From the monthly archives: "September 2009"

Olympus Mju 7010Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Olympus Mju / Stylus 7010 – an update to the 7000 – it features a wide angle 7x optical zoom lens (28-196mm), sensor based image stabilisation, 2.7″ screen, 12 megapixel sensor, XD and MicroSD support, and VGA 640 x 480 / 30 fps video recording. The Olympus 7010 is available for £189

“The mju-7010 is an interesting looking camera with a decent specification. Build quality and finish are of a high standard, it is versatile and easy to use, and it is capable of producing good results in most normal situations.”

Read more Olympus Mju Stylus 7010 Reviews: Photography BLOG, Pocket-Lint

Canon IXUS 200 IS

LetsGoDigital have reviewed the new Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS / SD980 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 is available for £269

“When you decide to go for a Canon IXUS camera, it is undoubtedly the striking design you fell for. It is remarkable that Canon always succeeds in restyling this kind of design. Sometimes it’s only minor differences which are found between the different generation IXUS cameras, but it is exactly this subtlety that makes Canon stand out from the crowd. Striking color tones, a stylish finish and the material used may all be considered main features of a Canon Digital IXUS camera.”

Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS SD980 IS Reviews: KenRockwell

Olympus FE3010DPInterface have reviewed the new compact budget Olympus FE-3010, it features a 12 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.7″ screen. It is available in silver, black or pink for £119.

“The Olympus FE3010 is a very slim camera with a simple design and decent build quality. The camera is made almost entirely of plastic but doesn’t have many ‘weak’ spots except the memory/battery compartment door. Ergonomics were average for a compact camera too, there’s plenty of space for holding the camera, though its controls may be a bit small for some.”

Olympus EVOLT E-3

Photocrati have reviewed the new Olympus EVOLT E-3 professional Digital SLR – the camera features a 10 megapixel LiveMOS / Live view sensor, “World’s fastest autofocus”, 5fps sequential shooting with 19 image RAW buffer, built-in image stabiliser, 2.5″ swivel screen, Shadow Adjustment Technology, dust reduction system (Supersonic Wave Filter), Splashproof body and lens system, High sensitivity (ISO 100-3200), and 11 point AF. The Olympus E-3 is available from Amazon.

Olympus EVOLT E-3 DSLR at Focus on Imaging 2008.

Read more Olympus E-3 Reviews: Steve Huff, Thew’s Reviews,, The Online Photographer,, Buy-n-shoot, Cameralabs, Luminous Landscape, Trusted Reviews, LetsGoDigital, Think Camera, Digital Camera Review, DPReview, Shutterbug, DCResource, DPExpert, Luminous Landscape, DCViews, Photography BLOG, Photoreview Previews: PopPhoto,, Imaging Resource

Kodak Z950Photography BLOG have reviewed the new Kodak Easyshare Z950 it features a 10x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, 12 MP sensor, 3″ LCD, Smart Capture feature, fast click-to-capture speed (<0.3 seconds), HD picture and video capture, Includes Li-ion rechargeable batteries, Face detection, High ISO up to 3200, SDHC/SD card, and will be available in September, priced at £199

“The Kodak EasyShare Z950 is that rarest of beasts, a beginner friendly digital camera with a budget price that nevertheless provides a fair amount of room to grow courtesy of a regular complement of manual controls and tweak-able settings. Given that, we can almost excuse the fact that it’s image quality is variable on occasion – although better than expected results are achievable with ideal conditions at your disposal.”

Samsung WB550DCResource 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 £220

“The Samsung HZ15W (also known as the WB550) is a competent but not spectacular compact ultra zoom camera. There’s a lot to like about the HZ15: it’s relatively small, it has a great 24 – 240 mm stabilized zoom lens, a large LCD, tons of automatic features, manual controls, and an HD movie mode. Downsides include heavy noise reduction in photos, poor low light performance, limited aperture choices in manual mode, and a few design-related annoyances.”

Read more Samsung WB550 / HZ15W Reviews: Photography BLOG, DPExpert

Kodak M380Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Kodak Easyshare M380 – featuring a 10MP sensor, 5x optical zoom, and 2.7” LCD, in a slim body design; available in black, red and teal for £110.

“The Kodak EasyShare M380 is a reasonably cheap camera considering its specification, but it’s far from being good value. Indifferent build quality, a very limited range of poorly implemented features, non-existent low light performance and shoddy image quality make it one to avoid.”

Pentax X70Pocket-Lint have reviewed the new Pentax X70 Ultra zoom with 26mm 24X wide-angle optical zoom, 12 megapixel CCD sensor, 2.7″ screen, widescreen 720p (15 FPS) video recording, anti shake sensor, 1cm macro mode, and 11fps shooting. The PENTAX X70 is available for £289.

“In terms of overall image quality, though pictures are well saturated and colourful in the main, unsurprisingly there’s occasional softness when shooting at maximum telephoto, while pixel fringing creeps in between areas of high contrast upon close inspection – both pretty much what you’d expect from a camera of this ilk.”

Read more Pentax X70 Reviews: Trusted Reviews, Photography BLOG, Digital Camera Review, DCResource,

Olympus Tough 6000Imaging Resource have reviewed the new Olympus Mju Stylus Tough 6000 – a compact 10 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 1.5m, waterproof to 3m, and feezeproof to -10. It is available in lime, blue, orange, and silver for £189:

“The Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 competes well in many areas against other rugged/waterproof camera models. We think our sample had a tilted sensor chip, as its images were very soft in one corner, the softness extending far into the frame. Were it not for that particular defect, its image quality was competitive in the category. It’s also stylish, combines ruggedness with a waterproof rating of 10 feet, and it offers optical image stabilization as well.”

Read more Olympus Mju Stylus Tough 6000 Reviews: NeoCamera, DPInterface,, DPExpert

Canon IXUS 120 IS

KenRockwell has reviewed 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 is available for £249

“I’d use it all the time, although if I was going away on a dedicated photo trip I’d take a slightly bigger SD980 instead for its higher technical image quality. This SD940 actually is easier to use: it has better ergonomics and a much better and bigger LCD (the SD980’s LCD is chopped on the top and bottom, so it actually has fewer usable pixels and smaller effective image size).”