May 2008 Camera Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for May 2008. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search

Camera Articles for May of 2008

Below are the 48 Camera articles for May of 2008

Canon Rebel XSi Review

With its long-running Rebel series of consumer DSLRs, Canon has earned a reputation for cranking out new models on a consistent timetable that are rarely revolutionary, and yet often set[...]

Most Popular Digital Cameras of April 2008

Spring is here, new models are on store shelves, and our list of most popular digicams seems to be shifting by the minute. For the second month in a row,[...]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 First Thoughts

Few camera companies seem to be creating waves with compact point-and-shoot cameras like Panasonic. Panasonic cameras are now widely respected thanks to Leica-branded lenses, combined with features, performance, and build[...]

DCR Workshop: Color Management, Part II

In Color Management, Part I we dissected basic concepts of color management as they relate to profiling and calibrating displays. It's a new month, and as promised, we're back for[...]

Samsung S760

The S760 is a 7.2 MP digital camera with 3x optical zoom, face detection, digital image stabilization and a 2.4 Intelligent LCD.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Review

Panasonic arguably invented the compact ultrazoom class of digicams with the release of the TZ1 in 2006, and each successive TZ model, including the new flagship Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5, has[...]

Digital Camera News, 5/6/08

GE digicams get a visibility boost with Amazon deal Microsoft gets into geotagging with Pro Photo Tools, Expression Media suite PMA study: "Average prices of large memory cards[...]

Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide: Summer 2008

Waiting until the last minute to pick out your Mother's Day gift again this year? No worries: we've got you covered with a special "Mother's Day Edition" of our DCR[...]

Fujifilm FinePix F100fd Review

Fujifilm's F series compact digitals with the SuperCCD sensor have enjoyed a reputation for better than average high-ISO noise performance dating back to at least the F30. When the F50fd[...]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 Review

Few camera companies seem to be creating waves with compact point-and-shoot cameras like Panasonic. Panasonic cameras are now widely respected thanks to Leica-branded lenses, combined with features, performance, and build[...]

Nikon Coolpix P60 First Thoughts

Entering a crowded field of compacts that offer some manual control, the Nikon Coolpix P60 targets casual and family shooters looking to do a bit more with their cameras. With[...]

Digital Camera News, 5/11/08

Adobe working to get DNG recognized as the RAW shooting standard Fujifilm FinePix F100fd firmware update corrects banding issues Sigma releases new firmware for its DP1 compact

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW Review

The 10.1 megapixel Olympus Stylus 1030 SW is ready to go just about everywhere you want to go with a camera. This rugged camera can handle the elements and[...]

Affordable wide-angle zoom coming to Olympus DSLRs

In conjunction with tonight's E-520 release, Olympus has offered up details about a new consumer-grade wide-angle lens for the Four Thirds system: the lightweight and compact Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm[...]

E-520 to join Olympus’s DSLR lineup this summer

Olympus named an heir to its popular E-510 DSLR this evening with the release of the Olympus E-520. The 10 megapixel E-520, which shares its sensor and processor with its[...]

Olympus E-520 First Thoughts

The Olympus E-520 is the latest DSLR to join the manufacturer's lineup, offering some generally light upgrades to the E-510's basic platform. Even though it's not a major overhaul of[...]

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS Review

With the Canon SD850 remaining one of the most popular compact cameras out there, its follow-up model, the Canon PowerShot SD890 IS, had some big shoes to fill: preserving everything[...]

Kodak EasyShare V1273

The EasyShare V1273 is a 12 MP digital camera with 3x optical zoom, 3 in. touch screen LCD, smart capture mode and optical image stabilization.

Head to Head: Fujifilm FinePix F100fd vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35

The middle of the month has rolled around again, meaning it's time for another comparison courtesy of DCR's Head to Head series. In this month's bout, two high-end, wide-zoom compacts[...]

Digital Camera News, 5/15/08

Rumor: Canon Rebel XS on the way? Optically stabilized Tamron 28-300mm comes to Nikon mount Sony "Everyday Smiles" contest to display winners in Times Square

Nikon Coolpix P60 Review

There are a ton of digital cameras out there, and quite a few of them are competing with the Nikon Coolpix P60 for position at the top of the general-purpose[...]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 First Thoughts

Reasons for the excitement surrounding the recently announced Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 are probably obvious. Built on a platform that shares several key specs with its highly regarded FX35 sibling, the[...]

Nikon Coolpix S52c ships out to retailers

If you've been eagerly awaiting your chance to get one of Nikon's revised (and still fairly novel several generations on) Wi-Fi enabled Coolpix cameras, the green flag came down on[...]

