About.com has posted a brief review of the Casio Exilim EX-Z850, an 8.1 megapixels (CCD sensor) point-and-shoot digital camera featuring 3x Optical Zoom lens (35 – 210mm equivalent) with anti-shake technology, and a 2.5″LCD screen.
“Pros: Lots of camera in a compact size, Loads of shooting modes, “Rapid flash” lets you shoot three images with flash in a row, Great oversized LCD screen (especially for a compact digital camera), Great for shooting eBay auction photos
Cons: Hard to avoid getting fingerprints on the LCD screen, Too easy to bump the control dial”
Name: Panorama Factory
Description: Panorama Factory creates high-quality panoramas from a set of overlapping digital images. The Panorama Factory transforms (warps) the images so that they can be joined seamlessly into panoramas whose fields of view can range up to 360 degrees. All steps may be post-processed manually.
License: Free to try; $69.95 to buy
File Size: 7.89 MB
Requirements: Windows XP Service Pack 2 or newer.
CNET Asia 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.
“The EasyShare V603 fared reasonably well by producing decent, saturated colors. In low-light conditions, the camera gave us well-processed shots with night mode on. Noise was well-controlled up to ISO 400, but at the maximum sensitivity setting of ISO 800, noise was easily evident. We also noticed slight barrel distortion at the wide end of the zoom. However, we liked the Backlight setting in the scene modes which reduced flaring in our pictures.
Here’s another interesting way of taking and displaying your photographs. We think that you can get better result with smaller file size if the animation is done in Flash.
Click on the image above to visit Thad V’Soske’s Time-Lapse Photo Animations of the Real Cosmos gallery.
DigitalTrends have recently posted a review on Panasonic DMC-FZ7, a 6.0 Megapixel SLR-like digital camera with 12x optical zoom (36=432mm equivalent) lens with image stabilisation and a 2.5″ LCD Screen.
“One of the best features of this mega zoom edition is Mega O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization). In fact it’s found on all new Panasonic digicams. The system uses a physical system to adjust for camera movement instead of electronic circuitry, eliminating any potential picture degradation. There are three settings available: off, mode 1 and mode 2. In mode 1 the stabilizer is constantly engaged. With mode 2, O.I.S. kicks in when you depress the shutter. Both work well. In the red Heart setting, the camera is in mode 1, basically eliminating the off chance a tyro might turn the O.I.S. off.”
DigitalCameraInfo have recently published a review of the new 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;
“LIKES: Trendy, compact design, Wide viewing angle on the LCD screen, High quality 4x optical zoom lens, Effective image stabilization system, Fast burst mode with serious endurance, Jump feature makes navigating large memory cards simple, Cool My Colors modes. DISLIKES: Poor placement of the viewfinder and flash, Inaccurate viewfinder, Substandard LCD screen resolution, Can’t delete lots of pictures without deleting them all”
HardwareZone’s Daniel Lim has published a review of the Casio EXILIM EX-Z1000, the world’s first 10.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera featuring a 3x optical zoom, and a 2.8-inch LCD screen.
“On the whole, we were very impressed with the level of details and color reproduction shown by the new Casio EX-Z1000. In most cases, images came out very well, especially so for night shots. As for day pictures, color reproduction was slightly warmer, which may or may not suit the preference of everyone. “