From the monthly archives: "January 2009"

Panasonic FX40Panasonic have announced the new Panasonic Lumix FX40 – it features a 25mm Ultra Wide-angle 5x Optical Zoom lens, 2.5″ screen, 12 megapixel sensor, HD Motion Pictures and HD Output, and intelligent auto mode:

“Panasonic is pleased to introduce the new Lumix 12.1-megapixel DMC-FX40 with astonishing 25mm ultra-wide-angle LEICA DC lens and 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-FX40 proudly joins.”

Panasonic FS25Panasonic have announced the new Panasonic Lumix FS25 – it features a 29mm Wide-angle 5x Optical Zoom lens, 3″ screen, 12 megapixel sensor, and intelligent auto mode:

“Part of the highly commended Lumix range of digital still cameras, the 12.1 megapixel DMC-FS25 is stylish, sophisticated and packed with features – whilst remaining committed to ease of use even for beginners. Boasting a 29mm wide angle Leica DC lens with 5x optical zoom, Intelligent Auto and a vertical grip for extra comfort– the FS25 is stylish, easy to use and feature packed.”

Olympus Mju Stylus 1060We’ve just published our review of the new Olympus Mju Stylus 1060 – an ultra compact camera with a 10 megapixel sensor, 7x optical zoom lens, 3″ screen, dual image stabilisation, face detection, shadow adjustment, intelligent auto mode, XD and Micro SD support. The camera is available in Silver, Black and Green for £180:

“If you rarely take photos in low light, and simply point and shoot, then this would make an excellent compact camera, as it is very easy to use and has a geat built in help system. Image quality, whilst not the sharpest available, has excellent colour with very pleasing skin tones. The camera also features a useful 7x optical zoom lens, an excellent 3″ screen, a great macro mode and an ultra compact body.”

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Olympus E30 have reviewed the new Olympus EVOLT E-30 Digital SLR – the new camera features a 12.3 megapixel sensor, 2.7″ swivel screen with live view, 5fps shooting, built in image stabilisation, 11 point AF, ISO100 – 3200, face detection, level gauge, shadow adjustment, and supersonic wave filter (for dust reduction). The Olympus E30 will be available from Amazon

“However, the E-30 is better to handle, the controls have been slightly relocated and adjusted to deliver more pleasing ergonomics. Unlike the E-3, the camera doesn’t seem to get in the way of itself. To me it is a definite notch up on the E-3 in the handling stakes. For folks upgrading from the E-4 & 5XX models the handling will seem strange to start with but will soon prove a revelation as it is well thought out and delivered.”

Read more Olympus EVOLT E-30 DSLR Reviews: LetsGoDigital

Canon EOS 50DDPExpert have reviewed the new Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR – an update to the 40D – it features a new 15.1 megapixel sensor, 6.3fps shooting, Canon’s latest DIGIC 4 image processor, ISO upto 12800, 3″ screen with live view, sensor cleaning, 9 point AF, and face detection. Body only is available for £858:

“Some reviewers have been harsh in their criticism of the 50D, generally concluding that its image quality is not as good as the 40D. We tried extreme pixel peeping and there does seem to be some fall-off in sharpness and contrast but we doubt that it will be a problem in the realm of real photography. We certainly wouldn’t recommend that anyone rush out to replace their 40D with the new camera because the difference is not that great.”

Read more Canon EOS 50D Reviews: Digital Photography School, Steves Digicams, Bob Atkins, Imaging Resource, LetsGoDigital, DPReview, Digital Camera Info, CameraLabs, Photography BLOG, Roland Lim, Previews: Canon EOS 50D at Photokina.

Canon Powershot E1DPInterface have reviewed the new Canon Powershot E1 – a cute 10 megapixel camera with a 4x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, 2.5″ screen, face detection, motion detection, 17 shooting modes including Easy Mode, Sunset mode and IS0 3200 mode, optical viewfinder. It is available in white, pink, and blue for £130

“You don’t have to have a whole lot of money to buy a fast point-and-shoot camera with good image quality and battery life like the PowerShot E1. Canon has done a good job in reaching out to the younger crowd as well; with arguably the cutest (but not tiniest) camera around which comes in three appealing colors and low price tag.”

Read more Canon Powershot E1 Reviews: Photography BLOG, Previews: E1 at Photokina

Olympus SP-565 Ultra ZoomPhotography BLOG have reviewed the new Olympus SP-565 Ultra Zoom – the camera features a wide angle 20x optical zoom lens (26 – 520mm), 10 megapixel sensor, 13.5 fps shooting (at 3mp), 25 scene modes, shadow adjustment, face detection, anti shake sensor, manual modes, a 2.5″ screen, and supports XD and MicroSD cards. The camera is available for £244

“On the plus side too, the Olympus SP-565 UZ handles well and is intuitive to use, letting the user more or less point and shoot. The images it delivers are perfectly acceptable too, exposures even for the most part, while balance accurate and the kind of detail you’d expect from a 10 megapixel contender. Put simply, with a solid build too it disappoints in very few respects, leading to our better than average scores pretty much across the board.”

Read more Olympus SP-565 Ultra Zoom Reviews:, Buy N Shoot, DPExpert

Nikon Coolpix have reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix S710 – the world’s smallest 14.5 megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation – it features a wide angle 3.6x optical zoom lens, a 3″ screen, a stainless steel body and manual controls. It’s available for £217:

“I really like the Nikon Coolpix S710. It takes excellent pictures that are sharp and full of colour. The fact that it also offers some manual exposure controls is another plus point. So if you are in the market for a smaller camera with one or two useful, extra features then this camera is well worth looking at.”

Read more Nikon Coolpix S710 Reviews: Trusted Reviews

Panasonic FZ28Imaging Resource 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 £245

“True to the line, the Panasonic Lumix FZ28 is a good quality digital camera with a long, 18x zoom. Image quality is excellent at wide angle, and only suffers a bit in the corners at telephoto. Most impressive is the Panasonic FZ28’s low chromatic aberration at wide angle, as well as the sharp corners, something most long zoom digital cameras cannot achieve.”

Read more Panasonic Lumix FZ28 Reviews: Cameralabs, DPExpert,, FZ28 at Photokina, Photography BLOG, Trusted Reviews

Olympus Mju 1060DigiCamReview are having their web server upgraded. If you experience any downtime or are unable to reach the site, then this will be why. Later today we hope to publish our review of the Olympus Mju Stylus 1060 – an ultra compact camera with a 7x optical zoom lens. The 10 megapixel Olympus 1060 camera is available for £185. In the meantime, feel free to follow us on twitter or get the latest updates by using our RSS feed.