Steve goes into a review frenzy! ;)|
(Monday, May 14, 2001 - 11:58 EDT)
Its one a day for the folks at Steve's Digicams, as they review three of the latest digital cameras to be announced...
Our good friend Steve Sanders has redefined the word busy over at his Steve's Digicams website, posting no less then three new reviews in three days... First up, Steve looks at Kodak's 2 megapixel, fixed-focus DX3500:
"This is a great camera if you're just starting out in digital. It has very good image quality and the 1800 x 1200 pixel size images will yield photo-quality prints on today's photo inkjet printers right up to 8 x 10 inch size. The 'Good' quality 900 x 600 pixel images are excellent for 4 x 6 inch prints or for web page or email use. Everything you need is in the box including software to view, edit and manage your digital images. Unlike other 'entry level' digicams, the DX3500 has a Video Out feature so you can also enjoy your pictures on the television screen too. There is no learning curve with this camera, just put the batteries in it, turn it on and start enjoying digital photography today!" Next up is a review of Olympus' C-700 UltraZoom, the world's smallest 10x optical zoom digital camera (for a second opinion on this one, check out Jeff Keller's Digital Camera Resource Page review):
"Olympus has sent a real clear message to the competition by pricing the new C-700UZ at $599 -- and I'm sure it will also send a clear message to the consumers too. The bottom line: Excellent camera, excellent price, super-excellent zoom lens and the usual Olympus image quality that we have come to expect from their cameras. This one is a keeper!" Finally, Steve reviews Canon's recently announced PowerShot S110 Digital ELPH (a second opinion can be found in Phil Askey's review of the European variant, the Digital IXUS V):
"On a scale of 1-10 I'd rate the S110's image quality as a solid nine. The images may not be as "punchy" as some would like but this can be easily rectified in software later. All in all I like the S110 and I am not really crazy about small cameras for the most part. This is a great camera to slip in your pocket (or purse) and take with you at all times. In automatic mode most anyone should be able to get good to great pictures with no previous digital experience." Note that this final review is currently labelled as a first-look, but does have a full conclusion regardless...