From the monthly archives: "September 2007"

Canon IXUS 950 ISDCResource have reviewed the new Canon Digital IXUS 950 IS / Powershot SD850 IS – it’s an 8 megapixel update to the Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS / SD700, and features a 4x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, a 2.5″ screen, 230 shot battery life, ISO upto 1600, Face detection focus, and VGA video mode, it is available for £179:

“The Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital ELPH is an ultra-compact that does just about everything right. As you probably noticed by reading this conclusion, there isn’t much to complain about — and the few negatives are shared with nearly every other camera in this class. I highly recommend checking out the PowerShot SD850 if you’re in the market for a stylish ultra-compact camera.”

Read more Canon Digital IXUS 950 IS SD850 IS Reviews: Photography BLOG, Ken Rockwell, Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint, Steves Digicams, Digital Camera Review, View Canon Powershot SD850 IS / IXUS 950 IS Sample Photos

Coolpix L10Pocket Lint have reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix L10 – it features a 5 megapixel sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2″ screen, face-priority focus, d-lighting and ISO upto 800. The Coolpix L10 is available for £63:

“The L10’s focusing issues and the problems with the auto white balance are reminiscent of the L12 I recently tested, but you have to bear in mind this is a budget model and compromises must be made when you’re on a budget.”

Read more Nikon Coolpix L10 Reviews: Trusted Reviews

Pentax K100D SuperDPExpert have reviewed 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 is available for £389, the K100D is available for £369 with kit lens.

“No compact or super-zoom pseudo SLR comes within cooee of the quality in this package. Some may fear that 6 megapixels are not enough but the fact is that 6 million well processed pixels will produce high quality A3+ prints – do you need more? Highly recommended.”

Canon Powershot S5 have reviewed the new 8 megapixel Canon Powershot S5 IS, an update to the Canon Powershot S3 IS, it features a 12x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, a swivelling / rotating 2.5″ screen, ISO upto 1600, and VGA video recording with stereo sound, and is available for £275 from Amazon:

“The Canon Powershot S5 IS is a feature rich super zoom digital camera. In terms of controls and settings it has the edge over all its rivals. Picture quality is very good overall and outstanding in places.”

Read more Canon Powershot S5 IS Reviews: Luminous Landscape, DPReview, Digital Camera Review, DCResource DPExpert, DPInterface, View Canon Powershot S5 IS Sample Photos

Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd S6000fdMadshrimps have published their review of 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 £155

“At only €270, this camera has a lot to offer; full manual control, a fast 28-300mm (35mm equiv.) lens, great low light performance and even RAW support. The only thing the camera lacks is optical image stabilization and a hot shoe like its big brother, the S9100FD.”

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: The Online Photographer, LetsGoDigital,, Steves Digicams, Photography BLOG, ThinkCamera, DPReview, Imaging Resource, Photo-i,, Photoxels, Digital Camera Review, Digital Camera Info, DCResource, Trusted Reviews

Casio EX-V7LetsGoDigital have reviewed the new Casio Exilim Hi-Zoom EX-V7 – the world’s slimmest 7x optical zoom lens digital camera – only 25.1mm thick (.99″) – it features a 7.2 megapixel sensor, a 2.5″ screen, high resolution 848×480 wide-screen video recording with stereo sound, anti-shake CCD sensor, ISO 64 upto 1600, and 290 shot battery life. The camera is avilable for £158 in silver, or black, and you can compare more prices here:

“The name Casio makes most people think of watches and calculators, as opposed to cameras. However, this brand has been actively introducing diverse models since the beginning of digital photography. Indeed, Casio was a pioneer in digital photography and has held a large share of the market since the beginning, when the big traditional camera manufacturers still had to start.”

Read more Casio Exilim EX-Z7 Reviews: Steves Digicams,, Photography BLOG, Trusted Reviews, Think Camera, DPReview, PopPhoto, Ken Rockwell

Ricoh Caplio R6 RedWe’ve just published our review of 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

“The Ricoh Caplio R6 has improved on the Ricoh Caplio R5 in a number of ways, most noticable is the camera’s smaller, more stylish body, and larger screen, the improved zoom control is also a very welcome addition. Image quality is very good, especially outdoors and the camera has rich colours and good exposure. The Ricoh Caplio R6 is the smallest digital camera to feature a wide-angle 7.1x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation.”

Read our Ricoh Caplio R6 Review
View our Ricoh Caplio R6 Sample Photos

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

e-fotografija 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 £529 with kit lens, or £654 with twin lens.

“It also has three killer features – the best sensor cleaning system available, image stabilisation that compensates for about two stops of camera shake, pretty much like the competition, and live view. Finally, it would seem, Olympus made a feature rich camera with excellent image quality.”

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

E-510 Reviews: Digital Camera Info,, 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

Fujifilm FinePix F40fdSteves Digicams have reviewed the new 8.3 megapixel Fujifilm FinePix F40fd (aka F45fd) – 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 £135!

“There wasn’t a whole lot of change on the F40fd from the previous model. The big differences were the upgraded 8-megapixel Super CCD image sensor, and the “Cool” new IR communication image transfer mode. That said, we fell the FinePix F40fd is and easy to use compact digicam that is full of features, and with a price tag of just $299 or less, offers a great value for a camera in this class.”

Read our Fujifilm FinePix F40fd Review
View Fujifilm FinePix F40fd Sample Photos

More Fujifilm FinePix F40fd Reviews: Digital Camera Review, ePhotoZine, Trusted Reviews, Digital Camera Info, NeoCamera, Pocket-Lint, DCResource,, Think Cameras, Fujifilm FinePix F40fd Hands On at Focus On Imaging

Olympus Mju 780Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Olympus Mju / Stylus 780 – an ultra compact 7 megapixel digital camera with a 7.1 megapixel sensor, a 5x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, and built in anti-shake CCD sensor image stabilisation, weatherproof metal body, shadow adjustment technology, and ISO upto 1600. It’s available in two colours: Silver (pictured), and Black for £185 from Amazon.

“The Olympus mju 780 is a good all-rounder, with superior build quality, stylish and practical design and good performance including low light focusing. It has an effective mechanical image stabilisation system and its wider-than-average 5x zoom range gives it versatility, however apart from these it is distinctly lacking in features, and the image quality could be better too.”

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