DPInterface February 2007 News Archive

February 27th, 2007
Sony's bunch of cameras

Sony released 7 new cameras today, all featuring the BIONZ processor from their Alpha 100 digital SLR which has dynamic range optimization and promises improved performance.


Sony Cyber-shot H7/H9

  • 8 effective megapixels
  • 31 - 467 mm (f2.7 - f4.5) 15X zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • ISO sensitivity up to 3200
  • BIONZ processor with new 9-point autofocus and face detection
  • 2.5 inch LCD (H9 has a 3 inch high-resolution tilt-out LCD)
  • Night Shot feature (H9 only)
  • Full manual controls
  • 30 FPS VGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes MS Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in April for $400 ($480 for H9)


Sony Cyber-shot T20

  • 8 effective megapixels
  • 38 - 114 mm (f3.5 - f4.3) 3X internal zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • ISO sensitivity up to 3200
  • BIONZ processor with new 9-point autofocus and face detection
  • 2.5 inch high-resolution LCD
  • No manual controls
  • 30 FPS VGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes MS Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in April for $330
  • Camera comes in your choice of silver, black, white or pink


Sony Cyber-shot T100

  • Improves over the T20: 35 - 175 mm (f3.5 - f4.4) 5X internal zoom lens
  • 3.0 inch high-resolution LCD
  • Available in April for $400
  • Camera comes in your choice of silver, black or red

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Sony Cyber-shot W80

  • 7 effective megapixels
  • 35 - 105 mm (f2.8 - f5.2) 3X zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • ISO sensitivity up to 3200
  • BIONZ processor with new 9-point autofocus and face detection
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • No manual controls
  • 30 FPS VGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes MS Duo cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March for $250
  • Camera comes in your choice of silver, black, white or pink


Sony Cyber-shot W90

  • Improves over the W80: 8 effective megapixels
  • Available in March for $300
  • Camera comes in your choice of silver or black


Sony Cyber-shot W200

  • Improves: 12 effective megapixels
  • 35 - 105 mm (f2.8 - f5.5) 3X zoom lens
  • Manual mode
  • Available in May for $400

February 22nd, 2007
More from Fujifilm

Just as you thought we were done for the day with those Canon cameras...


Fujifilm FinePix S700

  • 7 effective megapixels (Standard CCD)
  • 35 - 105 mm (f2.8 - f4.9) 3X zoom lens
  • 2.5 inch high-resolution LCD
  • Full manual controls
  • 30 FPS VGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/xD-Picture cards
  • Uses 4 AA batteries
  • Available in March for $250


Fujifilm FinePix A820

  • 8 effective megapixels (SuperCCD)
  • 39 - 156 mm (f2.9 - f6.3) 4X zoom lens
  • ISO sensitivity up to 800
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • IrSimple beams photos to other infrared devices
  • Entry-level camera; No manual controls
  • 30 FPS QVGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/xD-Picture cards
  • Uses 2 AA batteries
  • Available in May for $180


Fujifilm FinePix A900

  • Same as above with 9 effective megapixels (SuperCCD)
  • Available in May for $200

Canon's big day

Of course everyone's expecting something big from Canon this year cause it's their birthday, 70 years since the company was founded and also the EOS system's 20th anniversary. Did they come up with some interesting stuff? You bet (especially the first camera)! See for yourself:


