Archive for Doug Harman

  • Nikon Coolpix P3 digital camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P3 digital camera

    By 5 July 2006

    The Nikon Coolpix P3 slips into the Coolpix range above the P1 and P2 and alongside the otherwise identical P4, identical that is apart from the P4 lacks the WiFi connectivity found on the P3. Top of the specification otherwise, is an 8.1-megapixel CCD...

  • Epson P4000 photo viewer
    4 out of 5

    Epson P4000 photo viewer

    By 28 June 2006

    Epson’s P4000 viewer is a compact high-capacity storage and multimedia viewer device that seems to offer a great combination of screen quality, memory card compatibility, and durability. The P4000 has an aluminum body shell with signature plastic fascias...

  • Nikon Coolpix L3 digital camera
    3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix L3 digital camera

    By 28 June 2006

    Sitting snuggly in the middle of Nikon's three new entry-level cameras, the Coolpix L3 promises a 5.1-megapixel resolution with a smattering of neat subject modes all wrapped in a stylish package. The camera sports the same F3.2-5.3, 38-116mm 3x zoom...

  • Joby Gorillapod camera tripod
    4.5 out of 5

    Joby Gorillapod camera tripod

    By 21 June 2006

    Gorillapod is not – as the name suggests – an MP3 player for gorillas, nor is it a pod into which you place a captured gorilla, it is in fact an extremely clever mini tripod. And while gorillas might be found hanging around in trees, or balancing...

  • Lexmark X2470 all in one printer
    3.5 out of 5

    Lexmark X2470 all in one printer

    By 15 June 2006

    The first impression provided by the X2470 as you lift from the box and packaging is its flimsy-feeling plastic bodywork and that oh so blocky shape. However, it takes only a few minutes to get it striped of the packing tape, packing paper, polystyrene...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2 digital camera

    By 14 June 2006

    The LS2 fits into the Lumix range near the bottom and has a price to match – a penny shy of £150. But that should be music to the ears of anyone working on a tight budget but requiring plenty of photography bang for their buck. The LS2 features a 5-megapixel...

  • Sony Alpha 100 DSLR digital camera - FIRST LOOK
    0 out of 5

    Sony Alpha 100 DSLR digital camera - FIRST LOOK

    By 8 June 2006

    My introduction to the first ever Sony D-SLR, the Alpha 100 took place after a 2 hours drive into the Morrocan desert, North Africa. Fireworks, music, and a mock attack by horse and camel mounted Berbers and the new Alpha had arrived, even if we had to...

  • Terratec Grabster AV400
    3.5 out of 5

    Terratec Grabster AV400

    By 8 June 2006

    If you're still making the transition from analogue to digital, Terratec hopes it can help you do it a little bit faster, but can a simple box that promises so much really deliver? We find out. The aluminium-built Terratec Grabster AV400 sits neatly angled...

  • Pentax Optio T10 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Pentax Optio T10 digital camera

    By 7 June 2006

    The Optio T10 from Pentax marks the arrival of a third touchscreen digital compact in as many months, the competition shaping up in the form of Sony’s Cyber-shot N1 and Kodak’s EasyShare One. However, it was Toshiba with its 2002 launched and similarly...

  • Plustek OpticFilm 7200i scanner
    3.5 out of 5

    Plustek OpticFilm 7200i scanner

    By 24 May 2006

    So you've gone digital? But let me quess, you've got a shoe box full of photographs that just aren't getting a look in over your digital collection? Plustek hope to change this with its compact, dedicated, 35mm film or negative film scanner. The 7200i...

  • Pentax Optio W10 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Pentax Optio W10 digital camera

    By 17 May 2006

    Pentax’s WP series of waterproofed cameras has received a boost with the fully waterproof W10; a 3x optical zoom compact boasting 6-megapixel resolution and a hat full of scene modes. While the camera’s styling could be called bland, it’s bland...

  • Kodak EasyShare V610 digital camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Kodak EasyShare V610 digital camera

    By 10 May 2006

    The dual lensed V610 follows on from Kodak’s wide-angle lensed V570, which provided an ultra-wide-angle dual zoom optic; here the V610 provides two lenses in a single, slim line body that together provide a 38-380mm, 10x optical zoom range (and I’ve...

