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Building a Point and Shoot Camera to Compete with Smart Phones – Part 2

As mentioned previously in Building a Point and Shoot Camera to Compete with Smart Phones – Part 1, any Camera built today really, really needs wireless connectivity. Basically, they need a SmartPhone without the Phone.  You might get away with a WiFi only device.  In this case, you want the WiFi device to use SSIC […]

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Building a Point and Shoot Camera to Compete with Smart Phones – Part 1

Falling Shipments of Point and Shoot Cameras The Wall Street Journal reported that Point and Shoot Sales are down 42% in the first 5 months of 2013.  That seems like a lot to me. If you read the article, you’ll learn the major manufacturers are forecasting further drops.  They are introducing 10 instead of 20 […]

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NAND Flash Prices to drop to 17 cents per Gigabyte

Just to support the argument that Video Camera Makers should integrate flash( because a 4 part article isn’t enough) and we can expect Smartphones and Tablets to integrate more memory. The primary drivers to greater NAND flash are the increasing demands of Smart Phone and Tablet users to run more apps, store more high resolution pictures (like the 13MP camera […]

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Why my Video Cameras and Digital Cameras really need USB 3.0 – Part 4

So here’s the projected retail price of a 256GB SSD with fast flash inside it What this tells you/me is that the same SSD Crucial drive I bought from Amazon in February 2013 will drop in Retail Price to $18-40.   Remember, since you’ve read the other 3 articles, this means you can now take this super fast […]

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Why my Video Cameras and Digital Cameras really need USB 3.0 – Part 3

If I were building a camera today, I would build 1 chip.  I would offer 3 versions of that Camera 1)      SDXC Card Slot Only – The cheapest version 2)      16 GB embedded Flash with SDXC Card Slot 3)      64 GB embedded Flash with SDXC Card Slot The question you might ask is, how would I […]

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Why my Video Cameras and Digital Cameras really need USB 3.0 – Part 2

Camera makers can make more money by embedding NAND Flash in their cameras. How Camera Makers Limit Themselves Why haven’t camera makers embedded NAND Flash?  Because of cost and profit margins.  They don’t include it because most camera makers and the decision makers a conservative bunch of chip makers.  More importantly, they value image quality […]

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Why my Video Cameras and Digital Cameras really need USB 3.0

On my last Ski Vacation, I overfilled my GoPro video camera with videos.  I used a 32 GB SD card.  I have 3 32GB SD Cards.   I decided to stop buying them because I don’t want to keep buying cards. I know several people who just buy the cards, and store them forever. I have […]

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