From the monthly archives: "August 2009"

Canon Digital IXUS 110 ISKen Rockwell reviews the new Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS (aka SD960 IS) – and he also points out that the new 2.8″ widescreen may look great, but that if you’re taking 4:3 aspect ratio photos then the screen size is a tiny 2.3″ – the new ultra compact 12 megapixel camera has a wide angle 28mm 4x optical zoom lens, 2.8″ wide-screen with 16:9 aspect ratio, image stabilisation, HD 16:9 Movies (720p) and HDMI connection. It is available in silver, gold, pink, or blue from £193.

“The Digital IXUS 110 IS offers the ultimate in wide shooting via a wide-angle zoom lens, wide-aspect LCD and widescreen HD movie shooting.” source: Canon

Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS Back

“The SD960’s smallest problem is its tiny 2.3″ (effective) LCD. Not only is it small, the black waste bands on the sides make it tough to see where your picture ends and the dark bands start when composing darker images.” source: Ken Rockwell.

Read more Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS / SD960 IS Reviews: Cameras.co.uk, LetsGoDigital, Trusted Reviews, Photography BLOG, Imaging-Resource, Steves Digicams

Ricoh GR Digital III

AlphaMountWorld has reviewed the new Ricoh GR Digital III, an update to the GR Digital II, it features a new wide angle f1.9 28mm lens, a 10 megapixel sensor, 1cm macro mode, ISO1600, 3″ VGA screen, and 370 shot battery life, double range double shot, RAW support, 1:1 aspect ratio photos, electronnic level, exposure bracketing, 30fps VGA video recording. It also has a new “pixel output interpolation algorithm” to prevent overexposed areas (see below), and a full press snap shutter release that takes the photo instantly at a set focal distance. The new GR Digital III will be available at £529.99 inc from the middle of August.

Read more Ricoh GR Digital III Reviews: Pocket-Lint, PhotographyBLOG, AlphaMountWorld (via 1001noisycameras)

Canon Digital IXUS 990 ISDCResource have reviewed the new Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS (aka SD970 IS) – an ultra compact 12 megapixel camera with a 5x optical zoom lens, 3″ screen, image stabilisation, HD 16:9 Movies (720p) and HDMI connection. It is available for £271:

“The PowerShot SD970 IS Digital ELPH is a stylish, ultra-compact camera. The body is made almost entirely of metal, and it not only looks good, but it feels solid in your hands. While there’s the usual plastic door over the memory card and battery compartment, it seems to be fairly well reinforced.”

Read more Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS / SD970 IS Reviews: DPInterface, Digital Camera Info, PhotographyBLOG, Trusted Reviews

Nikon Coolpix S220This week the Nikon Coolpix S220 (in Black, Red, Aqua Green or Magenta / Pink) is on special offer at £99 (previously £119) – it has a 10 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, and mostly positive reviews on Amazon. Here’s some of the other best sellers on Amazon UK this week:

1 – Panasonic Lumix TZ7 – Pocket Zoom, 10mp, 12x zoom, £252
2 – Samsung ES15 – 10mp, 3x optical zoom, 2.5″ screen, £59
3 – Panasonic Lumix TZ6 – Pocket Zoom, 10mp, 12x zoom, review, £190
4 – Sony Cybershot W220 – 12mp, 4x zoom, 2.7″ screen, £126
5 – Panasonic Lumix FX15 – 12mp, 5x zoom, 2.7″ screen, £133

Zumi Digital

Photojojo are selling the “Zumi Digital” (aka the Superheadz Digital Harinezumi) for $160 – the “toy” / retro digital camera features a 2 megapixel CMOS sensor, VGA video recording at 25fps, ISO100 or ISO800, a viewfinder, an LCD screen, and is perhaps the most recent incarnation of a Lomo camera in digital form?

“The Zumi has been carefully crafted to take digital images and videos that have the look and feel of vintage film (lens flare, vignetting and all). Her “perfectly flawed” processing chip combined with a macro setting make digital 8MM magic — making your everyday life look like an art house flick.”

