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Casio Z330

Amazon UK are selling the 12 megapixel Casio Exilim Z330 in pink or black for only £94 – it features a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.7″ screen, and compact body.

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 10 – priced at £335.

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″, £195
2 – Panasonic Lumix TZ8 12mp, 12x zoom, 2.7″, £199
3 – Panasonic Lumix TZ10 – 12mp, 12x zoom, 3″, £253
4 – Canon Powershot A1100 IS – 12mp, 4x opt zoom, 2.5″ screen, £105
5 – Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS – 10mp, 3x zoom, 2.5″, £119

Kodak M341After helping a friend with a faulty Kodak camera, curiosity got the better of me, and I quickly found that Kodak has the highest percentage of faulty cameras for sale on Ebay UK, while Nikon, Panasonic and Canon are among the most reliable cameras available (closely followed by Olympus). Whilst this was hardly scientific and doesn’t account for cameras returned under warranty for repair, or cameras not available for sale on Ebay, it does perhaps provide an interesting comparison, especially as the number of cameras available on Ebay is relatively high. Here are the results, starting with the most reliable:

1 – Nikon (1.3% of listings faulty)
2 – Panasonic (1.5%)
3 – Canon (1.7%)
4 – Olympus (2.3%)
5 – Pentax (3%)
6 – Fujifilm (4.1%)
7 – Casio (4.2%)
8 – Sony (4.5%)
9 – Samsung (5.5%)
10 – Kodak (6.7%)

Another factor that could play an important part in these figures is the length of the manufacturers warranty – for example Nikon, Olympus, and Casio offer a 2 year warranty on all digital cameras which means you are more likely to have the camera repaired under warranty than a camera with a 1 year warranty. Canon, Sony, Kodak, Samsung, Fujifilm, Panasonic, and Pentax only offer a 1 year warranty, and for a number of these, particularly Kodak cameras, the damage is due to a faulty lens – which is often difficult to prove as a manufacturing fault rather than caused due to the camera being mistreated. Another consideration is the type of camera sold, for example, Kodak and Samsung sell at the cheaper end of the price range, while Nikon sell a lot of DSLRs.

Casio EX-G1

Imaging Resrouce has reviewed the new Casio Exilim EX-G1 – the world’s slimmest shock resistant camera, it features a shockproof, dustproof, waterproof (10ft), slim camera body, and has a 12 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, and 2.5″ screen. The EX-G1 will be available in December 2009 with an MSRP of $299.99 and will be available in black and red. The UK price is £249, and it is available from Casio at Carnaby, or Amazon UK.

“Sporty, rough-and-tumble cameras like the Casio EX-G1 have been gaining in popularity ever since Olympus really got things rolling with its Stylus TOUGH series of point-and-shoot cameras. With more than 25 years’ experience with its G-Shock timepieces, it makes sense that Casio has released a camera that is shock-resistant, waterproof, dustproof, and freeze proof. It’s also the thinnest camera so far in this category, and has an unusual but cool design.”

Read more Casio Exilim EX-G1 Reviews: Engadget, Trusted Reviews, Digital Camera Review, Steves-DigiCams, Digital Camera Info, Commentary at 1001ncs,

GE A1255

General Imaging (GE) has announced the new GE A1255 – the budget camera features a 12.2 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens (35-175mm), 2.7″ screen, ISO1600, pancapture, face detection, takes 2 AA batteries, and will be available in black, pink, and silver for $149.

“Looking for a dependable and feature-rich camera for all occasions? The A1255 will enlighten your thinking about compact cameras. Packed inside the compact body is an outstanding 12-megapixel sensor fronted with a 5X optical zoom lens for pictures with finest detail taken from afar to close-up. With the intelligent LCD and intuitive layout, reviewing and editing pictures becomes so easy. This all-in-one 12-megapixel camera contains a host of advanced features making it the star of the class.”

