Wi-Fi is spreading everywhere, so the clinically insane 80 per cent of you that BT claimed this week “will not look to use it in the future” will be forced to join the dunces camp currently attended by The Earth is Flat thinkers, Darwin Was Wrong believers and Daily Mail Readers. You see, there are now even Wi-Fi digital cameras!
Nikon is the very helpful (and successful) manufacturer that is helping me make my point. Its latest Coolpix offerings, the P1 (above – though they look identical) and P2, are both 802.11b/g compatible. This is great because it means no need for messy cables or even Flash memory card readers. Pictures can simply be transferred wirelessly to a Wi-Fi enabled computer or printer and Bob, very much, is your uncle.
Aside from this, the P1 and P2 are equipped with eight and 5.1 megapixel performance respectively. Each has a 3.5x optical zoom, a vast array of shooting modes (including 16 quick selection options), 30fps VGA video recording and manual adjustment of the aperture settings.
Stand out features include the ability to edit photos directly from the camera, a D-Lighting function which automatically corrects too much or too little light exposure and a Blur Warning alarm that lets you know when a shot may have been ballsed up through shoddy camerawork. (I mentioned this blur warning technology to a friend – who could really benefit from it – and he told me “It would be better if it told you before the shot and not after”. I had to inform him this required the camera to tell the future and our technology hasn’t quite evolved that far yet... Mind you, this is the same person who asked me if Sky+ could fast forward live TV as well!?!)
Anyway, back on the ranch, the P1 and P2 will be out this month though prices have yet to be confirmed.
Can we all now finish off my friend’s public humiliation on an aptly lowbrow note? One, two, three…. DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!