Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Travel Around the World - Enjoy Life!

Every one has a dream deep inside that one day we can travel around the world and visit all the fantastic places. Even this would not be true; to visit the places we desire to know is of much pleasure. No matter we are white or black, rich or poor; this is what engraved in our hearts.

It is always excited to read the stories or see the pictures which other travelers post on the internet. It inspires us to see more about the world and get to know it more deeply. The world is a magic. It breeds the whole world population yet people know quite few about it. Explorers probe the world from ancient times to today but still can be surprised every time because they can always find something new and amazing.

People usually visit places of interest. They are like a routine that must be finished. We will go to our dreaming place to get married, spend our honey moons and have a great birthday party. Not only does the place itself will impress a lot, but also we will try to know more about its people and make friends with them if possible. You will find another look of the world or another life for people to live.

It will increase our life experience or broaden our horizons. We will know not all the people in the world live the same lives as us. Sometimes this may be quite opposite. We may get shocked in same cases. If we are in a modern society, we will find how fall behind do people hold the opinion in some places. You can never imagine in nowadays a wife shall be buried with her dead husband. But this may happen in some places in India.

As for the people you will meet during traveling, you will find something common as human beings yet something quite different for different beliefs or traditions. Western people mostly have a faith in God while eastern people more believe in Buddha. You will get to know how do people think in other countries where do not have the some beliefs as you do. By tracing back to the history, you will find out why sometimes people behave in a way you could not understand before.

Visitors will not only see the natural landscapes in the places he goes to, but also the people he will face during the journey. You will see the tropical scenes if you go to Indonesia. You will experience the beautiful ice and snow world if you go to the North Pole. You will meet traditional and conservative people in eastern countries. You will see the open-minded and enthusiastic people if you are in Mexico.

In short, the world is magic and the nature is a miracle. It is perfect if we can go to all the places when we are alive. But even this may be not true, we shall not be sad because anyhow, we have led a life in this magic place and maybe leave something behind. It is the gift or legacy we give to our descendants.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Above Ground Pools - A Primer

Recreational swimming pools didn't become popular until the mid 19th century. Modern Olympic Games (which began in 1896) included many competitions that signaled the popularity of swimming pools, which eventually prompted Oxford to build the first public swimming pool 1939.

Privately-owned, home pools became popular after the Second World War (partially due to the prominence of pools in Hollywood movies in that era). The growth of the suburban life in the in the 1950s solidified the pool's role as a status symbol for middle-to-upper class Americans.

However, in-ground swimming pools are expensive and require major landscape modifications-conditions that many people can't accommodate. On the other hand, above ground pools are light, affordable and are easily-assembled. Also, many of them are portable-favorable for prospective pool-owners who don't intend to stay in one location permanently.

Because of their afford-ability, above ground pools have allowed more people access to summertime recreation than ever before.

Above ground pools can be made of a simple PVC-material and sold in any department store. Often considered "kiddie" or splasher pools, they nonetheless provide a refreshing place to sit on a hot summer day. Plus, many of them are now inflatable which makes storage easy when they're not in use, especially during the off-season.

High-end models are more durable and constructed of a steel frame. The liner is made from vinyl or polyester, both of which are incredibly long-lasting. Legacy, a flagship manufacturer of above ground pools offers almost every shape and size, including ovals, circles and standard rectangles-some can reach up to 52" deep!

Above ground pools require the same amount of sanitation of a regular, in-ground pool and that's why most come with filters and pumps. Water pumps are the base of operations of any sanitary swimming environment. In pool pumps, an electric motor spins an impeller which draws water from all the drains in the pool and through a metal strainer before entering the pump. The strainer catches all the large debris. Then, water is pumped through the filter, where debris and chemicals are removed.

Even lap pools can be above ground¬-Legacy makes one that reaches up to 41 feet in length and is the perfect option for privatized exercise instead of battling for lanes at the local gym. Exercise pools are also very popular and not as pricey as lengthy lap pools. Developed over the last two decades, these recreation devices create adjustable resistance so the swimmer feels like they are actually swimming long distances when they are actually staying in one place.

