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April 30th, 2009

Fujifilm F200EXR Review @ DPReview

Fujifilm FinePix F200EXRDPReview has posted their review of the Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR [Specs], a 12MP resolution (1/1.6-in. Super CCD EXR) compact digital camera which allows you to optimize the image capture according to the scene: : High Resolution, Wide Dynamic Range or High Sensitivity & Low Noise, and, according to DPReview, is "the dynamic range mode is astonishingly capable." The F200EXR features sensor-shift image stabilization, a 5x wide-angle optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), a 3.0-in. LCD (230K dots) and Movie 640x480 @ 30fps.

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April 29th, 2009

Canon SD970 IS Review @ Steve's Digicams

Canon PowerShot SD970 ISSteve's Digicams has posted their review of the Canon PowerShot SD970 IS [Specs], an ultra compact digital camera that is "easy enough for anyone in the family to use" with its 12.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD), 4x wide-angle optical zoom (28-112mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, 2.8-in. LCD (230K dots), HD movie (1280x720) @ 30fps, Smart AUTO, Face Detection, Face Detection Self-timer and new Active Display Technology (just tilt or shake camera to advance photo in Playback).

Casio EX-FC100 Review @ PhotographyBLOG

Casio EXILIM EX-FC100PhotographyBLOG has published their review of the Casio EXILIM EX-FC100, an ultracompact point-and-shoot digital camera that can take high speed burst shots at up to a blazing 30fps ("the ability to shoot 30 images in one second at the touch of a button is amazing for any camera"), and features 9.1M resolution (on a 1/2.3-inch high-speed CMOS), 5x optical zoom (37-185mm equiv.), 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), and high speed videos at up to 1000fps, allowing the capture of some amazing slow-motion videos.

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April 28th, 2009

Panasonic ZS3/TZ7 Review @ DigitalCameraReview

View the QuickFact Sheet of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3DigitalCameraReview has posted their review of the Panasonic ZS3 / TZ7, a compact ultrazoom that is "the camera to beat in this increasingly crowded niche" with 10.1MP (1/2.33-in. CCD) resolution, 12x wide-angle optical zoom (25-300mm equiv.), optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (460K dots), P, plus Scene Modes, Intelligent Auto (iA) Technology (which automatically combines Shake Detection, Motion Detection, Face Detection AF/AE, Scene Detection and Quick AF) and HD Movie 1280x720 in AVCHD Lite with iA, zooming during recording and stereo sound.

Fujifilm F200EXR Review @ TrustedReviews

Fujifilm FinePix F200EXRTrustedReviews has posted their review of the Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR [Specs], a 12MP resolution (1/1.6-in. Super CCD EXR) compact digital camera which allows you to optimize the image capture according to the scene: : High Resolution, Wide Dynamic Range or High Sensitivity & Low Noise, and, according to TrustedReviews, has "better high-ISO image quality and low-light focusing than any other compact on the market." The F200EXR features sensor-shift image stabilization, a 5x wide-angle optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), a 3.0-in. LCD (230K dots) and Movie 640x480 @ 30fps.

Nikon S630 Review @ DCRP (dcresource)

Nikon Coolpix S630DCRP (dcresource) has posted their review of the Nikon Coolpix S630 [Specs], a point-and-shoot digital camera with"photo quality [as] undoubtedly the Coolpix S630's weak spot" featuring 12MP resolution (1/2.33-in. CCD), 7x optical zoom (37-260mm equiv.), sensor-shift image stabilization, 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), VGA movie (640x480) @ 30fps, new Sports Continuous scene mode, Motion Detection, Face-Priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting, and Smile Mode.

Get a second opinion: TrustedReviews, Steve's Digicams.

