Digital Cameras

Girl Geek’s August must haves….

OK, so i AM a gir geek but I also *heart* shopping so there is always room in my life for just one more teeny weeny gadget.  Check out what I’m lusting after this summer with my top August must haves…and of course my birthday is just round the corner so a girls gotta have a wish list!

Samsung PL90 digicam with a USB arm is a no brainer!!!

Lov-ing this new camera as it’s so easy to use with it’s handy USB connector just like my trusty Flip. Its a 12.2 MP camera and comes with its own auto-install software making it really easy to upload or share your summer snaps. The USB arm also acts as a charger too. It even comes with a Beauty Function, which adjusts brightness, face tone and reduces facial flaws – now that can only be a good thing!

If you wear a bra, or know someone who does, you need The RacktrapTM

The RacktrapTM is an undetectable one-size-fits-all personal bra pocket that holds everyday essentials including your license, cash and credit cards conveniently in your bra! Great for travelling to keep your things safe when you’re on the go.  It is designed to fit comfortably in any size or style bra and dare I say it – the latest one is even sweatproof!

Funky iPad case for your travels

These iPad jackets by M-Edge are cute and colourful and perfect for summer. Made from durable canvas they are light-weight and compact so won’t weigh down your adorable Hindmarch. The jacket opens like a book and is available in a variety of brilliant hues! Also has an elastic strap to keep the front cover on when you’re not using your iPad.

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girl geek chicklets: Vtech Kidizoom Plus digital camera

Get your kids snapping with their very own camera the Kidizoom Plus 2. It’s a 2 mega pixel camera with 2 x zoom. It also take video clips, plays 5 different games and allows you to edit and enhance your photos with fun effects, stamps and borders. It also comes in blue for boys!

Simply connect to a TV to view your photos and video clips on a larger screen. It also features dual viewfinders, colour screen, built-in flash, SD card slot and changeable face plates for personalisation. The instant dial selector makes selecting functions easier and quicker.

It comes with its own carry strap, CD-Rom and cables to link to PC and TV and you can buy a matching camera bag to carry it around.

Price around £50 and suitable from 3 years

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Digital photo album for showing off your snaps


This is such a cool idea given that most of our photos are now digital. It is a portable, digital photo album about the size of a paperback with a flip open leather cover and a great 7″ screen to view your photos on.

It holds up to 40,000 images on its 4GB internal memory, most of my holiday snaps then, and can be expanded up to 20GB using a 16 GB SDHC card.

You can scroll through the photos yourself or use the funky slideshow function. You can also set up different albums to keep all your different shots nice and organised.
It comes in a variety of colours; tan and silver, black and pink an black and silver. 

Price £169.

Features

  • A portable digital photo viewer that’s small enough to fit in your pocket.
  • The 7 inch screen will display your pictures at a resolution of 800 x 480 (130 DPI).
  • Slideshow function.
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • 4GB of internal memory will store up to 40,000 images.
  • Memory can be expanded by SDHC to up to 20GB (that’s 4GB of internal memory plus a 16GB SDHC card.).
  • Compatible with most types of USB device, including memory sticks, flash drives and external hard drives.
  • Rechargeable battery provides 3 hours of playback.
  • Universal charger allows the Album to be charged around the world.
  • Includes a leather carry case.
  • Suitable for ages 16 years+.
  • Available in tan and silver, black and pink or black and silver.
  • Size: 19.5 cm x 11.3 cm x 1.4 cm.
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Leica redesigns iconic model for summer – Leica M8

So if you fancy yourself as an aspiring Henri Cartier-Bresson, (and have got lots of spare cash!!) then check out the classic limited edition M8 camera from Leica. Mmmmm, me me me.

It is such a sexy looking camera, covered in smooth nappa cowhide and finished wth white lacquer. It also uses scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass in the screen making it durable too.  It’s 10.8 megapixel and has Leica’s trademark wide-angled lens, pretty retro looking.

Now for the good bit, it costs £5,990 but does come with a white leather carry case, which softens the blow- Not!

For more details check out www.leica-camera.co.uk

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Polaroid Pogo Instant Digital Camera

Yehhh, finally a digital camera that prints instant foties to replace the original old skool polaroid camera from back in the day. The new Polaroid Pogo is a 5.0 mega pixel camera and prints 2″ x 3″ fotos on sticky back paper. You can also crop your pics before printing, add borders, remove red eye and print dates. The whole process takes about 40 secs so not much waiting around if you want some instant fun.

Other specs include 4x digital zoom, an electronic timer, movie mode with sound, SD memory card slot, USB PC hook-up and various shooting modes. It prints only 15 fotos per full battery charge so you gotta be selective about what your snapping if you’ve not got easy access to a charger.

It comes complete with 10 sheets of Zink photo paper, replacement packs will set you back £7.95 for 30 sheets and £17.95 for 70 sheets.

The new Polaroid PoGo instant digital camera goes on sale at www.firebox.com  on 11 May for £229.95.

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