Archive for Doug Harman

  • Epson Perfection V750 Pro scanner
    4.5 out of 5

    Epson Perfection V750 Pro scanner

    By 2 January 2008

    The Epson Perfection V750 Pro is a very similar beast indeed to its Perfection V700 Photo counterpart and as such, it shares much of that model’s kit. The same physical design, the same dual lenses one for high-resolution scanning (up to 4800ppi optical...

  • Samsung S1050 digital camera
    3.5 out of 5

    Samsung S1050 digital camera

    By 31 December 2007

    Samsung has updated its S850 model with the S1050 and the camera comes complete with a rather tempting feature set. This includes a suite of manual controls for the more advanced among you, a 10-megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens, and a new large...

  • Nikon Coolpix P50  digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P50 digital camera

    By 24 December 2007

    The Nikon Coolpix P50 sits on the bottom rung of three “Performance” Coolpix models Nikon has in that range which also includes the P5000 and P51000. As such it offers a more affordable balance between specification, shooting tools and user control...

  • Plustek OpticFilm 7300 film scanner
    3.5 out of 5

    Plustek OpticFilm 7300 film scanner

    By 19 December 2007

    Plustek may not be the first scanner name on your lips when you start to cast your eye about when researching the market for a machine to digitise all those old negatives and slides stashed in shoe boxes under the bed. But, it has a steadily growing range...

  • Nikon Coolpix L14 digital camera
    3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix L14 digital camera

    By 18 December 2007

    Nikon’s “L” or Life series of digital cameras have received a double update in the shape of this the Coolpix L14 and the yet to be tested L15. The camera is eminently pocketable and though of plastic build is well made. It comes in two colours,...

  • Fuji FinePix F50fd digital camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Fuji FinePix F50fd digital camera

    By 5 December 2007

    The Fuji FinePix F50fd sits at the top of Fuji’s advanced compact range and with its undoubtedly impressive 12-megapixel resolution Super CCD HR VII sensor and Fuji’s already reliable Real Photo Processor II image engine. This combination of technology...

  • Nikon Coolpix S510 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S510 digital camera

    By 29 November 2007

    The Nikon Coolpix S510 updates the S500 and has the same basic feature set and handling characteristics (check the S500 test as well for specifics on some of those similar features) as that camera. However, the Face Priority AF and lens shift VR (Vibration...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 DSLR camera
    4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 DSLR camera

    By 28 November 2007

    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10, to give it its full title, espouses the rangefinderesque styling and design of its blocky L1 brethren and instead Panasonic has opted for a more traditional looking digital SLR with compact and lightweight lines and a 10.1-megapixel...

  • Olympus E-510 DSLR camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Olympus E-510 DSLR camera

    By 14 November 2007

    The recent announcement of the new professional E-System Olympus E3 should not be allowed to overshadow the latest in Olympus enthusiast digital SLRs, the E-510. However, the new camera has a tough act to follow in the shape of the popular and extremely...

  • Lexmark X500n multifunction printer
    4 out of 5

    Lexmark X500n multifunction printer

    By 14 November 2007

    At 35 kilos, you know the X500n means business when you prize it from its box (you’ll need a hand to get it out of said box or, if not, you’ll be needing an osteopath afterwards if you go it alone) and although the well made X500n is a blocky looking...

  • Fuji FinePix Z100fd digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Fuji FinePix Z100fd digital camera

    By 7 November 2007

    The Fuji FinePix Z100fd offers a slim line camera package that comes in a selection of four colours: Shell Pink, Satin Silver and Cappuccino Brown, Tuxedo Black and a black special edition with a contrasting white sliding cover panel. Add to this stylish,...

  • Kodak EasyShare 5500 printer
    4.5 out of 5

    Kodak EasyShare 5500 printer

    By 1 November 2007

    Kodak’s claim for the EasyShare 5300 that it had running costs 50% lower than competing products; priced around £200, the 5500 offers more or less the same feature set but boosted with more serious office additions. For a kick off, you get built-in...

  • Pentax Optio M40 digital camera
    3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio M40 digital camera

    By 31 October 2007

    The Pentax Optio M40 updates the Optio M30 with a few key tweaks that include a bump in pixels from seven to eight million pixels on a slightly larger sensor, a better resolution wide-view monitor and there’s improved flash output with a much improved...