Canon SD1200 IS Review @ Steve's Digicams

Canon PowerShot SD1200 ISSteve's Digicams has posted their review of the Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS [Specs], an ultra compact digital camera that is an "excellent camera for the family" with its 10MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD), 3x optical zoom (35-105mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, an optical viewfinder, 2.5-in. LCD (230K dots), Movie (640x480) @ 30fps, Smart AUTO, Face Detection, Face Detection Self-timer and Intelligent Contrast Correction.

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April 27th, 2009

Nikon D3x Review @ DigitalCameraInfo

"Shines is in the breadth and depth of its control and customization options."

Nikon D3xDigitalCameraInfo has published their review of the full-frame Nikon D3x DSLR:
- 24.5 megapixel FX format CMOS sensor
- Low noise from ISO 100 to ISO 1600
- Continuous shooting 5fps
- 51-point AF system
- 3.0-in. 920,000 dots LCD monitor
- Active D-Lighting
- Picture Control
- PASM
- Live View

[Nikon D3x (body only) QuickPrice Check ]

Related Links:
- Nikon D3x Specs: US | CAN | UK | Nikon Imaging

Canon D10 Review @ Steve's Digicams

Canon PowerShot D10Steve's Digicams has posted their review of the Canon PowerShot D10 [Specs], a waterproof (10m / 33ft), shockproof (1.22m / 4ft) and freezeproof (-10°C / 14°F) compact digital camera that offers "blazing fast performance" with its 12.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD), 3x optical zoom (35-105mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, 2.5-in. LCD (230K dots), Movie (640x480) @ 30fps, Smart AUTO, Face Detection, Face Detection Self-timer, Blink Detection and Intelligent Contrast Correction.

Kodak Z980 IS Review @ Steve's Digicams

Kodak EasyShare Z980Steve's Digicams has posted their review of the Kodak EasyShare Z980, an ultra zoom digital camera that offers "pleasing image quality, speedy performance" with its 12MP resolution (1/2.33-in. CCD), 24x wide-angle optical zoom (26-624mm equiv.), [sensor-shift?] image stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (201K dots), HD movie (1280×720) @ 30fps, a vertical shutter release and a detachable vertical grip.

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April 25th, 2009

Nikon L100 Review @ TrustedReviews

Nikon Coolpix L100TrustedReviews has posted their review of the Nikon Coolpix L100, an ultra compact that captures "very good snapshot pictures in almost all situations" with 10MP resolution (1/2.33-in. CCD) point-and-shoot digital camera with a 15x wide-angle optical zoom (28-420mm equiv.), optical VR Image Stabilization, a large 3.0-inch touch LCD screen (230K dots), and Movie 640x480 @ 30fps.

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April 23rd, 2009

Nikon S230 Review @ DigitalCameraReview

Nikon Coolpix S230DigitalCameraReview has posted their review of the Nikon Coolpix S230 [Specs], an ultra compact that captures "nice images" with 10MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD) point-and-shoot digital camera with a 3x optical zoom (35-105mm equiv.), a large 3-inch touch LCD screen (230K dots), touch-screen interface, and Movie 640x480 @ 30fps.

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April 22th, 2009

Attach Leica M Lenses to Panasonic G1

There are now a couple of Leica M to Micro 4/3 Lens Adaptors available on the market that allow you to attach your precious Leica M lenses to the Panasonic G1. Luminous Landscape examines one of them and asks, "Is The Panasonic Lumix G1 the New Digital Leica?"

Nikon D3x Review @ PhotographyBLOG

"Surprisingly intuitive to use."

Nikon D3xPhotographyBLOG rates the full-frame Nikon D3x DSLR as "ESSENTIAL":
- 24.5 megapixel FX format CMOS sensor
- Low noise from ISO 100 to ISO 1600
- Continuous shooting 5fps
- 51-point AF system
- 3.0-in. 920,000 dots LCD monitor
- Active D-Lighting
- Picture Control
- PASM
- Live View

[Nikon D3x (body only) QuickPrice Check ]

Related Links:
- Nikon D3x Specs: US | CAN | UK | Nikon Imaging

Sony HX1 Review @ DPReview

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1DPReview has published their review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1, "a very attractive package" with 9.1M resolution (1/2.4-in. CMOS) ultra zoom digital camera with 20x optical zoom (28-560mm equiv.), optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (230K dots), PASM, iAuto, iSCN, Sweep Panorama, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Continuous Shooting 10fps (9.1M full resolution), Handheld Twilight Mode, Selected Face Memory, Smile Shutter Technology, and HD Movie 1280 x 720 @ 30fps.

