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My Car

^Subaru Forester 2.5XT Turbo. Nov. 26, 2010.

+Subaru Forester 2.5XT Turbo. 2.5 liters Horizontally-Opposed 4-cylinder Subaru Boxer Engine, 230/5,200 HP/rpm, 320/2,800 Nm/rpm, 0-100kph in 7.9 seconds, 207 km/h max speed, 10.5 liter/100km, 60 liters fuel tank. August 7, 2010.

My Cameras, Video Camcorders, Photo Printer & Smartphones

Sony a7R II 42 Megapixels full frame mirrorless camera and Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS SEL1635Z Zeiss Lens. At last! Dec. 10, 2016. Eager to get my Christmas gift very soon! A special treat for myself this holiday season.

Sony HVL-F32M Flash. Dec. 23, 2016.

Sony TX30. Waterproof to 10 meters. March 27, 2016.
18.2 effective megapixel 'Exmor R' BSI-CMOS sensor
F3.5-4.8, 26-130mm equivalent 'Carl Zeiss' zoom lens (5X)
Optical image stabilization
Waterproof to 10m, shockproof from 1.5m, freezeproof to -10C, dustproof
3.3 inch widescreen touch-enabled OLED display with 1229K dots
Built-in LED lamp for close-up macro shooting
1080/60i movie mode with stereo sound
Dual Record allows user to shoot video and take stills simultaneously

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with VRS Design Lab case. March 27, 2016. Top | Bottom
Specification:
Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
Dimensions: 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm (5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 in)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass back panel
Display Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Screen Size: 5.5 inches - Curved edge screen
Sim: Optional Dual SIM (Sim 2 slot - using Sim or Memory Card)
- IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth: v4.2
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Internal Memory: 32GB Internal
RAM: 4 GB RAM

Card Slot: (expandable up to 200GB) using sim 2 slot
Camera: 12 MP autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Front Camera: 5 Megapixel
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor: Octa Core Processor (Quad 1.6GHz + Quad 2.3GHz)
GPU: Exynos 8890 Octa
3.5mm jack: Yes
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery
Weight: 157 g (5.54 oz)
Colors: Gold & Black

My Favourite Free Android Apps! Dec. 26, 2016.

Ricoh Theta S, 14-Mega-pixels 360-degree Spherical Digital Camera. Feb. 22, 2015.
Imaging
Pixels 12 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3"
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC
Max Resolution 14.4 MP: 5376 x 2688
Optics
Lens 7 elements in 6 groups
Aperture: f/2
Focus Range Auto: 3.94" (10 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-1600
Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 1/8 - 1/6400 second in Auto Mode

Type: Electronic
Speed: 60 - 1/6400 second in Manual Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 1/30 - 1/8000 second in Movie Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 1/15 - 1/8000 second in Movie Mode
Exposure Modes Modes: Auto, Manual, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight Color, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Incandescent 2, Outdoors, Shade, Tungsten
Memory

Built-in Memory 8 GB
Recording

Video Recording Yes
Resolution 1920 x 1080p: 30 fps
1280 x 720p: 15 fps
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 4 GB or 25 Min
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Humidity: 0 - 90%
Storage
-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Power
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.7 x 5.1 x 0.9" / 44.0 x 130.0 x 22.9 mm
Weight 4.41 oz / 125 g

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 inches. Nov. 21, 2015.
Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
Dimensions: 237.3 x 169 x 5.6 mm (9.34 x 6.65 x 0.22 in)
Display Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Size: 9.7 inches (~72.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution : 1536 x 2048 pixels (~264 ppi pixel density)
Sim: micro-sim card
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: v4.1, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

Internal Memory: 32GB,
RAM: 3 GB RAM
Card Slot: microSD, up to 128 GB
Camera: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus
Front Camera: 2.1 MP
Video: 1440p@30fps
OS: Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Processor: Octa Core (64bit 1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad
3.5mm jack: Yes
Document viewer: YES
Weight: 389g (Wi-Fi) / 392g (LTE) (10.51 oz)
Battery: 5870mAh Non-removable Li-Ion mAh battery
Colors: Gold, Black

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 64GB with FREE Samsung EP-PG9201 Wireless Charger and FREE Samsung HM1300 Bluetooth Headset. July 31, 2015.


