From the monthly archives: "January 2006"

Nikon D2xLetsGoDigital have published their review of the new 12.4 megapixel Nikon D2x Digital SLR, it offer 5 or 8 frames per second:

“The Nikonians have had to wait a long time for the Nikon D2X. For some maybe just a bit too long. And after the introduction it took a while before the first cameras were shipped. But all this waiting was well worth it. The Nikon D2X is definitely one of the best D-SLRs available these days. Especially looking at its price the D2X offers a heck of a lot and therefore it’s not a surprise seeing the D2X regularly in the field. It’s a special professional reflex!”

Nikon Coolpix P1TrustedReviews have reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix P1, it features a 3.5x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, an 8 megapixel sensor and built in wi-fi support:

“I see an awful lot of digital cameras, most of them the very latest models, but it’s not often that I see something really new and different. However Nikon’s new CoolPix P1 is just that. It’s the first digital compact camera to come with wireless LAN, (Wi-Fi) connectivity straight out of the box. It is designed to connect to any computer, printer or other device equipped with a wireless network adapter, enabling you to download or print your pictures without having to either remove the memory card or plug in any cables.”

Fuji F11Digital-Lifestyles have reviewed the new Fujifilm FinePix F11, it features a 6 megapixel sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, ISO80 – 1600, and manual controls, it’s an updated version of the recommended Fujifilm FinePix F10:

“We raved about the auto-everything Fujifilm F10, so when we heard that they were producing an updated version of the camera offering more manual controls, we were happy to dust off the chequebook and place an order. Although the design remains the same (the F11 still looks more like a bottom of the line camera than a highly capable compact) the F11 adds shutter priority and aperture priority and a higher resolution LCD screen, up from 115,000 pixels to 153,000 pixels.”

View Fujifilm FinePix F11 Sample Photos
View Fujifilm FinePix F10 Sample Photos

Kodak V530Digital Camera Info review the Kodak Easyshare V530 – Kodak’s new compact and stylish 5 megapixel camera – it features a 3x optical zoom lens and a 2″ screen:

“The Kodak EasyShare V530 hit the market in July 2005 and received a price reduction in November to make the camera an affordable choice for holiday buyers. Kodak shed fifty bucks from the original price tag so the stylish 5-megapixel digital camera is now $299.95. This model is designed to appeal to a range of style-conscious consumers with its offering in several colors. The Kodak V530 comes in midnight black, silver essence, red shimmer, and absolute pink. The digital camera comes with a Schneider-Kreuznach 3x optical zoom lens, a 2-inch LCD screen with 230,000 pixels of resolution, and digital image stabilization in the movie mode.”

Panasonic LX1CreativePro have published their review of the 8.4 megapixel Panasonic Lumix LX1, it features a wide angle 4x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen and 16:9 aspect ratio shooting:

“Though it’s as small as many point-and-shoot cameras, the LX1 includes a few features that most point-and-shoots don’t have. In addition to an image-stabilized lens, the LX1 lets you shoot raw files, and it has a wider aspect ratio. Most point-and-shoots use the same 4:3 aspect ratio as your TV. If you’re used to the 3:2 aspect ratio of a digital SLR (or of 35mm film), shooting with a 4:3 camera can feel downright claustrophobic.”

Read my Panasonic Lumix LX1 Review

Olympus Mju 700LetsGoDigital have published their preview of the new 7 megapixel Olympus Mju Digital / Stylus 700 announced last week – it features a 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.5″ screen:

“Olympus has been quite successful with the launch of its digital version of the Mju camera. Colourful and a fresh interesting design combined with a user-friendly operation are the key elements that make the Olympus Mju 700 different from the mass market. The camera is thin and a true light-weight, but without losing any comfort in handling. The large 2.5 inch LCD display on the Mju 700 is a welcome feature and gives the photographer live view. The 7.1 million pixel resolution will give you enough information to enlarge your favourite moment or crop details to post-process the image. The Olympus Mju 700 is a very nice digital camera that enriches the Mju family with some extra design and life-style.”

Free Prints from PanasonicPanasonic have a special offer on their website, if you sign up to their new photo printing and sharing service you’ll recieve 50 free 6×4″ photos – offer ends on the 31st of March:

“NEW LUMIX PHOTO PRINTING & SHARING SERVICE ! Simply upload your images and we’ll do the rest. Choose a print sizes from standard 6 x 4 through to 30 x 20 posters, canvas, frames & other gift ideas and we’ll deliver to your door the next day or directly to friends and family worldwide. Register now and you will get 50 6 x 4 FREE prints.”

Panasonic FZ30CameraLabs have published their review of the 8 megapixel Panasonic Lumix FZ30, it features a Leica 12x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, and a swivel 2″ screen:

“Panasonic’s DMC-FZ30 is an 8 Megapixel all-in-one ‘bridge’ camera with a powerful 12x optical zoom lens and SLR-like styling. Like other long-zoom bridge cameras, Panasonic’s aiming the FZ30 at buyers of budget Digital SLRs, with key advantages including LCD-based composition using a flip-out screen, movie mode and of course a lens with a considerably longer focal range than the typical 3x kit SLR lenses.

And by considerable, we’re not kidding: the FZ30’s 12x lens has an optical range equivalent to 35-420mm on a 35mm camera. This takes you from a reasonably wide angle to an incredible telephoto – and better still, unlike its predecessor, the FZ30’s lens doesn’t extend.”

View Panasonic Lumix FZ30 Sample Photos

Sony T9Steves-Digicams have published their full review of the new 6 megapixel ultra compact Sony Cybershot T9, the T9 features a 3x optical zoom lens, image stabilisation, and a 2.5″ screen:

“The Cyber-shot DSC-T9 is the first of Sony’s ultra-slim “T” series cameras to offer both Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization and high light sensitivity. With these Sony technologies, the six-megapixel DSC-T9 delivers more detailed images with significantly less blur and graininess than typical point-and-shoot cameras. Optical image stabilization reduces image blur from hand movement, while high light sensitivity helps to lessen blurriness resulting from low-light conditions. The end result is better-focused, expressive images that look more like the way you see them, with the human eye.”