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This Week’s (Dec 24-30, 2011) Digital Camera Review Roundup

Sat December 31, 2011

Here is this week’s (Dec 24-30, 2011) digital camera review roundup:

  • LetsGoDigital finds the Olympus PEN E-PM1 [QuickPrice Check]is ideal for people that truly value good quality photos and video recordings, but find a digital SLR camera much too heavy and complicated.
  • DigitalCameraReview loves the Pentax Q [QuickPrice Check] and sees “the market for the "Q" as shooters who like really tiny cameras and available light/natural light aficionados and/or street shooters who like the fast f/1.9 "normal" lens.
  • PhotographyBLOG recommends the Samsung ST96 as “an inexpensive yet at the same time reasonably built pocket snapper, which delivers fuss free results at an inexpensive price point.
  • LetsGoDigital finds that the Olympus E-PL3 [QuickPrice Check]has similar image quality to a comparable SLR camera, especially for the lower ISO values.
  • BobAtkinsneeded a new P&S camera for those times when all I can carry is something that will fit in my pocket” and found that the Samsung HZ30W / WB600 [QuickPrice Check]meets my requirements for manual control, long shutter speeds, optical stabilization and has a pretty good Schneider-Kreuznach 3.9-58.5/3.2-5.8 lens (24-360mm 35mm equivalent).
  • For more camera reviews, to get a second opinion, and just to read the best reviews on the Web, visit our Reviews Matrix.


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This Week’s (Dec 17-23, 2011) Digital Camera Review Roundup

Sat December 24, 2011

Here is this week’s (Dec 17-23, 2011) digital camera review roundup:

  • Luminous Landscape highly recommends the Sony NEX-7 [QuickPrice Check] as “the most exciting camera that I’ve had the pleasure of using in the past five years.
  • DigitalCameraInfo believes that with the Samsung NX200, “Samsung has produced a camera with image quality, performance, and control to rival nearly any camera in its segment of the market.
  • Neocamera highly recommends the Nikon COOLPIX P7100 [QuickPrice Check] as “an impressive camera with an unmatched feature set. [...] Performance wise, the P7100 is an all-around winner. All aspects of image quality are great, particularly control over image noise at medium sensitivities.
  • Imaging Resource takes five compact ultra zoom digital cameras, perfect for taking everywhere, and pits them against one another: Sony HX9V, Panasonic ZS8, Canon SX230, Nikon S9100, Casio ZR100 and Fujifilm F550EXR. Which one comes out on top?
  • CameraLabs reviews the Nikon 1 V1 [QuickPrice Check] and concludes that “The [Nikon] V1 isn’t about ultimate image quality – it’s about being able to capture a moment which eludes most cameras, and this it does with a degree of confidence and consistency which quickly becomes addictive.
  • DPReview recommends the Canon PowerShot S100 [QuickPrice Check] as “[combining] the best qualities of a pocketable point and shoot and an enthusiast compact camera.
  • For more camera reviews, to get a second opinion, and just to read the best reviews on the Web, visit our Reviews Matrix.


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This Week’s (Dec 10-16, 2011) Digital Camera Review Roundup

Sat December 17, 2011

Here is this week’s (Dec 10-16, 2011) digital camera review roundup:

  • Photoxels highly recommends the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 [QuickPrice Check] concluding that “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 is a well-featured super zoom camera that both beginners and serious amateur photographers will enjoy using.
  • TechRadar finds that the Nikon COOLPIX S6200 [QuickPrice Check] autofocus can be “slow and unreliable autofocus [but] with a little patience and care to ensure the Nikon Coolpix S6200 is focusing properly, you’ll be rewarded with colourful, detailed, well-exposed shots, much of the time.
  • TechRadar highly recommends the Sony SLT-A65 [QuickPrice Check] since “in many other respects – namely its AF speed, the size of its viewfinder, Full HD movie mode and overall level of responsiveness – the A65 is a class-leader, matching and sometimes even exceeding the specifications belonging to some of its closest rivals.
  • CameraLabs highly recommends the Sony NEX-5N [QuickPrice Check] concluding that “Sony has pulled it off and produced one of the most compelling mirrorless ILC models on the market.
  • DPReview highly recommends the Sony NEX-7 [QuickPrice Check] concluding that “It looked as though Sony had gathered together a set of enthusiasts’ wish lists and built a camera to exceed them all. [...] The EVF is excellent, stills image and video quality both superb, and the handling is remarkably good for such a small camera.
  • sansMirroir dishes out three rants and a lot of tough love about the Nikon 1 J1 [QuickPrice Check] concluding that “it’s like putting a V12 in a minivan: this camera appeals to Joe/Jill Consumer, but it has a racing engine underneath. Focus speed, frame rate, video excel.
  • BobAtkins finds that the Pentax Q [QuickPrice Check]is something of a mixed bag. There’s no denying it has a huge appeal to anyone who loves gadgets.
  • DigitalCameraInfo recommends the Nikon COOLPIX P7100 [QuickPrice Check] since “image quality is excellent, with beautifully rendered details and accurate colors.
  • For more camera reviews, to get a second opinion, and just to read the best reviews on the Web, visit our Reviews Matrix.


