Kodak Easyshare Z712IS: Cute, in a Clowns' Shoes Kind of Way

No, don't ask me why this new Kodak makes me think of Krusty's footwear, but I think it has something to do with its oversimplified roundness. The 12x zoom has got quite a reach on it as well. A quick list of features include: Shutter lag of 0.26 secs; 7.1 Megapixels; High ISO; Image Stabilization. What it is… »3/08/07 7:20am3/08/07 7:20am

Ricoh Caplio R6: Instant 16x Zoom To Review Sharpness Not To Be Used With Britney Spears Photos

Say Yowzah to the Caplio R6. It's hard to know which feature to pick out first from this point-and-shooter, as Ricoh have come up with a whole host of nice additions. How about the quick review feature that lets you instantly enlarge an image 16 times to check the sharpness of your photos? Maybe it's the internal… »3/06/07 4:26am3/06/07 4:26am

Nikon Spruces Up Its D40, Now the 10.2-Megapixel D40x

There's an updated version of the Nikon D40 DSLR that'll soon hit the streets, now called the D40x and raising its megapixel count to 10.2 from the 6 megapixels it had before. Nikon also says it's also improved in two other areas: its three-frames-per-second continuous shooting, and a wider range of ISO speeds, now… »3/05/07 11:00pm3/05/07 11:00pm

Olympus Mju 780: if this Camera was a Bug, it Would be a Cockroach

Spring is sprung and brings with it a slew of digital compact cameras, including the small-but-tough Olympus Mju 780. It's weatherproof, boasts a 7.1 megapixel CCD sensor as well as a mechanical image stabiliser which will give you sharp shots no matter how much you might have drunk the night before. And then there's… »3/05/07 6:17am3/05/07 6:17am

Olympus EVolt E410 and E510 DSLRs Now at 10MP, Both With Live View

Olympus updates its EVolt series of DSLRs, introducing the EVolt E-410 and EVolt E-510 digital SLRs that add a couple of enhanced capabilities. The megapixelidge is raised from the 8MP of the earlier E-400 and E-500 cameras to 10MP. Sensor technology has been beefed up, too, with Olympus claiming its TruePic III Turbo… »3/05/07 12:00am3/05/07 12:00am

Hybrid Cameras/Camcorders Compared: Canon TX1 vs Xacti vs Lumix

Hybrid cameras / camcorders that can shoot 720p video are an even hotter market segment now that the Canon PowerShot TX1 was introduced last week. It goes up against the Sanyo Xacti HD2, the Sanyo Xacti HD1A and the Panasonic LX2, all hybrid still cameras with HDTV solid-state recording capability. Digital Camera HQ… »3/01/07 10:09am3/01/07 10:09am

Canon Intros PowerShot A560 and A570 IS Entry-Level Cameras

Canon's flurry of announcements for digital cameras today include a couple of entry-level point-and-shoot models, the PowerShot A560 (pictured above left) and PowerShot A570 IS. The two shooters add a feature usually found in higher-end models: face detection and the ability to crank their Digic III image processor up… »2/22/07 8:23am2/22/07 8:23am

Canon Rolls Out Two 7.1MP Digital Elph Cameras: the SD750 and SD1000

Canon just updated its Digital Elph line of point-and-shoot digital cameras with the SD750 ($350) and SD1000 ($300), both set to ship in March. They're both offered in the original stainless steel but now also are available in this two-tone black and silver motif that Canon has dreamed up. Both cameras have a 3x… »2/22/07 7:51am2/22/07 7:51am

Pentax Optio A30 Boots Up, Shoots and Focuses Quicker

Pentax goosed its Optio A series with the A30, a 10-megapixel point-and-shoot camera with a 3x optical lens and a 2.5-inch LCD. Besides a newfangled gyro system to reduce shakiness, the big update on this one is speed, where it's ready to use in 1.8 seconds and has a quick .02-second shutter delay. If you take lots of… »2/21/07 11:11pm2/21/07 11:11pm

GE-Branded Digital Cameras On the Way to Already-Overcrowded Me-Too Market

As if we didn't already have enough digital camera brands, now GE has decided to enter into the fray, licensing its name to the General Imaging Company for a line of digital cameras to be rolled out in three weeks at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA, March 8-11) convention in Las Vegas. That's right, GE, the… »2/14/07 8:01am2/14/07 8:01am