DPInterface has recently posted a review of the Canon PowerShot SD 550 Digital ELPH, an excellent 7.1 megapixels camera with 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.5 inch LCD monitor. In conclusion they wrote:
“I can bare with it but use ISO 400 “sparingly”. Levels of chromatic aberration (Color fringing) were fairly low. Barrel distortion is not very visible, mild in a few photos and can be obvious in macro. Overall, image quality was slightly above average.
..The big things about this little camera include a powerful flash and large LCD. Despite that, the LCD has low resolution. Now, the bad things include below average battery life, no optical image stabilization and no manual controls.”
Name: Turbo Photo 5
Description: Turbo Photo is designed for all digital camera owners to edit, enhance, touch up, management, view, print and share there photos. It offers plenty of powerful functions without requiring you to have any technical knowledge of digital image. With Turbo Photo, anyone can master and control the materials of a great photo: exposure, color, composition and sharpness, and enjoy the shooting.
License: Free to try – $59.00 to buy
Requirements: Windows Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
PCMag have recently published their review of the Nikon Coolpix L4, a point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 21.02.06), featuring a 4 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 3x Optical Zoom lens (38-116mm equivalent), and a 2.0″ LCD screen.
“In our PC Magazine Labs testing, the daylight still shots revealed a small amount of noise, but the image was mostly free of both colored and noncolored noise. There was some fringing, however, somewhat more than what the Editors’ Choice, the HP Photosmart R817, displayed. Overall, the daylight exposure produced better detail and color than with the R817, but the contrast was a little too strong. For a 4MP camera, the L4 scored very well on our resolution test, with an average of 1,250 lines of resolution. “
Name: Artizen HDR
Description: Artizen HDR is a complete high/low dynamic-range graphic studio. This allows the user to image edit, tone map with 13+ operators, batch-process, and browse over 31 file formats ranging from 8-bits to 32-bits per channel images easily and quickly. In addition, Artizen offers full reading, editing, and writing metadata (Exif, GPS, and IPTC). As well as having a wide selection of Web, icon, and image-slicing features that makes it one of the most complete applications on the market today.
File Size: 9.92MB
Requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
DPInterface have recently published their review of the Sony CyberShot DSC-T30, a 7.2 megapixels (CCD sensor) point-and-shoot digital camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x Optical Zoom lens (38-116mm equivalent), built-in image stabilisation, and a huge 3.0″ LCD screen.
“Barrel and pincushion distortion are not noticeable. There is little chromatic aberration (color fringing) and the T30 had very slight problems differentiating the two purples. The image quality of the Sony Cyber-shot T30 is very good and deserves my acknowledgment.
…In case you haven’t gotten the point yet, I like the Sony Cyber-shot T30 (very much!). While it’s not the perfect ultra-compact, it is perfect for most shooting conditions. It’s a great overall camera and I highly recommend it to those who want pocketable performance.”
Free Photographic Wallpaper: Cape Byron Lighthouse – AUS (1024×768)
Location: New South Wales – Australia
Camera: Canon EOS 300D Digital SLR
Lens: Canon 17-40mm f/4L
Digital ISO: 100
Filter: Hoya CPL
ePhotozine have published a review of the Fujifilm FinePix V10, a 5.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera (Super CCD) with 3x optical zoom and a huge 3″ LCD screen, and the ability to play game on the camera.
“The Fuji Finepix V10 is a love-it or hate-it camera. The unusual handling may be enough to put some people off on its own. Having said that the quality of the LCD screen is excellent, as is the quality of the images and it’s straight-forward and responsive to use as well. PROS: Excellent image quality up to ISO400, Responsive, Quality of the huge LCD screen, High ISO settings are usable, Build quality.CONS: Unusual handling caused by the LCD screen and tiny controls, Blotchy patterns in high ISO images.”
Description: With JAlbum you have full control of the look of the generated album, not just color theme and basic layout, still making an album is just a matter of drag and drop + a button click if you prefer to use one of the many existing looks. JAlbum will process your images, make index pages and slide show pages and even upload the final album to the Internet for your friends to see. No extra software is needed to view the albums, -just your web browser. Unlike “server side” album scripts, JAlbum albums can be served from a plain web server without scripting support. You can also share your albums on CD-Rom.
Requirements: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
CamerasUK have published a review of the Canon PowerShot A530, a 5.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) point-and-shoot digital camera with 4x Optical Zoom lens (35-140mm equivalent), and a 1.8″ LCD screen
“You may wish to use higher ISO levels in lowlight when you are unable to use flash. To be honest this is an area where digital cameras are still capable of making a big improvement. The Powershot A530 produces standard quality shots at ISO 400 and 800. There is defiantly a loss of quality in the photos, but if there are no other options allowing you to take the picture then this will be the best you can do. “
DigitalCameraReview have recently published a review of the Sony Cybershot DSC-H2, a 6.0 megapixel CCD sensor point-and-shoot digital camera featuring a 6.0 megapixel CCD sensor, huge 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 36 – 432mm), and a 2.5″ LCD screen display.
“Overall, I was impressed with the image quality of the H2. Colors were accurate and a bit “punched up”. Images showed good detail at varying focal lengths with good sharpness out to the edges. The auto white balance did a good job in mixed lighting and skin tones looked natural and not too reddish.In tricky lighting conditions (shady areas with bright sunlit areas), the camera had a tendency for overexposure. If you notice this, just bump down the exposure compensation until the image suits you.”