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This Week’s (Dec 3-9, 2011) Digital Camera Review Roundup

Sat December 10, 2011

Here is this week’s (Dec 3-9, 2011) digital camera review roundup:

  • TechRadar highly recommends the Fujifilm X10 [QuickPrice Check] concluding that “enthusiasts and even beginners who are in the market for a high-quality compact camera shouldn’t be disappointed by what the Fuji FinePix X10 has to offer.
  • Imaging Resource recommends the Sony NEX-5N [QuickPrice Check] since “more often than not, I found myself grabbing the NEX-5N from our well-stocked shelf when I left the office for a little photographic R&R. That, in my book, is the mark of a camera worth owning.
  • LetsGoDigital concludes the “compact Samsung NX200 system camera performs well in combination with the standard 18-55mm kit lens and delivers a high image quality.
  • PhotographyBLOG recommends the Sigma SD-1 [QuickPrice Check] kindly concluding, If [...] you have a lot of money to spend then take a look at the Sigma SD1. The pictures are very good after all and ultimately that’s what’s important.
  • DigitalCameraInfo reviews the Fujifilm X10 [QuickPrice Check] and rates it as “Strongly recommended, and for the time being, one of the best cameras we’ve reviewed.
  • sansmirroir recommends the Olympus PEN E-P3 [QuickPrice Check] so that “the [Olympus] E-P3 is my current backcountry camera of choice, where I’m on those long 10-mile or longer dayhikes to exotic locations far from the road.
  • CameraLabs highly recommends the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS [QuickPrice Check] since “for an entry level model, the ELPH 100 HS / IXUS 115 HS has a huge amount to offer [...] is well built, looks stunning and is super-compact.
  • PhotographyBLOG recommends the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS [QuickPrice Check] as “a solid travel-zoom camera that certainly won’t break the bank.
  • TrustedReviews highly recommends the Fujifilm X10 [QuickPrice Check] concluding that “in many ways the X10 is the best advanced compact we’ve ever laid our hands on. [...] And while general image quality is some of the best we’ve yet seen in an advanced compact, the white discs issue does present a problem.” Fujifilm has announced it is working on fixing the issue.
  • TechRadar finds that Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR [QuickPrice Check]the ideal audience for this camera being young families who want an unfussy point and shoot camera.
  • Steve’s Digicams recommends the Samsung MV800 [QuickPrice Check] finding that “this stylish camera is loaded with fun to use settings, and the hinged LCD is sure to be a hit among the social crowds. We did find a few shortfalls with the camera, but overall it gets a good recommendation from the staff here at Steve’s.
  • Steve’s Digicams highly recommends the Canon PowerShot S100 [QuickPrice Check] as “a fantastic compact digicam that has been designed with the quality and features that a professional can enjoy.
  • PhotographyBLOG highly recommends the Samsung WB750 as a “fantastic value for money considering its wealth of beginner friendly modes and effects, more sophisticated options for more experienced users [... The] Samsung WB750 makes almost perfect sense.
  • DCRP (dcresource) highly recommends the Panasonic GX1 [QuickPrice Check] concluding that “photo quality on the Lumix DMC-GX1 is very good, and comparable to what you’d see on other Micro Four Thirds cameras (including the DMC-G3, which shares the GX1′s sensor)
  • For more camera reviews, to get a second opinion, and just to read the best reviews on the Web, visit our Reviews Matrix.


