Capture NX2 Hands-on Preview at Luminescent Photo

Capture NX2 was just announced and Luminescent Photo has put together a hands-on preview of the new software.  Detailing a number of the improvements in NX2, Jason Odell appears quite pleased with the updated software, noting:

The ease by which photographers can create incredibly complex mask effects takes the “work” out of the image editing process and allows creativity to come to the forefront. Users who enjoyed Capture NX 1.3 will definitely appreciate the enhancements in NX2.

Head on over to Luminescent Photo for the full scoop.

Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer Review at PC Mag

PC Mag has review the new Poloroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer.  With the PoGo, Polaroid takes a step back to its roots and tries to deliver instant photo prints in the digital age.  Unfortunately, it seems that Polaroid has kept with the tradition of marginal image quality in its instant photos.

Output quality is far from ideal, or even what you’d expect from your local drug store. Colors in more than half of my test photos were noticeably off, shifting some light colors to yellow, some shades of red to purple, and making some photos seem faded or washed out.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 Review at Camera Labs

Camera Labs has posted a full review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500.  The FX500 is a 10.1 megapixel point & shoot camera with a 5x wide angle lens.  It also features Panasonic’s O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization).

If you’re after a quality compact, the FX500 will fit the bill, although it’s not got what it takes to turn the heads of real enthusiasts from models like the Canon G9.

Nikon Coolpix S600 Review at Neocamera

Neocamera has published a review of the Nikon Coolpix S600.  The S600 is a 10 megapixel point and shoot digital camera.  It features a 4x optical zoom, Nikon’s VR image stabilization and a sensitivity range up to ISO 3200.

The Coolpix S600 turns out to be a camera with slightly above average image quality but slow performance in critical areas like shot-to-shot speeds and focusing. The user-interface and menu system are easy to navigate but strangely organized and require more button-presses than usual.

Olympus E-420 Review at Let’s Go Digital

Let’s Go Digital has posted a full review of the new and tiny (for DSLRs) Olympus E-420.

The extremely compact FourThirds DSLR had some help from its predecessors, however, the improvements carried out in particular to the image sensor, leave behind a positive feeling. FourThirds has proven itself in practice and it is a true joy to shoot with the Olympus E-420.

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