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Fujifilm Finepix Z70 Review

January 1st, 2011 No comments

About Fujifilm Finepix Z70

If you are looking for an ultra-compact digital camera, then Fujifilm Finepix Z70 is one of the best options around. It is sold at approximately $169.99 price tag across leading online retailers and is equipped with advanced set of features that enable even beginners to capture professional-quality shots. Before you head on out to grab one, take the time to weigh in on its features to help you decide.

Fujifilm Finepix Z70 is available in numerous color options including red, blue, silver, and purple. You can therefore pick on that suits your own personality and taste such that you will have a digital camera that reflects who you are. It also comes with a 2.7-inch LCD screen such that you can preview all photos or videos that you have taken using this device. The slim and metal body of this digital camera makes it really easy to handle, while being equipped with a sliding cover to protect your camera’s lens. Judging by the build quality of Fujifilm Finepix Z70, most would think that it is more expensive than it actually is. Hence, it can easily rival some other more popular brand names of digital cameras in the market today.

Fujifilm Finepix Z70 is equipped with up to 5x optical zoom lens that can reach a focal length of 36 to 180mm. Hence, you can shoot distant subjects with utmost clarity and contrast. The picture quality is further reinforced by the full resolution capacity of about 100 to 1600 ISO for maximum shooting sensitivity. Another welcome inclusion into the list of features for this digital camera would be the image stabilization technology to avoid blurring images. There are also several shooting modes to choose from such that you can adjust it according to the subject or natural shooting conditions.

For movie makers, you can also rely on Fujifilm Finepix Z70 to deliver the features you want to use. It has the ability to shoot videos of about 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and also runs at 30 frames per second for smooth motion. A maximum of 15 minutes recording time is available for each clip. Sadly, there is no built-in HDMI port that make it possible to stream live recordings but there is an HD card reader included in the package kit that you can use to upload and reproduce the clips you have recorded.

Pro’s of Fujifilm Finepix Z70

*It is compact and easy to handle;

*It is reasonably priced;

*It is an easy-to-use point and shoot camera;

*It offers a wide range of shooting mode options;

*It offers optimum image quality and technology.

Con’s of Fujifilm Finepix Z70

*It lacks an HDMI port;

*Image quality is good but not comparable to more advanced models.

The Bottom Line

Fujifilm Finepix Z70 definitely brings a smile to the faces of consumers who are looking to purchase a reliable yet compact digital camera at a reasonable price. It therefore makes it really accessible to all photography enthusiasts and is a true bargain in anyone’s book. You will definitely love to take it with you wherever you go since you’ll never know when a photographic moment might arise.

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Nikon Coolpix P100 10.3-Megapixel Digital Camera Black Review

January 1st, 2011 No comments

About Nikon Coolpix P100 10.3-Megapixel Digital Camera Black

Nikon is one of the trusted names when it comes to manufacturing digital cameras, so those who hear about Nikon Coolpix P100 10.3-Megapixel Digital Camera Black are confident that this model won’t disappoint. First off, it is sold at an approximate price tag of $399.95 and for that price you can get something that would enable photography enthusiasts to explore on its many features and produce quality shots.

Nikon Coolpix P100 10.3-Megapixel Digital Camera Black is very lightweight at only 1.08 pounds such that you would have no trouble carrying it around for capturing photos or shooting videos. It comes with black as the main color option and with a default picture resolution of 10.3 megapixels, you can blow up pictures for printing to a size of 16 x 20 inches without compromising on the quality of the prints. Also, it comes with a 26x wide-angle optical zooming capability such that you can capture the sharpest and finest photos possible. The impressive focal range of this compact digital camera therefore offers exceptional image quality, irregardless of whether you are shooting objects within close proximity or at a distance.

Nikon Coolpix P100 10.3-Megapixel Digital Camera Black features a 3-inch vari-angle high resolution LCD display screen, which can be titled up to 90 degrees in an upward manner or 82 degrees in a downward manner without compromising on the resulting pictures. The unique EXPEED digital imaging technology introduced by Nikon is responsible for offering professional quality shots, even for beginners. Due to this technology, you can shoot even in dark situations or in areas with limited source of light due to the illuminating CMOS sensor that increases the amount of light coming into the resulting photo.

Aside from capturing pictures, you can also use Nikon Coolpix P100 10.3-Megapixel Digital Camera Black for capturing movies or videos in full HD quality. This camera allows for up to 2 hours of full HD or 1080p movies by simply pressing on the movie record button. A stereo microphone is built in on top of the camera to record audio in high quality and precision.

