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All posts tagged "p7000"


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Digital Photography Review's Premium Compact Roundup

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 04:54 PM

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Q42...ndcompactgroup/

"It wasn't so long ago that DSLRs were out of financial reach for most enthusiast photographers. Back before DSLRs fell below the magic sub-$1000 mark, the only way for most people to 'go digital' was to invest in a high-quality compact, offering SLR-like control, but without the expensive extras - the large sensor and interchangeable lens mount."

Well, here is another look at a trio of compact cameras; this time the Canon S95 is present instead of the G12; I wonder where is the Samsung EX-1 though? It pretty much has the same conclusion as the last one I posted: Image quality is not an issue with modern compacts, and one should choose based on their needs and wants instead. Want something wider? Pick the LX5. Want something small? Pick the S95. Want something fast and works like a professional-grade camera? Don't pick the P7000. Hit the link for the full article.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Premium Compact Shootout: Nikon vs Canon vs Panasonic

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 12:00 PM

http://bythom.com/compactHQ1.htm

"We're now almost two decades into the competent digital compact camera era, but many things remain the same. The big issue has been and remains the small size of the image sensor in these cameras. While there has been a strong increase in image quality over the years, the small sensor sized used just doesn't allow the high-end compact camera to produce DSLR-like results in dynamic range or high ISO shooting."

Thom Hogan has compared three premium compacts, the Nikon P7000, the Canon G12, and the Panasonic LX5. While I am certain they all are decent (Nikon surprises me somewhat), I still like the Panasonic's combination of size, focal length, and looks. It is a very charming camera, the LX5. On another note: The Nikon looks way too much like a Canon; Thom Hogan even notes that the operation is more Canon than Nikon-like. If so, what is the appeal of buying a P7000 when there is a G12? Nikon really should have worked harder on differentiating the product (plus a compact that works like a Nikon DSLR is worth extra points in my book).


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nikon Coolpix P7000 Reviewed by PhotographyBLOG

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 03:30 PM

http://www.photographyblog.com/revi...ix_p7000_review

"The Nikon Coolpix P7000 is a the new flagship model in Nikon’s extensive range of Coolpix compact digital cameras. The Coolpix P7000 is the successor to the one-year-old P6000, but it offers a new design and extra features that make it a completely different proposition."

PhotographyBLOG has reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P7000 and has come away impressed by it. Me? I'm not so. After years of Canon bringing out a number of G cameras, Nikon's response is a near-copy that betters the Canon in a few areas (mostly in the lens' extra reach). I suppose Nikon sees that compact cameras don't have the lock-in a DSLR system has, so there is no need for a vastly more compelling camera to entice buyers. Personally the signal I get from Nikon is that they are still not that interested in this segment; contrast this with the D3 and D300 launch three years back. I certainly am not getting this camera!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Nikon P7000 Announced; Previewed by Digital Photography Review

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 05:38 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1009/1...9nikonp7000.asp

Today's a day for Nikon announcements, starting with the Coolpix P700. The follow-up to the P6000 tries to counter the Canon G-series cameras with something... that looks like a Canon G-series camera. Sporting a 10 megapixel sensor capable of up to ISO 3200 without any trickery and 720p videos at 24 FPS, the camera boasts a 28-200/2.8-5.6 equivalent lens with VR as well as the very nice 3" VGA LCD screen (but no swivel, that's surely a miss on Nikon's part). Other niceties include a proper hotshoe, multiple manual controls (including an exposure compensation dial and a quick settings dial on the top along with two proper command dials), a microphone jack, the virtual horizon inlay for those who can't shoot a straight horizon and for some, an optical viewfinder. It's priced at US$500, and will be available some time later in September. Will this finally be the first decent Coolpix camera in a very long while? More photos after the break, and don't forget to check the preview at DPReview.com!

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Rumour: Nikon D3100, New Coolpix Cameras, Lenses

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:30 PM

http://nikonrumors.com/2010/08/13/f...new-lenses.aspx

I missed some neat Nikon rumours last week while ill, so here's a quick round-up:

Nikon D3100: Nikon's never been fast to replace their DSLR cameras, save for the lowest rung. First we had the D40, then the D40x, D60 and D3000 in fairly quick succession. Now with the D3100, here's to looking to Nikon to doing something different with the low-end (or at least improve on what feels like a really dated line). With a rumoured ISO range of up to 12,800, I'm hoping it's using a new CMOS sensor based on the D300/D90's. That'd be a nice improvement over the half-decade old 10 megapixel CCD sensor used in the D3000. Lenses next!

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