From the monthly archives: "June 2009"

Sony H20

Cameras.co.uk have reviewed the new Sony Cybershot DSC-H20. The H20 is a compact ultra zoom camera with a 10x optical zoom lens, 10 megapixel sensor, optical image stabilisation, 720p HD Video recording, 3″ screen, and face and smile detection. The Sony H20 is available for £207

“This is a neat, compact digital camera offering extra zoom. Picture quality is good and the movie mode is advanced too. I like the design of the camera and there is a manual exposure mode as well.”

Read more Sony Cybershot H20 Reviews: Photography BLOG, DPReview, Previews: Sony Cybershot H20 at Focus.

Samsung WB550Photography BLOG have reviewed the new Samsung WB550 / HZ15W – it features a 24mm wide angle 10x optical zoom lens, a 3″ screen, 12 megapixel sensor, 720p HD movie recording and optical image stabilisation. The Samsung WB550 is available for £229

“The Samsung WB550 (also known as the Samsung HZ15W) is a pocket digital camera featuring a versatile 10x, 24mm wide-angle zoom lens. Taking on the popular Panasonic TZ series of cameras, the 12 megapixel WB550 has a large 3 inch LCD screen, 24-240mm lens with Dual Image Stabilization,and can record HD video at a resolution of 720p complete with a HDMI port for playback on a HDTV. A wealth of auto modes – Smart Auto, Face Detection, Smile Shot, Blink Detection, Self Portrait and Beauty Shot – promise to make it easier for beginners to easily take great photos, while there’s also a Manual shooting mode for the more experienced user.”

Read more Samsung WB550 / HZ15W Reviews: DPExpert

Olympus E-P1We’ve posted sample photos from the new Olympus PEN E-P1 – these were taken with a production camera, with the 14-42mm kit lens. View our Olympus PEN E-P1 Sample Photo Gallery (more photos added)

The new Olympus E-P1 a new micro four thirds Digital camera, it’s the world’s smallest digital camera with changeable lens, it features the same size sensor as other Olympus Digital SLRs (meaning much better image quality with all the low-noise benefits of a DSLR), but with a camera body and lens size much more in like with a compact point and shoot such as the Canon G10! It is be available with a compact 17mm lens (34mm equivalent, UK Price with viewfinder £749), and 14-42mm 3x zoom lens (28 – 84mm equivalent, UK Price £699). It’s also available with both lenses for £849 (including VAT and free postage) for the 14-42mm Black & 17mm Silver Pancake Lenses & VF-1 External Optical View Finder Kit with Silver body. The camera features dust reduction, a 12.3 megapixel live view sensor, 720p video recording (1280×720) with stereo sound and HDMI out, anti-shake sensor, 3″ screen, 3fps shooting, SDHC support, and ISO100 – 6400.

View our Olympus PEN E-P1 Sample Photo Gallery
Olympus PEN E-P1 Unboxed at Recently Reviewed

Read more Olympus E-P1 Information, Previews: Serious Compacts London Launch, Olympus Press Release, Olympus Product Page, Hamburg Press Release (DPNow), Previews: DPReview, LetsGoDigital, DCResource, Four Thirds Photo, Imaging Resource, MacWorld, Digital Camera HQ, Edmond Terakopian, Sample Photos: Photography BLOG, Sample Videos: DPReview

Olympus E-P1

We’ve posted photos of unboxing the Olympus PEN E-P1 on our sister site Recently Reviewed. Look out for sample photos later today (depending on weather). Olympus PEN E-P1 Unboxed

Olympus E-P1

The new Olympus E-P1 a new micro four thirds Digital camera, it’s the world’s smallest digital camera with changeable lens, it features the same size sensor as other Olympus Digital SLRs (meaning much better image quality with all the low-noise benefits of a DSLR), but with a camera body and lens size much more in like with a compact point and shoot such as the Canon G10! It is be available with a compact 17mm lens (34mm equivalent, UK Price with viewfinder £749), and 14-42mm 3x zoom lens (28 – 84mm equivalent, UK Price £699). It’s also available with both lenses for £849 (including VAT and free postage) for the 14-42mm Black & 17mm Silver Pancake Lenses & VF-1 External Optical View Finder Kit with Silver body. The camera features dust reduction, a 12.3 megapixel live view sensor, 720p video recording (1280×720) with stereo sound and HDMI out, anti-shake sensor, 3″ screen, 3fps shooting, SDHC support, and ISO100 – 6400.

Olympus E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1 Unboxed at Recently Reviewed

Read more Olympus E-P1 Information, Previews: Serious Compacts London Launch, Olympus Press Release, Olympus Product Page, Hamburg Press Release (DPNow), Previews: DPReview, LetsGoDigital, DCResource, Four Thirds Photo, Imaging Resource, MacWorld, Digital Camera HQ, Sample Photos: Photography BLOG, Sample Videos: DPReview

Olympus E-P1

Jessops (UK) have the silver Olympus E-P1 in stock, and Jacobs Digital (UK) have the E-P1 available in white or silver, the Olympus E-P1 was launched at Jessops London last night – Serious Compacts have details of the launch.

