From the monthly archives: "July 2005" review the Canon Powershot S2 IS – Canon’s new 5 megapixel, 12x optical zoom digital camera with image stabilisation:

“The S2 continues the use of an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), but boosts the image stabilized Ultrasonic zoom lens to a 12X power and increases the CCD resolution from 3 to 5 megapixel.”

CameraTown review the 3 megapixel Samsung MM-A800 Multimedia Camera Phone:

“The Samsung MM-A800 is the first 2.0-megapixel resolution camera phone to be released in the U.S. While 2-megapixel resolution seems pretty archaic in a world of 5-, 6- and 8-megapixel cameras, there is enough resolution to make photo quality 4″x6″ prints, assuming the lens quality and compression levels don’t hinder the image quality. How does Sprint’s Samsung MM-A800 handle as a digital camera?”

LetsGoDigital have details of the new 8 megapixel Minox DC8111 – it features a 3x optical zoom lens:

“A CCD image sensor with a resolution of 8.1 million pixels, built into the elegant aluminum body, combines with the fast multicoated MINOCTAR lens to produce superb quality digital images. Add autofocus, a 3x optical and 5.1x digital zoom, automatic exposure and manual control and you have a fully featured compact and elegant creative digital camera. The oversized 2.5-inch colour monitor on the back of the Minox DC81111 is based on state of the art LTPS-TFT technology.”

LetsGoDigital have details of the new Fujifilm FinePix S9500 / S9000 – Fuji’s new 9 megapixel, 10.7x optical zoom digital camera with a zoom range of 28mm – 300mm, it features ISO80 – 1600, and a tiltiing 1.8″ screen:

“Enthusiast photographers are drawn towards digital SLRs because of the image quality they offer. Certainly, a digital SLR is the definitive tool for professional photographers wishing to take stills photography. However, as DSLRs are specialist cameras, they inevitably offer less flexibility when it comes to everyday photography. We’ve introduced the Fujifilm S9500 Zoom to add a credible alternative for consumers considering an entry-level DSLR.”

LetsGoDigital have details of the new 9 megapixel Fujifilm FinePix E900 – it features a 4x optical zoom lens, ISO80 – 800, and a 2″ screen:

“The FinePix E900 Zoom will satisfy those who enjoy the versatility of reproducing images in different sizes and require a feature-packed compact that doesn’t compromise on image quality. This camera has been designed with a powerful sensor that, when combined with Real Photo Processor technology, helps achieve superb photos in situations that would confound normal digital cameras.”

LetsGoDigital have details of the new Fujifilm FinePix S5600 / S5200 – a 5 megapixel version of the 10x optical zoom FinePix S5500, it features ISO64 – 1600:

“We feel we’ve made just the right adjustments with the Fujifilm S5600 Zoom to build upon the huge success of its predecessors without compromising a winning formula. Real Photo Technology is helping to produce unrivalled images in all lighting conditions. We’re confident that users will see for themselves that we continue to raise the bar in sensor development.”

Sony S60Imaging-Resource review the 4 megapixel Sony Cybershot DSC-S60/S80 – it features a 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2″ screen:

“The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S60 is an easy-to-use but capable offering, with a 4.1-megapixel CCD, 32 megabytes of internal memory, and a nice range of exposure options. The Sony S60 provides slightly more manual exposure control than most compact entry-level models permit, yet is easy to use in full-auto mode, and its seven preprogrammed scene modes help with tricky subjects.”

Read my Sony Cybershot DSC-S60/S80 review.

Imaging-Resource review the ultra compact 5 megapixel Sony Cybershot DSC-T33 – it features a 2.5″ screen and a 3x optical zoom lens:

“The DSC-T33 continues a Sony tradition of high quality in the subcompact category, packing more features into a smaller space than pretty much anything else out there, but with a new spin: the T33 is affordable. Most impressive is how few tradeoffs Sony was forced to make to achieve this. The DSC-T33 shows good image quality, with good color, and high resolution.”