From the monthly archives: "June 2007"

Samsung NV7Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Samsung NV7 OPS – a 7 megapixel digital camera with a 7x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen and CCD-shift image stabilisation. The Samsung NV7 is available for £183 from Amazon UK:

“As well as its 7.2-megapixel sensor and 7x zoom lens it also features an all-metal body, a full range of manual exposure options, CCD-shift image stabilisation, a pop-up flash and a big 2.5-in 230k LCD monitor screen. It’s an impressive camera from any point of view, but it doesn’t come cheap.”

Read our Samsung NV7 OPS Review
View our Samsung NV7 OPS Sample Photo Gallery

Read more Samsung NV7 Reviews: Think Camera, DCResource, DPReview, PhotographyBLOG

Coolpix P5000DPExpert have reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix P5000 – it features a 10 megapixel sensor, a 3.5x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, face-priority focus, lens shift Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization, d-lighting, optical viewfinder, full manual controls, ISO upto 3200, and a stylish black body. The P5000 is available for £210:

“If you are happy to keep the ISO setting at 200 or below then the Nikon P5000 will do the job. The excellent auto white balance and exposure work to minimise the effects of noise in indoor shots, but mottled skies are not attractive. This is the only Nikon compact that has an optical viewfinder so it is an important model in the product line.”

Read more Nikon Coolpix P5000 Reviews: PopPhoto, Digital Camera Info, LetsGoDigital, ePhotoZine, Cameras.co.uk, Trusted Reviews, DPReview, Digital Camera Review, Photoxels, Nikon Coolpix P5000 Hands-On at Focus on Imaging

Canon Powershot TX1Digital Camera Info have reviewed the new Canon Powershot TX1 (IS) – the digital camera / digital camcorder features a 7 megapixel sensor, 10x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, a 1.8″ swivel screen, red-eye reduction, face-detection focus, DIGIC III image processor and HDTV 1280 x 720 pixels (30 frames/sec.) video recording.

“The Canon PowerShot TX1 made waves in February as Canon’s first attempt at a true hybrid digital camera-camcorder. The 7.1-megapixel TX1 borrows elements like image stabilization, stereo audio, a wind filter, and video editing from bigger cameras like the PowerShot S3 and newer S5.”

Read more Canon Powershot TX1 Reviews: Steves Digicams, DPReview, DCResource

Olympus E-410DCResource have published their review of the new Olympus E-410, an update to the E-400 (reviewed here), it features a new 10 megapixel live-MOS sensor, with live view, a new image processing engine “TruePic III”, dust reduction, shadow adjustment technology, and the world’s slimmest, smallest and lightest DSLR body. The camera is available now for £538 with kit lens:

“The Olympus EVOLT E-410 is the smallest digital SLR on the market. Designed as a “step up” for point-and-shoot camera users, the E-410 features a live view LCD, plenty of scene modes, and a relatively easy-to-use interface. The camera has some hits and some misses, and it’s at its best when you tweak the settings a bit.”

E-410 Reviews: Pocket Lint, DPReview, Megapixel.net, Gizmodo, LetsGoDigital , DPNow, Previews: DCResource, DPReview, Digital Camera Review, Click here for the full press release.

Olympus E-510John Isaac has reviewed the new Olympus EVOLT E-510, an update to the E-500 (reviewed here), it features a new 10 megapixel live-MOS sensor, with live view, a new image processing engine “TruePic III”, dust reduction, shadow adjustment technology, and Supersonic Image Stabilizer Unit. The E-510 is available for £599 with kit lens, or £698 with twin lens.

“Moment to moment handling of the 510 is very nice. Olympus ergnomics are excellent, and I find operation of the camera to be a breeze. Control knobs on top of the camera are clean and easily laid out. Likewise, I find the menus viewed in the LCD to be straight forward and easy to navigate. As I had mentioned earlier, the camera shoots 3 fps for 7 frames. I have not found many situations where I have had trouble with the buffer as the camera clears it quickly.”

