Nikon CoolPix 8800 – Review @ Trusted Reviews

Trusted Reviews has reviewed the Nikon CoolPix 8800 VR, a 8.33 megapixels (CCD) SLR-like digital camera with huge 10x optical zoom and 1.8″ LCD screen.

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“The CoolPix 8800 is an awesome camera for any enthusiast with deep enough pockets. Thanks to the big sensor and superb Nikkor ED lens its image quality is among the best available, while the exceptionally versatile exposure and AF systems provide plenty of creative controls and ensure accurate results under a wide range of circumstances. It’s not without its problems, such as high-ISO noise and sluggish focusing, but it is one of the few a real alternatives to a digital SLR.”

HP Photosmart R607 – Review @ CNET

CNET has recently reviewed the HP Photosmart R607, a 4 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 2x pentax zoom lens and 1.5″ LCD screen.

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“Image quality was good for a 4-megapixel camera for smaller enlargements, but even the Best image-quality setting uses enough JPEG compression to produce plentiful artifacts that were clearly visible in blowups. There was some chromatic aberration in our test shots–chiefly purple fringing–and while the HP Photosmart R607 actually did a decent job of not blowing out highlights, detail in shadows was poor, with most shots looking a bit on the contrasty side. While most of our photos didn’t show color casts, hues were generally muted and not fully saturated. Visual noise was a problem, even at ISO 100, but images were still usable when sensitivity was boosted to ISO 400. “

Photo Printing Tips

How Many Pixels Make A Good Print?

One of the more common dilemmas for people is choosing the paper size for printing their photos. Everybody knows that if your digital camera does not produce enough pixels (or actually megapixels) printing its photos on a large paper size will yield poor quality and you will be able to see the actual pixels (also known as pixelation)

Printing Tips

So how many megepixels do I really need in order to print on a specific paper size? there is no one right answer for that. The actual quality of the print depends on many factors other than the number of pixels. For example the paper quality itself the printing process that is used the lighting conditions when the photo was taken the photo itself (i.e. portraits are different than scenery) and much more.

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Konica Minolta DiMage Z6 – Review @ Cameras.co.uk

Cameras.co.uk has recently reviewed the Konica Minolta DiMage Z6, a six megapixel (CCD) digital camera with 12x optical zoom lens and a 2″ LCD screen.

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“There are many digital cameras with long zoom lenses to choose between. In my opinion the Konica Minolta Dimage Z6 struggles to keep up with the competition. I was disappointed with the colours the camera produced and I also have concerns about the shutter lag. Therefore I would suggest looking elsewhere if this type of digital camera appeals to you.”

>> Konica Minolta DiMage Z6 Review Roundup

Olympus SP-500 UZ – Review by Jeff Keller

Jeff Keller, the editor of DCResource, has recently posted his review on Olympus SP-500, a 6.0 megapixel (CCD) digital camera with a huge 10x optical zoom lens and large 2.5″ LCD screen.

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“The SP-500UZ is an average camera in a sea of really good ones. While I’d say that it’s “okay to buy” the SP-500, there are many other cameras in this category that offer better performance, photo quality, and features (including image stabilization). “

Pros:

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Canon SD550 / IXUS 750 – Review @ Megapixel

Canon SD550 / IXUS 750, a 7.4 megapixel (CCD) point-and-shoot digital camera with 37 – 111 mm lens and 2.5″ LCD screen, has recently been reviewed at megapixel.

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“Positives: excellent image quality, large 2.5-inch LCD monitor, very compact, responsive, well-built, long exposure capable.Negatives: Wide angle images a bit soft focus, Holding space limited by large screen, Body can be a bit too slippery to hold securely.”

>> Canon SD550 / IXUS 750 Review Roundup & Sample Photos
>> Canon SD550 / IXUS 750 Hottest Deals

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Pentax *ist DL Price Price Adjustment

PENTAX Imaging Company has announced a significant price adjustment on the *ist DL digital SLR camera with 18-55 DA lens kit. The price reduction from $799.95 US to $599.95 US takes effect February 1, 2006.

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“Digital single lens reflex cameras with interchangeable lenses are gaining in popularity as products have become easier-to-use and prices have fallen,” said Ed Lee, Director, Consumer Services and Digital Photography Trends Service InfoTrends, Inc. “Consumers wavering between a higher-end compact digital and a digital SLR will take note of this new PENTAX pricing as will consumers who have been considering an upgrade to a digital SLR,” added Lee.

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Nikon D200 – Review & Samples @ PP Mag

Professional Photographer Magazine has recenlty posted their 2006 bonus content online. One of the articles is the review of the new Nikon D200, a 10.2 effective megapixel DX Format CCD with 2.5″ LCD screen with some samples which are available in original size (big files!)

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“Overall, I’m very pleased with the Nikon D200′s performance so far. I have yet to push the continuous shooting mode to see what my real-world results are. Nikon claims performance at 5 frames per second with bursts up to 37 JPEGs (Fine-Large) or 22 NEF (RAW) images. I also need to do some tripod and macro lens shooting before I feel I’ve really given the D200 a full test.

My biggest frequent problem with the camera has been the hair-trigger response of the four-way rocker that you use to navigate the menu. Several times I feel like I’ve barely touched the thing and before I know it I’ve zoomed to three menu items past the one I was trying to select. This could be an issue that only shows up in random units, or it could be more universal.”

>> Nikon D200 Review Roundup

Pentax Optio SV/SVi Firmware Update

Pentax has recently announced the latest firmware update version 1.01 for the Pentax Optio SV/SVi point-and-shoot digital cameras. The latest firmware which is available for both windows and macs system will improve the metering performance when using interval shooting.

- Download Optio SV firmware version 1.01 for Windows or Mac
- Download Optio SVi firmware version 1.01 for Windows or Mac
- Read Firmware version 1.01 Manual

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