From the monthly archives: "October 2008"

Canon Powershot G10Ken Rockwell has reviewed the new 14.7 megapixel Canon Powershot G10 – an update to the G9 – it features a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, RAW support, 3″ screen, VGA video recording and ISO1600. The Canon G10 is available for £380:

“I’d buy a Canon G10 and use it for landscapes, travel, nature and the weird stuff I shoot instead of dragging along an SLR. Even if I was carrying an SLR, I’d rather grab a G10 than change lenses on an SLR. The G10 is that good.”

Read more Canon Powershot G10 Reviews: Photography BLOG, Luminous Landscape, The Online Photographer, Canon G10 at Photokina

Nikon Coolpix P6000Photography BLOG have reviewed the new 13.5 megapixel Nikon Coolpix P6000 – it features a wide angle 4x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, a 2.7″ screen, RAW support, manual controls, external flash support, manual focus, GPS support, and an optical viewfinder. The camera is available for £350

“The Coolpix P6000 is Nikon’s best attempt yet at a compact camera that’s good enough for a pro photographer, but ultimately it has a few serious flaws that means it falls short. In terms of design, the P6000 is a delight to use, with most of the control offered by a consumer DSLR in a more manageable, portable form.”

Read more Nikon Coolpix P6000 Reviews / Previews: Nikon Coolpix P6000 at Photokina

Canon Powershot G10Photography BLOG have reviewed the new 14.7 megapixel Canon Powershot G10 – an update to the G9 – it features a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, RAW support, 3″ screen, VGA video recording and ISO1600. The Canon G10 is available for £368:

“The G10 is undoubtedly the best ever Canon G-Series camera, and is a serious alternative to both an entry-level DSLR and other similar compacts (most notably the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 and the Nikon Coolpix P6000). It ultimately fails to gain our whole-hearted recommendation, however, principally because of the noisy images at slow ISO speeds, and the rather prohibitive price-tag of £449 / $499”

Read more Canon Powershot G10 Reviews: Luminous Landscape, The Online Photographer, Canon G10 at Photokina

Fuji S2000HDTrusted Reviews have reviewed the new Fujifilm FinePix S2000hd – an update to the S1000fd – it features a wide angle 15x optical zoom lens, 10 megapixel sensor, HD recording (1280 x 720 pixels video) and output, it comes with a remote control and cable, a 2.7″ screen, ISO 1600, image stabilisation, and manual mode. The FinePix S2000HD is available for £226:

“Overall the S2000HD offers a lot of camera for the money, and is one of the most versatile super-zoom models on the market. It’s not without a few faults, but the excellent handling, wide zoom range, fast performance and superb low-light focusing make this a camera that can cope in most situations. As a general-purpose camera it’s hard to beat for the price.”

Read more Fujifilm FinePix S2000hd Reviews: Cameras.co.uk, Photography BLOG, PhotoReview, Fuji S2000hd at Photokina

Kodak M893Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Kodak Easyshare M893 IS Digital Camera – it’s an 8 megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.7″ screen, ISO upto 1600, face detection, and image stabilisation. It is available for £118

“Priced at just £80 the Kodak M893 IS stands out among other very cheap digital cameras because of its mechanical image stabilisation, but in most other respects you get what you pay for. Overall build quality and design are of a rather low standard, and while start-up and single-shot speeds are adequate, other aspects of the performance are quite poor, especially autofocus and low light capability.”

Canon Powershot G10Luminous Landscape have reviewed the new 14.7 megapixel Canon Powershot G10 – an update to the G9 – it features a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, RAW support, 3″ screen, VGA video recording and ISO1600. The Canon G10 is available for £368:

“But, with all of these caveats, the take-away as I see it is that the new Canon G10 has crossed a threshold; one in which an inexpensive pocket camera can produce very high quality images, at least on moderate sized prints, which is what most photographers end up making.”

Read more Canon Powershot G10 Reviews: The Online Photographer, Canon G10 at Photokina

Fuji S100fsLetsGoDigital have reviewed the new Fujifilm FinePix S100FS. 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:

“And that brings me to a weak point of the Fujifilm S100fs. Many functions relate to each other, although it is not always clear as to how they are related. Even reading the manual frequently and thoroughly doesn’t always make it clear. If you increase the dynamic range, the ISO range becomes limited. The same goes for certain film modes, which require an enhanced dynamic range. Many settings allow you to use bracketing but not in RAW mode.”

Read more Fujifilm FinePix S100fs Reviews: The Online Photographer, Steves Digicams, DCResource, Photography BLOG, Photoxels, Outbackphoto, Trusted Reviews, PhotoReview.com, DPReview

Casio W63CACasio (Japan) have announced the new 8 megapixel Casio Exilim W63CA – a flip camera phone with an 8 megapixel Casio Exilim digital camera on one side, a phone in the middle, and a large 3.1″ swivel screen. The lens is a wide angle 28mm lens, with no optical zoom. It will be available in green, pink, silver, and titanium in Japan. Via DCViews.

Canon Powershot SX110 ISCameras.co.uk have reviewed the new Canon Powershot SX110 IS – an update to the SX100 IS – the new camera features a more compact body, 9 megapixel sensor, larger 3″ screen, 10x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, Face Detection, Face Select & Track, Auto Red-Eye Correction, Motion Detection, 20 shooting modes including Easy Mode, and ISO 1600. The SX110 IS is available in silver or black for £182

“The Canon Powershot SX110 IS would be near the top of my list if I was looking for extra zoom capabilities without a large, bulky body. This camera handles most situations well and will deliver sharp, colourful photos.”

View our Canon Powershot SX110 IS Sample Photo Gallery
Hands on with the Canon Powershot SX110 IS at Photokina

Read more Canon Powershot SX110 IS Reviews: Photography BLOG, Trusted Reviews

Sony T77DCResource have reviewed the new 10 megapixel Sony Cybershot T77 – the ultra compact camera features a 3″ touch screen, a 4x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, and smile shutter. The DSC-T77 camera replaces the former T70 model and is available in brown, green, pink, black and silver for £193

“The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77 is an ultra-thin, stylish camera that offers an impressive feature set for the price. Those features include a 4X zoom lens, image stabilization, face and smile detection, a large touchscreen LCD display (though the interface is frustrating), and more. While it takes good photos outdoors, it doesn’t perform terribly well in unusual or dim light, or at high sensitivities.”

Read more Sony Cybershot T77 Reviews: Cameras.co.uk, Sony T77 at Photokina, Trusted Reviews