Canon 1D Mark III

  • 10.1 effective megapixels (APS-H sized CMOS sensor)
  • Canon EF lens mount (1.3x crop factor)
  • 3 inch high-resolution LCD with a reworked user interface
  • Live view on the LCD with 5X and 10X magnification options (Data comes directly from the image sensor so there's no viewfinder compromise)
  • Large viewfinder with 100% coverage (0.76x magnification)
  • Ultrasonic anti-dust system
  • ISO sensitivity from ISO 50 to ISO 6400
  • Full manual controls
  • For heavy duty shooting: Weather-sealed magnesium alloy body and shutter rated for 300,000 shots
  • Dual DIGIC III processors for performance increase
    Shoots at 10 FPS with improved buffering (110 JPEG or 30 RAW)
  • RAW mode (obviously) and new sRAW mode (for smaller file sizes) which is essentially a RAW image at a lower resolution
  • Camera remote control and live view on your computer via USB or WiFi (which works in conjunction with the new wireless transmitter)
  • 45 point AF (now with 19 cross-type AF points)
  • Dual memory card slots: CF Type 1 or 2 and SD
  • Updated software: Digital Photo Professional 3.0 and EOS Utility 2.0
  • Uses an all new lithium-ion battery (2,200 shot battery life)
  • Available in April for $4000 (body only)

In addition to the new high-end EOS camera, Canon also released a new wireless transmitter (more compact and weather-sealed) which can currently only be used with the 1D Mark III, a redesigned EF 16-35 mm f2.8L II lens (better image quality and larger diameter) and updated 580EX II flash (faster recycle time, more silent and weather-sealed).


Canon PowerShot TX1

  • 7 effective megapixels
  • 39 - 390 mm (f3.5 - f5.6) 10X zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • ISO sensitivity up to 1600
  • DIGIC III with face detection
  • New ISO shift boosts ISO for faster shutter speeds at the press of a button, in-camera red-eye removal, sound recorder and customizable "print" button
  • 1.8 inch rotating LCD (a little small...)
  • No manual controls
  • 30 FPS 1280 x 720 movie mode with stereo sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in April for $500


Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH

  • 7 effective megapixels
  • 35 - 105 mm (f2.8 - f4.9) 3X zoom lens
  • ISO sensitivity up to 1600
  • DIGIC III with face detection
  • New ISO shift boosts ISO for faster shutter speeds at the press of a button, in-camera red-eye removal, sound recorder and customizable "print" button
  • 2.5 inch high-resolution PureColor LCD
  • No manual controls
  • 30 FPS VGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in April for $300
  • Lens rims comes in your choice of silver or black


Canon PowerShot SD750 Digital ELPH

  • Everything above but adds:
    3.0 inch high-resolution PureColor LCD
  • Available in April for $350


Canon PowerShot A560

  • 7 effective megapixels
  • 35 - 140 mm (f2.6 - f5.5) 4X zoom lens
  • ISO sensitivity up to 1600
  • DIGIC III with face detection
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • No manual controls
  • 30 FPS VGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC cards
  • Uses 2 AA batteries
  • Available in March for $230


Canon PowerShot A560

  • Everything above but adds:
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • Full manual controls
  • Conversion lens compatibility
  • Uses 2 AA batteries
  • Available in March for $280

February 21st, 2007
More from Pentax

Pentax updated two more of the cameras today with 2007 models:


Pentax Optio A30

  • 10 effective megapixels
  • 38 - 114 mm (f2.8 - f5.4) 3X zoom lens
  • CCD-shift image stabilizer
  • ISO sensitivity up to 3200 (at lower resolution)
  • Face detection autofocus
  • iZoom (cropping) at lower resolutions
  • 2.5 inch high-resolution LCD
  • Full manual controls
  • 30 FPS VGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March for $350


Pentax Optio W30

  • 7 effective megapixels
  • 38 - 114 mm (f3.3 - f4.0) 3X zoom lens
  • Waterproof up to 3m for 2 hours
  • ISO sensitivity up to 3200 (at lower resolution)
  • Face detection autofocus
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • No manual controls
  • 30 FPS VGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March for $300

February 20th, 2007
Nikon's round of releases

Nikon introduced their first new cameras for the year 2007, starting with what looks like competition for the Canon G7:

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Nikon Coolpix P5000

  • 10 effective megapixels
  • 36 - 126 mm (f2.7 - f5.3) 3.5X zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • ISO sensitivity up to 3200 (at lower resolution)
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • Full manual controls with flash hotshoe
  • 30 FPS VGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March for $400


