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Month: July, 2009

Dell 2145cn Multifunction Color Laser Printer test / review by Trusted Reviews

7 July, 2009 (13:41) | Dell, Printer, Review | By: Camera News

Dell 2145cn printer
Dell 2145cn

Trusted Reviews has reviewed the Dell 2145cn multifunction color laser printer. This printer is able to print, copy, scan and fax.

Some key features for the Dell 2145cn printer:
-Able to print, copy, scan and fax
-Print from USB port
-Duplex mode for printing and scanning
-Print speed: 20 pages per minute both in color and black

Trusted Reviews ends up giving the Dell 2145cn multifunction color laser printer a good review with scoring 8 out of 10 overall points. The printer scores best on features and value while it scores a little lower on print quality and print speeds.
Read the full review of the Dell 2145cn printer here.

Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 waterproof digital camera test / review by Digital Camera Review

6 July, 2009 (22:24) | Compact Camera, Olympus, Review | By: Camera News

Olympus Stylus Tough-6000
Olympus Stylus Tough-6000

Digital Camera Review has reviewed the rough Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 compact digital camera from Olympus. This waterproof camera is a bit cheaper than other waterproof models on the marked.

Some key features for the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000:
-10 megapixel sensor
-Waterproof down to 3 meter
-Can handle drops from 1.5 meter
-3.6x wide optical zoom (28-102mm)

Digital Camera Review ends up giving the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 an ok review as it is indeed a very tough camera that is able to take pictures in rough conditions. But there are a few shortcomings like poor autofocus in dim light, noise at higher ISO levels and slow flash recycle time. Overall the Tough-6000 seems like a nice camera if you often need to use a camera in rough conditions.
Read the full review of the Olympus Stylus Tough-6000 camera here.

AgfaPhoto announces AgfaPhoto DC-600uw compact camera – waterproof down to a depth of 10 metres

4 July, 2009 (10:09) | AgfaPhoto, Compact Camera | By: Camera News

AgfaPhoto DC-600uw
AgfaPhoto DC-600uw

AgfaPhoto has announced a new rugged compact digital camera. The camera is called AgfaPhoto DC-600uw and is waterproof down to 10 meters. It is also protected against dirt and dust so it should be a good camera for people doing a lot of outdoor photography where the conditions are rough.

Some key features for the AgfaPhoto DC-600uw:
-Waterproof down to 10 meters
-withstands pressure up to two bar (29psi)
-Protection against dust and dirt
-6 megapixel image sensor
-2.4″ LCD screen
-Face Tracking
-Video recording

The AgfaPhoto DC-600uw will be available in July 2009 and cost about €150.

Press release:
AgfaPhoto digital cameras go for a swim

Uhingen, Germany, June 29th; 2009. AgfaPhoto presents the AgfaPhoto DC-600uw, its new underwater and outdoor camera. The AgfaPhoto DC-600uw digital camera can withstand pressures of up to two bar, and is water-resistant at depths of up to 10 meters. The new DC-600uw takes videos with sound in YouTube format, which can then be immediately uploaded to any compatible online platform. The AgfaPhoto DC-600uw can now be purchased for 149 euros (manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including value added tax).

Refined technology, with an aquatic look
Using the AgfaPhoto DC-600uw is incredibly easy, even when snorkeling and diving. The unique red quick selection button allows for quick change from land mode to underwater mode, while the 2.4 inch display helps select what to shoot.

The camera’s face tracking function automatically recognizes faces, and brings them into clear focus. With its easily distinguished glowing blue color, five-times (5X) digital zoom, six megapixel resolution, high degree of light sensitivity up to ISO 1600, and support for the most common scene modes, the new AgfaPhoto DC-600uw is the right choice for any summer vacation.

A strong partner on land too
The AgfaPhoto DC-600uw is also ready for any outdoor adventure. Whether mountain biking or playing volleyball at the beach – the camera’s robust construction protects it if accidentally dropped, and also protects it against dust and dirt. The AgfaPhoto DC-600uw weighs 131 grams, and fits easily into almost any pocket or bag.

Included with the AgfaPhoto DC-600uw is a carrying case, a carry strap, a USB cable and video cable, two AA batteries, an instruction manual, and a software CD-ROM. Additional color variants will be available in July 2009.

The AgfaPhoto brand:
AgfaPhoto is the world-renowned brand for Consumer Imaging Products. Right from the start, AgfaPhoto has stood for quality and smart solutions in the Consumer Imaging sector. The operation of the products is childsplay and this enables everyone to enjoy successful pictures with AgfaPhoto. AgfaPhoto is the personal companion that enables consumers to experience the world of images in all their exciting facets more intensely and convert those special moments in life into permanent memories for sharing. These are the claims and assurances of the AgfaPhoto brand. Under this brand promise, AgfaPhoto offers attractive Consumer Imaging products such as digital cameras, single-use cameras, digital picture frames, storage media, films and batteries.
AGFAPHOTO is used under license of Agfa-Gevaert NV & Co.KG or Agfa-Gevaert NV.

The companies:
AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH is the exclusive licence holder for the AgfaPhoto brand of Agfa-Gevaert NV & Co. KG or Agfa-Gevaert NV. Sublicences for the individual products and product groups are granted to qualified manufacturers by AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH, who assume responsibility for the production and sales of the product which bears the highly-renowned AgfaPhoto brand name. The sublicence for the digital cameras of AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH was assigned to the manufacturer plawa.

plawa-feinwerktechnik GmbH & Co. KG is the manufacturer and designer of AgfaPhoto cameras. plawa was founded in 1969 and expanded rapidly as a specialist in slide frames and film rolls and succeeded in becoming a leader on the German market. In the year 2000, it entered the sphere of digital photography. Today the company distributes AgfaPhoto digital cameras and digital video products. The plawa portfolio includes trendy products ranging from digital music, portable TV to video. plawa supplies both stock and campaignrelated products to megastores, photo resellers and supermarkets. plawa is member of CIPA – Camera & Imaging Product Association of Japan (

Dpreview tests / reviews waterproof underwater cameras – Canon PowerShot D10 wins

3 July, 2009 (20:57) | Canon, Compact Camera, Fujifilm, Olympus, Pentax | By: Camera News

Canon PowerShot D10
Canon PowerShot D10

Dpreview has tested five different compact cameras that are waterproof and can be used under water. The cameras tested are Canon PowerShot D10, Fuji FinePix Z33WP, Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 (known as mju Tough 8000 in Europe), Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 (known as mju Tough 6000 in Europe) and Pentax Optio W60.

As image quality is really the most important factor when it comes to cameras Dpreview think that the Canon PowerShot D10 and Pentax Optio W60 are the best choices.
The Canon PowerShot D10 even gets a highly recommended rating from Dpreview as the camera produces the best pictures and has the best features.

Read the full test of waterproof cameras here.

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