October 16, 2010
I bought a Sony DSLR camera last Sunday morning. I had original intended to upgrade to a prosumer after using a compact digital camera since the year of its availability to consumers and kept my fully manual Nikon FM2 to rot in the dry box. So I was looking at the Panasonic LX5, the Canon S95 and the higher end micro four third Sony NEX5. But after researching for awhile, I realised they will never quench my hunger for what an SLR can really do. So I searched more on the bulkier entry to middle level DSLRs and zoom in on 2 units, namely the almost new Canon 550D and the newer Sony Alpha SLT 55.
July 14, 2009
Metal with carbon fibre case for iPhone with interchangeable lenses.
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March 14, 2009
Fujifilm’s World’s Smallest (92 x 59.6 x 20.6 mm), 3m Waterproof digital camera at 10 megapixels. It has new SR AUTO (Scene Recognition Auto) & Face Detection, High Sensitivity ISO1600, 60 seconds movie recording & Image Editing, versatile functions (Micro thumbnail and various slideshows). Specifications are not out of this world, but beautiful design, with 5 colours to choose from.
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February 23, 2009
Canon D10 with a body size 103.6 x 66.9 x 48.8mm is waterproof to 33ft, freezeproof, and shockproof. It has a selection of strange looking accessories and interchangeable faceplates
Its got 12.1 megapixels resolution, 1/2.3-inch CCD, 3x Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer, Blink Detection and Digic 4 processor with Face Detection Technology that tracks the faces of moving subjects and lets the shooter enter the frame seamlessly with the Face Detection Self-Timer. Smart AUTO selects the 18 predefined settings for the camera based on shooting situations. Click the link to see the full specifications.
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February 5, 2009
FujiFilm FinePix F200 EXR, has 1/1.6-inch Super CCD EXR sensor. The sensor promises high resolution, high sensitivity, and a wide dynamic range without the noise typical of these compact shooters. 12 megapixel resolution, 3-inch LCD, 28-mm wide-angle 5x zoom lens with CCD-shift stabilization, a 5fps burst mode and 640 x 480 video recording in AVI (Motion JPEG) format, support for SD/SDHC and xD Picture Card storage, and automatic shooting modes as well as manual control over the shutter speed and aperture.
1/1.6-inch!!! That’s what you would get in a DSLR now…
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January 31, 2009
When we talk about tough cameras, the first brand that usually comes to mind would be Olympus. However, Panasonic has recently join the fray with its first rugged shooter, the Lumix DMC-FT1. 12.1 megapixels camera with 96.3 x 63.1 x 23 mm dimension.
It is waterproof up to 3m, shockproof from drops of 1.5m and has airtight seals to prevent dust and sand from slipping into the innards.
4.6x optical zoom wide-angle lenses with range from 28mm to 128mm. It can record HD-quality video clips using AVCHD compression.
Not freezeproof and crushproof like the Olympus Mju TOUGH, but still nice.
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January 14, 2009
Samsung take idiot proof camera’s ease of use to a “new level” with the TL100 slim camera, capable of automatically detecting whether you’re taking a picture of a mountain or a person and toggling the appropriate mode accordingly.
It can even go ahead and just take the picture for you in certain modes, able to tell when everyone has their eyes open or is beaming a sufficiently big enough smile.
It will also take 800 x 592 videos at 20fps, and manages to pack a 2.7-inch TFT LCD into a body that is just 16mm thick.
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