The Nikon Coolpix P3 was introduced at PMA at the end of February. A member of Nikon's "Performance" Coolpix line, the P3 is targeted at the folks who like a nice compact size with some advanced shooting features, like aperture priority modes and easier control over ISO and white balance settings.
The set of Perfect-Pixs color reference cards provides an easy way to adjust the color on your monitor, adjust your camera, and correct your photos. In this review, we'll take a look at the Perfect-Pixs Card Kit (from Pixel Place) that includes three cards to calibrate your display and correct your images.
Prosumer digital cameras fall into a gray area somewhere between consumer point & shoot digital cameras and entry-level digital SLR cameras. Despite that uncertain classification, they have become increasingly more popular over the past few years. Panasonic's recently introduced Lumix DMC-FZ7 could be the poster child for this class of enhanced usability digital cameras.
We're getting rolling on our review of the Olympus Stylus 710 and wanted to give you our initial impressions of the camera. Announced at the end of January, the Stylus 710 features a 7.1 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, 2.5 inch LCD, and the now familiar weatherproof features of the Stylus line.
The new Nikon Coolpix L2, Coolpix L3, and Coolpix L4 were added to Nikon's "Life" line right before the PMA show in Orlando. The "L" line is squarely aimed at the entry-level user and the user looking for a compact, high-quality, easy to use camera.
The two new ultra-slim additions to Nikon's "S" (for Style) line are the Nikon Coolpix S5 and Coolpix S6. We got a chance to get hands-on with them at PMA to get a real feel for their size and features. Their new "wave" design is nice and comfortable and the new rotary control dial is also a nice touch for these slim cameras.
Right before PMA, Nikon announced two new additions to their "P", or Performance, line. The Nikon Coolpix P3 and Coolpix P4 are the most fully-featured point and shoot cameras from Nikon. They have a distinctive rounded-corner shape that kind of reminds me of a bar of soap. Nikon manages to fit a lot of features into these compact cameras, including Vibration Reduction and WiFi capability.
At PMA, Pentax filled out the rest of their Optio line with the introduction of the Optio T10, Optio W10, and Optio M10. The three new models joined the Optio A10 and Optio E10 (announced at CES) to complete the five camera line with a new, simple naming scheme.
The Canon Powershot S3 IS is a pretty straightforward upgrade to last year's S2 IS. It adds a 6 megapixel sensor and a 2 inch flip out LCD. Canon really markets this as a "family" camera - a way to capture kids in action, on the sports field, at a concert - but the camera has also made a name for itself as one of the top ultra-zoom cameras on the market.
The latest Digital ELPHs from Canon, the Powershot SD600, Powershot SD630, and Powershot SD700 IS are bound to continue the success of this compact, stylish line of digital cameras. The SD line is known for their distinctive, compact dimensions, high quality images, and easy operation. Starting back in the traditional film days, the ELPHs continue to build their reputation as the top of the compact camera heap.
The Canon EOS 30D is the much anticipated successor to the 20D. The 30D is Canon's mid-range digital SLR, more expensive than the Digital Rebel XT, but less than the Canon EOS 5D. We got hands on with the camera at PMA and loved the feel and construction of the camera (as well as the spec sheet).
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