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April 21th, 2009

Panasonic ZS3/TZ7 Review @ Imaging Resource

View the QuickFact Sheet of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3Imaging Resource has posted their review of the Panasonic ZS3 / TZ7, a compact ultrazoom that "offers a lot of photographic power" with 10.1MP (1/2.33-in. CCD) resolution, 12x wide-angle optical zoom (25-300mm equiv.), optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (460K dots), P, plus Scene Modes, Intelligent Auto (iA) Technology (which automatically combines Shake Detection, Motion Detection, Face Detection AF/AE, Scene Detection and Quick AF) and HD Movie 1280x720 in AVCHD Lite with iA, zooming during recording and stereo sound.

Casio FH20 Review @ DigitalCameraReview

Casio High Speed Exilim EX-FH20DigitalCameraReview has posted their review of the Casio High Speed Exilim EX-FH20 with an "amazing, and unique, high speed still and movie capture." The EX-FH20 features 9.1MP resolution (on a 1/2.3-in. high-speed CMOS sensor), 20x wide-angle optical zoom (26-520mm equiv.), optical VR image stabilization, 3.0-in. (230K dots) LCD monitor, PASM modes, RAW (DNG) file format, Continuous Shooting speed of 30fps at 9.1MP, 40fps at 7MP, and an amazing high speed slow motion video at 210fps, 420fps and 1,000fps. [Check out the astounding YouTube movies.]

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April 20th, 2009

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Just Posted! Olympus SP-590UZ Review

Read our Olympus SP-590UZ ReviewThe Olympus SP-590UZ lets you move in as close as 1 cm for extreme close ups, captures wide landscapes shots with a 26mm (equiv.) wide-angle, and has the longest tele reach you can get today (676mm equiv.) with an amazing 26x optical zoom. As if that were not enough, you can also attach an optional tele converter that brings your tele reach to 1149.2mm!

[ Read more in our Olympus SP-590UZ Review... ]

Olympus TOUGH 8000 Review @ PhotographyBLOG

Olympus TOUGH 8000PhotographyBLOG has published their review of the Olympus TOUGH 8000 [Specs], a compact ultra zoom digital camera that features 12M resolution (on a 1/2.33-inch CCD), 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom (28-102mm equiv.), Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Face Detection, In-Camera Panning Panorama, Perfect Shot Preview, Red-Eye Fix, Beauty Mode and Movie 640x480 @ 30fps. The TOUGH label indicates it is also shockproof (from drops of up to 2m/6.6 ft), waterproof (as deep as 10m/33 ft), freezeproof (to -10°C/14°F), and crushproof (withstand up to 100kgf /220lbf). According to PhotographyBLOG, the TOUGH 8000 is "a camera that you can take pretty much anywhere.... places and conditions in which shooting with a regular camera would be foolish or downright impossible."

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April 19th, 2009

Casio FH20 Review @ LetsGoDigital

Casio High Speed Exilim EX-FH20LetsGoDigital has posted their review of the Casio High Speed Exilim EX-FH20 which produces images with "visible noise at relatively low ISO." The EX-FH20 features 9.1MP resolution (on a 1/2.3-in. high-speed CMOS sensor), 20x wide-angle optical zoom (26-520mm equiv.), optical VR image stabilization, 3.0-in. (230K dots) LCD monitor, PASM modes, RAW (DNG) file format, Continuous Shooting speed of 30fps at 9.1MP, 40fps at 7MP, and an amazing high speed slow motion video at 210fps, 420fps and 1,000fps. [Check out the astounding YouTube movies.]