Adobe DNG codec now available for Windows Vista

As promised last week, Adobe has released a codec that allows its Digital Negative (DNG) RAW format files to be viewed directly in Windows Vista.

Fujifilm drops FinePix Z100fd’s MSRP

Getting into Fuji's latest high-style ultracompact, the Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd, just got a little easier: Fuji announced this week that it's lowering the Z100fd's MSRP to a very budget friendly[...]

Pentax DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited Lens Review

Every major camera company has at least one thing they do exceptionally well. Pentax has long been famous for making some of the best prime lenses money can buy, and[...]

Olympus SP-570 UZ Review

The folks at Olympus pioneered the long-zoom point-and-shoot digicam with the introduction of the 10x-zoom C2100 in 2000, and they obviously believe that size really does matter. The new Olympus[...]

Pentax Optio V20

The Optio V20 is an 8.0 megapixels digital camera with a 5X zoom lens, a 3.0 inch LCD monitor, and 52MB of built-in memory.

Samsung L200

The L200 is a 10.2 megapixel digital camera with 3x optical zoom, 2.5″ LCD screen and Automatic scene modes.

Sign of the times: Fujifilm raises prices on photo paper

In a press release this week, Fujifilm announced that the price of it could no longer continue to absorb rising paper and film manufacturing costs resulting from the ever-increasing cost[...]

Canon offering instant rebates on DSLR equipment

Canon launched a new rebate program this week, offering instant savings on several of its advanced DSLRs, lenses, and flash units.

Lowepro announces new, redesigned camera bags

Lowepro has provided details on the latest SLR bags to join its lineup - the new Inverse AW beltpack, as well as a redesign of the company's long-running Nova shoulder[...]

Round Up: Change is in the air at DCR

Some interesting stuff is on the way for DCR readers, not the least of which is our new Round Up editorial column covering a variety of topics relevant to digital[...]

Fujifilm introduces FinePix Z200fd

Fujifilm's U.K. arm put a press release on the wire this morning outlining a new Fuji Z model, the Fujifilm FinePix Z200fd. Building on the platform of the successful Z100fd,[...]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 Demo Video

We're still working through the test shooting for our Pansonic Lumix DMC-FX500 review in hopes of coming to a final verdict before the end of next week. To hold the[...]

Pentax debuts weatherproof Optio W60

The latest waterproof camera in Pentax's compact Optio series, the Pentax Optio W60, was announced this afternoon. Waterproof and freezeproof, the 10 megapixel W60 packs a 5x wide-angle zoom[...]

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 Review

In the brace of new Cyber-shot W models that Sony unveiled earlier in the year, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 falls squarely in the middle in terms of both price and[...]

Round Up: The DP1 debate and the future of the large-sensor compact

If you closely follow camera reviews on the web, you probably already know that the folks over at DPReview published their much-anticipated take on the Sigma DP1 earlier this week.[...]

WD launches Mac-formatted versions of its My Passport drives

Hard drive manufacturer Western Digital is showing off the latest in its series of My Passport portable hard drives, the Mac-ready My Passport Studio.

Close-up lens for Sigma DP1 now available

Sigma has launched a new accessory lens for its DP1 compact that allows for near-macro shooting.

U.K. DSLR sales continue to see steady growth

Market analysts at research firm GfK Retail and Technology reported this week that based on first-quarter numbers, DSLR sales in the United Kingdom have remain strong.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 First Thoughts

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 is the follow-on model to Sony's first DSLR, the entry-level A100. According to Sony, the A200 is faster, lighter, and easier to use than its predecessor,[...]

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6: A visual introduction to digital photography Book Review

Philip Andrews combines solid know-how and straight-forward instruction to make Adobe Photoshop Elements 6: A visual introduction to digital photography a remarkably good guide for Elements users of all skill[...]

Fujifilm FinePix J10 Review

The Fujifilm FinePix J10 is an affordable digital camera that will fit easily into almost any pocket. All that's left to determine is how it stacks up as a picture[...]

Round Up: A “Golden Age” for new DSLR buyers?

It's seemed to me lately that getting huge amounts of performance for little money in the entry-level DSLR market is getting easier than ever: it really all depends on where[...]

Pentax DA* 300mm f/4 Lens Review

With a lot to live up to, we were interested to see how things would play out for the latest high-dollar, long-reach offering from Pentax - the Pentax DA* 300mm[...]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 Review

Scratch the surface of the new touch screen Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 and it becomes apparent that Panasonic has slipped in several upgrades compared to other current FX cameras.

Editor’s Choice, May 2008: Canon Rebel XSi

Representing a reconsideration of the boundaries that have traditionally separated entry-level and advanced cameras, the Canon Rebel XSi is this month's Editor's Choice pick.