Here’s my review of the Olympus PEN E-PL1, an entry-level addition into Olympus’ PEN Micro Four Thirds camera range. In this more affordable model in the PEN series, Olympus took away several things but also added a few features. Find out if the PEN E-PL1 still offers good value or if it’s wiser to step up instead. Also head on to the Olympus PEN E-PL1 photo gallery for full-sized photos taken using the camera.
Read the E-PL1 review
Today we’re posting a review of a simple and cheap camera, the Nikon Coolpix L22. I’ve also got the Nikon Coolpix L22 photo gallery online too. Click the link for the full review of the camera.
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New to the Digital ELPH (AKA Digital IXUS) line-up is the all-new Canon PowerShot SD4000 Digital ELPH (also known as the Canon Digital IXUS 300 HS). Unlike your average compact camera, this one’s pretty unique – it combines the “wide and fast” 3.8X zoom lens with a starting aperture of f2.0 (first seen in Canon’s own PowerShot S90) along with manual exposure controls (a rarity in Canon’s IXUS/ELPH line) and a new back-illuminated CMOS image sensor (which has found its way into at least one model in every camera maker’s current lineup).
The new 10 megapixel backlit CMOS image sensor allows the camera to take better quality images (ie less noise) than conventional CCD sensors traditionally used in compact cameras. That means, in theory, that you could use higher ISO settings (which are especially useful shooting in low-light) with lower noise levels… but we’ll put that to the test once we review the PowerShot SD4000 Digital ELPH in the near future.
Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital ELPH
AKA Digital IXUS 300 HS
(Stylish compact camera)
- 10 effective megapixels (Backlit CMOS sensor)
- 28 – 105 mm (f2.0 – f5.3) 3.8X optical zoom lens
- Optical image stabilization
- 3.0 inch widescreen LCD (230,000 pixels)
- Full manual exposure controls
- Face, smile, wink and blink detection [Facepalm]
- 720p (1280 x 720) 30 FPS movie mode with stereo sound
“High speed” QVGA (320 x 240) movies also available at 240 FPS
- Takes SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards
- Uses a lithium-ion battery
- Available in June for $350
- Comes in your choice of silver, black, red or white
I’ve just posted my review of the Panasonic Lumix ZS7, AKA Lumix TZ10, the latest and greatest compact super-zoom Panasonic has introduced for 2010. The Lumix ZS7 has 12 megapixels of resolution, 12X optical zoom, a 3 inch screen, full manual controls and built-in GPS. Be sure to check out full-sized photos taken straight out of the camera in the Panasonic Lumix TZ10/ZS7 photo gallery too. Read our full review of the camera after the jump.
Read our TZ10/ZS7 review