From the monthly archives: "November 2007"

Olympus FE-300Photography BLOG have reviewed the new Olympus FE-300 – their new, high resolution, 12 megapixel digital camera – it features a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5″ screen, 17 scene modes, VGA video, 10cm macro, built in guide, ISO upto 6400 (ISO1600 at full resoltion), BrightCapture Technology, Face detection focus, and TruePic III image processor. The FE-300 is available for £167:

“The Olympus FE-300 is the new top-of-the-range model in Olympus’ entry level FE series of digital cameras. Sporting a mainly metal build and retailing for around the £200 / $300 mark, first impressions of the new slim-line FE-300 from Olympus are good. On paper at least the Olympus FE-300 seems to have it all: 12 megapixel resolution, face detection technology plus high ISO functionality (an impressively broad range from ISO 50 up to ISO 6400) alongside a standard 3x optical zoom and 2.5-inch, high resolution screen.”

Casio S880Casio have reviewed the new Casio Exilim EX-S880 – with a new best shot mode called “YouTube Capture mode” – this allows you to record videos optimised for youtube. The ultra slim camera features a 8.1 megapixel sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.8″ screen, face detection, a high quality 848×480 video mode, weighs only 128 grams and will be available in red, black, and silver. The S880 is currently available for only £138 from Amazon:

“With the Exilim EX-S880, Casio once again proves that it is a force to be reckoned with in the digital camera market. Although it is competing with some very impressive products from other manufacturers, there are few that can match its combination of ultra-compact size, excellent build quality, striking design, crisp performance, superior image quality and fantastic value for money. If you’re looking for a pocket compact the S880 should be near the top of your list.”

Panasonic Lumix TZ3LetsGoDigital have reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 – it has a 7mp sensor, a Leica 28mm wide 10x optical zoom with optical image stabilisation, a 3″ screen, and is an update to the TZ1. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 is available for £178 from Amazon:

“For myself I must say that I enjoyed using the Panasonic Lumix TZ3 in practice. The improvements compared with its predecessor are obvious. The most striking feature being the 28mm wide angle of course. The compact size, the MEGA O.I.S. image stabilizer and the large optical range together form an ideal combination for this camera carrying the title of Traveler Zoom.”

Read more Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Reviews: Imaging Resource, ePhotoZine, Steves Digicams, Cameras.co.uk, Cameralabs, Digital Camera Review, DPReview, PopPhoto, Photography BLOG

Panasonic FX55DCResource have reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55 – a compact digital camera with an 8 megapixel sensor, wide angle Leica 3.6x optical zoom lens, 3″ screen and new “Intelligent Auto mode”, the FX55 is available for £199:

“Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FX55 offers some big camera features — including image stabilization, a wide-angle lens, and a huge 3-inch LCD — and puts them into a sleek ultra-compact body. For the most part, they’ve succeeded — the FX55 is a responsive, capable camera that takes good quality photos. While there’s certainly room for improvement, the Lumix DMC-FX55 earns my recommendation with ease.”

Read more Panasonic Lumic DMC-FX55 Reviews: Photography BLOG

Panasonic Lumix FX100Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 – Panasonic’s new 12 megapixel digital camera – it features a wide angle Leica 3.6x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, 16:9 high resolution (1280 x 720) movie recording, ISO upto 6400, and is available in silver and black for £209:

“The Panasonic Lumix FX100 is a difficult camera. While it has excellent build quality, good performance and an exceptionally fine lens, its usefulness is limited by image noise problems. As it is it is hard to recommend it over the slightly cheaper FX33 (or even the FX55), which has a very similar range of features, better image quality and a lower price.”

Read more Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 Reviews: DCResource

Panasonic Lumix FX100Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 – Panasonic’s new 12 megapixel digital camera – it features a wide angle Leica 3.6x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, 16:9 high resolution (1280 x 720) movie recording, ISO upto 6400, and is available in silver and black for £209:

“The Panasonic Lumix FX100 is a difficult camera. While it has excellent build quality, good performance and an exceptionally fine lens, its usefulness is limited by image noise problems. As it is it is hard to recommend it over the slightly cheaper FX33 (or even the FX55), which has a very similar range of features, better image quality and a lower price.”

Read more Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 Reviews: DCResource

Nikon Coolpix P5100DPExpert have reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix P5100, a 12 megapixel digital camera, with a 3.5x optical zoom lens, optical image stabilisation, 2.5″ screen, ISO3200 and face-priority focus. The Nikon Coolpix P5100 is available for £207

“This camera, like all the compacts that boast absurdly high pixel counts, is prone to image noise above ISO200. Below that point the images are clean enough, particularly if the end display medium is a 10 by 15 cm print. With Noise Reduction turned on in the menu there is some loss of fine detail at ISO400 and above. However, if your expectations are not too high, the output at a stratospheric ISO3200 is acceptable, with a bit of post-camera clean-up in noise removal software.”

Read more Nikon Coolpix P5100 Reviews: DPReview, Photography BLOG

Sony Alpha A700Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new 12 megapixel Sony Alpha A700 Digital SLR – it’s the second model released by Sony, after the A100 was released after the take-over of the Konica Minolta digital SLR division, and as such is the new version of the 7D. The A700 features a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, alpha lens mount, a weather resistant body, super steady shot (anti-shake sensor), dust reduction system, 5fps, 11 point focus, 3″ screen, and dynamic range optimiser. The A700 is available for £889 with kit lens:

“Having produced what is arguably the best entry-level DSLR on the market in the A100, Sony has followed it up with another outstanding camera. The A700 is a superb tool for the enthusiast or semi-professional photographer, providing high quality results in almost any conditions. The combination of rugged durability, fast performance, a class-leading AF system, on-board image stabilisation and great handling will prove hard to beat.”

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Reviews: Megapixel.net, NeoCamera, The Online Photographer, LetsGoDigital, PhotoReview, Previews: DPNow, DCResource, DPReview

Ricoh Caplio R7Trusted Reviews have reviewed 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 is be available in Silver, Black and Orange for £169

“Once again Ricoh demonstrates that in terms of technical ability and value for money, its cameras are among the best on the market. The Caplio R7 is an outstandingly versatile pocket compact with an unmatched list of features. It is stylish, well made, has blindingly fast performance and excellent picture quality, at a price that beats its few competitors.”

Read more Ricoh Caplio R7 Reviews: ThinkCamera, Photography BLOG, Visit our Ricoh Caplio Blog

DPReview 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 £531 with kit lens, or £618 with twin lens.

“But overall, especially considering the excellent pricing, extensive feature set, effective image stabilization and superb design/construction/handling, the E-510 is an impressive and hugely rewarding camera in use. The results from the kit lens are some of the best we’ve ever seen, the SSWF dust reduction system is the most effective on the market and the whole package shows that Olympus understands the needs of the photographer as well as – if not better than – any of its major competitors.”

Read our Olympus EVOLT E-510 DSLR Review
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Olympus E-510 Reviews: Pocket Lint, LetsGoDigital, Megapixel.net, Digital Trends, e-fotografija, Digital Camera Info, 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