From the monthly archives: "June 2010"

Pentax E90 Black

This week Amazon haven’t provided details of what they think are the best deals in digital cameras, so it’s time to make your own up! If you spot any great deals let me know, and I’ll post details on the site. However, after having a look at the best sellers this week, these cameras appear to be excellent value for money in the Budget price range:

Pentax Optio E90 – 10mp, 3x, 2.7″ – New budget camera – £49!
Casio Exilim Z29 – 10mp, 3x, 2.6″, End of line blue? – £55
Sony Cybershot S2000 – 10mp, 3x, 2.5″, 10% off until 04/07/10 – £63 after reduction. (+ Free case?)

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

1 – Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS – 10mp, 3x opt zoom, 2.5″ screen, £99
2 – Panasonic Lumix TZ7 – 10mp, 12x zoom, 3″, £188
3 – Panasonic Lumix TZ8 12mp, 12x zoom, 2.7″, £197
4 – Panasonic Lumix TZ10 – 12mp, 12x zoom, 3″, £253
5 – Samsung ES63 – 12mp, 3x zoom, 2.5″, £69

samsung pl150

The Samsung PL150 and PL101 are now available in shops, announced in April 2010, they both feature two screens, the normal one on the back, plus a smaller 1.5″ screen on the front for self-portraits, timer, etc, as first seen in the Samsung ST550. The Samsung PL150 features a 12 megapixel sensor, 27mm wide angle 5x optical zoom lens, 3″ back screen, and 720p video recording. The Samsung PL101 features a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7″ back screen, 3x optical zoom lens, VGA video, and is available from around £130. The Samsung PL150 is available for £141 (currently available with a free case from Amazon UK).

“Samsung has extended its renowned 2View family of compact digital cameras with the introduction of two new models, the PL150 and PL101. Offering Samsung’s 2View dual screen LCD technology, the new PL150 and PL101 offer a variety of updated features, which will make it even easier for users to capture their most precious memories with family and friends, both from behind and in front of the camera.”

Panasonic Lumix FS11 FH3

Amazon UK are selling the 14 megapixel Panasonic Lumix FS11 in black for only £119 – it features a 28mm wide angle 5x optical zoom lens, 2.7″ screen, HD video recording, optical image stabilisation, and face detection.

Also worth mentioning is the appearance of the Nikon D3000 with VR kit lens appearing in the bestsellers list at number 9 – priced at £334.

If these 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″, £188
2 – Panasonic Lumix TZ10 – 12mp, 12x zoom, 3″, £253
3 – Panasonic Lumix TZ8 12mp, 12x zoom, 2.7″, £197
4 – Panasonic Lumix FZ38 – 12mp, 18x zoom, 2.7″, £237
5 – Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS – 10mp, 3x opt zoom, 2.5″ screen, £119

Olympus X560wp

Olympus (US) are selling the Olympus X-560wp (available since January, but in US, Canada, Aus only which is why we’re only mentioning it now) – a budget waterproof camera available in red, green or blue – it features a 10 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, 2.4″ screen, it’s waterproof to 3 metres – and unlike new Olympus cameras – supports XD and MicroSD cards. (Newer Olympus cameras now support SD/SDHC) Via Engadget.


“The waterproof, sporty X-560WP is one camera you won’t need to handle with care. It’s built to survive whatever you can dish out – the pool, the game, or even the beach. If you are the type that is always on the go, this camera can keep up.”

Speedo Aquashot 5mp
Amazon UK are selling the new Speedo Aquashot Waterproof Digital Camera, it features a 5.0 Megapixel sensor, 4x Digital Zoom, 2.4” TFT LCD Screen, 32MB Internal Memory, SD Slot (SDHC Compatible), Rechargeable Lithium Battery, VGA 30fps video with sound, and is 3M Waterproof, Shock Resistant (1 meter), Underwater mode, Webcam Function, and importantly it floats in water -unlike a lot of waterproof cameras! The camera is available in green, pink and white from Amazon UK for £89

“Shoot anywhere, anytime, with the new Speedo Aquashot digital camera. Ergonomically designed for ease of use in water, and with the added addition of video functionality, Aquashot is the perfect holiday accessory. Aquashot can take photos underwater up to depths of 3 metres and with 5 megapixels and a 4x digital zoom, produces outstanding, clear and sharp picture quality.”

Canon SX210 IS
The Canon Powershot SX210 IS is available from Amazon UK.

