Archive for Doug Harman

Epson Stylus SX400 all-in-one printer
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Epson Stylus SX400 all-in-one printer

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The new Epson Stylus SX400 (and apart from the LCD screen, the otherwise identical SX200 variant) is a stylish and relatively compact all-in-one inkjet printer, scanner and copier. The "cost effective" tag from Epson suits too as the SX200 costs £79.99... >>

Lexmark X560n multifunction printer
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Lexmark X560n multifunction printer

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The X560n is a bulky 41kg in weight but is robust enough to exude a reliable air once it is prized from the box, although then you can see that it’s actually not that attractive to look at. Despite this, it does looks like it means business, with a... >>

Nikon Coolpix S600 digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix S600 digital camera

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The S600 wears its "Style" moniker well with a metal body and a good set of easy-to-use point and shoot features that include that fast start-up time, advanced functions such as auto ISO mode and high ISO capability (up to ISO 3200) and excellent photographic... >>

Canon PowerShot G9 digital camera
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Canon PowerShot G9 digital camera

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The G-series of Canon compacts are Canon’s premium enthusiast-level compacts providing DSLR-like features and controls within a more compact and portable body. The G9 arrives amidst a marketplace packed to the gunnels with "affordable" DSLRs against... >>

Roxio Toast 9 Titanium - Mac
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Roxio Toast 9 Titanium - Mac

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The ninth incarnation of Toast brings the renowned £70 Mac burning software into the high definition era with support for Blu-ray burning (though disappointingly only via an optional plug-in for another £14.99) and even allows burning of "normal" DVDs... >>

Sigma DP1 digital camera
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Sigma DP1 digital camera

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From the outset, the Sigma DP1 was going to be a headline grabber as it held out the promise of DSLR image quality in a pocketable package and all this from a relatively small camera manufacturer best known for it’s lens making. It offers this possible... >>

Fujifilm FinePix S100fs digital camera
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Fujifilm FinePix S100fs digital camera

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I’m a little worried. The FinePix S100fs is a significant piece of kit from a manufacturer that produces some ace kit and on paper; the S100fs certainly looks the biz. The DSLR-styled bridge compact is actually not very compact at all weighing in at... >>

Sony Alpha 350 digital camera
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Sony Alpha 350 digital camera

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Sony has marched on with its Alpha range of DSLRs introducing what now seems to be a full set of cameras from the budget to the top, enthusiast, market with the Alpha 200, Alpha 300, Alpha 350 and of course the Alpha 700; the A350 marks the mid-point... >>

Kodak EasyShare V1273 digital camera
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Kodak EasyShare V1273 digital camera

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The Kodak EasyShare V1273 looks very nice and sports some clever technology that includes the meat of its sibling, the V1253 and some new twists. This means you get Face detection AF, Perfect Touch technology and Smart Capture that, similar to Pentax’s... >>

Nikon Coolpix P60 digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix P60 digital camera

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The Nikon Coolpix P60 is one step up from the P50 we tested back on December 2007. It sits in Nikon’s "Performance" Coolpix range (hence that "P" in the name) and offers an 8.1-megapixel resolution and neat shooting features similar to the P50, but... >>

Pentax K200 D DSLR camera
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Pentax K200 D DSLR camera

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The K200D follows the footsteps of its forbear, the K100D, offering a budget price camera but with a mid-to-high-end specification. Make no mistake, the K200D is a compact and simple to use DSLR that makes the art of snapping a cinch, (barring some minor... >>

Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS digital camera
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Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS digital camera

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The Canon IXUS 970 IS updates the IXUS 950 IS providing improved technology on various fronts, but significantly it sports a 5x optical zoom lens and another 2 megapixels giving the camera a 10-megapixel resolution. The new lens has a disappointing wide... >>

Kodak EasyShare M893 IS
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Kodak EasyShare M893 IS

