From the monthly archives: "April 2008"

Ricoh Caplio R8Ricoh are offering £50 (GBP) cashback when you purchase the new Ricoh Caplio R8 between 1st May and 12th June 2008. The R8 is 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 Silver, Two-tone Silver and Black or Black for £235:

“London 30th April 2008 – Ricoh, are pleased to announce the R8 promotion. The new R8 promotion is one of the strongest consumer promotions for digital cameras this year. Purchase a R8 camera from an official, authorised Ricoh UK Dealer or Ricoh UK Platinum Dealer between 1st May and 12th June 2008 and you will get £50 cash back.” full details are available on www.ricohpmmc.com

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Ricoh Caplio R8We’ve just published our review of 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 Silver, Two-tone Silver and Black or Black for £235:

“Announced on the 19th of February 2008, the Ricoh R8 is Ricoh’s latest pocket zoom digital camera – and features a wide angle 7.1x optical zoom, image stabilisation, a 2.7″ screen, VGA video recording, and a 10 megapixel sensor. The camera has moved more upmarket with a new, more professional design, and improved rubberised grip, whilst still remaining almost ultra compact in size.”

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Ricoh GR Digital IIPhotography BLOG 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 £389

“The GR Digital II is another excellent addition to Ricoh’s now extensive line-up of compact cameras for professional photographers. The 28mm lens with fast maximum aperture of f/2.4 and very little distortion is a winning combination for landscape and street photographers alike, especially as the GR Digital II continues the usual Ricoh tradition of being responsive to use, especially when shooting JPEGs.”

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Fuji S100fsPhotoReview.com have reviewed the new Fujifilm FinePix S100FS – an update to the S9600 / S9100 – the FS stands for Film Simulation. The camera features a wide angle 14.3x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation and 28mm-400mm equivalent range, an 11 megapixel sensor, a 2.5″ tilt screen, ISO upto 6400 (at 6mp), extended dynamic range, RAW support, multi-bracketing, manual controls, and VGA 30fps video mode. The camera is available for £399:

“The FinePix S100fs has just been named as the Best Superzoom Digital Camera for 2008 by the European Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). We are also nominating it as an Editor’s Choice for the Advanced category of compact digicams – although with some reservations. Our main concerns lie with the high lateral chromatic aberration we found with the test camera’s lens.”

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Panasonic TZ5Cameras.co.uk have reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 – the camera features a wide angle 28mm 10x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, 9 megapixel sensor, and 3.0″ screen. The camera will be available in March in silver, black, and blue. The TZ5 also features Digital Red-eye Correction, and is available for £249

“The Panasonic DMC TZ5 has a lot going for it. It has plenty of zoom power, takes an impressive picture, is small and compact, plus it also scores highly for ease of use. This is a camera well worth considering.”

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Casio Z80Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z80 – an 8 megapixel digital cameras with a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.7″ screen, auto shutter function, and face detection. The Casio Z80 is available for £100

“The Casio Exilim EX-Z80 is a remarkable camera in many ways. Not only is it the smallest 8-megapixel camera on the market, it has a number of advanced technical features not found on rival models. Design, build quality, performance and handling are all very good, and the AF system is amazing, but these attributes are somewhat let down by rather sub-standard image quality.”

Sony A350PopPhoto have reviewed the new 14.2 megapixel Sony Alpha A350 Digital SLR – the camera features a live view 2.7″ swivel screen, in body image stabilisation, anti-dust sensor coating, ISO3200, 2.5fps shooting, and dynamic range optimisation. The camera is available now for £499 with lens:

“Soccer moms and Nascar dads will like the speed and sensitivity of the A350’s autofocus, as will anyone who uses live view. The 9-zone AF system has only one cross-type sensor in the center, but it’s extremely fast in bright light, very fast in low light from EV 4 to EV 0, and respectable in dim light at EV -1 (its limit).”

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Sony A350PopPhoto have reviewed the new 14.2 megapixel Sony Alpha A350 Digital SLR – the camera features a live view 2.7″ swivel screen, in body image stabilisation, anti-dust sensor coating, ISO3200, 2.5fps shooting, and dynamic range optimisation. The camera is available now for £499 with lens:

“Soccer moms and Nascar dads will like the speed and sensitivity of the A350’s autofocus, as will anyone who uses live view. The 9-zone AF system has only one cross-type sensor in the center, but it’s extremely fast in bright light, very fast in low light from EV 4 to EV 0, and respectable in dim light at EV -1 (its limit).”

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Panasonic FS20Photoxels 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 is available in silver and black from £189:

“With its effective image stabilization, wide-angle zoom and fast performance, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20 will please point-and-shoot beginner photographers desiring an easy-to-use and beautifully designed ultra compact.”

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Fuji S100fsDPReview have reviewed the new Fujifilm FinePix S100FS – an update to the S9600 / S9100 – the FS stands for Film Simulation. The camera features a wide angle 14.3x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation and 28mm-400mm equivalent range, an 11 megapixel sensor, a 2.5″ tilt screen, ISO upto 6400 (at 6mp), extended dynamic range, RAW support, multi-bracketing, manual controls, and VGA 30fps video mode. The camera is available for £399:

“It represents an awful lot of camera for comparatively little money and one that is more flexible than a DSLR kit for the same outlay. Its feature set, including very respectable RAW performance and dynamic range optimization is impressive. It’s nice to see a flash hot shoe, even if it isn’t as sophisticated as the ones found on most DSLRs.”