point and shoot

  • Nikon Coolpix P7000 Looks Like A P&S, Controls Like A DSLR

    We speculated this morning that the new Nikon P7000 was going to be a G11 fighter, and now that we have the official specifications it certainly appears that is the case. Read More

  • DIY: Put your P&S digital camera into something a bit more classy

    Modern cameras (for the most part) lack the soul and feeling that classic film cameras brought to the table. But what if you could take the insides out of a point and shoot, and somehow put them inside a film camera body? Read More

  • Cerevo Cam: A digital camera that automatically uploads pics to the web

    An easy to use digital camera that automatically uploads pictures to various websites without using a USB cable, a memory card reader or Eye-Fi? If that’s something you’ve always wanted, the Cerevo Cam, made by Tokyo-based startup Cerevo [JP], might be the right device for you. After months of development work (the camera was completely designed from scratch and in-house), the… Read More

  • Review: Canon G10

    I’m not a big fan of point and shoot cameras so when I saw the Canon G9 favorably compared to a Leica (AS IF!) I just had to get my hands on the G10. The 14-megapixel, $485 G10 is a beefy point and shoot clad in mostly black, military grade plastic and metal. It is truly a beast. But how does it handle? Not bad at all. Read More

  • New Hello Kitty point-and-shoot camera available in Japan (but not in pink)

    Tokyo-based Exemode is selling a new digital camera [JP] that has been designed with French design company Courrèges and Japanese toy giant Sanrio. The 5.17 million megapixel camera features the cutest cat in the universe, Hello Kitty. The device comes with the following specs: 4x digital zoom, CMOS sensor, one USB 1.1. port, 32MB of internal memory, compatibility to SD memory cards (up to… Read More

  • Back to School: Cameras

    So this is your first year of real independence and trust me, you’ll want to document every possible thing. That’s probably one thing I failed to do during my collegiate days. Girls making out and possibly showing you their hooha’s are something you’ll want to hold onto while at college. You never know when you’re going to need to blackmail said hooha to get… Read More

  • Review: Samsung i8 digital camera

    Love them or hate them, convergence devices are here to stay and thankfully they’re getting better and better. Case in point, the Samsung i8 digital point-and-shoot camera. This tiny little 8.2-megapixel touting digi not only takes clean and sharp pictures, but it also plays back music and video like its predecessor the i85. Oh, and you can catch up on your latest novel too on the… Read More

  • Samsung SL201: She is so slim!

    This 10.2-megapixel from Samsung has a 3x optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD, and face detection, self portrait, and image stabilization. The camera costs $169.95 and takes SD/SDHC memory cards. Read More

  • The Fujifilm Z200fd: a perfectly decent, thin little point-and-shoot

    At 2cm thick, this little Fujifilm is a slick little piece of hardware. I generally trust the camera-based brands like Pentax and such when it comes to cameras, but this looks like a pretty decent one. It’s 10 megapixels, with a 5x optical zoom on probably a cut-rate lens, image stabilization (good for a small thing like that), and a wealth of “entertaining and versatile… Read More

  • Sigma's DP1 hits: hybrid point-and-shoot/DSLR ruled interesting but lacking

    DPReview has one of their signature extremely long and in-depth reviews that I love up for the Sigma DP1. I remember hearing about this thing some time ago, but apparently technical issues kept it from release until just recently. Well, now it’s been thoroughly evaluated, and the verdict is: great idea, but lacking polish and adequate image quality in many circumstances. The thing about… Read More

  • Yup, it's a point-and-shoot: Pentax Optio V20

    Those of you who fancy point-and-shoots, listen up! The Pentax Optio V20 is on the way, further complicating your “what digital camera should I buy?” predicament. There’s but so many parameters to keep track of when it comes to point-and-shoots, namely pixel count, LCD size, and what kind of lens you’re working with. A quick scan reveals the V20 to be fairly… Read More

