Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Canon PowerShot SD1000

The Canon PowerShot SD1000 has 7.1 megapixels that is good for any personal use. This camera has a good power-up time, but lacks in the speed between taking photographs. There is a pause time of about 2-3 seconds between each photograph. So I would not recommend this as a back-up camera for any pro photographers out there. The external design on this camera is also very pretty.

If you look, you notice something this point-and-shoot has that most do not. An optical viewfinder. (You can see it just to the left of the flash.) I've found that this viewfinder only shows about 4/5 of what you actually get in the photograph. The battery life on this camera is good enough to take about 200-220 photos with standard use.

See the Canon PowerShot SD1000 on eBay
See example photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SD1000

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fujifilm Finepix Z20fd

Today we are discussing the Fujifilm Finepix Z20fd. This camera has some nice built on features, and over all, seems very capable of top-notch shots coming from a point-and-shoot. I'll start off with the fact that the camera body just looks gorgeous!
You can get the camera in one of five colors: Black, Red, Blue, Pink, and pictured above, Green.

Now on to the more important stuff. This camera comes with built in optimization options that are especially good for web-active people. It can optimize videos for video hosting websites, such as YouTube, as well as optimize images for blogs and the likes.
Also, Fujifilm has put some hard work into designing quality of this camera. They have come up with something called "RPT," which stands for "Real Photo Technology." What RPT does is it tries to get the most accurate settings for you, so that your photo looks as close to what your eye sees as possible. (Speaking colors, here)
There's also a very nice advantage with the way that this photos flash system works. When you have the flash on, the camera automatically detects the light balance and adjusts the intensity of the flash automatically for you, so you seldom get photos that make your friends look like they need a tan. Very handy!

You can check out the Fujifilm Finepix Z20fd on eBay (Opens in a new window)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Kodak EasyShare Z1285

At 12.1 Megapixels, the Kodak EasyShare Z1285 is quite impressive. It has some useful features, and from what I can tell, only one major downfall. I'll start off with the downfall, and move to the good stuff afterwards.

The macro function leaves room for improvement. You have to be at least 20cm away for it to focus, which is not the greatest, as with most point-and-shoot digital cameras you can be as close as 5cm. It's a big loss, but now on to the good things about the camera! The color balancing on this camera is very well, as well as the exposure. The flash also has a decent range. A neat feature on this camera is that it has auto-panorama stitching. I haven't had any experience with this, but I have heard good things.

Find some good pricing on the Kodak EasyShare Z1285 on eBay

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sony Cybershot DSC-W300

Wow, Sony really did it this time! They produced a point-and-shoot that can pump out up to a 13.6 megapixel image! That's a 4224 x 3168 resolution! This is especially great for making up for the common lack of zoom on point-and-shoot digital cameras. With this camera, you can crop out just over half to end up with a 6 megapixel image, which is perfectly good for making prints.This camera also includes face detection for those group-photos. This means that it can detect the faces of who ever is in the photo, and adjust settings accordingly so that the photo will come out a good as possible. Below is the face detection in-action:In addition to the face detection, there is also anti-shake! This means that the camera moves the sensor inside in order to improve the sharpness of your photos. (To see some other photos taken with this camera, check here.) Have you ever tried to take a photo in a darkened area without using flash? Most of the time it will come out a bit fuzzy, due to hand tremors (These are unavoidable, as they are caused by your heartbeat). However, with this camera, you don't have to worry about hand tremors as much because the camera will auto-compensate for them.

Another nice feature on this camera (Just packed with extra features!) is that it can auto-compensate for the zoom. What I mean by this is that if you set the camera's digital zoom method to "Smart," then your digital zoom will be adjusted to whatever megapixel you have it set to, so that quality is preserved. Say that you have it set to 13.6 MP resolution - You won't get any digital zoom. However, set it to 10 MP resolution in this mode, and you will get roughly 3.6x digital zoom. A very handy feature, and a nice way to use the megapixels.

I personally found some great deals on this camera on eBay, click here to see the best prices I found.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Olympus Stylus 790 SW

Today I will be talking about the Canon Stylus 790. This camera comes in at a handy 7.1 megapixels. This means that you can pump photos off at a resolution of 3072 x 2304. This is great for making extremely sharp prints. To see some photos taken with this camera, check here.

This camera would be great, and I repeat, great, for families with young children in them. This camera is waterproof, and shock proof! This means this camera would be great for all types of family occasions, whether it be pool parties, trips to the beach, or any other occasion that fits your fancy!

This camera also handles its flash well, without losing most of the details. I have had this problem with several cameras that I have used. Upon using this one, I notice a better balance in tones.

This camera is also very economical. With this model, you get a good camera for a good price. Click here for the best prices I found for the Stylus 790 SW on eBay.