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25 February, 2007 | No comments
Canon has just announced ultra-compact digital cameras from its digital ELPH line, the SD750 and SD1000. The cameras are scheduled to release this March and feature the some new technology, which should increase image quality. The SD750 features a 3-inch LCD screen while the SD 1000 2.5 LCD screen. Both cameras feature canon’s new DIGIC III image processor and 3X zoom.
30 January, 2007 | No comments
PC Magazine has just posted a preview of the Sony DCR-SR80 Camcorder. The unit has an internal 30 GBHard Drive, which can store up 40 hours of video in two formats 4:3 and 16:9 widescreen. The camcorder comes equipped with 12x optical/800x Digital Zoom 30mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens. The camera is has the capabilities to burn DVD’s directly with out a PC.
29 January, 2007 | No comments
The British site Lets Go Digital got their hands on the yet to be released Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro D-SLR and has given the world a preview. From an excerpt of the preview below, photographers looking to upgrade to an DSLR should consider buying the FinePix S5 Pro.
Lets Go Digital States, “It is clear that Fujifilm have taken their long years of experience with image, both in terms of technology and quality, translated it into a digital version and then used it to create a magnificent semi-professional body. It’s a nice stroke of luck that Fujifilm can hitch a lift on the success of the Nikon D200. As far as I’m concerned, the many extras provided by Fujifilm make it interesting enough to be a first choice for photographers in this segment. The body has already proven itself in practice and won’t let you down. The Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro is a total package, which has made a conscious decision to approach image in a totally different way. I’m impressed!”
28 January, 2007 | No comments
DP Review just posted an in-depth review of the Samsung NV7 OPS. The reviewer stated that despite being very excited and intrigued by the bold design and tech specs on paper, he was disappointed in the camera.
DP Review concludes, “The NV7 OPS is an otherwise fantastic camera that produces mediocre - and on occasion downright poor - images, certainly when compared to the best alternatives on the market. Which is a bit like saying ‘it takes 20 minutes to hit 60mph, at which point it rattles enough to loosen your teeth, but otherwise it’s a fantastic sports car’. To us, at least, the end result is the defining quality of a camera, and the NV7 OPS simply doesn’t deliver the goods.”
28 January, 2007 | No comments
Early this week Microsoft released its no Photography tool, ‘Photo Info‘. The tool adds a new menu to the Explorer context menu, which allows you to edit EXIF and IPTC information for compatible photos. This is a free download available for both Windows XP and Vista.
28 January, 2007 | 1 comment
Steve’s Digicams has a positive review of the Nikon D40, which is Nikons latest Digital SLR. There are several reasons to purchase the D40 however the greatest reason is the inexpensive price in relation to the relative high quality of the camera. A D40 with lens included will cost you less than $600! In terms of performance the Camera produces quality images even at the high ISO 1600 level.
Steve’s Digicams describes the cameras performance:
“Both our indoor and outdoor image quality results were very good when using the in-camera JPEG/Large Fine mode. The model utilizes a 6.1-megapixel Nikon DX format image sensor that records photos with a good amount of sharpness, accurate exposure, and rich color saturation. The D40 features a 3-area TTL AF system, it was fast and accurate, as you can see by our shooting performance numbers above. I was very impressed with the lack of image noise in our test shots, even ISO 1600 looks relatively good in my opinion. There’s also a HI 1 setting that, according to Nikon is “an equivalent of roughly ISO 3200″. I would suggest not using this mode unless in a real bind as the noise levels are very high.” Sample D40 Picutres.
21 July, 2006 | 1 comment
The Digital Photography Blog is reporting that Nikon will soon announce an addition to their line of Digital SLR’s. The Nikon hype states the camera will give photographers more power, control, versatility, and all that adds up to more excitement as well. The camera may be a move to compete with the Sony entry level SLR because Nikon is promising its camera will not only have 10.2 megapixels but also a affordable price tag.
14 July, 2006 | No comments
Are you into landscape photography and want to make some huge high quality prints of your work with out springing for a medium format digital camera. If this is the case you should look into using the Horseman LD, which makes it easy to take several images and stitch them together in post processing. For more information about the Horseman LD check out the product page and also check out a review of the Horseman LD.
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13 July, 2006 | No comments
DP Review has a review posted for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5, and gives good reasons why to with the upgraded model or its processors. The review states:
The good news is that everything we liked about the H1 and the H2 is still here; handling is excellent, it’s very fast and responsive and the results - even shooting in full auto mode with default settings - excellent. There are few cameras I can wholeheartedly recommend to both novice ’snappers’ and experienced photographers, but the H5, like the H2, is that rarest of beasts; a ‘compact’ camera with handling and control close to a DSLR, yet one that - even in inexperienced hands - can be left in ‘idiot-proof’ mode and trusted to produce the goods time and time again. Above all, the H5 is fun and easy to use, which means you will find yourself taking a lot more pictures, which has to be a good thing.
Like the H2, the H5 improves on its predecessor (the highly-praised DSC-H1) in several small but significant ways, both in terms of features and in the all-important matter of image quality. What it doesn’t offer is a significant step up from the H2 in any respect (bigger, sharper screen aside). Of course there are differences in the output; the H5 has even worse purple fringing than the H2 and has slightly less impressive high ISO performance, but it seems a lot less prone to highlight clipping, so what you win on the one side, you lose on the other. At standard print sizes you’ll see burnt out highlights a lot more than you’ll see purple fringing, but it’s still something Sony needs to address. The screen is lovely, but does come at a cost; slightly lower battery life, and the black finish is nice, but only you will know if it’s worth paying extra for.
If you’re attempting to decide between the H2 and H5 then it won’t come down to image quality or performance; there really isn’t going to be a visible difference in the printed output. It’s a bit like the choice you make when buying a car; do you go for the base model or splash out on the ‘Sport’ with its leather seats, aircon and fancy body styling kit? The H5 appeals to those of us who feel we’d regret not paying the little bit extra every time we settled back into cloth seats…
13 July, 2006 | No comments
This is flagship of the Samsung NV series with its power and capabilities. The Samsung NV7 OPS, provides many features including an MPEG-4 video playback abilities. The NV7 OPS is equipped with several photo enhancing features such as Optical Picture Stabilization and Advanced Shake Reduction processing, that promises to deliver clear images, even in low light situations. Also the camera features a powerful 7x optical zoom. The camera will be available in September.
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