Digital Camera News and Reviews

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Month: May, 2009

Olympus E-450 test / review by Photography Blog – small DSLR camera

28 May, 2009 (10:07) | DSLR, Olympus, Review | By: Camera News

Olympus E-450
Olympus E-450

Photography Blog has reviewed the Olympus E-450 DSLR camera. This Olympus camera is a slightly improved version of the Olympus E-420 and it is one of smallest DSLR cameras on the marked.

Some key features for the Olympus E-450:
-3 art filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus and Pin Hole)
-TruePic III+ processor
-improved continuous shooting buffer (8 RAW-files instead of 6)
-improved bulb mode to 30 minutes
-better LCD screen

Photography Blog ends up giving the Olympus E-450 a “Recommended” rating as you get a lot of features in this entry-level camera. The camera delivers pictures of high quality, but lacks a few things like image stabilization and video mode. Overall this DSLR camera from Olympus seems great if you are looking for a compact camera.
Read the full review of the Olympus E-450 DSLR camera here.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM L II Full Frame lens test / review by Photozone

26 May, 2009 (18:50) | Canon, Lens, Review | By: Camera News

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM L II
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM L II

Photozone has reviewed the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM L II lens on a full frame DSLR camera body. This lens is quite interesting with its wide focal length and constant f/2.8 aperture. It is targeted at the professional with its hefty price tag.

Photozone ends up giving the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM L II lens a pretty good review, but it has some shortcomings. You do not get top results when the lens is used wide open and there is some vignetting at the widest settings on a full frame camera. Overall this seems like a good lens, but it could be better..
Read the full review of the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM L II lens here.

Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM APO RF Bigma lens test / review by SLR Gear

26 May, 2009 (13:59) | Lens, Review, Sigma | By: Camera News

Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM APO RF
Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3

SLR Gear has tested the Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM APO RF lens (also known as Bigma). This lens has an impressive zoom range that fit the needs of birders and wildlife photographers so it is interesting to see how the picture quality is at the long end of the zoom. The Sigma 50-500mm is available for many different camera mounts including Canon, Nikon, Four-Thirds, Sigma, Pentax and Sony.

SLR Gear gives the Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM APO RF lens an ok review as the lens is not the sharpest lens they have ever tested, but what can you expect with such a big zoom range. At some focal ranges and apertures you can get pretty good results. Chromatic aberrations and distortion is also well controlled.
Overall this ultrazoom lens from Sigma seems interesting if you need a big zoom range for birding and wildlife photography.
Read the full review of the Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM APO RF lens here.

Samsung WB500 digital camera review / test by Buy-n-Shoot – 10x Schneider-Kreuznach optical zoom lens

26 May, 2009 (10:22) | Compact Camera, Review, Samsung | By: Camera News

Samsung WB500
Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

Buy-n-Shoot has reviewed the Samsung WB500 digital compact camera that features a 10x optical zoom lens and 10 megapixel image sensor.

Some key features for the Samsung WB500:
-10x optical zoom lens from Schneider-Kreuznach (24-240mm)
-10 megapixel sensor
-2.7″ LCD screen
-Dual Image Stabilisation
-Perfect Portrait System
-HD video recording ability

Buy-n-Shoot ends up giving the Samsung WB500 a “Gold Medal” review as the reviewer seem to like the camera quite a bit. It might not be the slimmest and most beautiful camera on the marked, but it is packed with good technology. The Samsung contains a very good 10x zoom lens that should suit most needs. Of course no camera is perfect and as most cameras in this price class it suffers from some noise at higher ISO levels.
Read the full review of the Samsung WB500 camera here.

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