Archive for June, 2006

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 – Review @ PCMag

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

PCMag have recently reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1, the world’s smallest point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 14.02.06) with 10x optical (equivalent to 35-350mm) Leica DC zoom lens, featuring a 5.0 megapixels (CCD), Image Stabilizer, and a 2.5-inch LCD screen. They rate the camera 4.5 out of 5 and write;


“Overall, I thought the TZ1 did a good job at capturing our still-life scene set up here in PC Magazine Labs. Both the daylight and flash shots revealed a little noise. The colors were vibrant and had good saturation, but tended to be a little on the warm side. The flash shot seemed to display better, truer color than the daylight shot. There was no purple fringing in either shot. Even though both images were somewhat underexposed, they had good dynamic range. “

>> Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 Review Roundup and Sample Photos
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HP Photosmart 8050 Photo Printer

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

HP Photosmart 8050 is a fast 6-ink printing system which capable of printing photos on a variety of paper sizes, including 10 x 15 cm, 13 x18 cm, or panorama 10 x 30 cm in as fast as 27 seconds.


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Canon PowerShot SD600 / IXUS 60 – Review @ ImagingResource

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

ImagingResource has recently posted a review of Canon PowerShot SD600 / IXUS 60, a 6.0 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 21.02.06) featuring 3x Optical Zoom lens (35 – 105mm equivalent), a 2.5″ LCD screen, and a real image optical view finder.


“Along with providing solid image quality in regular lighting conditions with good color and accurate skin tones, the SD600 incorporates many of Canon’s technological advances for shooting with high ISOs. Boasting an ISO 800 setting is one thing — several rivals have also started offering these ISO levels and higher — but Canon backs up this ISO sensitivity rating with real, usable results…Unfortunately, using the LCD will drain the battery considerably, giving you approximately 160 shots, based on CIPA standards. With the LCD Monitor off, you’ll get about 600 images. You’ll also get approximately four hours of image playback on the SD600’s fully charged battery.”

>> Canon PowerShot SD600 / IXUS 60 Review Roundup and Sample Pictures
>> Canon PowerShot SD600 / IXUS 60 Latest Price


Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ3 – Review @ CamerasUK

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

CamerasUK have recently posted a review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC – LZ3, a 5.0 Megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera with 3x optical zoom (equivalent to 35 mm to 105 mm), a 2.0″ LCD Screen and a built-in optical image stabilizer. They write;


“Panasonic digital cameras are amongst the easiest to use that you will find. This is mostly down to the menu system. It is as straightforward as you are likely to find. There is even a simple mode that cuts the menu options down to an absolute minimum making it even easier for you to find your way around. Help text is also available when you are using the menu to select scene modes. “

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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS – Review @ CameraLabs

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

CameraLabs have recently posted their review of the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS where they write;

canon 24-105mm

“In our tests, the 24-70mm was quite soft in the extreme corners compared to the 24-105mm at wide-angle, although their positions swapped when zoomed-in, with the 24-70mm delivering a better result. Interestingly, the 24-70mm at 24mm also exhibited impressively low geometric distortion.In terms of build quality, the 24-70mm featured more metal body parts, giving the impression of a tougher, albeit heavier overall product. And while the 24-105mm was no slouch when it came to focusing, the 24-70mm was noticeably quicker – and its brighter aperture would certainly help when conditions became dim.”

>> Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Review Roundup & Samples
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Download Free Photo Software: FXWitz

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

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Panasonic DMC-LS2 – Review @ CamerasUK

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

CamerasUK have recently published a review of the Panasonic DMC-LS2, a 5.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 3x optical zoom (35-105mm) and 2″ LCD Screen.


“Ease of use is a strength of all Panasonic digital cameras not just the DMC LS2. The menu system is about as simple as you are likely to find. I also feel the menu screens are clear and easy to read. If the basic menu system is still too hard for you there is a simple shooting mode that cuts down the menu options to an absolute minimum. Help text is also available when you are selecting scene modes. “

>> Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2 Sample Photos
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Canon PowerShot SD700 IS/IXUS 800 – Review @ Megapixel

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Megapixel 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;


“The image quality of the PowerShot SD700 IS is nothing short of excellent. Still, in one area the SD700 IS could stand some improvement: the built-in flash is a bit underpowered, and to obtain a bright image with modestly distant subjects, exposure compensation, or an increase in sensitivity are often required.”

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>> Canon PowerShot SD700IS/IXUS800 Review Roundup and Sample Photos


Apple Aperture – Review @ ePhotozine

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

ePhotozine have written an interesting review of the Apple Aperture, Apple’s first Photo editor software featuring a RAW-focused workflow which let photographers to import, edit, catalog, organize, retouch, publish, and archive your RAW images without never having to convert them into another format first.


Pro:Multiple edits on each file, Improved RAW processing engine, All in one design, Loupe, Boost control, Comprehensive list of output options, Speed when used on an up-to-date machine Cons: No curves control, Files not accessible outside of Aperture libraries, Too demanding for older Macs. “


Casio EXILIM EX-Z1000 – Review @ Steve’sDigicams

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Steve’sDigicams have 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. They write;

Casio Exilim Z100

“The overall image quality of its 10m Fine images was very good. The majority of our outdoor samples are sharp with pleasing color saturation and exposure. I did notice a bit of edge softness, but this is a very common issue with consumer models…With robust performance, great image quality, and loads of easy to use exposure modes, this model will make a great choice for anyone in the market for an “ultra-compact” consumer model. “

>> Casio EXILIM EX-Z1000 Review Roundup and Sample Photos
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