Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS

The article will provide a user with information on Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS.
 
The 14.7 MP Digital IXUS 980 IS blends technical excellence with a unique, stylish black or silver design. The digital camera is powered by Canon’s latest DIGIC 4 processor.  It also combines advanced auto features with Manual control.
 
Features

14.7 MP Digital IXUS in black or silver
3.7x optical zoom, optical IS
Manual Control and 20 other modes
DIGIC 4
Face Detection Technology
Anti-blur Motion Detection Technology
i-Contrast
2.5” PureColor LCD II plus OVF
Multi Control Dial, My Menu
VGA movies 
 
14.7 Megapixels
With an incredible 14.7 Megapixel sensor for stunning high-resolution shots, the Digital IXUS 980 IS provides abundant detail for huge prints and creative image manipulation.

High Style
The Digital IXUS 980 IS offers exquisite styling and a premium build quality, finished in a choice of two colours: black or silver.

Advanced optics
A high quality lens with 3.7x zoom ensures versatility and superb results when shooting both stills and movies. Canon’s renowned optical Image Stabilizer technology counteracts camera shake for outstanding image quality.

Take control
The first Digital IXUS with Manual Control, the Digital IXUS 980 IS allows shooting in more demanding conditions, or creative experimentation. A further 20 automatic modes include QuickShot, for extra-responsive shooting of fast moving objects or fleeting events.

DIGIC 4
Incorporating the latest in image processing technology, DIGIC 4 delivers extraordinary noise reduction. The result is richly detailed, clean images, even when shooting at high ISO speeds. DIGIC 4 also drives exceptional processing speeds and responsive operation.

Face Detection Technology
Great people shots are assured with the latest Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, even for faces on angles and far away. Face Select & Track optimises settings for a chosen person, while FaceSelf-Timer waits for a user to enter the frame for great group shots. Auto Red-Eye Correction eliminates red eyes during shooting and playback.

Contrast

i-Contrast boosts brightness in dark areas of an image. The result is improved contrast with retained detail in tricky lighting conditions.

LCD
The 2.5″ PureColor LCD II offers exceptional contrast and colour rendition, plus a wide viewing angle for easier framing, playback and menu navigation – even at angles and in bright sunlight. An optical viewfinder offers choice when framing shots.

Accessibility

The Multi Control Dial provides fast, convenient and accurate access to menu items, functions and images during playback. Customise the menu system with My Menu for rapid access to the functions a user use most.

 After reading the article a user would have learnt about the Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS.

NOKIA X7-00

The article will provide a user with information on Nokia X7-00.  Nokia has launched X7-00, it’s a total entertainment packed phone. The phone is powered by 680 MHz ARM 11 processor and for the graphics it has Broadcom BCM2727 GPU. It’s sad such a slow processor is used. The phone runs on Symbian Anna and supports HD games. The phone is available in two colors Dark Steel and Silver Steel. Can this be comeback phone for Nokia? Let’s see what does Nokia X7-00 has to offer.

Dimension
• 119.7 x 62.8 x 11.9 mm
• Weight (with battery): 146 g

Memory

•  445 MB Internal
• 8 GB microSD card included
• Support for up to 32 GB with an external MicroSD memory card (with hot swap)

Battery
• BL-5K 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
• Talk Time -6h 30 min(GSM),4h 30 min(WCDMA)
• Standby Time :450h
• Video playback time: 6h
• Music playback time: 50h

Display
• 4 Amoled screen
• 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels) AMOLED16.7 million colours
• Capacitive touch screen
• Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)
• Proximity sensor
• Ambient light detector

Connectivity
• GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
• WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100(Automatic switching between WCDMA and GSM bands)
• Bluetooth 3.0
• Micro USB connector and charging
• GPRS/EDGE class B multislot class 33
• HSDPA Cat9, maximum speed up to 10.2 Mbps,
• HSUPA Cat5 2.0 Mbps
• WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n

Software
• Symbian Anna
• Java MIDP 2.1
• Qt 4.7.3, Web Runtime 7.2
• HTML 4.1

Navigation
• Integrated GPS
• A-GPS receivers
• Ovi Maps with free car and pedestrian navigation
• Wi-Fi network positioning

Camera
• 8 megapixel camera
• Fullscreen 16:9 viewfinder with easy on-screen touch controls
• 3rd generation dual LED flash
• Face recognition software
• Full focusFocal length: 4.3 mmF number/aperture: F2.8
• Zoom up to 2x (digital) for still images
• Zoom up to 3x (digital) for video
• HD quality 720p resolution
• Shoot 16:9 videos in HD
• Video capture in 720p 25 fps with codecs H.264, MPEG-4
• Settings for scene, video light, white balance, colour tone

After reading this article a user would have extended his knowledge about the Nokia phone.

Apple iPhone 4

The article will educate readers about Apple iPhone’s functionality and features.  Let’s start by looking at the strengths and weaknesses of Apple iPhone 4.

Strengths

• Insanely high-resolution screen
• Improved email handling
• Longer battery life
• Wonderfully easy to use
• Blazingly fast
• Simple multitasking functionality
• Much improved camera

Weaknesses

• Video calling that only works between iPhone 4 handsets over Wi-Fi
• Signal drops when a user holds the phone in a certain way
• Doesn’t feel as thin as it is
• Expensive
• Tied to iTunes software

Case

Apple’s case protects the phone and should help with reception problems caused by obscuring the antenna
Despite its flat front and back, and a case that’s only 9mm thick, the iPhone 4 feels solid and sturdy, even though it is the thinnest smart phone out there.  The iPhone 4 includes an extra microphone for noise-cancelling purposes. The output of the iPhone 4′s speaker is asier to hear than that of previous iPhones, and a user doesn’t have to place it against our lugholes.

Retina display
Apple’s calls its display as a ‘retina display’, and it has a 960×640-pixel resolution, which is quadruple the number of pixels sported by the iPhone 3GS in the same 89mm (3.5-inch) area.
The phone’s display is good and when comparing to the stunningly clear, 480×854-pixel screen of the Motorola Milestone, the iPhone 4′s display has the advantage because of its bright whites and midnight-dark blacks.

iOS 4
The iPhone 4 runs the latest version of the iPhone operating system, iOS 4.  The multitasking feature offers advantages, even without updated applications.

The iPhone’s email app has also improved as a user can now read new emails from all the accounts in one combined inbox, and group conversations as in Gmail. A user can add wallpaper to the home screens and sort the icons into folders.

Camera
The resolution is 5 megapixels, and an LED photo light to help out in dark situations. With a steady hand, it’s easy to get decent shots with the iPhone 4 and the shots in dim conditions are good because of the LED light. The on-screen controls for the LED light are easy to use.  The iPhone 4′s camera has a super-fast shutter speed as it takes only a split second to capture a shot after a user has pressed the on-screen shutter button.

720p video
The iPhone 4 also records 720p, high-definition video at 30 frames per second, and video has the same tap-to-focus feature that previous iPhones only offered when taking still photos.

Apple offers an easy-to-use interface that makes video calls easy to make and control. FaceTime has plenty of pleasing features, including the fact that the image of users friend’s mug rotates automatically when a users chum rotates the handset.

The iPhone 4 also ramps up the Wi-Fi speed, with support for the latest 802.11n standard. HSPA connectivity enables fast downloads and uploads over 3G.