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April 18th, 2009

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Canon 5D MK II Review @ DCRP (dcresource)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIDCRP (dcresource) has posted their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II [Specs], a "very impressive digital SLR" with 21.1MP resolution using a full-frame (24 x 36mm) CMOS sensor, ISO in the range of 100-6400 (expandable to ISO L:50, H1:12800 and H2:25600) with "smudging in low contrast details, even at the lowest ISOs." The 5D MK II is the first DSLR with full-frame HD video capture at 1920x1080 pixels resolution for up to 4GB per clip, an extra large 3.0-in. high resolution LCD (920,000 dots), Integrated Cleaning System, Live View for stills and video, 3.9fps continuous shooting, 9 AF points plus 6 AF assist points, a new 98% coverage optical viewfinder, and an improved weather-resistant body [though Luminous Landscape contests it].

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April 17th, 2009

XIX TIPA Awards, 2009

The best imaging products of 2009 were voted on at the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) General Assembly held from 2-4 April 2009 in Budapest. The editors of the 25 member photo magazines from 10 European countries met to discuss the associationís new strategies and projects as well as vote for the best imaging products launched by the industry in the last 12 months.

Digital Manipulation -- How Much Is Too Much?

The Picture of The Year photo contest in Denmark disqualifies a photographer's entry because the judges deem the photographer used too much digital manipulation. Take a look and tell us what you think.

Nikon S220 Review @ TrustedReviews

Nikon Coolpix S220TrustedReviews has posted their review of the Nikon Coolpix S220, an ultra compact 10MP resolution (1/2.33-in. CCD) point-and-shoot digital camera which has "excellent high-ISO noise control" with a 3x optical zoom (35-105mm equiv.), a 2.5-in. LCD (150K dots), Scene Auto Selector, Smart Portrait System (Face-priority AF, Smile Mode, Blink Proof and In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Quick Retouch, D-Lighting and Movie 640x480 @ 30fps.

Pentax K2000 Review @ DigitalCameraInfo

Pentax K2000DigitalCameraInfo has posted their review of the Pentax K2000, a DSLR with 10.2MP resolution using an APS-sized (23.5 x 15.7mm) CCD sensor and ISO in the range of 100-3200. The Pentax K2000 is "a fine camera" and has a large 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), Integrated Shake/Dust Reduction, Auto Picture mode, 10 Scene modes, and uses 4 AA batteries.

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April 16th, 2009

Olympus Stylus 1060 Review @ TrustedReviews

Olympus Stylus 1060TrustedReviews has posted their review of the Olympus Stylus 1060, an ultra compact digital camera with its 10MP resolution (1/2.33-in. CCD), 7x optical zoom (37-260mm equiv.), 3.0-in. LCD (230K dots), Movie 640×480 @ 30fps, Intelligent Auto Mode, Advanced Face Detection, Enhanced panorama function and Shadow Adjustment. According to TrustedReviews, "picture quality is very good."

Pentax P70 Review @ DigitalCameraReview

Pentax Optio P70DigitalCameraReview has posted their review of the Pentax Optio P70, an ultra compact digital camera that produces "good image and color quality" with its 12MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD), 4x wide-angle optical zoom (27.5-110mm equiv.), Pixel Track Shake Reduction, 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), HD movie (1280×720) @ 15fps, Smile Capture, Blink Detection and Auto Picture mode.

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April 15th, 2009

Is The Megapixels Race (Really, Finally) Over?

Every new digicam seems to sport a 12 megapixel resolution image sensor these days. More megapixels generally mean more pixels to capture an image -- and hence theoretically more detail that can be captured by the sensor.

But is that true in practice? Do you see better image quality as megapixels increase?

