From the monthly archives: "May 2006"

HP R727DCResource have published their review of the new HP Photosmart R727 – an ultra compact 6 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.5″ screen:

“The HP Photosmart R727 ($300) is a compact 6 Megapixel camera with a 3X zoom lens, large 2.5” LCD, and a ton of HP’s unique features. These features include in-camera panorama stitching, Image Advice (which tells you how to improve a photo you’ve taken), Adaptive Lighting (brightens up dark photos), redeye removal, and much more. The R727 has a “little brother” known as the Photosmart R725 ($250), which is the same camera except for its smaller 2-inch LCD.”

Nikon Coolpix L4Cameras.co.uk have reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix L4 – a 4 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2″ screen. It features 15 scene modes and takes 2 AA batteries. Available for £99 at Amazon UK:

“The overall image quality of its 4-megapixel High quality mode was very good. Our outdoor samples were sharp, well exposed and had pleasing color saturation. The exposure system did a great job of capturing sky detail, although whites were sometimes blown-out in bright sunlight. Like the other members of Nikon’s L-series, ISO sensitivity is fully automatic; there’s no manual adjustment available. I saw very little noise when the camera was using a lower ISO setting, but as with most consumer models, these levels will become more noticeable as the sensitivity is increased.”

Olympus Mju 720SWDPInterface have reviewed the Olympus Mju / Stylus 720SW – an ultra compact water, dust, and shock proof digital camera, with 7 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.5″ screen. The camera is available in three colours: Pink, Blue, and Silver. The 720SW is available for £229 from Amazon UK

“Olympus had a few nice tricks up their sleeve early this year including releasing their live view E330 and waterproof Stylus 720SW. The 720SW has 7 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom lens and is waterproof up to 3 m and shock proof up to 1.5 m. The Olympus Stylus 720SW is also known as the Olympus µ720SW outside of the USA. Ready to learn about this very sturdy camera?”

Read our Olympus Mju Stylus 720SW Review
View Olympus Mju Stylus 720SW Sample Photos

Canon Powershot SD700 ISDigital Camera Info have published their review of the new Canon Powershot SD700 IS / Digital IXUS 800 IS – the compact digital camera features a 4x optical zoom with with image stabilisation, a 2.5″ screen, a 6 megapixel sensor, and ISO upto 800. The Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS is available for £281 from Amazon UK:

“The PowerShot SD700 IS, the first of Canon’s trendy Digital Elph line to offer image stabilization. The camera also provides a 4x optical zoom lens and several improvements that are fairly new to Canon cameras. Its new 1/2.5-inch image sensor has 6 megapixels and is designed to suppress noise at higher ISO sensitivities. With an ISO range from 80-800, the Canon SD700 also has a larger ISO range than its PowerShot siblings. This model adds a 16:9 widescreen-optimized format and revamps the popular My Colors mode. While PowerShot cameras previous to 2006 included this mode only while recording, the new SD700 lets users add interesting color filters and effects in recording or playback. The Canon PowerShot SD700 IS was introduced in February and released in April for a retail price of $499.”

View Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS Sample Photos

Fuji S9500Cameras.co.uk have published their review of the new 9 megapixel Fujifilm FinePix S9500 / S9000, it features 10.7x optical zoom lens, ISO upto 1600, and a 1.8″ swivel screen:

“The Fuji Finepix S9500 is a fully featured digital camera. In terms of both looks and features it resembles an SLR camera. There is a lot to like about this camera and it sits in its own niche in the market. It is aimed at advanced photographers rather than someone looking for a simple point and shoot camera.”

Olympus Mju 720SWPopular Science have named the Olympus Mju / Stylus 720SW as one of June 2006’s must have gadgets – the 720SW is an ultra compact water, dust, and shock proof digital camera, with 7 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.5″ screen. The camera is available in three colours: Pink, Blue, and Silver. The 720SW is available for £229 from Amazon UK

Read our Olympus Mju Stylus 720SW Review
View Olympus Mju Stylus 720SW Sample Photos

Olympus Mju 810Steves-Digicams have reviewed the new weatherproof 8 megapixel Olympus Mju Digital 810, featuring a 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.5″ screen. The Olympus Mju Digital 810 is available for £207 from Amazon UK:

“The all-weather Stylus 810 is a stylish and durable digital camera that delivers premium features, advanced performance and enhanced usability in a sleek, compact point-and-shoot body that’s less than one inch thick. The large 2.5-inch LCD and Bright Capture Technology dramatically improves composition, capture and review of images in low-light situations. The 3x optical zoom lens provides the equivalent of 35-105mm focal length in 35mm photography, and a Super Macro Mode that captures details from as close as 4 inches.”

Nikon Coolpix S6Megapixel.net have reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix S6, available in black or silver, it features a 6 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, a large 3″ screen, wireless connection, and 15 scene modes. The Nikon Coolpix S6 is available for £247 from Amazon:

“The Nikon Coolpix S6 is dressed in a sand-textured metallic black body, highlighted by rich-looking chrome sides. The camera is flat on the back, but has a slight wave on the front to accommodate the internal 3X zoom. Although it offers a 6-megapixel resolution in an ultra-thin body, the Nikon Coolpix S6 stands out for two other features: a 3-inch LCD monitor, and built-in WiFi that allows the camera to hook-up to either a wireless access point, or directly to a wireless capable computer.”

Fujifilm FinePix Z3
Fujifilm have announced the new Fujifilm FinePix Z3, an ultra compact 5 megapixel digital camera available in blue, silver, and pink. It features a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, ISO upto 1600, an intelligent flash, a picture stabilisation mode, and dual shot mode (one with flash / one without).

“Real Photo Technology captures treasured moments just as your eye sees them. Combining the new RPII Processor, 6th Generation Super CCD-HR Sensor and Fujinon Lens Optics, the Z3 delivers ultra-high sensitivity with low noise, faster operational speeds and reduced power consumption. This allows you to capture priceless memories as photographs with every nuance of light and color, even in low light situations without a flash.”

Mju 700LetsGoDigital have published their review of the new 7 megapixel Olympus Mju 700 / Stylus 710, it features a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, and a weatherproof metal body. It’s available in a variety of colours, and is available for £168 from Amazon.

“The Olympus Mju 700 has a modest 3x optical zoom lens with a range of 37 – 111 mm (35 mm format camera). The rear of the camera is adorned by a 2.5 inch LCD display that, according to Olympus, gives greater clarity than conventional models. The Olympus Mju 700 also has Olympus’s highly praised BrightCapture technology that was designed to improve photographs taken in difficult conditions.”