Archive for June, 2006

Canon PowerShot S3 IS – Review @ DPinterface

Monday, June 12th, 2006

DCRP’s Jeff Keller has recently posted a preview of the 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.

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“Everything about the S3 IS’ performance is fast except autofocus. The camera fires off continuous shots at over 2 FPS till the memory card is full. Autofocus is fairly fast but still lags behind the Panasonic FZ7 and even the Sony H5.All-in-all, the Canon PowerShot S3 IS is a great ultra-zoom with very good image quality and some unique features. Well, the Canon S-series ultra-zoom cameras are usually known as hybrid cameras because of their superior movie mode. So, some improvements ought to be made so the S3 IS will really become a bridge between camcorders and digital cameras.”

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>> Canon PowerShot S3 IS Review Roundup and Sample Photos

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Brazilian Footbal Team Photo Gallery

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Some great photos of Brazilian World Cup Soccer Team training session by Yang Fang

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Please click on the image above to visit Yang’s Brazilian Footbal Team Photo Gallery

Olympus Evolt E-330 – Review @ DigitalCameraInfo

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

DigitalCameraInfo has recently posted a review of the Olympus Evolt E-330, 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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“We tested the EVOLT E-330 in low light settings ranging from 60 lux, which is enough light to read by comfortably, to 30, 15 and 5 lux. 5 lux is about the light level in a room lit by one of two candles, and is challenging for any digital camera. We set the E-330 to ISO 400 and shot at a range of shutter speeds. We test many DSLRs at ISO 1600, but chose not to do that with the E-330 because Olympus warns that its settings above 400 are an extended range and the manual has reservations about image quality at the highest ISOs.”

>> Olympus Evolt E-330 Review Roundup and Sample Pictures
>> Olympus Evolt E-330 Latest Price

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Canon Selphy DS810 – Review @ PrinterSpot

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

PrinterSpot’s Marc Frochtzweig has posted a review of the Canon Selphy DS810, a three-colors compact inkjet photo printer with wireless support, PictBridge, memory card slots, and a 2.5″ LCD Screen.

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“With only three inks, the DS810 produces good images compared with printers in its class but won’t match output from most other printers with more inks. Overall the DS810 is a decent compact inkjet printer, though models offered by other manufacturers can produce the same quality prints for less money. It’s also worth looking at compact dye-sub models (like Canon’s CP710), which have better-looking — and cheaper — prints.”

>> Canon Selphy DS810 Latest Price

Photo Inspiration: A World in Black and White

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Fantastic set of landscape in Black and White with superb tone of B&W and details, well composed image, and brilliant contrast. A must visit.

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Please click on the image above to visit ‘A World in Black and White’ gallery by Anna Pagnacco

Canon PowerShot A540 – Review @ ImagingResource

Friday, June 9th, 2006

ImagingResource have 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.

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“I was also happy to see a broadcast quality Movie mode on the Canon A540. That’s 30 frames per second at 640×480-pixel resolution. Not all Movie modes are the same these days, with some digicams offering no more than 20 fps at VGA resolution. Canon, to its credit, is not taking any of the fun out of one of the biggest digicam advantages. You can zoom with sound, too (and not pick up much motor noise). Nicely done.”

>> Canon PowerShot A540 Review Roundup & Sample Pictures
>> Canon PowerShot A540 Latest Price

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Kodak EasyShare V603 – Review @ CNET

Friday, June 9th, 2006

CNET have published a review of the Kodak EasyShare V603, a point-and-shoot digital camera featuring a 6.1 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ LCD screen.

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“Once it starts up, the Kodak EasyShare V603 is fast. It took a lengthy 4.5 seconds to power up and capture its first image, but after that, it required just 1.2 seconds between shots without flash and 1.7 seconds with flash enabled. Shutter lag was a speedy 0.25 second in high-contrast situations and 0.3 second under low-contrast lighting. Burst mode captured four 6.1-megapixel frames (the maximum) in 1.5 seconds for an average of 2.7fps. “

>> Kodak EasyShare V603 Review Roundup & Sample Pictures
>> Kodak EasyShare V603 Latest Price

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Nikon Coolpix S6 – Review @ DCRP

Friday, June 9th, 2006

DCRP’s Jeff Keller has recently published a review of the Nikon Coolpix S6, a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 21.02.06) with 3x Optical Zoom lens (38-116mm equivalent), a huge 3.0″ LCD screen, and a Built-in WiFi. In conclusion Steve writes;

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“Camera performance is a mixed bag. The S6 starts up quickly and focusing times were reasonable. Despite having an AF-assist lamp, I found the camera’s low light focusing abilities to be poor. There’s also a bit of shutter lag when shutter speeds get slower. Shot-to-shot speeds were reasonable, as was the S6’s continuous shooting mode. Battery life was about average for a camera in this class. ”

>> Nikon Coolpix S6 Review Roundup & Sample Pictures
>> Nikon Coolpix S6 Latest Price

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Download Free Photo Software: Color By Number 2.0

Friday, June 9th, 2006

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Name: Color By Number 2.0
Description: Color By Number 2.0 lets you to convert photo to a paint-by-number pattern. Just scan the photo or load graphics file from disk, choose the brand of paints/crayons to be used and the program will convert your photo to a paint-by-number pattern optimized for the palette you have chosen. You can print the pattern together with color key
License: Free to try; $19.95 USD to buy
File Size: 7.7 MB
Requirements: Windows

>> Download Color By Number 2.0
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Canon iP6220D – Review @ ITReviewsUK

Friday, June 9th, 2006

ITReviewsUK has posted a review of the Canon iP6220D, a twin cartridge inkjet printer with USB 2.0 port, PictBridge, Memory Card Slot, Infrared receiver and 2.5″ LCD Screen.

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“Print speed is very acceptable, taking 2 minutes and 45 seconds to print an A4 borderless photo and one minute 13 seconds to print a 6 x 4-inch borderless photo. The print quality met the usual high standard that we expect from Canon. The build quality is a bit flimsy and the front cover and card reader flaps can smack into each other if you’re not careful, but when you consider the features, speed and price that’s a minor problem.”

>> Canon iP6220D Latest Price