The new Olympus E-P1 a new micro four thirds Digital camera, it’s the world’s smallest digital camera with changeable lens, it features the same size sensor as other Olympus Digital SLRs (meaning much better image quality with all the low-noise benefits of a DSLR), but with a camera body and lens size much more in like with a compact point and shoot such as the Canon G10! It is be available with a compact 17mm lens (34mm equivalent, UK Price with viewfinder £749), and 14-42mm 3x zoom lens (28 – 84mm equivalent, UK Price £699). The camera features dust reduction, a 12.3 megapixel live view sensor, 720p video recording (1280×720) with stereo sound and HDMI out, anti-shake sensor, 3″ screen, 3fps shooting, SDHC support, and ISO100 – 6400.

Read more Olympus E-P1 Information, Previews: Olympus Press Release, Olympus Product Page, Hamburg Press Release (DPNow), Previews: DPReview, LetsGoDigital, DCResource, Four Thirds Photo, Imaging Resource, MacWorld, Digital Camera HQ, Sample Photos: Photography BLOG, Sample Videos: DPReview

Canon Powershot G10Steve Huff has reviewed the new 14.7 megapixel Canon Powershot G10 – an update to the G9 – it features a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, RAW support, 3″ screen, VGA video recording and ISO1600. The Canon G10 is available for £353:

“My first results were good, no issues, no problems. The lens did at times seem a little slow to me. As soon as you zoom a little you lose that 2.8 and most of my shots had to be taken at F4.5 or smaller. I have to be honest here. I MUCH prefer the little F2 lens in the Leica D-Lux 4 and if Canon comes out with a G11 they should add HD video and put in a faster lens.”

Read more Canon Powershot G10 Reviews: LetsGoDigital, DPExpert, Trusted Reviews, Cameras.co.uk, DPReview, Cameralabs, Ken Rockwell, Photography BLOG, Luminous Landscape, The Online Photographer, Canon G10 at Photokina

Canon Powershot E1Imaging Resource 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 £148

“As is typically the case with Canon’s PowerShot line, the E1 performs quite well, with good color and exposure across a broad range of exposure conditions. Color is just about spot-on accurate, with only minor deviations in saturation and hue accuracy.”

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

Pentax Optio W80

Pentax Imaging have announced the new Pentax Optio W80 – it features: 12.1 megapixels, is Waterproof, Dustproof, Coldproof and Shockproof, has a Wide-angle 5X internal optical zoom, a 2.5″ screen, 720p HD video recording at 30fps. The camera is available in blue, red, or grey from July.

“The manufacturer that builds digital cameras to go boldly where none have gone before has announced the PENTAX Optio W80. More adventure-proof than ever, this latest PENTAX digital camera is waterproof, dustproof, coldproof, and now shockproof enough to withstand impact from a fall of more than three feet (one meter). With the most water and airtight external joints ever, PENTAX has improved the Optio W80’s underwater performance to more than 16 feet for up to two hours of continuous operation. Along with this outstanding JIS Class 8 waterproof rating, the Optio W80 provides JIS Class 6 dustproof and coldproof performance for reliable operation at temperatures as low as 14 degrees F (–10 degrees C).”

Panasonic FX40

Cameras.co.uk have reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix FX40 / FX48 – it features a 25mm Ultra Wide-angle 5x Optical Zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, 2.5″ screen, 12 megapixel sensor, HD video (720p, 30fps), HD Output, and intelligent auto mode. It’s available in silver, red and black for £207, and takes SD memory cards.

“The Panasonic Lumix DMC FX40 takes bright colourful pictures. I found the pictures could start to soften round the edges and is likely to start to show as you make larger prints. Aside from that point I like the features and ease of use the camera offers.”

Read our Panasonic Lumix FX40 Review
View our Panasonic Lumix FX40 Sample Photos

Canon Powershot SX200 IS

Canon are offering £40 cashback on the new Canon Powershot SX200 IS – a compact ultra zoom camera with a 28mm wide angle 12x optical zoom lens, 12 megapixel sensor, 3″ screen, optical image stabilisation, and HD video recording, it is available in blue, grey or red for £259.

From Thursday 25th June, Canon is launching a cashback offer on the award winning PowerShot SX 200 IS. Cashback £40 / €45 – Valid from Thursday 25th June 2009 until Monday 31st August 2009. For further details and full terms and conditions please visit www.canon.co.uk/powershotcashback

Read more Canon Powershot SX200 IS Reviews: Cameras.co.uk, LetsGoDigital, Trusted Reviews, DCResource, Steves DigiCams, Photography BLOG, Cameralabs, Previews: Focus on Imaging 2009.