From the monthly archives: "November 2008"

Ricoh G600Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Ricoh G600 – a new waterproof 10 megapixel digital camera – it features a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28-140mm), 2.7″ screen, 1cm macro mode, ISO upto 3200, digital image stabilisation, 360 shot battery life and a waterproof (1m depth), dustproof, freezeproof (to -10 C) and shockproof (1.5m) body. The camera is available for £299

“The Ricoh G600 is very expensive compared to other rugged compacts, and lacks the social graces of its main competitors. It has a number of unique features that will be useful for specialist applications such as law enforcement, emergency response or the construction industry, but as an outdoor sports camera even with its robust armour-plated design it is outclassed by cheaper rivals.”

Read more Ricoh G600 Reviews: PhotoReview

Canon IXUS 870 ISCameras.co.uk have reviewed the new Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS – a compact 10 megapixel camera it features a 4x wide-angle optical zoom, optical IS, 3.0” screen, VGA video recording, and is available in silver or gold for £186:

“If you believe you get what you pay for and you don’t mind spending a bit more on a digital camera then the IXUS 870 IS is a good option. It does most things very well and has very few weaknesses.”

Read more Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS 880 IS Reviews: DPExpert, CameraLabs, Previews: IXUS 870 at Photokina

Casio Z250Cameras.co.uk have reviewed the new Casio Exilim EX-Z250 – the compact camera features a 9 megapixel sensor, a 28mm wide angle 4x optical zoom lens, ISO3200, Super Clear 3″ LCD, a night view function, and is available for £182

“Not every digital camera can get top marks. I found the picture quality struggled to match the better cameras and the price of the Casio Exilim EX-Z250 is not low enough to compensate for this.”

Panasonic FZ28Cameralabs have reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 – an update to the FZ18 – it features a 27mm Wide Angle 18x optical zoom lens, optical image stabilisation, 13fps at 3mp, Full Manual Operation, a 10.1 megapixels CCD, ISO1600, and a 2.7″ screen. The FZ28 is available for £225

“The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 represents a fairly minor upgrade over its predecessor, but given that was our favourite super-zoom of 2007, the new model has a great deal going for it. So with the FZ28 you get a compact, lightweight super-zoom camera with 10 Megapixel resolution, a huge 18x optically-stabilised range, HD video recording in the 720p format, support for RAW files, a mid-sized, but good-looking 2.7in screen, manual controls and one of the best fully automatic modes on the market. It’s a lot of camera for the money.”

Read more Panasonic Lumix FZ28 Reviews: DPExpert, Cameras.co.uk, FZ28 at Photokina, Photography BLOG, Trusted Reviews

Sony T77Cameralabs 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 £176

“The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77 is a slim, stylish compact that will greatly appeal to gadget addicts with its touch-screen and smile detection. It’s comfortably slimmer than any of the other compacts we’ve tested recently, and when out taking photos with a variety of models, the Sony was invariably the one which got the most attention.”

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

Panasonic FX150 SampleWe’ve just published sample photos from the Panasonic Lumix FX150 – a new 14.7 megapixel digital camera – it features a 28mm Wide Angle 3.6x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, Intelligent Auto Mode with AF Tracking, Simple Manual Operation, up to ISO1600 at Full Resolution, and a 2.7″ screen. It is available in silver or black for £205.

View our Panasonic Lumix FX150 Sample Photo Gallery

Read more Panasonic Lumix FX150 Reviews: Steves Digicams, Cameras.co.uk, Previews: Panasonic FX150 at Photokina.

Panasonic G1Gizmodo have reviewed the new Panasonic G1 Micro Digital SLR – based on the micro four thirds system – It features Full-time Live View both for LCD and LVF, 12-megapixel Live MOS sensor, new smaller LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm MEGA O.I.S. lens, Dust reduction system and tilting 3″ screen. It will also be available in three colours for £499

“I am optimistic about Micro Four Thirds, but there’s just no reason anyone should buy a G1. Less money could get you a real DSLR that is, for all practical purposes, the same size. The G1’s digital viewfinder is excellent, but it’s no comparison to looking at the real world as you shoot. Factor in the G1’s relatively poor high-ISO performance and tiny lens selection and it’s a no brainer.”

Read more Panasonic Lumix G1 Reviews: Digital Camera Info, Imaging Resource, DCResource, Previews: Panasonic Lumix G1 at Photokina

Casio EX-FH20Photography BLOG have reviewed the new ultra high speed, ultra zoom Casio Exilim Pro EX-FH20 – it features a 9 megapixel CMOS sensor, a 26mm wide angle 20x optical zoom lens, 40 fps shooting at 7 megapixels, High Definition (HD) video recording at 1280 x 720 pixels, at 30 fps, RAW, 1cm macro, ISO upto 1600 and has a large 3″ screen. The camera is available for £429

“With its curved slopes and matt black finish recalling a baby DSLR, from the front Casio’s EX-FH20 looks not only attractive but, for the consumer electronics brand, unusually sophisticated too. It is also to be commended for including less well-traveled features that set it apart from the competition – even if they don’t go quite far enough to raise it above.”

Read more Casio Exilim Pro EX-FH20 Reviews Digital Camera Info, Previews: FH20 at Photokina

Casio EX-FH20Photography BLOG have reviewed the new ultra high speed, ultra zoom Casio Exilim Pro EX-FH20 – it features a 9 megapixel CMOS sensor, a 26mm wide angle 20x optical zoom lens, 40 fps shooting at 7 megapixels, High Definition (HD) video recording at 1280 x 720 pixels, at 30 fps, RAW, 1cm macro, ISO upto 1600 and has a large 3″ screen. The camera is available for £429

“With its curved slopes and matt black finish recalling a baby DSLR, from the front Casio’s EX-FH20 looks not only attractive but, for the consumer electronics brand, unusually sophisticated too. It is also to be commended for including less well-traveled features that set it apart from the competition – even if they don’t go quite far enough to raise it above.”

Read more Casio Exilim Pro EX-FH20 Reviews Digital Camera Info, Previews: FH20 at Photokina

Kodak M1093 ISTrusted Reviews have reviewed the new Kodak Easyshare M1093 IS digital camera – it features a 10 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, 3″ screen, HD video and photo support, and ISO upto 3200. The M1093 IS is avilable in silver, black and red for £118

“For a low-priced camera the Koadk EasyShare M1093 IS is surprisingly well made with a decent specification, including an outstanding HD video mode. It is slim and fairly stylish, and can take a pretty good picture under most circumstances, but it is let down by a distinctly non-smart Smart Capture mode, weak flash and poor overall performance.”