Samsung Galaxy S5. Sept. 22, 2014.
Display Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Size: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.1 inches (~432 ppi pixel density)
OS: Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
CPU: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
GPU : Adreno 330
Camera: Primary: 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Features: 1/2.6'' sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary 2 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, gesture, heart rate
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Dimensions: 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in)
Weight: 145 g (5.11 oz)
- Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)
- IP67 certified - dust and water resistant
- Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes

A Lock & Lock Airtight Storage Container (21-liter) for my video/still camera and lenses to prevent fungus and mold. Measured 456mm x 296mm x 237mm, I placed a dehumidifier and an Oregon Scientific wireless thermo and hygro sensor inside to dry up and monitor the humidity and temperature. Relative humidity gradually dropped to <9% inside the container, so it's super dry and never have to worry for fungus to grow on my lenses. Temperature inside the container is at ±26.5° C, and air pressure remain the same as outside. Jan 9, 2014.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. August 15, 2013.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 with Capdase Flip Jacket Folder Case. June 26, 2013.
Display Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Screen Size: 8.0 inches, Sim: Micro-SIM, Internal Memory: 16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM, Card Slot: microSD, up to 64 GB, Camera: 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, Front Camera: 1.3 MegaPixel, OS: Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), Processor: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9, Non-removable Li-Ion 4600 mAh battery.

My Favorite Free Android Games. July 13, 2013.



Birthday gift for me, a Samsung GT-I9505 Galaxy S4 smart phone with Otter Box Commuter case. May 14, 2013.
Specification: Network: LTE Cat3 100Mbps DL, 50Mbps UL, CPU: 1.9Ghz Quad Core Krait 300, Chipset: Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600, OS: Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Internal Memory: 16GB 2 GB RAM Card Slot: microSD, up to 64 GB, Display: 126.7mm (5") Full HD Super AMOLED, 13 MP 4128 x 3096 pixels AF Camera + 2MP Front + LED FLash, Full HD (1080p) Video playback & recording, GPS/GLONASS, IR LED Universal Remote Control, 2600mAh Battery, Dimension: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, Weight: 130g.

¤¤iOttie HLCRIO101 Easy One Touch Car Mount for my Samsung Galaxy S4 for use with Sygic GPS/GLONASS Navigation App. 6/F, Lucky Chinatown Mall car park. June 7, 2013.


Sony DSC-RX100, 20.2 megapixels camera. December 6, 2013.
Image Sensor: 1.0 type (13.2 x 8.8mm) " Exmor " CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3 : 2.
F1.8- F4.9 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens.
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): [Still images 3:2] 28 - 100mm.
Focus Range: W: Approx. 5cm to Infinity, T: Approx. 55cm to Infinity.
Optical Zoom: 3.6x, Clear Image Zoom: 7.2x, Digital Zoom: Still Image: 20M approx. 14x / 10M approx. 20x / 5M approx. 28x / VGA approx. 54x.
Aperture: F1.8 -11 (W), F4.9 -11 (T)
Shutter Speed iAuto (4-1/2000) / Program Auto (1-1/2000) / Manual (30 - 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8-1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30 -1/2000)
ISO Sensitivity(REI) Still Image: Auto (ISO125 - 6400, selectable with upper / lower limit ), 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Expandable to ISO 80 /100 )
Multi Frame NR : Auto (ISO125 - 25600 ), 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 /12800 / 25600
(Movie) Auto ( ISO125 - 3200 equivalent)
Continuous Shooting Speed (Maximum): Approx.10 fps
Dimensions (W x H x D): 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.9mm
Weight (with Battery & Memory Stick): Approx. 240g
¤¤Sony SLT-A77VQ 24.3 Mega Pixels Camera with Sony SAL1650, DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM lens. August 31, 2012.
Translucent Mirror Technology | 24.3MP "Exmor" APS HD CMOS Sensor | 12 fps Continuous Shooting at 24.3 MP | Full-Time Continuous AF | XGA OLED Tru-Finder with 100% Frame Coverage | AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) Full HD 60p Movies | Flexible 3-way Tilting Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack Technology | Approx. 0.05 Sec. Minimum Release Time Lag | 19-point AF System with 11 Cross Sensors | Tracking Focus | Easy Operation Even During Manual Focusing | BIONZ Image Processing Engine | High Sensitivity With ISO 100-16000 | Shutter Speed of 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb | SteadyShot Inside Image Stabilization | New Lens Shading and Aberration Compensation | Enhanced Picture Effect | Heightened Creative Potential | Interchangeable Lens Freedom | One-Touch Movie Access | Full Manual Movie Shooting | Audio Noise Reduction.

