Archive for May, 2009

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Last updated (04 May’09):
– Review by CNET

The Canon PowerShot A1000 IS (announced 26 August’08) is a 10 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera features 4x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm) with Image Stabilization, ISO 80-1600, Real-image zoom viewfinder, and a 2.5″ TFT screen. The camera measures 3.76 x 2.46 x 1.22 in. / 95.4 x 62.4 x 31.0mm and weighs Approx. 5.47 oz./155g (camera body only)

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Best Digital Cameras 2008/2009

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Last update (28 August’09)
– The list has been updated. Please see our Best Digital Cameras 2009/2010 page

eisa-tipa winnersGetting a hard time of choosing which digital camera to buy?

You might want to take a look at these award winning digital cameras for the year 2008/2009 chosen by EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association ) and TIPA (Technical Image Press Association)


Photo of The Day: as I watch the bee the bee wached me

Monday, May 4th, 2009

as I watch the bee the bee wached me
as I watch the bee the bee wached me by DAVID HOBCOTE

Download Focus Test Chart

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Tim Jackson has a focus test chart available for download;

Focus Test Chart
Download Focus Test Chart (PDF)

“The issue is that of focus. Some folks have found that, particularly when using the kit lens, some of their images are not correctly focused. This problem manifests primarily when shooting close-ups at wide apertures. After doing lots of research and testing, I produced a simple and effective test that quickly shows up these focus problems if they exist on your camera.”

Originally Posted: 04 October’05

Panasonic FX37

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Last Updated (03 May’09):
– Review & Sample Photos @ CrunchGear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 is a 10 megapixel super-slim digital camera features 5x wide-angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 25-125mm), Intelligent Auto Modes include new side portrait and AF tracking, High Definition video mode, Venus Engine IV up to ISO1600 at Full Resolution, and a 2.5″ TFT LCD Display (230K dots). The camera measures only at 2.04” x 3.73” x .87” (94.7mm x 51.9mm x 22mm) and weighs 146.0g.


Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Photo of The Day: Pasture, Big Sur Coast

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Pasture, Big Sur Coast
Pasture, Big Sur Coast by Edward Mendes