Archive for Doug Harman

  • Nikon 1 J1
    4 out of 5

    Nikon 1 J1

    By 24 October 2011

    The Nikon 1 J1 is the second of Nikon’s new compact mirrorless system cameras featuring a new 10.1-megapixel CX sensor and a new lens mount. Nikon has wisely put ease of use and image quality at the core of this shooter. The J1 is, however, cheaper...

  • Nikon 1 V1
    4 out of 5

    Nikon 1 V1

    By 19 October 2011

    Nikon’s new system camera is the company's first for over fifty years, since the introduction of the Nikon F no less, and as such represents a true milestone for Nikon. The fact that the new system uses a 10.1-megapixel CX sensor, a new lens mount and...

  • Nikon Coolpix S1100pj
    3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S1100pj

    By 18 January 2011

    Nikon’s Coolpix S1100pj is only the second camera in the world to feature and integrated projector, the first being Nikon’s Coolpix 1000pj; this is its update and replaces the previous model in the Coolpix range. The new Nikon Coolpix S1100pj has...

  • Nikon Coolpix S5100
    4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S5100

    By 14 January 2011

    The Nikon Coolpix S5100 is stylish new 12.2-megapixel digital compact that combines small size with big features, including HD 720p video, Vibration Reduction and Nikon’s clever Smart Portrait system, so just how well does it perform? The new S5100...

  • Pentax K-5
    4.5 out of 5

    Pentax K-5

    By 6 December 2010

    Pentax’s K-5 DSLR is its new semi-pro model built around the Pentax K-7 top end model. Like that model, the K-5 has a host clever kit for the high-end or advanced amateur including some neat improvements and an excellent overall specification and huge...

  • Nikon Coolpix S80
    3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S80

    By 25 November 2010

    The Nikon Coolpix S80 is Nikon’s latest touchscreen controlled digital compact that features a 14-megapixel CCD sensor, a large, high-resolution (819,000 dots) 3.5-inch OLED touch sensitive screen and a 720p HD movie mode with stereo sound. The first...

  • Canon PowerShot G12
    4.5 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot G12

    By 16 November 2010

    The G12 is Canon's new premium PowerShot digital compact and while it inherits most of the key feature of its predecessor, the G11, it also builds on these with some neat new equipment. The new kit includes a control dial on the front for enhanced handling,...

  • Devolo dLAN 200 AVsmart+
    3.5 out of 5

    Devolo dLAN 200 AVsmart+

    By 28 October 2010

    Powerline networking (or running your broadband internet through your mains power supply) is becoming increasingly common, and Devolo is one of the bigger makers on the market with such products. And here, the dLAN 200 AVsmart + Starter Kit, at around...

  • Naim UnitiQute
    4.5 out of 5

    Naim UnitiQute

    By 22 October 2010

    If good things come in small packages then Naim’s UnitiQute all-in-one Hi-Fi audio player should be the proof of that pudding, to mangle metaphors for a moment. The UnitiQute weighs in at 7.1kg and so is a heavyweight, literally and in terms of features,...

  • Sony Bravia KDL-46NX703
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Bravia KDL-46NX703

    By 21 October 2010

    The Sony Bravia KDL 46NX703 sits within Sony’s Network range of new Bravia HD TVs and is suitably equipped with a wide range of connection options including integrated Wi-Fi support, a big improvement over the optional (at extra cost) Wi-Fi dongle of...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10
    4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

    By 17 September 2010

    Panasonic’s Lumix TZ10 provides a compact camera environment for an otherwise long lens, richly featured snapping experience combining a 12-megapixel sensor and a 12x optical zoom with full manual control. This test and the Leica V-Lux 20 partner share...

  • Leica V-LUX 20
    3.5 out of 5

    Leica V-LUX 20

    By 17 September 2010

    Leica’s link with Panasonic for its digital cameras is a good one simply because if you’re going to start with someone else’s kit as a start point Panasonic’s cameras and their reputation for them is very good. After all, one of our favourite...

  • Canon Legria HF M32
    4 out of 5

    Canon Legria HF M32

    By 3 September 2010

    Canon’s latest addition to its Legria HF M series of camcorders is the compact, lightweight M32. A combination of extended storage, ease of use and Full HD shooting with improved creative options make the M32 look a tempting treat. But is it? Canon’s...

