Archive for Doug Harman

  • Epson F-3200
    3.5 out of 5

    Epson F-3200

    By 25 April 2005

    The F-3200 can do pretty much anything - scan multiple film formats, scan to memory cards and even scan reflective photo prints (6x4-inch originals or smaller). Easy to set up, the 3200’s also built to a very high standard, including the film holders....

  • Canon PowerShot A520
    4 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot A520

    By 11 April 2005

    Canon's A-series of digital cameras have been the company's mainstay in the budget market and the new A520 (there's also an almost identical 3.2MP, A510 version too) is the new top of the Canon budget tree. A thorough revamp brings it right up to date...

  • Fuji FinePix S3 Pro
    4 out of 5

    Fuji FinePix S3 Pro

    By 4 April 2005

    The S3 Pro is, as you might expect a camera replete with professional specification features including up 1/4000sec shutter speed, Nikon F lens mount compatibility and both hot shoe and separate flash synch terminal for studio flash. You get 4 AA-battery...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7

    By 28 March 2005

    If you haven’t already guessed I like the FX7. It has a combination of high-technology features such as the large 2.5-inch screen and optical image stabilisation that make it a cut above and that’s before we get to the stylish all-metal and oh so...

  • Epson L-500V
    4 out of 5

    Epson L-500V

    By 21 March 2005

    The Epson L-500V has been created, says Epson, to appeal to those snappers not enamoured of digital cameras with small LCDs. And the result is a stylish compact camera that has the ‘world’s highest resolution’ colour screen at 256 pixels per inch....

  • Olympus Camedia C-370 Zoom
    3.5 out of 5

    Olympus Camedia C-370 Zoom

    By 7 March 2005

    The C-370 is about as basic as a digital camera get without being so automated it even takes the shots for you. The little brother to Olympus' 4MP C-470 it is however styled completely differently, sharing not a jot with the bigger camera's design and...

  • Ricoh Caplio R1v
    3 out of 5

    Ricoh Caplio R1v

    By 28 February 2005

    Ricoh has been quietly beavering away building a range of neat, sophisticated digital cameras of which the R1v represents the latest incarnation at the top end of the company’s range. It updates its predecessor the R1 with an extra megapixel of resolution,...

  • Olympus Camedia C-470 Zoom
    3.5 out of 5

    Olympus Camedia C-470 Zoom

    By 14 February 2005

    The C-470 provides a basic level of specification in a delightfully curvy body and provides a 4-megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom lens with a 35-105mm focal range. A 1 The Olympus C-470 Zoom is a digital compact that offers a good specification for...

  • Fuji FinePix S5500
    3.5 out of 5

    Fuji FinePix S5500

    By 7 February 2005

    One of the first things that hit you removing the S5500 from its box is its size; it’s very compact and its styling makes its handling extremely accomplished. Rubberised grips on its key handling surfaces - the right hand grip for example - make it...

  • Canon PowerShot G6
    3.5 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot G6

    By 31 January 2005

    The G6 is Canon’s latest top-end model in the PowerShot range. An update of the old G5, the PowerShot G6 offers a versatile package of point and shoot options with a truck load of manual controls and sophisticated options for the enthusiast snapper....

  • Konica Minolta DiMAGE Xg
    4 out of 5

    Konica Minolta DiMAGE Xg

    By 24 January 2005

    If you want a small, easily pocketed, yet stylish digicam the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Xg might be the one for you. Opening the box and hefting this little beauty for the first time makes a real impact. The wife has the original ‘X’ version of this....

  • Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200
    4 out of 5

    Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200

    By 17 January 2005

    On paper the A200's an ideal camera for those trading up to something more ‘serious' and those wishing to grow with their digital photography hobby. But does the camera live up to its spec sheet? The A200 is a compact high resolution digital camera...

  • Lexmark P6250 All-in-One printer, scanner and copier
    3.5 out of 5

    Lexmark P6250 All-in-One printer, scanner and copier

    By 10 January 2005

    If desk space is at a premium and you’re looking for a compact, all in one printer copier and scanner, then Lexmark’s P6250 could be the answer… Previous Lexmark printers and all in ones have been clunky-looking affairs, so it was nice to see a...

  • Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
    4 out of 5

    Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3

    By 20 December 2004

    If you're after a digital camera that will allow you to catch the action from afar, then the Z3 hopes to do just the job, but can a digital camera with built in optical lens really bring those far away objects up close? We took it down to the London Eye...

  • Kodak EasyShare DX 7590
    3.5 out of 5

    Kodak EasyShare DX 7590

    By 13 December 2004

    The Kodak DX7590 is the update of the DX6490 launched last year and the most obvious change from the model it replaces is the extra million pixels: the resolution has been bumped to 5MP. The camera is slightly Jekyll and Hyde, in that it offers a dual...

  • Ricoh Caplio R1
    3.5 out of 5

    Ricoh Caplio R1

    By 6 December 2004

    If you think you've seen this camera somewhere before, it’s because the spec is virtually identical to Ricoh's Caplio RZ1. This model features a 4.8x, 28-135mm (35mm film camera equivalent) wide-zoom lens. Its brother, the Caplio RZ1, features a slightly...

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC P150
    4 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC P150

    By 29 November 2004

    Based on the 5MP Sony P100, the P150 is a handsomely pocketable digicam and the first ultra-compact digicam with a resolution normally the preserve of professional or high-end ‘prosumer’ models. At 108x52x26mm and weighing 145g including its InfoLithium...

  • Canon Digital IXUS 40
    4 out of 5

    Canon Digital IXUS 40

    By 22 November 2004

    The Canon IXUS 40 represents a ‘breakthrough in lens technology' according to Canon. It features an all-new lens technology that helped to ensure the camera is kept extremely small yet retains good optical quality. Its all-metal body is certainly small,...

  • Pentax Optio X
    3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio X

    By 15 November 2004

    The diminutive five megapixel Optio X features a swivel-body design that rotates 270-degrees, one section housing an excellent 3x optical zoom lens and flash unit while the meat of the camera is in the other, larger section, which includes the large 2-inch...