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This Week’s (Nov 26-Dec 2, 2011) Digital Camera Review Roundup

Sat December 3, 2011

Here is this week’s (Nov 26-Dec 2, 2011) digital camera review roundup:

  • CameraLabs highly recommends the Canon PowerShot S100 [QuickPrice Check] for making “a number of key improvements to its predecessor to become one of the best pocket cameras for enthusiasts.
  • DigitalCameraInfo highly recommends the Nikon COOLPIX AW100 [QuickPrice Check] concluding that “for most users seeking an adventure-proof upgrade, it’s hard to go wrong with the Nikon Coolpix AW100, our overall best rugged camera of 2011.
  • Photoxels highly recommends the Samsung NX200 which “continues to challenge existing compact mirrorless DSLRs with a fast and responsive Interchangeable Lens Camera that captures great images.
  • PhotographyBLOG highly recommends the Samsung NX200 which “occupies an enviable position in the market, rivalling key competitors like the Sony NEX-7 at a much cheaper cost, whilst outperforming the Micro Four Thirds crowd in terms of image quality at a similar price-point.
  • ePHOTOzine finds that the Pentax Optio RZ-18 [QuickPrice Check] compact ultra zoom “packs a versatile zoom lens and produces decent pictures.
  • DigitalCameraInfo finds that the Olympus E-PM1 [QuickPrice Check]doesn’t quite perform up to the same standard as the flagship E-P3, but with a substantially lower price point, that’s to be expected.
  • TrustedReviews highly recommends the Nikon COOLPIX P7100 [QuickPrice Check] concluding that “not only is the Nikon P7100 the equal of the current Canon PowerShot G12, in many ways it’s superior.
  • TechRadar highly recommends the Nikon D3100 [Specs] finding that “with great handling for such a small SLR and impeccable image quality in practically every shot, the Nikon D3100 is both highly impressive and utterly dependable.
  • CameraLabs highly recommends the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS [QuickPrice Check] as “the best-selling point-and-shoot camera in Canon’s 2011 range for good reason.
  • PhotographyBLOG finds some image quality issues but still recommends the Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR [QuickPrice Check] for “despite these short-comings, the Fujifilm Finepix F600EXR is still a stylish, full-featured and likeable compact camera.
  • DCRP (dcresource) recommends the Canon PowerShot S100 [QuickPrice Check] concluding, “I must admit that I was a bit skeptical about how the image quality would be on this CMOS-based camera, but the PowerShot S100 delivers excellent results.
  • For more camera reviews, to get a second opinion, and just to read the best reviews on the Web, visit our Reviews Matrix.


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This Week’s (Nov 19-25, 2011) Digital Camera Review Roundup

Sat November 26, 2011

Here is this week’s (Nov 19-25, 2011) digital camera review roundup:


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This Week’s (Nov 12-18, 2011) Digital Camera Review Roundup

Sat November 19, 2011

Here is this week’s (Nov 12-18, 2011) digital camera review roundup:

  • CameraLabs highly recommends the Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS [QuickPrice Check] for “if you’re looking for a classy point-and-shoot with excellent video features and a longer than average zoom it’s a pretty compelling proposition in its own right.
  • DCRP (dcresource) highly recommends the Sony NEX-7 [QuickPrice Check] concluding that “overall, the Sony Alpha NEX-7 is [an] excellent mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Whether we’re talking performance, photo quality, or features, the NEX-7 does just about everything right.
  • PhotographyBLOG recommends the Canon SX40 HS [QuickPrice Check] finding that “the most obvious market for this pumped up PowerShot is the family user, wildlife watcher or sports fan, or even concert go-er.
  • LetsGoDigital finds the Samsung ST96 as “a simple compact camera [that] is easy to operate and takes nice snapshots.
  • ePHOTOzine recommends the Fujifilm X10 [QuickPrice Check] as a “camera [that] feels great in the hand, but more importantly it feels great as a camera to use, with extremely quick focusing and shutter response it’s very easy to get candid street shots.
  • DPReview highly recommends the Sony SLT-A65 [QuickPrice Check] as “an exceptionally well specified camera not only considering its class, but the consumer-level DSLR field as a whole.
  • DigitalCameraReview recommends the Canon SX40 HS [QuickPrice Check] as an ultra zoom that deliovers “excellent images [and] makes an excellent point and shoot with the added advantage of having the ultrazoom for the times you need it.
  • ePHOTOzine reviews the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS [QuickPrice Check] and finds that “for a very reasonable price you get a good zoom range and decent image quality making it an ideal camera for travelling.
  • ePHOTOzine recommends the Canon PowerShot S100 [QuickPrice Check] since it “provides great image quality, a longer and wider zoom than the S95, and with a slimmer body it should fit even more easily into pockets.
  • LetsGoDigital finds that the Samsung MV800 [QuickPrice Check]is full of creative functions that make it fun to shoot photos of yourself or others.
  • PhotographyBLOG recommends the Nikon COOLPIX AW100 [QuickPrice Check] finding that it “can withstand almost everything that life can throw at it, underwater, in the cold, from a moderate height, although it’s not dust- or crush-proof.
  • Imaging Resource highly recommends the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 [QuickPrice Check] for “[rethinking] their high-end ultrazoom, returning the flagship to five-star status with a reduction in resolution that paradoxically boosts image quality.
  • ePHOTOzinehighly recommends the Samsung NX200 finding that “noise control certainly appears to be on a par with competitors from Sony and Canon with well controlled noise up to ISO 3200.
  • TechRadar recommends the Sony SLT-A77 [QuickPrice Check] finding that “the AF system is blisteringly quick and accurate [but] a bit of a sluggish start-up time, slight delay when switching between using the EVF and LCD for shooting and high ISO noise performance that, while still very good, doesn’t quite match that of its major rivals.
  • DigitalCameraInfo isn’t too keen with the Olympus SP-810 UZ [QuickPrice Check] finding that its “noisy, blurred images–even at low ISOs–is absolutely inexcusable.
  • TrustedReviews finds that the Samsung MV800 [QuickPrice Check] is “designed to be easy-to-use, flexible and fun. Measured solely by these three key credentials it scores well.
  • Imaging Resource recommends the Nikon 1 J1 [QuickPrice Check]for consumers looking to better compact camera image quality and performance, while gaining the versatility of interchangeable lenses, the Nikon J1 is right on target.
  • WhatDigitalCamera reviews the Samsung NX200 and finds that “image quality is also phenomenal at the lower ISO settings [...] and high ISO settings are decent.
  • For more camera reviews, to get a second opinion, and just to read the best reviews on the Web, visit our Reviews Matrix.


