From the monthly archives: "April 2010"

Samsung ST550If you can see this – then you’re seeing the new DigiCamReview site! As part of our relaunch we are giving away some prizes! If you want to win, simply tweet this post* / post this on facebook* / post your photos to the DigiCamReview Facebook page – the current photo album has the theme “Spring”. You can also leave a comment below, subscribe to our newsletter – or if you have any feedback on the new site, or find any problems then please contact me. If you follow us using RSS – please update your feed! Competition winners will be announced in a week – on the 5th May.

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Samsung ST550 – the compact dual screen camera – Read our Review!
The Art of Light / The Art of Seeing DVD Training Videos
Introduction to Photography with your EOS Training DVD

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Nokia N8 Camera

Nokia N8 Camera

Nokia has announced the new Nokia N8 Camera Phone – it features a 12mp sensor, 28mm Carl Zeiss Auto Focus lens, Xenon flash, a large 3.5″ touch screen, and all the usual mobile phone features you come to expect these days such as MP3 playback, FM Radio, GPS with free navigation, 3.5mm audio out, HDMI, HD video recording, 16gb built in, MicroSD slot, Facebook and Twitter support and is running Symbian’s latest operating system Symbian^3. It should be available in Q3 this year in five colours. Nokia has published sample photos here. via Engadget.

Nokia N8 Screen

Nokia N8 Home Screen

Samsung ST550

The new Samsung ST550 (aka TL225) features dual LCDs – a touch screen at the back, and a 1.5″ screen at the front for self-portraits etc. The ST550 features a high resolution 3.5″ 1,152k pixel touch screen, 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. The ST550 is available from £179 in black and purple, silver, gold, black, or orange.

Samsung have this to say: “Delivering an unrivalled user experience, the ST550’s hidden 1.5″ LCD located on the front of the camera allows you to take accurate portraits using the front image as a guide. Couple this with a huge 3.5″ LCD that boasts the best resolution yet and you have a real winner. Storage medium: Micro SD card (not included).” read more on Samsung’s Website.

View our Samsung ST550 / TL225 Sample Photo Gallery
Continue reading our Samsung ST550 / TL225 Review Here
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Canon Powershot A1100 ISAmazon UK are selling the Canon Powershot A1100 IS for £89 – the 12 megapixel camera has a 4x optical zoom lens, 2.5″ LCD screen, an optical viewfinder and takes AA batteries. You might also want to have a look at the Panasonic Lumix FS7 which is available for £115 (also available in Pink!). Also worth mentioning is the appearance of the Nikon D3000 with VR kit lens appearing in the bestsellers list at number 19 (was 7) – priced at £340 (from Amazon).

If this doesn’t appeal to you, then here are some of the other best sellers on Amazon UK this week:

1 – Panasonic Lumix TZ7 – 10mp, 12x zoom, 3″, £199
2 – Samsung ES15 – 10mp, 3x zoom, 2.5″, £39 (Pink)
3 – Samsung ES63 – 12mp, 3x zoom, 2.5″, £69
4 – Canon Powershot A1100 IS – 12mp, 4x opt zoom, 2.5″ screen, £89
5 – Fujifilm FinePix S1500 – 10mp, 12x zoom, 2.7″, £115

Ricoh CX3

We’ve just published our review of the new Ricoh CX3 – an update to the Ricoh CX2 – it features a new 10 megapixel back-lit CMOS sensor, 720p HD video mode, 16:9 aspect ratio, new Pet scene mode, Auto-Scenes, Noise reduction options (from the GR DIGITAL III), Face priority focus, and the same specifications as the CX2, such as 5fps shooting, wide angle 10.7x optical zoom lens (28mm – 300mm), 3″ 920k pixel screen, image stabilisation, Dynamic Range shooting, electronic level, AF bracketing. The camera is available in black, violet, and grey and pink for £299

View our Ricoh CX3 Sample Photo Gallery
Read our Ricoh CX3 Review
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Leica VLUX 20

