Compact Digital Cameras

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George Schaub Posted: Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

The integral lens SLR camera does have some precedent in the film world--it's what Olympus called the Z-SLR a number of years back, and the camera models in that line-up enjoyed limited success and spawned a group of digital Z-SLRs called the E-10 and E-20. Now that Olympus has cast...

Jack Neubart Posted: Apr 01, 2004 1 comments

Minolta made its name years back with 35mm SLR autofocus cameras and has since gone on to bring their expertise to digital cameras as well. So, when the Minolta DiMAGE A1 digital camera was introduced I was curious to test its various focusing modes and features. This report concentrates on...

George Schaub Posted: Aug 01, 2002 0 comments

Although we don't ordinarily review point-and-shoot 35s in Shutterbug, we were tempted to check out the new Minolta Freedom Zoom because of its autofocusing system. Minolta, as you might know, was a pioneer of AF technology with the Maxxum SLRs.

Joe Farace Posted: Nov 01, 2002 0 comments

The best thing a point-and-shoot digital camera can do is be ready when you want to make a picture and Minolta's DiMAGE X (www.minoltausa.com) delivers the goods in style with a tiny...

Steve Bedell Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

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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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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jul 01, 2007 Published: Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

New digicams now offer higher resolution, larger LCD screens, longer zoom lenses, more compact body size, greater speed, and some other amenities that I'll discuss in this report. And the megapixel race has not really slowed as we had expected a year ago. Apparently, some consumers are not satisfied with 6- or 7-megapixel (MP) resolution, making the ultrahigh-resolution...

George Schaub Posted: Apr 09, 2012 Published: Mar 01, 2012 6 comments
The diminutive Nikon 1 series of cameras, including the J1 reviewed here and the coming V1, introduces the new CX-format CMOS sensor to the interchangeable lens, mirrorless camera field, which we dub Compact System Cameras. The sensor is smaller than APS-C and Micro Four Thirds sensors, coming in at a 2.7x multiplication factor using standard 35mm focal length designations. The 10.1-megapixel sensor has a native speed of ISO 100, with speeds up to 3200, and 6400 with a 1 EV push.
Chris Maher and Larry Berman Posted: Jun 01, 2002 0 comments

In December 2001, Nikon released their first prosumer 5 megapixel digital camera, the CoolPix 5000. Originally announced in September, this camera is a worthy successor to the immensely popular CoolPix line that includes Nikon's CoolPix 950, 990, and 995.

Ingrid S. Krampe Posted: Feb 01, 2002 0 comments

Of all the little (lower resolution) point-and-shoots we've played with, we've got to say the CoolPix 775 was our favorite. It's so cute in a sturdy kind of way, handles well, is quick and responsive, and everything you need to know...

Jack Neubart Posted: Feb 13, 2012 Published: Jan 01, 2012 5 comments
The new Nikon D5100 D-SLR is a compact and lightweight DX-format camera. The body is about two-thirds the size of a D300, recording on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The similarly compact kit lens, an 18-55mm VR, provides good balance, and, along with my Nikon SB-900 Speedlight, all fits neatly into a compact camera bag. The grip on the D5100 was a little smaller than what I was used to, but I soon grew accustomed to it.
David B. Brooks Posted: Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

Olympus believes they have the digital camera for you in the new C-2500L SLR and have invested heavily in a media blitz on its behalf. The word is out and a lot of people are interested. So, when I received one for a trial I was as eager to see if it is in...

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

The digital camera industry seems to be in that adolescent period when growth and maturation is at a feverish weed-like pace. At the forefront is Olympus, now with their Camedia C-3030 Zoom, with 3.34 megapixel resolution and a host of new features...

Jack Neubart Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

While subcompact digicams are nice, many of us may feel they're too small to work easily with, and often too costly, given a similar feature set. The C-4000 provides a workable alternative--not too pricey and compact, but not overly so. On top of that, the camera sports 4-Mp capture...

Jack Neubart Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

The 5-megapixel Olympus C-5050 Zoom is not a camera to be taken lightly, despite its seemingly familiar point-and-shoot look. I've had this camera long enough to realize there is considerable potential wrapped up in a package surprisingly this small and lightweight, despite a modest 3x...

Joe Farace Posted: Jan 14, 2014 Published: Dec 01, 2013 0 comments
The Pentax MX was a 35mm Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera produced from 1976 to 1985 and, for a time, was the company’s flagship SLR. It was solidly built featuring all-mechanical construction, including the shutter, and only the metering system was battery dependent. The new all-digital, all-electronic Pentax MX-1 couldn’t be more different. For openers, the MX-1 is not an SLR but an advanced digital compact camera with the kind of retro styling that’s all the rage these days with camera designers and, apparently, camera buyers, too. So, how does the MX-1 stack up?

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