The Primer of Digital Camera PrinterWritten by Kevin Rockwell
Once you have clicked photos through your digital camera, then next step is to turn these ‘virtual’ images into real photos. One way is to send memory card to a digital photo laboratory and get images developed there. But if you take digital photos on a regular basis and want to print your own, then it is better that you buy yourself a digital camera printer, or more commonly known as a digital photo printer. There are lots and lots of choices available in market today. The top three companies are HP, Canon and Epson. So, before you go and spend your money, here are some tips on what you must keep in mind while deciding on a digital photo printer.
Firstly, digital photo printers are available in two basic types. There are 4-color printers and 6-color printers. Nowadays, there are even 8-color printers available. So, higher number of colors better will be photo quality once you have hit print file button. Using good quality photo paper and one of 8 color printers will give you results that rival your photo lab. Secondly, printing method used by printer is also very important. There are 2 main printing methods: inkjet and thermal. Inkjet is commonly used for taking photo prints but quality of printout is not excellent. You need to have at least a 6-color printer to get decent print quality. Also, ink cartridges are quite expensive and biggest disadvantage is that inkjet printing does not provide a waterproof coating to images. Hence, color fades after some time.
Thermal printing, on other hand, is much better since it not only applies a waterproof coating but is also better quality-wise. It is also more cost effective as paper and ink cartridges used are cheaper. Most of these printers can be purchased under $500. However, there are few key characteristics that are different in all these printers which determine their price.
Buying your child a digital camera- what you need to knowWritten by Kevin Rockwell
Purchasing any gift item for your child is a mind-numbing task. You can never be sure whether they will like what you buy for them or not. So, when you want to buy a digital camera for your little kids, then there are lots of things, which you must know, which will help you (hopefully!) to get right camera for your child.
One of most important things for children is that digital camera should be one of latest available in market. If it has been heavily advertised and people are talking about it, then it is even better. This gives children a sense of pride and also allows them to ‘show-off’ their possession to their friends.
Another factor, which is critical for children, is that camera must look good. This is very, very important to them. It does not matter whether it has a big screen or small screen, whether it is 2 mega pixel or 1.5 mega pixel – camera should have a smart shape, come in flashy colors or it can also look cute or funky. But, camera should not look ‘boring’ or very ‘serious’ in nature. However good functions might be, if camera does not look good, it is most likely that your choice will get rejected.
The size is also important. Most children will definitely prefer a digital camera that is small and compact in size. The weight and size should be such that they are able to easily put camera in their pocket or hang it by a string. Large and bulky models, even if they have better features are not advisable for children.