E-510 Reviews: Camera Labs, E-510 Previews: Digital Camera Review

Olympus FE-250Imaging Resource have reviewed the new Olympus FE-250 – an 8 megapixel digital camera, with a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5″ screen, ISO upto 10,000 (at 3mp), with ISO3200 available in normal mode, and a 30fps VGA video mode. It’s available for £150:

“Attractive, compact and capable, the FE-250 was fun to shoot close-ups and middle-distance shots with, disappointing me only a little with landscapes. I particularly liked shooting at high ISO even though the image size was reduced to 3-Mp and the shots were really only usable for snapshot-size prints. And I was glad to have 15 fps performance (even at 3-Mp again) when I couldn’t wait five seconds between shots. It’s a bit expensive as entry-level gear goes, but it grows on you the more you use it.”

Read more Olympus FE-250 Reviews: Digital Camera Review, Steves Digicams

Olympus E-410Pocket Lint have published their review of the new Olympus E-410, an update to the E-400 (reviewed here), it features a new 10 megapixel live-MOS sensor, with live view, a new image processing engine “TruePic III”, dust reduction, shadow adjustment technology, and the world’s slimmest, smallest and lightest DSLR body. The camera is available now for £538 with kit lens:

“A camera packed to the gunnels with so much excellent kit and user control might cost twice as much; the E400 I criticised for being to dear, now pricing is much better and as a result I can heartily recommend the E410 to anyone because the other bonus of this model is it is available world wide.”

E-410 Reviews: DPReview, Megapixel.net, Gizmodo, LetsGoDigital , DPNow, Previews: DCResource, DPReview, Digital Camera Review, Click here for the full press release.

Panasonic FZ8Cameralabs 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, and features a Leica 12x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, Manual controls and RAW mode. The FZ8 is available for £219 in black or silver:

“The Panasonic Lumix FZ8 is one of the best value super-zoom cameras around right now, boasting a range of features comparable to models costing comfortably more. On the plus side you get a good quality 12x optical zoom with stabilisation, composition using either a great-looking 2.5in screen or decent electronic viewfinder, quick and easy control over all settings, and even RAW recording facilities, all in small, light and affordable form factor.”

Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Review
View our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Sample Photo Gallery

Read more Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Reviews: ePhotoZine, DCResource, Steves Digicams, LetsGoDigital, Digital Camera Info, Trusted Reviews, Megapixel.net, DPReview, View the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Announcement

Fuji FinePix Big Job HD-3W

Fujifilm UK have announced the new (to the UK) Fujifilm FinePix Big Job HD-3W – a rugged waterproof, drop-proof, dust-proof digital camera with a wide-angle 3x optical zoom lens (28 – 84mm equiv), a 3″ screen, a 6 megapixel sensor and ISO upto 1600, the camera takes 2 AA batteries:

“Fujifilm is pleased to announce the launch of the FinePix Big Job HD-3W – the first camera of its kind to be released by Fujifilm in the UK. It is a heavy-duty and highly practical digital camera designed to be used in the most challenging of environments. Having withstood a drop test to 70cm and featuring a rubber grip and big buttons, this waterproof, dust proof and shockproof camera can endure what other cameras only dream of. The FinePix Big Job HD-3W is perfect for the construction, engineering, health and safety and manufacturing industries, or any environment where it is likely to get knocked around.”

Pentax K100D SuperPentax have announced the new Pentax K100D Super, a slight update to the 6 megapixel Pentax K100D (read our review here) Digital SLR, it now features a “Dust Removal system”, as well as all the features that come with the K100D such as shake reduction CCD sensor, 2.5″ screen, ISO3200 etc. The K100D Super has an RRP of $599, the K100D is available for £299 with kit lens, making it excellent value for money!

“Now PENTAX brings the advanced innovation of higher-end digital SLRs to the affordable K100D Super. Building on PENTAX developed Shake Reduction, PENTAX adds an original Dust Removal system to help keep the CCD surface dust-free and full compatibility with SDM lenses. With the arrival of the K100D Super, PENTAX raises the bar and delivers a full-featured and technologically advanced SLR at a very reasonable price.”