Archive for March, 2006

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Funny Photo: Cute Japanese Sign

Very cute sign taken by Twin Lens at Shichihonmatysu-dori, Imadegawa, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto with Nikon CoolPix5700

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2 – Review @ PhotographyBlog

PhotographyBlog has reviewed the Panasonic DMC-LS2, a 5.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 3x optical zoom (35-105mm) and 2″ LCD Screen.

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“The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2 may only be the entry-level offering in Panasonic’s new range of digital cameras, but that doesn’t mean that it lacks features. The LS2 offers a 3x zoom lens covering a 35-105mm focal length and a 5 megapixel sensor that is more than adequate for prints up to A4 in size. Panasonic include their Mega O.I.S image stabilisation system on all of their cameras, and as usual it works very well, allowing you to hand-hold the camera in situations where you would normally get blurred results. Image quality is on the whole good, although the inability to alter image sharpness in the camera is frustrating. “

>> Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2 Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
>> Panasonic DMC-LS2 Latest Price

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Olympus E-330 DSLR available in Six Different Kits

Olympus has recently announced that the Olympus E-330 DSLR will be available in six different kits providing customised solutions for virtually any photographic situation. Olympus E-330 DSLR is a 7.5 megapixel MOS sensor Digital SLR with Live View feature which enables you for framing of shots without the need to look through the view finder.

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Download Free Centico Photo Album

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Name: Centico Photo Album
Description: Centico Photo Album lets you create rich albums that include text as well, using Album Notes. With Album Notes you can easily create interesting albums that truly capture the event that you have photographed. Album Notes are displayed in Slideshows, Web Albums, and Printed Albums.
License: Free to try; $49.95 to buy
File Size: Approx. 5.9MB
Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server

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Casio Exilim EX-S600 – Review @ PCWorld

Casio Exilim EX-S600 has been reviewed at PCWorld and gets 76 out of 100 rating. Casio Exilim EX-S600 is a 6.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 3x optical zoom (31-93mm) and 2.2 inch screen.

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“The camera’s images were also prone to noise, especially with the ISO setting at its maximum of 400. Areas of flat color had an almost bumpy appearance from the noise in the images. The EX-S600 includes an antishake mode, but it doesn’t involve optical stabilization. Instead, it works by boosting the sensitivity of the camera to light, though at a cost–pictures taken in this mode are prone to the same noise problems as the ones taken at high ISO settings. A huge selection of other shooting modes is available, however; you get 34 in all, including an interesting mode that is designed to boost the colors of old photos. Rather than using a scanner for color correction, you take a picture of the old photo and the camera performs the task.”

>> Casio Exilim Card EX-S600 Latest Price

Nikon Coolpix P2 – Review @ PCWorld

PCWorld has posted their review of the Nikon CoolPix P2, a 5.1 Megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera with 3.5x zoom lens, wireless connectivity and 2.5″ LCD screen.

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“But while the wireless image transfer is a nice feature to have, I found that the quality of the P2′s images was not so appealing. They weren’t particularly bad; they just weren’t that good when examined alongside the images of other similarly priced cameras. The colors were acceptable (if a little dark) and the images were reasonably sharp. As the P2 is a point-and-shoot camera, its lack of a full manual mode is not surprising. You do get some control, though, via an aperture priority mode (no shutter priority) and both white balance and exposure bracketing. “

Olympus Stylus 710 – Review @ Steve’sDigicams

Steve’sDigicams reviewed the new Olympus Stylus 710, a point-and-shoot weatherproof digital camera featuring a 7.1 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 3x Optical Zoom lens (38-116mm equivalent) with image stabilizer, a 2.5″ LCD screen, and a bright capture technology

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“Bottom line – the Olympus Stylus 710 continues the tradition of the Stylus line by offering good image quality, great performance, and sleek design all packed in a weather resistant shell. This is one of our favorite models in this series, when you pick one up you’ll see why. It was a blast to use and I found very few problems in actual use. The image quality could be better and unfortunately it uses the incredibly slow xD memory cards that Olympus and Fujifilm designed (we hope someday they’ll switch to SD). If you’re in the market for a versatile little pocket-rocket that you can take out into the rain, look no further. With an MSRP of about $349, we feel it offers an outstanding value and should be a very popular model this year. “

>> Olympus Stylus 710 Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams
>> Olympus Stylus 710 Review Roundup and Sample Photos
>> Olympus Stylus 710 Latest Price

Olympus Stylus 710 – Review @ DCRP

Jeff Keller from DCRP reviewed the new Olympus Stylus 710, a point-and-shoot weatherproof digital camera featuring a 7.1 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 3x Optical Zoom lens (38-116mm equivalent) with image stabilizer, a 2.5″ LCD screen, and a bright capture technology

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“Pro: Stylish, compact, water and scratch resistant body, Large 2.5″ LCD display is visible in low light (though see issues below), Very good performance, Tons of scene modes, Support for underwater cases, Nice in-camera guide/help system, Very good software bundle

Cons: Photos have soft, fuzzy details; noticeable corner softness; poor night shot performance, Redeye a problem; built-in redeye removal software didn’t help for me, No AF-assist lamp; so-so low light focusing, Digital image stabilization (aka high sensitivity mode) is no substitute for the real thing, Some manual controls would’ve been nice, Unimpressive continuous shooting and movie modes, No optical viewfinder, No USB 2.0 High Speed support, Can’t swap memory cards while camera is on a tripod, Not much built-in memory; full manual only on CD “

>> Olympus Stylus 710 Sample Photos @ DCRP
>> Olympus Stylus 710 Review Roundup and Sample Photos
>> Olympus Stylus 710 Latest Price

Photo Inspiration: Nature Photography by Jeff Rester

Beutiful nature photographs by Jeff Rester

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Click on the image to visit Jeff Rester’s Online Gallery

Jeff is based out of Ocean Springs, Mississippi where his camera is a constant companion documenting his outdoor adventures. Jeff does not consider himself an artist, rather a documenter of the beauty that surrounds us everyday. He enjoys sharing his vision of the outdoors with others in hopes that they will appreciate the environment as much as he does and treat the environment with the respect it deserves.

Olympus Mju 700 Digital – Review @ ePhotozine

ePhotozine have posted a review of the Olympus Mju 700, 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, a weatherproof metal body with 3x optical zoom (37-111mm equivalent) and a large 2.5″ LCD Screen.

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“The well-thought-out design of the Olympus Mju 700, makes it a very easy camera to use. All of the controls are within easy reach of your thumb and the wedge-shaped body feels more secure to hold than other ultra-compact digital cameras I have used.
The quality of images produced is good, although I would have liked the SHQ mode to have used less compression to reduce the appearance of Jpeg artefacts in the images. The well-controlled noise levels up to ISO800 make this a very flexible camera for shooting in all sorts of conditions.”

>> Olympus Mju 700 Review Roundup & Sample Photos
>> Olympus Mju 700 Latest Price

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