From the monthly archives: "October 2010"

Super Lamb Banana - Ricoh CX4 Sample Photo
We’ve published sample photos from the new Ricoh CX4, an update to the CX3 (read our review here) – it features improved battery life (330 vs 310), redesigned grip at the front, and redesigned buttons at the back (same position, just slightly larger), ISO100 – 3200 (compared to ISO80 – 3200 on the CX3), a new creative shooting mode (moves some of the scene modes to the C dial position, and adds Soft Focus, Cross Process, Toy Camera), Night Landscape Multi-shot, subject tracking AF, and is available in black, “champagne silver” (shown above) and “purple pink”. The Ricoh CX4 is available for £259

View our Ricoh CX4 Sample Photo Gallery

Read Ricoh CX4 Reviews: ePhotoZine

Panasonic Lumix GH2
Panasonic were showing their new Panasonic Lumix GH2 Micro Four Thirds Digital SLR at Photokina 2010 – we had a look at the new camera – shown here with a number of different lenses. The GH2 features a 16.05 megapixel sensor, 5 fps shooting at full resolution, Venus Engine FHD, 1920 x 1080 50i Full-HD Movies in AVCHD Format, Intuitive Touch-control Shooting and Double Live View, 3D Shooting Compatible, Artistic Images with My Color Mode, Film Mode and Variable Movie Mode, Advanced Intelligent Resolution Technology, Intelligent D-Range Control, 16:9, 3:2, and 4:3 aspect ratio and a 3″ rotating screen. The Panasonic Lumix GH2 will be available from Amazon UK

Panasonic Lumix GH2 Back

The GH2 was announced with a new 14mm pancake lens, and 12.5mm 3D lens, and ISO goes all the way upto 12800. The back of the camera features Live-Viewfinder / LCD button, diopter correction, eye-detection, playback button, AF/AE lock, control wheel, Quick Menu, Display, 4-way controls with ISO, Function 2, White Balance, Function 3, Menu / Set buttons and delete / preview buttons.

Panasonic Lumix GH2 Touchscreen Controls

The touch screen lets you see the mode, remaining shots, battery life, and lets you set WB, ISO, AF, Metering, Intelligent Contrast, Flash, Image size, Compression, Shooting mode (single, continuous etc), Intelligent Resolution, Film mode, and Exposure compensation.

Panasonic GH2 Top

The top of the camera features stereo microphones, mode dial, flash hot-shoe, shooting mode, video button, function button, on/off switch and focusing dial, as well as the pop-up flash release button. Shown here with the 8mm fisheye lens.

Panasonic Lumix GH2 Pop up flash

Panasonic Lumix GH2 pop-up flash. More photos of the Panasonic Lumix GH2 can be found in the Photokina 2010 Gallery.

25102010050-500x375 Nokia N8 Sample Photo
RecentlyReviewed.net has published their review of the new Nokia N8 Camera Phone, including a number of sample photos from the 12mp camera – 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 such as MP3 playback, FM Radio, GPS with free navigation, 3.5mm audio out, HDMI, HD video recording 720p, 16gb ram built in, MicroSD slot, Facebook and Twitter support and is running Symbian’s latest operating system Symbian^3

“The Nokia N8 Camera: One of the greatly anticipated (and hyped) features of the Nokia N8 is the 12 megapixel camera with Xenon flash. Nokia have put in a 12 megapixel sensor that is the same size as you find in your typical compact digital camera from Canon, Panasonic etc, and whilst nowhere near as good as the large sensor you would find in a Digital SLR, it is an improvement over the tiny sensors found in every other camera phone. As proof to how serious Nokia are taking the camera abilities of the N8, they posted 34 questions and answers about JUST the camera on the phone.”

Olympus E600 DSLR

The Olympus E-600 Digital SLR has an impressive list of features and an appealing price tag. With the same body design and major features as the E-620, the E-600 offers a 12.3 megapixel sensor, 2.7” swivel screen, 7 point auto focus, live view, 4fps continuous shooting, image stabilisation, dust protection sensor, and access to the high quality Olympus Zuiko lens range. Part of the Zuiko Digital range includes the excellent 35mm Macro lens, a lens and camera combination that are capable of stunning results. The Olympus E-600 is available for £421.

“Unleash your creativity with the super-compact, image-stabilized E-600 DSLR. It’s the DSLR that puts creative freedom in the palm of your hands. Three creative in-camera art filters and a swivel Live View 2.7” HyperCrystal III LCD offer creative freedom and endless shooting possibilities. The 12.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic III+ image processor provide exceptional picture quality. With in-body Image Stabilization and small 16.76-ounce body, the E-600 is a camera that truly lets you shoot outside the frame.” – Olympus America

Read our Olympus E-600 Digital SLR Review
View our Olympus E-600 Sample Photo Gallery
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Piglets taken with the Olympus E-600 DSLR

We’ve published sample photos from the Olympus E-600 Digital SLR – it has an impressive list of features and an appealing price tag. With the same body design and major features as the E-620, the E-600 offers a 12.3 megapixel sensor, 2.7” swivel screen, 7 point auto focus, live view, 4fps continuous shooting, image stabilisation, dust protection sensor, and access to the high quality Olympus Zuiko lens range. Part of the Zuiko Digital range includes the excellent 35mm Macro lens, a lens and camera combination that are capable of stunning results. The Olympus E-600 Digital SLR is available for £421 with kit lens.