  • Canon PowerShot A540 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot A540 digital camera

    By 3 May 2006

    Canon’s "A" PowerShot range of digital compacts are aimed at the more consumer end of the market, unlike the company's more stylish and arguably more sophisticated IXUS counterparts. Nevertheless, just because the new A540 may be built without the enthusiast...

  • Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 digital camera

    By 26 April 2006

    The Casio Exilim range continues to grow and this, the latest little Exilim puts a marker down for those requiring a simple and easy to use digital camera with a modicum of extras thrown in to help get better results. The Z60 also features a whopping...

  • Canon Digital IXUS 60 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Canon Digital IXUS 60 digital camera

    By 18 April 2006

    Canon produces a comprehensive range of digital cameras with models to suit almost anybody; it's a range that keeps getting stronger. The IXUS 60 marks another step in the IXUS product ladder, placing it below the new IXUS 65 and above the IXUS 55. Arguably,...

  • Casio Exilim Card EX-S600 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Casio Exilim Card EX-S600 digital camera

    By 12 April 2006

    This, the latest edition to the company's range and without a doubt strengthens Casio's Exilim Card camera collection. The EX-S600 combines ultra-compact design with stylish looks and high-resolution 6 million pixel snaps. The 600 also plays host to a...

  • Ricoh GR Digital digital camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Ricoh GR Digital digital camera

    By 5 April 2006

    In October 1996, the Ricoh GR series of 35mm film cameras were born in the shape of the GR1. This camera and its later film bearing GR counterparts were some of the company's first compact cameras aimed at the enthusiast or pro snapper where image quality...

  • Fuji FinePix V10 digital camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Fuji FinePix V10 digital camera

    By 21 March 2006

    Fuji was once all about its Super CCD technology, resolution juggling, and hexagonal pixels. Now the emphasis is changing as the end users (that’s you and me) realise the chase for ever higher resolution is not what it’s all about. Photographers,...

  • Olympus E-500  DSLR digital camera
    4.5 out of 5

    Olympus E-500 DSLR digital camera

    By 14 March 2006

    Olympus gave four features top priority when developing the E-500, maximum image quality, a sensor cleaning system that ousts dust from the CCD without the need to tinker under the bonnet (or taking the camera back to get it serviced), ease of use and...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ5 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ5 digital camera

    By 8 March 2006

    Panasonic has been working hard to build market share and its Lumix compacts are becoming very accomplished pieces of photo gear indeed. As I write Panasonic has even announced a new digital SLR so the company is not resting on its laurels. That ethos...

  • Canon IXUS i Zoom digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Canon IXUS i Zoom digital camera

    By 28 February 2006

    The IXUS i Zoom provides an almost perfect looking package for the point'n'shoot snapper, with easy to use controls and menu systems combined with enough specification to offer a modicum of control or fully automated settings for straight out of the box...

  • Olympus Mju 700 digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Olympus Mju 700 digital camera

    By 21 February 2006

    Olympus goes for another slice of the ultra-compact digital camera market with its new, wedge shaped Mju 700, a weatherproof and very stylish high resolution camera with plenty to shout about. The 700's high resolution 7.1MP sensor can create image files...

  • Canon Digital IXUS Wireless digital camera
    4 out of 5

    Canon Digital IXUS Wireless digital camera

    By 14 February 2006

    Canon's first digital compact with built in Wi-Fi (wireless) control is here in the shape of the aptly named Digital IXUS Wireless. This camera features a 5-megapixel image sensor and Canon's proprietary DIGIC II image processor, the same processing power...

  • HP PhotoSmart M22 digital camera
    3.5 out of 5

    HP PhotoSmart M22 digital camera

    By 7 February 2006

    The M22 is a sweet little digital camera pitched at the entry-level end of the market but with a fair specification and with good build quality. An all-metal weatherproofed body is the standout feature while in terms of build; particularly at this price/level,...

  • HP 4890 Scanner
    4 out of 5

    HP 4890 Scanner

    By 31 January 2006

    Flatbed scanners are increasingly able to do more and more in terms of the bits you can scan on them, and like many flatbeds at the 4890's level, scanning multiple film formats as part of the package is a must have, particularly if you want to archive...


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