Olympus SP-810UZ Review
Mac users, we're pleased to announce Macphun's all-in-one photo editor Luminar is now available for just $69£52 with special Valentine Day bonuses (two eBooks, Vivid Wonderland preset pack, & Creative Sky Overlay pack) included for free until February 19. Use coupon code "PHOTOBLOG" to save another $10 on Luminar.
We rated Luminar as "Highly Recommended". Visit the Luminar web site to try it for free.
Listed below are some of the rivals of the Olympus SP-810UZ.
The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS super-zoom camera has a remarkable 35x lens with an incredibly versatile focal range of 24-840mm. The SX40 also offers a 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 2.7 inch vari-angle LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, full manual controls and full 1080p HD movies. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX40 HS review to discover if it's the only camera you need.
Until very recently, a 30x zoom lens on a digital still camera was unheard of, but there are now several models on the market that offer such an extreme reach. Joining them is the new Fujifilm FinePix S4000, which along with its 24-720mm optic, 14 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD screen and 720p movies, has an attractive street price of under $250 / £250. Does the S4000 cut too many corners though? Find out by reading our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix S4000 review...
The Kodak Z990 is a new ultra-zoom digital camera sporting a 28-840mm, 30x optical lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and optical image stabilization. Other stand-out features of the Z990 include a 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, ISO range of 125-6400, PASM shooting modes, RAW support, and a 3 inch LCD screen. Read the world's first in-depth Kodak EasyShare Z990 Review.
The Coolpix P100 is Nikon's new super-zoom compact camera for 2010, offering a 26x zoom lens with a massive focal range of 26-678mm. The 10 megapixel bridge-style Nikon P100 also features the ability to capture full 1080p high-definition movies in stereo sound, back illuminated CMOS sensor, 3-inch 460,000-dot rear screen, and fast 10fps burst shooting mode. Priced at £349.99 / $399.99, read our Nikon Coolpix P100 review to find out if it can challenge the likes of the Fujifilm Finepix HS10 and Panasonic DMC-FZ38.
Panasonic have just introduced the DMC-FZ48 / DMC-FZ47 super-zoom camera, successor to the FZ45 model and cheaper alternative to the range-topping FZ100. Key highlights of the FZ48 / FZ47 include a 24x zoom, higher-resolution 3 inch LCD, full 1080i HD movies, faster auto-focusing and burst shooting, and a 12 megapixel CCD sensor. Read the World's first Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 / FZ47 review now.
The Pentax Optio X90 is a brand new super-zoom compact camera featuring a 26x image-stabilized zoom lens with a focal range of 26-676mm. Successor to the X70 model, the X90 has a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch screen, full range of creative shooting modes and can record 720p HD movies. Retailing for £329.99 / $399.95, does the Pentax Optio X90 offer enough to match its super-zoom rivals? Gavin Stoker finds out in our Pentax Optio X90 review.
The WB5000 / HZ25W is Samsung's first entry into the big boy world of all-in-one super-zoom cameras. Offering a 24x zoom lens with 26mm wide-angle setting, the WB5000 literally has most photographic subjects covered, for both 12 megapixel stills and 720p movies. Throw in a range of hand-holding smart modes for beginners and RAW format and Manual mode for advanced users, and Samsung could be onto a winner at their very first attempt. Read our expert Samsung WB5000 / HZ25W review to find out if Panasonic, Olympus et al have anything to fear...
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 is a brand new travel-zoom compact camera that's stuffed to the proverbial gills with all the latest must-have features. A 10x, 25-250mm Sony G lens? Check. Built-in GPS tracking complete with a compass? Check. Full 1080i high-definition video with stereo sound? Check. A 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3 inch screen, manual shooting mode, 10fps burst mode, even SD memory card support - all present and correct. Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 review to find out if all of these features add up to a great camera.