From the monthly archives: "August 2009"

Canon Powershot SX20 IS

Canon has announced the new Canon Powershot SX20 IS – it features a wide angle 20x optical zoom lens (28 – 560mm), with optical image stabilisation, 2.5″ twist screen, 12 megapixel sensor, 720p 30fps video with stereo sound, ISO1600, and 0cm super macro mode. The SX20 IS will be available in August 2009 priced at £399.00 (available for pre-order from Amazon UK)

“The PowerShot SX20 IS has a 20x wide-angle (28mm) optical zoom which zooms from 28mm to 560mm giving excellent flexibility with composition. The lens features both an Ultrasonic Motor (USM) and a Voice Coil Motor (VCM) for fast, silent focus and zooming – making the camera unobtrusive and easy to use, whether shooting stills or video footage. Combined with a wide-angle view the camera is ideal for shooting wildlife photography or sports events.”

Canon Powershot G11

Canon has announced the new Canon Powershot G11 – it features a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28 – 140mm), with optical image stabilisation, 2.8″ twist screen with 461k pixels, 10 megapixel sensor, 1cm macro, VGA 30fps video, ISO3200. The 10 megapixel sensor and new DIGIC 4 essor allows better low light performance with lower noise. The G11 will be available in October 2009 priced at £569.00

“Key innovations on the PowerShot G11 include a high-resolution vari-angle LCD screen and greatly improved noise reduction. Canon’s new Dual Anti-Noise System combines a high sensitivity 10.0 Megapixel image sensor with Canon’s enhanced DIGIC 4 image processing technology to greatly reduce noise and increase quality equal to 2-stops. The Dual Anti-Noise System allows photographers to capture full resolution images – using up to ISO 3200 – in difficult low-light conditions. This makes it easier than ever to take stunning low-light portraits or retain the ambient light detail with late-night landscapes. Motion blur can also be substantially reduced.”

Canon Powershot S90

Canon has announced the new Canon Powershot S90, it features an f2.0 wide angle 3.8x optical zoom lens lens (28-105mm) with optical image stabilisation, 10 megapixel sensor, ISO3200, 3″ 461k pixel screen, manual focus, VGA 30fps video, RAW support, and exposure bracketing. The camera will be available in October 2009 priced at £449.00

“Canon announces the PowerShot S90 – marking the return of the Canon PowerShot S-series. The PowerShot S90 continues the PowerShot S-series tradition with impressive, fully manual features that deliver excellent image quality and user experience, including: Canon’s Dual Anti-Noise System with an f/2.0 wide-angle lens, a 3.0 inch PureColor II LCD display and an intuitive new lens Control Ring.”

Casio Exilim Z90Casio has announced the new Casio Exilim Z90, the compact camera features a 12mp sensor, 3x optical zoom (35mm-105mm), 2.7″ screen, 720p video at 24fps, ISO1600, and will be available in numberous colours: gold, silver, pink, light pink, blue and black.

“Both are equipped with Intelligent AF, a new function that can detect even a non-human photographic subject, which means it automatically determines the focus and exposure area. With an effective resolution of 12.1 megapixels and a 3X optical zoom lens, the EX-Z90 offers advanced base performance and a wide range of functions. Compact enough to fit into the palm of a hand, the EX-Z90 has been designed to feel like a fashion accessory.”

Casio Exilim Z450Casio has announced the new Casio Exilim Z450, the compact camera features a 12mp sensor, wide angle 4x optical zoom (28mm-112mm), ccd-shift image stabilisation, 3″ screen, 720p video at 24fps, ISO3200, and will be available in numberous colours: gold, pink, red, silver, and brown.

“Both are equipped with Intelligent AF, a new function that can detect even a non-human photographic subject, which means it automatically determines the focus and exposure area. This stylish model is a 12.1 effective megapixel digital camera boasting a wide-angle 28 mm 4X optical zoom lens (35 mm film camera equivalent). In addition to a CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism, the EX-Z450 features a Landscape Mode for taking more beautiful scenery shots, and a Makeup Mode that enhances the beauty of human faces.”

Canon IXUS 110 ISAmazon UK are selling the Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS for only £189 this week – the camera features a 12 megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom lens, 2.8″ screen, HD video recording and a compact body available in silver, gold, pink and blue. Here are some of the other best sellers on Amazon UK this week:

1 – Panasonic Lumix TZ7 – 10mp, 12x optical zoom, pocket zoom, £252
2 – Samsung ES15 – 10mp, 3x, 2.5″ budget camera, £59
3 – Panasonic Lumix TZ6 – 10mp, 12x zoom, pocket zoom, review, £195
4 – Panasonic Lumix FS15 – 12mp, 5x zoom, pocket camera, £135
5 – Sony Cybershot W210 – 12mp, 4x zoom, pocket camera, £115

Fuji F200EXR in Black

We’ve just published our review of the new Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR – an update to the F100fd – it features a new 12 megapixel Super CCD EXR sensor that provides high resolution (at 12mp), high dynamic range (at 6mp), and high sensitivity with low noise (upto ISO6400 at 6mp). The camera features a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens, manual controls, anti shake sensor, 3″ screen, SD/XD card support, and compact body available in silver or black in for £215.

Read our Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR Review
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Samsung ST550Samsung has announced the new Samsung ST550 (TL225) and ST500 (TL220) – both cameras feature dual LCDs – a touch schreen at the back, and a 1.5″ screen at the front for self-portraits etc. The ST550 features the same 3.5″ 1,152k pixel touch screen as the ST1000, while the ST500 features a 3.0″ 230k touch screen. Both cameras also feature a 12 megapixel sensor, a wide angle 4.6x optical zoom lens (27mm – 124mm), 720p HD video recording, optical image stabilisation, and 18.9mm thin body (19.1mm on the ST500), they should be available this month, priced at £249 for the ST500, and £299 for the ST550.

“The Samsung ST550 (TL225) and ST500 (TL220) bring the latest in compact camera innovation to consumers with Dual LCD screens on the front and back, offering twice the fun of any camera and allowing the user to take photographs they simply couldn’t take before. The growing popularity of social networking sites has given rise to the self-portrait or profile picture with many consumers turning their digital camera on themselves to become the subject of their photo.”

Samsung ST1000Samsung has announced the new Samsung ST1000 / CL65 – a compact 12 megapixel camera with built in GPS, WIFI, Bluetooth, a 5x optical zoom lens (35mm – 175mm), a 3.5″ 1,152k pixel touch screen, 720p HD video recording, optical image stabilisation, and 18.9mm thin body, it will be available this month, priced at £349.

“With the ability to capture and share photo memories on the move, the Samsung ST1000(CL65) allows users to truly connect with family and friends. Packed full of innovation and encased in a sleek compact frame, the ST1000(CL65) incorporates an unprecedented combination of geo-tagging technology, Bluetooth 2.0, DLNA compatibility, and Wi-Fi connectivity options.”

Ricoh CX1

DCResource have reviewed the new Ricoh CX1 – The CX1 is 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 £229.

Read our Ricoh CX1 Review
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