Archive for Doug Harman

  • Nikon D80 DSLR digital camera review
    4.5 out of 5

    Nikon D80 DSLR digital camera review

    By 23 October 2006

    Take an air pump to Nikon’s D50 and start inflating, then surgically remove – and adjust – a large dollop of kit from the Nikon D200, mix in a smidgen of the Nikon D70s, stir briskly and you get … a Nikon D80. The D80’s lineage builds on the...

  • Pentax K10D DSLR digital camera - FIRST LOOK review
    0 out of 5

    Pentax K10D DSLR digital camera - FIRST LOOK review

    By 18 October 2006

    I was introduced to the new Pentax flagship DSLR at the massive photo trade show, Photokina that’s held every 2 years in Cologne, Germany at the end of September. The K10D had already created a bit of buzz around some of its new technologies. Pentax...

  • Nikon Coolpix S10 digital camera - FIRST LOOK review
    0 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S10 digital camera - FIRST LOOK review

    By 16 October 2006

    Photokina 2006 saw the arrival of a raft of new Nikons, and one of the most interesting is this, the Coolpix S10. Carrying the torch for the companies swivel body/lens cameras, the S10 features a neat and curvaceous body style that makes it very distinctive...

  • Casio Exilim Card EX-Z700 digital camera review
    3.5 out of 5

    Casio Exilim Card EX-Z700 digital camera review

    By 11 October 2006

    Casio has a range of high tech and well-priced digital cameras of which the Z700 is one of the latest. The new all metal camera replaces the 6-megapixel Z600 and offers another million pixels, 7.2 (effective) megapixels to be precise. A series of neat...

  • Epson R2400 A3+ Printer review
    4.5 out of 5

    Epson R2400 A3+ Printer review

    By 27 September 2006

    Gone are the days of darkroom printing and as we’ll see, from the results of printers such as this, you’ll never want to step back into the dark ages. The R2400 supercedes the Stylus Photo 2100/2200 and out of the box, the R2400 is certainly less...

  • Casio Exilim Card EX-S770 digital camera review
    4 out of 5

    Casio Exilim Card EX-S770 digital camera review

    By 25 September 2006

    The S770 is the camera equivalent of a catwalk model, thinner than perhaps you might think normal, but stunning looking nevertheless particularly in the right outfit. And the S770 comes with three liveries: red, silver (tested here) and blue, so you’ve...

  • Fuji FinePix F30 digital camera review
    4.5 out of 5

    Fuji FinePix F30 digital camera review

    By 20 September 2006

    The F30 is just on the chunky side of being very compact indeed, as if it’s been affected by a little middle age spread. A slight portliness across its belly, just round the lens housing gives it the look of a well dressed gent having had one good dinner...

  • Wacom Intuos3 Pen Tablet: A6 Wide review
    4.5 out of 5

    Wacom Intuos3 Pen Tablet: A6 Wide review

    By 18 September 2006

    Using a graphics pad can seem a tad strange at first, but once you’ve tinkered for a while when editing an image, video clip or graphic, you quickly realise the advantages over a mouse. The Wacom Intuos3 A6 Wide provides excellent support for the ever-growing...

  • Lexmark X3480 All In One Printer Scanner and Copier review
    3 out of 5

    Lexmark X3480 All In One Printer Scanner and Copier review

    By 11 September 2006

    The X3480 is a compact All-in-One printer, copier and scanner. The blocky design might not be much to write home about but it feels sturdier than some of the recent efforts from Lexmark, but you have to remember that it’s an AiO built to a price. Its...

  • Ricoh Caplio R5 digital camera review
    3.5 out of 5

    Ricoh Caplio R5 digital camera review

    By 6 September 2006

    My first impressions of the R5 are of a svelte, compact digital compact, its all-metal body is both sturdy and nice to hold thanks to a subtle curve (accentuated by the body styling) on the right side of the body. Out of the box the machine seems to fit...

  • Kodak EasyShare P712 digital camera review
    4 out of 5

    Kodak EasyShare P712 digital camera review

    By 30 August 2006

    The new Kodak EasyShare P712 replaces its predecessor, the P850 and as such takes top slot in Kodak’s "P" (for Pro) range. Like its predecessor, the new model comes packed with advanced features and plenty of control options for those who want to get...

  • HP Photosmart C4180 all-in-one printer review
    3 out of 5

    HP Photosmart C4180 all-in-one printer review

    By 24 August 2006

    The C4180 is a compact All-in-one (AIO) device designed to produce fast general document printing but with the addition of an extra photo ink cartridge so you can print photos as well. It's small size is achieved by using a u-bend paper feed design and...

  • Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1000 digital camera review
    3.5 out of 5

    Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1000 digital camera review

    By 22 August 2006

    The Casio EX-Z1000 is a remarkable-looking little camera that proves Casio can create stylish and pocketable digital cameras with the best of them. The headline-grabbing feature is surely the 10.1-megapixel top resolution setting with all those pixels...

  • Joby GorillapodSLR camera tripod review
    4.5 out of 5

    Joby GorillapodSLR camera tripod review

    By 20 August 2006

    Earlier this year we reviewed the Gorillapod from Joby. Now 2 months on, the company has released an SLR version for the heavier camera. Whether you opt for the smaller Gorillapod or the larger version here, the GorillapodSLR is not – as the name suggests...

  • Epson Stylus Photo RX640 All in one printer review
    4 out of 5

    Epson Stylus Photo RX640 All in one printer review

    By 17 August 2006

    The RX640 follows a lineage of AIOs from Epson that has seen the range grow from the RX600 and the RX500, RX520 through to the RX620, this, the RX640 and of course the range topping and previously tested RX700. So there’s no doubt that the range is...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ1 digital camera review
    4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ1 digital camera review

    By 16 August 2006

    Panasonic says the TZ1 is a “Travelers Treasure”, but it looks, well, a little less like a gem and is a bit on the clunky side. It’s not that small for a compact and it’s not that stylish either. It’s just a bit boring to look at. However, that...

  • Sony Alpha 100 DSLR digital camera review
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Alpha 100 DSLR digital camera review

    By 10 August 2006

    The Sony Alpha 100 is a compact and relatively lightweight 10-megapixel D-SLR that is based around the Konica Minolta core technologies of a CCD-shift Anti Shake system and the Dynax lens mount. They have been adopted by Sony with the former now called...

  • Epson Stylus Photo RX700 all-in-one photo printer review
    4 out of 5

    Epson Stylus Photo RX700 all-in-one photo printer review

    By 4 August 2006

    The RX700 is the flagship model in Epson's new range of all-in-one printers (the other three are the RX 600, 620 and the RX640) and as such offers the most comprehensive set of tools in the range. For starters you get 5760 x 1440dpi print resolution,...

  • Fuji FinePix F470 digital camera review
    4 out of 5

    Fuji FinePix F470 digital camera review

    By 4 August 2006

    Featherweight it may be in terms of physical dimensions and weight but it also featherweight in specification. The F470 has standard 6-megapixel sensor (as opposed to a Fuji SuperCCD) at the top of its spec’ billing, 10-scene modes include the usual...

  • Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner review
    4.5 out of 5

    Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner review

    By 27 July 2006

    Over the last 2 years Epson has produced some exceptional scanners, the 4870 was a cracker, followed a year later by the 4990, which improved the package even further. In short they’re great scanners for both flat reflective originals such as photo...

  • Canon Powershot S3IS digital camera review
    4 out of 5

    Canon Powershot S3IS digital camera review

    By 25 July 2006

    Updates seem to come thick and fast where cameras such as this, the Canon S3IS are concerned and in this case, the S3 features some minor tweaks in terms of overall changes, but tweaks, which, nevertheless, make a significant difference in terms of what...

  • Canon PIXMA iX4000 printer review
    4 out of 5

    Canon PIXMA iX4000 printer review

    By 19 July 2006

    The Canon PIXMA iX4000 provides a neat feature set in terms of both the paper it can handle and the speed of the output, although as we’ll see it’s not quite as fast as Canon make out. The iX4000 has 4800x1200dpi printing with 2-picolitre (two billionth’s...

  • Nikon D200 digital SLR camera review
    4.5 out of 5

    Nikon D200 digital SLR camera review

    By 18 July 2006

    The closest camera to the new D200 in terms of specification, build and handling is Nikon’s D2x but the D200 is lighter and smaller than that camera yet features most of that camera's power – if not exceeds it – in terms in terms of both shooting...

  • Ricoh Caplio R4 digital camera review
    4.5 out of 5

    Ricoh Caplio R4 digital camera review

    By 13 July 2006

    The Ricoh Caplio R4 builds on the R-Series range, offering a svelte, well-styled compact digital camera that provides a level of specification and shooting options akin to a much more expensive camera. A new square-pixel type, 6-megapixel sensor provides...

  • Lastolite Cubelite portable studio (3ft version) review
    4.5 out of 5

    Lastolite Cubelite portable studio (3ft version) review

    By 12 July 2006

    The Cubelite is a portable studio in a box that provides a light tent of varying sizes from 2ft growing to 6ft in size (we tested the 3ft version) and lighting kit that provides a controlled lighting environment for just about anything that will fit inside...