Google+ And Picasa: Extra Free Storage For Larger Photos

If you get a Google+ account, one added benefit is that you can now upload an unlimited number of higher quality photos (up to 2048 x 2048 pixels) to Google+ and/or Picasa Web Albums, for free. There are some differences in how your photos are handled and stored, depending on if you upload photos in Google+ or in Picasa Web Albums. The details are explained here.

Make Skype HD Video Calls With These HD Webcams

Starting from Skype 4.2alt, it is now possible to make Skype HD video calls at 720p HD quality (1280×720 resolution at up to 30 frames per second). Skype had announced this HD video calling featurealt back in January, 2010, but only recently has a wider variety of HD webcams become available. Shown here is what is needed to make HD video calls over Skype, including details on several HD webcams (from Logitech, FreeTalk, faceVsion, and Microsoft).

Panasonic GF1: Collected Sample HD Video for Outdoor, Daytime Recording Conditions

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is a micro four-thirds type (4/3 type) digital camera, with interchangeable lenses, that is capable of recording 720p HD video in the AVCHD Lite video format (MTS file, 1280 x 720 resolution), as well as in the Motion JPEG video format. Some sample unedited HD video is shown below, for outdoor and daytime recording conditions, as a resource for new or potential owners looking to compare video quality for this camera with others.

Sample AVCHD Lite HD Videos: Is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 A Camcorder Replacement?

The Panasonic ZS3 can, in many ways, act as a camcorder replacement, because of its unlimited recording time, ability to zoom while recording, 720p HD quality video, dedicated video record button, 16:9 aspect ratio option, and stereo sound microphone. Of course, a video camcorder specializes in capturing video, while the Panasonic ZS3 does not, though it features the AVCHD Lite video format.