From the monthly archives: "April 2008"

Pentax K20D DSLRPhotography BLOG have published their review of the new Pentax K20D Digital SLR – the camera, which shares a lot of DNA with the Samsung GX20, features a 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor, with live-view, Expanded Dynamic Range, Dust Reduction, Shake Reduction, a dust-proof, weather-resistant body, 11 point AF, and ISO upto 6400. The Pentax K20D is available for £818 body only:

“The new 14.6 megapixel Samsung CMOS sensor manages the tricky feat of offering comparable image quality to the 10 megapixel sensor in the K10D, whilst obviously increasing the image size and allowing you to create bigger prints from the native file. The quality between the two cameras is very similar when comparing the ISO speeds – both produce noise-free images from ISO 100-800 and both start to suffer at 1600, and on the new K20D, the highest settings of 3200 and 6400.”

Read more Pentax K20D Reviews: The Online Photographer, DPExpert, Trusted Reviews, NeoCamera, Digital Camera Review, PhotoReview

Fuji Z100fdDigital Camera Review have reviewed the new ultra compact Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd. The camera features a 5x optical zoom lens, an 8 megapixel sensor, a slim 19.8mm metal body, 2.7″ screen, CCD-shift image stabilisation, face detection and ISO upto 1600. The Z100fd is available for £134 in satin silver, tuxedo black, cappucino brown, and shell pink:

“All in all, images from the Z100fd are surprisingly good for a camera that focuses so much on style. While it definitely has its weak areas, the FinePix is not just a fashion accessory, but a pretty competent little picture taker as well.”

Read more Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd Reviews: Steves Digicams, Trusted Reviews, Cameras, Photographjy BLOG

Nikon D300Digital Camera Info have reviewed the new Nikon D300 Digital SLR – it features a 12.3 megapixel sensor, 6 fps (8 fps with optional battery) shooting, dust reduction, live view modes, 3″ screen, weather resistant seals, and ISO upto 3200. The D300 is available from Amazon for £999

“The 12.3-megapixel Nikon D300 is a fine upgrade to its predecessor, adding a huge range of features to the popualr D200. The Nikon D100 was introduced in 2002 with 6.1 megapixels and a 5-point autofocus system. The D200 improved that to 10.2 megapixels. The Nikon D300 not only adds more resolution, but does it on a newer CMOS image sensor that has greatly improved performance.”

Read Nikon D300 DSLR Reviews: ThinkCamera, LetsGoDigital, NeoCamera, DPReview, Imaging Resource, DPExpert, Trusted Reviews, Photography BLOG, DCResource, PopPhoto

Canon IXUS 90We’ve just posted sample photos from the new Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS / Powershot SD790 IS – the ultra compact camera features a 10 megapixel sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, a 3″ screen, and the battery life is rated at 330 shots. The IXUS 90 IS is available for £205:

View our Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS SD790 IS Sample Photo Gallery

Read more Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS / SD790 IS Reviews: LetsGoDigital, Trusted Reviews, View Canon IXUS 90 IS Sample Photos

Ricoh Caplio R8DCResource 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 Silver, Two-tone Silver and Black or Black for £234:

“The Ricoh R8 is an intriguing camera, offering a 28 – 200 mm lens, image stabilization, and an absolutely amazing 2.7″ LCD display. Unfortunately, it also has mediocre photo quality, a weak flash, and no image stabilization in movie mode. Neither particularly good nor bad, the R8 scores somewhere in the middle.”

View our Ricoh R8 Sample Photo Gallery

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

Casio F1Gizmodo have reviewed the new Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 – the camera features a 6 megapixel CMOS sensor, CMOS shift anti-shake, 12x optical zoom lens, 2.8″ screen, ISO 100 – 1600, 60fps shooting at full resolution, a slow motion view, rapid flash allowing 7fps shooting with flash on, RAW shooting, stereo microphone, Full HD 1920 × 1080 video recording, and 300 fps, 600 fps or 1,200 fps movie recording!

“As a camcorder, it covers a lot of bases. In HD mode, it can shoot 60 “fields” at 1920×1080—that’s code for 1080i—and 30 “frames” at 1280×720, all the while letting you take a total of 20 6-megapixel still shots. Since David Pogue’s review ran, Casio published firmware 1.02 that fixes a major complaint: When shooting video, you now can actively use the 12x optical zoom lens.”

Read more Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Reviews: Luminous Landscape

Pentax K20D DSLRThe Online Photographer have published Part I and Part II of their review of the new Pentax K20D Digital SLR – the camera, which shares a lot of DNA with the Samsung GX20, features a 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor, with live-view, Expanded Dynamic Range, Dust Reduction, Shake Reduction, a dust-proof, weather-resistant body, 11 point AF, and ISO upto 6400. The Pentax K20D is available for £826 body only:

“Speaking of quick and crisp, the new camera is rated for the same 3 fps sequence shooting speed as its predecessor, but the action feels faster and “tighter.” I almost never shoot sequences but I certainly want the shortest possible lag time from button push to shutter actuation.”

Read more Pentax K20D Reviews: DPExpert, Trusted Reviews, NeoCamera, Digital Camera Review, PhotoReview

Canon Powershot A580Gizmodo have compared a number of budget digital cameras including the Canon Powershot A580 (pictured), the Kodak EasyShare M853, the Nikon CoolPix L18, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750 and the GE A735. They had this to say about the Canon A580, which is available for £99:

“This camera takes pictures and it takes them well. Outdoor pictures came out bright and colorful, and turned out best when we were able to get a clear shot of the subject without background distractions. Manual options are comprehensive and show changes live, allowing you to see your alterations. The A580 took the clearest pictures of any of the cameras in dim light/flash free situations.”

Panasonic FS20Trusted Reviews 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:

“The Lumix FS20 is a companion model the the FS5, offering a larger LCD screen and slightly better handling. Build quality is excellent, and the overall design is functional but attractive. It is a point-and-shoot camera with a limited but sensible range of features, and performs well in most situations, with good low light capabilities.”

Read more Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20 Reviews: Digital Camera Review, Photography BLOG

Nikon S600Photoxels have reviewed the new 10 megapixel Nikon Coolpix S600 – it’s part of their “Style” range – it features a wide angle 4x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, a 2.7″ screen, and is available in Titanium Silver and Urban Black. The Nikon Coolpix S600 is available for £209

“The Nikon Coolpix S600 is well designed and intuitive to operate. The beginner will appreciate the point-and-shoot ease of use; more advanced photographers will appreciate the practical features that help obtain well-exposed pictures in challenging situations.”

Read more Nikon Coolpix S600 Reviews: Digital Camera Review