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April 14th, 2009

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Nikon Canada Introduces D5000 Digital SLR and NIKKOR AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

Nikon D5000 features an innovative Vari-angle LCD monitor, exceptional 12.3 MP image quality, HD video with D-Movie, and 19 Auto-Scene Modes in a fun, easy-to-use digital SLR

NIKKOR ultra wide-angle 10-24mm DX-format lens offers added creative perspective

Nikon D5000Mississauga, ON, April 14, 2009 - Nikon Canada today announced the newest addition to its family of class-leading DX-format digital SLRs, the D5000. Along with a host of features and capabilities that deliver superior performance and image quality, the D5000 offers amazing versatility for photo enthusiasts and those new to digital SLR photography. Also announced today is the next addition to the expansive NIKKOR lens line-up, the new AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens, providing photographers the opportunity to capture unique perspectives in a variety of shooting environments.

[ Continue reading Nikon D5000... ]

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April 13th, 2009

Just Posted! Nikon Coolpix P90 Review

Read our Nikon Coolpix P90 reviewIt's easy to use, it gives vivid and sharp images right out of the camera, and it sports an amazing 24x optical zoom. The Nikon Coolpix P90 is an ultra zoom digital camera with Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, an excellent handgrip and enough manual controls to satisfy the learning beginner amateur photographer.

[ Read more in our Nikon Coolpix P90 Review... ]

Canon SX1 IS Review @ Steve's Digicams

Canon PowerShot SX1 ISSteve's Digicams has posted their review of the Canon PowerShot SX1 IS [Specs], an ultra zoom digital camera with its 10MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 20x wide-angle optical zoom (28-560mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, 2.8-in. Vari-angle LCD (230K dots), HD movie (1920x1080) @ 30fps, PASM modes, Intelligent Contrast Correction, Face-Detection, Face-Detection Self-timer and RAW file format. According to DPReview, the SX1 IS is the "perfect 'bridge' camera."

Canon SD960 IS Review @ Steve's Digicams

Canon PowerShot SD960 ISSteve's Digicams has posted their review of the Canon PowerShot SD960 IS [Specs], an ultra compact digital camera that produces "excellent image quality" with its 12.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD), 4x wide-angle optical zoom (28-112mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, 2.8-in. LCD (230K dots), HD movie (1280x720) @ 30fps, Smart AUTO, Face Detection, Face Detection Self-timer and new Active Display Technology (just tilt or shake camera to advance photo in Playback).

Ricoh CX1 Review @ Steve's Digicams

Ricoh CX1Steve's Digicams has posted their review of the Ricoh CX1, an ultra compact digital camera that produces "image quality that is not matched by most of it's competition" with its 9.29MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 7.1x wide-angle optical zoom (28-200mm equiv.), Sensor-shift image stabilization, an extra large 3.0-in. high resolution LCD (920K dots), movie 640x480 @ 30fps, Dynamic range double shot mode, multi-pattern auto white balance, multi-target AF function (where the camera automatically finds seven focal distances and shoots at each one in rapid succession), Electronic level, and ultra-high-speed continuous shooting (120 frames/sec.).

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April 11th, 2009

What Is A DSLR?

We've had lots of questions from readers about just what is a DSLR? Most of the answers on the Web pertain to the technical aspects behind the camera, namely the use of a mirror, as though that in itself explained the popularity of the DSLR. The mirror is the least important element of the DSLR -- and may in fact be going the way of the Dodo bird!

getolympus.ca Winter Photo Contest

You can win an Olympus Stylus TOUGH 8000 camera bundle by simply entering your artistic photo in the Getolympus.ca Winter Photo Contest. The winner will be determined by online visitor voting.

Transitioning to New Photoxels Design

We will be slowly transitioning to our new design starting today. This means that the home page for http://www.photoxels.com will now become http://www.photoxels.com/photography. The new design has a cleaner interface and each article is tagged with appropriate keywords, which makes it real easy to search for related items.

