From the monthly archives: "October 2007"

Fujifilm FinePix F50fdCameraLabs have also reviewed 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. The Fujifilm FinePix F50fd is available for £173

“Now though their successor, the F50fd, appears to have followed the numbers game by sporting nothing less than 12 Megapixels – the joint highest of any compact at the time of writing, and higher than that of most DSLRs. On the upside, the F50fd, like the 12 Megapixel Sony W200, is capable of recording a huge amount of detail. Point either model at a brightly lit studio test chart and it’s hard not to be impressed.”

Read more Fujifilm FinePix F50fd Reviews: NeoCamera

Sony Cybershot T2Sony have announced the new Sony Cybershot DSC-T2 – the ultra compact camera features an 8 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.7″ touch screen, optical image stabilisation, and 4GB (4000mb) of internal memory! It will be available in black, white, pink, blue and lime green.

“Powered by the BIONZ imaging processor, Face Detection automatically fine-tunes exposure, focus and other camera settings for better-looking people pictures. Smile Shutter fires the shutter only when the subject is smiling for happy faces every time.”

Fujifilm FinePix F50fdNeoCamera have reviewed 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. The Fujifilm FinePix F50fd is available for £173

“The Fuji Finepix F50 is an evolution of both the F31fd and the F40fd. While the F50’s feature set comes from the F31fd with its shutter and aperture priority modes not found on most ultra-compact digital cameras, its design closely resembles the F40fd. As the new F-series flagship, the Fuji Finepix F50 features a new 12 megapixels sensor and image stabilization. At the same time, Fuji added some new pixel-binning modes to achieve ISO sensitivities up to 6400 at lower image resolutions.”

IXUS 860 ISDPReview have reviewed the new Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS / Powershot SD870 IS Digital Elph – an update to the 850 IS / SD800 – it’s a compact 8 megapixel digital camera, and features a 3.8x optical zoom lens, optical image stabilisation, a 3″ screen, and DIGIC III processor. The IXUS 860 is available for £199:

“Overall, though, the impression is a good one, the build and appearance of the camera are consistent with the high standards that have characterized the SD/IXUS range and its all-round ease-of-use is also impressive.”

Read more Canon Digital IXUS 860 / SD870 IS Reviews: Photography BLOG

Canon Powershot A570 ISDPReview have reviewed the new Canon Powershot A570 IS – the digital camera features a 7 megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, a 2.5″ screen, red-eye reduction, face-detection focus, DIGIC III image processor and takes 2 AA batteries. The A570 is available for £117 from Amazon

“The A570 IS takes the succesful formula of previous cameras such as the A530/540 – well-priced, compact cameras with a useful zoom range and extensive photographic control – and adds the one thing that was missing, an effective optical image stabilization system. Image stabilization is certainly the most important new feature introduced with this new camera.”

Read more Canon Powershot A570 IS Reviews: Digital Camera Review, Digital Camera Info, Trusted Reviews, Imaging Resource, LetsGoDigital, DCResource, Steves Digicams, View Canon Powershot A570 IS Sample Photos

Fujifilm FinePix F40fdPhotography BLOG 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 £119!

“The Fujifilm Finepix F40fd undoubtedly offers a number of significant improvements to what was a great camera, the F20, which we gave a Highly Recommended award one year ago. There’s an increase from 6 to 8 megapixels, new Face Detection feature for better people shots, more stylish design and the much improved zoom lever and mode dial.”

Read our Fujifilm FinePix F40fd Review
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More Fujifilm FinePix F40fd Reviews: Steves Digicams, Digital Camera Review, ePhotoZine, Trusted Reviews, Digital Camera Info, NeoCamera, Pocket-Lint, DCResource, Megapixel.net, Think Cameras, Fujifilm FinePix F40fd Hands On at Focus On Imaging

Pentax K100D SuperPhotography BLOG have reviewed the new Pentax K100D Super, a slight update to the 6 megapixel Pentax K100D 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 £347, the K100D is available for £309 with kit lens.

“The Pentax K100D Super is an updated version of the year-old entry-level K100D DSLR camera. The main new features are the Dust Removal system from the more expensive K10D model, which helps keep the CCD sensor free from dust, support for SDM (Supersonic Drive Motor) lenses, ISO 3200 mode and a much lower retail price than the original K100D had when it was launched back in May 2006.”

Read more Pentax K100D Super Reviews: PopPhoto, DPExpert

Fujifilm FinePix F480Boots (UK) are selling the new Fujifilm FinePix F480 in black for only £99 until the 25th of October. The F480 is 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. The Fujifilm FinePix F480 is also available in silver for £121:

“Fuji F480 Black Digital Camera has a stylish, sleek slim body. Ideal for pocket, purse or anywhere.”

Laptop Mag have had a look at Digital SLRs available for less than $800, including the Sony A100, Canon 350D XT, Pentax K100D Super, and Nikon D40. If your budget stretches you should also have a look at the new Olympus EVOLT E-510 DSLR, the camera is already extremely popular, and is the most feature packed of all new 10 megapixel cameras, 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 £522 with kit lens, or £619 with twin lens.

“If you’ve only taken pictures with a point-and-shoot before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise with these models; it’s like using an entirely different species of camera. Even the most basic DSLRs have remarkable speed with virtually no shutter lag, along with a range of features, extended battery life, and manual controls. These attributes will not only make you a better photographer, but they’ll also make taking pictures more fun.”

Nikon D3 DSLRLuminous Landscape have published first impressions of the new Nikon D3 Digital SLR – it features a full frame 12.2 megapixel sensor, live view, dust reduction, ISO200 – ISO6400, 9 fps shooting and a 3″ screen:

“DSLRs are just easy to use and this Nikon takes it one step further, with the big viewfinder, a hugely detailed LCD, and the ability to set so many film looks in camera. Medium format has its place, and will continue to do so, especially tethered in studio. But IMO, medium format really needs to address in- camera processing, better LCDs, and easier, faster workflows.”