Pentax Optio LS465 Review

September 1st, 2012 56 Comments   Posted in Digital Compact Cameras

PENTAX  is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX Optio LS465. The new Optio LS465 not only offers a host of advanced, user-friendly features but it also comes in an eye-catching compact casing that is perfect for any occasion.

The Optio LS465 is much smaller and lighter than conventional compact cameras without compromising on image quality.  The LS465 weights just 104g with dimensions of 10.2 x 4.6 x 1.8cm making its unique compact body the perfect pocket sized camera. The user can easily change the camera’s appearance to match their style, mood or occasion by simply attaching one of the 10 stylish acrylic inserts included with the camera. It features 16 effective megapixels, a 5X optical zoom lens with a 28mm wide-angle coverage, and full HD movie recording.

By combining size and style with a host of imaging tools, the Optio LS465 makes high-quality digital photography fun and effortless.

The Optio LS465 is available in: Sapphire black, Ruby pink and Amethyst purple.

Panasonic Lumix DMC LX3

Panasonic LX3 for the serious photographer
Two years after the LX2, Panasonic are once again making themselves heard. The Panasonic LX series aims at the serious photographer with high demands concerning image quality and performance. When the LX1 was succeeded, Panasonic had raised the resolution to 10 Megapixels. A decision that was not supported by the demands of the serious photographer, however, it came from marketing strategy. This resulted in enhanced specifications on paper for the LX2, yet did not offer a better or even slightly improved performance from a technical point of view

Increased sensor format on the Panasonic Lumix LX3
It was kind of surprising to see that Panasonic took an active role upon them by actually listening to experiences from practice, whereupon they decided to go directly against the grain of the marketing strategy. Focus went to improving the pixel quality and the general image quality at the same time. With the introduction of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX3, the resolution has remained the same, 10 Megapixels; however, the sensor’s format has increased which results in an enlargement of the photo diode. And that has resulted in an increase of the sensor sensitivity of 19% compared to the LX2, while the color saturation has increased by 15%.

Panasonic Lumix DMC LX3

Sony Cyber-Shot DSCT900

June 6th, 2009 49 Comments   Posted in Digital Compact Cameras

InfoSync reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-T900 and writes;

” Sadly, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 fell into the fashion cam pit of doom when it came to image quality… Although the first image was shot at the lowest ISO setting, it’s still attacked by fine noise. Colors bleed and edges are taken over by fuzzy borders. “

Rating: ★★★☆

Sony Cyber-Shot DSCT900