Digital Camera News and Reviews

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Month: July, 2009

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 HD waterproof camcorder test / review by Trusted Reviews

8 July, 2009 (11:00) | Camcorder, Review, Sanyo | By: Camera News

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1
Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1

Trusted Reviews has reviewed an exciting (if you to record videos under water) HD camcorder from Sanyo. The camcorder is called Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 and is able to record HD movies down to 3 meters.

Some key features for the Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1:
-Waterproof down to 3 meters
-HD video (720p, 30 fps)
-30x optical zoom (43-1290mm)
-2.5″ LCD screen
-Face Chaser technology
-Uses SD/SDHC memory cards

Trusted Reviews ends up giving the Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 an overall score of 8 out of 10 points. The camcorder scores highest on value, while a little lower on image quality and features. It is able to take pretty nice videos when there are enough good light conditions, but when it gets a bit darker more grain become visible.
Read the full review of the Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 camcorder here.

Canon EOS 500D / Rebel T1i / Kiss X3 test / review by Digital Camera Resource Page

8 July, 2009 (09:08) | Canon, DSLR, Review | By: Camera News

Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 500D, Canon Rebel T1i

Digital Camera Resource Page has reviewed the new DSLR camera from Canon. The camera is called Canon EOS 500D (also known asRebel T1i in North America and Kiss X3 in Japan) and features an impressive 15 megapixels and video recording.

Some key features for the Canon EOS 500D:
-15 megapixel sensor
-1080p HD video recording at 20fps
-3″ LCD screen with 920,000 dot resolution
-ISO sensitivity up to 12800
-HDMI output

Digital Camera Resource Page ends up giving the Canon EOS 500D a good review as the camera is able to take pictures of high quality even at higher ISO levels. The large LCD screen is also great with its high resolution and the camera has a lot of nice features.
The reviewer wasn’t too fond of how the camera felt, but that is very individual. The movie mode is also a bit lacking with only 20fps when you record HD movies and there is no auto focus while recording video (a function the Panasonic GH1 have).
Overall you can’t go wrong by purchasing the 500D, but there are other good competitor cameras on the marked that you also might want to check out.
Read the full review of the Canon EOS 500D DSLR camera here.

Nikon D5000 DSLR HD video tour by Camera Labs

8 July, 2009 (08:52) | DSLR, Nikon, Review | By: Camera News

Nikon D5000
Nikon D5000

Camera Labs has made a video tour in high definition to show us different aspects to the Nikon D5000 DSLR camera. The video shows us the controls and design of the Nikon D5000 in addition to showing us how the Live View works, articulated screen, continuous shooting and HD movies in action.

Some key features for the Nikon D5000:
-12.3 megapixel sensor
-2.7″ 180 degree tilt swivel LCD screen
-720p HD movie with sound
-live view with four auto focus options

You can view the video both in high definition (HD) and lower quality here at the Camera Labs website.

Fuji Fujifilm FinePix Z30 digital camera test / review by Trusted Reviews

7 July, 2009 (14:16) | Compact Camera, Fujifilm, Review | By: Camera News

Fujifilm FinePix Z30
Fujifilm FinePix Z30

Trusted Reviews has reviewed the compact camera Fujifilm FinePix Z30. This digital camera is pretty cheap and ultra compact with a stylish design.

Some key features for the Fujifilm FinePix Z30:
-10 megapixel sensor
-3x optical zoom lens
-2.7″ LCD screen
-Face detection
-50 MB built-in memory
-Supports SD/SDHC memory cards
-Movie function

Trusted Reviews ends up giving the Fujifilm FinePix Z30 a 7 out 10 rating. The camera scores best at build quality while it scores a bit lower on features (it only as automatic modes) and image quality. The auto focus is pretty unreliable and the automatic white balance is a bit off.
Read the full review of the Fujifilm FinePix Z30 camera here.

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