Point n\’ shoot

  • Panasonic's Lumix FS5 is not a bad shooter

    [photopress:6953_FS54.jpg,full,center] Panasonic this week is debuting a new camera in its Lumix line. The FS5 is a 10-Megapixel point n’ shoot in the familiar Lumix form factor. Featruing a 30mm-equivelent lens, the camera is great for part shots or outdoorsmen, but not so much for portraiture, but it does have a zoom to 120mm equivalent, which addresses close-ups. The rest is pretty… Read More

  • Nikon's P60 brings the features and the manual control to the game

    [photopress:p60.jpg,full,center]Nikon’s latest offering to the point-n-shoot gods is the COOLPIX P60, a more full-featured and user-controlled camera than the L18. While the megapixelage is the same at 8, everything else is a step or two up, including a 5x optical zoom, vibration reduction, and electronic viewfinder assist. The camera can be set to manual or automatic with the flip of a… Read More

  • The simple L18 from Nikon makes me smile, and that's about it

    [photopress:l18_1.jpg,full,center]Available in blue and red, the new Nikon COOLPIX L18 is the latest in the parade of low-coast, high-performance point-n-shoots to hit PMA next week. The basic 8-Megapixel camera has all the modern features, like a 3x optical zoom, face-detecting auto-focus, a 3-inch LCD, image enhancement in low-light conditions, and ISO of up to 1600. For most people, this $139… Read More

  • Nikon debuts inexpensive, basic L18

    [photopress:l18.jpg,full,center] Available in blue and red, the new Nikon COOLPIX L18 is the latest in the parade of low-coast, high-performance point-n-shoots to hit PMA next week. The basic 8-Megapixel camera has all the modern features, like a 3x optical zoom, face-detecting auto-focus, a 3-inch LCD, image enhancement in low-light conditions, and ISO of up to 1600. For most people, this $139… Read More

  • More Fuji's: the J series simple picture takers

    [photopress:j50.jpg,full,center]Fujitsu dropped a couple more point n’ shoots in our proverbial laps today with the J10 and J50. Both are simple cameras with 8.2-Megapixel resolution, anti-shake technology, and automatically adjusting settings. The J10 has a 3x optical zoom, whereas the J50 has a better 5x zoom, as well as a higher resolution screen. Otherwise, they’re about the same. Read More

  • Samsung drops the i8, we like how it looks

    Samsung drops the i8, we like how it looks

    It’s not like there’s been any shortage of camera news around here, we know this. But we have more, more, more, this time from the likes of the lovely people at Samsung, who’ve today announced a camera called the i8. The cute little point ‘n shoot comes in a variety of colors and has 8.2 Megapixels for your shooting pleasure, and a 3x optical zoom for the pointing part. Read More