For people who like to share their photos on social media, Q Lifestyle Limited released a digital camera that connects directly to social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Blogger, Google (News - Alert)+, and Flickr, as well as via email. Users can upload pictures to their social network with a click of the button on company’s camera, dubbed theQ.
“With over 500 million photos uploaded and shared daily, more than double the amount from two years ago, the market is ripening for socially connected devices,” said Steven Christensen, Q Lifestyle CEO. “We aim to make photography easy, fun and available to people wherever they want to take and share high-quality photos.”
With the proliferation of mobile devices that can take photographs and upload them to social media sites, there is some question about the market for a camera that essentially does the same thing. However, theQ camera does include some advanced features not found on smartphones, such as theQ light, a low-level ring flash built into the camera that enables users to take photos at night.
“Night owls will love theQ light ring flash feature. I was consistently underwhelmed with the smartphone pictures I took at parties, concerts and of beach sunsets on vacation,” said theQ co-founder Brandon Ricci. “TheQ light helps you create brilliant nighttime photography wherever you are.”
The Light Ring Flash feature of theQ includes a self shot countdown timer and doubles as a battery indicator for the built-in rechargeable battery. (Source Q Lifestyle Unlimited)
And while you won’t catch most iPhone (News - Alert) users dunking their phones to get that awesome shot, theQ camera is waterproof up to 3 feet. That’s handy for those trips to the beach or the lake.
Using 3G connectivity, theQ users can upload photos to social media sites. Users also receive unlimited storage on their theQ LAB personal photo archive page.
TheQ has a 5-megapixel camera with a 24mm wide-angle lens and a F2.4 aperture. The camera has a manual focus lens and three pre-set capture modes for automatic camera control. It retails for $199, and is available in nine colors.
Edited by Blaise McNamee