Friday, February 29, 2008

Sony intros the Cyber-Shot DSC-H50 "super zoom" camera

Sony intros the Cyber-Shot DSC-H50 "super zoom" camera

Sony is no stranger to digital cameras, as the company has professed in its press release detailing the Cyber-Shot DSC-H50, a new 9.1-megapixel shooter that should have camera fans perking up their ears. The new model -- a successor to the DSC-H9 'super zoom' camera -- sports a Carl Zeiss 15x optical zoom lens, a 3-inch tilting LCD display, ISO to 3200, and a long-distance flash (capable of lighting subjects from 55 feet away). The DSC-H50 also has an 'advanced sports' shooting mode which allows it to utilize ultra-high shutter speeds (like 1/4000 of a second). The camera is expected to go on sale in May, and will only slightly break the bank at $400.

(Via Engadget.)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Just posted! Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS review

Just posted! Our concise review of the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (the IXUS 80 IS in Europe / SE Asia). This model was announced only a few weeks ago, just before PMA in Las Vegas and is an upgrade to the previous SD1000 IS. Headline features include an eight megapixel sensor, a 3x zoom and a 2.5 inch high resolution LCD monitor, all wrapped up in an ultra compact body.

PowerShot SX100 IS

PowerShot SX100 IS features

Exceptional value in a compact ultra-zoom 8.0 Megapixel digital camera with unique Canon DIGIC III Image Processor for superior image quality and vibrant colors.

Zoom in for sharp, steady close-ups with Canon's 10x Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer.

High-quality 2.5-inch LCD screen for easy viewing, AA batteries for the family on-the-go.

Genuine Canon Face Detection Technology sets the focus, exposure and flash automatically, leaving you free to compose a group, capture an unguarded moment, or coax the perfect smile. Plus the new Face Selector Button lets you select the primary face.

Easy-to-use Mode Dial with a wide range of shooting modes from fully manual to fully automatic; including Kids & Pets mode to capture fast moving objects.

Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers, CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers.

A new concept, PowerShot SX100 IS is compact and portable with streamlined controls. Take it everywhere, because inside is a level of photographic power that’s truly impressive; 8.0 megapixels ensure deeply detailed images—giving you complete freedom to enlarge an image or any section of an image and crop it to your exact specifications.

DIGIC III Image Processor
With DIGIC III, your images boast superior quality, the camera operates at top efficiency and battery life is enhanced. What’s more, DIGIC III enables Canon’s Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots. Simply press the Shutter Button halfway down, and the camera automatically pinpoints the faces in the scene and chooses the ideal focus point. The camera controls exposure settings and flash to keep every face looking bright and natural. Red eyes can be corrected during playback.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Just posted! AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR review

Just posted! Our new lens review covering the latest iteration of Nikon's 18-55mm kit lens, as seen on the new D60 DSLR. The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR adds this season's must-have feature - optical image stabilization (or Vibration Reduction as Nikon would have it). This entry-level offering could help sway prospective buyers towards the Nikon brand, so can it live up to the fine reputation of its predecessors?

Friday, February 22, 2008

Polaroid i834 Digital Camera

Polaroid i834 Digital Camera


The Japanese Polaroid corporation proudly introduced their new i834 digital camera. The 8 Mega-Pixel camera combines the power of a superior CCD image sensor with 3x of optical magnification for stunning photographs. The camera has been designed following Polaroid’s 'DIGITAL QUALITY and POLAROID SIMPLICITY' concept. This ensures that even the first time users capture beautiful photographs with ease.

The i834 includes a large 3-inch high definition LCD screen to observe precise details of the subject. It offers face and smile detection to optimize focus and to provide perfect exposure. It captures brilliant still images at 3264x2248 dpi while records pleasant motion clips at 848x480 dpi resolution. You can connect the camera to your TV through an AV cable for an unbelievable digital experience. The camera features high ISO sensitivity up to 1600, 16 Mb of internal memory, support for JPEG/AVI/WAV and other file formats, and SD/SDHC memory cards as external storage.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Just posted! Olympus E-3 review

Just posted! Our review of the Olympus E-3. The long-awaited successor to the original Four-Thirds D-SLR (the E-1), the E-3 is packed with features designed to tempt professional and enthusiast photographers away from the likes of Canon and Nikon. With live view, a vari-angle screen, in-body stabilization and a splash-proof body the 10MP E-3 certainly looks competitive on paper, but how does it stand up in the face of such strong competition at the high end of the DSLR market? Check out the in-depth review after the link to find out...

Friday, February 15, 2008

Panasonic shows off a pair of pro-level HD camcorders

Panasonic shows off a pair of pro-level HD camcorders

Looks like Panasonic's trying to get a two-month jump on NAB, holding a press conference last night to announce the AG-MHC150 prosumer HD camcorder. The 3CCD MHC150 is based on the popular DVX100 / DVX200 design, but ditches the tapes in favor of capturing AVCHD to SD. Images are captured through a optically stabilized 28mm Leica lens at up to 1080p/60 resolution, with audio coming through the built-in XLR jacks. We probably won't get pricing until this bad bot gets formally introduced at NAB, but Panny says it'll ship in the fall. There's also a new institutional and event AVCHD-to-SD model, the 1080i AG-MHC70, which offers a 12x stabilized Leica zoom lens and 1080i res in a $2,495 shoulder-mounted package, which Panasonic says will hit in April.

(Via Engadget.)

Canon IXY DIGITAL 20IS Camera in Japan

Canon IXY DIGITAL 20IS Camera in Japan


Canon Japan presented its new IXY 20IS digital camera with effective 8 Mega-pixel of picture strength. The stylish camera incorporates company’s reliable technology for unbelievable results. Canon’s proprietary DIGIC III image processor ensures better control, smother operation with minimum response times. Its powerful 1/2.5 CCD image sensor works with superior aspheric lens which offers 3x optical magnification and 4x of digital zoom.

The IXY 20IS uses advanced Motion catch technology to reduce distortion caused by camera movement or handshake. The camera records beautiful still images at 3064x2448 pixel in JPEG and magnificent motion clips at 640x480 pixels for a maximum of 2 hours. Other features include face detection, 9 point AF,2.5-inch LCD, High photosensitivity up to ISO1600, fast shutter speed, SD /SDHC/MMC/MMC plus /HC MMC plus support, PictBridge and much more.

The Canon IXY 20IS Digital Camera will be available for sale in March 2008.