From the monthly archives: "April 2007"

Fujifilm FinePix F40fdWe’ve just published some sample photos from the new 8.3 megapixel Fujifilm FinePix F40fd – it features a 3x optical zoom lens, an 8.3 megapixel Super CCD sensor with ISO upto 2000, a 2.5″ screen, face-detection focus, VGA video recording, and a first for Fujifilm cameras, a the F40fd has a dual memory card slot, accepting both XD and SD memory cards. The camera battery life is rated at 300 shots and the camera is available for £179.

View Fujifilm FinePix F40fd Sample Photos

More Fujifilm FinePix F40fd Reviews: Think Cameras, Fujifilm FinePix F40fd Hands On at Focus On Imaging

Canon Digital IXUS 70DCResource have reviewed the new Canon Digital IXUS 70 / SD1000 – a retro looking ultra-compact digital camera with a 7 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, and DIGIC III image processor. This is the thinnest IXUS ever measuring 19.4mm thick. The camera is available for £169 in Silver or Black:

“Camera performance was superb. The SD1000 starts up in under a second, despite having a lens to extend. Focusing times are noticeably quicker than on older ELPHs, and low light focusing was accurate. Shutter lag wasn’t a problem, and shot-to-shot delays were minimal. Like all of Canon’s cameras, the SD1000’s burst mode is quite good, allowing you to keep shooting at 1.6 frames/second until your high speed memory card fills up.”

Read our Canon Digital IXUS 70 SD1000 Review
View Canon Digital IXUS 70 SD1000 Sample Photos

Read more Canon Digital IXUS 70 / SD1000 Reviews: Trusted Reviews, Photography BLOG, Steves Digicams, DPExpert, Official Canon Digital IXUS 70 SD1000 Sample Photos

Leica M8 Rangefinder in BlackThe Online Photographer have posted a two part review of the new 10 megapixel Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder, Part One focuses on the Pros, and Part Two, the cons. The M8 is available in Black or Black and Silver, the Leica M8 is Leica’s first digital rangefinder. It features a 2.5″ screen, and has a number of lenses and accessories available for it.

“The main felicity of an M camera is the way it rides shotgun, always there, always on the alert, always ready to go. The M8 is not really different, so long as you have charge in the battery and space on the card. Whereas most cameras want to make it possible to do more and more until you can do an infinite number of things, an M camera doesn’t let you do a lot. It pares away what isn’t really needed and just leaves what is. The M8’s designers respected this principle.”

Read more Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder Reviews: Shutterbug, Luminous Landscape, The Online Photographer, Luminous Landscape

Canon EOS 1D Mk IIIPopPhoto have reviewed the new Canon EOS 1D MKIII – the 10 megapixel Digital SLR features 3″ screen with live view mode, ISO upto 3200 (expandable to 6400), 10 fps continuous shooting for up to 110 frames, EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Dual “DIGIC III” processors:

“Rather than upgrade its popular EOS 30D digital SLR, Canon has surprised us by announcing a pro-level 10.1MP EOS-1D Mark III. (The price wasn’t set at press time, but we think it will street for just under $4,000, body only.) With live LCD preview and other enhancements, it’s more than an upgrade to the 8.2MP EOS-1D Mark II n it replaces, and may pose a threat to Nikon’s 12.4MP D2Xs.”

Read more Canon EOS 1D MK III Reviews / Previews: Rob Galbraith, View Canon EOS 1D MKIII Sample Photos, Click here to read the full press release.

Panasonic FZ8Megapixel.net have reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8, it features Panasonic’s Mega Optical Image Stabilisation and “Intelligent ISO” to avoid image blur. The DMC-FZ8 is a 7 megapixel update to the FZ7 (available for £162), and features a Leica 12x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, Manual controls and RAW mode.

“The Panasonic DMC-FZ8 is the iteration of the FZ camera, replacing last year’s FZ7. Outwardly, the changes are modest consisting of minor, mostly cosmetic changes, while inwardly the FZ8 offers an extra million pixels, and higher resolutions for both monitor and EVF.”

Read more Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Reviews: DPReview, View the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Announcement

Sony Cybershot DSC-W35Digital Camera Info have reviewed the new Sony Cybershot DSC-W35 – a compact 7 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2″ screen, ISO upto 1000, VGA video mode at 30fps, 2cm macro mode, 380 shot battery life, and 56mb internal memory. The camera is available for £112:

“The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 is the latest entry-level addition to Sony’s W-series. The DSC-W35 continues the sleek style and quality internals found in earlier incarnations; it features a 1/2.5-inch Super HAD 7.2 MP CCD, a Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom lens, and compatibility with accessory lenses, lights, and flash units. The camera also features a handful of shooting modes, a plethora of movie mode settings, and a High Sensitivity mode for shooting at up to ISO 1000.”

Read more Sony Cybershot DSC-W35 Reviews: Digital Camera Review, Cameras.co.uk

Nikon D40x Digital SLRThom Hogan has reviewed the new 10 megapixel Nikon D40x Digital SLR, and compared it to the 6 megapixel Nikon D40. The D40x features the same compact body, a 2.5″ screen, and adds a 10 megapixel sensor, ISO 100 – 1600, and 3fps shooting, it has a near-instant startup of 0.18 seconds. The D40x is available for £474 with kit lens.

“The D40x retains all the things that are likeable about the D40 and gives you a 10mp sensor that produces images that are arguably slightly better than the D80 can produce (at least for JPEG files). You pay for that extra resolution two ways: extra dollars up front and reduced flash flexibility due to the all-mechanical shutter.”

Read more Nikon D40x DSLR Reviews: ePhotoZine, Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint, PopPhoto

Pentax Optio M30Steves Digicams have reviewed the new Pentax Optio M30 – a new 7 megapixel digital camera from Pentax’s budget range, it features a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, face detection focus and a 30fps VGA video mode. The Optio M30 is available for £114:

“Pentax has created a nice compact digital package for 2007. With good image quality, class average performance, a durable all-metal body and various exposure modes, the Optio M30 is sure to make a great digicam for the family, tourist, or office user. With an MSRP of US$199 (April 2007) or less, I feel the M30 offers a great value for a camera in this class.”

Read more Pentax Optio M30 Reviews: Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint

Pentax Optio M30Steves Digicams have reviewed the new Pentax Optio M30 – a new 7 megapixel digital camera from Pentax’s budget range, it features a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, face detection focus and a 30fps VGA video mode. The Optio M30 is available for £114:

“Pentax has created a nice compact digital package for 2007. With good image quality, class average performance, a durable all-metal body and various exposure modes, the Optio M30 is sure to make a great digicam for the family, tourist, or office user. With an MSRP of US$199 (April 2007) or less, I feel the M30 offers a great value for a camera in this class.”

Read more Pentax Optio M30 Reviews: Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint