From the monthly archives: "February 2009"

Focus 2009

We were at Focus on Imaging 2009 today – where numerous manufacturers were showing their latest equipement. We had a look at the latest cameras from Olympus, Canon, Sony, Nikon, Fujifilm, and Kodak, and had a look at the high end Lenovo W700ds, for more details follow these links:

Nikon Coolpix L100 – new 15x optical zoom
Nikon Coolpix P90 – 24x optical zoom from Nikon
Canon Powershot SX200 IS – new 12x optical zoom
Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS – shown here in blue
Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS – Canon’s smallest IXUS in Gold
Canon Powershot D10 – Canon’s first waterproof
Sony Cybershot W270 – New Cybershot Camera
Sony Cybershot T900 – Ultra Slim Camera
Sony Cybershot H20 – Compact 10x zoom
Olympus Mju Stylus 7000 Compact – 7x zoom
Olympus Mju Stylus 9000 Compact Zoom – 10x zoom
Olympus SP-590 Ultra Zoom – 26x optical zoom
Kodak Easyshare Z980 Ultra Zoom – with vertical grip.
Fujifilm F200 EXR Hands On New Super CCD EXR Sensor
Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds Photography Laptop – Ultimate laptop!

To read more about Focus on Imaging 2009 click here.

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Garden of Eden Photography? Adam appears to be confused.

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The Dawn of Photography – Focus on Imaging were promoting several films available on their website.

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Knights were just one of the themes on show – with various people in costumes making for some interesting photo shoots.

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Photography in the Future – another Focus on Imaging film poster – promoting another of their films.

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Hasselblad photo shoot.

DPNow Video and Gallery of the show. Previous years: Focus on Imaging 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Focus on ImagingFocus On Imaging starts tomorrow the 22nd of February and runs till the 25th of February at the Birmingham NEC and is a great photography show, giving you the chance to not only look at the latest digital cameras and equipement, but also purchase some great deals, we’ll be there to bring you coverage:

“FOCUS ON IMAGING is Europe’s biggest annual imaging show, covering all your needs from image capture through to output and beyond. Whether you are a professional image maker or processor, a buyer of image making equipment or materials, a manufacturer or distributor of products or a keen hobbyist, a visit to FOCUS ON IMAGING is a must. Over 200 exhibitors and product launches galore – including all the very latest digital cameras and processing equipment – will feature at FOCUS 2009.”

Previous years: DigiCamReview at Focus on Imaging 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Fuji Z33wpFujifilm USA have announced the new Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP – an ultra compact waterproof camera with a 10 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens and 2.7″ screen, the camera is available in three colours: black, pink and green, for £133 and takes SD cards:

“Expanding the popular Z-series digital cameras for young-at-heart, trend-savvy consumers, Fujifilm today announced the launch of the FinePix Z33WP, Fujifilm’s first waterproof digital camera. No longer do you need to worry about damaging your camera in less than optimum shooting conditions. The FinePix Z33WP ensures you’ll never miss capturing any of life’s precious moments, any where, any time, under any conditions, and be able to share them easily with your extended network of friends and family members. The 10-MegaPixel FinePix Z33WP is available in three striking colors – green, pink and black – and is ready for any adventure including underwater activity up to 10 feet. The Z33WP uses a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, has Fujifilm’s ‘Automatic Scene Recognition’ SR AUTO mode, and features a 2.7”, 230,000 pixel resolution LCD screen.”

Fuji Z30Fujifilm USA have announced the new Fujifilm FinePix Z30 – an ultra compact 10 megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom lens and 2.7″ screen, plus Miniature Effect, the camera is available in four colours: Pink, Purple, Black and Orange for £99, and takes SD cards:

“Another addition to this popular line is the FinePix Z30, the third installment of Fujifilm’s Z-series ultra-glam cameras designed specifically for ‘Generation Z’ – the younger, tech-savvy, fashion-conscious consumer. Boasting a 2.7” LCD screen, this 10 MegaPixel camera is available in three hot colors – pink, orange, and black – has a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, SR AUTO mode and like its predecessor the FinePix Z20, sports both Face Detection Technology with Automatic Red Eye Correction and Blog Mode, which copies and resizes both stills and movies to a web-friendly size right in the camera.”