Specification
Type

Camera type: Interchangeable-lens digital camera with built-in flash
Lens compatibility
Lens compatibility: Sony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmed
Image sensor
Type: APS-C size (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor with primary color filters
Number of pixels (effective): Approx. 24.3 megapixels
Number of pixels (total): Approx. 24.7 megapixels
Image sensor aspect ratio: 3:2
Anti-dust system: Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and Image Sensor-Shift mechanism

Recording system (still image)

Recording format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)
Image size (pixels):
3:2 aspect ratio
L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6M)
16:9 aspect ratio
L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
Sweep Panorama
Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
3D Sweep Panorama
Wide: 7152 x 1080 (7.7M), Standard: 4912 x 1080 (5.3M), 16:9: 1920 x 1080 (2.1M)
Image quality modes: RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Picture Effect: 11 modes (15 effects): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature
Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps),
Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
Dynamic range functions: Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer: Auto/Level, Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference,
Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step)
Color space: sRGB, Adobe RGB

Recording system (movie)

Recording format: AVCHD 2.0 (Progressive) / MP4
Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
Audio recording format: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Image size (pixels): PAL
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH)
MP4: 1440 x 1080 (25fps/12M), VGA: 640 x 480 (25fps/3M)
Media
Media: Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Slot: Memory Stick Duo / SD memory card
Noise reduction

Noise reduction: Long exposure NR: On/Off,
available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
High ISO NR: High/Normal/Low
Multi frame noise reduction: Auto/ISO100 to 25600

White balance
Modes: Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool white/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7, 15-step, Custom,
AWB micro adjustment
Two-axis fine adjustment: Available in all modes <G7 to M7 (15 steps), A7 to B7 (15 steps)>
Bracketing: 3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus system

Type: TTL Phase-detection AF
Focus sensor: CCD line sensors
Focus point: 19 points (11 points cross type)
Sensitivity range: EV -1 to 18 (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Focus mode: Autofocus, Direct Manual Focus, Manual focus
AF mode: Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A) selectable
Focus area: Wide (auto,19 points) / Zone / Spot / Local
Other features: Tracking Focus, Predictive control (AF-A,AF-C), Focus lock, Eye-start AF, AF illuminator (built in LED type)

 

Exposure control
Metering type: 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering sensor: Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor
Metering sensitivity: EV-2 to EV17 (at ISO100 equivalent with F1.4 lens attached)
Modes: Multi segment, Spot, Center weighted
Exposure modes: AUTO, AUTO Advanced (AUTO+), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama,
Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter speed priority (S), Manual (M)
Scene Selection: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight
Exposure compensation: ±5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
AE bracketing: Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, with 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3 or 5 frames (2.0 EV, 3.0 EV: only 3 frames)
AE lock: Available with AE lock button. AE is also locked when focus is locked in multi-segment metering mode.
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index): ISO 100-16000 equivalent (expandable to ISO 50), AUTO (ISO 100-12800 selectable with upper or lower limit)

Viewfinder

Type: XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder
Total number of dots: 2,359,296 dots
Brightness control: Auto / Manual (3 steps between -1 and +1)
Field coverage: 100%
Magnification: Approx. 1.09x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)
Diopter adjustment: -4.0 ~ +3.0 m-1
Eye point: Approx. 27 mm from the eyepiece lens, 22 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 diopter (CIPA standard)
Display: Histogram Display, Graphic Display, Digital Level Gauge, Shooting Data Display, Simple Display, Grid Line
Real-time image adjustment display: Exposure Comp, White Balance, Creative Style

LCD monitor

Type: Xtra Fine, 7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT drive with TruBlack technology
Total number of dots: 921,600 dots
Brightness control: Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Field coverage: 100%
Adjustable angle: Tilt angle: 150 degrees upward and 180 degrees downward. Rotation angle: 180 degrees
clockwise and 90 degrees counterclockwise.
Display Selector (finder/LCD): Auto/Manual
Display: Histogram Display, Graphic Display, Digital Level Gauge, Shooting Data Display, Simple Display, Shooting Information For Viewfinder, Grid Line.
Real-time image adjustment display: Exposure Comp., White Balance, Creative Style
Focus Magnifier: 5.9x, 11.7x
Peaking MF: Yes (Level: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Display panel
Display panel: Setting mode indicator LCD
Smart Tele converter (digital zoom without image deterioration)
Smart Tele converter (digital zoom without image deterioration): Approx.1.4 x / 2x
Shutter
Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
Flash sync. speed: 1/250 sec.
Electronic front curtain shutter: Yes, On/Off
SteadyShot (image stabilization)

