Archive for January, 2006

Olympus Mju Digital 700 – Review Roundup & Sample Pictures

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Olympus Mju 700 is a 7.1 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera featuring ‘BrightCapture Technology’ which will allow you to take perfectly exposed shot in low light withouth having to use flash. The camera also has weatherproof metal body with 3x optical zoom (37-111mm equivalent) and a large 2.5″ LCD Screen

Olympus MJU 700

>> REVIEWS (last update: 30.05.06)


High Key Photography Guides

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

The artistic-seeming tones of white on white brings to mind the innocence of youth, the fabric of dreams and long, hot summer days. In photography, the effect can be easily achieved by choosing elements of a white or pastel color placed on a white or very light background.


White curtains blowing in the breeze, white birches tufted with cotton snow, or a feather storm of a pillow fight are qualifiers for a high key photo. The center of interest benefits from a darker tone, contrasting with the light tones of the surrounding environment and bringing the eye to the action. Subtle shades of white and gray enhance the colors or darker tones of the main subject.


FujiFilm FinePix F11 – Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

PhotographyBlog has posted some sample images from FujiFilm FinePix F11, 6.3 Megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera with Fujinon 3x Zoom lens (38-108mm equialent) and 2.5″ LCD Screen.

Fujifilm finepix f11

Go to FujiFilm FinePix F11 sample image gallery

Fujifilm FinePix E900 Zoom – Review @ DigitalCameraInfo

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Patrick Singleton has posted his review on Fujifilm FinePix E900, 9 Megapixels SuperCCD digital camera with 4x optical zoom and 2″ TFT LCD screen, and writes:


“The FinePix E900 is a very solid compact camera, with unusually high resolution, good color and image quality, good manual controls and a well-crafted interface. It’s a sensible upgrade from standard compact cameras for users who want to use manual controls, either to learn how to use them, or because they want to actively shape their images.”

The pros and cons are:

“Likes: Manual exposure controls are complete and convenient, Image quality is very good, Resolution approaches DSLRs, Hand grip is comfortable and secure, 32mm equivalent is pretty wide-angle for a compact camera, 9 megapixel files are plenty big and extremely sharp

Dislikes: LCD has minimal resolution, Manual focus is not effective, Movie mode is spoiled by focus motor noise, Viewfinder is inconvenient, Older Fujis have higher maximum ISO ”

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5 – Review @ TrustedReviews

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Cliff Smith has reviewed the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5, a 5.1 Megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera with 2.5″ LCD screen and 3x carl zeiss optical zoom lens. He gives the camera 5 out of 10 and writes:


“High-contrast edges have some of the worst purple fringing I’ve seen since about 2002, the lens produces severe and uneven barrel distortion and flash coverage is insufficient at wide angle, with a distinct bright spot in the middle of the frame. All in all, not too good. It’s a shame, because I really wanted to like this pretty little camera. It has style, specification and performance, but with such low image quality I cannot really recommend it when there are better cameras on the market for less money.”

Samsung Digimax A55W – Review at DCresource

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Jeff Keller has posted his review on Samsung Digimax A55W, 5 megapixel CCD point-and shoot digital camera with 28mm wide angle lens.


Here are the pros and cons:

“What I liked: Wide-angle, 4.8X zoom lens for very little cash, Large 2.5″ LCD display (though see issues below), Well built plastic body; metal tripod mount a nice touch, Very nice movie mode, USB 2.0 High Speed support

What I didn’t care for: So-so photo quality, Poor showing in redeye and night shot tests, Noticeable shutter lag, slow focusing, Poor low light focusing, despite AF-assist lamp, LCD not usable in low light; screen didn’t seem terribly sharp either, Sluggish continuous shooting mode; LCD blacks out during shooting, Unusual menu system could use some refinement, No Mac software included”

Olympus SP-500 UZ – Review @ Photoxels

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Photoxels has recently posted a review on Olympus SP-500 UZ, a 6.0 megapixel digital camera with 10x optical zoom and 2.5″ LCD Screen.


“We find the overall image quality of the Olympus SP-500 to be good to very good, though highlights tend to be blown.Noise is low at ISO 80 and ISO 100. At ISO 200, noise becomes visible and at ISO 400, it is visible as splotches of colours, especially in the black areas. “

>> Olympus SP-500 UZ Review Roundup + Sample Photos

Kodak EasyShare V570 – Review @ DigitalCameraReview

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

DigitalCameraReview has recently posted a review on Kodak EasyShare V570, a world’s first dual-lens digital camera with two ccd’s and 2.5-inch LCD Screen. Here’s their verdict on performance & image quality

Kodak V570

“I found the image quality to be average. Colors were accurate and exposure was typically good (especially when you learn how to utilize the exposure compensation adjustment for your tastes). There was a bit of softness in the corners of images. Indoor images, with flash, were too noisy (at auto ISO 125). My outdoor shots had an over-processed feel to them, in my opinion, with too much sharpness. If you notice this as well, you can turn down the sharpness setting.”

In conclusion they write:

“Pros: Nicely designed, good looking camera, Ultra-wide angle is effective, a great item for a point and shoot, Excellent battery life, Easy way to adjust exposure compensation

Cons: LCD is too grainy, hard to determine image quality until on your computer, Zoom and auto focus mechanisms are audible on video, Indoor flash images too noisy, Shutter lag a tad longer than other cameras in its class”

>> Kodak EasyShare V570 Review Roundup

Canon Vs. Nikon

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

I’m not going to start another ‘classic’ brand war here, but ‘The Great Nikon Vs. Canon Debate‘ by Digital Grin forum is just to good to be missed..


AlienSkin Exposure

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

AlienSkin has today released Exposure, an all-new plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® and other compatible host programs which brings the look and feel of film to digital photography. Simulate the warmth and softness of real world film, both color and black and white. Reproduce realistic film grain, and simplify your digital photography workflow.

Alien Exposure

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