The 8.1 megapixel, 10x zoom Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3 offers a suprisingly deep feature set in a compact package. Some cheap plastic design elements aside, mechanical image stabilization, fast shot-to-shot times, and some of the most impressive battery life numbers around give the sleeper H3 the potential to be one of the most highly capable compacts you've never considered.
The difficult truth, as any working sports or nature photographer will tell you, is that shooting action photos is equal parts skill and art. Good instincts, intuition, anticipation, and the ability to read a scene and make choices quickly all play a part in getting the best possible photos in fast-moving situations. While there are no shortcuts to great photos, some basic knowledge of which camera settings and what shooting techniques to depend on in these situations will go a long way toward improving your action photos.
Nikon and Canon have dominated the professional DSLR market since the beginning of the digital revolution, effectively condemning Olympus, Pentax, Panasonic, Leica, and Sony DSLRs to second tier status. That's too bad because there are some really exciting and very pro-capable digital SLRs on that second tier, including the new 10.1 megapixel, 4/3 sensor format Olympus E-3.
Got a great photo taken with your point-and-shoot that you want to show off? Want to win a Sony Cyber-shot T200, this year's hot touch screen ultra-compact? DigitalCameraReview.com is giving you an opportunity to do both in our Point-and-Shoot Photo Contest.
The 2008 International CES isn't quite over yet, but we're already back in the safe confines of our office analyzing and disecting the new offerings seen at this year's show. It's impossible to know exactly what manufacturers may have up their sleeve, but based on what we saw in Las Vegas this week, several conclusions can be drawn about where the digital camera industry is heading in the coming year.
Kodak announced this week that its stylish new Z1085 IS, on display at CES, would be up for sale by March of this year. The 10-megapixel Z1085 IS features a 5x zoom and optical image stabilization.
On Monday, Kodak announced several additions to its M-line of compact digital cameras. The EasyShare M763, M863, M893 IS, and flagship M1033 offer fun and stylish colors, compact designs, and easy-to-use HD still and video capture modes.
In a press release yesterday, memory maker Lexar announced that production of an 8GB SDHC memory card in three different transfer speeds is well underway.
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