Safety should always be the number one concern for all pool owners. Never leave young ones unattended around a pool area! It's also a good idea to keep the surface covered when it's not in use. Common sense is probably the best weapons against pool-related injury-according the Center for Disease Control, six people drown in pools every day and most of these cases are in public pools with certified lifeguards on duty.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Life and Legacy of John Denver

When I hear the name John Denver, I always think of Colorado. John Denver is a talented American singer, musician, and song maker. John Denver is famous all over the world. His music is known to have been inspired by his home state and the beautiful Rocky Mountain landscape. When Denver was born, he was named Henry John Deutscendorf. The singer/songwriter began his career as a folk rock singer in the early 60s.

Soon after that, Denver joined The Mitchell Trio and become their vocalist. He managed to become a real celebrity when Peter, Paul, and Mary recorded his song "Leaving On A Jet Plane". This song was their first and only Number One single ever.

John Denver stayed with the Mitchell Trio as their vocalist for four years. After the members of the group are separated, John Denver realized that he had got to the top of the Pop charts and he is one of the best selling artists. "Rocky Mountain High", "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Sunshine On My Shoulders", "Thank God I'm A Country Boy", "Back Home Again", and "Annie's Song" are just some of his most popular songs.

Denver had not only been a talented musician but also an environmental and humanitarian activist. In his lyrics, John Denver used to support people to get closer to the earth and nature. The artist freely expressed his views in his songs in a peaceful but compassionate manner. His lyrics were inspired by the beauties he had seen living in the Rocky Mountains near Aspen, Colorado.

John Denver had enjoyed watching the snow, the sunshine, the beauty of all of nature. If John Denver had never seen the beauties of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, probably he would have never written his songs.

John Denver had often worked together with Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets. Denver even recorded many songs with the cast of the Muppets. He even played a role in a movie - the film was "Oh God!" with George Burns. During the twentieth century, John Denver has continued to be one of the most famous singers.

John Denver passed away suddenly and tragically while he was piloting for the first time his new plane. The aircraft was caused by low fuel.

All his life had been spent close to nature. John Denver had devoted himself to his work, spending all his time singing and songwriting. John Denver had contributed a lot to many environmental and humanitarian organizations. John Denver will last in the hearts of his fans forever although he is not yet among us. Everyone who is interested can learn more about John Denver at, or

Friday, October 18, 2013

Europe Travel

Europe has always been the dream destination of travelers around the world. While it is considered the hub of literature and legacy, modern Europe blends its rich history and heritage with entertainment and sensuality. The continent of Europe is spanned from Norway to the north to Spain to the south; from Portugal to the west to Ural Mountains to the east. Occupying almost 7% of the entire land of the earth, this continent has more than 45 countries. Besides that Europe is famous for its large coastline, some of the finest beaches, pleasant climate and beautiful mountain ranges. Whether it is the valleys of Switzerland or the rich cultural legacy of Rome, or the romance in the streets of Paris, every European country has something unique to offer you! Here is a complete Europe travel guide for you.

Paris: Paris, the city of romance, glamour and glitz is famous for its nightlife and it offers numbers of landmarks for Europe travelers. However, the most convenient way to visit Paris, if you are a first-timer would be with Paris Museum Pass. With this pass, you can visit more than 70 museums ad monuments. If you want to experience best sunrise and sunset in Paris, consider Norte dame and Eiffel Tower respectively.

London: Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, British Museum, National gallery- these are the major attractions of London city. Britain's capital signifies an orthodox yet vibrant culture. And you will experience it the moment you will step on London's soil.

Rome: The city of seven hills can be a treat for first-time Europe travelers. From Colosseum to Trevi Fountain, from Arch of Titus to Piazza del Popolo, from Vatican Museum to Vatican City, Rome bears its rich culture in its every corner.

Prague: This magical city is famous for its bridges on Vltava River. While enjoying the beauteous sightseeing in this country, don't forget to try river cruises and walking trips. From Prague Castle to Josefov, Prague is one of the ideal European destinations for those, who love old European architectural heritage.

Switzerland: In spite of being one of the smallest nations in Europe, Switzerland has some of the highest mountains and largest waterfalls. Don't miss the beautiful landscape and vast valleys of Switzerland. Chocolate lovers- don't forget to taste different types of chocolates in Zurich.

