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Camera of the Week: Canon PowerShot G9

June 24, 2008

Canon’s G-series cameras have always been popular among photographers, and the Canon PowerShot G9 doesn’t disappoint, with specifications well above those of the average consumer camera. The biggest selling feature is its 12.1-megapixels of resolution, which is enough detail for photo-quality, poster-sized prints. Priced at just under $450, the Canon PowerShot G9 also includes a built-in 6x optical zoom, image-stabilized lens, and a large 3-inch LCD display. All in a camera that weighs a mere 11.4 ounces. If you’re interested in printing larger photos of the kids’ soccer games, the Canon PowerShot G9 is certainly worth a closer look.

A quick round-up of reviews in the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide reveals “The G9 is as good as it gets” by DigitalCameraReview.com and “An excellent, highly recommended camera” by scaredofthedark.typepad.com. DCviews.com was slightly more modest in their appraisal saying the G9 is “A fantastic camera but it is not for everyone.”

For all these reasons, we’ve chosen the Canon PowerShot G9 as our Photobird Camera of the Week. If you’re in the market for a medium-sized point-and-shoot camera with a generous zoom and more than enough megapixels for most situations, this popular Canon model should certainly be on your short list of cameras for further consideration.

You can read more reviews of the Canon PowerShot G9 and similar-sized cameras in the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide.

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Camera of the Week: Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

June 16, 2008

Available in both black and silver, the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS comes with a powerful 10x optical zoom, an 8-megapixel CCD, a 2.5-inch LCD screen, and built-in optical image stabilization. It all fits in a compact form — just 8 ounces! — and with a comfortable grip. This camera is powered by two AA-size batteries and stores images on SD memory cards. Amazon.com sells this camera for under $225 including Free Super Saver shipping, which, given all its features, is a fantastic price for this Canon camera.

A quick round-up of reviews in the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide reveals the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS was rated “One of the more competent performers out there” by Photographyblog.com and “An impressive camera for the money” by Dcresource.com. Imaging-resource.com called the Canon SX100 IS “An affordable, feature-rich long zoom digital camera” and TrustedReviews.com wrote that the Canon SX100 IS delivers “Excellent results in a wide range of situations”.

For all these reasons, we’ve chosen the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS as our Photobird Camera of the Week. If you’re in the market for a medium-sized point-and-shoot with a generous zoom, this popular Canon model should certainly be on your short list of cameras worth a closer look.

You can read more reviews of the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS and similar-sized cameras in the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide.

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Camera of the Week: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3

May 30, 2008

The compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 sells for under $300 and features a 7.2-megapixel CCD, a 3-inch LCD, and a 10x optical zoom. The camera works with SD, SDHC, and MMC memory cards and is powered by a lithium-ion battery.

Photographyblog.com writes that the Panasonic DMC-TZ3 “Should definitely be at the top of your short list” while Steves-Digicams.com says this camera provides “Excellent performance, good image quality.” And DPReview.com says it “Makes getting great pictures remarkably easy.” For these reasons, we have chosen the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 as our Photobird Camera of the Week.

You can read more reviews of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 and similar cameras in the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide, and also discuss this camera further in our Panasonic forum.

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Camera of the Week: Canon PowerShot S5 IS

May 23, 2008

If you’re interested in buying a powerful zoom camera and you’re not quite ready to move up to a DSLR given well-founded concerns about all the add-ons you’re likely to want to subsequently buy, the Canon PowerShot S5 IS might be a reasonable alternative. It will certainly cost a lot less than a DSLR; prices for the Canon S5 IS are currently just under $300, which, of course, includes the cost of the built-in 12x optical zoom, image-stabilized lens. The Canon S5 IS also features an 8-megapixel CCD and a high-resolution 2.5-inch vari-angle LCD, which can be easily adjusted to shoot from any interesting angle.

A quick round-up of reviews on the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide reveals the Canon S5 IS was reviewed as “One of my favorite ultra zoom cameras” by DCResource.com. DPreview wrote that “The S5 IS is a great camera” and Imaging-Resource.com believes the Canon S5 IS is “One of the best on the market”.

For all these reasons, we’ve chosen the Canon PowerShot S5 IS as our Photobird Camera of the Week. If you’re in the market for a medium-sized point-and-shoot with a generous zoom, this popular Canon model should certainly be on your short list of cameras for further consideration.

You can read more reviews of the Canon PowerShot S5 IS and similar-sized cameras in the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide.

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Camera of the Week: Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

May 16, 2008

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 is a mid-range professional digital SLR camera and, as such, the body alone will set you back about a grand; set aside another seven hundred if you want the kit, which includes a 16-105mm lens. You’ll get a lot of camera for this price: 12.24 megapixels, live view, in-camera stabilization, anti-dust vibration systems, and a 3-inch LCD, all encased in a rugged magnesium alloy body.

