Paper choice is important if you want high-quality, long-lasting prints. The paper must be compatible with your printer and have the right look and feel for the image printed on it. Its surface should also be able to accept the ink without letting it spread. To achieve these objectives, all inkjet papers have coated surfaces that impart certain qualities with respect to flatness, surface texture and ink absorbency.
When Photo Review took an in-depth look at the features serious photographers require in a compact digicam back in April 2007, we were one of a number of websites lobbying for larger sensors in compact camera bodies. It’s taken a while for manufacturers to react but we’re starting to see some of our wishes fulfilled in the latest offerings from Olympus, Panasonic and Ricoh.
If you’ve been waiting until the ‘right’ model came along to buy your first digital SLR camera, now could be a good time.
Most printer buyers are unaware that the number of inks a printer uses influences the range of colours and tones it can reproduce. The simplest printers use only four ink colours: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. This ink set is known as ø¢â‚¬ËœCMYK’, with the K standing for ø¢â‚¬Ëœkey’ and representing black.
These days more and more people are leaving their film cameras behind when they travel and taking a digital camera. However, just as in the old days, the type of camera and the peripherals you carry can make a big difference to the types of pictures you take, how easy it is to take them, and the resulting images. It may also influence certain other aspects of your trip. In this feature we will consider some of the photographic choices travellers must make and provide some pointers on the benefits and liabilities of different types of equipment.
Just about every Australian household owns a digital still camera; some even have two or three. Sadly, because imaging technology changes rapidly, yesterday’s pride-and-joy is likely to be superseded by a new model with higher resolution and more features before the old camera is past its ø¢â‚¬Ëœuse-by’ date. Consequently, many readers will likely be looking for advice to help them choose their next digital camera.
Here’s our latest camera table that allows you to compare the specifications of consumer DSLR and ILEVF cameras as at May 2009.
As we explained in Output Equipment, buying a printer locks you into a particular type of ink so it’s important to understand the features and benefits of each ink type.
Specification comparison tables:
After studying a range of specifications for digital cameras currently on the market, it would seem that the majority specify 4xAA cells (i.e., 6 volts) as the power source. Some cameras suggest the optional use of rechargeable cells such as four Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) cells, or four Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) cells. Each of these cells has a nominal voltage of 1.2 volts, so a pack of four would supply 4.8 volts. Rechargeable cells would certainly be more economic in the long term, and more convenient.