DCRP review catch-up!|
(Sunday, October 7, 2001 - 16:24 EDT)
Jeff Keller's been hard at work as usual - here's a few of his reviews we missed mentioning...
Our friends at the Digital Camera Resource Page have posted several new reviews recently which we just realised we completely missed mentioning (sorry!)... First up, Jeff looked at Nikon's Coolpix 885, concluding:
"After a disappointing time with the Coolpix 775, I'm pleased to say that the Coolpix 885 is a camera which deserves the Nikon name on the front. It has almost the exact same feature set of the more expensive Coolpix 995, but with a different lens and body. The photo quality is top notch, and there are more manual controls than you'll ever need. The only real downsides are the battery situation, small CompactFlash card, and lack of LCD info display. For a midrange camera, the Coolpix 885 is one of the best out there."Next up, he got hands-on with Olympus' C-4040Z:
"The Olympus C-4040Z is a worthy 4 Megapixel successor to the already excellent C-3040Z. There aren't a whole lot of new features, but the pixel mapping and noise reduction are two much-needed ones. Image quality and the feature-set of this camera are first rate. My only real complaints are about the poor bundle and the new menu system. If you were to compare the camera with Canon's PowerShot G2 or Sony's DSC-S85, I'd probably rank the Canon first, and maybe a tie with the S85 for second place."Finally, Jeff tried out Kodak's EasyShare DX3900, summing it up as follows:
"I am pleased to report that the Kodak EasyShare DX3900 is a vast improvement over the DX3600 I tested last month. In addition to getting a 3.1 Megapixel CCD, you get a lot more features that you come to expect from other cameras in this price class (exposure compensation, white balance), and a few that you don't (control of shutter speed). The only real negatives for me were the lack of a movie mode, and the 2X lens (I'd prefer 3X or more). The EasyShare system makes transferring photos easy -- too bad you have to shell out another $80 for it. Aside from that, the DX3900 is a great choice for the photographer who wants a point-and-shoot camera with a little more control of exposure settings."All three reviews include an array of sample images, as well as a good look at camera design, control and bundled accessories...