Compact Digital Cameras

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Joe Farace Posted: Jul 01, 2006 0 comments

Samsung's Digimax Pro815 features several digital camera firsts, including the world's longest optical zoom lens--and it's a Schneider, too--and the largest LCD preview screen. It's all wrapped up in a Mad Max-design that looks like a digital SLR, except it's not. The Digimax Pro815 is an 8-megapixel fixed lens camera that provides three...

Peter K. Burian Posted: Jun 01, 2006 0 comments

As Canon's media spokesman Chuck Westfall predicted a few months earlier, "In compact cameras, the megapixel race is pretty much over." Well, that race may never be over but there is a lull in the action, at least for the moment. The majority of the latest digicams fall into the 5- to 6-megapixel category. Granted, I found some new 8-megapixel models at PMA...

Peter K. Burian Posted: May 01, 2006 0 comments

The first digicam with built-in lens to employ an APS-C size sensor, the 10-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-R1 received a great deal of attention when it was first announced. News sites around the world emphasized Sony's claims of substantially wider dynamic range and much higher sensitivity vs. cameras like the Cyber-shot DSC-F828 with its up until now standard digicam sensor...

Joe Farace Posted: May 01, 2006 0 comments

Let me begin with a confession. When testing Leica's D-Lux 2 I did something I advise Shutterbug's readers never do: I received the camera on Friday and on Sunday stuck it and the user's guide in my pocket to read on the four-hour flight from Denver to Acapulco, Mexico. Oh, yeah, I charged the battery before I left. It's a testament to this camera's...

Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 2006 0 comments

Konica Minolta's DiMAGE X1 is an 8-megapixel point-and-shoot digicam that's almost as tiny as their other X-series cameras. It's also sleek, stylish, and comes with a cradle for transferring images and recharging. All that's good stuff but the really big news is that the camera includes Konica Minolta's Anti-Shake technology for taking sharp photos in...

George Schaub Posted: Jan 01, 2006 0 comments

By now Shutterbug readers know that we call cameras with integral (non-interchangeable) lenses digicams. This is not meant as denigration but as differentiation from digital SLRs. And usually, due in part to the volume of models and in main because of their sameness, we usually hold off on any type of digicam review, feeling readers will not be that interested in more than a...

George Schaub Posted: Dec 01, 2005 0 comments

Coming in at just over a 1/2" thick and weighing an unnoticeable 4 oz, the Casio EXILIM EX-S500 is a wonder of miniaturization, considering it has a 3x optical zoom and 5-megapixel sensor. This, the latest version of Casio's mini-digicams, also has what the company terms Anti Shake DSP (Digital Signal Processor) and a large 2.2" LCD screen for both taking and...

Joe Farace Posted: Nov 01, 2005 0 comments

For some time my favorite pocket camera has been Konica Minolta's DiMAGE Xg; I never go anywhere without it being tucked into its matching leather case. One of the features of the Xg that I like best, besides its ability to make great photographs, is its compact size. Then along comes Konica Minolta's DiMAGE X60, which delivers higher resolution images, better macro...

Chris Maher and Larry Berman Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

If you are serious about photography, there are two things that you will always want to do. One is to be able to shoot whenever a picture opportunity presents itself, and the second is to show your best images to others. Surprisingly, the best way to accomplish both of those goals may be one of the tiny pocket cameras like the Casio EXILIM EX-Z55 or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5. If you...

Peter K. Burian Posted: Aug 01, 2005 0 comments

During 2004, most of the major camera manufacturers announced 8-megapixel digicams, leading us to believe that the next trend would bring 10-megapixel models in 2005. Instead, it brought a slew of new 7-megapixel cameras with built-in lenses. At press time, over a dozen such models were available. Meanwhile, it seemed that 8-megapixel development had ground to a halt, at least...

David B. Brooks Posted: Apr 01, 2005 0 comments

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Early in 2004 Epson announced a new digital camera body based on a classic 35mm rangefinder model with a Leica lens mount. This back-to-the-future concept caused a stir among members of the photo press, and I wrote as much as was known then about it in a First Look in the July 2004 issue. My chief concern then was...

George Schaub Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

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Further Information
Fuji FinePix F810
www.fujifilm.com

There's something about a wide angle view that attracts the eye. Wide screen TVs, the continued popularity of panorama images (and their attempted resuscitation every few years...

Steve Bedell Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Steve Bedell, All Rights Reserved

As a professional, I'm asked all the time, What's the best camera? Of course, we all know that there is no "best camera" out there, at least not yet, but there is one out there that's best for you. After reading the info below, you'll be perfectly capable of making that decision.
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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Joe Farace, All Rights Reserved

· Epson R-D1 Quick Look
· Compact
· $2995 (Street price)
· Real world viewing

Further Information
Epson R-D1
http://www.epson.com

The Epson...

Jack Neubart Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

My friend's 3-year-old opened her beauty shop in her parents' home. First mommy and daddy got their makeup and manicures. Then it was my turn. But who was going to take the pictures? Well, I put the camera in her dad's hands--first time he'd seen it, let alone operate this digital camera. I knew him to be a good photographer, but also knew that untried...

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