From the monthly archives: "September 2005"

Fujifilm are updating the F10 and calling it the F11. This will be available in the UK by the start of November but not the USA. The changes include addition of two modes – shutter priority and apeture priority. (more details)

Also announced is the Fujifilm Finepix F460, a 5 megapixel compact camera. (more details)

Thanks to LetsGoDigital for the info.

Cameras.co.uk review the new Olympus C-180, a five mp compact digital camera, with no optical zoom, available in the uk for just over 100 pound.

Cameratown.com review the new Samsung Digimax i5, a five mp credit card sized digital camera.

SLRWorld.com mention the Toshiba Gigashot V10, a digital video camera which takes 5 megapixel photos and can also hold 125 minutes of video on its 4gb hard drive. Avaliable October 21.

While we’re still waiting for some real sample photos, there is a nice preview of the Fujifilm FinePix S9500 at LetsGoDigital.org. Aparently it ships on October 1st, so we shouldn’t be waiting too long for some sample pictures.

briefly… PhotographyBLOG mention the launch of the Kodak Easyshare-One digital camera with wifi. The idea being that you get a wifi printer or you go around looking for t-mobile hot-spots to print your work out on. The screen is 3inch and can twist around, and the camera appears to be 4 megapixel.

PhotographyBLOG also mention the following reviews:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 [5 megapixels and a 12x image stabilized Leica lens]

Pentax OptioWP, a waterproof digicam reviewed by Steve’s digicams.

Fujifilm Finepix S3 pro – a 12.3 megapixel SLR style digital camera.

The Olympus EVOLT E-500 looks like a nice digital SLR too – dpnow has a nice gentle introduction to whats special about this camera and dcresource has done a ‘p’review

Speaking of high end digital cameras, TheImagingResouce have also reviewed the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II – here – and say Bottom line though, this is an absolutely amazing camera, easily eclipsing the resolution and noise levels (grain structure) of 35mm film. (And probably medium format as well.)

Steves-Digicams have reviewed the new 7 megapixel Canon Powershot SD550 / Digital IXUS 750 – an update to the Canon Digital IXUS 700 / SD500 – the 750 features a 2.5″ screen:

“The pocket-sized 7.1 Megapixel PowerShot SD550 Digital ELPH and 5.0 Megapixel PowerShot SD450 Digital ELPH cameras, join Canon’s line-up between the SD500 and SD400 models which will continue to be available. The new PowerShot SD550 and 450 Digital ELPH cameras offer consumers a big 2.5-inch LCD screen, while retaining Canon’s famed functionality and optical viewfinder. Additionally, the new cameras feature a new UI display designed to capitalize on the larger screen size.”

DigitalPhotographyBlog have posted a useful tip on how to attain image stabilisation even if your digital camera doesn’t support or have image stabilisation built in:

“Here’s a neat tip for digital photographers trying to shoot at slow shutter speeds without image-stabilized (IS or VR) lenses. Actually, it can even be helpful for those using IS/VR lenses when you’re really pushing the limits of hand-holdability.”

Konica Minolta Dimage X1I’ve just published my review of the Konica Minolta Dimage X1:

The ultra compact, ultra stylish 8 megapixel Konica Minolta Dimage X1 features a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, and a unique anti-shake CCD sensor and optical zoom lens unit. The anti-shake system and optical zoom lens can be used in the movie mode for smooth videos with sound.

Read the full Konica Minolta Dimage X1 Review.
View the Konica Minolta Dimage X1 Sample Photo gallery.

Luminous-Landscape have published their Canon EOS 5D Hands on field report:

“What makes the 5D of special note in today’s camera marketplace is not so much that it’s full-frame, and not that it’s just shy of 13 Megapixel – though both are very desirable traits. What makes the 5D of singular interest is that the camera’s size and weight is little bigger than that of its stablemate, the Canon 20D, as well as most of the other current 5-8 Megapixel DSLRs with reduced-frame (APS-sized) sensors.”

DigitalCameraInfo.com review the 5 megapixel, 5x optical zoom Casio Exilim EX-P505 – it features MPEG4 video recording, and a 2″ swivel screen:

“Aiming for the hybrid market, the Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505 adds camcorder-like features to its digital camera body. The P505 has 5 effective megapixels for still imaging on its 1/2.5-inch CCD and full VGA resolution in its four movie modes. Heavily marketing the camera’s video capabilities, Casio included a unique Past Movie mode that starts the recording five seconds before users press the shutter release button. The Casio P505 has a 5x optical zoom lens that works in the movie mode too. The camera body is compact, but the 2-inch LCD can fold outwards and rotate in classic camcorder style to provide added shooting flexibility.”

DigitalCameraInfo.com have reviewed the 6 megapixel Nikon D50 Digital SLR:

“The Nikon D50 is a solid contender among entry level DSLRs, providing users with a 6 megapixel APS-format sensor, 2.5 frames-per-second burst mode, vibrant color rendition, and excellent noise performance. Available at an MSRP of $899.95 and selling for around $700 or even below online, the D50 falls into an increasingly crowded segment of the DSLR realm. Supplying a 2-inch, 130,000 pixel LCD and strong autofocus system, the rugged consumer-level DSLR is even smaller than the D70 and contains a very deep feature set and host of manual controls that will help first time digital SLR owners hone their skills and grow into the medium.”