From the monthly archives: "March 2008"

Canon Powershot SX100 ISWe’ve just published our review of the new 8 megapixel Canon Powershot SX100 IS – the camera features a 10x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, a 2.5″ screen, DIGIC III processor, 1cm macro mode, pop-up flash, manual controls, and ISO upto 1600. The SX100 is available for £149 from Amazon UK

“This camera has been an excellent companion and has coped extremely well in a wide variety of situations – the optical image stabilisation helping in low light – and the 10x optical zoom lens allowing me to zoom into the subject. Despite my reservations about Face Detection Focus, I’ve actually found the feature useful – for quickly checking whether the subject is smiling and not blinking!”

Read our Canon Powershot SX100 IS Review
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Read more Canon Powershot SX100 IS Reviews: NeoCamera, DCResource, DPReview, Photography BLOG, Digital Camera Review, Digital Camera Info

Canon Powershot A460Amazon UK are selling the Canon Powershot A460 for only £49 in Red. The A460 is update to the A430 – available in silver/grey, blue and red / pink – it features a 4x optical zoom lens, 5.0 Megapixel sensor, DIGIC II, iSAPS and 5-point AiAF, Wide range of shooting modes, 2.0” LCD, and VGA video recording at 30fps. The A460 is available for £49 (in Red) from Amazon UK:

Read more Canon Powershot A460 Reviews: Wrotniak.net, Digital Camera Info, Imaging Resource, Pocket Lint, Cameras.co.uk , Ken Rockwell, View Canon Powershot A460 Sample Photos

Sigma DP1PhotoReview have published their review of the new Sigma DP1. The Sigma DP1, first shown at Photokina, features the same full size 14 Megapixel Foveon sensor (2652 × 1768 × 3 layers) as featured in the Sigma SD14 Digital SLR, the camera has a 16.6mm lens, equivalent to 28mm, a 2.5″ screen and a pop-up flash. The camera is available for £549 from Amazon:

“Sigma’s DP-1 is a revolutionary camera – and quite different from any other digital camera in the current marketplace. This, in part, accounts for its relatively high price tag and restricted feature set (prime lens, pared-down set of controls, limited video capabilities). It is not a camera for point-and-shoot photographers. Nor will it suit photographers who only shoot JPEGs and prefer not to become involved in subsequent editing.”

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Read more Sigma DP1 Reviews: PopPhoto, Official sample photos

Sony Alpha A200 DSLRPhotography BLOG have reviewed the new Sony Alpha A200 Digital SLR, an update to the A100, the A200 features a 10.2 megapixel sensor, High sensitivity up to ISO3200, Enhanced Super SteadyShot, Large 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD, Faster, more accurate Auto Focus, and Optional vertical grip for portraits. The camera is available for £347 with kit lens.

“If you have no investment in a DSLR system and you’re looking for an entry-level model, the Sony A200 is a real alternative to the likes of the Nikon D60, Canon EOS 450D and Olympus E-510. It may not be the most exciting camera on paper, with no Live View and “only” a 10 megapixel sensor, but in practice it’s an easy-to-use, solid proposition from which you can confidently upgrade in the future to a more feature-rich model.”

Read more Sony Alpha A200 Digital SLR Reviews: DCResource, Imaging Resource, DPExpert, Cameralabs, Trusted Reviews

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark IIIPhoto.net have reviewed the new Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Digital SLR in Madagascar – the camera features a full frame 21.1 megapixel CMOS Sensor and dual DIGIC III image processors, 5fps shooting, 19 point AF, EOS sensor cleaning, two Live view modes, a dustproof and waterproof body, it takes compact flash and SDHC memory cards and has a 3″ screen. The 1Ds Mark III is available from Amazon:

“The EOS 1Ds Mark III is a remarkable display of engineering prowess. Do you need a weatherproofed camera that is strong enough to drive nails while producing the world’s best image quality? If so, the 1Ds is a bargain. If not, the Canon EOS 5D, $2200 (buy from Amazon) is a better value.”

Read more Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Reviews: Luminous Landscape, View Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Sample Photos

Ricoh Caplio R8PhotoReview have reviewed the new Ricoh Caplio R8 – a 10 megapixel update to the R7 – it features a newly designed body available in black or silver, a wide angle 7.1x optical zoom lens (28 – 200mm equivalent), image stabilisation, ISO 1600, 2.7″ screen with 460k pixels, and a 1cm macro mode. The camera is available in Two-tone Silver and Black or Black for £248:

“Pictures taken with the test camera were bright and colourful with the elevated saturation we’ve come to expect from small-sensor digicams. Imatest showed resolution to be as high as you would expect from a 10-megapixel camera – and higher than most small-sensor digicams we’ve reviewed. However, the camera’s dynamic range was similar to other small-sensor digicams, with blown highlights and a tendency to block up shadows in bright outdoor shots.”

Read more Ricoh R8 Reviews: Photography BLOG, DPReview, Think Camera

Sigma DP1PopPhoto have published their review of the new Sigma DP1. The Sigma DP1, first shown at Photokina, features the same full size 14 Megapixel Foveon sensor (2652 × 1768 × 3 layers) as featured in the Sigma SD14 Digital SLR, the camera has a 16.6mm lens, equivalent to 28mm, a 2.5″ screen and a pop-up flash. The camera is available for £549 from Amazon:

“The DP1 sets a new standard for image quality in a compact camera, especially at ISO 400 and 800. Its fixed 28mm-equivalent f/4 lens has incredibly low distortion and minimal light falloff that adds to image quality. Now, if only it had a faster AF system, shorter delays between single JPEG and RAW shots, a more sophisticated pop-up flash, and an image-stabilized zoom lens, the DP1’s potential could go well beyond cult favorite to mainstream popularity.”

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Sony Alpha A700DPExpert 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 £895 with kit lens:

“We had an important little job to do, for which we would normally use our own camera. It is usually too risky to pick up a new camera for such a project, but the Sony felt so right in the hand and the lens was so seductive that we said: “What the heck!” We were delighted with the consistency of the images and the intuitiveness of the camera controls. Our advice is to buy the body on its own and then pair it with a good lens.”

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Reviews: Photography BLOG, Shutterbug, Think Camera, DPReview, Luminous Landscape, DCResource, Trusted Reviews, Megapixel.net, NeoCamera, The Online Photographer, LetsGoDigital, PhotoReview, Previews: DPNow, DCResource, DPReview

Ricoh Caplio R7Cameras.co.uk 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 £145

“There are a number of good points to the Ricoh Caplio R7. In most cases my outdoor shots have worked very well, although there is a question mark over focusing when the zoom lens is fully extended. Shutter lag times are also good for this type of camera.”

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

Ricoh Caplio R7Cameras.co.uk 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 £145

“There are a number of good points to the Ricoh Caplio R7. In most cases my outdoor shots have worked very well, although there is a question mark over focusing when the zoom lens is fully extended. Shutter lag times are also good for this type of camera.”

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