Amsterdam: Rembrandt, canals, red lanterns and liberal attitude- these are the main attractions of Amsterdam. You can have the list of Amsterdam attractions from any travel guide, buy don't miss to walk around through the roads.

Vienna: One of the most romantic cities around the world, Vienna is famous for Anchor Clock, Danube Tower, Haas House, Hofburg, St. Stephen's cathedral, Vienna Opera House etc. In this country, lots of cultural events take place throughout the year. Don't miss them if you want to know the real city.

Among other most visited European countries, Milan, Berlin, Italy, Netherlands are the major ones. Without visiting these cities, your Europe Travel will be incomplete.

European continent is well connected with other continents and countries in the world. Every European city is inter-connected with each other via railways, waterways, airways and roadways. Among the various means of communications, rented car, metro, boats, bus and taxi are the major ones. There are many types of motels and hotels in every European city, which you can pick according to your needs and budget. But it was always advisable to book in advance, if you are visiting Europe in peak season.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Lands Unventured: The New Luxury Holiday in Northern Kerala and Karnataka

Rajasthan may be the land of the kings, but Kerala is God's own country. Kerala travel evokes picturesque landscapes, white beaches and diverse culture steeped in strong traditions. The North of this beautiful region remains unexploited, with ancient temples, tropical rainforests and rolling hills that challenge the stereotype of Kerala tours. A luxury holiday in Kerala has never offered more variation and Northern Kerala is the perfect location for an unforgettable tailor-made holiday.


Described by Incredible India as 'the Land of the Spicy Hills', Wayanad in Northern Kerala can add a little 'kick' to the standard of Kerala travel. Home to some of India's oldest tribes, luxury holidays here provide the opportunity to experience the beauty and ancestry of Wayanad alongside the modern amenities a traveller expects on a luxury holiday. Tranquil Resort is among the select luxury accommodations that can truly bring you closer to nature, a new culture and immerse yourself into a local family environment.

Tranquil Resort

Tranquil is a microcosm of Wayanad itself. Before you venture into the district, explore the 400-acre estate, scenic treks and unspoilt surroundings. Stay in Tranquil's luxury Tree Villa from which, at a height of 35 feet, the views are unrestricted. The Tree Villa is spacious, child friendly and completely insect-proofed. A perfect component of any family adventure holiday the Villa is a highlight of many Kerala Tours. The dining at Tranquil has a family feel and serves continental fare, Indian favourites, Kerala cuisine and "Grandmother's" secret formulas. Along with organic vegetables and fruits, you can enjoy fresh bread, home-made jams, preserves and relishes at this wonderful property.

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

For those attracted by luxury wildlife tours, Wayanad Wildlife sanctuary is an ideal opportunity to get close to nature. Kerala's second largest sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary provides a chance for fans of Kerala travel to see animals such as Indian Bison, elephants, deer and tigers in their natural habitats as part of their tailor-made holidays. Within the wildlife park you can take part in trekking or jeep safaris, an excellent addition to any adventure holiday, family friendly vacation or luxury wildlife tour.


Another Kerala tours option is Kasaragod, the northernmost region of Kerala recently acquainted with luxury holidays. Kasaragod is home to beaches, temples and heritage sites such as Bekal Fort, which spreads over forty acres. Neeleshwar Hermitage in Kasaragod is a luxury holidays property committed to preserving the environment. Offering yoga and meditation courses along with traditional Ayurvedic treatments in Priya Spa, Neeleshwar is a luxury Kerala travel retreat.


Karnataka carries a legacy of art and culture as varied as its geography. A district which includes many luxury holiday destinations, its strong sense of character giving every bespoke holiday a distinct flavour.


Kodagu, also known as Coorg, is rapidly expanding as a destination for custom holidays. The Tamara, Coorg's newest luxury resort, is testament to its popularity. Set on a sprawling 170 acres of coffee plantations, it is a new luxury holidays property that successfully blends into its surroundings. The cottages are made from reforested spruces, with wooden decks that appear to levitate thanks to steel stilts that prop them up on the slopes. The property's location combined with its raised aspect creates the perfect viewing platform. The in-house dining highlight is The Deck, a lounge bar and grill complete with glass dance floor onto the gardens below. Activities available include yoga, guided walks, trekking, plantation tours and of course, a ready supply of coffee waiting to be supped. A strong recommendation for any traveller planning a relaxing luxury holiday.