Nikon Coolpix S200

  • 7 effective megapixels
  • 38 - 114 mm (f3.1 - f5.9) 3X zoom lens
  • ISO sensitivity up to 1000
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • Entry-level camera; no manual controls
  • 30 FPS VGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March for $250


Nikon Coolpix S500

  • Same as above except these:
  • 35 - 105 mm (f2.8 - f4.7) 3X zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • ISO sensitivity up to 2000
  • 2.5 inch high-resolution LCD
  • More internal memory, lower battery life
  • Available in March for $300


Nikon Coolpix S50

  • 7 effective megapixels
  • 38 - 114 mm (f3.3 - f4.2) 3X internal zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • ISO sensitivity up to 1600
  • 3.0 inch high-resolution LCD
  • No manual controls
  • 30 FPS VGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in April for $300
  • Comes in black only


Nikon Coolpix S50c

  • Same as above except it has WiFi
  • Comes in silver only
  • Available in April for $350


Nikon Coolpix L10

  • 5 effective megapixels
  • 38 - 113 mm (f2.8 - f5.2) 3X zoom lens
  • ISO sensitivity up to 800
  • 2.0 inch LCD
  • No manual controls
  • 30 FPS VGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC cards
  • Uses 2 AA batteries
  • Available in March for $120


Nikon Coolpix L11

  • Same as above except 6 effective megapixels
  • 2.4 inch LCD
  • Available in March for $150


Nikon Coolpix L12

  • Same as above except 7 effective megapixels
  • 35 - 105 mm (f2.8 - f4.7) 3X zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • ISO sensitivity up to 1600
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • Available in March for $200

February 9th, 2007
3 Samsung cameras

Samsung announced 3 cameras today, one of them snatches the title of "world's thinnest 7X zoom camera" from last month's Casio Exilim V7:


Samsung S830

  • 8 effective megapixels
  • 35 - 105 mm (f2.8 - f5.1) 3X zoom lens
  • ISO sensitivity up to 1600
  • 2.7 inch LCD
  • Full manual controls
  • 30 FPS VGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC cards
  • Uses 2 AA batteries
  • Available in April


Samsung S1030

  • Same as above except 10 effective megapixels


Samsung L77

  • 7 effective megapixels
  • 38 - 266 mm (f3.5 - f5.3) 7X internal zoom lens
  • ISO sensitivity up to 1600
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • No manual controls
  • 30 FPS VGA movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in April

February 3rd, 2007
Site updates

Lots of camera and review updates but it's been a long time since I posted a site update so here's one now highlighting the latest on DPInterface. Just to let you know, DPInterface's secondary contact email address is dpinterface@gmail.com.

This is because some readers have complained that they cannot reach the main address. So to those of you who haven't received any replies from me, it's probably because I haven't even received your mail at all... so do re-send them to the new address above.

I'm planning to revamp the DPInterface forums to an improved system and also open a new section of the site: the "gallery" area.

February 27th
Sony Cyber-shot H9
Sony Cyber-shot H7
Sony Cyber-shot T20
Sony Cyber-shot T100
Sony Cyber-shot W80
Sony Cyber-shot W90
Sony Cyber-shot W200
February 22nd
Fujifilm FinePix S700
Fujifilm FinePix A820
Fujifilm FinePix A900
Canon EOS 1D Mark III
Canon PowerShot TX1
Canon PowerShot SD1000
Canon PowerShot SD750
Canon PowerShot A560
Canon PowerShot A570 IS
February 21st
Pentax Optio A30
Pentax Optio W30
February 20th
Nikon Coolpix P5000
Nikon Coolpix S200
Nikon Coolpix S500
Nikon Coolpix S50
Nikon Coolpix S50c
Nikon Coolpix L10
Nikon Coolpix L11
Nikon Coolpix L12
February 9th
Samsung S1030
Samsung S830
Samsung L77

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