TrustedReviews has a comprehensive review of Canon’s IXUS 65 (a.k.a. PowerShot SD630). Tiny enough to slip in your pocket, the camera provides a 6.0MP CCD with 3x optical zoom, a large 3.0-inch LCD display, and an SD card slot. Here is the verdict.
The Canon IXUS 65 is a potentially lovely little camera which could have been one of the best pocket compacts on the market, with great build quality, stunning performance, attractive but functional styling and good value for money, but sadly it is let down by a number of major image quality issues, especially high-ISO image noise.
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PCmag has a deep review comprehensive reviews the Kodak EasyShare C875 camera. This sleek camera features a 8.0MP CCD sensor, 5x Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optical zoom lens, 32MB of internal memory, an SD/MMC card slot, and video recording capabilities (30fps @ 640 x 480). Here is the verdict.
In my experience, Kodak has consistently offered well-performing point-and-shoot devices, and I was happy to see very little noticeable shutter lag in the C875. Resolution averaged 1,850 lines, which is excellent for an 8MP camera. The bootup time was a respectable 3 seconds, and the 1.7-second recycle time was excellent. There was no pincushion distortion in my test shot, but there was a little more barrel distortion than I’d like to see, especially with just a 37mm wide-angle end of the zoom.
Samsung UK introduced their new digicam, the Digimax D103, just in time for Christmas. It is a 10MP resolution camera with a 30x total zoom (3x optical, 10x digital) and features features a large 2.5 inch LCD with enhanced color production for image reviewing and framing, and has an ISO range from 80 to 1000. Special Effect Modes include Colour Effect, Highlight, Photo Frame and Composite Shot which can be access directly via the onboard “E” button. This camera also can produce high-quality video in VGA (640 x 480) at 30fps format and can record up to 3 – 4 times longer than traditional camera. The company assures this camera can produce “high-quality, detailed photos for printing up to poster size.” It sounds perfect for our Christmas gift!
We’re running a little late on this one but Pentax has launched the Pentax DCF ED line of premium binoculars. What make these binoculars special is that they are equipped with an extra-low dispersion (ED) glass, includes super reflective, phase-coated prisms, impact resistance, and also water-proof. The Pentax DCF HRc models will be available under $300 in 8×42 and 10×42 sizes, while the Pentax DCF ED series will be available under $900 in 8×32, 8×43, 10×43 and 10×50 sizes.
Priced at US$400, the Olympus Stylus 1000, which is also called mju 1000, features a 10MP CCD, F2.8-4.7, 3X optical zoom lens, 28.5MB built-in memory, xD picture card slot, 640 x 480 (30 fps) video recording capabilities, digital image stabilization, and a sharp 2.5-inch LCD display. TrustedReviews reviewed this camera. Here is the bottom line.
The Olympus mju 1000 is a camera with some very good points offset by some rather bad ones. It is about average for 10MP compacts in terms of picture quality, with good colour and exposure but poor noise control and some optical problems. Build quality, weatherproof durability, performance and ease of use are all good, but let down by poor low light focusing. The 6400 ISO setting is pretty much useless, but the Perfect Fix feature is very handy. It’s worth looking at if you need splash resistance, but there are better high-end compacts on the market.
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