Karnataka and Kerala Travel Tips

Natural Mystic South Asia's top tips for a luxury holiday in North Kerala:

• The best time for Kerala travel is during winter, from November to March.

• Book a private driver: the landscapes of Northern Kerala means trains are a no-no. A driver will ensure your luxury holiday in Kerala goes smoothly.

• Be different! The traditional Kerala travel itineraries often fail to capture the imagination, with a tailor-made holiday you can include something special.

• Go wild - A luxury wildlife tours experience is a memorable addition to any bespoke holiday.

• Spice it up - Northern Kerala's spice trade is a huge part of its culture and something that all tailor-made tours planning Kerala travel should try and include.

• Capitalise on Northern Kerala's diverse landscapes by combining hills with beaches, spas with adventure and local culture with luxury for a memorable bespoke holiday.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Legacy to Cloud, What You Can Learn From Netflix, Intuit And Adobe

There's been a lot of talk about cloud computing. Everyone's saying it: why aren't you using the cloud yet? You know that it won't be long until you decide to make the switch. But you delay doing it for a variety of reasons. For one, migrating to the cloud is a tough business decision. It's a big game-changer that could significantly benefit your company in terms of savings, recurring revenue, scalability and agility. All of these have been proven time and again but you know that there are considerable challenges involved. Some of the biggest challenges are cost, time and all the anxiety of dealing with change. And you end up asking yourself "Is it worth moving to cloud?"

And that's why you think your company should wait until you're ready.

The truth is, you will never be ready if you keep on waiting. Many companies already took the risk and found themselves in a better position to grow. They moved their legacy software to the cloud and are now running killer businesses. Here are some of the success stories of moving to cloud. Not just building apps on cloud at the inception but moving from legacy to cloud.

Netflix: from DVDs to Video Streaming

Netflix is in the headlines this week. The global streaming video service reached 40 million paid subscribers-way ahead of HBO's 28.7 million new subscribers. The company's earnings quadrupled, its shares rose.

In the first quarter of 2013 alone, Netflix streamed 4 billion years, a figure which nearly equals the viewership of the most-watched cable network, the Disney Channel.

So how did they do it? The company's remarkable turnaround is not a secret. The giants in the cloud industry all knew about its great potential to succeed. Netflix made two very strategic business decisions to remain a market leader in video streaming.

First, it strategically transitioned from DVD to streaming. The critics, or rather cynics, thought that Netflix quickly and harshly killed its own DVD rental business when it began pushing cloud-based services. They even predicted the end of Netflix. But the company knew better, of course. While Netflix recognized early on the potential of a cloud-based streaming entertainment business, they carefully made the transition. In 2011, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings milked his outdated DVD business and used the cash to pay for his streaming business.

Second, Netflix aggressively promotes its cloud-based service. It's expanding internationally, eager to dominate the streaming entertainment business worldwide. The move isn't only aggressive but also creative. It's starting to broadcast Netflix-only original TV shows. An original drama series, House of Cards won three Emmys this year.

If there's one lesson to learn from the company's success, it's this. Pay close attention to the transition. And make the transition now. Your "core" product today will become obsolete sooner. Delay it and you'll likely miss the market transition.

TurboTax: Bringing Tax Preparation from the Box to the Web

A long time ago, Americans used to march to Target, Best Buy or Costco to buy the latest TurboTax version. Like any other legacy apps, Intuit's TurboTax comes in a box. It's also cheap and very easy to use. Obviously, people need it and will definitely buy one every year.

If the boxed product worked and fetched profit, then why did Intuit shift to the cloud? And it's not just TurboTax. Intuit does "simplify the business of life" by offering a host of cloud-based software: QuickBooks, Demandforce and Payroll Services for small businesses; Quicken Personal Finance, Mint Budgeting, Go Payment and many other products for everyone.

Now back to the question. Like Netflix, Intuit carefully planned its transition. It did psychological experiments and succeeded in encouraging people to try the cloud-based TurboTax.

First, people no longer pay up front to use the software. They just log online and pay after they file their taxes.

Second, Intuit made it easier for users to try preparing their taxes online. They can even get help from their tax professionals for free. Users can ask an unlimited number of questions by chatting or making a call.

