New camera for better picture quality

As you may or may not have noticed, the pictures on this blog were rather poor in quality. The camera I’ve been using so far is a 2-year-old ‘one hung low’ brand sub $100 camera. Naturally, there wasn’t much quality at all to get out of that thing. Especially on macro pictures of development boards and smaller products, you can tell the poor quality of that camera.

In order to make this forum more professional, I invested into a new camera. I picked a Veho VCC-008. It’s not a top-notch product at all but it is more than sufficient for getting the job done for this blog. The camera has a 5 megapixel CMOS sensor and – important for the video blog – can record in full HD (1080p, 30 fps), as well as in 720p at 30 or 60 fps.

To give you a preview of the improved quality, here a few sample pictures. Note, though, that the resolution was reduced to 3 megapixel to make it easier to compare them with the old low-quality look. Also, they are mostly cropped and reduced in size (just like almost any picture on the blog).

Abracon ABPSM ultra low noise power supply

Abracon ABPSM ultra low noise power supply

Abracon low-noise power supply and Sync n Go 10 MHz Stratum III reference

Abracon low-noise power supply and Sync n Go 10 MHz Stratum III reference

Abracon ABFT frequency translator / jitter attenuator evaluation board

Abracon ABFT frequency translator / jitter attenuator evaluation board

Freescale TWR-KL25Z48M, tower board for the Kinetis L-series processor family (BOX)

Freescale TWR-KL25Z48M, tower board for the Kinetis L-series processor family (BOX)

Freescale TWR-KL25Z48M, tower board for the Kinetis L-series processor family (TOP)

Freescale TWR-KL25Z48M, tower board for the Kinetis L-series processor family (TOP)

Freescale TWR-KL25Z48M, tower board for the Kinetis L-series processor family (Bottom)

Freescale TWR-KL25Z48M, tower board for the Kinetis L-series processor family (Bottom)

STM32 Discovery Board, top view

STM32 Discovery Board, top view

STM32 Discovery Board, bottom view

STM32 Discovery Board, bottom view

Engineering sample kit from the Components Corporation

Engineering sample kit from the Components Corporation

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