Sony Cyber-shot DSC TX200V

Sony just announced three Cyber-shot digital cameras featuring their Exmor R CMOS sensors: DSC-WX50, DSC-WX70, and DSC-TX200V. Among them, the new Cyber-shot TX200V is quite a different digital camera. Read More…

Posted in Point & Shoot Cameras on January 30th, 2012. No Comments.

Canon PowerShot S100 is the successor of the Canon PowerShot S95 that I have had for a year. Canon put in a whole new set of system from the lens to image sensor and processor. Even through these two cameras still look similar, they are actually quite different on the spec sheet. The new Canon PowerShot S100 appears to be a much improved camera compared to the Canon PowerShot S95.

In video shooting mode, the new S100 can record 1080P@24fps instead of the 720P@24fps with the S95. It also allows optical zoom during video recording unlike the S95, which can only have that functionality via the CHDK route. Read More…

Posted in Point & Shoot Cameras on January 24th, 2012. 1 Comment.
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It is uncommon to see a smart phone with a built-in camera but what about a camera with a built-in smart phone? Err… is there a difference? I guess so. There isn’t a smart phone with a big optical zoom lens and 16 megapixel image sensor like the Polaroid SC1630 yet.

The Polaroid SC1630 Android Powered HD Smart Camera looks very much like a regular point-and-shoot digital camera but it has a built-in Android smartphone. Read More…

Posted in Point & Shoot Cameras on January 11th, 2012. No Comments.

Kodak today released the world’s thinnest 5x optical zoom digital camera that packs 14 megapixel, image stabilization, face recognition, HD video capture, 2.7in LCD screen, and a share button in a 0.6in (15.2mm) slim body. The Kodak M590 is designed specially for people who’d love to share their pictures on line. Facebook, KODAK Gallery, Flickr, Orkut, and Youtube are currently supported. Pictures can also be tagged to email and to send to any Kodak Pulse Digital Frame.

After taking a photo or record a video, the user presses the share button on the back of the camera, then select which social networks to share them. User can also select email instead. When the camera is connected to a computer with Kodak’s Share button app already installed, the pictures and videos are automatically uploaded to the tagged social networks or emailed as they are transferred to the computer.

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Posted in Photography Gadgets, Point & Shoot Cameras on August 23rd, 2010. No Comments.

We just talked about the Samsung DualView a couple of days ago. Now the gadget blog Engadget has put together a review roundup for this innovative compact point-and-shoot digital camera with a front LCD. The camera apparently has a different model number (ST550) in some parts of the world.

Check out the Samsung TL225/ST550 review roundup here: Samsung TL225 / ST550 review roundup: some smiles, some frowns.

The following is an in-depth video review by computertv I found on Youtube. If you have no patience to read through the text/image based reviews, the video review may help you out.

Check price and avialibility

Posted in Point & Shoot Cameras on December 12th, 2009. No Comments.

The digital compact camera market is really crowded. With the silly pixel war finally settles down, camera manufacturers are trying to distinguish themselves from competitors with innovative products.

One of the latest we know is the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj digital cameras with built-in projector, which seem to have received quite some media buzz. If you think about it, it is fun to show off the pictures you just take but it doesn’t really help you to take better pictures.

Nikon isn’t the only who is doing the “add-on” innovation. Samsung adds a second LCD display on the front side of the DualView series digital cameras for people who love to take self-portraits. It also has a Child Mode that displays funny cartoons to grab the attention of small children. Unlike the built-in projector on Nikon Coolpix S100pj, the Samsung camera’s 2nd display does help people to take better photos.

For any of you who are curious, here is a tear down of the Samsung DualView TL225 by

Posted in Point & Shoot Cameras on December 10th, 2009. No Comments.

“Can your compact digital camera do this?” In some marketing videos showcasing its new compact digital cameras, Nikon challenges the audience with this question. To quite a few, this is going to be nerve-touching (enticing).

Over the years, compact digital cameras have become ever sophisticated although it doesn’t mean they are more difficult to use. On the contrary, technology made modern point-and-shoot compact digital cameras easier to use and produce better images. Not only 10+ mega pixel sensors become the norm, we also see image stabilization, face detection, smile shutter, dynamic lighting, creative filters, and other features becoming prevalent. Bringing out a “me-too” product is not going to help much in the current economic situation. As a matter of fact, Nikon just post significant loss for the 1st quarter of fiscal year 2010. Nikon has vowed to “concentration on development of new products exceeding customers expectation” and obviously didn’t disappoint us with the recent announcements.

The Nikon Coolpix S70 has what appears to be Muititouch-like screen on the back. You can zoom with two fingers and you can also select focus point by touching on the screen. For iPhone users, these are familiar features.

The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj has a built-in projector that can show your images up to 40 inches across on a surface such as wall or ceiling.

Both compact digital cameras feature 12.1 mega pixel sensor and 5X optical zoom lens with vibration reduction (VR). The S70 has a 3.5 inch OLED touch screen at the back while the S1000pj has a 2.7 inch TFT LCD with anti-reflective coating.

Posted in Photography Gadgets, Point & Shoot Cameras on August 9th, 2009. No Comments.

Spring is here. People’s spirit may be getting better despite the bad economic news. In a recent email newsletter, Nikon introduces 8 new Coolpix models in hope of freshing up their businesses. No, these are not completely new, some have been on sale since February.

The new models are in Nikon COOLPIX P (Performance), S (Style), and L (Life) series. The Coolpix P90 is a 24x super-zoom (most expensive) while the Coolpix L19 is the most economic compact new model you can get with a Nikon brand.

One of the S (Style) series model is the Coolpix S230 with 10 megapixel sensor,  3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens, and a huge bright 3.0-inch high resolution touch panel LCD.  It comes with 5 elegant colors, which look great even thought they are not as sensational as the colors of Canon PowerShot SD780.


Posted in Photography Gadgets, Point & Shoot Cameras on April 8th, 2009. No Comments.
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