The new Olympus Stylus 810 is a compact 8MP camera with a 3x optical zoom, a 2.5 inch 230,000 pixel LCD, and a 28Mb of internal memory. Dcviews has a review of this camera. They wrote:
When you pick up the Stylus 810 you can feel that this is a quality piece of equipment. Its slim-line, durable all metal body gives the impression that this Olympus is built to last. Thanks to its compact and ergonomic design it easily fits a shirt pocket and its all-weather construction ensures that the Stylus 810 is equally at ease on a hot summer’s day as in a downpour. Mind you it is not submersible as some other Olympus models, but the rubber sealing throughout the interior of the camera will make sure that a drop of rain or speck of dust will do no harm.
The Olympus Stylus 810 is also called µ [mju:] 810 in Europe. The product package includes USB and AV cables, a wrist strap and printed instruction manual. For price comparison, visit Dcviews.
Eastman Kodak Company has released a new 7.1-megapixel digital camera, the Kodak Easyshare P712. It features a 7.1 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 12x optical zoom lens, a 2.5 inch LCD screen with optical image stabilisation, a 3072 x 2304 pixels maximum resoluton, a high-rez electronic viewfinder, 30 frames-per-second VGA video with sound, and basic on-camera video editing. SLRworld writes a review for this camera:
Its 7.1 megapixel sensor is paired with legendary KODAK Color Science image processing for spectacular, highly accurate color — shot after shot. Optical image stabilization provides a two-stop advantage over non-image stabilized systems for better capturing subjects in low light for both stills and video. It also minimizes handheld camera shake at longer focal lengths. The EASYSHARE P712 camera’s large 2.5-inch high-resolution indoor/outdoor color TFT display with adjustable brightness settings and electronic viewfinder simplify framing, reviewing and sharing pictures. TV-quality, 30 frames-per-second VGA video with sound (MPEG4) is always available on the P712 camera with the turn of a dial. As with all Easyshare cameras, the P712 model is compatible with KODAK Easyshare snapshot printers and camera docks.
The Kodak EasyShare P712 measures 108 mm × 84.2 mm × 72 mm and weighs 403 grams (without battery). It will be available worldwide in July 2006 for US$499. Via Newlaunches.
Imaging Resource has a review for Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera. They said:
Because of the S602 Zoom’s high popularity among the enthusiast ranks, Fuji upped the ante and released the FinePix S7000. Offering many of the same great capabilities of the S602 model, the S7000 now boasts the highest resolution of a consumer level digicam that we’ve seen to date with its 6.3 megapixel Super CCD HR that interpolates to 12.3 megapixels. The camera also features an extensive flash range, and a higher resolution electronic optical viewfinder. With the same great exposure features, autofocus options, and performance as the S602, the S7000 is sure to be a hit.
The camera also allows you to take digital movies with sound at full VGA resolution (30 fps). Via Photography Review.
Imaging Resource reviews Nikon Coolpix S5 on which they write:
For starters, the Nikon S5’s svelte metallic chassis is one of the thinnest I’ve used, making it the perfect camera to slip into your pocket and forget about until you’re ready to take pictures. Along with being thin, the camera boasts a distinctive wave-like design that’s less than a inch thick on the right side, providing a convenient handgrip. The left half of the camera has a slight ripple to house the impressive 3x optical Nikkor ED glass lens which does not protrude from the body even at full zoom. The majority of the rear of the Nikon S5 is taken up by the camera’s nice 2.5-inch LCD which produces great playback and live preview thanks to the screen’s 230,000 pixels.
This camera also features PictMotion function which gives users the ability to pick their favorite shots, movies, and music to create slideshows. It comes with PictBridge and USB connectivity and 21MB of internal memory.
Via Digital Photography Blog.
There’s an excellent review of Canon’s 6 megapixel PowerShot S3 IS over at Digital Camera Info.
The Canon PowerShot S3 IS comes to the ultra-zoom digital camera market with a unique set of features. It has the 12x optical zoom lens that qualifies it as part of the ultra-zoom market and couples it with an optical image stabilization system that works incredibly well. Canon put the lens on a chunky SLR-shaped body that looks almost professional with its black finish. The S3 has lots of options in its movie mode that aren’t available on any other digital camera and includes dual recording buttons so users can snap full-resolution pictures in the middle of a video clip. The optical zoom functions in the movie mode – and even looks smooth with the image stabilization system activated. Users can adjust everything from the audio sampling rate to the microphone level and wind filter feature. The still recording features are just as extensive. Full manual control is available, although the manual focusing feature is difficult to execute with the poor viewfinder and LCD resolution.
It’s a great prosumer camera with 12x optical zoom that can shoot videos at 30 frames per second with stereo sound and take pictures at the same time. It’s packed with a 2.0 inch Vari-Angle LCD and USB 2.0 connectivity for those self-photos and those hard to reach shots. Really worth checking out.
Via Digital Photography Blog.