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While I hope to create a full Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools available on the site. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for me to post information and standard results for the Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens.
If you want a single lens that can cover every imaginable shooting situation, from wide-angle groups to ultra-high-power zoom shots, look no further than the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Boasting the longest reach of any NIKKOR all-in-one zoom lens, it delivers the equivalent of 450mm – enough reach to bring the most distant action up close. Nikon’s second generation VR II technology ensures every photo and HD video is razor-sharp, and Nikon’s advancements in lens design deliver consistent, exceptional performance in any setting. It’s also great for close-up shooting. Even more amazing, the AF-S NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR does all this in a surprisingly compact, lightweight lens.
Canon’s PowerShot SX260 HS and PowerShot SX240 HS feature 25mm wide-angle 20x optical zoom lenses with 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer (IS). Canon’s ZoomPlus further extends the reach of each lens to 39x.
The new Intelligent IS technology selects the most appropriate IS settings from seven (Intelligent IS modes include: Normal IS, Panning IS, Macro IS, Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Dynamic & Macro IS, and Tripod Mode) modes for steady, blur-free shots. While Canon’s acclaimed Smart Auto mode which now detects up to 58 different scenes to determine the most appropriate settings to achieve the best possible result. The camera’s also feature Advanced Multi-area White Balance technology which detects multiple light sources and corrects the colour balance for each, removing unsightly colour casts to give more natural results.
Scout, the first Lensbaby lens that does not bend, features the Fisheye Optic, which delivers an ultra-wide 12mm focal length capable of capturing a 160 degree angle of view from infinity all the way down to 1/2 inch from the front of the lens. The Fisheye Optic can also create unique flare effects in an image.
“The Scout is for adventurous photographers wanting an easy to use fisheye lens combined with the creative freedom of the Lensbaby Optic Swap System,” said Craig Strong, Lensbaby president and co-founder. “We chose to combine the straight-shooting, non-bending Scout with our 12mm Fisheye Optic so that Lensbaby users could have a simple, affordable, and fun way to play with the Fisheye’s creative flare and eye-opening close focus.”
Due to the extremely wide angle of view of the Fisheye Optic, full frame shooters will generally see a black circle around almost the entire image, and APS-sized sensor shooters will see black at the corners of their images. With Scout, the Fisheye image is always ideally situated in the center of the frame.
An impressive all-rounder, the Nikon COOLPIX L110
The COOLPIX L110 combines leading technology with ease of use to reliably capture those important moments. The wide angle 15x zoom NIKKOR lens gives outstanding precision and sharp resolution and it gives the freedom to choose between capturing beautiful stills or great HD movies in stereo sound, all conveniently viewed on the large 7.5 cm (3 inch) high-resolution LCD monitor. To add to that it has 12.1 megapixels, five anti-blur functions, an ergonomic grip, 1 cm macro and 15 scene modes to make sure your pictures turn out the way you envisage. The power-efficient COOLPIX L110 can shoot more pictures than most digital cameras using AA batteries so you don’t have to worry about running out of power– whether you’re at home or travelling abroad.
Highlights of the COOLPIX L110 include:
· 12.1 Megapixels and a 15x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens (28mm wide-angle to 420mm super-telephoto)
· 3.0-inch high-resolution HVGA (460,000-dot) Clear Color Display with anti-reflection coating
· HD movies (720p) with Stereo Sound and Sports Continuous Shooting
· AA-battery power
The Nikon Coolpix L110 is a winner for the price. While image quality perhaps isn’t its sweetest spot, there’s no denying that an easy to use point-and-shoot with a 15x optical zoom for under £200 is a decent buy. The AA battery power may be an off-put for some, yet a reason to purchase for others. Certainly not the smallest of cameras for those looking for a true ‘compact’ compact, but the L110 does pack in a big lens, is well designed and easy to use.
Boasting the world’s smallest and slimmest 5x zoom lens with 26mm wide-angle shooting respectively, the Olympus Mju 5010 offers HD movie recording and a practical internal USB charging capability so you can charge your camera while uploading still and moving images to your PC.
14 megapixel Olympus Mju 5010 camera
The 5x optical zoom ensures you’ll never be at a loss when capturing a group of friends or a point in the distance. Then simply flip through the results using the new Photo Surfing option. Thanks to Olympus [ib] technology, the camera allows pictures tagged by event, person, or location (using Face Recognition and GPS) to be located easily. The 2.7″ LCD screen on the Olympus Mju 5010 makes sharing or looking up the latest trick in the In-Camera Manual all the more enjoyable. And you can even shoot HD movies to capture important events in all their glory and relax by watching them on TV via HDMI.
Olympus Mju-5010 features AF tracking system and face detection
The advanced face detection technology on the Olympus Mju 5010 searches for faces in a composition and recognises them as the main subject. The camera then automatically puts them in focus and optimally adjusts exposure to create an image that’s sharp in the right places and ideally exposed. Advanced Face Detection Technology can detect up to 16 faces. Furthermore, an AF tracking system tracks the moving subject automatically and keeps it continually in focus for pictures that are optimally focused and exposed. The Olympus µ 5010 also memorises subject data even when the subject goes out of frame and resumes tracking when it reappears. Moreover the Beauty mode touches up the appearance of subjects even while the shot is being taken. The Beauty mode feature recognises faces and automatically makes skin on the face and adjacent areas appear smoother, brighter and more youthful.
What’s in the box?
•Li-Ion Battery ( Li-42B )
•Battery Charger (Li-41C)
•USB Cable (CB-USB6)
•AV Cable (CB-VC3)
•MicroSD card Adapter (MASD-1)
•Olympus Master Software v2.2
•Worldwide Warranty Card
Olympus Mju Digital 5010 incorporates a panorama mode
Providing two-fold protection, this special function helps to avoid image blur caused by camera shake or fast-moving subjects. The Olympus Mju 5010 combines high ISO values with a CCD-based mechanical image stabiliser, where a built-in gyro sensor detects camera movement and adjusts the CCD accordingly. A in-camera panorama mode allowing users to instantly compose panoramas of approx. 130° right inside the camera. By framing each shot in step with the on-screen guide, exciting panoramic scenes can be stitched together for a more realistic and emotional depiction of any landscape or skyline.
i-Auto mode on the Olympus Mju 5010 camera
The “intelligent-Auto” mode uses advanced automatic detection technology to allow the Olympus 5010 camera to recognise the five most commonly used scenes automatically. The new Olympus digital camera enables the capture of perfect photos without any need for manual settings. Olympus also offers [ib] software, an integrated photo browsing and organising software. Using the software on a PC, images can be organised by person, by place or by event. The information tagged in each photo allows selected pictures to be viewed on a PC.
Olympus Mju 5010 incorporates Magic Filters
Enables special artistic effects to be created directly in the camera.
• Pop Art: Enhances colours, making them stronger and more vivid to create high-impact pictures that express the happy, light-hearted feeling of the pop art style.
• Fish-Eye: Reproduces the dramatic effect of a fish eye lens, lending a new perspective to the whole scene with a “round” effect.
• Sketch: Gives the impression that subjects have been sketched by an artist by transforming images into line drawings.
• Pin Hole: Reduces the peripheral brightness like an image seen through a pinhole. Added to this is a unique colour tone that results in a style that has an air of secrecy or portrays the feeling of being lost in another dimension or space