The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V (Amazon link) is a high-end camera by Sony with a long telephoto lens. It’s not only designed to be extremely easy to use, but also has many DSLR-like qualities that make it great for photography enthusiasts as well as beginners in the photography arena. Read on to know if this camera is right for your needs.

Main Features

18.2 Megapixel EXMOR R sensor – The sensor on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is capable of producing really high-resolution images. The BIONZ image processor plays a big role in producing a quality final image. The processor works with the sensor and the Sony G Lens to reduce noise and increase performance in low light. This leads to really crisp, high-quality images in low light, and it works even better with a lot of light.

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High Speed AF – The high-speed autofocus on the Sony DSC-HX200V is the result of the sensor working in tandem with the image processor. The autofocus speed is close to DSLR speeds, all in a compact size. This is really good for capturing those fleeting moments.

30x Optical Zoom and 60x Clear Image Zoom – The Sony DSC-HX200V has 30x optical zoom which works really well. Beyond the 30x point, digital zoom can be used to zoom upto 60x. Sony calls this digital zoom as ‘Clear Image Zoom’, which is a cool technology that uses pixel-by-pixel processing to dynamically create new pixels, therefore resulting in minimal loss of detail. In practice, it works really well and is much better than digital zoom on other cameras.

18.2 Megapixel recording at 10 fps – While most cameras are incapable of recording video at the full resolution of the lens, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V can capture videos at 10 frames per second at a full 18.2 Megapixel resolution. This is great for capturing moments such as a ball flying into a goal – it’s really fun to experiment with the possibilities. [click to continue…]


Available at a just a little more than $100, the WD My Passport 2TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive provides the massive 2TB storage capacity at just the right price. Check out the key features of this hard drive below.

Main Features

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Fast USB 3.0 transfer rates – This WD My Passport is branded as a USB 3.0 hard drive. After testing it, I’ve found out that this hard drive is fully USB 3.0 capable providing speeds of around 100 MB/s, which is over three times the speed of USB 2.0. The hard drive supports USB 2.0 as well, providing above-average transfer rates of 15-20 MB/s.

USB-powered (with single USB) – The WD My Passport 2TB hard drive can be powered only by a single USB port, and doesn’t need external power or 2 USB ports to power itself as some other hard drives demand.

Small form factor – At a 2.5″ form factor, the drive is extremely portable and lightweight and you can carry it around wherever you go. [click to continue…]

{ 0 comments } is a website where people offer different things to do for $5. As a buyer, you can get a lot of services done at $5. Some examples include: Creating a short video, getting a logo designed, SEO services, increase fans on your facebook fan page and so on. However in this post we will talk about how you can earn money from as a service provider.

When you provide a service on the buyer actually pays $5 but you will receive only $4. They take a cut of 20% for their services. If you can provide 5 services a day on average, that’s $20 in earnings. If you work for 25 days a month, that’s $500 a month in earnings. As a single person working from home, this is very much possible. You can expand your business by hiring more employees and delivering more services.

$500 a month is Rs.25,000 a month and Rs.3 Lakhs a year. This is equal to the average starting salary in any IT company in India. (In 2008 my job offer in an IT firm was Rs.2.75 Lakhs/Annum – of course I never went for it). These figures are just a rough idea and making $1000 per month or more is very much possible if you have some creativity and consistency.  [click to continue…]


Using PayPal in India – The Basics

by Deepak on April 17, 2012

In the previous post about making money online, you had asked me to explain about PayPal account. Here is a video which explains what is PayPal, how it works and all about using it in India.

Transcript of the Video:

In this video I am gonna talk about using PayPal in India.

We will be covering the following topics

  • What is PayPal and How to Works
  • Types of PayPal accounts
  • Why you need a PayPal account
  • How the Indian PayPal account is different

PayPal is a company owned by eBay. PayPal is like an international bank but very different from an actual bank. [click to continue…]


Making Money Online with a Business Model

by Deepak on April 14, 2012

In the previous article I talked about Making money online with jobs and in this article I will tell you the basic idea about making money online by establishing a business on the Internet. I will first give you an idea about the broad categories of business models online and then I will give you some examples of business models which are practical for individual internet users like us – the models which require very little investment, does not need an office or a team of people working for you.

Business models under the internet fall into two main categories…

  1. Information Based
  2. Service based

And sometimes the combination of the two.

People use internet predominantly for the above two purposes. The either want to find some information on a particular topic and/or they want to get something done using the internet’s technology – example: Booking an online ticket, online shopping or net banking.

