Wednesday May 22, 2013
Small ultra zoom cameras are growing in popularity, and Nikon's latest contribution to this market is the Coolpix S9500.
The S9500 offers a 22X optical zoom lens as well as an impressive 18.1MP CMOS image sensor. This thin Coolpix model includes an impressive 3.0-inch OLED display screen and full 1080p HD video recording options. You'll also find built-in GPS and WiFi features with this camera.
Nikon gave the S9500 a pretty impressive starting price, too, at $219.95 (Compare Prices). I'm going to have a chance to test this model in the next few weeks, and it will be interesting to see whether this camera's performance lives up to its specification list.
Photo courtesy Nikon
Tuesday May 21, 2013
If you received an Olympus camera recently -- or if you've owned one for quite a while -- please consider sharing your experiences with that camera through a "user review" of an Olympus camera.
Although I have a chance to review quite a large number of cameras, I don't have the time or resources to review every Olympus camera that's manufactured, so I'm hoping those of you reading this site can post your thoughts on cameras you own, which will help all of the site's readers as they're trying to find great cameras to purchase. Good experiences and bad experiences are both welcomed.
Just click the link below to enter your camera's information, which should require only 3-5 minutes. And, if you own a non-Olympus camera, you can find user review forms for other models on the Camera Reviews page.
Olympus Camera User Review Form
Monday May 20, 2013
Canon's smallest DSLR camera -- the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 -- is now available. This is the smallest camera on the market that contains an APS-C sized image sensor.
The SL1's CMOS image sensor offers 18 megapixels of resolution. Canon has designed the Rebel SL1 to be an easy-to-use camera for those photographers looking to make the jump from a point-n-shoot model to an interchangeable lens camera by including a mode called Scene Intelligent Auto Mode.
The SL1 also offers a 3.0-inch touch screen LCD, four frames per second shooting options, and full HD video recording. You can purchase the SL1 with a kit lens ($799.99 MSRP) or with the camera body alone ($649.99, Compare Prices). The SL1's camera body alone weighs 14.36 ounces, making it the lightest DSLR on the market with such a large image sensor. As with other Canon DSLR cameras, the EOS Rebel SL1 is available in black only.
Photo courtesy Canon
Saturday May 18, 2013
Samsung's family of DIL cameras have provided some great models over the past few years, including the NX10. The latest Samsung DIL camera is now available, and the NX2000 looks like another very impressive camera.
The NX2000's specification list is certainly eye-catching. It offers 20.3 megapixels of resolution in a large image sensor, 8 frames per second in burst mode, a 3.7-inch large touch screen LCD, and full HD video recording. You can connect the NX2000 to Android and iOS mobile devices or use built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
The NX2000 carries an impressive price point, too, as Samsung is offering this camera body only for less than $650 (Compare Prices). It's available in pink, white, or black camera bodies and matching colors of NX lenses.
Photo courtesy Samsung