Here is an interview with Intuit CEO, Brad Smith. When asked what makes cloud computing disruptive, Smith gave away three anchor points. Make sure to read that part carefully. He sums them up nicely in a sentence: "Cloud is changing business models, reaching broader array of customers and enabling them to participate in the process."

Adobe's Set of Tools: from Creative Suite to Creative Cloud

Adobe is known for its series of software suites used by creative professionals worldwide. It's called Creative Suite and you've probably used a few of Adobe's popular products: Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Dreamweaver, Flash Player and InDesign.

But on May 6, 2013, Adobe announced that it has fully embraced the cloud. Adobe Creative Suite 6 will be the last version and it will be replaced by Adobe Creative Cloud, a subscription-only service.

A month later, the company reported having a total of 700,000 paid Creative Cloud customers. Two months later, it surpassed one million subscriptions.

Critics may continue to hate Adobe's shift to cloud-based, subscription-only software. But from a technological perspective, Adobe's move makes a lot of sense. Here's a quote from David Wadhwani of Adobe's Digital Media Business Unit:

"Embracing the cloud has given us the ability to think differently about our role in the creative world, and gives us a much broader canvas for innovation. New technologies such as cloud, social, and mobile have changed the creative landscape dramatically, and we are fully embracing the opportunity this gives us all."

The software giant knows that going cloud isn't easy. But Adobe skates to where the puck is going to be. CEO Shantanu Narayen, in an in-depth interview with Mashable, anticipates the eventual shift to its cloud-based products: "A few years from now, people will say, 'How could I even imagine a Photoshop that was not connected to the cloud?"

And the same goes for other boxed software. Just think of it as an inevitable and necessary process of creative destruction. A lot of things need to be destroyed first if you want to build something valuable and, of course, profitable. Whether you are a Business owner or the CIO/CTO of a large Enterprise or a Software Architect who deals with legacy software reading this article, think hard, what is going to be your next move?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Incredible India Tour Packages

India is an incredible destination famous across the world for its scenic beauty and cultural assimilation. This unmatched land of panoramic variations summons scores of tourists around the year from across the globe. Incredible India Tour Packages are the best way to explore and experience the diverse landscape, age-old legacy, physical diversity, religions, music, dances, cuisines, fairs and festivals of this place.

Some of the best hot selling tour packages of India which can be booked on discounted rates are:

Colorful Heritage Rajasthan:
This is well customized tour package that takes tourists to the land of kings and queens. It is the majestic land where one can witness the left out legacies of Raj culture in its magnificent palaces, stunning forts, splendid havelis, traditions and culture. With this royal legacy this place is also known for its scenic desert landscapes.

Classical North India:
North India is the land of melting pot. It is famous across the globe for its unending charm of multicultural heritage, calendar full of festivals and geographical variations. Tourists from across the globe prefer North India Tour Packages to experience myriad facets of this incredible region of India.

Enchanting Kerala:
Kerala among the top 20 ranked destinations of World tourism is visited by a large number of tourists throughout the year. The speckled beauties of serene and scenic nature make this place a celestial destination and designated it with the title of 'God's Own Country'. The scenic charm of beaches and backwaters are most popular Kerala attractions which enthrall tourists most during their Kerala Tour.

Golden Triangle:
Golden Triangle is the most famous of all tour packages that cover India's most popular destination Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. These three are most famous destinations of India Tourism known for their monumental buildings like Taj Mahal, Hawa Mahal, and array of forts and palaces. This well customized tour package is available at budgeted rates which make it popular among tourists.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Olympus E-5 Fuels the DSLR Evolution

In recent years, Olympus has shaken up the market with its innovative photography solutions for professionals as well as experienced amateurs alike. While the competition in the segment has been churning out digital adaptations of their manual lenses, Olympus went ahead and launched the first ever lenses that were exclusively optimized for the digital format. Olympus has not been resting on their laurels. Three years after it pioneered the E-3 DSLR system, it has once again broken new ground with its latest flagship offering, the Olympus E-5 DLSR camera system.

Olympus has added to its flagship E-series the fledging Olympus E-5 professional DSLR designed especially for those professional eyes as the name itself suggests. It is a couple-O-notches higher than its predecessor E-3 which gave the term DSLR an altogether new dimension when launched 3 years back.

