Saturday, September 03, 2005

A Baby Step Toward Wi-Fi Photos - New York Times [clip-h]

Useful to think about in relation to taking photos of the board.


David Pogue
A Baby Step Toward Wi-Fi Photos

Published: September 1, 2005

EVERY now and then, someone combines two technologies into a single new
product, and the result is a triumphant new category that changes the
industry. Clock + radio. Cellphone + camera. Music player + hard drive.

the new Nikon P1, due in stores on Sept. 15. It's an iPod-size,
eight-megapixel camera dressed in brushed-metal black, with a list price of
$550. (A sister model, the P2, is a silver, 5.1-megapixel version that lists
for $400. Online prices will be much lower once the cameras actually arrive
in stores.)


But the best Shoot & Transfer feature of all is a true parlor trick. At a
party, conference or any other social gathering, you can start up a slide
show on your Mac or PC, complete with music. You can then walk around the
room, snapping pictures of the guests or attendees. These photos join the
slide show already in progress, automatically, in real time.