CNET have published their review of the Sony Cyber-shot H5, a point-and-shoot digital camera with 7.0 megapixel (6.0 mp for H2) CCD sensor, a huge 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 36 – 432mm), and 2.5″ LCD screen display.
“Photos from the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-H5 had natural, accurate colors that were neither over- nor undersaturated. As with the Cyber Shot DSC-H2, manual white balance provided the most neutral results with our tungsten test lights, while the tungsten setting came a close second. The auto setting turned in slightly warm photos with our lights, though it did a good job in daylight. Exposures were generally accurate. Very modest purple fringing turned up in high-contrast areas, but it was less prevalent than in shots from the DSC-H2.”
DigitalCameraTracker have recently published a review of the Canon PowerShot SD700 IS/IXUS 800, featuring a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor), 4x Optical Zoom lens (35-140mm equivalent) with Canon’s Image Stabilizer, and a 2.5″ LCD screen. They give the camera 7.8 out of 10 and write;
“Canon’s SD700 IS was enjoyable and easy. In the picture quality area there is nothing to complain about because the SDF630 delivers outstanding photos with vivid color. It’s fast to turn on, power up and recycle time between shots seemed almost instantaneous. If Canon would have added shutter and aperture-priority exposure modes I would have rated this camera right off the charts. For a camera this expensive it should have those kinds of controls. I take lots of pics for eBay and having control over depth of field is manditory. Not having aperture control is a HUGE negative for me.”
DPInterface have recently posted a review of the Pentax Optio A10, a 8.2 megapixels (CCD sensor) point-and-shoot digital camera featuring 3x optical zoom lens (38-114mm equiv) with built-in Anti-camera shake, and a 2.5″LCD screen.
“Sadly, I cannot recommend the Pentax Optio A10 because I don’t know how many photo opportunities you’ll miss with this camera: Sluggish performance plus below average battery life is already a bad combination. If you’re looking for an ultra-compact with good battery life, a big LCD, image stabilization and high ISO sensitivity, take a look at the Sony T30 or if you’re looking for manual controls, scene modes, fancy movie mode and 8 megapixels, consider the Casio Z850. Ultimately, the Pentax Optio A10 is not a good buy.”
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TrustedReviews’s Cliff Smith has reviewed the Canon PowerShot A540, a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) point-and-shoot digital camera featuring 4x Optical Zoom lens (35-140mm equivalent) and a 2.5″ LCD screen.
“Finally we come to picture quality, and here the A540 really shines. Canon’s DIGIC II image processor is arguably the best on the market, and produces perfect exposure and colour reproduction time after time. I was a little disappointed by the noise levels at 800 ISO, however at 400 ISO the image quality was much improved. The lens on the A540 is also very good, although I noticed some slight softness in the corners at wider aperture settings, and at wide angle it does produce very noticeable barrel distortion. However the camera is versatile enough to work around these minor problems, and is certainly capable of producing excellent results.”
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DCRP have published their review of the Sony Cyber-shot H5, a point-and-shoot digital camera with 7.0 megapixel (6.0 mp for H2) CCD sensor, a huge 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 36 – 432mm), and 2.5″ LCD screen display.
“Camera performance was above average in most areas. The H5 starts up in an average 2.2 seconds, but once you’re up and running everything is snappy. Focus times are quick, shutter lag was not an issue, and shot-to-shot delays are minimal…Overall the DSC-H5 produced very good quality photos. The photos were well-exposed with pleasing colors and low noise levels considering the resolution of the camera. Sharpness levels were right where I like them — not too sharp, not too soft. My only complaint is that purple fringing levels are higher than I’d expect these days.”
Steve’sDigicams have recently published a review of the Olympus Mju Digital 810, a 8.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera featuring BrightCapture Technology for brighter LCD and better images in low light including a special mode to reduce possible image blur, 3x optical zoom (equivalent to 35 – 105mm lens in 35mm format), and 2.6″ TFT LCD screen.
“The overall image quality when using the SHQ mode is good for an 8-megapixel model. When shooting outdoors, it produced pleasing photos that were sharp and well exposed. did notice some purple fringing (aka chromatic aberration) present around extremely lit objects. However, image noise was very low when the ISO was set to 200 or lower, becoming more noticeable when the sensitivity is increased…I found this model did very well in the portrait department, producing images that showed sharp facial detail and natural skin tones. When shooting indoors however, you will have to work within the limits of the flash.”