Reviews & hands-on

  • Cameras

    Fujifilm FinePix X100 hands on

    By 9 January 2011

    UPDATE: We've had a second chance to get some more pictures of the camera at CES in Las Vegas (7 January) so we've added them in with this set so you can see more of the camera up close. Unfortunately the camera still isn't a working model and Fujifilm...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax Optio T30 digital camera review

    By 17 April 2007

    No sooner as Pentax released the Optio T20, the company has upgraded the camera to the Optio T30. The new model still sports the large 3-inch touchscreen as before with a slight working to the design with the addition of more curves and a slimmer approach...

  • Cameras 3 out of 5

    Apple Aperture photo editing software review

    By 9 January 2007

    The first thing you should know about Aperture is that it comes with a very big manual, and for good reason. Despite its attractive user interface, it takes some time to understand not only its organisational system, but also its terminology. Our first...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Canon EOS 400D DSLR camera review

    By 22 November 2006

    Canon’s latest budget DSLR, the 400D, hits the shops with a very nice feature set and a lot of new kit over its predecessor, the 350D. For a start, there’s another 2 megapixels worth of resolution on a CMOS sensor featuring a much improved micro-lens...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Tesco PhotoRestyle review

    By 21 November 2006

    If you own a digital camera then at some time or other you’ll want to edit, correct them or simply edit them for a tighter image. There are a variety of applications out there that will readily do the job, with PaintShop being our long-term favourite....

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Ads Tech DVDXpress DX2 review

    By 20 November 2006

    The DVDXpress DX2 is a compact, lightweight little silver brushed aluminum and black liveried box that boasts a set of inputs on the back and a USB port for connecting it to a Windows computer. A power and a capture lamp illuminate on the front when it’s...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax K100 D DSLR digital camera review

    By 13 November 2006

    The K100D is a compact well specified D-SLR that in terms of its retail price takes on the likes of Nikon’s D50 but is specified closer to the Canon EOS 400D. It also replaces its predecessor, the *ist DS2. There’s a lot of camera here for your money,...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio A20 digital camera review

    By 8 November 2006

    So often these days a 10-megapixel compact means images full to bursting with noise, Fuji has gone a long way to controlling that noise in its cameras and on the evidence of this camera, Pentax has been working hard to subdue it too. The A20 is a neatly...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    HP Photosmart C5180 All-in-one printer review

    By 6 November 2006

    Just like the C4180, the C5180 is a neat and compact AIO that provides a comprehensive package of office tools for the busy home office user. It can print general documents quickly and allows you to print fair photo quality prints as well up to A4. Unlike...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision webcam review

    By 3 November 2006

    Logitech's newest webcam, the QuickCam Ultra Vision webcam, promises relief from grainy, hard to see video images. But does it? We take a closer look. The company says that the camera offers a "true-to-life video calling experience" because the camera...

  • Cameras 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...

  • Cameras 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...