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Help Jacob Spend a $50 Photo Store Gift Certificate

Ok, here's the deal.  Jacob, the NYIP Director of Operations received a $50 Gift Certicate to B&H Photo.  He's looking for suggestions on how to spend it.  There are only two stipulations.


1) The item can't exceed $50

2) He doesn't need any more memory cards


So what would you buy?  Let us know in the comments.  Jacob appreciates your help

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A Step Backwards or a Giant Leap Forward?

Advancements in DSLR technology have given us super high-resolution sensors, HD video capability, low noise at high ISOs, and rapid fire burst modes.  Yet, despite these amazing features, the number one most used camera in the entire Flickr community is... the iPhone 3G. 

As you can see in the chart above, the 2 megapixel iPhone is followed by the Nikon D90, and the Canon Rebel XSi.  Is this 2 megapixel camera with no manual exposure control a major step backwards or is it a leap in the right direction? Before answering, check out the reasons I think we are seeing this shift.


  • It's small enough to be taken anywhere.
  • Since it's a phone, it's always with you.
  • Built in 3G and Wifi makes uploading quick and convenient.
  • A number of mobile editing apps are easy to use, and encourage experimentation.
  • Back to basics, no worrying about apertures and shutter speeds.  Just point, shoot, and share.


All of this has me wondering if and when we will see this type of interactive functionality in newer digital cameras.  How big would the market be for a DSLR with built in 3G/4G capability? 


What do you think? Let us know in the comments.


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Has your camera phone replaced your point and shoot camera?

 Here are the results of our latest poll.  As you can see, the majority of responders prefer the quality of their point and shoot camera over their smart phone.  Still, it's clear that a growing percentage of users are opting for the convenience and connectivity of their smart phone.  The ability to share images on the web instantly was mentioned in the comments as one of the biggest benefits to using a camera phone.  What do you think?



You can still place your vote here.


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