  • Kodak EasyShare M753 digital camera
    3.5 out of 5

    Kodak EasyShare M753 digital camera

    By 16 October 2007

    Kodak has been working hard to improve the looks of its range of digital cameras, particularly the budget end of its models and the M753 marks this trend with a well and truly slender style, among some of its more attractive features that including availability...

  • Epson Stylus D120 printer
    4 out of 5

    Epson Stylus D120 printer

    By 12 October 2007

    Epson’s Stylus D120 is a printer aimed at convincing you its high-speed output plus colour capability makes it a good alternative to a laser printer offering similar print speeds and the flexibility of colour with low running costs. Out of the box,...

  • Pentax Optio Z10 digital camera
    3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio Z10 digital camera

    By 11 October 2007

    Out of the box, only a sliding front lens cover that also turns the camera on and off spoils the slim lines. The top plays host to one button, the shutter release while the back houses a nice, 2.5-inch, 230K-pixel colour screen, the easy to use zoom buttons...

  • Canon Selphy CP520 compact printer
    4 out of 5

    Canon Selphy CP520 compact printer

    By 10 October 2007

    The CP 520 is a neat little block of white plastic with an attractive blue pulsating glow on the top. This neat plastic box of electronics can quickly and easily print your photos either when connected to a PC or directly via a compatible PictBridge camera....

  • Olympus Mju 790SW digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Olympus Mju 790SW digital camera

    By 27 September 2007

    Unlike the recently tested and ruggedised Mju 770 SW the new Mju 790 SW has a slightly lower level of toughness and a lower price at £200, a hundred quid less than the launch price of the 770. Its depth capability of 3 metres is 7m less than that of...

  • Casio Exilim Zoom EX Z77 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Casio Exilim Zoom EX Z77 digital camera

    By 19 September 2007

    The new Exilim EX Z77 sits snuggly in Casio’s Exilim line up above the EX Z75 and beneath the EX Z1050 so it is in the upper echelon of the mid-range models. The £149.99 pricing makes it look attractive, as does a couple of neat new features, which...

  • Canon EOS 40D DSLR digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Canon EOS 40D DSLR digital camera

    By 18 September 2007

    The EOS 40D arrives with all the latest high-tech gadgetry tick boxes suitably ticked: Live view? Check. Increased resolution? Check … the 40D sports a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor. Sensor cleaning system? Check. Latest image processing engine? Check...

  • Nikon Coolpix L10  digital camera
    3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix L10 digital camera

    By 12 September 2007

    The Nikon “L” or Life series of cameras are designed to be simple to use family snappers but provide a breadth of features and gadgets that allow good picture taking without to much fiddling about. As such, the L10 sits beneath the L12 and the L11...

  • Nikon Coolpix S50c digital camera
    3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S50c digital camera

    By 5 September 2007

    The latest stylishly curvatious addition to Nikon’s WiFi enabled pocket snappers is this, the Coolpix S50c comes with a 7.2-megapixel sensor and a range of simple to use features and functions including face detection AF and a decent 38-114mm (35mm...

  • Sigma SD14 DSLR camera
    3.5 out of 5

    Sigma SD14 DSLR camera

    By 29 August 2007

    The SD14 updates Sigma’s SD10 D-SLR and like its forbear, the SD14 eschews “normal” CCD or CMOS sensor technology using Foveon’s X3 sensor. This uses pixel encapsulated in layers in the silicon that allows each layer of pixels to capture only...

  • Canon EOS 1D Mk III digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Canon EOS 1D Mk III digital camera

    By 13 August 2007

    Canon announced its new professional DSLR with much fanfare and ensuring that everyone knew that (despite appearances) the Mk III was a new camera built from the ground up. "The EOS-1D Mark III represents a complete reappraisal of everything Canon has...

  • Kodak EasyShare 5300 All In One Printer
    4 out of 5

    Kodak EasyShare 5300 All In One Printer

    By 2 August 2007

    Kodak’s launch of the EasyShare 5300 was hailed as a boon for consumers because Kodak has taken a lead on the cost of consumables. Kodak claim the 5300 has 50% lower running costs than competing products. It’s black in cartridge costs £6.99 and a...


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