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This Week’s (Nov 5-11, 2011) Digital Camera Review Roundup

Sat November 12, 2011

Here is this week’s (Nov 5-11, 2011) digital camera review roundup:


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This Week’s (Oct 29-Nov 4, 2011) Digital Camera Review Roundup

Sat November 5, 2011

Here is this week’s (Oct 29-Nov 4, 2011) digital camera review roundup:

  • CameraLabs recommends the Canon SX40 HS [QuickPrice Check] finding that “with a 35x zoom, 1080p video and 10.3fps shooting, the SX40 HS sounds like an unbeatable camera, but look closely at, and crucially test, the other aspects and the limitations become clear.
  • TrustedReviews recommends the Canon SX40 HS [QuickPrice Check] finding that “if you can live without the picture quality perfection and improved low light performance of a DSLR, this is a great buy.
  • ePHOTOzine finds that the Samsung MV800 [QuickPrice Check]with the unique MultiView screen [...] stands out from the crowd and is likely to be a popular choice.
  • Photoxels recommends the Samsung MV800 [QuickPrice Check] for point-and-shoot photographers “who especially love to take self-portraits
  • PhotographyBLOG highly recommends the Sony NEX-5N [QuickPrice Check] since “a winning combination of excellent image quality even in low-light, a refined and customisable interface, and fast and responsive operation does make the Sony NEX-5N one of our current favourites. Highly Recommended!
  • PhotographyBLOG highly recommends the Sony SLT-A65 [QuickPrice Check]as “still a fantastic SLT camera that is a genuine threat to the more conventional prosumer DSLRs on the market.
  • DCRP (dcresource) reviews the Pentax Q [QuickPrice Check] and concludes that “its photo quality, performance, and feature set certainly don’t justify the price premium
  • Imaging Resource recommends the Sony Alpha NEX-C3 [QuickPrice Check] as “image quality is very good among compact system cameras, with remarkable ISO performance from 200 to 1,600, producing images that look good printed at 20×30 inches.
  • DigitalCameraInfo reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5 [QuickPrice Check] and finds that “colors are accurate, noise is well controlled, and resolution is acceptable. [...] as a cheap, easy camera built for the most casual of photographers, it gets the job done [and will] make a decent gift.
  • TechRadar highly recommends the Sony NEX-5N [QuickPrice Check] finding that the “combination of a large sensor and large lens delivers detail-rich images that knock spots off [...] rivals.
  • DigitalCameraInfo recommends the Nikon D3100 as “a solid entry-level DSLR that is aimed squarely at those looking for an easy-to-use camera that offers affordable performance and interchangeable lenses.
  • TrustedReviews finds the Nikon 1 J1 [QuickPrice Check]a stylish looking compact system camera that delivers class-leading shooting speeds, super-efficient AF performance and vibrant, punchy images.
  • For more camera reviews, to get a second opinion, and just to read the best reviews on the Web, visit our Reviews Matrix.


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