System: For still images: Image Sensor-Shift mechanism, For movies: Electronic
SteadyShot capability: For still images: Approx. 2.5-4.5 EV decrease in shutter speed (varies according to shooting conditions and lens used)
 

 

Flash
Type: Auto popup, built-in
Guide No.: 12 (in meters at ISO 100)
Coverage: FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Control: ADI flash / Pre-flash TTL / Manual flash
Compensation: ±3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Bracketing: 0.3/0.5/0.7/2.0/3.0 EV steps, 3 or 5 frames (2.0/3.0 EV:
only 3 frames) selectable
Modes: Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow Sync.,
Red-eye reduction (On/Off)
Recycling time: Approx. 3 sec
External flash: Sony α System Flash compatible with auto-lock accessory shoe
Wireless control: Yes (wireless flash with lighting ratio control)

Drive

Drive modes: Single Shot, Continuous (Hi/Lo) Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay selectable), Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket, Remote Control (with optional RM-DSLR1)
Continuous shooting speed*1: Hi: Maximum 8 frames per second / Lo: Maximum 3 frames per second Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 12 images per second
Max. continuous shots: Continuous Advance Priority AE mode: Extra fine: 13 images, Fine: 17 images, Standard: 17
images, RAW & JPEG: 11 images, RAW: 13 images
Continuous shooting*2: Extra fine: 13 images, Fine: 18 images, Standard: 18 images, RAW & JPEG: 11 images, RAW: 13 images
Playback
Modes: Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning, 4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto Review
(10/5/2 sec., Off), Image orientation (On/Off) Slideshow,
Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still),
Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
Other features
Other features: Face detection (up to 8 faces detectable automatically), Face registration, Face selection, Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps), In-Camera Guide, Custom Function, GPS
Interface
PC interface: Hi-speed USB (USB 2.0): Mass-storage, MTP
HD output: HDMI mini connector (Type-C), BRAVIA Sync (link menu),
PhotoTV HD
Others: Sync. Terminal, Auto-lock accessory shoe, Microphone jack, DC IN terminal, Remote terminal
Compatible OS (USB connection)

Compatible OS (USB connection): Windows XP *3 SP3, Windows Vista *4 SP2, Windows 7 SP1,
Mac OS X (10.3-10.6)
 

Audio
Microphone: Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-ALST1 / ECM-CG50
(sold separately)
Speaker: Built-in, monaural, volume settings in 8 steps
Print
Compatible standards: Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom function
Type: Custom key settings
Memory Function: Yes (3 sets)
Power
Battery: Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
Still images: Approx. 470 shots with viewfinder and 530 shots with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Movies: Approx. 185 min. with viewfinder and 185 min. with LCD monitor
External power: AC Adaptor AC-PW10AM (optional)
Weight
With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo: Approx. 732 g (1 lb 9.8 oz)
Body: only Approx. 653 g (1 lb 7.0 oz)
Dimensions
W x H x D (excluding protrusions): Approx. 142.6 x 104.0 x 80.9 mm (5 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/4 in.)
Body material
Body material: Magnesium alloy and high-grade plastic exterior
Operating Temperature

Range: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)




¤My birthday gift to myself! April 26, 2012.
Sony Xperia S/LT26i.
OS: Android OS, v4.0.4
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon
CPU: Dual-core 1.5 GHz
GPU: Adreno 220
Internal phone storage: 1 to 1.5 GB, Flash Memory: 32 GB eMMC, RAM: 1 GB.
Screen: 4.3" 16,777,216 colour TFT, 1280x720 pixels, Density: 344 dpi.
Camera: 12.1 megapixel, Aperture f/2.4, 1080p HD video recording, LED Flash, Red-eye reduction, 16x Digital Zoom, Video light, Touch focus, Geo tagging, Auto focus and 3D sweep panorama.
FM radio with RDS.
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.
Connectivity: HDMI TV out, DLNA Certified, A-GPS/GLONASS, NFC (Near Field Communication), ANT+ technology.
Battery: Li-Ion 1750 mAh
Talk time: (up to) 8 hours 30 minutes
Standby time: (up to) 420 hours
Music listening time: 25 hours
Sizes: 128.0 x 64.0 x 10.6 mm
Weight: 144.0 grams.

