Archive for February, 2006

Sony Cybershot DSC-S600 – Review @ Steve’s Digicams

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 has been reviewed at Steve’s Digicams. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 is a 6.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 3x optical zoom (31-93mm) and and 2″ LCD screen.


“The Sony Cyber-shot S600 is a very good all-around performer. It shuns ultra compact styling and the trend of providing a 2 1/2-inch LCD without an optical viewfinder, instead providing a versatile set of features that are useful in every day shooting situations; I especially liked the S600’s wide angle zoom range, very powerful flash and versatile range of sensitivity settings. With very good image quality, 6-megapixels of resolution, high-quality movies and an MSRP of under $200, the Sony DSC-S600 is a terrific value, especially if you shoot a lot of indoor family events.”

>> Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 Review Roundup
>> Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 Latest Price


Fujifilm FinePix S5200 – Review @ Steve’sDigicams

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Steve’s Digicam 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.


“The S5200’s shooting performance is very good. From power-on till the first image was captured measured under just 2 seconds. Shutter lag, the delay between depressing the shutter and capturing the image, was almost instantaneous (less than 1/10 of a second) when pre-focused, and only 4/10 of a second including autofocus time. Shot to shot delay averaged about 1 second without flash, and between 2.5 and 5 seconds with flash, depending on subject distance and battery life. Things slow down quite a bit when shooting CCD-RAW images; Continuous shooting is disabled, and shot to shot time slows to between 5 and 6 seconds. RAW mode is not well supported by Fuji’s FinePix Viewer; all you can do is convert the RAW file to TIFF and save it. But, I think that most users will be very satisfied with the image produced by its 5-megapixel Fine JPEG mode.”

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

Pentax SMC 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DA ED – Review @ Ephotozine

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Ephotozine has recently published their review on Pentax SMC 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DA ED, a telephoto zoom lens with an angle of view 31.5-8.1º, a min aperture of f/22 – 32.


” Despite its small size and low weight, this lens performs more than adequately. The focal range is ideal as a second lens on the cropped sensors of the cameras that it is designed for. (*istDxx range) Autofocus is perhaps a little dated and often has a last tiny jerk to acquire its final lock but is accurate once it is there. Pentax have done well to achieve such pleasing performance in such a small package for what is a very reasonable price.

In summary, the positive points of the Pentax SMC 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DA ED lens are:
Lightweight and compact, Consistent optical quality throughout range, Good value for money

The negative points are: Chromatic aberrations under some conditions, Autofocus a little frustrating at times, Manual focus ring small and rotates during AF”

Funny Video: Phony Photo Booth Part 2

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

If you love the Phony Photo Booth part 1, then you must love this one…

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

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Canon Will Launch 70 Products on Feb, 21st 2006?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

LAST UPDATE: 21.02.06

Canon Unveils Canon EOS 30D

OK, I know this will sound silly. But one of our readers told us that Canon will be introducing more than 70 products on February 21st.

Here’s the print screen of the website captured a while ago:

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It reads “Para la presentacion oficial de + DE 70 Nuevos Productos”. Where it means “For the official presentation of + (more) than 70 new products.”


Nikon D200 – Review @ CNET

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

David D. Busch has recently posted his review on Nikon D200, the latest DSLR 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. CNET gives the camera 8.3 out of 10 (Excellent) and writes:


“Indeed, the D200 performed very well at ISOs ranging from 100 to 800. We’ve never really gotten an image with our D2X at ISO 1,600 or ISO 3,200 that we were happy with–and we still think the Canon EOS 5D’s noise control is a bit better–but the D200 produced quite acceptable images at both ratings, especially when we set the High Exposure Noise Reduction adjustment to High. Speckles were reduced with only a little loss of detail. The D200 also has a separate Long Exposure Noise Reduction setting that worked well. “

>> Nikon D200 Review Roundup
>> Nikon D200 Latest Price

Adobe Lightroom Beta 2.0

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Updates Lightroom Public Beta

Lightroom Beta is the First Adobe Application to Deliver Universal Binary Support for PowerPC and Intel based Apple Hardware


SAN JOSE, Calif. — Feb. 14, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) today announced an update to the public beta of Adobe® LightroomTM, an all-new digital imaging solution for professional photographers. Just one month after its introduction at the Macworld Show in San Francisco, Lightroom Public Beta 2.0 is now available as a Universal Binary for compatibility with PowerPC and Intel based Apple hardware and includes new features to streamline digital photography workflows. A Windows version is expected to follow the final Macintosh release in late 2006.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 – Review @ Trusted Review

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Cliff Smith has posted his review (with some full-res pictures) on Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1, a 8.4 Megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 4x optical zoom and a 2.5″ LCD Screen. He gives the camera 7 out of 10 and writes:


“In terms of picture quality, the LX1 comes very close to being superb, but it does have a few annoying flaws that really let it down. The resolution of the big 8.4MP sensor is excellent, and there’s no doubt that the 16:9 format works extremely well for a wide variety of subjects. The AF system is a little on the slow side, especially in low light, but it is usually accurate, as is the multi-point metering system. Colour rendition is very good, and it almost goes without saying that the Leica lens provides outstanding edge-to-edge clarity and a minimum of barrel distortion even at wide angle.”

>> Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 Review Roundup
>> Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 Latest Price

Fujifilm FinePix F650 Zoom

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Fujifilm FinePix A650 Zoom is a point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 14.02.06), featuring a 6.0 megapixels (super CCD sensor) with 5x optical zoom (equivalent to 36-180mm) and a huge 3″ LCD screen. It’s measuring 104.7 x 60.6 x 30.8 mm (4.1 x 2.4 x 1.2 in), 170 g (6.0 oz) and running on a rechargeable NP-40N Li-ion battery