When you look at the top websites in the world they either fall into one for the two categories or a combination of the two. Blogs and content portals like are information based businesses. Online Apps such as Gmail,, Facebook are service based businesses. Google is based on a service but the service is based on content so it falls into the combination of the two. [click to continue…]


If you have been using the Internet for a while, you would have heard that it is possible to make money online without investment. But you may be wondering whether it is really possible. If possible, whether one can make significant income online? Enough to replace a full time traditional 9-5 job? Whether it is possible to make a fortune online? Especially in India?

The answer to all the above questions is a big YES. You can make money online without investment, earn some extra money while sticking to your job, earn enough to quit your job or even get rich from the Internet income opportunities. The amount of money you can make depends on your dedication, discipline, willingness to adapt to changes and learn new things. One need not be brilliant to make money online, intelligence helps but many intelligent people fail to make money with the Internet because they lack the discipline to work on a system with dedication.

If you ever want to make money online, you first have to believe that it is possible to do it. And if you want to believe that it is possible you should understand how the whole thing works. So my job is to tell you a little about the scope of Internet and how income earning opportunities exist online. So keep reading. [click to continue…]


I recently added a Google +1 button to the right side of my post title. Google +1 buttons are important for websites because when people click on the button each time, it is a positive vote in the search engine system. Your search rankings will gradually improve when your +1 count increases. It’s just the Google’s version of facebook Like but since most bloggers get most of their traffic from Google, this is not something webmasters and bloggers can miss.

The following video tutorial shows how to add Google +1 Button to the right side of the post title in thesis theme. Make sure to watch the video in 720p!

Code to be added in the custom_functions.php file…

function google_plus_one_output() {
if (is_single()) { ?>
<?php }
add_action('thesis_hook_before_headline', 'google_plus_one_output');

Code to be added in Custom.css file…

.custom .my-plus-one { float:right; }

And don’t forget to add the javascript to the stat/additional scripts section. This needs to be added only once and you can place multiple +1 buttons on the site. Perhaps you can add one below the post and perhaps you can add one for your home page too! If you need any more tutorials like these, let me know.


If you have been using Google regularly for the past few months, you would have already noticed that some search results have the photo of the author and a link to their Google+ profile. Such results get more click through rates because a search result with the photo of an author is more authentic and people are more likely to click on such results.

If you own a blog and if you want your profile photo to be displayed in the results, read on. I have just completed implementing the authorship for my blog and I will teach you how.

Step 1: Create a Google+ Profile and Upload a Clear Face Pic

You may already have a Google+ Profile now, if you do not, just create one. If you have a Google account already you can use the same login. The next important step is to upload a profile picture which has your face very clearly in it. This is important because Google does not want to display an unclear pic in the search results.

And in the about section of your profile, give a link to your blog in the introduction area as well as the ‘Other Profiles’ area. You can even add it to the contributor section. [click to continue…]


I am writing this article to let you know about an amazing software which has made my life really easier. If you are using Dropbox already, you need not read this post. If you are not using it right now, then I recommend that you read this article fully even if you have heard of it already. Because I am going to tell about all its features and amazing capabilities.

Dropbox is basically a cloud storage service with some additional capabilities built it. You may have already heard of cloud storage services such as Amazon Cloud Drive and Microsoft’s SkyDrive where you can get 5GB of online storage for free and for additional space you would need to pay for it. But these services are accessible only through a browser. With Dropbox you can have up to 18GB of free storage space (Initially you get only 2GB but in the end of this article I will tell you how you can increase it up to 10GB 18GB.). These files can also be accessed online if necessary but the main highlight is that for uploading a document you just need to drag and drop the file into the Dropbox folder which will be created on your device. [click to continue…]


For webmasters and product marketers, Email marketing defined the foundation of internet marketing. The internet evolved as a communication medium where email was the first purpose for anyone using the internet. For the past decade whenever people switched on their computers and connected to internet, the first thing that they would do is open their email inbox.

Still today many people open email as the first thing. If your product is targeted towards such an audience then you can continue with email marketing. But what if your website, product or service is targeted towards an audience who open their facebook account first before touching their email? Then obviously you need to create a fanpage for yourself and get more fans.

My website has 60% of it’s audience in the age group of 18-24. And in this day and age they open their facebook account first. So I have stopped collecting emails on my webpage for a while and have been directing them to my facebook fan page. I use Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox plugin to display my fan page link as an unblockable popup whenever people visit my website. I display it only on the single post pages and not on the home page. Since then I have increased my facebook fans from 8k to 21k+ in a matter of months. [click to continue…]