From the monthly archives: "June 2008"

Fuji F100fdWe’ve just published sample photos from the new Fujifilm FinePix F100fd – the new “top of the range” F series camera features a 12 megapixel sensor, a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens, a 2.7″ screen, Wide Dynamic Range, Dual Image Stabilisation (anti-shake sensor), Face Detection 3.0 Technology, and ISO upto 12800(at 3mp). The Fuji F100fd is available for £158

View our Fujifilm FinePix F100fd Sample Photo Gallery
View our Fujifilm FinePix F100fd Hands On Report

Read more Fujifilm FinePix F100fd Reviews: Imaging Resource, Cameras.co.uk, Digital Camera Review, Trusted Reviews, NeoCamera

Nikon P60Photography BLOG 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 £144.

“Still, the Nikon Coolpix P60 is indeed intuitive to use, delivers flattering results under most conditions and offers an outward air of sophistication that few models in its price bracket can muster. So, if you’re in the market for an undemanding and relatively frill-free snapshot pocket camera, and given that our complaints are fairly minor and surmountable, it earns a PhotographyBLOG recommendation.”

Read more Nikon Coolpix P60 Reviews: Cameras.co.uk, Trusted Reviews, Digital Camera Review, DPExpert

Nikon P80Digital Camera Review have reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix P80 Ultra Zoom digital camera – it features a wide angle 18x optical zoom lens (27-486mm equivalent), 10 megapixel sensor, sensor-shift vibration reduction, 2.7″ screen, ISO6400, 1cm macro mode, and Distortion control corrects for barrel distortion. The Nikon Coolpix P80 is available for £233:

“Image and color quality are good, as is shutter lag, but AF acquisition times are average at best. ISO performance is typical for most cameras in the class. Continuous shooting rates at full resolution are typical; speedy rates are only available at reduced image sizes. Flash recycle times look to be average to slightly below average for the class.”

Read more Nikon Coolpix P80 Reviews: Photography BLOG, Steves Digicams

Olympus EVOLT E-3Buy-n-shoot have published a review of the new top of the range E-3 professional Olympus Digital SLR – the camera features a 10 megapixel LiveMOS / Live view sensor, “World’s fastest autofocus* for quick and precise image capture”, 5fps sequential shooting with 19 image RAW buffer, built-in image stabiliser, 2.5″ swivel screen, Shadow Adjustment Technology, dust reduction system (Supersonic Wave Filter), Splashproof body and lens system, High sensitivity (ISO 100-3200), and 11 point AF. The E-3 is available for £945.

“If you have had previous DSLR experience or you are enthusiastic and patient enough to take the time to learn, then the Olympus E-3 is a camera you should consider before making any final purchases. Dare not to conform and you may be well rewarded for that decision.”

Olympus EVOLT E-3 DSLR at Focus on Imaging 2008.

Read more Olympus E-3 Reviews: Cameralabs, Luminous Landscape, Trusted Reviews, LetsGoDigital, Think Camera, Digital Camera Review, DPReview, Shutterbug, DCResource, DPExpert, Luminous Landscape, DCViews, Photography BLOG, Photoreview Previews: PopPhoto, Biofos.com, Imaging Resource

Canon A590 ISWe’ve just published our review of 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 £112 making it the cheapest Canon available with optical image stabilisation, and possibly one of the best budget cameras of 2008 so far.

“The Canon Powershot A590 IS is a robust compact camera that provides an impressive 2.5″ LCD screen, 8 megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom lens and image stabilisation. Image quality is generally very good, and although noise is quite high compared to the competition, images are useable up to ISO400 and tend to maintain good detail. The camera’s screen works well and battery life is excellent. Overall this is an appealing camera offering excellent value for money, and a number of features that should suit beginners as well as experts.”

Read our Canon Powershot A590 IS Review
View our Canon Powershot A590 IS Sample Photo Gallery

Read more Canon Powershot A590 IS Reviews: Photography BLOG, Trusted Reviews

Canon EOS 450DDCResource 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 £429, the EOS 450D with 18-55mm IS kit is £473.

“The Canon EOS Rebel XSi is a very good entry-level digital SLR. It offers very good photo quality (with the appropriate tweaks), lighting fast performance, live view, and a large LCD display. The camera has its share of flaws, though, including soft JPEGs at default settings, redeye, sluggish contrast detect autofocus, and a rather high price. Still, the Rebel XSi is a solid choice for those looking for their first SLR, and thus, it earns my recommendation.”

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

Read more Canon EOS 450D Digital Rebel XSi Reviews: Digital Camera Info, Photography BLOG, DPReview, DPExpert, LetsGoDigital, Steves Digicams

Sony A350Steves-Digicams 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 £439 with lens:

“Sony’s “top of the line” entry-level Alpha 350 or DSLR-A350 is an outstanding camera. In this saturated market, consumers really have a lot of great cameras to choose from, all at competitive pricing. At about US$899 or less as tested, I feel the A350 offers a great value for such a well balanced camera. The Live View performance offered by the A350 is way ahead of its competitors.”

Read more Sony Alpha A350 DSLR Reviews: Photography BLOG, Trusted Reviews, DPReview, DCResource, PopPhoto, Imaging Resource, Cameralabs, PhotoReview

Panasonic FX35Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35 – the camera features a wide angle 25mm 4x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, 10 megapixel sensor, and 2.5″ screen. The camera is available for £189 in silver, black and blue:

“The Panasonic FX35 demonstrates just how much technology can be squeezed into even the tiniest camera bodies. It combines terrific build quality and aesthetic design with a class-leading wide-angle lens, decent performance, exceptionally good low light performance. Only the slightly annoying high-ISO noise prevents it scoring 10/10 in this area.”

Read more Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35 Reviews: Imaging Resource, Cameras.co.uk, DCResource, Digital Camera Review, CameraLabs

Ricoh GX200Photography BLOG have reviewed the new 12 megapixel Ricoh GX200 – it features a wide angle 24mm 3x optical zoom lens, vibration correction, 1cm macro, ISO1600, and a 2.7″ screen. The GX200 with electronic viewfinder included, is available for £399, the GX200 Standard will be available for £349.

“The Ricoh GX200 builds on the success of an already unique and very capable camera, the GX100, adding a small number of significant new features and a larger number of “nice-to-haves”. By far the most important improvement is the operational speed of RAW mode. The 6 second file write time and lack of continuous shooting offered by the GX100 has thankfully been replaced by near-instantenous write times in single-shot mode and the ability to shoot up to 5 RAW images at 2fps in continuous mode.”

Read more Ricoh GX200 Reviews: Trusted Reviews, Ricoh GX200 Sample Photos: Photography BLOG

Olympus Mju Stylus 1020Buy-n-shoot have reviewed the new Olympus Mju Stylus 1010 and 1020. The 1020 and 1010 features a 10 megapixel sensor, a 7x optical zoom lens, 2.7″ screen, 23 scene modes, VGA 30fps movie mode, and dual image stabilisation featuring both high ISO settings, and an anti-shake sensor. The Mju 1010 is available for £154:

“Overall, operating the Mju 1020 is delightfully straightforward (particularly if you have smaller hands) meaning that taking, reviewing, sorting, editing and deleting photos is a breeze, as too is selecting and using the various modes available. In-built technologies ensure that point-and-shoot operation is virtually failsafe so for those wanting to let the camera do the majority of the work, the Mju 1020 is bound to suit.”

Read more Olympus 1010 / 1020 Reviews: Trusted Reviews, DPExpert