From the monthly archives: "July 2007"

Fujifilm FinePix S8000fdFujifilm have announced the new Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd – an 8 megapixel digital camera with a huge wide angle 18x optical zoom lens, much like the Olympus SP-550UZ, however with a slightly wider zoom range (27 – 486mm equiv), the digital camera features a 2.5″ screen, digital and mechanical image stabilistion (CCD sensor shift), ISO upto 1600 (at full resolution), 3200 and 6400 (at 4mp), Xd / SD card support, face detection, and VGA 30fps video support. It will be available in September 2007 with a retail price of $399.95.

“Fujifilm is bringing the wide-angle, long zoom technology to the consumer market with today’s introduction of the FinePix S8000fd. The 8-MegaPixel, SLR-styled camera features one of the largest optical zooms on a fixed-lens camera in the industry, and introduces Fujifilm’s latest ‘Dual Image Stabilization,’ plus ISO settings of up to ISO6400 (at 50% resolution) – all features you would expect in a high-end digital camera, but at a price point consumers can afford.”

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Fujifilm FinePix Z10fdFujifilm have announced the new Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd – an ultra compact 7 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens, it features a 2.5″ screen, digital image stabilistion, ISO upto 1600, Xd / SD card support, face detection, infra red port, 5 colours, VGA 30fps video support, and blog mode! It will be available in September 2007 with a retail price of $199.95.

“The 7.2 MegaPixel FinePix Z10fd features an ultra-portable design, making it easy to take this sexy micro-mini camera anywhere you go and it comes in five brilliant colors to match the latest styles of today’s fashionistas – Wave Blue, Wasabi Green, Hot Pink, Sunset Orange, and Midnight Black. It also sports a Fujinon 3x optical Zoom lens, 2.5″ LCD screen and packs 54MB of internal memory to give you some extra room when your memory card has had its fill. With its stunning high-resolution LCD, the FinePix Z10fd also has a cool new slideshow mode from Fujifilm that let’s you view and share your photos spontaneously with friends with music provided to help set the mood.”

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Fujifilm FinePix F50fdFujifilm have announced the new Fujifilm FinePix F50fd – a 12 megapixel update to the F40fd, the digital camera features a 12 megapixel 1/ 1.6-inch Super CCD HR sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.7″ screen, digital and mechanical image stabilistion (CCD sensor shift), ISO upto 1600 (at 12mp), 3200 (at 6mp), and 6400 at 3mp, Xd / SD card support, face detection, infra red port, and VGA 30fps video support. It will be available in September 2007 with a retail price of $299.95.

“Combining a 12-MegaPixel, 7th Generation Super CCD with a 3.0x optical zoom and a 2.7″; high-resolution 230,000 pixel wide angle view LCD, the FinePix F50fd is a compact powerhouse that incorporates all the features users have come to expect from Fujifilm’s more advanced digital cameras. With the addition of Dual Image Stabilization, Face Detection 2.0 Technology with Automatic Red Eye Removal function, and ISO settings of up to ISO 6400, the F50fd takes compact digital cameras to the next level, arming users with a host of new features and enabling them to take pictures never before possible.”

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Fujifilm FinePix F480Fujifilm have announced the new Fujifilm FinePix F480 – an 8 megapixel digital camera with a wide angle 4x optical zoom lens (28 – 112mm equiv) it features a 2.7″ screen, digital image stabilistion, ISO upto 800, Xd / SD card support, and VGA 30fps video support. It will be available in September 2007 with a retail price of $179.95.

“No bigger than a deck of playing cards, the F480 is aimed at entry level photographers looking for function and form. It carries an 8.2 MegaPixel CCD sensor along with a digital signal processor for noise reduction. This CCD and processor combination ensures that pictures taken with the FinePix F480 are colorful, clear and crisp. A 4.0x wide angle optical zoom lens from world-renowned lens manufacturer, Fujinon, captures large groups or distant subjects with ease thanks to a 28 mm-112mm equivalent on a 35 mm camera.”

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Fujifilm FinePix a920Fujifilm have announced the new Fujifilm FinePix A920 – a budget digital camera with a suprisingly high specification, it features a 9 megapixel SuperCCD sensor, 4x optical zoom lens, a 2.7″ screen, infra red port, digital image stabilistion, ISO upto 800, Xd / SD card support, and VGA 30fps video support. It will be available in September 2007 with a retail price of $199.95.

“FUJIFILM U.S.A. Inc. today announced the launch of the nine-MegaPixel FinePix A920. Designed specifically for the first-time digital camera buyer and consumers seeking an affordable, easy-to-operate upgrade to their current digital camera, Fujifilm’s FinePix A920 is loaded with features usually reserved for more advanced models. The camera incorporates Fujifilm’s signature Super CCD sensor technology, a 4.0x optical zoom lens and features a 2.7″ LCD.”

