From the monthly archives: "August 2008"

SamsungAmatuer Photographer have details that Samsung are planning a new interchangeable lens camera system, much like the Olympus Panasonic micro four thirds system, and will use a 14 million-pixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor and a new lens mount.

“Like Micro Four Thirds, Samsung’s hybrid system will use electronic viewfinders (EVF) and a compact camera style live rear LCD screen for framing. The focusing system will use a video type automatic process, and lenses will be smaller than the company’s current GX series optics. ‘We have extensive experience in lens manufacturing from other areas of Samsung’s business, as well as from our compact camera ranges, and we have been manufacturing camera bodies since the 1970’s, so these will not be new areas for us to deal with.'”

Fuji S100fsSteves Digicams 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 £395:

“FujiFilm has delivered a well rounded Prosumer model. With powerful features like the manually operated 14.3x FUJINON zoom lens, 11-megapixel image sensor, Dual IS, 2.5-inch Tiltable LCD, over 3fps burst capture at full resolution (during our tests), CCD-RAW capture mode, and loads of exposure options, the S100FS is a versatile digital camera.”

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

Canon EOS 1000DLetsGoDigital have reviewed the new Canon EOS 1000D, it features a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, Up to 3fps, 7-point wide-area AF, Self-Cleaning Image Sensor, 2.5” LCD with Live View mode, DIGIC III processor, auto lighting optimizer, SD/SDHC card slot. The Canon EOS 1000D is available for pre-order for £403 with IS kit lens, or £351 body only:

“The Canon EOS 1000D has a small size and features a 10 Megapixel sensor, a 2.5 inch sized monitor, 7 points auto focus and Live View with contrast as well as phase detection. Our first acquaintance with the camera was accompanied by comparable sayings. Notably; the Canon 1000D looks exactly like an EOS 450D and; the EOS 1000D is the offspring of the EOS 400D. Whatever you say; the Canon EOS 1000D is a most interesting camera for the beginning DSLR photographer, and at this time and moment it is Canon’s answer to the competition in a time where the digital SLR camera is blooming.”

Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS DSLR Reviews: DPExpert, Cameralabs, Photography BLOG, Trusted Reviews, PhotoReview, DPReview, ePhotoZine, TestFreaks.co.uk, Preview(s): DPReview, Sample photos, Canon.

Canon EOS 1000DLetsGoDigital have reviewed the new Canon EOS 1000D, it features a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, Up to 3fps, 7-point wide-area AF, Self-Cleaning Image Sensor, 2.5” LCD with Live View mode, DIGIC III processor, auto lighting optimizer, SD/SDHC card slot. The Canon EOS 1000D is available for pre-order for £403 with IS kit lens, or £351 body only:

“The Canon EOS 1000D has a small size and features a 10 Megapixel sensor, a 2.5 inch sized monitor, 7 points auto focus and Live View with contrast as well as phase detection. Our first acquaintance with the camera was accompanied by comparable sayings. Notably; the Canon 1000D looks exactly like an EOS 450D and; the EOS 1000D is the offspring of the EOS 400D. Whatever you say; the Canon EOS 1000D is a most interesting camera for the beginning DSLR photographer, and at this time and moment it is Canon’s answer to the competition in a time where the digital SLR camera is blooming.”

Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS DSLR Reviews: DPExpert, Cameralabs, Photography BLOG, Trusted Reviews, PhotoReview, DPReview, ePhotoZine, TestFreaks.co.uk, Preview(s): DPReview, Sample photos, Canon.

Panasonic LX3Lawrence Ripsher has reviewed the new Panasonic Lumic DMC-LX3 – the camera features a F2.0 24mm Ultra Wide Angle lens (24 – 60mm), optical image stabilisation, a larger 10 megapixel sensor with higher sensitivity, ISO3200 at Full Resolution, Full Manual Operation, HD Motion Images and HD Output, and a 3.0-inch screen. The Panasonic LX3 is available for £334:

“As a closing note, as much as I like it, perhaps the most important thing about the Panasonic LX3 is not so much the camera itself but the statement that has been made with its release. For the first time in an affordable compact camera, we’ve seen that megapixels are not the only way of measuring progress and that actual image quality and performance is a genuine and attainable goal as well.” (via Serious Compacts)

Read more Panasonic Lumic LX3 Reviews: Photography BLOG, TestFreaks.co.uk

Nikon S52ThinkCamera have reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix S52 a compact 9 megapixel digital cameras with a 3″ screen, 3x optical zoom lens, and vibration reduction – available in Silver, Plum Black, for £152

“So, the Nikon Coolpix S52 turns out to be a very neat little camera, even without the new-fangled addition of wireless communication. It’s easy to use, and capable of some very clear, crisp images, particularly if you are the kind of person who is constantly shooting friends and family.”

Ricoh Caplio R8Cameras.co.uk have reviewed the new Ricoh Caplio R8. 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 £155:

“I like the Ricoh R8. It is certainly worth considering alongside some of the more widely recognised brands such as Canon, Sony and Panasonic. Aside from some issues with colour the R8 takes a decent photo in most situations.”

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

Canon EOS 1000DDPExpert have reviewed the new Canon EOS 1000D, it features a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, Up to 3fps, 7-point wide-area AF, Self-Cleaning Image Sensor, 2.5” LCD with Live View mode, DIGIC III processor, auto lighting optimizer, SD/SDHC card slot. The Canon EOS 1000D is available for pre-order for £398 with IS kit lens, or £351 body only:

“Stupid gimmicks apart, this is a good way to buy into a system than will grow with the user’s expertise. And when the time comes to move up to a better body the Canon lenses will still be in the bag to use on the new camera. And as decent lenses generally cost more than the price of the EOS 1000D camera body this is an important consideration. So the two good reasons to buy this camera are Canon’s outstanding image quality and their extensive range of options and accessories.”

Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS DSLR Reviews: Cameralabs, Photography BLOG, Trusted Reviews, PhotoReview, DPReview, ePhotoZine, TestFreaks.co.uk, Preview(s): DPReview, Sample photos, Canon.

Sony T500Sony have announced the new ultra compact Sony Cybershot T500 – it features a 10 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens, large 3.5″ touchscreen, optical image stabilisation, ISO3200, and stereo High Definition video recording (720p, 30fps, MPEG4 AVC/H.264), and will be available in silver, black and red:

“Slim, chic design. High resolution 10.1 megapixels with new HD snap movie mode. Extra-large 3.5-inch touchscreen, 5x optical zoom, optical SteadyShot, enhanced Face Detection and easy web upload of photos and HD movies”