Archive for Doug Harman

  • Kodak ESP 9 all-in-one printer
    3.5 out of 5

    Kodak ESP 9 all-in-one printer

    By 13 February 2009

    The latest top of the range all in one printer, scanner, copier and fax from Kodak is a neat and well-specified black liveried device. A backlit blue-buttoned control panel graces the front of the printer below which are dual A4 and 6 x 4-inch paper feed...

  • Nikon D3x DSLR camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Nikon D3x DSLR camera

    By 28 January 2009

    The Nikon D3, this camera’s predecessor, was a camera optimising excellence in almost all areas. Enter the D3x, a camera that builds further on the superlatives already meted out to its predecessor. The D3x is pretty much identical to the D3, a camera...

  • Epson Stylus Photo PX700W printer
    4.5 out of 5

    Epson Stylus Photo PX700W printer

    By 15 January 2009

    It takes around 10 minutes to setup the extremely stylish-looking PX700W, once it’s freed from its box; following the step-by-step approach to set-up makes it very easy to do and follow, making getting the thing going and connected very user friendly...

  • Samsung NV9 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Samsung NV9 digital camera

    By 14 January 2009

    Versatility has always been at the heart of Samsung’s compact cameras, the company happy to crowbar in features and advanced kittery normally spread across a variety of gadgets. True to form, the NV9 provides a host of clever features and functions...

  • Pentax K-m digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Pentax K-m digital camera

    By 29 December 2008

    Pentax’s pared down DSLR, the K-m, is a DSLR for beginners; those trading up from a compact, say, but wanting a less complicated experience. And as such, it does - pretty much - exactly what it says on the tin. However, is that simplicity a step to...

  • Nikon Coolpix P6000 digital camera
    3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P6000 digital camera

    By 19 December 2008

    Nikon’s P6000 arrives with some very clever kit not least of which is the GPS data for “geo-tagging” images, where the location each image was made is stored as Global Positioning Satellite data within each image’s exif data. This enthusiast level...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 digital camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 digital camera

    By 9 December 2008

    This new 10.1-megapixel and 18x bezoomed FZ28 ultra-zoom replaces its predecessor, the similarly designed FZ18, an 8.1-megapixel camera also with an 18x optical zoom lens, one of the best ultra-zooms available at the time of launch over a year ago. Today’s...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 digital camera

    By 26 November 2008

    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 looks, at first glance, just like many other digital compacts on the market. It has a surprisingly uninspiring squared off design but with all metal build that enhances the camera’s appeal. So, the unassuming FX150 is actually...

  • Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD digital camera

    By 25 November 2008

    The Fujifilm S2000HD brings some key Fuji technologies together with a super zoom optic and responsive handling with the cherry topping of 720p HD movie compatibility. As for those key Fuji technologies; Face Detection AF, the 15x Fujinon zoom lens, dual...

  • Canon IXUS 980 IS digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Canon IXUS 980 IS digital camera

    By 19 November 2008

    Canon can be applauded with its Digital IXUS 980 IS; applauded for creating a very different compact indeed, although its bold curves may mean you’ll either love or hate it. The camera’s only straight edges are those surrounding a rather excellent-to-use...

  • Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera

    By 11 November 2008

    The PowerShot G10 steps up to the enthusiast end of digital camera plate with more than just a few tweaks over its predecessor, the popular PowerShot G9. As you might expect, the G10 is the recipient of a new, higher resolution sensor, with a 14.7 million...

  • Canon EOS 50D digital camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Canon EOS 50D digital camera

    By 4 November 2008

    The 50D enters the DSLR market pitched into the same sector as Nikon’s recent D300 and as such it has stiff competition. The new camera’s apparent similarity to the 40D masks a very different and much improved model in the 50D; almost every aspect...

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC T77 digital camera
    3 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC T77 digital camera

    By 24 October 2008

    As ultra-compacts come the Sony Cyber-shot DSC T77 a supremely pocketable at a mere 15mms thin and the slim-line design is offset nicely by a well made body that’s dominated on the back by the large 3-inch colour touch-sensitive screen. On the front,...

