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Sony Cyber-shot R1

The Sony Cyber-shot R1 was the World’s first APS-C CMOS sensor fixed lens camera released in 2005, it also provided the first “live view” of any APS-C / Large sensor camera, meaning it could display the output on the 2inch LCD or electronic viewfinder. It features a 10.3 megapixel sensor, ISO160-3200, and was priced at $999 US / £699 UK (inc VAT). Similar Digital SLRs were the Canon EOS 350D with an 8 megapixel APS-C sensor and ISO100-1600, and the Nikon D70, with a 6 megapixel sensor and ISO200 to ISO1600.

Sony Cyber-shot R1 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens

The lens is a 5x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* with f/2.8-f/4.8 aperture and the equivalent zoom of 24mm to 120mm, providing both a useful wide-angle lens and a decent amount of zoom. Click more below to continue reading…

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Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 Silver

ePHOTOzine and AP has reviewed the new Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 – the new Micro Four Thirds camera features a 16 megapixel sensor, 8fps continuous shooting, 3 inch touch screen, Art filters and effects, built in image stabilisation and full HD video with stereo sound. The Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 is available for £499 with kit lens and free 8gb Wi-Fi card.

Olympus PEN Mini LargeePHOTOzine has reviewed the new Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 – the smallest Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera ever! The camera features a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 5.5fps shooting, 3 inch 16:9 screen, 6 art filters, anti-shake sensor, and full HD video with stereo sound. The Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 is available for £429 with kit lens.

Olympus has announced the new Olympus PEN E-P3, Olympus PEN E-PL3 Lite, Olympus PEN E-PM1 Mini, and two new lenses, a wide-angle 12mm f/2.0 lens with manual focus (24mm equivalent), and a 45mm f/1.8 Portrait lens (90mm equivalent). Full details at the links below:

Olympus PEN E-P3 Announcement, Preview
Olympus PEN E-PL3 Lite Announcement, Preview
Olympus PEN E-PM1 Mini Announcement, Preview
Olympus 12mm, 45mm Lens Announcement, Preview (in with the E-P3 Preview)

Also announced: new underwater housing, new flashes, and other accessories here, as well as a size comparison between the new Olympus PEN E-P3, Olympus PEN E-PL3, and Panasonic Lumix G3.

ePHOTOzine has reviewed the new Kodak Easyshare Mini M200, it features a 10mp sensor, wide angle 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5″ screen, VGA video, face detection, self-portrait mirror, lithium ion battery, it is available in “Red” (shown above), white and black (and possibly other colours depending on region) for around £69.

“The Kodak Easyshare Mini, or M200, to give it it’s full name, is one of Kodak’s smallest ever digital cameras, and it makes a refreshing change to see a camera with one aim in life: to be small. In that sense it features a small 3x optical zoom lens, a small 10 megapixel sensor, and a “small” 2.5 inch screen. Oh, and it fits in your pocket, handbag, or anywhere else small… but how does it perform? Find out here.”

Kodak has announced the new Kodak Easyshare Mini M200 (not to be confused with the much cooler Olympus Mju Mini Digital), it features a 10mp sensor, wide angle 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5″ screen, VGA video, face detection, self-portrait mirror, lithium ion batteries, it will be available in February in “Red” (shown above), white and black (and other colours depending on region).

“Show the world you rock. The KODAK EASYSHARE MINI Camera is barely the size of a credit card, but with a wide-angle lens and built-in mirror, getting yourself and the gang in the picture is a snap. And while you’re checking yourself out, check out the super sleek compact styling that no doubt has the whole room’s attention. Once you’ve got your shot, press Kodak’s Share button to e-mail to friends and KODAK PULSE Display or upload to KODAK Gallery[1], FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YouTube, FLICKR, ORKUT, YANDEX, and KAIXIN001 sites[2]. Show off the EASYSHARE MINI Camera and let everyone see what makes you So Kodak.”

Olympus Mju Mini Digital

The Olympus Mju Mini Digital. Perhaps the best designed, and best looking digital camera of all time? With a small, stylish, smooth metal body, awesome sliding lens cover, and gorgeous gunmetal mode dial, it certainly looked awesome, especially when available in striking colours. Announced in September 2004, previewed and reviewed by us, it featured a 4 megapixel sensor, a 2x optical zoom lens, and a 1.8″ screen. It was followed up by the Olympus Mju Mini Digital S – in 2005 – which had a 5 megapixel upgrade and more subtle colours, we wonder why the camera was killed off so soon? Especially when it could have evolved into this wooden digital camera!

Sony Cybershot L1

The Sony Cybershot L1 from 2005, reviewed here, was quite advanced for it’s time featuring a VGA 30fps video mode, a 4mp sensor, and 3x optical zoom lens. This camera went with me everywhere, for a very long time, it was a “True pocket camera”, shaped like a mars bar, it had a reassuringly thick metal outer shell that survived many scratches and knocks (until it sadly died). Even though it only had a tiny 1.5″ screen, it could take great colourful photos, and I especially liked the 3:2 aspect ratio mode, and lens flare. I waited patiently for it’s replacement, but the closest I came to finding it was the Canon Digital IXUS i7 Zoom which is no longer available.

The Casio Exilim S100, also from 2005, reviewed here, with only 3 megapixels, and a 2.8x optical zoom, it may not seem very exciting, but it was the world’s first (and only?) digital camera with a “ceramic lens”, this camera was not only exciting because it was slim (at 16.7mm thin), but also because it had a great metal body. It was fun too with face joining best shot mode (coupling shot, which is now missing from Casio cameras), it survived many trips around Europe, and had an impressively tough case available for it as an optional extra. Photos were quite colourful too.

What digital cameras do you miss? Or what do you want from a digital camera that doesn’t seem to exist in todays market? Leave a comment below!