Posts Tagged ‘water’

18th January
2010

Sample images from the Nexus One Google Phone.

written by Mark Wheadon

Google Phone photos

I thought it would be useful to post examples of photos from the new Google Phone, the HTC Nexus One. That way you can get a feel for how good the camera is.

For what it’s worth, it’s better than I expected, and in fact it’s better than I hoped for — one of the best camera-phones out there. But don’t take my word for it — take a look at the images.

What’s here

What I’ve done is present two versions for each image. The first is the bottom line so far as I’m concerned — what the image looks like after it’s been polished in Photoshop. The second image is the full, untouched image as it came from the phone.

These photos were taken on a sunny winter’s day in Whitstable, Kent, about 10 minutes from my home. All bar two of them are taken outside, in good light. Inside in poor light, the camera is really only good for the “here’s my mate, pouring beer over his head” kind of images ­čÖé

The photos

Click on the thumbnails to see a larger version. Each pair of thumbnails is the polished result followed by the original JPEG straight from the phone.

Lens flare (above) is bad when shooting into the sun — I suggest you shade the lens with your hand if possible.

26th January
2009

A cheap, effective waterproof case for the Sony PRS-505 / PRS-700.

written by Mark Wheadon

Fancy reading your e-book in the bath? Your long wait is over — I have the answer┬á(cue long drum roll). Hours of selfless testing has proved its worth, and it’ll cost you pennies.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, the Sony Reader waterproof case!

Sony Reader waterproof wide

A Sainsbury’s ziplock polythene bag ­čÖé

I wouldn’t immerse the whole thing in water (so don’t use it if you have a tendency to nod off in the bath), but it’s certainly proof against splashes. It’s so effective because with an electronic book,┬áyou don’t need to physically turn the pages, so having it inside a plastic bag is no hassle at all.

Sorted.

Sony Reader waterproof case 2

In my next article, I discover a simple solution to the common cold. Maybe.