Archive for March, 2006

Olympus E-500 – Review @ PocketLint

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

PocketLint has recently posted a review on Olympus Evolt E-500, an entry level Digital SLR camera with 8.2 Megapixels, a 2.5″ LCD Screen, and SSWF anti-dust reduction system.


“The E-500 is so packed with kit there’s not room to go over it all here, suffice to say this is as comprehensively specified D-SLR as you’re likely to want (or need). At £600 for the standard kit that includes the 14-45mm lens used in the test, it’s great value and with independent lens makers such as Sigma backing the FourThirds standard, it looks set to grow and grow. In short, if you’re looking for a compact, lightweight D-SLR that packs a punch in almost all departments, then you would do far worse than stopping your search right here. “

>> Olympus Evolt E-500 Review Roundup and Sample Photos
>> Olympus Evolt E-500 Latest Price

Canon PowerShot S3 IS – Preview @ DigitalCameraInfo

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Emily Raymond has recently posted a preview on Canon PowerShot S3 IS, a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 12x Optical Zoom lens (36 – 432mm equivalent) with Canon’s Image Stabilizer, and a 2.0″ Vari-Angle LCD screen.


“The Canon PowerShot S3 IS has a lot of solid functions, but its actual image quality has yet to be tested. Its predecessor, the S2, produced noisy images that didn’t have great colors for a Canon. Still, the S3 has a whole new image sensor. With a 6 megapixel 1/2.5-inch CCD that is more sensitive, the Canon S3 has completely revamped and hopefully improved inner workings.”

>> Canon PowerShot S3 IS Review Roundup and Sample Photos
>> Canon PowerShot S3 IS Hottest Deals


Photo Inspiration: Bird Photography

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Inspiring photos of bird by Michael A. Gehrisch shot with Canon EOS 20D.


>> Visit Michael A. Gehrisch’s bird gallery

Funny Video: The Food Photographer

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Ever wonder who takes all those amazing pictures of food on your Denny’s menu?

Nikon D200 – Review @ LetsGoDigital

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Let’sGoDigital has posted a 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.

Nikon D200

“There are however a few unfortunate blemishes on this camera’s otherwise excellent report card. The main one is the noise/signal ratio, which is higher than that of the close (CMOS) competition. It concerns mainly colour noise, which makes it even easier to spot.

Summing up all of the above, we can conclude that Nikon has caused an earthquake in the current D-SLR market with the arrival of the D200. A camera of this excellence with such a staggering amount of functions and outstanding image quality, in combination with its price-tag, is truly unheard of. The consumer is the one that will benefit most from this, a fact that we can only applaud. It was a bit of a wait, yet worth every single ounce of our patience! The Nikon D200 is a true shining star, a camera of which we are guaranteed to hear more in the near future. Credit to Nikon! “

>> Nikon D200 Review Roundup and Sample Pictures
>> Nikon D200 Latest Price

Photoshop Video Tutorial: Using the Blending Modes

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

This video tutorial will show you how to use the blending modes inside of Photoshop to re-touch your photographs.

Tutorial by Gregory Pizzi

Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ5 – Review @ PocketLint

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Doug Harman from PocketLint has posted his review on Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5, new 6.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 6x optical zoom (equivalent to 37-222mm ), Image Stabilizer and 2.5″ LCD. He gives the camera 4 out of 5 stars and writes;


“The Lumix LZ5 looks basic but it actually plays host to some nice features such as image stabilisation, exposure bracketing and a burst shooting modes, among many others. Image quality is good to fair at higher sensitivity settings (up to 1600 ISO) and the price is good as well. If you want a basic, simple to use camera with a bit more to offer – along with nice image quality, then the LZ5 is surely work a look.”

>> Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 Latest Price

Olympus SP-500 UZ – Review @ CNET Asia

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Richard Baguley has posted his short review on Olympus SP-500UZ, a 6.0 megapixel digital camera with a huge 10x zoom (38-380mm equivalent), and a 2.5″ LCD Screen.


“The auto white balance setting on the SP-500 UZ was generally decent and gave us a natural tone most of the time. Overall, image quality from the camera was good with colors saturated, sharpness and exposure correctly metered for.

At the camera’s highest sensitivity level of ISO 400, our pictures exhibited quite a bit of noise and grain. Noise wasn’t an issue at ISO 80 and ISO 100, though. However, that shouldn’t be cause for concern as the grains do not pose a threat to the overall image.”

>> Olympus SP-500UZ Review Roundup & Samples
>> Olympus SP-500UZ Latest Price

Epson P4000 – Review @ PCMag

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Mike Kobrin has reviewed the Epson P-4000, a multimedia storage with capacity of 80GB, a huge 3.8″ LCD Screen, and measuring 3.3″x5.8″x1.2″.


“The P-4000 is a USB mass storage class device, but it won’t work with Windows Media Player. You put media files into the Albums/PC_DATA folder; we wish Epson had made it more obvious where to put different types of files. The P-4000 still has the archaic eight-character limitation on filenames for photos and videos, though the icons for audio files at least display the ID3 track name (instead of album art). If you have long file or folder names, this can be a big annoyance, and we’re surprised this hasn’t been fixed. “

>> Epson P4000 Latest Price


Download Free Photo-Essence PhotoStudio

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

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