From the monthly archives: "May 2008"

Olympus E-520Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Olympus EVOLT E-520 Digital SLR – an update to the Olympus EVOLT E-510 – it features a 10 megapixel sensor, image stabilisation, face detection, shadow adjustment, dust protection, autofocus live view, 3.5 fps shooting, ISO1600, and a larger 2.7″ screen. The camera is available will be available for £479 body only from June.

“This isn’t a major upgrade by any means and wouldn’t warrant a switch from the E-510, but if you’re looking for a feature packed midrange DSLR, the E-520 is worth considering. The improvements, particularly the new image stabilisation mode and autofocus accuracy of Live Modes show that these important technologies are still being perfected, and the latest versions on the E-520 are pretty much as good as they get at the moment.”

Olympus EVOLT E-520 DSLR Preview: DCResource. Press Release: Click here to read the full press release.

Sony W130We’ve just published several sample photos from the new Sony Cybershot W130 – the 8 megapixel camera features a 4x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, BIONZ processor with Smile Shutter and Face Detection, D-Range Optimiser, Very High Sensitivity ISO 3200 for reduced camera shake, Super SteadyShot image stabilisation. The Sony W130 is available in silver or black for £135:

View our Sony Cybershot DSC-W130 Sample Photo Gallery

Read more Sony Cybershot W130 Reviews: Cameras.co.uk, Imaging Resource

Canon A590 ISWe’ve just published several real world sample photos from the new Canon Powershot A590 IS – like the A580 it features an 8 megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom lens, 2.5″ screen, face detection focus, and takes AA batteries – but adds full manual controls, support for optional lens accessories, and optical image stabilisation. The A590 is available for £115 making it the cheapest Canon available with optical image stabilisation:

View our Canon Powershot A590 IS Sample Photo Gallery

Panasonic TZ4Cameras.co.uk have reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 – the camera features a wide angle 28mm 10x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, 8 megapixel sensor, and 2.5″ screen. The camera is available in silver and black from £181:

“This camera will do a good job for you. It manages to do more or less exactly what it sets out to do. So if you are after for a straightforward, compact camera, with a longer zoom that can take a good photo take a look at this one.”

Read more Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 Reviews: Digital Camera Review, Trusted Reviews

Canon EOS 450DDPReview have reviewed the new Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi – a 12.2 megapixel update to the 400D – it features 3.5fps shooting, live view shooting, 9 point AF, 3″ screen, SD memory card support, and Canon’s dust reduction system. The 450D Body only is priced at £538, the EOS 450D with 18-55mm IS kit is £499.

“The new sensor is superb, and from a resolution point of view puts the EOS 40D to shame without losing any of the high ISO performance that has been Canon’s trump card for so long. Canon was never going to take any risks with its biggest breadwinner, and we feel the EOS 450D is a significant, albeit incremental step in the right direction.”

View our Canon EOS 450D DSLR Hands-on at Focus.

Read more Canon EOS 450D Digital Rebel XSi Reviews: DPExpert, LetsGoDigital, Steves Digicams

Sony W150Digital Camera Review have reviewed the new Sony Cybershot W150 – the 8 megapixel camera features a 5x optical zoom lens, 2.7″ screen, BIONZ processor with Smile Shutter and Face Detection, D-Range Optimiser, Intelligent Scene Recognition, Very High Sensitivity ISO 3200 for reduced camera shake, Super SteadyShot image stabilisation. The W150 is available for £156:

“In spite of all of the features it packs in, the Cyber-shot W150 surprised me in how cohesively it comes together. Performance qualms are all but nonexistent in this case, and red channel issues aside, you have to get down to the downright nitpicky to find much that will give casual shooters pause in the image quality department either.”

Read more Sony Cybershot DSC-W150 Reviews: Steves Digicams, DCResource

Sigma DP1The Online Photographer have published an update to 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:

” Clearly, this camera was not built for speed. But you don’t always need speed. I adapted to its slowness. I was also not as impressed with the manual focus mode as some other users seemed to be, and I am still not impressed. Since my review, several more reviews have been written about the DP1. Most are in agreement with me that the camera needs some work in the areas of ease of use and speed.”

Read our Sigma DP1 Preview

Read more Sigma DP1 Reviews: Trusted Reviews, DPReview, Shutterbug, Prime-Junta, Imaging Resource, Photography BLOG, Luminous Landscape, The Online Photographer, PhotoReview, PopPhoto, Official sample photos

Fuji J10Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Fujifilm Finepix J10 – it is part of a new budget range of Fuji cameras – it features a 3x optical zoom lens, an 8 megapixel sensor, a 2.5″ screen, ISO upto 800, digital image stabilisation and a disappointing 320×240 video mode. The camera is available in silver or black from £89:

“The Fujifilm FinePix J10 is a nice-looking little camera, and is competitively priced compared to its main rivals. It is a bit short on modern features though, and some of the controls are very fiddly and annoying to use. It also has a major image quality problem with very visible vignetting at wide-angle zoom settings.”

Read more Fujifilm FinePix J10 Reviews: Cameras.co.uk

Nikon P60Cameras.co.uk have reviewed the new 8 megapixel Nikon Coolpix P60 – it’s part of their “Peformance” range – it features a 5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, a 2.5″ screen, and is available in Black for £161.

“I like the Nikon Coolpix P60. It fills a gap in the market between more basic point and shoot cameras and more advanced models. It gives people with an interest in photography the opportunity to buy a good quality camera for a reasonable price.”

Read more Nikon Coolpix P60 Reviews: Trusted Reviews, Digital Camera Review, DPExpert

Sigma DP1Trusted Reviews have reviewed 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 £609 from Amazon:

“With an SRP of £600, the DP1 is hardly a cheap compact, in fact it costs more than a DSLR, but it is a unique proposition both in terms of its design and its sensor. There are other cameras with similar handling, but the sensor size is sure to appeal to a certain type of photographer. Whilst it has certain charms, it’s by no means perfect and minor adjustments to the design of the camera would make it more usable, while Sigma also needs to look at the flash and fix those problems for any subsequent models.”

Read our Sigma DP1 Preview

Read more Sigma DP1 Reviews: DPReview, Shutterbug, Prime-Junta, Imaging Resource, Photography BLOG, Luminous Landscape, The Online Photographer, PhotoReview, PopPhoto, Official sample photos