Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Sanyo Xacti HD1: review

Russ Fischer has reviewed this camcorder from Sanyo, the Xacti HD1.

Sanyo's Xacti HD1 camcorder was designed to capture high-definition MPEG-4 video and 5.1-megapixel stills. It packs in a 10X optical zoom, image stabilization, and noise reduction—all in a lightweight package for less than $800. If the resulting video weren't laced with compression artifacts, we'd be head over heels.

Read on at Laptopmag

Monday, June 05, 2006


Motorola Q

Boston Herald has reviewed this pda from Motorola, the Motorola Q.

Physically, the Q has a lot going for it. It’s thin and light enough to be only slightly uncomfortable carried in a shirt pocket, unlike the heavier Treo. At the same time, the Q is wider than a Treo (though not quite as wide as some BlackBerries), providing the space for a QWERTY keyboard with comfortably spaced keys.

Read on at Boston Herald

Palm Treo 700p: review

James Turner has reviewed the Palm Treo 700p.

The 700p is nearly identical to the 700w, the only difference is a 320x320 screen instead of the 700w's 240x240 screen, and some minor differences in key labeling to accommodate the different OS requirements. It is also almost identical to the Treo 650, with a few major improvements. Chief among those is the upgrade of the 650's 0.3 MP camera to a 1.3 MP version (the same as the 700w's) -- which takes 1280x1024 resolution pictures -- and a bump from 32MB of memory to 128MB (again, matching the 700w.)

Read on at Unstrung

Sunday, June 04, 2006


Olympus FE-130: review

Will Greenwald has reviewed this digital camera from Olympus, the FE-130.

- attractive images
- automatic white-balance setting produces a relatively neutral picture under incandescent lights
- simple to use
- handy Guide feature

- no manual settings
- sluggish performance

Read more at cnet

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-w100: review

Stephanie Boozer has reviewed this digital camera from Sony, the Cyber-shot DSC-w100.

- Fast, excellent shutter response, very good shot to shot speed
- Fast startup/shutdown time
- Good color accuracy
- Very high resolution
- Great low-light capabilities
- Very capable movie mode
- Very fast multi-burst mode, great for analyzing golf/tennis swings
- Large 2.5" LCD display
- LCD is usable in very bright light
- Bright AF-assist light
- Design is compact but usable, fits the hand well
- Very good battery life
- Impressive printed output, even up to ISO 800

- Some trouble with household incandescent lighting
- Rather contrasty default tone curve
- Anti-noise processing trades some subtle subject detail to hold the noise in check
- Significant chromatic aberration at wide angle
- Soft corners at telephoto
- Warm incandescent color balance

Read more at imaging-resource

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