Pentax Goes Superzoom With New X70 Digital Camera

Pentax Goes Superzoom With New X70 Digital CameraThey’ve taken their time to join the megazoom digital camera market, but Pentax have just rocked up with their new X70 digicam packing a hefty 24X optical zoom lens in a reasonably compact and lightweight body.

Sporting 12 megapixels and a 1/2.3-inch chip, the X70 bridge camera comes with the usual auto exposure options, plus aperture/shutter priority and metered manual modes for tinkerers.

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Olympus 620 DSLR Offers In-Camera Effects Galore

Olympus has announced its new E-620 DSLR, sporting a 12.3MP camera sand incorporating features from the recently introduced E-30 in a compact body.

Pitched at the upper entry-level market, the E-620 offers three-level image stabilisation, a 2.7″ tilt and 270 degree swivel LCD and snazzy features like Art Filters and Multiple Exposures.

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Lumix LX3 Review: High End Digital Compact Camera (pt. 3)

Lumix LX3 Review: High End Digital Compact Camera (pt. 3)Part one of the Lumix LX3 review gave you the tech specs, part two got into the meat, this final part wraps it up with more detail, provides the summary and scores.

Flash
Activated via a small switch on the top plate and standing taller than some of its rivals, the LX3’s small built-in flash offers Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Forced on and Slow sync with red-eye reduction in auto mode. Flash compensation can be selected via the up button, and there’s also an option to set up rear-curtain sync for some arty effects.

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Lumix LX3 Review: High End Digital Compact Camera (pt. 2)

Panasonic Lumix LX3 Digital High End Compact Camera Review (pt. 2)Part one of the Lumix LX3 review gave you the tech specs, part two gets into the meat.

Look and feel
We spent an age weighing up the pros and cons of various high end compacts, finally identifying the LX3’s biggest rival as the hugely capable Canon G10.

In the end, the size advantage of the LX3 proved too compelling, with the Lumix measuring 109 x 60 x 27mm compared to the G10s pocket-busting 109 x 78 x 46mm. It weighs in substantially lighter too, at 265g compared to its rivals 350g.

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Panasonic Lumix LX3 Review: High End Digital Compact Camera (pt 1)

Panasonic Lumix LX3 Digital High End Compact Camera ReviewPanasonic’s flagship digital compact for mustard-keen photographers and compulsive shutter clickers, the Lumix DMC-LX3 offers up a tempting package with an 10.1 Megapixel resolution sensor, flash hotshoe, full auto and manual controls and an optically stabilised, bright 2.5x optical wide angle zoom with the delicious LEICA name.

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Leica M8.2 Safari Edition – Yours For $10,000

Leica M8.2 Safari Edition - Yours For $10,000 Water levels rapidly rose in the office when we cast eyes on the drool-inducing, dribble-releasing Leica M8.2 Safari edition digital camera kit.

Designed for, well, people with far more money than sense, this stunningly beautifully high-end camera outfit retails for a gasp-inducing $10,000 and is centred around the 10.3 million pixel M8.2 camera, an updated version of the Leica M8 which was released in July 2007.

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Our Gadgets On The Streets Of New York (Part Two)

Our Gadgets On The Streets Of New York (Part Two)In part one we rated the Palm Centro, the Asus Eee 901 netbook and LG GSA-E5ON portable CD/DVD rewriter as travelling companions. Read on for our round up.

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini
With only 12GB of storage available on the Eee 901, we needed to back up our precious photo files on to this handy USB portable hard drive (as well as backing up to a 16GB memory card in the Eee).

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