From the monthly archives: "January 2007"

Ricoh Caplio R5I’ve been looking through the web statistics for DigiCamReview, and found January’s Top 5 most popular digital cameras reviewed on this site, based on our readers page views over the month of January. Here’s the most recent list, with the new Ricoh Caplio R5 at number 1. If you’re looking for a great digital camera, then why not have a look at these popular cameras:

1 – Ricoh Caplio R5 – Ultra compact 6mp, 7.1x optical zoom, Anti-Shake

2 – Fujifilm FinePix S9600 S9100 – 10.7x optical zoom, 9 megapixels.

3 – Fujifilm FinePix F30 – Compact 6mp, 3x optical zoom, ISO upto 3200

4 – Panasonic Lumix TZ1 – Compact 10x optical zoom, 2.5″

5 – Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS – Ultra compact 7mp, 3.8x opt zoom, IS

Previously: Top 5 Digital Cameras December 2006, Top 5 Digital Cameras November 2006, Top 5 Digital Cameras October 2006, Top 5 Digital Cameras September 2006, Top 5 Digital Cameras August 2006, Top 5 Digital Cameras July 2006, Top 5 Digital Cameras June 2006, Top 5 Digital Cameras May 2006

Fujifilm FinePix S9600Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new SLR style Fujifilm FinePix S9600 / S9100. The new Fujifilm FinePix S9600 (S9100 in the US) – is an update to the S9500 (S9000) – and features a 9 megapixel sensor, a wide angle 10.7x optical zoom lens, ISO upto 1600, VGA video recording, and a 2″ swivelling screen. The camera is available for £272 from Amazon including VAT and free postage.

“The S9600 offers only a few minor improvements to what was already an outstanding enthusiast’s camera. If you’ve already got an S9500 it’s probably not worth upgrading, but if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to a digital SLR, or a second camera for when you don’t want to cart your whole kit around, the S9600 is the best choice on the market.”

Read our Fujifilm FinePix S9600 S9100 Review
View Fujifilm FinePix S9600 S9100 Sample Photos

Read more Fujifilm FinePix S9600 / S9100 Reviews: Megapixel.net, Digital Camera Review, ThinkCamera

Fujifilm FinePix S9600Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new SLR style Fujifilm FinePix S9600 / S9100. The new Fujifilm FinePix S9600 (S9100 in the US) – is an update to the S9500 (S9000) – and features a 9 megapixel sensor, a wide angle 10.7x optical zoom lens, ISO upto 1600, VGA video recording, and a 2″ swivelling screen. The camera is available for £272 from Amazon including VAT and free postage.

“The S9600 offers only a few minor improvements to what was already an outstanding enthusiast’s camera. If you’ve already got an S9500 it’s probably not worth upgrading, but if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to a digital SLR, or a second camera for when you don’t want to cart your whole kit around, the S9600 is the best choice on the market.”

Read our Fujifilm FinePix S9600 S9100 Review
View Fujifilm FinePix S9600 S9100 Sample Photos

Read more Fujifilm FinePix S9600 / S9100 Reviews: Megapixel.net, Digital Camera Review, ThinkCamera

Panasonic FZ8
Panasonic have announced 11 new digital cameras, all feature Panasonic’s Mega Optical Image Stabilisation and “Intelligent ISO” to avoid image blur. Nearly all of them should start becoming available in Febuary / March although availability and pricing varies depending on location:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 – (pictured above) 7 megapixel update to the FZ7. Leica 12x opt, 2.5″, Manual. Update: View some pre-production sample photos at LetsGoDigital, Photography BLOG.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 – (pictured above) 7.2mp, Leica 28mm wide 10x optical zoom, 3″, update to the TZ1. Update: View some pre-production sample photos at LetsGoDigital, Photography BLOG.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ2 – 6mp, Leica 28mm wide 10x optical zoom, 2.5″, update to the TZ1.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 – 7.2mp, Leica 28mm wide angle 3.6x opt zoom, 2.5″ update to the FX07

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 – (pictured above) 7.2mp, 6x optical, 2.5″, an update to the LZ5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ6 – 7.2mp, 6x optical, 2″, an update to the LZ3

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 – (pictured above) 7.2mp, Leica 3x opt, 2.5″, update to the FX3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10 – 6mp, Leica 3x opt, 2.5″, update to the FX3

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS75 – 7.2mp, Lumix 3x opt, 2.5″, updates the LS2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70 – 7.2mp, Lumix 3x opt, 2″, updates the LS2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS60 – (pictured above) 6mp, Lumix 3x opt, 2″, updates the LS2

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS60

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10

Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd S6000fdSteves Digicams have reviewed the new compact ultra zoom – the Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd / S6000fd Zoom. The new camera replaces the Fujifilm FinePix S5600 / S5200 – and features a 6 megapixel Super CCD sensor with ISO upto 3200, a wide-angle 10.7x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 28 – 300mm), a 2.5″ screen, face-detection focus, and a rubberised black body. The camera is available for £212

“The S6000fd has its advantages, including high-quality VGA-sized movies, intensified viewfinder image in dim lighting, menu operation and image playback on its eye-level EVF, Intelligent Face Detection, built-in macro/super macro modes and a lower price.”