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Fuji Z100fdFujifilm UK (26/07/07) have announced the new ultra compact Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd. The camera features a 5x optical zoom lens, an 8 megapixel sensor, a slim 19.8mm metal body, 2.7″ screen, CCD-shift image stabilisation, face detection and ISO upto 1600. The Z100fd is available for £237 in satin silver, tuxedo black, cappucino brown, and shell pink:

“Fujifilm introduces the world’s thinnest image stabilised 5x zoom camera that is as big on features as it is on style. FinePix Z100fd is the latest addition to Fujifilm’s popular range of ultra-slim, metal-bodied, high performance compact digital cameras. Designed for the most demanding style-conscious buyer wanting a truly pocketable camera without compromises, the FinePix Z100fd features a totally redesigned all-metal body that is guaranteed to turn heads whenever and wherever it is used. From the unique ‘diagonal slide’ lens cover and the cool illuminated ‘Z’ logo to the eye-catching two-tone colour variations, the FinePix Z100fd’s refined styling and high quality finish set a new, luxurious standard.”

Fujifilm FinePix S5800Fujifilm UK (26/07/07) announced the new Fujifilm FinePix S5800 – a new ultra zoom digital camera from Fujifilm – it’s and 8 megapixel update to the Fujifilm S5700 / S700. It features a 10x optical zoom lens, an 8 megapixel sensor, a 2.5″ screen, XD and SD card slots, and ISO upto 1600 (to help combat image blur). The S5800 is available for £149, while the S5700 is available for £111 (making it one of the cheapest ultra zooms currently available).

“Fujifilm is pleased to announce the new FinePix S5800, a refinement of its predecessor, the FinePix S5700. It’s a faithful companion for every event, from nights out, the kids’ school play or sports day, right through to countryside walks and family holidays. It’s the ultimate camera for every occasion and perfect for users who always want a camera to hand, but prefer to get creative, not technical, with their photography.”

Kodak Easyshare C513Kodak have announced the new Kodak Easyshare C513, a budget 5 megapixel digital camera with a CMOS sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, 2.4″ screen, digital image stabilisation and uniquely, it uses a 1/2.5 in. CMOS sensor

“The KODAK EASYSHARE C513 Camera is an entry-level camera designed to produce high-quality images no matter how experienced the photographer may be. The camera is based on the new KODAK KAC-05011 CMOS image sensor, which delivers the image quality and overall performance customers have come to expect from Kodak’s EASYSHARE line of digital cameras while taking advantage of the power, integration and cost benefits associated with CMOS technology.”

Generally CMOS sensors have shown up in mobile phones, and unless the CMOS sensor was in a Digital SLR (ala Canon), having a CMOS sensor in a budget digital camera, meant that it was rubbish, but Kodak recently announced that they were going to make CMOS sensors, we’ll have to wait and find out what the results are like, but with a low price of $79, this could be the beginning of new era in budget digital cameras. More on Kodak’s CMOS sensor at CNET.

PopPhoto have published their review of the new Olympus EVOLT E-510 DSLR, an update to the E-500, 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 £569 with kit lens, or £699 with twin lens.

“In our tests in the Pop Photo Lab, both cameras delivered exactly the same color accuracy, resolution, and noise results when mounted on a steady tripod — due, no doubt, to their identical sensors and imageprocessing hardware. However, the E-510 showed better resolution in low-light field tests without a tripod, thanks to the camera’s sensor-based image stabilization.”

Read our Olympus EVOLT E-510 DSLR Review
View our Olympus EVOLT E-510 Sample Photo Gallery

E-510 Reviews: Trusted Reviews, DCResource, Digital Camera Review, John Isaac, Camera Labs, E-510 Previews: Digital Camera Review

PopPhoto have published their review of the new Olympus EVOLT E-510 DSLR, an update to the E-500, 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 £569 with kit lens, or £699 with twin lens.

“In our tests in the Pop Photo Lab, both cameras delivered exactly the same color accuracy, resolution, and noise results when mounted on a steady tripod — due, no doubt, to their identical sensors and imageprocessing hardware. However, the E-510 showed better resolution in low-light field tests without a tripod, thanks to the camera’s sensor-based image stabilization.”

Read our Olympus EVOLT E-510 DSLR Review
View our Olympus EVOLT E-510 Sample Photo Gallery

E-510 Reviews: Trusted Reviews, DCResource, Digital Camera Review, John Isaac, Camera Labs, E-510 Previews: Digital Camera Review