Using your digital camera & laptop to turn your travel into digital holidays

panasonicYou’ve spent your hard-earned money on that cool new digital camera. You are traveling in a strange city, hoping to get great pictures for your photo album. Be sure you return home with the camera, and those pictures, intact. But we do have one more suggestion for you. Carrying your laptop along with your Digital cameras can turn your journey into a whole new digital experience!

Digital Cameras are great devices that have made travel photography simple and enjoyable to countless people. They make taking and sharing photos easier and more economical than film could ever do, but using a digital camera while traveling may not be optimized as-is straight from the retail packaging. It needs to be accessorized. Digital cameras are great devices that make taking and sharing photographs faster, and, let’s face it, cheaper than ever before. Although they may be great on their own, a few key accessories can make them even more convenient, practical, and enjoyable to use.

Most cameras are sold with either a removable flash memory card included, or an onboard memory chip, for laptopstoring the images the camera takes. If you are not carrying the flash memory along than there is no need to panick. You can buy it anywhere in the world whether its a remote village in Rajasthan (India) or post suburbs of Genting Highlands (Malaysia). The problem is that the included memory may not be the best for many practical uses, and will need to be upgraded by the end user immediately. The memory provided with many cameras generally is of too low a capacity, and the performance of the modules may not be the best either.

A camera taking images at the high resolutions possible today is going to chew up space on a flash card quickly, and the typical 16MB or 32MB card provided by the manufacturer just isn’t going to cut it. I recently purchased a high-quality 3.2 Megapixel (MP) camera that came with a 16MB Compact Flash card. I was somewhat surprised to see that I would only be able take 9 pictures at maximum resolution before the card was full, and wondered why the manufacturer bothered to include a memory card at all. The first step to making the camera more usable was to upgrade to a 512MB Compact Flash card that upped the total storage to 299 images while at the highest resolution.

Carrying your laptop along while traveling is very useful as in case of limited flash memory in your digital camera can ruin your holidays. You’ll not be able to click all the pictures you wanted to record. Even some of the travelers usually decrease the resolution of pictures so that they can click more pictures and end up loosing size, real colors and quality of the moment captured. After a hectic day one can sit back in the comfort of their hotel room and look at the precious moments captured and transfer those images to their laptop and refresh the camera for the next day. For extra safety, these pictures than can be stored in a remote server or an email account so that in case of any kind of damage to your laptop or theft will not ruin the graphic recordings of your holidays.

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