Pro’s of Nikon Coolpix P100 10.3-Megapixel Digital Camera Black

*It has an impressive focus indicator system;

*It is lightweight and easy to hold with its design;

*The menu is well articulated to offer ease of navigation and exploration;

*It offers high zoom range and is capable of capturing fast action smoothly;

*The lens offer a very impressive resolution for its price.

Con’s of Nikon Coolpix P100 10.3-Megapixel Digital Camera Black

*The focus often cannot keep up with the zoom when shooting videos;

*It depends only on a lens cap instead of using an auto protect system, which could put you at tendency to forget removing the cap off when using;

*The menu loads too slow at times;

*Shutter captures quickly in most times but not too dependable on certain situations.

The Bottom Line

Nikon Coolpix P100 10.3-Megapixel Digital Camera Black combines technology and innovative features to offer great image quality and excellent full HD movies. Its price prevents it from being called a budget camera, but it certainly offers great value for your money.

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Canon Powershot A3000-IS Silver Digital Camera Review

December 31st, 2010 1 comment

About Canon Powershot A3000-IS Silver Digital Camera

When you are thinking of buying a compact digital camera, then Canon almost always come to mind first. One of their latest models is Canon Powershot A3000-IS Silver Digital Camera wherein it can be purchased for approximately $257. What makes it a notable option amongst all the other digital camera models in the market today?

Canon Powershot A3000-IS Silver Digital Camera measures 3.8 x 1.1 x 2.3 inches and weighing only 5.4 ounces. It is equipped with 2.7 inches of LCD screen, which will require SD/SDHC memory cards but you have to purchase that separately. The sleek and silver design is ideal for modern users who wanted something that is both stylish and highly functional.

In addition, Canon Powershot A3000-IS Silver Digital Camera is equipped with the most advanced picture processing technology to guarantee that you can capture the best quality photos from this camera. It is built with up to 10 megapixels and equipped with up to 4x optical zoom such that you can produce dramatic shots even from a distance. Due to the high picture resolution, you can also blow up or crop the picture without reducing its quality. The Optical Image Stabilizer is another highly acclaimed technology introduced by Canon such that it can detect camera shake and correct that to still produce high quality and crisp shots.

Canon Powershot A3000-IS Silver Digital Camera also operates using a lithium-ion battery, which makes it incredibly lightweight and also allow quick charge up of batteries. But the biggest advantage with using this particular camera model is the fact that you can enjoy creative freedom with up to 18 shooting modes, Smart Auto feature that chooses the right setting depending on the natural lighting conditions, and Low Light mode for the best photos even with dim lighting. You can then preview all the photos you have taken via its LCD display screen or upload it onto your computer to relive all those precious memories.

Pro’s of Canon Powershot A3000-IS Silver Digital Camera

*As expected from a Canon product, the picture quality is excellent;

*New features had been introduced to make shooting faster and easier to switch shooting modes;

*The flash synchs well with the slave flash such that you can eliminate red-eye when shooting in low light situations;

*The processing time in between taking pictures is less noticeable;

*It gives users creative freedom while ensuring that beginners can enjoy assisted shooting for professional quality results.

Con’s of Canon Powershot A3000-IS Silver Digital Camera

*The camera is inexpensive but also does feel cheap and hollow;

*The body is rather thick, which could have been lessened to make it more compact.

The Bottom Line

Canon Powershot A3000-IS Silver Digital Camera offers a respectable set of features that would make any person interested in buying a compact camera get one. And it is not just about the high megapixel resolution but it cannot be denied that this particular digital camera model does offer excellent picture quality. You’d also appreciate the intuitive controls, bright and clear LCD, prominent shutter release, and the reliability of a solid brand.

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Fujifilm FinePix J40 12.2 MP Digital Camera Review

December 29th, 2010 1 comment

About Fujifilm FinePix J40 12.2 MP Digital Camera

Fujifilm FinePix J40 12.2 MP Digital Camera is dubbed as the best compact yet affordable digital camera in the market today. When you buy this digital camera, here is what you will also be getting inside the box: 2 GB SD memory card, AC adapter, USB cable, user’s guide, owner’s manual, FinePix software, lithium-ion rechargeable battery, and a hand strap.

Fujifilm FinePix J40 12.2 MP Digital Camera is the newest addition into the brand’s long portfolio of compact cameras, which is designed specifically for users who are looking for something that they can carry around during travel. It is easy to use and beginners will therefore find it easy to explore the numerous features incorporated here. It is equipped with the latest imaging technology such as Face Detection and Scene Recognition AUTO that would surely compete with some of the more expensive camera models in the market.