  • Secret firmware gives Canon point-and-shoots that old razzamatazz

    There used to be an old myth that said stereo manufacturers basically sold the same stereo and added and removed holes in the casing depending on the price. You paid $100? You got a volume slider. Paid $1,000? They cut the holes for a whole EQ set. CHDK is kind of like that, but it isn’t. Designed to work with Canon consumer point and shoots, CHDK is a homebrew firmware that adds… Read More

  • Samsung claims yet another world's first

    So-yeon Lee will be the first Korean to fly into space and accompanying her will be two digital cameras from Samsung. The NV24HD will be the first digital point-and-shoot to be used in space. A GX-20 (DSLR), twin to the Pentax K20D, will also join the fray. I hope they’re sending a slew of ultra wide-angle lenses with that instead of the kit lens. Both cameras underwent shock and… Read More

  • Panasonic's DMC-FX500 point-and-shoot is as expensive as it sounds

    I have to say, for the price of this Lumix, you could almost get yourself my Canon Rebel XT (an old version but still) and a 50mm 1.8 lens. But then you wouldn’t have all the gadget-ness that comes along with a $400 point-and-shoot. An awesome touchscreen where you can touch the person you want in focus, a 25-125mm equivalent lens, and the ability to shoot 720p video. Pretty tempting. Read More

  • The random endorsement: Digital SLRs (or why point-and-shoots are a waste of time)

    [photopress:endorse030508.jpg,full,right] There wasn’t an endorsement last week—frowny face—because head whip cracker Biggs had me write that cute Usenet primer. As a result, one of you wants me thrown off the Internet for good, which I wouldn’t be altogether opposed to. But we’re back to basics today; another plain jane, vanilla otherredundantword endorsement… Read More

  • Panasonic spits out more point and shoots, the TZ4 and TZ5

    The vital statistics:
    9.1 megapixels (8.1 on the TZ4), 10x optical zoom on a Leica 28mm lens, 3-inch LCD (2.5 on the TZ4)
    It’s got all the usual goodies: in-camera red-eye reduction, a pretty solid optical image stabilization system, face detection, and “constant AF,” which sounds annoying but may be useful — I just don’t want that little mosquito-buzz of a… Read More

  • Nikon's point-and-shoots at ~$200, give or take

    If $200 is your estimated budget for a new point-and-shoot, keep reading. Others may want to skip to the next item. Above you see pictured the new S520 ($230) in “tawny.” It and its slightly cheaper cousin, the S210 ($180), have remarkably similar feature sets. 8-megapixel, ISO “up to” 2000 (a modest boast), anti-reflective 2.5″ LCD, a cool face-priority… Read More

  • Nikon's little superstar, S600

    The cream of the crop has got to be the S600. Why? Because it’s the snappiest of the bunch, has tons of great features and it is the best looking. That being said, you can decide based on the specs. The S600, like the S550, has a 10-megapixel sensor, 4x wide-angle 28-112mm zoom Nikkor lens, image stabilization and the fastest start-up time, 0.7 seconds, in its class. ISO sensitivity… Read More

  • Nikon knows when you've blinked

    PMA is three days away and Nikon, like everyone else else, is spilling the beans ahead of time to create some buzz. Also added to the Coolpix line is the S550, which is a 10-megapixel point-and-shoot with a 5x zoom Nikkor lens, electronic vibration reduction aka image stabilization and two new shooting modes that are sure to get you the best portrait shots ever. The Smile and Blink Warning… Read More

  • Fuji adds even more colors of the rainbow to the Z-series

    For the fun, zany, quirky folks comes the FinePix Z20fd. The 10-megapixel shooter comes in a variety of colors and features a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5-inch LCD, 45MB of internal storage and a new feature dubbed Dual Blog Mode. What DBM does is quite simple, really. It automagically resizes any image or movie for easier and faster uploading to e-mails or YouTube. Other features like… Read More