Read our Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd / S6000fd Reader Review
Read our hands on look at the Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd

Read more Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd / S6000fd Reviews: Photography BLOG, ThinkCamera, DPReview, Imaging Resource, Photo-i, Megapixel.net, Photoxels, Digital Camera Review, Digital Camera Info, DCResource, Trusted Reviews

Pentax Optio W20Steves Digicams have reviewed the new 7 megapixel waterproof and dust proof Pentax Optio W20, an update to the Pentax Optio W10 it features a 3x optical zoom lens, a new blur reduction mode (using ISO upto 1600) and a 2.5″ screen. The Pentax Optio W20 is available for £151 from Amazon UK:

“With a street price of $250 or less, the Pentax Optio W20 is a very sporty digital package. With JIS Class 8 waterproof and Class 5 dustproof ratings, this model can be taken almost anywhere, without the need for extra protection against the elements. Image quality is great for a 7- megapixel model, and the anti-shake/anti-blur technology performs well in less than perfect lighting conditions.”

Read more Pentax Optio W20 Reviews: Trusted Reviews, Think Camera

Canon IXUS i7 Sample PhotoDigital Camera Info have published their review of the new ultra compact Canon Digital IXUS i7 / Powershot SD40 – it features a 7 megapixel sensor, a 1.8″ screen, a 2.4x optical zoom lens, face-detection, ISO 1600, a DIGIC III processor, VGA / 30fps video mode, and is available in four colours (Pink, Grey, Sepia, and Blue). Battery life is rated at 190 shots, the camera is 23.9mm thick and weighs 105g. The Canon Digital IXUS i7 is available for £163 from Amazon UK

“This 7.1-megapixel Digital Elph comes in four trendy colors and measures smaller than most cell phones. It has a 2.4x optical zoom lens and a 1.8-inch LCD screen. The biggest innovation on the SD40 is the Digic III image processor that touts face detection and noise reduction technology.”

View Canon Digital IXUS i7 Zoom (SD40) Sample Photos
Read my Canon Digital IXUS i7 Zoom SD40 First Thoughts

Read more Canon Digital IXUS i7 / Powershot SD40 Reviews: Cameras.co.uk, Steves Digicams, DPInterface, Cameras.co.uk

Nikon Coolpix S SeriesDCResource have reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix S7c camera – an upgrade to the Nikon Coolpix S6 reviewed here. It feature a 3x optical zoom lens, a 7 megapixel sensor, a 3″ screen, Vibration Reduction, black body and wireless support. The Coolpix S7c is available for £220 from Amazon

“The Coolpix S7c ($350) is the update to the Coolpix S6, which was one of Nikon’s first cameras to support Wi-Fi. The S7c supports Wi-Fi too — in fact, it’s been enhanced over its predecessor. While before you could just transfer photos to your computer wirelessly, the S7c lets you e-mail photos right from your camera, from almost any Wi-Fi access point.”

Read more Nikon Coolpix S7c Reviews: Digital Camera Review, Photography BLOG, Trusted Reviews

Canon IXUS i7 BMW MINIWe’ve just uploaded some night shot sample photos from the new ultra compact Canon Digital IXUS i7 / Powershot SD40 – it features a 7 megapixel sensor, a 1.8″ screen, a 2.4x optical zoom lens, face-detection, ISO 1600, a DIGIC III processor, VGA / 30fps video mode, and is available in four colours (Pink, Grey, Sepia, and Blue). Battery life is rated at 190 shots, the camera is 23.9mm thick and weighs 105g. The Canon Digital IXUS i7 is available for £163 from Amazon

View Canon Digital IXUS i7 Zoom (SD40) Sample Photos
Read my Canon Digital IXUS i7 Zoom SD40 First Thoughts

Read more Canon Digital IXUS i7 / Powershot SD40 Reviews: Steves Digicams, DPInterface, Cameras.co.uk

Canon EOS 400DWe’ve just published our review of the new 10 megapixel Canon EOS 400D (aka Digital Rebel XTi) – it features a new dust reduction system, similar to the one featured on all Olympus Digital SLRs, 3fps shooting, ISO100 to ISO1600, 500 shot battery life, and a 2.5″ screen. The camera is available in Silver or Black for £480/$899 with kit lens:

Read our Canon EOS 400D Digital Rebel XTi Review
View Canon EOS 400D Digital Rebel XTi Sample Photos

Read more Canon EOS 400D Reviews: Megapixel.net, Photography BLOG, Pocket-Lint, Steves-Digicams, Digital Camera Info, Imaging Resource, LetsGoDigital, DPReview, DPExpert, DCResource, The Digital Picture, DPReview, Camera Labs