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Sony T300 review

Posted by: Mark Peters Sunday 31st, August 2008

Compact digital cameras like the Sony Cybershot DSC-T300 are made for their ease. Compact in size, as flat as possible as to not leave a bulge in your trouser or shirt pocket, and where possible as light weighted as can be. The compact size does not always apply to a compact camera, for example the Megazoom digital cameras, and these are therefore often called hybrid cameras. The Sony T300 compact camera settles for two out of three of these criteria, for its size is still rather considerable, namely some 179 grams (operable).

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Canon EOS 1000D review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Sunday 31st, August 2008

One of the first things you notice is how much the Canon EOS 1000D resembles its bigger brother, the EOS 450D. The 450D is slightly bigger but that's all. If however, you take a closer look and place both models side by side, you will notice some more differences, although still marginal. The fibre of the handgrip has been changed to a somewhat rougher fibre type, and the IR sensor is lacking. This sensor supports an IR remote control which is not available on the EOS 1000D. When we turn the camera around, we notice the main difference; the size of the monitor. Whereas the EOS 450D features a large sized 3 inch monitor, the owner of an EOS 1000D has to settle for a 2.5 inch version. Still not bad at all.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35 review

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, August 2008

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX35 was introduced at the beginning of this year and has been on the market for a while now. The camera belongs to the FX-series of cameras that has been available on the market for many generations. It is striking to see how Panasonic have continued to build up the LUMIX compact camera line at considerable speed, and it seems this progress is far from over. The market segment is growing considerably and this year, for the first time, Panasonic was able to get a number 1 ranking in five European countries. This does not suprise me to be honest, while the clearly rising line cannot escape the consumer and trade marketís attention.

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Panasonic Lumix TZ5 review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 27th, May 2008

Compact cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix TZ5 are very much appreciated, and that is for a reason. A camera of this format, equipped with a 10x optical zoom is liked by the majority of the consumers. Of course it is very convenient to have a camera with this zoom range at hand. Life is all about ease! Besides the 10x zoom, the Panasonic TZ5 features optical image stabilisation which certainly improves the quality. And have I mentioned the 28mm wide angle yet?

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Canon EOS 450D Review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 15th, May 2008

The latest Canon DSLR is called Canon EOS 450D, and will be put on the market beside the EOS 400D. The SLR cameras look like twins. Canon have kept all the good things of the EOS 400D, whilst adding new ones to it. Naturally the Canon EOS 450D works seamlessly with the EF-S lenses. These were developed especially for the APS-C format of the image sensor, resulting in a cheaper and more compact lens. Together with the compact body, the Canon 450D is the ideal set to use on holiday where usually lots of photographs are taken.

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Canon IXUS 90 Review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Monday 21st, April 2008

The Canon IXUS 90 IS digital camera has a stylish and a compact trendy body offering ten Megapixels of resolution. With the help of a 3x optical zoom, unfortunately no 28mm wide angle, Canon's optical Image Stabilizer (IS) with lens-shifting feature, PureColor LCD II and integrated enhanced intelligent software the Canon Digital IXUS 90 is a camera with powerful features packed in a neat and compact size designer housing. Other features such as for instance quality and user's ease are just as important in contributing to the success of a camera.

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Ricoh Caplio GX100 review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Monday 6th, August 2007

Many photographers dream of a compact digital camera with a fine zoom range, including a true wide-angle, one that gives a high resolution and can also store images in RAW. Until recently this remained just a dream. But fortunately there is the opinionated Ricoh, who seems to make the dream come true. With the DIWA Gold Award rewarded GR Digital, Ricoh already has an exceptional camera with a fine wide-angle and RAW support. The Ricoh Caplio GX100 takes it a step further: more wide-angle, more pixels and an optical zoom including image stabilization. What more can a photographer ask for? We have tested the Ricoh Caplio GX100 in our test lab, to explore if the camera truly lives up to the expectations.

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Guinness Beer photos

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Wednesday 25th, July 2007

During my short stay in Dublin I was able to visit the Guinness Storehouse and took some sample shots with the new Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 digital compact camera. The Casio Z1200 offers 12 Megapixel resolution and incorporates CCD-shift image stabilization and the latest Exilim Engine 2.0 image processing module with motion analysis technology. In addition, the Casio Exilim Z1200 features auto-tracking AF system that now combines both face detection and motion analysis technologies. With this revolutionary new system, once the focus is locked in, it follows a moving subjectís face, maintaining both sharp focus and correct exposure. The Casio Z1200 is packed in a solid stylish designed housing.

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The market for digital compact cameras is steady but does no longer show a significant growth. Within the camera market, the digital SLR camera expanded its market share which gave camera manufacturers like Nikon and Canon a boost in sales. However, the DSLR segment is changing and although the traditional DSLR is still the most important one for consumer and professional photographers, a new segment is grabbing market share and attention from the public. Micro Four Thirds, and other system cameras from Sony and Samsung, could change todayís market share. Canon and Nikon will not give away their market share for freeÖ Photokina 2012 Imaging & Trade show will be the place to be and to get the latest information from all camera manufacturers and their digital cameras.