If you value style and would want a digital camera that would reflect your personal style, then you should go for Fujifilm FinePix J40 12.2 MP Digital Camera. It comes with a slim-line frame with a double coating and veneer finish to give it a sophisticated look. It therefore appeals to all stylish individuals who want to ensure that they also have something trendy, not just compact.

The Fujifilm FinePix J40 12.2 MP Digital Camera is equipped with a 3-inch LCD screen on the back wherein they can preview subjects or view slideshows of picture that are stored on your digital camera. The 12.2 megapixel imaging sensor integrated here offers the most crisp and sharp images possible. If you are dealing with a moving subject or is guilty of a shaky hand, then no need to worry since its Picture Stabilization technology is surely going to save the day as it aims to minimize image blurring and enhance the quality of your photos.

Aside from pictures, you can also use Fujifilm FinePix J40 12.2 MP Digital Camera to record videos with an average of 30 fps for utmost clarity and smooth motion. You can also use the zooming feature for videos aside from shooting photos with this camera.

Pro’s of Fujifilm FinePix J40 12.2 MP Digital Camera

*Camera in itself looks good;

*It is very affordable at $86;

*Best quality for its price;

*It takes great pictures;

*Easy to use;

*Comes with large screen for previewing your shots or videos.

Con’s of Fujifilm FinePix J40 12.2 MP Digital Camera

*The camera itself does feel cheap when handled, which is not disappointing knowing how affordable its price tag is.

The Bottom Line

Fujifilm FinePix J40 12.2 MP Digital Camera is not the most advanced nor best quality digital camera out there. But in a sea of choices, it is one of the most affordable ones you’d find without necessarily sacrificing its offering of great features. In fact, it offers decent quality pictures that would give its more expensive counterparts a run for its money. With this price, the value it has to offer is surely hard to beat.

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Kodak EasyShare M531 Review

December 28th, 2010 No comments

About Kodak EasyShare M531

The EasyShare series from Kodak is intended with the same purpose as the name would suggest – the ability to easily share these photos or videos you’ve taken from places you’ve been or activities you’ve done to your friends online. Hence, the Kodak EasyShare M531 takes the same cues such that you can upload your pictures to social networks online or send it to friends via e-mail. You can now preserve that Kodak moment and relish it with your loved ones.

Kodak EasyShare M531 offers up to 14 megapixels in camera resolution such that you can product quality photo prints. You can blow up your pictures to as much as 30 x 40 inches in size without losing the quality of the photos. In addition, it is equipped with up to 3x in optical zoom or between 36 to 108 mm in zooming range such that your subjects are captured in the most clear detail as possible even if you are shooting from a distance.

A blur reduction technology is also offered in Kodak EasyShare M531 to capture fast moving subjects without sacrificing on the quality of the resulting shots. They are as perfect and sharp as they are still! Then, you can preview all the shots you have captured via the 2.7-inch bright LCD screen, which in itself offers tremendous brightness and clarity.

There are various notable technologies introduced in Kodak EasyShare M531 such as the Smart Capture feature (that automatically adjusts settings based on the environment and shooting situation), Face Recognition feature, and Face Detection feature.

Aside from quality photos, you can also use Kodak EasyShare M531 to capture HD quality videos. It is equipped with continuous VGA such that you can perform on-camera editing and capture audio to make your videos as high quality as possible. You can choose from a variety of scene or color modes to ensure that you can adjust framing and recording quality according to the shooting situations. There are up to 5 color modes to choose from such as basic color, full, vivid, sepia, and black & white.

The Kodak EasyShare software enhances the possibilities of Kodak EasyShare M531 such that you can easily upload, organize, share, or e-mail your photos or videos online to Facebook, Flickr, or YouTube. To make the most out of this digital camera, you can also get a few basic accessories in the package such as lithium-ion batteries, in-camera charger and adapter, user guide, USB cable, and wrist strap.

Pro’s of Kodak EasyShare M531

*Advanced picture and video technologies;

*Ease of sharing online;

*Variety of shooting modes to choose from;

*Inclusion of editing software.

Con’s of Kodak EasyShare M531

*It lacks any distinctive features that would differentiate it from other models in the EasyShare series.

The Bottom Line

Kodak EasyShare M531 is an excellent choice of camera for those looking to capture the best moments in life through photos or videos. With its high quality results and advanced technologies, you can ensure that you will be able to preserve those memories for a very long time.

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