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Hard on the heals of Kodak’s M863, which we tested a few weeks back, the M893 IS offers a very similar specification in a very similar body size and style too. A stylish, lightweight snapper it feels rather plasticy; it’s equipped with a decent resolution... >>

Wacom Cintiq 12WX interactive pen display
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Wacom Cintiq 12WX interactive pen display

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Any graphics professional or computer artist will know a graphics tablet is as indispensable as the hand they use to draw with. Wacom’s introduction of the Cintiq range and now, specifically, the introduction of the Cintiq 12WX and reviewed here, is... >>

Pentax Optio A40 digital camera
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Pentax Optio A40 digital camera

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The Optio A40 is an advanced compact digital model that aims to provide high quality images with ease of use but with a rich feature set. And glancing across the camera's rounded lines and the specification it's quickly apparent that this premium Pentax... >>

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 digital camera
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Panasonic DMC-FZ18 digital camera

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When I first prized the FZ18 from its box, two things, the small size, and the rather uninspiring plastic build struck me. Even turning the thing on, which is a fleet affair, takes less than a second and the enormous zoom range on offer does not make... >>

Kodak EasyShare M863 digital camera
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Kodak EasyShare M863 digital camera

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Kodak’s latest M-series model is the stylish little M863, a small snapper that features face detection AF and Perfect Touch technology. So, it looks nice and has some nice features but is it any good? Let’s find out. Kodak’s range of new models... >>

Epson Photo Viewer P-5000 USB 80GB Multimedia Storage Viewer
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Epson Photo Viewer P-5000 USB 80GB Multimedia Storage Viewer

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Epson’s P5000 viewer provides a compact high-capacity storage and multimedia-viewing system, which, like its forbear the P4000, combines excellent screen quality, plenty of storage space, ease of use and tough build quality. And what you get is a tough... >>

Nikon D60 DSLR camera
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Nikon D60 DSLR camera

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The D60 arrives in the wake of the D3 and D300 and slots into the range above the D40 (which stays on as part of the Nikon crew) and below the D80 replacing the D40x. And the similarities to that camera are obvious as soon as you pick the thing up. The... >>

Epson Stylus Photo R360 printer
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Epson Stylus Photo R360 printer

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The Epson Stylus Photo R360 basks in the glow of a sub-£100 price and combines a nice 3.5-inch colour LCD with easy to use controls, stand-alone six-ink printing, and memory card slots for stand-alone printing. For the latter you get compatibility with... >>

Nikon D3 DSLR camera
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Nikon D3 DSLR camera

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There’s no denying that the Nikon D3 is a lot of camera, sporting a host of advanced features befitting a camera pitched at the top level of professional shooting - it even comes equipped with Live View. And before you ask, yes, it can auto-focus using... >>

Epson Stylus Photo 1400 printer
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Epson Stylus Photo 1400 printer

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The Stylus Photo 1400 is a well made beast with a silver and black livery that makes for an attractive package and while in use its bulk means it leaves a fair sized footprint, its articulated and telescopic feed and delivery trays mean its neat when... >>

Samsung GX10 DSLR camera
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Samsung GX10 DSLR camera

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Samsung’s entry in to the DSLR marketplace came by rebadging Pentax DSLRs and allows the company to build a corner in the market from which it can attempt to expand its market share. Samsung threw money at building its compact model market share and... >>

Samsung i7 digital camera
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Samsung i7 digital camera

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It’s taken me some time to get to play with the i7 but it’s worth a look since it is a very interesting camera indeed, or rather, it’s a very interesting multimedia device. And anyone familiar with Samsung camera products will know the company is... >>

Nikon D300 DSLR camera
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Nikon D300 DSLR camera

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The D300’s new higher resolution sensor means Nikon has had to develop a new processing engine called Expeed that chews through the camera’s 16-bit files that are downsampled to 12 or 14-bit NEF RAWs or 8-bit TIFF or JPEG files. The boost in resolution... >>