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Month: June, 2010

Epson Stylus SX215 All-in-One AIO printer test / review by Trusted Reviews

29 June, 2010 (20:40) | Epson, Printer, Review | By: Camera News

Epson Stylus SX215
Epson Stylus SX215

Trusted Reviews has tested a budget All-in-One printer from Epson called Epson Stylus SX215. Epson claims that the SX215 can print up to 32 pages per minute in monochrome so let us hear what the reviewer thinks about this budget printer.

Some key features for the Epson Stylus SX215 printer:
-Print speeds up to 32 ppm in black and 15 in color
-Individual ink cartridges
-3.8cm LCD Viewer
-Memory card slot
-Epson Easy Photo Print

Trusted Reviews ends giving the Epson Stylus SX215 a pretty good review with an overall score of 7 out of 10 points. The Epson printer scores highest on features, a little lower on value for your money and print quality while scoring lowest on print speeds. The reviewer finds the SX215 to be good on many levels especially when you look at the price tag, the LCD screen and excellent photo print quality, but it has some shortcomings like slow print speeds, expensive ink and the black text could have been printed better.
Read the full review of the Epson Stylus SX215 All-in-One AIO printer here.

Sanyo announces Sanyo VPC-E1403 digital camera records videos at rate of 30fps

29 June, 2010 (19:32) | Compact Camera, Sanyo | By: Camera News

Sanyo VPC-E1403
Sanyo VPC-E1403

Sanyo has announced a new digital camera called Sanyo VPC-E1403. The Sanyo camera features 14 megapixels which should be enough for most photographers. The camera also has a large 3″ LCD screen, 3x optical zoom in addition to HD video.

Some key features for the Sanyo VPC-E1403:
-14 megapixel image sensor
-3″ LCD screen
-3x optical zoom lens
-Records videos at 30 fps
-High definition video at 720p
-Blink detection
-Metal housing
-Three year warranty

The Sanyo VPC-E1403 will be on the market in June 2010 and cost about €129.

Press release:
Classic and refined: the new E1403 digital camera from SANYO

A host of functions offering optimum value for money

Munich, 28 June 2010——The new VPC-E1403 digital camera from SANYO exudes pure style in its shimmering metal housing. Its slim and compact dimensions (99 x 56.8 x 18.8 mm) mean it is always close at hand to capture those magic moments. The 14-megapixel resolution ensures every detail is caught to precision. The E1403 also cuts a fine figure when filming, recording videos in high definition at 720p, while the large 3 inch TFT LC colour display is ideal for reviewing images.

Refinement in detail
The E1403 from SANYO takes pictures in loving detail at resolutions of up to 14 megapixels. The compact camera also features an HD video function to record films in 720p (1,280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps). Plus, the 3x optical zoom brings even distant objects crystal-clear to the 3 inch TFT LC colour display. A host of macros with preset parameters for landscapes, sports or fireworks ensure that whatever the theme, it appears in its true light. Smile and blink recognition are included for perfect portraits. That’s because the E1403 recognises smiling faces itself and takes the snap automatically, without you having to press the release. If someone blinks when the shutter closes, the photographer is alerted by the blink recognition and can take another shot. The digital image stabiliser cancels out blurs, and the high light sensitivity of ISO 6400 means the E1403 can overcome unfavourable lighting conditions.

Equipped for photo odysseys
The cameras saves your work to an SD or SDHC card and the high-capacity lithium-ion battery inside the E1403 supplies enough power for up to 180 pictures. It is easily connected to a computer with a USB cable and with an AV cable, you can even view your favourite memories on your television too.

Pricing, availability and warranty
The manufacturer’s recommended retail price (incl. VAT) for the E1403 is €129. The digital camera in silver (VPC-E1403EX) is on sale as of June. SANYO offers a three-year guarantee on its cameras.

Key technical data at a glance

– 14 megapixel stills
– High-definition video clips in 720p (1,280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps)
– 3x optical zoom
– 3 inch TFT LC colour display
– up to ISO 6400
– Digital image stabiliser
– Data storage on SD card, compatible with SDHC cards
– USB and AV ports
– Power supply: Lithium-ion battery
– Weight: 105 g (without battery)
– Dimensions: 99 x 56.8 x 18.8 mm (WxHxD)
– Metal housing
– Compatible with Windows 7

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM telephoto zoom lens test / review by SLR Gear

22 June, 2010 (09:31) | Canon, Lens, Review | By: Camera News

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM

SLR Gear has reviewed a top class from Canon. The lens is called Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM and is telephoto zoom lens with a zoom range of 70-200mm on Full Frame DSLR cameras at a constant f/2.8. The lens is a part of L-series made by Canon.

Some key features for the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM:
-70-200mm on Full Frame DLSR camera bodies
-112-320mm on APS-C sensor cameras
-Constant ƒ/2.8 aperture across all focal lengths
-Minimum focusing distance (1.2 meters
-Optical image stabilization

SLR Gear ends up giving the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM a very good review. The reviewer actually cannot find any errors with this lens so if you are thinking about getting this Canon lens you should probably go for it. The price tag is of course very high for such a great lens so you might consider if you need image stabilization or not as the version without image stabilization is less expensive.
Read the full review of the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM telephoto zoom lens here.

Samsung ST70 / TL110 test / review by Photography Blog – ultra-thin compact digital camera

21 June, 2010 (12:55) | Compact Camera, Review, Samsung | By: Camera News

Samsung ST70 / TL110
Samsung ST70 / TL110

Samsung has reviewed a new ultra-thin digital camera from Samsung. The camera is called Samsung ST70 (Samsung TL110 in some markets) and features over 14 megapixels and 5x wideangle zoom in addition to be able to record HD video.

Some key features for the Samsung ST70 / TL110:
-14.2 megapixel image sensor
-5x optical zoom lens (27-135mm)
-2.7″ LCD screen
-Able to record 720p HD video
-Dual Image Stabilization
-Uses SD and SDHC memory cards

Photography Blog ends up giving the Samsung ST70 / TL110 a “Recommended” rating with an overall score of 4 out of 5 stars. The Samsung camera scores highest on value for your hard earned money and a little lower on design, features, image quality and ease of use. The ST70 is a very stylish camera with a slim design that will easily fit in your pocket. At the same time it is priced pretty low and you get tons of megapixels
Read the full review of the Samsung ST70 / TL110 digital camera here.

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