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Canon PowerShot S95 test / review by Digital Camera Resource Page

20 December, 2010 (10:40) | Canon, Compact Camera, Review, Uncategorized | By: Camera News

Canon PowerShot S95
Canon PowerShot S95

Digital Camera Resource Page has reviewed a digital camera from Canon. The camera is called Canon PowerShot S95 and is pretty similar to a previous model from Canon, the S90.

Some key features for the Canon PowerShot S95:
-10 megapixel image sensor
-3.8x optical zoom lens (F2.0-4.9, 28 – 105 mm)
-Optical image stabilization
-3″ LCD screen
-720p HD video in stereo sound
-HDMI output
-Uses SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards

The review website ends up giving the S95 a very good review and calls it one of the best compact cameras on the market. On the positive side the reviewer likes the excellent image quality, the fast and useful zoom lens, the optical image stabilization works great and its LCD screen is large and bright. There are some negative points like with all cameras and they include a poor redeye function, choppy videos under some conditions, poor battery life and no optical viewfinder. If you can live with these minor annoyances and want a compact in the top class the PowerShot S95 might be your choice.
Read the full review of the Canon PowerShot S95 digital camera here.

Rollei announces Rollei Flexipod 100

19 December, 2010 (13:58) | Uncategorized | By: Camera News

Rollei Flexipod 100
Rollei Flexipod 100

Rollei has announced a new flexible tripod called Rollei Flexipod 100. This tripod has rubber legs so it does not slip and rubber limbs can be rotated 360°. The Rollei weighs a little over 100 g and measures 200 x 40 x 40 mm which should make it easy to bring along on photo trips. It is advised that the tripod can be used with camcorders and still cameras up to 800 g.

The Flexipod 100 will come in several colors including pink, blue, red, green and grey and be released on the market in January 2011 for about €15.

Press release:
A tripod for every occasion: Flexipod 100

Hamburg, 2 December 2010

The new Flexipod 100 from Rollei presents an extremely flexible camera tripod, which can be used pretty much everywhere, as its flexible, rubber feet adapt to any surface perfectly.

Bothersome readjustments of the tripod are therefore a thing of the past! No matter where you want to position it, on soft ground or uneven surfaces for example, the slender rubber tripod can be positioned securely anywhere thanks to its rubber limbs that can be bent and rotated through 360°. It can even be attached to a door handle! The rubber-tipped support feet ensure that the tripod doesn’t slip when placed on horizontal surfaces, making it ideal for use outdoors.

The Flexipod 100 is especially suitable for nighttime and time-lapse shots, as well as family portraits using a self-timer function in your own living room. Portrait, landscape and macro shots are also a cinch thanks to the small clamp mounts, which can even be used to attach the tripod to a tree. Its compact size of 200 x 40 x 40 mm and a weight of just 102 grams also make it easy to transport and stow. The Flexipod 100 is therefore the ideal accessory for holidays, hiking tours and sports events.

Compact cameras and mini camcorders with a weight of up to 800 g can be attached to the quick release plate with a 1/4-inch tripod socket. The Flexipod 100 will be available as of the end of January 2011 in pink, blue, red, green and grey for 14.95 euros (RRP).

Samsung ST5500 / Samsung CL80 digital camera test / review by Photography Blog

7 August, 2010 (14:25) | Uncategorized | By: Camera News

Samsung ST5500 / Samsung CL80
Samsung ST5500 / Samsung CL80

Photography Blog has reviewed a new digital camera from Samsung. The camera is called Samsung ST5500 (or Samsung CL80 in some markets) and has an enormous 3.7″ AMOLED touch-screen combined with 14 megapixels.

Some key features for the Samsung ST5500 / Samsung CL80:
-14.2 megapixel image sensor
-7x optical zoom lens (31-217mm)
-Optical image stabilization
-3.7″ AMOLED touch-screen
-720p HD video
-Wi-Fi connectivity

Photography Blog ends up giving the Samsung ST5500 “Highly Recommended” rating with an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The Samsung camera scores highest on ease of use, design and features while scoring a litter lower on image quality and lowest on value for your money. The reviewer finds the AMOLED screen to be one of the best screens on the market. This combined with many useful features makes the ST5500 to be a very attractive camera. Kudos to Samsung for being an innovative camera makers among many boring compact cameras.
Read the full review of the Samsung ST5500 / Samsung CL80 digital camera here.

Samsung announces Samsung WB5500 digital camera with 26x optical zoom

22 May, 2010 (20:16) | Uncategorized | By: Camera News

Samsung WB5500
Samsung WB5500

Samsung has announced a new superzoom camera called Samsung WB5500. The WB5500 features a zoom lens with 26x optical zoom and 13.8 megapixels. This superzoom camera seems interesting but it remains to be seen what kind of image quality Samsung is able to produce.

Some key features for the Samsung WB5500:
-26x optical zoom lens (26-676mm)
-13.8 megapixel image sensor
-3″ LCD screen
-Sensor shift image stabilization
-0.24″ electronic viewfinder

The Samsung WB5500 digital camera will be released on the European market in May 2010 and cost about €429.

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