From the monthly archives: "August 2007"

Ricoh Caplio R6We’ve just uploaded several sample photos from the new 7.2 megapixel Ricoh Caplio R6 – an update to the unique Ricoh Caplio R5, the new R6 features a wide-angle 7.1x optical zoom lens, ISO upto 1600, image stabilisation, 1cm macro mode, an (ultra) compact metal body, updated features include Face Recognition focus, new zoom control, a new slim body (20.6mm vs 26mm), a 2.7″ screen, etc. The camera is available in Silver, Red, or Black from £162

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Read more Ricoh Caplio R6 Reviews: DPExpert, Photography BLOG, ePhotoZine, Think Camera, Trusted Reviews

Digital Camera Info 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 £559 with kit lens, or £659 with twin lens.

“The Olympus EVOLT E-510 bests the competition in a few areas. It has tons and tons of manual controls, although some are buried within menus or found only by experimenting with the many buttons on the camera body. The white balance can be tweaked in every way possible, there are five Metering modes, and even high key and low key options that pay special attention to the dynamic range. The E-510 has a dust reduction system and built-in optical image stabilization, features that other manufacturers are beginning to include.”

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E-510 Reviews: Wrotniak.net, Imaging Resource, Steves Digicams, Digital SLR Guide, Photography BLOG, PopPhoto, Trusted Reviews, DCResource, Digital Camera Review, John Isaac, Camera Labs, E-510 Previews: Digital Camera Review

Panasonic FX30Digital Camera Review have reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 – the ultra compact metal bodied camera features a 7.2 megapixel sensor, a Leica 28mm wide angle 3.6x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen and is an update to the FX07 – the camera features optical image stabilisation and is available in Black or Silver for £182:

“Despite its diminutive size the ultra-compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 is a sort of photographic kid brother to the prosumer Panasonic FZ8. Like its big brother, the tiny FX30 features 7 megapixel resolution, image stabilization, a high resolution 2.5 inch LCD screen, Panasonic’s third generation Venus Engine processor, an 640×480 @ 30fps movie mode, an ISO 100 to ISO 1250 sensitivity range, and multiple (4:3, 3:2 or 16:9) aspect ratios. ”

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Read more Panasonic Lumix FX30 Reviews: Camera Labs, Megapixel.net, Neo Camera

Sigma SD14DCViews have reviewed the new Sigma SD14 Digital SLR and compared it to the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro – The SD14 features a 14 megapixel Foveon x3 sensor (this captures all primary RGB colours at each and every pixel), dust protection, a 2.5″ screen, as well as RAW and JPEG support. The Sigma SD14 is available for £732 from Amazon, the S5 Pro is available for £955:

“With the S5 Pro Fuji also produced a unique camera, with less ‘issues’ than the SD14. It’s well designed, durable and is loaded with features. The JPEG’s are of great quality, ISO 1600 is useable and in JPEG the Dynamic range feature and the film simulation prove their use in some situations. Again RAW (RAF) unveils the best of the Super CCD with 14-bits space for its wide dynamic range.”

Read more Sigma SD14 DSLR Reviews: Pocket Lint, Trusted Reviews, DPExpert, Home Theater HiFi, PopPhoto, ePhotoZine, Sigma User, Previews: Sigma SD14 at Focus on Imaging 2007, Sigma SD14 Hands-on at Photokina 2006

Olympus E-410Imaging Resource have published their review of the new Olympus E-410, an update to the E-400, and little brother to the E-510, 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 £442 with kit lens:

“On one hand, the Olympus E-410 is cute, quick, fun to shoot (used with Live View off), and stows easily. Its main kit lens is small and sharp even in the corners, and the 40-150mm telephoto lens makes for a small 10.7x combo. Its Scene modes are great for the novice, but two modes in particular are tuned for professional divers willing to spend more than the camera costs in an underwater housing and accessories.”

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

Ricoh Caplio R7Ricoh have announced the new 8 megapixel Ricoh Caplio R7 – an update to the unique Ricoh Caplio R6, the new R7 features a wide-angle 7.1x optical zoom lens, ISO upto 1600, image stabilisation, 1cm macro mode, an (ultra) compact metal body, Face Recognition focus, slim body (20.6mm), a 2.7″ screen, updated features include Smooth Imaging Engine III, 8.15 megapixel CCD and new brightness and colour-tone functions. The camera will be available in Silver, Black and Orange from September 2007 at £229.99 inc Vat:

“With a new image processing engine and a 7.1x optical wide zoom lens (28–200 mm in 35 mm camera format) mounted on a slim body only 20.6 mm at its thinnest point, the Caplio R7 takes digital photography to an even higher level of image quality.”

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Olympus Mju 795SWOlympus have announced the new Olympus Mju Stylus 795SW – an update to the 770SW – the 7 megapixel digital camera is Shockproof to 1.5m, Waterproof to 10m, and freezeproof – it features a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5″ screen, 23 scene modes, VGA video, 7cm macro, ISO upto 1600, BrightCapture and Shadow Adjustment Technology, Face detection focus, and TruePic III image processor. It’s available in two colours Silver and Black.

Casio Exilim EX-V8Casio have announced the new Casio Exilim EX-V8, an update to the Casio Exilim EX-V7 it features face detection, 8.1 megapixel sensor, a 7x optical zoom lens, best shot scene modes, anti-shake DSP, CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism, new High-quality movies using the H.264 standard, and YouTube video mode. It will be available in silver:

“The EX-V8 delivers 8.1 effective megapixels in a slim shape that is compact enough to fit in the palm of the hand. The camera features a 7X optical internal zoom lens designed for quiet operation. The EX-V8 also offers four blur reduction technologies, including a CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism.”

Casio Exilim EX-Z1080Casio have announced the new Casio Exilim EX-Z1080, an update to the Casio Exilim EX-Z1050 it features face detection, 10.1 megapixel sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens, best shot scene modes, anti-shake DSP (digital anti-shake using ISO upto 6400), extra long battery life, new High-quality movies using the H.264 standard, and YouTube mode. It will be available in gray, black, blue, and pink:

“The 10.1 megapixel EX-Z1080 produces beautiful photographs even when making large prints. It also enables high sensitivity photography up to a maximum of ISO 6400, and is ideal for photographing darker scenes and reducing blur caused by shaky hands and subject movement.”

Olympus SP-560 UZOlympus have announced the new Olympus SP-560 Ultra Zoom – an update to the SP-550UZ – the 8 megapixel digital camera features a wider angle 18x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 27 – 486mm), 2.5″ screen, 24 scene modes, digital and optical image stabilisation, VGA video, 1cm macro, built in guide, ISO upto 6400 (ISO3200 at full resolution), BrightCapture and Shadow Adjustment Technology, Face detection focus, and TruePic III image processor. It’s available in four colours Orange, Silver, Black and Blue:

“Get as close to your subject as you want with the 8.0 Megapixel Olympus SP-560 UZ. Picking out hard-to-capture motifs like birds in trees or the kids on the football field is made easy with an 18x optical zoom, while wide-angle capabilities provide a broader view – so you’ll also be able to photograph the whole family in a single group shot. And forget the worries of blurred images from camera shake too: an advance image stabilisation system ensures sharp shots, even at large magnification levels. “