August 27, 2011.
Android Market Apps Free: Mak Clock, Meizu Clock, Sygic GPS Navigation (paid), and Ulysse Gizmos.
Used Sony SLT-A55V 16.2 megapixels Digi Cam with Sony SAL1855 lens (DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM).

Android Market Apps Free: Blast Monkeys, Chess Free, Checkers Free, Angry Birds Rio, X Construction, Talking Paul Panda, Jewels and Bubble Blast II. Sept. 12, 2011.

Android Market Apps Free: Air Control Lite, Yoo Ninja Plus, Bebbled, Paradise Island, Tank Hero, Gem Miner, Tetris, Mouse Trap, Alchemy, Sudoku Free and aTilt 3D Labyrinth. Sept. 12, 2011.

Android Market Apps Free: Mahjong, Random Factor Mahjong, Connectoo AD, Red Stone, Newton Lite, Frozen Bubble and OpenSudoku. Sept. 13, 2011.

Android Market Apps Free: Aqua Pets, Aqua Pets, QuickMark, Announcify, Speed Test, Battery Notifier (Big Text), ElectroDroid, Overlook Fing. Oct. 5, 2011.

Android Market Apps Free: Maverick, GO SMS Pro Widget, GO SMS Pro, Coin Dozer. Oct. 21, 2011.

Samsung GALAXY S II Android v2.3.3 smartphone. August 27, 2011.
Android Market Apps Free: Neon Blue GO Launcher EX Theme and Elixir 2 Widgets.. Oct 25, 2011.

Samsung GALAXY S II Android v2.3.3 smartphone. August 27, 2011.
Android Market Apps Free: Wifi Analyzer, Swiss Army Knife, Swiss Army Knife, Ultrachron Lite, Documents to Go, Simplemoonphase widget, Colordict, Color Flashlight HD, Color Flashlight HD, and Office Calculator Free.

Samsung GALAXY S II Android v2.3.3 smartphone. August 27, 2011.
Android Market Apps Free: Nano Compass, 3D Compass+, Clinometer, Clinometer, Gravitometer, Chinese Calendar by Danny Chou, Xiaoma Hanzi (Hanping Chinese not shown), Magnetmeter, Convert Pad, and Quick AppRemover.

Samsung GALAXY S II Android v2.3.3 smartphone. August 27, 2011.
Android Market Apps Free: Ulysse Gizmos, Compass, Ulysse Speedometer, Metal Detector, TasKiller and Colordict.


¤Sony HDR-CX550 Digital Full HD Memory Stick Handycam®
Image Sensor
1/2.88 type "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor Pixels for Still Image Recording Max. 12.0M pixels (4000x3000, 4:3) Gross pixels Approx. 6631K pixels Effective Pixels Movie Approx. 4150K pixels (16:9) Still Approx. 6000K pixels (4:3) Minimum Illumination NTSC: STD: 11lux (1/60 Shutter Speed) LOW LUX: 3lux (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/30 Shutter Speed) NightShot: 0lux (1/60 shutter speed) Lens Type Sony Lens G Filter Diameter 37mm Aperture: F1.8-3.4
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Photo: 28.7 - 287mm (16:9), 26.3 - 263mm (4:3); Movie: 29.8 - 298mm (16:9), 36.5 - 365mm (4:3) Zoom Movie Optical: 10x Digital: 120x Still Optical: 10x SteadyShot Optical SteadyShot (New Active Mode, Active Lens Method) Flash Memory Capacity 64GB Recording Media Internal Memory, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card Video Recording HD:MPEG4-AVC / H.264 (AVCHD)  STD: MPEG2-PS Still Image Size Photo Mode Approx. 12M pixels max. Movie Mode Approx. 8.3M pixels max. Flash Yes LCD Monitor 3.5 type Wide (16:9), 921.6K dots, Touch Panel Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack Technology Rec Start/Stop and Zoom Buttons Yes (shown on LCD screen) Intelligent Auto Yes (on by default) Golf Shot Yes Direct Copy Compatible Yes Manual dial Focus (default), Exposure, AE shift, WB shift, Iris control, Shutter speed control Viewfinder 0.2 type, 201.6K dots, Color Tele Macro Yes NightShot/Super NightShot Yes Auto Slow Shutter Yes (Low LUX mode only) Scene Selection Auto, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow Fader White, Black Battery Info, InfoLITHIUM Battery Yes (V Series) Stamina NTSC: Approx. 6/7 hours Interface HDMI Mini Connector, A/V Remote jack, External Mic. Input, Phone Jack, Active Interface Shoe, USB jack (USB 2.0HI-Speed), DC-IN Supplied Accessories AC adaptor, A/V cable, Component A/V cable, USB cable, InfoLITHIUM battery (NP-FV50), Wireless Remote Commander (RMT-835) with lithium battery CR2025, CD-ROM ("Picture Motion Browser" for Microsoft® Windows® Dimensions (W x H x D) 66 x 74 x 143mm Mass (w/o Tape, Battery, etc.) Approx. 430g April 19, 2010.