Olympus Stylus 9000 Review @ TrustedReviews

Olympus Stylus 9000TrustedReviews have published their review of the Olympus Stylus 9000, a compact ultra zoom digital camera that features 12M resolution (on a 1/2.33-inch CCD), 10x wide-angle optical zoom (28-280mm equiv.), Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Face Detection with Shadow Adjustment, In-Camera Panning Panorama, Perfect Shot Preview, Red-Eye Fix, Beauty Fix, Perfect Fix, Histogram. and Movie 640x480 @ 30fps.

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April 10th, 2009

Sony W220 Review @ Imaging Resource

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220Imaging Resource has published their review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220, a 12.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD) ultra compact digital camera with 4x optical zoom (30-120mm equiv.), optical Image Stabilization, 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), Intelligent Scene Recognition, Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Standard and Plus, Smile Shutterô technology, Face Detection, and Movie 640x480 @ 30fps.

Fujifilm F200EXR Review @ DCRP (dcresource)

Fujifilm FinePix F200EXRDCRP (dcresource) has posted their review of the Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR [Specs], a 12MP resolution (1/1.6-in. Super CCD EXR) compact digital camera which allows you to optimize the image capture according to the scene: : High Resolution, Wide Dynamic Range or High Sensitivity & Low Noise, and, according to DCRP (dcresource), is "the most capable low light compact camera." The F200EXR features sensor-shift image stabilization, a 5x wide-angle optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), a 3.0-in. LCD (230K dots) and Movie 640x480 @ 30fps.

Fujifilm F200EXR Review @ DigitalCameraReview

Fujifilm FinePix F200EXRDigitalCameraReview has posted their review of the Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR [Specs], a 12MP resolution (1/1.6-in. Super CCD EXR) compact digital camera which allows you to optimize the image capture according to the scene: : High Resolution, Wide Dynamic Range or High Sensitivity & Low Noise, and, according to DigitalCameraReview, produces "a broadened dynamic range that most digital compacts can't even touch." The F200EXR features sensor-shift image stabilization, a 5x wide-angle optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), a 3.0-in. LCD (230K dots) and Movie 640x480 @ 30fps.

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April 9th, 2009

Olympus SP-590UZ Review @ TrustedReviews

Olympus SP-590UZTrustedReviews has posted their review of the Olympus SP-590UZ, an ultra zoom digital camera where the "low light performance is especially good" with 12 MP resolution (1/2.33 in. CCD), 26x wide-angle optical zoom (26-767mm equiv.), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), Pre-Capture feature, Face Detection AE/AF, In-Camera Panorama stitching, Movie 640x480 @ 30fps, Shadow Adjustment technology, PASM.

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April 8th, 2009

Episode 9 "Camera Settings For Panoramic Stitching"

Simon Plant of Pro Photographer Insights has posted Episode 9 of his digital photography tutorial videos which covers tips for shooting images ready for panoramic stitching within Photoshop.

Nik Software

Nik Software Announces Silver Efex Pro™ Update for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2

Award-winning Silver Efex Pro now compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

San Diego, CA (April 8, 2009) - Nik Software announces today that Silver Efex Pro, its popular digital photographic plug-in offering the most advanced, complete, and straightforward black-and-white solution, is now available for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and higher. The update is available now as a free download to current owners of Silver Efex Pro.

[ Continue reading Nik Silver Efex Pro... ]

Panasonic ZS1/TZ6 Review @ PhotographyBLOG

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 / TZ6PhotographyBLOG has posted their review of the Panasonic ZS1 / TZ6, a compact ultrazoom that is "family friendly" with 10.1MP (1/2.5-in. CCD) resolution, 12x wide-angle optical zoom (25-300mm equiv.), optical Image Stabilization, 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), Intelligent Auto (iA) Technology (which automatically combines Subject Detection, Shake Detection, Motion Detection, Face Detection AF/AE, Scene Detection and Light Detection), Macro Zoom, Panorama Assist, Leveling, and Movie 848x480 @ 30fps.