We’ve just published our review of the new Canon Powershot SX210 IS (shown at Focus on Imaging) – the camera features a 14.1 megapixel sensor, a wide-angle 14x optical zoom lens (28 – 392mm), Optical Image Stabilizer, 3.0″ Widescreen LCD, HD movies with stereo sound, HDMI, Smart Auto, Face Detection, Smart Flash Exposure, i-Contrast, DIGIC 4, Servo AF/AE, Manual Control, Creative shooting modes, and Smart Shutter. The camera is available in black, gold and pink/purple for £260 (also available with £30 Cashback from Canon until the 30/06/2010!)

Canon intro: “The PowerShot SX210 IS combines compact, take-anywhere proportions with a wide 28mm Canon lens, perfect for capturing landscapes or group shots. A 14x optical zoom lets you fill the frame with distant subjects, while the 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer prevents image blur due to camera shake throughout the long zoom range.”

View our Canon Powershot SX210 IS Sample Photos
Read our Canon Powershot SX210 IS Review

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Leica VLUX 20

While we’re on the subject of pocket-zoom cameras, Steve Huff Photo has reviewed 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. The Leica V-Lux 20 is available for £472, the Panasonic TZ10 is currently available for £253. This is one of the only reviews available at the moment, along with a the real life review from Beruit.

Leica VLUX 20

“The V-Lux 20 is a marvel of modern technology when you think about it. I mean, this thing is small! The first time I saw it I thought “No way in hell this thing can give quality images at 300mm, the lens is too small”. The design is clean, and very much like the D-Lux 4. It’s black, has the red Leica dot, and comes with a charger, battery and software all packed neatly in one of those cool little Leica silver boxes.” more at SteveHuffPhoto

Samsung WB600

Photography BLOG has reviewed the new Samsung WB600 (aka HZ30W – announced 19th Jan 2010) – it features an impressive 15x optical zoom lens (24-360mm), Optical image stabilisation, 12 megapixel sensor, 3″ screen, 720p HD video with stereo sound, HDMI out, full Manual controls, and Lithium Ion battery. The Samsung WB600 is available for £189 in Grey or Black.

“With a 24mm ultra-wide angle lens and 15X Super-zoom, capture the whole world and bring it closer to you. Plus with Samsung’s Full Manual Control lets you capture those moments you might otherwise miss out on in auto mode.”

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000 Front - On

We had a look at the Nikon Coolpix S8000 at Focus on Imaging 2010, and for some reason completely forgot to mention the camera on the site! Hopefully these images will help make up for the lack of coverage!

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000 Full Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix S8000 features a 14.2 megapixel sensor, 10x optical zoom lens (30-300mm) with VR optical image stabilisation, 3″ screen with 921k pixels, HD video recording with stereo sound (720p, 24fps), 1cm macro, ISO upto 3200, and it is available in a number of colours: Black, Brown, and shown here Champagne Silver, for £189 (available with £30 cashback from Nikon until the 30/06/2010).

Nikon Coolpix S8000 Back

Nikon Coolpix S8000 Back - 3inch screen

“World’s slimmest* 10x zoom camera with wide-angle capability. NIKKOR’s extra-low dispersion (ED) glass lens ensures crisp results whether you shoot still images or high-definition movie clips and the 10x zoom offers superior compositional freedom, allowing for everything from impressive wide-angle and distant telephoto shots, to stunningly detailed close-ups in Macro Mode. The advanced flash control system delivers more natural-looking results when you shoot in low-light and the incredibly clear 7.6 cm (3-inch) high resolution LCD monitor enhances both shooting and playback. With its slim body offering exceptional portability, the COOLPIX S8000 is a wonderfully stylish way to get creative with how you capture the world. This camera is available in black, brown, and champagne silver.”

Canon IXUS 300 HSPhotoRadar has reviewed the new Canon Digital IXUS 300 HS / Powershot SD4000 HS – a new 10 megapixel camera it features a high speed CMOS backlit sensor, and offers 3.8fps shooting (full 10mp), 16:9 3″ screen, f/2.0, 28mm wide angle 3.8x optical zoom lens with IS, 240 fps movie at 320×240, ISO3200, 8.4 shots/sec stills (2.5MP), Smart Auto & Smart FE, 720p HD movies. HDMI, Aperture & shutter control, and Smart Shutter. It is available in silver, black, and white and can be ordered from Amazon UK.

“The 10-megapixel Ixus 300 HS is a big step forward for Canon. It uses a new back-illuminated CMOS sensor for low noise at high ISOs and a super-fast DIGIC 4 processor which allows high-speed continuous shooting and a slow-motion movie mode. Read more: PhotoRadar

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