From the monthly archives: "April 2011"

Nikon Coolpix P500
ePHOTOzine has reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix P500 with 36x optical zoom lens, the most zoom in any camera, since the 35x optical zoom Canon Powershot SX30 IS (not that anyones playing a numbers game…), the P500 features an ultra wide angle 36x optical zoom lens (22.5mm to 810mm equivalent), 3″ 921k pixel swivel screen, P/S/A/M exposure modes, 8fps shooting, 12.1 megapixel back illuminated CMOS sensor, 1080p HD movies with stereo sound with optical zoom, Slow and fast motion movie recording, 360°/180° Easy Panorama mode, 1cm macro, and will be available in black or red. Nikon has published sample photos and videos. The Nikon Coolpix P500 is available for £349 from Amazon UK

“Headlining the list of features is the Nikkor 36x optical zoom lens which is a 35mm equivalent of 22.5 – 810mm. The zoom can be adjusted in two places – the usual zoom rocker around the shutter button and also a slide zoom control button on the side of the lens. There is a back illuminated 12.1Mp CMOS image sensor to make it easy to shoot in any light.”

Nikon Coolpix S9100
ePHOTOzine has reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix S9100, it joins the Samsung WB700, and Olympus SZ-10, with a wide angle 18x optical zoom lens, it also features a 12 megapixel back-lit CMOS sensor, 25-450mm zoom range, 1080p HD video with zoom, 3″ 921k pixel screen, Slow and fast motion movie recording, 360°/180° Easy Panorama mode, High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 9.5fps, 4cm macro, anti-shake sensor, and will be available in black, silver, red or gold (depending on region). Nikon has published sample photos and videos. The Nikon Coolpix S9100 is available for £245 from Amazon UK

“The Nikon Coolpix S9100 is a new compact travel zoom with a stunning 18x optical zoom lens, yet the camera still fits in trouser pockets. The camera features built in vibration reduction but will it be enough to banish blur or do you need to bring a tripod with you?”

Nikon has announced the new Nikon D5100 Digital SLR – an update to the D5000 – it features a 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, as featured in the D7000, Full HD video at 30/25/24fps, a large 3″ swivel screen, and new compact body. It will be available on the 21st of April priced at £669 body only or £779 with VR kit lens. Nikon also announced a new stereo microphone designed for Digital SLRs, called the Nikon ME-1. Below you’ll find the Nikon presentation on the new Digital SLR: Nikon D5100 WWA PRESS (19mb, PDF)

In depth first impressions Nikon D5100 Review at: ePHOTOzine

“Nikon introduces a new D-SLR to its line-up, the D5100, which is packed with features to make shooting stills or full HD movies more exciting than ever. The D5100 will give you a new creative perspective thanks to its improved Vari-angle screen, special effects mode and full (1080p) HD Movie.

Jordi Brinkman, Product Manager for Nikon Europe, says: “The D5100 is a great camera that allows you to express your artistic side through impressive images and movies. You can shoot with creative effects and unique angles, all at the level of superior image quality seen in the D7000!”

Fuji FinePix Z900 EXR
Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR – with a B.S.I 16 megapixel CMOS EXR sensor, wide 5x optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent), and large 3.5″ 460k pixel touch screen with multi-touch. The camera also features a 1600% Dynamic Range feature (whereas normally EXR cameras went upto 800%). Full HD video recording is also included, 12fps shooting, ISO6400 (at reduced size), and the camera will be available in black, blue, red or pink.

“Stepping into the shoes of the Z800EXR, the new FinePix Z900EXR comes in an eye-catching high gloss finish and offers a wide selection of Fujifilm’s latest technologies to help deliver great images in all conditions. Specification highlights include a brand new EXR-CMOS sensor, 5x wide-angle zoom lens, touch-screen LCD with improved user interface, a selection of high speed shooting modes and high quality video capture all packed into a slim body that’ll fit neatly into a bag or pocket. Meaning style-conscious photographers no longer have to compromise looks for picture quality.”

Olympus VG-110
Tesco UK are selling the Olympus D-700 in red, silver or black for £69 – it appears to be a renamed Olympus VG-110 budget camera, and features a wide angle 27mm 4x optical zoom, 2.7″ screen, 12 megapixel sensor, USB charging, 5cm macro, and VGA video. It will be available in silver, red or black.

“Equipped with a 4x wide optical zoom lens (27-108mm*) panorama and distance shots are a cinch. A 2.7” colour LCD (230,400 dots) for easily framing, reviewing and sharing shots with your family and friends completes an excellent all-round package at minimum expense. Plus, an additional SD card slot – next to internal memory – means worries about space are a thing of the past.”

Olympus SP610UZ
Olympus SP-610 Ultra Zoom Review – 22x optical zoom lens, 14 megapixel sensor, 3″ screen, 720p video, built in anti-shake image stabilisation, 3D, panoramic shooting, only £169.

“A compact camera with this amount of optical zoom takes some practice to get the best results. If it’s more than the average amount of zoom you are looking for in a compact camera then the SP-610UZ offers excellent value for money.”

More interesting news from around the web: Top 7 Best “Serious Compacts” at ePHOTOzine, New camera design with built in tripod! Nokia N8 used for some great aerial photography here.