Sony NEX 5N, My noobish thoughts

Sony NEX 5N Digital Mirrorless Camera

Sony NEX 5N

Photography’s always been something that I’ve had a mild interest in. I never could actually do anything about that interest, due to my lack of a real camera.

Well lately I’ve decided it was time to correct that situation, so I am now the owner of a Sony NEX 5N mirrorless camera. And let me tell you, this thing is well worth the cash I dropped for it.

Seeing that the only thing I’ve had to take pictures with up till now is my cameraphone, the word upgrade seems a bit of an understatement.

So, how about getting some specs out there.

This camera is rocking a 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor, 10 fps continuous shooting mode, up to 1080 / 60p AVCHD video capture, a touch-enabled 3-inch LCD, and a maximum ISO of 25,600.

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Firefox on the way out?

I was strolling along the web today when I stumbled onto this article from Business Insider. I’ve been hearing for a while now that Google Chrome’s share of the browser market had been going up, while Firefox had been falling. Now it sounds like there’s been an interesting shift in the browser wars. The little…

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It has arrived, the Kindle Touch

It’s actually a bit smaller than I expected.

Well after waiting almost two months, my Kindle Touch finally arrived a couple days ago. I’ve spent the time playing with the device, and of course digging into some books that I’d bought.

I must say I’m very pleased with the experience I’ve had.

Now, keep in mind this is my first e-reader, so I really don’t have anything to compare to. The size feels just right. It just sorta fits in my hand. I’m also very easily able to hold the Kindle one handed, and tap to turn pages. Makes it very easy to read while I’m eating or drinking something.

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Back to Battlefield

You may have noticed no new posts for a fairly large span here. Well, Battlefield 3 arrived on October 25th, and I’ve been carefully studying every aspect…. aw hell I can’t say that with a straight face! I’ve been playing the crap out of this game! It’s fracking awesome and I love it!

I’ve played Battlefield all the way back to Battlefield 1942. I really played Battlefield 2 the most though. All the excitement, the amazingly large scale maps and combat, getting access to vehicles and aircraft, it was so much fun.

Battlefield 3 brings it all back and then some!

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Geek Toy of the Week – Galaxy Nexus / Ice Cream Sandwich

A twofer this time! Samsung and Google finally officially unveiled their Galaxy Nexus handset, which also means they’ve unveiled Ice Cream Sandwich, aka Android 4.0!

This thing looks gorgeous! 4.65 inch, 1280 x 720 screen, 1.2Ghz dual core processor, 7.2mm thin. I am drooling, just drooling.

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Blackberry, oh Blackberry…

Blackberry, oh Blackberry…

Oh poor Blackberry. They just can’t seem to catch a break lately. All the issues with the Blackberry services going down, losing massive amounts of market share to iPhone and Android. It’s kinda sad.

Back in the day, this was the good stuff.

I used to rock a Blackberry Curve. I was so happy to get my first smartphone and check out all the cool things I could do with this device that was so small. Of course, with how tech moves, I look back to that and think about how ancient that device was. A physical keyboard?! HAH!

Here’s the problem that I see with Blackberry. They really haven’t gotten beyond what they were back then. Where their competitors have been racing ahead, cramming new tech and flooding with apps and things to do, Blackberry has stayed more or less stagnant. Sure they’ve got apps, they’ve got a touchscreen phone, but it all feels like a half-hearted attempt at catchup.

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