From the monthly archives: "October 2009"

Canon Powershot G11

Kirk Tuck has reviewed 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 processor allows better low light performance with lower noise. The G11 is available priced at £453. Read the review on Kirks site, found via 1001noisycameras.

“But, if you are a step by step, left brain kind of person who likes to shoot in the streets, loves setting things up carefully. Thinks portraits can be considered and gracious affairs. Loves to shoot things with lots of sharpness and depth of field I can certainly recommend the G11. I’ve shot close to a thousand frames since I got it a week ago and I’ve done my share of pixel peeping. I could shoot portraits in the studio with this and portraits out on the street. I could (have) shot some product shots with the little sucker and no one was the wiser.”

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj

Ken Rockwell has reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix S1000PJ with built in projector! The camera features a 12 megapixel sensor, wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28mm – 140mm), Hybrid VR (Lens-shift and Electronic Vibration Reduction), 2.7″ screen, and built in VGA projector. The camera is available in silver or black for £333

Read more Nikon Coolpix S1000pj Reviews: Photoxels, More information at Nikon and sample photos on the Nikon Coolpix site. Demonstration video by whatdigitalcamera.com (on youtube, via engadget).

Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR

Pocket Lint has 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 £199

“Worth singling out for further attention are those pro focus and pro light options, as Fujifilm is claiming the F70EXR can deliver a “DSLR-like” performance in these modes. The first is, effectively, a focus bracketing mode that takes several images and combines them into a single shot to deliver a shallow depth of field effect, blurring distracting background detail and therefore making it best suited to portraits.”

Read our Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR Review
View our Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR Sample Photo Gallery

Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR Reviews: Cameras.co.uk, BuyNShoot, Photography BLOG, ePhotoZine, DPExpert, Sample Photos: DigiCamReview, Fujifilm USA, * AKA F75EXR, and F72EXR

Canon Powershot SX120 IS

Photography BLOG has reviewed 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 is available £176

“The Canon PowerShot SX120 IS is a new 10 megapixel digital camera featuring a 10x zoom lens complete with optical image stabilizer. Successor to last year’s SX110 model, the Canon SX120 IS offers a focal range of 36-360mm, 3 inch LCD screen, DIGIC 4 image processor, and Face Detection complete with Face Select & Track and Face Self-Timer modes. The SX120 IS has 20 shooting modes including Smart Auto and Easy Mode for complete beginners and full manual control for more experienced photographers.”

Read more Canon Powershot SX120 IS Reviews: Cameralabs, Digital Camera Info, Buy N Shoot, Cameras.co.uk

Canon EOS 1D Mark 4 DSLR

Canon has announced the new Canon EOS 1D Mark IV – a new 16.1 MP APS-H CMOS sensor Digital SLR with 10fps at up to 121 JPEG burst, 45-point AF system with 39 cross type sensors, Full HD (1080p) movies with manual control, High ISO up to 102400, 3.0” Clear View II LCD with Live View mode, Dual “DIGIC 4” image processing, EOS Integrated Cleaning System, and Full EF and EX Speedlite compatibility. The EOS 1D Mark IV is available from the end of December 2009 priced at £4499.00 / €5499.00 RRP inc. VAT.

“Canon today announces the launch of the new EOS 1D MARK IV – a high-speed, professional Digital SLR (DSLR) camera designed to empower photographers to capture split-second moments in high resolution, under the most challenging of conditions. Ideal for shooting action, sports, news events and wildlife photography, the Canon EOS 1D MARK IV delivers speed, power and high-resolution images, creating the perfect camera for photographers who require reliability in fast-paced, high-pressure situations.”

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Preview: Imaging Resource, Video: Vincent Laforet

Amazon UK are selling the Fujifilm FinePix Z300fd for only £119 this week in black – the camera is a compact 10 megapixel camera with 5x optical zoom lens and 3″ touch screen, plus face detection, couple timer, dual image stabilisation, VGA, 30fps video and the camera takes XD/SD cards, you can view sample photos here. If that doesn’t appeal to you, then here are some of the other best sellers on Amazon UK this week:

1 – Panasonic Lumix TZ7 – Pocket Zoom, 10mp, 12x zoom, £239
2 – Samsung ES15 – 10mp, 3x optical zoom, 2.5″ screen, £59
3 – Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS – 10mp, 3x opt zoom, 2.5″ screen, £129
4 – Panasonic Lumix TZ6 – Pocket Zoom, 10mp, 12x zoom, review, £185
5 – Fujifilm FinePix S1500fd, 10mp, 15x zoom, 2.5″ screen, £129

Ricoh CX2

We’ve published sample photos from 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 Ricoh CX2 is available for £299

View our Ricoh CX2 Sample Photo Gallery

Read Ricoh CX2 Reviews: Trusted Reviews, Buy N Shoot, DPExpert, Pocket-Lint

GE G3WP

GE has announced the GE G3WP – a waterproof digital camera with a 12 megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom lens, 2.7″ screen, ISO3200, panoramic mode, and red eye reduction.

“Take advantage of clear, crisp images in and out of the water with the new GE G3WP. Outside the high 12-megapixel resolution sensor is an intelligent 2.7-inch LCD that automatically adjusts its brightness for accurate view-finding without downtime. The high ISO 3200 sensitivity and Image Stabilization helps deliver sharp and true-to-life color pictures even in low light.”