From the monthly archives: "May 2005"

PCMag review the new 7 megapixel digital camera from CASIO, the Exilim EX-Z750:

“The 7.2-megapixel Exilim EX-Z750 has all the strengths we’re used to seeing from Casio cameras, like an effective menu structure and innovative video features. Overall, it’s an easy-to-use ultracompact, but testing revealed a few picture-quality problems.”

Imaging Resource review the 4 megapixel Nikon Coolpix 4600:

“All in all, a good choice for the point & shoot user looking for an easy to use, compact digicam with a surprising range of capabilities. I would liked to have seen much better low-light focusing and exposure capability, less-noisy flash shots at distances greater than 8 feet, and less color left in images shot under incandescent lighting, but the bottom line is that I think a lot of consumers will be very pleased by the Coolpix 4600’s photos, and it clearly goes the extra mile with its scene modes and framing assist options to help novice users bring home good-looking photos.”

You can read my review of the Nikon Coolpix 4600 here.

HP Photosmart M517I review the new budget 5 megapixel HP Photosmart M417 (it’s very similar to the M517) – Find out what I think of it in my quick review, and feel free to leave any feedback here:

“The HP Photosmart M417, is available from £115 – and is a 5 megapixel digital camera, with a 3x optical zoom lens and a 1.8″ TFT screen. The camera is enclosed in a silver and black plastic body, and features ‘HP Real Life Technologies’ such as ‘Adaptive lighting’ and ‘Red-eye reduction’. It records unlimited 320×240 / 30fps* videos with sound.” review the 7 megapixel Samsung Digimax V700:

“The Samsung Digimax V700, with its 7.1 megapixel resolution, a 3X optical zoom, and advanced shooting modes and functions is a reflection of two interesting trends in the marketplace. First, high resolution compact digital cameras are becoming increasingly more common, the competition is driving prices down. And second, more and more very compact cameras now offer functions that were usually associated with bulkier cameras.”

Steve’s Digicams review the 7 megapixel ‘budget’ Nikon Coolpix 7600:

“The Nikon Coolpix 7600 combines state-of-the-art technology, image quality and speed, and delivers it to consumers at a very affordable price. This compact camera features a 7.1-megapixel imager, 3x optical zoom with an exceptionally high quality Nikkor ED glass lens, 1.8-inch LCD screen, and the new Face-priority AF feature.”

DigitalCameraReview review the 5 megapixel Canon Powershot A95:

“With an estimated 53 million digital cameras sold in 2004 and 15% growth rate for the foreseeable future, manufacturers will continue churning out models to meet every photographer’s need. While the quality of the average digital camera has risen dramatically over the past few years, some camera will continue to stick out from the pack with exceptional images, handsome designs, and intuitive controls. The Canon Powershot A95 is such a camera in a long line of excellent cameras from Canon.”

Canon Digital IXUS – Canon Digital IXUS 30 Review: “The Canon Digital IXUS 30, is available for around £146 / $249 – and is an ultra-compact 3 megapixel digital camera, with a 3x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 35-105mm on a 35mm camera), and a large 2′ TFT screen. The camera is enclosed in a silver metal body. It records unlimited 640 x 480 / 30fps videos with sound. The camera’s size is: 85.8 x 53.4 x 21.1mm. (without protruding parts – thinest section: 19.9mm), and weighs 115g (without the battery and memory card)”

Imaging-Resource review the 5 megapixel Nikon Coolpix 5900 – and make it a ‘Dave’s Pick’:

“I’d have been happier with the 5900 if it did better at high ISO settings, for available-light photography, but on the whole it’s a very capable little camera, good enough to warrant being named a “Dave’s Pick,” and coming in at a good price point.”

Imaging-Resource review the 5 megapixel Nikon Coolpix 5600, they like it but don’t make it a ‘Dave’s Pick’:

“Nikon’s Coolpix line of consumer digicams has always been well-received, appreciated for their image quality and ease of use. The Coolpix 5600 continues that trend, offering a 5.1-megapixel CCD and nice range of preset scene modes. The Nikon Coolpix 5600 would be a good choice for anyone who wants an easy to use camera that delivers good-looking pictures with pleasing color and plenty of resolution. For those willing to delve just slightly deeper than “just pushing the button,” its extensive scene modes and unique framing-assist options greatly extend the camera’s capabilities, making it easy to bring back good-looking shots of what might otherwise be difficult subjects.”