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Monday
Aug082005

I Love the ZireCam

I can still remember the discussions about cameras being added to Palm devices and how many complained about quality. Well, I've been very pleased with the Zire cam this year, even though the picture quality is pretty lousy.

I love it because it lets me capture moments that I'd never capture, as I don't bring a separate camera along with me. For instance the great photo above of my son Nathan and his buddy Ryan in Pennsylvania:

nate-ryan.jpg

I saw them running, laughing and holding hands — out came the Zire 72 Cam and zoop, I captured the moment.

Cool, eh? :-)


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Reader Comments (3)

Wow, that picture quality is way beyond what I thought about builtin cameras. You sure you didn't do any postprocessing? Maybe you got a really, really good unit? Or maybe it's just indoor shots that look bad?
August 9, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterrene fast
Rene, the post-processing was minimal: reduced the size down and cropped the shot, threw on a stock 'sharpen' filter in Fireworks, but other than that, nothing.

You can see the original shot here to compare.

Funny thing is, the Zire cam is actually worse than the Treo 650, which has a pretty excellent little camera in it!

August 9, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Priceless photo. Just priceless!
August 9, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterThePastor

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