Terry Sullivan has recently posted his review on Pentax *ist DS2, a 6.1 megapixel CCD sensor Digital SLR camera with 2.5″ LCD screen and the ability to run on AA batteries. He gives the camera 2 out of 5 stars and writes
“Our daylight shots revealed little noise at 100 or 400 ISO, a bit more at 800, and a significant increase at 1600 and 3200, all of which is pretty standard. But compared with the D50, the DS2 introduced more grain and colored noise. We were also disappointed with the quality of the daylight still life, which was underexposed by about 1.5 to 2 stops, resulting in a dark image. Moreover, the picture lacked the sharpness that a D-SLR should produce. Color saturation was good, however, especially in the reds and yellows, despite the underexposure. There was a bit of fringing in the image, but nothing too conspicuous.”
Samsung GX-1L SLR is a Digital SLR camera (released on 23.02.06) with 6.10 megapixel CCD sensor, interchangeale lens (Pentax K-mount), 5-point phase detection with selectable spot AF, 2.5″ LCD screen display, measuring 4.9 x 3.6 x 2.6″ (125.0 x 92.5 x 67.0mm), weighing 470.0 g (16.4 oz). The camera has 3 metering modes (Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot) and it’s running on 4 x AA Alkaline or Lithium batteries. Pricing and availability haven’t been disclosed at the time of this writing.
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Photozone has recently posted their review on Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS and this is their verdict;
“Regarding its equivalent zoom range (39-168mm) on an APS-C DSLR the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS may not be the most sexy lens here but its performance figures are very impressive nonetheless. In fact the resolution results beat those from the EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L and match the EF 28-70mm f/2.8 USM L with its much more conservative zoom range (but higher speed). There’s a slight decrease in performance at 105mm but even here the quality remains on a very high level. As to be expected from a modern Canon L lens the construction quality is up to pro standards matching its fasters cousins. The lower price tag plus the extra IS should compensate the slightly more moderate max. aperture for most users. Is it a perfect lens then ? Well, there’re also downsides like pronounced barrel distortions and higher than expected CAs at the wide-end of the zoom range. However, the package remains extremely attractive if you can live with the rather unattractive zoom range on an APS-C DSLR – similar to other 28-xx or 24-xx zooms this lens is really more meant for 1.3x or FF (D)SLRs.”
PCMag has posted his review on Canon PowerShot SD450 / Digital IXUS 55, a 5.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera wiht 3x optical zoom and 2.5″ LCD screen.
“Pros: Quick performance and excellent image quality. Unique “My Color” feature. Sleek and very portable.
Cons: A little tricky to operate with larger hands. Menus could be improved. No manual settings.
Bottom line: The 5MP Canon PowerShot SD450 Digital Elph takes mighty fine shots for a mighty small camera, but it might be a little undersized for those with big paws.”
Megapixel has recently posted the review of Fujifilm FinePix S5200, a 5.0 megapixel Super CCD digital camera with a 10x optical zoom lens (38-380mm equivalent) featuring an “anti-blur” mode, 1.8″ LCD screen, Pictbridge, and RAW mode.
“Pros: Very good image quality, Natural-looking colours, Broad dynamic range, Excellent metering, CCD-RAW format, 10X optical zoom, Good ergonomic design.
Cons: Limited choice for image quality, Compression a bit too strong with the best JPEG image quality, Image sharpness better with telephoto than with wide angle, CCD-RAW conversion software lacks flexibility. “
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Location: RedCliff, Melbourne – Autralia
Camera: Canon EOS 300D Digital SLR
Lens: Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Digital ISO: 100
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Ricoh Caplio RR630 is a point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 23.02.06), featuring a 6.1 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 3x Optical Zoom lens, a 2.0″LCD screen, and it’s running on regular AA batteries. Ricoh Caplio RR630 would be available in stores from March 2006 with an estimated retail price of £129.99
Jeff Keller has posted his review on Nikon D200, a Digital SLR camera with a 10.2 megapixel CCD sensor, 5 frames per second with bursts up to 37 JPEGs (Fine-Large) or 22 NEF (RAW) images and a large 2.5″ LCD screen, at DCRP and writes
“Photo quality was excellent as well. Photos were properly exposed, with vivid colors and low purple fringing and noise levels. As is typical with D-SLRs, images are very smooth, and some folks may want to sharpen things up a bit. My only real photo quality complaint is that noise levels are higher than I would’ve liked at ISO sensitivities above 640. They’re not horrible by any means, but after just reviewing the Canon EOS-5D, I’m a bit spoiled. Then again, the 5D costs $3299 and the D200 is $1699.”