Sony NEX-VG20EH Review

September 17th, 2011 125 Comments   Posted in Digital Video Cameras

Enjoy a level of creative freedom unimaginable with the use of interchangeable lenses. Its 16.1 Effective Megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor lets you record beautiful Full HD video with high-quality audio and with dramatic background defocusing effects.
E-mount System for Lens Interchangeability
Progressive recording: 50p / 25p
Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone Records High-Quality Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound
Full Manual Control Capability for Video Recording
3.0 Type Xtra Fine Touch-Panel LCD Monitor with TruBlack Technology
Includes SEL18200 telephoto zoom lens (with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode )

Enjoy a level of creative freedom unimaginable with the use of interchangeable lenses. Its 16.1 Effective Megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor lets you record beautiful Full HD video with high-quality audio and with dramatic background defocusing effects.E-mount System for Lens InterchangeabilityProgressive recording: 50p / 25pQuad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone Records High-Quality Stereo and 5.1 Surround SoundFull Manual Control Capability for Video Recording3.0 Type Xtra Fine Touch-Panel LCD Monitor with TruBlack TechnologyIncludes SEL18200 telephoto zoom lens (with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode )

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Review

September 17th, 2011 171 Comments   Posted in Digital Compact Cameras

Canon has announced the new PowerShot SX40 HS.  While the previous model had more megapixels (14 to be exact), the new SX40 HS has a better CMOS sensor (12 megapixels).  This sensor, when combined with the upgraded DIGIC 5 image processor means this new model can take better pictures at higher speeds.
The SX40 HS as a High-speed Burst HQ mode that snaps up to 8 frames.  Its HS SYSTEM allows for more clarity in low light situations.  The CMOS sensor also translates to full HD 1080p video recording.  Intelligent IS (Image Stability) selects from six modes to make sure your shots are blur-free, even when you’re at the camera’s full 35x optical zoom (35mm equivalent of 24-840mm).  There is also a Zoom Framing Assist button to help stabilize the camera while tracking moving objects in “extreme telephoto settings.”
Another nice feature on this new model is the 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD viewing screen, which will help taking self-portraits as well as high and low angle shots.  While the camera has a host of manual settings, novices and newbies will enjoy the improved Smart AUTO settings, where in the camera selects the optimum shooting mode from one of 32 predefined shooting conditions and situations.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Features:
  • 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 35x optical zoom (35mm equivalent of 24-840mm; F2.7-F5.8)
  • 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD
  • DIGIC 5 image processor
  • Improved Smart AUTO (32 predefined shooting situations)
  • HS SYSTEM
  • Full 1080p HD video capture
  • High-speed Burst HQ
  • Intelligent IS
  • Zoom framing assist button
  • HDMI out
  • 10 frames per second

Canon PowerShot S100 Review

September 17th, 2011 189 Comments   Posted in Digital Compact Cameras

Like the S95, the S100 can be slipped into a shirt or trouser pocket, whereas the larger G12 is more of a coat-pocket-sized model. Naturally this makes the S100 more attractive as a ‘take anywhere’ camera for keen enthusiasts.
Although the S100 doesn’t look dramatically different from the S95, we are told that Canon went back to the drawing board to design the new camera – we’ve even seen a few design sketches to prove it.
Canon’s new PowerShot S100 looks a very worthy successor to the popular S95. The manufacturer has used technology from across its whole imaging business (video, SLR, lens and compact camera) to produce what appears to be an exciting pocket-sized camera.

Like the S95, the S100 can be slipped into a shirt or trouser pocket, whereas the larger G12 is more of a coat-pocket-sized model. Naturally this makes the S100 more attractive as a ‘take anywhere’ camera for keen enthusiasts.
Although the S100 doesn’t look dramatically different from the S95, we are told that Canon went back to the drawing board to design the new camera – we’ve even seen a few design sketches to prove it.
Canon’s new PowerShot S100 looks a very worthy successor to the popular S95. The manufacturer has used technology from across its whole imaging business (video, SLR, lens and compact camera) to produce what appears to be an exciting pocket-sized camera.