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Sunday, Dec 09, 2007

Canon Powershot A720 IS Review - ImagingResource

Dec 09, 2007 | Category: Canon Powershot A720 IS

From the optical viewfinder to the manual modes to the variable power flash, whenever I looked for a feature a photographer would appreciate, I found it on the Canon Powershot A720 IS.

There isn’t a gaudy LCD (with no room for a viewfinder) or extravagant zoom range (with big compromises in optical quality) or any of the frills (frames, in-camera presentations) of many less capable digicams. But if you want a mid-size digicam with a fairly long zoom that can take pictures like a real camera, this is it.


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Olympus SP-560 UZ Review - ImagingResource

Dec 09, 2007 | Category: Olympus SP-560 UZ

Long zooms used to be 10x or maybe 12x, but 2007 was the year that Olympus introduced the 18x zoom; and before the year goes out, Olympus has rolled out an improved version with more resolution, and speed enhancements galore.

In addition to its 8.0 megapixel sensor, the Olympus SP-560 UZ also sports new features like the Effects Preview and Shadow Adjustment Technology. More importantly, shutter lag is greatly reduced, making the Olympus SP-560 nearly irresistible. Though the zoom is a little wonky in movie mode, the long zoom, 27mm wide angle lens, optical image stabilization, and respectable image quality make the Olympus SP-560 an easy Dave’s Picks in the Long Zoom category.


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Olympus E-510 DSLR Review - PocketLint

Dec 09, 2007 | Category: Olympus Evolt E-510

With a stunning feature set and great handling in a (slightly) beefier body than its E-410 predecessor, plus great image quality, the only thing left to want is a great price. Oh! Hang on; it has a great price too - in a variety of tasty-looking kits or body only. Okay, if you own a Canon or Nikon system you’re already locked into that are unlikely to swap due to the cost of switching all those lenses if nothing else, but if you’re trading up from compacts, across from film or simply need a compact yet superbly specified DSLR with anti shake, than the Olympus E-510 must be placed near the top of your list.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Review - PhotographyBlog

Dec 09, 2007 | Category: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 is a bit of a jack of all trades - you can get crisp close ups with the minimum of fuss whether shooting from safe distance away, and also get cracking macro shots with the camera’s lens practically resting on your subject matter. Plus, that 28mm wide angle lets you capture the whole scene before you without having to step back too far.

The only things putting me off an unequivocal recommendation is that the zoom functionality is disabled when shooting video clips, the joystick that affords quick access to the most important settings in one go is too short, too small and thus tricky to operate, plus - that old argument again - you can now pick up a starter DSLR for round about the same price. That said, you won’t have the same focal range, and will need a large and expensive optic to achieve anything near it.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Review - ImagingResource

Dec 09, 2007 | Category: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 is light enough to bring along just about anywhere, and the lens stays in closer than competing 18x designs, a design feature that will likely minimize damage over the life of this fine digital camera. If the lens is the big story with the Panasonic FZ18, the rest is just gravy. Face detect autofocus, multiple aspect ratios, optical image stabilization, white balance fine-tuning, adjustable flash intensity, and live histogram are all good to have with this excellent optic.

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