From the monthly archives: "September 2009"

Panasonic Lumix GF1

Luminous Landscape have reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix GF1 Micro Four Thirds DSLR – the camera features a 12.1 megapixel live view sensor, HD 720p Video at 30fps, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1 aspect ratio, AF assist lamp, ISO100 – 3200, 3fps shooting, 3.0″ 3:2 aspect 460k pixel screen, dust reduction, and built in flash. Compared to the Olympus E-P1 – It lacks the in body image stablisation, and instead relies on optical IS in the lens. The camera is available in Black, Silver, Red and White, for £729 with kit lens, or £499 body only.

“No sooner had the Olympus EP-1 been introduced than Panasonic announced the GF1, a direct competitor, though it would be some months till it would actually become available. The GF1 trumps the EP-1 in several areas, including much superior autofocus, a much higher resolution rear LCD, superior menu interface, and the availability of an optional electronic viewfinder.”

Read Panasonic Lumix GF1 Reviews: HardwareZone, Which43.com, Previews: Davids Simple Photography Hands On, Pocket Lint, DPNow, Links: Read the full GF1 Press Release, Related: Why I love Micro FourThirds (TOP).

Leica M9

SteveHuffPhotos have published their review of the new Leica M9 – the smallest full frame sensor camera in the world – it features an 18 megapixel full frame sensor, 2.5″ screen, optical viewfinder, flash hot shoe, shutter speed dial, sensor cleaning, ISO2500, 2fps shooting, uses Leica M-mount lenses, and will be available in Silver and Black, or Black for £4850 now.

More Leica M9 Reviews: Luminous Landscape (Paris), First Look, David Farkas, NikonWeb, Previews: Photography BLOG, DPReview

Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR

Photography BLOG have reviewed the new Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR – it features a wide angle 10x optical zoom lens (27-270mm), a 10 megapixel SuperCCD EXR sensor that provides high resolution, high sensitivity, and high dynamic range modes, an anti-shake sensor, 2.7″ screen, SD card support, 5 Film Simulation Modes, and VGA video recording at 30fps. The Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR is available from Amazon for £210

“In essence the Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR takes both high-resolution photos with relatively little noise at the ISO speeds that you’ll use most often, plus the added bonus of smaller 5 megapixel images with dynamic range to die for. Even if you can’t decide between the different modes, the camera does a great job of picking the right one for almost every situation that you’ll encounter.”

View our Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR Sample Photo Gallery

Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR Reviews: ePhotoZine, DPExpert, Sample Photos: DigiCamReview, Fujifilm USA

Samsung W880 Cellphone

SamsungHub (via Engadget) have details of the new Samsung SCH-W880 / AMOLED 12M mobile phone with 12 megapixel camera, 3x optical zoom lens, mode dial, zoom control and camera-like shutter release. It features HD video recording, 3.3″ WVGA screen, and also appears to feature a focus assist lamp, and real flash. Available in Korea only at the moment.

Olympus E30 DSLR

Digital Photography School have reviewed 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.

“A feature not seen often is multiple exposure: the E-30 can shoot a final, layered collection of two, three or four shots. The brightness of each can be set to half, a third or fourth of the final single exposure. You can also begin with a RAW image and layer extra shots over it. Then, if you’re really adept, you can compress your layer of four and lay another four over it!”

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: Photocrati, Visual Science Lab, DPExpert, DPReview, DCResource, Photography BLOG, Biofos.com, LetsGoDigital

Pentax Optio W80

Photography BLOG have reviewed 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 for £219

“The 5x wide-angle zoom is a real bonus in such a small camera, and the wealth of beginner-friendly options make it a great choice for use by every family member. The HD movie mode is a bonus, although it does quickly eat up memory card space and the inability to use the zoom whilst recording is very frustrating. The triple anti-shake system sounds good on paper, but in practice the Pixel SR mode just slows the camera down, and the Movie SR mode physically narrows the angle of view.”

Read more Pentax Optio W80 Reviews: DPReview

Canon Powershot D10

Pocket Lint have reviewed the new Canon Powershot D10 – a waterproof 12 megapixel camera that is also Resistant to water, shock, dust & cold, it features a 3x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, 2.5″ screen and VGA video mode, it is available for £248.

“As Canon’s first foray into the world of pocket bomb-proof cameras, it’s a compelling offering. It is a little more bloated than Olympus rivals, but it does give you something to grip onto when using it in more remote locations, such as diving or climbing, where it sits nicely in the hand when you want to grab it and shoot.”

Read more Canon Powershot D10 Reviews: Photography BLOG, Imaging Resource, DPExpert, DPInterface, Cameras.co.uk, Gizmodo, Engadget, Canon D10 at Focus 2009.

Canon Powershot D10

Pocket Lint have reviewed the new Canon Powershot D10 – a waterproof 12 megapixel camera that is also Resistant to water, shock, dust & cold, it features a 3x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, 2.5″ screen and VGA video mode, it is available for £248.

“As Canon’s first foray into the world of pocket bomb-proof cameras, it’s a compelling offering. It is a little more bloated than Olympus rivals, but it does give you something to grip onto when using it in more remote locations, such as diving or climbing, where it sits nicely in the hand when you want to grab it and shoot.”

Read more Canon Powershot D10 Reviews: Photography BLOG, Imaging Resource, DPExpert, DPInterface, Cameras.co.uk, Gizmodo, Engadget, Canon D10 at Focus 2009.

Sony Cybershot W180Amazon UK are selling the Sony Cybershot W180 for only £99 this week – the camera features a 10 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, 2.7″ screen, red-eye reduction and a compact body available in black, silver and red. If that doesn’t appeal to you, then here are some of the other best sellers on Amazon UK this week:

1 – Samsung ES15 – 10mp, 3x optical zoom, 2.5″ screen, £59
2 – Panasonic Lumix TZ7 – Pocket Zoom, 10mp, 12x zoom, £241
3 – Panasonic Lumix TZ6 – Pocket Zoom, 10mp, 12x zoom, review, £184
4 – Canon IXUS 100 IS – 12mp, 3x opt zoom, 2.5″ screen, black, £168
5 – Sony Cybershot W220 – 12mp, 4x zoom, 2.7″ screen, compact, £126

Nikon D300sCameralabs have reviewed the new Nikon D300s – an update to the D300 – it features a 12.3 megapixel sensor, 7fps shooting, 3″ LCD, CF and SD support, live view, HD Video recording, and ISO 200-3200. The D300s is available from Amazon

“Most notably, the D300s now boasts an HD Movie mode (with some enhancements over existing models), a slight boost in continuous shooting speed to 7fps and dual Compact Flash / SD memory card slots. The D300s also now features a Quiet shooting mode and a virtual horizon in live view.”

Read Nikon D300s Reviews: Pocket Lint, Previews: DPReview