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Category: DSLR

Canon EOS Rebel T2i / Canon EOS 550D test / review by CNET UK

21 March, 2010 (19:58) | Canon, DSLR, Review | By: Camera News

Canon EOS Rebel T2i / Canon EOS 550D
Canon EOS Rebel T2i / Canon EOS 550D

CNET UK has tested the Canon EOS Rebel T2i (also known as Canon EOS 550D) DSLR camera. This entry level DSLR from Canon can sport an impressive 18 megapixels, a large LCD screen and ability to record HD movies. It is interesting to see what the quality is on pictures produced from such a massive sensor.

Some key features for the Canon EOS Rebel T2i / Canon EOS 550D:
-18 megapixel image sensor
-3″ LCD screen
-ISO sensitivity 100-12800
-Records full HD movies, 1920 x 1080
-Supports SDXC memory cards
-Size 129 x 97 x 62 mm
-Weighs 530 g

CNET UK ends up giving the Canon EOS 550D a very good rating with an overall score of 8.8 points out of 10. The reviewer really likes the HD movie mode and ISO performance is excellent. The Canon camera also has a great design and menu system. There are not many negative points with the 550D, but the detail in the pictures could be better and the kit lens is not all that good. It seems like Canon has produced another winner camera with the 550D/Rebel T2i, but quality comes with a bit high price tag.
Read the full review of the Canon EOS Rebel T2i / Canon EOS 550D DSLR camera here.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 camera test / review by Camera Labs

6 January, 2010 (23:27) | DSLR, Review, Sony | By: Camera News

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Camera Labs has reviewed the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 digital camera. This DSLR from Sony features 14.2 megapixels and large 3″ LCD screen that have high resolution.

Some key features for the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550:
-14.2 megapixel image sensor
-7 frames per second
-ISO sensitivity 200 to 12800
-3.0″ LCD screen with 920k resolution
-Live View
-Uses Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC memory cards

Camera Labs ends up giving the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 a “Recommended” 84% rating. The camera scores highest on specification and handling while scoring lower on build quality. The reviewer likes the camera and find it to have many useful features, but it misses a few like movie mode and depth-of-field preview to get a top score.
Read the full review of the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 camera here.

Olympus E-600 DSLR camera test / review by Photography Blog

29 December, 2009 (18:39) | DSLR, Olympus, Review | By: Camera News

Olympus E-600
Olympus E-600

Photography Blog has tested the Olympus E-600 DSLR camera. This DSLR from Olympus feature 12.3 megapixels in a small camera body. Let us hear what the reviewer thinks about the latest Four Thirds format camera made by Olympus.

Some key features for the Olympus E-600:
-12.3 megapixel sensor
-475 g Weight
-4 fps continuous shooting
-2.7″ LCD screen
-ISO sensitivity 100-3200

Photography Blog ens up giving the Olympus E-600 a “Highly Recommended” 4.5 out of 5 stars rating. The camera scores highest on value, image quality and design while scoring a bit lower on features and ease of use. The E-600 seems to be almost as good as its bigger brother, the Olympus E-620, but lacks a few features that give the camera a lower price tag. Overall the E-600 seems like a very nice budget DSLR.
Read the full review of the Olympus E-600 camera here.

Pentax K-x test / review by Photography Blog – Budget DSLR camera

9 November, 2009 (09:44) | DSLR, Pentax, Review | By: Camera News

Pentax K-x
Pentax K-x

Photography Blog has tested a new DSLR camera from Pentax, the Pentax K-x. This DSLR is targeted at the entry-level marked, but has a lot of nice features.

Some key features for the Pentax K-x:
-12.4 megapixel image sensor
-2.7″ LCD screen
-HD video mode, 720p at 24fps
-ISO sensitivity 100-12800
-Live View
-Face detection
-4.7 fps
-11 point autofocus system

Photography Blog ends up giving the Pentax K-x an “Essential” 5 out 5 stars rating. The reviewer gives the Pentax camera such a nice review because the camera has many great features and the camera body is small. In addition it is able to produce pictures of good quality and the addition of HD movie is a winner too. It seems like Pentax has produced a quality camera with the K-x DSLR. It remains to be seen how the marked responds to this nice camera.
Read the full review of the Pentax K-x DSLR camera here.

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