'The Olympus SP-590UZ's noise levels were average for the megazoom models we tested.'
'While its continuous shooting rate of 1.2 frames per second sits close to the bottom of its class, frame rate is almost immaterial with an EVF camera since your real constraint for burst usability is the blackout interval of the viewfinder, which is almost universally bad.'
'On the plus side, it is quite comfortable to hold courtesy of a well-sculpted and relatively big right-hand grip, which also houses the four AA batteries that power the camera. '
'The 3in LCD screen is easy to see in all lighting conditions.'
'As well as Intelligent Auto and Program modes, the Olympus SP-610 offers a selection of 16 scene modes -- Portrait, Beauty, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Pet (Cat), and Pet (Dog) -- that provide a modicum of control over the look of images.'
'The SP-610UZ packsfun features and superb image quality in a user-friendly camera,providing further proof that Olympus lets you capture it all. '
'Looking at the sharpness of the shots the Finepix S1800 does well for a camera with a wide angle lens, especially when the lens is zoomed out. '
'Shutter-lag is a bit disappointing at about 0.1 second when pre-focused and 0.5 seconds including focusing time.'
'Image quality not up to par with competition; Weak flash; Poor HD video results; Excessive noise above ISO 400 makes the higher options almost useless; Tiny EVF eye piece; LCD is reflective; Sporadic white balance results when using Auto setting; Lack of Aperture value control in the specified A position on the mode dial makes it difficult to control DOF (either wide open or closed down, nothing in between). '
'The Fuji S1800 will be available in February 2010 at a retail price of $229.95.'
'The S1500 isn't quite identical to last year's model though, because it has one very important feature that its predecessor lacked; the sensor-shift image stabilisation system previously seen on the FinePix S2000HD. '
'There is a lot to like about this camera and I think it offers fair value for money. '
'At full resolution, the Fuji S1500's shooting speed is a rather more pedestrian 1.4 frames per second. '
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