Read Zumi Digital / Superheadz Digital Harinezumi Reviews: BoingBoing Gadgets, The Plastic Lens, Four Corners Dark

Diana Mini

Lomography has announced the new Diana Mini – it takes square or half-frame photos on 35mm film, has a wide angle lens, Bulb mode for long exposures, supports multiple exposures, has a Diana flash plug, cable release and tripod mount. The camera is available now from £46

“The Diana Mini has big shoes to fill being the little sister of the classic beauty Diana F+. Luckily the “Mini” was born a star in her own right. Super sweet, the Diana Mini has got plenty of style and features to the nines. With the flick of a little switch you can move from the retro square format to the amazing Half-Frame, giving you the ability to Shoot Forever, packing 72 shots onto one 35mm film! Her handy-dandy size and limitless creative potential is a revolution in analogue photography.”

Diana Mini Review: FourCornersDark

Ricoh CX10

Ricoh has announced the new Ricoh CX2 – an update to the CX1 – it features a new 10.7x optical zoom lens (28 – 300mm), 5fps shooting, 9 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.0″ 920k pixel screen, VGA 30fps video, 1cm macro mode, anti-shake sensor, level guage, dynamic range mode, and ISO1600. The camera will be available for £299

“The new CX2 inherits many popular features from its predecessor, the CX1 (introduced March 13, 2009), such as the high image quality and expanded dynamic range made possible by image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine IV and a high-speed image processing CMOS sensor. At the same time, it enhances functions that expand photo possibilities in a number of areas, including (1) a 10.7x optical zoom lens that expands shooting capabilities from wide-angle through telephoto range, (2) high-speed continuous shooting (approx. 5 frames/sec. at maximum number of pixels) functions so you won’t miss the target scene, and (3) the easy-to-use AF functions Pre-AF and Continuous AF.”

Canon IXUS 120 IS

Canon has announced the new Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS – it features a 12 megapixel sensor, wide angle 4x optical zoom lens (28 – 112mm), with optical image stabilisation, 2.7″ screen, 720p 30fps video, ISO1600, and 3cm macro mode. The IXUS 120 IS will be available in September 2009 priced at £299.00 (available for pre-order from Amazon UK)

“The Digital IXUS 120 IS is Canon’s slimmest ever wide-angle Digital IXUS – a powerful camera in an elegant frame. Small and perfectly formed – ideal for slipping into handbags and pockets – it can be whipped out anywhere to take stunning images with its 28mm wide angle lens, 4x zoom and 12.1 Megapixel image sensor. All your shots can be comfortably reviewed on its beautiful 2.7 inch PureColour LCD II screen.”

Canon IXUS 200 IS

Canon has announced the new Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS – it features a 12 megapixel sensor, wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (24 – 120mm), with optical image stabilisation, 3.0″ touch screen, 720p 30fps video, ISO1600, and 5cm macro mode. The IXUS 200 IS will be available in September 2009 priced at £329.00 (available for pre-order from Amazon UK)

“The Digital IXUS 200 IS makes it easier than ever to take breathtaking images. Featuring a 24mm ultra wide-angle 5x zoom lens with an optical Image Stabiliser (IS) the potential to capture sweeping landscapes or large groups up close is now at your fingertips. Picture quality is assured thanks to a 12.1 Megapixel sensor and DIGIC 4 – Canon’s fast, intelligent image processor, delivering superb image quality and natural colour reproduction.”

Canon Powershot SX120 IS

Canon has announced the new Canon Powershot SX120 IS – an update to the SX110 IS – it features a 10x optical zoom lens (36 – 360mm), with optical image stabilisation, 3.0″ screen, 10 megapixel sensor, VGA 30fps video, ISO1600, and 1cm macro mode. The SX120 IS will be available in August 2009 priced at £229.00 (available for pre-order from Amazon UK)

“The PowerShot SX120 IS is ideal for capturing a variety of scenes and activities. A 10x optical zoom lens is perfect for family holidays or school sports days, when you often need extra zoom. For pin-sharp results, the PowerShot SX120 IS features technologies that dramatically reduce camera shake and image blur. Canon’s Image Stabilizer (IS), ISO Auto and Motion Detection Technology work together to form a complete Anti-Blur solution. To capture every detail, the PowerShot SX120 IS includes a 10 Megapixel sensor with Canon’s powerful and intelligent DIGIC 4 processor – ensuring superb response times and natural colour reproduction. DIGIC 4 also takes care of difficult lighting conditions with i-Contrast – a technology which prevents highlight blowout, whilst retaining shadow detail.”