Digital Camera News and Reviews

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Month: January, 2011

Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD digital camera with 18x zoom test / review by Photography Blog

25 January, 2011 (15:09) | Compact Camera, Fujifilm, Review | By: Camera News

Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD
Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD

Photography Blog has reviewed a superzoom camera from Fujifilm called Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD. The S2800HD has a nice zoom range that starts at 28mm and ends at 504mm. In addition it has 14 megapixels and a large 3″ LCD screen.

Some key features for the Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD:
-14 megapixel image sensor
-18x optical zoom lens (28-504mm)
-Dual Image Stabilization
-3″ LCD screen
-Records 720p HD video
-Mini HDMI Port
-Panorama Shooting mode

Photography Blog ends up giving the Fujifilm S2800HD a “Recommended” rating with an overall score of 4 out of 5 possible stars. The digital camera scores highest on value for your money, almost as high on design, features and ease of use while it scores lower on image quality. The camera might have a look like a DSLR camera, but you will not get images out of this one of DSLR-quality. On the positive side the camera has a lot of features and it does come at a low price compared to other superzoom cameras.
Read the full review of the Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD here.

HP Deskjet 1000 printer test / review by Trusted Reviews

25 January, 2011 (10:27) | HP, Printer, Review | By: Camera News

HP Deskjet 1000
HP Deskjet 1000

Trusted Reviews has tested an inkjet printer from HP that comes with a very low price tag. The printer is called HP Deskjet 1000 and at the moment it sells for about £30, but it able to make good prints?

Some key features for the HP Deskjet 1000:
-Print speeds up to 16 pages per minute in black and 12 pages per minute in color
-Print resolution up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
-60 sheet input tray
-USB 2 connectivity
-ENERGY STAR® qualified printer

Trusted Reviews ends up giving the HP printer a very good review with an overall score of 9 out of 10 possible points and a “Trusted Reviews Recommended” award. The printer scores highest on value where it gets a perfect score, a little lower on print quality and print speeds while it scores lowest on features. The best thing with the Deskjet 1000 is its very low price. In addition it is able to make good prints and the speeds are not that bad. If you are on a tight budget and needs an acceptable printer this might be your choice.
Read the full review of the HP Deskjet 1000 printer here.

Samsung launces Samsung ST95, ST90 and ST65 compact cameras with 5x zoom

20 January, 2011 (15:36) | Compact Camera, Samsung | By: Camera News

Samsung ST65
Samsung ST65

Samsung has announced three new compact digital cameras called Samsung ST95, ST90 and ST65. The compact cameras all feature a stylish and slim design in addition to a 5x optical zoom lens. The Samsung ST65 and ST90 contains 14 megapixels while the ST 95 packs a bit more with 16 megapixels.

All three Samsung cameras will be available in February 2011 and cost about $199.99, $149.99 and $129.99.

Press release:
Samsung Delivers Stylish Design and Enhanced Performance Through the New ST95, ST90 and ST65

Slim-line design and high-quality performance for those passionate about photography

SEOUL, Korea – January 19, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the ST95, ST90 and ST65, the latest additions to its ultra-slim, stylish design range, delivering the perfect balance between style and functionality. The latest launches reinforce Samsung’s ambition to produce high performing, fashionable and portable models for all customers, which still maintain a premium and high quality feature set to guarantee great images.

The ST95, ST90 and ST65 boast impressive performance features within their ultra-slim line design. With each device measuring 16.5mm (ST90) or 17mm (ST95 and ST65), the new cameras ensure users have the most sleek and stylish compact cameras on the market to match their personal style. The compact design of each model has been specifically developed to improve the overall usability and function of the cameras. The ST95, ST90 and ST65 also offer a variety of fashion leading color options. All three cameras can effortlessly slip into any jacket pocket for added portability, so it’s ready to go whenever you need to capture that perfect picture.

