From the monthly archives: "February 2008"

Nikon D60Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Nikon D60 Digital SLR – an update to the D40x – it features a new dust reduction system, Eye-Sensor, a 10 megapixel sensor, 3fps shooting, takes SD cards, 520 shots battery life, 2.5″ screen, however still has the same limitations, in that it doesn’t feature exposure braketing, and requires AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR lenses. However, one of the main benefits of the D60 is that it’s now available with a new Nikkor AF-S 18-55 DX II VR lens for only £504.

“Nikon has taken the Expeed processor from the D3 and D300 models and put it at the heart of the D60, promising improved tonality and colour rendition, as well as allowing some post processing features, which we’ll talk about later. Another new addition is the dust reduction system which features the Image Sensor Cleaning System to reduce dust on the sensor via vibrations, along with the new Airflow Control System which passes air from the mirror box to small ducts in the camera base to clear dust away from the sensor.”

Read our Nikon D60 DSLR First Look at Focus.

Casio Exilim Z77Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Casio Exilim EX-Z77 – with a new best shot mode called “YouTube Capture mode”. The camera features a 7.2 megapixel sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.6″ screen, face detection, a high quality 848×480 video mode, weighs only 118 grams and will be available in red, black, silver, blue and pink. The Z77 is available for £93

“If you’re looking for a cheap, slim, stylish camera for general snapshots the Casio Exilim EX-Z77 has a lot in its favour. It is well made, easy to use, looks good and has good fast performance. It has an excellent autofocus system and works well in low light despite its lack of an assist lamp.”

Read our Casio Exilim EX-Z77 Review
View our Casio Exilim EX-Z77 Sample Photo Gallery

Read more Casio Exilim EX-Z77 Reviews: Cameras.co.uk, Pocket Lint, Digital Camera Review

Panasonic FS20Photography BLOG have reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20 – the camera features a wide angle 30mm 4x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, 10 megapixel sensor, and 3.0″ screen. The cameras will be available from March in silver and black from Amazon:

“Just like the FX55 camera that it very closely resembles, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20 is a stylish ultra-compact that you can carry with you wherever you go. It’s quite responsive with quick focusing, even in low-light conditions, although the burst shooting mode of 2.5 fps for 3 images seems a little pedestrian these days.”

DPReview have reviewed the new Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS / PowerShot SD1100 Digital ELPH IS – it features an 8 megapixel sensor, a 2.5″ screen, a 3x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, face detection focus, an optical viewfinder, and will be available four or five colours (depending on location) from March priced at £210:

“The SD1100 always feels snappy and responsive, thanks to Canon’s latest generation DIGIC imaging processor. Flash recycling times are decent (which is useful when shooting at a party or in the pub) although flash power is fairly limited.”

Sony S730Cameras.co.uk have reviewed the new value digital camera – the Sony Cybershot DSC-S730 – it features a 7.2 megapixel sensor, 2.4″ screen, ISO upto 1250, 3x optical zoom lens, and on-screen function guide, and 440 shot battery life (with optional NH batteries). The camera is available for £83:

“The Sony DSC S730 is a simple, straightforward digital camera. It is priced to attract anyone who is looking for a digital camera, but does not want to break the bank. This is a 7 megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom lens. The DSC S730 is the entry level model from Sony.”

Sony Cybershot DSC-H7 BackCameras.co.uk have reviewed the new Sony Cybershot DDSC-H7. The H7 features a 2.5″ screen, a 15x optical zoom lens, ISO upto 3200, face detection focus, an 8 megapixel sensor and optical image stabilisation (called “Super Steady Shot”). The Sony H7 is available for £198 from Amazon:

“The Sony DSC H7 is an 8 megapixel camera with a 15x optical zoom lens. As well as the long zoom lens the DSC H7 boasts a number of advanced features, including manual exposure modes. This means that the camera is suitable for someone who is looking for a serious camera with plenty of zoom power, but does not want the expense of a digital SLR.”

Read more Sony Cybershot DSC-H7 Reviews: DPReview, Digital Camera Review, Digital Camera Info

Ricoh GR Digital IIDCResource have reviewed the new Ricoh GR Digital II – a 10 megapixel update to the Ricoh GR Digital. The camera features the an f2.4 28mm wide angle lens, a new 2.7″ screen, ISO1600, plus a new GR Engine II processing engine, Electronic leveler, 370 shot battery life, and square picture format. The Ricoh GR Digital II is available for £359

“The Ricoh GR Digital II is a unique, but pricey digital camera. Ricoh is marketing the GRD as sort a “boutique camera”, much like what Leica has done for so many years. The GRD is a lot different than what I typically review around here, with its fixed 28mm lens and gimmick-free feature set. It takes good quality photos (though no better than cheaper cameras), is well put together, expandable, and chock full of manual controls.”

Read more Ricoh GR Digital II Reviews: PhotoReview

Sony Cybershot DSC-W300Sony have announced the new 13.6 megapixel Sony Cybershot DSC-W300 – the camera has a Scratch-resistant titanium coating, Smile Shutter, improved Face Detection and D-Range Optimiser, a 3x optical zoom lens, ISO 6400, a 2.7-inch (230k dot) screen, and Super Steady Shot, the camera will be available from April:

“It’s the toughest, most technically advanced Cyber-shot W Series camera yet. The slim, beautifully-styled W300 features a scratch resistant titanium coating that’s around five times tougher than anodised aluminium. Inside the pristine exterior, it’s crammed with latest-generation Sony technology to help everyone take better pictures. An extremely high resolution of 13.6 effective megapixels assures detail-packed enlargements to A3 size and beyond. Optical performance is further assured by the top-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 3x optical zoom.”

Sony H50Sony have announced the new 9.1 megapixel Sony Cyber-shot H50 – which features a 15x optical zoom lens, a 3″ screen which can tilt up and down, ISO up to 3200, and SD card support. The Cyber-shot DSC-H50 digital camera will be available from early May.

“The new H50 digital camera combines superlative imaging quality with extensive manual functions for precise control over your images. It’s large, high-contrast 3-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus screen tilts up or down, adding an extra dimension of creative freedom when framing shots at any angle”