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Sony Alpha A550

Sony Alpha A550

Review The positioning of the Sony’s Alpha A550 in its DSLR line-up is a bold move. At this price point the company has left off some features that most manufacturers are offering as must-haves, namely, HD Video and customisation of picture profiles. What the A550 has instead are features more suited to still photography, with a …
James Cumpsty, 25 Jan 2010
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000 digital SLR

Review You’ve got to hand it to those marketing bods who are constantly on the lookout for a gap in the market. Not so long ago, digital SLRs were neatly divided into high-end/entry-level models, but now, consumer DSLRs come in a variety of specifications aimed at specific groups of users. Nikon’s D5000 is a good example. It’s …
George Cole, 17 Jul 2009

Sony DSLR-A900 Alpha 900 digital SLR

Review If cameras were rated on specifications alone, Sony’s Alpha 900 would be a hard act to beat. Let’s consider the evidence: there’s a full-frame Exmore CMOS sensor packed with 24.6 million pixels - and, please note, this is the effective number. The sensor measures 35.9 x 24mm. Other goodies include a built-in image stabilisation …
George Cole, 2 Mar 2009

Pentax K-m entry-level digital SLR

Review We’ve all been there: you go into a store with a fixed budget in mind then spot a product that makes you think: 'Hmm. If I spend a bit more, I can get an even better model than the one I had planned for.' Well, if you’re setting out to buy a high-end digital compact, you could well change your mind if you clamp your eyes on the …
George Cole, 6 Feb 2009

Nikon D90 digital SLR with HD video recording

Review Life can be a confusing business. You’ve got mobile phones that double up as cameras, and cameras that record video. Well, prepare to be even more confused as cameras begin to capture HD video. Nikon’s D90 proudly claims to be the world’s first DSLR to record HD video. So does this mean the end of the camcorder as we know it …
George Cole, 5 Jan 2009

Olympus E30 DSLR leaked

Details of an upcoming Olympus digital SLR camera have been released by an online retailer. E30 Olumpus' E30 DSLR: coming soon Although the manufacturer’s yet to make a formal announcement about the camera, online photography retailer Adorama said Olympus has “announced” that the mid-range shooter will be called the E30 …

Pentax goes back to DSLR basics

Pentax has unveiled an entry-level digital SLR that it hopes will persuade avid snappers to ditch their simplistic compact cameras in favour of more complex photography. Pentax_K2000 Pentax's K2000: basic DSLR snapping To help photographers new to the world of DSLR snapping, Pentax has included several “easy-to-use” Auto …
James Sherwood, 22 Sep 2008

Nikon D40 entry-level digital SLR

Review The D40 is still part of Nikon’s current range. To begin with it was a sub-£500 camera; today it's a sub-£300 model and in our book that makes it worth serious consideration by the DSLR beginner. It's true that to a large extent, you get what you pay for, and in launching a low-cost DSLR, Nikon has had to make some compromises …
George Cole, 10 Jul 2008

Pentax K20D digital SLR

Review The arrival of the Pentax K20D on our doorstep last week marked the end of an era - that of the venerable, battle-scarred Pentax LXs and MXs, which have over the last 20 years or so provided faithful service. The world has moved on, though, and once the switch had been made to digital, the K20D offered one crucial incentive: …
Lester Haines, 13 Jun 2008

Canon pitches 'lightest' digital SLR at beginners

Canon has slimmed down the latest member of its EOS digital SLR camera range not only to make the new machine lighter but also to make it easier for beginners to buy. Canon EOS 1000D Canon's EOS 1000D: beginner-friendly The EOS 1000D sports the customary array of DLSR features topped off by a 10.1-megapixel sensor …
Tony Smith, 10 Jun 2008

My First DSLR, from Olympus

Olympus has launched its latest pitch to photographers keen to move up from compact cameras to the world of digital SLR snapping. olympus_e420_1 Olympus' E-420: beginners in mind The DSLR camera is officially targeted at “seasoned photographers and beginners to the DSLR domain”, which means the E-420 comes equipped with a …

Samsung unveils second-gen GX digital SLR

Samsung has followed its GX-10 digital SLR (DSLR) with the GX-20, which is the first DSLR to feature an image sensor manufactured by the South Korean colossus. GX-20_front_view Samsung produced its own 14.6-megapixel CMOS sensor for the GX-20 The company claims that by producing its own sensors, its cameras benefit from …
James Sherwood, 24 Jan 2008

Digital SLRs

Top Five Christmas time always means photography time. So, if you're looking to buy a new digital SLR (DSLR) or upgrade on older machine to capture this year's happy moments, here are the season's five hottest models according to camera expert George Asghari, who runs independent retail chain Ask Electronics' flagship London store. …
James Sherwood, 21 Nov 2007

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