Archive for February, 2006

Pentax *ist DS2 – Review @ PCMag

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

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.”

>> Pentax *ist DS2 Latest Price

Samsung GX-1L SLR

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

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.



Tutorial: Lightning Photo Restoration and Composition

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Awesome digital imaging tutorial by Rob, showing you how you can turn a photo like this:

lightning tutorial

into this amazing photo:

lightning tutorial

>> Lightning Photo Restoration and Composition Tutorial
>> Photoshop CS2 Latest Price

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS – Review @ Photozone

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Photozone has recently posted their review on Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS and this is their verdict;

canon 24-105mm

“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.”

>> Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Review Roundup & Samples
>> Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Latest Price

Canon PowerShot SD450 – Review @ PCMag

Friday, February 24th, 2006

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.”

Corel PaintShop Pro Tutorial: Extreme Makeover

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Corel has written great tutorial on how you can remove blemishes, whiten teeth, and brush on a tan within seconds using their PaintShop Pro X Program


>> Corel PaintShop Pro X Extreme Makeover Tutorial
>> Corel PaintShop Pro X Lates Price

Fujifilm FinePix S5200 – Review @ Megapixel

Friday, February 24th, 2006

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. “

>> Fujiflm S5200 Review Roundup
>> Fujiflm S5200 Latest Price

Free Wallpaper: Flower Power

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Free Wallpaper:  Flower Power

Free Photographic Wallpaper: Flower Power (1024×768)
Location: RedCliff, Melbourne – Autralia
Camera: Canon EOS 300D Digital SLR
Lens: Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Aperture: f/4
Speed: 1/100
Digital ISO: 100
Filter: none

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>> Download Flower Power wallpaper

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Ricoh Caplio RR630

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

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




Nikon D200 – Review @ DCRP

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

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.”

>> Nikon D200 Sample Images @ DCRP
>> Nikon D200 Review Roundup
>> Nikon D200 Latest Price