Photographyblog.com calls the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 “An easy DSLR camera to recommend.” Steves-digicams.com says it is “A very worthy contender” and DPreview.com writes that it is “A good performer with good overall image quality”. Cameralabs.com feels that the DSLR-A700 is “An excellent DSLR and one we can Highly Recommend”. For these reasons, we have chosen the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 as our Photobird Camera of the Week.

You can read more reviews of the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 and similar cameras in the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide.

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Camera of the Week: Canon PowerShot SD750

May 9, 2008

The iconic ELPH from Canon, long-known for its sleek and compact design, undergoes a nice upgrade in the now one-year-old Canon PowerShot SD750 camera, currently ranked #3 in all cameras being sold on Amazon.com. This 7.1-megapixel tiny camera comes with a 3-inch LCD and a 3x optical zoom, and can be purchased for less than $200.

That’s “A great value” according to Steves-digicams.com. Ephotozine.com believes the SD750 “Scores well on all accounts” and Imaging-Resource.com called it “A pretty good choice”.

For these reasons, we have chosen the Canon PowerShot SD750 Digital ELPH as our Photobird Camera of the Week.

You can read more about the Canon PowerShot SD750 Digital ELPH and other tiny cameras in the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide.

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Camera of the Week: Olympus EVOLT E-510

May 2, 2008

If you’re interested in expanding your photographic horizons and have been pricing various SLR models, be sure to include the Olympus EVOLT E-510 on your short list. This is a nice digital SLR camera that will help you grow as a photographer. The E-510 features a 10-megapixel CCD and an innovative 2.5-inch Live View LCD screen. You can purchase this camera body-only or as a kit with a 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Lens at 48% off of list price at Amazon.com.

A quick round-up of reviews on the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide reveals the E-510 was rated “A great entry-level D-SLR” by Dcresource.com and “the most feature-packed DSLR in its class” by Cameralabs.com. Dpreview.com called the E-510 “An impressive and hugely rewarding camera” and Megapixel.net wrote “The Olympus E-510 is an excellent amateur dSLR camera.” For all these reasons, we’ve chosen the Olympus EVOLT E-510 as our Photobird Camera of the Week.

You can read more reviews of the Olympus EVOLT E-510 and other SLR cameras in the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide.

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Camera of the Week: Canon PowerShot SD1000

April 25, 2008

This uber-small point-and-shoot camera, the Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH, is currently the best-selling digital camera on Amazon.com. I bought one for myself and I have to say I’m really happy with it. It’s small enough to tuck away in your shirt pocket or clutch bag between shots. The SD1000 features Canon’s award-winning face detection technology with automatic color-corrected exposures, even in low-light conditions. It has a 7.1-megapixel image sensor, a 2.5-inch high-resolution LCD screen, automatic red-eye correction, and a pets and children mode for working with less-than-cooperative subjects. And it retails for under $250.

DCresource.com said the SD1000 “Easily earns my recommendation”. Imaging-resource.com called the SD1000 “Wonderfully simple and produces great images.” Trustedreviews.com said the “Value for money is surprisingly good…” and Digitalcamerareview.com called the SD1000 “An excellent choice…”.

For all these reasons, we’ve chosen the Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH as our Photobird Camera of the Week. If you’re in the market for a new tiny point-and-shoot digicam, this one should certainly be near the top of your list.

You can read more reviews of the Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH and similar cameras in the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide.

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Camera of the Week: Nikon Coolpix L10

April 18, 2008

For the frugal shopper or beginning photographer, this tiny 5-megapixel point-and-shoot camera might be just what you’re looking for: It retails for under $150 and is on sale right now at Amazon.com through an Amazon affiliated partner for just under $100. The camera is powered by 2 AA-size batteries, features a bright, 2-inch LCD, a 3x optical zoom, and records images onto SD memory cards.

A quick round-up of reviews on the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide reveals the L10 was rated “An excellent value” by Steves-Digicams.com. TrustedReviews.com wrote “The L10 has much to recommend it” and the camera was noted as “An exceptional bargain” by the reviewing staff of Imaging-Resource.com.

For all these reasons, we’ve chosen the Nikon Coolpix L10 as our Photobird Camera of the Week. If you’re in the market for a tiny point-and-shoot and you’re on a tight budget, this Nikon camera is certainly worth a closer look.

You can read more reviews of the Nikon Coolpix L10 and other tiny cameras in the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide.


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Camera of the Week: Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

April 11, 2008

The Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital ELPH has an 8-megapixel CCD and a 3-inch LCD. This tiny camera is compatible with SD, SDHC, and MMC memory cards and has a 3.8x optical zoom. It can be purchased for under $400.

Cameralabs.com calls the Canon SD870 “A superb compact…”. Trustedreviews.com says the SD870 delivers “Excellent results in virtually any situation…” while Steves-digicams.com wrote “I loved every minute that I used the SD870 IS…”.

For these reasons, we have chosen the Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital ELPH as our Photobird Camera of the week.

You can read more about the Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital ELPH and other tiny cameras in the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide.

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