Samsung’s 7.2 megapixel NV3 digital camera does it all, from supporting most audio/video fromats to 15MB of internal memory. Other features include a a 2.5-inch LCD display, SD card slot, and a 3x optical lens. Via Trusted Reviews.
It is beautifully designed, extremely well made, handles comfortably and performs well photographically, although the “bonus extras” of MP3 and MPEG4 playback, and especially the text viewer, are really nothing special
Ultimately the Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi is a great entry-level digital SLR which improves on its predecessor in many respects. It has higher resolution without compromising noise levels, a wide variety of anti-dust features, a bigger screen which doubles-up for detailed shooting information, the AF system of its bigger brother and fast overall handling. The only thing that’s missing is a cheap lens bundle with Image Stabilisation. This will undoubtedly have potential buyers carefully weighing it up against the Sony Alpha A100 which costs much the same, while those looking for a tougher product may be tempted by the Nikon D80.
The people over at EverythingUSB have reviewed the Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000. The LifeCam VX-6000 features a 1.3 megapixel video resolution/5 megapixle photo resolution. This webcam also comes with a a built-in mic and a 71 degree wide-angle lens.
Overall, the VX-6000 is a good web cam that has the highest resolutions you will find this side of a camcorder and takes quality still shots as well. It is easy to set up and use and the software is intuitive and works well. Tight integration with Live Messenger makes it great for video conferencing with friends, though Microsoft says the cam is compatible with all leading instant messenger software for Windows.
The Cyber-shot DSC-H1 was Sony’s first foray into the increasingly crowded compact, image stabilized ‘super zoom’ market, and it was a very successful one too. The DSC-H2 (along with big brother the DSC-H5) arrived almost exactly a year later in February 2006. In truth the H2 isn’t a major upgrade – a bit of a re-style, a few new features and an extra megapixel – but some of the refinements, though small, are significant. Let’s find out if the H2 has what it takes to compete with the likes of Canon’s PowerShot S3 IS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2 features a 36-432mm equivalent (12x optical) F2.8-3.7 Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar zoom lens, Super Steady Shot optical image stabilization, wide ISO 80-1000 range, a clear RAW™ noise reduction technology, a 2.0 inch LCD (85,000 pixels) & 0.2 inch (200,000 pixel) Electronic viewfinder, full photographic control, Real Imaging Processor & 14-bit DXP A/D Conversion, an optional wide and tele lens converters, 7 modes scene selection, histogram indication and 32MB internal memory, plus a Memory Stick/PRO Duo slot. Via Digital Photography Review.
Sony has launched the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 digital camera. Actually, it is Sony’s cheapest 6.0 megapixel digital camera that provides a high quality 3X Optical/2X Digital Zoom, 6.0 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD, 25 Megabyte of Internal Memory, a built-in slot for optional Memory Stick Duo™ media, and large 2.4 inch LCD Screen. The DSC-S500 is also able to capture 320 x 240 AVI audio/video clips at high frame rate with length limited only by the capacity of your media. Via Sony.