The E-5 DSLR builds upon the legacy of its predecessor and has been paired with several E-5 specific innovations that we shall discuss in detail below.

The model has been touted to have the best image quality in a DSLR camera ever. This doesn't come as a surprise to us camera fanatics. Olympus is known to prioritize towards its camera lenses and enhance image quality by scores.

Some of the changes or rather enhancements on the Olympus E-5 in comparison to the E-3 may be apparent to the naked eye but not quite comprehensive. You will notice the bigger screen at first glance along with the upgraded xD card slot (finally). The body, more defined more elaborate, suits those professional hands. It is also a tad bit heavier than the E-3.

The following features in particular haul all the brownie points:

Exceptional levels of image quality: In living up to its flagship status in the Olympus lineup, the E-5 Digital system achieves the highest imaging quality yet ever on an Olympus branded product. This is pulled off by a whooping 12.3 megapixel feature on the platter. This is paired with TruePic V+ processor imaging engine. The Truepic imaging engine in the V+ incarnation, employs "Fine Detail Processing" technology that has been tweaked with an advanced algorithm for taking sharper, more detailed images than ever before. Optimized to bring out the very best in their Zuiko digital lenses, the E-5 Digital Camera does justice to its top billing in the Olympus product portfolio and takes digital imaging to the next level. The model is a boon to those who love landscape photography.

270 Degree Swivel LCD: This feature accounts for an increased resolution of 920,000 dots on a 3.0 inch LCD screen that is branded by a dual axis swivel of the HyperCrystal fame. These features make for exceptional High Definition (HD) videos and still images that boast of a perfect composition. This is a first for the E-series.

Redefining HD videos: How about new spell bounding levels of video shooting combined with the benefit of ease? The camera captures at the rate of 30 frames per second. The quality is undeniably as crisp as it can possibly get. The camera also harbors an ingrained microphone which dispatches a decent sound quality. It also smoothly complements any external standard 3.5mm jack to generate an exceptional sound quality.

Artsy implants: A set of 10 Art filters instilled in the phone gives an added control to users. These filters can be accessed in various shooting modes i.e. auto modes, manual modes, shutter priority, aperture priority and movies. This is yet another first.

Wireless Flash Control: It can also support a strength of three external flashes at a time. For e.g. the Olympus FL 36R and FL 50R. Whereas the inbuilt flash has a commander function. This powers the multi-flash feature, minus the presence of an external flash.


The placing of the buttons above the LCD screen makes for easy access. The switch which previously opened up to the memory card compartment has been replaced by a flap which can be slid open. Whereas the xD Picture Card format has been bid adieu.

This digital camera in particular camera is capable of resisting extreme conditions thanks to it being immune to dust and splashes. The Dust Reduction system within bagged the Asahi Shimbun Invention Prize at the Japan National Invention Awards this year.

The optical viewfinder feature gives accuracy a new dimension by ensuring you don't miss a single shot.


The model is very flexible in this regard. It also allows image transfer between two cards within the camera itself.

Packed along with the camera is a USB Cable, Video Cable, Li-Ion Battery Pack (BLM-5), Li-Ion Battery Charger (BCM-5), Shoulder Strap, OLYMPUS software CD-ROM, Manuals and Registration card.


In all, the Olympus E-5 serves the purpose of functioning intuitively and fast. The contributing factors being:

An AF speed, the fastest in its league
O DIGITAL ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 (24-120mm equivalent) Supersonic Wave Drive Lens
A Twin cross type 11-point AF sensor - This biaxial sensor which works its equal wonders on all axis functions on Olympus micro-sensing technologies. The layout on the sensor enables pattern detection with ease.

The model also allows shooting at the rate of 5 frames every second while encompassing a shutter speed of 1/8000 to capture fast moving objects.

With the further upgraded E-5, Olympus plots to take on its rivals while acquiring a considerable chunk of the market share. The model buckets the best of the latest and has packed in the best tools in their arsenal. In fact it may seem that with this launch, the camera giant has tackled every minor criticism that previously came its way leaving no room for more. By the looks of it, they should have what it takes to take on the others in the digital photography arena.