"The Beginner Buyer's Guide To Digital Cameras, Or The Ins And Outs Of Megapixels."Written by Warren Lynch
The Beginners buyer's guide to digital cameras or The Ins and Outs of Megapixels.
By Warren Lynch http://www.wlynch.com
The most important part of buying a digital camera is making sure that one you select meets all of your needs.
Digital Camera 101
Better digital cameras uses a chip called a "Charged Coupled Device" (CCD) instead of film. Light enters camera, through open shutter, and strikes CCD where it is converted to digital data before being stored in camera's memory.
While that is simple description, things can get pretty complicated from there.
Megapixels & Resolution
Resolution is a measure of how many pixels are used to make a digital copy of an image. Pixels are tiny dots of light that make up a digital image.
The quality of a digital camera's image is usually measured in 'Megapixels' where each megapixel represents one million pixels.
Here's how to determine how many megapixels you'll need depending upon type of photos you will be taking and what you intend to do with them.
Almost obsolete, you might still find these in cell phones, PDAs, and desktop "web" cameras. They're OK if you only intend to email pictures to other people and those people aren't going to be printing them.
1.1 to 2 megapixels
Only slightly better than 1.0, this resolution is OK for an average 4x6 snapshot, but it isn't going to be a production quality image.
2.1 to 3 megapixels
This is beginning of decent camera range. You get very good 4x6 images and reasonably good 5x7 images. These cameras are low cost and provide a good platform for beginners.
Airline software specialists IBS launches SmartCargo at ACF in Bilbao- A web-based solution for airline cargo managementWritten by Pradeep P. Suthan
Bilbao, Spain – September 15, 2004 – IBS Software Services (IBS) today launched its new-generation Cargo solution – SmartCargo at TIACA’s 22nd International Air Cargo Forum and Exposition here in Bilbao. SmartCargo is a web-based solution that comprehensively meets needs of core cargo operations of airlines.SmartCargo is an effective tool for cargo capacity management, tracking, pricing, AWB stock control and ULD management. It enables accurate estimation of available cargo capacities using historical information, increases revenue through better management of available capacities, maintains integrated cargo tariffs helping airlines to price their services better. It provides up-to-the-minute information on shipment status and facilitates communication of shipment status to supplier/customer. It also gives customers direct access to airline services via Internet. Significantly, system minimises errors in data capture that translates into substantial savings in time and cost.Associated with launching of SmartCargo, Mr. V K Mathews, IBS Chairman and Managing Director was all praise for team that came up with this innovative product. He said, “SmartCargo is a futuristic solution that supports integrated management of cargo reservations and ground operations of modern cargo carrying airlines. Built on technologies that offer scalability, it can be customised to meet current and future business needs”. SmartCargo is a product that has understood needs of airline cargo industry and has delivered a very user-friendly solution.Whilst SmartCargo is capable of interfacing with a multitude of airline systems, it also facilitates in providing information to Departure Control, Load Balancing, Revenue Accounting, Financial Accounting, Passenger Reservation and Customs. Peter Cefai – (COO, IBS-Europe) said, “With this launch of SmartCargo, IBS has established itself as a new generation cargo and logistics solutions provider. In fact, IBS has combined domain vision and path-breaking ideas with technology expertise and domain experience, to create a cost-effective solution to solve business challenges of today and tomorrow”.IBS recently partnered with Cendant Travel Distribution Services (TDS), a division of Cendant Corp. for marketing of IBS’ new generation Passenger Services System designed to replace legacy technologies. IBS domain expertise was key to implementing a sophisticated new generation cargo terminal operations system for Emirates Group and implementing a comprehensive mail management system for Qantas Freight.