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Month: April, 2010

Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD test / review by Photography Blog – cheap superzoom

27 April, 2010 (17:32) | Compact Camera, Fujifilm, Review | By: Camera News

Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD
Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

Photography Blog has tested the Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD digital camera. This superzoom camera from Fujifilm comes with 18x zoom lens and is one of the cheapest superzoom cameras on the market.

Some key features for the Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD:
-12 megapixel image sensor
-18x optical zoom lens (28-504mm)
-Dual image stabilization
-3″ LCD screen
-High-definition 720p video recording at 30fps
-HDMI port
-Uses SD/SDHC memory cards

Photography Blog ends up giving the Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD a “Recommended” rating with an overall score of 4 out of 5 stars. The S2500HD scores highest on features and value for your money while scoring a little lower on image quality, design and ease of use. If you are on a budget and want a superzoom the Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD seems like a choice that you really should consider if you can live with the minor shortcomings.
Read the full review of the Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD digital camera here.

Samsung PL150 / Samsung TL210 digital camera test / review by Buy n Shoot

27 April, 2010 (07:43) | Compact Camera, Review, Samsung | By: Camera News

Samsung PL150 / Samsung TL210
Samsung PL150 / Samsung TL210

Buy n Shoot has reviewed the Samsung PL150 (known as Samsung TL210 in some markets) digital camera. This camera from Samsung has over 12 megapixels and feature a front LCD screen that makes it easier to take self-shots which are very popular on social media websites like Flickr and Facebook.

Some key features for the Samsung PL150 / Samsung TL210:
-12.4 megapixel image sensor
-5x optical zoom lens (27-135mm)
-Image stabilization
-720p HD video
-3″ rear touchscreen
-1.5″ Front LCD screen

Buy n Shoot ends up giving the Samsung PL150 / Samsung TL210 a “Gold Medal” rating. The camera scores highest on view finder / LCD screen, almost top score on functionality and value for your money while scoring a bit lower on lens quality, image quality and design. Overall the PL150 seems like a fun camera especially if you want to upload pictures to the net and do not the best image quality on the planet.
Read the full review of the Samsung PL150 / Samsung TL210 digital camera here.

Leica launches Leica V-LUX 20 digital camera with geotagging

22 April, 2010 (13:41) | Compact Camera, Leica | By: Camera News

Leica V-LUX 20
Leica V-LUX 20

Leica has announced a new compact camera. The camera is called Leica V-LUX 20 and seems to be a rebranded version of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 digital camera, but the Leica comes with a higher price tag. The Leica V-LUX 20 comes with 12 megapixels and 12x optical zoom.

Some key features for the Leica V-LUX 20:
-12.1 megapixel image sensor
-12x optical zoom lens (25-300mm)
-3″ LCD screen
-ISO sensitivity from 80 to 6400
-Able to record HD videos
-Uses SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards

The Leica V-LUX 20 digital camera will be available in April 2010 and cost about £495.

Press release:
Capture the world with the LEICA V-LUX 20: high-performance compact digital camera with super-zoom and GPS tagging

20 April 2010: Leica Camera AG has announced the LEICA V-LUX 20, a 12.1 effective megapixel digital compact camera with a powerful 12x optical zoom lens and built-in GPS tagging*, making it ideal for recording special memories when travelling – wherever you are in the world.

The integrated, high-performance LEICA DC-VARIO-ELMAR 4.1-49.2mm f/3.3-4.9 ASPH. zoom lens with a focal range of 25-300mm (35mm equivalent) means the V-Lux 20 is perfect for any photographic situation. Whether shooting expansive landscapes, detailed close-ups or shots of distant subjects using the super-telephoto setting, the V-Lux 20 captures them all in breath-taking quality.

The V-Lux 20 is the first Leica camera to feature GPS tagging. For anyone travelling regularly – whether on exotic safaris, family beach holidays or even those important business trips – this innovative feature allows photographers to record the exact geographical co-ordinates of their location (in the Exif data of each photo) automatically, as well as the local time for every shot, ensuring the user always has a useful and accurate record of their trip. In addition, the V-Lux 20 can display the names of interesting sightseeing locations from a total of 500,000 ‘points of interest’ across 73 countries.

The built-in GPS feature also makes archiving and organising photos quick and easy, during or after a trip. Furthermore, for photographers posting images on social networks, image portals or map sites such as Google Maps or Google Earth, the data automatically reveals exactly when and where the photos were taken.*

For those who want to make movies as well as still images, the LEICA V-LUX 20 enables movie recording in HD quality. Its intelligent automatic features, such as face recognition, automatic scene modes and smart exposure, are all available in movie mode, together with the camera’s zoom functions.

The V-Lux 20’s generous three inch LCD display has a diagonal of 7.5cm and a resolution of 460,000 pixels, and offers an extremely bright, sharp view for precise composition and framing of shots, as well as accurate quality control for captured shots in playback mode.

Beautifully styled in a matt black finish, the V-Lux 20 has been designed with simple, ergonomic controls and user-friendly menus, and offers fully automatic functions for those who prefer to ‘point and shoot’. It also provides a complete range of manual shutter speed and aperture settings for more creative freedom and image control. In addition, the integrated image stabilisation assists the photographer by reducing the chance of blurred pictures, whether due to camera shake or difficult lighting conditions. The compact dimensions and light weight of the camera also make it easy to pack into a bag or rucksack, or simply carry in a pocket, so users can ensure the LEICA V-LUX 20 is with them on every trip.

Full technical specifications at:

Accessories and software

The LEICA V-LUX 20 includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 for quick and easy image editing. A high quality brown leather case for the camera is available as an optional accessory from authorised Leica dealers.

Pricing and availability

The LEICA V-LUX 20 will be available in the UK from May 2010 from authorised Leica dealers including the Leica Store Mayfair:, tel: 020 7629 1351. A full list of authorised Leica dealers is available at The suggested retail price of the LEICA V-LUX 20 is £495. The optional brown leather case has an SRP of £70.

* GPS tagging may not function in China and neighbouring regions. Strength of satellite signal reception depends on location, and when restricted, positioning data may be recorded inaccurately or not at all.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 test / review by Photography Blog – the smallest Micro Four Thirds camera with eye level viewfinder

22 April, 2010 (13:24) | Micro Four-Thirds, Panasonic, Review | By: Camera News

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Photography Blog has reviewed a new Micro Four Thirds digital camera from Panasonic. The camera is called Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 and is the smallest with an eye level viewfinder.

Some key features for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10:
-12.1 megapixel image sensor
-Electronic viewfinder
-720p HD video recording
-3″ LCD screen
-Live View
-ISO sensitivity from 100 to 6400
-Uses SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards
-Pop-up flash and hot shoe

Photography Blog ends up giving the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 a “Recommended” rating with 4 out of 5 stars. The G10 scores highest on image quality and ease of use while scoring a little lower on design, features and value for your hard earned money. The G10 seems like a very good camera that I’m considering buying, but the Samsung NX10 is a strong competitor at a lower price. It will be very interesting to see how the market will react to all the new systems being released.
Read the full review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Micro Four Thirds camera here.

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