  • Kodak ESP 7250
    4 out of 5

    Kodak ESP 7250

    By 7 August 2010

    Kodak’s latest all-in-one printer is aimed, says Kodak, at "helping you share your mobile life for less". In fact this new all-in-one is a compact, attractive looking machine combining a scanner, copier and photo quality printer with low ink costs (saving...

  • Devolo dLAN 200 AVpass kit
    4 out of 5

    Devolo dLAN 200 AVpass kit

    By 28 May 2010

    Devolo’s dLAN 200 AVpass broadband adapter kit can connect your Freesat box to your broadband router via the mains electricity sockets in your home. But does it work? For those unfamiliar with Powerline networking (for that’s what running the internet...

  • Sigma DP2s digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Sigma DP2s digital camera

    By 26 April 2010

    Sigma's DP2s is a high-end 14.6-megapixel compact aimed at the enthusiast and updates the original DP2. Improvements have been made but some quirks from its predecessor remain. The Sigma DP2s has almost an identical spec to its forbear, the DP2, and it...

  • Pentax Optio H90 compact camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio H90 compact camera

    By 19 April 2010

    Pentax's Optio H90 combines minimalist "functional beauty" with a 12.1-megapixel sensor, 5x wide-zoom lens, HD Movies and advanced auto tracking AF and a Face AF system able to "see" up to 32 faces. The H90 we tested was the white and silver liveried...

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 camera
    4 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 camera

    By 12 April 2010

    Sony's new Cyber-shot, the TX7 has HD video, image stabilisation, a large, touch sensitive display and Sony's new Exmor R CMOS sensor boasting 10.2-megapixels. The neat design and great build are, perhaps, typically Sony, as is the price, but this little...

  • Nikon Coolpix P100 camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P100 camera

    By 22 March 2010

    The Coolpix P100 is the first Nikon bridge camera with Full HD 1080p resolution movie capture with stereo sound, it also has a remarkable 26x Nikon ED VR zoom lens. That and a CMOS sensor packing 10.3 megapixels makes it a formidable looking bridge-style...

  • Nikon Coolpix S640 compact camera
    4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S640 compact camera

    By 4 March 2010

    The Coolpix S640 provides a simple to use, high-resolution snapper for the masses with focusing and start-up performance as claimed benefits, among other cool features. It is a slim, stylish-looking compact digital camera from Nikon that has a high-resolution...

  • Nikon Coolpix S570 compact camera
    3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S570 compact camera

    By 9 February 2010

    The Coolpix S570 arrived alongside the S640 and provides a simple to use, high-resolution snapper for the masses, but with some problems and some neat automated tricks up its sleeve. Costing a quid shy of £200, the S570 looks very nice (I had the silver...

  • Nikon D3s DSLR camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Nikon D3s DSLR camera

    By 19 January 2010

    Nikon’s new flagship DSLR, the D3s, builds on the groundbreaking D3, which revolutionised the high-speed professional DSLR market on its introduction in August 2007. The D3s has an all-new FX format full-frame sensor and enhanced specification, rugged...

  • Sony Bravia KDL-40V5810 television
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Bravia KDL-40V5810 television

    By 5 January 2010

    The latest Bravia HD TV in Sony's "V" range is this, the KDL-40V5810 and it sports integrated Freesat, Freeview and analogue tuners; AppliCast, Live Colour and 24p True Cinema along with all the other Bravia goodies. The V5810 is a sleek, piano black...

  • Canon IXUS 120 IS digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Canon IXUS 120 IS digital camera

    By 8 December 2009

    Canon's new Digital IXUS 120 IS is only 20mm thin, which is great in terms of pocketability but not so clever when using it if you have larger fingers - or bite your fingernails. The IXUS 120 IS is a 12-megapixel digital compact that is the slimmest wide...

  • Canon IXUS 200 IS digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Canon IXUS 200 IS digital camera

    By 1 December 2009

    The Canon IXUS 200 IS is a stylish, compact pocketable snapper that comes in silver, light blue, purple and a posh-looking golden livery. The smooth lines of the camera are punctuated only by the slightly protruding shutter button on the top and the wrist...