Nikon S630 Review @ Steve's Digicams

Nikon Coolpix S630Steve's Digicams has posted their review of the Nikon Coolpix S630 [Specs], a point-and-shoot digital camera with the "ease of use and good image quality that we have come to expect from Nikon" featuring 12MP resolution (1/2.33-in. CCD), 7x optical zoom (37-260mm equiv.), sensor-shift image stabilization, 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), VGA movie (640x480) @ 30fps, new Sports Continuous scene mode, Motion Detection, Face-Priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting, and Smile Mode.

Nikon S230 Review @ Steve's Digicams

Nikon Coolpix S230Steve's Digicams has posted their review of the Nikon Coolpix S230 [Specs], an ultra compact 10MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD) point-and-shoot digital camera with a 3x optical zoom (35-105mm equiv.), a "stand out ... large 3-inch touch LCD screen" (230K dots), touch-screen interface, and Movie 640x480 @ 30fps.

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April 7th, 2009

Panasonic TS1 Review @ Imaging Resource

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1Imaging Resource has posted their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1, a "tough" waterproof (3m), shockproof (1.5m) and dustptoof ultra compact which as far as image quality is concerned is "a real winner" with its 12.1MP resolution (1/2.33-in. CCD), 4.6x wide-angle optical zoom (28-128mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), HD AVCHD Lite movie (1280x720) @ 17fps, Intelligent AUTO (iA), iA Movie, Scene modes for Movie, Zoom in Motion Picture, Led Light, Macro Zoom, and HDMI Compatibility.

Canon SX200 IS Review @ DigitalCameraReview

Canon PowerShot SX200 ISDigitalCameraReview has posted their review of the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS [Specs], a "solid, better-than-average performer" with its 12.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD), 12x wide-angle optical zoom (28-336mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (230K dots), HD movie (1280x720) @ 30fps, PASM modes, Smart AUTO, Intelligent Contrast Correction, Motion Detection, Blink Detection, Face-Detection, and Face-Detection Self-timer.

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April 6th, 2009

Olympus Stylus 9000 Review @ PhotographyBLOG

Olympus Stylus 9000PhotographyBLOG has published their review of the Olympus Stylus 9000, a compact ultra zoom digital camera that features 12M resolution (on a 1/2.33-inch CCD), 10x wide-angle optical zoom (28-280mm equiv.), Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Face Detection with Shadow Adjustment, In-Camera Panning Panorama, Perfect Shot Preview, Red-Eye Fix, Beauty Fix, Perfect Fix, Histogram. and Movie 640x480 @ 30fps. According to PhotographyBLOG, the Stylus 9000 is "a well-made, easy to use point-and-shoot that will suit everyone in the family."

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April 4th, 2009

Casio EX-FC100 Review @ TrustedReviews

Casio EXILIM EX-FC100TrustedReviews has published their review of the Casio EXILIM EX-FC100, an ultracompact point-and-shoot digital camera that can take high speed burst shots at up to a blazing 30fps, and features 9.1M resolution (on a 1/2.3-inch high-speed CMOS), 5x optical zoom (37-185mm equiv.), 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), and high speed videos at up to 1000fps, allowing the capture of some amazing slow-motion videos.

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April 2nd, 2009

Olympus SP-590UZ Review @ PhotographyBLOG

Olympus SP-590UZPhotographyBLOG has posted their review of the Olympus SP-590UZ as a "great do-it-all camera" with 12 MP resolution (1/2.33 in. CCD), 26x wide-angle optical zoom (26-767mm equiv.), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), Pre-Capture feature, Face Detection AE/AF, In-Camera Panorama stitching, Movie 640x480 @ 30fps, Shadow Adjustment technology, PASM.

