From the monthly archives: "July 2008"

Panasonic FX37Panasonic have announced the new ultra compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 – and update to the FX35 – key features are a 25mm Ultra-Wide-Angle* 5x Optical Zoom Lens (*35mm equivalent: 25-125mm), in Sleek, Super-Slim Profile, 10.1-megapixel sensor, Featuring Advanced Intelligent Auto Mode, Mega optical image stabilisation, 1280 x 720p motion video at 30 fps, and a 2.5″ screen. The DMC-FX37 will be available in silver, black and brown.

“Panasonic is pleased to introduce the new Lumix 10.1-megapixel DMC-FX37 with astonishing 25mm equivalent ultra-wide-angle* LEICA DC lens and a powerful 5x optical zoom (equivalent to 25mm to 125 mm on a 35mm film camera), which captures almost double the viewing space at the same shooting distance compared to ordinary 35mm cameras, resulting in remarkable images with unprecedented width and depth. The world-acclaimed FX series pursues high picture quality and unique features in an urbane, sophisticated profile to which the DMC-FX37 proudly joins.”

Casio Z80Cameras.co.uk 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

“Small, lightweight and relatively inexpensive. It would be too much to ask for the Exilim EX-Z80 to offer top drawer photo quality, but the camera can take a decent snapshot in most situations. It also scores well for ease of use.”

Read more Casio Exilim EX-Z80 Reviews: DigitalCameraReview, Trusted Reviews

Fuji S100fsDCResource 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 £375:

“Though not perfect, the FinePix S100fs produced photos that were noticeably better than those from “regular” super zoom cameras. It’s not quite a digital SLR, but it’s closer than any of the competition. The S100fs produced photos with accurate exposure and saturated colors (most of the time). Sharpness was ideal, in this reviewer’s opinion.”

Read more Fujifilm FinePix S100fs Reviews: Photography BLOG, Photoxels, Outbackphoto, Trusted Reviews, PhotoReview.com, DPReview

Nikon P80LetsGoDigital 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 £215:

“If you are not demanding much and if you just want to shoot a nice snapshot without worrying about being able to sufficiently zoom in, then the Nikon Coolpix P80 might be worth a thought. If however, you demand more from a camera, you’d better focus on Nikon’s successful DSLR assortment!”

Read more Nikon Coolpix P80 Reviews: Cameras.co.uk, Digital Camera Review, Photography BLOG, Steves Digicams

Sony Alpha A200 DSLRDPReview 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 £269 with kit lens.

“If you’re currently in the market for an entry-level DSLR and you’ve come across the Sony DSLR-A200 one of the first things you have probably noticed is its incredibly tempting price point. If your budget is limited the A200 is by default one of your top options.”

Read more Sony Alpha A200 Digital SLR Reviews: Digital Camera Info, Digital Camera Review, NeoCamera, Photography BLOG, DCResource, Imaging Resource, DPExpert, Cameralabs, Trusted Reviews

Canon EOS 40DMegapixel.net have reviewed the new Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR – it features a 10 megapixel CMOS Sensor and DIGIC III image processor, 6.5fps shooting, 9 point AF, EOS sensor cleaning, Live view mode, it takes compact flash cards and has a 3″ screen. The 40D is available for £599

“Although I was not totally enamored with the ergonomic aspects of the Canon EOS 40D, its picture quality is top shelf. Generally, photos had good color fidelity, were sharp and had little detectable noise.”

Canon EOS 40D at Focus on Imaging.

Read more Canon EOS 40D Reviews: Gizmodo, Trusted Reviews, Digital SLR Guide, ThinkCamera, DPReview, DCResource, PopPhoto, The Digital Picture, Photography BLOG, Camera Labs, Pocket Lint, Previews: Luminous Landscape, View Canon EOS 40D Sample Photos

Nikon D700StillePhotographie have reviewed the new FX-format digital SLR Nikon D700 – a 12 megapixel full frame sensor Digital SLR with live view, ISO 200 to 6400, 5fps shooting, sensor cleaning, a 3″ VGA screen and more. It will be available in July:

“The overall concept of the D700 is a very attractive one – a price, which is still more or less affordable, a camera with a lot of good and valuable features and which takes very good images. It is a very interesting and future oriented alternative to the D3 and should attract lots of happy customers. If I would have the money, I would sign into the already long waiting list of people who want to get it.”

Nikon D700 Previews: DPReview

Pentax K100D DSLRMany of last years Digital SLRs can now be bought for less than £200 from ebay UK – including the Pentax K100D with lens (pictured), Olympus E-410 with lens and Olympus E-300 with lens. Whilst they may no longer be the latest models, they should offer a good budget entry into the Digital SLR world, and should offer good low light performance.

Read our Pentax K100D Digital SLR Review
View our Pentax K100D Digital SLR Sample Photo Gallery

Read more Pentax K100D DSLR Reviews: The Online Photographer, Digital Camera Info, Blog Critics, Digital Camera Info, Megapixel.net, Trusted Reviews, Wired, DPReview, Pocket-Lint, Imaging Resource, LetsGoDigital , DPExpert, Steves Digicams, Digital Camera Review, DCResource, Luminous-Landscape, ePhotoZine

Panasonic FX35Steves Digicams 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 Lumix FX35 is a very stylish wide angle digicam with outstanding shooting performance. The 4x optical zoom with the 25mm wide angle lens and 10-megapixel imaging sensor really compliment the iA shooting mode and O.I.S. system. The only thing holding these camera back is the noise that is present in the dark areas of all the photographs, no matter what the ISO setting.”

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

Fuji S100fsPhotography BLOG 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 £375:

“The first thing that impresses about the Fujifilm FinePix S100FS is its build and weight – a large proportion of that due to the chunky optic bolted onto the front – and, image quality apart, it’s an impression that stays with you. Being well thought out, intuitive in the main and attractive into the bargain, the design and layout can’t really be faulted, save for that slightly stiff and tricky to turn control for switching between metering modes at the rear.”

Read more Fujifilm FinePix S100fs Reviews: Photoxels, Outbackphoto, Trusted Reviews, PhotoReview.com, DPReview