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677678 canon LEGRIA HF M52 camcorder compacCanon Legria HF M52

Published in Cameras by mfereday on Dec 25, 2012
It started out as an evening to check out a Canon camcorder but events turned out differently to what I expected.

680344 Nikon D3200 Digital SLR CamerNikon D3200

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Dec 21, 2012
The Nikon D3200 is the DSLR has the ability to capture the largest images, at 24mega pixel, the highest definition I have ever reviewed. Just think for a moment one tenth of the image size should be enough to print an A4 image if you use it all.

676944 tableto photography ISBN 978 1 937538 04 Photography On The Tabletop

Published in Cameras by adrianmorant on Nov 25, 2012
Now that the days are getting shorter it is a good time for working indoors on tabletop photography whether it is to make a photographic record of valuable items, to illustrate adverts on ebay or purely for enjoyment. However, for those who have mainly taken photos outdoors using available light, possibly supplemented by fill-in lights, it is often daunting task to get started. Cyrill Harnischmacher’s book entitled Tabletop Photography, which has the sub-title Using C

676832 Samsung WB150F Digital CamerSamsung WB150F

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Nov 14, 2012
Samsung have long produced a range of printers, notebooks and other electrical products including digital cameras. In the last few years they decided to use Micro SD cards for storage; here I am pleased to say it’s just SD here.

673900 nikon 1 v1 compact system camerNikon 1 V1 Kit

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Oct 24, 2012
Last year I was at the launch of the Nikon 1 camera, and although I asked several times to review it I never got to the top of the list. Now however Nikon have just launched the Nikon 1 v1 which comes with two lenses.

672720 Canon G1 X 1Canon PowerShot G1X

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Oct 12, 2012
This is a PowerShot but looking at it quickly you may consider it is DSLR unit as it is larger than the recent PowerShot offerings not in the battery area as it has a solid battery but all round as it is a chunky looking item.

672617 pentax k 01 interchangeable lens system camerA Pentax Camera

Published in Cameras by mfereday on Oct 9, 2012
Sometimes review products are available immediately but there are occasions when a great deal of patience is required before you get your hands on a product. This is a case of the latter.

669385 Pentax Optio WG 2 Digital CamerPentax Optio WG-2

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Sep 21, 2012
These days’ people do not want to put their camera away when it rains and here a unit that goes one stage further with special modes for use under water. However it still takes decent images and movies in more normal conditions.

667464 lumix DMC TZ30EB K Compact CamerPanasonic Lumix TZ30

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Sep 5, 2012
A small digital camera from a company that does a whole raft of electrical items which naturally include cameras. This is perhaps one of their smallest as they also do a range of DSLR units apart from the pocket Lumix range.

667461 Nikon COOLPIX L310 Compact Digital CamerNikon Coolpix L310

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Aug 31, 2012
Not a DSLR but not a unit that fits easily into a pocket. This is larger than most digital cameras as it charged by ‘AA’ batteries and therefore the right hand has a solid grip should you decide not to use the supplied neck strap.

665781 canon powershot a4000iCanon PowerShot A4000IS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Aug 6, 2012
Canon does a lot of professional cameras however they also have two ranges, Ixus and PowerShot, suitable for home and pocket use. Here the latest offering, the Canon PowerShot A4000IS, in what used to be the larger of the two small units - the PowerShot, which has shrunk.

664701 pentax k01 digital slr camerPentax K-01

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Jul 18, 2012
It seems a long time since I have been able to enjoy the extras of a DSLR camera. So the arrival of this Pentax offering that I first saw at a London launch last autumn was an eagerly and long awaited event to savour.

664196 beyond point and shoot darrell young booMoving Up From Point And Shoot

Published in Cameras by adrianmorant on Jul 16, 2012
Beyond Point-and-Shoot which is subtitled “Learning to use a digital SLR or interchangeable-lens camera” is a very useful book that provides a large amount of useful photographic information without assuming that the reader has any previous knowledge. In addition to its target audience, who will find it invaluable, it provides many of the answers to questions that one has not dared ask and so will be of value to anyone who wishes to have a better understanding of photographi

662760 canon powershot a3400ICanon PowerShot A3400IS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on June 22, 2012
It used to be that Canons smallest cameras were the Ixus brand. When this PowerShot arrived I had to look at the box to be sure it was a PowerShot as it is truly tiny and only the Canon Ixus offerings have been this small.

662755 pentax optio vs20 compact digital camerPentax Optio VS20

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on June 13, 2012
This is another small digital camera from a name more associated with lenses rather than cameras. But they do make rather good cameras as well. This offering has a feature that I have never seen before on any camera I have reviewed.

662463 ge g100 slr digital camerGE Digital Camera G100

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on June 8, 2012
A slightly chunky offering from GE, but the G100 has a decent CMOS sensor and it has the ability to shoot 10FPS at full resolution. It is 15x optical and takes a 14.4MP image which of course means it can also capture Full HD video.

662557 MV800 compact digital camerFlip the Screen

Published in Cameras by mfereday on June 5, 2012
Capturing a photo from behind you is just one of the features with this Samsung digital camera.

662459 canon powershot sx240 hCanon PowerShot SX240HS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on June 1, 2012
While a few may still be wowed by huge MegaPixel, most now know it’s the quality of the CMOS that gives quality of image, here you get a perfectly respectable 12.1MP and an excellent 20x optical zoom in a small form factor.

662244 Samsung WB750 digital camerSamsung WB750

Published in Cameras by mfereday on May 29, 2012
Having looked at Samsung printers, smartphones and tablets, it is time to check out the company’s photographic line-up with its WB750 model.
With ‘Flips’ now a discontinued line there is a gap in the market for a small – pocket size – camcorder, this one from Kodak is waterproof to ten feet and has a range of special features as well as the ability to take stills as well as video.

661247 manfrotto Pro Field Jacket meManfrotto ProField Jacket

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Apr 27, 2012
I recently spent a couple of hours at the Broadcast Video exhibition, a great deal of what was on show was very expensive Broadcast equipment but then some stands had almost the opposite. I know Manfrotto for various photographic accessories. I have reviewed portable flash units, tripods and monopods, here something different.