Viewer to enlarge pics taken in the field on the spot?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Don Tuttle, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Don Tuttle

    Don Tuttle Guest

    Is there a gadget that can be hooked to a camera so that pictures can
    be viewed in larger format on the gadget's screen immediately after
    they are taken?
    Don Tuttle, Sep 27, 2009
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  2. You could get a prism, as used to be advertised in the 60's that you'd
    place in front of your TV to "enlarge" the view. What you gain in size
    you lose in sharpness, so I wouldn't do it.

    What camera have you? Does it not have a button to enlarge (zoom in) an
    area of the image on the back?
    John McWilliams, Sep 27, 2009
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  3. Don Tuttle

    ray Guest

    Yes - it's called a 'laptop computer'.
    ray, Sep 27, 2009
  4. Don Tuttle

    Bigguy Guest

    It should be possible to use any PictBridge enabled digital photo frame
    to view your pics on something bigger than the camera's LCD.

    I don't know it there are PictBridge LCD monitors available?

    There are also lots of LCD monitors with built-in card readers; check
    out the Dell Ultrasharp 20" and 24" models.

    Or a latge LCD TV with built-in card reader (photos look superb on my
    40" Bravia).

    Or use a laptop.

    Does it have to be portable, battery powered??

    Bigguy, Sep 27, 2009
  5. Any laptop, notebook, netbook, ...

    Other possible candidates I would be looking into are those clunky cell
    phones with the big screens. Mabye there are some models that can read
    an external USB mass storage devises or have a memory card slot. Same
    for external DVD players.
    And although you don't hear much about them any more I seem to remember
    that there were some image tanks that had a build-in screen, too.

    Jürgen Exner, Sep 27, 2009
  6. Don Tuttle

    me Guest

    Use the vidoe out port on the camera to connect to any type of
    TV/video monitor.
    me, Sep 27, 2009
  7. A pocket PC will do that. I have one, very sharp 3.7" screen, 640x480 (220
    pixels per inch), with SDHC card slot. Unfortunately even the best image
    viewer I can find for it (XnView) is sluggish at browsing camera-resolution
    images, and the colour rendering is poor since the screen seems fixed at
    9000K giving washed out yellows and greens. In the end I decided the
    camera's own LCD screen was preferable despite being only half the size.

    Overall I think you'd need at least a netbook to provide a worthwhile
    improvement over the camera's LCD: 9" 1024x600 display with decent
    processor power and (if it has a hard disk) the possibility of clearing
    down your SD card for reuse. Perhaps a bit heavy at 1kg but nowhere near as
    bad as a full size laptop.
    Marty Freeman, Oct 1, 2009
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