From top left to right: Carl Zeiss SAL2470Z Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM, Sony SAL55200-2 DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM lens, Sony SAL75300, 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 Lens, Sony SAL1650, DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM lens and Sony SAL-50M28, 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens. Took this picture using Sony DSC-RX100, 20.2 megapixels camera. Oct. 11, 2013.

¤Carl Zeiss SAL2470Z Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM | Lens Focal Length Equivalent 35mm when mounted on an APS format DSLR: 36 - 105mm | Lens Groups / Elements: 13/17 | ED / UD lens : Yes | Aspherical Lenses: 2 | Angle of View (35mm): 84° - 34° | Angle of View (APS): 61° - 23° | Aperture Blades: 9 | Circular Aperture: Yes | Maximum Magnification Ratio: 0.25x | Minimum Aperture: 22 Maximum: 2.8 | Minimum Focus: 0.34m | Filter Diameter: 77mm | Lens Hood: Yes | Lens Cap: Yes | Smooth, silent AF operation using high-torque SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) | T* coating on optical surfaces ensures higher light transmission with minimal flare and ghosting | Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 83 x 111mm | Mass: Approx. 955g. December 17, 2009.
 

Sony SAL1650, DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM lens. August 31, 2012.
Aperture: F2.8- F22, Lens Groups/Elements: 13/16, Minimum Focus (m): 0.3, Filter Diameter (mm): 72, Super Sonic Wave Motor (SSM): Yes, Dimensions (Diameter x Length) (Approx.) (mm): 81 x 88, Diameter (mm): 81, Length (mm): 88, Weight Approx. (g): 577, Supplied Accessories: Front / Rear lens cap, Lens Hood (ALC-SH117).

¤Sony SAL-50M28, 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens. Maximum Aperture (f/): 2.8, Minimum Aperture (f/): 32, Minimum Focus (m): 0.2, Filter Diameter (mm): 55. Weight Approx.(g): 295. Dec. 2, 2011. Top | Bottom

Sony SAL75300, 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 Lens. 35mm Full Frame. Oct. 1, 2013.
Focal distance: 75-300mm (35mm size) | Focal distance: 112.5-450mm (APS size) | Aperture: f/4.5-38 | Minimum Focus: 1.5m | Filter Diameter (mm): 55 | Dimensions (Diameter x Length) (Approx.) (mm): 71 x 122
Diameter (mm): 71 | Length (mm): 122 | Weight Approx.(g): 460

¤Sony SAL55200-2 DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM | Focal distance for APS size (mm): 82.5-300 | Elements: 9/13 | ED Class Lenses: 1 | Aperture Blades: 9 | Circular Aperture: Yes | Maximum Magnification Ratio: 0.29 | Maximum Aperture (f/): 4-5.6 | Minimum Aperture (f/): 32-45 | Minimum Focus (m): 0.95 | Filter Diameter (mm): 55 | Dimensions (Diameter x Length) (Approx.) (mm): 71.5 x 85 | Weight Approx.(g): 305. April 6, 2011.

*Sony HVL-F58AM Flash
Shooting Distance F2: 0.7m to 29m | Guide Number: 58 (ISO 100 with 105mm lens) | Number of Flashes: More than 100 times (Alkaline battery) | Battery Power Requirements: AA Alkaline or AA Ni-MH x 4 | Dimensions (W x H x D): 77 x 147 x 106mm | Weight: Approx. 440g. December 17, 2009.


