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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Nikon P7000 Announced; Previewed by Digital Photography Review

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 05:38 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1009/1...9nikonp7000.asp

Today's a day for Nikon announcements, starting with the Coolpix P700. The follow-up to the P6000 tries to counter the Canon G-series cameras with something... that looks like a Canon G-series camera. Sporting a 10 megapixel sensor capable of up to ISO 3200 without any trickery and 720p videos at 24 FPS, the camera boasts a 28-200/2.8-5.6 equivalent lens with VR as well as the very nice 3" VGA LCD screen (but no swivel, that's surely a miss on Nikon's part). Other niceties include a proper hotshoe, multiple manual controls (including an exposure compensation dial and a quick settings dial on the top along with two proper command dials), a microphone jack, the virtual horizon inlay for those who can't shoot a straight horizon and for some, an optical viewfinder. It's priced at US$500, and will be available some time later in September. Will this finally be the first decent Coolpix camera in a very long while? More photos after the break, and don't forget to check the preview at DPReview.com!

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Nikon Announces the Coolpix S8100

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 05:36 AM

http://www.dcresource.com/news/news...tem.php?id=4182

Continuing with the Nikon news, the Coolpix S8100 updates the S8000 with a a CMOS sensor that lops a couple of megapixels down to 12 for hopefully better light sensitivity with ISO 3200 available (not that I would use that), a 1080p movie mode at 30 FPS in h.264, and a new 10 FPS burst mode that takes 5 photos. The rest of the camera remains the same, including the 30-300mm equivalent VR lens and 3" VGA LCD, clad in what I consider a pretty nice design. The camera will be out later this month, for US$300.

More info about the S8100 at Nikon Canada, where the MSRP is $319.95 CAD.


Nikon Announces Coolpix S80 with OLED Touchscreen

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 05:35 AM

http://www.dcresource.com/news/news...tem.php?id=4181

Rounding up today's announcements is the Coolpix S80, now with more megapixels at 14 (instead of less like the other two) and with a 3.5" multi-touch OLED screen. Personally the multi-touch thing is a bit of a waste until there're more applications for it (Android camera anyone?), but the OLED is nice. The rest of the camera is mostly the same, with a 35-175/3.6-4.8 equivalent (how boring) folded optics lens, 720P movie mode, and the same "light rendering" (drawing on your photos) thing that the S1100pj has. Coming later this month for US$330.

More info about the S80 at Nikon Canada, where the MSRP is $349.95 CAD.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Nikon Coolpix S1100pj and S5100 Announced

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:07 PM

"Nikon Canada today introduced two new COOLPIX cameras to its popular Style series of compact digital cameras with the S1100pj and S5100. Building upon its award-winning projector camera, Nikon continues to broaden content sharing with the new COOLPIX S1100pj’s computer connectivity, offering a new way to view photos, movies and even presentations. The chic and vibrant new COOLPIX S5100 includes advanced Nikon technologies to help create amazing pictures even in low-light conditions and delivers the speed and ease-of-use that have made the S-series the preferred choice among consumers who seek style and performance."

Right on cue to make me look like an idiot with those belated-rumour posts is Nikon's announcement of its latest pair of Coolpixes, with the above S1100pj being the more interesting. "Interesting" in the sense that it has something different, with that pico projector built into the centre of the camera. Coming in at 14 lumens, the S1100pj also lets you use the camera as a projector for your computer via USB. This added functionality is certainly cool, although letting it talk with a Nikon DSLR would be even cooler. The camera also provides the ability to draw over the projected image via the touchscreen in real-time. The camera bits are quite standard: 14 megapixels with a 28-140mm equivalent lens in a folded optics configuration, and the lens itself has some kind of VR. The ISO goes up to 6400, but do you really believe you'll use that?

The S5100 (pictured with the press release after the page break) is a bit less exciting. 12 megapixels with 28-140mm equivalent lens packed in a compact body that is not too expensive and doesn't look too ugly. Press release after the page break.

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Rumour: Nikon D3100, New Coolpix Cameras, Lenses

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:30 PM

http://nikonrumors.com/2010/08/13/f...new-lenses.aspx

I missed some neat Nikon rumours last week while ill, so here's a quick round-up:

Nikon D3100: Nikon's never been fast to replace their DSLR cameras, save for the lowest rung. First we had the D40, then the D40x, D60 and D3000 in fairly quick succession. Now with the D3100, here's to looking to Nikon to doing something different with the low-end (or at least improve on what feels like a really dated line). With a rumoured ISO range of up to 12,800, I'm hoping it's using a new CMOS sensor based on the D300/D90's. That'd be a nice improvement over the half-decade old 10 megapixel CCD sensor used in the D3000. Lenses next!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Digital Photography Review Does a Super Zoom Roundup

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Q11...superzoomgroup/

"It's now more than a year since we published our last superzoom group test and despite the hype surrounding mirrorless system cameras such as Micro Four Thirds or the Sony NEX, and the fact that entry level DSLRs are becoming more and more affordable, superzoom cameras are as popular with consumers as ever. It is easy to see why. The combination of a large zoom range from wideangle to super telephoto, DSLR-like ergonomics and an attractive price point guarantee that these cameras appeal to a very broad audience."

Following up on their travel zoom roundup, Digital Photography Review has released one on the travel zoom's big brothers; the super zoom cameras. As mentioned, despite mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras being the new must-have for manufacturers, the appeal of such "bridge" cameras still lies in their versatility at a low cost. This time round, the winners are not so surprising. Still, I can't imagine going back to using thumbnail-sized sensors in my cameras!


Monday, June 28, 2010

Budget Camera Shootout - Eight Cameras Tested at Digital Camera Resource Page

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 06:43 AM

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/2...camera-shootout

"For many years now, the trend on this website has been to review the more expensive, cutting-edge cameras. Not only do those cameras capture my interest -- they are what the majority of DCRP readers are curious about, as well. Recently, I was reminded by a reader that I wasn't giving enough attention to entry-level cameras. These cameras may be boring to tech enthusiasts, but let's face it, millions of them are sold every year to regular folks who want something easy-to-use that takes decent photos."

Jeff Keller of the Digital Camera Resource Page has done a nice roundup of eight budget digital cameras. As digital cameras becomes more commoditised, reviews tend to become fewer and fewer, especially in the budget section, where unfortunately it is an area where it's likely to be a big segment of consumers who will likely need some help in making their choices. So if you know of anyone who's just looking for a cheap, no-frills camera that won't let them down, send them over to this roundup.


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