Leica has announced the new Leica V-Lux 20 – based on the Panasonic Lumix TZ10 – it features a metal body available in black, and has a 25mm 12x optical zoom lens (25 – 300mm), GPS, 12 megapixel sensor, 3″ 460k screen, 720p video with stereo sound, optical image stabilisation, and comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements. If you can’t wait for the Leica V-Lux 20, the Panasonic TZ10 is currently available for £269:

Leica VLUX 20

“The Leica V-Lux 20 is the perfect tool with which to capture those wonderful moments in life as high quality pictures. Direct, spontaneous, and intuitive. This is made possible by numerous automatic functions and a versatile 12× zoom lens with an enormous focal range from 25 to 300 mm. The optional manual setting of apertures and shutter speeds offers even the most demanding photographers complete creative control. With the latest advanced features such as HD movie and optional GPS image tagging1, the V-Lux 20 offers the greatest possible flexibility and ease of use – for still photography or movies when you are out and about, and even for archiving pictures already taken. A camera for people who appreciate quality and love to own and use something special.”

Samsung ES15Amazon UK are selling the Samsung WB500 / HZ10W for £139 (was £199) – the 10 megapixel camera has a 10x optical zoom lens, 2.7″ LCD screen, and it is available in black or gun metal. You might also want to have a look at the Panasonic Lumix FS7 which is available for £115 (also available in Pink!). Also worth mentioning is the appearance of the Nikon D3000 with VR kit lens appearing in the bestsellers list at number 16 (was 7) – priced at £340 (from Amazon).

If this doesn’t appeal to you, then here are some of the other best sellers on Amazon UK this week:

1 – Panasonic Lumix TZ7 – 10mp, 12x zoom, 3″, £199
2 – Samsung ES15 – 10mp, 3x zoom, 2.5″, £59
3 – Canon Powershot A1100 IS – 12mp, 4x opt zoom, 2.5″ screen, £99
4 – Fujifilm FinePix S1500 – 10mp, 12x zoom, 2.7″, £115
5 – Panasonic Lumix FZ38 12mp, 18x zoom, 2.7″, £241

Samsung WB500Trusted Reviews have reviewed the new Samsung WB500 (aka HZ10W) and have some very positive things to say about the camera – The camera features a 24mm – 240mm wide angle 10x optical zoom lens, 10 megapixel sensor, HD video recording, 2.7″ screen, optical image stabilisation, and ISO upto 3200. It’s one of the cheapest new pocket zooms and is available from Amazon UK for £139 (was £199) in black or grey.

“The new Samsung WB500 is an extremely impressive camera for the price. It looks good, has superb build quality, a huge list of features, and its performance measures up to cameras costing £100 more.”

Read More Samsung WB500 HZ10W Reviews: Trusted Reviews, DPInterface, Photography BLOG, Cameras.co.uk, Buy n Shoot, Previews: Samsung HZ1 at Photokina

Samsung ES15

Amazon UK are selling the Samsung ES15 for £49 – the 10 megapixel camera has a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5″ LCD screen, and it is available in black or pink. You might also want to have a look at the Panasonic Lumix FS7 which is available for £115 (also available in Pink!). Also worth mentioning is the appearance of the Nikon D3000 with VR kit lens appearing in the bestsellers list at number 7 – priced at £341.

If this doesn’t appeal to you, then here are some of the other best sellers on Amazon UK this week:

1 – Panasonic Lumix TZ7 – 10mp, 12x zoom, 3″, £199
2 – Samsung ES15 – 10mp, 3x zoom, 2.5″, £49
3 – Canon Powershot A1100 IS – 12mp, 4x opt zoom, 2.5″ screen, £99
4 – Fujifilm FinePix S1500 – 10mp, 12x zoom, 2.7″, £115
5 – Samsung ES63 12mp, 3x zoom, 2.5″, £69