¤Sony DSC-HX7V 16.2 megapixels | Image Sensor: 1/2.3 type(7.77mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor | Lens: 4.25-42.5mm, 35mm film equivalent: (Still Image 4:3) 25-250mm with 10x optical zoom F3.5(W)-F5.5(T) Sony G lens | Total Zoom Magnification: 10x(Optical); Precision Digital Zoom(with Optical Zoom) Approx.40x(Total) | Shutter Speed: iAuto(2" - 1/1,600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1,600)/Manual(30"-1/1600) | ISO Sensitivity(REI): Auto / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200, Auto Control Range: ISO125-3200(Auto), ISO125-1600(Program Auto) | Shooting Mode (Still Image): Intelligent Auto/ Superior Auto/ Easy Shooting/ Program Auto/ Manual Exposure/High Sensitivity/ Twilight/ Twilight Portrait/ Soft Snap/ Landscape/ Beach/ Snow/ Fireworks/ Advanced Sports Shooting/ Gourmet/ Pet Mode/ Soft Skin/ Handheld Twilight/ Anti Motion Blur/ Intelligent Sweep Panorama/ Backlight Correction HDR/ Background Defocus/ 3D Sweep Panorama/ Sweep Multi Angle/ 3D Still Image | Shooting Mode (Movie): Intelligent Auto/ Soft Snap/ Landscape/ Twilight/ High Sensitivity/ Beach/ Snow/ Fireworks | Focus Mode: Multi Point AF: 9 points(Under Face Undetected)/ Center Weighted AF/ Spot AF; Tracking focus: Off/ Auto | GPS: GPS/ Heading/ GPS Assist/ Auto Offset/ Heading/ On, Off Selection/ Priority Positioning | Dimension (W x H x D): 101.6mm x 57.6mm x 28.6mm | Weight: Approx. 208g Battery and Memory Stick DUO are included. April 5, 2011. www.sony.com.hk.


*Sony DPP-FP70 Digital Photo Printer. Printing Technology: Dye Sublimation, Color Resolution: 256 levels x 3 colors, Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi, Printing Size: 101.6 x 152.4mm (4" x 6"), (postcard size), Maximum Pixels Available to Print: Up to 8,000 x 6,000 (48 mega pixels), Approx. Print Speed: 45 sec. to 56 sec. (postcard size), LCD Screen Size: 2.5" TFT (fixed), Direct Media Slots: "Memory Stick PRO" (Standard / Duo), SD card (SD / mini SD) and CF card, USB for camera and PC connection, Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 180 x 66 x 137mm (printer), Approx. 180 x 66 x149mm (including handle), Weight: Approx. 1.1kg (without paper tray, ink ribbon, AC adaptor). September 6, 2007.

*Sony HVL-HIRL Combination Video and Infrared Light. Flash Effective Range: Shooting Distance: NightShot(plus) Approx 7m, SuperNightShot (plus) Approx 20m (at tele end zoom position); Lighting Distance: (3m) Approx 11 lux; Center Luminance Intensity: Approx 100cd, Luminance: Type: Xenon (XB-3L), Average Head Life: Approx 100h, Color Temperature: Approx 3000K, Lighting Angle: Approx 15 degrees, Power Consumption: Approx 2.6W, Active Interface Shoe(16pin). August 31, 2007. Top | Bottom

*Sony DSC-U20 Cyber Shot Digital Still Camera (2.0 Mega Pixels) with 5mm (33mm when converted to a 35mm still camera) f/2.8 lens. Sample pictures
Size: 85 X 29 X 40 mm (3 3/8 X 1 3/16 X 1 5/8 inches). Weight: 118.6 grams including 2 pieces of AAA Nickel Metal Hydride batteries, Memory Stick and neck strap. 2.5 cm LCD screen.

*Left: Contax G1 with Carl Zeiss Planar 45mm f/2.0 lens T* and Contax TLA 140 flash.
Right: Canon Ixus X-1/Elph Sport APS (Advanced Photo System) Waterproof (5m/16 ft.) Still Camera with Canon 23mm f/4.8 lens

*Left: Nikon F2-AS with Micro Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 lens, Metz Mecablitz 32Z-1 Flash and Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens.
Right: Canon EOS-1N with Canon Zoom Lens EF 28-70mm 2.8L USM Ultrasonic lens and Canon Speedlite 540EZ Flash.