“Unleash your creativity with the super-compact, image-stabilized E-600 DSLR. It’s the DSLR that puts creative freedom in the palm of your hands. Three creative in-camera art filters and a swivel Live View 2.7” HyperCrystal III LCD offer creative freedom and endless shooting possibilities. The 12.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic III+ image processor provide exceptional picture quality. With in-body Image Stabilization and small 16.76-ounce body, the E-600 is a camera that truly lets you shoot outside the frame.” – Olympus America

View our Olympus E-600 Sample Photo Gallery

Canon EOS 550D DSLR
Here are some (late) photos of the Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i DSLR Hands-On at Focus on Imaging 2010, announced on the 8th February 2010, the camera features an 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processor, ISO 100-6400, H:12800, 3.7fps shooting, Full HD movies (1080p), 3.0” 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots, iFCL metering, Quick Control screen, Ext. Mic socket, Movie crop, Exposure compensation +/-5 stops. The Canon EOS 550D is available for £632 with IS kit lens. Shown above with the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom AF Lens.

Canon EOS 550D Screen
Back, 3.0” screen with 1040k dots, the camera features: “Full HD movie recording – The EOS 550D combines exceptional still shooting with the ability to shoot Full HD (1080p) video. To satisfy your creativity the EOS 550D features full manual control and selectable frame rates. You can also shoot high speed 50/60fps movies at 720P for when the action is really fast. An HDMI connection allows High Definition playback of footage and images on any HDTV. Also with compatible TVs playback can be controlled using the TV’s remote control.” – Canon

Canon EOS 550D Top
The top features flash hot shoe, diopter adjustment, mode dial, on/off switch, ISO, control dial, shutter release, and function and focus buttons.

Read Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i DSLR Reviews: ePHOTOzine, Photography BLOG, Trusted Reviews, Cameralabs, Digital Photography School, DPReview,

Canon EOS 60D DSLR
ePhotoZine and Photography BLOG has reviewed the new Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR – it features HD video and swivel screen – 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, Advanced creative features, Vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 ratio LCD, Full HD movies, DIGIC 4, ISO 100-6400, H:12800, 5.3fps shooting for up to 58 JPEGs, 9-point cross type AF System, iFCL metering with 63-zone Dual-layer Sensor. The Canon EOS 60D DSLR is available from Amazon UK

“Canon’s latest DSLR aimed at advanced enthusiasts boasts a high resolution 18Mp CMOS sensor, Full HD video recording and an articulated swivel screen for live view shooting from any angle.”

Read more Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Reviews: Pixiq.com

Pentax Optio LS1100
Amazon UK are now selling the new Pentax Optio LS1100 for only £59 – it features a 14 megapixel sensor, wide-angle 4x optical zoom lens (27.5 – 110mm equiv), 3″ screen, 720p HD Video, and face and smile detection. Update 13/02/2011: You can also find the almost identical LS1000 in some stores (such as ASDA UK) for £49.

Panasonic Lumix FZ100
Trusted Reviews has reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix FZ100 ultra zoom – we had a look at Photokina 2010 – it features a 25mm Wide-angle 24x Optical Zoom lens (25-600mm), 1,920 x 1,080 Full-HD Movie in AVCHD with Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, 14.1-megapixel MOS Sensor and Venus Engine FHD, iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode with Motion Deblur Mode and POWER O.I.S, Intuitive Manual Control and Creative Option Featuring My Color Mode, 3.0-inch Free-angle LCD with 460,000-dots, 11fps shooting, “Happy Mode”, and supports SD, SDHC and SDXC. The Panasonic Lumix FZ100 is available for £344

“The FZ100 shares some of its main features with the FZ45, including its impressive Leica-branded f/2.8 – f/5.2 24x zoom lens (equivalent to 25-600mm). It also shares the same well-tested SLR-style body design, although the body is not in fact identical. The FZ100 is a few millimetres larger in every direction and around 50g heavier than the FZ45, mainly on account of the larger camera’s 7.5cm (3.0in) 460k fully-articulated monitor.”

Read more Panasonic Lumix FZ100 Reviews: Photography BLOG, Pocket Lint

Samsung EX1 TL500
Cameras.co.uk has reviewed the Samsung TL500 / EX1 – the advanced compact camera features a wide-angle 24mm f1.8 3x optical zoom lens, 3.0″ AMOLED screen, 10 megapixel sensor, manual controls, RAW support, and VGA, 30fps video, we had a look at the Samsung TL500 / EX1 at Photokina. The Samsung TL500 / EX1 is available for £350.

“The Samsung EX1 is one of the most advanced compact digital cameras on the market. It is packed with features that will attract the hobby photographer. These include full manual controls and a 3x wide angle lens with a fast f/1.8 aperture lens. There is also a flip out and twist LCD screen. The EX1 passed my photo tests with flying colours. To my mind Samsung have produced an exceptional digital camera.”

Read more Samsung TL500 / EX1 Reviews: ePhotoZine, PhotographyBLOG, PhotoRadar, DPReview