Digital Camera News and Reviews

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Month: April, 2009

Canon EF 35mm f/2 lens test / review for full frame by

22 April, 2009 (10:32) | Canon, Lens, Review | By: Camera News

Canon EF 35mm f/2
Canon EF 35mm f/2

The German testing site has tested the Canon EF 35mm f/2 lens for full frame DSLR cameras (tested on a Canon EOS 5D II camera). This moderately wide lens (on full frame) was designed by Canon in 1990 and is still usable for low light photography.

Photozone ends up giving the Canon EF 35mm f/2 lens a pretty good review. The border quality in pictures is good even at f/2 and there are little chromatic aberrations. The only downsides are a bit of vignetting and poor bokeh.
Seems like a nice prime lens for the Canon system.
Read the full review of the Canon EF 35mm f/2 lens for full frame system here.

Olympus mju Tough 8000 / Stylus Tough 8000 camera review / test by Photographyblog

21 April, 2009 (11:28) | Compact Camera, Olympus, Review | By: Camera News

Olympus Stylus Tough-8000
Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

Photographyblog has reviewed the Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 (known as Olympus mju Tough 8000 in Europe) camera. This camera is waterproof down to 10 meters so it will be interesting if it is able to take good pictures at this depth.

Some key features for the Olympus Stylus Tough 8000:
-Waterproof down to 10 meter
-Shockproof to 2m
-Crushproof to 100kg
-Freezeproof to -10°C (14°F)
-12 megapixel sensor

Photographyblog ends up giving the Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 a 4 out 5 stars rating. The camera has very good features when it comes to toughness and is able to produce pictures of pretty good quality, but not the best.
Overall the Olympus camera seems like a good choice for photographers working under rough conditions.
Read the full review of the Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 camera here.

Casio EXILIM EX-FH20 review by Lets Go Digital

19 April, 2009 (14:29) | Casio, Compact Camera, Review | By: Camera News


Lets Go Digital has reviewed the Casio EXILIM EX-FH20 compact digital camera. This high speed camera is a cheaper cousin of the EX-F1 model also from Casio.

Some key features for the Casio EXILIM EX-FH20:
-9.1 megapixel sensor
-20x optical zoom (26-520mm equivalent)
-3″ LCD screen
-sensor-shift image stabilization
-30fps at a resolution of 8 megapixels and 40fps at 7 megapixels
-high speed movie recording at up to 1,000 fps
-HD movie recording 1280 x 720 pixels, at 30 fps
-ISO sensitivity 100-1600

Lets Go Digital ends up giving the Casio EXILIM EX-FH20 a “Good” 72% rating. The website likes the specifications of the camera but doesn’t give it a top score because there is visible noise at low ISO levels, some chromatic aberrations and low dynamic range.
Nevertheless it will be interesting to see how Casio continue to develop such high speed cameras.
Read the full review of the Casio EXILIM EX-FH20 camera here.

Pentax Optio P70 review / test by Digital Camera Review – light compact camera

19 April, 2009 (10:12) | Compact Camera, Pentax, Review | By: Camera News

Pentax Optio P70
Pentax Optio P70

Digital Camera Review has reviewed the Pentax Optio P70 compact camera. This Pentax camera features a 12 megapixel sensor in a small and light body.

Some key features for the Pentax Optio P70:
-12 megapixel sensor
-4x optical zoom starting at 28mm
-shake reduction
-2.7 LCD screen
-ISO sensitivity up to 6400
-HD video recording

Digital Camera Review ends up giving the Pentax Optio P70 a pretty good review as the camera is able to produce pictures of good quality. The lens quality is high and the camera is good at getting the right exposure.
The only downside is no “true” image stabilization.
Read the full review of the Pentax Optio P70 camera here.

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