Fuji Finepix S9600 Review

In terms of design and style the Fuji Finepix S9600 is as close as you will get to a digital SLR without buying one. It dwarfs almost every other compact digital camera on the market. This means that there...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 reviewed

Until recently, Panasonic compact cameras have been notoriously noisy. While the company has done better with recent compacts, the Lumix DMC-L1 leaves something to be desired in the noise department. At its lowest setting of ISO 100, images were...

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Kodak EasyShare P712 reviewed

About this time last year though, Kodak launched its “P” series of cameras, getting it off to an auspicious start with the impressive and critically acclaimed 8-megapixel P880, as well as the 5-megapixel, 12x zoom P850. Both cameras have...

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Sony Alpha 100 dSLR reviewed

When Konica Minolta, a brand that had built up an impressive reputation in photography was in difficulties, Sony was quick to contact them. This finally resulted in a takeover of Konica Minolta's camera division which suddenly gave Sony loads...

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Nikon D80 DSLR reviews collected

It probably doesn't come as a surprise that the Nikon D80 DSLR is essentially everything we hoped for, and the bottom line seems to be that this digicam borrows a myriad of features from the wallet-abusing D200, but won't...

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Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM telephoto mini-review

This lens is one of Canon’s hidden gems. The image quality and ability to focus in low light are invaluable. It’s on par with the 85mm f/1.8 in terms of quality. I’ve used my 100mm lens for portrait head...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 dSLR reviewed

When it comes to the lens included with the camera [body only not available], the LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50mm/F2.8-3.5 ASPH. lens surpasses those offered as kit lenses on other dSLRs. With a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 28-100mm, the excellent...

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Samsung Digimax Pro 815 reviewed

As a precursor to Samsung's entry into the SLR market--and a statement by the company that it's serious about the camera market--the Digimax Pro 815 serves its purpose. It shows that Samsung has a handle on the systems and...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC L1 reviewed

I'm of two minds about the Panasonic L1. Part of me really would like to like it. I'm pleased to see Panasonic entering the DSLR marketplace at around the same time as Sony with its A100. Since the camera...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 dSLR

Besides improving upon the resolution of its 8 megapixel predecessor, the FZ30, the FZ50 also throws down a new feature called Intelligent ISO Control, which adjusts the ISO setting (max. 1600) and shutter speed based on subject movement --...

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Nikon D2Xs DSLR introduced

The D2Xs includes improvements to the viewfinder for easier viewing during High-speed crop mode, an updated 11 area AF system designed to perform even faster and with greater precision, the addition of a new LCD with a 170-degree wide...

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 announced

The Sony A100 offers a pretty impressive feature set, coupling the Sony Alpha lens mount (which is said to be compatible with "most" lenses sold for Konica Minolta's Maxxum camera line in the USA) with a 10.2-megapixel APS CCD...

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Canon EOS 30D reviewed

The EOS 30D is the replacement for the extremely popular EOS 20D, which was launched in August 2004. It is the latest incarnation of a range of models which started back in 2000 with the EOS D30, which was followed...

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Pentax *ist DL DSLR reviewed

Image quality is excellent, the images have very good colour, with good contrast and detail, with low noise except at higher ISO settings. Images were slightly smoothed but this is adjustable within the camera. Purple fringing was not noticed, and...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 reviewed

Compared to digital SLRs and some other superzoom cameras, the small, lightweight 6-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 feels almost like a toy. Only after acknowledging its powerful 12x (36mm-to-432mm, 35mm-equivalent) optically stabilised lens, manual controls, extended selection of scene modes and...

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Olympus EVOLT E-330 reviewed

What good's a live view if you don't have a large LCD to enjoy it on? Not only is the LCD on the E-330 big (it's 2.5"), but it can also flip back from the camera and tilt. It can...

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Canon EOS-5D in-depth review

All things considered, this is the best DSLR, for my own work, that I have ever used. I do primarily three kinds of photography. The first is work that I assign myself and this often takes the form of projects...

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Canon PowerShot S3 IS reviewed

While the S3 isn't exactly "an exciting upgrade" over its S2 IS predecessor, the reviewer still found it to be an "excellent" ultra zoom camera. Besides the bump from 5 to 6 mexapixels, the camera's two most touted new features...

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Nikon D200 vs. Canon EOS 5D head-to-head review

The Nikon D200 – Canon EOS 5D Head-to-Head Review marks the debut of our comparative review format. There's plenty of debate about whether the 10.2 megapixel Nikon D200, at $1700, and the $3200, 12.8 MP full-frame Canon EOS 5D even...

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Canon Powershot S3 IS reviewed

As with most small sensor cameras, noise levels of the Canon Powershot S3 IS will be higher than those seen with DSLRs of the same pixel count, but even so, if it follows the trend of similar cameras, ISO 400...

