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?
    Thanks.
    Don
     
    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
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  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.

    http://www.digitalpictureframereview.com/2008/10/review-hp-df820-digital-picture-frame

    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??

    Guy
     
    Bigguy, Sep 27, 2009
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  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.

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Sep 27, 2009
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  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
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  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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