Canon 5D Mark II Review

The Canon 5D Mark II was one of the most anticipated cameras ever launched. After a three year wait since the release of the original Canon 5D, the 5D Mark II was announced on September 17, 2008. The 5D Mark II brought with it a number of upgraded specifications, including a 21.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and the ability to capture 1080p HD video.

Irrespective of the fact that the camera does not carry a 1-series badge, the 5D Mark II is in many ways Canon’s new flagship camera.  The 5D II’s price, while not necessarily cheap, is still within the reach of many amateur photographers.  In fact, at $2,699 retail, the new camera weighs in $600 less than the original 5D’s introductory price tag of $3,299.  What you get for $2699, however, is quite the bargain.  While the 5D Mark II is not without its flaws, no other camera can touch its combination of resolution, sensitivity, noise performance and price. [Read more...]

Fujifilm Finepix F200 EXR Review at DP Review

DP Review has posted a review of the Fujifilm Finepix F200 EXR.

You can leave the dial set to EXR, and it’ll do all the thinking for you – producide reliably good images without you having to understand color filter arrays or worry about what’s going on behind the scenes.

For more info and reviews, see Photography Bay’s Fuji Finepix F200 EXR Reviews and Resources.

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Review at Cnet

Cnet has posted a review of the Canon PowerShot SX1 IS.

A top megazoom option, the Canon PowerShot SX1 IS offers a 20x zoom lens and HD video, which you can’t get in a similarly priced dSLR, and delivers more features and slightly better performance and photo quality than the cheaper SX10 IS.

For more news and reviews, see Photography Bay’s Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Reviews and Resources.

Nikon D3x Review at PhotographyBLOG

PhotographyBLOG has posted a review of the Nikon D3x.

In comparison with the D3, viewing images from that and the D3x side by side, the former’s images are noticeably smoother and as we mentioned at that time of our initial review, more film-like while the D3x’s do reveal more clearly defined detail – particularly on close ups – when viewed at 100%.

For more news and reviews, visit Photography Bay’s Nikon D3x Reviews and Resources.

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Review at DP Interface

DP Interface has posted a review of the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS.

Don’t underestimate the PowerShot SX10 – it’s a great and very capable camera. If you like the SX1 a lot but don’t need its full HD 1080p movie mode and 4 FPS burst mode, then you can get the very similar Canon PowerShot SX10 for a lot less money.

For additional info, see Photography Bay’s Canon SX10 IS Reviews and Resources.

Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Review at Cruchgear

Crunchgear has posted a review of the Casio Exilim EX-FC100.

This is easily the most versatile camera on the market, and $350 is a price I’d pay myself for these capabilities. This camera carries the highest recommendation I can give (until its successor comes out), not only to regular picture takers who want a camera that does cool stuff, but also to serious photographers with DSLRs that want to have a pocket camera but don’t want to give up the ability to get that perfect shot.

Additionally, check out Photography Bay’s Casio FC100 Hands-On Review.

Canon Rebel T1i Hands-On Review at Rob Galbraith

Rob Galbraith has a solid hands-on preview of the new Canon Rebel T1i (including some sample video clips):

A shallow focus effect can definitely be achieved with the Rebel T1i, but the 5D Mark II’s larger sensor – and resulting longer focal length for a given field of view – allows for shallow focus that is, well, shallower. How apparent or significant this is depends on what you’re trying to record, but in the one comparison we’ve done, the difference was dramatic.

For more news and reviews, see Photography Bay’s Canon Rebel T1i Reviews and Resources.