Digital Cameras

My Canon 600D Rebel T3i

Digital cameras are an important tool used in conjunction with the latest Macintosh computers in my inventory. I take photos almost daily and they are loaded into my iBook, Power Mac G4 or MacBook Pro computers. The digital cameras I own include a Canon EOS 600D (Rebel 3Ti), Canon Powershot S5 iS EVF super zoom compact, a Canon 300D Rebel DSLR, Sony Cybershot P50, Sony Cybershot U30, Flip Video Camera, Apple iPod Touch and a Nintendo DSi. The iPod Touch and Nintendo DSi both contain forward and back facing cameras. In addition, my two MacBook Pro laptops both contain a built in web camera.

I also own many film cameras, mostly Minoltas and they can be digital if you have the film processed to CDs. Most film processing places can turn your film camera photos to JPG files stored on a CD.

You can view a great majority of my photos at my Flickr site.

Photographs and information on my digital cameras follow below:

Canon EOS 600D/T3i Digital SLR (DSLR)

Canon EOS 600D (Rebel 3Ti)

The Canon 600D Rebel is an 18 megapixel DSLR that replaces the recently broken Canon 300D. Uses all of the same lenses. New proprietary battery, switch over to SD/SDHC/SDXC card instead of Compact Flash. The camera can do still photos as well as high resolution video.

Specs & Review – Digital Photography Review

Photos Taken with the Canon 600D: 2011

Canon Power Shot S5 iS

Canon S5 Is

This is a great high-end point and shoot camera with a mega-zoom lens (36mm to 432mm). Still photos up to 8 megapixels plus video movie capability. Uses 4 standard double AA batteries or rechargeables. Media card: SD/SDHC/MMC.

Specs & Review – Digital Photography Review

Photos taken with the Canon Powershot S5 iS: 2011 | 2010 | Older

Canon 300D SLR “Digital Rebel”

Canon-300D "Digital Rebel"

This was a great entry level DSLR camera when introduced in late August 2003. I bought this camera when it was first released that year. I was probably one of the first owners of the Canon Digital Rebel 300D. It is a great 6 megapixel SLR camera that can use all of Canon’s EF and EFS lenses. I have 3 lenses for this camera that can be interchanged with other Canon bodies (such as my newly acquired 600D). The camera gave me 8 years of great service having gone through more than 50 to 60 thousand shutter activations. Have used it to photograph just about everything from quick snapshots, to product photographs, news photography, scenic photography and more.

Camera uses a proprietary battery and came with a recharger. Access the many Canon lenses, flashes and peripherals. Storage media is Compact Flash (Type I or Type II).

Specifications and Review: Digital Photography Review

Photos Taken with Canon 300D: 2011 | 2010 | Older

The Day my Canon Digital Rebel Broke

Apple iPod Touch (4th Generation)

My New iPod Touch

This is a great computer that has its own built in camera… in fact 2 of them. Forward and back facing. This is the 64 GB model (top of the line for the 4th generation). I use this camera for everything – it’s basically a portable computer. It does low level still photos and high definition video. Can also do “Facetime” video conferencing and Skype too. Can run many camera apps as well as other apps that turn this not only into a music and video player, but also voice recorder, note taker, web browser and portable computer. A fantastically great device without the monthly costs of its more popular sibling, the Apple iPhone.

Specs: | Article

Photos Taken with iPod Touch Camera: 2010 – 2011

Sony Cybershot P50

Sony Cybershot P50

This is the first digital camera I bought – in late 2001. It’s still operational though someday the door holding the 2 AA batteries in it will probably break off. This is a 2.1 megapixel camera that does great still photos for web publication. It uses Sony’s standard Memory Stick or the higher capacity Memory Stick Duo (with adapter). The camera also came with a rechargeable proprietary battery. That died years ago, and it is better to use just the double A’s alkaline or rechargeables.

Specs & Review: Digital Photography Review

Photos taken with the Sony Cybershot P50.

Sony Cybershot U30

My Sony Cybershot U30

This is one of my favorite cameras ever. I used to take it everywhere. Still do sometimes. I bought this on a whim after seeing it in a display case at a local department store. Fell in love with its tiny size. This camera is a 2.1 megapixel still camera that can also do tiny low resolution video clips. It’s totally fixed focus. Has a tiny 33mm fixed focus lens that can take surprisingly clear pictures. I’ve shot a ton of things with this camera. Sunsets, people, scenics, buildings, cars, planes, you name it. This camera is so small that I have on occasion used it in places where cameras aren’t allowed. Nice.

Specs & Review: Digital Photography Review

Photos Taken with the Sony Cybershot U30.

Flip Video Camera

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I bought this for $50 at a Computer City bankruptcy sale. It takes good video but I hardly ever use it.

Nintendo DSi

My Nintendo DSi

The Nintendo DSi is a popular portable game console that I bought in 2009. It does all of the DS and DSi formatted games, includes a built in web browser (Opera), has wi-fi, and plays a number of apps that users can download from the Nintendo online game store. Most of the apps are games but there are some other interesting apps such as notepads, “Flipnote Hatena” (a drawing animation program), and music player (the device plays AAC, Apple MP4A audio files) and surprise… camera!

The camera is a low res affair that does goofy things like distort photos, create kaleidescopes and inserts goofy pictures and artwork into photographs. The resolution of the still photos taken with this camera is below 1 megapixel. Barely passing for web publication, and probably not good at all for even a 4 x 6 print. Photos and audio media can be stored in the DSi’s built in memory space or on a flash media card in the SD format up to I think 8 GB. I have a 2 GB card on this thing that contains more than 50 songs and several hundred pictures. The SD card can be read by any of my OSX compliant Macs for data transfer. The device has an interface to publish photos to Facebook.

Specs and Review: Wikipedia

Photos taken with Nintendo DSi

Digital camera cards: Compact Flash | SD  (Secure Digital) | Sony Memory Stick

Film Cameras

35mm SLRMinolta X700 | Minolta X7A | Minolta XD11 | Minolta XD5 | Minolta SRT 202 | Minolta SRT 201 | Minolta SRT 101 | Praktica MTL 5 | Canon AE1 ProgramRangefinder: Yashica Electro 35 | Yashica MG1 | Novelty Cameras: Ricoh 35mm Auto Half Frame Camera | Lomo Colorsplash Flash | Swimways Plastic Camera | Minolta Autocord TLR | Sears Easiload Instamatic 126 | Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash | Disposables | Diana

All film can be processed to digital compact disc. CDs can be loaded into most Macs and PCs and images can be edited with programs such as iPhoto and Adobe Photoshop.

Software: Apple iPhoto | Apple Image Capture | Adobe Photoshop | Graphic Converter

Miscellaneous:  Photo CD | Mel’s Flickr Photo Pages