The compact models incorporate leading features to maximize performance in any situation, delivering high image quality. These features include a 26mm wide lens on the ST95 and ST90, and a 27mm wide lens on the ST65 plus a 5x optical zoom lens, to ensure users can capture every detail within the frame while delivering a deeper image perspective. The camera range also boasts 16 megapixels for the ST95 and 14 megapixels for the ST90 and ST65, delivering sharp, crisp and highly detailed photographs in any environment. Whether the user wants to capture the perfect shot of friends or the latest scenic setting from their hotel window, the intelligent Smart Auto system chooses from 16 different landscape and portrait modes (15 modes on the ST65) to automatically select the appropriate settings allowing you to capture the perfect image.

“Today’s launch reinforces Samsung’s ability to balance our consumers’ needs for style and design while still maintaining high performing innovative features,” said Mr. Hyunho Chung, Executive Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics. “We know that our customers are passionate about compact and sleek design and following the global success of the ST60 and ST70, we have upgraded and streamlined the optical performance within the slim-line outer body to meet these demanding requirements. The design has been carefully considered to ensure it meets the requirements and usability needs of our customers for the best camera experience.”

HD Movie Recording with enhanced Smart Touch 3.0 User Interface for advanced capturing
All three cameras include 720p HD Movie recording, and the ST95 also supports H.264 codec, providing up to 2-4 times longer recording capabilities compared to conventional models with MPEG-4 OR MJPEG. Capturing high quality video to share and enjoy with friends is a must-have function, and the latest ST range makes sure people can effortlessly capture and create through the HD shooting and HD playback movie functions. The ST95 also reaches new levels of interaction with the consumer, through newly developed Smart Touch 3.0 User Interface which works on the 3.0” wide multi-purpose LCD touch screen, so users can quickly access, manage and use key features like they would on a modern day Smart phone.

Smart Feature Technology for intuitive and easy to use capturing
To reach the high-performing standards required by today’s passionate camera users, the ST range also boasts Smart Filter and Smart Album functions. The Smart Filter delivers a high-performing artistic edge to both still shots and videos through the miniaturizing effect, compositional contrast with a Vignetting filter and the Fish-eye setting to provide a cool, unique and stylized finish. For all those photos of friends, birthday parties and celebrations with loved ones, the Smart Album automatically organizes photos by type, date and even by face recognition, so you can always find your best friend amongst your favorite photos for added ease of use.

ST95 / ST90 / ST65

Image Sensor
16M 1/2.3” / 14M 1/2.3” / 14M 1/2.3”

26mm Wide 5X Zoom Lens / 26mm Wide 5X Zoom Lens / 27mm Wide 5XZoom Lens

91.9X53.1X17.0mm / 91.8×53.8×16.5mm / 92.4×55.6×17.0mm

Additional features – ST95
3.0” W TSP with Smart Touch 3.0
Smart Auto 2.0
Smart Filter 2.0
HD Movie(H.264)
Built-in PC S/W

Additional features – ST90
Smart Auto 2.0
Smart Button
Smart Filter 2.0
HD Movie
Built-in PC S/W

Additional features – ST65
High Sensitivity 3200
Smart Auto
Smart Filter
Smart Album
HD Movie

$199.99 / $149.99 / $129.99

Canon Selphy CP800 compact photo printer test / review by Printer Comparison

20 January, 2011 (14:35) | Canon, Printer, Review | By: Camera News

Canon Selphy CP800
Canon Selphy CP800

Printer Comparison has tested a compact photo printer from Canon called Canon Selphy CP800. The photo printer has a large tilt-up LCD screen and is able to print photos fast as one in 47 seconds.

Some key features for the Canon Selphy CP800 printer:
-Print resolution 300 x 300 dpi
-Prints 4×6 photos in as fast as 47 seconds
-Built-in 2.5″ tilt-up LCD screen
-Built-in card reader

Printer Comparison ends up giving the the CP800 an overall rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 possible. On the positive side the reviewer find the printer to make photos of very good quality, it has a very compact design and it comes at a low price. On the negative side there are issues such as high cost per print and uses a card sized paper tray separate. If you are looking for a dedicated photo printer with a compact desing the CP800 might be your choice.
Read the full review of the Canon Selphy CP800 compact photo printer here.

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