card (not supplied)** LP (5Mbps) 6 hours 7 1/2 minutes SP (7Mbps) 4 hours 47 minutes XP+ (12Mbps)2 hours 52 minutes FXP (17Mbps) 2 hours 5 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording 8GB SD CARD (derrived from the 32GB times): 8GB SD memory card (not supplied)** LP (5Mbps) 3 hours 3 minutes SP (7Mbps) 2 hours 23 minutes XP+ (12Mbps)1 hours 26 minutes FXP (17Mbps) 1 hours 2 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording The HF-R11 is identical but with 16GB BUILTIN MEMORY. The HF-R100 is identical but NO builtin memory. We BOUGHT THE HF-R100 for a Month of Safari's in Africa - My wife says, the camera did a nice job. Canon HF-R10 - Model: HF-R10 | SKU: 9751089 - Bestbuy Canon Vixia HF-R10 Hands-On Review - digitalcamera-hq Canon Vixia HF R10 (black) Digital Camcorder reviews - CNET Reviews Review of Canon Vixia HFR10, Review Canon Vixia HFR10 - Camcorders - TestSeek Canon Vixia HF R10 - Unbiased camcorder reviews, prices, and advice - digitalcamera-hq.com Amazon.com: Canon VIXIA HF R10 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder

    CANON HF-R100 (NO builtin Memory)

    Compare All 2010 Canon Camcorders (from Canon) Canon VIXIA HF R100 - NO BUILTIN MEMORY - CANON Canon VIXIA HF R100 Flash Memory Camcorder 4394B001 - B&H Photo - $ 339 Canon Vixia HF R100 Digital Camcorder reviews - CNET Reviews ~ $350 SD memory cards. Canon VIXIA HF R100 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder - 2010 MODEL - Amazon $ 330 "Initially, the factory setting for video disappointed. Once the Camera was configured to HD CINE 24 frame mode, the results became much more clear, vivid, detailed & acceptable." Canon Vixia HF R100 Review | ZDNet Canon Vixia HF R100 - Unbiased camcorder reviews, prices, and advice - digitalcamera-hq

    PANASONIC CAMRECORDERS - INDIVIDUAL MODELS

    Panasonic HDC-HS60 Camcorder - $589

    Low Light Performance Summary Overall low light performance was one of the best all-around scores we've seen. Low light color accuracy was average for a camcorder of its class but the saturation level was very good. Noise levels were also decent, while low light sensitivity was better than most mid-range HD camcorders are capable of. OH-OU - SHOULD BE PANASONIC Optical Zoom: 25x 1/4.1? MOS sensors 35.7mm Wide Angle Lens The greater the zoom, the less the Stabilization Total Pixel Count: 3,320,000 1080i Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Records Onto: HDD (120GB) or SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Recording Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Filter Diameter: 46mm Built-in Video Light: Yes "Canon HF M31 versus Panasonic HDC-HS60 In low light, we give a slight edge to the Panasonic, although the differences between the two camcorders wasn't all that huge." Panasonic HDC-HS60 review from TechRadar UK's expert reviews Movie clips are recorded, using the AVCHD format, to an impressive 120GB HDD. "With four recording settings this means there's the potential to record between 15 and 51 hours of video." - panasonic-hdc-hs60 - techradar.com Panasonic HDC-HS60 review - camcorderinfo Panasonic HDC-HS60 Review - camcorder-reviews Panasonic HDC-HS60 review - Techworld.com Panasonic HDC-HS60 review - washingtonpost

    SAMSUNG CAMRECORDERS - INDIVIDUAL MODELS

    Samsung HMX-H200BN Digital camcorder - ****.1

    20x optical/220x digital zoom; up to 4.7MP still image capture; night recording; Smart optical image stabilization Samsung - Model: HMX-H200BN/XAA | SKU: 9751926 - BEST BUY

    SONY CAMRECORDERS - INDIVIDUAL MODELS

    Sony DCR-SX44 Digital Camcorder - ****

    2.7" LCD Monitor - Red $ 277 60x optical/2000x digital zoom; (HAH!) SteadyShot image stabilization; 1/8" Advanced HAD CCD image sensor; face detection technology Model: DCR-SX44/R | SKU: 9738971 - Best Buy

    Sony DCR-SX63 Digital Camcorder

    60x optical/2000x digital zoom (HAH!). low-light recording LED video light; SteadyShot stabilization 2.7" Clear Photo color LCD monitor Swivels 270° to give you a clear view of the action. 1/8" Advanced HAD CCD image sensor With 680K total pixels and 340K effective pixels in 4:3 format (250K in 16:9 format) for crystal-clear still images. 720 x 480 video resolution (410K pixels in 16:9 format, 340K in 4:3 format). Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens Records video directly to the 16GB internal flash memory Also supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo memory cards (not included). Sony DCR-SX63 - Model: DCR-SX63 | SKU: 9745989 - $300

    Sony DCR-SR68/L Camcorder - $ 320

    80GB Hard Disk Drive and 2.7" LCD Monitor - Blue. 60x optical/2000x digital zoom; SteadyShot image stabilization. 1/8" Advanced HAD CCD image sensor; face detection technology. 2.7" LCD Monitor - Swivels 270 degree. Sony DCR-SR68/L Handicam - Bestbuy

    Sony Handycam CX110 Digital Camcorder - $374? $500

    25x optical zoom, image stabilization, Full HD "Sony calls “Full HD 1080,” which is 1440 x 1080 lines of resolution interpolated to be viewed as 1920 x 1080/60i." - digitalcamera-hq.com a low-light-friendly EXMOR R sensor, a 2.7-inch LCD touch-screen monitor, HDMI output. Records only to memory cards. Sony CX110 - digitalcamera-hq - 04/26/2010 Sony CX110 - Best Buy - SKU: 9999136400050008 - $500

    Sony HDR-CX150/L15 Camcorder

    25x optical/300x digital zoom. film (video) in both SD and HD 2.7 inch LCD - Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. Bring stunning detail and clarity to video. 3.0-megapixel digital still images and 1920 x 1080 full HD video recording. SteadyShot image stabilization. Digital still camera mode Captures images on Memory Stick PRO Duo, Secure Digital and Secure Digital High Capacity media (not included). 16GB embedded flash memory for storing 1920 x 1080 high-definition videos. Sony Handycam HDR-CX150 (black) Digital Camcorder reviews - CNET Sony Handycam HDR-CX150 - Amazon Reviews "The electronic stabilization does not work" "Zoom motor noise is very audible in quiet settings" "The "smooth slow-mo 240 fps" is NOT HD 1080i60 quality" "No windscreen for the mics. Combine that with no external mic capability and you won't be able to hear anything in windy conditions." "No "night shot" infrared" Sony Handycam HDR-CX150 - Unbiased camcorder reviews, prices, and ... - digitalcamera-hq Sony Handycam HDR-CX150 (black) Review | ZDNet "WORSE THAN EXPECTED LENS FLARE PROBLEM IN BRIGHT SUNLIGHT" Sony HDR-CX150/L15 Camcorder - Bestbuy - $ 500

    Sony HDR-CX350V Camcorder - *****

    ONLY 12x optical/160x digital zoom Sony - High-Definition Handycam Camcorder w/32GB Flash Memory and 2.7" LCD Monitor $ 900 on sale for $800 7MP still image capture; back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor for low-light recording; SteadyShot mode Sony HDR CX350V - Model: HDRCX350V | SKU: 9770788 - $800

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