  • Epson P-7000 Multimedia Photo Viewer
    4.5 out of 5

    Epson P-7000 Multimedia Photo Viewer

    By 21 October 2008

    This is the latest generation of Epson’s multimedia display devices and the Epson P-7000 Multimedia Photo Player takes what was an undoubtedly an already good product range and adds a set of improvements to make the kit even more tempting. The P-7000...

  • Nikon D90 DSLR camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Nikon D90 DSLR camera

    By 10 October 2008

    Nikon’s DSLR boffins have been busy over the last year, introducing a range of new cameras including the top end D3 and the D300 last August; the D60 arrived in January this year and then the FX D700 (FX, Nikon’s moniker for its full frame DSLRs)...

  • Nikon Coolpix S610 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S610 digital camera

    By 7 October 2008

    It’s been but a few sparse months since the Coolpix S600 passed through the test bay doors but when it did, it was the top-most camera in the Nikon Style range of compacts. Enter stage left the latest range of Style cameras from Nikon, the S610 forming...

  • Panasonic Viera TH-46PZ81B television
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Viera TH-46PZ81B television

    By 24 September 2008

    Panasonic has introduced the World’s first flat panel TV with a built-in Freesat tuner and it’s a cracker. The 46-inch model we had to test has Full HD 1080P resolution, though its blocky black lines aren’t the most stylish on offer today, it is...

  • Olympus E-3 DSLR camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Olympus E-3 DSLR camera

    By 16 September 2008

    Olympus’ E-3 is the company’s flagship DSLR and provides a professional level of build and specification at a semi-professional price point. The first thing about the camera you notice however is its bulk. The magnesium alloy body weighs in at 810g...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera

    By 11 September 2008

    Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-LX3 is a modern-looking retro-styled digital compact designed to offer the enthusiast snapper a compact high-quality shooting environment, and to do it, Panasonic has pulled off a few neat tricks. The LX3 offers a neat set of advanced...

  • Casio Exilim Card EX-S10 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Casio Exilim Card EX-S10 digital camera

    By 19 August 2008

    The Exilim EX-S10 is billed as the World’s slimmest digital compact and it is certainly very thin indeed. The S10 sits perched at the top of the Casio Exilim Card range above the S880 and comes in a variety of striking colours including red, white,...

  • Olympus E-520 DSLR camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Olympus E-520 DSLR camera

    By 5 August 2008

    The E-520 arrives packed full of clever kit the likes of which would make any enthusiast snapper salivate and some pros a little envious. Like the E-510 before it, the E-520 has a 10-megapixel resolution, Live MOS sensor equipped with Olympus’ excellent...

  • Samsung NV4 compact camera
    4 out of 5

    Samsung NV4 compact camera

    By 29 July 2008

    Samsung’s NV4 is a slim stylish camera that features a 3x optical zoom lens that does not protrude from the front of the camera keeping the svelte lines intact even when it’s in use. The lens sits in the top right hand corner on the face of the camera...

  • Epson Stylus S20 printer
    3.5 out of 5

    Epson Stylus S20 printer

    By 22 July 2008

    Epson’s Stylus S20 provides a budget entry point into Epson’s range of borderless printers. Utilising separate DURABrite pigment inks that cost around £5.99 each, the S20 is designed to be an all-purpose printer with photo capability and with affordability...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera - First Look
    0 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera - First Look

    By 21 July 2008

    A brave stand by Panasonic sees the DMC-LX3 arrive without playing chase in the ever more pixel race. Panasonic has decided not increase the resolution (for the record, the LX3 is a 10-megapixel camera) at the expense of image quality but has created...

  • Sharp Aquos BD-HP20H Blu-ray player
    4 out of 5

    Sharp Aquos BD-HP20H Blu-ray player

    By 10 July 2008

    Most Blu-ray players are still expensive pieces of kit and so it’s most welcome indeed to find that Sharp’s BD-HP20H retails for under £400 and more importantly, it is available – with astute shopping around – for another hundred quid less. However,...