Casio Exilim Z35

Casio has announced the new Casio Exilim EX-Z35 – the camera features a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, 2.5-inch LCD, Face Detection, Anti Shake Mode, easy Mode, YouTube™ CAPTURE MODE, 23 BEST SHOT scenes and is available in Pink, Black, Silver, Purple and Blue. It’s available for pre-order from Amazon UK:

Casio Exilim Z330

Casio has announced the new Casio Exilim EX-Z330 – the camera features a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD, EXILIM Engine 5.0, Landscape Effect, Make-up Mode, Face Detection, Intelligent AF, Tracking AF, Anti Shake DSP (Digital), 260-image Battery Life, HD Movie Recording and is available in Gold, Black, Silver, Purple and Blue. It’s available for pre-order from Amazon UK:

More Casio Exilim Z330 Links: Sample Photos, via DCViews

Casio Exilim EX-FH100

Casio has announced the new Casio Exilim EX-FH100 – the camera features a 10 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, a wide angle 10x optical zoom lens (24mm-240mm), 40fps shooting, 1000fps video mode, 3.0″ screen, 720p HD video recording, and anti shake sensor. It is available in silver and black for £263:

“This 10.1 effective megapixel high-speed digital camera boasts a wide-angle 24 mm 10X optical zoom lens in a compact body that makes it easy to carry anywhere. It also gives users a maximum burst rate of 40 shots per second for still images (maximum image size of 9.0 megapixels and maximum shooting capacity of 30 shots) that can now be used to photograph distant subjects thanks to the high-power zoom. It also enables up to 1,000 fps high-speed movie recording that captures motion that is ordinarily too fast for the human eye to see.

The EX-FH100 allows users ranging from advanced amateur photographers to beginners to enjoy high-speed burst shooting. It is equipped with a mode dial that enables manual exposure burst shooting and also has a mode that makes high-speed burst shooting easy, a feature that sets the burst shooting speed to the optimal rate just by selecting the type of scene. With this model, Casio also achieves low-noise, high-quality photography even in dim indoor lighting by using a highly sensitive CMOS sensor.”

Casio Exilim Z2000

Casio has announced the new Casio Exilim EX-Z2000 – the camera features a 14.1 megapixel sensor, a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (26mm), 3.0″ screen, HD video recording, 580 shot battery life, and anti shake sensor. It’s available for pre-order from Amazon UK:

“This 14.1 effective megapixel model comes with a wide-angle 26 mm 5X optical zoom and a 3.0-inch Super Clear LCD screen with a high resolution of approximately 460,000 pixels in a compact, thin body. The camera comes with CCD-shift image stabilization and HD Movie function, as well as a long-life battery, making it possible to take 580 shots* on a single full charge. With this model, Casio has also realized a fresh new digital camera design, creating an innovative form finished in natural curves.”

Casio Exilim Z550

Casio has announced the new Casio Exilim EX-Z550 – the camera features a 14.1 megapixel sensor, a wide angle 4x optical zoom lens (26mm), 2.7″ screen, HD video recording, and anti shake sensor. It’s available for pre-order from Amazon UK:

“This camera features a wide-angle 26 mm 4X optical zoom lens and a clear 2.7-inch LCD screen. A 14.1 effective megapixel model, it is equipped with CCD-shift image stabilization and HD Movie function.”

Casio Exilim H15

Casio has announced the new Casio Exilim EX-H15 – the camera features a 14.1 megapixel sensor, a wide angle 10x optical zoom lens (24mm-240mm), 3.0″ screen, HD video recording, 1000 shot battery life, and anti shake sensor:

“This 14.1 effective megapixel model packs a wide-angle 24 mm 10X optical zoom lens and a 3.0-inch Super Clear LCD screen with a high resolution of approximately 460,000 pixels into a compact body. The camera is also loaded with advanced standard features including CCD-shift image stabilization, long 1,000-shot* battery life on a single full charge, and the high-resolution HD Movie function.”