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Nikkor 18-200mm AF-S DX VR lens reviewed

One of the surprises with the D200 announcement was that it could be purchased with a new DX wide angle to telephoto zoom lens. Having a kit lens for consumer camera isn't new for Nikon, but this was a doozy:...

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Canon EOS-30D in-depth review

Overall, the photo quality on the EOS-30D is excellent, especially if you put some decent lenses on it. Color and exposure were consistently good, noise levels were nice and low (even at higher ISOs), and purple fringing was rarely a...

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Olympus Evolt E-330 reviewed

Although I'd hardly call the Olympus Evolt E-330's performance subpar, taken as a whole, it is the weaker aspect of the system. Shooting performance is acceptable but far from best in class. From power-on to first shot takes about 1.7...

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Nikon D200 reveiwed

The Nikon D200, a long-awaited successor to the company's D100, offers serious amateur photographers and value-minded professionals a compact, sub-£1,500 digital SLR with many of the specifications, features and build characteristics of Nikon's high-end pro cameras.Although not quite the...

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Canon PowerShot S3 IS announced

The S3 keeps the earlier model's 12x optical zoom, ups the megapixel count from 5 to 6, pushes the maximum ISO to 800, bumps the flip-out LCD to 2 inches and adds a 60fps QVGA movie mode. Pricing has yet...

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Pentax DSLR: *ist DL now under $600, including lens

Pentax US announces a significant price reduction on the *ist DL digital SLR camera with 18-55 DA lens kit. The reduction from $799,99 to $599.99 takes effect today. According to Ned Bunnell, marketing director is Pentax the first camera manufacturer...

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Nikon CoolPix 8800 reviewed

Of course a D50 with a 350mm lens would be a lot more expensive, and it’s here that the 8800 has its big advantage. Camera shake is a well known problem with large zoom lenses, so to combat this the...

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Konica Minolta Dimage Z6 reviewed

The Konica Minolta Dimage Z6 is a six megapixel digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens. With this length of zoom lens you should have no problem getting in close to your subject from a long way away. Therefore...

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Panasonic DMC-FZ30 full review

Panasonic's DMC-FZ30 is an 8 Megapixel all-in-one 'bridge' camera with a powerful 12x optical zoom lens and SLR-like styling. Like other long-zoom bridge cameras, Panasonic's aiming the FZ30 at buyers of budget Digital SLRs, with key advantages including LCD-based composition...

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Olympus SP-500 UZ reviewed

The Olympus SP-500 is packed with features that should appeal to an aspiring photographer. It is well-built, handles comfortably and looks very professional in its black body. A 10x optical zoom brings far subjects close but image stabilization is missing.The...

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Olympus SP-500 UZ reviewed

The Olympus SP-500 is packed with features that should appeal to an aspiring photographer. It is well-built, handles comfortably and looks very professional in its black body. A 10x optical zoom brings far subjects close but image stabilization is missing.The...

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Panasonic's DMC-FZ7 6 megapixel 12x zoomer

Lovers of the Panasonic Lumix FZ5 rejoice, apparently Matsushita couldn't wait until PMA next month to loose their new DMC-FZ7 on the world in all its six megapixel, Mega OIS (optical image stabilization), 12x optical zoom, 2.5-inch display-touting goodness. Expect...

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Fujifilm FinePix S5600 / S5200 reviews

Announced on the 28th of July 05, the Fujifilm FinePix S5600 / S5200 is a new 5 megapixel digital camera with a 10x optical zoom lens - an update to the popular 4 megapixel Fujifilm S5500 / S5100, and 3...

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Olympus E-500 DSLR reviewed

What do you get when you mix one part old school Japanese optics manufacturing, one part ugs 80s-lookin' body design, and one part high-end lowish-priced DSLR? The Olympus E-500, of course, which DC Views took a good look at and...

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Fujifilm FinePix S9500/S9000 reviewed

Fujifilm's FinePix S9500 Zoom is a 9 Megapixel all-in-one 'bridge' camera with a long 10.7x optical zoom lens and SLR-like styling. With its design and features, Fujifilm is clearly targeting buyers of budget digital SLRs, quoting LCD-based composition, a tilting...

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Samsung releases GX-1S, their first dSLR

Samsung is announcing the February launch of their six mega-pixel dSLR entry, the GX-1S. This was "developed jointly" with Pentax, but otherwise appears to be a rebranded Pentax *ist with a less stupid name. Offering high portability and mobility through...

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Pentax *ist DL

The smallest and lightest digital SLR on the market at the time of this writing, the *ist DL is also among the most affordable in the 6-megapixel category. As the entry-level model in the Pentax line, it was designed...

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