*Polaroid Spectra System with Quintic f10/125mm lens.   Top | Bottom

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Camera used:
∞∞Sony DSC-RX100 20.2 mega pixels camera with 28-100mm (35mm equivalent APS size) F1.8- F4.9 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens
∞Sony SLT-A77VQ 24.3 Mega Pixels Camera with Sony SAL1650, DT 16-50mm, 24-75mm (APS size)
F2.8 SSM lens
¤¤Sony DSC-HX7V 16.2 mega pixels camera with 25-250mm (35mm equivalent APS size) F3.5(W)-F5.5(T) Sony G lens
¤Sony SLT-A55V Digital 16.2 Mega Pixel Camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (36mm-105mm, 35mm equivalent APS size) F2.8-22 Z SSM Lens, Sony SAL55200-2. DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM, Sony SAL1855. DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Lens and Sony SAL-50M28, 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens.
¤¤Sony HDR-CX550 Digital Full HD Memory Stick Handycam®. 1/2.88 type "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor, Sony G Lens, Aperture: F1.8-3.4, Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : Photo: 28.7 - 287mm (16:9), 26.3 - 263mm (4:3); Movie: 29.8 - 298mm (16:9), 36.5 - 365mm (4:3), Zoom Optical: 10x Digitall: 120x, Video Recording HD:MPEG4-AVC / H.264 (AVCHD)  STD: MPEG2-PS, Still Image Size Photo Mode Approx. 12M pixels max. Movie Mode Approx. 8.3M pixels max., 3.5 type Wide (16:9), 921.6K dots, Touch Panel Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack Technology
¤Sony a550 Digital SLR 14.2 Mega Pixel Camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (36mm-105mm, 35mm equivalent APS size) F2.8-22 Z SSM Lens, and Sony SAL1855 (27-82.5mm) F3.5-36 DT Lens.

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Sony DSC-W200 Cyber Shot Digital Still Camera (12.1 Mega Pixels) with Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® 7.6mm-22.8mm (35mm-105mm when converted to a 35mm still camera APS size), F/2.8-5.5 Lens.
'Sony HDR-UX5 Digital High Definition DVD Video Camera Recorder. AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) HD/MPEG-2 SD Video/VR Mode (16:9/4:3 ratio)/JPEG images; Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*, 10x Optical & 20x, 80x Digital Zoom, 1/3" ClearVid CMOS Sensor, 2.1 Mega Pixels (Gross); 4.0 Mega Pixels Still Image Recording, 2.7 inch Touch Panel White Clear Photo LCD Plus.

**Sony DSC-W90 Cyber Shot Digital Still Camera (8.1 Mega Pixels) with Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® 5.8mm-17.4mm (35mm-105mm when converted to a 35mm still camera) f/2.8-5.2 Lens.
*Sony DSC-R1 Cyber Shot Digital Camera (10.3 Mega Pixels) with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 14.3mm-71.5mm (24mm-120mm when converted to a 35mm still camera) f/2.8-4.8 lens.
**Sony DSC-V3 Cyber Shot Digital Camera (7.2 Mega Pixels) with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 7mm-28mm (34mm-136mm when converted to a 35mm still camera) f/2.8-4.0 lens.
*Sony Ericsson W800i with 2.0 mega pixels camera.
**Sony DSC-V1 Cyber Shot Digital Camera (5.0 Mega Pixels) with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 7mm-28mm (34mm-136mm when converted to a 35mm still camera) f/2.8-4.0 lens.
*Sony DSC-U20 Cyber Shot Digital Camera (2.0 Mega Pixels) with 5mm (33mm converted to 35mm still camera) f/2.8 lens.
*Sony DSC-S70 (Cyber-Shot  3.3 Mega Pixels) Digital Still Camera (with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 7-21mm (34-102mm when converted to a 35mm still camera) f/2.0-2.5 Lens, Sony VAD-S70 adapter ring and Nikon L37 52mm filter.
*Canon Ixus X-1/Elph Sport APS (Advanced Photo System) Waterproof (5m/16 ft.) Still Camera with Canon 23mm f/4.8 lens
Film: Kodak Advantix ISO 200 film
**Contax G1 with Carl Zeiss Planar 45mm lens and Contax TLA 140 flash.
Film: Fuji Superia ISO 100 24x36mm film.

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Canon EOS-1N with Canon Zoom Lens EF 28-70mm 2.8L USM Ultrasonic lens and Canon Speedlite 540EZ Flash
***Nikon F2-AS with Nikkor 50mm f1.4 and 28mm f2.0 lens, Metz Mecablitz 32Z-1 Flash.
***From friends
Scanners:
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Hewlett Packard Scanjet G3010 USB Flat Bed Photo Scanner. 4800 X 9600 dpi resolution 48-bit color, scan negative and slide
***Microtek ScanMaker II HR
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