Panasonic ZS3/TZ7 Review @ DCRP (dcresource)

View the QuickFact Sheet of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3DCRP (dcresource) has posted their review of the Panasonic ZS3 / TZ7, a compact ultrazoom that is "even better [than the Lumix DMC-TZ5]" and produces "very good photo quality" with 10.1MP (1/2.33-in. CCD) resolution, 12x wide-angle optical zoom (25-300mm equiv.), optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (460K dots), P, plus Scene Modes, Intelligent Auto (iA) Technology (which automatically combines Shake Detection, Motion Detection, Face Detection AF/AE, Scene Detection and Quick AF) and HD Movie 1280x720 in AVCHD Lite with iA, zooming during recording and stereo sound.

Pentax P70 Review @ Steve's Digicams

Pentax Optio P70Steve's Digicams has posted their review of the Pentax Optio P70, an ultra compact digital camera that is "easy enough and capable enough for anyone in the family or office to use" with 12MP (1/2.3-in. CCD) resolution, 4x wide-angle optical zoom (27.5-110mm equiv.), Pixel Track Shake Reduction, Digital Shake Reduction, 2.4-in. LCD (230K dots), Auto Picture mode, Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Advanced Face Recognition technology, Vertical Snap mode and HD Movie 1280x720 @ 15fps.

Pentax E70 Review @ Steve's Digicams

Pentax Optio E70Steve's Digicams has posted their review of the Pentax Optio E70, an ultra compact digital camera that produces "poor image quality" with 10MP (1/2.33-in. CCD) resolution, 3x optical zoom (35-105mm equiv.), Pixel Track Shake Reduction, Digital Shake Reduction, 2.4-in. LCD (112K dots), Auto Picture mode, Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Advanced Face Recognition technology, Digital Panorama mode and Movie 640x480 @ 30fps.

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April 1st, 2009

Fuji Digital Cameras

Just Posted! Fujifilm Z33WP Review

Fujifilm FinePix Z33WPWhat's stylish, colorful, fun to use and doesn't mind getting wet all over? The Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP is an ultracompact waterproof digital camera that gives good pictures and can be submerged up to 3 m (10 ft). Will this affordable digital camera fit your active lifestyle? We put this entry-level point-and-shoot digital camera through the paces and have lots of image samples to help you make up your own mind.

[ Read more in our Fujifilm Z33WP Review... ]

Nikon L20 Review @ TrustedReviews

Nikon L20TrustedReviews has posted their review of the Nikon Coolpix L20, an entry-level digital camera that produces "good quality pictures under a wide range of circumstances" with 10MP resolution (on a 1/2.3-in. CCD), 3.6x optical zoom (38-136mm equiv.), a large 3.0-in. LCD (230K dots), Motion Detection, Scene Auto Selector, Face-priority AF, Smile Mode, Blink Warning, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting. The L20 uses 2 AA batteries.

Nikon L19 Review @ TrustedReviews

Nikon L19TrustedReviews has posted their review of the Nikon Coolpix L19, an entry-level digital camera that produces "good quality pictures under a wide range of circumstances" with 8MP resolution (on a 1/2.5-in. CCD), 3.6x optical zoom (41-145mm equiv.), a large 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots), Motion Detection, Scene Auto Selector, Face-priority AF, Smile Mode, Blink Warning, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting. The L19 uses 2 AA batteries.

Canon SD780 IS Review @ Imaging Resource

Canon PowerShot SD780 ISImaging Resource has posted their review of the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS [Specs], an ultra compact digital camera that "doesn't measure up to Canon's better current pocket cameras, like the Canon SD880 IS" with its 12.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD), 3x optical zoom (33-100mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, an optical viewfinder, 2.5-in. LCD (230K dots), HD movie (1920x1080) @ 30fps, Smart AUTO, Face Detection, Face Detection Self-timer and Intelligent Contrast Correction.

Editor's note: Another interesting review which contradicts the one from Steve's Digicams a few days back. As always, we encourage our readers to always "get a second opinion" (even from our own reviews) -- a second perspective -- and then make up your own mind.

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