I am truly sorry about the downtime of the site for the last 48+ hours. In case you didn’t hear about it, we had a huge traffic spike last Saturday and our (silly) host decided to pull the plug on DPInterface. You can read about everything here: dpinterface.wordpress.com, and I’ll post a full length explanation/rant once I get the site’s contents to safety.
We’re still on our old host (ugh, LunarPages) so if something screws up again (knock on wood), you’ll know 1) who to blame and 2) that we didn’t just die off like that. I was planning to post my review of the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS today, but looks like that review will have to be delayed as I back up the site. I apologize again for the inconvenience caused.
Meanwhile, note down our emergency ‘locations’ where you can check for site updates and camera news in case something like this happens again (knock on wood, again):
- Emergency blogsite: http://dpinterface.wordpress.com
- Twitter http://twitter.com/dpinterface
- Alternate email dpinterface [at] gmail [dot] com
Here’s my review of the Nikon Coolpix S230, an affordable touchscreen digital camera from Nikon. Well, finally I have my review of the Coolpix S230 online. It’s certainly not a great camera, no matter how alluring the sound of a touchscreen camera for two Benjamins is. Have a great weekend, everyone (and look forward to the announcement of several new cameras next week)!
As usual, full-sized photos taken straight out of the camera are available in the Nikon Coolpix S230 photo gallery. Click on the link for the full review of the camera.
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Hey, I’ll be publishing my review of the Nikon Coolpix S230 very soon. Meanwhile, I’ll answer some questions from a few of our readers first:
Q: How do I take black and white photos using the Panasonic Lumix G1 or Lumix GH1?
- Press the Film Mode button at the top of the camera and select the Black and White mode from the on-screen menu.
Q: What cameras are able to record audio clips with each photo?
- Well there are a number of cameras that can – just look out for a feature called voice caption or audio clip. A good example would be Panasonic’s cameras, which have had the ability to attach a short 5 second clip (narration), after every photo, for years now.
Q: What can I expect from video recording capabilities on a 2009/2010 camera?
- Just about every camera nowadays have a ‘movie mode’ of sorts. For 2009: If you’re buying a budget camera, you’ll probably get a VGA 30 FPS movie mode, or basic HD, if you’re lucky. For cameras above $300-400, I wouldn’t expect anything less than a 720p HD movie mode. There are a handful of cameras with full 1080p HD movie modes as well, such as the Canon SX1 IS. For now, 1080p HD isn’t exactly a mainstream feature yet.
Is something on your mind? Send your camera and photography related questions in!
Check out my review of the Samsung HZ10W aka WB500, a compact super-zoom camera from Samsung. I’ll also be covering a bit of tthe Samsung HZ15W aka WB550 in this review since both cameras are so similar. As usual, full-sized photos are available in the Samsung HZ10W photo gallery. Hit the link for the full review of the camera.
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