Digital Camera News and Reviews

Updates from the camera world

Month: November, 2008

Sony Cybershot DSC T700 compact touchscreen camera test / review by

27 November, 2008 (12:40) | Compact Camera, Sony | By: Camera News

Sony Cybershot DSC T700 compact camera
Sony Cybershot DSC T700 has reviewed the 10 megapixel Sony Cybershot DSC T700 compact camera. This camera sports a touchscreen LCD and a stylish design.

Some key features for the Sony Cybershot DSC T700:
-10.1 megapixel sensor
-4x optical zoom (35-140mm) Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, f/3.5-4.6
-3.5″ LCD touchscreen
-ISO sensitivity from 80-3200
-4GB internal memory seem to love the design and build quality of the Sony Cybershot DSC T700, but the camera does not produce the best pictures in the world due to color fringing, noise at higher ISO and blown highlights. Seems like a camera for people who care more about design than image quality.
Read the full review of the Sony Cybershot DSC T700 camera here.
Buy the Sony Cybershot DSC T700 from BH Photo and get free shipping.

Firmware update for Nikon SB-900 flash to version 5.02

27 November, 2008 (09:59) | Flash, Nikon | By: Camera News

Nikon has updated the firmware for their flash SB-900 to version 5.02. Here are the updates:

-With uninterrupted shooting with the SB-900 set to i-TTL mode, images captured just before the flash ceased firing were sometimes slightly overexposed. This issue has now been resolved. By resolving this issue, metering precision has been further increased and the number of times the flash fires has also been increased.
-When the SB-900 (set to TTL auto flash mode) is used with a camera supporting the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS), flash mode automatically changes to A mode according to camera communication status. That flash mode was previously maintained, but it has now been modified so that TTL auto flash mode is restored once the SB-900 again recognizes the camera as a CLS-compatible camera.
When installing the new firmware for the Nikon SB-900 on the Nikon D3 and D300 DSLR’s be sure to have updated firmware on the camera. That is not necessary for Nikon D90 and D700.

Download the Nikon SB-900 flash firmware version 5.02 here for Windows and here for Mac.

Adobe Camera Raw updated to 5.2 – Support for Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Panasonic DMC-G1

26 November, 2008 (10:22) | Adobe, Software | By: Camera News

Adobe has just released a new version of their popular Raw file converter, Camera Raw 5.2. Camera Raw 5.2 adds support to seven new cameras including Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Panasonic DMC-G1. The update also includes a new tool called Targeted Adjustment, enhanced color profiles, output sharpening and other updates.

The seven new cameras that Adobe Camera Raw 5.2 supports are these:
-Canon EOS 5D Mark II
-Canon PowerShot G10
-Panasonic DMC-G1
-Panasonic DMC-FX150
-Panasonic DMC-FZ28
-Panasonic DMC-LX3
-Leica D-LUX 4

You can download Adobe Camera Raw 5.2 here for Windows and here for Mac.

DIWA Labs tests Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm f2.8 lens on Olympus E-3 DSLR camera body

20 November, 2008 (18:02) | DSLR, Lens, Olympus | By: Camera News

Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm f2.8 lens
Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm f2.8 pancake lens

DIWA Labs has tested the only pancake lens from Olympus so far, the Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm f2.8 lens. This relativley cheap lens was designed to fit the smaller DSLR camera from Olympus, the E-420 and E-520. The Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm f2.8 lens seems to be able to produce very good pictures when you compare it to its price range. The lens should be a good friend for every photographer that want to travel light.
DIWA Labs has also compared the Zuiko lens with its big brother, the Panasonic Leica D Summilux 25mm f/1.4 lens.

Read the full tests of the Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm f2.8 lens here.
The tests done by DIWA Labs are very technical so you need to read their test guide to understand the test results.

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