Posts Tagged ‘point and shoot’
Admittedly, I haven’t touched either the Olympus EPL-2 or XZ-1 at the time of writing this posting. However, they are two very exciting cameras that are bound to be hot on everyone’s list. Those of you that have been reading the site for a while know that I hated the EPL-1 (more than once) to the point of even refusing to link to it through Amazon and B&H because I wouldn’t tell anyone to buy it. It seems like Olympus has listened to what I clamored for originally, and threw in some amazing accessories as well. If not, it at least will make the decision between the two top dogs in this category a bit more difficult.
I previously talked about why you should buy the Leica D-LUX 5 over the Panasonic LX-5. A review unit is being rushed to me from Leica, but I finally got the opportunity to try this little camera out. From my first impressions at Photo Plus Expo 2010, I think that it very well could be the best point-and-shoot I’ve ever used.
After an afternoon of shooting the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, Times Square, and Bryant Park, I discovered some of the most notable issues with the S95‘s picture quality: extensive halos and noise. If you do any shooting outside or near fluorescent light sources, you’ll see purple and green fringes along contrasting lines between light and dark objects. If you shoot above ISO 100, you’ll notice significant grain, especially in darker, gray objects. Read the rest of this entry »
The general consensus for years and years was that Leica simply took Panasonic cameras, changed them just a little bit and sold them for much more. With the dawn of the Leica D-LUX 5and the Panasonic LX-5, enough differences can really be seen between the two to justify the purchase. If you’re interested in specs, take a look at our comparison against the Canon S95 which is essentially it’s biggest competitor.
Here’s the thing: we here at ThePhoblographer.com don’t usually ever do reviews on standard point-and-shoots (or at least we stopped from our early days). The other night though, Canon gave me a Canon PowerShot SD4500ISas a gift. Our policy is that if it doesn’t shoot RAW, we won’t review it. At the time of writing this posting, the CHDK for this camera has not been released yet. Though it’s not worthy of a full field review, I’m compelled to give this camera a short test and remind you all that it is being given away in a contest.
Today, Leica announced the latest update to their point-and-shoot line of cameras with the D-LUX 5 and V-LUX 2. The former replaces the highly praised D-LUX 4 camera that we loved here on the blog.
Watch out Canon! Nikon’s new P7000 seems very aggressively targeted towards taking out the Canon PowerShot G11(reviewed here) from the market. With a long feature set, we may perhaps see this taking aim at the Canon PowerShot S95in addition to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5(comparison here) and the rumored G12. Nikon also announced the S8100 and the S80—all of which I’ve seen in person and was able to hold. I’ve seen these cameras about a month ago: my notes from the meeting and press releases are after the jump.