'So Olympus is trying again to lure this lucrative audience to its Micro Four Thirds camp, this time with the more consumer-friendly designed and priced E-PL1.
'And in the eyes of many consumers the E-PL1 will best its more expensive bigger brother due to the fact that, for the first time, Olympus has included a built-in, pop-up flash, activated by a thumb switch situated at the top left-hand edge of the camera back. '
'the E-PL1 feels sturdy and easy to tote around from bag to beach and back again.'
'Camera has a "retro" look and design, which is appealing.'
'The White Balance control on the camera was very impressive.'
'It's great for shooting rooms, landscapes, and portraits, but it falls short in the telephoto department, making the Panasonic LX3 a difficult choice for an all-around camera, unless you're used to short to medium focal lengths.'
'Once focused, shot-to-shot time typically takes about 0.4 second for RAW or JPEG, and adding flash recycling time bumps it to only 0.7 second, which is very good for any class. '
'The 12.2-megapixel Canon Digital Rebel XSi, which targets entry-level digital SLR shooters , has all the features that novices expect--as well as an alluring array of advanced options that will appeal to more seasoned photographers. '
'the Canon EOS 450D comes as a welcome change, and a model worthy of upgrading from your old 350D .'
'The Canon ESO 450D comes as a welcome change, and a model worthy of upgrading from your old 350D . '
'In PCWorld Labs imaging tests, the Lumix DMC-FP8 produced good--but not great--results. '
'The minimal, flat fronted design and internally stacked/folded zoom lens mechanism of Panasonic's 12.1 effective megapixel Lumix DMC-FP8 may be a claimed bold departure for the electronics manufacturer's range of otherwise conventionally styled digital compacts. '
'Fronted by a 27.5mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with a 4x zoom, the 12-megapixel ultracompact camera is point-and-shoot simple with all the automatic comforts we expect as well as some extras found above its price point. '
'It squeezes in several neat features, including HD video capture , but achieving the low price did necessitate making a few compromises. '
'The Pentax Optio P70 squeezes in several neat features, including HD video capture, but achieving the low price did necessitate making a few compromises. '
'Despite a few compromises, the Optio P70 offers good value for a small, light camera that you can carry anywhere. '