From the monthly archives: "January 2009"

Nikon D200Digital Photography School have published their review of the 10.2 megapixel Nikon D200 Digital SLR, it features a 2.5″ screen, and high speed shooting. The Nikon D200 is available from Amazon UK:

“The Nikon D200 made its debut just over 3 years ago and has since been replaced by the D300. However, this doesn’t mean the D200 is completely out of the picture. We’ve been using the Nikon D200 as one of our primary workhorses in the studio for almost 2 years and I can safely say it has proven itself to be a powerful asset.”

More Nikon D200 DSLR Reviews: Ken Rockwell, Photoxels,, Imaging Resource, Pocket-Lint, Trusted Reviews

Fuji F60fdCamera Labs have reviewed the new Fujifilm FinePix F60fd – an update to the F50fd – the camera features a 12 megapixels sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, image stabilisation sensor, ISO 1600, new 3″ screen, face detection, full manual controls, and scene recognition mode. The FinePix F60fd is available for £145

“The 12 Megapixels might not make much difference over the detail resolved by 10 Megapixel models, but it’s refreshing to find full control over the aperture and shutter, not to mention a number of innovative approaches designed to maximise your chances of decent people shots, especially in low light. And in our tests, the face detection on the F60fd was ahead of all rivals, comfortably locking onto subjects in complete profile.”

Read more Fujifilm FinePix F60fd Reviews: DPExpert, Photography BLOG, Trusted Reviews,, Digital Camera Info, Previews: Fuji F60fd at Photokina

Canon Powershot SX10 ISTrusted Reviews have reviewed the Canon Powershot SX10 IS, it has a wide angle 20x optical zoom lens, optical image stabilisation, ISO1600, a 10 megapixel CCD sensor, VGA video recording, and a swivel 2.5″ screen. The camera is available for £278

“The overall image quality is very good. The lens has fantastic centre sharpness, and the level of recorded detail is superb, among the best I’ve seen. Wide angle barrel distortion is kept to an acceptable minimum, and telephoto pincushion distortion is also thankfully mostly absent.”

Read more Canon Powershot SX10 IS Reviews: LetsGoDigital,, DCResource, Cameralabs, Photography BLOG, Previews: SX10 IS at Photokina

Sony A900Photography BLOG have reviewed the new 24.6 megapixel full frame Digital SLR the Sony Alpha A900 – it has an optical viewfinder with 100% coverage, SteadyShot INSIDE™, dual BIONZ™ image processor, 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD, and 5fps continuous shooting at full resolution. The camera is available from Amazon.

“The Sony A900 is not simply the highest-resolution DSLR out there – it’s much more than that. If you’ve read through the Ease of Use and Image Quality sections of this review, you will know that I liked working with this camera a lot. Its viewfinder is the best you’ll find south of medium format, the build is incredibly robust, the controls are intuitive, with some of them – such as the dedicated Histogram button, the metering mode knob or the well-implemented rear joystick – being close to pure genius.”

Read more Sony Alpha A900 Reviews: Luminous Landscape, Luminous Landscape, DPExpert, The Online Photographer, DPReview,, Sony Alpha A900 at Photokina.

Canon EOS 5D MK2Steves Digicams have reviewed the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR – the new flagship camera features a 21.1MP full frame CMOS sensor, ISO upto 25600, Full HD (1080, 30fps) movie recording, 3″ VGA LCD with Live View, 3.9fps JPEG shooting, 9-point AF + 6 Assist AF points, and Magnesium alloy body. The Canon 5D Mark II is available from Amazon UK:

“The long awaited replacement to the Well respected EOS Digital 5D is finally here. Canon’s new EOS Digital 5D Mark II builds off of all the features that made the 5D such a remarkable camera, adding the latest in technology that has been perfected over the past 3 years. With superb image quality and performance, the new 5DMk2 can confidently continue to fill the gap between Canon’s entry/consumer-level and all out pro dSLR models.”

Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Reviews: The Digital Picture, Cameratown, Cameralabs, Ken Rockwell, ArtbyPhil, Photography BLOG, Digital Journalist, Previews: DPReview

Kodak C180LetsGoDigital have details of the new Kodak Easyshare C180 – a compact 10 megapixel camera, it features a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.4″ screen, and should be available in silver, pink and blue from August priced at $119:

“View your digital pictures with brilliance and clarity on the 2.4 in. (6.1 cm) color display at the back of the Kodak EasyShare C180 camera. High ISO will capture the details in low light conditions and fast action situations with ISO up to 1250. With the Kodak C180 camera you can record life in motion with continuous VGA video featuring audio capture and playback and on-camera editing. Video print options including 1, 4, 9, or 16-up prints, plus view and share single frames.”

Panasonic TZ7Panasonic have announced the new Panasonic Lumix TZ7 – it features a 25mm Ultra Wide-angle 12x Optical Zoom lens, optical image stabilisation, 3″ screen, 12 megapixel sensor, HD Movie Recording in AVCHD Lite with Dolby Stereo Digital Creator, and intelligent auto mode. The Panasonic Lumix TZ7 is available from Amazon UK.

“Panasonic Lumix cameras go from strength to strength with technological advancements designed to offer the ultimate in picture performance and user convenience. Building on its digital still camera achievements, Panasonic presents a completely new photography concept – in the form of the new DMC-TZ7 hybrid camera. Offering all of the features that Panasonic’s multiple award winning TZ range of cameras is renowned for – including a remarkable 12x optical zoom in a compact, stylish body and 25mm ultra wide angle lens – the TZ7 goes one step further to offer AVCHD Lite motion picture recording, making the TZ7 a truly versatile proposition.”

Panasonic TZ6Panasonic have announced the new Panasonic Lumix TZ6 – it features a 25mm Ultra Wide-angle 12x Optical Zoom lens, optical image stabilisation, 2.7″ screen, 10 megapixel sensor, WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps video, and intelligent auto mode. The TZ6 is available for £266:

“Panasonic’s new DMC-TZ6 is the latest addition to the award winning Lumix TZ family of digital cameras, which is renowned for packaging a remarkable 12x optical zoom in a compact, stylish body as well as featuring a 25mm ultra wide angle lens for wide angle shooting. Successor to the hugely popular DMC-TZ5, the TZ6 is set to be a firm favourite.”

Panasonic FT1Panasonic have announced the new Panasonic Lumix FT1 – a Water Proof 3.0m, Shock Proof 1.5m and Dust Proof cameras it features a 28mm Wide-angle 4.6x Optical Zoom lens, optical image stabilisation, 2.7″ screen, 12 megapixel sensor, HD Motion Pictures and HD Output, and intelligent auto mode. The FT1 will be available from Amazon UK:

“Catering for those looking for a versatile and durable camera that can confidentially take action shots under pressure, Panasonic is pleased to introduce the DMC-FT1. Tested with the same standards used to assess Panasonic’s acclaimed TOUGHBOOK series computers, the FT1 is shockproof, waterproof and dustproof with the capability to record high-definition movie in AVCHD Lite – the FT1 is streets ahead of its competitors. Featuring a 28mm wide angle lens, 4.6 x optical zoom and iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, this versatile camera lets you capture your special moments on the move.”

Panasonic FX550Panasonic have announced the new Panasonic Lumix FX550 – it features a 25mm Ultra Wide-angle 5x Optical Zoom lens, 3″ touch screen, 12 megapixel sensor, HD Motion Pictures and HD Output, and intelligent auto mode, it will be available from Amazon

“Elegantly demonstrating Panasonic’s commitment to excellence, Panasonic’s new DMC-FX550 touch screen interface model includes a whole host of features designed to offer superior image quality and the ultimate in user convenience. Featuring a 25mm ultra-wide angle Leica DC lens with 5x optical zoom and popular touch-screen operation on a large 3inch LCD, the new addition proudly joins Panasonic’s Lumix slim and stylish FX series – making Panasonic Lumix a formidable choice whatever your shooting needs!”