Compact Digital Cameras

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Joe Farace Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

Early digital cameras looked
anything like cameras. Can anyone forget Apple's QuickTake, a.k.a.
the AMC Pacer of digicams? With increasing competition from cell phone
cameras, savvy manufacturers haves...

George Schaub Posted: Dec 07, 2011 2 comments
The Leica X1 ($1,995) is a fixed focal length, non-interchangeable lens compact with a fast f/2.8 lens and 12.9MP CMOS APS-C sensor. Introduced over a year ago in silver and recently in black, it keeps apace with firmware upgrades, the most recent of which is claimed improvement of JPEG quality and enhanced AF speed in low light.
George Schaub Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

At first glance the Casio EXILIM Pro seems rather unassuming, much like many compact digicams that fill store shelves these days. But the Pro moniker catches the eye, and you wonder what's so Pro about it. Well, there are any number of features of higher...

David B. Brooks Posted: Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

Attendees at PMA this year who visited the Epson booth may have noticed a camera displayed under glass. It was the new Epson R-D1 digital rangefinder, a classic body that accepts most Leica L- and M-mount lenses and is made by Cosina with digital components created by Seiko-Epson. Not long after...

George Schaub Posted: Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

The digital camera market has seen a lot of new introductions lately, many of which are in the 3.3Mp family. There have also been many introductions of cameras with less pixel power, all priced accordingly. Along with this range of prices and pixel packing has come an understanding of when and...

Jack Neubart Posted: Sep 01, 2007 0 comments

Who would have thought that back when I bought my Olympus C-2100, which then boasted a 2-megapixel CCD, that one day I would be writing about cameras a fraction of its size with 10-megapixel imaging sensors? Interestingly, that camera sported a 10x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilization (both courtesy of Canon). The cameras currently under discussion don't have 10x...

David B. Brooks Posted: Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

The shirt-pocket sized FujiFilm FinePix 4700 digital camera has a very high 4.3 megapixel resolution that reproduces professional quality 8x10 prints. Besides being the first camera to feature Fuji's new Super CCD technology, the 4700's diminutive size...

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...

Peter K. Burian Posted: Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

The first digital camera to incorporate Fujifilm's Super CCD HR (High Resolution) the FinePix S7000 is a full-featured 6.3-megapixel model that can generate 4048x3040 recorded pixels through in camera interpolation. More sophisticated than the earlier Super CCD III, the HR sensor is said...

David B. Brooks Posted: Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

It wasn't that long ago I reported on a fun camera from Fujifilm, the shirt-pocket sized FinePix 4700. The follow up for the photo enthusiast, the new FinePix 4900, brings the same serious digital picture qualities with added features...

Jack Neubart Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Fujifilm FinePix S2Pro

I was standing in Times Square, the Fuji S2 Pro with 28-105mm f/2.8 lens in my hands, when I chanced to glance over my shoulder and noticed someone peering at me. The quizzical expression on my face was greeted by a...

David B. Brooks Posted: Jan 01, 1999 0 comments

Photography as an activity can be divided into three easily defined areas: the snapshot, with the purpose of recording events, people, and places in our lives; the professional, providing illustrative services from pictures for catalogs to portraits of...

George Schaub Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

Overexposure has always been the bane of photographers, be they the film or digital variety. If using negative film, moderate overexposure could be easily handled when printing. But overexpose a slide film and colors, details, and especially bright areas would become washed out, with subsequent...

Steve Bedell Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

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I bought a Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro the minute it came out--ditto with the FinePix S2 Pro. A box containing the new FinePix S20 Pro digital camera arrived recently on my doorstep along with wide angle and telephoto...

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...

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