From the monthly archives: "March 2009"

Ricoh CX1

I thought I’d post a quick summary of the upcoming Ricoh CX1 review in one word: Awesome! Or alternatively if you’d like a little bit more information, the Ricoh CX1 in one sentence:

The Ricoh CX1 is the best digital camera Ricoh have ever made!

It really is that good. If you can afford it – buy it! The new Ricoh CX1 – an update to the Ricoh R10 – 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 is available in silver, black or pink for £299. Have a look at our updated sample photo gallery below.

View our Ricoh CX1 Sample Photo Gallery

Olympus E-450

Olympus has announced the new Olympus EVOLT E-450 – an update to the E-420 – the camera features a 10 megapixel sensor, 3.5fps shooting (upto 8 RAW shots), three new art filters, improved live view 2.7″ screen, perfect shot preview, TruPic III+ image processor, ISO1600, depth of field preview, and compact flash / XD card support. It will be available in May priced at £450 with kit lens.

“31 March 2009 – Building on the success of the popular E-420, the new E-450 is packed with features that encourage new comers to DSLR to have fun and explore their creative potential. Three in-camera Art Filters apply stylish effects to any image at the touch of a button. Image composition is simplified via Live View on the bright LCD. Packed with features yet easy to use straight out of the box, this latest addition to the Olympus E-System range is not only one of the smallest and lightest models on the market*, it also boasts all the benefits of the Four Thirds Standard at an affordable price. The E-450 has a full range of Olympus’ innovative E-System technology on board and will be available in stores from May 2009 at a recommended retail price of around £450 for the standard lens kit.”

Canon EOS 500DCanon have announced the new Canon EOS 500D / Rebel T1i Digital SLR – a new 15.1 megapixel digital SLR with 3″ screen, ISO12800, 3.4fps shooting, live view, and 1080p HD video shooting at 20fps. It will be available from May:

“The EOS 500D heralds a new way for photography enthusiasts to capture their world. It pairs outstanding still image capture with Full HD 1080P video recording. For longer video shoots, users can also choose lower shooting resolutions of 720P or VGA. A built-in HDMI connection allows easy The new EOS 500D features a 15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor – ideal for large detailed prints or enormous cropping possibilities. For shooting in near-dark conditions, the EOS 500D offers a high ISO sensitivity up to 3200 which is expandable to 12800, giving photographers the power to shoot in the dimmest light conditions. Outstanding noise reduction is made possible by Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor.”

Ricoh CX1We’ve just published ISO sample photos from 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 is available in silver, black or pink for £299:

“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.”

View our Ricoh CX1 Sample Photo Gallery

Mouse FlashStrobist have published a clever way of dealing with a mouse problem, and an even more interesting way of capturing it on digital photos, involving high-speed remote controlled flash units and a camera to catch the action:

“Using a sound trigger and a set of motor-driven wireless TTL flashes with PW Flexes, Jim set the bait and waited. Time after time, the mouse pulled off the heist before finally recording himself onto film (or, pixels.)” (via Gizmodo)

Nikon in SpaceStudents in Catalonia have sent a Nikon Coolpix L15 into space, attached to a balloon to capture photos of earth. More details can be found at Telegraph.co.uk

“Proving that you don’t need Google’s billions or the BBC weather centre’s resources, the four Spanish students managed to send a camera-operated weather balloon into the stratosphere. Taking atmospheric readings and photographs 20 miles above the ground, the Meteotek team of IES La Bisbal school in Catalonia completed their incredible experiment at the end of February this year.” (via BoingBoing)

Olympus Tough 8000We’ve just uploaded sample photos from the new Olympus Mju Stylus Tough 8000 – a compact 12 megapixel camera, with a wide angle 3.6x optical zoom lens, 2.7″ screen, image stabilisation, tap controls and tough credentials, namely it’s shockproof to 2m, waterproof to 10m, crushproof, and feezeproof to -10. It is available in blue, black, and silver for £276 from Amazon:

View our Olympus Mju Stylus Tough 8000 Sample Photo Gallery

Olympus E620 DSLR

We’ve recently had a look at the new Olympus EVOLT E-620. The E-620 fits in between the E-520, and the E-420 in size measuring 130 x 94.0 x 60 mm – and is the smallest DSLR with anti-shake sensor, it features a 12 megapixel sensor, a 2.7″ swivel screen, 7 point AF, dust reduction, backlit buttons, ISO3200, and art filters. It will be available in May priced between the E-520 and E-30.

Our Hands-On look at the Olympus EVOLT E-620 DSLR
View our Olympus EVOLT E-620 Sample Photos

Olympus EVOLT E-620 Previews: DCResource, DPReview, Olympus EVOLT E-620 Announced.

Olympus E620 DSLR

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Olympus E620 DSLR

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Olympus E620 DSLR

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Olympus E620 DSLR

Back – click to enlarge. To view some sample photos from the Olympus EVOLT E-620 click here.

Olympus E30 DSLR

We recently had a look at 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 is available from Amazon with kit lens.

Our Hands-On Photos of the Olympus EVOLT E-30 DSLR
View our Olympus EVOLT E-30 Sample Photos

Read more Olympus EVOLT E-30 DSLR Reviews: DCResource, Photography BLOG, Biofos.com, LetsGoDigital

Olympus E30 DSLR

Top flash – click to enlarge.

Olympus E30 DSLR

Top LCD screen – click to enlarge.

Olympus E30 DSLR

Back – click to enlarge.

Olympus E30 DSLR

Back – click to enlarge. To view some sample photos from the Olympus EVOLT E-30 click here.

Olympus EVOLT E-620We’ve just published several sample photos from the new Olympus EVOLT E-30 and E-620 (featuring David Bailey). The E-620 fits in between the E-520, and the E-420 in size measuring 130 x 94.0 x 60 mm – and is the smallest DSLR with anti-shake sensor, it features a 12 megapixel sensor, a 2.7″ swivel screen, 7 point AF, dust reduction, backlit buttons, ISO3200, and art filters. It will be available in May priced between the E-520 and E-30:

View our Olympus EVOLT E-620 and E-30 Sample Photo Gallery

Olympus EVOLT E-620 Previews: DCResource, DPReview, Olympus EVOLT E-620 Announced.