Fuji S1500Fujifilm USA have announced the new Fujifilm FinePix S1500 – the camera features a 10 megapixel sensor, 12x optical zoom lens, dual image stabilisation (anti-shake sensor), manual controls, 2cm macro mode, and 2.7″ screen:

“In the tradition of the popular and well-received FinePix S1000, Fujifilm presents its successor, the FinePix S1500. This 10-MegaPixel long zoom digital camera offers great range and flexibility with a Fujinon 12x optical zoom (33mm-396mm equivalent) and like all FinePix S-series digital cameras, includes Fujifilm’s Dual Image Stabilization and SR AUTO Automatic Scene Recognition mode to easily provide the best quality picture with increased clarity and sharpness, even in low light conditions. The FinePix S1500 also sports enhanced features like Panoramic mode, a Zoom Bracketing feature and full manual controls insuring the S1500 will keep up as your photographic skills develop.”

Fuji J250Fujifilm USA have announced the new Fujifilm FinePix J250 – the compact camera features a 10 megapixel anti-shake sensor, a wide angle 28mm 5x optical zoom lens and 3″ screen:

“With sleek designs and powerful features, the FinePix J20 and FinePix J250 are great digital camera options that both feature the new SR AUTO mode. The FinePix J250 boasts a 3” high resolution LCD and Fujinon 5x wide angle optical zoom which makes it easy to capture distant objects or large groups at close range.”

Fuji J20Fujifilm USA have announced the new Fujifilm FinePix J20 – the compact camera features a 10 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens and 2.7″ screen. The Fuji J20 is available for £88

“With sleek designs and powerful features, the FinePix J20 and FinePix J250 are great digital camera options that both feature the new SR AUTO mode. At only 17.4mm thick, the FinePix J20 is the perfect on-the-go camera fitting easily into a shirt pocket or hand bag. Despite its size, the FinePix J20’s black metal body houses a 10 MegaPixel CCD, a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens and a brilliant 2.7” LCD which displays images with sharpness and clarity.”

Canon Powershot SX110 ISImaging Resource 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 £185

“The Canon SX110 IS manages to pack an optically stabilized 10x zoom lens into a relatively compact body, but its image quality still competes very well with that of full-sized long-zoom cameras. In high ISO shooting, it gives up a little ground to Canon’s own SX10 IS, which uses a more powerful version of Canon’s DIGIC processor, but the Canon SX110 IS’s more compact body is much easier to pack along on outings and trips.”

Read our Canon Powershot SX110 IS Review
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: DPInterface, Digital Camera Info, Steves Digicams, Cameras.co.uk, Photography BLOG, Trusted Reviews

Sandisk SD Plus USBSandisk have stopped manufacturing Sandisk Ultra II SD Plus USB memory cards – the memory cards allow you to plug them into your camera, and also straight into any free USB socket and are great when you don’t have an SD card reader or if you’ve left the camera cable at home. The cards are still available while stocks last from Amazon priced at £9.99 for 4GB, or £17.99 in Ducatti form. This is what Sandisk had to say via Twitter:

“We [Sandisk] aren’t manufacturing SD Card Plus any longer but there is inventory out there still available for purchase. I’d check Amazon”

Ricoh CX1Ricoh have announced the new Ricoh CX1 – an update to the Ricoh R10 – it features a 9 megapixel CMOS sensor which allows high speed shooting at 4fps, enhanced dynamic range, and features a 28mm wide angle 7.1x optical zoom lens, high resolution 3″ screen, ISO1600, VGA videos, and will be available in March in silver, black or pink:

“The CX1 features the highly evolved image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine IV together with a CMOS sensor that enables high-speed image processing. The CX1’s expanded dynamic range of 12 EV equivalent makes it possible to capture high-contrast scenes in a way not possible with earlier models.”