ixla Photoeasy Deluxe Kit
In 1996, ixla announced its strategy to target
the consumer digital imaging market. Over the past three years, the Company
has been successful in securing strategic alliances and distributors in many
countries, spanning five continents: Australia, Asia, North America, South
America and Europe. Long-term contracts include prestigious companies such
as Casio, Kodak, Sony, Ricoh, Panasonic, Connectix, Polaroid, Netcom, Prodigy,
Samsung and Fugi. Ixla’s mission is to provide innovative, practical top-quality
technology, software applications and Internet services for digital photography.
We look at ixla’s Photoeasy Deluxe kit.
A 99$ kit coming with everything required to get your digital needs going.
The Deluxe kit features a standard 640x480, 2Mb digital camera with built
in flash and Of course IXLA’S one and only Photoeasy software. The Photoeasy
deluxe kit is targeted for the low cost market, including beginner photography
amateurs. Its affordable price hardly limits anyone in not stepping in today’s
- 2 MB Non-Removable
- 1/3" Agilent
- VGA 640x480
- Up to 30 images
- Easily download
photos from the camera
- Create exciting
custom calendars, postcards and more
- Retouch and enhance
photos - even fix red-eye!
The included digital camera features 2Mbyes of
storage, it lets you store up to 30 640x480 pictures. Being a low cost solution,
the Digital Super PRO 640 features a reasonable maximal resolution of 640x480.
For superior indoor takes, the camera comes with a built-in flash that can
be activated upon request. A small analog LCD screen accompanied with two
statuses LED’s are present in the backside of the unit. The first LED is green
and is on when the unit is operating, the second is orange and indicates if
the flash is activated. The LCD screen displays some optional information
on the camera. Because of the minimized size of the LCD screen, only a maximum
of two letters can be simultaneously displayed. With this somehow annoying
limitation, the camera still manages to do a great job; it displays messages
under two letters.
FL is displayed when the memory is full. FE is appearing when a flash related
error has occurred. RS informs that an unexpected error has occurred. BL stands
for battery low; this should be a very common message with this product as
it eats a lot of battery power. The last is LL, this one stands for Light
Low, it warns you to turn the flash on.
The upper side of them unit features four buttons.
First is the shutter button, which as you might already guessed serves to
capture the pictures. Second is the Self-Timer button that serves for self-shots,
it gives you 10 seconds before capturing a picture. The third button is the
flash activator; it gives you the choice to enable the flash. The fourth and
last is the Power button, it of course serves to turn on and off the unit.
The Digital Super PRO 640 operates on four AA
batteries. In order to communicate with your PC, It features two different
interfaces. First is the Universal Serial Bus (USB) Interface which is a new
standard for connecting external peripherals to the PC, it offers faster and
more reliable transfer speeds compared to parallel and serial ports. The second
featured interface is parallel, as already stated earlier this type is slower
and less reliable for this type of equipment.
The quality of the pictures is far from being state of the art. However, it
should be enough for most beginners or perhaps kids that want to have fun
editing pictures. After all, this is only a 99$ unit, we will not be as strict
as we would generally be with a more expensive product. Here are some pictures
captured with Digital Super PRO 640 Cam. Notice that the quality is close
to awful, and the focus is completely out of range. Outdoor pictures come
out much better.